Category: PC Hardware Reviews

Aug
21

Hot Chips 31 Live Blogs: Intel Lakefield and Foveros

By Dr. Ian Cutress One of the interesting developments in packaging technology in recent memory is the 3D stacking of Intel’s new Foveros technology. The first chip to use this packaging technology is called Foveros, and today we have a […]

Aug
21

Corsair’s Elgato Launches 4K60 Pro MK.2 Capture Card with 4K & HDR10 Support

By Anton Shilov Corsair’s Elgato has introduced its new capture card aimed at professional gamers and streamers who need to record either HDR10 or 240 Hz content. Dubbed the 4K60 Pro MK.2, at the moment it is the only consumer-grade […]

Aug
21

Hot Chips 31 Live Blogs: Gen-Z Chipset for Exascale Fabric

By Dr. Ian Cutress One of the key competing interconnects of the future is Gen-Z, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise have a Gen-Z chipset to show at Hot Chips today. Read more here:: Hardware Reviews

Aug
21

Hot Chips 31 Keynote Day 2: Dr. Phillip Wong, VP Research at TSMC (1:45pm PT)

By Dr. Ian Cutress The keynote for the second day is from TSMC, with Dr. Phillip Wong taking the stage to talk about the latest developments in TSMC’s research and portfolio. The talk starts at 1:45pm PT / 4:45pm ET. […]

Aug
21

Hot Chips 31 Live Blogs: Intel 10nm Spring Crest NNP-I Inference Chip

By Dr. Ian Cutress One of Intel’s future 10nm products is the Spring Crest NNP-I 1000 Inference Engine. Today the company is lifting the lid on some of the architecture behind the chip. Read more here:: Hardware Reviews

Aug
21

Hot Chips 31 Live Blogs: Xilinx Versal AI Engine

By Dr. Ian Cutress Xilinx, the manufacturer of FPGAs, announced its new Versal AI engine last year as a way of moving FPGAs into the AI domain. This talk is set to expand on those announcements. Read more here:: Hardware […]

Aug
21

Hot Chips 31 Live Blogs: NVIDIA Multi-Chip AI Accelerator at 128 TOPS

By Dr. Ian Cutress NVIDIA announced at a VLSI conference last year that it had designed a test multi-chip solution for DNN computations. The company is explaining the technology today at Hot Chips, with the idea that what they’ve created […]

Aug
21

Hot Chips 31 Live Blogs: Tesla Solution for Full Self Driving

By Dr. Ian Cutress The first talk being live blogged at Hot Chips today is from Tesla, who are showing off their compute and redundancy solution for a fully-self driving car. We assume this means a Level 5 car, so […]

Aug
21

Dell Reveals Alienware 34 Curved Monitor: WQHD IPS with 120Hz G-Sync

By Anton Shilov Dell this week has introduced its new top-of-the-line curved gaming display, the Alienware 34. The new AW3420DW monitor resembles its predecessor from 2017, with the same resolution and G-Sync functionality, however it builds upon that with a […]

Aug
21

NVIDIA Releases GeForce 436.02 Driver: Integer Scaling Support for Turing, Freestyle Sharpening, & More

By Ryan Smith With this year’s Gamescom event now in full swing, the German games show seems to be taking on an ever-larger presence in the worlds of gaming and hardware. Along with a slew of games announcements (and a […]