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Apple’s New A11 Bionic Packs One Hell of a Wallop

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. For the past five years, Apple has built its own CPU cores and marched to the beat of its own unique drum. Unlike the various Android vendors, including Samsung and Qualcomm, Apple has eschewed higher core counts in favor of better single-threaded performance. While companies like Qualcomm went wide, with features like big.Little and up to eight CPU cores, Apple has stuck to a high-performance dual-core architecture. That trend holds true with the A11 Bionic. ...

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The Movidius Myriad X VPU Packs a Custom Neural Compute Engine

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Movidius, the company behind early work on Google’s Project Tango and its own Myriad 2 high performance vision processors, has announced a new VPU (Vision Processing Unit) dubbed Myriad X. The new core is a significant advance on previous designs, and Movidius claims it can process up to 1 trillion deep neural network (DNN) operations per second with 10 times the performance of the Myriad 2 architecture. Part of the reason Movidius can hit these ...

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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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