AMD RX Vega: Competitor to GTX 1080 Ti?

AMD Vega GPU Architecture is the next generation graphics silicon promised by AMD this year. The GPU will finally compete with the top of the end Nvidia Cards.

AMD have confirmed the release before the first half of the year and we have seen a working Vega 10 GPU at the New Horizon Event of the Ryzen  CPUs.

The chip spans a die of over 500mm2 and features two HBM2 stacks with up to 8 GB of HBM2. The chip will be running on the latest 14nm GFX9 core architecture based on the NCU (Next Compute Engine) design. The card will feature 64 Compute Units or 4096 stream processors. It is also rumored to utilize GDDR5 memory.

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More Good News!! AMD RYZEN 5 CPUs

The AMD Ryzen 7 CPUs have somewhat conquered the gaming and production line with it’s performance to price ratio. But there is another good news- The AMD Ryzen 5 budget friendly CPUs starting from $169 to $249.

The top end R5 1600X has 6 cores, 12 threads with a base clock of 3.6GHz and a turbo of 4.0GHz pricing $249. The next is a $219 1600 having the same core and thread numbers but is clocked at 3.2GHz and boosts upto 3.6GHz. The 4 core and 8 thread CPUs are the 1400 at $169 and the 1500X at $189. The 1400 is clocked at 3.2GHz and boost of 3.4GHz and the 1500x is at 3.5GHz boosting up to 3.7GHz.

The top end $249 1600X is head to head with Intel’s Kaby Lake i5-7600K and the $169 competing with i3-7350K.

The CPUs will be released to consumers on 11th of April. Surely AMD is picking up the race with Intel.

Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080 Ti-The New Beast?

As we know that gtx 1080 is one of the best card for full fledged gaming experience and while we enjoy it’s amazing performance capabilities. Nvidia released the next beast the Ti version of the GTX 1080- The GTX 1080 Ti.

The “Ti” versions are slightly lower than the titan edition cards but are the best option for gaming without compromise at much cheaper price than the Titan cards.

The GTX 1080 Ti is different than GTX 1080 though they have same “1080” in the name. But the ti version has better silicone version at it’s core. The GTX 1080 and 1070 are based on same GP 104 architecture while GTX 1080 Ti has GP 102 slightly lower than architecture which is present in Titan X version cards.

GTX 1080 Ti has stock clock frequency of 1.48GHz and 1.58 boost clock. The memory supported is GDDR5x second gen which is the fastest ever by Nvidia with 11 GB VRAM with a total bandwidth of 484GB/sec.

Because of the launch of GTX 1080 Ti the prices of GTX 1080 have come down. So it is an opportunity for you to get GTX 1080 at somewhat cheaper price. AMD’s RX Vega cards will be launching in the next quarter and the GTX 1080 Ti will have to compete with them.

Best Gaming Mouse

Gaming Mouse are different from regular mouse. Gaming requires quick movement and accuracy with right mouse weight and functionality. A perfect gaming mouse should be ergonomic, perfect weight and good dpi settings.

Here are the best gaming mouse you can get:

1. Razer Naga Hex V2

DPI: Max 16,000

Features: 7 Buttons mechanical thumb wheel, preconfigured profiles, DPI switch buttons.

The mouse is perfect for MOBA and MMo players. The mouse along with a thumb grip has seven quick access buttons in a circular form. There are two buttons on the top for adjusting DPI sensitivity on the fly. For the grip there are two rubber plates on the sides. The mouse is beautiful and gorgeous thanks to it’s RGB lighting glowing out of side buttons, mouse wheel and Razer logo. Lighting behaviour can be configured using a Razer’s Synapse software along with preset settings for games.

2. Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum

DPI :12,000

Interface: Both wired and wireless 2.4GHz

Buttons: 11

Features: RGB lighting (Customizable), 30 hour battery life, removable side buttons.

The mouse is available with both wired and wireless options. This is one of the best options for wireless options and won’t let you down. The DPI can be scaled between 200 12,000. With ambidextrous is worth trying along with magnetic buttons which can be swapped for a black spacer.

