Hardware news this week talks about Intel's new Arc Control software, which aims to offer a software and driver solution competitive with NVIDIA's. Intel wasn't shy about taking shots, either: It directly referenced NVIDIA's outdated-looking control panel and further jabbed at GeForce Experience's requirement to log in for use.

In other news, we'll be talking about future AMD 3D stacking technology (it's not just V-Cache), mostly involving machine learning accelerators. The AMD GPU refresh is also in the news.

This week, we have some news regarding upcoming AMD CPUs, as AMD officially announced its new Threadripper Pro 5000 WX series, and we detail various rumors regarding several new Ryzen SKUs that could put the heat on Intel’s lower-end stack. We also have information about a new Universal Chiplet Interconnect Express (UCIe) that is being backed by big silicon players like AMD, Intel, and Arm, among others.

Elsewhere, we have Intel officially killing off AVX-512 support for Alder Lake-S, Intel preparing a new hardware feature for testing CPU cores, and fresh rumors surrounding Nvidia’s upcoming Ada GPUs that are set to succeed the current crop of Ampere GPUs at some point. 

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Best Buy didn’t want Newegg hogging all the limelight and decided to make some shady decisions of its own by putting new GPUs behind a paywall. There's plenty of other news from the last week too, like rumors of Intel's Raptor Lake i9-13900K CPUs, Cooler Master's new Sneaker X case, the death of the NVIDIA-Arm deal, and plenty more.

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Hardware news this past week was busy. Following-up all the CES coverage we posted on the YouTube channel, we immediately landed on the RX 6500 XT launch, Intel making crypto miners, Ryzen 5000 getting X370 support, and more.

More interestingly maybe, AMD is working on "RAMP," an XMP alternative, for its Ryzen platforms. This follows up previous A-XMP and AMP solutions.

We're back with another hardware news episode. This week, as the year is winding-down, we're faced with a huge slew of rumor stories; that said, we've filtered through them to select for the most probable or for ones which we've independently confirmed. The reason for the surge in rumors now is because of the impending CES announcements in early January, although there's still some hard news to talk about this week. One of those items is the FTC's challenge of NVIDIA's acquisition of ARM, something we've expected for a while but which is finally progressing.

Hardware news this week talks about vulnerabilities found and patched on several AMD and Intel motherboards, including Gigabyte and ASUS boards. We'll also be talking about NVIDIA's Lovelace GPUs (RTX 40 series), competition to Intel's in-bound i3 CPUs (via AMD), Montech taking GN criticism seriously, and more.

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This week, Intel is also back in the news, as CEO Pat Gelsinger continues to make newsworthy quotes that the company may or may not live up to. Only time will tell.

Elsewhere, we have a bit of news on Nvidia looking to sway the European Union and European Commission in favor of its proposed purchase of Arm. We also have Microsoft appearing to embrace repairability, with a set of repair minded initiatives to be deployed by the end of 2022. There’s also big news for AMD, including an update on AMD’s B2 stepping for Ryzen 5000, and more.

This week we have news out of China, as the county is implementing strict mandated power shutdowns aimed at the industrial sector. These shutdowns have hit a number of China’s manufacturing complexes, and will almost certainly spell problems for the already troubled supply chain for companies like AMD, Nvidia, Intel, Apple, and more. We'll also be talking about the RTX 3080 Super, AMD's target to gain by 30x in certain functions within just 4 years, and more.

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This week's news recap includes some details on EVGA’s bricked RTX 3090 cards thanks to an interview with PCWorld (thanks, Gordon). There’s also some news with Windows 11, as Microsoft is set to start rolling out the new OS this October. Interestingly, Microsoft will not block unsupported machines from manually installing Windows 11, but there will be some serious caveats associated with that move. 

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There was news this week on the DIY/enthusiast front, as updated mounting kits for Intel’s Alder Lake-S are arriving and AMD CPU market share is growing in most segments. We also have news of Nvidia finally admitting that its purchase of Arm may not go as planned and reports of an IPO from GlobalFoundries. 

There’s plenty more, of course, as you’ll find the news article and video embed below. 

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