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GIVEAWAY: TEAMGROUP T-Force VULCAN Z SATA III SLC 2TB SSD, two up for grabs!

Cameron Wilmot | Contests & Giveaways | Dec 4, 2022 8:47 PM CST

Global entry! We have teamed up with TEAMGROUP to give away two of its awesome T-Force VULCAN Z SATA III SLC 2TB SSDs to two lucky winners.

Additionally: For your chance to win SSDs, DRAM, GoPro Packages and more cool prizes from TEAMGROUP, please visit TEAMGROUP: UNITE FOR CHRISTMAS Special Giveaway! Grab your chances to be the next lucky winner until December 31st!

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  • 3D NAND best upgrade option for gaming
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3D NAND best upgrade option for gaming

Equipped with a 3D flash memory chip for a fast and seamless gaming experience superior to traditional HDDs, making it the best entry-level SSD for new gamers venturing into the world of gaming.

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GEEKOM MiniAir 11 Christmas sale - a mini PC for just $179 with $50 off code

Sponsored Content | Deals | Dec 4, 2022 8:10 PM CST

GEEKOM is celebrating Christmas this year early by offering up its MiniAir 11 small form factor computer for just an incredible $179. Normally, it sells for $229, but when applying the $50 off coupon code XMAIR11A, you will only pay $179. There's also a MiniAir 11 Special Edition kit available, which we will discuss below.

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GEEKOM's MiniAir 11 is a tiny little system weighing just 500 grams and measuring just 117 x 112 x 34.2mm. It is powered by Intel's 11th Gen Celeron N5095 (4M Cache, up to 2.90 GHz) TDP 15W processor and Intel's UHD 605 graphics. It comes installed with 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4 SO-DIMM memory modules in dual-channel mode, with upgradability up to 32GB if required. Also included is a 256GB 2280 M.2 PCIe/SATA SSD, which is upgradable to a 1TB drive.

As far as connectivity goes, you get the following assortment of ports which is impressive for such a tiny system.

  • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 port
  • 2 x USB-C ports (data only)
  • 1 x SD card reader (USB 2.0)
  • 1 x 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • 1 x RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet port
  • 1 x HDMI 1.4 port
  • 1 x Mini DisplayPort
  • 1 x DC jack
  • 1 x Power button

Continue reading: GEEKOM MiniAir 11 Christmas sale - a mini PC for just $179 with $50 off code (full post)

Apple's game-changing MR headset delayed to 2H 2023: 'software-related issues'

Apple was expected to unveil its game-changing AR/MR (augmented reality/mixed reality) headset at its own big media reveal event in January, but one of the biggest analysts in the business has said that the Apple MR headset has now been delayed.

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Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has tweeted out some new details on Apple's new MR headset, saying that it has been delayed until the second half of 2023... according to unknown "software-related issues". Ming-Chi Kuo tweeted that their latest survey indicates the mass shipment schedule of Apple's new MR headset may be delayed through to the second half of 2023 "because of software-related issues". The previous shipping estimate was aiming for Q2 2023.

The tweets continued, with Kuo explaining that the mass shipment of components is still penciled in for 1H 2023 or Q2 2023, but due to the postponed mass shipment schedule of the end product, Apple's new MR headset shipment forecast for 2023 should be less than 500,000 units... down from the market consensus of 800,000 to 1.2 million units throughout 2023.

Continue reading: Apple's game-changing MR headset delayed to 2H 2023: 'software-related issues' (full post)

Intel Core i5-13500 engineering sample CPU tested: hits 4.8GHz on one core

Anthony Garreffa | CPU, APU & Chipsets | Dec 5, 2022 11:22 PM CST

Intel's upcoming Core i5-13500 processor has been tested in engineering sample (ES) form, with the small review taking a gander at the performance, and thermal/power of the "Q8WH" engineering sample of the Core i5-13500 "Alder Lake" CPU.

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We should expect some changes in the final retail version of Intel's new Core i5-13500, as the CPU tested is an older version called ES2 -- so it's not a production sample, or is it a qualification sample. As for the CPU itself, Intel's new Core i5-13500 processor is a 14-core, 20-thread CPU based on the older Alder Lake C0 silicon.

The new CPU will be part of the non-K series which has a default TDP of just 65W, with 6 Performance cores and 8 Efficient cores -- for a total of 14 cores and 20 thread of CPU power. The leaked review of the Intel Core i5-13500 engineering sample has a CPU boost clock of up to 4.8GHz, confirmed in the review itself.

