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Preview: Hisense 100-inch 4K HDR Smart Laser TV

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The Hisense 4K HDR Smart Laser TV is available in two screen sizes – 100-inches and 120-inches. The laser TV is made up of two parts – an ultra-short-throw laser projector and a screen on which the visuals are projected upon. The screen itself is a 100-inches ambient light rejecting screen and it is optimised for an ultra-short throw laser projector.

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Preview: ASUS ROG Strix Z690-E Gaming WiFi Motherboard

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Quick on the heels of Intel announcing their latest 12th Gen Alder Lake chips, ASUS has announced its new ROG Strix Z690-E Gaming WiFi Motherboard. Intel’s 12th Gen desktop processors usher in a new era of the company’s chips, lead by the flagship Core i9-12900K CPU, which Intel claims is the world’s best gaming processor.

Alder Lake will need a motherboard built on Intel’s newly announced Z690 chipset, which adds more modern conveniences such as Wi-Fi 6E support and faster USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 data transfer. Intel is using a new LGA 1700 socket here, so you may even need a new cooler or slightly updated standoffs from the manufacturer.

Intel is also heavily pushing Windows 11 as a key part of its Alder Lake lineup, noting that it’s worked with Microsoft to optimize its Intel Thread Director software to better manage tasks across threads when using the new OS.

ASUS sent us the new ASUS ROG Strix Z690-E Gaming WiFi Motherboard for a test drive and in this article, we will be previewing the motherboard. The ASUS Z690 platform, which covers ROG Maximus to the ROG Strix, TUF Gaming, ProArt, and Prime motherboards, are built to support the new 12th Gen Intel Core processors that feature up to 16 cores and 24 threads.

The ASUS Z690 motherboard series delivers standard-defining performance for Intel processors with power delivery and a wide range of cooling options. Featuring DDR5 memory modules and extensive support for PCIe 5.0 devices, the series supports the latest 12th Gen Intel Core processors. ASUS’ Z690 motherboards also include an exclusive new overclocking technology called ASUS Enhanced Memory Profile (AEMP), offering blistering-fast DDR5 performance in just a few clicks.

ASUS has also included something with Z690 motherboards, which will make your life easier when it comes to removing the graphics card from the motherboard. The company calls it the PCIe Slot Q-Release. This feature allows users to easily remove a graphics card installed in the primary PCIe 5.0 slot on a Z690-based motherboard.

According to the documentation provided by ASUS, it “unlocks the first PCIe slot’s security latch with one tap, greatly simplifying the process of detaching a PCIe card.” While you won’t be switching out graphics cards on a daily basis, it is still good to know that ASUS has put some thought into this, especially for reviewers like us, who are constantly swapping out graphics cards to run benchmarks.

In terms of processor support, this motherboard supports Intel Socket LGA1700 for 12th Gen Intel Core, Pentium Gold, and Celeron Processors. It also supports Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 and Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0. You also get four DIMM slots that can support a maximum of 128GB of DDR5 memory at 6400(OC), 6200(OC), 6000(OC), 5800(OC), 5600(OC), 5400(OC), 5200(OC), 5000(OC), and 4800 Non-ECC, un-buffered memory.

When it comes to ports, you get one DisplayPort 1.4 and one HDMI 2.1. You also get a total of 12 USB ports on the rear, which include one USB 3.2 Type-C Gen 2×2 port, two USB 3.2 Type-A Gen 2 ports, one USB 3.2 Type-C Gen 2 port, four USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports, and four USB 2.0 Type-A ports. On the front, you get one USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C connector, one USB 3.2 Gen 1, and two USB 2.0 headers that support an additional four USB 2.0 ports.

ASUS Z690 motherboards are also equipped with up to two PCIe 5.0 slots ideal for video cards. Select models even feature an onboard PCIe 5.0 M.2 slot or a bundled ROG Hyper M.2 card. The ASUS ROG Strix Z690-E Gaming WiFi Motherboard, for instance, comes with a bundled ROG Hyper M.2 card.

