Tech News Weekly Round Up – Week Ending 11/11/22


Nvidia's GeForce RTX 4070 Ti May Arrive On January 5

Hardware leaker shares the potential launch date for Nvidia's GeForce RTX 4070 Ti graphics card.

IBM Introduces 433 Qubit "Osprey" Quantum Processing Unit

IBM took to its Quantum Summit 2022 to showcase its latest quantum roadmap executions. The company's new Osprey QPU (Quantum Processing Unit) more than triples the qubit count against the previous

NVIDIA Hopper & Ampere AI GPUs Continue To Post World Records In AI Training Benchmarks

NVIDIA has just published even more world records in AI Training benchmarks with its powerful Hopper and Ampere GPUs. NVIDIA Continues To Sweep AI Training Benchmarks With Hopper & Ampere

AMD Cooks Up Ryzen 7 7700 & Ryzen 5 7600 “Zen 4” Non-X CPUs, 65W TDP With Better Performance Per Watt

AMD's Ryzen 7 7700 & Ryzen 5 7600 CPUs have appeared within the SiSoftware database and this confirms that the red team is cooking up more Zen 4 chips for consumers. AMD Ryzen 7 7700 8 Core & Ryzen 5

First Nvidia RTX 4080 benchmark scores arrive

We're just a week away from Nvidia launching the RTX 4080, and thanks to early samples floating around, we now have our first 3rd-party benchmark results to look at, including Geekbench and 3DMark

TSMC Might Bring 3nm Production to U.S.

Another phase of TSMC's Arizona fab could bring N3 node to the U.S.

EA reportedly cancelling Project CARS and DIRT franchises

Codemasters has long been one of the premiere developers of racing video games, ranging from arcade-like experiences to complete hardcore racing sims. In the wake of Codemasters being bought out

GTA V has sold almost 175 million copies

Thanks to a massive leak, we know that the ever-elusive GTA VI is indeed in development at Rockstar Games. This has done little to slow down the rate at which people continue to buy the now almost 10-year-

Corsair’s PSU Expert Jonny Guru Weighs in on Nvidia Connector-Gate

Corsair's PSU expert JonnyGuru has weighed in with yet another theory about Nvidia’s troubled 16-pin GPU power connector. He suggests users simply haven’t been inserting the connector fully.

How to Upgrade the RAM in Your Laptop

You can upgrade the RAM in your laptop easily, as long as it isn't soldered on. Here's how.

Nvidia Reportedly Prepping RTX 4070 Ti: Rebadged RTX 4080 12GB Makes a Comeback

Nvidia is reportedly preparing the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti for launch, a full AD104 implementation that carries the legacy of the "unlaunched" RTX 4080 12GB. How will it stack up to the other upcoming graphics

Microsoft DirectStorage 1.1 Now Available, AMD, Intel, Nvidia Ready

Using DirectStorage 1.1 to shift game asset loading and decompression from the CPU to GPU should deliver much faster game / level load times. AMD, Intel and Nvidia say they are ready.

MWII breaks Call of Duty record with $1 Billion in 10 days

Call of Duty Modern Warfare II seems to be breaking franchise records left, right and centre, with us having previously reported that the first-person shooter not only managed to achieve the biggest launch in

Japan to Build $2.38 Billion Research Center for 2nm Process Node Development

Japan plans to establish $2.4 billion semiconductor research center with the U.S.

Paper PCBs Heralded as the Future of Disposable Electronics

Paper PCBs are a big step forward in sustainability, eliminating the need to use materials such as glass fibers, resins, and metal wiring. However, current material limits mean paper is best suited for

McDonald's McCrispy Gaming Chair Has a Fry Holder and Sandwich Warmer

McDonald's UK is giving away a gaming chair that holds your fries and dip and warms your McCrispy Chicken Sandwich.

