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AMD admits Ryzen 9000 CPUs won’t steal the gaming crown – is this why 3D V-Cache chips might be coming early?

AMD has admitted that when its new Ryzen 9000 processors debut, they won’t be the fastest gaming chips – even if they do beat out Intel rivals, they’ll still be behind current-gen 7000X3D silicon for gaming.Tom’s Hardware prised this nugget of info from Donny Woligroski, who is AMD’s Senior Technical Marketing Manager of Consumer Processors,…

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RIP Windows 10: AMD’s new Ryzen AI 300 CPUs will skip older OS for Windows 11

AMD’s incoming Ryzen AI 300 processors (Strix Point) for laptops have dropped support for Windows 10, as buzz on the rumor mill previously indicated might happen.Tom’s Hardware let us know that AMD has canned Windows 10 with its new Zen 5-toting laptop chips, after stumbling upon the official Ryzen AI 9 HX 370 specs page.On…

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Nvidia now owns 88% of the GPU market – but that might not be a bad thing… yet

Nvidia has even more of a stranglehold on the GPU market right now, going by the latest stats from an analyst firm.Tom’s Hardware spotted that Jon Peddie Research (JPR) now has stats for Q1 2024, and on an overall level, it’s positive news, as desktop graphics card shipments are up strongly by 39% year-on-year. (Even…

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Cougar shows off new gaming PC cases at Computex 2024 – and one has a turntable inside

Cougar has revealed three new gaming PC cases at Computex 2024, including one model with a miniature RGB turntable inside at an extra $25 expense.The cases are the Cougar FV270, MX600 Mini RGB, and Airfare Eco. This manufacturer has been leading the charge with unconventional gaming PC cases for some time, but things get stranger…

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AMD Announces Zen 5-based EPYC “Turin” Processors: Up to 192 Cores, Coming in H2’2024

With AMD’s Zen 5 CPU architecture only a month away from its first product releases, the new CPU architecture was placed front and center for AMD’s prime Computex 2024 keynote. Outlining how Zen 5 will lead to improved products across AMD’s entire portfolio, the company laid out their product plans for the full triad: mobile,…

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Snapdragon CPUs could be over 50% of Windows PCs by 2029, Qualcomm’s CEO predicts – so should Intel be worried?

Qualcomm envisions a future where its Arm chips become the dominant force in the world of Windows PCs, and that this will happen before the decade is out.The company is certainly talking a big game when it comes to its new Snapdragon X (Arm-based) chips – and the silicon that’ll follow down the line –…

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Apple provides rare look at iPhone durability testing facility

Every once in a while, Apple provides us with a sneak peek at some of the equipment it uses to ensure that the iPhone delivers a top-notch user experience.  A few years ago, for example, Apple invited a select number of journalists to an audio lab where it tests the audio and speaker performance on…

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Post Office Horizon replacement project labelled ‘unachievable’ as taxpayer bill reaches £1bn

Taxpayers are facing a £1bn bill for the Post Office to replace its controversial Horizon IT system, Computer Weekly has learned – but government experts sent in to assess the funding request have reported that the critical project is currently unachievable. The plan to develop a replacement for Horizon and remove its supplier, Fujitsu, is…

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Lexar ARMOR 700 Portable SSD Review: Power-Efficient 2 GBps in an IP66 Package

Lexar has a long history of serving the flash-based consumer storage market in the form of SSDs, memory cards, and USB flash drives. After having started out as a Micron brand, the company was acquired in 2017 by Longsys which has diversified its product lineup with regular introduction of new products. Recently, the company announced…

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Arm Unveils 2024 CPU Core Designs, Cortex X925, A725 and A520: Arm v9.2 Redefined For 3nm

As the semiconductor industry continues to evolve, Arm stands at the forefront of innovation for its core and IP architecture, especially in the mobile space, by pushing the boundaries of technology to deliver cutting-edge solutions for end users. For 2024, Arm’s year-on-year strategic advancements focus on enhancing last year’s Armv9.2 architecture with a new twist. Arm has…

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