Steam conducts a monthly survey which depicts the graphics card information from all the gamers across the world. As per a survey conducted in the month of February 2019, AMD was still found struggling for the top spots in the list of the most used graphics cards. Whereas NVIDIA has a strong grip on almost all top 15 slots in the list, AMD made its entry on the 17th spot in the list.The Statistics
The RX 580 is AMD’s most popular graphics card, and yet only 0.94 % of the total Steam user base uses the aforementioned model. Even Intel HD Graphics 4000 is placed higher on the list, with a total of 0.96% of gamers relying on the inbuilt graphics module. AMD as a whole is [...]
The Game Developer’s Conference held in San Francisco saw some interesting revelations being made, with Google unveiling its upcoming cloud gaming platform and Oculus’ new VR headset, the Rift S. The American multinational corporation, Intel also announced its 9th generation of CPUs for high-performance laptops.About The New Lineup
Named “Coffee Lake”, the new lineup will primarily be targeted towards gaming and digital content creation. The new processors will enable users to play games and stream at high framerates and resolution without affecting the performance. Also, the 9th Gen Core CPUs will support Gigabit-class Wi-Fi 6 and Intel [...]
The market for smart speakers and audio devices is gradually picking up the pace. Products ranging from Amazon Alexa to Google Home and Apple HomePod are in high demand due to their smart capabilities including voice-guided commands. The American chipmaker Qualcomm, on the 19th of March 2019 launched a new lineup of SoCs, the QCS400 which are developed to provide a unified and simplified user experience across a wide variety of audio devices. According to the company, the QCS400 SoCs are designed to underpin smart audio devices which can range from portable smart speakers to home assistants to a high-end audio/visual receiver (AVR).Benefits Of The QCS400 SoCs
It is [...]
NVIDIA has launched the Turing-based GTX 1660 Graphics card in India. First announced in February 2019, the GPU chip has 6 GB of GDDR5 VRAM and is a step up from the GTX 1060 GPU chip, which is based on the Pascal architecture. The 1660 series is targeted towards the mid-range GPU sector and will compete against graphics cards like AMD’s RX 580.GTX 1660 Features
As mentioned before, the GTX 1660 is based on the 12th Generation Turning Architecture. The company claims that 1660’s architecture is much more power efficient than the standard Pascal architecture. The GPU chip requires 120 watts of power to operate optimally, which means that users with Generation 800 [...]
USB or Universal Serial Bus is an industry standard that sets specifications for connectors, protocols and cables for communication and power supply between computing devices and their peripherals. USB, first introduced in the year 1996 has seen several iterations during the time of its existence. Its latest standard, the USB 4 has been freshly announced which is capable of transferring data up to 4 times faster than its predecessor.How Fast Is USB 4?
USB 3 certified devices usually have data transfer speeds of 5Gbps, 10 Gbps or 20 Gbps depending on its certification. Whereas USB 4 is capable of transferring data up to speeds of 40 Gbps which is a significant boost. This [...]
Qualcomm, the pioneer of mobile chipsets has made an announcement at the MWC 2019, according to which its Quick Charge standard will support Wireless Charging. This will ease the transition of devices from wired quick charging to wireless quick charging techniques. As per the American electronics company, the new technology will focus on fast and consistent charging for supported smartphones.
The new Wireless Charging pads will be powered by Quick Charge and will be compatible with Quick Charge 2.0, 3.0, 4 and 4+ adapters. The comoany will soon expand testing to QuickCharge for Wireless power. Additional tests will be performed, which will ensure Quick Charge and Qi [...]
JEDEC is a well known name in the microelectronics sector. JEDEC Solid State Technology Association announced the publication of the new JESD209 LPDDR5 RAM on February 21. LPDDR stands for Low Power Double Data Rate 5, implying that the RAM module is targeted towards mobile computing devices. LPDDR5 will run at 6400 MT/s I/O rate, which is almost 50% higher than the first iteration of the LPDDR4 mobile RAM. The increased transfer rate provided by LPDDR5 will notably give a boost to the efficiency and memory speed of the device. Devices that have low power consumption such as Notebooks, tablets and smartphones can especially benefit from the new module.
Furthermore, LPDDR5 has [...]
As we approach the rumoured launch date of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660Ti, even more images of the graphics card retail packaging appear online. Sources claim that they captured images of retail packaging of the EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti XC, Palit GTX 1660 Ti StormX and Galax GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. And looking at the images, the pictures look like they’re very authentic.Rumoured Launch Dates
All three cards look like the variants of the upcoming Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. The speculated graphics card is supposed to release on February 22. Previously, a launch date of February 15 was expected, but that has been postponed to exactly a week later.GeForce GTX 1660 Ti: [...]
The MWC 2019 will kick off soon in Barcelona in a few days. It is expected that a lot of new and unique technologies will make an appearance. The technology that most people are excited about, is the introduction of 5G. It is expected to enable faster mobile data and improved connections over mobile. Most smartphone manufacturers also have promised a device that will support 5G. One company that hasn’t is Apple. It is expected that Apple is not attending the MWC 2019 nor will it launch a 5G device in 2019. But rumors have started to rise up again as a 5G technology patent by Apple has been leaked.
Apple has been silent about its stance on 5G and iPhones that [...]
AMD is an American semiconductor company that develops microprocessors, motherboard chipsets and graphics processors. The company has launched its new flagship GPU chip, the Radeon VII in India which is based on its second generation Vega graphics. Noteworthy, it is the world’s first consumer-grade GPU that is manufactured using 7 nm manufacturing technology. According to the company, the new graphics card has 29 per cent better gaming performance than its predecessor, the Radeon Vega 64.
Radeon VII Specs and Features
The Radeon VII from AMD has a total of 60 compute units that have a base frequency of 1400 MHz and a boost frequency of 1750 [...]
Qualcomm has announced the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 Mobile Platform. With performance boosts and support for the all-new Quick Charge, Snapdragon 712 is may end up being used for mid market gaming devices.Performance Boosts
The Snapdragon 712 retains the 10nm process of its predecessor and runs the multicore Qualcomm AI Engine. It consists of the Qualcomm Kryo 360 CPU, the Adreno 616 graphic unit, and the Qualcomm Hexagon 685 DSP. Talking about performance increase, the 712 offers up to 10 percent of more power over the Snapdragon 710.
Qualcomm claims that the Snapdragon 712 is designed for mid budget gaming devices. It also claims that the chipset can help [...]
The race has been heating up to increase storage on smartphones. Every smartphone manufacturer is trying to include more and more space due to the size of everything including music, photos, videos etc increasing. Turing Robotics Industries had introduced a phone with a whopping 12GB RAM and 1 TB space back in 2019. But the phone was big and hard to carry around. But latest Samsung news suggests that Samsung is finally breaking grounds and getting ready to introduce a 1TB storage on a smartphone. The company recently announced that it has begun mass producing the industry’s first one-terabyte (TB) embedded Universal Flash [...]