Published on August 18, 2017 by Rob Williams | Comment (6)
The very second the embargo lifted on AMD’s Radeon RX Vega series, people stormed etailers like Newegg and Amazon to snatch one up as quickly as possible. Some got lucky, but many didn’t. In a matter of minutes, many who were craving to own an RX Vega were left empty-handed. Of course,…..
Published on August 17, 2017 by Jamie Fletcher | Comment (0)
Making smartphones smarter is Qualcomm’s bread and butter, and with the expanding possibilities that are being generated from the continued development of virtual and augmented realities, it’s in Qualcomm’s interest to keep the technologies rolling in. The second generation Spectra Image Signal Processor (ISP) that’ll come with the next Snapdragon SoC offers…..
Published on August 14, 2017 by Rob Williams | Comment (0)
While most websites around the globe are posting their in-depth looks at RX Vega in gaming today, I decided to be a goof and go a different route by tackling the workstation side of things first. This was largely fueled by the fact that I had the workstation test PC hooked up…..
Published on August 12, 2017 by Rob Williams | Comment (1)
Ugh, I just had to go and use that “unbox” word to bait people in, didn’t I? Well, since I’ve gotten your attention, we might as well actually unbox it then, aye? With much fervor, FedEx hit our doorstep today with a much larger box than I was anticipating. Inside? Well, it…..
Published on August 9, 2017 by Rob Williams | Comment (9)
Considering the fact that AMD has embargoed Ryzen Threadripper test results (for some media, at least) until tomorrow, it was with great surprise (OK, not really) when I spotted a GeekBench 3 result over at reddit last night, as I was trying to wind my brain down from a long day of…..
Published on August 8, 2017 by Jamie Fletcher | Comment (2)
When picking a motherboard for a new build, it’s not about performance, but features and price. ASUS already has a fine selection of X299 boards ready and waiting, as was shown at Computex, but there was still room for a couple more ‘enthusiast’ grade boards. ASUS’ ROG Rampage takes a ‘no compromise’…..
Published on August 7, 2017 by Jamie Fletcher | Comment (2)
As part of Intel’s Optane roll-out, new ways of handling data storage at the enterprise level is cropping up. The shift to solid state storage is still ongoing, but it brings with it an opportunity to experiment with new ways of handling that storage. Classic hard drives have defined the form factor…..
Published on August 7, 2017 by Rob Williams | Comment (0)
When Intel unveiled its Core X series of processors at Computex in early June, many believed that the only reason we saw the launch take place at that time was because of the immense (almost out-of-nowhere) pressure applied by AMD, with its Ryzen portfolio. Considering the fact that up to this point,…..
Published on August 4, 2017 by Rob Williams | Comment (0)
How in the heck can something be good, but bad at the same time? One not-so-subtle example is when a product is targeted at one audience, but disappears from store shelves due to another. I’m of course talking about currency mining, and the current craze of running as many GPUs at one…..
Published on August 3, 2017 by Rob Williams | Comment (0)
When AMD released its Ryzen series of processors this past spring, I didn’t fully grasp the reality that AMD was just getting started. I write this after having arrived back home after a weekend full of AMD events and briefings – activities crammed with so much information, that I could swear I…..