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Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 takes a dip in Amber Lake
— 1:51 PM on August 29, 2018

Intel's Whiskey Lake and Amber Lake CPUs are here, and Dell is putting them to good use in its XPS 13 2-in-1. The pint-size...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Acer XV273K brings 4K, 144 Hz, and FreeSync together
— 10:08 AM on August 29, 2018

Acer isn't saving all of its gaming-monitor fun for Nvidia graphics-card owners this morning. The company is also introducing a brand-new, high-end FreeSync display at...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Intel boosts ultrabooks and fanless PCs with more eighth-gen CPUs
— 3:00 PM on August 28, 2018

Intel's Whiskey Lake family of 15-W CPUs and the Amber Lake family of 4.5-W CPUs promise nice clock-speed boosts in single-threaded workloads, plus platform-level connectivity...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Tuesday deals: an Adata SX8200 960-GB NVMe drive for $230 and more
— 10:11 AM on August 28, 2018

There's a small cloud of dust in the distance, just above the desert sun and the slowly-rolling balls of tumbleweed. A dark shape in the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Storage Displays Input devices

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Radeon Software 18.8.2 provides fire support for Strange Brigade
— 7:45 AM on August 28, 2018

AMD has released the latest version of its Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition drivers. Version 18.8.2 is optimized for Strange Brigade—one of the titles Radeon...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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GlobalFoundries stops development of its 7-nm LP node
— 4:19 PM on August 27, 2018

The frighteningly expensive race for the last shrinks of silicon processes has claimed another contestant. GlobalFoundries announced today that it is suspending development of...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Miscellaneous

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AMD Computing and Graphics veep Jim Anderson departs
— 3:11 PM on August 27, 2018

Jim Anderson, senior vice president and general manager of AMD's Computing and Graphics group, is leaving the company. Anderson is perhaps best known for his...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Thursday deals: an RX 580 8 GB, a Ryzen mobo, and games for $275 and more
— 10:43 AM on August 23, 2018

Greetings, folks. I re-joined a band a while back and am furiously both learning and practicing my bass skills (I was doing guitar before). This left...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Displays Memory Mobile computing Gaming

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HP Omen Mindframe headset puts sweaty ears on ice
— 9:00 AM on August 23, 2018

Thermoelectric coolers (or TECs) have long been used to keep CPUs chilly, but HP wants to use that technology to combat an entirely different...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Nvidia releases its first official benchmarks for the RTX 2080
— 1:41 PM on August 22, 2018

Nvidia touted some impressive theoretical performance numbers for its GeForce RTX cards during CEO Jensen Huang's keynote this Monday, but the company didn't generally...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Nvidia lists games that will support Turing cards' hardware capabilities
— 2:47 PM on August 21, 2018

Nvidia's just-announced GeForce RTX family of graphics cards opens up two new horizons of possibility for game developers: the use of ray tracing to...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Zotac hosts a quartet of RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Tis
— 4:02 PM on August 20, 2018

We've covered RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti-based cards from the major players so far, but those companies aren't the only ones...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Gigabyte readies four GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti cards
— 3:05 PM on August 20, 2018

Nvidia's board partners are releasing an onslaught of GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080 cards, and Gigabyte has its own quartet of ray-tracing-ready hardware...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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EVGA has a sweet sixteen RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti cards
— 2:56 PM on August 20, 2018

Given what transpired at Gamescom today, we figure that "2080" will be the most oft-repeated number and word for at least a good while....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Razer's Ornata Chroma gaming keyboard reviewed
— 10:32 AM on August 20, 2018

Razer's Ornata Chroma keyboard tries to meld two things that usually go together like oil and water for keyboard enthusiasts: the clickiness of mechanical switches...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Watch Nvidia's #BeForTheGame event live on Twitch at noon ET/9 AM PT
— 9:03 AM on August 20, 2018

Today's biggest news will almost certainly be whatever Nvidia plans to show at its #BeForTheGame event ahead of Gamescom. The company will be...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Gaming

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PNY reveals RTX 2080 Ti specs and potential $1000 price tag
— 12:34 AM on August 18, 2018

We just tried to predict the performance of Nvidia's rumored RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti using a mix of public information and best...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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ARM reveals client CPU ambitions with roadmap through 2020
— 10:00 AM on August 17, 2018

ARM produces the basic CPU designs that power practically every smartphone and non-x86 tablet in the world. Now that the CPU IP licensing firm has...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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