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ASUS details its next-gen ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme motherboard

Anthony Garreffa | Motherboards | Mon, May 23 2022 9:05 AM CDT

AMD has officially announced its next-gen AM5 platform, which will support both DDR5 and PCIe 5.0 technologies... with ASUS unveiling its monster new ROG Crosshair X670E motherboard.

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The new ASUS ROG Crosshair X670E motherboard is the new flagship X670E motherboard from ASUS, with both PCIe 5.0 SSD and GPU support. PCIe 5.0 will be standard on X670, but some of the X670E motherboards -- like the ASUS ROG Crosshair X670E -- support both PCIe 5.0 SSDs and GPUs, not just one or the other.

ASUS has included everything including the kitchen sink with its new ROG Crosshair X670E, but that's no surprise for the upper echelons of the ROG enthusiast motherboards. ASUS includes next-gen USB 4 connectivity, 10GbE networking, a ROG PCIe 5.0 M.2 card, and a ROG GEN-Z.2 card.

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AMD says current AM4 platform 'will continue for many years to come'

Anthony Garreffa | CPU, APU & Chipsets | Mon, May 23 2022 7:37 AM CDT

AMD just teased its next-gen AM5 socket with the introduction of next-gen X670E and X670 chipsets, rocking DDR5 memory and PCIe 5.0 GPU + SSD support.

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The new AM5 socket will debut later this year with the Zen 4-powered Ryzen 7000 series CPUs, but AMD confirmed that AM4 isn't going anywhere. AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su confirmed that AMD will have support for the current-gen AM4 platform for the foreseeable future.

Lisa said that "AM4 is a great platform that will continue for many years to come", with AMD proud that the AM4 socket has been 1 socket over 5 years and "going strong". Bloody oath it is, with the AM4 socket tapping out at a rather huge 16 cores and 32 threads. There's 5 CPU architectures on AM4, 4 process nodes used, over 125 processors, and over 500 motherboards. Quite impressive there, AMD, especially if you compare this to 7-10 years ago.

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AMD demos Ryzen 7000 series Zen 4 CPU at all-core 5.5GHz while gaming

Anthony Garreffa | CPU, APU & Chipsets | Mon, May 23 2022 7:20 AM CDT

AMD showed off its next-gen AM5 platform at Computex 2022, with a tease of its new Zen 4-based Ryzen 7000 series CPU cracking the all-core 5.5GHz barrier.

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The company teased a next-gen 16-core Zen 4-based CPU with all-core 5.5GHz during gaming, while in content creation the new Ryzen 7000 series CPU is up to 31% faster than Intel's near-best Core i9-12900K processor. AMD was tapping a pre-production 16-core Zen 4 processor for the 5.5GHz+ demo, so we should expect even better results (frequency) and performance, once the new X670E and X670 motherboards hit the market later this year.

AMD's upcoming Zen 4 flagship chip is a monster 16-core, 32-thread beast that is also spooling up the new Zen 4 processor architecture. AMD will be using the Zen 4 CPUs to combat Intel's current-gen 12th Gen Core "Alder Lake" and next-gen 13th Gen Core "Raptor Lake" CPUs later this year.

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Corsair Voyager a1600: all-AMD gaming laptop starting from $2700

Anthony Garreffa | Laptops | Mon, May 23 2022 5:12 AM CDT

Corsair has just unveiled its very first gaming laptop, with the introduction of the new Voyager a1600 laptop which is an all-AMD design: Ryzen CPU + Radeon GPU.

The new Corsair Voyager a1600 AMD Advantage Edition laptop comes configured with up to the AMD Ryzen 9 6800HS processor (8 cores, 16 threads) with an AMD Radeon RX 6800M graphics card. Ther's up to 64GB of DDR5 RAM inside (Corsair's in-house Vengeance DDR5 SO-DIMM) as well as the option of 1TB or 2TB of PCIe 4.0 M.2 NVMe SSD storage.

On the side, we have 2 x Thunderbolt 3-ready USB 4.0 ports, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C port, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A port, an SDXC 7.0 card reader, and 3.5,mm combo audio jack. Corsair has chosen a 16-inch 16:10 aspect ratio display, with a native 2560 x 1600 resolution and super-slick 240Hz refresh rate.

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Phison teams with AMD + Micron for PCIe 5.0 NVMe SSDs of the future

Anthony Garreffa | Storage | Mon, May 23 2022 4:47 AM CDT

AMD has now revealed its next-gen X670E and X670 chipsets, dropping later this year with the new AM5 socket and Zen 4-powered Ryzen 7000 series CPUs -- and with it: DDR5 + PCIe 5.0 support.

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Phison has announced a strategic collaboration with AMD + Micron to form a cooperative PCIe Gen 5 ecosystem of compatible products. Phison will be at the heart of this with their flagship PCIe Gen5 SSD controller -- the new Phison PS5026-E26 -- that has 2x the performance over its previous generation flagship SSD controller.