You also get three M.2 slots onboard, which includes one M.2 2242-22110 (PCIe5.0 x4), one M.2 2242-22110 (PCIe4.0 x4), and one M.2 2242-2280 (PCIe 4.0 x4 and SATA). You also get two M.2 slots on the bundled ROG Hyper M.2 Card, which includes two M.2 2242-22110 (PCIe4.0 x4).

There’s also a specially illuminated acrylic display on the I/O cover that gives the illusion that the circuit board is visible beneath an RGB ROG logo. Each motherboard within the ASUS Z690 series features built-in Windows 11 support, with mounting holes that are compatible with CPU coolers designed for either LGA 1200 or the new LGA 1700 socket.

If you are one of those who would like to venture into endless customisation and aesthetics, the Z690 series brings all-new visuals such as the AniMe Matrix display that features mini programmable RGB LEDs to show off personal style with custom lighting designs, unique animations, and live audio visualizations, as well as striking designs that evoke sci-fi worlds from cyberpunk to aerospace exploration.

– Photography by Ranbir Sen

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Preview: Nokia G20

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HMD Global announced a slew of new products – six smartphones and an audio accessory to be precise – on Thursday. The new smartphones that were launched, include the Nokia X20, Nokia X10, Nokia G20, Nokia G10, Nokia C20, and Nokia C10. The company sent us a non-retail device for a quick hands-on, and so, here’s a first look at the device.

While the X Series is being positioned as the company’s take on premium-range devices, the G series sits at the mid-range, below the X Series, and above the C Series. With the G20, Nokia wants to strike a balance between performance, features, and pricing.

In terms of design and build quality, the Nokia G20 is average. The phone has been constructed using a mix of plastic, glass, and metal. On the front, you get a 6.5-inches screen that offers an HD+ resolution. You also get an aspect ratio of 20:9, with a brightness boost that keeps the screen brighter under direct sunlight.

On the left edge of the device, you get a dual SIM tray that accepts two nano SIMs, with a dedicated area for using a microSD card. Just below the SIM tray on the left edge, you get a dedicated button for Google Assistant. On the right edge, you get the volume buttons and the power button, which doubles up as the fingerprint scanner.

On the top edge, you get the 3.5mm audio jack and a noise-cancelling microphone. On the bottom edge, you get the USB-C charging port, a second noise-cancelling microphone, and the speaker grille. The phone measures 164.9-by-76.0-by-9.2mm in dimension, and weighs 197-gms.

In terms of the hardware, the Nokia G20 is powered by the Mediatek G35 processor, running at a clock speed of 2.3GHz. You also get 4GB of RAM and you can choose between 64GB or 128GB of storage. The unit sent to us, came with 128GB of storage, which can be further expanded to up to 512GB of storage, using a microSD card.

The Nokia G20 also comes with a quad-camera setup. Now, this includes a 48MP main camera offering an aperture of f/1.79, an ultrawide lens rated at 5MP, a 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, you also get an 8MP sensor for all your selfies. The quad cameras support night mode, portrait mode, and OZO audio for crisp audio in video footage.

The phone is powered by a 5050mAh non-removable battery that uses a 5V2A charger. Inside the retail box, the company includes the Nokia G20 along with a bunch of accessories including a USB Type-C cable, a 10W wall charger, a “Quick Start” guide, a SIM ejector tool, a screen protector, a headset (in select markets), and a protective case (in select markets). We will be publishing an unboxing video once we receive the retail pack from Nokia to show you the contents of the retail box.

The Nokia G20 runs on the Android 11 operating system. Nokia guarantees two years of OS upgrades and three years’ worth of monthly security updates. Since the unit we received was a non-retail pack, we have not been able to run any benchmarks on the device. However, during a couple of days, we had the device with us for a hands-on, we found the phone was quite fluid in terms of user experience.

Since the Nokia G20 runs a vanilla version of the Android 11 operating system, the overall experience was quite good, without the bloat of bloatware. We will soon be receiving the retail pack of the device and we will be putting the retail unit through a series of benchmarks and imaging tests. We will report back about the real-world performance in a full-on review of the device.

