PNY XLR8 MAKO DDR5-6200 32GB Dual-Channel Memory Kit Review

PNY XLR8 MAKO DDR5-6200 32GB Dual-Channel Memory Kit Review

PNY's XLR8 MAKO DDR5-6200 32GB dual-channel RAM kit may not have the best timings, but performance still impresses. Let's take a close look.

The Last of Us HBO show: Bella Ramsey and Pedro Pascal star in new trailer

Derek Strickland | TV, Movies & Home Theatre | Dec 3, 2022 7:07 PM CST

HBO has released a new official trailer for its upcoming The Last of Us television series that's set to premiere next month.

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HBO just dropped an action-packed 2-minute trailer for the anticipated The Last of Us show that reveals some interesting tidbits on what to expect. Bella Ramsey and Pedro Pascal give dramatic performances in the footage, which depicts everything from all-out explosive mayhem, cruel and merciless factions like the Fireflies militia, a very armed, very serious, and well-maned Nick Offerman, and some fearsome clickers.

One notable segment confirms that The Last of Us' Left Behind DLC will be portrayed in the series, showing Ellie and Riley goofing off at the mall. This should bring some much-needed levity and light-heartedness to the brutal violence of the post-apocalyptic world. Naughty Dog's Neil Druckmann is directly involved with The Last of Us TV series and has even directed an episode of the show.

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80-story-tall megatsunami from asteroid impact desolated the surface of Mars

Jak Connor | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Dec 3, 2022 6:32 AM CST

An asteroid approximately the size of the one that finished off the dinosaurs collided with the surface of Mars, causing a massive tsunami that changed hundreds of thousands of square miles.

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The new study describes the great tidal waves as megatsunamis, with previous research attributing two megatsunami events triggered by two asteroid impacts that happened approximately 3.4 billion years ago. In an older study, researchers pointed to a 75-mile-wide crater called the Lomonosov Crater for the location of an asteroid impact that caused one of these massive waves.

Scientists estimated that the asteroid that created the Lomonosov Crater created a tsunami that covered 309,000 square miles of land. Newer research is indicating that a second megatsunami that covered 386,000 miles of land was caused by an asteroid that carved a 69-mile-wide Pohl Crater. The massive diameter of the Pohl Crater leads researchers to believe that the asteroid that created it was about the same size as the 6-mile-wide asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs.

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US Air Force unveils $700 million 'most advanced military aircraft ever built'

Jak Connor | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Dec 3, 2022 6:03 AM CST

The US Air Force has unveiled a new stealth bomber that is being described as the "most advanced military aircraft ever built".

The United States Air Force has unveiled its first new bomber in more than 30 years, the B-21 Raider, developed by Northrop Grumman, is a stealth bomber that was recently showcased at an invite-only event. An Air Force spokesperson informed Air Force Magazine of the unveiling and said that the aircraft isn't expected to take to the skies until next year.

Notably, Northrop Grumman will be conducting its own unveiling of the aircraft on December 2, and the event was streamed to YouTube. During the presentation, Northrop Grumman claimed that the B-21 Raider is the "world's first sixth-generation aircraft", putting it far beyond any other current aircraft in terms of capabilities than what is known to the public.

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NVIDIA confirms 5 new games are getting DLSS 3 updates in the coming weeks

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Dec 3, 2022 1:14 AM CST

NVIDIA has just announced that its Ada Lovelace GPU-exclusive DLSS 3 upscaling technology is coming to some of December's biggest games, joining the list of 14 games that already rock DLSS 3 support.

DLSS 3 only dropped in October 2022 with the release of NVIDIA's flagship GeForce RTX 4090 "Ada Lovelace" graphics card, with the fun continuing last month with the second-fastest Ada Lovelace release in the GeForce RTX 4080 16GB graphics card. But now... DLSS 3 is being added to five new games in December 2022.

We can expect DLSS 3 updates for Need for Speed Unbound, Warhammer 40,000 Darktide, Portal with RTX, Jurassic World Evolution 2 and Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's upcoming "Next-Gen Update". I'm sure that the release of Portal with RTX is going to be one of the most-hyped DLSS 3-powered titles.

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GALAX preps more white GeForce RTX 4090, GeForce RTX 4080 'SG' graphics cards

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards & GPUs | Dec 3, 2022 12:30 AM CST

GALAX is teasing some more custom GeForce RTX 40 series "SG" graphics cards themed in white, which we should start hearing -- and seeing -- more of very soon.

GALAX's upcoming GeForce RTX 40 series "SG" graphics card (source: GALAX Japan)

GALAX's upcoming GeForce RTX 40 series "SG" graphics card (source: GALAX Japan)

The official GALAX Japan Twitter account tweeted out the tease, where we should expect the new GeForce RTX 4090, GeForce RTX 4080 -- and probably even the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti -- in white, under their "SG" family of cards, better known as Serious Gaming.

GALAX's upcoming GeForce RTX 40 series "SG" white-themed graphics cards aren't new, they were unveiled recently but never released into the market just yet. GALAX has its other GeForce RTX 40 series "EX" and "HOF" with the HOF (Hall of Fame) graphics cards already breaking world records now that EVGA has left the graphics card business.