Continue reading: Intel Core i5-13500 engineering sample CPU tested: hits 4.8GHz on one core (full post)

Xiaomi to enter Mini-PC market with AMD Ryzen 7 6800H-powered Mini-PCs

Anthony Garreffa | Computer Systems | Dec 5, 2022 10:24 PM CST

Xiaomi has just teased a couple of its new small form factor (SFF) systems in Mini-PC form, with the Chinese manufacturer pushing into the Windows ecosystem with laptops for content creators and gamers already, the Mini-PC market is about to get some love.

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The Chinese manufacturing giant was expected to unveil its new Mini-PC systems during its Xiaomi Mi 13 launch event, but the event was postponed due to undisclosed circumstances, where the new SFF gaming systems were meant to be unveiled next to the next-gen high-end Mi 13 gaming smartphone.

However, the new Xiaomi Mini-PC systems were unveiled to a handful of people, which is where the photos have been leaked. Inside, there's no internal hardware in the photos, but we are to expect a tiny 100W SFF PSU. We don't know what motherboard and CPU will be inside, but we should expect either an Intel CPU or AMD CPU, and enough room for a dual-slot graphics card.

Continue reading: Xiaomi to enter Mini-PC market with AMD Ryzen 7 6800H-powered Mini-PCs (full post)

Scalpers get screwed: holding the bag with overpriced GeForce RTX 4080 cards

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards & GPUs | Dec 5, 2022 9:21 PM CST

Oh man, like anyone couldn't see this coming... but scalpers have just been screwed, buying boxes and boxes of NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 4080 graphics cards and not being able to sell them. But, the story gets worse for the scalers.

One scalper selling GeForce RTX 4080 cards at MSRP (source: Facebook)

One scalper selling GeForce RTX 4080 cards at MSRP (source: Facebook)

The overpriced NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 graphics card hasn't been well received by gamers, even though it offers some fantastic performance, the flagship GeForce RTX 4090 is a much, much better purchase. Scalpers thought they would make some quick bucks buying the cards and re-selling them, but noooope.

One of the scalpers purchased six GeForce RTX 4080 graphics cards at launch, but now that the cards are sitting at around the MSRP -- $1199 or so -- they can't get rid of them. Not only that, but Moore's Law is Dead has noticed that some of the big retailers are removing the refund option for their GeForce RTX 4080 graphics cards, so the scalpers are stuck with bags of GeForce RTX 4080 graphics cards that they probably won't be able to sell for profits.

Continue reading: Scalpers get screwed: holding the bag with overpriced GeForce RTX 4080 cards (full post)

AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX pre-orders in China arrive: costs up to $1600

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards & GPUs | Dec 5, 2022 8:28 PM CST

AMD will be unleashing its next-gen RDNA 3-based Radeon RX 7900 XTX and Radeon RX 7900 XT graphics cards on December 13, with pricing of $999 and $899, respectively. But now we have some custom models appearing in China for pre-order for much, much higher prices.

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ITHome rerpots that one Chinese outlet has listed the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX graphics card for 12999 RMB (which converts to around $1850), while the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT graphics card is listed for 999 RMB (which converts to around $1425). These prices are for AMD's own in-house Radeon RX 7900 series reference graphics cards.

Moving onto the custom models, a Chinese retailer has PowerColor's beasty Radeon RX 7900 XTX Red Devil graphics card for $1622 or so, which is a huge $622 premium over the $999 MSRP on the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX reference graphics card. It's also a chunky $230+ premium over PowerColor's second-best Radeon RX 7900 XTX Hellhound graphics card.

Continue reading: AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX pre-orders in China arrive: costs up to $1600 (full post)

PCIe 5.0 SSDs in Japan: 1TB for $400, 2TB for $800, and 4TB for $1600

Anthony Garreffa | Storage | Dec 5, 2022 7:31 PM CST

CFD Gaming teased its next-gen PCIe 5.0 SSDs earlier this year, but now Japanese retailer Kakaku has listed the 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB models on their website, with some deliciously expensive pricing.

CFD Gaming's next-gen PCIe Gen5 SSDs

CFD Gaming's next-gen PCIe Gen5 SSDs

The next-gen CFD Gaming Gen5 NVMe SSDs will cost a pretty penny, but they'll be offering some truly next-gen storage speeds of up to 10GB/sec reads and up to 9.5GB/sec writes, 1500K IOPs, and a 3-year warranty. There will be a high-end active cooler to keep it nice and chill while being offered in 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB capacities.

As for pricing, we're looking at the 1TB model costing 57420 Yen or 2830 RMB (which converts to around $400 USD), while the 2TB variant costs 114840 Yen or 5650 RMB (which converts to around $800 USD), but the monster 4TB model will cost a whopping 229680 Yen or 11300 RMB (which converts to a huge $1600 USD).

