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Early Results Suggest AMD’s Vega 56 Packs a Punch Against the GTX 1070

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When AMD announced its upcoming RX Vega product family, most of the focus was on its upper-end SKUs amid speculation of how well they’d compete against the GTX 1080 and GTX 1080 Ti. Less discussed was how the more modest Vega 56 might compare with Nvidia’s GTX 1070. Now, early leaks from Tweaktown suggest this match-up might actually be the more potent of the two. A quick refresher: Vega 56 has an 1156MHz base clock, ...

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Early Results Suggest AMD’s Vega 56 Packs a Punch Against the GTX 1070

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When AMD announced its upcoming RX Vega product family, most of the focus was on its upper-end SKUs amid speculation of how well they’d compete against the GTX 1080 and GTX 1080 Ti. Less discussed was how the more modest Vega 56 might compare with Nvidia’s GTX 1070. Now, early leaks from Tweaktown suggest this match-up might actually be the more potent of the two. A quick refresher: Vega 56 has an 1156MHz base clock, ...

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New King Stallion Helicopter Packs a Massive Punch, Will Be Ready in 2018

The Marines’ new King Stallion Helicopter (CH-53K) is nearly ready for deployment. Once it is, it should offer some key advantages over the older CH-53E. Its radius of action is larger, and the increased loading area is large enough to fit a Humvee. But even so, the helicopter has been designed with narrower sponsons to make it easier to use aboard a ship. The King Stallion can carry up to 35,000 pounds of cargo compared with 30,000 on the CH-53E. It’s also capable of easier unloading, thanks to a partially ...

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Skylake-X Packs a Punch, but It’s Not Intel’s Best Gaming CPU

Intel’s Skylake-X platform launched this week, with support for Kaby Lake and Skylake HEDT CPUs ranging from 10-core chips available on June 26 to an 18-core processor that’ll be available in October. We’re still working on our review, but the overall performance level of the new CPUs looks fairly solid. There’s one important thing to keep in mind, however: High core count CPUs, generally speaking, are not the best gaming chips you can buy. That’s the conclusion PC Gamer came to during their work testing the new Skylake-X, and it’s a conclusion ...

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Skylake-X Packs a Punch, but It’s Not Intel’s Best Gaming CPU

Intel’s Skylake-X platform launched this week, with support for Kaby Lake and Skylake HEDT CPUs ranging from 10-core chips available on June 26 to an 18-core processor that’ll be available in October. We’re still working on our review, but the overall performance level of the new CPUs looks fairly solid. There’s one important thing to keep in mind, however: High core count CPUs, generally speaking, are not the best gaming chips you can buy. That’s the conclusion PC Gamer came to during their work testing the new Skylake-X, and it’s a conclusion ...

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New teardown reveals Surface Studio packs ARM CPU core, upgradable storage

Microsoft’s new Surface Studio is an interesting foray into high-end premium hardware, but it’s clearly not intended as a user-expandable system. It’s always interesting to see how companies balance slim, cutting-edge hardware against basic repairability, and Microsoft’s track record in this area is pretty mixed. iFixit’s recent teardown of the Surface Studio found some expected downsides, but a few intriguing details and user-friendly options as well. It’s not too difficult to open the bottom of the system, but there are some wire leads to watch and you’ll have to remove ...

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Ben Roethlisberger's camp recipe: Ice packs and three-wheeled vehicles

7:52 PM ET If the Antonio Brown camp experience is about flash and adoration, Ben Roethlisberger opts for speed and ice. Roethlisberger just wrapped his 13th training camp with the Pittsburgh Steelers at Saint Vincent College, and a couple of things stood out, aside from his obvious ability at quarterback. He has gotten more rest days. And he has a sweet, three-wheeled hunting ride for zipping around campus. Ben Roethlisberger has spent his training camp riding around in the “Quiet Kat,” as seen in this still from a video from ...

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Latest Windows 10 Build 14385 packs in many bug fixes, feature updates

Windows 10 is rolling towards its August 2 Anniversary Update and the company’s latest build, 14385, reflects that focus. Over the past few days, Microsoft has been pushing out bug fixes and some small feature updates like crazy — late last week we saw the release of 14383 and the company pushed 14385 over the weekend to the Fast Ring. The 14385 build focuses on resolving common issues and bug fixes. Windows 10 should no longer spam messages that your copy of the OS will expire on 7/15/2016. Battery life ...

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KiloCore project packs 1,000 CPU cores into tiny power envelope, 32nm process

It’s been almost a decade since CPU developers began talking up many-core chips with core counts potentially into the hundreds or even thousands. Now, a recent paper at the 2016 Symposium on VLSI Technology has described a 1,000-core CPU built on IBM’s 32nm PD-SOI process. The “KiloCore” is an impressive beast, capable of executing up to 1.78 trillion instructions per second in just 621 million transistors. The chip was designed by a team at UC Davis. First, a clarifying note: If you Google “KiloCore,” most of what shows up is ...

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