Posts From Karthik Iyer

Karthik Iyer
Karthik Iyer

Karthik covers PC hardware for XDA Computing. When not at work, you will find him yelling at his monitors while playing video games.

AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX Review: Can Ryzen 6000 series CPU beat Intel Alder Lake?

Intel created huge waves in the industry with the launch of its 12th-gen Alder Lake CPUs, but AMD isn't giving up just yet. The AMD Ryzen 6900HX represents the best of what AMD has to offer in terms of the performance with new Ryzen 6000 series chips. This 45W chip managed to deliver reliable performance...

Apple M1 Max vs Intel 12th-gen Alder Lake processors: Which one’s better?

Apple's new M1 Ultra announcement has sent huge waves in the industry. The company's new chip is powerful enough to go head-to-head with some of the most powerful desktop chips from Intel and AMD. While the M1 Ultra is the most powerful Apple silicon to date, there's no denying that the company's M1 Max is...

AMD Ryzen 5 5500 vs Ryzen 5 5600: Which entry-level CPU should you buy?

AMD announced a handful of new Ryzen CPUs as a part of its Spring update. In addition to the more powerful Ryzen 7 5800X3D processor, we also got a couple of relatively less powerful, entry-level chips too. The Ryzen 5 5500 and the Ryzen 5 5600 are the new entry-level processors we got from AMD...

Samsung brings its Galaxy Book 2 & Galaxy Book 2 Pro series notebooks to India

Samsung refreshed its Galaxy Book 2 series at MWC last month by introducing the Galaxy Book 2, Galaxy Book 2 360, Galaxy Book 2 Pro, Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360, and the Galaxy Book 2 business notebooks. The company has now launched all those notebooks in India, along with the smaller Galaxy Book Go. Let's...

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X vs Ryzen 7 5800X3D: Which one is better?

AMD began its final stretch of the 'Zen 3' era by unleashing a range of new Ryzen 5000 series processors. We got as many as seven new processors from the company, with the Ryzen 7 5800X3D headlining the announcements. This new octa-core chip is essentially an upgraded version of the Ryzen 7 5800X. In this...

Apple Silicon: Here’s everything you need to know about Apple’s own SoCs

On top of making high-end consumer hardware including iPhones, iPads, and more, Apple also makes a series of system on a chip (SoC). These SoCs are designed to be used in Apple's own consumer hardware products and it mainly uses ARM architecture. In addition to the new Mac computers, a variety of different Apple products...

Apple M1 Ultra vs Intel 12th-gen: Does Apple’s new silicon beat the Alder Lake CPUs?

Apple made a huge splash at its Sping "Peek Performance" event and surprised all of us by announcing the new M1 Ultra SoC. The new is essentially the fourth and the final member in the M1 family and it's Apple's most powerful chip to date. But ever since the M1 Ultra was announced, a lot...

Apple M1 Ultra vs M1 Max chip: Which one should you buy?

Apple blew its competition out of the water with the M1 Pro and the M1 Max chips just a few months ago. However, the company has already announced the new M1 Ultra chip, which is supposed to be the most powerful Apple silicon to date. It'll soon be in the hands of consumers when Apple's...

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D price and release date announced alongside six new CPUs

AMD announced the Ryzen 7 5800X3D CPU back in January while teasing the Ryzen 7000 desktop processors. This new Ryzen 7 5800X3D processor builds upon the existing octa-core Ryzen 7 5800X CPU to offer more performance with AMD's 3D V-Cache memory. AMD has now confirmed the release date and pricing for this particular CPU along...

These are the best M.2 SSDs you can buy in 2022

Installing a new SSD for the first time, or replacing an older one, is the single most effective upgrade you can make to a PC. An SSD upgrade won't cost you too much, doesn't take long to install, and significantly improves your computing experience. It's a tried-and-tested method to breathe new life into a computer. Picking...

Apple M1 Ultra: Everything you need to know about Apple’s workstation chip

Just a couple of months after unveiling the new M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, Apple decided to take the wraps off yet another member of the M1 family of Apple Silicon SoCs at its Spring "Peek Performance" product event. Called the M1 Ultra, this new chip is the fourth and final member of the...

Zotac GeForce RTX 3050 Twin Edge OC Edition Review: The best GPU for 1080p gaming?

The Zotac GeForce RTX 3050 is one of the few GPUs that you can actually buy right now for retail or at least close to its retail price. But at $400, this particular Twin Edge OC Edition 3050 graphics card is more expensive than the suggested price for a standard RTX 3050 desktop card. For...