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    Gigabyte X670E AORUS Master

    It's interesting that the smaller brother of this board - Aorus Master B650E - has both chipset slots PCIe 4.0.
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    Kingston Digital Leads Channel SSD Shipments in 2021

    There are listed third-party suppliers only (non-semiconductor companies). That's why there isn't Samsung, WD, Kioxia, Micron or SK Hynix.
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    Team17 Launches Batora: Lost Haven

    Team 17 - I remember their Alien Breed and Poject-X from Amiga times.
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    AMD Announces RDNA 3 GPU Launch Livestream

    I also prefer AMD because of their open-source Linux drivers. Therefore, I was surprised that nVidia opened the drivers too: https://www.phoronix.com/review/nvidia-open-kernel in May. I somehow missed this info, I don't know if it was published here, I know it week or two.
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    Solidigm Introduces the P44 Pro - the World's Premier Enthusiast Solid-State Drive (SSD)

    I hope they'll be available in Europe. Hynix P31 Gold was listed on Amazon.de but stated "Item cannot be delivered to your adress (CZ)". P41 Platinum is available on Amazon.com but not on Amazon.de.
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    AMD Cuts Down Ryzen 7000 "Zen 4" Production As Demand Drops Like a Rock

    In fact, there are just three chipsets A, B and X. The E means that mainboard has a few layers of PCB more and is capable to run at PCIe 5.0 speeds. Motherboards without E are expensive. Motherboards with E are very expensive.
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    ASUS GeForce RTX 4090 STRIX OC

    Founders Edition for $1600 and other AiB cards for $1700 for literally 1% higher performance. Here it is $2000 for 2-3% from ASUS. It seems that each percent more is for $100 :). nVidia doesn't give much space for AiB for overclocking cards. No wonder EVGA left that bussiness.
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    I remember, that must be well 20 years, Abit introduced boards without PS/2 ports. There were almost no USB peripharals at that time.
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    Intel Arc A750

    So, finally, Intel did it. Not so power efficient as RX6600, drivers will need hard work, but yes, the third player is here.
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    TOPPING E30 II DAC + L30 II Amplifier Desktop Stack

    My L30 S/N begins with 2102xxxxxx where everything should be fixed.
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    TOPPING E30 II DAC + L30 II Amplifier Desktop Stack

    Coincidentally, I bought silver E30 & L30 (the first versions) five month ago and I'm pretty happy with it. But I don't understand why is a negative that ESS and AKM based DACs sounds the same. IMO good DACs should be transparent and sound the same, otherwise there's something wrong with them.
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    GIGABYTE Launches its AMD B650E and B650 Motherboard Lineup

    Yes, they connected all 4 M.2 slots to CPU but they share lanes with main graphic slot, i.e. it will run PCIe5.0 x8 instead of 16x when you connect the third or fourth NVMe. 4 SATA ports is not a restriction here, it is a maximum for B650. From manual of Aorus Master B650E
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    AMD Ryzen 9 7950X Cooling Requirements & Thermal Throttling

    And there are bigger coolers than U14S, liquid metals, undervolting, ... :-)
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    ASRock X670E Taichi Carrara

    Let's wait for B650E boards, they should be presented on 4-th Oct.
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    ASRock X670E Taichi Carrara

    Some other X670(E) boards have two M.2 slots from CPU and the other two from chipset. Here is only one M.2 from CPU and remaining 4 PCIe lanes are used for the 2x USB4 Type-C Ports (40 Gb/s)