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Raspberry Pi Drives ‘Sidecar’ Internet Access for Psion PDA

Maker and developer Kian Ryan has a huge passion for old-school technology. When it came time to tinker around with a Psion PDA from the 90s, he knew he had to throw a Raspberry Pi into the mix. Today, we’re showing off his Sidecar creation that uses a Raspberry Pi to function as both a… Read more

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Asus TUF Gaming Radeon RX 7900 XT, XTX GPU Frequencies Revealed

Home News (Image credit: Asus) With little over a week until the official release of the first crop of AMD Radeon RX 7000 graphics cards based on the RDNA 3 architecture, teases, leaks and spills are starting to flow free and fast. Earlier today Asus announced the default and OC mode clocks of its upcoming… Read more

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Cool Pi 4: The RK3588S Eight-Core Raspberry Pi Alternative

Home News (Image credit: Cool Pi) For those times when the Raspberry Pi 4 (opens in new tab) just isn’t powerful enough, Cool Pi has a new board that can offer a little more in the way of processing ability. The Cool Pi 4 B is the same size and shape as the Raspberry Pi… Read more

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GTX Titan X Engineering Sample Surfaces With Just Two Video Outputs

Home News GeForce GTX Titan X (Image credit: puzzlew/Reddit) One Redditor (opens in new tab) has unknowingly purchased an engineering sample (ES) of Nvidia’s GeForce GTX Titan X graphics card, which used to be one of the best graphics cards. While it’s common to find ES samples of Intel or AMD processors on the second-hand… Read more

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Biostar X670E Valkyrie Motherboard Review: Solid Features, Lacking Polish

The Biostar X670E Valkyrie has the hardware to be a good option for your Ryzen 7000 series processor. It performed well in our testing. But memory compatibility issues, no Wi-Fi, and a lack of 40 Gbps ports keep it from standing out. There are other, more refined options available at its roughly $400 price point…. Read more

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Intel Charts Course to Trillion-Transistor Chips: 2D Transistor Materials, 3D Packaging Research

Home News Intel released nine research papers at IEDM 2022 that lay the groundwork for future chip designs as the company looks to deliver on its promise of developing processors with over a trillion transistors by 2030. The research includes new 2D materials for transistors, new 3D packaging technology that narrows the performance and power gap… Read more

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Samsung’s GDDR6W Doubles Performance and Capacity

Home News (Image credit: Samsung) Samsung has introduced (opens in new tab) its all-new type of GDDR6 memory that doubles the DRAM package’s capacity and increases interface width to double its peak bandwidth. Samsung’s GDDR6W chips use traditional BGA packaging and can be used for mainstream applications like the best graphics cards. Contemporary GDDR6 and GDDR6X chips integrate… Read more

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Galax Boasts of 40% Overclock for GeForce RTX 4080 World Record

Home News (Image credit: Galax) Galax has taken to Twitter to boast of a new overclocking world record, achieved using one of its newest graphics cards. The Galax OC team turned their attention to the GeForce RTX 4080 and achieved a GPU clock of 3,615 MHz, which is claimed to be 40% faster than stock… Read more

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Asus Confirms Intel DLVR Was Fused Off in Raptor Lake

Home News (Image credit: Intel) According to a reply by Asus overclocker Shamino on the ROG forums, (opens in new tab) Intel’s DLVR (Digital Linear Voltage Regulator) technology is disabled on current generation Raptor Lake processors. The tech was fused off by Intel at the factory. The reply was made in response to an ROG… Read more

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Portal RTX to Put Suitable GPUs to the Test This December, for Free

Home News (Image credit: Valve Software / Nvidia) Nvidia has announced (opens in new tab) that Portal RTX will be available for free on December 8 this year on Steam (opens in new tab). This is a free DLC for anyone with a compatible graphics card who owns the original physics puzzle game, released way… Read more

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AMD Ryzen 7000 Chips on Massive Sale, Starting at $249

Home News (Image credit: AMD) Now that both AMD and Intel have released their latest CPUs and the reviews are in, it is time to decide and buy. Perhaps to make the decision a bit easier, AMD is running a promotion with huge discounts on its latest Ryzen 7000-series processors. AMD currently offers four Ryzen 7000-series… Read more

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Raspberry Pi Creators Honored With Museum Fellowship

Home News (Image credit: Ashley Basil, Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license) Raspberry Pi (opens in new tab)‘s Liz and Eben Upton, the chief marketing and communications officer and CEO of Raspberry Pi Ltd, respectively, have received honorary fellowships from the UK’s National Museum of Computing (opens in new tab) for their services to computer… Read more

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Apple’s Chip Purchase from Arizona Might Be Marketing Trick: Report

Home News (Image credit: Apple) While Apple is expected to buy chips from TSMC’s upcoming fab in Arizona in a bid to lower its reliance on manufacturing in Asia in general, it does not look like the company will ever truly rely itself from Taiwanese chipmaking. As such, our colleagues from Bloomberg believe that the alleged decision, which… Read more

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GPU-Z Now Monitors Your 16-Pin Power Connector on RTX 4090, 4080

Home News (Image credit: Tom’s Hardware) When you buy an expensive piece of hardware, you want to know how to detect that it is here. And this is exactly what the new GPU-Z program from TechPowerUp does. Furthermore, it also detects the notorious 16-pin 12VHPWR adapter and how it behaves, which might be quite handy, given the… Read more

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Arm SoCs to Grab 30% of PC Market by 2026: Analyst

Home News (Image credit: Qualcomm) Apple’s rapid transition to Arm-based system-on-chips has shown the industry how swift such changeover is possible if architected correctly. Analysts from Canalys believe that Arm’s architecture advances so fast that Arm-powered SoCs will grab a sizeable share of the PC market and half of the cloud server market in just… Read more

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