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AMD announced its EPYC Embedded 9004 Series of processors for embedded systems this morning at Embedded World 2023. These 4th Gen EPYC Embedded processors are based on the same 5nm Zen 4 architecture as the mainstream “Genoa” platform, which affords excellent performance and scalability. AMD is targeting networking... Read more...
Qualcomm just announced the next step in the evolution of SIM technology for Android mobile devices, the integrated SIM, at Mobile World Congress 2023. The iSIM is intended to complement existing SIM card and embedded SIM (eSIM) options, while improving on design, efficiency, and space constraints. The Subscriber... Read more...
Join us on our Two and a Half Geeks livestream this Tuesday at 5:30 PM ET where Dave, Marco, and Chris will be joined by David McAfee for a special interview. What’s so special? We are going to be fielding YOUR questions about AMD's latest Ryzen 7000X3D processors for David to answer. You can just kick back, watch... Read more...
Dell Precision 7865: As Configured - $15,840 The Dell Precision 7865 chews through workstation-class workloads with a 64-core AMD Threadripper Pro CPU and NVIDIA RTX A6000 GPU, while remaining cool and quiet. 64-Core AMD Threadripper CPU Performance 8-Channel DDR4 Memory Mostly Toolless Design For Servicing... Read more...
In our latest episode of 2.5 Geeks, Dave, Marco, and Ryan cover big launch tech from the desktop, laptops, and smartphones! NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 4090 mobile is here, along with Intel Raptor Lake 13th Gen Core mobile, Samsung's Galaxy S23 series and the OnePlus 11 5G, plus a quick sidetrack to talk about a beautiful... Read more...
Intel’s Arc A770 and A750 GPUs have been on the market now for over three months. The cards have faced an uphill battle from fierce GPU competition, but with several major driver and software updates released, Intel says it is time to check back in. Intel Arc Alchemist launch buildup generated more buzz than most... Read more...
As upgradable as PCs can be, the process is typically restricted to wholesale swapping of components. Remove that veteran GeForce GTX 1060 and slot in a shiny new RTX 4070 Ti. Apart from memory and storage, where you can sometimes just bolt on more, expanding your system’s capabilities is an “out with the old, in with... Read more...
Intel 4th Generation Xeon Processors (Sapphire Rapids) Intel’s tiled chiplet approach with specialized accelerators could open the door for some truly custom server recipes for individual customer demands.   Accelerated workloads can fly DDR5, PCIe Gen 5, and CXL 1.1 Support SKU models to suit wide a... Read more...
Intel is launching its 4th Gen Xeon Scalable Processors (codename Sapphire Rapids) today, along with the Xeon CPU Max Series (codename Sapphire Rapids HBM) for datacenter customers. The company has been slowly disclosing information since its Innovation 2022 event, but now the veil is lifted on the entire 4th Gen Xeon... Read more...
Dell introduced an initiative to bolster the sustainability of its laptops last year. These efforts yielded a prototype laptop dubbed Concept Luna. Concept Luna features a radical change to how Dell builds its laptops, with a focus on making components immediately accessible, replaceable, and reusable. Dell is now... Read more...
AMD’s hot new Radeon RX 7900-series graphics cards are due to launch very soon and we are fortunate to have both the RX 7900 XT and RX 7900 XTX in our lab for testing. While we can’t share any performance results or show them in-action just yet, we are able to unbox these cards with you to show off the retail experience and physical designs. Read more...
Micron announced that it is shipping the world’s first client SSD using NAND flash with over 200 layers. The Micron 2550 NVMe SSD uses 232-layer TLC NAND, which the company says benefits consumers through density and power advantages. The Micron 2550 SSD is rated for sequential reads and writes of up to 5.0 GB/s... Read more...
Solidigm P41 Plus: Starting At $82.99 The Solidigm P41 Plus is an affordable, DRAM-less PCIe 4 Solid State Drive, tuned for low queue depths and mainstream computing workloads. It offers good throughput at very attractive price points. Excellent cost per gigabyte Strong low queue depth performance PCIe 4.0 class transfer speeds with... Read more...
The University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine has partnered with Intel Labs to conduct a research study on improving brain tumor detection by using a kind of machine learning called Federated ML, or FL (Federated Learning) for short. After two years, the project has demonstrated as much as a 33%... Read more...
Acer has launched new Aspire 3 series laptops which are the first to include AMD Ryzen 7020 processors and Radeon graphics. These wallet-conscious models start at just $399.99 yet sport a premium design and essential features making them attractive options for students in particular. The base $399 model (A315-24P)... Read more...
Intel has developed a deepfake detection tool called FakeCatcher which is claims is 96% effective at flagging altered videos. More importantly, Intel says FakeCatcher can operating in real-time with results reported within milliseconds. Deepfake videos are produced using AI algorithms which can digitally stitch one... Read more...
Samsung’s first Quantum Dot OLED gaming monitor is now available for preorder in several countries, but not the US. Not to be confused with the Odyssey Neo G8, the new Samsung Odyssey OLED G8 (G85SB) uses a super thin 34-inch panel with a 21:9 aspect ratio. Samsung says pairing OLED technology with Quantum Dots... Read more...
Google issues monthly security patches for its Pixel phones and to other Android devices via the Android Open Source Project. Each of these patches includes important fixes to protect end users from emerging threats or disclosed flaws. November’s security update is particularly important for Pixel owners as it... Read more...
AMD has just officially launched its 4th generation of EPYC server CPUs. Codenamed Genoa, these EPYC 9004 series processors are built using the same Zen 4 DNA powering the company’s Ryzen 7000 series of consumer desktop CPUs. The central story behind these processors is the same as ever—larger core... Read more...
Today, AMD held its Together We Advance_Gaming launch event for its new RDNA 3-based Radeon 7000 series GPUs. AMD is first introducing two high end GPUs, the Radeon RX 7900 XTX and the Radeon RX 7900 XT. Radeon RX 7900 XTX (left) and RX 7900 XT (right) These cards are set to battle it out with NVIDIA’s new Ada... Read more...
If you are a regular Uber rider, your next trip may feel just a little bit different. Uber has announced several changes to its platform which include the in-app navigation’s newfound aversion to left turns as well as several other safety-focused enhancements. This announcement may seem like a coy way to subtly... Read more...
Security researchers at SafeBreach Labs have discovered a novel PowerShell backdoor which has been able to evade the dozens of malware scanners employed by VirusTotal. The tool’s stealthy qualities have earned it the “fully undetectable,” or FUD, descriptor. The researchers believe it has been used to target around... Read more...
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