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Solidigm D7-P5520 7.68TB Enterprise SSD Review - King of Reads

Solidigm D7-P5520 7.68TB Enterprise SSD Review - King of Reads

Join us as we closely examine the performance of Solidigm's (formerly Intel) first enterprise datacenter SSD, the D7-P5520 7.68TB.

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Officials detect comet twice as big as Mount Everest approaching Earth

Jak Connor | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Mon, Jun 27 2022 12:32 AM CDT

Astronomers have locked on to a comet that is estimated to be twice the size of Mount Everest - comet C/2017 K2.

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Researchers have used the Pan-STARRS survey instrument located in Hawaii to hone in on the massive comet. According to astronomers, C/2017 K2 is an Oort Cloud comet that was first discovered in 2017 when it was 1.5 billion miles away from the Sun, but now the comet is on its way to the inner solar system, where it will make an approach with Earth. When the comet was first discovered, it was located between Saturn and Uranus.

C/2017 K2 comes with many mysteries that astronomers are yet to figure out, and one of those mysteries is how the comet remains "active" so far away from the Sun. When a comet is "active" it's energized by rays from the Sun that produce that iconic glow and tail on a comet. What confuses researchers is how C/2017 K2 appears to be active but is still very far away from the Sun - making it a record-breaking comet in its own right.

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Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus Destroyer 2 SSD: 64TB SSD @ 28GB/sec insanity

Anthony Garreffa | Storage | Sun, Jun 26 2022 11:49 PM CDT

Sabrent doesn't sleep, with its thirst for storage dominance knowing no bounds, the company has just unleashed its new Rocket 4 Plus Destroyer 2 SSD... and man, it's a monster.

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The new Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus Destroyer 2 SSD features 8 x Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus 8TB M.2 SSDs for a total of 64TB (terabytes) of SSD storage. They're all connected into Highpoint SSD7540 PCIe 4.0 x16 RAID card, with Sabrent adding a Broadcom PCIe 4.0 8 series PEX switch, which handles the 8 separate M.2 slots.

64TB of insanely fast SSD storage comes in a nice and thin single-slot design, and on a PCIe 4.0 x16 interface, requiring a single 6-pin PCIe power connector on the end of the card. We're looking at up to an insane 28,000MB/sec (28GB/sec) read and writes, which blows PCIe 4.0 (7.5GB/sec or so) and the next-gen PCIe 5.0 (12GB/sec to 15GB/sec) out of the water.

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AMD FSR 2.0 works with Cyberpunk 2077 with third-party mod

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Sun, Jun 26 2022 10:27 PM CDT

Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the biggest, if not the biggest NVIDIA DLSS title... which now has unofficial AMD FSR 2.0 support, thanks to a third-party modder.

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AMD's new FidelityFX Super Resolution 2.0 (FSR 2.0) technology is getting into more and more games, but with modder "PotatoOfDoom1337" replaced the NVIDIA DLSS 2.0 files with FSR 2.0, and it worked. Cyberpunk 2077 has support for FSR 1.0 already, but no official FSR 2.0 support yet.

All you have to do to get FSR 2.0 support into Cyberpunk 2077 is replace some files and make some changes to the registry in Windows, and you get some fantastic performance improvements thanks to FSR 2.0 upscaling tech. The modder used a previous-gen GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card, and ran Cyberpunk 2077 with FSR 2.0 at 4K at 45FPS... double the performance than he had from his GTX 1080, thanks to FSR 2.0.

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Impossible Mining dives deep for battery materials, combs the seafloor

Anthony Garreffa | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Sun, Jun 26 2022 9:43 PM CDT

Impossible Mining is looking somewhere completely different to find some battery metals, used in electric cars and many other battery-driven industries: the seafloor.

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During the recent TechCrunch Climate event, Impossible Mining CEO Oliver Gunasekara said his company has developed a method that can mine the battery metals on the seafloor -- polymetallic nodule rocks to be precise -- all without hurting the ecosystem. This is a big deal for environmentalists, governments, and everyone in between.

Oliver Gunasekara, CEO & Co-Founder of Impossible Mining said: "The US needs independent, secure access to critical battery metals. We are excited to accelerate the production of our deep water robots with this injection of capital, and to prove to both regulators and stakeholders that we can achieve what dredge-based technology can't - the preservation of the seafloor environment".

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This new AI-upscaled texture pack for Resident Evil 7 is 24GB

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Sun, Jun 26 2022 9:13 PM CDT

Resident Evil 7 is loved by many, but now there's a new 4K texture pack that improves 1497 textures in the game, upscaling them to 4K using the magic of AI, of course.

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Modder Ashok explains: "This mod retextures 1,497 vanilla 1K and 2K textures with AI upscaled 4K textures. Vanilla 4K textures are untouched. Wood, metal, and stone textures were AI upscaled and select paintings were replaced with high resolution imagery. Textures with very fine detail i.e. cloth, photographs, text, etc. remain untouched to prevent the game from having a "muddy" look. Some of these upscaled textures may look nearly identical to the originals with only subtle differences, but wood in particular should look much nicer up close. Highly recommended for VR".

