PowerColor Hellhound Spectral White AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT 20GB GDDR6

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The PowerColor Hellhound Spectral White AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT 20GB GDDR6 graphics card is set to launch. Featuring a sleek all-white design, this model boasts a triple-fan cooler, 14-layer PCB, and advanced power supply circuitry. With customizable LED options and top-notch specifications, it's primed for high-performance gaming. Learn more about its features and availability.
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Disney and Epic Games Unveil Collaborative Project: New Gaming Universe Integrating Disney IPs into Fortnite

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The Walt Disney Company recently announced a strategic partnership with Epic Games, marking the inception of a groundbreaking venture focused on expanding Disney's intellectual properties into the gaming realm. In a press release yesterday, plans were unveiled for an innovative "games and entertainment universe," set to incorporate beloved Disney narratives and experiences into Epic's Fortnite platform. The initial phase is slated to introduce Disney-owned characters and settings into Fortnite, potentially featuring seasonal and time-limited events. Subsequent interactive endeavors are expected to follow suit.
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Windows 10 Users Targeted with Persistent Upgrade Prompts to Windows 11

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Microsoft is stepping up their game to encourage everyone still on Windows 10 to leap to Windows 11. They've started popping up these big, hard-to-ignore ads on your screen, which you might have seen if you're still using Windows 10. Not everyone's getting these nudges, though. They kicked off after a recent optional update in January. And these aren't the typical ads that you can just close and forget about. Nope, they've made them so you've got to actually pay attention and click through four different slides that talk up all the great things about Windows 11. But they don't mention if your computer might not be up to running it, which feels a bit sneaky.
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Academic Benchmarking of NVIDIA CG100 Reveals its Fast

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At the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) and the State University of New York, specifically at their Stony Brook and Buffalo campuses, a deep dive was taken into NVIDIA's latest powerhouse, the CG100 "Grace" server processor. This wasn't just any review; it was an extensive comparison against a range of other high-flyers in the realms of high-performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI). Despite NVIDIA shining its spotlight mostly on the GH200 "Grace Hopper" combo, it was the nitty-gritty technical prowess of their first true server processor, based on the ARM architecture, that caught the academic world's eye. A piece by The Next Platform peeled back the layers on Grace, revealing a chip that's not only abundant in cores but also impressively eco-friendly with its low heat output and the innovative use of power-saving LPDDR5 memory, a kind usually spotted in laptops but here beefed up for the heavy lifting required in modern HPC systems.
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CableMod Angled Adapters Get a Forced Recall through CPSC - Pose Safety Hazard

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Just before the holiday rush, CableMod shared some important news that directly impacts many of us in the gaming and tech community. They're pulling back two of their 16-pin 12VHPWR angled adapters, specifically versions 1.0 and 1.1, due to safety concerns. It turns out these little gadgets can get really hot, and there have been some scary instances where they've actually melted. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have officially flagged this as a recall, putting out a warning about these "GPU Angled Adapters." They believe around 25,300 of these adapters might be out there posing a risk.
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TP-Link Archer BE805 Tri-Band Wi-Fi 7 Router with 12 Stream Support and 10 Gigabit WAN/LAN

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The Archer BE805 operates across tri-band frequencies, including 2.4GHz, 5GHz, and the newly incorporated 6GHz band, the latter offering a 320MHz bandwidth. It facilitates high-speed data transmission, achieving maximum speeds of up to 11,520Mbps on the 6GHz band, 5,760Mbps on the 5GHz band, and 1,376Mbps on the 2.4GHz band through its support for 4×4 MIMO technology across all bands, totaling 12 data streams.  In terms of connectivity, the Archer BE805 boasts an array of wired ports, including one 10 Gigabit WAN, one 10 Gigabit LAN, and four Gigabit LAN ports, ensuring robust high-speed wired connections. Additionally, it supports USB 3.0 connectivity, with two ports available for external devices.
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LG 32SR83U-W is a 31.5-inch 4K smart display equipped with webOS: uses wide color gamut IPS panel

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The difference between TVs and Monitors is getting closer.  The LG 31.5-inch 4K IPS Smart Display, model "32SR83U-W", is a high-resolution monitor equipped with LG's webOS platform. This display, set to launch in mid-February 2024 by LG Electronics Japan, features an IPS panel that supports a wide color gamut. The monitor offers compatibility with a range of streaming services, including YouTube, TVer, Netflix, Disney+, Prime Video, Apple TV+, DAZN, Twitch, and TikTok, allowing for direct content access without the need for external devices.


