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When AMD announced its Zen 4-based Ryzen 7000 processors in August, it announced a peak clock rate of 5.7 GHz for the top-end, 16-core Ryzen 9 7950X model. That CPU is expected to boost to 5.85 GHz under Precision Boost Overdrive, but that's only on two cores. Even 5.7 GHz is well above the all-core clock speed, but... Read more...
In the wake of the GeForce Beyond presentation on Tuesday, with all the official tech details extensively reported, our attention turns to what NVIDIA partners are adding to the RTX 40 offer. NVIDIA reference models of the new GeForce RTX 4090 24GB, RTX 4080 16GB and RTX 4070 4080 12GB have been analyzed in some... Read more...
While Elon Musk's Starlink satellite service has been expanding over the last year, its average internet speed it provides has been slowing down. A new report from Ookla indicates that the company's internet service had slowed in every country it surveyed over the last year. Elon Musk made headlines earlier this... Read more...
Floppy disks have been around for decades—over 50 years!—and while the storage medium is largely obsolete, it's not completely dead. Just ask Tom Persky, who after several decades still maintains a thriving business selling floppy disks to customers even though the industry at large has moved to solid state drives... Read more...
NASA's InSight lander has captured the first audio of a meteoroid impacting another planet, and it sounds quite different than one might imagine. The lander's seismometer has been able to pick up vibrations from four separate impacts in the past two years. InSight first landed on the Red Planet in 2018. Since its... Read more...
Soundbars aren't just for home theater buffs, they're also encroaching into PC gaming territory. To wit, Razer in April unveiled its Leviathan V2, a multi-driver PC gaming soundbar with THX Spatial Audio, RGB lighting, and a dedicated subwoofer for $249.99. If that's too rich for your blood, Razer has now released the... Read more...
Last week, a massive security breach rocked Uber, with a teenage hacker claiming credit for the incident. Then, over the weekend, someone claiming to be this same hacker leaked Grand Theft Auto (GTA) 6 gameplay footage on the GTA forums. The developer of the GTA series, Rockstar Games, later confirmed the authenticity... Read more...
If you haven't gotten a chance to put hands on one, Valve's Steam Deck is a pretty cool gaming device that has become wildly popular. It has its faults, though—its haptics rumble is weak, its display is lack-luster, and there's only one USB port on board. As such, OneXPlayer likely hopes that you may find those... Read more...
Blizzard first announced Diablo IV's existence in 2019. It revealed a number of features that players are looking forward to, such as the return of the Rogue class. Even still, no one has seen footage of gameplay for the upcoming title until now, as someone has posted videos of Diablo IV gameplay up on... Read more...
Mobile games are becoming more demanding and competitive with titles like Fortnite and Call of Duty coming to smartphones. That's caused the gaming phone niche to expand in recent years with names like Red Magic and Black Shark appearing on the scene. Leave it to ASUS and its ROG brand to set the benchmark, though... Read more...
NVIDIA kicked off its GTC Developer conference today with a keynote address by Founder and CEO Jensen Huang. The new GeForce RTX 40 Series cards announced at the start will certainly garner the lion's share of headlines, but the company’s announcements span many industries and markets. Today’s keynote also introduced... Read more...
Intel’s CEO has posted a Tweet celebrating what would be a very special occasion for anyone—the receiving of an Arc A770 graphics card. Intel Graphics chief Raja Koduri delivered the svelte flagship accelerator to Pat Gelsinger on Sunday evening and posted his own tweet of the “surprise delivery” event shortly after... Read more...
A new rumor suggests the PlayStation 5 could be in for a face lift. Sources are saying the new "D" chassis will also have a special feature that current consoles lack. Currently Sony's highly popular PlayStation 5 console has two configurations available, one with a disc drive, and one without. However, sources... Read more...
After literally years of rumors, we've finally arrived at the day: the launch of NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 40-series GPUs based on its Ada Lovelace core architecture. During its Project Beyond event at GTC this morning, the famous leather jacket-clad CEO, Jensen Huang, took to a virtual stage to announce the company's... Read more...
AMD is officially planning to launch its next-generation graphics cards based on its RDNA 3 architecture during an event on November 3, 2022. Scott Herkelman, senior vice president and general manager of AMD's Radeon division, confirmed the imminent launch in a Twitter post with a 'Save the Date' image attached... Read more...
NASA's Webb telescope captures first images and spectra of the Red Planet, revealing data beneath the planet's blinding light. The new information will be used along with other data collected by orbiters, rovers, and other telescopes to reveal more about Mars. While the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is located... Read more...
Apple isn't exactly known for designing and molding hardware gadgets that are easy to crack open and repair at home. To the Cupertino company's credit, however, it has made relatively recent efforts in line with the right-to-repair movement that's been gaining steam, and that's on full display in a teardown analysis... Read more...
There's an entire mainstream market beyond the powerful AMD Ryzen and Intel Core processors that PC enthusiasts love so dearly. In fact, there's a ton of unit volume shipped below $700-800 baseline for laptops sporting premium, performance-targeted CPUs. And to serve this space, AMD has three new Ryzen and Athlon CPUs... Read more...
Researchers at Aqua Security have discovered cyberattacks that appear to have been conducted by TeamTNT, a threat actor previously thought to be defunct. The researchers encountered three different attacks, each of which looks to be new. One of these attacks, which the researchers have dubbed the “Kangaroo attack,” is... Read more...
NZXT got its start making cases, but nowadays you can find the company selling cooling hardware, power supplies, motherboards, monitors, and other kinds of kit. You can even buy a pre-built PC from NZXT. The folks over there haven't started selling graphics cards yet, but it's possible that such a move is, ahem, in... Read more...
China's facing serious technology sanctions from the US, which is the home of all of the biggest microprocessor manufacturers. Under the weight of those sanctions, the pressure to develop home-grown hardware is heavier than ever, but GPU design is a high hurdle to hop. There are already basic and productivity-focused... Read more...
Lenovo’s GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card has again appeared in photos shared on the Internet. The latest exposé shows this hulking GPU resting on a bench top, triple fans up. It is great to get another shot of this big and bulky add-in-card, but the best thing about the new image is we get a size reference, indicating... Read more...
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