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Dell first announced the Alienware m15 R5 gaming laptop back in April, and we got a chance to review the "Ryzen Edition" late last month. What makes these Alienware m15 R5 so compelling is that you can pair AMD's most potent Zen 3-based Ryzen 5000 APUs with NVIDIA's powerful GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs. Our review unit, for example, came loaded up with a Ryzen 9 5800H processor and a GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile GPU. Although we didn't encounter any issues during our testing, some new owners of the m15 R5 report some disturbing findings regarding the GPU inside their gaming laptop. Several users configured their rigs with a GeForce RTX 3070 GPU, which is just one step down from the current flagship... Read more...
Back in The Day, figuring out which PC processor was better for gaming was a matter of architecture and clock speed. More megahertz on a fast CPU architecture generally also meant that the CPU would be better for a whole host of tasks, in addition to games, versus a lower clocked chip. An Intel Pentium II 450 MHz was faster than a Pentium II 366 MHz, and there wasn't much debate about that. First AMD, and later Intel, broke away from this simple equation by creating model families and tiers within those families. Multi-core CPUs were born, integrating two (or more) independent processor cores on a single chip, but certainly not all games were multi-processor aware. These days, just about... Read more...
Cryptocurrency mining seems to be just one factor behind the shortage of graphics cards on the market today, and many gamers have rejoiced at anything that might make cards more accessible. Limiting mining on consumer cards is a big deal for manufacturers, too, since they want to sell their own specialized CMP lineups of mining cards. NVIDIA, the maker of GPUs like the CMP 30HX, wants to protect its own bottom line, too. In short, everyone has their own angles, but many parties are in full agreement that limiting mining on consumer graphics cards can go a long way to shifting the balance back to gamers. Now, the first wave of crypto-gimped high-end hardware is on the way.  GALAX doesn't... Read more...
It's been just over six months since NVIDIA first launched the GeForce RTX 30 Series to much acclaim. The graphics cards offer excellent all-around performance and have been popular with gamers and crypto miners alike (for better or worse when it comes to supply). Although many of us can't get our hands on the current family of GeForce RTX 30 cards (at MSRP), NVIDIA is already well along in its plans to launch an Ampere refresh. We've already heard quite a bit about the upcoming GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, but NVIDIA is also reportedly readying the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti. The current GeForce RTX 3070 has 5888 CUDA cores, a base clock of 1.5GHz, a boost clock of 1.73GHz, and 8GB of GDDR6 memory. The upcoming... Read more...
At CES 2020, ASUS unveiled the ROG Zephyrus G14, which as its name implies is a 14" gaming notebook. It was our first experience with Zen 2-based APUs from AMD, particularly the 35-Watt Ryzen 9 4900HS. That processor had eight cores with AMD's best CPU architecture at the time, and despite the thin design and tight thermal budget of the G14, the performance of both the Ryzen APU and the included GeForce RTX 2060 with Max-Q really knocked our socks off. The system was relatively light, possessed performance that far exceeded its weight class, and was quite eye-catching with its unique, perforated lid design. Fast-forward a year, and we're looking at the updated ROG Zephyrus G15, launched at this... Read more...
ASUS has a new laptop on the way, and it is shaping up to be an exciting entry in the company's gaming hardware portfolio. An incomplete listing for the ROG Zephyrus M16 was spotted over at Amazon China, and it is rocking Intel's still unofficially launched Tiger Lake-H processors. The ROG Zephyrus M16 will come with a 16-inch 16:10 display and a 94 percent screen-to-body ratio. Two resolutions are offered, with base systems getting a 1920x1200 (WUXGA) display, while the next step up is a 2560x1600 (WQXGA) -- both with a 144Hz refresh rate and Adaptive Sync. The flagship display option will be a 2560x1600 panel with a 165Hz refresh rate. To keep those displays happy, enthusiasts will reportedly... Read more...
When it comes to cutting edge PC hardware, modding is not always for the faint of heart. Or in the case of NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3070 series, all of which sell for a mint by marketplace sellers, modding is not for the faint of wallet or purse. Nevertheless, the scarcity of GPUs and jacked up pricing did not stop a Russian modder from carefully peeling off the memory chips on a GeForce RTX 3070 and replacing them with more capacious ones. As we discovered in our GeForce RTX 3070 review, the $499 (MSRP) graphics card is a stout part for gaming, trading blows with last generations GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. That's a win, considering the 3070 is supposed to start at $499 (MSRP), with custom models sporting... Read more...
