Tag: Performance


Intel Teases 40% Performance Boost With 8th-Gen Core i5, i7 | News & Opinion

Intel unveiled a new generation of Core i5 and Core i7 processors on Monday, promising a 40 percent performance improvement over its current crop of CPUs. The four new chips represent the earliest beginnings of the Core family’s eighth generation, and include two new Core i5 SKUs and two new Core i7 SKUs. They’re U-series chips, which means they’re destined

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Intel’s Gemini Lake Chips Offer 15 Percent Performance Boost | News & Opinion

Intel’s next generation of low-end processors will include some nice new features as well as a performance bump for entry-level hardware. This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. If you go out and buy a low-end, entry-level laptop or desktop PC today, chances are it will have an Intel Apollo Lake processor

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Rock64 Board Beats Raspberry Pi on Price and Performance | News & Opinion

It may not have the same community and support, but Pine64’s latest board certainly delivers on performance, even with the $25 model. The Raspberry Pi single-handedly started a revolution that now sees countless single-board computers appearing on the market for well below $100. But the Raspberry Pi continues to dominate thanks in no small part to the community it has

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Nvidia Max-Q Laptops Offer 3x Performance, Are 3x Thinner | News & Opinion

There’s a reason gaming laptops are thicker. The thinner a laptop is, the less space there is for cooling. Manufacturers have to balance performance with heat, meaning faster, noisier fans and bigger heatsinks or more CPU throttling. Add a dedicated GPU into the mix and heat becomes an even bigger issue. Nvidia wants to fix this problem, and it intends

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Samsung’s 2nd-Gen 10nm Chips Promise Performance Boost | News & Opinion

This updated 10nm process offers a choice: 10 percent more performance or 15 percent lower power consumption. One of the fastest ways to improve the performance of a processor is to manufacture it with a smaller process technology. That’s why we see manufacturers moving from 28nm to 14nm, and most recently 10nm chips. The move

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Garmin Vívosmart 3 Will Judge Your Aerobic Performance | News & Opinion

In the market for a new activity tracker? Garmin just announced the $139.99 vívosmart 3 activity tracker, which sports a slim design and a hidden display that’s only visible when activated via gestures, alerts, or notifications. The device, which comes in black and purple, offers 24/7 heart rate monitoring and automatically tracks your steps, floors climbed, calories burned,

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Breath of the Wild’ patch improves docked Switch performance

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a near-perfect game, but its performance on the Nintendo Switch is far less so. While it plays smoothly in handheld mode, it’s not unusual to see lower frame rates when you dock the console. Mostly, that’s because the Switch is pumping out a higher resolution when it’s connected to your TV,

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Verizon Tops Network Performance Survey | News & Opinion

Despite significant improvements in the LTE networks of T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T, Verizon once again took the top spot in a biannual independent test of mobile network performance. The RootMetrics report, released this week, found that Verizon was the “undisputed leader” in terms of network reliability and coverage. Overall, Verizon’s network performed better than its competitors in both

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