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The simple fact is that the main bottleneck in game smoothness is system memory performance. When we talk about games being "CPU-limited," we're actually talking about a memory performance limitation most of the time. That's why AMD's 3D V-Cache works so well: the extra 64MB of cache saves on a lot of accesses going... Read more...
The PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium tiers are getting a fresh new set of titles added to the game catalog for the month of June, including an entry from the popular Monster Hunter franchise. An interesting wrinkle to the additions for this month is the inclusion of a PS VR2 title available in the Premium... Read more...
The unannounced Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 has broken cover once again, this time in the flesh—sort of. A retail dummy model has fallen into the wrong (right?) hands, giving us a look at how the phone will compare to the current model. Separately, we also have a few more hardware details and a price tag, which is even... Read more...
Apple has faced its share of lawsuits in the past, but a new one filed by a man in England may take the wedding cake. A cheating husband wants Apple to reimburse him the money he lost in his divorce because his wife found out about his cheating ways via the family’s iMac computer. Cheating spouses have found some... Read more...
An original Xbox game console from 2003 has landed on eBay, and while that normally wouldn't garner much attention, this particular one is extremely rare. What makes it unique is that it is one of just 50 units that were made as part of a promotional effort tied in with the release of the Universal Pictures superhero... Read more...
Hidetaka Miyazaki, president of game studio FromSoftware, made it known during an interview with PC Gamer that he isn’t the least bit opposed to Bloodborne making its way to PC. Fans have long requested updates for the game on console along with a PC port. However, nothing has materialized, not even a performance... Read more...
Gamers often argue about how expensive the hobby has become, and some can take that argument even further. Valve has been the focus of a massive UK lawsuit alleging that it has overcharged PC gamers through its popular Steam platform.  Steam is the de facto marketplace for PC gamers, selling everything from the... Read more...
When the first batch of Copilot+ PCs release to retail next week (they're already up for preorder), they'll be missing a key AI feature that Microsoft remains bullish on—Recall, which aims to make it easier for users to retrace their steps by taking snapshots every five seconds. While the intent of this functionality... Read more...
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) once again has surprised scientists with a new revelation concerning a region of young stars studied since the 1970s. Even though the region has been studied for decades with five other telescopes, it took the power of Webb to reveal what scientists once believed to be one... Read more...
Application performance obviously uses hardware speed as a baseline, but software optimizations are ultimately where large gains can be realized. It's not uncommon for developers to make an application run five, ten, twenty, or even a hundred times faster—something you'll never do by replacing the hardware. Intel has... Read more...
Intel shared a lot of information with us at Computex concerning its Lunar Lake mobile processors launching soon, but had very little to say about its upcoming Arrow Lake desktop CPUs. There were a few tidbits buried in the presentations on the Lion Cove and Skymont CPU architectures that constitute Lunar Lake and... Read more...
The benchmark specialists at Basemark are putting the final touches on a new GPUScore Breaking Limit tool, which the company says will make its debut as its most demanding ray tracing benchmark for both mobile and PC. Basemark's plan is to release two versions: Breaking Limit for mobile devices, laptops, and desktops... Read more...
Chromebooks are going to be getting more feature rich as Google aims to make it easier for the company to deliver AI to its customers. As part of this effort, chunks of Android code are going to be added directly into ChromeOS. In a post on the Chromium Blog, the ChromeOS team says that “Chromebooks now give us the... Read more...
If you want to get a taste of Apple's iOS 18, it is already available as an early Developer Beta. As an early adopter, I have been burned many times by trying the latest beta software on technology products. Bugs are rampant, features are broken, and it is a mix of excitement and frustration. Therefore, I save these... Read more...
Samsung looks to give the wearable device industry a swift kick in the pants with its upcoming limited edition Shortcut Sneaker. The smart sneaker will allow wearers to perform certain actions on a Samsung phone simply by moving their feet. When it comes to smart wearable devices, a shoe may be one of the last... Read more...
Fresh off the revealing of its refreshed 2 series, BMW has pulled the covers off the latest M2 with a rare mid-cycle power bump along with some luxury tweaks. The new car now has 473 horsepower and up to 443 lb-ft of torque (depending on which transmission you choose). We're still not hot on the squared-off design... Read more...
As part of its push to deliver AI to its customers, Apple teamed up with OpenAI to offer ChatGPT as a solution to assist users with Siri requests and with various writing tasks. However, it seems as if Apple is getting an incredible deal according to reporting from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, who says Apple will be... Read more...
With summer coming in hot, it is time for cookouts, camping trips, and of course, fireworks. But this summer, NASA says to be on the lookout for a different type of fireworks, a "once-in-a-lifetime" opportunity to see the results of a nova explosion in the night sky. T Coronae Borealis, also known as the “Blaze... Read more...
Google is pushing out is June 2024 security update for supported Pixel devices like the Pixel 8 Pro and Pixel 8, with fixes for over 50 security vulnerabilities, over half of which carry a Critical or High severity rating. One of the most alarming of the bunch, however, is a zero day flaw in firmware. While it... Read more...
Qualcomm Snapdragon X Processors After mountains of performance data and product disclosures, we finally have Qualcomm Snadragon X Oryon CPU and Adreno GPU architecture details to share. New CPU Core Architecture Powerful NPU Leading Wireless Connectivity Options Tons Of Memory Bandwidth Arm-Native Software Ecosystem... Read more...
AMD seems to have been having a hard time moving its graphics cards lately, which is a bit of a shame, because they're capable hardware—just check out our most recent GPU review to see evidence of that. If you've been considering a GPU upgrade, AMD just sweetened the pot with a game bundle that lets you select two of... Read more...
Market research firm Liftr Insights is claiming that it has spotted Amazon Web Services (AWS) running an instance with a staggering 896 cores, surpassing the company’s previous best of 384 cores. This current offering blows away anything else available from other cloud providers, with the closest competitor being... Read more...
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