ASUS recently teased its GeForce RTX 4060 Ti DUAL SSD graphics card with an M.2 slot on the back, but now the team at ASUS have been toying with it... using the M.2 slot to make a GeForce RTX 4090 act as an external GPU, as well as throwing a Gen5 M.2 SSD inside and rocking huge speeds through the GPU.
We've got ASUS China Product Manager, Tony Yu, playing with the ASUS RTX 4060 Ti DUAL SSD... where he not only used the aforementioned RTX 4090 as an external GPU, but plugged in both a Gen4 and Gen5 M.2 SSD into the back side of the GPU and ran some storage tests... with some rather surprising results, I've got to admit.
The Crucial T700 Gen5 SSD was installed into the M.2 slot, because ASUS has tweaked the PCB and included a Gen5 connector on the card. The RTX 4060 Ti itself uses the Gen4 standard, but the M.2 slot on the back is ready to rock and roll with those 12GB/sec+ glorious speeds that only Gen5 can do. With the Crucial T700 Gen5 4TB SSD installed, ASUS proudly showed off an incredible 12.4GB/sec reads, and 11.7GB/sec writes... all from the back of its RTX 4060 Ti DUAL SSD graphics card.
Intellivision delivers unwelcome news to investors regarding its Amico console.
The Intellivision Amico still hasn't begun mass production, and now the company says that it must raise more capital in order to start manufacturing its family-friendly console. The system was originally announced in 2020 during a time of rampant growth in gaming, but the industry is now rubber-banding the opposite way, leading to significant spending shrinkage and mass layoffs.
"Our ability to begin manufacturing Amico consoles in volume requires securing additional investment," Intellivision CEO Phil Adams said in the update.
TeamGroup has just released its new T-FORCE SIREN GD120S AIO Cooler, which is exactly what it sounds like: a new AIO cooler for your SSD, which will keep even the fastest Gen5 SSDs cool.
The new T-FORCE SIREN GD120S AIO Cooler is a unique all-in-one liquid cooling solution for PCIe 2280 SSDs that uses exclusive patented technology, with the SSD water block fitting perfectly with M.2 2280 SSDs that provides next-level cooling, allowing super-fast SSDs to maintain huge transfer speeds without throttling due to thermals.
This is perfect for new, super-fast Gen5 SSDs... TeamGroup tested its SIREN GD120 on a PCIe 5.0 SSD that was able to stay under 54C even during heavy loads. TeamGroup explains its new T-FORCE SIREN GD120S AIO SSD Cooler, saying it "boasts excellent cooling performance by equipping the precision aluminum alloy dual-tube water blocks with double-layered thermal pads, which allow the SSD controller chip and IC to be tightly affixed to the copper base of the cooler. The pump utilizes a ceramic shaft design and three silent motors to achieve silent, highly efficient, and stable liquid cooling".
Sabrent is celebrating Black Friday by putting sale stickers on a bunch of its products, where you could've scored yourself 65% off a huge 4TB Rocket 4 Plus Gen4 SSD... but now Sabrent has kicked off even more sales on their website.
We're talking about everything from USB-C multi-card readers, the wicked little Rocket nano XTRM external SSD, through to USB-C and Thunderbolt 4 hubs. Starting with the USB-C multi-card reader, which is now $20 off, down to $60 from its original price of $80 while the Rocket nano XTRM external SSD enjoys a chunkier $40 off, bringing its original price of $170 down to only $130 for Black Friday.
The most you can save on Sabrent's website with these deals is $60 off on the Thunderbolt 4 KVM switch, dropped from its original price of $300 and now just $240 for Black Friday, while a multi-port USB-C hub drops $10 from $30 to $20. There are some unique Sabrent products up for sale here, with a USB-C hub that packs a 6-port dock and M.2 SSD slot for $60, down $20 from its original price of $80.
Two of Nintendo's must-play Switch games are on sale for Black Friday, and you can grab both for just $80.
Black Friday 2023 could be one of the record books. We're seeing some of the year's biggest AAA games drop to $29.99, and even some rare discounts on Nintendo titles, which are notorious for hardly ever going on sale. If you're a Switch gamer, you can grab two of the most epic adventure games ever made for a cool $80, which is little more than today's base prices for new games.
Walmart has both games of the newer The Legend of Zelda duology for a combined $80. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has been reduced from $69.99 to $49.99, a -28% discount, whereas The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been reduced to just $29.99, offering a -50% discount.
Walmart has fantastic deals on some of Rockstar's best games across all console generations.
But what about the games? You can snag two must-play Rockstar titles for just $30 with Walmart's Black Friday games sale. Both Red Dead Redemption 2 and Grand Theft Auto V have been discounted to just $15 each across all platforms, so now is the perfect time to jump in and try them out if you haven't already (with 190 million copies sold worldwide, odds are you've probably played GTA V at some point, though).
Keeping your files in the cloud is a great way to make sure that you always have access to them when you need them. It's also possible to use that cloud storage as a kind of way to back up your data, although it's important to remember that anything that syncs isn't strictly backup. Regardless, encrypting that data is important and now Mac owners have another option for storing their data online.
Proton Drive launched on the web a few months back and then launched mobile and Windows versions of its apps. Until now, the encrypted cloud storage service was only available to Mac users when they visited the Proton Drive website, but that's all changed with the launch of a proper Mac app for the first time.
The new app means that Proton Drive is now properly multi-platform and that's good news for people who want to rely on it because it means they can access their data in more ways. The new Mac app is now available for download and promises full encryption of files and folders by default. It gives users 1GB of data storage for free with additional options for those who need extra capacity. Plans start at $4 per month for 200GB of storage and versioning is available on each file for up to 10 years, which is handy should something go awry.
OnePlus has already confirmed that it plans to announce a big new update to its phone lineup to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the company. For that celebration we can expect the OnePlus 12 to be announced, likely bringing an end to the big flagship phone unveiling for 2023. Now, a new leak appears to have given us a good look at what that phone will look like in terms of what colors buyers will be able to choose from.
The leak comes courtesy of what appears to be three teasers posted to the X social network after originating on Weibo, the Chinese social network that is often the source of these kinds of things. The teasers show three different colors in the form of white, black, and a rather lovely green.
OnePlus is set to unveil the OnePlus 12 at an event in China on December 4, with leaks suggesting that we can expect a global launch in January 2024. That means that we won't have to wait too long not only to see what OnePlus has in store but also get our hands on it in countries beyond China's borders.
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A former Rockstar North developer, Obbe Vermeij, who worked as a technical director on the iconic Grand Theft Auto III, among other early GTA titles up to and including Grand Theft Auto IV, has removed several posts from his blog at the request of Rockstar North.
The posts offered candid insights into the development studio, including the fact that the GTA 3 was prototyped on the Sega Dreamcast and little nuggets like how the team toyed with developing a zombie action game set in Scottland following the release of Grand Theft Auto Vice City called "Z." According to Obbe Vermeij, these posts were removed to protect the "Rockstar mystique."
"This blog isn't important enough to me to piss off my former colleagues in Edinburgh, so I'm winding it down," he writes. Adding, "I would love for Rockstar to open up about the development of the trilogy themselves, but it doesn't look like that's going to happen anytime soon."