Lowyat.NET https://www.lowyat.net Technology News Malaysia Wed, 20 Feb 2019 04:00:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.7 https://www.lowyat.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/cropped-ico-32x32.png Lowyat.NET https://www.lowyat.net 32 32 106951340 Intel 9th Generation H-Series Notebook CPU Specifications Leak Online https://www.lowyat.net/2019/178278/intel-9th-generation-h-series-notebook-cpu-specifications-leak-online/ https://www.lowyat.net/2019/178278/intel-9th-generation-h-series-notebook-cpu-specifications-leak-online/#respond Wed, 20 Feb 2019 04:00:44 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=178278 Information pertaining to Intel’s upcoming 9th generation H-Series notebook CPUs have reportedly made its way on to the internet. The leak details several new variants sporting more cores, higher base and boost clock speeds, and even higher thermal design power (TDP). As per a report by Techspot, the upcoming 9th generation H-Series series of CPUs […]

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Information pertaining to Intel’s upcoming 9th generation H-Series notebook CPUs have reportedly made its way on to the internet. The leak details several new variants sporting more cores, higher base and boost clock speeds, and even higher thermal design power (TDP).

As per a report by Techspot, the upcoming 9th generation H-Series series of CPUs will include two Core i9s, two Core i7s, and two Core i5 processors. At the higher of the spectrum, the top-of-the-line Core i9-9980HK CPU will be packing an 8-cores, 16-threads die layout.

Along with a factory boost clock speed of 5GHz and 16MB L3 cache. There’s also the Core i9-9880H; that CPU sports the same number of cores and L3 cache size as the Core i9-9980HK, but has a slightly lower boost clock speed at 4.8GHz.

Moving on, the list also shows the two Core i7 CPUS: the Core i7-9850H and Core i7-9750H. Both of these CPUs are fitted with a 6-cores, 12-threads die layout. However, both the Core i7-9850H and Core i7-9750H have boost clockspeeds of 4.6GHz and 4.5GHz, respectively.

Last but not least on the list is the Core i5 processors – the Core i5-9400H and Core i5-9300H. Specs-wise, the processors use a 4-cores, 8-threads layout, will have a 8MB L3 cache, but have different boost clockspeeds of 4.3GHz and 4.1GHz, respectively.

At this time, there’s still no word from Intel as to when these CPUs will be hitting the market. Given the trend that Intel has adopted over the years with the imminent arrival of new CPUs – desktop and notebook variants alike – it’s likely that we could be looking at notebooks fitted with these new processors sometime in the middle of this year.

(Source: Techspot)

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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Graphics Card Leak Online https://www.lowyat.net/2019/178274/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-1660-ti-graphics-card-leak-online/ https://www.lowyat.net/2019/178274/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-1660-ti-graphics-card-leak-online/#respond Wed, 20 Feb 2019 03:00:34 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=178274 Less than a week after MSI’s iterations of NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1660 Ti cards were leaked, Gigabyte is now the latest brand to have its cards outed online. Unlike its competitor, it appears that the brand may only have one SKU prepared. It comes as no surprise the leaked image made its way online via […]

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Less than a week after MSI’s iterations of NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1660 Ti cards were leaked, Gigabyte is now the latest brand to have its cards outed online. Unlike its competitor, it appears that the brand may only have one SKU prepared.

It comes as no surprise the leaked image made its way online via leakster site Videocardz. The model in question seems to just be a Gigabyte OC model, which is essentially the brand’s lowest-tier SKU that doesn’t come with brand of its usual Gaming or AORUS branding.

Much like MSI’s own SKUs, Gigabyte’s own custom-cooled variant of the GTX 1660 Ti will be based on NVIDIA’s current 12nm Turing GPU architecture. The card will have 6GB GDDR6 memory, 1536 CUDA cores, but no RT Cores or Tensors cores. Negating the card’s ability to perform any form of real-time ray-tracing or DLSS like NVIDIA’s more premium GeForce RTX series graphics cards.

Interestingly, the Final Fantasy XV benchmarks shows that the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti’s performance is more or less on par with NVIDIA’s GeForce TITAN X. A card that was released back in 2015, and built around the older Maxwell GPU architecture.

Gigabyte has yet to officially announce the existence of the card, so we do ask that you take this news with a pinch of salt. At least, up until the rumoured 22 February deadline.

(Source: Videocardz)

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Nintendo To Revive Scalebound; Game To Become Switch Exclusive https://www.lowyat.net/2019/178237/nintendo-to-revive-scalebound-game-to-become-switch-exclusive/ https://www.lowyat.net/2019/178237/nintendo-to-revive-scalebound-game-to-become-switch-exclusive/#respond Wed, 20 Feb 2019 02:00:40 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=178237 Scalebound was a game that was developed to be an Xbox One exclusive before Microsoft cancelled it in 2017. Now, it’s looking towards becoming a Switch exclusive instead with Nintendo supposedly reviving the project. The game, developed by PlatinumGames, was initially going to be an open world game with online components. It’s unclear as of […]

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Scalebound was a game that was developed to be an Xbox One exclusive before Microsoft cancelled it in 2017. Now, it’s looking towards becoming a Switch exclusive instead with Nintendo supposedly reviving the project.

