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MAXSUN is Producing a Desktop Motherboard for Intel with a Soldered Alder Lake Mobile CPU

China-based manufacturer Meterstone, owned by MAXSUN, is no stranger to producing a wide array of computer hardware. From graphics cards to motherboards, the brand has ample experience in this space and has been making both Intel and AMD motherboards for a while. MAXSUN/Meterstone is likely a foreign name to Westerners…

AMD Planning to Release Radeon RX 6300 Desktop GPU Exclusively for OEMs

AMD currently has two different RDNA 2 graphics cards based on the Navi 24 GPU in their lineup, the RX 6400 and RX 6500 XT. While the latter is aimed specifically at the mainstream gaming market targeting the entry-level segment, the RX 6400 was originally meant to be an OEM-only…

Intel May Have Just Leaked the Specs of Its Own GPU Through Its New Graphics Management Software

Last week, Intel unveiled the first phase of its Arc A-Series Graphics to the world in the form of discrete mobile GPUs powering various laptops. At the event, Intel also launched a new all-in-one software hub for its Arc and Iris-Xe GPUs called “Arc Control“. This was basically Intel’s answer…

Intel Launches Arc Control All-in-One GPU Management Software for Arc and Iris-Xe GPUs

Intel Arc Alchemist is finally here. Debuting first on mobile, Arc GPUs will be available in laptops starting from today with many more to come as the days go along. But Intel didn’t just unveil a bunch of new GPU hardware today. At the launch event for its Arc mobile…

Intel Unveils Five New Arc Alchemist Mobile GPUs Coming to Laptops Starting at $899: Launch Event Detailed

After countless leaks, reports, and months of speculation, Arc Alchemist is finally here. Intel just wrapped up its launch event for Arc Alchemist laptop GPUs and there’s a lot to unpack. This was the first event dedicated to Arc Alchemist and it was used to introduce the mobile variants of…

Voice Messages in WhatsApp Get a Big Overhaul With New Features

Voice messages have really caught on recently, and according to WhatsApp, users on their platform share on an average seven billion voice messages daily. Voice messages have made it quick and easy for people to have more expressive conversations. Showing emotion or excitement through voice is more natural than text,…

It Has Finally Begun: Google Play Has Started Identifying the Vanced Manager as A Harmful App

YouTube Vanced officially shut down its operations on March 14, 2022 and left the world with a message that basically told them to make the best use of these last precious moments. Even though the Vanced project had shut down due to legal pressure from Google, the app itself did…

COLORFUL Announces GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Graphics Cards with An Insane 510W Maximum TDP

A few weeks ago, Videocardz broke the news that the RTX 3090 Ti, NVIDIA’s upcoming elusive flagship GPU, would launch on March 29th with day-and-date reviews and sales going live alongside. Well, fast forward to today, it’s 29th March and NVIDIA has just officially launched the RTX 3090 Ti. Add-in…

Sony Announces Massive Changes to PlayStation Plus with Three New Subscription Tiers Merging PlayStation Now with PlayStation Plus

Back in December of last year, we first heard the early rumblings about a potential Game Pass competitor in the works at Sony. Codenamed “Spartacus“, the service was initially leaked by Bloomberg‘s Jason Schrier as an upgraded version of the existing PlayStation Plus subscription but with multiple tiers. This new…

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti is Only 5-10% Faster Than RTX 3090 While Being Dangerously Close to 500W TGP

NVIDIA‘s upcoming BFGPU, the RTX 3090 Ti, is the company’s newest flagship discrete desktop graphics card, a testament to the groundbreaking developments made in graphical fidelity over the past few years. The RTX 3090 Ti is different enough from the standard RTX 3090 that it has warranted its own special…

Intel Core i9-12900KS Pre-Binned 5.5Ghz Alder Lake CPU Launching on April 5th

Intel announced the Core i9-12900KS back at CES 2022 where it showed off the processor to feature an insane 5.5Ghz factory boost clock. It was touted as a special edition processor, with the maximum boost clock being the very thing constituting that. Otherwise, it was identical to a standard Core…

PlayStation 5 Will Get Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) Support in the Coming Months, Confirms Sony

Variable Refresh Rate is a technological solution developed mainly to combat screen tearing and stuttering in games. When the refresh rate of your monitor does not match the FPS your GPU is pumping out, it can create visible artifacts that happen due to a frame being pushed out of the…

