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TSMC pumps $25 billion into 5nm node, expected in 2020

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 12 hours, 2 mins ago

TSMC has announced that its exciting 7nm node production has entered production, with the company also announcing that it will be investing $25 billion into 5nm node technology.




The company has been talking and developing 5nm node technology since early 2016, with its eyes on a launch in 2020, and now it is putting its money where its mouth is. Reuters reports: "Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd, a supplier to Apple Inc, said on Thursday it expects to invest $25 billion in 5-nanometer node technology".


Apple should be interested in TSMC's focus on 5nm as they've been using TSMC for chip production for years now. TSMC is also forward-looking to 2022, when we should expect 3nm to pop its head out of the super-small chip production.

TSMC ramps 7nm production: new GPUs, AI, crypto chips coming

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 13 hours, 4 mins ago

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, otherwise known as TSMC, has announced that commercial production of 7nm chip has started. TSMC also teased that the newer 5nm node will enter mass production by the end of 2019, or early-2020.




The news comes directly from TSMC boss CC Wei, with DigiTimes reporting: "The ramp-up of 7nm chip output will boost TSMC's overall production capacity to 12 million 12-inch equivalent wafers in 2018, up 9% from 10.5 million units in 2017, Wei indicated, without elaborating on specific orders and customers".


DigiTimes continued: "TSMC will tape out more than 50 chip designs with its 7nm process technology by the end of 2018, Wei said. AI, GPU and cryptocurrency applications take up the majority of the tape-outs, followed by 5G and application processors. TSMC will also start taping out chips built using an enhanced 7nm node with EUV in the second half of 2018, Wei noted. The foundry expects to move the node to risk production in the third quarter".

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Yawn: Intel Z390 chipset rumored to be rebadged Z370

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Motherboards | Posted: 14 hours, 20 mins ago

Intel is expected to launch its new Z390 chipset in the near future, but according to the latest rumors the 'new' Z390 chipset won't be so new after all... and will reportedly be a rebadged Z370 chipset.




Right now, all of Intel's current 300-series chipsets are made on the 14nm node, except for the Z370. It was expected that the refreshed Z390 chipset would be made on 14nm, but with Intel having a million troubles right now - 10nm node is busted, their CEO resigned just a few days ago - things are changing.


Z390 will reportedly not be made on the 14nm node but will be on the same 22nm node as the current Z370 chipset. This means we won't see native support for USB 3.1 Gen 2 and other technologies that would've made it into the 14nm-based Z390, so there will be third-party controllers used by motherboard makers instead.


While we won't see 14nm used for Z390, it'll give an edge to motherboard makers to make their 'new' Z390 motherboards stand out from the competition. The Z390 chipset will launch alongside Intel's new Coffee Lake-S based 8C/16T processor that should arrive in the form of the Core i7-8900K.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 1000 rumors: 16GB RAM in a smartphone

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 15 hours, 19 mins ago

Qualcomm continues to make leaps and bounds with its Snapdragon platform, with one of the highlights of 2018 being their new Always Connected PCs running Windows 10. But in the CPU department, Qualcomm can't beat Intel right now in brute performance, but what about Snapdragon 1000?




Snapdragon 1000 is the purported name of Qualcomm's next-gen Snapdragon flagship chip, and should have a radical TDP, performance, and feature set that will blow other SoCs out of the water. According to WinFuture, Snapdragon 1000 will have a die size that is much bigger than traditional smartphone and tablet SoCs.


This means the Snapdragon 1000 could be as big as Intel's processors, which would be an interesting change for Qualcomm. Snapdragon 1000 is currently being tested, with support for up to 16GB of LPDDR4X memory, 2 x 128GB UFS 2.1 memory modules which will provide up to 256GB of internal storage. There's even purported support for Gigabit WLAN, meaning the next wave of Always Connected PCs could lead Qualcomm down an entirely new, and very exciting path.

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Pre-order Super Smash Bros. Ultimate/GameCube Controller now

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 9 hours ago

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has become available to pre-order on the Nintendo UK website, also available to to pre-order is the official Super Smash Bros. Ultimate GameCube Controller.




The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate listing on the Nintendo UK Store has revealed the price for the title, if you want to already secure a copy of the newest Smash game its gonna set you back £59.99. The listing has also revealed the price-tag for the GameCube controller, only coming in at £24.99 players that wish to use this controller will also have to grab a GameCube Controller Adapter for £17.99.


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be released on the 7th of December 2018, for further information regarding the upcoming release visit the official Super Smash Bros. website here.

Hollow Knight for Switch, Gods & Glory free DLC details

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 10 hours ago

Team Cherry have taken to Reddit to perform an AMA with the Nintendo Switch community, the AMA has revealed additional details to when we can expect the following free DLC Gods & Glory.




Team Cherry have taken to the Nintendo Switch subreddit to answer questions from the community. Questions ranged from fans asking how about lore for certain characters, when we can expect the next DLC and if Hollow Knight could be implemented into the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a DLC character.


According to the Reddit post, Team Cherry is now back in their home town of Adelaide Australia and is "working hard on Hollow Knight's final content pack, Gods & Glory" it is expected that this free DLC pack will be released in the "coming months on all platforms and will be free for everyone who owns the game." If you are interested in anymore information regarding Team Cherry's Hollow Knight please visit their website here.

Resident Evil 2 remake PC requirements announced

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 14 hours ago

PC specs for the newly announced Resident Evil 2 remake (REmake) have popped up on Steam, and they're not demanding at all.




One of the best tidbits of this year's E3 2018 was the official Resident Evil 2 remake showcase during Sony's briefing. Powered by Capcom's new higher-end REngine technology used in Resident Evil 7, the remake should look and play great on consoles and PC alike with fluid FPS, although the latter gets a break with hardware requirements.


The PC specs for RE2 Remake are actually quite feasible: minimum requirements include an Intel i5-4460, 8GB of RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 whereas the recommended specs are bumped up to an Intel i7-3770, 8GB of RAM, and an GeForce GTX 1060.

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Gears of War 5 on PC scales incredibly well, up to 120FPS

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 16 hours ago

The Coalition is making the next Gears of War something special not just for Xbox gamers, where the developer has said it's aiming for 4K 60FPS on the beefed-up Xbox One X, but it'll be magical on the PC, too.




The developer has said that the PC version of Gears of War 5 was "built from the ground up for PC" and that it'll scale incredibly well. The Coalition boss Rod Fergusson explained: "You'll be able to max it to quite high. It's still reasonably early, but we can usually get to 120fps. It's obviously going to matter what hardware you're using to get that-but it'll be able to scale up that high, (if) the hardware can push it".


Gears of War 5 is expected in 2019 for Xbox consoles, and the PC.

Red Dead Redemption 2 may come to PC

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 18 hours ago

Red Dead Redemption 2 may actually come to PC after all...but not at launch.




We've known for a while now that Red Dead Redemption 2 will release first on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles--after all the game was built from scratch for the current generation and aims to squeeze power from the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro--but now a bit of evidence suggests the sequel-that's-a-prequel will come to PC too.


According to a Rockstar employee's LinkedIn bio, who shall remain anonymous in our coverage, mentions they worked on three flavors of Red Dead Redemption 2: "Xbox 1, PS4, and PC". Both Rockstar Games and its parent company Take-Two Interactive have been mum about a PC release date, and the general consensus is that RDR2 will jump to PC a year or two after consoles (similar to GTA V). Nothing has been confirmed thus far, however.

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Windows 10 Pro OEM CD-KEY Global, just $12.32

By: TweakTown Dealzon | More News: Operating Systems | Posted: 2 days, 1 hour ago

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