Tech News Weekly Round Up – Week Ending 24/03/23


Latest Elden Ring patch finally adds ray tracing on PC and console

Months ago, From Software began laying the groundwork for Ray Tracing features in Elden Ring. The game was confirmed to get RT support prior to its release in early 2022 but it is only just now

MSI's Adds Backup Capability to PCIe Gen5 SSDs

MSI announces its third SSD with a PCIe 5.0 x4 interface.

Linus Tech Tips YouTube Channel Hacked to Promote Crypto Scams

Linus Tech Tips was hacked earlier today, with channel names and branding messed up, and video promoting crypto scams published. Affected LTT channels are currently all offline.

AMD CEO, Dr. Lisa Su on AI: The Most Important Thing of The Next 10 Years

During the Adobe Summit, AMD CEO, Dr. Lisa Su stated that AI (Artificial Intelligence) was the most important thing for the next 10 years. AMD CEO, Dr. Lisa Su, Says That AI Is The Most Important Thing For The Next 10 Years, Will Help Make Humans More Productive

NVIDIA Omniverse Is Creating Life-Like AI-Based Animations In STALKER 2 & Fort Solis AAA Games With Raytracing

NVIDIA has announced that its Omniverse platform is laying the foundation for Generative AI in games like STALKER 2 & Fort Solis with RTX. NVIDIA Brings Real-Life AI-Generated Animations With Real-Time

Cyberpunk 2077’s RT Overdrive Mode finally arrives next month

For all of its faults, Cyberpunk 2077 is a gorgeous looking game – especially when running on a high-end machine with all of its many ray-tracing features enabled. That said, the team at CD Projekt Red

PCIe Gen 5 SSDs Adoption Begins At A Snails Pace, To Accelerate By 2024

K.S Pua, Chief Executive Officer of Phison Electronics, anticipates that the current PCIe Gen 5 NVMe SSDs will not see higher levels of growth until the latter half of next year at the earliest, reports news outlet

Nvidia CEO Comments on Grace CPU Delay, Teases Sampling Silicon

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang answered our questions about the delay of the Grace CPUs and also shared more performance and technical details.

Nvidia's Tiny RTX 4000 SFF 20GB Offers RTX 3070 Performance at 70W

Nvidia's new RTX 4000 SFF uses AD104 in an interesting way to offer mighty performance for tiny workstations.

Valve officially announces Counter-Strike 2

After weeks of leaks, rumours and some direct teasing from Valve developers, Counter-Strike 2 has been officially announced. The game won't be launching quite as soon as we expected, but it is set to

Battlefield Bad Company 1 & 2, and Battlefield 1943 will soon be delisted from stores

This week, EA announced plans to delist a few games. While plans to delist Mirror's Edge have seemingly been reversed, three Battlefield titles will still be removed from sale later this year, including the much-

AMD is testing new ‘hybrid’ CPUs to take on Intel, and I’m very excited

It’s finally happening! After two generations of getting roundly obliterated by Intel in overall CPU performance, it looks like AMD is finally working on an answer to Intel’s incredible big.LITTLE processor

NVIDIA RTX 5000 Ada Workstation Graphics Card Also In The Works, Reportedly Features 15360 Cores & 32 GB VRAM

NVIDIA seems to be working on a brand new Ada graphics card for the workstation lineup known as the RTX 5000 Ada. NVIDIA's RTX 5000 Ada Workstation Graphics Card Most Likely To Utilize Cut-Down AD102 GPU With 15360 Cores & 32 GB Memory Yesterday, at GTC

Nvidia may move away from 12VHPWR for remaining RTX 40 series graphics cards

While the 12VHPWR connector has its benefits, its arrival also led to a few headaches for Nvidia when the RTX 4090 and RTX 4080 graphics cards first launched. For the remaining cards in the RTX 40 line-up, it

Ryzen 7000X3D May Be Limited to 1.35V After Der8auer's CPU Catastrophe

Overclocking expert Der8auer quickly fried a new 3D V-Cache-enhanced Ryzen 9 7950X3D, but the chip's quick death at 1.55V may save others.

Respawn opens new studio to keep Apex Legends alive through 2038 and beyond

Respawn Entertainment hit it big with Apex Legends when the Titanfall spin-off Battle Royale launched in early 2019 – amassing an audience of well over 100 million players. The success of the free-to-play game

NVIDIA Debuts DGX Quantum: World’s First GPU Accelerated Quantum Computing System, Uses Open-Source CUDA Quantum Software

NVIDIA today announced its brand new DGX Quantum system which it calls the world's first GPU-accelerated quantum computing design. NVIDIA's DGX Quantum Combines High-Performance GPUs With

Latest Windows 11 Update May Slow SSD Performance

(Image credit: Micron) Windows 11 users that have applied the latest feature / bug fix update are complaining about storage performance. The impact appears to be quite severe for those affected, with some

Watch The NVIDIA GTC 2023, CEO Jensen Huang, Keynote Live Here!

NVIDIA GTC 2023 is hours away & CEO Jensen Huang will be taking the center stage in the keynote & talking about what's next for AI. NVIDIA To Present The Next Chapter of AI At CEO Jensen Huang's

Asus and Noctua team up again for RTX 4080 Noctua Edition graphics card

Asus and Noctua teamed up a couple of years ago, launching Noctua-cooled versions of the RTX 3070 and RTX 3080 graphics cards. Now, both companies are teaming up once again, this time for the Asus RTX

Assassin’s Creed Codename Red will reportedly include playable Shinobi and Samurai

Ubisoft has been going all-in on the Assassin’s Creed franchise, with the publisher having announced half a dozen games or so currently in development. One of the most interesting titles is AC: Codename Red.

Custom Fortnite creations set to get a big boost as Epic’s Unreal Editor announced

User generated content has been a big factor in the success of the ever-popular Fortnite. That said, the tools available for users to create said custom content has been rather rudimentary, with creatives

Intel Raptor Lake Refresh Desktop CPUs Rumored To Launch In August 2023

Intel's Raptor Lake refresh desktop CPUs which were recently leaked are now rumored to launch in the third quarter of 2023. Intel Raptor Lake Refresh Desktop CPUs Rumored To Hit Retail Shelves In August

ATI’s Acquisition To AMD: A Look Into Various Engineering Samples & Prototypes From A Saner Era

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How to Run a ChatGPT Alternative on Your Local PC

You can't run ChatGPT on a single GPU, but you can run some far less complex text generation large language models on your own PC. We tested oobabooga's text generation webui on several cards to see how

Fake Samsung 980 Pro SSDs Are Spreading Around

Chinese forum user shares his experience with what he thought was a Samsung 980 Pro SSD, but it turned out to be a fake.

AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D vs Intel Core i9-13900K Faceoff

We put the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D and the Intel Core i9-13900K through a six-round fight to see which chip comes out on top.

Hard disk drives could finally be out by Christmas if this trend continues

Analyst firm Trendforce has forecasted that the average selling price of NAND Flash, the basic building block of all SSD (Solid State Drives) and microSD cards will fall by up to 15% during the current quarter. It

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