Archive for January 2024

Cyberpunk 2077 2.11 patch brings Performance Core prioritization mode to CPUs

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In the latest update, Cyberpunk 2077 introduces the "Hybrid CPU Utilization" feature within the Performance tab. This innovative mode offers gamers with Intel hybrid CPU configurations the ability to make a critical choice regarding their gaming experience—whether to utilize all available CPU cores or prioritize the swiftest CPU cores.
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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER Founder edition review

Graphics cards 1047 Published by Hilbert Hagedoorn 86

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In this review we'll take a look at the last and perhaps most prominent addition to the Seris 4000 SUPER lineup of graphics cards from NVIDIA, of course, the GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER FE aka Founder edition from NVIDIA. With a handful more shader processors available, the card series should be a notch faster. The good news is that for the 4080 SUPER the price went down compared towards the regular 4080, as it is yours for $999

MSI GeForce RTX 4080 Super Expert 16G review

Graphics cards 1047 Published by Hilbert Hagedoorn 7

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We review the MSI EXPERT edition of the RTX 4080 SUPER, it shares its cooling system design with the founder edition but does look extremely enticing. The product is mildly overclocked, remains fairly silent and offers decent acoustics. The aesthetics however make it stand out from the crowd.

ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER OC review

Graphics cards 1047 Published by Hilbert Hagedoorn 2

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We review the ASUS ROG Strix OC edition of the RTX 4080 SUPER, it shares its cooling system with the standard RTX 4080 model. This similarity results in comparable cooling efficiency, noise levels, and build quality between the two variants. This OC edition is priced higher and exhibits greater dimensions in length and height compared to other RTX 4080 models in the market.

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Palit GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER JetStream review

Graphics cards 1047 Published by Hilbert Hagedoorn 0

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We review the Palit GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER JetStream, perhaps the most prominent addition to the Seris 4000 SUPER lineup of graphics cards from NVIDIA. With a handful more shader processors available, the card series will be a notch faster. It is yours for $999, this Palit RTX 4080 SUPER JetStream is an MSRP product.

Geizhals Pricing Trends in 2023: VR Headsets, SSDs, and Graphics Cards

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In 2023, the Geizhals price comparison portal conducted an analysis of market trends in consumer electronics, focusing on VR headsets, SSDs, and graphics cards among other categories. The analysis compared average prices from January 1 to December 31, 2023, with those of the previous year, identifying both price increases and decreases across various product categories. The study found that the average consumer prices (in Germany) increased by 5.9 percent in 2023 compared to 2022, which represents a decrease from the 6.9 percent inflation rate observed in 2022. VR headsets and video glasses saw the most significant price increase at 34.17 percent.
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ASUS Expands SFX-L Power Supply Line with 1200W Titanium-Efficiency Model

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ASUS has introduced a new model to its ROG SFX-L power supply series, the 1200W version, which features titanium-level efficiency. Priced at approximately $322 USD (converted from 2,299 yuan), this product is available on JD.com. The addition marks a significant upgrade in the Loki product line, previously characterized by platinum efficiency models at 750W, 850W, and 1000W capacities. The new 1200W power supply, measuring 125x125x63.5mm, complies with the ATX 3.0 standard and includes dual 16-pin PCIe 5.0 connectors for advanced connectivity.
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ASUS and Noctua Collaborate on RTX 4080 SUPER Graphics Card: 2640 MHz Four-Slot Design

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ASUS has introduced a new iteration of the RTX 4080 SUPER graphics card, developed in collaboration with Noctua. This version distinguishes itself with an expansive four-slot design and is equipped with a pair of Noctua's NF-A12x25 PWM fans, known for their distinctive brown blades. The card is a modification of the TUF 4080 SUPER model, enhancing its cooling capabilities.The graphics card comes with factory overclocking settings, offering a base frequency of 2610 MHz and an overclocking potential up to 2640 MHz. It incorporates dual BIOS technology for adaptable performance profiles and zero noise technology for silent operation under low loads.
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Scythe MUGEN6 Series: High-Performance Side Flow CPU Coolers

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Scythe unveiled the MUGEN6 series of original side flow CPU coolers, with a focus on size and surface area optimization. This new series includes the "MUGEN6" (model number: SCMG-6000) in silver and the "MUGEN6 Black Edition" (model number: SCMG-6000DBE) in black. The MUGEN6 represents the 6th generation of the original CPU cooler "MUGEN" series. It boasts large fins, measuring 80 mm in depth with a thickness of 0.4 mm, emphasizing surface area. Additionally, it incorporates fins of varying shapes, facilitating efficient fan air capture through its "multiple air flow transmission" structure. The MUGEN6 Black Edition further enhances cooling performance with a thick copper heat-receiving base referred to as the "High Precision Base Structure." This base quickly absorbs CPU-generated heat and utilizes six φ6mm heat pipes for efficient heat dissipation to the heatsink.
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ASUS ROG Strix XG27ACS 27-inch WQHD Gaming LCD

