As we covered during CES last week, AMD’s introducing a number of processor SKUs for the desktop market, including a trio of 65W parts, and another trio that packs AMD’s 3D V-Cache inside. Today’s launch revolves around the former, the 65W parts that give new options to those wanting to adopt AMD’s…..
January 9, 2023 | Rob Williams
When we first took a detailed look at Intel’s Arc graphics cards this past fall, we found ourselves impressed with the performance we were seeing across multiple scenarios. At that time, there was no question that Arc’s graphics drivers were still in bad need of polish, but after our exhaustive testing, we…..
January 9, 2023 | Rob Williams
This year’s CES has had the usual onslaught of product announcements, but it feels like the CPU market has been catered to more this go-around than in previous events. We wrote the other day of Intel’s new CPU launches, with an almost ridiculous number of SKUs targeting both desktop and notebook. Now,…..
January 5, 2023 | Rob Williams
At the ongoing CES 2023 event, NVIDIA has had lots to talk about – from new GPUs to Omniverse to DLSS 3. Perhaps one of the biggest announcements revolves around the company’s notebook gaming efforts. As of today, the company says that over 170 upcoming designs will include a latest generation GeForce…..
January 4, 2023 | Rob Williams
Following on the launch of the first 13th-gen Core “Raptor Lake” desktop processors a few months ago, Intel has taken full advantage of the ongoing CES 2023 event to debut a slew of new models for both desktop and notebook. To kick things off, let’s take a look at the new “HX”…..
January 3, 2023 | Rob Williams
In an update posted to its support website late last week, NVIDIA’s revealed that it will be removing the GameStream function that’s been present in all of its SHIELD devices dating back to the original portable version, released in 2013. This move hasn’t gone down well with the community, and it’s no…..
December 20, 2022 | Rob Williams
If at first glance you thought that NVIDIA NeRF was a sign that the graphics giant was attempting to pivot to the toy dart gun market, no one could blame you. Fortunately, the reality is much cooler. NeRF stands for “Neural Radiance Fields”, an AI-based technology that aims to recreate objects or…..
December 19, 2022 | Rob Williams
AMD announced today its latest generation of GPUs, the Radeon RX 7000 series, sporting some impressive generational leaps. There were two cards announced, the RX 7900 XTX and the RX 7900 XT, to be released December 13th 2022, at $999 and $899 respectively through AMD directly. Third-party AIBs will be making announcements…..
November 3, 2022 | Jamie Fletcher
When Valve introduced its Steam Deck handheld gaming device, the company began transitioning its SteamOS Linux distribution towards supporting only that device. It was uncertain whether the company had plans to return the OS to its original home on desktop PCs, but this week, we have hints that it is indeed going…..
October 27, 2022 | Rob Williams
If there’s been one constant in desktop and notebook PCs over the years, it’s that memory will need to be tested. Anyone who’s been working with PCs for a substantial amount of time are likely familiar with Memtest86+ – a bootable tool that couldn’t be much simpler in design, but serves an…..
October 25, 2022 | Rob Williams