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    Millions of PC Motherboards Were Sold With a Firmware Backdoor

    I have one of the effected B550 motherboards. There is no BIOS update on the support page.
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    Nvidia shares soar nearly 30% as sales forecast jumps on 4060 Ti beat

    And apparently Nvidia has predicted that their second quarter revenues will be $11,000,000,000 when they have never been higher than $8 billion for any quarter. I really don't have any explanation for this other than irrational exuberance.
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    Apple Strikes Multibillion-Dollar Deal With Broadcom for Components Made in the US

    Apple bought out Intel's smartphone modem business in 2019 and have been working on developing their own 5G modem. Reportedly this years iPhone release is the last that will employ Qualcomm 5G modems, although this is actually as pushback from when Apple wanted to switch to their own in-house 5G...
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    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Ti Reviews

    In the US real wages have declined for 25 consecutive months. I'm not sure but I believe real wage declines in the UK have been even worse, I'd imagine that the EU is similarly suffering. In the US credit card debt continue to push new historic highs when they had decreased just 2-3 years ago...
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    The Xbox One reveal was 10 years ago.

    Bundling the Kinect was just moronic, the PS4 was the easy choice. It's OK though, Microsoft has rebounded by buying every publisher & studio they can get their hands on and creating the Netflix of video games.
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    AmpereOne with 192 Cores 128x PCIe Gen5 Lanes and DDR5 in 2023

    They better be careful, pretty sure this is how Skynet started.
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    MediaTek to adopt Nvidia GPU in flagship mobile chip by next year

    I wondered about the Jetson Orin being a possibility, but didn't know if it's absence of the lower power cores would be a problem. I didn't realize that the Tegra X1 in the Switch had the low power cores disabled, so thanks for that info. Also, I'm sure Nintendo has been prototyping Switch...
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    MediaTek to adopt Nvidia GPU in flagship mobile chip by next year

    Well I wonder what kind of products this will be made for. Nvidia doesn't seem to be much interested in developing their own ARM SoC's for consumer products, not since the Tegra X1. They seem to be only developing SoC's for enterprise applications & self-driving cars. Nintendo is going to need...
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    Chinese Loongson 3A6000 CPUs Poised to Compete with Intel Willow Cove and AMD Zen 3

    One has to assume that this is only really used for applications that the Chinese government wants to try and ensure doesn't have some kind of back door accessible to the NSA or other foreign intelligence agencies. It isn't going to compete on performance with anything from Intel or AMD, and...
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    AMD Posts First Loss in Years as Consumer Chip Sales Plummet by 65%

    Kroger is publicly traded. Their financials are public. Their profit margin before tax is less than 2%. They aren't posting record profits, they are posting record revenues. Revenues are not profits, and profit margins in the grocery business are very slim. They must raise prices in line with...
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    Modern cooler for i7 4790

    Compatibility isn't really an issue as mounting for LGA 1156, 1155, 11550, 1151, & 1200 are all the same. Don't know if you have any height restrictions on the cooler, but as an example a ID-Cooling SE-214-XT is only $20. Or the Thermalright AssassinX120 SE is currently only $18.90. Thermalright...
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    Any known issues running a AMD iGPU and an Nvidia RTX card?

    No, lots of laptops these days are setup that way.
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    Jedi Survivor is the best showcase of a looming problem for PC players

    It's honestly interesting that costs for AAA games have increased so much, and for me personally I feel like the entertainment value has dropped, but I think largely due to publishers trying to expand the market for these hugely expensive games to more casual gamers. At the same time the quality...
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    Fans Freak Out As Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Leaks Two Weeks Early

    These games leak as cartridge dumps. The cartridge dumps become available soon after retail cartridges enter the distribution system. The cartridges are dumped from softmodded Switches which have an unpatchable exploit in the boot loader. As long as Nintendo is releasing Switch cartridges this...
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    7800X3D will be an utter failure of a CPU

    I've dealt with a HP Omen prebuild with an HP OEM B450 motherboard. The bios has almost no options. The layout is non-standard so that it doesn't support standard components. The CPU cooler mounting isn't standard AM4, I think it used some Intel mounting pattern. There is no update to support...
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    Cheap 6400Mhz DDR5

    Yes, and this isn't even the cheapest 32GB 6400Mhz CL40 RGB kit on Newegg, this Team T-Force Delta RGB is $10 cheaper. Plus the original "deal" is dead.
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    IOS17 to allow side loading but only in Europe

    I can't help but think if they go through with this disparity that it will draw unwanted attention from some people in Washington D.C. with enough power to pressure Apple. And I don't even think they would necessarily do it out of the goodness of their heart, as that is unnecessary since it...
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    EVGA’s Last GPU, The GeForce RTX 3090 Ti KINGPIN, Secures 3DMark Portal Royal World Record

    It is two RTX 3090 Ti's in SLI, which are powerful enough to beat one RTX 4090, while the RTX 4090 cannot run in SLI.
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    New official version of Afterburner.

