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Hier — 7 avril 2020HotHardware

Dell XPS 13 (2020) Review: Laptop Excellence Refined

Dell XPS 13 (2020) Review: Laptop Excellence Refined When we evaluated the late 2019 model of Dell's XPS 13, we thought a few small things kept that ultraportable from achieving complete perfection. That machine shipped with Intel's Comet Lake-U family of processors, which are plenty fast on the CPU side of things. However, they lack the graphics "oomph" of Intel's latest Iris Plus graphics,...
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LG V60 ThinQ 5G Review: Dual Display, Almost Flagship

LG V60 ThinQ 5G Review: Dual Display, Almost Flagship It’s fair to say that when consumers think of flagship smartphones, LG may not be the first brand that comes to mind. Although they've made some strong devices over the years, including some early Google Pixel-branded phones, the South Korean giant hasn't had the same kind of success in the mobile space as some of its larger competitors....

ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 Review: AMD Ryzen 4000 Mobile Unleashed

ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 Review: AMD Ryzen 4000 Mobile Unleashed We first got our hands on the AMD Ryzen 4000-powered ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 during CES early this year. If you are unfamiliar with the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14, it is a new breed of thin and light gaming notebook, that packs the performance of a much larger desktop-replacement type machine into a slimmer and sleeker 14”, sub-20mm class notebook....

Evaluating NVIDIA DLSS 2.0 Quality And Performance In Mech 5 And Control

Evaluating NVIDIA DLSS 2.0 Quality And Performance In Mech 5 And Control Back when the GeForce RTX family launched in late 2018, NVIDIA unveiled its Deep Learning Super Sampling anti-aliasing method, which upscales low-resolution images via machine learning on the GPU's Tensor cores. While the technology was promising, there were some drawbacks. First of all, image quality was typically lower than rendering at...

Doom Eternal: Demon Killing Gameplay And GPU Performance Review

Doom Eternal: Demon Killing Gameplay And GPU Performance Review Doom is a game franchise that needs no introduction. In 1992, id Software laid down the groundwork for first-person shooters with Wolfenstein 3D. When Doom came along a year later, the studio cemented its status among elite American game developers, thanks in no small part to the game's outstanding graphics and addictive gameplay. The series...

Working From Home Guide: Top Tips For Maximum Productivity

Working From Home Guide: Top Tips For Maximum Productivity Managing Editor Marco Chiappetta's home office is pretty sweet You don't need us to tell you that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is dominating the news and sits at the forefront of just about everybody's mind. Across the nation, state governments are closing schools, local governments are banning folks from gathering, and leagues are canceling...

AMD Launches Ryzen 4000 Series For Laptops: Zen 2 Mobile Unleashed With Big Performance Gains

AMD Launches Ryzen 4000 Series For Laptops: Zen 2 Mobile Unleashed With Big Performance Gains AMD announced its Zen 2-based Ryzen 4000 series mobile processors a couple of months back at CES 2020. The information disseminated at AMD’s press conference, however, was relatively high-level, and as it turns out, wasn’t quite complete. Since the show, we’ve been made privy to much more information regarding the Ryzen...

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G Review: Big, Bold, Tricked-Out

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G Review: Big, Bold, Tricked-Out Samsung's Galaxy S line is the company's premier family of flagship Android phones. Over the years it has been underpinned by a recurring theme of bigger, faster, and prettier, with a ever-growing list of features. This year's Galaxy S20 family is no exception, starting out at a bold 6.2-inch format for the smallest Galaxy S20 5G device, 6.7-inches...

Gaming Level-Up: Benefits Of Upgrading Integrated Graphics With EVGA & ASUS

Gaming Level-Up: Benefits Of Upgrading Integrated Graphics With EVGA & ASUS Over the last few years, integrated graphics in modern processors have seen something of a revival, particularly from AMD's camp. Raven Ridge's Vega-based (Ryzen 3000 series) integrated GPU provides a surprisingly capable IGP solution that lets folks play some of the latest games, albeit with the resolution and detail levels turned down. Intel's...

Crucial X8 Portable SSD Review: Fast, Value-Priced Storage

Crucial X8 Portable SSD Review: Fast, Value-Priced Storage Over the last few years the USB connectivity has gone through some major changes. We've been through USB 3.0, USB 3.1, and now USB 3.2. And that's not even taking into account all the different generations that were released. Like USB 3.1 Gen 1, USB 3.2 Gen 1, USB 3.2 Gen 2, and now USB 3.2 Gen 2x2. Oh, and don't forget, Gen 4 is coming soon...

