The new AMD is cheaper and faster rivals from Intel

 Новые процессоры AMD дешевле и быстрее соперников от Intel The tests show that the latest processors from AMD Ryzen second generation are superior to similar Intel processors.

All tests were conducted using the same test stand at the Nvidia GTX 1080. In comparison participated Ryzen 2700X 7, 7 2700 Ryzen, Ryzen Ryzen 2600X 5 and 5 2600.

 Новые процессоры AMD дешевле и быстрее соперников от Intel

The first test for the entire line became a test mode in Rise of the Tomb Raider from Crystal Dynamics. The game features realistic graphics and a large number of additional effects, including a unique feature PureHair.

 Новые процессоры AMD дешевле и быстрее соперников от Intel

As the graph shows, at 1080p a whole new line of processors from AMD successfully outperforms existing methods on average fps. With the task of coping even with its cheap Ryzen representative 5 2600.

 Новые процессоры AMD дешевле и быстрее соперников от Intel

The next challenge was the cult GTA5 from Rockstar. Game 2015 issue has a very flexible graphics settings and allows you to load even a modern system.

 Новые процессоры AMD дешевле и быстрее соперников от Intel
 Новые процессоры AMD дешевле и быстрее соперников от Intel

Again Ryzen second generation show a great result, even in 4K resolution. The last test is a combat scene in the spectacular Shadow of Mordor from Monolith Productions with the settings on max. In this test themselves. showed the i7 processor 8700K, but the new line from AMD still took all 4 first places.

 Новые процессоры AMD дешевле и быстрее соперников от Intel

AMD 2600 Ryzen 5 — from 14 000 roubles.
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X — 16 500 rubles.
Ryzen 7 AMD 2700 and AMD Ryzen 7 2700X — 22 000 rubles.

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Rumor: the next Xbox is already in development

 Слух: следующая Xbox уже в разработке Microsoft has a vacancy for a senior engineer. Judging by her description, the development of a new console in the Xbox line either already started or will start soon.

We are looking for qualified professional for the position of senior engineer. Main task will be to work with the DRAM on the Xbox, for example, DDR3, GDDR5, GDDR6 and all other types of memory that appear in the future. The applicant will become the coordinator of the technical aspects of existing designs and future design projects Xbox.— A vacancy on the Microsoft website

Interest is the reference to the memory GDDR6, because on the most advanced Xbox One X installed GDDR5.

In addition, Microsoft is looking for another senior engineer, specialist in data storage, HDD, SSD and Flash.

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HP unveiled a new gaming laptops, desktops and monitors

 HP представила новые геймерские ноутбуки, настольные ПК и мониторы Manufacturer of computer hardware HP (Hewlett-Packard) has introduced a new line of gaming laptops, desktops and monitors Gaming Pavilion, meets all modern requirements video game lovers. The range of play equipment is divided into two categories: HP OMEN and HP Pavilion. The first will suit the hardcore gamers, while the HP Pavilion in the first place zainteresuet casual players.

Laptop Gaming HP Pavilion 15

The laptop is described by the manufacturer as a high-performance device, with a robust filling, mobility and the two dispensers are mounted and exhaust holes at the corners of the rear of the chassis to prevent overheating.

 HP представила новые геймерские ноутбуки, настольные ПК и мониторы

Specifications and features:

  • High performance H series CPU Intel Core i7 8th generation or chetyrekhyadernye U Intel Core i7 8-th generation;
  • The graphics card is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 technology MAX-Q Design;
  • Hard disk up to 2TB;
  • SSD NVMe PCIe up to 256 GB;
  • SSD NVMe PCIe up to 256 GB hard drive 1 TB;
  • SSD NVMe PCIe 128 GB hard disk 2 TB.
  • Hard disk up to 1 TB paired with the memory module Intel Optane 16GB to speed up the system;
  • Narrow frame screen size 15.6 inch;
  • 1080p 144 Hz, 1080p 60 Hz, or 4K 60 Hz depending on version laptop;
  • Sound system from B&O Play HP Audio Boost;
  • Ultrafast Wi-Fi with 2×2 antenna unit with optional Gigabit speed;
  • Laptop model with processor H Intel 8 Core i7 th generation have the keyboard with brushed aluminum panel. Available in two colors: Shadow black coating Black with bright green backlight (Acid Green) and white;
  • Laptop model with processor U Intel Core i7 8-th generation have a plastic keyboard panel.