Asus reveals its Radeon RX 7900 TUF Gaming graphics cards

Asus was the first AMD AIB partner to share the design of its upcoming Radeon RX 7900 series graphics cards. For now, the company is only announcing TUF Gaming series cards, but we should

New details about AMD Radeon RX 7900 series GPUs emerge

Last week AMD officially unveiled its RDNA 3 GPU architecture and the first graphics cards to utilise it – the RX 7900XTX and the RX 7900XT. While we got a good amount of information last week, there is still

MSI MEG X670E Ace Review: PCIe 5.0 M.2 Aplenty

MSI’s MEG X670E Ace is a full-featured premium motherboard for Ryzen 7000 series processors. For under $700, the Ace includes six M.2 sockets (three PCIe 5.0), a 10 GbE port, 11x rear IO USB ports,

Leak suggests Nvidia RTX 4080 will be a beast - but still no match for the RTX 4090

Nvidia has had a bit of a turbulent time of late, but it looks like the upcoming GeForce RTX 4080 graphics card could get our hype levels rising again. That's thanks to a new leak, which suggests the GPU

League of Legends Worlds final watched by record-high 5.1 million concurrent viewers

The League of Legends Worlds finals was as dramatic as it can get, with two Korean teams fighting to lift the most prestigious trophy in the competitive scene. In the end, the underdog team, DRX, emerged

The Japanese PC gaming market has doubled in just 3 years

With each passing year, it seems as though the PC gaming market continues to see a rather significant amount of growth. This is no more true than in the case of Japan, where the PC gaming market has

Intel Core i7-13700K Review: Core i9 Gaming at i7 Pricing

We put Intel's new 13th-Generation Raptor Lake Core i7-13700K up against AMD's competing Ryzen 7000 processors.

Latest Vulkan 1.3.233 Release Adds Several NVIDIA Extensions Including More Control Over Ray Tracing

Vulkan 1.3.233 was released yesterday, and with the newest build comes three extensions to assist NVIDIA vendors with memory & ray tracing control. Vulkan adds three new additions for NVIDIA ray tracing

Intel Says Its On Track With “Aggressive” 2030 Foundry Goals, Aiming The 2nd Spot By The End of The Decade

In numerous discussions and interviews, Intel has discussed the company's plans to grow and achieve the top position in chip manufacturing with rival companies such as Samsung and TSMC, two

RTX 4090 Woes Get Worse: Native 16-Pin Reportedly Melts as Well

One GeForce RTX 4090 owner has reported the first meltdown of a native 16-pin power connector from an ATX 3.0 power supply.

AMD FSR 3 With Fluid Frames Promises 2x FPS Uplift Over FSR 2

AMD just announced its next-generation version of FidelityFX Super Resolution known as FSR 3. AMD neglected to share many details about the new tech, but it gave away that FSR 3 will be using frame

Halo Infinite to get ray-tracing in 2023

Long before Halo Infinite's 2021 launch, 343 Industries said that ray-tracing would be coming to the game in a post-launch update. Unfortunately, it looks like the game's upcoming RT support will be

Forza Horizon 5 is getting a ray-tracing upgrade on PC

While Forza Horizon 5 did ship with ray-tracing, it was only present in the Forza Vista mode and not while actually playing the game. That will be changing soon. Alongside Forza Horizon 5's second expansion,

Core i9-13900K Cooling Guide: Testing Intel's Flagship With Budget Air and Big AIOs

What does it take to cool Intel’s Core i9-13900K, and how much performance do you give up going the cheap air cooler route?

95% of all Capcom sales are digital

There was once a time when physical media reigned supreme. Over the years however, we have seen the physical space give way to digital media – with the latter seeing its adoption increase year-on-year. One

NVIDIA Has Shipped 100,000 AD102 “Ada” GPUs For GeForce RTX 4090 Graphics Card So Far

While we were focused on the AMD RDNA 3 launch yesterday, we also happened to have received the figure of the total number of AD102 GPUs that NVIDIA has produced so far for their GeForce RTX 4090

Galax RTX 4090 overclocked to 3.7GHz breaks world record

Recent leaks have shown that Galax is working on an RTX 4090 HOF edition graphics card. Now ahead of launch, this very graphics card has been used to break a world record, with overclocker ‘OGS' pushing

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