Deepcool CH510 Mesh Digital Mid-Tower Chassis Review

Deepcool CH510 Mesh Digital Mid-Tower Chassis Review

Deepcool's CH510 Mesh Digital mid-tower computer case gets put under the spotlight as Ryan dives in and tells us all about its interesting features.

GALAX launches its beefy and over-the-top 666W RTX 4090 HOF Edition for $2579

Kosta Andreadis | Video Cards & GPUs | Jan 26, 2023 9:31 PM CST

The GALAX GeForce RTX 4090 HOF (Hall of Fame) might be the most powerful version of the most powerful GPU on the planet. Rocking dual 16-pin '12VHPWR' power connectors, and a huge 666W power limit, it also features a robust 28+4 phase power design.

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GALAX's new GeForce RTX 4090 HOF OC Lab graphics card (source: GALAX)

A 4.3-inch full-color LCD panel dubbed the "HOF Panel III" can also display system info and play videos, which is cool but probably unnecessary. All of this is wrapped up in a physical design that is more eyebrow-raising and gaudy than something you'd call sleek or stylish.

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AMD post makes the Radeon RX 6000 RDNA 2 generation look like better value

Kosta Andreadis | Video Cards & GPUs | Jan 26, 2023 8:27 PM CST

A new AMD article titled "Never a Better Time to Upgrade with Radeon Graphics" outlines the reasons to choose either an AMD Radeon RX 7000 or 6000 Series graphics card but ends up making RDNA 3 cards like the Radeon RX 7900 XT look like poor choices.

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4K performance on AMD Radeon GPUs across six games

The pricing surrounding the new flagship GPUs from AMD and NVIDIA has been one of the most talked about parts of the next generation of PC gaming tech. Especially when it comes to the models that sit right below the top - the GeForce RTX 4080 and the Radeon RX 7900 XT.

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Sony unveils two new Walkman players, the iconic 1980s device still going strong

Kosta Andreadis | Audio, Sound & Speakers | Jan 26, 2023 7:59 PM CST

The Sony Walkman is an iconic music player dating back to 1979 when it quickly became a phenomenon thanks to being able to listen to music on the go - on cassette tapes. So much so that back in the day, portable cassette players were referred to as Walkmans even though that was explicitly Sony branding.

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Sony Walkman NW-ZX707 (USD 899.99)

With the arrival of CDs, it stepped aside for the fresh-on-the-scene Discman and disappeared as the Apple iPod became the portable music player of choice in the digital age. Fast forward to 2023, and the Sony Walkman is now a premium portable music player, as seen in the new NW-ZX707 (USD 899.99) and NW-A306 (USD 349.99) models.

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Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 brings Mini LED and TV tech to a 43-inch 4K display

Kosta Andreadis | Displays & Projectors | Jan 26, 2023 7:02 PM CST

Mini LED is the next big thing in display technology and is the next significant advancement in LCD tech. It improves backlighting by adding thousands of lighting zones, offering a brighter image for things like HDR and superior viewing angles compared to other displays.

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The new Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 (G70NC)

Samsung's Odyssey Neo G7 (G70NC) is the company's first flat Mini-LED model for its Odyssey range, with a large 43-inch 4K 144Hz screen that includes VESA Display HDR 600 and HDR 10+ certification. Plus, AMD FreeSync Premium Pro for smooth variable refresh rate (VRR) action.

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DirectStorage causes a 10% performance hit on the RTX 4090 in Forspoken

Kosta Andreadis | Video Cards & GPUs | Jan 26, 2023 6:32 PM CST

Microsoft's DirectStorage technology brings lightning-fast loading times to PC games, with near-instantaneous gaming similar to what we saw when the PlayStation 5 launched. How it works is that it uses the GPU for asset decompression, which dramatically improves loading. And it requires a modern M.2 SSD to work. Forspoken, from Square Enix, is the first game to use the DirectX technology on PC, and German publication PC Games Hardware has been checking it out to see what effect it might have on in-game performance and frame rates.

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Source: PC Games Hardware

For the GeForce RTX 4090, you're looking at a 10% drop in overall frame rates when comparing a standard SATA SSD without DirectStorage enabled to it running on an M.2 SSD. An average FPS of 83.2 compared to 75.3/74.4. Interestingly the 1% lows aren't affected, which means that the overall performance was smooth despite the lower average.

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Xbox is finally beating PlayStation, but only in one way

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Jan 26, 2023 11:36 AM CST

Microsoft's latest performance metrics clearly illustrate that it has successfully expanded onto multiple platforms and devices.

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Xbox isn't just a console any more. Microsoft's gaming brand is now an ecosystem of services and content delivered over all kinds of devices including consoles, Windows PCs, mobile phones, tablets, laptops, and games can even be delivered directly to smart TVs via the cloud. Microsoft has a vision to grow Xbox's reach to every digital platform to transform everyday consumers into gamers.