The Nokia G20 is priced at AED 599 and it goes head to head with other newly launched mid-rangers we recently reviewed here on GadgetVoize.com.

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Preview: ASUS ROG STRIX LC RX6800XT

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Close to the heels of AMD launching the new RX 6800 XT, ASUS launched its own ineration – the ASUS ROG STRIX LC RX 6800 XT Gaming OC. This one comes equipped with the goodness of a 240mm liquid-cooled radiator, as well as a low-noise blower on the card.

The big radiator will offer up the huge cooling potential for the chipset, allowing it to high a much higher boost clock and maintain it for big performance increases.

Meanwhile, the blower fan is there to keep the memory chips and power delivery hardware cool, but overall, that shouldn’t have to spin too much. Some of the features of this behemoth include a 1527 MHz Core Clock, a 2410 MHz Boost Clock, AIO Liquid Cooling, 240mm radiator, 2 x 120mm fans, low-noise blower fan on the card, and of course, ARGB lighting. This one is a high-end liquid cooled 6800XT card.

You also get 600mm tubing for compatibility with EATX chassis and alternative mounts, and Super Alloy Power II that includes premium alloy chokes, solid polymer capacitors, and an array of high-current power stages.

The GPU also accompanies the ASUS FanConnect II, which equips a hybrid-controlled fan header for optimal system cooling. And there’s GPU Tweak II, which provides intuitive performance tweaking, thermal controls, and system monitoring.

The ASUS ROG STRIX LC RX6800XT is a hybrid cooled graphics card, which means it uses both air and liquid cooling to keep things, well, cool. This thing is beautifully designed, but by no means is a small card.

It has clean looking hardware – one half of the card features a funky STRIX digital graffiti design on it. This is the same design seen on ASUS’ recent motherboards, gaming mouse, power supplies, cases, and so on.

When it comes to the tech specs, the 6800XT gets 72 activated CUs multiplied by 64 shader units. You also get 16GB of GDDR6 memory based on a 256-bit memory bus, which essentially translates to 512 GB/s of memory bandwidth.

The TDP listed is at 300 watts for this product. The 2250 GHz boost clock is spectacular. However, the more average game clock is listed at 2015 MHz. New in this GPU is a 128MB infinity cache and support for PCI-express 4.0.

The RX6800XT graphics card showcases an assertive black ROG design and comes with a backplate. In the I/O area, the card includes two DisplayPort 1.4 ports, one HDMI 2.1, and a USB Type-C connector.

Installing any graphics card is straightforward these days. Once the card is seated into the PC, make sure you hook up the monitor and, of course, any external power connectors like 6/8-pin or the new 12-pin PEG power connectors.

We suggest you get yourself a power supply that has these PCIe PEG connectors natively. Purchase a quality power supply, calculate/estimate your peak power consumption for the entire PC, and double that number for the power supply as your PSU is most efficient at half the load value.

So, if during gaming you consume 300W Watts on average for the entire PC, the recommended power supply would be a 600+ Watt one.

Our test bed inlcuded the following:
Processor: Intel Core i7 9700K
Motherboard: ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XI APEX
PSU: ASUS ROG THOR 850W
Memory Module: GSKIL TridentZ 3200MHz CL14 2x4GB

In order to test the performance of the GPU, we put it through some tests. On the 3DMark: Night Raid the score achieved was 65493, while the graphics score was 147600. In the 3DMark: Fire Strike benchmark, the score was 31493, while the graphics score was 51956. Meanwhile, in the 3DMark: Fire Strike Ultra test, the score stood at 12321, while the graphics score stood at 12956.

In 3Dmark TimeSpy, we were able to clock a score of 15488, while the graphics card stood at 18168. In 3Dmark Port Royal test, we clocked a score of 9257. The non-OC 1K, 2K and 4K test results were as below:

For the operating temperatures, we used the FurMark 15 min Test. The results are below:

The regional pricing of the ASUS ROG STRIX LC RX6800XT hasn’t been announced yet. That being said, the card offers a higher boost clock, comes with an RGB lit 240mm AIO liquid cooler, comes built with premium components, and offers top-notch performance.

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