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Check out this new Battlefield 2042 gameplay, new Specialists teased

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Sun, Oct 24 2021 10:43 PM CDT

Now that the Battlefield 2042 Open Beta has been wound down, DICE has been more open about how the beta went and the feedback from the community -- as well as unveiling 5 new Specialists for Battlefield 2042. Check them out:

Battlefield 2042's new Specialists include Navin Rao (Recon class), Santiago 'Dozer' Espinoza (Assault class), Emma 'Sundance' Rosier (Assault class), Ji- Soo Paik (Recon class), and Constantin 'Angel' Anghel (Support class). As for the Battlefield 2042 Open Beta, DICE explained that it was branched from the main development one of Battlefield 2042 back in August.

This should mean the final version of Battlefield 2042 will be in a much better state, given there will have been many months of work on the code and optimization. NVIDIA's magical DLSS technology will be in the final version, ramping up performance for those who want the frames, or quality for those who want higher fidelity graphics. EA DICE has also made some other major changes in Battlefield 2042, which they've talked about.

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Intel Core i5-12600K mid-range CPU shines again in new benchmarks

Anthony Garreffa | CPU, APU & Chipsets | Sun, Oct 24 2021 10:07 PM CDT

Intel's new mid-range Core i5-12600K processor should be one of the more interesting CPUs in the next-gen Alder Lake family of processors, with new benchmarks showing off some CPU-Z results.

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The new Core i5-12600K "Alder Lake" CPU scored 746 points in the single-threaded test, and 7058 in the multi-threaded test -- this is boosted higher when the 12600K is overclocked, resulting in 79X and 72XX but those exact numbers are blurred out.

When benchmarked against the current-gen flagship Core i9-11900K, the new mid-range Core i5-12600K beats it -- 682 in single-core for the 11900K and 746 for the 12600K. Moving onto multi-threaded: the 11900K scores 6563 versus the 12600K with 7058.

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ADATA's new XPG DDR5 RAM used in OC world record: DDR5-8118 speeds

Anthony Garreffa | RAM | Sun, Oct 24 2021 9:34 PM CDT

ADATA has broken an overclocking record with next-gen DDR5 memory, with ADATA's in-house XPG DDR5 memory the first to be overclocked to DDR5-8118 speeds.

The company promised that it would be launching new DDR5-8400 memory in the future, but it wouldn't be with the first batches of DDR5 memory releases. However, just before the release of Intel's new Alder Lake and Z690 platform which has support for PCIe 5.0 and DDR5 technologies, ADATA has pushed its DDR5 to 8118 MT/s.

ADATA's own in-house XPG Overclocking Lab (XOCL) overclocked ADATA's upcoming DDR5 memory to 8118 MT/s which wins XPG the award of the first DRAM provider to hit this milestone using DDR5 memory.

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Intel Arc Alchemist pricing: 'premium' GPU could cost $800 or so

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Sun, Oct 24 2021 8:51 PM CDT

Intel is still at least 6 months away from releasing its Xe-based Arc Alchemist graphics card, but with no idea on pricing, we have to go by their competitors' hyper-inflated alternate-reality GPU pricing that we are having to, unfortunately, get used to.

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Anyway, Intel's new Arc Alchemist GPU pricing was teased during the Xe-HPG Scavenger Hunt, where prizes in the scavenger hunt include 2 x graphics cards based on the "Premium" and "Performance" tiers of Intel's new Arc graphics cards. These cards are priced with an estimated value of $800 and $600, which gives us an idea of MSRP pricing for at least 2 of Intel's upcoming Arc GPUs.

Intel's new flagship Arc Alchemist GPU is expected to pack 512 Execution Units and 4096 Shading Units, joined by 16GB of GDDR6 memory on a 256-bit memory bus and GPU clocks of around 2.2GHz to 2.5GHz and a 225-250W TDP. We should see the premium Intel GPU it's eluding to here in the Xe-HPG Scavenger Hunt to be the Intel Arc a170, while the Performance tier GPU would be the Arc a150.

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NVIDIA's flagship CMP crypto mining GPU now available, costs $4695

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Sun, Oct 24 2021 8:21 PM CDT

If you want the craziest crypto mining GPU then you should have your sights, and credit card, set on NVIDIA's new flagship CMP 170HX.

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NVIDIA's new CMP (or Crypto Mining Processor) range is led by the flagship CMP 170HX, which has just popped up for sale by Dubai retailer Vipera, which has 238 of NVIDIA's new CMP 170HX crypto mining GPUs in stock and costs $4695. NVIDIA's flagship CMP 170HX was also spotted on a Yahoo auction in Japan, where it was even more expensive: $5285.

Inside, the NVIDIA CMP 170HX has a GPU built on the 7nm process, 4480 CUDA cores, 280 TMUs, and 128 ROPs. There's 8GB of HBM2e memory on a 4096-bit memory bus, with an insane 1.493TB/sec of memory bandwidth. But when it comes to crypto mining, the NVIDIA CMP 170HX is a beast that offers 164MH/s of ETH mining performance, all from a single GPU.

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GIGABYTE's next-gen AORUS DDR5-5200 kit teased, ready for Alder Lake

Anthony Garreffa | RAM | Sun, Oct 24 2021 7:44 PM CDT

We can almost smell the Alder Lake CPU, next-gen PCIe 5.0 and next-gen DDR5 silicon from here... with GIGABYTE preparing some new AORUS DDR5 gaming RAM.

