GIGABYTE M27F A Gaming Monitor Review: 1080p 165Hz + Built-In KVM

GIGABYTE M27F A Gaming Monitor Review: 1080p 165Hz + Built-In KVM

GIGABYTE's new M27F A gaming monitor features a built-in KVM switch if that's what you need, with 1080p 165Hz for some gaming at around $180. Not bad.

Intel announces 13th Gen Core 'Raptor Lake' CPUs: 13900K costs $589

Anthony Garreffa | CPU, APU & Chipsets | Sep 27, 2022 9:25 PM CDT

Intel has finally unveiled its new 13th Gen Core "Raptor Lake" CPUs with 6 processors in total unveiled, as well as new Z790 motherboards unleashed.

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The company starts off with the flagship Core i9-13900K processor, offering 24 cores (8P+16E) with 68MB of L2+L3 cache in total and a maximum CPU boost clock of 5.8GHz, base power of 125W, and Max Turbo Power of 253W for a price of $589. You can drop the integrated Intel UHD Graphics 770 GPU and grab the Core i9-13900KF, which is identical to the 13900K but is $25 cheaper at $564.

Intel also has the new Core i7-13700K which rolls out with 24 cores (8P+8E) and 54MB of L2+L3 cache in total with a maximum CPU boost clock of up to 5.4GHz, base power of 125W, and Max Turbo Power of 253W for $409, saving $25 once again we've got the KF variant with the Core i7-13700KF for $384.

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Intel Core i9-13900KS Special Edition CPU: launches in 2023 at 6.0GHz+

Anthony Garreffa | CPU, APU & Chipsets | Sep 27, 2022 8:43 PM CDT

Intel kicked off its Innovation event today, unveiling everything we need to know about the 13th Gen Core "Rocket Lake" CPUs and the company's first-ever 6.0GHz CPU teased.

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The company teased a new 13th Gen Core "Raptor Lake" CPU with 6.0GHz out of the box, in limited volumes early next year. We should expect Intel to call it the Core i9-13900KS processor in Special Edition form, with KS-series processors being pre-binned we should expect the best power efficiency and of course: stability at ridiculous high CPU clocks.

Intel didn't detail whether the 6.0GHz clocks will be across all of the cores or just a particular number of them, but if it's anything like the Core i9-12900KS "Alder Lake" CPU which had a 5.5GHz all-core, the Core i9-13900KS with 6.0GHz all-core would be very, very nice to see.

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AMD details the RDNA 2 GPU inside of Ryzen 7000 series 'Zen 4' CPUs

Anthony Garreffa | CPU, APU & Chipsets | Sep 27, 2022 8:10 PM CDT

AMD has detailed the integrated GPU inside of its upcoming Ryzen 7000 series "Zen 4" processors, with the new Ryzen 7000 series desktop CPUs the first non-G series Ryzen CPUs that pack RDNA 2-based GPUs.

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AMD's new Ryzen 7000 series "Zen 4" IOD with its integrated RDNA 2-based GPU

The company has now confirmed that it's using an RDNA 2-based GPU with two Compute Units, based on a 6nm IOD die on the AM5 package, which is a new "disintegrated" way that the new Ryzen chiplet design allows. The chiplet design gives AMD the ability to upgrade and mix chiplets in future-gen Ryzen processors.

As for the RDNA 2-based GPU, it has great video encoding and decoding abilities, with support for decoding and encoding H.264 and H.265 as well as AV1 decoding support. AMD even has DisplayPort 2.0 UHBR10 support in its new Ryzen 7000 series CPU and its integrated RDNA 2-based GPU.

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Intel Arc A770 GPU review embargo: October 5, unboxings on Sept 30

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards & GPUs | Sep 27, 2022 7:30 PM CDT

Here we are again: Intel is gearing up for the launch of its Arc A770 graphics card... we guess... as VideoCardz is reporting that new embargo guidelines are going out to GPU reviewers for the Arc A770.

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Intel is reportedly launching its new Arc A770 and Arc A750 graphics card at the same time, but we don't know if they'll be launching at the same time. But for the flagship Intel Arc A770 graphics card, unboxings of the Arc A770 take place on September 30, while Arc A770 reviews will reportedly go live on October 5.

Astute readers will realize that Intel is months and months late for the launch of its Arc GPU... but hey, it's only two more weeks, and this time we're not flattening the curve. Intel GPUs should be detailed during the Intel Innovation event being held today in San Francisco for the unveiling of its 13th Gen Core "Raptor Lake" CPUs.

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Intel finally, finally launches Intel Arc A770: October 12 for $329

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards & GPUs | Sep 27, 2022 7:17 PM CDT

Intel has finally launched its new Arc A770 graphics card during its Innovation event, with the Intel Arc A770 Limited Edition launching on October 12 starting at $329.

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The new Intel Arc A770 graphics card was detailed during Intel Innovation by company CEO Pat Gelsinger, costing $329 and finding itself in a market of graphics cards that are far more expensive than the Arc A770. Inside, the Intel Arc A770 features the full ACM-G10 GPU with 32 Xe-Cores and 16GB of GDDR6 memory (on the Arc A770 Limited Edition) and 8GB of GDDR6 on AIB custom models of the A770.

