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    AMD FSR FidelityFX Super Resolution Quality & Performance

    Results look encouraging. Good work from AMD. Looking forward to see FSR on AAA titles.
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    Intel DG2 Graphics Card Leakers Suggest Performance Similar to NVIDIA RTX 3070 Ti, AMD RX 6700

    Shortage does not affect your release schedule. AMD kind of hinted at a 2022 update of their CPU and GPU. While you can say it’s vaporware and you may not be able to get it when it’s announced, but isn’t it the same for most gamers when it comes to the RTX 3000 series. Just the announcement of a...
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    NVIDIA to Invest At Least $100 Million in UK's Most Powerful Supercomputer

    Nvidia is already an ARM licensee and able to produce SOCs based on ARM processors even without the acquisition. Apple have no share in ARM, but is still successful in delivering the M1 chip. Likewise for Qualcomm.
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    Intel DG2 Graphics Card Leakers Suggest Performance Similar to NVIDIA RTX 3070 Ti, AMD RX 6700

    Whether this is true or not, I think it won't matter much since I think this product is only launching very late this year if not next year. That leaves it with a year or less before it will be competing with the RTX 4000 and RX 7000 series, which will be way out of its league to compete. So...
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    Corsair Announces Three New All-In-One Liquid CPU Coolers

    I don't know what's new really. Looks pretty much like the same AIO from the last few generations, other than some fluffy marketing. I've used Corsair H100i Pro before and came out thoroughly disappointed with it. Not only did it got beaten by a Scythe Fuma 2 in terms of cooling performance, the...
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    Google Selects 3rd Gen AMD EPYC Processors to Launch First Tau VM Instance

    Another "Ouch" for Intel. Google recently announced that they are adopting their own custom processor, and now follow up with another news about switching to AMD. In both cases, Intel continues losing business.
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    NVIDIA to Invest At Least $100 Million in UK's Most Powerful Supercomputer

    I am not sure if pleasing UK is enough for them to complete the acquisition. What is a 100 mil investment considering the money that Nvidia earns each year, and relative to the 40 billion price for ARM? Feels like Nvidia is just throwing in a bone and see if the UK watchdog will bite. Truth is...
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    Team Group Steps into the New DDR5 Era, Launches Team Elite DDR5 DIMM

    No reason to jump over to DDR5 so soon. I feel its likely performance will actually regress in some cases. The increase in frequency is not great, but the increase in the memory timings is more than 2 fold.
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    Intel Iris Xe DG1 GPU from ASUS Tested

    To be honest, low end cards like this have very little point to exist when APUs are getting increasingly powerful and have the ability to support up to 3 displays at one go. Unless one requires even more display support by the GPU, I am not sure why pay extra for very little benefits. Correct me...
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    AMD FSR Supporting 7 Games at Launch, 12 More Games to be Added in the Near Future

    And how many titles supported DLSS when it was first launched? To date, I think the number have gone up to above 50, but that's after 3 years of its existence.
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    Facebook Will Trial Showing Ads in Oculus Quest Games

    Anything that Facebook owns, you should not be surprise that it will make use of every possible opportunity to, 1. Take your data/ information for them to use and sell, 2. Post advertisements To avoid that, just avoid anything Facebook and affiliated to Facebook.
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    Schenker Announces XMG Core M21 Gaming Laptop with Core i7-11800H and RTX 3060 and CPU Undervolting

    There is no dispute about the potential benefit that undervolting can bring to the table. I certainly would like the feature, and as someone pointed out earlier, I really wanted this feature in my last Intel based gaming laptop from Clevo, but it is not available without flashing the system with...
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    AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT LC Specs Confirmed: 12% Higher Core and Memory Clocks, 10% Higher Power

    If I am going for low noise, I think I would prefer a bigger radiator because 2x fan running at lower RPM is going to be less noisy than a single 120mm fan running at high RPM. I would consider a 120 AIO only if there's space constraints. Anyway, it is good to know that the 120mm AIO will be...
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    Schenker Announces XMG Core M21 Gaming Laptop with Core i7-11800H and RTX 3060 and CPU Undervolting

