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Intel’s new fastest gaming CPU spotted at multiple European retailers — Core i9-14900KS costs $100 more for this binned CPU

(Image credit: Amazon) The Intel Core i9-14900KS has surfaced at multiple retailers across Europe, and listings with price tags indicate that the flagship CPU will have a significantly higher price than the Core i9-14900K. Although it’s hard to trust pre-launch pricing for listings that clearly weren’t supposed to go public yet, one listing in particular… Read more

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Windows 10 Installed in possible record 104 seconds – witness the fast and furious speedrun with Tiny10

(Image credit: Shutterstock) Is it possible to install Windows 10 in just 100 seconds? That is the question Windows developer and tinkerer NTDev asked himself recently. The answer is provided in the YouTube video embedded below, kind of. We need that qualifier as what you see installed from start to finish, in the short clip,… Read more

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Cooler Master GM2711S Gaming Monitor Review: Premium Video Processing and Color Accuracy

While the Cooler Master GM2711S doesn’t have the broadest dynamic range, it does have premium video processing and saturated, accurate color. With a great gaming feel and response, it’s an excellent choice for the money. Pros + Vividly saturated and accurate color + ART Film provides superior reflection rejection + Premium quality video processing +… Read more

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11 ways to increase free disk space in Windows 11 or Windows 10

While some folks have 4TB SSDs with plenty of space left on them, many more are wondering how they can squeeze another 50GB of capacity out of their aging 500GB boot drives. The other day, I faced just such an issue.  My laptop is now five years old, still has a 500GB boot drive in… Read more

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Softbank founder reportedly aims to raise $100 billion to build AI chip company that would rival Nvidia — Project Izanagi might leverage Arm design

(Image credit: Shutterstock) Masayoshi Son, the founder of SoftBank Group, plans to raise $100 billion for a new chip venture called Project Izanagi, aiming to rival Nvidia in artificial intelligence processors, reports Bloomberg, citing sources with knowledge of the matter. Son envisions this initiative as contributing to the development of artificial general intelligence (AGI), leading… Read more

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Revamped AMD-powered gaming handheld will launch by the end of the month — GPD Win 4 upgraded to a Ryzen 7 8840U CPU

According to a blog post from GPD, some revisions are headed our way later this month for two devices: the GPD Win 4 and the GPD G1. The GPD Win 4 will mainly receive a higher-specced Ryzen 7 8840U processor versus its current 7840U, but besides adding some AI hardware, the CPUs should perform nearly… Read more

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Lian Li launches L-shaped power supplies for dual-chamber PC cases

Lian Li has unveiled a new PSU lineup designed primarily for dual-chamber cases featuring vertical PSU mounts, like its O11 series. The new PSU lineup, dubbed the Edge series, features an L-shaped form factor with all the main power connectors mounted on the bottom rather than the side. Lian Li’s goal with these new PSUs… Read more

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Controversial benchmarking website goes behind paywall — Userbenchmark now requires a $10 monthly subscription

(Image credit: Shutterstock) Userbenchmark is notorious for denouncing AMD CPUs and GPUs and being the source of many leaks for upcoming chips. However, the website’s history of leaking seems to be over, thanks to Userbenchmark imposing a £10 monthly fee to use its benchmark (via @ghost_motley on X). At £10 (roughly $10) monthly, users will… Read more

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Intel’s next-gen CPU boosts to 2.8 GHz without Hyper-Threading — Lunar Lake chip with eight cores, eight threads has a bigger L2 cache than the L3 cache

(Image credit: Tom’s Hardware) Critical specifications for an early sample of Intel’s upcoming Lunar Lake CPU have leaked out, detailing its core and thread count, cache configuration, and frequency (via HXL). While the specifications imply Lunar Lake is very similar to its predecessor, Meteor Lake, in many ways, it might make some significant changes regarding… Read more

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Nvidia’s new trimmed-down entry-level gaming GPU fails to outperform rivals — RTX 3050 6GB lags behind five-year-old GTX 1660 Ti

(Image credit: Nvidia) TechPowerUp reviewed Nvidia’s new entry-level GeForce RTX 3050 6GB and found its performance to be good and bad, depending on how you view it. The review outlet found that the RTX 3050 6GB is the fastest GPU on the market and does not require a dedicated supplementary power connector. Still, compared to… Read more

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House cleaners find two of the world’s first desktop PCs in random boxes — Intel 8008-powered Q1 PC has 16KB of memory, 800 MHz CPU

London, UK-based waste firm Just Clear was living up to its name and just clearing another house when tucked under some random boxes, they found two of the first desktop microcomputers ever made: the Q1 PC, from Q1 Corporation, released in 1972 (h/t The Mirror). Fortunately, this piece of computing history was not scrapped, and… Read more

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Intel’s CHIPS Act award package exceeds $10 billion, payout expected within two weeks: Report

According to a Bloomberg report that cites people familiar with the matter, ‘ the U.S. government is in discussions to provide Intel with over $10 billion in subsidies under the CHIPS and Science Act.’ If the information is accurate, this will be the most significant award package announced under the act designed to revitalize domestic semiconductor… Read more

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Legendary chip architect Jim Keller responds to Sam Altman’s plan to raise $7 trillion to make AI chips — ‘I can do it cheaper!’

Reports say that Sam Altman plans to raise $5 to $7 trillion to build a network of fabs to produce enough chips for artificial intelligence (AI) applications, raising many eyebrows in the industry. Nvidia’s Jensen Huang said that the architectural innovation of AI processors is more important than the quantity of these processors. Now, Jim Keller, a legendary… Read more

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ASRock PG Z790 Riptide Review: Best Z790 board around $230

The Z790 Riptide is one of the most handsomely equipped motherboards around $230. In addition to the copious storage options (five M.2 sockets and eight SATA ports), it was competent in all benchmarks and looks good, especially if you like RGB lightning. Pros + Plethora of storage options (8x SATA, 5x M.2) + Includes PCIe… Read more

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AGI AI818 2TB SSD Review: Doesn’t Put the AGI in Agile

The AGI AI818 is an inexpensive SSD that could work as a secondary, game, or PS5-dedicated storage device. Efficiency, thermals, and performance are all weak with its hardware, but good enough in a pinch. Pros + Relatively inexpensive Cons – Inefficient – Runs a little hot – Relatively weak performance Why you can trust Tom’s… Read more

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