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AMD EPYC: 64C/128T dual-CPU against Intel 56C/112T CPUs

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 8 mins ago

AMD has been making some pretty serious waves with its Zen CPU architecture, but now that the enterprise/server-grade EPYC processors are here, Intel is in for a big fight - even with its spiffy new Xeon Platinum line of CPUs.




AMD's new EPYC 7601 comes in 32C/64T, but has been used in a dual-CPU server with a total of 64C/128T for some serious computational power - with SiSoft Sandra and Cinebench R15 2P benchmarks. We're seeing a competition between Intel's new 28C/56T processors in both single- and dual-CPU configurations, with a dual-CPU rig with Intel's new Xeon Platinum 8180 and a total of 56C/112T of power.


The benchmarks saw an average all-core CPU clock of 2.7GHz on all 64C/128T of AMD's dual EPYC 7601 system, while the dual Intel Xeon Platinum 8180 had 3.4GHz across all of its dual-CPU goodness at 56C/112T. In the Cinebench R15 performance, we're looking at AMD's EPYC 7601 scoring around 6879 points, while Intel's new Xeon Platinum 8180 pushes 8301.

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Samsung is close to the world's most profitable company

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 2 hours, 39 mins ago

Whatever electronics device you own, it probably has something manufactured or made by Samsung in it, which would lead to the company eventually getting to the point where they are tipping towards becoming the most profitable company of Q2 2017.




According to ET News, Samsung will be showing off some record breaking numbers for Q2 2017 very soon, above the predicted $11.6 billion to $12.3 billion that analysts have Samsung pegged to announce. Samsung's main competitor Apple is poised to be under the South Korean's shadow in the financial fight with just $10.5 billion of earnings, very shy of Samsung's hefty lofts of $12 billion or more. Samsung hitting this amount would put them in the ballpark of the combined operating profits of tech industry giants Facebook, Google, Netflix, and Amazon - all expected to pull $11.1 billion.


Samsung's financial dominance comes from the fact that they have countless successful smartphones, tablets, notebooks, NAND, DRAM, AMOLED displays, and so much more. The likes of Apple and Google can't say that, especially in physical consumer products. Samsung, keep killing it.

AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition vs NVIDIA TITAN Xp

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 3 hours, 44 mins ago

AMD's new Radeon Vega Frontier Edition launches today, with PCWorld being one of the first outlets with the Vega-based graphics card in their hands.




The new AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition has been confirmed at $1200, with 16GB of HBM2 memory, and is air-cooled. The liquid-cooled Radeon Vega graphics card will cost $1800, quite a chunk more. The air-cooled version has a 300W TDP, while the liquid-cooled version has a 375W TDP.




Now remember, Radeon Vega Frontier Edition is not a consumer graphics card for gaming... with AMD aiming it at "data scientists, immersion engineers, and product designers". This pushes it into the same sphere as NVIDIA's Quadro and Tesla cards, and not the TITAN Xp so much. PCWorld had the TITAN Xp in their hands for testing, so why not? AMD set up two identical PCs for PCWorld, rocking Ryzen 7 1800X processors, 32GB of DDR4 RAM, SSDs, 4K displays, and Windows 10 Enterprise Edition.




One of the machines rocked NVIDIA's new TITAN Xp, while the other featured the most exciting graphics card of 2017 (at least so far): Radeon Vega Frontier Edition. PCWorld notes that the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition had its blue anodized heat shroud made in the US, as well as the Radeon logo, and the absolutely beautiful and I-must-have-it-now glowing yellow 'R' also #MadeinAmerica. There were some serious tests thrown at it, including an 8K display.

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Cheapest Rainbow Six Siege in big Ubisoft PC Summer Sale

By: TweakTown Dealzon | More News: Deals | Posted: 4 hours, 42 mins ago

Ubisoft is the GameStop of the PC gaming world. Gamers love to hate on it. That said they do have some of hot titles out, especially in the FPS world like Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege now on fire sale during the 2017 Summer Sales. Today GamersGate launched a new round of Ubisoft deals to compete with the Steam Summer Sale making R6 Siege and a ton of other titles at historic low prices.




