AMD Radeon Vega 20 graphics cards benchmarks are in

AMD Radeon Vega 20 benchmarks

The first results of the next AMD Radeon Vega 20 graphics card have been filtered in the 3DMark11 benchmark. This new graphical core is a reduction in the manufacturing node of the current AMD Radeon Vega 10 graphics cards to the 7 nm node, with some improvements that would help them gain some performance. We can not deny that the current AMD Radeon RX Vega graphics cards have been a blessing / curse mix for AMD. Its performance has always been far from what users expected from the beginning of them. However, for AMD the ballot has been saved by the excellent performance of its graphical core AMD Radeon Vega 10 in computing operations, which has led it to become one of the most widely used models in cryptocurrency mining.

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Coinbase CryptoCurrency Exchange sued for insider trading

This is a class action on behalf of all Coinbase customers who placed purchase, sale or trade orders with Coinbase or the GDAX in connection with Coinbase’s launch of BCH during the period of December 19, 2017 through and including December 21, 2017 (the “Class Period”) and who suffered monetary loss as a result of Defendants’ wrongdoing (the “Class”). Excluded from the Class are Defendants, any entity owned or controlled by them, and any officer, director, employee or agent of any of the Defendants, and any heirs, assigns, or family members of any individual defendant.

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Coinbase is one of the most popular and accessible exchanges for the purchase, sale and use of Bitcoins, with more customers than Charles Schwab. By opening a Coinbase account, a person can obtain Bitcoins, and either buy and sell them or use them as currency with retailers and other businesses who accept Bitcoin as payments. Coinbase maintains a digital currency exchange known as the GDAX, which caters primarily to institutional and professional currency traders.

Coinbase customers can set up what is known as a wallet, in which they keep their Bitcoins for later use or for investment.

As one of the largest exchanges for the purchase and sale of Bitcoin, (and effectively a monopoly), the issue of whether Coinbase will maintain a market and support a cryptocurrency is essential to people who want to buy or sell the currencies. On about August 6, 2017, Coinbase abruptly changed course, and announced that it would allow current Coinbase customers at the time of the hard fork to withdraw their BCH but not until January 2018, but that it still would not support the currency.

On December 19, 2017, a month after tipping off its own employees as to when it would commence fully supporting BCH, Coinbase suddenly announced that it was opening up its books to the buying and selling of BCH within minutes after its announcements.

Unsurprisingly, those who had been tipped off, immediately swamped Coinbase and the GDAX with buy and sell orders, thinning the liquidity but obtaining BCH at fair prices. The market effect was to unfairly drive up the price of BCH for non-insider traders once BCH came on line on the Coinbase exchange.

The remaining Coinbase customers, however, were not so lucky. Within minutes, but after its insiders were able to sell their shares, Coinbase stopped the trading in BCH, and cancelled the outstanding orders of other customers, claiming that there was no more liquidity in the issue. They opened BCH for purchase, sale and trading the next day, and again within minutes, closed the books and cancelled all the outstanding order while insiders and those who had prior knowledge of Coinbase’s confidential information, were able to buy, sell and trade.

When Coinbase’s customers’ trades were finally executed, it was only after the insiders had driven up the price of BCH, and thus the remaining Bitcoin customers only received their BCH at artificially inflated prices that had been manipulated well beyond the fair market value of BCH at that time.

Rumors of insider trading, given the one month tip off that Coinbase gave to its employees, immediately started circulating. Although the Company, through its chief executive officer, Armstrong publicly announced that the Company had an insider trading policy, and that it was undertaking an internal investigation of the insider trading allegation, to date, neither Armstrong nor the Company has disclosed the result of its purported investigation.

Plaintiff brings this action on behalf of all Coinbase customers who were harmed by the Company’s changing statements in connection with its launch of BCH, and who were damaged by Defendants’ negligence in the handling of the launch.

This action is brought under diversity jurisdiction under the Class Action Fairness Act, 28 U.S.C. §1332(d), in that the named Plaintiff is a citizen of a state different from the Defendants, and the aggregate amount in controversy for all Class members exceeds $5,000,000, exclusive of interest and costs.

