Tech News Weekly Round Up – Week Ending 06/04/23


AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D Review – We Told You To Wait!

When we reviewed the recent 16-core AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D CPU we loved it to pieces, however we told you to wait until we got our hands on the Ryzen 7 7800X3D. We were confident the 8-core 3D Zen 4

Valve reveals the most-played games on Steam Deck

The Steam Deck has been hugely successful for Valve, with many gamers picking up the handheld to play everything from the latest AAA titles to smaller indie games. Each month, Valve has been revealing

Mysterious Windows 11 bug hits AMD’s best processor

Windows 11 has a baffling bug that means it’s not detecting TPM with some processors – and therefore not recognizing the host PC as supporting the OS – with one CPU hit badly in particular, the popular Ryzen 7 5800X3D.Neowin pointed out a whole bunch of Windows

Huge Intel Arc GPU order shows Team Blue's graphics card dream is still alive

With the departure of Intel's Accelerated Graphics Unit head Raja Koduri, many feared that Intel Arc's future was in serious doubt, but there's some cause for hope as Intel reportedly placed a very large

RTX 4090 Gets Just 16 FPS in Cyberpunk 2077 RT Overdrive Preview

Nvidia demoed an RTX 4090 running Cyberpunk 2077's upcoming RT Overdrive mode, and the GPU could not achieve playable frame rates at native 4k resolution.

Next-gen Intel GPUs will reportedly be manufactured by TSMC

It looks like TSMC will soon become the source of all major gaming GPUs. AMD and Nvidia already utilise TSMC's fabs and according to a recent report, Intel will soon do the same. According to Taiwan's

AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D CPU Shows Up To 12% Faster Gaming Performance Versus Stock With Enhanced Boost & High Efficiency Mode

The latest benchmarks of AMD's Ryzen 7 7800X3D 3D V-Cache CPU have been leaked which show up to 12% faster performance versus the stock chip. AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D CPU Gets 12% Gaming Performance Boost With Enhanced Boost & High-Efficiency Mo

Antec unveils flagship Performance 1 FT chassis featuring a temperature-control display

This week Antec is launching its new flagship full tower, the Performance 1 FT, featuring an airflow-oriented front panel design, magnetic front filter, four pre-installed PWM fans and plenty of room

Kioxia Researchers Demo Hepta-Level Cell NAND Flash, Nearly Doubling the Capacity of QLC

Kioxia researchers have successfully built a new NAND flash technology with the potential of having nearly twice the capacity of QLC NAND flash, while being significantly cheaper to produce.

Asus’s ROG Ally gaming handheld wasn’t just an April Fool’s joke

On April Fool's Day, Asus unveiled the ROG Ally, billed as a new gaming handheld with a custom Ryzen APU more powerful than the one found in the Steam Deck. Now, Asus has confirmed that this announcement

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Is Now The Most Popular GPU On Steam

There's no doubt of NVIDIA's popularity among gamers and that can be seen on Steam's Hardware Survey where GeForce GPUs continue to secure the top spot as the most popular options with the latest

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Consumes The Same Power As An RTX 3060 But As Fast As An RTX 3080

NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 4070 is going to be an extremely efficient graphics card for gaming when it launches in a few weeks. NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Specs Leak Shows RTX 3060 Power Consumption

AMD & JEDEC Working On DDR5 MRDIMM Adoption As An Open-Standard: Up To 17,600 MB/s Memory Speeds By 203X

During Memcon 2023, AMD revealed its full commitment to the JEDEC MRDIMM DDR5 memory standard which will let bandwidth take a huge leap for future data centers. AMD Says It Is Fully Committed To

Micron & Phison Deliver The Crucial T700 Gen5 SSDs, Fastest On The Planet With Up To 12.4 GB/s Transfer Speeds

The first PCIe Gen5 SSDs are already available on retail but Micron & Phison have partnered to offer the fastest storage solutions in the form of the Crucial T700 series, delivering transfers of 12.4GB/s.

Meta, Microsoft, and Disney are reversing their bets on the metaverse

Less than two years after it announced itself with pomp and glitz, could the metaverse be headed for a gradual but certain death?When it emerged on the global scene back in October 2021, the metaverse

DirectX 12 Update Allows CPU and GPU to Access VRAM Simultaneously

Microsoft has announced a new DirectX12 feature that allows the CPU to directly access video memory. Potentially reducing CPU utilization and system memory consumption in games.

Asus Launches AMD A620 Motherboards For Ryzen 7000 CPUs

Asus has announced the TUF Gaming A620M-Plus WiFi and Prime A620M-A motherboards, which will be available in April 2023.

Valve is working on a game featuring “ambitious never before seen gameplay” including puzzles

Ever since the Steam platform blew up in popularity we have seen Valve shift its focus away from primarily developing video games. Despite how it may appear, the team continues to work on new games,

YouTuber Tricks ChatGPT Into Generating Windows 95 Keys

ChatGPT has been tricked into generating batches of Windows 95 keys. Instead of asking for a key(s) directly, a wannabe warez-hound has to ask the AI to generate strings using a natural language formula.

Fake & Shady GeForce Graphics Cards Doing The Round In Retail, NVIDIA Begins Crackdown

NVIDIA has commenced a major crackdown on shady graphics card companies which are offering fake GeForce graphics cards. NVIDIA cracks down on fake graphics card companies selling supposed GeForce GPUs The time of sky-high pricing on graphics cards is stil

E3 2023 has officially been cancelled

While the ESA and new E3 organiser ReedPop had big plans to bring the event back this year, it would seem that too many companies pulled out. Last night, the ESA confirmed that E3 has been cancelled and at this point, it is widely assumed that the event won't be returning

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