Archive for Feburary 2024

G.SKILL announces OC World Cup 2024: Extreme Overclocking Competition

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G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., a leading provider of high-performance overclock memory and PC components, is pleased to unveil the 8th Annual OC World Cup 2024, an extreme overclocking competition. The event kicks off with the Online Qualifier Stage, scheduled from March 1, 2024, to April 3, 2024. Nine finalists emerging from the Online Qualifier Stage will advance to the Live Qualifier Stage, set to coincide with Computex 2024 in Taipei. Here, they will vie for a portion of the $40,000 USD prize pool, with the OC Champion securing $10,000 USD.
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Microsoft To Launch DirectSR API to Standardize Super Resolution in Games

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Microsoft announced DirectSR, a new API for DirectX that streamlines the inclusion of super resolution technology in games. This API offers a standardized method for implementing super resolution, enabling easier adoption across various hardware platforms without requiring developers to choose from numerous upscaling options or dedicate resources to extra development and support. Super Resolution techniques, which enhance game resolution and visual quality, are made more accessible through DirectSR by ensuring compatibility with different hardware configurations.
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Review: Sapphire PURE Radeon RX 7900 GRE Gaming OC 16GB

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We review and test the Sapphire PURE Radeon RX 7900 GRE Gaming OC 16GB (Golden Rabbit Edition), specifically the factory-tweaked PURE edition. Originally launched by AMD for the Asian market, the GRE, named in honor of the 2023 Chinese zodiac sign, the rabbit, is now accessible in additional regions. This move by AMD is a response to the recent release of the GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER.

CORSAIR Makes Another Leap in FPS Gaming Mice with New Additions to M75 Family

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CORSAIR proudly announced the launch of two attention-grabbing additions to the M75 gaming mouse lineup: M75 and M75 WIRELESS. Blazing onto the scene with the same award-winning shape and match-winning performance established by the M75 AIR, these new mice deliver utmost comfort and control, while also infusing a streak of RGB into their lightweight designs. For the most competitive matches, M75 and M75 WIRELESS put you in fantastic shape to win, and look great doing it.
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NVIDIA Releases GeForce Hotfix Driver 551.68 Update Details

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NVIDIA released the GeForce Hotfix Driver version 551.68 on February 28, 2024, as an update to the preceding Game Ready Driver 551.61. This hotfix aims to resolve specific issues encountered with the NVENC video encoding feature. Users reported corrupted video outputs or received error messages when utilizing NVENC on GeForce GTX 1630, GTX 1650, and GTX 1650 Ti graphics processing units (GPUs). The error code associated with this issue is 4511046. To download the hotfix, users can access the file at NVIDIA's official download page. Further details and support can be found on NVIDIA's customer help page.
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Corsair M75 Wireless mouse review

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Corsair updated one of their rodents, now in a wireless version. In the realm of gaming peripherals, lightweight gaming mice have become increasingly prevalent. Corsair introduces the M75 Wireless, a new iteration of such a mouse, engineered without concessions. Having evaluated various Corsair mice like the Katar Elite and the Sabre RGB Pro Wireless, both lightweight wireless gaming mice, the question arises: What sets the M75 apart? Included with the mouse are the Slipstream dongle.

Samsung Introduces SD Express MicroSD Card with 800 MB/s Sequential Read Speed

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Samsung Electronics has announced the launch of its latest microSD card offerings, including a 256-gigabyte (GB) SD Express microSD card boasting sequential read speeds of up to 800 megabytes per second (MB/s). Additionally, the company has initiated mass production of its 1-terabyte (TB) UHS-1 microSD card. These advancements aim to cater to the evolving demands of mobile computing and on-device AI applications. Hangu Sohn, Vice President of the Memory Brand Product Biz Team at Samsung Electronics, stated, "With our two new microSD cards, Samsung has provided effective solutions to address the growing demands of mobile computing and on-device AI. Despite their diminutive size, these memory cards deliver potent SSD-like performance and capacity to support demanding modern and future applications."
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TP-Link Archer TXE70UH: USB Wi-Fi 6E Adapter with Tri-Band Support

