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  2. so a core i9 9920x which goes for $1200 and will be beat by a $500 chip?
  3. So I guess the "Competitor" in the comparison videos is Pentium4?
  4. ASUS unveils 30th anniversary edition Zenfone 6 and ZenBook at Computex 2019 by Jay Bonggolto At its Computex 2019 show today, ASUS announced fresh editions of its Zenfone 6 and ZenBook devices as part of its 30th-anniversary celebration. It is worth noting that these are not new products, but are special editions that pack some hardware upgrade to boot. The ZenFone 6 Edition 30 comes with some of the original specs and features of its original version that was announced earlier this month. The main upgrades come to its internals, with the new edition maxing out at 12GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage. The original Zenfone 6 comes only with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. Most noticeably, there are some changes to the design of the new edition. The Zenfone 6 Edition 30 has a matte black color option and a concentric-circle pattern on its back, which is embossed with ASUS' 30th-anniversary logo. Other than those changes, the phone retains the rest of the key elements of the Zenfone 6 including its 6.4-inch FullHD+ display, Snapdragon 855 SoC, 48MP+13MP camera on the back, and a 5,000mAh battery. ASUS also unveiled the ZenBook Edition 30 (UX334FL), which brings a modern flavor to the S6F Leather Collection that launched in 2006 with its Pearl White genuine leather case and "Rose Gold anodized diamond-cut edges and trim bar." Its 30th-anniversary logo on the lid is plated with 18-karat gold for added luxury. Key specs include 8th-gen Intel Core i7 CPUs, 16GB of RAM, up to 1TB of SSD storage, and a 13.3-inch FullHD display with a 178-degree viewing angle. It also features an upgraded ScreenPad 2.0 for an interactive secondary screen. While the ZenBook Edition 30 took most of the limelight at the event, ASUS also announced the ZenBook Pro and ZenBook Pro Duo. Finally, the company introduced the Prime X299 Edition 30 motherboard featuring dual Thunderbolt 3 ports, 5G Aquantia LAN, Intel Gigabit LAN, Intel WiFi 6, the new Smart Control Console, and a 2-inch LiveDash OLED display for displaying system status. Source: ASUS
  5. I was planning to build a new pc soon with a 9900k but I might have to go amd this time around.
  6. @Farchord, if you are talking about the Ryzen 9 3900X, make that $500, not $600.
  7. I just don't see any point in investing in a i9 now that Zen 2 is coming. Intel will probably win with the smallest of margins in a processor test, but at the cost of an insane electricity bill because just pumping their processors is all Intel can do for now. Intel dropped the ball years ago, and I don't feel sorry for them. Competition is good and AMD + ARM have already surpassed Intel in my opinion.
  8. Firm behind TikTok is working on its own smartphone by Paul Hill ByteDance, the firm behind the popular video app TikTok, is working on its own smartphone. The news was leaked by two sources speaking to the Financial Times, but ByteDance has since refused to give a comment on the matter. Earlier this year, it was reported that the TikTok developer was buying patents from a Chinese smartphone maker called Smartisan under the pretense of exploring the education business. The news comes at an interesting time with relations between the United States and China being a bit cold, with the latter’s tech businesses such as Huawei and ZTE being hounded out of Western markets over alleged links to the Chinese government. One point in ByteDance’s advantage is that its TikTok app is fairly popular outside of China, including in the U.S. and India, meaning more people could seek out their products. Jia Mo, an analyst from Canalys, doesn’t believe a ByteDance phone could take off. He said: “There’s basically no space for them in the mass market. They lack experience and advantage in supply chain, in channels . . . so their likelihood of being successful is very low. If they target only the niche market, maybe they have a chance by attracting niche customer groups through certain pre-installed software.” ByteDance will be a very interesting company to watch going forward, as its main product, TikTok, is centered on data-heavy video content; with 5G and other high-speed connections becoming more widely available, more apps like these could take off, giving ByteDance a new market to exploit. Source: Financial Times (Paywall) via TechCrunch
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  10. NickEclipse

    1903 v145 and SoundBlaster Z

    Oh, one last thing. I was on Release Preview setting on Windows Insider Program. I now set it to Fast, and got a new update coming in called Windows 10 Insider Preview 18898.1000. We'll see if that one fixes things. But I highly doubt it.
  11. DavidPneumonic

