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    Tesla owner blows up his Model S with dynamite over $22,000 battery replacement

    A Tesla Model S owner in Finland decided to blow up his electric car with dynamite after it needed a battery replacement, which Tesla said was going to cost $22,000. He reached out to YouTuber Pommijätkät, a channel known for blowing things up, to strap 30 kg of dynamite to the electric vehicle...
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    AMD Linux kernel update, reveals that upcoming CDNA2 GPU will feature two dies

    In the most recent Linux kernel update, AMD engineers have confirmed that the upcoming CDNA2 GPU codenamed Aldebaran will feature two dies. the primary die will regulate the power consumption and power limits for the whole compute part of the package. It is not clear if the power of the HBM2...
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    Graphics Cards stolen from Internet Cafe in China

    According to Chinese media, an internet cafe-themed lounge in Hangzhou city was broken into by unidentified individuals who took off with 6? graphics cards worth 50,000 Yuan Each of the stolen graphics cards costs 7,000 Yuan (MSRP), with all six stolen SKUs resulting in a total loss of 50,000...
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    GPU prices — is the worst behind us ?

    A look at the current graphics card market reveals a development that can now be called clearly positive compared to two weeks ago. — as per an analysis by 3dCenter.org of GPU prices The question that arises from this is, of course, how sustainable this development is - or whether this would...
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    Sapphire Toxic Radeon RX 6900 XT Extreme Edition (TDP 430W) Launched for nearly €3,000

    Sapphire’s recently announced Toxic Radeon RX 6900 XT Extreme Edition has been spotted in retail stores with a price tag of nearly €3,000. prices vary from region to region, with Spain reporting a price tag of €2,599 and German stores selling it for €3,248...
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    You can now play Stadia games on Xbox using the new Edge browser

    Xbox owners in the new Skip-Ahead testing program are now able to run Stadia on their Xbox consoles and play games via controller support. This is due to the new Chromium-based Edge browser that's offered in the update, which allows compatibility with Google services like Stadia as well as other...
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    The GPU Sadness Index: aka the Shadenfreude Pricing Index

    We said it was a bad time to buy a card last year, but those prices are looking quite good now. The most desirable cards are now selling for close to triple their official launch prices. Earlier this year, Michael Driscoll made some waves by tracking eBay scalper pricing on a variety of tech...
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    South Korean cinema halls renting theaters to gamers

    Cinemas in S.Korea have begun a service where gamers can rent the screen for two hours for around $90, or $135 in the evening. (Users have to bring their consoles, games and controllers with them. ) https://t.co/rH1EM9L3X4 Eui Jeong Lee and three of her friends sit in an otherwise empty...
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    AMD pushed to the corner by TSMC capacity crunch, ponders tapping Samsung's foundries

    Needless to say, this is a rumour. The rumor comes from an established leaker on South Korea’s CLIEN forum, who noted that red team is eager to secure additional production volume beyond what TSMC can provide...
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    [WCCFTECH] AMD Ryzen 5800X, 5600X, & 3600 will be available in good quantities this quarter

    Wccftech claims the CPU allocations at AMD for the first quarter of 2021 are as follows: AMD Q1 2021 Factory Build Plan (Ryzen Allocation) CPU Demand/Supply Notes 5950X, 5900X, 3800X, 3300 and 3100 Very Low Qty. 3900X, 3700X, 3200G, 3400G and 3600X Some Qty. 5800X, 5600X and 3600 Decent...
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    New Chinese bylaw allows Chinese companies to sue non-US companies that comply with US chip bans

    The new trade regulation, being touted as Beijing’s latest counterattack to the “extraterritorial excesses” of United States’ bans targeting Chinese firms – will make third-party, non-American entities in China punishable if they adhere to Washington’s punitive demands such as stopping supplies...
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    AMD patents GPU chiplet designs

    new patent submitted to the US Patent Office on December 31 describes the AMD approach to potential GPU chiplet design, by implementing ‘high bandwidth passive crosslinks. According to the patent, a primary GPU chipset would be direct ‘communicably coupled’ to the CPU, while each of the...
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    Lenovo confirms GeForce RTX 3060 12GB, RTX 3050 Ti 6GB, and RTX 3050 4GB

    Lenovo has listed new unreleased GeForce RTX graphics cards in the specifications of its desktop Legion gaming system. The RTX 3060 12GB & RTX 3050 Ti 6GB would be based on the same die, GA106 RTX 3050 4GB is based on the GA107 die...
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    Intel: AMD Is Throttling Ryzen Performance When Running On Battery

