Credit: di Bronzino | Shutterstock AMD's Threadripper 2990WX redefined the high end desktop when it burst onto the scene with 32-cores and 64-threads, setting a new high watermark for sheer multi-threaded performance. Threadripper's copious core counts, low pricing and a healthy slathering of 64 PCIe lanes made the platform a hit with the prosumer and workstation crowd, threatening Intel's dominance in the high-end workstation market. Intel, not content with second place, kicked the tires on its aging Skylake architecture and rolled out a new overclockable workstation processor that hails from the server space. The 28-core 58-thread Xeon W-3175X also comes to market bearing a six-channel memory controller and support for ECC memory, a must for professional-class workloads. Overclocking is also on the table, but the high-end focus is apparent in its $2,999 price tag. The Xeon W line of processors are designed specifically for workstation users and their unique needs, so we … [Read more...] about Core Combat: Intel Xeon W-3175X vs. AMD Threadripper 2990WX
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When piecing together a custom computer—especially one that will be used for gaming—the graphics card choice is one of the most critical selections. It’s important to get the right card for your gaming needs. But unfortunately, selecting a GPU is one of the most complicated aspects of PC part selection. Not only are there different architectures to pick between, there are different vendors making graphic cards based off the same reference specifications. Should you buy a reference or Founders Edition card made by the architecture's designer, Nvidia or AMD, or a card built around AMD or Nvidia's GPUs, but made by a third-party partner like MSI, Gigabyte or Asus? There are so many variables to consider when purchasing a graphics card that we're going to break it down into bite-sized chunks instead of throwing it all at your at once. For this article, we’re not going to get into the different GPU performance tiers (you can find that on our GPU Hierarchy … [Read more...] about Graphics Card Face-Off: Founders Edition or Reference GPUs vs 3rd-Party Design
The notch is dead — long live the hole-punch display. Honor’s View 20 is the forerunner of the new hole-punch movement, and it’s a doozy of a phone, with a powerful Kirin 980 processor, a massive display, and some gorgeous good looks. But here be monsters, and the OnePlus 6T is the kraken of the midrange phone market, with power, looks, and features far beyond its sub-$600 price tag. Can the Honor View 20 take down the beast and claim a place in the pantheon of the best phones of 2019? We took a look to find out. Specs Honor View 20 OnePlus 6T Size 156.9 x 75.4 x 8.1 mm (6.18 x 2.97 x 0.32 inches) 157.5 x 74.8 x 8.2 mm (6.20 x 2.94 x 0.32 inches) Weight 180 grams (6.35 ounces) 185 grams (6.53 ounces) Screen size 6.4-inch IPS LCD 6.41-inch AMOLED display Screen resolution 2310 x 1080 pixels (398 pixels per inch) 2340 x 1080 pixels (402 pixels per inch) Operating system Android 9.0 Oreo (under Magic UI 2) Android 9.0 Pie Storage space 128GB, 256GB … [Read more...] about Honor View 20 vs. OnePlus 6T: Hole punches versus notches
Xiaomi has spent much of 2018 waging war on the smartphone industry’s elite on multiple fronts. From entry-level bargains to multi-camera mid-rangers to high-concept, experimental flagships, Xiaomi’s product family is stacked full of options for almost every type of buyer. Editor's PickThese are the best Xiaomi phonesXiaomi has a lot of fantastic phones, and they all offer great value. The company does most of its business in China and India, but it's slowly expanding to Western markets as well. You can … While the Mi Mix 3 sits proudly atop the pile, there’s a bit more competition when it comes to the mantle of Xiaomi’s best affordable flagship.Traditionally, we’ve seen the best of Xiaomi’s numbered Mi series — most recently the Mi 8 Pro — deliver killer specs on a modest budget, but now the company’s offshoot Pocophone brand is taking that ethos even further with its debut handset, the Pocophone F1, which undercuts the Mi 8 … [Read more...] about Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro vs Pocophone F1: Which is better value?
caption The ‘Fearless Girl’ statue stands across from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) as it is lit for the holidays with red and green light, December 17, 2018 in New York City. source Drew Angerer/Getty Images 2018 was a rough year for Wall Street as US equities booked their biggest annual decline since the financial crisis and their worst December since the Great Depression. But there is still opportunity to make money in stocks, and Bank of America Merrill Lynch is here to help. The bank has issued a list of stock picks for the first quarter of 2019. 208 was a rough year for US equity markets, with stocks seeing their worst annual performance since the financial crisis and worst December since the Great Depression. However, there’s still plenty of money to be made in the new year. To help investors make better choices, Bank of America Merrill Lynch has published a list of stock picks for the first quarter of 2019. … [Read more...] about BANK OF AMERICA: Here are the 9 stocks we like most for the beginning of the year