It is clear that the supposed launch of the new graphics cards from NVIDIA, the GeForce GTX 1180, is a very controversial issue due to the almost total absence of information about this new and expected graphics model. So, it is not surprising that, as soon as the slightest hint of information appears to be real, almost all the media run to give it as such.
Today, we have come to know more about the specifications of the new models Ryzen 3 2300X and 2500X Ryzen 5, as well as energy – efficient models E. The names of these processor models are not a novelty for anyone, they have been appearing for some time on some pages of motherboard manufacturers, but today we fill in some gaps in their specification tables.
The specialist in the design and manufacture of gaming peripherals, Razer, has just presented its new arcade controls Razer Atrox Arcade Stick and Razer Panthera Arcade Stick. Decorated with an eye-catching design based on the Dragon Ball FighterZ game, the new controls have been created to be used with the current Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles. Inspired by the usual traditional arcade machines (which we have all played with more or less devotion when we were young), the arcade controls are a market share of the market that is very popular among those who know how to enjoy the experience of pounding several buttons simultaneously. If we told you about the hours we spent standing in front of an arcade machine, you would not believe us.
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 is a processor of 6 cores and 12 threads , the price was filtered yesterday on Amazon and will be about 214 euros. The speed of this CPU is 3.4 GHz with a maximum Boost of 3.9 GHz. Its TDP is calculated to be 65 W and it has 16MB of L3 cache. System setup – ASRock motherboard with X370 chipset and 16 GB of DDR4 3333 MHz RAM.
Train Crisis is a puzzle strategy game where you have to guide trains with different color each towards their corresponding destination. The game is set in 4 distinct historical contexts such as the Industrial Revolution, the Far West, the Modern Era and the Future. It contains 168 levels and it brights with stylized 3D visuals. The direction of the trains can be modified by changing junctions, timing traffic lights, avoiding traps in tunnels, and blowing up barriers. The full price of Train Crisis is 4.99 dollars but you can get it now for at 15 percent discount.
There are two kinds of computers in the market – one is for doing daily tasks and second type is for professional users and hardcore gamers. So, if you are looking for best computer for casual gaming and web browsing, the first type will give you an underpowered computer. The second type will be expensive and you will never be able to fully utilize the power. So what should you look for when choosing the best computer for casual gaming and browsing?
Graphics card – The top end computers come with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080Ti/1070/1060 or AMD RX580/570 graphics cards which are overkill if you are a casual gamer. Those GPUs are ideal for 4k 60FPS gaming. As expected, they are expensive. Get a computer with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1030 or 1050 GPU. AMD RX560 is excellent budget buy as well and works like a charm for casual gamer. These GPUs support hardware acceleration which makes web browsing experience better.
Processor – The top end machines feature lots of cores and threads. They run at incredibly high clock speeds and thus cost a lot of money. If you are a casual gamer, something like Intel Core i3-7100U should suffice. It is a 7th generation processor and extremely efficient. Even AMD A10/A12 APUs will work just fine. Web browsers are getting more and more CPU intensive and multi threaded, modern processor like the one mentioned above will help deliver smoother experience.
Screen resolution – Many people skip this part. Screen resolution plays a crucial role in gaming, even for a casual gamer. Full HD resolution is a must have in ultrabooks, laptops and desktop computers. A full HD screen ensures you are able to see more at a time which is helpful while doing web browsing. Also, since so many pixels are tightly packed, everything looks crisp. While it is totally possible to find 4K monitor in more expensive laptops and computers, they are not cheap and again, overkill for casual gaming. They also make the text look way too small, which puts strain on the eyes.
Storage and memory –For most computer games, 1TB hard disk is more than enough. You will find hybrid storage in high end laptops but they are easily drive the price up. Now, let us talk about memory. Most modern games eat around 8GB RAM while running. More is better so make sure you are able to upgrade it to 16GB RAM in future. If you have tight budget, just make sure it has 8GB RAM minimum otherwise you will have several hiccups while playing modern games.
HTC U11 Eyes is a new mid range smartphone from the Taiwanese company. HTC U11 Eyes specifications include 6-inch FHD + Super LCD display (2160 x 1080 pixels) with an aspect ratio of 18: 9 and SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM that is expandable via microSD card slot. The highlights of this android phone are its pair of 5 megapixel cameras which allow you to take portrait photos in bokeh mode; record video calls of good quality and perform the task of facial recognition. On the back, however, HTC decided not to change and chose the same 12-megapixel UltraPixel sensor that was used in the HTC U11. Also is its specifications sheet are its sheer number of wireless radios that include dual-band 802.11ac WiFi module, Bluetooth 4.2, 4G-LTE (dual-SIM), VoLTE, NFC and GPS. Its 3930 mAh battery has support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology.
Even HTC U11 Eyes, like all other models in the family, incorporates the revolutionary and highly acclaimed Edge Sense technology. With a simple grip, you can start the camera and take pictures, call the voice assistant, open any application and much more.
The operating system is Android Nougat with the Edge Sense user interface, probably upgradable to Android 8.0 Oreo. As far as we know HTC U11 Eyes will be available initially in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan at a price close to 400 euros.
