NVIDIA AIB MAKER SENDS BACK 300,000 ASICS

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An unidentified Taiwanese AIB maker has been reported to have send back some 300,000 GPU chips to NVIDIA as the demand for video cards has collapsed. We suspect the chips are Pascal parts. Digital coin prices have fallen considerably making them unprofitable so demand for new hardware has dried up faster than an ice cube …

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SOCKET AM4 BIOS LIMITATIONS

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Some AMD AM4 motherboard makers are griping that the current UEFI BIOS is close to 16MB. Larger 32MB chips are more expensive. Motherboard makers are loath to use more expensive components. Some point to CPU microcode which is inaccurate. The microcode is resident on the CPU itself, the BIOS is a set of functions the …

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STEAM CLIENT IMAGES

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The Steam client is not much more than a glorified browser. Steam could make it a lot faster if they saved images instead of wasting bandwidth by downloading them over and over. This makes the client app slower than molasses when the internet is bogged down. The profligate waste of bandwidth is a problem for …

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FAKE HARDWARE SURFACING IN THRIFT STORES

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After flooding the market with fake PSU, RAM and video cards, now we see some of this garbage being sold in thrift stores. This means unskilled people end up with this junk and often cannot figure out what the problems are. Such damage caused by greed who cannot figure out how to earn legitimate income. …

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SAMSUNG INFRINGED PATENT: LOSING $400 MILLION

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A court in Texas as found Samsung violated a patent owned by a South Korean University. This was posted after the markets closed on Friday, June 15, 2018. The  KAIST IP US patent concerns the FinFET designed used by Intel, AMD, Qualcomm and others. Samsung, unlike the others, did not license the patent and instead …

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MOTHERBOARDS FEATURING U.2 CONNECTIONS?

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So far we have not seen any native U.2 (SFF-8639) connectors for SSD drives on consumer motherboards but we are hopeful somebody will put 2 of them on a motherboard so that extreme SSD drives like the Intel 750 in 2½” 15mm form factor can be installed. The Intel 750 is also available as a …

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KILCOUNT

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Kilcount was released on June 15, 2018 by Beatrice who also developed the game. Kilcount is a is a sci-fi comedy game. Gameplay is relatively basic with conversation and exploration. Players have a possibility of five different scenarios that lead to different ending. As a player modes besides an item, the spacebar activates the description. Sometimes …

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WINDOWS STORE GAMES

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We have noticed a lot of games we have in Steam are now listed in the Windows Store. Browsing the store we found a vastly larger number of games available. We suspect that Microsoft wants to ramp up the Windows 10 platform for gaming as many of the games are free like the ones seen …

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CVE-2018-3665

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Just when you thought all the faults were found, here we go again. This time it’s the FPU that is affected. System software may utilize the Lazy FP state restore technique to delay the restoring of state until an instruction operating on that state is actually executed by the new process. Systems using Intel® Core-based …

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WITH ALL THE CPU FAULTS…..

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As our regulars have noted, CPU faults galore have surfaced in recent months with problems called Spectre and Meltdown. Fixes have been released to protect systems from CPU architectural problems. Security researchers with Israel-based CTS-Labs, have discovered a thirteen security vulnerabilities for systems based on AMD Zen processors. The thirteen new exploits are broadly classified …

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WINDOWS 10 KB4284835

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Windows 10 KB4284835 applies to Windows 10 version 1803. A reboot will be needed to install this update. partially fixes CVE-2018-3639 but not enabled by default. Fix some problems with the obsolete Internet Explorer Fixed an issue with some games that do not show properly on interlaced displays Fixed some brightness problems with laptops Fixed …

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LUST FOR DARKNESS

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Lust for Darkness was released on June 12, 2018 by Movie Games and PlayWay. The game was developed by Movie Games Lunarium. Lust for Darkness is an adult horror adventure game. Lust for Darkness is a psychological horror of seeking satisfaction on the border of two intertwining worlds. An intriguing plot with erotic and occult themes guides the …

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INTEL TRIES AGAIN WITH A GPU

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After the fiasco of the 740 GPU several years ago, Intel is looking to get into the discrete GPU business. Their press release said their first product will be available in 2020. Intel hired former AMD and Apple GPU boss Raja Koduri in 2017 and he has helped Intel improve the integrated hardware considerably. Now …

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I7-8086K CPU

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Intel has launched a new i7-8086K for the Coffee Lake Z270 motherboard. The CPU has 6 cores with hyperthreading and it has the 630 integrated graphics with 24 execution units. The unlocked CPU can reach 5 GHz with the turbo core and adequate cooling. The CPU was named for the 40th anniversary of the 8086 …

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WARFRAME DROPS XP SUPPORT

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Warframe was released several years ago in 2013. Now DiCE wants to update the game’s system requirements including the move to 64-bit Windows. The original system requirements called for an 8600 GT or HD 3600 which are shader model 4 cards. So Dice is dropping DX9 in favor of DX10 which is the native API …

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