Tech News Weekly Round Up – Week Ending 05/05/23


Current AMD AGESA BIOS Firmware Riddled With Bugs, New Patch To Intro Thermal Limitations & Fix Memory Compatibility

AMD's current AGESA BIOS firmware seems to be riddled with issues and comes with various memory compatibility bugs. AMD AGESA BIOS Firmware Is A Buggy Mess, New Patched Version

Bungie wins $12m in latest Destiny cheats lawsuit

In recent years, Bungie has been looking to hamper the Destiny 2 cheating scene by going after the creators and sellers of cheats directly. Bungie has already had a few successful cases, including a

Backblaze Publishes Q1 2023 Hard Drive Failure Rate Report, 2-3 Year Average Life Expectancy

Backblaze has supplied the newest update to their Hard Drive Failure Rates statistics which covers the first quarter of 2023 & includes both client storage drives and backup drives. This new report covers

Single-GPU Systems Will Beat Quantum Computers for a While: Research

Researchers with Microsoft, AWS and the Scalable Parallel Computing Laboratory in Zurich have published research that throws some doubt over how soon quantum computers will achieve advantage over their classical counterparts.

AMD's Mainstream RX 7000 GPUs to Arrive Before July

AMD's mainstream RDNA 3-based graphics cards are incoming this quarter, according to AMD CEO Lisa Su.

Biden Budget Proposes 30% Electricity Tax on Cryptomining

The Biden Administration wants to crack down on high energy consumption from cryptomining operations.

AMD Lists Radeon RX 7950 XTX, Other Unreleased Graphics Cards

Yet-to-be-launched Radeon RX 7000-series graphics boards show up in ROCm 5.6 pull request.

Smugglers Hid 70 Graphics Cards Among 280kg of Live Lobsters

Smugglers busted with 280kg of live lobsters and 70 Quadro graphics cards in their van, going from HK to the mainland.

Microsoft Edge Will Soon Hijack Outlook and Teams Links by Default

Microsoft says that change will first come to Microsoft 365 Outlook, but will also be brought to Teams.

AMD Confirms Radeon RX 7000 Mainstream RDNA 3 GPUs Launching This Quarter

During its Q1 2023 earnings call, AMD confirmed that it will expand its Radeon RX 7000 RDNA 3 portfolio with mainstream options this quarter. Mainstream Gamers Should Definitely Wait For AMD's Radeon

Official AMD AGESA BIOS Firmware With Ryzen 7000 Burnout Fix To Release In Early May

AMD has made it mandatory for all Ryzen 7000 CPU owners to update to the new AGESA BIOS once it's available next month to avoid burnout issues. AMD Makes It Mandatory For Ryzen 7000 CPU Owners

AMD TPM Exploit: faulTPM Attack Defeats BitLocker and TPM-Based Security (Updated)

Researchers with the Technical University of Berlin reveal that AMD's firmware-based Trusted Platform Module (fTPM / TPM) can be fully compromised via a voltage fault injection attack, thus allowing full

Nvidia rolls out new Game Ready driver for Redfall and Diablo 4’s ‘Server Slam’ weekend

Arkane's next big game, Redfall, officially becomes available to all today. Over on the PC side, Nvidia graphics card users will benefit from a number of features, including DLSS support and Nvidia Reflex.

Scientists Develop GPT Model That Interprets Human Thoughts

Researchers with the University of Texas at Austin have developed GPT-1, a generative pre-trained model that allows scientists to "read" a person's brain and return natural language descriptions of the process.

Respawn head wants to see Titanfall 3, but the ‘right idea’ hasn’t come along yet

Titanfall 2 had a bad launch financially speaking, an issue mostly brought on by EA's insistence to release the game in Q4, right in the middle of Call of Duty and a major Battlefield game. Still, everyone who

Sony confirms plans to bring more PlayStation titles to PC

Sony had plenty of good news for investors during its recent earnings call, with plans to sell a record-breaking number of PS5 consoles this year. The earnings call also had some good news for PC gamers, as

EA apologises for the state of Star Wars Jedi Survivor on PC

Star Wars Jedi Survivor was one of the most anticipated games of the year, and while its release on the console side has mostly been met with praise (though still suffers from some performance woes), the PC

AMD Radeon RX 7600 XT might be launching in May

So far, AMD has only released its highest-end RX 7000 series GPUs. We may finally see a new mid-range graphics card from AMD soon though. According to reports, AMD recently informed board partners

Asus refreshes ROG Ryujin III AIO coolers with magnetic fans, a better pump and a bigger radiator

ASUS has announced six new all-in-one CPU coolers in its Republic of Gamers (ROG) Ryujin III series. These coolers come equipped with the latest 8th gen Asetek pump, an embedded pump fan, and either a 240mm or 360mm radiator. Additionally, three style options allow

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 8 GB Graphics Card Reportedly Launches By Late May

NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce RTX 4060 Ti 8 GB graphics card is expected to hit retail shelves by the end of May which is around the same time as Computex 2023. NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Ti Hits

AMD Brags That Radeon 16GB GPUs Start at $499, Unlike Nvidia

Sasa Marinkovic, AMD's senior director of gaming marketing, compares Nvidia and AMD graphics card pricing.

Asus ROG Ally Z1 Handheld Rumored to Cost $599 with 256 GB SSD

The new Asus ROG Ally base model is rumored to cost $599 with the Z1 Extreme version priced at just $100 more.

AMD Radeon 780M RDNA 3 iGPU Tested: Multiple Games Tested On APU With FSR & Ray Tracing

Several AAA games have been benchmarked and tested on AMD's brand new Radeon 780M RDNA 3 iGPU which will be featured on Phoenix APUs. AMD Radeon 780M iGPU Featuring The RDNA 3

Newest Steam Update Is Pretty Good, Actually

Image: Valve Steam is getting a new update, and it’s bringing pretty handy features to your PC games to allow you to do more without having to leave your game.The full update isn’t live just yet but is available through the Steam Client Beta for testing. The biggest

NVIDIA 3nm GPUs Not Launching Till 2025, Expected To Utilize TSMC For Next-Gen Chips

NVIDIA's next-gen GPUs based on TSMC's 3nm process node might not be coming any time soon as reported by DigiTimes. NVIDIA Pushes Back Next-Gen 3nm GPU Production At TSMC, Now Scheduled

AMD Zen 5 Threadripper 8000 'Shimada Peak' CPUs Rumored for 2025

AMD’s Ryzen 8000 Granite Ridge chips should arrive towards the end of 2024, bringing Zen 5 CPU cores to desktop PC enthusiasts and DIYers.

Microsoft Confirms Windows 10 Feature Updates Ending After 22H2

Microsoft closes the door on further Windows 10 feature updates, so its bug fixes and security patches only from now until EOS on October 14, 2025.

RTX 2080 Ti vs RTX 4080 in 2023: The DLSS 3 Difference!

Many of you will know that I love a good GPU revisit, simply to see how technology from prior generations stacks up today. So when Nvidia got in touch about a sponsored video looking at how the RTX 2080 Ti

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Ti “AD106-350” GPU Pictured, Uses Samsung GDDR6 Dies

The AD106 Ada Lovelace GPU for NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce RTX 4060 Ti graphics card has been pictured. NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Ti GPU Leak Confirms AD106-350 Ada GPU, PCB Shot Shows Use of

Intel Posts Largest Loss in Its History as Sales Plunge 36%

Intel's Q1 sales beat expectations, but the company loses $2.8 billion.

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