Desktop PC HP Pavilion Gaming 690 and 790

Desktops are black with bright green lighting on the front of the case.

 HP представила новые геймерские ноутбуки, настольные ПК и мониторы
 HP представила новые геймерские ноутбуки, настольные ПК и мониторы


  • Hard drive up to 3TB;
  • SSD up to 512GB PCIe NVMe;
  • Solid state drive up to 512 GB of PCIe and NVMe hard drive 3 TB;
  • Solid state drive 128 GB PCIe NVMe and hard disk of 2 TB;
  • Hard drive up to 3TB in a pair of memory module Intel Optane 16GB to speed up the system;
  • The HP Stream Audio to connect mobile devices via Bluetooth;
  • A plurality of ports on the front, including USB Type A, USB Type-C, audio ports and a card reader;
  • On the back ports: USB Type A, audio and video input;
  • Available with optical drive.

Specifications HP Pavilion Gaming 690:

  • Six-core Intel Core i7+ 8 gen or AMD Ryzen 2nd generation supports up to 16 GB of RAM DDR4;
  • The graphics card is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 580;
  • Scalability. Possible to install a shortened video cards, up to 3 drives and support up to 2 DIMMs.

Specifications HP Pavilion Gaming 790:

  • Six-core Intel Core i7+ 8-th generation;
  • 64 GB of RAM DDR4;
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 or AMD Radeon RX 580;
  • Scalability. Full size long graphics cards, up to 4 drives and 4 DIMM slots.

Monitor HP Pavilion Gaming 32 HDR

 HP представила новые геймерские ноутбуки, настольные ПК и мониторы


  • Certification VESA HDR 600;
  • Brightness 600 nits;
  • Contrast ratio 6000:1;
  • Color gamut of DCI-P3 95 %;
  • 32 inches diagonal with a resolution of Quad HD (2560×1440);
  • Radeon FreeSync technology to ensure smoother images in games;
  • Frequency of 75 Hz and a response time of 5 MS;
  • Two USB Type A;
  • DisplayPort;
  • Audio output;
  • Two HDMI ports.

The new devices will go on sale in Russia in June this year. The exact cost is still unknown.

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Rumor: ASUS working on a gaming smartphone

 Слух: ASUS работает над геймерским смартфоном In recent years, the mobile market appeared a new concept of “gaming smartphone”. Such devices have already been released by the company Razer, known for various peripherals for the players, and the recently introduced Xiaomi. It is the turn of ASUS?

According to the latest rumors, the Taiwanese company, but rather its division Republic of Gamers (ROG) engaged in the production of gaming computers and peripherals, is working on its own gaming smartphone.

It is noted that the characteristics of the device ASUS will be similar to Razer Phone (Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 835, 8 GB of RAM, a display with a diagonal of 5.7 inches and a resolution of 2560×1440, dual camera 12 MP). While ASUS will offer customers a premium cooling system and stylish design.

Of course, while this is only speculation, but considering that the Taiwanese company has long been engaged in production of smartphones, gaming solution looks logical continuation of its gaming lineup.

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Represented gaming Razer mobile Phone

 Представлен геймерский смартфон Razer Phone The American company Razer, specializing in the production of gaming peripherals, introduced its first gaming smartphone. On Board the new items, called Razer Phone includes a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 835 and 8 GB of RAM.

The screen size is 5.7 inches and a resolution QHD (2560×1440). It should be noted that the display has a maximum frame rate of 120 Hz. Internal memory is 64 GB. In addition, you can additionally use a microSD card up to 256 GB. Razer Phone got dual main camera of 12 MP. The smartphone runs on the Android operating system Nougat.

Buy novelty will be from November 17. Cost in USA is $ 699.

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The network leaked specifications, price and release date of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1180

 В сеть утекли характеристики, цена и дата выхода видеокарты Nvidia GeForce GTX 1180 This year Nvidia is supposed to release a new line of graphics cards, one of which will be the model GeForce GTX 1180, based on the microarchitecture under the name Turing and having a 12-nm process technology. Recently in the network leaked the possible specifications of the graphics card, and also the price and release date.

