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.

International Space Station photographs Hurricane Ian gaining strength

Jak Connor | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Sep 28, 2022 1:08 AM CDT

Picking up sustained wind speeds of 120 mph, Hurricane Ian pounded the western tip of Cuba with incredibly strong winds and is now making its way toward Florida.

According to reports from AccuWeather, Hurricane Ian has already become the strongest storm to make landfall in Cuba since 2017, and now the major hurricane has picked up intensity growing from a Category 3 hurricane to a Category 4 that is currently traveling over the eastern Gulf of Mexico. Meteorologists expect Ian to make landfall along the west coast of Florida on Wednesday during the late afternoon, hence the warnings that have already been sent out to residents in the danger-zone area that stretches from Tampa to Fort Myers.

Reports indicate that Ian will lose some intensity after breaking into a Category 4 storm as it will experience wind shear, which will disrupt the wind speed. However, AccuWeather forecasters still recommend Florida residents that are deciding to stay within the evacuation zone to prepare for a full-force major hurricane that will bring flooding, rain, high-speed winds, and likely coastal waters rising.

Continue reading: International Space Station photographs Hurricane Ian gaining strength (full post)

US intelligence posts new logo containing a UFO, was quickly removed

Jak Connor | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Sep 28, 2022 12:31 AM CDT

A US intelligence agency has pulled down its newly updated logo as it realized it contained a depiction of a UFO, or more accurately, an Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon (UAP).

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As reported by CyberScoop, the US intelligence agency is the main aviation component and is called the National Intelligence Manager for the Air Domain, which serves under the Director of National Intelligence as its principal adviser on air domain issues. The US intelligence agency, also called NIM-Aviation, is the leading intelligence community in the analysis, identification, and integration of intelligence within the air domain. The report revealed that NIM-Aviation changed its official seal to an image that showcased a Russian fighter jet and a UFO.

When the public caught wind of this change, many believed it was a joke of some kind, that was until a spokesperson for the National Intelligence Manager for the Air Domain informed Cyberscoop that it had mistakenly posted an unofficial and incorrect logo. It's not known when the logo was first updated but reports indicate that it may have been posted as early as Saturday night as ufologist Jeremy Corbell tweeted out, "Not a bad new logo for the National Intelligence Manager for Aviation. A Lazar UFO in the official seal? Hahahhahaha. Radical. I still can't believe they did this".

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NVIDIA's new GeForce 517.48 drivers are Game Ready for Overwatch 2

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Sep 28, 2022 12:04 AM CDT

NVIDIA has just published its new GeForce Game Ready 517.48 WHQL drivers which have the best day-0 gaming experience for Overwatch 2, which launches on October 4.

The new GeForce Game Ready 517.48 WHQL drivers will not only be ready for Blizzard's controversial Overwatch 2 launch, but they also include NVIDIA DLSS support for Microsoft Flight Simulator. We've recently seen NVIDIA show off its next-gen GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card with Overwatch 2, running the game at 1440p at 360FPS+ with parts of the game that were pushing over 500FPS+ which is more than impressive.

NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card is so powerful it can run Overwatch 2 at 400FPS, with NVIDIA requesting Blizzard boost the frame cap of Overwatch 2 from 400FPS to 600FPS... and now there's some day-0 support for the game. NVIDIA DLSS performance in Microsoft Flight Simulator on the new GeForce RTX 4090 is 2x faster than the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, so DLSS being added to the new GeForce Game Ready 517.48 WHQL drivers makes sense.

Continue reading: NVIDIA's new GeForce 517.48 drivers are Game Ready for Overwatch 2 (full post)

GIGABYTE unleashes Z790 AORUS mobo, ready for Intel Rocket Lake CPUs

Anthony Garreffa | Motherboards | Sep 27, 2022 11:03 PM CDT

Intel has officially launched their new 13th Gen Core "Raptor Lake" CPUs which means motherboard makers can now unleash their new Z790 motherboards: GIGABYTE has unveiled its new Z790 AORUS MASTER flagship Rocket Lake-ready mobo.

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GIGABYTE's new Z790 AORUS MASTER motherboard

GIGABYTE's new custom Z790 AORUS MASTER motherboard features a huge 20+1+2 phase design with each Vcore and Vcc GT holding up to 105 amps with its Smart Power Stage design. You will want to team GIGABYTE's new Z790 AORUS MASTER motherboard with Intel's new flagship Core i9-13900K processor, for sure.