Microsoft's latest Q2 FY2023 report has confirmed this plan is working well. Very well, in fact. In the earnings call, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella revealed an incredibly important bit of data to investors regarding the Xbox brand. The Xbox ecosystem now has 120 million monthly active users, which means this many people are engaged with the Xbox ecosystem across the myriad devices where it is available. Xbox is finally beating PlayStation MAUs...but there's some critical context needed with this info.

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Creators behind ChatGPT respond to the AI chatbot going absolutely viral

Jak Connor | Artificial Intelligence | Jan 26, 2023 6:03 AM CST

The explosion of artificial intelligence systems can be traced back to a few different AI projects, but one, in particular, is certainly leading the charge for the next evolution of technology, and that is OpenAI's ChatGPT.

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In a new interview with Fortune, executives at OpenAI revealed the AI chatbot is much more popular than they initially anticipated. For context, ChatGPT managed to gain more than a million users just within the first five days of it being available to the public. The AI chatbot even has sometimes to force newly joined users to wait in a queue as the site is at capacity. This, of course, depends on the time of day its being accessed.

OpenAI co-founder and president Greg Brockman spoke to Fortune and admitted that he didn't even know if ChatGPT was going to work. OpenAI's chief technology officer, Mira Murati, told the magazine that "this was definitely surprising." Notably, the decision to release ChatGPT to the public was one that was made to overcome hurdles in its development. Brockman said that artificial intelligence was released to the public because the company's initial effort into creating chatbots that are experts in specific areas didn't work out.

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Elon Musk makes big admission during trial over his infamous Tesla tweet

Jak Connor | Business, Financial & Legal | Jan 26, 2023 5:35 AM CST

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has defended his 2018 tweets in court about having secured funding for taking Tesla private.

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Tesla shareholders filed a lawsuit against Musk over his 2018 tweet where he wrote he was considering taking Tesla private at $420, followed by the now-infamous text "funding secured". Additionally, Musk replied to the initial tweet by writing that Tesla shareholders could either sell at $420 or hold shares and go private. These tweets caused extreme volatility in Tesla's share prices, which was followed by a lawsuit from Tesla shareholders that believe Musk should be held accountable for any damages caused by the tweets.

Now, Musk is appearing in a San Francisco courtroom to defend his tweets and provide the reasoning behind them. The Tesla CEO explained the tweets weren't a gag or a joke, as he had received verbal confirmation that Yasir Al-Rumayyan, the governor of Saudi Arabia's Private Investment Fund, backed the idea. Additionally, Musk claimed that Al-Rumayyan also spoke to then-Tesla Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Sam Teller and said that Saudi investors were "committed" and would do "whatever it took" to take Tesla private.

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NASA confirms its James Webb Space Telescope has glitched

Jak Connor | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Jan 26, 2023 5:04 AM CST

NASA has confirmed that the world's most powerful space telescope has experienced a glitch that caused an instrument to time out.

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The space agency took to its blog to announce that the James Webb Space Telescope's Near Infrared Imager and Slitless Spectrograph (NIRISS) experienced a communications delay that resulted in flight software engaging a safety time out. For those that don't know, Webb was launched in December 2021 after lengthy development that was plagued with delays and increasing expenditure. However, the next-generation space telescope made it to its destination at Lagrange point 2, where it began scientific operations in July 2022.

The space telescope is already making waves in the scientific community and beyond with its images of the cosmos and planetary inspection capabilities. As for the NIRISS instrument, NASA writes that since the glitch was detected, the instrument has been put out of operation, but there is no indication of any damage to any of the hardware. Furthermore, NASA writes that the observatory as a whole and any other instruments onboard are in good health.

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NASA's rover finds something surprising with the atmosphere on Mars

Jak Connor | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Jan 26, 2023 4:32 AM CST

NASA's Perseverance rover has been tracking the changes in Mars' atmosphere for the past 250 sols, or Martian days. The acquired data has been released in the rovers first detailed weather report.

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Perseverance is equipped with several sensors, cameras and sensitive instruments which are all designed to gather to most accurate details about the conditions of the Red Planet. NASA's rover has been exploring Mars since it landed in the Jezero Crater in early 2021. Since then the rover has taken several samples of martian rock which will eventually be transported back to Earth for further analysis.

Many researchers are excited about the coming samples as they are set to undoubtedly unlock more in-depth knowledge about the geology of our red neighbor. This information will then be used to reduce the overall risk humans will endure when we begin our colonization. Perseverance for the past 250 sols, which are about 40 minutes longer than one 24-hour Earth day, has been collecting data on the pressure and temperature of Mars.

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