Performance comparison between several graphics cards at 2560×1440 resolution:

 В сеть утекли характеристики, цена и дата выхода видеокарты Nvidia GeForce GTX 1180

Specifications of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1180:

  • Architecture: Turing;
  • Process technology: 12 nm;
  • Chip: GT104;
  • Size chart: 400 mm;
  • The number of CUDA cores: 3 584;
  • The number of texture units: 224;
  • The number of ROP: 64;
  • Basic core frequency: 1,600 MHz;
  • Core frequency in bust: 1 800 MHz;
  • Power: 13 TFLOPS;
  • Bus: 256 bit;
  • Video memory: 8-16 GB GDDR6;
  • Speed memory: 16 GB;
  • Bandwidth: 512 GB / sec;
  • Heat Dissipation: 170-200 W;
  • Release date: third quarter 2018 (July);
  • Price: $699 (about 41 000).

It is worth noting that the power of GeForce GTX 1180 should surpass the GTX 1080 at least 40 %. Nvidia in turn has not yet confirmed the information.

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Announced console Sega Mega Drive Mini

 Анонсирована консоль Sega Mega Drive Mini Director of Sega Kenji Matsubara (Matsubara Kenji) recently said in an interview that the company is going to launch its own Mini-console based on Sega’s Mega Drive / Sega Genesis. Has not passed also weeks as in Japan on the Sega 2018 FES was announced for the console Sega Mega Drive Mini.

 Анонсирована консоль Sega Mega Drive Mini
After the announcement, Matsubara immediately began to throw questions. It became known that Sega Mega Drive Mini will re-release the Sega Genesis Flashback console, which is now produced in Japan for special orders for the foreign market.

All information about Sega Genesis Flashback can be found on the official website of the console.

The mini console will be released in Japan this year and without problems will work on HDTVs. It’s all told representatives of Sega. Who knows what games will support Sega Mega Drive Mini and how much it will cost. This information should appear in the near future.

Background story: Sega wants to release the console Sega Mega Drive

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The 5.53 update for the PS4 enhances performance and stability

 Обновления 5.53 для PS4 повышает производительность и стабильность For the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro has released another update (version 5.53), which weighs about 440 MB. In the description to the patch specified performance improvements and system stability. About other additions or changes were reported.

 Обновления 5.53 для PS4 повышает производительность и стабильность

The 5.53 update will be automatically downloaded when you run PlayStation 4 with an active Internet connection.

It is worth noting that the previous update 5.50 added on PS4 Pro supersampling are for improved graphics quality on 1080p TVs, and many other innovations.

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AMD and Microsoft have released patches to protect against vulnerabilities Spectre

 AMD и Microsoft выпустили патчи для защиты от уязвимости Spectre AMD with the support Microsoft has released a special update, a key objective of which is to increase security protection of your computer from the vulnerability Spectre. To install the patch, computer users should update the BIOS.

AMD said that it gave access to the update to motherboard manufacturers and server owners, who will have to optimize the patch for different computer hardware.

The owners of computers based on AMD iron can install the firmware by downloading the BIOS update provided by the manufacturers of personal computers and the owners of the servers. Please contact your provider for the latest updates.— AMD

The update is mostly meant to protect the old processors based on the Bulldozer chips 2011. Exactly how AMD will force hardware manufacturers and server owners to follow the instructions in the updated firmware, it is difficult to imagine, but the company actively tries to protect computers from Spectre. The fact that some motherboard manufacturers, in particular, old, very inactive do support their products and update BIOS.

AMD claims that the microcode with increased protection from vulnerability Spectre introduced in the update for Windows operating systems from Microsoft. With regard to the vulnerability of the Meltdown, the company believes that it has no impact on its processors.

Recall that a critical vulnerability Spectre was discovered a few months ago, resulting in data of many users was compromised.

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AMD announced a graphics card line-RX 500X

 AMD анонсировала видеокарты линейки RX 500X AMD has officially announced the updated card line-RX 500X, which includes the following models: 580X RX, RX 570X, 560X RX, RX and RX 550X 540X. It is worth noting that much difference line RX RX 500 500X from virtually no.

Features in both lines of graphics processors coincide. For example, RX 580X will continue to have 36 compute units, 2 304 stream processors, 144 texture units, 32 ROP and 5.7 billion transistors. Thus RX and RX 550 550X will still be slightly different. The old model of the graphics card frequency is 1 183 MHz, while the new — 1 287 MHz.

It is noteworthy that the new line of graphics cards designed exclusively for manufacturers of personal computers, and therefore in retail sales RX 500X will likely not appear. The exact release date of the new line have not yet been reported.

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