    While it’s nice to have the ability to undervolt laptop processors, Schenker basically just acknowledged that, 1. Intel Tiger Lake pulls too much power, and consequently is going to run too hot, 2. They had to compromise cooling to make the laptop light and slim. So by allowing you the option...
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    AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT LC Specs Confirmed: 12% Higher Core and Memory Clocks, 10% Higher Power

    I think it’s possible for the 120mm radiator to keep up, but that’s assuming you don’t load the GPU for too long. Under sustained load, the water temp will keep increasing without sufficient surface area to help it lose the heat. Which ultimately will cause the temps to rise. I agree that for...
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    AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT LC Specs Confirmed: 12% Higher Core and Memory Clocks, 10% Higher Power

    I disagree. In games where the RX 6900 XT is soundly beating the RTX 3090, and where it’s soundly getting beaten by RTX 3090, I doubt this card will change the positions given the slight improvement in specs in my opinion. This card is probably already in the works and not something they cook up...
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    AMD Socket AM5 Motherboards Arriving in 2022, Paves Way for Zen3 + 3DV Cache on AM4

    I thought the same too. I wasn’t so sure that AMD is trying to catch up with Rocket Lake. Results have shown otherwise with most games favouring AMD Zen 3. The RKL processor actually regressed against their Comet Lake when it comes to gaming. Adding 15% to IPC will soundly beat Rocket Lake in...
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    ASUS Launches GeForce RTX 3070 LHR Series

    Its funny that TUF is actually the mid range in Asus' product stack but priced quite high, and as a result, I observed that the pricing difference between the Strix and the TUF is quite small this generation. At least in my location.
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    Spurred by M1 Performance, Apple Doubles Shipments of Mac Computers

    Show me which gaming laptop that does 10+ hours on battery, and not just leaving it inactive. I am watching video on Youtube and surfing net at the same time, and do be mindful of the battery capacity difference. Whether yo u like it or not, x86 processors generally cannot compete in terms of...
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    Noctua Launches NH-P1 Passive CPU Cooler and LS-PWM Fan for Semi-fanless Systems

    I never find "fanless" cooler like this useful. When you want a completely fanless system, you need the heat to be transferred to the case/ out of the case so that heat will not build up within the chassis. For a design like this, you will still need some sort of active cooling to bring in fresh...
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    Spurred by M1 Performance, Apple Doubles Shipments of Mac Computers

    As a hardware enthusiast who like to test out new technology, earlier this year I thought I wanted to give the MacBook Air M1 a spin after hearing the rave reviews. After 2 days, of using it, I sold off my Windows base laptop. While there are a lot of Apple haters, the M1 chip is really a game...
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    Windows 11 ISO Leaks to the Web, New Start Screen, Mac-like Centered Dock, Rounded Edges

    While a change in UI can refresh things a little, but I am looking forward to the OS being less of a resource hog and ease of use for touchscreen users. With the introduction of Windows 10, the OS have pretty much obsolete mechanical hard disks because they get hammered with a lot of processes...
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    Qualcomm Moots a Consortium of Chipmakers to Buy Arm if NVIDIA's Bid Fails

    I would prefer ARM to be independent, i.e. not owned by any tech companies. It Nvidia manage to complete the acquisition, things will start going south from there. I am not sure if ARM will be in a mess if its owned by a bunch of tech companies as well since each one will want their way.
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    NVIDIA Reportedly Cutting RTX 2060 Fabrication to Focus on RTX 30-series

    I am not hopeful about any increase in stock despite this news. I recall that Nvidia decided to restart the production of Turing cards because of the low supply of Ampere GPUs. So by reducing RTX 2060 production, aren't we back to the same spot? Only this time we have Ampere cards that addresses...
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    NVIDIA Reportedly Cutting RTX 2060 Fabrication to Focus on RTX 30-series

    No, because their high end cards for DC are still based on TSMC because its the segment where they make a lot of money. On the consumer side of things, they usually cheap out and get the lesser nodes to save money. Samsung's 8nm is nowhere near the level of TSMC's 7nm.
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