It's a rough time to be a gaming or PC enthusiast these days. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a crushing demand not only for new gaming consoles like the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, but also for PC hardware like AMD Ryzen 5000 processors and GeForce RTX/Radeon RX graphics cards. It's bad enough that enthusiasts are having to fight each other (and bots) in queues to purchase newly-launched hardware, but now some shipping couriers are adding another wrinkle to this already stressful situation.  There are ever-increasing reports of gamers having their successfully-purchased hardware snatched away from them before it even gets to their doorstep. A recent reddit... Read more...
A powerful PC does not have to be loud or flashy, not in today's era of computing. Proving this to be the case is Dell's refreshed XPS Desktop Special Edition, available in two subtly attractive trims: Mineral White (as seen here) and Night Sky. While each are eye catching in their own right, neither one makes the same visually bold statement as Dell's Alienware desktops, which have evolved over the years and still maintain a distinctly different -- you might even say, otherworldly -- aesthetic. The XPS Desktop is dressed in more conservative garb, but still packs a punch. Or as Dell accurately puts it, this is where "beauty meets power." To that end, there is some overlapping in Dell's... Read more...
Brace yourself folks, because at long last here come the gaming laptops infused with NVIDIA's latest generation GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs in mobile form, based on Ampere. Kicking things off, Best Buy is now accepting preorders for an ASUS ROG Zephyrus (GA503QR-211.ZG15) that pairs a Zen 3 CPU with an Ampere GPU. Before we get to the guts, let's talk about the display. This is a 15.6-inch model with a QHD (2560x1440) panel. Normally on laptops we see manufacturers opt for either a 1080p or 4K resolution display, but in this case, we get a nice in-between (1440p), with a fast 165Hz refresh rate to boot. And it offers 100 percent coverage of the DCI-P3 color space. To help take advantage of the... Read more...
ASUS just can't seem to keep a lid on its upcoming laptop releases, and that is definitely the case with the new ASUS TUF Gaming A17 (FA706QR-HX004). A listing for the laptop was listed prematurely by Romanian retailer Altex, and it revealed all the details for the impressive new machine. Although the page has since been pulled, the information is still accessible via Google Cache. First and foremost, the machine is powered by a Ryzen 7 5800H processor, which AMD is expected to announce next week. The Ryzen 5000 Zen 3 series is expected to be a hot item during the first half of 2021, so expect to see many of announcements in the coming weeks. The Ryzen 7 5800H reportedly is an 8-core/16-thread... Read more...
We have known for quite some time that new laptops are on the horizon, with certain models pairing AMD's next round of mobile CPUs based on Zen 3 with NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce RTX 30 mobile series GPUs. The combination of Zen 3 and Ampere in a laptop has us salivating. So do the latest benchmark leaks, which highlight a couple of forthcoming ASUS ROG Strix models. ASUS actually has a whole bunch of designs and configurations on tap, if the rash of recent leaks are any indication. Just a few days ago, we wrote about an ROG Zephyrus flexing a Ryzen 9 5900H and GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile GPU in Geekbench. We have also seen a retailer tip the pending launch of a TUF Gaming laptop setup pairing an Intel... Read more...
We know with relative certainty that NVIDIA is preparing to launch a line of mobile GPUs based on Ampere, just as it has already done on the desktop with its GeForce RTX 30 series. I say "relatively certainty" because nothing is official until there is an actual announcement. While we wait, yet another leak points to a GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile GPU. This follows a roundup of specifications for unannounced mobile GPUs that we wrote about yesterday, including regular and Max-Q variants of the GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile, GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile, and GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile. And if prior leaks and rumors are any indication, there will also be a GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile on tap from NVIDIA at some point.... Read more...
I will readily admit that I am excited about the next round of gaming laptops that loom right around the corner. There are some enticing models on the market already, ones that pair fast AMD Ryzen 4000H and Intel Comet Lake-H CPUs with dedicated GPUs. But the pending launch of mobile GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs has the potential to dramatically bump up gaming performance in laptops, especially with ray tracing turned on. What exactly can we expect? At this point, everything amounts to a leak or rumor. NVIDIA has not yet released, announced, or even hinted at porting Ampere to mobile, but we all know it's coming. What we do not know, however, is what specific mobile SKUs NVIDIA has planned and... Read more...