Thanks the the price drops at GamersGate, it's never been cheaper to get into Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege. The R6 Siege Complete Edition is dropping to $54 in the Steam Summer sale, which was the previous historic low, but GamersGate is bettering the price with a drop tot $48.59. This saves you an extra $5.40 compared to any other previous price in the history of availability, and is 46% less than the usual $90 MSRP. The base game Rainbow Six Siege is also $21.59 at GamersGate while being $24 on Steam - a similar percentage price gap.


Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege



Watch Dogs 1 & 2



Tom Clancy'sGhost Recon Wildlands



Tom Clancy'sThe Division





Watch Dogs 2 is another example of a hot deal in the GamersGate Summer Sale. Steam is currently charging $30 while GamersGate has it for $24.60. Another $5.40 in savings compared to the previous best price and under half the usual $60.


All the titles listed above are at their best prices online at GamersGate. They are all Uplay keys and expire on July 3, 2017.

Meizu Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus specs and prices leak

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 6 hours, 40 mins ago

Meizu is expected to launch the Pro 7 this summer, and the first images of the phone have already leaked revealing that the device could feature a secondary display.




Now, a new report from China has revealed its specs and pricing. According to the report, Meizu will launch two phones, the Meizu Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus, on July 26th. The devices should be available shortly after the launch, on August 4th.


Both models will come with a secondary display on the back, which will likely be used for notifications like other phones.

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Sony's next gen PS5 may be traditional console gen

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 7 hours, 49 mins ago

Sony's next-gen PlayStation may hearken back to the original console cycle instead of pushing forth the new iterative family of consoles cadence.




The rhythm of the console market has changed. Console-makers like Sony and Microsoft haven't hit the reset button on the current generation, and have instead embraced an iterative cycle of systems which allows for better hardware revisions while ensuring full software compatibility at the cost of newer consoles being held back by parity regulations. But eventually this new cycle could shift back to the old cadence to ensure true next-gen performance. The first shift away from iterative consoles could be Sony's PlayStation 5.


Shawn Layden, President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment America, told German website some interesting new tidbits about the next PlayStation successor, hinting that the system could herald a new console gen and not an iterative system held back by its previous older-generation kin. The website asked Layden about the PS4 Pro's software parity via the iterative cycle, and if Sony is "more likely to rely on a real PS5" in the future. Layden affirmed with a simple "yes" but warned that the new PlayStation won't be released for "some time."

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Samsung Galaxy Stellar 2 specs and pricing leaked

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 8 hours, 26 mins ago

Back in 2012, Samsung introduced a Verizon-exclusive smartphone, the Galaxy Stellar. It now appears that the company is working on its successor.




A new report from China says that the Galaxy Stellar 2 is almost ready for launch. According to the report, supported by images of the phone, the Galaxy Stellar 2 should feature a 4.5-inch 720p AMOLED display, and be powered by a Snapdragon 626.


The device should have 2.5GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The Galaxy Stellar 2 should have a 5MP main camera and a 1.2MP front shooter.

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Samsung introduces new color option for the Galaxy S8+

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 9 hours, 31 mins ago

Samsung has announced another color option for the Galaxy S8+ - Rose Pink.


The phone launched back in April, is also available in Midnight Black, Orchid Grey, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, and Maple Gold colors. The Rose Pink color option will be available in Taiwan first, but it could hit other markets as well.




The pink color was rumored a while back, alongside the Amethyst color, which we're yet to see.

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Xiaomi Mi 6 finally available outside of China

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 10 hours, 34 mins ago

The Xiaomi Mi 6 was unveiled back in April, and up until now, the phone was only available in China.




As of today, the device is now available in Hong Kong, followed shortly by Taiwan. There's still no info about the pricing in these markets.


It is also unknown if and when the Mi 6 will hit other markets.

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Nokia 6 available in the US in early July

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 11 hours, 42 mins ago

Back in January, HMD Global unveiled its first Nokia-branded Android smartphone - the Nokia 6. However, many were disappointed that the device was available only in China.




Now, HMD Global has announced that the device will finally hit the US market. The phone will be available in early July on Amazon.


The phone will be available in two colors, Matte Black, and Silver, at a price of $229.

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