Weekly Roundup – Last Week of December 2019’s Biggest Stories


This is the last roundup of 2019 where we cover the top stories from the previous week.

NVIDIA Shows That Their GeForce RTX GPUs are Much Faster and More Powerful Than Next-Gen Consoles

At their recent GTC China 2019 conference, NVIDIA's CEO, Jensen Huang, showcased that their GeForce RTX GPUs are much faster than the next-generation consoles which include the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5.


AMD Zen 3 CPUs Allegedly Features 17% IPC Gain Over Zen 2 Architecture, Ryzen 4000 ‘Vermeer’ CPUs to Feature Huge Performance Upgrade Over Ryzen 3000

The Zen 3 architecture is expected to bring a huge performance update and reports have emerged that show that Zen 3 would be bringing a significant, double-digit IPC uplift over Zen 2 architecture that is featured 3rd Gen Ryzen and EPYC Rome CPUs.


Apple Rumored to Launch High-End ‘Gaming Focused’ Mac for 2020 for a Somewhat Reasonable Price

According to a new report, a ‘gaming’ Mac could launch in 2020, giving PCs a possible run for their money, if the price is right.


PlayStation 5 May Not be Using AMD Hardware for Ray Tracing – Rumor

The PlayStation 5, like the Xbox One Series X, will be powered by AMD's technology, but it seems like the hardware solution for ray tracing will not be coming from the company, according to a recent leak.


iPhone X Users Have Started Complaining About Reduced Battery Timings Due to Critical Degradation Limit

For iPhone X users, it looks like a battery replacement looks to be the only way to restore performance and improved screen-on time, as some users have gone on forums, complaining about how bad their experience has been.


AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X Tested at 140W ECO Mode, Still Wrecks the 165W, Intel Core i9-10980XE CPU

The TDPs ranged from 180W, 140W, and even down to 95W, just to see how the CPU performed when tuned for higher efficiency.


AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT 6 GB Graphics Card 3DMark Benchmarks Leak Out – Faster Than the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti

The card is expected to offer a new GPU, which is neither Navi 10 or Navi 14.