Archive for July 2020

Rumor: NVIDIA is interested in purchasing ARM (updated)

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Nvidia is said to be interested in obtaining chip designer Arm. That is what sources involved in this say to financial news agency Bloomberg. Last week it was revealed that SoftBank, the current owner of Arm, would be considering a sale.

Review: Lian Li Galahad 360 liquid cooler

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Yep, we are reviewing an AIO cooler from Lian Li: the Galahad 360. It’s a debut for this brand in that sector. Will it be a good one? We’ve received a 360 mm variant of this LCS. There’s also 240 mm one, and you can get them in black (or rather silver in reality), or in white.

Read all about the product in this review.

Lian Li Galahad 360 liquid cooler review

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Today, we are reviewing an AIO cooler from Lian Li: the Galahad 360. It’s a debut for this brand in that sector. Will it be a good one?
We’ve received a 360 mm variant of this LCS. There’s also 240 mm one, and you can get them in black (or rather silver in reality), or in white. 

AOC announces two high performance gaming monitors from AGON line-up

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AOC upgrades its popular AGON series for competitive gamers with two new premium and high refresh rate monitors. The 24.5” (62.2 cm) AG251FZ2E is a revised and enhanced version of the award-winning AG251FZ, with the same FHD resolution (1920×1080), 240 Hz refresh rate but now boasting 0.5 ms MPRT over its 1 ms GtG response time for extra snappy visuals.

AMD Commemorates 25 Years of Corporate Responsibility Reporting

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This year's update highlights how AMD and its technologies are addressing sustainable technological and scientific advancement, environmental and supply chain responsibility, workplace inclusion and belonging, and community support.

Razer Announces BlackShark V2 and BlackShark V2 X Gaming Headsets

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Razer announced the definitive esports headset with the Razer BlackShark V2. Featuring the all-new Razer TriForce Titanium 50 mm Drivers, Razer HyperClear Cardioid Mic with USB Sound Card, advanced passive noise cancellation, and with THX Spatial Audio's new Game Profiles feature making its debut.

Intel Gets Sued over 6 to 12 month 7nm Delay

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Last week Intel took a turn downwards in share prices when they announced that their 7nm products will be delayed by another 6 to 12 months. It seems that investors are fed up with it, and now are suing Intel for not disclosing the delay sooner then they did.

Guru3D Rig of the Month - July 2020

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We absolutely adore this rig of the month as it entails wood, creativity, and a proper end-result. Meet Andres, he lives in Norway and has built the cutest looking PC for his wife dubbed KoneKuben, translates that is Wife-Cube. 

Meet the July edition of the Guru3D Rig of the month 2020, right here.

Memblaze Announces PBlaze5 520 Series Announced

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Memblaze launches a new, low-power NVMe SSD series, the Memblaze PBlaze5 520 Series. This new enterprise-class SSD leverages 96-layer 3D eTLC NAND, comes in capacities ranging from 1.6TB to 3.84TB, and comes in both 2.5” U.2 and HHHL form factors. The new series is aimed at “green” data centers and comes in the following models: PBlaze5 C520, PBlaze5 D520, PBlaze5 C526 and PBlaze5 D526.

Qualcomm: Smartphone Quick Charge v5: 50% in 5 minutes

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Qualcomm has now announced, "Quick Charge 5". This should enable cellphones with a 4500 mAh battery to be charged to 50 per cent in just five minutes using a 100-watt charger.

AAEON UP Xtreme Lite Fitted with Whiskey Lake

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AAEON  the latest from UP Board, the UP Xtreme Lite. UP Xtreme Lite brings the powerful 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processors on a platform that’s even easier for developers on a budget.

Intel to revamp Identity with new logos and EVO, hinting at Alder Lake?

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We have that feeling that intel is trying really hard to cut away from the past, the competition from AMD as well as all the vulnerabilities. In that process, Intel will be moving towards a new product identity, including new logos and something called EVO, powered by Intel.

Intel Rocket Lake-S confirmed with PCI-Express 4.0 support

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You know, it's not really that we all don't know that Rocket lake will be PCIe Gen 4.0 compatible, it's just never been confirmed. Well, it now certainly is as a database entry from Sandra is listing Rocket lake, running with a PCIe Gen 4.0 NVMe SSD.

Intel Dual Socket Ice Lake-SP Processors Pitted Against AMD EPYC Rome

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Intel is hard at work to release a new server series processors; Intel Ice Lake-SP Processors would be based on 10nm. At Geekbench a result has been spotted, a dual CPU configuration of two 28-core Golden Cove processor have been compared towards 64-core Rome from AMD. 

MSI to Release Optix G241V IPS based Gaming Monitor

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More monitor news today as MSI outs their Optix G241V gaming monitor. The 23.8-inch full HD gaming screen uses an IPS panel with a wide viewing angle. Display synchronization technology matches to AMD FreeSync.

Dell to out new S2721DGF Monitor, HDR400 2560x1440 at 144 Hz

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Dell adds a gaming monitor,  a 27-inch WQHD gaming liquid crystal display called with that snazzy name: "S2721DGF". It carries a rather poor VESA Display HDR 400 label though, but is a proper 144 Hz 2560x1440 panel.

AMD Reports Second Quarter 2020 Financial Results

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AMD exceeds earnings expectations, records the highest sales ever. In the second quarter of 2020, AMD had sales of $ 1.93 billion and a net profit of $ 157 million. This was slightly above the expectations of 1.86 billion that analysts had suggested.  

Gabe Newell Says Xbox Series X is Better Than PS5

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Co-founder of Valve Gabe Newell is stuck in New Zealand (not a bad place to be stuck tbh) due to a Corona quarantine. And that gave him some time for interviews. While doing so he gave made his opinion on the upcoming next-gen console launch known. Appearing on the television program The Project, Newell was asked by one of the hosts which he thinks is better between the Xbox Series X and PS5.

“Uh, the Xbox,” Newell responded plainly. When pressed on why he thought it was a better platform, Newell simply said, “Because it is.” After some laughs were had by the audience, Newell expanded a bit more with, “I don’t have a stake in that race. Obviously, we do most of our development on personal computers. But of the two, I would definitely go with an Xbox.”

Obviously he'll say whatever suits his wallet the best.