    Headline is from wccftech Report below is from semi accurate (which seems pretty accurate in this instance) There are a few conclusions you can draw from Intel’s release today, Intel is faster on some single threaded apps and loses less performance when moving to DC power. AMD has better...
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    Ray Tracing to arrive on AMD APUs in the "medium future"

    Speaking during a behind-closed-doors Zen 3 engineering panel before Ryzen CPU’s launch, AMD’s Joe Macri told Rock Paper Shotgun that the realistic lighting technology “will happen” on AMD’s APUs (that’s their accelerated processing units with integrated graphics, rather than their Ryzen central...
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    AMD’s RX 6000 GPUs to Boost Perf With Ryzen 5000 CPUs via Smart Memory Access

    As a basic explainer (we’ll learn more details at an upcoming Tech Day), AMD says that the CPU and GPU are usually constrained to a 256MB ‘aperture’ for data transfers. That limits game developers and requires frequent trips between the CPU and main memory if the data set exceeds that size...
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    Intel's Ponte Vecchio GPU will be made concurrently on Intel 7nm and TSMC 5nm

    Wccftech reached out to a couple of sources in Taiwan and got the facts first hand from people directly involved in the making of this GPU. Here are the facts (cross-referenced from each source to verify their validity): TSMC's 5nm process is roughly comparable in density to Intel's 7nm...
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    Fox Sports will use virtual fans created in Unreal Engine to fill empty stadiums in MLB broadcasts

    It works by leveraging graphics (created by creative agency Silver Spoon Animation) built in Epic’s Unreal Engine. Unreal Engine is used here for the same reason it’s popular for creating video games or for crafting virtual on-set backgrounds for shows like The Mandalorian. Unlike most film...
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    new light-field 13" by 30" display to create immersive 122" panoramic virtual screen without goggles

    The 13-by-30-inch pilot displays Brelyon is developing will have a perceived screen 122 inches large, as seen from 55 inches away “We can replace six 32-inch monitors with the size of one; We call it a near-head display; The screen is designed for viewing from a distance of about 2 to 20...
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    Sampler Feedback Streaming will allow Xbox Series X to better the I/O throughput of Sony PS5

    Early this week, Microsoft explained that Sampler Feedback Streaming (SFS) is the key component that will allow Xbox Series X to offer better effective I/O throughput than Sony PS5. PS5 SSD is faster than Xbox Series X SSD. There is no question about it. But the efficiency provided by Sampler...
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    rumor: RTX 2070, RTX 2070 SUPER, RTX 2080 SUPER, and RTX 2080 Ti production stopped says chinese website

    Chinese website IT Home is reporting that RTX 2070, RTX 2070 SUPER, RTX 2080 SUPER, and RTX 2080 Ti production has been discontinued. https://www.thefpsreview.com/2020/07/12/report-nvidia-ends-production-of-rtx-20-series-gpus/
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    Microsoft Needs To Find Its Own ‘Horizon Zero Dawn’ For Xbox Series X

    Microsoft has been playing it too safe with its originals. Too reliant on old franchises, some of which it may be time to sunset, too reliant on making those games as close to the originals as possible, and not letting them evolve in meaningful ways. And now, looking ahead, their future plans...
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    Scientists Invent Noise-Canceling Windows

    Speakers set on bars inside the windows cancel out unwanted noise, using technology similar to that in noise-canceling headphones. https://www.insidescience.org/news/scientists-invent-noise-canceling-windows The device is currently optimized for sounds that do not change too much over time...
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    AMD’s next-gen Navi 31 references have been spotted in Apple macOS 11’s “Big Sur” OS

    according to Hardware Leaks, the website owned by the Twitter user _@rogame, some references to the AMD’s upcoming BIG NAVI 31 GPU have been spotted in the latest ‘macOS 11’ GPU drivers Last year Komachi also found references to the NAVI 31 chip, along with many more codenames related to gaming...
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    [RUMOUR] Nvidia to introduce add in cards for Ray Tracing

    if this rumor turns out to be true, we might be getting RTX Raytracing AIC cards that can enable strong raytracing performance on a non-raytracing GPU (likely only NVIDIA ones). https://wccftech.com/nvidia-traversal-coprocessor-rtx-3090-gpu/amp/?__twitter_impression=true source: (via...
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    Consoles not in stock

    What is the situation ? 2 months ago brand bew Xbox 1 X was selling for half the price https://hardforum.com/threads/expired-refurb-xbox-1-x-for-230-shipping.1993555/ Today it seems to be fast running out of stock in USA https://mashable.com/shopping/may-18-xbox-one-s-bundle-gamestop/...
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    Why some Artificial Brains made of spiking neural networks Need to Sleep