AMD Reveals RDNA 2 And CDNA GPU Architecures, Zen CPU Roadmap Details At Financial Analyst Day

AMD Reveals RDNA 2 And CDNA GPU Architecures, Zen CPU Roadmap Details At Financial Analyst Day AMD held its Financial Analyst Day today and the company offered up a broad overview of what we should expect in terms of roadmap technologies execution over the next few years. Some of the topics that were touched on included next-generation RDNA 2 Navi GPU architectures, completely new CDNA GPUs optimized for the data center, along with

Samsung T7 Touch SSD Review: Fast, Secure Portable Storage

Samsung T7 Touch SSD Review: Fast, Secure Portable Storage Samsung has been at the forefront of the solid-state storage market for a number of years now. We’re not just talking about its mainstream internal SSDs either, which have been popular amongst enthusiasts. Samsung offers a wide array of solid-state storage solutions, ranging from miniscule microSD cards, all the way on up to monstrous,...

Best NVIDIA And AMD GPUs For High Refresh Rate Gaming

Best NVIDIA And AMD GPUs For High Refresh Rate Gaming It doesn't matter if you're playing Call of Duty, Counterstrike, Fortnite, or StarCraft, there's usually a benefit to having the highest frame rates possible when playing games competitively. That requires a couple of things, namely a very fast PC and a 120 - 144Hz or other high-refresh rate gaming monitor. Today, we'll look at the PC components...

Acer Predator CG437K Monitor Review: 43” Of Big Beast Gaming

Acer Predator CG437K Monitor Review: 43” Of Big Beast Gaming Gaming on a much larger screen has always had this almost unnatural appeal. Over the years, many enthusiasts likely have tried to hook up a PC to a much larger display for gaming bliss, whether it was a TV or projector via S-Video, component or DVI, or nowadays, the biggest possible LCD one can afford. When LCD TVs became the norm for home...

MiSTer DIY: Accurately Simulating Retro Game Consoles With FPGAs

MiSTer DIY: Accurately Simulating Retro Game Consoles With FPGAs Fully-assembled MiSTer FPGA DIY console It seems like it wasn't too long ago that we crowned the Raspberry Pi 4 as one of the best retro game consoles around. Indeed, the Raspberry Pi foundation's latest single-board computer still a low-cost DIY powerhouse. However, retro gamers are picky about one thing that haunts many software emulation...

SilverStone PF240-ARGB Liquid Cooler Review: Value And Style

SilverStone PF240-ARGB Liquid Cooler Review: Value And Style SilverStone has been in the AIO (all-in-one) liquid cooling game since 2013, so the cooler we're reviewing today should be a fairly refined product with years of deep feedback and iteration built in. Back in the day, closed loop, AIO liquid coolers were relatively limited in terms of options, but SilverStone was able to distinguished itself...

AMD Threadripper 3990X Review: A 64-Core Multithreaded Beast Unleashed

AMD Threadripper 3990X Review: A 64-Core Multithreaded Beast Unleashed Although it was somewhat of a foregone conclusion that AMD would launch a monstrous 64-core / 128-thread 3rd generation Ryzen Threadripper processor ever since the initial line-up was announced a few months back, the company made it official at CES 2020 last month. AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su took to the stage during a glitzy press conference in Las...

Motorola One Action Review: A Deal Of An Android One Phone

Motorola One Action Review: A Deal Of An Android One Phone Motorola seemingly has a knack for knocking out excellent mid-range Android phones like the Moto G series and the Moto Mod-capable and 5G ready Moto Z3. With more and more entrants bringing good enough performance at affordable price points, however, it's getting harder for manufacturers to differentiate. Even the underlying platforms...

HP Elite Dragonfly Review: A Super Stylish 2-In-1 Laptop

HP Elite Dragonfly Review: A Super Stylish 2-In-1 Laptop The high end 2-in-1 notebook market is pretty crowded with entrants from Microsoft, Dell, Lenovo, HP, ASUS and others. As a result, it's pretty tough to make a convertible laptop that stands out from the rest. HP's doing its best, however, with its new Elite Dragonfly line of lightweight, 2-in-1 hybrid PCs.  What we have on hand today...

