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PC Build to Compete with Xbox One X

PC Build to Compete with Xbox One X

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How does the Xbox One X compare to a gaming computer?  Xbox One X Specs: CPU: 8 custom x86 cores clocked at 2.3GHz GPU: 40 customized compute units at 1172MHz Memory: 12GB GDDR5 Hard Drive: 1TB 2.5-inch Optical Drive: 4k UHD Blu-ray Things to remember: On the Xbox One X, the hardware and software will be tightly integrated allowing the hardware to be fully optimized. The memory will be split up with not all going to the GPU but some will be used as the systems ram. The optical drive that comes with the Xbox is a top of the line piece of hardware that is truly impressive to be included. Budget Version: Type Item Price CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 1200 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor $99.99 @ Amazon Motherboard ASRock - AB350 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard $73.98 @ Newegg Memory...
Implementing a Raspberry Pi into a small business

Implementing a Raspberry Pi into a small business

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Raspberry Pi Project Abstract: Technology has become a complex beast for businesses to handle in the modern age. Especially small businesses that rely on technology for their daily workday. Businesses tend to think that complex systems are better than a simple solution. That is not always the case; often simple solutions can cut costs and produce benefits. A great example of this would be a Raspberry Pi computer. Utilizing a Raspberry Pi as a database and web server for a small business is a simple solution that has greater benefits than trying to run a complex solution where other companies are required to provide a service. Such benefits include the low cost of operation, control, and security of business information. To be able to build a Raspberry Pi capable of this task will require ...
Apple’s New iPhone X – Built by Samsung

Apple’s New iPhone X – Built by Samsung

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Apple vs Samsung In the smartphone and tech industry, there are no greater rivals than Apple and Samsung. Apple's new smartphone the iPhone X, (available starting November 3rd), is the latest in the two companies trying to one-up each other. However... Samsung is actually making quite a profit on each iPhone X sold. This is because Samsung is in contract with Apple to supply the components required to build each phone. Samsung built components: OLED display -(iPhone X) Batteries -(iPhone X, iPhone 8, 8s) Chipsets and Processors-(iPhone X, iPhone 8, 8s) Samsung has a contract to supply around 160 million OLED displays to Apple. Originally the contract was for 100 million and was estimated to be worth $2.59 billion. Who's winning in this smartphone competition? Since the Steve Jobs ...
Portable Folding Keyboard

Portable Folding Keyboard

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Should you get a portable keyboard for your smart phone? You don't always want or need to carry around a laptop or even a tablet. If you have a smart phone, you can still do a lot of the things you would have done with a larger device. I'm trying to simplify what I carry around on a daily basis. One thing I like about traditional laptops is the keyboard. I've started using a folding Bluetooth keyboard with my iPhone 7plus. I'm using the SMICK Foldable Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard for iPad, Macbook, iPhone7 etc.,F66 GOLD. It received 3.5 out of 5 stars and on sale for about $20.00 on Amazon. As soon as I realized I had to hit the Fn and Bluetooth keys together and pair the unit before I tapped the Fn and E (IOS) keys the rest was pretty straight forward. Overall it does the job Ive type o...
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950x

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950x

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AMD's newest processor the Ryzen Threadripper 1950x is their most powerful cpu to compete against rivals Intel. <br /> Threadripper 1950x Specifications Number of CPU Cores: 16   Number of Threads: 32 Base Clock Speed: 3.4GHz Max Turbo Core Speed 4GHz Total L1 Cache: 1.5MB Total L2 Cache: 8MB Total L3 Cache: 32 MB Default TDP/TDP: 180W Max Temps: 68°C Cost $999.99 USD Performance Comparing the Threadripper 1950x to the comparable Core i9-7900x from Intel we see the following results. The 1950x scores much better in Cinebench and is able to encode video at a faster frame rate. However, the Core i9-7900x gets the win in Geekbench and PCMark 8 scores. Our Verdict If you're looking for a new CPU and you do a lot of content creating, then we say to go with the Threadr...