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AMD 4700S PC desktop kit reveal: partially disabled Xbox Series X APU

Anthony Garreffa | CPU, APU & Chipsets | Thu, May 13 2021 12:28 AM CDT

It wasn't too long ago that the AMD 4700S PC Desktop Kit was spotted online, and now it's out in the wild in some markets at least -- and someone has taken some pictures of the motherboard

The pictures were posted on Twitter by "DISCLOSUZEN" but the CPU cooler wasn't removed, so we don't have a juicy shot of the chip itself. They are the first pictures of the AMD 4700S PC Desktop Kit, with the AMD 4700S processor based on the Zen 2 architecture and packing 8 cores and 16 threads at up to 4GHz.

AMD also has 16GB of GDDR6 memory on its 4700S processor, which should be on the back of the motherboard and under what looks to be a custom heat sink. There's a PCIe 3.0 x16 slot for a discrete GPU, which makes sense given that AMD has most likely disabled the integrated GPU, or it defective and thus, disabled anyway.

Continue reading: AMD 4700S PC desktop kit reveal: partially disabled Xbox Series X APU (full post)

Dell's refreshed XPS 17: Tiger Lake-H CPU, up to 64GB RAM and 4TB SSD

Anthony Garreffa | Laptops | Wed, May 12 2021 11:28 PM CDT

Dell has refreshed its XPS 15 and XPS 17 gaming notebooks with Intel's new 11th Gen Core "Tiger Lake-H" processors, with the flagship XPS 17 packing some serious specs.

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The new Dell XPS 17 can be configured with 4 different Intel 11th Gen Core CPUs: the flagship Core i9-11980HK, Core i9-11900H, Core i7-11800H, or Core i5-11400H processor. You can tweak the XPS 17 with up to 64GB of DDR4-3200 RAM, and up to 4TB of PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSD storage.

On the GPU side of things, there are two options for the Dell XPS 17: NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3060 or GeForce RTX 3050 as well as the integrated GPU on the processor.

Continue reading: Dell's refreshed XPS 17: Tiger Lake-H CPU, up to 64GB RAM and 4TB SSD (full post)

AMD Radeon RX 6600, RX 6600 XT teased: Navi 23 GPU + 8GB GDDR6

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Wed, May 12 2021 10:48 PM CDT

AMD recently released its Radeon RX 6700 XT graphics card but it's not finished filling out its RDNA 2 family of Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards.

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We've had earlier teases of the Radeon RX 6600 series through AIDA64 and GPU-Z updates and early support given to the new cards, we now have some new leaks on the Radeon RX 6600 XT and RX 6600 cards from Chiphell. New information on AMD engineering samples teases the Radeon RX 6600 XT with its Navi 23 GPU and 2048 Stream Processors.

AMD will have the cut-down Navi 23 inside of the Radeon RX 6600, with the non-XT version probably packing 1792 Stream Processors while both cards will have 8GB of GDDR6 memory on a 128-bit memory interface. We should expect AMD to reveal the Radeon RX 6600 series cards in the next couple of months, with rumors of a Q2 2021 launch.

Continue reading: AMD Radeon RX 6600, RX 6600 XT teased: Navi 23 GPU + 8GB GDDR6 (full post)

Semiconductors in America Coalition formed to fight tech shortages

Anthony Garreffa | Business, Financial & Legal | Wed, May 12 2021 10:19 PM CDT

A new alliance of powerful US tech companies has joined forces to create the Semiconductors in America Coalition (SIAC) which has urged US congressional leaders to secure $50 billion for the CHIPS for America Act.

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The Semiconductors in America Coalition has pushed congressional leaders to secure $50 billion in funding for US-based chip manufacturing incentives and research initiatives. SIAC says that its mission is to "advance federal policies that promote semiconductor manufacturing and research in the U.S. to strengthen America's economy, national security, and critical infrastructure".

The CHIPS for America Act legislation may have been enacted earlier this year, but the funds are not flowing -- something Intel has voiced its opinion on with the Biden administration recently. SIAC's first actions included a letter to congressional leaders to support this legislation, and fully fund the $50 billion asked for in the CHIPS for America Act.

Continue reading: Semiconductors in America Coalition formed to fight tech shortages (full post)

ASUS ROG Strix LC Radeon RX 6900 XT TOP Edition announced

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Wed, May 12 2021 9:31 PM CDT

ASUS has joined the growing crowd of AIB partners releasing new Radeon RX 6900 XT graphics cards using pre-binned Navi 21 XTXH GPUs from AMD. Introducing the ASUS ROG Strix LC Radeon RX 6900 XT TOP Edition graphics card:

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You can see here that ASUS is liquid cooling the ROG Strix LC Radeon RX 6900 XT TOP Edition, with a dual-slot design and 240mm AIO cooler. ASUS has a game clock of 2375MHz for the card, up from the 2365MHz on the "OC Edition" of the ROG Strix Radeon RX 6900 XT. Boost clocks are at 2525MHz on the ROG Strix LC Radeon RX 6900 XT TOP Edition, up 150MHz from the 2375MHz on the original card.

The full-coverage cold plate will keep that Navi 21 XTXH humming away on its TSMC 7nm node and 16GB of GDDR6 memory nice and cool, with a blower-style fan on the card joined by dual fans on the 240mm AIO radiator. I wouldn't expect the card to be cheap when it's released, and I doubt there will be many available worldwide.

