American technology giant Qualcomm, who is best known for making mobile processors, released its latest flagship smartphone SoC (System on Chip) last year. Dubbed the Snapdragon 855, the chipset has been since seen in almost every major flagship handset released this year so far. The company has also released a mid-cycle refresh of the Snapdragon 855 by launching the Snapdragon 855 Plus a few weeks ago. It is expected that Qualcomm will release a successor to the processor, purportedly called the Snapdragon 865 in the month of December.
While early details about the upcoming SoC was leaked previously, not much else was known at the moment. Now, the Snapdragon 865 has surfaced [...]
On the 1st of August, American chipmaker, Intel unveiled it’s latest and greatest of CPUs in the form of 10th Generation Core processors which carry the ” Ice Lake ” branding. The company has currently launched 11 models which are part of (U-Series and Y-Series) and they are targeted towards ultrabooks, 2-in-1 computing devices and other mobile form factors.
Right of the bat, the key difference between the 10th Gen and 9th Gen Intel processors is the fabrication process. The newly launched CPUs are manufactured using 10 nm fabrication process which is a considerable bump from 14 nm process that the last-gen CPUs were made with.
According to Intel, [...]
On the 29th of July, Taiwanese chip maker, MediaTek held a launch event in India where it unveiled two new SoCs. The newly launched chipsets include the Helio G90 and the Helio G90T, both of which are geared towards mid-range gaming smartphones.
As the name suggests, the G90T is beefed up variant of the standard G90. Nevertheless, both the Helio chipsets are manufactured using 12 nm fabrication and consist of an Octa-Core CPU. The specifications of the two Helio chipsets are listed below in a tabular format:Helio G90 Helio G90T Fabrication Process TSMC 12nm CPU 2x Cortex-A76 @ 2 GHz6x Cortex-A55 @ 2GHz 2x Cortex-A76 @ 2.05 GHz6x Cortex-A55 @ 2GHz Memory 2X [...]
If you’re into the vast world of PC gaming and by its extension, PC building, you have probably come across the names Corsair or Origin PC. Both the companies are well known within the desktop gaming community and offer varying degrees of gaming technology and peripherals. Now, Corsair in an official statement has confirmed its move to acquire Origin PC.
For those unfamiliar, Corsair is a company that is known for its gaming peripherals such as headsets, PC cases, RGB fans, RAM and much more. Essentially, if one is looking to build a custom PC, they will stumble upon Corsair. On the other hand, Origin PC is a company that sells pre-built high-performance gaming [...]
With the rise in popularity of mobile gaming, many smartphone manufacturers have launched a specialised gaming handset of its own. Brands like Xiaomi, Nubia and Asus have already unveiled multiple devices that are focused towards gaming. To cater to the high potential market, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC earlier this week. The chipset is designed to be used in gaming smartphones and boasts of a performance jump over the standard Snapdragon 855. Now, Taiwanese chipset giant MediaTek has also announced that its first gaming-focused SoC, the Helio G90 will launch later this month.MediaTek Helio G90
As mentioned above, the MediaTek Helio G90 will be a [...]
American chipmaker Qualcomm launched its latest flagship mobile processor, the Snapdragon 855 SoC; last year in the month of December. The chipset has since been seen in most Android flagship smartphones this year including the OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro, Asus 6Z, Nubia Red Magic 3 and the Redmi K20 Pro. Now, in a bid to capture the ever increasing gaming trend in mobile devices, the company has announced the Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC. It offers slight upgrades in the CPU and GPU of the chipset which should offer a better gaming experience.Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus as the name suggests, is a slightly tuned version of the Snapdragon 855 [...]
AMD had announced its latest Radeon RX 5700 & 5700 XT graphics card offerings in its keynote at Computex 2019. It marks the company’s entry into the mid to high tier ranges of GPUs. The video cards were made in response to NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 20 series GPUs with a better price to performance value. AMD officially launched the cards on 7th July and finally released the official Indian pricing after the surprise price slash.
Team green’s Ray Tracing enabled cards featured flagship (from the 2080Ti and 2080) to the upper mid range (2070 and 2060) GPUs; unfortunately, the aforementioned PC components also carried a hefty price for the new technology [...]
AMD has finally released its much awaited third generation Ryzen CPUs. The company on the 7/7 (7th of July) launched eight new 7nm Ryzen 3000 series desktop processors. They are the first to incorporate AMD’s latest Zen 2 architecture built on a 7nm manufacturing process. The CPUs will go on sale globally alongside the new NAVI Radeon GPUs and motherboards from the company. AMD has currently only announced the pricing of CPUs for the Indian market.Price
The top end Ryzen 9 3950X with 16 cores will only be available from September. The Ryzen 9 3900X, with 12 cores an 24 threads, will go on sale today for INR 35,990 in India (approx Rs. 42,470 after 18% tax). [...]
AMD had announced its latest offerings of graphics card in Computex 2019 in May. The Radeon RX 5700 series was set to take on NVIDIA’s RTX series graphics card by undercutting it in terms of price. However, NVIDIA had just unveiled its own trump card, with the RTX SUPER series which was teased after AMD’s Computex keynote. The latest RTX SUPER cards feature a noticeable bump in performance at a reasonable price tag; so why would gamers go with team red (AMD) cards if they can get a cheaper similarly performing team green (NVIDIA).
Now, AMD is countering the latest NVIDIA cards by slashing its price down for the Radeon RX 5700 series before its [...]
Computex 2019 has seemingly started off an arms race for the gaming industries giants. AMD spearheaded the electronics expo with its keynote that saw the company announce the RX 5000 series graphics card. These cards had undercut NVIDIA’s existing RTX series graphics card in price and, to some extent, power. While team red was preparing for the launch, team green had teased a new and improved lineup of RTX graphics card.
Nvidia is now officially announcing its SUPER Series of RTX graphics card which will bring a sizeable upgrade over its existing lineup.
AMD will soon launch its graphics card which was supposed to be a viable alternative to the RTX [...]
At the Computex 2019, AMD unveiled the 3rd Gen Ryzen desktop processors which are based on the “Zen 2” architecture. The newly introduced CPUs are manufactured using 7 nm process which is a world first for desktop-grade processors. The 3rd Gen Ryzen lineup currently consists of five offerings which start from US $ 199 and go all the way up to $ 499.
When the 3rd Gen Ryzen CPUs were first unveiled, AMD made clear that the company is going ruthlessly after Intel, not only in terms of price but also performance. Surprisingly, the top of the line Ryzen 9 3900X has been spotted on Geekbench and the results registered by the CPU have managed to surpass Intel’s [...]
HP has introduced new entries in its range of gaming laptops. Omen laptops are known to sport top end hardware specifications for gaming purposes. The company has now unveiled the world’s first dual-screen gaming laptop, Omen X 2S, which will feature unique cooling mechanisms alongside the new OMEN 15 and Pavilion Gaming 15 laptops.
Key Features:6-inch secondary 1080p display 15-inch primary with options between FHD and UHD displays. Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut Thermal Solution NVIDIA Series Graphics Card upto RTX 2080.
Dual screens laptops have started slowly gaining a more mainstream commercial audience. Computex 2019 was one of the major events [...]