PS4 Pro, PS4 and Xbox One S, what’s the difference? Which console should you choose?

With the arrival of the Xbox One S and the announcement of the PS4 Pro, the market has gotten fairly complicated and a lot users are confused. If you are thinking about buying one but have questions don’t worry, this article will answer a very direct and clear question, which console should I buy?

Before we begin, we must understand that there isn’t a universal answer, in other words, there isn’t a console that is completely superior to another one and that we can say is the best choice, instead, this will depend on different factors which we will explore in this article.

Without further a due we will dive into it, but as always I invite you to leave any questions or comments in the comment section, I will do my best to answer all of them.

Previous thoughts

In this section we will closely evaluate some points that need to be made clear right away. The first one is that Sony as well as Microsoft have clearly stated that these new consoles won’t affect the life cycle of the original ones, so you can forget life cycle as something to consider when choosing one or the other.

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Guide for Building a Cheap Gaming PC with a RX480

Like we mentioned a few days ago, AMD has released the RX480, the graphics card with the best price/performance ratio to date, and there were a lot of you who asked us about what the perfect combination of components would be. Ok then, we’ll try to shed some light on this.

One of the biggest concerns is if this new line of GPUs from AMD are as CPU dependent as previous graphics cards from the red giant, well, we are sorry to inform you that this is still the case.

What does this mean? That a CPU will be used more if we use an AMD graphics card than one from NVidia, which will cause it to reach its limit earlier with an AMD, which will give us less frames per second. Now, this shouldn’t worry us if we have an Intel CPU newer than the sandy bridge models or an FX83xx or superior, but if you have an FX6300 or something less powerful, your graphics could be limited.

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What’s the Difference Between WiFi 2,4 GHz and 5 GHz?

Some of the most recent wireless routers and WiFi modem-routers are dualband, that is they let you set up two wireless independent networks that work on completely different frequency spectrums. The two WiFi networks, 2,4 GHz and 5 GHz, can generally work at the same time, so much so that each one have a different SSID with which it appears on mobile nearby devices.

Acronym for Service Set Identifier, the SSID is the name with which a WiFi network appears to its users. By doing a scan through a software like inSSIDer or even air-cracking, you’ll get the list of the SSIDs corresponding to the wireless networks available nearby, along with their features. By default, many routers use the name and the model of the device itself as SSID: it’s highly suggested to change it, even if it’s actually superfluous to block its spread across the ether (broadcasting) because the SSID of an hidden network could be found in a pretty simple way.

But what’s the difference between WiFi 2,4 GHz and 5 GHz?

The introduction of the 5 GHz band solves, firstly, the problem about the crowded wifi networks. In densely populous areas, apartment buildings, in areas with large presence of offices and commercial activities is actually something common, to find lots of WiFi networks, especially if you consider both the ones that reveal their SSID and the ones that hide it.

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Top 10 most attractive ultrabooks on the market

Ultrabooks are one of the most attractive categories of personal computers and next to the 2-in-1 laptops and gaming dedicated computers, they are the ones pushing a market that’s been going downward in recent years. Ultrabooks stand out for their focus on mobility, with thin and light designs; some in convertible formats; use of premium chassis materials such as aluminum, magnesium or carbon fiber; great battery life; HD displays with sizes between 12 and 14 inches; SSDs for storage and sufficient processing and graphics card power. Today we dedicate our article to the most interesting models for sale and -thanks to the presentations at IFA 2016- others that will arrive starting this month. Attractive but not cheap, they require a minimum investment that stands at the barrier of 1,000 dollars and upward. (The numerical position is random and does not respond to any selection criteria)

HP Spectre

HP Spectre

Labeled as the “world’s thinnest laptop” with a thickness of 10.4 mm, it uses an 13.3” ISP borderless display and it weighs 1.1 kilograms with a hybrid two piece battery for 10 hours of battery life. It uses Intel Skylake processors and it includes a hyperbaric cooling system by Intel. It features three USB Type-C connectors with Thunderbolt support, ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2, Displayport 1.2 output and HDMI 1.4, Bang & Olufsen stereo speakers with HP’s Audio Boost technology.

