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ASRock Industrial NUCS BOX-1360P/D4 SFF PC Review

ASRock Industrial NUCS BOX-1360P/D4 SFF PC Review

We investigate Intel Raptor Lake mobile performance in the new NUCS BOX-1360P/D4 small form factor PC from ASRock. Let's dive in and take a look.

MSI launches its first two Radeon RX 7000 GPUs with the 7900 XTX for $1099

Kosta Andreadis | Video Cards & GPUs | Feb 6, 2023 7:27 PM CST

MSI's first Radeon RX 7000 GPUs have hit the US retail market, with the MSI Radeon RX 7900 XTX Gaming Trio Classic listed for USD 1099.99 on Newegg and the MSI Radeon RX 7900 XT Gaming Trio Classic listed for USD 949.99. In terms of cooling, these feature custom designs separate from AMD reference designs, namely MSI's recognizable Gaming Trio design.

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Similar in look and feel to the Gaming Trio designs seen in MSI's Radeon 6000 GPUs, both cards use MSI's TRI FROZR 2 thermal system with TORX FAN 4.0 technology, enhanced PCB materials, and an anti-bend backplate. Interestingly both cards feature a 2.5-slot design as opposed to the more prominent real estate we've seen in high-end GPUs of late. Both cards also feature 3 x 8-pin power connectors, so there might be room to overclock manually.

Continue reading: MSI launches its first two Radeon RX 7000 GPUs with the 7900 XTX for $1099 (full post)

PlayStation made $8.8 billion more than Xbox in 2022

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Feb 6, 2023 11:31 AM CST

Earnings report cards for gaming's Big 3 are currently being tallied up but we've already spotted some interesting figures from top players Microsoft and Sony.

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Both Microsoft and Sony recently announced their Holiday 2022 financials and gave us all the data required to make a full-year earnings analysis. In this article we'll be solely focused on the video game segment revenues and not total company numbers for the tech giants.

Our findings show that PlayStation is still leading the Big 3 in terms of revenues, which is to be expected, but the earnings discrepancy between PlayStation and Xbox has grown since last year. Let's take a closer look at the trends and their indicators.

Continue reading: PlayStation made $8.8 billion more than Xbox in 2022 (full post)

Scammers rush to capitalize on the AI bandwagon with get-rich-quick schemes

Jak Connor | Artificial Intelligence | Feb 6, 2023 5:02 AM CST

The rise of artificial intelligence is happening right now, and hustlers have already jumped on the bandwagon to push services such as ChatGPT as a way to get rich quick.

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OpenAI released ChatGPT to the public in November last year, and since then, the AI has taken the world by storm, going viral on almost every social media platform and making numerous headlines across multiple prominent publications. While the technology behind ChatGPT is limited to its relatively small data set (compared to the data set that is coming in the next iteration of ChatGPT), its capabilities are still very impressive. ChatGPT being openly available has given the power of digital automation to the public, which has led to users suspecting that the emergence of AI will disrupt many industries around the world.

The unquestionable power of AI and the demonstrations provided by ChatGPT has garnered the attention of hustle culture, or people that create content that informs other people on how to make money. The Verge has reported several instances of hustlers claiming that ChatGPT is "one of the craziest softwares I've ever seen on planet Earth, and you can become a millionaire just using ChatGPT, I guarantee you", and "If you start today, you could literally have a million-dollar course creation business by this time next year."

Continue reading: Scammers rush to capitalize on the AI bandwagon with get-rich-quick schemes (full post)

Microsoft accidentally lets ChatGPT go live on its Bing search engine

Jak Connor | Artificial Intelligence | Feb 6, 2023 4:34 AM CST

Microsoft is reportedly moving to integrate OpenAI's viral sensation ChatGPT into its very own search engine, Bing.

A student and designer, Owen Yin, took to Twitter on February 4 to reveal screenshots of the new Bing search engine that he says just appeared when he loaded up his Microsoft Edge browser that is set to Bing. Yin says he "didn't do anything to find it," and only after a couple of minutes of him using it stopped working.

The designer explained his experience with the updated Bing in a Medium blog post where he noted that the typical Bing search engine was replaced by a chat box that read "ask it anything!" and allowed the user to enter 1,000 characters or less.

Continue reading: Microsoft accidentally lets ChatGPT go live on its Bing search engine (full post)

Scientists left confused at vortex spotted spawning in around Sun's north pole

Jak Connor | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Feb 6, 2023 4:04 AM CST

Scientists are sharing a new level of both excitement and confusion at the vortex that just formed near the north pole of the sun.

Space weather forecaster Tamitha Skov took to Twitter to share video footage captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which showcases a large filament of solar plasma snapping off of the sun's surface and forming a vortex that moved towards the sun's north pole. According to Skov, there are large implications for this event as it could unlock a deeper understanding of the sun's atmospheric dynamics close to its poles, a region that currently isn't very well understood.

Other scientists, such as Scott McIntosh, a solar physicist and deputy director at the National Centre for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, spoke to space.com and said that he has never seen a vortex quite like this and that research suggests that this event occurs once every 11 years. Notably, the vortex happened at the sun's exact 55-degree latitudes, and while scientists know that it happens once every 11 years, they don't know why it happens or the driving force behind it.

