A Lenovo product manager has published the first pictures of its upcoming Radeon RX 6900 XT Legion graphics card. The board looks as monumental as the renders released a few months ago , and the very emergence of the photos may indicate that the product is close to release. Lenovo's Radeon RX 6900 XT Legion carries AMD's flagship Navi 21 GPU in its maximum configuration with 5120 stream processors as well as 16 GB of GDDR6 memory connected to the chip using a 256-bit interface. Just like AMD's reference cards, it has two eight-pin auxiliary PCIe power connectors. That means Lenovo isn't going after extreme factory overclocking for this board, unlike traditional add-in-board (AIB) makers that install three eight-pin power connectors on their custom Radeon RX 6900 XT products. The AIB presumably uses a proprietary printed circuit board (PCB) and comes equipped with a massive triple-slot cooling system featuring three fans that resemble a cooler used on reference AMD Radeon VII … [Read more...] about Lenovo’s Legion Radeon RX 6900 XT Pictured: Coming Closer?
AMD has never launched its desktop Ryzen 4000-series 'Renoir' processors for the retail market officially (although they are available), so many DIYers are closely following the fate of AMD's yet-to-be-announced Ryzen 5000-series 'Cezanne' APUs for desktops and whether they are coming to stores so they can compete with the best CPUs . The chances look good as a final, production-level version of the Ryzen 7 5700G processor was recently pictured and even tested by a website. AMD's Ryzen 7 5700G is an eight-core Zen 3-based APU clocked at 3.80 GHz – 4.60 GHz and equipped with a 16MB L3 cache as well as AMD Radeon Vega 8 graphics with 512 stream processors clocked at 2.0 GHz. A production-level (aka not ready for sale or use) version of the Ryzen 7 5700G obtained by Chiphell looks just like any other Ryzen processor and carries the 100-000000263 OPN code (which confirms that this code does not belong to a Pro APU). CPU-Z screenshots made by the website confirm that we are dealing … [Read more...] about AMD Ryzen 7 5700G APU Pictured, Powered On and Tested
Projectors are still king when it comes to getting the biggest image for the lowest possible price. And if you want all the benefits of a projected image, without the many inconveniences that using a projector normally entails, Hisense’s 12o-inch L5F Laser Cinema might be the way to go. It’s available now for $5,000. Unlike conventional projectors that must be placed several feet away from the screen, the L5F is a laser TV, which means that it can sit just 13 inches away, thanks to its ultra-short-throw (UST) design. Laser TVs also remove the need to replace expensive bulbs, and they typically come with TV tuners, built-in speakers, and full smart TV operating systems and features. This is true of the L5F, but Hisense takes this all-in-one concept even further by packaging the L5F with its own dedicated 120-inch, ambient light-rejecting screen. Most projectors and laser TVs require that you buy your own screen, which can add hundreds of dollars or more to the price of a setup. … [Read more...] about Hisense prices its 120-inch L5F laser TV/screen combo at $5,000
Update 2/18/2020 : Adata has reached to clarify that the Redditor measured performance with the new SSD configuration connected to the PCH and compared performance to the originally-shipping SSD connected to the CPU. This can have an impact on performance. We have also added a note regarding the disparity in the relevant section. Adata does not dispute that there is now another configuration shipping to customers. Updated Article : Adata’s XPG SX8200 Pro was once hailed as the best SSD in its category in terms of offering the best bang for your buck. Unfortunately, the SSD also received its fair share of bad press as Adata switched out the original components for slower parts, without publicizing the change. While swapping out different types of flash certainly isn't unheard of, Adata's tactic involved swapping the SSD controller, a first. In addition to the original SX8200 Pro, our testing identified two more revisions that delivered substantially lower performance … [Read more...] about Adata Switches NAND on XPG SX8200 Pro SSD Again, Affecting Performance (Updated)
The first four entries in AMD’s Big Navi line of graphics cards are finally out, meaning that there’s now a group of worthy contenders to Nvidia’s RTX throne. We spoke highly about both the now-released RX 6700 XT , RX 6800 and RX 6800 XT in our reviews for these cards, praising their price-to-power ratio and their attempt to snag the best GPU crown for Team Red. Our RX 6900 XT review , though, was a bit more mixed. These cards are new powerhouses for AMD, packing ray tracing and hitting average frame rates of up to 93 fps at 4K across a 9-game average in our testing. But they also have another potential strength to wield against Nvidia- in an era where pretty much every new piece of fancy tech sells out almost instantly: They’re another option. custom versions of the cards hit store shelves on November 25th and the RX 6900 XT launched on December 8th. As with the Ryzen 5000 launch , AMD’s aiming to keep stock high and steady , but we’re not expecting … [Read more...] about Where to Buy Radeon RX 6700 XT, RX 6800 and 6800 XT, RX 6900XT