Talking Snapdragon, Microsoft, Nuvia, and Discrete Graphics

Two driving forces are driving the current technology market: insatiable demand for hardware, and the supply chain shortages making it difficult to produce enough in quantity to fulfil every order. Even with these two forces in action, companies have to push and develop next generation technologies, as no competitor wants to sit on their laurels. That includes Qualcomm,… Read More »

Ending 2021 On A High Note

Kicking off yet another earnings season, we once again start with Intel. The reigning 800lb gorilla of the chipmaking world is reporting its Q4 2020 and full-year financial results, closing the book on an eventful 2021 for the company. The first full year of the pandemic has seen Intel once again set revenue records, making this the sixth… Read More »

Launching This Week: NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3050

First announced as part of NVIDIA’s CES 2022 presentation, the company’s new GeForce RTX 3050 desktop video card is finally rolling out to retailers this month. The low-end video card is being positioned to round out the bottom of NVIDIA’s product stack, offering a modern, Ampere-based video card for a more entry-level market. All of this comes as… Read More »

G.Skill Blitzes DDR5 World Record With Trident Z5 at DDR5-8888

For users buying a memory kit of DDR5, if they want to adhere to Intel specifications, will buy a DDR5-4800 kit. Though through XMP, there are other faster kits available – we’ve even tested G.Skill’s DDR5-6000 kit in our memory scaling article. But going above and beyond that, there’s overclocking. Back in November 2021, extreme overclocker ‘Hocayu‘ managed to… Read More »

MSI’s Raider GE76 Goes Hybrid

At CES this year, Intel officially announced its expanded Alder Lake processor lineup, including the performance-laptop focused H-Series chips, which traditionally fit in the 45-Watt range. For the last several processor generations, Intel has started their roll-outs with the low-power laptop parts, and then expanded the range up to and including desktop processors; but for Alder Lake they… Read More »