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The new AORUS DDR5-5200 non-RGB memory kit has been spotted, with our friends at VideoCardz doing their leaking thing and showing us the new AORUS DDR5-5200 non-RGB RAM. The kit we have here today is the overclocked DDR5-5200 kit, with 32GB on offer with dual 16GB DDR5-5200 sticks.

AORUS will have support for Intel XMP 3.0 profile which will roll out on Intel's next-gen Z690 chipset, and the various Z690 motherboards. I'm sure GIGABYTE is wanting you to buy their new AORUS Z690 EXTREME motherboard for their new AORUS DDR5-5200 RAM, with the new AORUS Z690 EXTREME motherboard featuring an interesting little cover for the DDR5 RAM.

Continue reading: GIGABYTE's next-gen AORUS DDR5-5200 kit teased, ready for Alder Lake (full post)

Shina Ibu crypto price plummets 27% after Elon Musk says he holds none

Anthony Garreffa | Cryptocurrency & Mining | Sun, Oct 24 2021 7:43 PM CDT

The price of Dogecoin cryptocurrency competitor Shina Ibu has only skyrocketed for the last couple of weeks, but now Elon Musk pulled the price of Shina Ibu down by 27% with a single tweet.

Musk was asked by @ShibaInuHodler on Twitter if he had any Shiba Inu himself, to which Musk simply tweeted back "none" and the price of Shiba Inu started to drop. $shib dropped from $0.000004484 to around $0.00003823 at the time of writing -- but the price of Shina Inu dipped right down into $0.00003472 after Musk's tweet.

I mean sure, Shina Ibu has dropped post-tweet from Musk but the crypto is up a freaking insane amount over the last few weeks, months, and year. Shina Ibu is still at beyond all-time-high price, after skyrocketing from $0.000006905 in May 2021 to $0.00003823 at the time of writing -- a 35,000,000% increase.

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AMD Instinct MI250X accelerator: MCM GPU, 128GB HBM2e, 500W TDP

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Sun, Oct 24 2021 7:08 PM CDT

AMD is working on some next-generation Instinct accelerators with the new MI250 and MI250X, which will both be based on the new Aldebaran GPU and the new CDNA 2 architecture.

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Well, we have some new details on the new Aldebaran GPU and the MI250X which will feature an MCM GPU (multi-chip module) with 110 Compute Units (CUs) and a huge 128GB of super-fast HBM2e memory. The news is coming from leaker ExecutableFix on Twitter.

AMD's new Instinct MI250X will have its MCM GPUs made on the 7nm process node by TSMC and offer GPU clocks of up to 1.7GHz and some truly crazy compute performance numbers. We're looking at 383 TFLOPs of FP16 compute performance, which is compared to the 185 TFLOPs of the previous-gen CDNA 1-based Instinct MI100 accelerator.

Continue reading: AMD Instinct MI250X accelerator: MCM GPU, 128GB HBM2e, 500W TDP (full post)

Intel Core i9-12900HK mobile CPU performance: see ya, Apple, AMD

Anthony Garreffa | CPU, APU & Chipsets | Sun, Oct 24 2021 6:33 PM CDT

Intel might have everyone excited about its next-gen Alder Lake CPUs on the desktop, but the mobile Alder Lake CPUs are going to be very interesting as well -- especially in a world joined by Apple's enthusiast-class M1 Max SoC that was just announced.

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We now have some new numbers on Intel's new Alder Lake mobile CPU from our friends at Wccftech, where it smashes Apple's new M1 Max SoC, its own Core i9-11980HK mobile processor, and the Zen 3-based Ryzen 9 5980HX processor in Geekbench.

But with the first-ever benchmarks of Intel Alder Lake Mobility CPUs, at least in the Core i9-12900HK processor, thanks to Wccftech we can see even Apple's new M1 Max SoC is a force to be reckoned with. The M1 Max beats the Core i9-11980HK and Ryzen 9 5980HX processors, but the new Core i9-12800HK is on top (and so it should be). Apple will win on power efficiency, however.

Continue reading: Intel Core i9-12900HK mobile CPU performance: see ya, Apple, AMD (full post)

Apple's new M1 Max: laptop SoC plays more 8K streams than 28-core CPU

Anthony Garreffa | CPU, APU & Chipsets | Sun, Oct 24 2021 6:07 PM CDT

Apple has really stepped it up with its next-gen M1 Max SoC that will power its new MacBook Pro laptops, with the new SoC being a game-changer for on-the-go video editing and graphics work.

In a new podcast, Apple executives talked about new MacBook Pro laptops are beating desktop-based Apple MacPro systems with far bigger, more core-laden CPUs. Apple has debuted new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro laptops with M1 Pro and M1 Max SoCs, both offering desktop-beating performance.

Apple MacPro Product Line Manager, Shruti Ladea, as well as Luke Tristram, talked about the new M1 Pro and M1 Max SoCs on the podcast. Haldea explained: "One thing that is true about this architecture is that it delivers extraordinary performance, and so there are cases in which the M1 Max chip outdoes what Mac Pro can do".

Continue reading: Apple's new M1 Max: laptop SoC plays more 8K streams than 28-core CPU (full post)

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