    Good to know Unwinder is still working on it. Hope that the payment issues were worked out somehow. People like Unwinder shouldn't be punished for the actions of an autocrat.
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    The Best Gaming CPU

    Doesn't look like he overclocked the G7400, so I wonder how much more performance you could get. I'll note that this requires a motherboard that supports BCLK overclocking on the Intel 12th gen CPU's, which even the cheapest (an ASROCK B660M PG RIPTIDE), is going to cost more than a basic B660...
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    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Priced at $600

    There is no profit margin for the AIB partners on MSRP cards since nVidia started taking a bigger slice of the pie, hence EVGA's exit. It seems like most of the time they make & release a batch of these MSRP cards at launch, then they disappear.
  22. E Loses Lawsuit Over Copyright Infringement

    To even consider licensing agreements for intellectual property valid & legal contracts is a joke. Valid & legal contracts don't allow one side to alter them ex-post-facto by bribing a third party (the government).
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    Back from the Dead: 3dfx's Unreleased Voodoo5 6000 Quad-GPU Card

    Absolutely it will run on a Conroe platform. It isn't officially supported, so there are issues & challenges to getting things working. I have it running on a Z97 motherboard with a Haswell Pentium G3258 Anniversary Edition, with an EVGA GeForce 7900 GT (PCIe) & a Turtle Beach Santa Cruz sound card.
  24. E Loses Lawsuit Over Copyright Infringement

    What Internet Archive did is illegal. However, what is legal is not necessarily moral or ethical as what is illegal is not necessarily immoral or unethical. Copyright law is government protectionism in favor of copyright holders, for good or ill. The digital era has entirely changed the...
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    Museum Puts Decades-Old Cobalt RaQ Back On the Internet

    Neat. When my mom gets off the phone maybe I can check it out.
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    Nexx Exploits can open Garage Doors

    Home garage doors are not & never were secure. Making them "smart" garage doors only makes them less secure as the attack surface is increased.
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    Western Digital says hackers stole data in ‘network security’ breach

    The executives & boards of these companies have no concept of the risk until it bites them in the ass. I'm sure many will be happy to pay lots of money so they can put out a press release that hast "ChatGPT" and "Artificial Intelligence" in it, though.
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    Intel's Next Generation GPUs to be Made by TSMC, Celestial Set for 3 nm Process

    Nvidia doesn't just do show & tell with developers & then the developers voluntarily implement those new features, Nvidia pays the developers & provides their own developers to implement these new features in their games.
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    PNY 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive $8.95 @ Amazon

    Maybe 128gb is more than you need for one Windows iso, but if you put Ventoy on the drive you can use it for a bunch of bootable ISO's & still use it as a regular flash drive.
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    Intel 670p NVME $46, 2tb $79 @ Newegg

    Just got to experience this on my new-to-me Z690 Hero, it is a huge improvement. Those damn screws are tiny.
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    iPhone 15 USB-C Cables Without MFi Badge May Have Data Transfer and Charging Speed Limits

    There are already standards in place for USB Power Delivery, this includes USB-PD certified cables that are electronically marked with an ID chip which specifies their power delivery capacity and USB-PD compliant devices read the chip to determine safe charging levels. Apple is engaging in...
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    Microsoft Researchers Claim GPT-4 Is Showing "Sparks" of AGI

    Yes, there is zero evidence that this is anything other than PR hype to pump up stock valuations. Personally it scares me that motivation towards short-term stock gains could very easily override any thought of AI ethics. And their will be serious societal consequences when corporations lay off...
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    Gamers Nexus calls out anti-consumer MBO practices

    There's already headers on the motherboard for the front panel controls & such, I like it if there'd just be a standardized header for the other functions useful for diagnostics & debugging that you could hook up a debug board that had the debug LED's, PC Speaker, & ect. on it that would be...
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    Mirror's Edge and Battlefield Bad Company 2 being removed from sale

    Seriously, I just bought a bunch of old games on there for my Windows 98 PC I've been working on. They apparently don't have any problem maintaining their business and selling these old games I bought for $0.79-$4.99.
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    Mirror's Edge and Battlefield Bad Company 2 being removed from sale

    A sniper rifle? Who needs that when you've got an 870 Combat with slugs.
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    Spankpay shut down

    "Secretion 2.4 of the Agreement" No way, I don't believe it. I see it, but I don't believe it.
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    AMD Intentionally Held Back from Competing with RTX 4090

    Guess that'll teach me for trusting TechPowerUp's GPU database, it lists the launch price at $349.
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    AMD Intentionally Held Back from Competing with RTX 4090

    The 8800 GT launched at $349, which is about $500 adjusted for inflation. I'm pretty sure a major factor in price drops from that launch price was the great recession. It was a great card & eventually priced well, but nVidia would have kept the price high if they could have.
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    Pico 4 - Wireless PCVR at 90hz

    Flight controls are a rabbit hole of products, where you can spend much more than you would imagine. The Thrustmaster T.16000M runs about $80, $150 for it and the throttle, & $250 for both of those & rudder pedals, these are better than a $30 Logitech joystick but in the world of flight sims are...
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    New direct die cooler

    Doesn't look like it's limited based on the product page. They did have a limited, numbered run gold special edition or some such. Weirdly it is out of stock with an expected date of availability of March 17, 2023, though.