HW News - New CPU Vulnerability, Intel A380 GPU Launches, AMD Ryzen 7000 Release DateThursday, 23 June 2022
Hardware news this week discusses a new CPU vulnerability (Hertzbleed) that affects all CPUs, alongside other topics, like the Intel A380 GPU launch, AMD's Zen 4 leaked release date for September, and leaks about the Intel Core i9-13900K and 13900KF.
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HW News - Definitely-Real Intel Arc GPU, Right to Repair Laws, & Apple M1 VulnerabilitiesMonday, 13 June 2022
Hardware news this week is flooded with silicon updates, but also features good news on the Right to Repair front.
We'll be recapping AMD's delidded Zen 4 CPU (Ryzen 7000), Intel's singular Arc GPU that "shipped," NVIDIA's first HBM3 GPU, and Apple's M1 vulnerability. Plenty more below!
HW News - Dell Locks Special RAM, AMD Silently Launches RX 6400, Zen 4 Pre-ProductionTuesday, 26 April 2022
There's a lot to cover in hardware news this week! First, we'll cover Dell's new, proprietary DDR5 memory modules coming up, which we assume will go perfectly with their proprietary motherboards, cases, and power supplies. We'll also cover the silent launch of AMD's RX 6400 GPUs, apparently kept on the down-low to limit negative feedback on the $160 part. In better news, AMD is making movement on its Zen 4 pre-production CPUs. Additionally, we'll be talking about our new charity shirt with 100% of profits benefiting relief efforts for refugees in and around Ukraine.
HW News - NVIDIA RTX 3090 Ti GPU, RTX 3050 GPU, Intel Cuts AVX-512, & MoreWednesday, 05 January 2022
This week, we have big news from Asus – some good, and some less than good. First, Asus is prototyping an interesting DDR5 to DDR4 converter card that may very well find its way to the market, given the current price and component climate for memory. Additionally, Asus has admitted that a certain number of its Z690 Hero motherboards have a serious fault, one that could lead to a fire, and has recalled affected models.
There’s also news from Samsung and Intel showing off the first PCIe 5.0 SSD ahead of CES 2022, and we have fresh information regarding the anticipated RTX 3090 Ti. Elsewhere, Intel is looking to disable AVX-512 from Alder Lake, and will likely forgo AVX-512 support on client CPUs in the future.
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HW News - Intel i5-12400 & 12100, Intel B660, RX 6500 XT, & NVIDIA Sued by FTCSaturday, 11 December 2021
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.
HW News - New NVIDIA GPUs (Yes, Really), Steam Deck Delay, Grand Theft GPUSunday, 14 November 2021
This week, we have news regarding an unusual transaction between two x86 license holders: Intel and Centaur Technology. The transaction is reportedly worth $125M, and will see Intel take on some of Centaur Technology’s development talent. Though we suspect there’s more to the deal than that; we’ll just have to wait and see.
Additionally, we have a new AMD RDNA 2 GPU to discuss, one aimed at cloud offerings and virtualization. EVGA has also reported that the company suffered a massive loss thanks to a stolen shipment of RTX 30-series cards, and is warning that such cards will not be honored in terms of warranty service nor will they be eligible to be registered.
Elsewhere, we have news from Cadence on PCIe 6.0 IP and test silicon, new PSUs from Asus with 12-pin PCIe 5.0 connectors, and more. Find the news video and article below, as usual.
HW News - AMD Domination, RTX 3050 Ti, Cooler Master HAF500 Case, & Plastic CPUsMonday, 26 July 2021
News this week will talk about rumored AMD RX 6600 & 6600 XT video cards (and a 6500 series card), alongside rumors of the NVIDIA RTX 3050 and 3050 Ti GPUs. We'll also be covering PlasticARM, an interesting project investigating the utility of plastic rather than silicon for semiconductors, and we'll recap Cooler Master's latest round-up of announcements, like the HAF 500 case.
There's other news, of course, as you’ll find the article and video embed below. If you haven’t already, check out our new GN Explosion & Repair poster, of which part of the proceeds are benefiting the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) and Fight to Repair organizations -- both of which are focused on the right to repair.
HW News - WD Drives Deleting Data, GPU Prices Dropping, Windows 11 TPM RequirementsSunday, 27 June 2021
This week, we have news regarding Intel and SiFive’s budding partnership, as SiFive and Intel jointly announced a new RISC-V IP. The announced IP and development partnership will also extend to Intel’s IFS business as well, as Intel continues to curate offerings for its catalogue, in addition to its x86 offerings.
Also in Intel news is another significant restructuring of the company, as Intel is creating new business units to better address the markets it's competing in, as well as adding new leaders for these business units. Elsewhere, there’s news on the Arm-Nvidia deal, AMD ending driver support for some products, the major Windows 11 announcement, and more.
At GN, we took a deep dive into AMD’s FidelityFX Super Resolution and Intel’s Iris Xe DG1 video card.
HW News - AMD Multi-Chip GPU, Noctua Passive Cooler NH-P1, Xbox Super Resolution, & MoreWednesday, 16 June 2021
This week's news talks about the Beast Canyon NUC, Noctua's NH-P1 cooler, Xbox consoles getting AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution and other topics, like a potential SiFive buyout by Intel.
At GN, we’ve been busy reviewing Nvidia’s latest additions to its RTX 30-series. If you haven’t already, check out our RTX 3080 Ti review and RTX 3070 Ti review.
HW News - ATX12VO Progress, Intel Pushing 5 DG2 GPUs, Newegg Bundles Killing SalesSunday, 23 May 2021
This week, we have news talking about NVIDIA's FE card exemptions to the LHR changes. We also see AMD and GlobalFoundries reveal a newly amended WSA, which allows for AMD to contract any chip from any manufacturer, while still committing to a certain capacity agreement from GloFo.
Elsewhere, we have news on declining motherboard sales, Microsoft giving Internet Explorer the bullet, AMD killing the Ryzen 5000 refresh rumor, and more.
At GN, we recently took an extensive look at Dell’s G5 5000 Gaming PC in a two part series (See part 1 here, and part two here). We won’t spoil it for you, but there’s liberal use of the words like “garbage” and “dumpster fire.” We also announced new GN mousepads, which you can grab here.
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