The Fight Against Coronavirus, Using Technology to Combat the COVID-19. Ryzen 4000 and Intel 10th Gen Processors on the Horizon!

Amidst the current world pandemic, the world still moves forward. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has made the world come to a standstill, quite literally. Most of the world is currently practicing social distancing and any non-essential work has been deemed too hazardous. Many large cities such as Los Angeles, New York, Seattle were hit the hardest in the beginning of the spread of the Coronavirus which led to large scale lockdowns of the cities. 

 

Only non-essential work and workers can commute for work making the cities seem like ghost towns. We here at VRLA Tech have Read more…

Gaming Helps Us Stay Safe During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Disease

The whole world is currently coping with Coronavirus. The Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a highly contagious respiratory illness that can spread from person to person and is caused by a novel coronavirus. This dangerous virus forced Governors all over the USA to issue “Stay At Home” orders. Schools are closed, non-essential businesses are closed, and residents are ordered to stay at home unless they need to go outside to run an essential errand, such as going to the grocery store. 

 

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AMD Releases RX 5600 XT, RTX 3080

AMD vs Nvidia competition heating up.

In the past few days there has been some good news and some bad news in the technology and gaming industry. The fierce competition between NVIDIA and AMD’s Radeon RX 5600 XT GPU’s are creating some great products for the consumer. Rumors about next gen Ampere RTX 3080 GPU’s are stirring up the internet with excitement. Finally, the delay of Cyberpunk 2077 has caused sadness in all of us.

Finally a company that would delay than publish a bad game.

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CES 2020 Exciting Hardware Releases

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CES 2020 just ended last week with a slew of products hitting the market or about to be released. For computer hardware manufacturers such as Intel and AMD, the competition is just heating up. Microsoft showed its new SOC for the Xbox Series X, dwarfing previous generation sizes. Many other PC hardware manufacturers also brought in new or improved tech to show also.

 

The biggest reveal has been AMD’s announcement of the Ryzen 4000 series mobile processors. AMD has moved this generation of mobile processors to 7nm to compete Read more…

Ryzen 3000, Nvidia Super, DisplayPort 2.0 

The third generation of AMD Ryzen processors are about to release on July 7 and we have already heard rumours and leaks showing significant performance gains. A Ryzen 5 3600 was seen beating Intel’s i9-9900KF at PassMark single threaded benchmark. The midrange chip has surpassed IPC parity with Intel. The Core i9-9900KF is no slouch either, with a 3.60 GHz base clock and a 5.00 GHz Max Turbo, it achieved a score of 2929 on PassMark’s single threaded performance. The Ryzen 5 3600 has a base clock of 3.60 GHz and a boost clock of 4.2 GHz Read more…

AMD Comes Out Swinging at Computex 2019, New Ryzen 3rd Generation Processors Revealed

Our favorite time has come! New hardware releases have been announced! A few days ago, Dr. Lisa Su presented the AMD Keynote at Computex 2019 where she showed how AMD has come back with exciting processor innovations and its impact on the market. We have been seeing leaks and rumors regarding AMD CPU and GPU’s for the past six months creating excitement for the announcements. And now we can finally have some sort of confirmation!

 

 

The first announcement was related to supercomputers using AMD EPYC processors. AMD and Microsoft have partnered together to bring AMD EPYC CPU’s to the Azure Read more…

Computex 2019 Intel Unveils 10nm Ice Lake CPUs, Xeon E Processors, and 10th Generation Core Processors

The Intel keynote was presented by Intel SVP and GM Gregory Bryant at Computex 2019 in Taipei. Computex 2019 has gone into full force as big players like AMD and Intel have had their keynotes announcing the latest generation of processors. Intel just finished their keynote unveiling 10nm Ice Lake CPUs, new generation of Xeon E processors, and the 10th generation Core i3, i5, and i7 processors.

After introductions and a little history on Intel’s P4004 microprocessor, Gregory moved on to the announcement of the new 9th generation Intel Core vPro Mobile and Desktop CPU with the introduction of Read more…

Intel’s Roadmap for 10nm process and AMD 16 Core Ryzen 9 3000

On May 8, 2019 at Intel Inventor Day, Intel revealed detailed manufacturing news for the upcoming products that it will work on over the next four years. Intel CEO’s Bob Swan and Murthy Renduchintala spoke to investors about Intel’s projection for the next few years. Originally, Intel was supposed to release the 10nm process this has been delayed the past few years. 14nm process was released back in 2014, then the 14+ process was released in 2016, and currently we are seeing the end of the 14++ process. Intel has released some 10nm products but these weren’t significant quantities. Read more…

Intel Releases 2nd Generation Cascade Lake Processors

The second generation of Intel Cascade Lake processors have finally been released and they have some pretty awesome new features!

 

At the top of the food chain we have the Xeon Platinum, which is now up to 56 cores on a Ball Grid Array (BGA5903) socket. The Xeon Platinum 9200 series are known as the Cascade Lake-AP (Advanced Performance) and will be sold by OEM’s as a complete server. Intel also released the 2nd generation of Cascade Lake-SP (Scalable) processors under the Xeon Platinum 8200 series. The 8200 series Platinum and Gold also support Optane memory, for faster workloads.

 

DDR5 Memory on the Horizon!

After the Chinese government started investigating DRAM price fixing in 2018, DDR4 RAM prices have been drastically reduced. These prices may fall as much as 30% by the end of 2019 and possibly set the prices for the upcoming DDR5 memory. RAM prices peaked mid-2018 just before the Chinese government became suspicious of price trends and started investigating memory suppliers. By the end of 2018, DDR4 module prices were slowly coming down and are expected to be reduced 30% by Q2 of 2019.

 

SK Hynix was one of the first chip makers to announce its production and specs on its Read more…

AMD Zen 2 / Ryzen 3000 Desktop Release and Navi GPU Release

The next generation of AMD’s Zen processor is rumored to release around summer of this year. Leaked information has suggested that AMD will be announcing products in June for Computex and the release is slated for July 7th. The main focus of the release will be the Ryzen 3000 desktop processors, X500 chipset based motherboards, and the anticipated 7nm “Navi” consumer video cards.

 

 

Zen 2 is a major architectural step for AMD’s desktop processors using a 7nm process node. The 7nm process node will improve Ryzen’s IPC and single threaded performance from the previous generation. This will allow the Zen Read more…

Samsung’s NEW QVO SSD’s

Samsung will be releasing their new entry level Solid State Drives using QLC NAND. This entry level SSD will be a level below the 860 Pro and EVO line of Samsung SDD’s. The Samsung 860 QVO will be one of the first QLC SSD’s on the market which will drive the market prices for SSD’s down to HDD levels. Currently the price for a 1TB Western Digital Blue 7200 RPM drive is $0.04495 per gigabyte, whereas Samsung QVO 1TB will start at $149.99, $0.14999 per gigabyte. Samsung will also release a Read more…