Continue reading: ASUS ROG Strix LC Radeon RX 6900 XT TOP Edition announced (full post)

MSI lists the new GeForce RTX 3080 Ti on its website a little early

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Wed, May 12 2021 8:49 PM CDT

We all know NVIDIA is about to launch its new GeForce RTX 3080 Ti graphics card, even if the company doesn't want to make it look like it's about to drop another GeForce RTX 30 series card -- and now MSI has made it just a bit more official before launch.

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We've already seen the card listed around the world for between $1300 and $2250 online, as well as the you're-stupid-if-you-pay-it $3500+ for the MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Ti SUPRIM X graphics card in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). But now, now MSI itself was caught with a filter on its own website that adds the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti to the pile.

NVIDIA will be announcing its new GeForce RTX 3080 Ti on May 29 at this stage, with a launch in June -- meanwhile, MSI will have its new custom GeForce RTX 3080 Ti SUPRIM X graphics card shipping in June... even though the card is obviously shipping to distributors and retailers right now considering you can buy it in some markets already.

Continue reading: MSI lists the new GeForce RTX 3080 Ti on its website a little early (full post)

AI powered photo realistic textures tease how amazing GTA 6 could look

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Wed, May 12 2021 8:08 PM CDT

Anyone that has been gaming for 20+ years will have lived through so many promises that photorealistic graphics were right around the corner... well, with the advancements of AI and a team of researchers at Intel... we're closer than ever before. Check this out:

A team working out of the Intel Intelligence Systems Lab, which is a division that is wholly dedicated to researching all things artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and robotics at Intel. The authors behind the new piece wrote in their introduction to the research article:

"Photorealism has been the goal for video game graphics for half a century and recent advances in the world of artificial intelligence allow for better".

The team used modified images from GTAstar and then fed homegrown AI with the Cityscape database which is filled with countless pictures of a real-world urban environment in Germany. The results well and truly speak for themselves, as the AI then pulls apart the images within GTA and sorting them into multiple "layers".

Continue reading: AI powered photo realistic textures tease how amazing GTA 6 could look (full post)

AORUS 17X gaming laptop: Core i9-11980HK, GeForce RTX 3080 + 300Hz LCD

Anthony Garreffa | Laptops | Wed, May 12 2021 7:44 PM CDT

GIGABYTE unveiled a new family of laptops powered by Intel's just-introduced 11th Gen Core "Tiger Lake-H" processors, with the flagship Core i9-11980HK used inside of the new flagship AORUS 17X gaming laptop.

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The new AORUS 17X gaming laptop not only packs Intel's new Core i9-11980HK processor, but NVIDIA's super-fast GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU with 16GB of GDDR6 memory, and a 17.3-inch IPS display with a native 1080p resolution and super-fast esports-ready 300Hz refresh rate.

But the thing is, that the flagship AORUS 17X gaming laptop is only here for a "limited return" says GIGABYTE -- packing a Vapor Chamber cooler that the company says boosts the cooling capacity of the AORUS 17X gaming laptop by 37%.

Continue reading: AORUS 17X gaming laptop: Core i9-11980HK, GeForce RTX 3080 + 300Hz LCD (full post)

Elon Musk stops Bitcoin payments for Tesla, cites mining energy costs

Jak Connor | Cryptocurrency & Mining | Wed, May 12 2021 7:15 PM CDT

Back at the end of March, Elon Musk announced that Tesla are accepting Bitcoin (BTC) as payment for vehicles, but now Musk has suspended BTC payments for his car company.

In a recent Twitter post on Musk's official Twitter account, Musk revealed that Tesla has "suspended vehicle purchases using Bitcoin". The image, as seen above, showcases that Tesla is concerned about the rapidly increasing use of fossil fuels for Bitcoin mining and transactions. Musk also states in the image that "cryptocurrency is a good idea on many levels" and that Tesla "believe it has a promising future, but this cannot come at a great cost to the environment".

Additionally, Musk says that Tesla won't be selling any of its Bitcoin holdings, and that the company still intends to use the currency for transactions "as soon as mining transitions to more sustainable energy". What is probably the most interesting part of the post is that Musk says that "we are also looking at other cryptocurrencies that use <1% of Bitcoin's energy/transaction".

Continue reading: Elon Musk stops Bitcoin payments for Tesla, cites mining energy costs (full post)

Intel Arctic Sound Xe-HP 2T GPU teased: 7680 cores, 32GB of HBM2e VRAM

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Wed, May 12 2021 7:05 PM CDT

We have got our first proper look at Intel's upcoming Xe-HP GPU for data centers, with Igor Wallosek and an exclusive look at Intel's multi-tiled GPU. The pictures were shared to Igor from internal Intel slides, and were upscaled using AI software.

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The new Intel Xe-HP architecture that we have more details on here packs more Execution Units (EUs) than previously rumors have stated. We have our first proper look at the Intel Arctic Sound 2T and Intel Arctic Sound 1T GPUs with the Arctic Sound 2T being a 2-tile GPU and the Arctic Sound 1T being a 1-tile GPU... pretty obvious, but let's break it down.

Above, we have the Intel Arctic Sound 2T which is a dual-tile Intel Xe-HP with 480 EUs per tile for a total of 7680 shader units (but this still isn't the full 8192 shader units we could expect). Intel is using 32GB of super-fast HBM2e memory and has a 300W TDP on the Arctic Sound 2T GPU. You will need a single 8-pin EPS connector here.

Continue reading: Intel Arctic Sound Xe-HP 2T GPU teased: 7680 cores, 32GB of HBM2e VRAM (full post)

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