Tech News Weekly Round Up – Week Ending 28/04/23


Intel's Meteor Lake, Its First PC Chips With TSMC Tech, Launch This Year

Intel announced during its Q1 2023 earnings that it is ramping production wafers for its Meteor Lake processors for a launch in the second half of this year.

AMD Issues Follow-up About Ryzen Burnout Issues, Limits SoC Voltages

AMD has issued a second statement on the Ryzen 7000 burnout issues, citing that it will cap certain voltages to prevent the issue.

TSMC’s Latest Factory Plagued by Fire During Construction

A significant fire consumed 300 sq.m (3,230 sq.ft) of an under construction TSMC packaging and testing plant in Zhunan.

UK moves to block Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard

While Microsoft was able to convince the UK's Competition & Markets Authority that its acquisition of Activision Blizzard would not harm the console gaming market, it would seem the CMA was not convinced

SSD Uses AI to Protect Your Data From Ransomware Attacks

Cigent Technology, Inc. has announced the Cigent Secure SSD+ with ransomware prevention capabilities.

Asus unveils more details on ROG Ally, launch planned for May

It has been a few weeks since Asus first teased the ROG Ally handheld gaming system and now, the company is ready to share more in-depth details. Today, The new Ryzen Z1 series processors have officially

AMD announces Ryzen Z1 processors to power new wave of handheld gaming PCs

We've been hearing about the Ryzen Z1 series processors through leaks recently. Today, AMD is making it official, announcing the new Ryzen Z1 and Z1 Extreme processors for a new generation of

MSI Updates Its AMD X670 and B650 Mobos to Cut Boot Times in Half

MSI’s update promises halved boot times and stable operation, implying previous implementations of this feature were not so stable.

ASUS Says Latest AM5 BIOS Includes Dedicated Thermal Monitoring Mechanism To Avoid AMD Ryzen 7000 CPU Damage, New Updates For EXPO & SOC Voltage Also Coming

ASUS has finally offered a statement on the recent cases of AMD Ryzen 7000 CPUs being damaged on its AM5 motherboards & why the older BIOS was removed. ASUS Says New AM5 BIOS Features

Multiple Upcoming Games To Feature Optimized RADV “Radeon Vulkan” Support, Performance On Par With Windows

Multiple upcoming games are said to be receiving optimizations from the Mesa Radeon Vulkan driver (RADV), which is being worked on by Valve's Linux graphics development team. The optimizations are

MSI's New BIOS Restricts Ryzen 7000X3D Voltages

MSI outs new UEFI BIOS firmware for AM5 motherboards that limits Ryzen 7000X3D CPU overvoltage.

Intel patent confirms Meteor Lake will feature L4 cache

Level 4 cache isn't commonly used on CPUs nowadays, but according to some findings, Intel wants to make it a thing again for the upcoming Meteor Lake SoCs. Using Level 4 cache is quite promising, as it should

Four more Ubisoft titles are set to come to Steam

The past many months has seen Ubisoft commit itself to bringing its previously Epic Games Store exclusive titles to Steam. We have seen the likes of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Roller Champions, Scott Pilgrim

Laptop or Desktop PC: What Gaming Setup Is Right For You?

I’m going to say something that might get me ostracised from the PC gaming community, but I love a good gaming laptop.Gaming laptops have slowly been catching up to higher-end PC builds, providing so

The 10 Best Star Wars Games Ever Made

With Star Wars Jedi: Survivor now just days away from returning us to a galaxy far, far away, we thought it was high time we reassesed the best Star Wars games of all time. This was no easy task.Looking

Intel XeSS Destroys AMD FSR 2 In Cyberpunk 2077, Comes Close To NVIDIA DLSS 3 In Image Quality

Intel's XeSS upscaling tech comes out ahead of AMD FSR 2 in Cyberpunk 2077 and almost matches NVIDIA DLSS 3 in image quality. Intel XeSS Delivers Great Results Against AMD FSR 2 In Cyberpunk

EVGA’s Last GPU, The GeForce RTX 3090 Ti KINGPIN, Secures 3DMark Portal Royal World Record

EVGA has secured another 3DMark Portal Royal world record with two of its last GPUs, the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti KINGPIN. EVGA Continues To Break World Record With GeForce RTX 3090 Ti KINGPIN Graphics

Users Report Ryzen 7000X3D Chips Burning Out, Killing Motherboards

Redditors warn that some AMD's Ryzen 7000X3D CPUs can burn down on Asus and MSI motherboards.

ChatGPT Comes to Minecraft AI Mobs, Here's How to Talk to Them

NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 4060 Ti might stick with the same pricing as its predecessor, the RTX 3060 Ti, at $399 US. NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Ti Pricing Rumors Suggest $400 US For The Mainstream Card,

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Ti Might Be Priced At $399 US, Same Pricing As 3060 Ti With 3070 Ti Performance

NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 4060 Ti might stick with the same pricing as its predecessor, the RTX 3060 Ti, at $399 US. NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Ti Pricing Rumors Suggest $400 US For The Mainstream Card,

Intel Claims 71% Arc GPU Performance Boost in Cyberpunk 2077

Intel Arc GPUs can now benefit from XeSS upscaling in Cyberpunk 2077, with A750 gamers achieving 60 FPS+ at 1080p Ultra and RT Medium settings.

Canonical Announce Ubuntu 23.04, Beta Steam App

The latest interim Ubuntu release sees a new Steam Beta app and an improved installer.

More Gamers & Enthusiasts Playing Games On Desktop PCs Than Notebooks, Reports JPR

Jon Peddie Research recently reviewed GPU sales data, graphics card segmentation, and Steam's Hardware Surveys to find that enthusiasts & gamers prefer playing games on desktop PCs instead of notebooks.

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