    Justification for Gaming Chairs

    Thanks neufuse. The cap is $500 a pop. After a bit of deliberating we've reasoned out that gaming chairs apparently offer better value than regular office seats (yay!) - BUT provided this is on the lower end of the price spectrum. The general understanding is that standard office chairs promise better value if you are looking at products on the higher end of the price spectrum. There are quite a number of options that fit the bill, as can be seen here on PC Gamer or Tech Radar, but only a couple of stand-outs for us. One in particular that seems to be convincing everyone is the SecretLab Titan - solid and comfortable all round, with multiple ergonomic features and doesn't stray too far even by the standards of a trendy office (Black colour option). And it comes just a handful of dollars under the budget. Anything to stretch that dollar 😁
  12. yea, even though the Navi was a tease ... not sure how much of a "tease" it really was. At least from the presentation ... it was the less interesting product since it didn't come with a $$$. IMO, they should have at least included a price and then unveil the full Navi lineup at E3. Anyway, I would assume that they will try their best to undercut Nvidia ... so this particular 5700 will be around 200-300 (pure assumption on my part). Now, what does Nvidia do after the RTX 4xxx lineup, with respect to naming? That Ryzen 9 3900X though ... looking forward to reviews/benchmarks and possibly replacing my current i7-3770k with it. Either that or the rumored 16 core that may be unveiled at E3.
  13. It looks like Office 2010 icons on Mac I don't get why they degraded Office icons to such extent. On one hand they tried to go for minimalism of the shape to absurd length, on the other hand they added shadows and different color shades, which makes it a total mess and big step backwards in every way. I still think the Office 2013/16 icons (Windows and Android) were the best.
  14. Leaked Ubisoft Pass may be new game subscription service similar to Origin Access by Pulasthi Ariyasinghe Ubisoft may be trying to replicate EA's success with subscription programs with a service of its own, as some users had discovered a listing on the Ubisoft Store named Ubisoft Pass Premium that hints at something of the sort. Although the placeholder product has now been wiped, it was found on a newly setup "Ubisoft Subscription" section of the store, making it less likely to be a case of product mislabeling. No other information about Ubisoft Pass Premium was uncovered from the page other than the name. However, assuming this is a subscription service, the Premium label at the end could be implying there will be two tiers available. This practice will be familiar to Origin Access users, the EA monthly subscription service on PC has a $4.99 standard as well as a $14.99 Premier tier, with the latter offering unlimited access to brand new titles from the publisher even before their release dates. As such, if Ubisoft takes this route, we could see a standard Ubisoft Pass offering older games by the company like Rainbow Six Siege and Ghost Recon Wildlands - among all its classic releases - while Premium bundles up much newer and upcoming titles such as Anno 1800, The Division 2, and Ghost Recon Breakpoint. With Ubisoft's focus on 'games as a service' titles for some time now, this venture could be a good fit for the company. Still, we have to wait until an official announcement by Ubisoft to confirm any of this. If there is an announcement coming, Ubisoft's E3 2019 presentation would be a good place to keep an eye on. Via TechRapter
  15. Pretty good lineup, the only one missing is the rumoured to be announced later, the 16 core Ryzen 3 3950X. Even without it Intel has nothing to counter this at the moment. What is staggering though is the price of the 12 core chip.
  16. I like connectivity everywhere but I don't like to pay another bill each month.
  17. Nvidia announces the launch of 25 new laptop models powered by Turing GPUs by Jay Bonggolto At Computex 2019, Nvidia has revealed that 25 laptop models from a wide range of partner OEMs will be powered by its Turing GPUs. Out of those laptop models, 17 are integrated with Nvidia's new RTX Studio system. The RTX Studio laptops are designed for creators in various fields including social media, digital advertising, and 3D development, being equipped with Nvidia's Quadro RTX or GeForce RTX GPUs. What's more interesting is that the Quadro RTX 5000-based systems, in particular, are the first Max-Q laptops featuring a whopping 16GB of graphics memory. Additionally, the latest laptops include gaming PCs which will be receiving some feature upgrades courtesy of Turing's real-time ray tracing and AI-assisted gaming system. Nvidia says RTX Studio laptops can deliver 100 frames per second for some popular titles like Fortnite, PUBG, and Apex Legends. The RTX Studio laptops come from Acer, ASUS, Dell, GIGABYTE, HP, MSI, and Razer. The laptops will be available from June at a starting price of $1,599. Also, nine new gaming laptops powered by GeForce have debuted at Computex. For those looking for portable laptops with high-fidelity graphics, ASUS, HP, and MSI have introduced the world’s first G-SYNC gaming laptops with 4K 120Hz DCI-P3 color displays. Meanwhile, ASUS, Clevo, Dell, and Razer have exhibited their 15.6-inch, 240Hz GeForce-powered laptops with what they claim to be super fast frame rates at the event.
  18. Don't their k series also overclock way higher than Ryzen? On the other hand, most of the ryzen line is not locked and they usually are half(ish) the price. I would wait for tests on the OC. Rumors said that the 7nm CPU's overclock way better than the last gen Ryzen. I bet that 5GHz will be possible. This is intel fans talking, since OC is the last bastion they can hold on to now.
  19. Its not just AMD, Snapdragon is also after them and it looks like Microsoft is onboard with both those companies for their own product line ups. But intel is only interested in GPUs now by the looks of it. Well ARM is still far away when it comes to competing with high end CPU's. But they certainly have a market for entry level systems to compete with Intel's mobile CPU.
  20. Nice try at a jab, but no you just use a standard HSF designed for the CPU. Above OP has a point, in reality this CPU will run on 5Ghz for a few second before slowing cores down to protect it from overheating. lol no, that's not how any of this works. What do you mean?, that is exactly how it works. Your 9900K runs only one core at max turbo boost of 5GHz. And it can sustain that 5GHz for only a few seconds.
  21. 12c/24t with a TDP of only 105W, 70MB of cache at $499 is an amazing feat. No wonder intel panicked and showed us a 9900KS although with no TDP, price and availability announcement. Makes you wonder if that i9 will ever be available except for a few test systems to counter AMD's Ryzen 9.
  22. FloatingFatMan

    The Boring Company

    I really don't get the hype with this stupid thing. All Musk has done here is built a one car metro that cost effectively the same as a mass transit metro; this tunnel cost was NO CHEAPER than any other tunneling project, despite what the half truths and hype claim. Hardly a breakthrough in either cost OR efficiency; quite the opposite in fact... The man might be good at running rocket and car companies, but ffs, leave mass transit to people who actually know what they're doing.
  23. stoo2000

    Odd formatting when quoting someone???

    Grammarly can cause this, Invision Community 4.4.4 will disable it in the editor until it can play nice.
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