Have we reached the point where high-end laptop technology has evolved to the point where one machine can cover the majority of potential use-case scenarios? Can the latest thin and light machines featuring six-core Intel processors and Nvidia's GTX 1070 Max-Q GPU replace your games machine and your ultrabook - while delivering enough CPU horsepower to work as a high-end 4K video editing workstation? In a multi-month experiment, we put MSI's GS65 Stealth laptop to the test, with some fascinating results.The GS65 is one of a small range of notebooks recently released that deliver formidable CPU and GPU power in a form factor very similar to a 15-inch MacBook Pro. Effectively, these machines work by taking high-end desktop CPU and GPU processors and running them at reduced clocks - at frequencies tuned to deliver the sweet spot in terms of performance per watt (what Nvidia refers to as the Max Q point). The Core i7 8750H in the GS65 is architecturally identical to the Core i7 8700K from … [Read more...] about MSI GS65 Stealth review: the ultimate all-in-one laptop?
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A few weeks ago we talked about WebAssembly and its advantages over asm.js. As promised, now it’s time to look at the performance and load times of Unity WebGL in four major browsers. It’s been a long time since we ran the Unity WebGL benchmark and published our findings. During this time, both Unity and the browser vendors released many new versions, added support for WebAssembly and implemented post-launch optimizations, especially during the past year or so. On the Unity side, that means many changes have gone into the engine, both new features and optimizations, as well as WebGL2.0 graphics API support and an updated emscripten. What to expect then? Given what we mentioned in the WebAssembly blog post, we expect Unity WebGL to perform better and load faster compared to the last time we ran the Benchmark using asm.js. Here is how we run the tests We rebuilt the Benchmark project with Unity 2018.2.5f1 using the following Unity WebGL Player Settings: On WebAssembly, we … [Read more...] about WebAssembly Load Times and Performance – Unity Blog
Intel's announcement of a partnership with AMD to produce a single CPU package with integrated Vega graphics made waves in late 2017. Even with the final Hades Canyon NUC in my hands, I'm still surprised this ever happened. Hell may not be frozen over, but temperatures have certainly dipped. It's like finding the fabled unicorn grazing in your backyard.More critically, while gamers are always hungry for the best graphical performance, Intel has been working to improve its integrated graphics offerings for several years. Teaming up with AMD feels like a slap in the face to the engineers working on Intel's Iris Graphics solutions.Yet here we are, and we're all curious to see what the new processors can do. Intel has five Kaby Lake-G parts, all of which are the same other than clockspeeds, power levels, and the number of compute units that are enabled in the GPU. That means you get a 4-core/8-thread CPU paired with either an RX Vega M GH (for Graphics High, 24 CUs) or RX Vega M GL … [Read more...] about Intel’s team-up with AMD produces the fastest integrated graphics ever
I mentioned a little while back that I ordered a 14” Razer and there were some shipping issues. Anyways, it is here now and I’m loving it. I’ve noticed in search logs I have people landing here because they searched for Razer Blade reviews. I figured I would share my initial thoughts and impression for people interested in this unique laptop. Apple was an obvious inspiration behind the Razer line of laptops. In an interview with The Verge, Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan said: I love Apple products," he says. "I think they do an incredible job in terms of industrial design. But, for us, it's also been an issue of creative professionals coming to us after Apple moved out of the 17-inch space." I’ve owned several Apple products and I will admit this experience ( and price tag! The box itself is actually a thing of beauty… not too many times I've even noticed the packaging of a product. Box in the shipping packaging: My new baby … [Read more...] about Hey Everyone,
Shadow is a streaming service that grants you access to a full-on, high-end Windows 10 PC in the cloud. This means that you can stream PC games from a gaming rig located on a remote server to any cruddy old computer you have lying around. While this might sound a little like the now defunct OnLive service, OnLive was marred by issues like heavy compression, latency, and poor game selection. Shadow, developed by the Blade Group, has largely mitigated most of these problems. And since it streams a full-on desktop PC and not just a curated library of games, you could also use it to launch all your Steam games and for productivity tasks like video editing. In addition, you can stream it to numerous devices such as laptops, tablets, smartphones, MacBooks, and more. Shadow suggest that the PCs in its server farms are the equivalent to a $2,000 gaming PC. The monthly subscription service starts at $35 per month, and might be a compelling option given the current cost-prohibitive price of GPUs … [Read more...] about Can You Replace Gaming PCs With Shadow Cloud Gaming?