The flagship GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS MASTER motherboard boosts the overclocking potential of your Rocket Lake CPU across all cores, with over 2200 Amps to provide the best power balance. There's more stable power on the Z790 AORUS MASTER, with heat dissipated more efficiently from heavy loading operations or overclocking that would prevent CPU throttling when the chip is overheating.

Continue reading: GIGABYTE unleashes Z790 AORUS mobo, ready for Intel Rocket Lake CPUs (full post)

MSI's new MEG Z790 GODLIKE motherboard, a mobo built for a Gamer God

Anthony Garreffa | Motherboards | Sep 27, 2022 10:25 PM CDT

MSI's new flagship MEG Z790 GODLIKE motherboard has just been detailed, along with a family of Z790 motherboards ready for Intel's newly-launched 13th Gen Core "Raptor Lake" processors.

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The new MSI MEG Z790 GODLIKE motherboard features a beefed-up 26+2 DRPS CPU power phase design with 105A SPS, ready with an all-new next-generation VRM cooling design from MSI. The company is rolling out its flagship Z790 motherboard with an all-aluminum cover under a Wavy Fin Array design, a U-shaped VRM heat sink with Direct Touch Cross heat pipe that provides additional cooling with 7W/mk Thermal Pads with Choke Pads.

MSI has Lightning Gen 5.0 PCIe slots and Gen 5 M.2 SSD support, which offers up to 128GB/sec of bandwidth if you've got a slew of PCIe 5.0 SSDs ready. MSI's new MEG Z790 GODLIKE motherboard features the company's new patented Screwless M.2 Shield Frozr with Magnetic for the ultimate ease of installation.

Continue reading: MSI's new MEG Z790 GODLIKE motherboard, a mobo built for a Gamer God (full post)

EVGA's new Z790 DARK KINGPIN motherboard teased, it's 'unbelievable'

Anthony Garreffa | Motherboards | Sep 27, 2022 9:59 PM CDT

Intel just launched its new 13th Gen Core "Raptor Lake" CPU family, with EVGA unveiling two new monster Z790 motherboards in the Z790 DARK KINGPIN and Z790 CLASSIFIED motherboards.

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EVGA's new monster Z790 DARK KINGPIN motherboard

EVGA's new flagship Z790 DARK KINGPIN motherboard is built like a brick sh*thouse with the world record-setting motherboard made on a 14-layer low-loss PCB with a 21-phase VRM, letting you pull every single ounce of performance out of the new Intel 13th Gen Core "Raptor Lake" CPUs.

The new EVGA Z790 DARK KINGPIN motherboard has dual DDR5 DIMMs that support up to 64GB of DDR5-7000+ memory, native PCIe 5.0 support, PCIe 4.0 M.2 NVMe support, with EVGA's new flagship Z790 motherboard featuring auto-switches the x16 PCIe 5.0 CPU lanes between slots 1 and 2 to provide you with maximum bandwidth no matter where it's installed.

Continue reading: EVGA's new Z790 DARK KINGPIN motherboard teased, it's 'unbelievable' (full post)

BMW unveils the 2023 XM hybrid SUV, pushing 644 HP and wacky design

Michael Hatamoto | Electric Vehicles & Cars | Sep 27, 2022 9:50 PM CDT

German automaker BMW has shown off its XM plug-in hybrid that also is the first hybrid to be given the proud M badge. The twin-turbo V-8 engine has been designed as a performance Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) with an "extravagant" design and luxury ambience.

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The BMW XM has an overall output of 480 kW and 653 HP that is generated by the combination of the combustion and electric drive system. The eight-cylinder engine feeds into an eight-speed M Steptropnic transmission with propulsive power with maximum overall torque of 590 lb-ft.

XM can accelerate 0 to 60mph in 4.3 seconds, with three different operating modes: ELECTRIC provides speeds up over 85 mph with zero local emissions and a maximum distance up to 55 miles.

Continue reading: BMW unveils the 2023 XM hybrid SUV, pushing 644 HP and wacky design (full post)

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.

Continue reading: Intel announces 13th Gen Core 'Raptor Lake' CPUs: 13900K costs $589 (full post)

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.

Continue reading: Intel Core i9-13900KS Special Edition CPU: launches in 2023 at 6.0GHz+ (full post)

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.

Continue reading: AMD details the RDNA 2 GPU inside of Ryzen 7000 series 'Zen 4' CPUs (full post)

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