Tech News Weekly Round Up – Week Ending 20/01/23


Microsoft Will End Sale of Windows 10 Licenses to Consumers This Month

PC users can still download Windows 10 or purchase the operating system on DVD from other retailers... for now.

Nvidia RTX 4070 leak suggests GPU could be out soon

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 spotted a bunch of Galax marketing materials relating to the RTX 4070 Ti GPU – which as we mentioned,

MSI Clutch GM41 V2 Lightweight Gaming Mouse Review

The Clutch GM41 V2 Lightweight is an affordable, wired gaming mouse from hardware giants MSI. With a retail price of just £44.99, it packs in a lightweight body that tips the scales at 65g, alongside

Microsoft May Cut 10,000 Jobs This Week

Microsoft isn't immune to the realities of an economic slowdown.

A620 motherboards spotted online, cheaper boards for Ryzen 7000 CPUs incoming

Current AMD AM5 motherboards are generally considered pricier than they should be, but some lower-cost alternatives might finally be on the way. Gigabyte has submitted the first AMD A620 motherboards to

Linux 6.3 Receives Further Optimizations For AMD DRM-Next Radeon Graphics Hardware

Continued support was added to the AMDGPU and AMDKFD code work as part of the support for DRM-Next. The new pull request is going to be added to the AMD Radeon graphics driver for Linux 6.3

MSI Gives GeForce RTX 4090 A Classy Makeover With New SUPRIM X Classic Variant

MSI has decided to offer a GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card with the classic SUPRIM cooler known as the SUPRIM X Classic. MSI Goes The Classy Route With Its GeForce RTX 4090 SUPRIM X Classic Custom

How DirectStorage 1.1 could make Windows 11 an essential upgrade for PC gamers

Microsoft’s DirectStorage 1.1, a feature which uses the GPU to speed loading times, has just been tested with comparisons drawn between AMD, Intel and Nvidia graphics cards – with some very interesting

Hogwarts Legacy Launching On Steam With Controversial Denuvo DRM

It appears the Steam version of Hogwarts Legacy will launch with the deeply unpopular DRM anti-piracy software Denuvo.If you’ve never heard about Denuvo before, it’s digital rights management (or DRM)

AMD Discloses 31 New CPU Vulnerabilities, Issues Patch Guidance

AMD has issued guidance for patching 31 new CPU vulnerabilities that impact both its consumer Ryzen and data center EPYC processors.

Intel Arc A770 Performs Above AMD & NVIDIA In DirectStorage 1.1 Performance Benchmark

Now that Microsoft has released DirectStorage 1.1 for PC systems using Windows, as well as current GPUs & NVMe SSDs, we are now seeing performance benchmarks of AMD, Intel, and NVIDIA's latest

Intel Quietly Resumes Russia Support, Unblocks Software Downloads (Updated with Microsoft Comment)

After pausing earlier in 2022, Intel is now allowing Russian users to download driver software.

NVME M.2 Vs SSD: What Should You Use In Your Computer?

Something that has become more and popular in computers over the past few years is NVMe storage, a faster (and smaller) alternative to standard SSDs and, of course, HDDs. So, if we weighed up the pros

EA’s Iron Man game might be using Unreal Engine instead of Frostbite

For many years EA required its development studios to create their games using the publisher’s proprietary game engine known as Frostbite. While an impressive engine in some respects, its cross-

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