Category: PC Hardware Reviews

May
27

Arm’s New Mali-G77 & Valhall GPU Architecture: A Major Leap

By Andrei Frumusanu Along today’s announcement of the new Cortex-A77 CPU microarchitecture, the arguably bigger announcement is Arm’s unveiling of the new Valhall GPU architecture and the new Mali-G77 GPU. It’s been three years since the unveiling of the Bifrost […]

May
27

Arm’s New Cortex-A77 CPU Micro-architecture: Evolving Performance

By Andrei Frumusanu 2018 was an exciting year for Arm’s own CPU designs. Last year in May we saw the release of the Cortex-A76 and the subsequent resulting silicon in the form of the Kirin 980 as well as Snapdragon […]

May
27

UL’s PCMark 10 Adds Battery Life Tests

By Brett Howse One of our favorite benchmark suites is PCMark 10 from UL, and today they are announcing that the latest version of their testing suite is gaining some new battery life tests. PCMark tries to emulate real-world workloads […]

May
27

AMD Reveals the X570 Chipset: PCIe 4.0 is Here

By Gavin Bonshor At Computex 2019 during AMD’s keynote, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su unveiled details new X570 chipset designed for the upcoming Ryzen 3000 series “Matisse” processors. The new 3rd generation of AM4 motherboards include PCIe 4.0 support, native […]

May
27

AMD Ryzen 3000 Announced: Five CPUs, 12 Cores for $499, Up to 4.6 GHz, PCIe 4.0, Coming 7/7

By Ian Cutress Today at Computex, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su is announcing the raft of processors it will be launching on its new Zen 2 chiplet-based microarchitecture. Among other things, AMD is unveiling its new Ryzen 9 product tier, […]

May
27

AMD Teases First Navi GPU Products: RX 5700 Series Launches in July, 25% Improved Perf-Per-Clock

By Ryan Smith While the bulk of this morning’s AMD Computex keynote has been on AMD’s 3rd generation Ryzen CPUs and their underlying Zen 2 architecture, the company also took a moment to briefly touch upon its highly anticipated Navi […]

May
27

Dr. Lisa Su at Computex 2019: AMD Keynote Live Blog (10am TPE, 10pm ET, 02:00 UTC)

By Ian Cutress AMD is on a hell of a ride. With the public still wanting more information about Zen 2 and Navi from the CES announcements, Dr. Lisa Su will be taking to the stage here at Computex 2019 […]

May
27

MSI P100 Creator: A SFF System with an i9-9900K at 120W

By Ian Cutress One of the first things we’ve seen this week at Computex is the new MSI P100 Creator system. I’ve always been a big fan of good design ID, and in the past we’ve seen companies attempt to […]

May
27

MSI’s New 5Kx2K 34-inch Monitor, with 98% DCI-P3: PS341WU

By Ian Cutress Modern enthusiasts often want one of two things from their monitor: high frame rates, or great color reproduction. MSI is certainly going for the latter in its new 5Kx2K display, the PS341WU. This is a 5120×2160 21:9 […]

May
27

Intel Teases Ice Lake-U Integrated Graphics Performance

By Ian Cutress Another snippet of information from Intel today relates to the company’s future mobile platform CPU. We know it’s called Ice Lake-U, that it is built on Intel’s 10nm process, that it has Sunny Cove cores, and has […]