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TP-Link, a leading networking solutions provider, introduces the Archer TXE70UH, a USB-connected Wi-Fi 6E wireless LAN adapter engineered to deliver high-performance connectivity. With tri-band support, this adapter ensures optimal performance across multiple frequency bands. The Archer TXE70UH boasts impressive speeds, offering up to 2,402Mbps in the 6GHz band, 2,402Mbps in the 5GHz band, and 574Mbps in the 2.4GHz band. Equipped with advanced features such as a movable high-power antenna and beamforming technology, it enables stable communication over extended ranges. Additionally, support for OFDMA and MU-MIMO technology helps reduce latency, enhancing overall network efficiency.
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TerraMaster F4-212: 4-Bay Home NAS sees 40% Performance Boost

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TerraMaster unveiled its latest 4-bay home NAS model, the F4-212, on February 28, 2024. This NAS is powered by a 1.7GHz quad-core processor, the Realtek RTD1619B (ARM V8.2 Cortex-A55), accompanied by an independent NPU. Compared to its predecessor equipped with the Realtek RTD1296, the F4-212 boasts a remarkable 40% performance improvement. The F4-212 features advanced multimedia capabilities, including H.265 4K/60fps video decoding and H.264 1080p/60fps video encoding functions, making it ideal for multimedia centers.
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Micron Initiates Mass Production of HBM3E for NVIDIA H200 with 1.2TB/s Bandwidth

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Micron Technology, headquartered in Idaho, USA, announced on February 26, 2024, the commencement of mass production for the cutting-edge HBM3E solution. This advancement offers energy efficiency and ultra-high-speed capabilities. The 24GB HBM3E, featuring 8 layers, achieves a pin speed of 9.2Gbps, delivering a memory bandwidth exceeding 1.2TB/s. This facilitates rapid data access crucial for AI accelerators, supercomputers, and data centers. The product will integrate into the NVIDIA H200 Tensor Core GPU, slated for shipment in Q2 2024.
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Alone in the Dark Game: New Trailer Reveals Story Details and PC System Requirements

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THQ Nordic unveils a fresh in-engine trailer showcasing insights into the narrative and characters of the forthcoming Alone in the Dark instalment. Simultaneously, the complete PC system prerequisites have been disclosed by the developers, preceding the game's launch slated for March 20th. The developers assert diverse narrative outcomes and character interactions contingent upon the chosen protagonist, be it Edward Carnby or Emily Hartwood. Emphasizing the pivotal role of setting, Creative Director Mikael Hedberg underscores the essence of the game as a haunted mansion narrative, necessitating the faithful recreation of Derceto.
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HWiNFO Download v7.73

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Download HWiNFO64 - a System Information and Diagnostics Tool. HWInfo64 is an application that monitors your PC's components and outs computer information about your the operating system, storage capacity, and RAM. It also displays more technical data, such as the number of logical CPUs, memory speed, and temperatures. 

Epic Games Allegedly Hacked - Targeted for Ransomware

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Unconfirmed reports suggest that Epic Games, the company behind Fortnite, may be the target of a ransomware attack by a relatively unknown hacker group called Mogilvich. The group has allegedly leaked information on a darknet site, claiming to have 200GB of sensitive data, including email credentials, passwords, personal identification, financial information, source code, and more. This data is reportedly up for sale, posing a significant security threat.
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Advertorial: meet the 2500 and 6500 series PC Cases as well as the new RX fans from Corsair!

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CORSAIR's recent unveiling of the 6500 and 2500 Dual Chamber PC Case Series marks a significant evolution in the landscape of PC case design, reflecting a deep understanding of the modern builder's needs and challenges. This analysis delves into the features, design philosophy, and potential impact of these series on the PC building community, highlighting how CORSAIR continues to shape the future of custom PC assemblies.

Corsair Utility Engine Download (iCUE) Download v5.12.97

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Here you can download the new Unified Corsair Utility Engine application (iCUE). You get to use options like configure both the lighting portions of your keyboard and mouse as well as create powerful actions such as double macros, re-mappable key assignments, timer countdowns, dpi adjustments, and more.

