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Today, playing a game is as simple as downloading a few (or many) gigabytes of data over the internet, but in the past, we had to get our game data from optical discs. If you've still got some of those lying around, you might be able to put them to use even if they've got the discontinued SafeDisc DRM. A new... Read more...
Kioxia is one of those names that you might not see a lot if you're primarily a DIY PC gamer. Whether you realize it or not, the original inventor of flash memory (when it was known as Toshiba Memory Solutions) moves a LOT of NAND. You can find Kioxia flash memory in just about any kind of device, and now, that... Read more...
Without much fanfareor any at all, reallyNVIDIA has officially added a cut-down version of its budget GeForce RTX 3050 graphics card to its lineup. As has been extensively leaked and rumored over the past several weeks, the newest entry-level part sheds a couple gigabytes of VRAM for 6GB total, along with some... Read more...
An Australian-based wireless technology company has possibly set a new Wi-Fi transmission record of 1.8 miles while maintaining sufficient throughput for a video call. What's impressive besides the range is that this demonstration was done in a real world interference-laden setting and what this could mean for... Read more...
Simply put, the Internet of Things is cool, but it's cooler still when configured correctly and built with security in mind. Unfortunately, that almost never happens. A much more likely story is something like what happened to Johnie on Xwitter, who discovered a rogue IoT device living on their network and sending... Read more...
WhatsApp is one of the most popular communication platforms in the world, and it reached that lofty position before it even had a backup solution. Beginning in 2015, the Facebook-owned app added support for Google Drive backup and restore. Google and WhatsApp inked a deal that ensured those backups would not count... Read more...
We've all been there, right? You want to add another SSD to your system, but all your M.2 sockets are full. You could get a SATA SSD, but that's not going to satisfy your need for speed. No, you definitely need more NVMe storage, and that means you're going to have to get a PCIe-to-M.2 adapter. If that's the case... Read more...
As much as we love gushing about the latest hardware around here, the fact remains that most people don't care that much. As proof of this sad statement, check out the sales of the Nintendo Switch. That system's specifications were pretty mediocre when it came out back in 2017, even for a tablet. Despite that, it's... Read more...
Baldur's Gate is a name that will make a bunch of old CRPG nerds get all wistful and misty-eyed. That game came out in 1998 on five CD-ROMswith a sixth for the Tales of the Sword Coast expansion. It's based on the AD&D 2nd Edition rules, a set of regulations so archaic and arcane that your armor class gets better when... Read more...
Windows 11's minimum system requirements, according to Microsoft, include a UEFI system with a supported processor, 64GB of available disk space, a compatible DirectX 12-capable graphics processor, and at least 4GB of memory. Four gigabytes isn't a lot of RAM these days, and a lot of techy types would probably... Read more...
If you read that and thought, "PCIe 7.0? What happened to 6.0?", don't worryPCIe 6.0 is already finalized and still on track for product launches that are likely coming next year or the year after. It's just that PCI-SIG refuses to stand still (as usual) and has now published the first draft specification for PCIe... Read more...
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 8GB: Starting At $399 The new GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 8GB model is the middle-child in the 4060 line-up, targeting budget-conscious 1080p gamers seeking an upgrade from previous-gen NVIDIA and AMD offerings. Low Power Lowest Priced Ada To Date Good Performance Compact Form Factor Very Cool... Read more...
The unaware PC gamer will buy a graphics card based on how much video RAM it has and might be disappointed at its performance. The uninitiated will then tell you that video RAM doesn't matter, because games rarely use that much. Those truly in the know are well aware that current games are pushing past the 8GB... Read more...
AMD issued a blog post yesterday, right before the launch of the RTX 4070, subtly shredding NVIDIAs lackluster GDDR6 and GDDR6X memory sizes on its RTX 30/40 series graphics cards. AMD says enthusiasts demand the best gaming experience possible and video memory capacities below 12GB are simply not enough to run the... Read more...
At the recent China Flash Memory Summit (CFMS 2023), a Samsung exec set out his vision for NAND Flash memory. During the speech on the theme of the Re-evolution of Flash Memory and Towards a New Era, Kyungryun Kim, VP of Samsung and GM of the NAND Product Planning Group, predicted 1-Petabyte (PB) SSDs will be... Read more...
As we wrote yesterday, Hogwarts Legacy is a bear of a game to run. GeForce RTX 3080 cards struggle in 25601440, even with DLSS enabled, and Radeon cards can't run the game playably at all with ray-tracing turned on. Arguably the real problem is the game's incredibly inconsistent performance, though. Players who have... Read more...
One of the earliest lessons everyone should be taught is that if something is too good to be true, then it probably isn't true. Lest anyone need a reminder of this old adage, just head over to Amazon and look up what sellers are claiming to be 16TB external solid state drives at insanely low pricessome of them go for... Read more...
As you already know, it's important to keep your Windows PC updated and patched to protect against the latest security threats, as well as to ensure you have access to the latest features and capabilities. And as you probably also know, Microsoft's updates sometimes inadvertently cause more problems than they solve... Read more...
Whether you have a cutting-edge blazing fast solid-state drive or an ancient magnetic hard disk drive, you are probably filling them with a ton of files you no longer need. Storage bloat involves more than just keeping your old essays from the high school you graduated from decades ago. Your computer likely has... Read more...
Do you need to blast files around your network at ludicrous speeds? Do you even have an external interface that can handle 10 gigabytes per second? Yes, that's gigabytes, not bits. We'll reckon that the answer is no, but don't let that stop you from gawping at this new Aorus Gen5 SSD 10000, so named for... Read more...
Memory bandwidth is one of the most important specifications that determines a graphics card's performance potential. It reflects the maximum data throughput rate between the GPU chip itself and its memory packages. That's why hardware nerds like us are always quite keen to hear what the final shipping memory speed... Read more...
You've probably heard a lot of conflicting things about the power consumption of NVIDIA's upcoming Ada family of GPUs, which are named after Ada Lovelace. There have been wildly varying reports ranging from 400W all the way up to "800W or more". The thing is, most of these rumors are probably accuratethey're just... Read more...
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