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AMD refreshes packaging design of its Ryzen 7000 series 'Zen 4' CPUs

Anthony Garreffa | CPU, APU & Chipsets | Dec 2, 2022 11:31 PM CST

AMD is celebrating its Holiday Deals on discounted Ryzen 7000 series "Zen 4" processors, with some new retail desktop CPU packaging... check it out:

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AMD's new Ryzen 7000 series "Zen 4" processors are still available on the cheap, just like they were last week and over the weekend with the one-two-punch discounts of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, but now AMD is keeping the Zen 4 chips cheap.. with some refreshed CPU packaging.

The new packaging sports an outline on AMD's own logo, which looks better from the outside... but other than that, there's not much new here. But the bigger deal here is that AMD's discounted pricing on their fleet of Ryzen 7000 series "Zen 4" processors seems permanent, and not just for the Black Friday and Cyber Monday discounts, which is awesome for consumers.

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AMD's new Radeon 22.11.2 drivers: ready for The Callisto Protocol

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards & GPUs | Dec 2, 2022 10:27 PM CST

AMD has just released their new Radeon Software Adrenalin 22.11.2 drivers, which are ready for the launches of The Callisto Protocol, and more.

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The new AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 22.11.2 drivers are in beta form, which has optimizations built-in for The Callisto Protocol, Need for Speed Unbound, and the upcoming Witcher 3: Wild Hunt "Next-Gen Update" which is right around the corner.

Not only that, but AMD has fixed some issues along the way with the new Radeon Software Adrenalin 22.11.2 drivers, where Radeon RX 6000 series GPU owners with driver timeout or black screen issues during video playback and window switching on 240Hz monitors are now resolved. Not only that but other issues including stuttering during video playback using hardware acceleration on Radeon RX 6000 series GPUs and Firefox is now resolved, too.

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SAPPHIRE confirms: Radeon RX 7900 NITRO cards have 3 x 8-pin power connectors

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards & GPUs | Dec 2, 2022 9:22 PM CST

SAPPHIRE has just officially teased new details of its upcoming Radeon RX 7900 series "RDNA 3" graphics cards, where we now know that their new Navi 31-powered graphics cards will feature 3 x 8-pin PCIe power connectors.

SAPPHIRE's upcoming Radeon RX 7900 XTX + Radeon RX 7900 NITRO (source: SAPPHIRE)

SAPPHIRE's upcoming Radeon RX 7900 XTX + Radeon RX 7900 NITRO (source: SAPPHIRE)

We have also learned that SAPPHIRE's upcoming Radeon RX 7900 series NITRO graphics cards will feature the return of "Vapor-X" cooling, with the new Radeon RX 7900 XTX NITRO and Radeon RX 7900 XT NITRO graphics cards will sport vapor chamber cooling, and 3 x 8-pin PCIe power connectors in total.

SAPPHIRE has the world's first look at a custom Navi 31-based board design, packing 20 VRM phases, and we're sure, oh-so-much more underneath. The official SAPPHIRE Technology Twitter account posted a video that you can check out here, with a nice tease of their upcoming Radeon RX 7900 series NITRO graphics cards.

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The Callisto Protocol on PC at Ultra needs GeForce RTX 3080 or Radeon RX 6900 XT

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Dec 2, 2022 8:29 PM CST

In a few hours' time the release of The Callisto Protocol takes place, with the developer taking to Twitter to announce the "Max" and "Ultra" PC requirements for the game.

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The Callisto Protocol requires 8GB of RAM and 75GB of storage at a minimum, with the developer recommending gamers use an SSD -- it's 2022, you really should be -- while you'll need Windows 10 or Windows 11 at a minimum, too.

Moving onto the CPU requirements, The Callisto Protocol developer recommends an Intel Core i5-8400 or AMD Ryzen 5 2600 processor for the minimum PC requirements, while the recommended PC requirements bump the CPU recommendation up to an Intel Core i7-8700 or AMD Ryzen 5 3600 processor. The recommended PC specs for The Callisto Protocol also get bumped from 8GB of RAM, to 16GB of RAM, too.

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NVIDIA's new GeForce Game Ready 527.37 drivers: Game Ready for Midnight Suns

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards & GPUs | Dec 2, 2022 7:27 PM CST

NVIDIA has just unleashed its new Game Ready Drivers that provide the best day-one gaming experience for the latest games including Marvel's Midnight Suns.

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The new NVIDIA GeForce Game Ready 527.37 WHQL drivers add NVIDIA DLSS 2 upscaling technology, as well as advanced ray tracing effects. Not only that, but the new GeForce Game Ready 527.37 WHQL drivers also support the launch of Need for Speed Unbound, which features NVIDIA's new DLSS 3 technology, which is exclusive to the Ada Lovelace GPU architecture and new GeForce RTX 4090 and GeForce RTX 4080 graphics cards.

Not only that, but the new NVIDIA GeForce Game Ready 527.37 WHQL drivers also have a slew of new games that are supported under GeForce Experience's Optimal Settings. This provides gamers with some wicked one-click optimal settings tweaks that instantly configure in-game settings for your PC hardware, providing a smoother, more optimized gaming experience.

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