Tech News Weekly Round Up – Week Ending 10/02/23


Intel Core i5-13400 Review: Gaming Dominance at $200

We put Intel's Core i5-13400 and Core i5-13400F through our extensive battery of gaming and productivity benchmarks.

RDR2 officially sells 50 million copies as GTA V surpasses 175 million

It seems as though Rockstar’s games have reached a level of mainstream which pretty much guarantees that the developer’s title will be a smash commercial hit. Despite not having the same cache

Best Graphics Cards for Gaming in 2023

We've benchmarked all the latest GPUs to select the best graphics cards for gaming. These graphics cards offer the best performance at their price and resolution, from 1080p to 4K.

EA Motive begins production on Iron Man game

EA's Motive studio had a slow start, beginning as a support studio on Battlefront 2 before spending some time working on its own IP, which was later cancelled. The studio had its first hit with Star Wars:

Is your CPU struggling when gaming? Microsoft DirectStorage could come to the rescue

Microsoft’s DirectStorage tech has had its first outing on PC courtesy of Forspoken, and according to some new testing, the feature boosts not just loading times considerably (for those with the right hardware),

MSI Titan GT77 HX Review: Mighty and Colorful

The Asus ROG Strix Scar 18 is a massive gaming laptop with powerful components, like an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090, and it has a premium screen and good speakers.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 & RTX 4060 Graphics Cards Expected To Launch In Q2 2023

New reports and leaks seem to hint at NVIDIA launching its GeForce RTX 4070 & RTX 4060 graphics cards in the second quarter of 2023. NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 "AD104" Graphics Card Launches In April,

Dell to Layoff 6,650 Employees Amid PC Industry Slump

Dell's latest round of job cuts will result in its lowest global employee footprint over the past six years.

Stripped Down Windows 11 OS Runs on 200 MB of RAM

Windows 11 may seem to be rather bloated, but tiny11 cuts away the fat and has enabled systems to boot with less than 200 MB of RAM available.

Google Chrome browser gets Nvidia RTX GPU tech that could revolutionize Netflix viewing

Google Chrome now supports new Nvidia technology that upscales video playing in the web browser with what look to be seriously impressive results, or at least this feature is now live in

Intel 14th Gen Meteor Lake CPUs Reportedly Target Over 50% Performance Per Watt Gain Over 13th Gen Raptor Lake

Intel's 14th Gen Meteor Lake CPUs are expected to launch later this year, targeting the mobility platform first. The chips are going to be the first to leverage chiplet technology and a hybrid x86 core architecture.

Steam Game Previously Worth $500,000 Now Free Forever

Megajump, a Steam game infamously priced at $500,000, is now available to anyone for free, forever.Megajump is a game about jumping. It’s the kind of game designed to lure in content-hungry variety streamers, asking the player to access higher and more

AMD Ryzen 7000 X3D CPUs, The 2nd Gen 3D V-Cache Gaming Chips – Here’s Everything We Know So Far

After showing the world how much of a benefit 3D V-Cache can be to gamers, AMD is now all set to launch its 2nd Gen 3D V-Cache chips, the Ryzen 7000 X3D. Launching later this month, the Zen 4 3D V-Cache

Steam hardware survey suggests RTX 4090 is the best-selling next generation GPU

The Nvidia RTX 40 series and AMD Radeon RX 7000 series have finally made their first appearance on the Steam hardware survey. Out of all the new generation GPUs currently available, the RTX 4090 has the biggest share of users, but considering the RTX 4070 Ti released just

How to Check SSD Health in Windows 10 and Windows 11

Here are some tools that access SMART functionality on your SSD to determine its health

3dfx Voodoo5 6000 Prototype GPU Fetches $5,500 Bid

A graphics card collector has put up his precious 3dfx Voodoo5 6000 prototype graphics card for auction on eBay.

ChatGPT Has Turned NVIDIA’s AI GPUs Into Literal Gold, Company Stock Soars Over 40% This Month

The rising popularity of ChatGPT, an AI-powered language tool, has turned NVIDIA GPUs into literal gold for the booming AI business. NVIDIA AI GPUs See Massive Success As ChatGPU & Other AI Tools

RGT: Radeon RX 7800 XT, RX 7700 XT, RX 7600 XT and RX 7600 GPU Performance Targets And Specs

As AMD gets ready to roll out the rest of the Radeon RX 7000 family, RGT has revealed the specifications and the tentative performance targets in a video. While RGT has been accurate in the past, we will still

AMD Hasn't Forgotten Radeon RX 6000 GPUs: New Drivers Incoming

AMD vows to release new drivers for Radeon RX 6000-series GPUs in the next couple of weeks.

Back 4 Blood support ends as studio shifts to next project

Turtle Rock Studios revived the Left 4 Dead series through a spiritual successor known as Back 4 Blood. Released back in October 2021, post-launch support for the title has officially ended, with the team

New Fortnite update further hints at upcoming first-person mode

Back in June of last year we reported that Fortnite looked to be getting a first-person mode in a future update, thanks to the work of diligent dataminers. Deemed to be in early development at the time, a new

De-Bloated Windows 11 Build Runs on 2GB of RAM

Tiny11 delivers Windows 11 Pro in an 8GB disk footprint. It is also easy on the RAM and claimed to work great on 2GB. However, due to the cuts, it isn’t a serviceable release, so please read the small print.

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