This week in hardware news, it seems Intel has delayed its Arc Alchemist GPUs once again, postponing the launch until later this summer. In other news, AMD has a new preview driver for its Radeon RX 6000 and 6x50 series of GPUs that could offer a significant performance boost, and the company is also rumored to be working on a new Smart Access Storage technology.

Elsewhere, we have Nvidia finally taking some of its GPU driver code open-source, Gigabyte addressing the well-documented issues with one of its Z690 motherboards, Asus commenting on GPU demand normalizing, and more. 

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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.

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driver solution competitive with NVIDIA's. Intel wasn't shy about taking shots, either: It directly referenced NVIDIA's outdated-looking control panel and further jabbed at GeForce Experience's requirement to log in for use.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 news on the Intel i9-12900KS that's prepping to fight the AMD R7 5800X3D. We also have a fair bit of news regarding the RTX 3090 Ti, and changes coming to the ATX specification as we get closer to PCIe 5.0 devices hitting the market.

We also have another entry in the growing modular laptop market, this time in the form of Prime Computer’s PrimeBook Circular. Elsewhere, we have some information on Intel's ATX12VO 2.0 and a new I_PSU% feature, some images of custom RTX 3090 Ti cooling solutions that weigh in at 3.5 and 4 slots, and more. 

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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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News this week is busy as ever, as we’ve got news of EVGA’s upcoming RTX 3090 Ti Kingpin, which Vince “Kingpin” Lucido himself teased on his personal Facebook page. Elsewhere, we have Valve confirming the first shipment of Steam Deck handhelds for late February, a Crysis 4 confirmation, Intel warning users against overclocking its non-K CPUs, and more. As usual, find the news article and video embed with timestamps below.  

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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This week, we’re diving into a couple of product rumors from Intel and Nvidia just ahead of CES 2022. Intel, for its part, is rumored to be preparing a new KS SKU for its successful Alder Lake-S platform. Nvidia, meanwhile, is rumored to be carving out 4GB and 8GB SKUs for its long-awaited RTX 3050. As ever, take both of these with due salt, but these stories aren’t far fetched, and we won’t have to wait long to see how much truth there is to them. 

Elsewhere, Intel inadvertently offered us a glimpse into its roadmap via a rather revealing set of driver patch notes, and Sony is now selling colored faceplates to deal with the polarizing white color of the PS5 consoles. There’s also news regarding CD Projekt Red, a new design concept from Dell, and a $2,100 motherboard from MSI. 

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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.  

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.

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