Download Intel Wireless (WIFI WLAN) driver package 23.30.0

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Here you can download Intel Wi-Fi Drivers 23.30.0 for Windows 10 and Windows 11. This download record facilitates the installation of WiFi package drivers on both Windows 10 and Windows 11 operating systems. These drivers are compatible with Intel Wi-Fi 7, Wi-Fi 6E, Wi-Fi 6, and Intel 9000 series Wireless Adapters. Upgrade Your Connectivity with Intel Wi-Fi 7 Drivers: Essential Software Package for Enhanced Wireless Performance

EA Sports F1 24 is officially announced

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Electronic Arts has announced the upcoming release of EA SPORTS F1 24, scheduled for May 31, available on platforms including PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via the EA App, Epic Games Store, and Steam. The new title allows players to engage in Time Trial challenges using the latest 2024 vehicles, enhancing the connection to the forthcoming F1 season. The company introduces a limited-time loyalty program offering a 15% discount on pre-orders of the F1 24 Champions Edition for owners of F1 2021, F1 22, or F1 23. Lee Mather, Codemasters' Senior Creative Director, highlighted the integration of the 2024 season's elements into F1 23, providing an early engagement opportunity for players.
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Intel Core i9-14900KS Spec Sheet Leak Confirms 6.2GHz Boost Clock

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Recent leaks indicate the Intel i9-14900KS CPU is expected to reach a 6.2GHz boost clock, exceeding the 6GHz mark without the need for overclocking. Detailed leaks have exposed its full specs, including frequencies, cache sizes, and TDP, potentially setting a new speed record for Intel if these details are accurate, by being the first CPU to surpass 6GHz at default speeds.
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Apple Abandons Electric Car Plans, Shifts Focus to Generative AI

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Apple has halted its electric car development project, as reported by Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, based on information from anonymous sources. The decision, internally announced by COO Jeff Williams and project lead Kevin Lynch, will see many team members, particularly from the group known as the Special Projects Group (SPG) which includes nearly 2,000 employees, transition to Apple's artificial intelligence (AI) division.
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Intel aims for 1nm (10A) Process for End of 2027

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Intel announced plans to start manufacturing chips using a 10A process, equivalent to 1 nanometer, by the end of 2027. This announcement was made during the IFS Direct Connect event and follows their previous announcement of starting 14A process production in 2026. The 10A process aims to mark a significant advancement in chip technology, with Intel's CEO Keyvan Esfarjani outlining expectations for initial production volumes.
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XFX Radeon RX 7900 GRE Graphics Card Unveiled Also

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XFX has unveiled its Radeon RX 7900 GRE graphics card, maintaining the design elements of the RX 7000 series Speedster MERC without adding new branding. This model closely resembles the RX 7800 XT Speedster QICK 319 Core Edition, suggesting similar board designs. The RX 7900 GRE features a "Navi 31" chip, believed to be compatible with "Navi 32," aligning its design more with the RX 7800 XT than custom RX 7900 XT models.
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FurMark Download v2.1.0.2

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FurMark is one of the most used stress test tool for graphics cards. It's an OpenGL-based app that uses fur rendering algorithms to stress and measure the performance of the graphics card. The high power draw required by FurMark puts under pressure the GPU and VRMs (voltage regulator module) of the graphics hardware.

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Corsair releases iCUE LINK RX Series Fans: Enhancing PC Cooling Performance

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CORSAIR introduced the iCUE LINK RX Series of PC cooling fans, marking a significant expansion of its iCUE LINK ecosystem. This launch underscores CORSAIR's commitment to innovation and excellence in the dynamic DIY PC market. The RX Series fans, engineered with CORSAIR Magnetic Dome bearings, AirGuide technology, and in-house fan blade development, deliver unparalleled cooling efficiency in radiator and PC case applications. Their integration into the iCUE LINK ecosystem showcases CORSAIR's dedication to improving the PC building experience.
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CORSAIR Introduces Two New Dual Chamber PC Case Series: 6500 and 2500

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CORSAIR has unveiled its latest offerings in the realm of dual chamber PC cases. The 6500 and 2500 Series, designed to accommodate the emerging trend of reverse connector motherboards, represent a significant advancement in PC case design.Set to revolutionize PC building, the 6500 and 2500 Series provide unparalleled customization options. These cases feature a dual chamber layout, optimizing both cooling efficiency and aesthetic appeal. The spacious mid-tower design of the 6500 and the compact mid-tower design of the 2500 cater to a variety of build requirements.
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Corsair 2500D AIRFLOW PC chassis review

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Corsair is back with a new badass chassis; this time, the Corsair 2500D AIRFLOW PC chassis is being tested. It is an innovative chassis with lots of space, hiding options, and clearances for a lot of liquid cooling. It's quite the looker as well with support for the new hidden connectors motherboards.

