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.
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 “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.
Back in July last year, Samsung announced the mass production of its first 12GB LPDDR5 mobile DRAM. It says that the new 16GB advancement will enable enhanced 5G and AI features in smartphones, including graphically intensive games and smart photography. The company added that the DRAM would support “dynamic and responsive gameplay as well as ultra-high-resolution graphics on premium smartphones for highly immersive mobile gaming experiences.”
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.
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.
In our recent opinion piece 'Gamers are ditching Radeon graphics cards over driver issues' we discussed how a portion of Navi-based Radeon owners have been suffering from black screen and other instability issues. We haven't gone through this, but many gamers have. This is a real shame considering GPUs like the Radeon RX 5700 series tend to provide killer value.
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.”
Apple is slowly ditching the infamous butterfly keyboard found in its MacBooks, first with the 16-inch MacBook Pro, recently with the Retina MacBook Air, and soon with a 14-inch MacBook Pro that will replace the current 13-inch model.
The petition, which has been signed by over 21,000 people, states: “Phones with Exynos SoC chips [sic] are shown to perform slower, have less battery life, use inferior camera sensors and processing, overheat and throttle faster, amongst other issues.”