You’ll recall that AMD have never, in fact, counted to 10. When the Athlon processors reached the 9000-series, they invented the Ryzen architecture so they could start over. Nvidia did manage to get to 10 with only a few minor hiccups (who needs 8?) but then they thought the next number was 20 so they had to go back and add 16.
Speaking to PC Gamer, an Nvidia rep said the company released the new card because “the industry is running out of GDDR5, so we’ve transitioned the product to GDDR6.”
The “Advanced” model of the Blade 15 comes with Intel’s new 10th-gen Comet Lake Core i7-108750H, which has a base clock of 2.3GHz and a turbo speed of 5.1GHz. Graphics-wise, it boasts the new GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, or you can opt for the more powerful GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q. Nvidia says the latest version of its Max-Q cards come a lot closer in performance to the standard “Max-P” GPUs.
We’ve already seen Comet Lake U-series come to market last year targeting the ultraportable space, so this is just rounding out Intel’s line-up with 45W parts. As this is Comet Lake, we are still getting 14nm parts with essentially the same architecture as Skylake but with a few tweaks, as expected.
First, let’s just look at the line-up and specifications to get that out the way. There are three new parts being introduced today: the RTX 2080 Super, the RTX 2070 Super, and the GTX 1650 Ti. Clock speeds and power targets vary between each of these models, the lower end of the spectrum will typically be the Max-Q variant, and the upper range is the full performance or “Max-P” model.
While we quite liked the ZenBook Pro 14, the small, second display didn’t add much to the overall experience. Asus revamped the design with the ZenBook Pro Duo, which increased the size and resolution of the second screen and moved it above the keyboard.
Canadian quantum computing company D-Wave Systems on Tuesday said it is offering anyone working on responses to the Covid-19 crisis immediate and free access to its quantum computers via the Leap 2 quantum cloud service.
Samsung’s dazzling Galaxy Chromebook will be available to purchase early next month, we have learned.
The alleged Geekbench 5 result was spotted by regular leaker Tum_Apisak. The benchmark, performed using an ASRock Z490M Pro4 with 32GB of DDR4 memory, shows the upcoming flagship reaching a single-core score of 1,437 and a multi-core of 11,390. The Core i9-9900K, for comparison, has a single-core score of 1,340 and a multi-core result of 8,787.
The upcoming Ryzen 9 4900HS, and its non-HS companion, are the crowning jewels of the 4000-series APUs. Their CPU component has 8 cores and 16 threads, and their GPU half wields eight compute units or 512 shaders. The HS model works within a 35W power budget to reach maximum clock speeds of 4.3 GHz atop a base clock of 3.0 GHz; the non-HS model sits at around 45W and has a base clock of 3.3 GHz boosting to 4.4 GHz. Both their GPUs operate at 1750 MHz for almost two teraflops of graphics performance.