AMD Threadripper 1950X hits 5.2GHz on LN2
Published in Processors


A sign of things to come 

During its Capsaicin event at the Siggraph 2017 show, AMD brought a well-known overclocker Alva Jonathan, who managed to push the new Threadripper 1950X up to almost 5.2GHz on LN2. 

Asus announced pair of standard RX Vega 64 cards
Published in Graphics


Custom RX Vega 64 Strix coming in September 

Asus has been one of the first partners that has announced its own Radeon RX Vega 64 graphics cards, including two reference versions, as well as two RX Vega 64 Strix graphics cards that will be available in early September.

Sony reports highest first quarter profit
Published in News


Could be a record breaker 

Sony has reported its highest ever first-quarter operating profit, and it looks like the electronics giant might get its highest annual profit in two decades.

Apple stuffed up the design of its space-ship
Published in News


Great for marketing – a nightmare for developers 

While the Tame Apple Press has been banging on about the wonderful the design of the new Apple $5 billion HQ , there are signs that it is not good for company developers.

HP patents reminder messages
Published in News


More HP sauce 

The maker of over-priced printer ink, HP, has just decided that it invented reminder messages and has scored itself a patent from the daft US Patent Office.

Five stupid thieves arrested in daring $590,000 iPhone heist
Published in Mobiles


That is only about a dozen phones


Five extremely stupid Romanians carried out a daring raid from a moving truck to steal $590,000 worth of iPhones.

Angry old men patrol Japanese train stations
Published in Mobiles


Walking into smartphone users

Japan’s train stations are seeing a new form of vigilante – grumpy old men who don’t like people using smartphones.

Nvidia creates external GPU
Published in Graphics


Liked AMD's version so much it thought it would invent it too

AMD attracted a bit of attention when it showed off it external GPU system a while back – so much good press it appeared that Nvidia thought "we should have something like that".

Nvidia just started shipping Volta
Published in Graphics


Going faster than last year

Despite the fact that Jensen introduced the Volta architecture and the V100 GPU, the company has only just managed to ship the first batch of products.

AMD's CEO underlines why gaming is important
Published in Graphics


But most GPUs are sold to miners

Lisa Su was asked at Q2'17 investors conference call about the mining market and she was brave enough to say that the company didn’t plan its financials on the mining market boom. This sales tsunami did give AMD a great quarter,  but at the expense that plucky gamers could not buy any cards.