"I have included a FULL and LITE version of the mod. The FULL version upscales most 1K & 2K textures to 4K. The LITE version upscales only 1K textures to 4K. This still gives a noticeable upgrade to the vanilla textures and may perform better for systems with limited VRAM. Supports both the Non-Ray Tracing and Ray Tracing releases of Resident Evil 7".

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AMD: NVIDIA is pushing next-gen GPU power usage 'higher than we will'

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Sun, Jun 26 2022 8:44 PM CDT

AMD isn't too far away now from launching its next-gen RDNA 3-based Radeon RX 7000 series GPUs, and now we're hearing about higher power consumption on the RDNA 3 chips... because NVIDIA is using more power.

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The news is coming from Tom's Hardware, which spoke with AMD Senior VP Sam Naffziger, who was one of the minds behind AMD's revolutionary chiplet architecture. AMD has recently said that it would have a 50% projected performance-per-watt uplift with its new RDNA 3 GPUs over RDNA 2, but now those numbers are getting clearer.

Naffziger said that since NVIDIA is cranking up the power consumption on its next-gen Ada Lovelace-powered GeForce RTX 40 series GPUs, that it would be boosting the power consumption on its RDNA 3-based Radeon RX 7000 series GPUs.

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AMD pushes FSR 2.0 out to Xbox developers, PS5 devs are in the dark

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Sun, Jun 26 2022 7:54 PM CDT

AMD only yesterday posted the official source code to FidelityFX Super Resolution 2.0 (FSR 2.0) which means it'll spread out far and wide to game developers across the world.

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But in further news, FSR 2.0 is available now for Xbox developers, with the official GPUOpen Twitter account tweeting: "We are very excited to provide FidelityFX Super Resolution 2 to Xbox developers! FSR 2 can be found in the most recent. FSR 2 can be found in the most recent GDKX samples - building cross-platform for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows Desktop. Many thanks to Microsoft for this continued collaboration".

We don't know if Sony has FSR 2.0 coming to PlayStation 5 development kits, but with FSR 2.0 being open source, it doesn't stop game developers from adding FSR 2.0 support on the PS5. Sony should clarify whether this will happen, considering how closely they worked with AMD on the semi-custom APU inside of the PlayStation 5. Come on, Sony.

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Bernie Stolar, who helped launch PlayStation and Dreamcast, has passed

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Sun, Jun 26 2022 4:36 PM CDT

Bernie Stolar, who helped shape the modern console gaming world, has passed away at 75 years of age.

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Bernie Stolar was a games business legend. He helped create Sony Computer Entertainment of America, then jumped over to SEGA following a massive departmental shake-up at Sony's games division. As president of SEGA of America, Stolar did the same thing, cleaning up shop and eliminating 300 jobs to streamline the ailing overseas branch. According to Polygon, Stolar got his start as a coin-op arcade operator, then joined PlayStation to lead the third-party division, and then moved on to SEGA where he built the Dreamcast brand.

"I had a friend once tell me 'go big or go home.' I'm here to tell you that SEGA is going big. With Dreamcast we're aiming high, and I'm here to challenge you to dream big and tell you that everything you know about video gaming is about to change thanks to Dreamcast," Stolar said in a 1999 GDC keynote speech.

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July's PlayStation Plus freebies leaked, and they're pretty good

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Sun, Jun 26 2022 3:41 PM CDT

Sony's PlayStation Plus games for July 2022 have leaked out, including some pretty decent titles for PS4 and PS5.

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Dealabs' billibil-kun has leaked out the new PlayStation Plus games for July 2022 that will be coming to the PlayStation Plus Essentials tier. There are three titles coming, and all of them are available on PS4.

Next months' headliner is Crash Bandicoot It's About Time on both PS4 and PS5, as well as third-person multiplayer shooterArcadegeddon on both platforms.

Continue reading: July's PlayStation Plus freebies leaked, and they're pretty good (full post)

Valve designer warns Steam Deck owners not to add new 2242 M.2 SSDs

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Sun, Jun 26 2022 3:03 PM CDT

Valve designer Lawrence Yang has some advice for Steam Deck owners wanting to swap in 2242 M.2 drives: "Please don't do this."

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Valve's Steam Deck is technically a PC, and can be taken apart and modded...to a degree. Some mods are dangerous, though, and can significantly shorten the lifespan of the system. Valve has designed the handheld-console PC hybrid in such a way where everything fits perfectly (or as perfectly as can be), with placement affecting overall heat dissipation and component health.

A recent mod showed Steam Deck owners how to use a bracket to swap out the system's built-in M.2 2230 SSDs to a larger 2242 form factor. According to the modder, the "heat spreader bowed a tiny bit," but the system appeared to work fine. Valve's Lawrence Yang chimed in and warned users not go do this because internal component thermals could change as a result of the mods.

Continue reading: Valve designer warns Steam Deck owners not to add new 2242 M.2 SSDs (full post)

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