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ASUS introduced the 27-inch WQHD gaming LCD display, known as the "ROG Strix XG27ACS," on January 30, 2024 (local time). This gaming monitor boasts a Fast IPS panel with a remarkable 1ms (GTG) response time and supports an impressive 180Hz refresh rate. It incorporates cutting-edge display synchronization technology compatible with both AMD FreeSync and NVIDIA G-Sync, complemented by the "Extreme Low Motion Blur Sync" (ELMB SYNC) motion blur reduction feature, enhancing your gaming experience. Noteworthy features of the ROG Strix XG27ACS include the "DisplayWidget Center," allowing you to conveniently navigate the OSD menu using a mouse, a tripod socket for attaching a digital camera, "Shadow Boost" to enhance visibility in dark scenes, "Flicker Free" technology to eliminate screen flickering, and blue light reduction for reduced eye strain.
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Microsoft WordPad Faces Deprecation in Windows 11

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Microsoft has updated its Deprecated features for Windows client list to include WordPad, indicating that this long-standing word processing tool will not receive future updates and is slated for removal in an upcoming Windows release. The announcement, made without much fanfare, suggests users transition to Microsoft Word for handling rich text documents, such as .doc files, and to Windows Notepad for managing plain text files. The removal is anticipated to occur with the Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26040, currently available through the Canary Channel.
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MSI Unveils AI-Driven Gaming Desktops with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 SUPER Series

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The AI marketing hype train is big, MSI announces the incorporation of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 SUPER Series graphics cards into its latest 14th generation AI gaming desktops. The MEG Trident X2 14th, MPG Infinite X2 14th, MPG Trident AS 14th, MAG Infinite S3 14th, and MAG Codex 6 14th, initially featuring the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series graphics cards, now boast the cutting-edge RTX 40 SUPER Series, ushering in a new era of gaming excellence. At the heart of these 14th gen AI gaming desktops lies the revolutionary RTX 40 SUPER Series, which are GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER, GeForce RTX 4070 Ti SUPER, and GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER. This series reshapes the gaming experience with AI capabilities, surpassing the speed of their predecessors.
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Thrustmaster ESWAP X2 Gamepad Controller: Next-Gen Performance and Customization

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Thrustmaster is excited to announce the latest iteration of its ESWAP X PRO CONTROLLER gamepad, the ESWAP X2. This release marks a significant evolution of the iconic ESWAP X PRO CONTROLLER, catering to gamers seeking exceptional performance. Known for setting the standard in professional-grade gamepads for competitive gaming, ESWAP controllers have garnered a dedicated following over the years. ESWAP X2 maintains the beloved features while introducing improvements.  One notable enhancement is the extended lifespan of the S5 NXG mini-sticks, thanks to this new version. The mini-sticks have earned recognition for their precision in esports, ensuring a prolonged gaming experience. The redesigned ergonomic D-pad simplifies and accelerates activations. Additionally, ESWAP X2 comes equipped with a USB-C cable, optimizing connectivity to minimize latency during gaming sessions, ensuring rapid button response.
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CORSAIR Releases MP600 ELITE Series SSDs: High-Performance Storage Solutions

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CORSAIR, renowned for its enthusiast components, announces the MP600 ELITE series of SSDs. These high-performance PCIe 4.0 SSDs are designed to optimize storage for desktop PCs, laptops, and Sony PlayStation 5 consoles, catering to gamers, creators, and PC enthusiasts. Utilizing high-density 3D TLC NAND, the MP600 ELITE series initially offers 1 TB and 2 TB capacities, with 4 TB models scheduled for April. These SSDs deliver impressive sequential read speeds of up to 7,000 MB/sec and write speeds of up to 6,500 MB/sec, complemented by random read and write speeds of up to 1,000K and 1,200K IOPS, making them ideal for PCIe 4.0 platforms. Additionally, they maintain compatibility with PCIe 3.0 systems.


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Corsair MP600 Elite PCIe 4.0 DRAMless M.2 NVMe review

Memory (DDR4/DDR5) and Storage (SSD/NVMe) 364 Published by Hilbert Hagedoorn 0

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Let me introduce you to Corsair's more affordable NVMe SSD, the Corsair MP600 Elite PCIe Gen 4.0 SSD; this is one a fast PCIe Gen 4.0 NVMe SSD that is based on a dramless design. With a transfer rate of 7000 MB/sec, the 2 TB version is priced at 10 cents per GB. However, there is a twist in this round, as the new model comes equipped with an entirely new heatsink. Not only does it look very attractive, but it also functions admirably.