Continue reading: PCIe 5.0 SSDs in Japan: 1TB for $400, 2TB for $800, and 4TB for $1600 (full post)

ASUS confirms TUF Gaming Radeon RX 7900 XTX GPU clock speeds: up to 2615MHz

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards & GPUs | Dec 5, 2022 6:28 PM CST

ASUS has officially confirmed some specifications -- and, more importantly, the GPU clock frequencies -- of its upcoming TUF Gaming Radeon RX 7900 series graphics cards.

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The upcoming ASUS TUF Gaming Radeon RX 7900 XTX and TUF Gaming Radeon RX 7900 XT graphics cards were the first custom Radeon RX 7900 series GPUs to be unveiled a couple of weeks ago, rocking a custom 3.6-slot triple-fan design, and 3 x 8-pin PCIe power connectors.

ASUS has confirmed that its upcoming TUF Gaming Radeon RX 7900 XTX and TUF Gaming Radeon RX 7900 XT graphics cards will have a "default" and "OC" mode that can be tweaked through their in-house ASUS GPU Tweak software. You'll be able to push them further, but these are the "default" and "OC" modes that ASUS is comfortable pushing out of the box.

Continue reading: ASUS confirms TUF Gaming Radeon RX 7900 XTX GPU clock speeds: up to 2615MHz (full post)

NVIDIA: our new GeForce RTX 4090 sold out in 2 weeks, normalized by 1H 2023

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards & GPUs | Dec 5, 2022 5:41 PM CST

NVIDIA has come out discussing the successful sales of its flagship GeForce RTX 4090 "Ada Lovelace" graphics cards, saying that the company sold out of its AD102-based GeForce RTX 4090 in just a couple of weeks.

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The news is coming from NVIDIA's Chief Financial Officer, Colette Kress, who said that the company had been under-shipping gaming GPUs for a while now, something she said during the Credit Suisse 26th Annual Tech conference. The market has been filled with used GPUs from the now-kinda-dead crypto mining insanity, with prices dropping on both used and new graphics cards -- and at both retail and second-hand prices.

NVIDIA has kick-started the refresh of its older-gen GeForce RTX 30 "Ampere" series GPUs with new graphics cards based on the Ampere GPU architecture, as well as stabilizing its channel inventory and backlog. Not only that, but the company has been incentivizing sales with free games and more.

Continue reading: NVIDIA: our new GeForce RTX 4090 sold out in 2 weeks, normalized by 1H 2023 (full post)

Samsung's next-gen GDDR7 memory: 36Gbps bandwidth confirmed, uses PAM3 signaling

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards & GPUs | Dec 5, 2022 4:39 PM CST

Samsung has just confirmed its next-gen GDDR7 memory technology that will feature up to 25% more power efficiency over its GDDR6 standard and oh-so-much more.

Samsung's next-gen GDDR7 memory standard (source: Samsung + Ian Cutress)

The next-gen Samsung GDDR7 memory will feature PAM3 (Pulse-Amplitude Modulation) signaling, with 25% more efficiency over NRZ (Non-Return to Zero), which is used inside of the current-gen GDDR6 memory standard. Another huge benefit of Samsung's next-gen GDDR7 memory is it will rock bandwidth of up to 36Gbps, which is a huge jump over the 18Gbps (double) that we see inside of current-gen GPUs.

AMD's next-gen RDNA 3-based Radeon RX 7900 series GPUs will use 20Gbps GDDR6 memory, while NVIDIA is still tapping Micron's high-end GDDR6X memory across its previous-gen GeForce RTX 30 series "Ampere" GPUs and current-gen GeForce RTX 40 "Ada Lovelace" GPUs.

Continue reading: Samsung's next-gen GDDR7 memory: 36Gbps bandwidth confirmed, uses PAM3 signaling (full post)

GoDeal24 Double 12 Deals - Windows 10 Pro from $6.06 and Office 2021 from $13.05

Sponsored Content | Deals | Dec 5, 2022 4:25 PM CST

If you are frustrated because you missed Black Friday and Cyber Monday, GoDeal24 has launched the Double 12 Promotion, which is the same promotion as Black Friday, which means you can still enjoy the lowest price of Black Friday to buy genuine Microsoft Practical PC software. What is Double Twelve Promotion? Double 12 is a shopping carnival held on December 12 every year, and it can be regarded as a derivative promotion of Double 11. During the event, GoDeal24 launched various discounts to give back to consumers.

The official price of Microsoft Office 2021 Pro is $439.99. In GoDeal24's 12.12 Sales, the price of genuine Office 2021 Pro is only $24.25, saving you up to 90%. If you need to install for multiple computers or buy with friends, the Office 2021 5PCs bundle is the best deal, and you can buy it for as low as $13.05/PC.

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GoDeal24 Double 12 Deals, the best price of the year

GoDeal24 Double 12 Deals, the best price of the year

The Lowest Price of the Year! Genuine MS Office 2021 from $13.05

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