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  1. Raevenlord

    AMD Showcases Upcoming Custom Radeon RX 6700 XT Graphics Cards from AIB Partners

    AMD has pulled what could be another sucker punch on NVIDIA with the announcement of its upcoming Radeon RX 6700 XT graphics card set at the $479 price point. Considering, of course, that there's availability; in case there's not, our very own btarunr defined AMD's claims quite well on the news...
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    MSI Unveils Custom Radeon RX 6700 XT Graphics Cards

    As a leading brand in True Gaming hardware, MSI is proud to announce a new graphics card line-up based on the AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT GPU, uniting the latest in graphics technology, high-performance circuit board design and advanced cooling. GAMING series MSI brings the GAMING series with the...
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    AMD Releases Threadripper Pro Workstation CPUs to the DIY Market

    So you mean it's outrageously negligible? :p
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    AMD Releases Threadripper Pro Workstation CPUs to the DIY Market

    Remember AMD's Threadripper Pro CPUs which went on sale in prebuilt workstations? Well, they're now available for the general public in boxed CPU offerings - if you have the cash for them. The platform offers support for up to 2 TB of DRAM through its eight-channel configuration, 128 lanes of...
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    Intel Confirms March 30 for Rocket Lake-S Launch

    Intel in a statement to Hardwareluxx has confirmed that the release date for the company's next-gen CPU family, codenamed Rocket Lake-S, will indeed see a global launch come March 30th. The 11000 family of CPUs is already being sold on Germany, however, via etailer Mindfactory.de, who apparently...
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    China Gobbling Up Supply of Used Semiconductor Manufacturing Machines

    Why is it crap? it's crap by today's high-performance computing standards, of course, but I don't think office spaces really require 7 nm CPUs with 8 cores. They'd make do just fine with 4 cores at 22 nm, 32 nm, whatever. I think we've been so blinded by progress that sometimes, we don't really...
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    China Gobbling Up Supply of Used Semiconductor Manufacturing Machines

    As the tensions between China and the US seem to have come to stay for the foreseeable future, Chinese companies are now opting to resort to older technologies so as to shore up their semiconductor manufacturing capability and reduce dependency from US-based imports. With several companies...
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    PowerColor Teases New Family of Graphics Card Products: Hellhound

    PowerColor has begun teasing another entry to their graphics card brands: Hellhound is fated to meet the Red Dragon and Red Devil products branding in either physical or virtual store shelves. The tease comes a mere week before AMD is expected to launch their mainstream RX 6700 graphics cards...
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    New Intel DG2 HPG GPU Surface, Could Power a Family of Products

    It appears that Intel's DG2 refers to a number of HPG (High Performance Graphics) products within the same family, with rumors surfacing around a possible total of six different graphics products based on the company's latest high performance graphics architecture - and its debut on the high...
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    Gigabyte Announces "Neonpunk" GeForce RTX 3060 AORUS ELITE

    "Neonpunk style emanates in the darkness from the glimmer of high quality metals, showcasing futuristic aesthetics in the darkness of the night. The new era of esports has arrived." This is how Gigabyte describes their latest RTX 3060 AORUS ELITE design. Apart from the apparent attempt at...
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    Industry Specialists Expect Chip Shortages to Last Until 2022

    Industry specialists with various analysis groups have stated that they expect the world's current chip supply shortages to not only fail to be mitigated in the first half of 2021, but that they might actually last well into 2022. It's not just a matter of existing chip supply being diverted by...
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    Chinese Manufacturer Asgard Launches 4,800 MHz DDR5 Memory Modules

    In the name of Odin, Chinese manufacturer Asgard has launched their first DDR5 memory modules to market - beating some competing western companies that are still "gearing up" for it. Owned by the much less interestingly-named Shenzhen Jiahe Jinwei Electronic Technology Co., Ltd., Asgard likewise...
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    NVIDIA RTX 3060 Bests RTX 2060, RTX 2070 in Ashes of the Singularity Benchmark