The game, developed by PlatinumGames, was initially going to be an open world game with online components. It’s unclear as of now if it will continue with this direction, or if Nintendo wants it to go a different way to accommodate the difference in processing power between the Xbox One and the Switch.

It’s not the first time Nintendo gave PlatinumGames incentives to make games. The publisher did fund Bayonetta 2 when its original publisher, Sega, decided against a sequel. Now, Nintendo is bringing Scalebound back from the grave, so it’s easy to see why the game would end up being a Switch exclusive.

That said, there’s no word as to when the game will be released. Scalebound was in development for about four years before Microsoft cancelled it, and it remains to be seen if Nintendo wants the game overhauled before the inaugural Switch release.

(Source: Nintendo Insider via VG247. Image: PlatinumGames / Twitter)

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Samsung Galaxy S10 May Require A Special Screen Protector For In-Display Fingerprint Scanner https://www.lowyat.net/2019/178259/samsung-galaxy-s10-may-require-a-special-screen-protector-for-in-display-fingerprint-scanner/ https://www.lowyat.net/2019/178259/samsung-galaxy-s10-may-require-a-special-screen-protector-for-in-display-fingerprint-scanner/#respond Wed, 20 Feb 2019 01:00:04 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=178259 Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event smartphone is just around the corner and with it the imminent launch of the brand’s Galaxy S10 series of smartphones. And while many among us await the phone with bated breath, a problem with the phone’s in-display fingerprint scanner has reportedly been discovered. According to multiple sources, it appears that the Ultrasonic […]

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Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event smartphone is just around the corner and with it the imminent launch of the brand’s Galaxy S10 series of smartphones. And while many among us await the phone with bated breath, a problem with the phone’s in-display fingerprint scanner has reportedly been discovered.

According to multiple sources, it appears that the Ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner is in such a league of its own; normal, run-of-the-mill screen protectors won’t cut the mustard with the phone and would reportedly prevent any proper interaction with the Galaxy S10.

In fact, it’s so special that only one company – Whitestone Dome – has made the claim that it is the only company with its Dome Glass protectors. That will both protect the Galaxy S10’s display And still allow future owners of the phone to properly interact with it.

Whitestone Dom explains that because of the nature of the Ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner, air gaps formed by traditional screen protector deny any interaction with it. To counter this effect, the company utilises a liquid adhesive that closes the gap between the Dome Glass protector and the phone’s display.

It gets even better for Whitestone Dome; its tech for its Dome Glass screen protectors is patented and not currently in use by any other company. As you can possibly imagine, having a monopoly on such an IP means that this exclusive screen protector for the Galaxy S10 won’t run cheap. Specifically, it will cost US$60 (~RM244).

At that price, Whitestone Dome will give users two Dome Glass protectors, along with all the necessary installation tools. Given the intricate nature of the screen protector, it’s likely that you’ll still want to leave it to the expert. If only to limit the possibility of messing up the application.

In any case, we’ll just have to wait until 20 February 2019 to see if this rumour actually lives up to Samsung’s next flagship smartphone.

(Source: 9to5Google, Forbes)

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Android Q May Eliminate Back Button; Giving Way To Single Capacitive Button https://www.lowyat.net/2019/178229/android-q-only-one-capacitive-button/ https://www.lowyat.net/2019/178229/android-q-only-one-capacitive-button/#respond Tue, 19 Feb 2019 14:30:04 +0000 https://www.lowyat.net/?p=178229 According to a report by XDA, Google will be making further improvements to the gesture controls of its upcoming Android Q operating system. Of those improvements, one of them may result in Android Q having only one capacitive button. Specifically, XDA found a pre-release build of Android Q that only features the home button, or […]

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According to a report by XDA, Google will be making further improvements to the gesture controls of its upcoming Android Q operating system. Of those improvements, one of them may result in Android Q having only one capacitive button.

Specifically, XDA found a pre-release build of Android Q that only features the home button, or “the pill” as they dub it. While the “recent apps” (which was removed in Android 9 Pie) and “back” buttons are gone, you’ll still be able to access their functions via gestures.

So what do you do when you want to go back to a previous page? It’s surprisingly simple – just swipe the home button to the left.

All that said, it’s important to note that this is based on a leaked experimental build of Android Q. Google could decide that it doesn’t like the current implementation of gestures, and there’s a chance that the consumer version will be quite different.

But we probably shouldn’t be too worried about it just yet. After all, phones that have access to Android 9 Pie are still few and far in between.

(Source: XDA)

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