It wasn’t too long ago when everyone crowned the Titan Xp as the early graphics card champ of 2017. That reign didn’t last long, however, with the release of the even more benchmark-breaking Titan V.
NVIDIA is seriously calling this the “world’s most powerful GPU for the PC” and for good reason.
Based on the new Volta architecture, the Titan V is capable of 110 teraflops of raw horsepower through its 21.1 billion transistors. That’s nine times more powerful than its predecessor!
A lot of credit goes to NVIDIA’s Tensor Cores, which focus on deep learning to achieve the monstrous power. And because it’s based on a 12nm fabrication with Volta’s 12GB HBM2 memory subsystem, the Titan V is twice as efficient as the previous Pascal architecture-based cards.
So, can it run Crysis? Most definitely, but that’s not why this piece of hardware exists.
The Titan V’s primary purpose lies in artificial intelligence, deep learning, and high-performance computing. Users will have free access to NVIDIA’s AI software found on their GPU Cloud in order to maximize the card’s abilities.
Acquiring one is not cheap. The Titan V currently retails for US$ 2,999 and comes in the cool gold-and-black design you see above.
While this doesn’t feel like a serious consumer PC component with that price, the introduction of Volta is a sign of things to come for more affordable GPUs, such as the successors to the GeForce GTX 1080 and 1070 series.
[irp posts=”23714″ name=”NVIDIA redesigns Titan Xp for Star Wars fans”]
Apple bundles free AirPods with every Mac, iPad purchase
Or get a US$ 159 credit for an AirPods Pro
Every year, Apple launches its back-to-school promos where students and educators can snag devices with great discounts or freebies. This year, every purchase of a Mac, Macbook, or an iPad will come with free AirPods.
Students on the lookout for discounted Apple devices should check out Apple’s education store right away. The company is giving away free AirPods with every purchase of eligible Mac and iPad models this July. The giveaway is available for eligible students and educators, and they can shop for discounted Macs and iPads on top of the giveaway.
Eligible Mac models include the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, and iMac Pro. Meanwhile, the only eligible iPad models are iPad Pro and iPad Air. Apple is bundling AirPods 2 with a wired charging case for every purchase of eligible models. However, those opting for a wireless charging case or an AirPods Pro can opt for a US$ 159 credit. As such, the AirPods Pro is only US$ 90 with this promo.
Apple’s offer is available for students and educators worldwide. Right now, it is live in the US, Mexico the UK, Hong Kong, Singapore, and UAE. Students can also check their respective country pages for the offer and local prices.
Lenovo Legion 5, Legion Tower 5i coming to Philippines
IdeaPad Gaming 5i is coming too
Last April, Lenovo revealed its latest additions to the Legion lineup. The Legion 5 is a gaming laptop featuring the latest Intel and AMD processor. Meanwhile, the Legion 5i is a desktop that aims to provide the best performance for gamers. All these are coming to the Philippines, along with the budget contender IdeaPad Gaming 5i.
To celebrate the arrival of new Legion computers, Lenovo is offering a promo this July. Customers pre-order any of the three new PCs from June 26 to July 11 will receive Legion accessories worth up to PhP 10,000. These new PCs are also entitled to an extended three-year warranty and support from Lenovo.
Legion 5 is Lenovo’s latest Legion line-up for the budget-conscious gamers. Despite its budget proposition, it didn’t skip on features. The base model has an AMD Ryzen 4800H processor coupled with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD storage. It packs some serious graphics capabilities with its NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060. The 15.6 FHD display features a 120Hz refresh rate and 1ms response times for buttery-smooth gameplay.
Every pre-orders for the PC comes with a free Recon gaming backpack (worth PhP 2,995), M300 gaming mouse (worth PhP 1,495), K300 gaming keyboard (worth PHP 2,495), and H300 gaming headset (worth PHP 2,995). Legion 5i starts at PhP 52,995.
Legion Tower 5i
Gamers looking for their first gaming rig should look no further than Legion Tower 5i. This gaming desktop is built to satisfy the needs and demands of the most demanding gamers. Lenovo packed the latest 10th-gen Intel Core processors on this rig and configured it for up to 64Gb of memory and 2TB of SSD storage. Powering this PC is an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER graphics card built to handle the most graphically intensive games and apps.
It also features a sleek and minimalist chassis with a Legion LED logo on the front. Gamers don’t have to complain about ports since it has USB-C, USB-A, audio combo jack, and even an Ethernet port.
Lenovo is bundling the K500 gaming keyboard (worth PhP 3,995) and the M500 gaming mouse (worth PhP 2,995) on every pre-orders. The Legion Tower 5i exclusively available on Legion concept store at SM North EDSA and all VillMan and Complink stores nationwide. The baseline model will retail for PhP 72,995.
