Tech News Weekly Round Up – Week Ending 02/02/24


Meta to deploy custom-designed Artemis AI processor alongside commercial GPUs

Meta set to augment its AI prowess with its own 'Artemis' processor.

Next-gen Intel Arrow Lake-S CPU spotted with 24-threads and no AVX-512 functionality

A new Intel test system was spotted featuring an Arrow-Lake S desktop engineering sample. The chip reportedly comes with 24-threads and a rather low 3 GHz clock speed. Apparently, there's no AVX-512 support on the chip either.

AMD's integrated graphics performance shines in AI tests with extreme memory — Ryzen 7 8700G with DDR5-9000 up to 15% better

Enthusiasts have demonstrated the prowess of AMD's Ryzen 7 8700G with DDR5-9000 memory and how fast memory affects AI performance.

New Nvidia AI GPUs designed to get around U.S. export bans come to China — H20, L20, and L2 to fill void left by restricted models

Nvidia has launched yet another datacenter GPU for China in the wake of bans on many of its previous devices.

Hackers may be able to spy on you using a device's ambient light sensor

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have highlighted the imaging privacy threats facilitated by a device's ambient light sensor.

AMD's new cheap gaming chip is 25% faster than Intel's more expensive alternative — Ryzen 7 5700X3D is faster than Core i5-13600KF in early reviews, even on aging AM4 platform

An early review of the 5700X3D reveals that the chip is up to 25% quicker in some titles against Intel's mid-range king the i5-13600KF.

Children Of The Sun Preview: They’ll Never See Me Coming

As it stands right now, Children of the Sun is a little too edgy for my taste, but it has some interesting ideas about spatial puzzle solving that I think have a lot of merit. Children of the Sun is a new game from

Nvidia simplified the board design of its RTX 4080 Super Founders Edition

Despite higher performance and the same power limits, GeForce RTX 4080 Super FE has fewer power phases than its predecessor.

MSI Brings 256 GB DDR5 Memory Support To Its Intel 700 & 600 Motherboards, Easy Compatibility

MSI is the latest motherboard manufacturer to introduce DDR5 memory support of up to 256 GB on its Intel 700 & 600 motherboards. MSI Doubles The Memory Capacity Support of Its Intel 700 & 600

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Remake PC system requirements announced

505 Games has recently unveiled the official PC system requirements for the upcoming Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Remake. Additionally, the publisher has released a gameplay trailer, showing us a bit more of

AMD’s CEO Is Very Optimistic Towards The Future of AI, Says That Firm Is Ready To Take Over

AMD's CEO, Lisa Su, reiterates the firm's optimism towards accelerated computing and AI, claiming that it's the best thing that has happened to the tech industry over the span of 50 years. Lisa Su Labels AI As

Panic over: AMD confirms that its Zen 5 Ryzen CPUs will launch as planned later this year

There’s been plenty of whispers about AMD’s Zen 5 architecture, including possible release delays. However, a new report asserts that the upcoming Ryzen processor will be released on schedule.According

Microsoft gaming revenue surpasses Windows following Activision acquisition

Several months on from acquiring Activision Blizzard, Microsoft kicked off 2024 with the announcement that it would be laying off nearly 2000 employees. Unsurprisingly, this has been followed up by a glowing earnings report from Microsoft executives. With the

Nvidia’s latest Cyberpunk 2077 update brings optimisations for hybrid CPUsReady driver optimises for Suicide Squad, Enshrouded and more

Development on Cyberpunk 2077 has been winding down over the last couple of months as CD Projekt Red shifts its focus to new projects. Still, the game has continued to receive some surprise patches and

Nvidia’s latest Game Ready driver optimises for Suicide Squad, Enshrouded and more

The RTX 4080 Super has launched today, rounding out Nvidia's latest trio of graphics card launches. As expected, the new card has been accompanied by a new GeForce graphics driver, which also acts as the

Asus and Noctua team up once again for RTX 4080 Super

Asus's partnership with Noctua continues. The RTX 4080 Super has officially launched today, with reviews now live across the web, including several of our own, covering the Founders Edition and a few partner cards. Soon, Asus will be launching a new Noctua-cooled

Nvidia reportedly selects Intel Foundry Services for GPU packaging production — could produce over 125,000 H100 GPUs per month

Nvidia will start using Intel's Foveros packaging technology for some of its high-performance datacenter grade GPUs in Q2, according to a report.

