Set at 3.5GHz, the Pentium G4560 is poised to be the bargain CPU of 2017. It's only 200MHz slower than the much loved Core i3-6100, amazing news for budget shoppers who had their eye on something like the i3-6100 because the G4560 has been stamped with an MSRP of only $64.
While TechSpot's review is still pending, we liked what we saw from Dell's XPS 13 convertible during CES. First reviews started popping up confirming our initital impressions: the XPS 13 2-in-1 is a solid convertible laptop that inherits most positive traits from its standard laptop sibling, including those ultra thin bezels and great build quality. The judge is still out there on whether it surpasses HP's excellent Spectre x360, but it's hard to go wrong with either if you want a solid Windows laptop that can also perform as a tablet.
AMD has launched a new hotfix driver with support for Conan Exiles Beta and Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands Beta. Besides optimizations for these two titles, the new driver fixes several issues in other games like Diablo III, FIFA17, Forza Horizon 3 and Watch Dogs 2. The complete changelog and download links are available here.
Kick starting 2017, Intel's Kaby Lake processors made some minor performance improvements to Skylake through what might as well be described as factory overclocking. Making the release more exciting, board partners including Asrock launched alongside some drool-inducing Z270 motherboards. Two of which we are reviewing today.
Intel has released what will be their last set of integrated graphics drivers (IGP) for Haswell-class processors on Windows 7 and 8.1. This includes Haswell Core, Pentium, and Celeron CPUs launched between late 2013 and early 2015. Windows 10 support will continue. This new version adds support for 3rd-party EDID utilities, meant for advanced users only. For average users there are a number of bug fixes. Enter here for more details and download links.