Tom's Hardware

AMD Ryzen 9 9950X Engineering Sample gets a full suite of Blender benchmarks at various TDPs, showcasing major efficiency improvements

Starting on July 7, AnandTech forum member Igor_Kavinski began posting Ryzen 9 9950X engineering sample Blender benchmark results courtesy of an unnamed source — starting at a super-slim 60W TDP. Over the course of the following week, 90W TDP, 120W TDP, 160W TDP, and finally, max-capacity 230W TDP results were also posted. The results give… Read more

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Preliminary HBM4 specs point to major performance uplift for GPUs — transfer speeds up to 6.4 GT/s across a 2048-bit interface

On Friday, the JEDEC Association published preliminary specifications for the 4th Generation high-bandwidth memory (HBM4) as it is getting closer to completing the HBM4 DRAM standard. As reported, the new spec supports a 2048-bit interface per stack amid a lower data transfer rate than HBM3E. In addition, HBM4 supports a broader range of memory layers to… Read more

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Enthusiast claims to have obtained an early Ryzen 7 9700X — warehouses stock AMD’s latest Zen 5 CPUs in preparation for distribution to brick-and-mortar retail stores

Reddit user ElectricalEmployer22 just posted on r/pcmasterrace a photograph of two AMD Ryzen 9000-series processors, which will compete with the best CPUs, in official retail packaging with the caption, “Just got them in store!!” A couple more boxes of similar shape and size are in the background, plus another box that looks like a motherboard… Read more

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Arduino starts selling a new Plug and Make kit for electronics beginners

(Image credit: Arduino) Arduino, popular among makers for its inexpensive but capable microcontroller boards and a vast array of sensors and other components, is making introducing people to its world even easier. The company recently announced its Arduino Plug and Make Kit, which includes everything you need to make seven different starter projects. One of… Read more

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Game publisher claims 100% crash rate with Intel CPUs – Alderon Games says company sells defective 13th and 14th gen chips

Frustration is mounting over Intel’s inability to resolve its Raptor Lake instability problems. Game development studio Alderon Games revealed on its website that the company has had nonstop problems with Intel’s 13th and 14th-generation processors in its servers, development systems, and customers’ gaming PCs. The issues have become so prevalent that Alderon Games publicly stated… Read more

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Software engineer achieved free plane Wi-Fi at a terrible cost — PySkyWiFi bypasses firewall but is limited to plain text endeavors

Earlier this week, software engineer Robert Heaton posted the entire story behind his open-source PySkyWiFi project— or how he achieved free Wi-Fi on an airplane by painstakingly subverting the existing firewall. Be prepared, though— even if you can duplicate this yourself using his existing work or recreating it on your own, the final results aren’t… Read more

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You can use a Raspberry Pi to control this flip display

Most microelectronics projects aren’t as black and white as this one. Today, we’ve got a fantastic display to share, which was put together by maker duo Kelly and Kathy. Instead of a more traditional screen like an LCD panel, they’ve used a custom array of flip discs. In the demo, they’re using an Nvidia Orin… Read more

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Nvidia’s latest RTX 4070 Ti Super AD102 GPUs are in stores now — custom models start at $819

(Image credit: Gigabyte) The GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Super, one of the best graphics cards, recently emerged with a larger AD102 silicon, which differs from the original AD103 silicon. Newegg has started selling these GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Super AD102 SKUs with custom models from Zotac and Gigabyte. The Zotac GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Super… Read more

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Linus Torvalds says RISC-V will make the same mistakes as Arm and x86

In an interview, Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, said that RISC-V development will make the same mistakes that Arm and x86 researchers did years ago. That’s because there’s a vast difference between hardware and software developers, so much so that it would be challenging to coordinate the two different teams. “Even when you do… Read more

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King Charles III packs ‘fifty millionth Raspberry Pi’ during visit to Sony factory

(Image credit: The Royal Family) On a recent visit to Sony UK’s Technology Center in Pencoed, Wales. His Majesty King Charles III packed the “fifty millionth Raspberry Pi”. But during the tour, The King was seen reviewing older models of Raspberry Pi and pictured with Raspberry Pi Chief Commercial Officer, Mike Buffham. A special edition… Read more

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Dual-core CPUs aren’t dead yet — Intel Processor 310 rocking two P-cores debuts on Geekbench

(Image credit: Intel) Intel is continuing the trend of replacing its entry-level processors with the generic “Intel Processor” nomenclature. A new Geekbench listing discovered by BenchLeaks on X reveals a new entry-level chip, dubbed the Intel Processor 310. It will feature two performance cores and four threads, similar to Intel’s Core i3 and Pentium processors…. Read more

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China’s homegrown OS fires back at AI PCs — openKylin gets AI assistant, text-to-image generation, and local LLM support

‘AI’ and ‘AI PC’ are, of course, two big buzzwords these days — and not only in the U.S. and Europe, but also in China, where openKylin just released what it’s calling an operating system for AI PCs. OpenKylin is an open source OS based on Linux and maintained by the OpenKylin community, which is backed by… Read more

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Microsoft has fixed the nasty update bug causing Windows 11 boot loops

Microsoft says a known issue causing reboot loops and problems with the taskbar after a Windows 11 update has been resolved. The situation forced Microsoft to halt the Windows 11 23H2 update rollout on June 27 and affected Windows 11 22H2. Microsoft issued an update squishing the bug on July 9. The reboot loop problem… Read more

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Lunar Lake iGPU benchmarks leaked on Geekbench 6 — comparable performance to Radeon 780M and Arc A380

(Image credit: Intel) Intel’s Lunar Lake processors aren’t slated to launch until this September, but we’re now seeing trickles of alleged benchmarks appear online. Benchleaks just shared Vulkan test results marked as Intel Core Ultra 7 258V, with the first one getting 31,560 points, followed by a second test after 15 minutes showing 34,181 points…. Read more

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150 Nvidia RTX A6000 GPUs power the Vegas Sphere — Nvidia fuels 1.2 million LED exterior pucks and multi-layered 16K interior screens

(Image credit: Sphere Entertainment) The Sphere in Las Vegas is one of the most iconic architectural feats of the last decade. It attracts awe for its revolutionary scale and display prowess and draws ire for its transformation into a Times Square-esque advertising beacon. Nvidia recently shared new insights into how its RTX graphics cards power… Read more

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