Posts From Daniel Moran

Daniel Moran
Daniel Moran

As XDA's PC Hardware Editor, we continue to take a look at how developers can best take advantage of the hardware offerings in the market. Our focus remains on Linux and relevant discussion for developers; but we also will take time to look at other components as many of our developers use these systems for many other reasons.I continue to offer coverage on mobile and other technology relevant to our audience, especially as PC and mobile hardware lines begin to blur. I also have a tendency to refer to my career and experiences as relevant to our discussions on XDA.

AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen: Continued Look Via Ryzen 5 3600X/3400G

AMD's Next Horizon Gaming event, leading up to E3 2019, had given us a lot of information on the third generation of Ryzen. During the middle of testing for the 3900X and 3700X review, we received another package - this time containing the Ryzen 5 3600X and Ryzen 5 3400G. How would these fare compared...

AMD Radeon RX 5700 Series Review: First Look at Navi and RDNA

In the days between Computex and E3, a Samsung and AMD's Radeon Technologies Group publicly announced a licensing agreement. The agreement itself was not surprising, but the details about the architecture code-named Navi were. Several days later, AMD hosted the Next Horizon Gaming event, announcing details on the RDNA name for Navi and the first...

AMD Ryzen 3700X & 3900X: Zen 2 Brings More than Just Cores

It's been two years since AMD's Ryzen product line was released to consumers and so far the products offered seem to be well received by consumers. AMD brought an increase of cores and threads from the HEDT lineup down to the mainstream consumer. Consumers noticed - not only due to AMD's offerings but the fact...

AMD Announces New CPU and GPU Products at Next Horizon Event

With E3 just kicking off, AMD has been involved in a flurry of recent announcements. Two weeks ago, AMD held the opening keynote for Computex 2019. On the CPU side of the house, AMD announced the third generation of Ryzen processors, the first to be using the "Zen 2" core. The new lineup included a...

Intel i9-9900K First Look & Return of the Test Bench

The Intel i9-9900K reviews were released today. While we're working to finish our review, we didn't want to leave this day without any information to our readers. So we will be offering some of our initial thoughts when we unboxed the i9-9900K. It also seems a good time to bring up a bit of news...

NVIDIA SHIELD TV joining PC/Mac GeForce NOW Beta Program

If you are an NVIDIA SHIELD TV owner, NVIDIA's latest announcement should be music to your ears. Since the original release of the SHIELD TV, a service called GeForce NOW has been available—and it actually runs extremely well so long as the bandwidth is available. But it also had a drawback in that the game...

AMD 2nd Gen Ryzen Review: Improvements In All The Right Places

Last year AMD finally pulled off something that many had, even until the release, believed wasn't possible: They brought back real competition to the CPU marketplace. AMD's Ryzen didn't accomplish that feat by raw performance alone though. It did it by offering a very competitive product in comparison to Intel's CPU lineup. But then Ryzen...

XDA’s First Full PC Build: An All-AMD Linux Desktop Featuring Ryzen and Polaris

With GPU prices increasing exponentially over the past few months, it's been hard to price out a PC. This particular build took us nearly a year to assemble; getting all the parts together was a challenge. (TK, our video producer, delivered the last piece of the puzzle after the Consumer Electronics Show in January.)Our goal...

AMD Ryzen with Vega: The Ryzen We’ve Come to Like Gets Even Better

AMD launched both Ryzen and Vega last year, and we've been waiting a long time for a marriage of the two to come to fruition. While XDA's own TK was at the Consumer Electronics Show last year, we heard it would finally happen this year: A Ryzen CPU with integrated Radeon Vega graphics! AMD's only...

Ryzen 3 1300X Review: A Budget Friendly 4 Core CPU from AMD!

Given that we have tested almost the rest of the AMD Ryzen lineup, including now the Threadripper 1950X, we wanted to see what things look like in Ryzen 3. So for that we reached out to AMD and received a Ryzen 3 1300X for testing. Currently listed on Newegg at $124.99, the processor packs 4...

GPD WIN 2, a Handheld Console for PC Games, is now on Indiegogo

GamePad Digital, a hardware startup, previously released a handheld device and 7-inch pocket PC based on Intel's Atom mobile chipset. It was called the GPD WIN, and on Monday, the company announced the Indiegogo campaign for the second-generation version, the GPD WIN 2. The new device, which nearly sold out of the initial stock of 1,000...

Announcing the PC Hardware Forums on XDA-Developers

For those of you who have been following this PC Hardware journey from the beginning you've probably noticed that I post things in multiple locations, such as Medium. This was never intended to be a long term solution to the problem though. And so, after a lot of preparation work, we are happy to announce...