Nvidia RTX 3050 6GB spotted at retailer – but the specs don’t calm our fears that this might be a flop of a GPU

Nvidia’s RTX 3050 6GB, a rumored new spin on the budget graphics card from Team Green, has been spotted listed online (not for the first time, we might add).German tech site Computerbase noticed that

Corsair launches new MP600 Elite M.2 PCIe 4.0 SSDs

Corsair has introduced the latest addition to its storage lineup, the MP600 Elite series of SSDs. With up to 2TB of capacity, these high-performance PCIe 4.0 SSDs come with or without a heatsink, making

AMD Ryzen 7 8700G APU Gets A 15% Boost In AI Performance When Using Faster DDR5 Memory

AMD's Ryzen 8000G APUs launch today and we have a new report which showcased how the memory scaling impacts the AI performance of these chips, such as the Ryzen 7 8700G, when running

Nvidia RTX 4080 Super Review

Today marks the end of a busy January launch period for the GPU market, as we check out the RTX 4080 Super. Announced alongside the RTX 4070 Super and 4070 Ti Super back at CES 2024, not only has

Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 Super review: Slightly faster than the 4080, but $200 cheaper

The Nvidia RTX 4080 Super wraps up the mid-cycle refresh with small bumps in core counts and clock speeds — including faster VRAM. It all adds up to a very small increase in performance compared to the

Asus unveils RTX 4080 Super Noctua Edition ahead of launch, just before the RTX 4080 version gets discontinued

Asus quietly unveiled its latest Noctua edition graphics card, the RTX 4080 Super Noctua Edition. The new model appears to be a minor refresh over the existing 4080 variant designed to succeed it when

Starfield patch goes live with lighting overhaul

Starfield has had somewhat of a controversial existence. Following a multi-year long hype and marketing period, the game launched to solid reviews – albeit with much a greater disparity in opinions. Fortunately,

Super long-range Wi-Fi works at a range of 1.8 miles — HaLow standard aces a real-world test despite high interference

HaLow, a previously-announced Long-Range Wi-Fi standard, is benchmarked with real hardware from Morse Micro, achieving an effective range of 1.8 miles in a video call.

Farming Simulator 22 breaks records with 6 million copies sold

While the ‘Simulator’ subgenre’s heyday may be behind us, many highly successful franchises have spawned from the genre and persist to this day. One of the most notable is the Farming Simulator series – whose most recent entry has now broken records. Ever since 2008, t

AMD announces it has preorders for $3.5 billion of its AI GPUs; stock tumbles in after-hours trading anyway

AMD expects declines in datacenter and client revenue in Q1, but projects improvements for the whole 2024.

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman will be at Intel's next foundry event — and he's currently looking for chip partners

OpenAI's Sam Altman will talk about the importance of advanced chips for AI workloads at Intel's upcoming Direct Connect event in Feb

Intel Xeon W9-3595X HEDT CPU Spotted: 60 Cores, 120 Threads, 4.6 GHz & 112 MB L3 Cache

Intel's next-gen HEDT & Xeon-W CPU, the W9-3595X, has been spotted within Geekbench with 60 cores. Intel Preps Next-Gen Xeon W-3500 Workstation & HEDT Family: W9-3595X Flagship Spotted With 60

Gamers rejoice: AMD may be cooking up a GPU with RTX 4080 performance at half the price

According to a new report, AMD may be working on a graphics card that offers the same performance as the Nvidia RTX 4080 but at only half the price. This isn’t the first time these rumors cropped up either,

German police claim largest Bitcoin seizure ever — more than $2 billion recovered in ongoing video piracy investigation

Police in Germany have confiscated over $2 billion worth of Bitcoins (BTC) during investigations into suspected operators of the pirate movie streaming site.

AMD Ryzen 7 8700G Review — 1080p-Capable Gaming Comes to Integrated Graphics

We put AMD's new $329 Ryzen 7 8700G and $229 Ryzen 5 8600G "Phoenix" chips through our test suite to see how they rank against the Intel competition.

Nvidia RTX 4090 Super and RTX Titan could be back on the menu – because RTX 5000 GPUs might slide to 2025

Nvidia’s RTX 5000 graphics cards – the consumer take on Blackwell – might be delayed until 2025 if a new rumor is right, but Team Green could have a little something to fill the gap.That’d be a supercharged

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