Tom's Hardware

Attempt to upgrade Raspberry Pi 5 with 16GB of RAM results in a bricked Pi

We’ve seen our fair share of attempts to upgrade the memory on the Raspberry Pi single-board computer (SBC), some of which have been successful. What we haven’t seen much of, though, were efforts to do this on the Raspberry Pi 5. That is, until now, when we learned that YouTube creator Handyman Dan posted a… Read more

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13th and 14th Gen Intel CPU instability also hits servers — W680 boards with Core i9 K-series chips are crashing

It’s already known that Intel’s 13th and 14th Generation processors based around its Raptor Lake CPU architecture are experiencing serious stability issues, particularly in games. However, YouTuber Level1Techs has discovered that this problem has also been prevalent in the data center—not just gaming PCs. Game servers using W680 chipboard motherboards and high-performance Core i9-13900K and… Read more

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NUC-like Ryzen mini PC features a 4K flip-up touchscreen — Ryzen 9 6900HX CPU and up to 32GB DDR5 RAM and 2TB SSD under the hood

(Image credit: Miniproca) A new mini-PC from Miniproca melds a NUC-like device with a flip-up touchscreen. Miniproca claims its 7-inch screen-lidded device is a “revolutionary” mix of high-performance PC and monitor, delivering a versatile All-in-One PC to its Kickstarter backers. Adding more than a simple status screen to a Mini PC sounds like it could… Read more

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Sapphire launches Frostpunk 2-themed GPU for $449 — Radeon RX 7700 XT Pure Frostpunk 2 features a white fan shroud and oil-and-soot backplate with hints of rust

(Image credit: Anton Shilov / Future) Major AMD graphics AIB partner Sapphire launched the Pure Radeon RX 7700 XT Frostpunk 2 Edition video card on Newegg. This mid-range GPU, priced at $449.99, features 12GB of GDDR6 VRAM but has a higher core clock of 2,226 MHz and a unique port configuration of two HDMI 2.1… Read more

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Arm’s new ASR game upscaling tech is based on AMD’s FSR2 — this open-source solution is optimized for lower-power devices

(Image credit: Arm) Arm just introduced its own upscaling technology, based on AMD’s FSR2, called Arm Accuracy Super Resolution (Arm ASR). Unlike the AMD upscaler, which is primarily built for PCs and high-end consoles, Arm’s implementation of the temporal upscaler is focused on mobile applications, allowing more lightweight devices to run the technology despite requiring… Read more

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AMD Ryzen 9000 desktop CPUs edge closer — review samples pictured, motherboards get new stickers

(Image credit: @9550pro/Twitter) AMD is set to formally introduce its Ryzen 9000-series processors based on the Zen 5 microarchitecture on July 31, and reviews are expected to emerge around that date. Therefore, AMD is probably sending out samples of these CPUs to reviewers as we speak. In fact, photos of the upcoming products have leaked out. Motherboard… Read more

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Adata makes ATX case for reverse-connector motherboards — XPG Invader X BTF also supports standard layouts

(Image credit: AData) Adata has added a BTF variant to its XPG Invader X case lineup. The new XPG Invader X BTF is compatible with rear-connector motherboards such as MSI’s Project Zero and Asus’ BTF. The XPG Invader X BTF is a mid-tower case and its main selling point is its design, which promotes clean… Read more

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Enthusiast shows how to build 16MB 30-pin SIMMs to upgrade your vintage 386DX PC

If you’re into vintage computing, particularly from the days when memory came in 30-pin SIMMs, you probably know how challenging it can be to find functional memory for your projects. You might also think you’re limited to what was considered the most memory the PC could handle, likely 8MB or less. One YouTube creator has… Read more

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ID-Cooling Frozn A620 Pro SE Review: A new level of value

The market for CPU coolers has become more competitive than ever, especially over the past year. Companies like Thermalright in particular have pushed the bar for value and performance with air coolers like the Phantom Spirit 120 EVO in the $40 price range. But ID-Cooling has recently begun to challenge Thermalright’s claim to the throne… Read more

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Best Monitors for PS5, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S in 2024

Best Monitors for PS5 and Xbox in 2024 (Image credit: Shutterstock) The list in brief 1. Best Premium 4K for Consoles 2. Best 4K for Consoles 3. Best for 1440p Console Gaming 4. Budget Monitor for Consoles 5. Shopping Tips Current-generation gaming consoles have been around for a few years now. While the PlayStation 5… Read more

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Windows 10 gets Copilot as part of mandatory update — turns AI widget into a full-fledged app on the taskbar

Windows 10 21H2 and 22H2 systems will receive the mandatory KB5040427 update, which will pin Microsoft Copilot to their taskbar and make it behave more like an app. Windows 10 users have previously received Copilot, but it’s attached to the right side of the taskbar. Earlier builds of the AI app refused to work if… Read more

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AMD reportedly preps Hawk Point CPU without the NPU — Ryzen 7 8745HS is a Ryzen 7 8845HS clone but with the XDNA NPU chopped off

Ryzen CPU (Image credit: AMD) The spotlight might be on AMD’s latest Ryzen AI 300 series processors, but the CPU manufacturer is still not finished adding more SKUs to its older Ryzen 8000 series product stack. Golden Pig, a reputable hardware leaker, on the Weibo forums, leaked that AMD is planning to release a new… Read more

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Microsoft raises Xbox Game Pass prices — changes also include overhauled tiers, and the new bottom tier can no longer play Day 1 games

(Image credit: Getty Images) Suppose the Xbox Game Pass’ Day 1 release model has seemed unsustainable to you. In that case, you aren’t the only one— yesterday, Microsoft announced the abolition of the Xbox Game Pass for Console to be replaced by a future Standard tier and a price increase of $5 for Game Pass,… Read more

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OBS encoding enhancements come to Nvidia’s Maxwell GPUs — GeForce GTX 900 series can now leverage the Twitch Enhanced Broadcasting feature

(Image credit: Nvidia) Popular open-source live streaming software OBS (short for Open Broadcasting Software) has been working on its Twitch Enhanced Broadcasting feature. It now bears fruit for users with the Nvidia GeForce GTX 900 series (via Jacob Freeman) and above graphics cards. This feature was showcased in February and released with initial support for… Read more

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Universities list LimeWire, Kazaa, and other defunct software in piracy warning

(Image credit: Getty Images) Spurred by the Higher Education Opportunity Act, which includes anti-piracy measures, American colleges and universities are required to enforce those measures. However, as noted by TorrentFreak, it would seem that most policies around these applications are pretty outdated. The anti-piracy messaging at American universities still refers to the likes of LimeWire,… Read more

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