Don't expect this trend to continue
FPGA achieved similar performance to a laptop CPU with a fraction of the energy and far less heat
Your wallet is going to feel a lot lighter if you upgrade
Something to look forward to: After months of leaks, Intel has finally announced its first "Raptor Lake" 13th-gen Core desktop processors alongside the new Z790 chipset. The new CPUs will compete against AMD's Ryzen 7000 series. Stay tuned for our reviews coming next month.
In a nutshell: A post-pandemic hangover is dropping demand for PC components across the board, but those negative numbers haven't appeared for monitors. The global market in that sector posted modest gains in Q2, but analysts predict hard times are ahead.
Intel swings for the mid-range fences this time
In brief: Solid-state drive prices have been dropping due to NAND oversupply for months. The trend looks particularly severe moving towards the end of 2022, and the latest reports indicate it won't let up. This year's holiday season may be an excellent time to upgrade if you're looking for a PCIe 4.0 SSD.
Or it just wants to sell transit companies on a gimmick
Modern CPUs from AMD should soon be faster on Linux-based operating systems
(Almost) same chip, higher price?
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The Ryzen 9 7950X is the new performance king and the jack of all trades, apart from maybe power consumption and pricing, of course. The Zen 4 flagship can do everything exceptionally well.
Die shrink should help Sony mitigate challenging production costs
The world is obsessed with "data"
In context: Databases are in something of a Golden Age right now. There is an immense amount of development taking place in and around the way we store and access data. The world is obsessed with "data," and while we would not call it the "new oil," our ability to manipulate and analyze data continues to advance in important ways. But at their heart, databases are fairly straightforward things – repositories of data.
Congrats! AMD-sponsored overclocker Bill Alverson, aka Sampson, won the twin records of the highest scores in Cinebench R23 and R20 for 16-core CPUs on Friday with a Ryzen 9 7950X overclocked to 6.5 GHz. His scores now also rank 37th in R23 and 88th in R20 for CPUs of any size.
The leather-clad CEO has made the same claim several times since 2017
Forward-looking: Performance information continues to flow as we close in on Intel and AMD's next-generation release dates. Both platforms are expected to significantly improve clock speed and instructions per cycle (IPC) over their predecessors. PassMark's latest single thread CPU benchmark seems to support those expectations, with Intel's 13900K sitting at the top of the charts.
In brief: Team green is releasing more information about its new Ada Lovelace graphics cards in the days since unveiling them. A new Cyberpunk 2077 demo reel showcases the potential of the RTX 4090 along with the benefits of DLSS 3, which includes more than just higher framerates.
RTX 4000 enables hardware-assisted motion interpolation
Something to look forward to: As the new Ryzen 7000 series processors reach store shelves, with RDNA 3 right behind it, AMD has fully adopted 5nm processors for their products. However, the company doesn't plan on staying at 5nm for long. Team Red intends to meet with TSMC to negotiate future 2nm and 3nm chip supplies.
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