Intel ARC graphics Driver Download Version: 31.0.101.5333 WHQL

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Download the latest Version Intel ARC Intel Iris Xe driver for their Graphics processors. Intel has announced the release of the latest beta version of its Arc GPU Graphics Drivers. This update brings performance enhancements and multiple bug fixes to address issues in various games. The new driver also support the new Core Ultra processors.

Samsung Develops High-Capacity 12-Layer HBM3E DRAM

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Samsung has unveiled the HBM3E 12H, marking a significant advancement in high-bandwidth memory (HBM) technology by introducing the industry's first 12-layer HBM3E DRAM. This development positions Samsung at the forefront of providing solutions that cater to the increasing demand for high-performance and high-capacity memory in AI-driven applications. The HBM3E 12H sets a new benchmark with its capacity reaching 36 gigabytes (GB) and offering a peak bandwidth of 1,280 gigabytes per second (GB/s), representing an improvement of over 50% in both performance and capacity when compared to the preceding 8-layer HBM3 variant.
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Xiaomi Unveils Three New Smartwatch Models Including the Versatile Xiaomi Watch S3

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Xiaomi announced the launch of three new smartwatch models. Among these is the Xiaomi Watch S3, notable for its interchangeable bezel feature and advanced fitness tracking capabilities. The Xiaomi Watch S3 stands out with its traditional wristwatch appearance, enhanced by a 1.43-inch OLED display with a 60Hz refresh rate. A unique aspect of this model is its changeable bezel system, which automatically aligns with a corresponding watch face. This smartwatch marks the debut of Xiaomi's HyperOS and is equipped with features tailored for over 150 sports modes, including those suited for winter activities. It also boasts compatibility with five satellite positioning systems, a 12-channel heart rate sensor, and 5 ATM water resistance. The device supports rapid charging, achieving a two-day battery life from a mere 5 minutes of charging, with a standard battery life of 15 days under typical usage conditions.
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KFA2 Introduces GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER EX Gamer Graphics Cards in Pink and White

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KFA2, a brand operated by Galax in select European markets, has expanded its GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER EX Gamer graphics card lineup to include two additional color variants: Pink and White. These new trims join the original black version that was introduced in January. The Pink variant features a bubblegum pink color on the cooler shroud and metal backplate, while the White variant adopts a similar design in white. Both versions maintain a black PCB, which is largely concealed by the cooling solution once installed.
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Sabrent Launches Rocket 5 M.2 NVMe Gen 5 SSD up-to 14 GB/s

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Sabrent has introduced the Rocket 5 series, its latest addition to the M.2 NVMe SSD lineup. The series is designed in the M.2-2280 form-factor and is available as a bare drive. An optional fan-heatsink accessory is provided for enhanced cooling, featuring a small fin stack, dual copper heat pipes, and a 20 mm fan for effective heat dissipation. At the core of the Rocket 5 SSD is the Phison PS5026-E26 Max14um controller, which is complemented by Micron B58R 232-layer 3D NAND flash memory and an LPDDR4-based DRAM cache. The SSD is offered in three storage capacities: 1 TB, 2 TB, and 4 TB.
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ASUS Radeon RX 7900 GRE Graphics Cards: Custom Designs Cards Released

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ASUS has unveiled its custom-designed Radeon RX 7900 GRE graphics cards for a broader global release, extending beyond the Chinese market. This lineup comprises the RX 7900 GRE DUAL OC and the TUF Gaming RX 7900 GRE OC variants. The RX 7900 GRE DUAL OC boasts dimensions of 27.9 cm in length, triple-slot thickness, and 13.39 cm in height. It integrates an aluminum fin-stack heatsink along with two 100 mm Axial Tech fans for efficient cooling. Despite the absence of RGB lighting or additional embellishments, this model offers dual-BIOS functionality. The default P-BIOS configuration operates the card at a factory-overclocked 1927 MHz Game clock (compared to the 1880 MHz reference), while the quieter Q-BIOS maintains reference speeds with a subdued fan profile.
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