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Russian-Made Baikal M1-Based Laptop Shows Up in Pre-Production

Home News (Image credit: Yana Brush/Bitblaze) Bitblaze, a Russian brand specializing in servers, storage systems, and workstations, has demonstrated its pre-production Bitblaze Titan BM15 laptop based around the Baikal-M1 processor designed in Russia. The notebook, designed primarily for government agencies and enthusiasts, is said to enter mass production in November. The only question is whether… Read more

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Desktop CPU Sales Lowest in 30 Years, AMD Gains Market Share Anyway

Home News (Image credit: Tom’s Hardware) (Image credit: Tom’s Hardware) The Mercury Research CPU market share results are in for the second quarter of 2022, and the news isn’t great — desktop CPU shipments dropped to their lowest level in nearly three decades. Dean McCarron from Mercury Research says the year-over-year decline is the largest… Read more

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Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 2080 Prototype Shows Up In The Wild

Home News GeForce GTX 2080 (Image credit: ascendance22/Reddit) Reddit user (opens in new tab) ascendance22 has bought a prototype GeForce 20-series graphics card carrying the “GTX” branding on eBay. The GeForce GTX 2080 sample appears to be a GeForce RTX 2080 with the same Nvidia Founders Edition cooler and TU104 die, as shown in the… Read more

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China Chipmaker YMTC Ships Xtacking 2.0 SSDs, Up to 6.2 GBps

Home News (Image credit: YMTC) Just like other makers of commodity 3D NAND, Yangtze Memory has been evolving from a manufacturer of flash memory into a vertically integrated producer of solid-state storage solutions. The company started with simplistic SATA SSDs roughly two years ago, then evolved to more advanced PCIe drives, and now it is… Read more

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Raspberry Pi Pico DAQ PCB Turns Microcontroller into Oscilloscope

Home News (Image credit: Alperen Akküncü) Maker and developer Alperen Akküncü has created a custom PCB that turns the Raspberry Pi Pico into a data acquisition (DAQ) tool known as the PlainDAQ.  This project — which has been a work-in-progress for a while, but was most recently updated this week — includes tools and features… Read more

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Cooler Master Launches Airflow-Focused PC Cases With Aggressive Front Ends

Home News (Image credit: Cooler Master) Cooler Master has announced two all-new CMP series computer chassis focusing on looks and high airflow while vying to compete with our Best PC Cases of 2022 in the future. These cases come in the form of the standard ATX CMP 520 and Micro-ATX CMP 320. Pricing and availability… Read more

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Ethereum Testnet Success Paves Way for ‘The Merge’ in September

Home News (Image credit: Shutterstock) Ethereum’s successful update of its last testnet, Goerli, means the Web3 platform is in the final throes of a technological transition that’s been a long time coming. Goerli was the last test before the final upgrade to Ethereum’s Virtual Machine (EVM), the software platform powered by the Ethereum cryptocurrency. The… Read more

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Revamped MemTest86 Can Highlight Bad ICs on Your DIMMs

Home News (Image credit: Crucial) PassMark Software is teasing an updated version of one of the PC memory troubleshooter’s most versatile tools. With an upcoming release, MemTest86 will usher in a “new era of memory testing,” according to the software vendor. The biggest highlight of the new memory stress testing software is the ability to… Read more

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AMD’s Encoder Tweaks Rival Nvidia, But Intel’s AV1 Reigns Supreme

Home News (Image credit: Shutterstock) AMD has released a new update to its AMF encoder SDK, version 1.4.26, which has added several new features, including a brand new “quality boost” mode called PreAnalysis. Chris Griffith from Code Calamity managed to get hands-on time with the latest update, to determine whether or not this new boost… Read more

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AMD Continues PC and Server Market Share Gains Amid Slumping Demand

Home News (Image credit: Tom’s Hardware) (Image credit: Tom’s Hardware) The preliminary Mercury Research CPU market share results are in for the second quarter of 2022, arriving during what is becoming a more dire situation for the PC market as sales cool after several years of stratospheric growth. According to the recent earnings report from… Read more

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Firm Estimates Intel’s GPU Unit Losses at $3.5 Billion, Suggests Sell Off

Home News (Image credit: Intel) The head of Jon Peddie Research, a leading graphics market analysis firm that has been around for nearly 40 years, suggests that Intel might axe its Accelerated Computing Systems and Graphics Group (AXG). The division has been bleeding money for years and has failed to deliver a competitive product for any… Read more

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Spider-Man Remastered Tested: How Does it Run on Your GPU?

We’ve tested the Spider-Man Remastered PC port on a group of AMD and Nvidia GPUs to see how it runs, and have also provided an in-depth analysis of the best settings for smooth frame rates.

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Gigabyte X670 Motherboards Feature Screwless and Latchless M.2, PCIe Slots

Home News (Image credit: Gigabyte) In a new Tweet by @momomo_us, (opens in new tab) Gigabyte shows off two brand new motherboard fasteners for M.2 slots and PCIe slots, making system maintenance and system upgrades a whole lot more convenient. The new features will debut on the brand’s X670 motherboards to accommodate next-generation AMD Ryzen… Read more

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MSI Introduces World’s First ATX 3.0 PSU, Ready for 2,600W Power Spikes

Home News (Image credit: MSI) MSI has introduced the world’s first fully compliant ATX 3.0 power supply: the MEG Ai1300P PCIE5. This unit is designed for power-hungry next-gen GPUs, and can withstand 2,600W power spikes.  ATX 3.0, which was finalized back in February, is Intel’s latest power supply standard. The new standard notably supports the… Read more

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Consumer DRAM Prices Set to Drop 18% in Q3 — TrendForce

Home News (Image credit: Micron) In the last couple of weeks, multiple companies issued warning statements that demand for client PCs and other consumer electronics is softening. This, logically, tends to cause an oversupply of hardware components and price drops. Prices of commodity dynamic random access memory (DRAM) serve as one of the best immediate… Read more

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