NVIDIA reportedly has some new desktop Ampere GPUs in the pipeline, such as the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti we talked about earlier this week. NVIDIA also has mobile Ampere SKUs on deck, and one of them has hit the V-Ray benchmark in an interesting position. Earlier in the month, some ASUS laptops leaked with mobile GeForce RTX 30 Series mobile GPUs onboard, which means that NVIDIA could soon announce these GPUs. Now, we have even more evidence to believe that mobile GPUs will be announced as a mobile laptop variant of the GeForce RTX 3070 has hit V-Ray’s RTX benchmark. The GeForce RTX 3070 is sitting pretty with a score of 1394, which is lower than a desktop GeForce RTX 3060 Ti,... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks, we'll be diving into the renewed GPU war between AMD and NVIDIA and discuss the just-announced Radeon RX 6800, RX 6800 XT, and RX 6900 XT "Big Navi" GPUs from AMD, along with our full NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 review. We even sneak in some retro discussion while answering questions from the live chat, complete with some pictures of a BitBoys graphics card you may not have seen before. Enjoy -- and don't forget to like and subscribe to the channel! Show Notes: 05:17 - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Review: Breakout Performance At $499 23:29 - AMD Unveils Three Powerful Radeon RX 6000 Series Big Navi Cards To Topple NVIDIA's Best... Read more...
If enthusiasts were expecting a better chance at getting a GeForce RTX 3070 this morning than with the preceding GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3090, then you probably already know by now that those hopes were quickly dashed. Online sales for the GeForce RTX 3070 opened up at 9am ET this morning, and retail websites either quickly buckled under pressure or quickly threw up OOS messages. We were monitoring both Best Buy and Newegg minutes prior to 9am, and kept hitting refresh until we saw "Add to Cart" buttons. At Newegg, we briefly saw a number of third-party GeForce RTX 3070 cards available to order, only to quickly see the "Add to Cart" button disappear, or were greeted with server error... Read more...
If you’ve had your eyes on the GeForce RTX 3070 — and we know that many of you probably are after reading the HotHardware review earlier this week — you better have your index finger at the ready this morning. Even though NVIDIA delayed the launch of the GeForce RTX 3070 by two weeks to have ample supply of the cards in the channel for customers, at least one major online retailer isn’t expecting its stock to last very long. Late last night, Newegg tweeted that while it “will have more inventory than previous 30 series launches” on hand, it still anticipates that cards will sell out within minutes. That doesn’t give us much confidence... Read more...
NVIDIA is expanding its line-up of Ampere-based GeForce RTX 30 series cards today, with the relatively affordable GeForce RTX 3070. Although the card was announced alongside the higher-end GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 during NVIDIA’s GeForce Event hosted by CEO Jensun Huang last month, and was originally due to be arrive a bit sooner, NVIDIA decided to hold off on the official launch until its partners could ramp production and ensure shelves were adequately stocked upon launch. The more powerful flagship GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 sold out in a blink the moment they became available. While we’re sure NVIDIA would love for the GeForce RTX 3070 to sell just as quickly (what company... Read more...
Gaming enthusiasts around the globe are waiting to see what AMD has up its sleeves with the Radeon RX 6000 family of graphics cards. But it's not just enthusiasts that are eager to see what AMD has in store; long-time rival NVIDIA is likely looking to adjust its product strategy -- if necessary -- to counter whatever is announced this week. Such is the case with a new report from hardware sleuth/leaker kopite7kimii, who has suggested that NVIDIA is working on a new version of the GA102 GPU that would slot in between the GeForce RTX 3070 and the GeForce RTX 3080. This would of course either be the long-rumored GeForce RTX 3070 Ti/Super. More specifically, as we mentioned last week,... Read more...
Are gamers' wishes about to come true? It's hard to be certain, but reports coming out of Japan confirm that NVIDIA has been able to get a grip on GeForce RTX 3070 GPU production, and there should be greater inventory available at launch than its higher-end GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 counterparts. The news comes from PC Watch (first picked up by WCCFTech), which has been monitoring retail outlets located at the Akihabara shopping district in Tokyo. Multiple retailers confirmed that inventory will be “considerably larger” than NVIDIA's previous two Ampere launches. However, as it is rightfully pointed out, there is no indication as to whether this refers... Read more...
We're just a week away from the official launch of NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3070 graphics cards, which is its new mainstream GPU that promises previous generation "flagship" GeForce RTX 2080 Ti performance at the $499 price point. Given how close we are to retail availability, it was inevitable that performance benchmarks would start leaking out, and we have two results to share with you this morning. The first comes from the popular Ashes of the Singularity (AOTS) benchmark, which shows the GeForce RTX 3070 duking it out with its big brother, the $699 GeForce RTX 3080. In the Crazy 1080p DX12 benchmark, the GeForce RTX 3070 was pegged at 94 fps, making it around 13 percent slower than... Read more...
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