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Nvidia GTX 1060 vs GTX 960 vs GTX 970 vs GTX 980 vs GTX 1070 vs AMD RX 480 vs R9 390: Specs and Benchmark Comparison, which model should I choose?

Just a few weeks after the launch of AMD’s affordable Radeon RX 480, Nvidia counters with its proposal for the mainstream market. The new GeForce GTX 1060 is more expensive than the two Radeon RX 480 models and loses two gigabytes of VRAM compared to AMD’s 8GB, but Nvidia promise to compensate with more power, and performance levels like those of a GTX 980. A couple of years ago that meant an investment of almost six hundred euros. Today, thanks to this new card, just a little more than three hundred. It is an interesting offer, but does the GTX 1060 meets all it promises?

Based on the new GP106 chip using Pascal architecture, Nvidia processor has much in common with its equivalent of the previous generation, the GM206. The company took the model that uses the current top performance and reduced its CUDA cores by half, putting it at 1280 shaders. This gave us a good product (Though not a great one) with the GTX 960, but Nvidia has taken measures this time to improve performance, and as our tests show the leap is considerable.

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Review: HP Omen 15-ax043dx Gaming Laptop Review

Recently, HP presents a laptop perfectly designed for demanding gamers that want to move around a lot.

On this occasion we review the OMEN 15-ax043dx , a computer with outstanding features for its price range and one that will allow you to go anywhere and still be able to enjoy your favorite games without much trouble.

This laptop is a great computer for those gamers looking for both power and portability in a single device. Usually, portable computers benefit more the latter than the former, but in the case of the OMEN 15-ax043dx we see that the that the scale leans a little more towards quality because it is slightly larger and heavier than average. Its dimensions are approximately 38 cm in width, 25 cm in depth and 2.5 in height (when the laptop is closed) and it weighs practically two kilograms, although depending on the characteristics you set up, it may vary slightly.

HP Omen 15-ax043dx

Its design is quite elegant. The exterior is made of durable carbon fiber of a slightly textured black color while the interior is of the same color but without texture. It has red accents (very typical in recent brand gamer laptop designs) although fewer than in other computers, like Asus GL552JX. This laptop feels sturdy and well manufactured so you’ll hardly have manufacturing problems with external parts, as long as you take care of your system as you should.

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Thunderbolt 3, what it is and why it’s something revolutionary

Since 4K monitors and TVs have been released, and with the arrive on the market of faster and faster SSD units, there will always be a more intense need to use performing connection interfaces, which can provide their contents satisfactorily. Notebooks, on the other hand, are always getting lighter and more compact, often at the expense of connectivity.

Ports and cables available today, do not let you keep pace with the constantly higher band request.

Thunderbolt 3

Thunderbolt 3 changes everything by revolutionizing the scenario. The interface now uses – in its third version – the new USB Type C connector, making the connection of every type of device possible then.

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GDDR6 Memory, is it really a good idea?

With the announcement by Samsung that they are already developing the next graphic memories GDDR6 our conception of the industry has revolutionized “a little”. In this article we are going to question whether this type of memory is really needed considering that the HBM2 is at hand, and in fact the HBM3 is now also under development.

It’s been a few days since the memory industry was shocked. Samsung announced the GDDR6, a graphic memory that will replace the current GDDR5X that equips the latest generation of NVIDIA GPUs, SK Hynix has already announced that it is developing the HBM3 memory (Remember that HBM2 has not come out yet, but it will very soon with AMD Vega and NVIDIA Volta) and as you probably know the DDR5 memory is also under development.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 vs GTX 1070 vs GTX 1080 vs GTX TITAN X Pascal Specs and Benchmark Comparison, which model should I choose?

We will continue part two of this guide talking about the new AMD RX and the NVIDIA GTX 1000, where our goal will be to help you choose the model that best suits your needs.

For that reason, we will focus on the real features of each graphics card,the different resolutions with which each card works best and we will also talk about the value of each product. This allows us to draw clear conclusions based on the price-quality ratio of each card.

In the first part, we saw the basics of the article and reviewed the RX 400 models that AMD currently offers as part of their consumer range, and now we will talk about NVIDIA.

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