AMD Releases Radeon Software Update for Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League

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AMD has launched a new graphics driver update, version 23.40.02.03, aimed at optimizing performance for the game "Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League." This update is a preview driver and extends the capabilities of the previously released Radeon Software Adrenalin 24.1.1 WHQL. In addition to game optimization, the update addresses a specific issue where the game displayed corruption when ray tracing was enabled.
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NVIDIA Embargo Shift: GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER Reviews Delayed Until tomorrow 31st January

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NVIDIA Adjusts GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER Review Embargo to Align with Retail Launch NVIDIA has revised the embargo conditions for its GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER review program, moving the date from January 30 to January 31. This change aligns the embargo lift with the product's official retail launch. Some reviewers had received sample units of the product several days before the initially scheduled embargo date.
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ZALMAN offers CNPS13X DS BLACK CPU Cooler with LCD Temperature Display

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ZALMAN's CNPS13X DS BLACK side-flow CPU cooler, equipped with an LCD temperature display, offers impressive technical features. The cooler's top cover houses an LCD screen that provides real-time CPU temperature readings retrieved from the BIOS, offering users valuable insights into their system's thermal performance. Additionally, the base plate incorporates 5 x 6mm diameter heat pipes utilizing the "reverse direct touch heat pipe" technology, effectively expanding the heat dissipation surface area of these pipes.
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LG Unveils New 4K LCD Displays with IPS Black Technology for Enhanced Black Reproduction

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LG has introduced two cutting-edge 4K LCD display products, the "32UQ850V-W" and the "27UQ850V-W," leveraging the innovative IPS Black technology. 32UQ850V-W The "32UQ850V-W" is a liquid crystal display tailored for creators, harnessing the power of "IPS Black" technology to enhance black color representation. This advancement leads to improved rendering of dark areas and elevates the contrast ratio to an impressive 2,000:1, resulting in more authentic 4K video and image display. Boasting a maximum color range of approximately 1.07 billion colors and an accurate DCI-P3 coverage rate of 98%, it complies with the VESA DisplayHDR 400 HDR standard.
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MAXSUN MS-Terminator H770YTX D5 WIFI Motherboard has a Horizontal YTX Form Factor

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MAXSUN announced the release of the MS-Terminator H770YTX D5 WIFI motherboard. This product is characterized by its horizontal YTX form factor, measuring 245 x 175 mm, an adaptation of the Mini-ITX design to allow additional space for chipset and storage components. The layout features a 245 x 175 mm board, which accommodates an Intel H770 chipset compatible with 14th generation Intel Core processors. The motherboard is designed with an 8+1+1 phase power supply circuit incorporating 50A Dr.MOS technology.
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Super Wide Philips 49B2U6900CH Monitor: Enhancing Team Collaboration and Productivity

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The Philips 49B2U6900CH monitor has been introduced, featuring a suite of enhancements designed to foster collaboration and support teamwork in today's digital workspaces. This model offers a significant screen size of 48.8 inches and a Dual Quad HD resolution of 5120 x 1440, providing expansive and high-quality visual real estate equivalent to two standard monitors. The monitor is engineered with features tailored for professional use. It includes an adjustable webcam with auto-framing technology, a noise-canceling microphone, and a Busylight indicator, which collectively streamline remote collaboration. The webcam's adjustable angle ensures inclusivity of all participants in video conferences, accommodating professionals of varying heights.
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Samsung To Show 280-layer 3D QLC NAND Flash, 32 Gbit DDR5-8000 Memory Chips at IEEE-SSCC

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Samsung will unveil a 280-layer 3D QLC NAND flash memory that boasts a 1 Tb capacity. This new flash memory is expected to enhance the performance and storage capacity of SSDs and smartphones, featuring an areal density of 28.5 Gb/mm² and a transfer rate of 3.2 GB/s. This represents an improvement over the current top 3D NAND flash memories used in leading NVMe SSDs, which have a maximum transfer speed of 2.4 GB/s.
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Samsung to Showcase 37 Gbps GDDR7 Memory at IEEE SSCC 2024

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Samsung Electronics is preparing to present its advanced GDDR7 memory chips at the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) in February, located in San Francisco. The GDDR7 technology, first introduced at Samsung's Tech Day in 2022, is poised to significantly enhance the performance of graphics cards and gaming consoles by offering double the bandwidth of its predecessor, GDDR6. The highlight of this presentation will be a GDDR7 chip designed to deliver a data transfer rate of 37 Gbps and a capacity of 16 Gbit (2 GB).
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AGON by AOC Outs G4X Series Fast IPS Gaming Monitors

