HP is Acquiring HyperX for $425 Million

In some unexpected news today, HP and HyperX (formerly a division of Kingston) have jointly released a statement that HP is to acquire HyperX gaming peripherals portfolio, and the...

13 by Dr. Ian Cutress 4 days ago

NVIDIA Nerfs Ethereum Hash Rate & Launches CMP Dedicated Mining Hardware

One of the critical points during this period of high demand for graphics cards is that a portion of them are being purchased by professional users looking to mine...

131 by Ryan Smith & Dr. Ian Cutress on 2/18/2021

Lenovo ThinkStation P620 Review: A Vehicle for Threadripper Pro

The workstation line of machines from Lenovo have been extremely successful for the company. While ThinkStation might not have as much brand identity as the more recognizable ThinkPad, for...

45 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 2/16/2021

Xbox Series X SoC: Power, Thermal, and Yield Tradeoffs

This week at ISSCC (International Solid State Circuits Conference), Microsoft presented a talk titled ‘Xbox Series X SoC: A Next Generation Gaming Console’, with hardware engineer Paul Paternoster presenting...

82 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 2/15/2021

64 Cores of Rendering Madness: The AMD Threadripper Pro 3995WX Review

Knowing your market is a key fundamental of product planning, marketing, and distribution. There’s no point creating a product with no market, or finding you have something amazing but...

126 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 2/9/2021

Best CPUs for Gaming: February 2021

Sometimes choosing a CPU is hard. So we've got you covered. In our CPU Guides, we give you our pick of some of the best processors available, supplying data...

94 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 2/3/2021

OnLogic’s New Fanless Systems Contain Intel's Elkhart Lake (10nm Atom)

Earlier this year Intel indicated that it was launching its new Jasper Lake platform very soon, built on a foundation of 10nm manufacturing with the latest Tremont Atom cores...

17 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 2/1/2021

Hands-On with the ASUS Pro WS WRX80E-SAGE SE WiFi

One of the criticisms levied at AMD last year was that it released its new Threadripper Pro platform in September but it was vendor-locked at the time to the...

47 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/29/2021

AMD Reports Q4 2020 Earnings: Analyst Q&A Transcript

At the end of every financial call, invited financial analysts have an opportunity to probe the key members of the company on the numbers, as well as future products...

13 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/26/2021

AMD's Ryzen 5000 Lucienne: Not Simply Rebranded Ryzen 4000 Renoir

AMD came in for some harsh criticism when it announced that its new Ryzen 5000 Mobile U-series processors would not all be using its latest core design. At the...

48 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/26/2021

AMD Ryzen 9 5980HS Cezanne Review: Ryzen 5000 Mobile Tested

Since AMD’s introduction of its newest Zen 3 core for desktop users, the implementation for notebooks and mobile users has been eagerly awaited. In a single generation, on the...

222 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/26/2021

ASUS Pro WS WRX80E-SAGE SE WIFI Announced: A Motherboard for AMD Threadripper Pro

In the world of crazy motherboard names, I think ASUS might have won with this one. The new ASUS Pro WS WRX80E-SAGE SE WIFI is a motherboard built for...

34 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/22/2021

Intel Reports Q4 2020 Earnings: Analyst Q&A Transcript

At the end of every financial call, invited financial analysts have an opportunity to probe the key members of the company on the numbers, as well as future products.

24 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/21/2021

Intel Core i7-10700 vs Core i7-10700K Review: Is 65W Comet Lake an Option?

Over the years, Intel’s consumer processor lineup has featured its usual array of overclocking ‘K’ models, and more recently the ‘F’ series that come without integrated graphics. The bulk...

215 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/21/2021

New Intel CEO Making Waves: Rehiring Retired CPU Architects

We’re following the state of play with Intel’s new CEO, Pat Gelsinger, very closely. Even as an Intel employee for 30 years, rising to the rank of CTO, then...

114 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/21/2021

Intel Appoints Pat Gelsinger as New CEO, From Feb 15th

News is breaking that Intel has announced that Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMWare, is to take the role of CEO at Intel from February 15th. Intel today has released a...

157 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/13/2021

AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su: Interview on 2021 Demand, Supply, Tariffs, Xilinx, and EPYC

Following the keynote press conference, AMD invited a number of key press partners for some Q&A time with Dr. Lisa Su. On the table, we were told, was any...

72 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/12/2021

AMD Previews 3rd Gen EPYC ‘Milan’ Performance

Since the announcement of AMD’s Zen 3 core microarchitecture, we’ve been expecting three series of products to be announced: desktop Ryzen, mobile Ryzen, and enterprise EPYC. So far the...

9 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/12/2021

AMD to Launch Mid-Range RDNA 2 Desktop Graphics in First Half 2021

The recent launches of high-end graphics cards from both sides of the aisle has left a number of questions on the table about what will be offered for those...

12 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/12/2021

AMD Launches Ryzen 5000 Mobile: Zen 3 and Cezanne for Notebooks

It has been a year since AMD launched its previous generation Ryzen Mobile processors. At the time, the update from Zen to Zen 2, as well as moving to...

116 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/12/2021

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