3. Corsair M65 Pro RGB

DPI: 12,000

Features: Advanced weight tuning system, aluminium structure, Extra large glide pads, high mass scroll wheel, 8 buttons.

This mouse is well designed and fits in the hand comfortably suitable for long gaming sessions. The DPI can be maxed out to 12,000 DPI. Emerged with beautiful lighting which can be changed with the Corsair software. A sniper button positioned on the left hand edge, three point weight customization. This is a good mouse to go.

4. Roccat Nyth

DPI: 12,000

Features: Custom button layout, Mid finger fin switch, AlienFX Illumination, 3D printing support, 2x hotswappable sidegrips.

This mouse is highly customizable. One of the cool feature is when you click a button which pops out 12 side buttons which can be configured in any order of 36 combinations.Custom button configurations and mapping buttons can be done using Roccat’s Swarm Driver. The mouse is suitable for any type of game and you can even 3D print custom buttons.

5. Razer DeathAdder Chroma

DPI: 10,000

Features: Textured rubber side grips, Chroma lighting, 1000GHz Ultrapolling, On the Fly sensitivity adjustment, always on mode.

Razer is best known for it’s gaming accessories. Razer DeathAdder Chroma is one of the gaming mouse popular around gamers. The mouse has different glowing colours along with right amount of weight. There are rubber side grips for quick access. The optical sensors can be maxed up to 10,000 DPI. Definitely one of the best mouse to choose.

Google Pixel 2 at the end of this year?

Google Pixel is one of the best android devices you can get. It was fully manufactured by the company itself. It’s successor Google Pixel 2 might launch at the end of this year according to the  company’s senior vice president Rick Osterloh at Mobile World Congress 2017 (MWC 2017) in Barcelona, Spain.

There were not many details provided at the Mobile World Congress. The company has promised that the successor will flourish the Pixel’s name as it did this year.

The Google Pixel and Pixel XL were launched in October last year. We can expect the same time period for the successor to arrive with much better specs and top notch features.

Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti

Last year we were eagerly waiting for the arrival the top pc gamer card “GTX 1080” which is a great card. But you know we gamers always get bored in short time we want something new and powerful. So this year Nvidia released the successor it’s successor, GTX 1080 Ti. The new and powerful GTX 1080 Ti is 35% faster than GTX 1080 with never seen before 11gb  GDDR5X video memory and 352 bit memory interface costing $700. The company claims that the card outperforms the GTX Titan X Pascal launched last year and costs much higher at $1200.

There is another good news!!. As a result of GTX 1080 Ti the prices of GTX 1080 will cut down to $500.

Whats new in the card ? The new card uses the first Micron’s “G5X” memory. The GPU is manufactured using FinFet process, cooling is handled by a new thermal solution.

MWC 2017: What New Comes This Year

Mobile World Congress(MWC) is one of the biggest technology event globally will be held in Barcelona this year on 27th February to March 2 of this year. The smartphones companies like Samsung, Nokia, ZTE, Oppo have taken this opportunity to unveil their latest technology as the audience is large.

Samsung is expected to launch a new table device. The company also gave a teaser of the bottom of the new device to generate enthusiasm among the twitter followers. Reports suggest that we might have to wait longer for the flagship Samsung Galaxy S8.

Nokia will relaunch the Nokia 3310 which is known for it’s sturdy and solid build and for it’s long battery life which be available for $64

LG will step up the game by unveiling their next flagship device the LG G6 with 5.7inch QHD Full Vision Display with 18:9 aspect ratio.

ZTE the chinese smartphone manufacturer will reveal it’s “Gigabit” smartphone which will feature 1Gbps download speed, 360-degree panoramic VR video, instant Cloud storage.

Another reveal will be the “Axon 7” sporting Google’s Android Nougat and Daydream.

Oppo best known for it’s camera features will have something new in the camera section of it’s smartphone. The 5X zoom ability which will enable the user to click pictures which are beyond reach.

This year will be amazing thanks to the opportunity which the events like MWC provides.