According to Digitimes’ “industry sources,” TSMC will post strong results for the first half of 2020 thanks to upcoming short lead-time orders. The Taiwanese firm is benefitting from Nvidia’s forthcoming Ampere GPU and AMD’s Ryzen and Epyc CPUs.
ARM has come to dominate the mobile market, and now it looks set to take over a sizeable chunk on the desktop, one form factor at a time. Microsoft's Surface Pro X was just the start, and Apple is not far behind with its own ARM-based MacBook.
Renowned German overclocker Roman “der8auer” Hartung recently revisited an old CPU to see if a newer motherboard and a voltage controller could help him squeeze even more performance out of his already impressive AMD FX-8350 processor.
The LGA 1200 socket, aka Socket H5, is a replacement for the current LGA 1151 socket that was introduced with Skylake processors back in 2015. They come with 49 more pins to improve power delivery and will appear on the new 400-series motherboards.
Crucial boasts 40 years of Micron's quality and engineering expertise for its new P5 SSD line up. Besides using PCIe Gen 3 NVMe for their high-speed data rates, the M.2 2280 form-factor drives feature hardware-based encryption for data security, which the company notes will not degrade performance.
Motorola has re-entered the flagship smartphone race with the introduction of the Motorola Edge+. Motorola’s new high-end handset packs a 6.7-inch FHD+ (2,340 x 1,080) OLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate and an Endless Edge display (remember Samsung’s wrap around edge displays from 2015?). It’s powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 octa-core SoC along Adreno 650 graphics that is mated to a whopping 12GB of LPDDR5 and 256GB of local storage.
Logitech this week launched a new version of its G203 gaming mouse which it is calling the G203 Lightsync gaming mouse.
Patriot has announced its PXD external SSD that it calls the next generation of portable storage and is meant to bridge the performance gap between slower external storage like USB 3.2 flash drives and internal solutions like high-speed PCIe based SSDs.
It seems there's an abundance of counterfeit Intel chips going around in China, as reported by HKEPC, a Chinese tech publication based in Hong Kong.
On Tuesday, Razer unveiled its 2020 Blade Stealth 13. The refresh comes with the same Intel quad-core processor as last year's model, but the notebook traded up the GPU slightly to a GeForce GTX 1650 Ti. The new gaming laptop also has a 13.3-inch 120Hz 1080p display. For those looking for an ultrabook suitable for content creation, the new model has the option of ordering with a 4K Gorilla Glass touch display for an extra $200.