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Released in 1995, the Diamond Edge 3D was Nvidia's first graphics card sold as a complete entertainment package featuring 2D/3D accelerators, an integrated sound card, games and what else?
Developed collaboratively between Nvidia and Sega, the 1MB Diamond Edge 3D shipped in 1995 for $249.99
A long time ago, desktop PCs used to have a Turbo button alongside Power and Reset.
Today we're checking out the most affordable six-core processor ever released, and this time it's not from AMD. The Core i5-8400 is more affordable than the $215 Ryzen 5 1600, though it can't be overclocked and lacks HyperThreading, but it should nonetheless be ample for gamers and may even be the new go-to solution for budget builders.
#ThrowbackThursday With the venerable GeForce GTX 980 having celebrated its third birthday, in the world of GPUs that puts it squarely over the hill. Even the GTX 1080 is over a year old already, however the performance bump in this last generation was very significant. From the GTX 480 to the GTX 1080, how much faster are today's GPUs?
If you're playing either of those titles you'll want to download the new AMD Crimson Driver 17.10.1 which introduces Radeon Chill profiles for both, in addition to a fix to a graphics issue in DiRT 4.
Nvidia has released a new set of GeForce drivers intended to bring the best gaming experience for Middle earth: Shadow of War, The Evil Within 2, and Forza Motorsport 7. They also include VR optimizations for ARKTIKA.1.
For generations we've put up with sub-10% YOY performance improvements on ultraportables, but with the threat of AMD's competition in the near future, Intel's low-power mobile chips are finally transitioning to quad-cores. Achieved while keeping within the same 15-watt TDP, let me tell you, the boost is huge.
For $180 the Core i3-8350K is nearly a rebadged Core i5-7600K: both are 14nm quad-cores operating at ~4GHz, but the 8350K is 25% cheaper. Meanwhile, the Core i3-8100 goes for a more appealing $120. And although it's locked at 3.6GHz, it's roughly 40% more affordable than a comparable i5 from the last generation.
BTX, Ultra ATX, EATX, XL-ATX, HPTX?
Intel is hitting back with its eighth-generation Core series, which counters Ryzen with cores, lots of cores. On hand today we have the Core i7-8700K, based on Intel's new "Coffee Lake" architecture, it is designed to operate no slower than 3.7 GHz, with turbo boost taking it as high as 4.7 GHz.