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The Tech Report: Current developments in personal computing



Published: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 09:46:00 -0600

 



Nvidia Titan V brings the power of Volta V100 to desktops

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 09:46:00 -0600

Late yesterday evening, Nvidia announced the Titan V graphics card at the Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS). The Titan V puts the same 815 mm² Volta V100 GPU that's powered Nvidia's highest-end Tesla compute accelerators for some time into a desktop-friendly card. Volta V100...



HP Envy x2 throws its hat in the always-connected Windows PC ring

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 14:31:00 -0600

At its technology summit in Maui this afternoon, Qualcomm provided some additional details of the results of its partnership with Microsoft to bring Windows to the chipmaker's SoCs. To further that vision, HP's Kevin Frost took the stage to introduce the company's upcoming Snapdragon 835-powered Envy x2 convertible.



Toshiba's latest hard drives store 14 TB without shingles

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 12:30:00 -0600

We love our SSDs around these parts, but when it comes to inexpensive storage of large volumes of crucial data like Bruno's collection of cat pictures, rusty old hard drives are still tough to beat. Spinning platter drives with 14 TB of storage capacity have been around for a couple...



The Tech Report's 2017 Christmas gift guide

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 13:14:00 -0600

It's that time of year again. You have a nerd or geek in your life who's impossible to buy for, and you're flat out of ideas. Time is running out, too: there's only three weeks left until Christmas as of this writing. Fear not. As nerds and geeks who are...



Qualcomm lifts the veil on the Snapdragon 845 SoC

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 16:12:00 -0600

Qualcomm just lifted the veil on its newest mobile device SoC, the Snapdragon 845. The company's previous-generation Snapdragon 835 is used in pretty much every high-end handset that runs Android, and Qualcomm's building on that chip's success. Compared to its predecessor, the Snapdragon 845 includes an improved Kryo 385 CPU,...



AMD responds regarding Radeon RX 560 shader count change

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 15:31:00 -0600

We reached out to AMD today about the company's decision to add a second, pared-down version of its Radeon RX 560 graphics card without a differentiated moniker. The company responded to our inquiry with the following statement: It's correct that 14 Compute Unit (896 stream processors) and 16 Compute Unit...



AMD quietly introduces a lower-spec Radeon RX 560 with 896 SPs

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 12:53:00 -0600

When AMD launched the Radeon RX 560 back in April, the GPU sported 1024 stream processors inside of 16 compute units. That figure was an increase from the 896 SPs within 14 CUs in the otherwise-similar previous-gen Radeon RX 460. The reference base and boost clocks also received a spec...