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Intel gave a press brief about its road-map of upcoming storage and Intel Optane memory in Korea. Intel showed the upcoming consumer and data center storage and Intel Optane memory products. It includes Intel’s 660p M.2 NVMe SSD, Workstations Optane Memory DIMMS and future road-map. As per the Intel’s road-map of 600p 1TB M.2 SSD will be available at starting price more than a $100 bucks. You can grab it right now after applying this discount code EMCTEVC22 at $85.

Intel Optane Memory

Intel’s 660p NVMe SSD is a QLC 3D NAND flash with SM2263 controller. The 660p NVMe SSD has a 5 year limited warranty. It will have 220,000 IOPS/writes, 150,000 IOPS/reads, approx 1.8 GB/s speed and 200 TBW (terabytes written).  DRAM having 1MB/4GB flash with a 2263 controller. It weighs 550mg with 64 layers of QLC flash.It’s a PCIe-3 Gen 4 M.2 2280 NVMe SSD.

Future Roadmap

The 665p will be also a QLC NAND flash with 96 layers and a launch date in the first quarter of 2020. The high end model will have a whopping 144 layers of QLC NAND flash.

The Optane DC will be in-between the NAND flash and RAM modules with up-to 512-GB/stick. It’s like having a RAM which will store data even you turn the PC’s power off. It’s a slow DRAM. In spite of all Intel’s Optane have it’s own position in the market.  Also it’s proven too pricey for the consumer market.

SSD Features


The Intel new 660p NVMe SSD will be a good choice for large amount of data storage. It’s specially for content creators and for other large data storage and scalable. In conclusion, Intel Optane memory, 660p and 665p NVMe M.2 SSD upcoming lineup will provide more options.We will review the products when launched.

Pros: Low price, Efficient, Can handle stress, Good speed

Cons: Low life span

The IBM 53-qubit quantum computer will debut in October. In New York State’s center of quantum computation. It is said to be consists of 80 institute’s. It will support over 160 thousand customers, researcher’s and different labs

Our strategy, since we put the very first quantum computer on the cloud in 2016. It was to move quantum computing beyond isolated lab experiments into the hands of tens of thousands of users. Director at IBM Research, said.

There are as much as 14 million cloud-based experiments will run on quantum computers of IBM. However Opening the door for future experiments complex computation. Above all, task’s machine learning, AI, weather forecasting and much more.

Overwatch 2 officially debuts at Blizzconn 2019. The series brought into light by “Jeff Kaplan” creative director. The new trailer brought sequel’s first look of game’s heroes.However, as many of you know and play the PVP(player vs player) modes. In addition, it will bring new PVP modes as well as cosmetics, Sojourn ans other characters announced at keynote.

 

Diablo 4 and World of Warcraft’s new expansions got attention in Blizzcon. Furthermore, Overwatch 2 also expanded its universe. Overwatch 2′ heroes and maps will be available to overwatch-1 players.

Moreover, the campaign and Hero mode will likely differ with inclusion of some story missions. Villains Talon agents and other robots invasion forces players to defend cities. In addition co-op will have custom talents and abilities for players exclusively.

The overall graphics will get an over haul and new look and will become more dynamic. Furthermore, the changes can be seen on their website. The game details like hair, shadows and models will have some improvement.

You cant pre-order Overwatch-2 yet also we don’t have a release date. In conclusion when the game will release then we will know the changes. Although we don’t know yet either it free or paid you can visit their official website. Furthermore, we will review the game on different hardware soon.

AMD Ryzen 9 3900 and Ryzen 5 3500X launched. The official launch of both processors will create more difficulties for Intel market share as it’s shrinking day by day. However, the processors only available in OEM markets in China right now. According to the leaks which is by a chinese review website its not clear when we will have the processors in retail market.

AMD Ryzen 5 3500X will have 6 processing core and 12 threads unlike the 3600 which have only 6 threads. However, the 3500X will directly compete with Intel’s Core i5-9400F which has 6 cores and threads. In addition, Ryzen 5 3500X will have 3.6GHz upto 4.1GHz frequency. Although Intel is having a tough competition already this will add more pressure on Intel.

AMD RYZEN RENDERING

BenchmarkRyzen 5 3500XCore i5-9400F
X-264 Benchmark35.434
X-265 Benchmark2323.3
Blender Single-Thread193.92201.2
Blender Multithreaded
3434.9
Cinebench Single core464.9434
Cinebench Multi core26492383

Furthermore, Ryzen 9 3900 will have 12 core and 24 threads, 3.1GHz upto 4.3GHZ frequency. Ryzen 9 3900 will also have 64MB cache and a TDP of 65W. The Ryzen 9 3900 available every retail market right now. Above all, both Ryzen 9 3900 and 3500X will use 7NM process.

AMD RYZEN GAMING COMPARISON

GameRyzen 5 3500XCore i5-9400F
Overwatch189190.1
PUBG123127.1
Grand Theft Auto V154.4142
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive238.1237.9
Shadow of the Tomb Raider110109.8
Metro Exodus62.963.9
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey65.259.1
Total War: Three Kingdoms73.473.3
Far Cry 5109110

However, the Ryzen 5 3500X will have around $189 price tag and Ryzen 9 3900 price not yet confirmed. In conclusion both AMD processors might become a threat to Intel’s market share. Which processor you will be using comment below.