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ZALMAN Unveils Mini Tower PC Case P10 Series - Specifications & Features

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ZALMAN introduced the "P10" series of mini-tower PC cases on February 8, 2024. This series features a unique pillarless design and is available in two color variants: "P10 BLACK" and "P10 WHITE." The P10 belongs to the same ZALMAN "P" series as the previously examined "P30," which underwent detailed inspection in December 2023. With the elimination of the pillar on the front left side, the P10 offers a mini-tower PC case with a bottom cover. Notably, approximately two-thirds of the right side panel consists of mesh, providing adequate ventilation to compensate for the absence of rods.
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Intel Chips Banned in Germany Following Patent Dispute: Alder Lake, Ice Lake, and Tiger Lake

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And Intel names R2 Semiconductor as a patent troll. A regional court in Düsseldorf, Germany, has issued a ban on the sale of certain Intel processors from previous generations, including the Core-series Ice Lake, Tiger Lake, Alder Lake, and Xeon Scalable 'Ice Lake Server' processors, due to a patent infringement lawsuit filed by R2 Semiconductor, a company based in the United States. This prohibition also extends to devices equipped with these processors, such as consumer laptops and servers. Intel disputes the validity of R2 Semiconductor's patents and plans to appeal the decision in a German patent court.
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ASUS Unveils Pro WS WRX90E-SAGE SE and Pro WS TRX50-SAGE WIFI Workstation Motherboards for AMD Ryzen Threadripper

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ASUS has announced the launch of two powerful workstation motherboards tailored for the latest AMD Ryzen Threadripper CPUs: the Pro WS WRX90E-SAGE SE and Pro WS TRX50-SAGE WIFI. These motherboards are engineered to meet the demands of professionals in AI training, deep learning, animation, 3D rendering, and media production.  The Pro WS WRX90E-SAGE SE and Pro WS TRX50-SAGE WIFI boast robust cooling features, including extruded aluminum VRM heatsinks, M.2 heat sinks, and an extended heatsink near PCIe x16 slots.
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ASRock BIOS Update Enhances Intel 600/700 Series Motherboard Performance

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ASRock has unveiled a new BIOS update tailored for Intel 600/700 series motherboards, aiming to optimize CPU performance specifically for 14th generation non-K series processors. This updated BIOS promises substantial enhancements, showcasing a remarkable boost of up to 10% in CPU performance, as demonstrated by the I7-14700 benchmarked on Cinebench R23.
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Starfield Steam Beta Version Introduces AMD FSR 3 Support

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The latest Beta update for Starfield on Steam now comes with AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) 3, giving you the chance to dive into improved gameplay features early, before everyone else gets a hold of them. FSR 3 brings together smart upscaling and advanced frame generation to not only boost your game's framerate but also enhance your overall gaming experience. It's built to work with a broad spectrum of video cards, although checking if your system is up to snuff will ensure you're getting the most out of it.
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ASUSTOR Issues Urgent Surveillance Center Update Due to Critical Vulnerability

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An urgent update is being released for Surveillance Center software in response to a critical vulnerability recently discovered. This vulnerability poses a significant risk as it could potentially grant attackers elevated privileges to execute malicious code on ADM, facilitating malware installation. ASUSTOR advises all users of Surveillance Center for ADM to promptly install the latest version to mitigate this risk effectively.
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SilverStone Hydrogon D140 ARGB Air CPU Cooler Weighs in at 1.2kg

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SilverStone just rolled out their new Hydrogon D140 ARGB, a cool dual-tower air CPU cooler that's not just about looks but also about top-notch cooling. It's packed with six heat pipes to keep your CPU chill and comes with two dazzling ARGB fans that add a splash of color while managing the heat. It's pretty sizeable, measuring 140mm by 160mm by 136mm and weighs in at 1220 grams. At the heart of it all is a 140mm fan nestled between the cooling towers, spinning away at 400 to 1750 rpm. It's powerful enough to push up to 93 CFM of air, all while keeping things whisper-quiet at under 30.8 dBA.
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InWin D5 E-ATX Mid-Tower PC Chassis: Optimized Airflow and Versatile Hardware Installation

