Tech News Weekly Round Up – Week Ending 10/05/24


China seizing TSMC would be 'devastating' for U.S. economy, Commerce Secretary says

If China captures Taiwan and TSMC, this will be a major blow for U.S.-based companies and economy, which is why U.S. invests in its own semiconductor production, says Gina Raimondo.

Intel’s Arrow Lake CPUs might be slower but this could help fix a major issue

Normally CPU performance increases with newer generations but, according to a new leak, the upcoming Intel chips may be going against the grain.A new leak reveals that the Intel Arrow Lake desktop lineup may have a clock speed of up to 5.5 GHz, much lower than its

AMD Zen 5 CPU Families Detailed: Granite Ridge Desktop, Fire Range & Strix Halo High-End Laptop, Strix & Krackan For Mainstream

AMD is working on a full stack of Zen 5 "Ryzen" CPU families including Granite Ridge, Fire Range, Strix Halo, Strix & Krackan. These families will target various desktop and mobile platforms with chiplet and

Intel's next-gen desktop CPUs have leaked — Arrow Lake Core Ultra 200 series share similar core counts with Raptor Lake Refresh

Chinese news outlet Benchlife shares the alleged specifications for Intel's forthcoming Core Ultra 200 series (Arrow Lake) processors.

Intel Panther Lake CPU & PCI IDs Listed: A0 & B0 Stepping With Next-Gen GT3 & GT2 iGPUs

CPU & PCI IDs of Intel's next-gen Panther Lake CPUs in A0 & B0 stepping have been revealed along with GT3 and GT2 tier iGPUs. Intel's Next-Gen Panther Lake CPUs Spotted: A0 & B0 Stepping With Celestial

AMD takes CPU market share from Intel in desktops and servers, but Intel fights back in laptops

Market tracking from Mercury Research reports about AMD's significant market share gains in Q1 2024 at Intel's expense.

Intel gives consumers advice on high-end Core i9 CPUs that are crashing – and it’s about time

Intel has finally come forward with a statement regarding the problems with its high-end 13th-gen and 14th-gen processors that are experiencing stability issues and crashing while gaming for some CPU

ASUS Rolls Out AMD AGESA BIOS Firmware For X670E Motherboards

ASUS has started rolling out the latest AMD AGESA BIOS firmware for its high-end X670E series of motherboards. ASUS AGESA BIOS Firmware Brings Improved AMD Ryzen 9000 "Zen 5"

Microsoft is switching RAM speed units in Task Manager — finally moving to the more technically correct MT/s

Windows 11 begins transitioning away from MHz and to MT/s when listing RAM speeds in Task Manager, with beta builds available through Windows Insider already reflecting the change.

Microsoft is closing down Tango Gameworks, Arkane Austin and other Bethesda studios

While Microsoft hasn't interfered with Bethesda's operations much since acquiring the company in 2020, that is slowly starting to change. A round of lay-offs earlier this year impacted several Bethesda teams. Now, a few studios are also being shut down, including Arkane Austin

Helldivers 2 players rush to restore game’s positive rating on Steam

Helldivers 2 has made plenty of headlines since launch but it was finding itself in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons last week. On Friday, Arrowhead and Sony announced plans to require PSN accounts

Clippy's revenge: assistant comes back to purge Windows 11 of bloatware, ads and annoyances

Open-source utility Winpilot uses the long-defunct Office assistant.

AMD Goes All In On AI Branding, Strix Point APUs First To Adopt New “Ryzen AI HX” Naming Similar To Intel’s Core Ultra

AMD has adopted a brand new "Ryzen AI HX" naming scheme for its upcoming Strix Point APUs which sounds very familiar to Intel's Core Ultra. AMD Comes Up With A Brand New Naming Scheme Starting

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 5080 GPUs To Launch First, RTX 5090 Follows Soon After In Q4 2024

NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 50 "Blackwell" GPU family should kick off with the RTX 5080 graphics card first & followed by the flagship RTX 5090, reports Kopite7kimi. NVIDIA GeForce RTX 50 "Blackwell" GPUs

Intel Core Ultra 200 Arrow Lake CPUs could be coming earlier than expected

An MSI overclocker has alleged that the upcoming Intel Arrow Lake processor could be coming as early as Q3 2024 which would be significantly ahead of what we've previously thought. As reported by

Intel reportedly demands all board partners implement Intel Default (Baseline) Profile by May 31 — company hopes to fix issues with some Core i9 chips

Intel is putting an end to 13th and 14th-gen instability by demanding board partners implement an Intel default profile by May 31st for all LGA1700 boards.

TSMC’s Entire CoWoS Supply Reportedly Reserved By NVIDIA & AMD Until 2025

AMD and NVIDIA have reportedly reserved TSMC's entire CoWoS production for the next two years as both firms aggressively compete in the AI race. TSMC Expects To Increase CoWoS Output

Intel To Launch 13 Arrow Lake-S “Core Ultra 200” Desktop CPUs: Include 125W, 65W & 35W Models

Intel plans to launch a total of 13 CPUs in its Arrow Lake-S "Core Ultra 200" Desktop CPU lineup, revealed Benchlife. A Total of 13 CPUs Are Expected To Launch Under Intel's Next-Gen Arrow Lake-S "Core Ultra 200" Desktop CPU Portfolio Intel's Arrow Lake-S "Core Ultra 200"

Intel Core Ultra 9 285K reportedly tops out at 5.5GHz out of the box

Intel's next-generation desktop flagship CPU, the Core Ultra 9 285K, is rumoured to have a turbo clock speed of up to 5.5GHz, which is lower than the current generation flagship CPU, indicating that most of the performance benefit from Arrow Lake will come via architectural

Sony reverses plan to enforce PSN accounts in Helldivers 2

The community at large turned against Sony over the weekend, after it was announced that PSN accounts would soon be enforced in the PC version of Helldivers 2. While creating a free account sounds easy at

Intel Requests Motherboard Makers To Implement “Default Settings” Profile As BIOS Defaults By 31st May To Fix 14th & 13th Gen Stability Issues

Intel has started requesting motherboard makers to implement its "Default Settings" for 14th & 13th Gen CPUs as BIOS defaults. Intel Motherboard & System Partners Tackle 14th & 13th Gen CPU Stability

Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 PC Specs Are Here, Surprisingly Reasonable

Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 is set to launch on May 21 seven years after the first, and as we get closer to release day developer Ninja Theory has released the system requirements for those keen to play on PC. Surprisingly, despite a growing trend in new titles demanding an

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