    Benchmark performance for NVIDIA's yet-unreleased RTX 3060 graphics card have already started doing the rounds - even if it's one of the currently less-representative benchmarks for actual GPU performance, Ashes of the Singularity. Videocardz has gone through the trouble of collating benchmark...
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    NVIDIA's Mining Performance Cap On Unreleased ZOTAC RTX 3060 Shows Results

    The NVIDIA RTX 3060 isn't even released yet, but as you might've heard, cards are already doing the rounds throughout the secondhand market at ridiculous prices. And now, to sour the pot even more, one crypto enthusiast going by the name of CryptoLeo on YouTube has shown that he already has his...
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    NVIDIA Announces New CMP Series Specifically Designed for Cryptocurrency Mining; Caps Mining Performance on RTX 3060

    This is a big one: NVIDIA has officially announced a new family of products specifically designed to satiate the demand coming from cryptocurrency mining workloads and farms. At the same time, the company has announced that the RTX 3060 launch driver will include software limitations for...
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    Manufacturing: Samsung Semiconductor Fabs in Texas Shut Down Following State-wide Power Shortages

    There are specific factors that lead to the problems you mentioned, and I was referring to the specifics. But your point still stands.
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    Microsoft Announces FPS Boost Mode for Xbox Series X|S Consoles

    Microsoft today has announce,d via its Xbox Division, an update to a starting lineup of five backwards-compatibility games that are being qualified for its FPS Boost mode. This mode is an internal Microsoft solution that requires no work from developers, being a system-level optimization at the...
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    Manufacturing: Samsung Semiconductor Fabs in Texas Shut Down Following State-wide Power Shortages

    Conspiracy theorists might accuse short-term rollout of cryptocurrency mining farms. There's installed capacity for both production and distribution of power. A myriad of factors, including family consumption in harsh winters, infrastructure anomalies, drought, can affect output and...
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    ZOTAC Promotes Cryptocurrency Mining Farm via Twitter

    ZOTAC's official Twitter channel has posted an image that promotes the usage of its graphics cards in mining environments. Under the caption "An army of #ZOTACGAMING GPU's hungry for coin!", the company posted an image of a cryptocurrency mining farm populated with its graphics cards. The usage...
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    Manufacturing: Samsung Semiconductor Fabs in Texas Shut Down Following State-wide Power Shortages

    News just keep flowing that are bound to have impact on pricing for components users of this website know and love. The Austin-American Statesman reports that Samsung has been ordered to shutter its Texas factories in wake of recent power shortages that have impacted the state. The order, which...
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    NVIDIA Seemingly Begins Resupplying GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPUs

    In a move that speaks loads towards the current state of the semiconductor market, NVIDIA has apparently begun reseeding retailers with 5-year-old Pascal-based GTX 1050 Ti graphics cards. In some retailers (namely, Newegg), the card can still be found at $499, a vestige of tight supply since its...
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    4A Games Announces Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition for PC - Free Upgrade for Existing Owners

    As clearly was I :banghead: thanks, fixed! (up there and in the story as well)
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    4A Games Announces Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition for PC - Free Upgrade for Existing Owners

    4A Games is one of those rare developers that seemingly gives more to its fans and game-owners than it takes. The company has just announced they're readying a new, Enhanced Edition version of Metro Exodus - receiving significant graphical updates that are mostly focused on added raytracing...
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    Sapphire Prepping a Return to Form With Toxic and Atomic Graphics Card Designs?

    Sapphire via Weibo teased a new, impending product launch to occur within the next few days. Details are all but absent - the only thing we have to go on is the company's teaser image, which features a TA branding in prominent gold. It's been speculated that this teaser may refer to a Sapphire...
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    CD Projekt Red Hack: Red Engine, Multiple Games' Source Code Sold by Hackers

    As if CD Projekt Red needed any more problems on their plate that weren't of their own creation, it seems that the hackers who recently infiltrated the company's infrastructure have turned out a profit on sensitive data. After source code for CD Projekt Red's Red Engine, Cyberpunk 2077, The...