Leo Huang, Sr. Director, Product Marketing, Phison said: "We are pleased to announce our cooperative effort with Micron and AMD to advance the technological development of PCIe Gen5 storage offerings, as this validates Phison's commitment to upholding customer-centric values. The E26 controller enables gamers to compete at the highest level and helps content creators to maximize the overall system performance to increase productivity".

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US regulator charges two men behind a $44 million crypto Ponzi scheme

Jak Connor | Cryptocurrency & Mining | Mon, May 23 2022 2:32 AM CDT

A US regulator has charged two men for being behind a multi-million-dollar cryptocurrency scam that stole funds from more than 100 investors.

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The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has published a new press release that states Sam Ikkurty of Portland, Oregon, and Ravishankar Avadhanam of Aurora, Illinois, have been charged with fraudulently soliciting $44 million from investors as well as controlling and operating a commodity pool that was never officially registered with authorities. Notably, the two individuals scammed investors through asset income funds such as Ikkurty Capital, Rose City Income Fund, and Seneca Ventures.

The two men promoted their scam projects via YouTube videos and directed investors to their website where investors were informed that their funds would be used to generate return-on-investment (ROI) annually. The US regulator explained that instead of directly stealing funds from investors the two individuals "misappropriated participant funds by distributing them to other participants, in a manner akin to a Ponzi scheme."

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Tesla car suddenly shuts down, catches fire trapping driver inside

Jak Connor | Technology in Vehicles | Mon, May 23 2022 2:06 AM CDT

A man has reportedly become trapped inside of his Tesla Model Y 2021 after it lost all power and began to randomly catch on fire.

According to reports from CTV News, Jamil Jutha told reporters that on May 20, he was traveling towards Mountain Highway in North Vancouver at 10 am when suddenly his Tesla Model Y lost all power causing the car to come to a stop. Jutha can be heard recounting the events where he said that the Tesla was saying "error" repeatedly and that none of the electronics to any of the doors were working. "The doors wouldn't open. The windows wouldn't go down," said Jutha.

Smoke began to pour into the vehicle's interior and started to suffocate Jutha, who quickly decided his only chance of survival was to break a window to escape. Jutha said that he quickly broke a window, crawled out, and called 911. At the moment, the cause of the fire is known, but firefighters are set to examine the burnt-out vehicle on May 24. Furthermore, Jutha used his burning vehicle as an opportunity to remind all Tesla drivers that there is a mechanical level that opens up the door under the window switch control.

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Starliner docking with the International Space Station caught on video

Jak Connor | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Mon, May 23 2022 1:32 AM CDT

NASA has confirmed that Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spacecraft has successfully docked to the International Space Station.

NASA has taken to its blog and social channels to announce that Boeing's Starliner successfully attached itself to the Harmony module aboard the ISS on May 20 at 8:23 pm EDT. Starliner launched on the back of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on May 19.

NASA writes that Starliner will only be aboard the ISS for a few days, with it being scheduled to disconnect on May 25 to return back down to Earth, carrying back more than 600 pounds of cargo where it's expected to land in a western US desert. Additionally, NASA has reported that the hatch to Starliner was opened on May 21, marking the first time ISS astronauts have opened a hatch to Boeing's CST-100 Starliner.

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Two galaxies colliding 130 million light years away goes viral

Jak Connor | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Mon, May 23 2022 1:05 AM CDT

An amateur astrophotographer named Brendan O'Meal from New York has recently gone viral after taking an incredible photograph of two galaxies colliding.

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O'Meal took to his TikTok and Instagram account to share an awesome image of ARP271, a pair of similarly sized interacting spiral galaxies more specifically named NGC 5426 and NGC 5427. The two colliding spiral galaxies reside in the constellation Virgo and are located about 130 million light years away from Earth. Notably, the ARP271 pair has a diameter of 130 million light years across, and judging by the comment section of the viral TikTok video, many people have just realized what a light-year actually means.

The TikTok video has, at the time of writing, been liked 1.8 million times and viewed 9.7 million times, with many commenters realizing that the image captured by telescope is of events that happened 130 million years ago. One commenter realized the same principles apply to viewing planets in search of life. If we observe a planet that's 100 million light years away, and see an alien civilization, it means that what we are seeing happened 100 million years ago.

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NASA confirms largest asteroid of 2022 is approaching Earth right now

Jak Connor | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Mon, May 23 2022 12:32 AM CDT

An asteroid that is estimated to be around four times the size of the Empire State Building in diameter is approaching Earth.

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According to NASA's Center for Near Earth Object Studies (CNEOS), the asteroid named 7335 (1989 JA) is scheduled to make its closest approach to Earth on May 27, which means the giant space rock is currently hurtling toward Earth right now. The CNEOS database indicates that the asteroid will safely pass by Earth at a distance of about 2.5 million miles, or about 10 times the distance between Earth and the Moon, which is approximately 250,000 miles.

Furthermore, estimates put the diameter of the asteroid at an extremely large 1.1 miles, and due to its proximity to Earth and its enormous size NASA has classified 7335 as "potentially hazardous (PH)". The PH classification means that if the orbit of the asteroid were changed and put on track to hit Earth, it would cause severe impact damage.

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