IdeaPad Gaming 5i
Meanwhile, those looking to dabble into PC gaming can get their hands-on on the IdeaPad Gaming 5i. Every pre-orders of the PC comes with an IdeaPad gaming backpack (worth PhP 1,995), IdeaPad Gaming M100 mouse (worth PhP 1,295), and K300 gaming keyboard (worth PhP 2,495). The best part about the PC is its low price: it starts at PhP 46,995.
What do you get for the price? Lenovo packed competitive specs for the IdeaPad Gaming 5i. There’s an Intel Core i7-10750H processor inside, along with 8GB of memory and 1TB HDD or 512GB SSD. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 or 1650Ti provides decent graphical performance for the PC. Dolby Audio and 120Hz refresh rate deliver enjoyable gameplay on the 15.6 FHD laptop.
Acer announces new & improved Predator desktops and displays
Expanding the entire portfolio by adding a complete setup to build around
Apart from the improved gaming laptops, Acer also unveiled exciting Predator desktops and peripherals. These desktops and peripherals are both a mix of new and improved models dedicated to bringing the best gaming experience. They’ve even dedicated this lineup to any and all types of gamers and content creators alike.
The powerful desktop builds
One of the new builds Acer introduced is the Acer Nitro 50, which combines practicality and performance. It comes with up to the latest Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA RTX 2060 SUPER GPU, providing much needed gaming power.
It also comes with up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM for more optimal performance across the board. It even comes with a whopping 7TB of storage, split across a 1TB SSD and two 3TB HDDs. All that storage fit for all kinds of games!
Along with the new Nitro 50, Acer released refreshed versions of their Acer Predator Orion 9000 and Acer Predator Orion 3000.
In the Predator Orion 9000’s case, it now comes with the latest Intel Core i9 Extreme Edition and dual NVIDIA RTX 2080 Ti SLI GPUs inside. This alone already promises stellar gaming performance across the board. Meanwhile, the Predator Orion 3000 comes with up to the latest Intel Core i7 processors and an NVIDIA RTX 2070 SUPER inside.
Sleek and fast gaming monitors
No desktop is complete without the proper display for the best gaming experience. Acer unveils two new monitors that will surely provide the details you need to remain in the game. There’s the Acer Predator X25, a 24.5-inch FHD display with a whopping 360Hz refresh rate.
This display supports NVIDIA’s G-Sync technology, allowing you to play seamlessly without any experience of image tearing. It also comes with technologies that will adjust the brightness and color temperature depending on your environment.
Your other option is the Acer Predator XB3, which actually comes in four different sizes. Even in different sizes, the Acer Predator XB3 monitors all come with a 240Hz refresh rate and a resolution up to 4K UHD.
These displays also come with a wide 178-degree viewing angles, while maintaining crisp and bright images during gameplay. It also includes light sensors with various technologies that adjust to the gamer’s needs and wants in terms of design.
Most of these will come out during Q3 2020 to early Q4 2020. As of writing, pricing and availability for the Acer Predator X25 have yet to be announced. For the rest, pricing is as follows:
- Acer Predator XB3 Series: starts at US$ 429.99
- The Acer Predator Orion 3000: starts at US$ 999.99
- The Acer Predator Orion 9000: starts at roughly US$ 3,154.53 (EUR 2,799)
- Acer Nitro 50 Desktop: starts at US$ 799.99
Ghost of Tsushima review: Making of a legend
realme Watch review: It gets fitness tracking right
OPPO teams up with Jo Malone London for a fabulous collection
Globe hosts its first-ever CONNECT, an online business-matching event
What you need to know about the new Starbucks Rewards
Best Midrange Smartphones in the Philippines from P10,000 to P20,000
Best Budget Smartphones in the Philippines below P10,000
Best Upper-Midrange Smartphones in the Philippines from P20,000 to P30,000
Best Midrange Smartphones from $200 to $400
Samsung Philippines Smartphone Price List
Philippines1 day ago
Samsung Philippines Smartphone Price List
Lifestyle2 weeks ago
Samsung brings The Frame to the Philippines
Gaming2 weeks ago
Best TVs for the PS5 and Xbox Series X
Deals4 days ago
Globe lowers smartphone prices with new postpaid plan promos
Price List2 weeks ago
Huawei Singapore Smartphones Price List
News2 weeks ago
Samsung accidentally leaked Galaxy Note 20 Ultra images
Hands-On2 weeks ago
Samsung Galaxy M31: How long does a 6000mAh battery last?
Deals2 weeks ago
ASUS VivoBook S goes on sale