Venue is proper in this Judicial District pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1391(b) and Section 27 of the Exchange Act (15 U.S.C. § 78aa(c)). Substantial acts in furtherance of the alleged conduct have occurred in this Judicial District. Many of the acts charged herein, including the dissemination of materially false and/or misleading information and the manipulation of the Company’s stock, occurred in substantial part in this Judicial District, as did the acts of negligence.

Plaintiff is a citizen of Arizona. On December 19, 2017, at 5 p.m. PST, Plaintiff attempted to purchase BCH within five minutes of Coinbase announcing that it was going to support BCH. Plaintiff’s orders were not executed until 1:06 p.m. December 20, at which time, Plaintiff learned that his order was executed and that he had purchased BCH at the inflated price of $4,200.98 per BCH. Plaintiff’s order was executed at prices 100% greater than the price at the time that he submitted his buy order.

Coinbase maintains its principal place of business in San Francisco, California and is incorporated in Delaware. It is one of the most powerful digital currency exchanges in the world, buying and selling Bitcoin, BCH, Litecoin, and Ethereum.

It does so through a secure platform, in which customers can buy, sell, transfer or store their digital current in electronic wallets. Although Coinbase maintains a digital currency exchange known as the GDAX, for the most part, it services professional traders and institutions, leaving Coinbase to act and the main broker and underwriter for retail customers wishing to purchase digital currencies.

Zotac PI220 PI221 specs

Zotac PI220 PI221 specs review (3)

Zotac International, a global manufacturer of technological innovations, is pleased to present the Mini PC Zotac PC Stick small size. Joining the line solutions in the PICO Pocket range, the computer in stick format comes in two models: the ZBOX PI220 and award – winning ZBOX PI221.

Zotac PI220 PI221 specs review (2)

With the space that has increasingly become a luxury, size is a critical factor in determining which is the solution that best suits the needs of each user, which most often means reaching a compromise between size and functionality. The new Zotac ZBOX models PI220 and PI221 come together in the same package the functionality of a full-size computer but having it included in the smallness of a bar. These new mini computers Zotac come equipped with a processor 14nm Intel Cherry Trail type quad core inside the processor, which are well known for the incredible performance and unsurpassed energy efficiency with respect to the processors of the previous generation and any competition.

Zotac PI220 PI221 specs review (1)

The PI220 and PI221 offer the same performance network users could expect from a full-size computer. Both models come equipped with 802.11ac WiFi capacity with external antenna and a Fast Ethernet port full size for an always-on connection. Network connectivity is completed with the use of Bluetooth 4.0, which is also standard.

Zotac is pleased to incorporate into their smaller equipment that provides high-speed USB 3.0. Both PI221 PI220 as they are equipped with a USB 3.0 port, so users can expand the storage space or connect peripherals to increase the functionality of the PC on the fly. As an option, the mini computers come equipped with a slot for memory cards Micro SD / SDHC / SDXC type which have also become a standard feature for fast data transfer and easy expansion of storage capacity.

Both PI221 PI220 as complete systems are ready to go the first time with pre installed memory, storage and operating system. The PI220 is a unit that consumes very little power and is very quiet with an intelligent micro active fan while the PI221 allows quiet operation with a passive cooling solution with no moving parts. Both models offer desktop performance in a way able to fit in a pocket and come with HDMI extension cable for flexible connections.

Intel Atom X5 Z8350 Specs

Intel Atom Z8350 specs: This Atom processor is based on Airmont microarchitecture and manufactured using 14nm technology. It has 2 Watt Scenario Design Power and can take maximum of 2GB RAM.