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InWin has launched the D5 E-ATX mid-tower PC chassis, designed to meet the needs of PC enthusiasts and gamers with a focus on effective airflow management, logical internal layout, and versatile hardware compatibility. The D5 chassis features no-tools quick-release panels, an adjustable PCI-E mounting bracket, and a design that simplifies cable management, aiming to enhance the PC building process with an emphasis on functionality and performance efficiency. This model is outfitted with mesh panels on the front and top to facilitate optimal cooling for the internal components. It includes a detachable cable management shield on the motherboard tray, which helps in organizing cables and improving air circulation around vital components.
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MINISFORUM Unveils V3: High-Performance AMD AI Tablet with Ryzen7 8840U

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MINISFORUM has officially introduced the V3 tablet featuring AMD's latest Ryzen7 8840U CPU. Initially teased on January 3rd, V3's CPU update marks a significant advancement. The company plans to host the V3 and Spring New Product Launch Event in late March 2024. The MINISFORUM V3 stands as the world's pioneering high-performance AMD AI 3-in-1 tablet, incorporating AMD's cutting-edge Ryzen7 8840U processor. Boasting a 4 nm architecture, Zen 4 CPU, and RDNA3 GPU, it sports 8 cores, 16 threads, a base frequency of 3.30 GHz, and a maximum boost frequency of 5.10 GHz. With a TDP of 15-30 W and a 16 MB L3 cache, it integrates Radeon 780M graphics. The V3's dual-fan and four-copper-pipe cooling system enable a sustained performance release of 28 W, catering to AI model training, graphic rendering, video editing, and gaming.
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Introducing Viper PV553 M.2 2280 PCIe Gen 5 x4 SSD Series by Patriot Memory

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Patriot Memory, a manufacturer of enthusiast memory modules, SSDs, flash storage, and gaming peripherals, announces the launch of the Viper PV553 M.2 2280 PCIe Gen 5 x4 SSD series. This SSD is engineered to deliver cutting-edge performance, featuring an innovative active cooling system. The PV553 introduces Patriot's pioneering cooling solution, integrating a blower fan design—a first for the company's SSD lineup. This advanced cooling mechanism ensures consistent thermal dissipation, maintaining optimal temperatures even during prolonged usage, such as intensive gaming sessions. Constructed with premium materials and a slim 16.5 mm aluminum heat shield, the PV553 incorporates an embedded thermal sensor to ensure sustained high performance. With a 5-year warranty, this SSD emphasizes quality and reliability.
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MSI MPG CORELIQUID D360: AIO Water Cooler with LCD Display for monitoring

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MSI Introduces New AIO Water Cooling Solution with Integrated LCD Display. MSI is thrilled to introduce its latest innovation, the MPG CORELIQUID D360, an all-in-one water cooling marvel designed to elevate your gaming and computing experience. At the heart of this system is a vibrant 2.4-inch IPS display, nestled right on the water block, giving you the power to monitor your system's performance in real time or to add a personal touch with your favorite videos and images.
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Spyware Detected in AceMagic Mini-PCs: Malware Infestation Raises Security Concerns

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Shenzhen Shanminheng Technology Co., Ltd., the creator of popular mini-PC brands like AceMagic, Kamrui, NiPoGi, and CTONE, has come under scrutiny for shipping some models with hidden harmful software. Jon from The Net Guy Reviews brought this to light on his YouTube channel, revealing that the AceMagic AD08 model, among others, came with spyware. This alarming issue might extend across several products in their lineup.
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AMD Ryzen 8000G APUs Excluded from ECC RAM Support

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AMD recently made some updates to the Ryzen 8000G series processors, clarifying that these chips won't support Error Correcting Code (ECC) RAM. This came as a bit of a surprise since there were initial hints that they might, but after some keen-eyed Reddit users raised questions, AMD looked into it and confirmed that, indeed, ECC isn't part of the deal for these models.
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