AMD recently launched 5700 and 5700 XT. These two GPUs having a 7nm process and competing Nvidia in 1440p GPU lineup. However, AMD is busy in processor making and grabbing Intel’s market share.

AMD announced its RX 5500 series for desktop and mobile use. The new RDNA architecture and 7nm process will provide solid base to compete in 1080p gaming. AMD is going to start filling new GPUs in the market. AMD did not reveal the number of upcoming new Navi based GPUs. This will allow AMD to cover the market below 5700 which is in the market approx $350.

Moreover, the primary goal is to target 1080p gaming. However, the announcement didn’t mean the retail RX 5500 series soon before or near Q4. Above all, today’s announcement represents OEM products. In addition, the OEM product will give similar performance as a retail version unless changed. Furthermore, don’t forget AMD also announced its version Radeon RX 5500M. The mobile version will have similar TDP, frequency, and performance as their desktop counterpart.

The Radeon RX 5500 series will also be qualified “Raise the Game” game deal. The RX 5500 series target gaming at 60 to 90 FPS. in addition, RX 5500 will get boost clock up to 1845Mhz and core clock up to 1717 Mhz. However, these will be 128-bit PCIe 4 GPU’s. Moreover, having features like Radeon Anti-Lag and image sharpening, it will also have 8GB DDR memory. The 5500 series will compete with Nvidia GTX 1650 GPU. AMD claims the series on average is 37 percent than Nvidia’s GTX 1650. The RX series will have around 150W power consumption and 5.2 TFLOPs throughput.

Furthermore, the series will also have new features like the Radeon media engine and display engine. In conclusion, AMD’s claim will be validated when third party benchmarks come after its launch.

Intel announced Intel Cascade Lake-X 10th-Gen high end desktop processors lineup which will launch in November. In addition, team blue’s core-x processors will start from just $590 for its model Core i9-10900X. However, the Core i9-9900X will cost around $989. These prices as compare to previous Intel’s HEDT model offers better price/performance ratio. As for AMD’s Threadripper third gen team blue’s announcement of it 10 gen HEDT processors will give a relief.

Skylake-X (previous generation)
Core i9-9980XE18C / 36T3.04.5165 W$1979
Core i9-9940X14C / 28C3.34.5165 W$1387
Core i9-9920X12C / 24T3.54.5165 W$1189
Core i9-9900X10C / 20T3.54.5165 W$989
Intel Cascade Lake-X
TekspotsCores
Threads
BaseAll
Core
TB2TB3TDPPrice
(1ku)
Core i9-10980XE18C / 36T3.03.84.64.8165 W$979
Core i9-10940X14C / 28T3.34.14.64.8165 W$784
Core i9-10920X12C / 24T3.54.34.64.8165 W$689
Core i9-10900X10C / 20T3.74.34.54.7165 W$590

INTEL CASKADE LAKE-X FEATURES

We will post a review after the launch of Intel Cascade Lake-X processors in November. The 10th-Gen core-X processors have higher turbo boost and higher clock speeds, supports faster and high capacity RAMS. Above all, Caskade Lake-X also have higher number of PCIe lanes. Unfortunately, increased PCIe lanes will not provide support for Gen 4 SSDs and Graphic cards like AMD’s 5700 series. It will be based on 14nm and Skylake architecture.

The rise in boost and base clock frequencies will result a TDP upto 165W for high threaded applications. Intel Caskade Lake-X will not support PCIs gen 4 but it will support X299 platform consuming four more lanes. Moreover, this will give AMD’s processors advantage over Intel’s lineup on PCIe gen 4 support.

INTEL CASKADE LAKE-X MODELS

The increased performance of memory goes upto 256Gb and DDR4-2933 frequency. It will also support Wi-Fi 6 and 2.5G’s Ethernet. Other features includes upto 4.8 GHz CPU frequency, deep learning boost and 72 platform PCIe lanes on all SKUs.

CASKADE LAKE-X PERFORMANCE CHART

Moreover, it will support performance maximize software auto overclocking feature. In addition to that will also have a new feature per core overclocking so you can adjust frequency better per-core. Above all, Intel claims 1.74x to 2.09x increase price/performance as compare to AMD’s HEDT processors.

However, the above new feature’s Intel lacks PCIe gen 4 support and still short in core count against AMD. Further more its on 14nm process. In conclusion  we will see more when Intel launches Caskade Lake-X this November. Let us know what you think below in the comments section.

Microsoft announced Microsoft Surface Pro 7, Surface Laptop 3 and a Surface powered by ARM. According to leaked out images and more to come.

However, it includes Microsoft Surface Pro, Surface(ARM), Dual-screen Surface and a Surface Laptop 3 13 and 15 inch variants.These models will also include long awaited USB-Type C and also USB-A connections. However, images shows the Surface Laptop will get more I/O ports.

