Tech News Weekly Round Up – Week Ending 22/03/24


The Nvidia RTX 4060, 4060 Ti, and 4070 GPUs could get refreshes soon

Nvidia has been slowly launching its Super refreshes of the RTX 4000-series of graphics cards, updated versions with much-improved performance. And, according to a new rumor, the mid-range models

AMD’s Latest Adrenalin GPU Driver Adds Dragon’s Dogma 2 & Horizon Forbidden West Support, Various Bug Fixes & Fluid Motion Frames Stability

AMD has released its latest Adrenalin driver update featuring support for Dragon's Dogma 2, Horizon Forbidden West Complete Edition, and expanding HYPR-RX compatibility. AMD's Latest Adrenalin Driver For

Nvidia RTX 40-series allegedly getting down-binned GPU updates — certain 4060 and 4070 class cards to use larger, harvested chips

The latest GeForce driver reportedly ushers in support for GeForce RTX 4060, GeForce RTX 4060 Ti, and GeForce RTX 4070 with different dies from the original.

New Intel Arc driver improves frame rates by up to 174%, adds support for 'Horizon Forbidden West'

Intel has provided yet another graphics driver update with substantial performance improvements for its Arc GPUs. Performance has improved by up to 174% depending on the title, and Intel has introduced game support for four new and existing titles.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 and Alone in the Dark (2024) get day-one support on GeForce Now

We've seen quite a few games joining GeForce Now this month already. This week's library update is noticeably smaller, containing only two games. However, the upside is that both are pretty major day-

VR 'inception' attacks exploit developer mode loophole and VR's dreamlike unreality to manipulate what you see, steal real personal data

Researchers unveiled and demonstrated "Inception attacks", most likely named for the Nolan thriller themed around infiltrating dreams, on March 8th, 2024.

NVIDIA’s Next-Gen RTX & AI GPU IP Incorporated Within Mediatek’s Upcoming Dimensity SOCs

MediaTek might be the first company to confirm the use of NVIDIA's next-gen RTX & AI GPU IP for its upcoming Dimensity SOCs for automobiles. NVIDIA's Next-Gen Blackwell "RTX & AI" GPU IP Could've

Blizzard is finally turning things around for Diablo 4 with massive overhaul

Diablo 4's third season has been disappointing but the developers have been making it quite clear for months that Season 4 is the one to watch out for, with a bunch of overhauls planned to reinvigorate the

AMD's Zen 2 CPU for PlayStation 5 is 35% smaller than a Ryzen 7 3800X but sacrifices nothing in terms of gaming performance

It has been discovered that AMD was able to shrink Sony's custom PS5 Zen 2 CPU by 35% compared to normal Ryzen CPUs by chopping off parts of the CPU that aren't needed for gaming.

Intel’s latest Arc graphics driver brings more impressive performance gains

Intel Arc drivers have come along way since the first discrete GPUs from Intel first hit the market. Since launch, we've seen massive performance gains for older DirectX titles, as well as improvements for

FSR 3.1 update allows frame generation and upscaling to run independently

Nvidia isn't the only company making announcements at GDC this month. AMD has now unveiled the latest version of FidelityFX Super Resolution, bringing us up to FSR version 3.1, which brings further

Gaming PC sales slipped 13% last year, but analysts predict 2024 will see a return to growth

IDC: Out of 259.5 million PCs sold last year, 44 million units were designed for gaming. And sales of gaming PCs will be growing in the coming years.

AMD Confirms RDNA 3+ GPU Architecture For 2024, Coming To Strix Point APUs With XDNA 2 NPU

AMD has officially confirmed RDNA 3+ Radeon GPU architecture for 2024 which will be powering the next-gen Strix Point APUs. AMD RDNA 3+ Is Headed To Strix Point APUs Later This Year, Also Employ

Inno3D RTX 4070 Super Twin X2 Review

Today we're back with another look at Nvidia's RTX 4070 Super, perhaps the most well-received of the three 40-series Super refreshes that launched at the start of the year. Specifically we are reviewing the

Fully AI-generated games by 2030? That’s what Nvidia’s CEO believes – but what exactly will that mean for PC gamers?

