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Hier — 18 février 2020HotHardware

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...
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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...

AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT Review: Navi Targets 1080P Gamers

AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT Review: Navi Targets 1080P Gamers Back in October, AMD released its Radeon RX 5500 series GPUs for OEM desktop and mobile systems. The Radeon RX 5500 featured the same RDNA-infused Navi GPU architecture as the more powerful Radeon RX 5700 XT, but scaled things back for lower-power applications and more affordable price points. The cards weren’t destined for the channel...

AMD Unveils Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition With Radeon Boost, Streamlined Interface, New Features Galore

AMD Unveils Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition With Radeon Boost, Streamlined Interface, New Features Galore Over the last several years, AMD has released major new driver features and enhancements at the end of the calendar year, and as 2019 draws to a close, it is no different. The just-released Radeon Software Adrenaline 2020 Edition overhauls the driver suite's installation and interface to surface what's important, adds new features (and enhances...

DJI Osmo Mobile 3 Review: Top-Notch, Affordable Phone Gimbal

DJI Osmo Mobile 3 Review: Top-Notch, Affordable Phone Gimbal There are few better ways to record memories than video. You have probably recorded clips of birthday parties, vacations, or family holidays here and there. Maybe you enjoy sharing a glimpse of your daily grind to Instagram. Videos help us to share our world with others and reminisce about days gone by. Impromptu filming has become ever more...

Build A Great Rig With HotHardware's PC Components Buyer's Guide, Just In Time For Black Friday

Build A Great Rig With HotHardware's PC Components Buyer's Guide, Just In Time For Black Friday Welcome to HotHardware's PC Component Buyer's Guide, where we help prospective system builders pick out just the right collection of components to build the rigs of their dreams -- or at least the rig which makes the best use of your budget. We've picked out the best bang for the buck in processors, graphics cards, storage, and more in an...

AMD Threadripper 3970X And 3960X Review: Multi-Threaded Domination

AMD Threadripper 3970X And 3960X Review: Multi-Threaded Domination AMD has been on an impressive run since the release of its first-generation Ryzen processors a couple of years back. After a long stretch playing second-fiddle to Intel in the desktop processor space, unable to effectively compete at the high-end of the market, AMD’s Zen micro-architecture propelled the company into a much more competitive...

Intel Core i9-10980XE Review: 18-Core Cascade Lake-X Battles AMD [Updated]

Intel Core i9-10980XE Review: 18-Core Cascade Lake-X Battles AMD [Updated] Intel officially took the wraps off of its upcoming Cascade Lake-X based HEDT processors back in early October, revealed its updated pricing strategy, and the new features coming to its flagship desktop processor line-up. If you missed the original announcement and array of leaked performance data since then, Cascade Lake-X is a essentially...

Google Pixelbook Go Review: A Premium Chromebook Experience

Google Pixelbook Go Review: A Premium Chromebook Experience Google's new Pixelbook Go is a bit of an anomaly in the company's line of Chromebooks. Neither a folding, swiveling ultra-premium device like the original Google Pixelbook, nor a tablet like the Pixel Slate, the company's newest release is a traditional clamshell design, although one that features a touch-enabled display. It looks, feels,...

GeForce RTX Ray Tracing On A $300 To $500 Budget: What To Expect

GeForce RTX Ray Tracing On A $300 To $500 Budget: What To Expect When NVIDIA's GeForce RTX graphics cards first launched, there weren't many games on the market that could take advantage of Turing's new bells and whistles. Over time that's changed, however, and some of this year's biggest hits—titles like Control and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare—can take full advantage of stunning ray-traced...

AMD Radeon Pro W5700 Review: Affordable Navi For Workstations

AMD Radeon Pro W5700 Review: Affordable Navi For Workstations AMD launched its Navi-based Radeon RX 5700 series GPUs for gamers a few months back and customized, higher-clocked boards from its partners quickly followed soon thereafter. Navi, and its newly-designed RDNA-infused microarchitecture and instruction set, will be the foundation of an entire family of GPUs from AMD moving forward, that will...

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Review: A 16-Core Zen 2 Powerhouse

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Review: A 16-Core Zen 2 Powerhouse When Dr. Lisu Su took to the stage at an event back in June and officially announced the Ryzen 9 3950X, it didn’t come as much of a surprise to be honest. Considering the fact that Zen 2 CPU chiplets feature 8-cores each, and the Ryzen 9 3900X with dual CPU chiplets launched with only 12-cores enabled, there was immediate speculation...

Alienware Aurora R10 Ryzen Edition Review: A 3950X Invasion

Alienware Aurora R10 Ryzen Edition Review: A 3950X Invasion Intel had a deathgrip on high-end gaming PCs for years while AMD's processors struggled to provide enough gaming performance to be competitive in the high end enthusiast tier. The tide has recently turned, however, and this summer AMD's Ryzen 3000 series of Zen 2-based 7nm processors took the world by storm. As a result of this monumental...

ASUS ROG Phone II Review: A Mobile Gaming And Battery Life Beast

ASUS ROG Phone II Review: A Mobile Gaming And Battery Life Beast The concept of a purpose-built gaming phone is still somewhat in its infancy, though we are starting to see generational upgrades, such as the ASUS ROG Phone II. As the name implies, this is the second gaming handset from ASUS. Like the original ROG Phone released last year, the ROG Phone II combines bleeding edge hardware with gaming-centric...

Google Pixel 4 XL Review: Streaks Of Brilliance, Pure Android

Google Pixel 4 XL Review: Streaks Of Brilliance, Pure Android Without question, Google's Pixel 4 XL has been the most leaked smartphone of 2019 prior to its official launch. Heck, even Google teased the device and a key feature or two along the way, so it goes without saying, the hype was big for this fourth generation Pixel. Google tries to set the bar for Android ecosystem partners with respect to...

Alienware m15 R2 Review: Beautiful OLED, Beastly Performance

Alienware m15 R2 Review: Beautiful OLED, Beastly Performance Alienware may just be the most well-known gaming desktop and notebook brand on the planet. The company's gray alien logo graces everything from proper, upgradeable desktops like the Aurora R9 to the huge desktop-replacement Area-51m notebook complete with actual desktop hardware. What we have on hand today isn't quite so big and bulky, however:...
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