Continue reading: Scientists left confused at vortex spotted spawning in around Sun's north pole (full post)

Officials confirm the US has attacked a Chinese 'spy' balloon

Jak Connor | Business, Financial & Legal | Feb 6, 2023 3:33 AM CST

The US government has successfully shot down a Chinese "spy balloon" that was passing over strategic American military facilities.

American military fired missiles at the balloon on Saturday as it was flying approximately 60,000 feet above sea level six nautical miles off the shore in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Reports indicate that the balloon measured about three school buses in length and that US President Joe Biden gave the approval to bring the balloon down above water and not land to avoid any potential danger to Americans.

Notably, the Federal Aviation Administration (FDA) and Coast Guard cleared the potential landing site for the destroyed balloon before it was brought down. An F22 pilot was given the all-clear to fire a missile at the balloon. Many spectators saw the collision, and according to reports, the beaches in the surrounding region significantly increased in activity as people attempted to piece together what was going on.

Continue reading: Officials confirm the US has attacked a Chinese 'spy' balloon (full post)

Scientists successfully clone 'super cows' that produce a weird amount of milk

Jak Connor | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Feb 6, 2023 3:02 AM CST

A team of researchers has successfully cloned three "super cows" that are capable of producing nearly double the amount of milk than a typical dairy cow.

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According to an article written in the Chinese state-run publication Global Times, a group of scientists from the Northwest University of Agricultural and Forestry Science and Technology has cloned three "super cows". The researchers report that three new calves have been born through surrogacy, the first was on December 30 and weighed 120 pounds, requiring cesarean section due to its immense size. So, why are they "super cows"?

What makes these cows "super" is that they originate from the Holstein Friesian breed that can be traced back to the Netherlands. These cows can produce as much as 18 tons of milk per year, or 100 tons of milk, throughout their lifetime. In comparison, only five in 10,000 cows have a chance at producing 100 tons of milk in their lifetime, and in most cases, it's discovered later in the cow's life that they have achieved this level of production, making breeding these "super cows" particularly difficult.

Continue reading: Scientists successfully clone 'super cows' that produce a weird amount of milk (full post)

TweakTown just broke the PCMark 10 Extended Benchmark world record

Kosta Andreadis | CPU, APU & Chipsets | Feb 5, 2023 10:27 PM CST

Chalk another one up on the board for TweakTown, as our very own Senior Hardware Editor has broken the PCMark 10 Extended Benchmark world record with an overall score of 18,101 - which, in case you're wondering, wasn't easy to pull off. It required some of the best hardware across CPU, GPU, RAM, and SSD storage - all tweaked and configured to perfection.

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PCMark 10 isn't limited to GPU and gaming performance; it measures your entire PC. And with that, it's as much about the CPU, storage, and memory as the GeForce RTX 4090 found inside. On that front, Joh Coulter's World Record rig runs a Zotac-branded NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 with an average clock frequency of 2,703 MHz.

Where it gets exciting is the rest of the build-a water-cooled Intel Core i9-13900KS CPU with an average clock frequency of 6.3 GHz. A built-for-overclocking GIGABYTE Z790 AORUS TACHYON motherboard tweaked and configured to deliver performance. TeamGroup 7200 DDR5 memory at an eye-watering 8000 MT/s CL34.

Continue reading: TweakTown just broke the PCMark 10 Extended Benchmark world record (full post)

ASUS is offering cash for old GPUs when you buy a new RTX 4080 or RTX 4070 Ti

Kosta Andreadis | Video Cards & GPUs | Feb 5, 2023 9:32 PM CST

ASUS is rolling out a GPU trade-in program in the UK where you can hand in your old NVIDIA or AMD graphics card for a discount towards a brand-new GeForce RTX 4070 Ti or RTX 4080 GPU. The promotion is live now, will end on March 17, 2023, and isn't something we've seen before. At least, I haven't.

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Typically, second-hand GPUs are on-sold to friends of a friend or a workmate. Or put up on Facebook Marketplace or another auction platform. And with that, even though the amounts and cash-back offered by ASUS might not be up there with second-hand pricing, it covers pretty much every major GPU release for the past several years - and is an excellent little all-around promotion. So yeah, we'd love this to make its way to the US or Australia.

Continue reading: ASUS is offering cash for old GPUs when you buy a new RTX 4080 or RTX 4070 Ti (full post)

Rumored GeForce RTX 4060 GPU with AD106 GPU benchmarked, on par with RTX 3070 Ti

Kosta Andreadis | Video Cards & GPUs | Feb 5, 2023 8:32 PM CST

NVIDIA's AD106 chip from its new Ada Lovelace GPU range is rumored to power the GeForce RTX 4060 graphics card, which has yet to be formally revealed. According to a new listing and 3DMark benchmark results (via Chiphell), the AD106 GPU from NVIDIA boasts 4608 CUDA Cores, a 2535 MHz boost clock, a 128-bit memory bus, and a power rating of only 180W.

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3DMark results for a new NVIDIA GeForce RTX AD106 GPU (Source: Harukaze5719)

The benchmark results compare the chip to GA104 (the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti) and TU104 (the older GeForce RTX 20 Series). And based on the results, it looks either faster or slower than the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti, depending on the test. DirectX 12 and raytracing look to be the clear winner. Still, the big takeaway is that the generational jump means that the level of performance for the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060's AD106 will be RTX 3070 Ti at around 27% less power.

Continue reading: Rumored GeForce RTX 4060 GPU with AD106 GPU benchmarked, on par with RTX 3070 Ti (full post)

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