Tech News Weekly Round Up – Week Ending 17/03/23


Intel's Xeon W9-3495X Can Draw 1,900W of Power

Extremely overclocked 56-core Intel Xeon CPU consumes an extreme amount of power.

Nvidia is bringing DLSS 3 to Unreal Engine 5.2 as developer adoption speeds up

GDC is set to kick off next week but Nvidia is making a few of its gaming-related announcements early. For starters, DLSS is coming to more games, DLSS 3 is getting Unreal Engine 5.2 integration and the

Aussie Horror Game Dead Static Drive Sets Release Window After Nearly 10 Years

Australian horror survival game Dead Static Drive has had a long road to launch. In development at Melbourne’s Reuben Games for almost ten years, shown at numerous PAXes and trade shows, it always

Known Microsoft Windows 11 Issue Decreases SSD Speeds Amongst Other Issues

Users report that read speeds from SSD have dramatically reduced after the newest Windows 11 update (Windows 11 Version 22H2 - KB5023706). While the few reported events were thought to be localized to the ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 1 TB SSD, the issue is fo

Nvidia to bundle free copies of Redfall with RTX 40 series graphics cards

Recently AMD announced its latest game bundle for its graphics cards, delivering free copies of The Last of Us Part 1 to buyers of RX 7000 series and RX 6000 series GPUs. Now, Nvidia is set to unveil its

Nvidia to bundle free copies of Redfall with RTX 40 series graphics cards

Recently AMD announced its latest game bundle for its graphics cards, delivering free copies of The Last of Us Part 1 to buyers of RX 7000 series and RX 6000 series GPUs. Now, Nvidia is set to unveil its

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Allegedly Starts At $749 US Price, Custom Models With Prices Close To 4070 Ti MSRP

Alleged pricing of NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 4070 graphics card which launches next month has been revealed by Moore's Law is Dead. NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Reference Models Allegedly Priced At $749

How to Disable VBS and Speed Up Windows 11 or 10

Virtualization-based security can help protect from malware, but, if you have it on, you'll lose quite a bit of performance.

Tested: Default Windows Setting Slows Games Up to 10%, Even on RTX 4090

With Windows 11 (and possibly 10) now enabling VBS by default, we ran some tests to see how much it's impacting performance with the RTX 4090 on a Core i9-13900K. Here are the results of our testing.

AMD Radeon 780M RDNA 3 iGPU Benchmark Leaks Out: Faster Than GTX 1650 & RX 480

New benchmarks of the AMD Radeon 780M RDNA 3 iGPU have leaked out and show great performance against mainstream discrete GPUs. AMD Radeon 780M RDNA 3 iGPU Benchmark Leak Shows

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Reviews To Focus On MSRP & Premium Variants Individually, Launches 13th April

The latest embargo document for NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce RTX 4070 graphics card has leaked out by Videocardz. The new document shows that NVIDIA will be separating the reviews into MSRP and Non-

Microsoft Azure Unveils NVIDIA H100 GPU Powered VMs Targeted To Accelerate Generative AI Including ChatGPT

Microsoft Azure has announced its brand new Virtual Machines powered by NVIDIA's top-of-the-line H100 GPUs to accelerate generative AI such as ChatGPT. NVIDIA's H100 GPUs Are Powering

AMD Appoints Industry Veterans As Corporate Fellows: Includes Intel Alchemist GPU Architect, David Blythe

AMD today announced the appointment of several hardware & industry veterans as new corporate fellows including the architect of Intel's recent Alchemist GPU architecture. Intel's Lead GPU Architect

CS:GO achieved a new peak concurrent player count record over the weekend

Just last month, prior to rumours of CSGO 2 heating up, we saw a new peak player count record for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, surpassing over 1.32 million concurrent players. Now following

AMD Silently Launches The Radeon RX 6300 2GB Entry-Level RDNA 2 GPU With 32W TDP, $60 US

AMD seems to have silently introduced its Radeon RX 6300 Entry-Level RDNA 2 GPU which features a sub-50W TDP design for desktop PCs. AMD Radeon RX 6300, The Most Entry-Level RDNA 2 GPU For

Google no longer licensing Stadia tech to game publishers, service has completely shut down

Last year shortly before Google announced plans to shut down Stadia, we learned that the company had been approaching publishers in an effort to license out Stadia's streaming tech as part of a pivot away

Someone Created A Ride In Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 That Will Outlast Our Actual Universe

Image: Marcel Vos / Atari / Emojipedia / Kotaku Have you ever waited for a few hours to ride a popular roller coaster? Perhaps. But I can guarantee you that nobody has ever waited the entire life of the known

AMD Shares First Official Ryzen 7 7800X3D Gaming Benchmarks vs Core i9-13900K, Up To 24% Faster

AMD shared the first official gaming benchmarks of its hotly-anticipated Ryzen 7 7800X3D CPUs compared to the Core i9-13900K.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Graphics Card Allegedly Launches On 13th April

NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 4070 (Non-Ti) graphics card is now said to allegedly launch on the 13th of April which aligns with previous rumors. NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Graphics Card Ready To Hit Retail

AMD Radeon 780M RDNA 3 iGPU Comes Within Striking Distance of NVIDIA’s GTX 1650 dGPU

AMD's RDNA 3 iGPUs such as the Radeon 780M is really fascinating considering the performance they have on offer versus entry-level dGPUs. A new benchmark test shows that the chip can come really

Cyberpunk 2077 To Showcase Truly Next-Gen RTX Path Tracing as part of RT: Overdrive Mode in GDC Presentation

NVIDIA is all set to implement the next generation of RTX Path Tracing within Cyberpunk 2077 as part of the upcoming RT: Overdrive mode. NVIDIA To Present Cyberpunk 2077 RTX Path Tracing Demo At GDC

Backblaze Reveals 2022 SSD Life Expectancy Statistics: Temperatures Are Potential Factor

Backblaze has revealed the newest storage drive stats report for 2022, with a singular focus on SSDs that the company utilizes for data storage boot drives within their cloud storage systems. Backblaze

Epic Games will acquire fewer but bigger exclusives moving forward

In order to gain a foothold in the digital PC market, Epic Games employed a number of strategies following the official launch of its Epic Games Store, with the two most aggressive being the weekly

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