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Computing, Hardware

Puget Abandons Samsung 990 Pro SSDs Over Reliability Concerns

February 3, 2023

Via: Tom's Hardware

Earlier this week, Puget Systems said that it worked with Samsung to identify the cause of failing 980 Pro SSDs in customer computers. After making waves on Chinese web forums and Reddit for months, the problem was blamed on an […]


Computing, Hardware

Intel Alder Lake CPU prices could fall by up to 20%

February 1, 2023

Via: TechSpot

Citing industry sources, the report from Taiwanese publication DigiTimes (via Tom’s Hardware) claims that Intel is in talks with specific PC vendors to cut Alder Lake prices by up to 20%, a move that comes after Intel increased the CPU […]


Computing, Hardware

Apple 14-Inch MacBook Pro M2 Teardown Reveals Big Changes Due to Substrate Pricing

January 30, 2023

Via: Tom's Hardware

Apple’s bean counters surely form one of the most powerful forces within the organization, despite much of the company’s high-profile success being tied to design. A case in point is provided by one of Apple’s leading new consumer products, the […]


Computing, Hardware

Nvidia RTX 4060 and 4050 GPUs spotted – but don’t get your hopes up too much

January 30, 2023

Via: Techradar

Nvidia’s RTX 4060 and 4050 desktop graphics cards – the Lovelace GPUs which are of keenest interest to most people given their (hopefully) affordable nature – could arrive sooner than expected. Tom’s Hardware(opens in new tab) spotted that RTX 4060 […]


Computing, Hardware

Intel’s new driver update for Arc Alchemist keeps its GPU dreams alive

January 30, 2023

Via: Techradar

Intel has steered a bumpy road with its Arc Alchemist graphics cards, but a forthcoming driver update might offer a sizeable enough performance gain to keep the company’s hopes of cracking into the discrete graphics market alive a little while […]


Computing, Hardware

Intel Foundry Services to Produce 3nm Chips for Major Datacenter Customer

January 27, 2023

Via: Tom's Hardware

One of the least-noticed highlights of Intel’s earnings call this week was the announcement that its Intel Foundry Services contract chipmaking division landed an order from a major “cloud, edge, and datacenter solutions provider” for producing chips on Intel 3 […]


Computing, Hardware

Seagate’s top HDDs are all getting a storage boost

January 27, 2023

Via: Techradar

Data storage giant Seagate has announced earnings for its most recent quarter, and things are far from ideal, as overall revenue dropped by almost 40% year-on-year, with a net loss of $33 million. Even so, the company has some grand […]


Computing, Hardware

No RDNA 3 Update for More Power Tool, Says Developer

January 24, 2023

Via: Tom's Hardware

When AMD first indicated that it locked the power play tables(opens in new tab) on its latest Radeon RX 7000-series graphics processors a month ago, it meant one popular overclocking method was not supported at the time. Now, it looks […]


Computing, Hardware

AMD is winning a key battle against Nvidia in GPU price war

January 23, 2023

Via: Techradar

AMD’s RX 6000 graphics cards are looking like compelling purchases right now, with prices falling steadily as seen in a new report for this month, while Nvidia GPUs are stubbornly refusing to drop. This is going by TechSpot’s(opens in new […]


Computing, Hardware

GPU Pricing Update: Hardware Still Overpriced?

January 23, 2023

Via: TechSpot

Welcome to our monthly GPU pricing update. This series has remained remarkably popular even though GPU prices are closer to normal than when we first started these updates, in the middle of chip shortages which were compounded by miners demand. […]


Computing, Hardware

The Mystery of the Radeon RX 6000 Mass Extinction Event May Have Been Solved

January 20, 2023

Via: Tom's Hardware

Earlier this month, there was a widely reported story regarding a large batch of AMD Radeon RX 6000-series graphics cards (all Navi 21 models) that had mysteriously but catastrophically died. These were some of the best graphics cards, up until […]


Computing, Hardware

GeForce Now Ultimate RTX 4080 Tier Tested

January 19, 2023

Via: Tom's Hardware

Nvidia’s GeForce Now(opens in new tab) subscription game streaming service just got upgraded again. Existing users of the service at the previous RTX 3080 level will automatically switch to the new GeForce Now Ultimate tier, for the same price: $19.99 […]


Computing, Hardware

Nvidia RTX 4070 leak suggests GPU could be out soon

January 18, 2023

Via: Techradar

Nvidia’s RTX 4070 graphics card has been sighted, suggesting that maybe the vanilla sibling to the freshly released RTX 4070 Ti isn’t too far off from arriving. VideoCardz(opens in new tab) spotted a bunch of Galax marketing materials relating to […]


Computing, Hardware

2023 will be the year of the display

January 17, 2023

Via: The Verge

The laptops of 2023 will get new chips and new graphics. Many will get new touchpads, some will get new fans, and a few will get funky styluses. But some of the coolest, weirdest, and most exciting updates are coming […]


Computing, Hardware

Hard drive shipments nearly halved in 2022

January 17, 2023

Via: TechSpot

For decades, HDDs were consumers’ go-to choice for PC storage. Hard disk drives offered an excellent balance of high capacity at lower costs. However, HDDs have begun to be outclassed by solid-state drives (SSDs), which generally provide better performance at […]


Computing, Hardware

Intel Lunar Lake CPUs could revolutionize ultrathin laptops

January 13, 2023

Via: Techradar

Intel’s Lunar Lake processors, which are still some way down the line, will be targeted at super-slim laptops, hopefully ensuring that these lean machines have some serious pep despite their svelte nature. This comes from Ian Cutress on Twitter (via […]


Data Management, Hardware

The US Army is spending millions on developing a new Microsoft HoloLens headset

January 13, 2023

Via: Techradar

The US Congress has recently approved a $40 million spend on new Microsoft Hololens augmented reality headsets for the US Army following complaints from users. The so-called Integrated Visual Augmentation Systems (IVAS) are designed to pull data from various sensors […]


Computing, Hardware

Cisco says it’s spotted more security flaws in its SMB routers

January 12, 2023

Via: Techradar

A high-severity vulnerability has been discovered in a number of Cisco routers(opens in new tab) which allows threat actors to bypass authentication, gain root access to the endpoint, and even launch arbitrary commands on the underlying operating system in the […]


Computing, Hardware

Intel Core i9-13900KS is out – and 6GHz CPU isn’t quite as pricey as we expected

January 12, 2023

Via: Techradar

Intel has announced that the Core i9-13900KS CPU is now available to buy, billing it as the world’s fastest desktop processor. The supercharged version of the 13900K Raptor Lake flagship was missing at CES 2023, oddly, but was subsequently spotted […]


Computing, Hardware

Apple Is Reportedly Bringing Touch Screens to Macs

January 11, 2023

Via: Tom's Hardware

Apple is reportedly planning to add touchscreens to its MacBooks, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. It’s a seismic change in the Mac world, as Apple has long held that touchscreens in clamshell laptops don’t go together. According to the report, […]