Lilbits: Windows 10, 21H1, Office 2021, and NVIDIA’s crypto mining GPUs

Microsoft has developed a habit of releasing two major Windows 10 updates per year, usually with the spring update including at least a few big new features and the fall update focusing more on under-the-hood things that you might not notice as much. This year the company is flipping things around. The spring update will […]

Laptops with NVIDIA RTX 3000 graphics could have any of 28 variants

This month NVIDIA unveiled three new GeForce RTX 3000 series graphics solutions for gaming and mobile workstation laptops and promised we’d see more than 70 different laptops featuring the new GPUs. But if you want to know what kind of performance to expect from the first mobile GPUs featuring NVIDIA “Ampere” graphics, it turns out […]

Lilbits: Intel’s discrete graphics card, AMD’s Lucienne chips, and new Chrome OS features (and hardware)

Intel’s Iris Xe integrated graphics have brought big performance gains to thin and light laptops in the past year or two, even making handheld gaming machines like the GPD Win 3 possible. But Intel isn’t stopping at integrated graphics. The company released an Intel Iris Xe MAX discrete GPU for laptops last year, delivering a […]

Meet the first laptops with Intel Iris Xe MAX discrete graphics

Intel’s integrated graphics technology has gotten a lot better in recent years, with the company’s 11th-gen Intel Tiger Lake processors offering graphics performance that’s close to what you’d get from an entry-level NVIDIA discrete GPU. But Intel isn’t stopping with integrated graphics – this summer the company announced plans to enter the discrete graphics space […]

Is this the first laptop with Intel DG1 discrete graphics?

Intel’s 11th-gen Core processors feature the company’s most powerful integrated graphics technology to date. But Intel also plans to offer discrete graphics solutions for even higher performance soon. The Intel DG1 GPU is aimed at “mobile creators” looking for a little extra horsepower for graphics and video applications. While Intel hasn’t officially launched its DG1 GPU […]

Lilbits: NVIDIA Ampere, Walmart+ and Google Pixel

NVIDIA’s most powerful gaming graphics cards are set to start shipping this month with prices ranging from $499 for the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 GPU with “Ampere” architecture, $699 for a GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card with up to twice the performance of its previous-gen counterpart, and $1499 for NVIDIA’s first 8K gaming graphics card, […]

NVIDIA quietly outs GeForce MX450 GPU for laptops

NVIDIA is refreshing its entry-level discrete GPU for thin and light laptops. According to the new product page for the NVIDIA GeForce MX450 graphics processor, the new GPU supports GDDR5 and GDDR6 memory and PCIe 4.0. There aren’t many other technical details listed, but we probably won’t have to wait long to see laptops with […]

Intel Xe GPU roadmap includes laptop, gaming PC, and server graphics

Intel is taking a big step into the GPU space, starting with the Intel Xe integrated graphics that will be built into the company’s upcoming “Tiger Lake” processors. But laptops with integrated GPUs are just the start. The company is outlining its roadmap for Intel Xe graphics, and we can also expect to see discrete […]

Qualcomm and Xiaomi develop Game Turbo graphics tuner for smartphones

It looks like GPU tweaking software is coming to smartphones. Xiaomi and Qualcomm appear to have developed an app called Game Turbo which will let users adjust GPU settings to optimize for performance, picture quality, or frame rates, among other things. Neither company has made an official announcement yet, but Ice Universe has shared a few […]