I don't know why, but Intel took the time to talk about ray tracing domination with its Intel Arc A770 graphics card, where the company claims it has 65% better peak performance versus the competition in ray tracing. Intel, your cards aren't competing with the high-end, and no one buying a $329 is running out to the shops to buy a lower-end GPU for playing games with ray tracing enabled, but hey... investors will love it.

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Intel Core i9-13900K 'Raptor Lake' CPU turns up on Newegg, costs $660

Anthony Garreffa | CPU, APU & Chipsets | Sep 27, 2022 6:57 PM CDT

Intel is merely hours away from unveiling its new 13th Gen Core "Raptor Lake" CPUs with the new range of Raptor Lake processors receiving some official pricing, leaked by Newegg.

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Newegg has listed all of Intel's new 13th Gen Core "Raptor Lake" CPUs ahead of the Intel Innovation event, where we should see the company detail the entire stack of chips. Intel's new Core i9-13900K processor is priced at $660, while the Core i9-13900KF (which drops the integrated GPU) for $630.

Under that, we drop a couple of hundred dollars down to $450 for the Core i7-13700K processor, taking $20 off down to $430 for the Core i7-13700KF (once again, without the integrated GPU). Newegg lastly lists the Core i5-13600K for $330 and shaves another $20 down to $310 for the Core i5-13600KF processor.

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NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 4090 at 8K: 60FPS+ easy, DLSS 3 is amazing

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards & GPUs | Sep 27, 2022 6:27 PM CDT

We know that NVIDIA has a silicon monster with its flagship new GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card, built for 4K gaming and beyond -- and when we say beyond, we mean 8K gaming -- which the RTX 4090 is tuned perfectly for.

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First off you've got an unbelievable amount of GPU horsepower with the AD102 GPU inside of the GeForce RTX 4090, joined by a large 24GB framebuffer, with super-fast GDDR6X memory with 1TB/sec+ of memory bandwidth at your disposal.

But in a new post on NVIDIA's own landing page for 8K HDR gaming on its website, the company explains that the GeForce RTX 4090 lets you play, capture, and watch 8K HDR. If you don't know how good 8K is, it's 4x as many pixels as 4K and 16x as many pixels as 1080p. I've been benchmarking and testing the crazy future-gen 8K resolution on GPUs for years now, recently testing Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered which NVIDIA's current-gen GeForce RTX 3090 Ti smashed through... but the RTX 4090... oh boy, that's going to be some fun to play with.

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Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 is the most popular COD beta ever

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Sep 27, 2022 5:50 PM CDT

Modern Warfare 2 had the most popular Call of Duty beta in the history of the franchise, Activision today confirmed.

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Call of Duty is set to explode in October with the release of Modern Warfare 2. All signs point to MW2 shattering previous records and becoming the best-earning game in the series. The game has topped sales charts on Steam and the MW2 beta had more players than any other game in the series. Oddly enough, Activision didn't provide any numbers (the FTC and other worldwide regulators are watching, after all) but expect this to be in the millions.

Modern Warfare 2 will have a number of benefits working in its favor, including cross-gen releases, a brand new Warzone for consoles and PC, and even a special release of Warzone for mobile with cross-progression. Modern Warfare 2 isn't just a game, but a platform for the future of the Call of Duty franchise, and will link and tie into both Warzones in a meaningful way.

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Hertz and oil giant BP team up to accelerate EV charging

Michael Hatamoto | Electric Vehicles & Cars | Sep 27, 2022 4:19 PM CDT

Rental car giant Hertz has teamed up with oil giant BP to create a new network of electric vehicle charging stations spread across the United States. The stations will be powered by BP pulse, the company's electrification and charging solution, while Hertz continues to aim towards developing its own footprint in the EV market.

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Obviously, BP relies heavily on fossil fuels, but has branched out towards electric and renewable products, understanding there is an ongoing market shift away from internal combustion engines. However, the company is stepping up acquisitions in EV technology, along with its own internal research to create new opportunities for itself.

BP Pulse will install the chargers and maintain software and services that Hertz will benefit from, though the general public, taxi and ride-hailing drivers will also have yet another place to recharge.

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Take-Two terminates publishing deal with Outriders developer

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Sep 27, 2022 3:21 PM CDT

Take-Two Interactive has terminated its publishing agreement for Outrider developer People Can Fly's new game.

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People Can Fly today announced that their new game Project Dagger will not be published by Take-Two Interactive as planned. The Grand Theft Auto parent company sent the Polish developer a "letter of intent to terminate the development and publishing agreement by means of mutual understanding between the parties."

Project Dagger was in development for the last 2 years at People Can Fly's New York branch, and is described as a new action-adventure IP with innovative ARPG features. The project was due to release by 2024, and would have been part of Take-Two Interactive's massive game release slate that includes 83 separate projects. According to shareholders documents, Take-Two was prepared to spend 40 - 60 million Euros on Project Dagger's development.

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