MSI Demoes Intel ATX12VO Connector's Power Savings

MSI Demoes Intel ATX12VO Connector’s Power Savings

In the latest installment of the MSI Insider show, MSI has revealed the brand’s Z590 Pro 12VO motherboard that employs Intel’s 10-pin ATX12VO power connector. Besides the motherboard’s featureset, the vendor has also shared the benefits of the ATX12VO power connector. Despite Intel promoting the ATX12VO power connector as far back as last year, the…

China Boosts Chip Output to Record Highs in May

China Boosts Chip Output to Record Highs in May

China has largely been the number one consumer of semiconductors, and now it’s making more than ever. It hit an all-time monthly high in May, according to data released by the Chinese government yesterday. In May, 2021, various companies in China produced 29.9 billion of chips, up 37.6% from the same month a year ago.…

Gigabyte Launches AMD X570S Motherboards: High Performance, Passive Cooling

Gigabyte Launches AMD X570S Motherboards: High Performance, Passive Cooling

Gigabyte has introduced a lineup of motherboards based on AMD’s X570S chipset that use passive cooling systems on their chipset and are therefore quieter than their predecessors. The platforms are aimed at high-end systems and therefore feature advanced voltage regulating modules, plenty of PCIe slots and advanced network connectivity.  Gigabyte’s AMD X570S lineup includes multiple high-end Aorus-branded…

Oculus to Test In-Headset Ads in Select Games

Oculus to Test In-Headset Ads in Select Games

Looks like immersion doesn’t quite beat monetization — Facebook is going to start putting in-headset ads in certain Oculus games within the next few weeks. Welcome to the digital frontier! Instead of the Gateway Arch, we have a McDonald’s billboard. Don’t expect to have to karate kick pop-ups quite yet, though. According to a post…

Vigilante Malware Blocks Pirated Software

Vigilante Malware Blocks Pirated Software

A piece of malware is spreading across the internet that doesn’t behave like your usual suspects. Strangely, this malware acts as a vigilante of sorts as the software prevents your system from accessing sites known for redistributing pirated data. BleepingComputer and Sophos News first reported on the malware. When run, the program modifies your computer’s…