    Do they dream of electronic sheep, when they sleep ? https://www.insidescience.org/news/why-artificial-brains-need-sleep Scientists found that although Spiking Neural Networks could learn to identify the data it was trained to look for, when such training went uninterrupted long enough, its...
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    [RUMOUR] RDNA 3 feature(s) baked into PS5

    claim by RedGamingTech on twiiter RedGamingTech (@RedGamingTech) Tweeted: https://twitter.com/RedGamingTech/status/1256258785837907974?s=20 80% sure RedGamingTech (@RedGamingTech) Tweeted: https://twitter.com/RedGamingTech/status/1256303067827523590?s=20 more details of this claim in...
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    AMD and Oxide Games Sign Multi-Year Partnership to Co-Develop Technologies for Cloud Gaming

    https://wccftech.com/amd-and-oxide-games-sign-multi-year-partnership-to-co-develop-technologies-for-cloud-gaming/ Details of the partnership and its plans are sparse, but it seems the companies have a joint goal of making it easier for developers to deliver high-quality gaming on the cloud...
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    [RUMOUR] upcoming Samsung mobile Radeon decimates latest adReno 650 of Snapdragon 865 from Qualcomm

    a user on a Korean language forum claims to have some performance figures for a Samsung Exynos SoC rocking RDNA graphics. According to the user, Samsung and AMD are shooting to match or exceed the performance of Apple's next-generation A14 Bionic chip. AMD GPU in Samsung SoC Qualcomm...
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    Dynamic Latency Input to contribute a dramatic change to feel of the game

    In a response to a question on Twitter about what technology will usher in the next generation of gaming with the launch of the Xbox Series X, Spencer noted the importance of Dynamic Latency Input, or DLI. https://twitter.com/XboxP3/status/1254831602460319744 via gamingbolt...
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    Samsung’s premium 2020 TVs to support 8K at 60Hz and 4k at 120Hz

    Samsung states that the HDMI 2.1 connections on its premium 2020 TVs – down to and including the Q70T range – have enough data bandwidth to support 4K gaming up to 120Hz and, on Samsung’s 8K TVs, 8K at 60Hz...
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    In Europe Netflix might throttle during peak hours

    Netflix Europe has responded to the request of EU Commissioner Thierry Breton to only stream video in standard definition by cutting its streaming rate by 25%. https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnarcher/2020/03/19/netflix-to-reduce-picture-quality-during-coronavirus-pandemic/#327966043711 on...
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    PS5 uses AMD's SmartShift tech to boost GPU clocks to ludicrous speeds

    Sony PlayStation 5 hits a blistering 2.23GHz ... ... limited only by total CPU+GPU power consumption (& not temp or cooling) This looks like good news for PC Gamers holding out for future Navi cards Because it has a locked configuration with an enhanced cooling solution, the PlayStation 5...
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    size of Xbox Series X compared to a Fridge

    The official Xbox twitter account posted an image which compared the dimensions of the upcoming Xbox Series X to a black refrigerator ( one of them is not as cool as the other tho ) https://twitter.com/Xbox/status/1239525604187205633?s=20 via twin finite...
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    hexaquarks (sexaquarks?) if they exist might explain dark matter puzzle

    Normal proton or neutron is a triquark (comprised of 3 quarks) Physicists theorize that there exist oddball particles comprised of 6 quarks that could be stable & also explain dark matter, if they exist. These 6 quark particles are known as hexaquarks but some have also referred to them as...
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    24-Hour Laptop Battery Life Is Here

    From PC Mag: https://www.pcmag.com/news/24-hour-laptop-battery-life-is-here-but-will-it-be-the-new-normal?amp=true ...and news from AMD's financial analyst day on maximum battery life for upcoming AMD apus...
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    AMD's graphics DNA splits into two

    If this trend continues, I can see RDNA & CDNA ending up as two separate companies https://www.pcworld.com/article/3531413/amd-cdna-compute-gpus-radeon-rdna-graphics-cards.html
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    Xbox X & PS5 graphics hardware will finally kiss goodbye to weird-looking hair

    What does 12 teraflop mean in practice? In a conversation with Bo Moore of IGN, several next-gen developers spoke at length about how the increased capabilities of the Xbox Series X and PS5 will improve how games look and perform...
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    RUMOUR: Microsoft to announce, NEXT WEEK, Xbox cloud ray tracing using AMD RDNA 2 hardware

    Microsoft will be delivering Azure raytracing powered by RDNA 2 hardware. It should be noted, however that this functionality is coming further down the road. A live demonstration of a forest at the Financial Analyst Day is said to give us a look at live raytraced effects being delivered over...
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