AI is going to be a literal game-changer, eventually – in revolutionizing how games are created and realized – and that could happen sooner than you think, or so Nvidia’s CEO believes.No, we’re not talking about

Red Dead Redemption 2 gets surprise PC update with improved FSR, HDR and more

Red Dead Redemption 2 is one of the best selling games of all time, with over 60 million copies sold since its release in 2018. Despite this, Rockstar Games has shown relatively little post-launch support for the

AMD FSR 3.1 Announced: Enables Frame Generation On DLSS, XeSS Upscaling Solutions, Improved Image Quality, 40 Game Support Later This Year

AMD has announced its latest FidelityFX Super Resolution technology update in the form of FSR 3.1 which will enable Frame generation on 3rd party upscaling solutions. AMD FSR 3.1 Technology To Enable

NVIDIA Readies New Ada GPU SKUs For GeForce RTX 4070, 4060 Ti & 4060 Graphics Cards

NVIDIA is reportedly preparing new Ada GPU variants for its GeForce RTX 4070, RTX 4060 Ti & RTX 4060 graphics cards. New GPUs, Same Specs? Rumor Mentions Three Brand New Chips For NVIDIA GeForce

Intel Brings More Performance Improvements In Latest GPU Driver: +172% Uplift For Arc A-Series & +117% For Core Ultra

Intel has released its latest Game On driver, 5379 WHQL, which brings another round of huge FPS uplifts for Arc A-Series GPUs & Core Ultra CPUs. Intel Game-On Driver Boosts Performance By Up To 172% For

Steam announces family library sharing overhaul

Of all major platforms, Steam has been one of the best when it comes to allowing families to share their game libraries. In a surprising move, Steam’s family program has now been expanded in an even more consumer-friendly manner. Making the announcement on their blog,

Steam announces family library sharing overhaul

Of all major platforms, Steam has been one of the best when it comes to allowing families to share their game libraries. In a surprising move, Steam’s family program has now been expanded in an even more consumer-friendly manner. Making the announcement on their blog,

Latest Windows 11 Update Breaks AMD iGPU Drivers, Ryzen APU Handhelds & Laptops Affected

AMD Ryzen APU-powered handhelds and laptops are facing performance-breaking bugs with the latest Windows 11 update which breaks the iGPU driver. Windows 11's Latest Update Is A Bust, iGPU

New research shows naturally occurring mineral is an 'unconventional superconductor' when purified

Researchers from a variety of institutions have found a naturally occurring unconventional superconductor, miassite. Only impurities have thus far masked this mineral's true nature, but lab testing and

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang debuts new $8,990 lizard-embossed leather jacket, also says something about AI GPUs

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang swapped out his usual black leather jacket for a lizard-embossed biker jacket from Tom Ford's SS 2023 menswear line.

Steam surpasses itself once again with 36 million concurrent players

Over the past few years, the Steam platform has seen strong and consistent growth, with the PC-based service reaching record numbers of concurrent players every few months. Just recently however, the

Hyper Light Breaker is now set to launch in Steam Early Access this Summer

Heart Machine, the developer behind Hyper Light Drifter, has announced that their upcoming co-op rogue-lite prequel, Hyper Light Breaker, will be released in early access on PC this summer. After delaying Hyper Light Breaker twice, Heart Machine expects to launch

ChatGPT's ancestor GPT-2 jammed into 1.25GB Excel sheet — LLM runs inside a spreadsheet that you can download from GitHub

Software developer and self-confessed spreadsheet addict Ishan Anand has jammed GPT-2 into Microsoft Excel. More astonishingly, it works – providing insight into how large language models (LLMs)

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