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Intel CEO makes dire prediction about chip shortage turnaround

Intel CEO makes dire prediction about chip shortage turnaround

The current semiconductor shortage has undoubtedly frustrated a lot of people. Not only have shortages made some in-demand hardware exceedingly difficult to find, but it's even prompted manufacturers to raise prices in some cases. We've seen that happen in the GPU segment, where new NVIDIA and AMD cards are routinely priced above MSRP as manufacturers contend with supply constraints.

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Chromebooks with ARM CPU and NVIDIA RTX graphics might be in the works

Chromebooks with ARM CPU and NVIDIA RTX graphics might be in the works

Chromebooks have the stigma of being low-cost, low-power computers designed to cater to the limited needs of offices and schools. That's despite the existence of some models that rival high-end Windows laptops in specs and even in prices. One computing segment that Chromebooks still don't sufficiently address is gaming, but that could be changing soon, at least on the hardware side, thanks to NVIDIA's efforts to push its RTX technology to Arm processors.

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Amazon responds to RTX 3090 New World nightmare: How to avoid a bricked GPU [Update]

Amazon responds to RTX 3090 New World nightmare: How to avoid a bricked GPU [Update]

It's been a rough day for some unfortunate PC gamers. Amazon's upcoming MMO, New World, entered closed beta yesterday, and it didn't take long before some participants reported that the game bricked their GPUs. These weren't aging GPUs trying to run a game beyond their capability, but rather top-of-the-line RTX 3090 GPUs.

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If you have an RTX 3090, Amazon’s New World MMO could kill it [Update]

If you have an RTX 3090, Amazon’s New World MMO could kill it [Update]

Amazon's New World MMO is currently in closed beta, and that has led to a surge of interest in the game. New World launches at the end of August, so this closed beta is a chance for prospective buyers to see the mostly-finished product, and a lot of folks are taking Amazon up on its offer of beta access in exchange for pre-orders. However, if you have an RTX 3090 graphics card in your rig, you might want to sit out the New World beta for now, as there have been reports of the game bricking GPU hardware.

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Samsung Exynos with AMD GPU announcement could happen next month

Samsung Exynos with AMD GPU announcement could happen next month

The ARM processor market has definitely gotten more interesting lately after Apple jumped in with guns blazing with its M1 Silicon. Unsurprisingly, rumors point to Google preparing its own "Whitechapel" processor, for one, and Arm itself has just announced its next-gen CPU and GPU cores. However, one of this year's highlights in that space could be Samsung's processor, showing the first visible fruits of its partnership with AMD. That could finally be revealed in a few weeks with the first Exynos with AMD RDNA2 officially debuts.

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The AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT Liquid Cooled is as impressive as its name

The AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT Liquid Cooled is as impressive as its name

Graphics cards are still very difficult to find thanks to a global parts shortage combined with big demand, but that isn't stopping AMD from rolling out a new version of its top-of-the-line Radeon RX 6900 XT GPU. This new version, called the Radeon RX 6900 XT Liquid Cooled, gives away its main new feature in the name, as the GPU is outfitted with a liquid cooler that should help it boost performance over its air-cooled counterpart.

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Watch DOOM Eternal running on an NVIDIA RTX 3080 Ti

Watch DOOM Eternal running on an NVIDIA RTX 3080 Ti

While today's announcement of the RTX 3070 Ti and RTX 3080 Ti graphics cards may have been bittersweet considering the current hardware shortage, there's certainly reason to be excited about these new cards. Both cards, which are launching later this month, offer a boost in performance over their non-Ti counterparts, and now we're getting to see just how capable the 3080 Ti is with a new DOOM Eternal gameplay demo.

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The Samsung Exynos with AMD GPU is getting console RDNA 2 tech

The Samsung Exynos with AMD GPU is getting console RDNA 2 tech

Samsung and AMD are teaming up for a new Exynos mobile chipset, baking in RDNA 2 graphics that might upend the longstanding assumption that Snapdragon Galaxy phones are automatically more powerful. Samsung offers different versions of its Galaxy S and Galaxy Note flagships for different locations, in some places relying on Qualcomm's Snapdragon chipsets while other regions get Samsung's own Exynos silicon.

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti aim at gamers and creators

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti aim at gamers and creators

NVIDIA has revealed a pair of new gaming video cards this month that expands the GeForce RTX family. The flagship graphics card is the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti that launches on June 3, starting at $1199. The second of the new graphics cards is the RTX 3070 Ti, and it will launch next week, starting at $599. NVIDIA says the RTX 3080 Ti delivers "an incredible leap in performance and fidelity" and includes ray tracing, NVIDIA DLSS performance-boosting AI, NVIDIA Reflex latency-reduction tech, NVIDIA Broadcast stream features, and additional memory allowing it to perform well using popular creator applications in addition to gaming.

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AMD Radeon RX 6000M GPUs target gaming laptops with RDNA2 tech

AMD Radeon RX 6000M GPUs target gaming laptops with RDNA2 tech

After what may be considered a hibernation period for AMD, Intel's eternal rival has returned kicking and brandishing an impressive arsenal of new chips under its new Zen CPU architecture and equally new Radeon RDNA2 graphics technology. Unsurprisingly, those took aim at the desktop PC market first but now AMD is bringing the same technologies to a more mobile form factor. At this year's Computex, it unveiled not only the newest Radeon RX 6000M series of graphics chips for laptops but also a new certification program for gaming laptops to rival Intel's Evo.

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Acer Predator desktop gaming expands with RTX 30 and massive monitors

Acer Predator desktop gaming expands with RTX 30 and massive monitors

A set of new gigantic monitors and an updated set of gaming desktop machines were announced this week by Acer. In the display department, three new Acer Predator monitors came in at 28-inches (with 155Hz refresh rate overclocked), 37.5-inches (overclocked at 175Hz), and a whopping 42.5-inches. Acer's Predator Orion 3000 and Nitro 50 gaming desktop lines were given a refresh, too, with 11th Gen Intel Core desktop processors (or AMD Ryzen 5000 series desktop processors) and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs.

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Pixel 6 Google Whitechapel processor leak sounds encouraging

Pixel 6 Google Whitechapel processor leak sounds encouraging

The past two years may have been disappointing for fans and believers of Google's Pixel phones. The Pixel 4 came with high-end specs but the Project Soli-based sonar features weren't worth the costs and compromises that needed to be made to make room for it. Last year's Pixel 5, on the other hand, was anything but premium and it almost seemed like Google was heading down that path. Fortunately, that might not be the case as the "Whitechapel" Google Silicon is sounding very premium based on new leaks, which means the Pixel 6 will be as well.

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