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Intel is trying to educate the press regarding AMD CPUs and their boost clocks. In a recently released slide deck, Intel included quotes from reviews that mentioned that AMD CPUs did not hit the advertised boost clocks on all cores. That might be true but it does not really affect a lot of people keeping in mind that the AMD Ryzen chips are more competitively priced when compared to Intel CPU. It makes sense to pick the cores that are best and have them boost to the highest frequency possible. Boost clock is not something ideal to have on all cores at all times. You can check out the Intel slide that mentions AMD false marketing its boost clocks below: It is a pity that Intel is trying to fire shots at AMD this way. Intel is a bigger company and should know better. AMD does make fun of Intel…

Intel Xe GPUs will release in due time and people have been wondering about the price. While a mistranslation on the internet made it appear that the entry-level cards will start at $200, we did get some information out of the correct translation. Intel’s chief architect and graphics head Raja Koduri is working on the Intel Xe graphics cards as we speak and it turns out that Intel will not only compete with AMD but will take on Nvidia for the position of the best-performing graphics card on the market. The AMD Radeon graphics cards are great and perform well but they are not powerful enough to challenge the RTX 2080 Ti. In order for Nvidia to be competitive, we need another player in the market that can offer the same level of performance as the RTX 2080 Ti. With that kind of competition, Nvidia will have to bring something…

Xbox Game Pass for PC was announced at E3 2019 and beta access is available now but you can get 3 months free with the purchase of AMD Radeon graphics cards or Ryzen CPUs. This gives you access to a library of more than 100 games and you can also play titles like Gear 5 at launch. This offer applies to the following graphics cards: AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT AMD Radeon RX 5700 AMD Radeon VII Radeon RX Vega 64 Radeon RX Vega 56 Radeon RX 590 Radeon RX 580 Radeon RX 570 Radeon RX 560 You can three months of free Xbox Game Pass on PC with the following AMD Ryzen CPUs: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700 AMD Ryzen 5 2600X AMD Ryzen 5 2600 AMD…

With the release of the AMD Ryzen 3000 series, we got a consumer-level 12 core CPU. With that in mind, some people wondered if AMD was killing the Threadripper series. We did not hear about them for a while but it seems that AMD Zen 2 based Threadripper CPUs are around the corner. A new leak confirms that the Zen 2 Threadripper CPUs will launch with at least 16 cores and 31 threads. At this point, we know that AMD can go much higher than that so expect to learn more in the upcoming few weeks. The upcoming Zen 2 based Threadripper CPUs are supposed to be based on the 7nm process which means better efficiency. According to the latest leaks, the CPU will have a base clock speed of 3.6 GHz and will be able to boost to 4.05 GHz. That is pretty impressive for a 16 core CPU.…

A new Nintendo Switch has been rumored for a while now and even though this new product does not offer better graphics it does offer better battery life. The older model has a battery life of 2.5 to 6.5 hours and can run The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for around 3 hours. The new model has a battery life of 4.5 – 9 hours and can run The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for around 5.5 hours. That almost doubles the battery life compared to the older model. The older model is version HAC-001 (product serial number starts with “XAW”). The new Nintendo Switch model variant is HAC-001(-01). [任天堂HP]バッテリー持続時間が長くなったNintendo Switchの新モデルに関するお知らせを掲載しました。 https://t.co/ONuBgOIrd2 — 任天堂株式会社 (@Nintendo) July 17, 2019 The new Switch model will be available starting the middle of August. Nintendo has not revealed an exact release date for the new Nintendo Switch but you can…

Apple’s supply chain has seen a number of the audacious attempt of theft over the years. Around 6 years ago, Apple lost a truckload of iPhone 5c casings from its top supplies, Jabil. Over the years, Apple has introduced many measures to ensure components don’t leak. While the situation is better now but it also means employees willing to steal have become more creative, kind of. At least they are audacious if not creative. According to a report from The Information, Apple caught employees dig secrets tunnels and even a woman who stuffed her bra with a dozen iPhone screens. Apple has been on a crusade to counter the never-ending leaks of unreleased products. The company created a security team called New Production Security aka NPS. It monitors its most sensitive suppliers in China. The leak managed to successfully block many device leaks but in the process discovered some interesting…

The Nintendo Switch Lite has been announced and has got mixed reactions. It turns out that the rumors of the Nintendo Switch Mini were indeed true. That was not the only rumor that we heard of. We also got word about a premium Nintendo Switch version that could run games at a higher resolution. This Nintendo Switch refresh is not coming out this year. Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser has confirmed that the Nintendo Switch Lite is the only hardware that is going to release this year. This means that at the earliest the Nintendo Switch refresh will release in 2020. That does not seem like a coincidence keeping in mind that the Xbox Scarlett and PS5 are going to release in the Fall of 2020. The Nintendo Switch does not directly compete with the Xbox One or the PS4. Nintendo Switch focuses on portability while the PS4 and…

Nintendo has just announced its new version of Switch, Nintendo Switch Lite, a cheaper option for those who only want the handheld experience. But, Nintendo isn’t ignoring the original Nintendo Switch as it also getting a facelift. According to filings, Nintendo is updating original Switch hardware with a new CPU and storage. Nintendo has filed to FCC (Federal Communications Commission) to upgrade original Nintendo Switch with a new SOC and storage. The filing is to ensure that the original product is being updated instead of having it re-certified for sale in the US. Nintendo intends to update the SOC(system on the ship) which is the custom Nvidia Tegra processor. This could be to ensure that the upgraded version of Nintendo Switch is patched against the exploits in the original version. For those who don’t know, the original Nintendo Switch has future-proof hack due to an exploit present in Nvidia Tegra.…

Intel boasted its Corei9-9900K as the world’s fastest gaming CPU. At the time it might have been the fastest gaming CPU but, with the launch of Ryzen 3000 desktop CPUs, that’s not the case at all. Even the mid-range AMD Ryzen 5 3600 and 3600X beat Intel Core i9-9900K in 1440p and 4K gaming. For those who fail to grasp the situation, Ryzen 5 3600 and 3600X cost $233 and $249 respectively. On the other hand, Intel Corei9-9900K is way more expensive and costs $449. A $233 CPU beating or keeping up with a $449 CPU, that’s what I call performance. Even in some instances, the Ryzen 5 3600 is ahead of the Ryzen 5 3600X in 4K and 1440p gaming benchmarks. Aide from the prices, both Ryzen 5 3600 and 3600X feature 6-Cores and 12 threads while the Intel Core i9-9900K features 8-Cores and 16 threads. Specs  Intel Core…

We have heard that PS5 dev kits are already with some developers. Microsoft confirmed Xbox Scarlett at E3 2019 and confirmed that it is working on sending out dev kits. It seems that Microsoft Game Studios already have access to Xbox Scarlett hardware. Xbox Game Studios boss Matt Booty confirmed that Halo Infinite developer 343 Industries is the first to get access to Xbox Scarlett hardware. Halo Infinite is going to be one of the launch titles for the upcoming next-generation Xbox so there is no surprise there. Here is what Booty had to say regarding the matter: our first-party studios have direct access to the team working on Project Scarlett, and the Halo team gets first access to what’s running on the hardware. So they are in prime position to take advantage of the things Scarlett will offer, but as you pointed out we also want to make sure people…