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AOC is introducing a new series of gaming monitors within its AOC GAMING portfolio, namely the G4 series, which serves as an upgrade to the previously acclaimed G2 series. The lineup includes the 24G4X, a 23.8-inch monitor, and the 27G4X, a 27-inch monitor. Both models are equipped with Fast IPS panels that deliver accurate color reproduction and wide viewing angles. They feature a refresh rate of 180 Hz and response times of up to 1 ms GtG, enhancing the precision and clarity in fast-paced gaming scenarios. These monitors are compatible with NVIDIA G-SYNC, aiming to provide a seamless gaming experience by eliminating screen tearing and stuttering.
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AMD Ryzen 7 8700G processor review

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In this review, we'll delve into the Ryzen 7 8700G, a $329 processor that comes equipped with the AMD Radeon 760M integrated graphics processor. This release introduces the first 8000 series for the AM5 socket, although it's important to note that these processors are essentially Zen4/RDNA3 mobile chips repurposed for desktop use. In the 8000G series, AMD has seamlessly combined their latest CPU and GPU architectures, merging Zen4/Zen4c and RDNA3 graphics capabilities. Notably, select models within this series, such as the 8-core Ryzen 7 8700G and 6-core Ryzen 5 8600G, include the XDNA1 Ryzen AI accelerator, offering enhanced performance. 

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AMD Ryzen 5 8600G processor review

Processors 198 Published by Hilbert Hagedoorn 10

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In this review, we'll delve into the Ryzen 5 8600G, a $229 processor that comes equipped with the AMD Radeon 760M integrated graphics processor. This release introduces the first 8000 series for the AM5 socket, although it's important to note that these processors are essentially Zen4/RDNA3 mobile chips repurposed for desktop use. In the 8000G series, AMD has seamlessly combined their latest CPU and GPU architectures, merging Zen4/Zen4c and RDNA3 graphics capabilities. Notably, select models within this series, such as the 8-core Ryzen 7 8700G and 6-core Ryzen 5 8600G, include the XDNA1 Ryzen AI accelerator, offering enhanced performance.

ReShade download v6.0.1

Videocards - Overclocking & Tweaking 94 Updated by Hilbert Hagedoorn 39

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Here you can download ReShade, this application is an advanced, fully generic post-processing injector for games and video software developed by crosire. Imagine your favorite game with ambient occlusion, real depth of field effects, color correction and more.

Future AMD Kraken Point APU: Zen5 and 4 Zen5c cores

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Recent disclosures from multiple sources indicate the development of AMD's Kraken Point APU, employing TSMC's advanced N4P manufacturing process. This next-generation APU, also referred to as Strix Point 2, is designed with an 8-core configuration, comprising 4 Zen5 and 4 Zen5c cores. It integrates a GPU based on RDNA3.5 architecture with 4 Workgroup Processors (WGP), equivalent to 8 Compute Units (CUs). This APU is anticipated to succeed the current Phoenix2 APU, offering enhancements in both CPU and GPU architectures.
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Razer Leviathan V2 Pro: Introduction of Sound Bar with AI-Powered Head Tracking

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Razer unveiled the Razer Leviathan V2 Pro, a sound bar that stands as the first in the world to incorporate an artificial intelligence (AI) function for head tracking. This innovative feature is part of a series of three models launched by the company. The Razer Leviathan V2 Pro integrates advanced AI technology and an infrared camera to ascertain the position of the user's ears, enhancing the audio experience. It employs Audioscenic's beamforming technology to deliver surround sound that mimics the immersive quality of headphones.
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Colorful Technology Introduces iGame GeForce RTX 40 Loong Edition Series for Year of the Dragon

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Colorful Technology Company Limited, known for its contributions to gaming PC components, laptops, and audio products, has announced the release of the iGame GeForce RTX 40 Loong Edition Series graphics cards. These products are designed to commemorate the Year of the Dragon and are characterized by their unique Chinese dragon-inspired aesthetics, featured prominently on a white backdrop.
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AMD Ryzen 7 8700G CPU-Z Results Leak Out

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CPU-Z have revealed the performance characteristics of AMD's Ryzen 7 8700G APU. The data, disclosed by the leaker @momomo_us on Twitter, presents an analysis of the APU's performance in comparison to its counterparts. In single-threaded benchmarks. The  AMD processors are outperformed by Intel's Core i7-12700KF.
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