Intel Teases Arc Alchemist Laptop GPUs as March 30th Launch Event Inches Closer

After months upon months of patient waiting and speculation, Intel is finally days away from unveiling its first-ever discrete graphics solution on March 30th. Intel’s Arc Alchemist series of GPUs is set to enter the market and shake it up in a big way by challenging the established players. Even…

How to Sign Up for the Upcoming Overwatch 2 Beta

Overwatch took the entire multiplayer shooter genre by storm upon its original release in 2016. Its growth was lightning fast among casual and competitive players alike due to its fun yet competitive nature, which also helped create entire eSports leagues around the game. But the new content and balance changes…

[Exclusive] Realme C31 Full Specifications and Renders Revealed

Realme is preparing to launch a new budget smartphone under the C Series branding – the Realme C31. It will be a successor to the Realme C21, which debuted last year in March. Realme C31 has already been certified by NBTC and FCC, revealing key specs about the phone. Also…

New Windows 11 Preview Build Features Deeper Android Integration with Your Phone App Update

Microsoft has recently released another Windows Insider preview build to the dev channel. Windows 11 Preview Build 22579 brings a host of improvements and some new features like multi-touch gestures and the option to exclude removable USB drives from BitLocker encryption. You can read about the significant changes below, or…

The RDNA 2 GPU Inside Samsung’s Exynos 2200 SoC Might be More Similar to the Steam Deck APU Than You Think

It’s been a few weeks since the Samsung Galaxy S22 series has hit the shelves. After months on months of speculating about AMD’s secretive collab with Samsung on the Exynos 2200 SoC, we finally got the end product and it was alright to say the least. The Xclipse 920 didn’t…

Apple’s New M1 Ultra SoC is Nearly 3 Times Bigger Than an AMD Ryzen CPU But Still Falls Behind Performance Claims

Apple recently revealed the newest addition to their M1 lineup of in-house silicon, the M1 Ultra. Announced as part of the “Peak Performance“, where it was unveiled to be powering the latest and greatest SFF desktop solution from Apple, the M1 Ultra SoC inside the Mac Studio is a beast.…

Blender 3.1 Comes with Many New Features, Focuses on Performance

Blender 3.1 arrives just three month after the launch of the latest version of the libre 3D design software reference; Blender 3.0. You can read about the significant new additions below. The Cycles Rendering System In this new version of Blender 3.1 that presents, it is pointed out that a…

Mysterious “DG2MB” Product Spotted on Intel’s Ark Database: An Intel Motherboard with Arc Alchemist GPU?

Over on Intel’s private Ark database that is only visible to certain partners with an NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement), an unusual new entry has been spotted by Igor’s Lab. For those unaware, Intel actually has two different Ark databases under its belt, one that’s public and can be accessed by anyone…

AMD Officially Confirms Ryzen 7 5800X3D Cannot Be Overclocked

Ryzen 7 5800X3D is an 8-core, 16-thread CPU with a base clock of 3.4Ghz and a maximum boost clock of 4.5Ghz. The chip has an insane 96MB of L3 Cache, thanks to the 3D V-Cache technology that allows AMD to stack this extra memory on top of the Zen3 cores…

Say Goodbye to Netflix Password Sharing as the Streaming Giant Focuses Crackdowns on Shared Accounts

Password sharing has been synonymous with Netflix ever since the streaming service has existed. Many users buy the subscription and lend out the password to their friends or family so that they can also watch on the same account. So far, this has been a relatively harmless practice as this…

Intel Acquires Linutronix, a Company that Handles the RT Linux Kernel Branch

For several years, Intel launched a project related to the Linux kernel. Since then, until now there has not been a lot of information about it; and a few thought that Intel had left it on the side. But the reality is that the company has plans to make progress.…

Xiaomi Flagship 12 Series Smartphones Launch Globally Starting at Just $649

Xiaomi has finally launched its flagship series for the year, including 3 phones: Xiaomi 12 Pro, Xiaomi 12, and Xiaomi 12X. The phones feature an overall improvement from last year, with regards to the camera setup, SoC and a few other things. Design wise, there’s little change from last year,…

[Exclusive] HONOR Magic4 Lite 5G Renders, Full Specs and Price Leaked!

HONOR has recently launched their 2022 flagship smartphones, the HONOR Magic4 Series at MWC 2022. The series consists of two models, HONOR Magic4 and HONOR Magic4 Pro. Both devices share the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, Main  and Ultra Wide lens. However the Pro variants gets an edge over…