Above all, it has been told to Tekspots that Snapdragon 8cx which is ARM-based will be called Surface Pro X. The naming convention is being worked on and appears to be Surface Pro 7x and Surface Pro 7. The Surface Pro will cost around $900. Microsoft refreshes its line Surface Laptop line every 1.5 to 2 years.

In addition to leaked specifications Microsoft Surface will come with Intel’s 10 generation processors i3, i5 and i7 models. You can configure up-to 1TB SSD and 16GBLPDDR4x memory. Above all, Microsoft’s Surface Pro will give 10.5 hours to 14 hours of battery timing. You can pre-order your Surface Pro and will get on October 22, 2019.

In addition, the Surface Pro will start from $749 for a 12.3″ model. It will have 4GB RAM, 128G SSD which is upgradeable up to 16GB and  1TB. Unfortunately Surface Pro will not have Pen and type cover. Moreover, this will have Intel’s 10 gen processor and Iris pro iGPU. The typical battery life of Surface Pro will be 10.5 hours of normal use.

The Surface Pro will come with USB Type A and Type C support. However, the inclusion of both USB I/O nothing has changed as compare to Surface Pro 6 models. Furthermore, the lowest end model will have Intel Core i3-1005G1 Dual core processor and highest will have Core i7-1065G7 Quad core processor. Other features include WiFi 6 AX, Bluetooth 5.0, Dolby premium Audio, 1080p HD 8mp face camera and dual mic.

Amazon recently announced its Apple ear-pods rival Amazon Echo Buds. In addition to that, Amazon Echo Buds will have features like active noise cancellation and Amazon Alexa. The starting price of Amazon Echo Buds is $129.99 for pre-order on Amazon.com.

However, other features includes Voice controls with Alexa app, long battery timing 5 Hrs of continuous music playback per charge. Above all, a 15 min charge will give you 2 hrs playback and with the charging case it will give up-to 20 hrs playback time. It also allows to work with with other 3rd party assistants like Google assistant, Apple Siri. Hardware consists of play and pause sensor, advanced chipset for Alexa, dual premium drivers, upto 3 microphones per earbud and Bose active noise reduction technology.

It supports Amazon music, Apple music audible, Spotify, Pandora and Sirisxm. The box includes Echo buds, 3 pairs of wing tips, 3 pairs of ear tips for comfortable use, micro USB-cable quick start guide and charging case. The IPX rating(water resistant of earbuds) IPX4, Bluetooth 5.0 by Realtek RTL8762B chip and Intel S1000 digital signal processor. It will offer 1 year warranty with the option to add warranty up-to 3 years.

In conclusion to that it will be available with 3 months of Audible trial on October 30, 2019. You can pre-order your Echo Buds here’s a link.

GOG which is a platform well known for its DRM free games.  Celebrating Wing Commander, Armada and System Shock’s release anniversaries. In addition to that they are giving discounts and offering right now the game Freespace 2 . It’s is a Sci-fi multiplayer game released on October 1, 1999 by Volition/Interplay. They are offering September sales discounts on different games. For instance No Man’s Sky, The Witcher 3 Game of the year and others with up-to 90% discounts.

However September sales will end 30th September.The offer will expire at 1 PM UTC on September 27th, 2019. Above all, you can grab a copy of Freespace 2 within the next 40 hours.

The Minimum system specs required are:

Processor: 1 GHz.

OS: Windows XP or above versions.

GPU: DirectX 7 and 9 compatible GPU’s.

Resolution: Minimum monitor resolution 1024×768.

AMD Ryzen 9 the new upcoming High-End Desktop Processor 3rd Gen Threadripper said to be delayed until November 2019.

AMD Ryzen 9 launch statement said by AMD,

We are focusing on meeting the strong demand for our 3rd generation AMD Ryzen 9 processors. In the market and now plan to launch both the AMD Ryzen  3950X .  Initial members of the 3 Gen AMD Ryzen 9 Threadripper processor family this November. I am confident that when enthusiasts get their hands on the world’s first 16-core mainstream desktop processor, and our next-generation of high-end desktop processors. The wait will be well worth it.

The Debut of Ryzen Threadripper-3000 processors is rumored to be Competing the Intel’s rivalry Core-i9 9980-XE in the HEDT processor market. However it will have more efficiency , better boost clocks and good price to performance ratio. In-comparison to Intel’s HEDT processor as AMD is using their chiplet technology . This will deliver more than expected and an edge over Intel in core count. The delay is due to the fact that TSMS’s high demand.  Big clients like Apple, AMD which they are trying to meet demands.

Above all, the main model 3950X rumored to have a Zen 2 Architecture. It will have a boost clock 4.7Ghz, core count 16 with 32-threads and a price tag of $749. The AMD 3rd Gen Threadripper will be reviewed when it will appear in the market. In addition, the AMD Ryzen 3rd Gen Threadripper will consist of 7nm lithography. Similarly AMD Ryzen will have best price to performance ratio, lower TDP. However, we can assume that Intel’s HEDT lineup is going to have a tough time after it will launch.