The manufacturer specializing in mini PCs and motherboards, ECS has announced the launch of the new addition to its catalog, the new ECS Liva Plus ZE, a mini PC that stands out for incorporating two RS232 ports to make it compatible with old and industrial devices, and equipped of a high power in small format to be able to supply any type of need that the user may have. Generally the mini PCs usually have two types of uses: either as a basic business Office / HTPC or home equipment, or for industrial applications, where equipment that occupies little space and makes little noise is needed. And it is for the latter for which this Liva Plus ZE has been created with two RS232ports, so that it can be used in industrial applications such as for connecting TPVs, three-dimensional scanners, plotters and a long list of devices that still use this one. connection type.
ECS Liva Plus ZE specifications
But having “old” – legacy connectivity does not mean that the equipment is not modern, and ECS has displayed a wide range of possibilities under the casing of this equipment. For example, it is powered by seventh generation Intel Core processors – Celeron 3965U, Core i3-7100U, Core i5-7200U, and i5-7500U, also compatible with Intel vPro technology for virtualization, are compatible with up to 32 GB of memory DDR4 RAM – in two 16 GB modules in SO-DIMM format, and have an M.2 socket compatible with PCI-Express 3.0 x4 SSDs and also SATA.
In addition to the RS232 ports, the Liva Plus ZE does not fall short in terms of connectivity, as it incorporates four USB 3.0 ports – three of them Type-A and one Type-C reversible, two mouths RJ-45 gigabit, WiFi 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.0, stereo audio output and HDMI 1.4 video outputs and mini DisplayPort. As you can see, it is a fairly complete team in all aspects, and that only measures 117 x 128 x 51 mm and consumes a maximum of 65 watts. Now, regarding the price and availability date, the manufacturer has not said anything yet.
The manufacturer Corsair has just presented its new Corsair HS50 stereo headphones. These new supra-aural helmets have been thought to provide all the comfort. And the comfort that professional video game players require. But without sacrificing the precision and richness of the sounds they hear, given that they are a fundamental part of the battle. The custom 50mm neodymium speaker transducers deliver superior sound quality. With wide range and precision, while the removable microphone with Discord certification. As well as volume controls and mute on the handset itself. They facilitate an adjustment on the fly without having to leave the game. The HS50 are connected through a 3.5 mm connector. That achieves a wide compatibility, available in color carbon, green Xbox One or blue PS4. The HS50 brings the award-winning Corsair quality audio to all PC, console and mobile players.
Regardless of whether they play at a desk, on the couch or on the train. Nothing should be interposed between the action and the user. Thanks to the adjustable viscoelastic foam pads, the HS50 are designed to offer such exceptional comfort that you will forget you are wearing them. Gone are the days of coarse gaming headphones that sounded as bad as they looked. With a minimalist style, subtle stitching, an aluminum frame and custom 50mm neodymium speaker transducers, the HS50 look wonderful and sound even better.
The new Corsair HS50 helmets are compatible with all current gaming platforms. Players demand great audio wherever they go, whether on the PC in the console or on a mobile device. With the 3.5 mm universal connector, it is easy to connect the HS50 to the PC (through the Y-cable adapter that is offered), to the PS4, to the Xbox One or to the phone. Thanks to the removable microphone, the HS50 are perfect for playing anywhere. When you want to sit and play, the optimized unidirectional microphone will reduce ambient noise to improve voice quality. It has the Discord certification. So your teammates will hear you clearly, no matter how intense the game is.
With the aluminum structure, the legendary quality of the CORSAIR design and fantastic audio on PC, console and mobile, the HS50 has been designed to be comfortable and to be perfect for battle.
Z390 Express Socket LGA1151 manufactured by SuperMicro has been spotted on SiSoft Sandra benchmark. It is surprising to find indications of this chipset since its launch is scheduled for the second half of 2018, which indicates that Intel may be trying to accelerate its launch. According to the manufacturer’s official launch schedule, the Z390 Express chipset should be launched in the second half of next year, and would come after the H370 Express, B360 Express and H310 Express chipset that will arrive in the first half of 2018. This is the reason why it is strange to see already signs that there are already motherboards with the Z390 chipset, and not only because it seems too early because we should have seen something from the others before, since they will be launched to the market beforehand.
The Intel Z390 Express chipset adds some improvements to the existing platform (Z370) but nothing particularly substantial. Things like a programmable quad-core DSP audio processor or the SoundWire audio interface are fine, but they can not be considered important. There are other things that do have something more important, such as the integrated USB 3.1 controller, the WLAN controller 802.11ac integrated – yes, with an external PHY, SDIO controller for card readers also integrated, or compatibility with the new controller Thunderbolt 3.0 “Titan Ridge”. They are improvements to the platform that have more or less weight, but as we said nothing that has a real weight on the platform.
We’ll see anyway what happens in the end. Since the manufacturer of the plate is SuperMicro, a manufacturer that usually focuses on OEM and industrial systems rather than the general public, it is quite possible that it was simply an oversight by an Intel engineer who was doing the first tests and forgot to uncheck the option to upload the benchmark result directly to the database after the test.