Tech News Weekly Round Up – Week Ending 17/11/23


US Govt Says Banned Chipmaking Equipment Still Ends Up in China

Chinese companies go above and beyond to get wafer fab tools from American companies.

Linux GPU Driver for Intel Lunar Lake Chip Adds CMRR Variable Refresh Rate Feature

CMRR is a variation of variable refresh rate (VRR) technology that's coming with Lunar Lake's integrated graphics.

Nvidia Blackwell GB202 GPU Rumored to Feature 384-bit GDDR7

Nvidia's next-generation flagship graphics processor will be made on TSMC's 3nm-class fabrication process and use GDDR7 memory over a 384-bit bus, a leak says.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX 96 Core CPU Rips Through Cinebench With Record-Breaking Performance, On An Air Cooler!

AMD has just released record-breaking performance numbers for its upcoming 96-Core flagship CPU, the Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX. AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX CPU Overclocked On Air-

Intel 10th Gen CPUs & Above Affected By “Reptar” Vulnerability, 12th & 13th Gen CPUs Receive Microcode Mitigations

Intel's 10th Gen CPUs and above are affected by the new "Reptar" Vulnerability" but the company has quickly rolled out a mitigation for its latest chips. Intel's Reptar CPU Vulnerability Seen As A Big Threat

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 50 Flagship Gaming GPU Rumored To Feature GDDR7 Memory & 384-bit Bus

NVIDIA's next-gen GeForce RTX 50 "Blackwell" Gaming GPU flagship is expected to feature GDDR7 memory support, claims Kopite7kimi. Kopite7kimi's Recent Revelations Point Out To NVIDIA GeForce RTX 50

Nvidia RTX 4090 Ti Pictured Again in All Its Four-Slot, Unreleased Glory

The Nvidia quad-slot GeForce RTX 4090 Ti graphics card is reportedly not coming to market, but samples are still in the wild.

ChatGPT's New Code Interpreter Has Giant Security Hole, Allows Hackers to Steal Your Data

A new ChatGPT feature lets you upload files full of data or code, but it also makes them vulnerable to exfiltration.

The Game Awards unveils this year’s nominees

Last week, Geoff Keighley announced plans to unveil the nominees for The Game Awards 2023 this week. Now, just as promised, we have the nominees for each category, with six games making the GOTY list,

Next-gen AMD Ryzen APUs coming out “at the end of January 2024”

While announcing the release of a new AGESA Beta BIOS for its 600-series motherboards, Gigabyte confirmed that the next generation of AMD APUs, presumably named Ryzen 8000G, will be available by

MSI Releases BIOS Updates Enabling Intel APO For 14th Gen CPUs

MSI motherboards now support Intel APO for the Core i7 14700K, Core i9 14900K, and their KF variants.

Nvidia GPU Used To Decipher Ancient Greco-Roman Scroll

Undergrad student used his GTX 1070 and machine learning software to decipher a word in a charred unopened scroll.

Asus ROG Maximus Z790 Hero EVA-02 Evangelion Motherboard Spoils Cool Theme With Spelling Error

YouTuber unboxing shows a limited edition Maximus Z790 Hero with Evangelion-themed EVA-02

YouTube May Face Criminal Complaints in EU for Using Ad-Block Detection Scripts

An Irish privacy consultant wants to put a stop to YouTube (and Meta) checking data outside of permissible bounds.

Micron memory roadmap suggests GDDR7 will come out in late 2024

Memory technology is advancing rapidly, and Micron is at the forefront of these developments. The company has big plans for the next few years, with a roadmap that includes new products like HBM4E and

Intel CEO Expects PC Market Dominance Through AI, Plans to Ship 100 Million PCs by 2025

Intel's CEO has shown great optimism towards the AI PC industry, claiming that his company will retain dominance in the upcoming years, despite the competition heating up in the segment. Intel

AMD To Utilize Samsung 4nm & TSMC 3nm Nodes For Next-Gen Chips, Zen 5C Possibly Codenamed Prometheus

AMD is expected to utilize Samsung's 4nm and TSMC's 3nm process node for its next-generation chips as hinted in a new leak along with a brand new Prometheus codename. AMD Taps In Samsung 4nm &

MSI Shrinks Nvidia's GeForce RTX 4060 GPU

MSI has created a new compact RTX 4060 version measuring just 6.5 inches in length. The new card is optimized for compact builds featuring a single-fan cooler design.

Core i9-14900KS at 6.2 GHz May Be The Fastest Consumer CPU

Israel-based retailer PC-Online lists Intel's unannounced Core i9-14900KS in multiple prebuilt systems on the company's online store.

AMD’s Next-Gen Ryzen 8000 CPUs Spotted In Latest Driver Package

AMD's upcoming Ryzen 8000 CPUs have been spotted in the latest "PMF" driver package which hints at a launch soon. AMD Ryzen 8000 CPUs Are Now Being Supported In Latest Drivers, Launch Expected At CES 2024 The latest driver was spotted at station drivers by HXL

Lawsuit Claims Intel Sold Billions of CPUs Knowing of Downfall Vulnerability

A new class action suit alleges Intel sold billions of CPUs which it knew would be susceptible to an AVX side-channel attack, and complains the patch saps performance too much.

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