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Some AMD Zen 2 CPUs finally get defenses against Zenbleed security flaw – and it’s about time

Some AMD Zen 2 chips have still not had an important security patch, but this appears to be finally happening, at least for those with MSI motherboards, who are now receiving a firmware update to patch against Zenbleed attacks.This is a BIOS update which comes with AMD’s AM4 AGESA 1.2.0.Ca that packs mitigations against Zenbleed.…

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Intel gives consumers advice on high-end Core i9 CPUs that are crashing – and it’s about time

Intel has finally come forward with a statement regarding the problems with its high-end 13th-gen and 14th-gen processors that are experiencing stability issues and crashing while gaming for some CPU owners.Didn’t Intel already release an official statement? Not for consumers – we’ve just heard the chatter relayed to hardware partners – but now, we have…

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Intel’s next-gen Arrow Lake CPUs are already on sale – but you shouldn’t buy one of these illegal chips

Intel’s Arrow Lake processors are already on sale, it seems – well, kind of, or at least pre-release samples of the silicon are being sold illegally.As you’re doubtless aware, Arrow Lake is Intel’s next-gen range of desktop chips that won’t be out until much later in 2024 (or indeed 2025), but so-called engineering samples –…

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Intel issues new guidelines to motherboard partners for crashing i9s

Intel has issued new guidelines for its motherboard partners regarding the continued problems around crashing Intel Core i9 13th and 14th Gen processors. As reported by Tom’s Hardware, the new guidelines issued by Intel have been enforced to combat the stability issues of its high-end chipsets. Crucially, the chipset manufacturer has doubled-down that it’s not blaming…

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Gigabyte’s heavy-handed fix for Intel Core i9 CPU instability drops performance to Core i7 levels in some cases – but don’t panic yet

Gigabyte is the latest motherboard maker to respond to the problems around Intel’s Core i9 processors crashing with PC games, but it seems like the company may have overreacted in its efforts to cure these stability issues.The BIOS update Gigabyte has deployed tackles the specter of crashing by dropping certain power limits, the problem being…

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MSI goes full Team Green, declaring it’s ‘focused’ on Nvidia RTX graphics cards, with AMD models now vanishing from shelves

MSI is focusing pretty much on Nvidia’s graphics cards, it would seem, and has more or less stopped making AMD GPUs.Or at least the amount of MSI’s Radeon graphics cards on shelves has dwindled considerably, to the point where it’s been noticed by several sources – one of which contacted MSI and got an official…

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AMD’s RDNA 4 graphics cards could use much slower memory than Nvidia’s next-gen GPUs – but that might be a good sign (kind of)

AMD could use much slower video RAM than Nvidia when it comes to next-gen graphics cards, a new rumor contends.This one is from regular leaker Kepler on X (formerly Twitter), who posted a very brief snippet to the effect that with RX 8000 graphics cards, AMD will only use GDDR6 VRAM running at 18Gbps –…

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SK hynix Tube T31 Stick SSD Review: Bridging Solution Springs A Surprise

SK hynix is one of the few vertically integrated manufacturers in the flash-based storage market (along with Samsung, Micron / Crucial, Western Digital, and Kioxia). The company is well-established in the OEM market. A few years back, they also started exploring direct end-user products. Internal SSDs (starting with the Gold S31 and Gold P31) were…

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The best SSD in the world? Phony Samsung drive has jaw-dropping specs at a bargain price, and yes – it’s a fake

A fake piece of tech has popped up showing that it pays to be very careful about product names – and also that if an SSD looks very much too good to be true, it almost certainly is.This is the case of a product on AliExpress called a ‘1080 Pro SSD’ which you might, at…

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Hard drives could be about to get more expensive – and we have AI to blame

Here’s some bad news for those looking at buying a new hard drive – prices are about to rise, by the looks of things.And that holds true even for consumer hard drives, even though this news – which comes via a report from analyst firm TrendForce – relates to large capacity hard drives in the…

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