Dell OptiPlex 7070 Ultra Review: The New Disappearing Desktop PC

Dell OptiPlex 7070 Ultra Review: The New Disappearing Desktop PC Dell's new OptiPlex 7070 Ultra desktop PC features a new, innovative design approach that's sleeker and more useful than traditional small form factor machines, when integrating them with standard displays. Small form factor PCs, like the Intel NUC, Gigabyte BRIX and ZOTAC ZBOX, tend to include VESA mounts for easy attachment to the back of...

HP Omen 17 Review: A Value-Priced Mobile Gaming Beast

HP Omen 17 Review: A Value-Priced Mobile Gaming Beast For the longest time, replicating a desktop-class gaming experience on a laptop meant spending a hefty premium on a comparable mobile configuration, and to some extent, that still holds true today. The situation is much improved, however, as the cost of entry into PC gaming territory in general has continuously fallen on the hardware side,...

AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT Review: A Top-Notch 1080p Gaming GPU

AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT Review: A Top-Notch 1080p Gaming GPU After numerous leaks, AMD officially announced its Radeon RX 5600 series of GPUs during its press conference at CES 2020 a couple of weeks back. Although most of the early leaks were technically accurate at the time they hit the web, a series of events since then has changed the landscape somewhat, and what you thought would be launching today,...

Microsoft Surface Pro X And Pro 7 Review: Snapdragon And x86 Experience

Microsoft Surface Pro X And Pro 7 Review: Snapdragon And x86 Experience Microsoft Surface Pro X (left) and Microsoft Surface Pro 7 (right) - Similar But Very Different Beasts Microsoft's Surface Pro line of convertible tablets has long been one of the standards by which premium Windows hybrid convertibles are judged. The Surface Pro family has been around for years, but these latest tablet 2-in-1 devices come...

Intel DG1 Xe Discrete Graphics First Look: These Cards Are Shipping To ISVs

Intel DG1 Xe Discrete Graphics First Look: These Cards Are Shipping To ISVs To close out Intel’s CES 2020 press conference, Gregory Bryant, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Intel’s Client Computing Group showed off an upcoming Tiger Lake-based mobile platform with discrete DG1 GPU running a game live on-screen. We were on-hand to capture video of the short demo and have it posted for you here. The

14 Movies And TV Shows Every Geek Should Watch And How To View Them

14 Movies And TV Shows Every Geek Should Watch And How To View Them Although being a geek was not always chic, geek culture has been celebrated in cinema and on television for decades in one form or another. In some ways, it is a genre unto itself. The appreciation of science, fantasy, and intellectual concepts have given birth to a wide range of both celebrated and cringe worthy flicks and TV episodes, from...

Dell XPS 13 (2019) Review: A Refined 6-Core Ultrabook

Dell XPS 13 (2019) Review: A Refined 6-Core Ultrabook Dell's XPS 13 family is split into two main product lines; 2-in-1 convertible notebooks and traditional clamshell-style laptops. It wasn't too long ago that we looked at the latest 2-in-1 with Intel's 10th-generation Core i7-1065G7. That machine was a thin, light, flexible beauty and a great performer, thanks in no small part to its improved...

Addlink S70 SSD Review: Speedy, Affordable NVMe Storage

Addlink S70 SSD Review: Speedy, Affordable NVMe Storage Addlink isn't a manufacturer that sits on the tip of everybody's tongues, but the company has been in the storage business for a little over a decade. Online shops carry all sorts of flash memory products from Addlink, from micro SD cards to PCI-Express 4.0 solid state drives, and all points in between. However, just because you might not...

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 Review: Powerful Portability

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 Review: Powerful Portability Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 family has long been synonymous with excellent build quality and premium features. Over the summer, we were extremely impressed with the 7th-generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon's build quality, performance, and its bright 4K IPS display. This time around we're looking at the larger ThinkPad X1 Extreme, which shares a design...

Google Stadia Review: Setting Expectations For Cloud Gaming

Google Stadia Review: Setting Expectations For Cloud Gaming As most of your are probably aware, Google Stadia is an ambitious new game streaming service. It supplants the need for dedicated gaming hardware that renders high-end graphics by processing the workloads in the cloud and piping the final frames over the Internet to your device. In theory, all your device needs is a fast and stable Internet...

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865: Next-Gen Android Phone Benchmark Preview

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865: Next-Gen Android Phone Benchmark Preview We are fresh back from the 2019 Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit, during which the company revealed a number of new products and technologies. In addition to the XR2 5G next-generation VR platform, new Always-Connected PC processors, and the Snapdragon 765, which will target mainstream, 5G-enabled smartphones next year, Qualcomm also announced its flagship...
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