Hardware, Memory & Storage Space, Reviews, VR World

Kingston HyperX Predator DDR4-3000 CL15 16GB Kit Review

The HyperX Predator line from Kingston is fresh on the scene and is hoping to be the choice for many enthusiasts with its competitive pricing.


Business, Hardware, VR World

Pentium 4 Owners Have a Payday for Intel’s Benchmark Shenanigans

There was once a time that Intel didn’t have a quantitative advantage over AMD. So it cheated.


Event, IDF 2014

Broadwell Found To Be More Than Twice As Fast As Snapdragon 800

Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is betting big on Broadwell-based processors that will be used in low-power devices like tablets, and more mainstream devices like notebooks. At the IDF, Intel showed off a 12.5-inch reference design tablet running a Core M 5Y70, which features a 2 GHz dual-core 64-bit CPU, 4 MB L3 cache, dual-channel LPDDR3 memory controller and a GPU with 24 execution units and 192 stream engines. The tablet was put through Cinebench’s R11.5 multi-threaded benchmark and managed a score of 2.7, which is around 70% of that of a Core i3 4330, and significantly more than anything in the Atom line, or AMD’s Beema and Mullins


CPU Reviews, Reviews

Intel i7 5960X: The New King Is Crowned

Intel has just released the X99 chipset and the s2011-3 CPUs that goes with it, ushering in the age of DDR4. The top of the line unlocked CPU is the 8 core/ 16 thread 5960X that has quad-channel DDR4 and 40 lanes of PCI-E 3.0. The 5960X comes in with a base frequency of 3GHz with up to 3.5 Turbo frequency.  The 8 cores have a shared 20MB of cache, and the CPU has a TDP of 140W.  This is no doubt the most powerful enthusiast CPU available and will be crushing the performance of the previous generation.  On release day HW Bot was flooded with new submissions and the world records


2014, Comic-Con, Event, Hardware, Opinion, Smart Home

Computex from a Woman’s Perspective, Part I

When I found out that I’m actually going to Computex Taipei 2014, my first thought was – well, nothing. The fact is that through all of my journalist years I’ve heard news bits about an IT conference that is held in Taiwan every year for the last 33 years. Somehow, I couldn’t imagine myself being actually there on that very spot. I’m aware that as for all of you BSN readers, I don’t have to explain what it’s all about. Somehow though, I still like to think that I’m not the only one who’s been IT ignorant so maybe this typically chick-lit text will find