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ASRock DeskMini Max is a bigger small PC with support for Ryzen 5000 and discrete graphics

The ASRock DeskMini line of computers tend to be compact desktops with a total volume of around 2 to 3 liters. But the new ASRock DeskMini Max is a system that sort of stretches the definition of Mini. With a volume of 9.94 liters, it’s compact by desktop tower PC standards, but the computer’s 10.6″ x […]

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Lilbits: Shuttle’s small workstation, HP’s gaming peripherals, Mele’s Quieter2 fanless mini PC

Small form-factor PC maker Shuttle is showing off a new small workstation-class computer during this week’s virtual Computex show. HP’s acquisition of gaming peripheral maker HyperX has been completed. A group of European companies trying to present ethical, sustainable, and open source options for smartphone users are banding together. And the folks behind the Linux-based […]

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AMD launches Radeon RX 6000M mobile graphics for gaming laptops

AMD’s newest mobile graphics technology brings RDNA 2 architecture to gaming laptops. The company says that means gamers could see up to a 1.5X performance boost compared to systems with first-gen RDNA graphics. The first laptops with AMD Radeon RX 6000M series graphics should be available later this month, including models from Asus, HP, Lenovo, […]

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Samsung Exynos chip with AMD graphics to bring ray-tracing to mobile

Two years after announcing plans to bring AMD graphics to Samsung Exynos mobile chips, it looks like the first of those chips could be ready to launch soon. During a Computex keynote, AMD’s Lisa Su said that Samsung’s “next flagship” mobile system-on-a-chip would feature custom graphics from AMD featuring the company’s RDNA 2 graphics architecture. […]

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AMD’s 3D chiplet tech to bring 192MB of L3 cache to next-gen Ryzen processors

AMD is showing off technology that could dramatically increase the amount and speed of cache memory available for next-gen chips, with up to 192MB of L3 cache on upcoming AMD Ryzen desktop chips and support for bandwidth of over 2 terabytes per second. In terms of real-world performance, AMD says that will bring the same […]

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Dell launches Alienware X line of gaming laptops with slim designs

The Alienware x15 is a high-power gaming laptop available with up to an Intel Core i9-11900H processor and up to 90-watt NVIDIA RTX 3080 graphics. But it’s also a fairly compact notebook by gaming PC standards, measuring 14.2″ x 10.9″ x 0.6″ and weighing about 5 pounds. It’s part of a new Alienware X line […]

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Intel previews “Beast Canyon” NUC 11 Extreme computer and Alder Lake mobile processors

In addition to launching two new 11th-gen Core U-series chips, Intel used its Computex press event to preview a couple of upcoming products. One is the next-gen NUC Extreme compact computer, code-named Beast Canyon. Powered by up to an Intel Core i9 Tiger Lake-H processor, the new Intel NUC 11 Extreme will support full-length discrete […]

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Intel launches Core i7-1195G7 and Core i5-1155G7 chips and a new 5G card for laptops

As expected, Intel is adding two new chips to is Tiger Lake-U family. The new Intel Core i7-1195G7 is the company’s most powerful U-series chip to date, with support for Turbo boost speeds up to 5 GHz, while the Core i5-1155G7 processor is a step up from the Core i5-1135G7 chip that currently powers dozens […]

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Zotac Magnus One ECM53060C is a compact gaming desktop with NVIDIA RTX 3060

The Zotac Magnus One line of computers stuff the guts of a gaming PC into compact case. Earlier this year the company introduced a model with a 65-watt Intel Core i7-10700 processor and NVIDIA RTX 3070 graphics. Now the company is launching a second, more affordable option. The new Zotac ZBOX Magnus One ECM53060C is a 10.5″ […]