Intel Atom X5 Z8350 Specs

Processor Number    x5-Z8350
Cache    2 MB
Instruction Set    64-bit
Embedded Options Available     No
Lithography    14 nm
Recommended Customer Price    N/A
Conflict Free    Yes
Number of Cores    4
Number of Threads    4
Processor Base Frequency    1.44 GHz
Scenario Design Power (SDP)    2 W
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)    2 GB
Memory Types    DDR3L-RS 1600
Max Number of Memory Channels    1
Max Memory Bandwidth    12.8 GB/s
Processor Graphics     Intel HD Graphics
Graphics Base Frequency    200 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency    500 MHz
Graphics Video Max Memory    2 GB
Execution Units    12
Max Resolution (HDMI 1.4)    1920×1080
Intel® Wireless Display     Yes
Number of Displays Supported    2
Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)    Yes
Intel® 64     Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology    Yes

Core i7 6770HQ benchmark passmark

Intel Core i7 6770HQ benchmark and review. The Core i7 6770HQ is a very powerful processor based on the skylake architecture and was launched in early 2016. Core i7 6770HQ specs include four CPU cores including hyper threading support. The CPU is clocked at 2.6 GHz but can go up to 3.5 GHz under turbo boost mode. Core i7 6770HQ benchmarks are coming soon.

Core i7 6770HQ benchmark passmark

Core i7 6770HQ specs

Series    Intel Core i7
Codename    Skylake
clocking    2600 – 3500 MHz
Level 1 cache    256 KB
Level 2 Cache    1024KB
Level 3 cache    6144 KB
Number of cores / threads    4/8
Max. Power consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)    45 Watt
manufacturing technology    14 nm
Max. Temperature    100 ° C
socket    BGA
features    Dual-channel DDR3L-1600 / DDR4-2133 memory controller, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, AES-NI, TXT
GPU    Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580 (350-950 MHz)
64 bit    64 Bit is supported
Hardware Virtualization    VT-x, VT-d
Initial price    $ 434 US
Launched on    01/24/2016

HP dv6 dv7 Overheating Problem in 7100, 7039tx, 7040tx, 7010tx, 7011tx, 7138us, 7134nr, 7135nr, 7180, 7137nr, dv7 7000, 7212nr, 7338ea, 7008tx, 7047cl

A lot of HP dv6 and dv7 700XX and 71XX series users that includes 7100, 7039tx, 7040tx, 7010tx, 7011tx, 7138us, 7134nr, 7135nr, 7180, 7137nr, dv7 7000, 7212nr, 7338ea, 7008tx and 7047cl are facing over heating problem. The HP dv6 and dv7 are so poor at cooling because they come with powerful i7 or i5 processor and Nvidia discrete graphics that generate a lot of heat.

HP dv6 dv7 Overheating Problem in 7100, 7039tx, 7040tx, 7010tx, 7011tx, 7138us, 7134nr, 7135nr, 7180, 7137nr, dv7 7000, 7212nr, 7338ea, 7008tx, 7047cl

1) Buy a cheap laptop cooling pad or mat from amazon or some other shop to place underneath your HP dv6 or dv7. The is right under the Esc key so to get the most out of the laptop cooling pad, place one of its fans directly underneath it.

2) On Window’s battery settings, do the following: go to more power options > change plan settings > advanced power settings > processor power management > change the maximum processor state to “99%”. This will prevent the HP’s processor from using turboboost and keep the CPU running at base clock. This will keep the system run cool and prevent overheating problem.

3) Clean laptop’s fans or reapply thermal paste. For this, you will have to disassemble the laptop and reply the thermal paste on to the laptop. You can also reapply the thermal paste on the CPU and/or GPU to make them run cooler. Here is its disassembly video.

The quick but less effective solution to clean your fans is to blow compressed air into the intake and ex-take vents of the fan.

MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Golden Edition Overviews and specs

MSI has announced the launch of a new special edition of the GeForce GTX 980 Ti from NVIDIA, which is the current top model of the company. The MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Golden Edition is a special variant with a copper sink, offering maximum heat dissipation and of course, since it is dressed in gold, it lives up to its name.

MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Golden Edition review (4)

MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Golden Edition: The Review

The fully integrated heat sink made of copper has several advantages and some disadvantages. Typically, the copper heat pipes and these are being welded or somehow grip block of aluminum foils, which is a good transmitter of heat but not as good as copper. Using a sink made entirely of copper allows one to do soldering better and therefore, the heat dissipation is more uniform and efficient and greatly reducing the overall temperature of the device.

MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Golden Edition review (3)

The drawbacks are obvious: the copper is heavier than aluminum and therefore, the final product is heavy. For instance, this GPU weighs 1,338 grams and non-copper model weighs 1,068 grams. Also, the copper is far more expensive, so integrating a heat sink made entirely of copper significantly increases the costing and therefore, sale price of the graphics card in higher than the aluminum one.

MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Golden Edition review (2)

In addition to what has been said, this MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Golden Edition integrates a wide black back plate with the MSI Gaming dragon orange that covers the entire back of the PCB and also improves the aesthetics of the graphic card. On the opposite side, it incorporates two cooling fans responsible for cooling down the whole sink.

MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Golden Edition review (1)

Finally, we are told that MSI has always used the best Military Class components to provide this GPU better stability and performance. It is factory overclocked and MSI has raised the operating speed of the core to the 1291 Mhz compared to 1279 Mhz reference version and 7096 MHz memory (GDDR5 effective) compared to 7010 Mhz stock.

So far MSI has not announced pricing or availability of this new graphic card but it kind of Limited Edition, so expect it to be very, very expensive.

Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN970 Specifications, Mini PC for Gaming

Zotac has announced the latest addition to its catalog of complete systems, the Zbox Magnus EN970. It comes equipped with everything necessary to provide users an immersive gaming experience in full HD resolution with a desktop PC that occupies very little space. The ZBOX Magnus EN970 specifications include Intel Core i5 fifth generation processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 dedicated graphics card backed by 3 GB of GDDR5 VRAM.

Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN970 Specifications

Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN970 Specifications: Other features

Unlike most of the Zbox mini desktop PCs that are barebone computers, the Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN970 comes fully armed including a WiFi 802.11 ac and Gigabit network card. The user can incorporate hard drives in RAID configurations, either RAID 0 configuration for maximum performance or RAID 1 for safer data.

Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN970 review

In addition, Zotac has redesigned the box of Zbox computers. The box is made of SECC steel with black matte finish that contains a complete cooling system through which the user can stop worrying of high temperatures or excessive noise.

Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN970 Specifications review

Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN970 Plus: Adds RAM and M2. SSD

There is a Magnus EN970 Plus variant too that adds 8 GB DDR3L RAM memory and a 120 GB SSD in M.2 format. Zotac has provided direct access to the memory sockets that includes SO-DIMM and 2.5 inch storages. Also included are four USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports so that users can connect up to six peripherals. For now, the manufacturer has not specified the release date or price.

Sharkoon SharkZone K30: cheap backlit keyboard

Sharkoon has extended its range of keyboards with economic SharkZone K30 which dons backlit keys. It has an angular design and black + yellow color scheme. SharkZone K30 lighting can be adjusted directly from the keyboard at different levels of intensity. You can even turn off lighting without the software. Sharkoon SharkZone K30 review

To run macros and switch between profiles, you get dedicated keys for this purpose: 5 for the first (left side), and 3 for the second (upper left corner). The information on both macros and profiles stored in Sharkoon SharkZone K30’s 128KB internal storage.

Sharkoon SharkZone K30 backlit keyboard review

This means you can connect safely to a new PC and saved will still have all our setup and ready to use. The K30 will be available late June at a suggested retail price 29.99 euros, which does not seem too exorbitant price for the looks. It is a perfect companion for your backlit ultrabook too that are on the rage these days. You can use it with ultrabook, netbook, desktop or any device that supports HID profile.

Sharkoon SharkZone K30 cheap backlit keyboard review

The SharkZone K30 incorporates multi-key roll-over anti ghosting function and a 1.80 m cable finished in a gold-plated USB connector. Thanks to its 1000Hz polling rate, typing is a joy on the Sharkoon SharkZone K30. It is yet to be shown on its official website.