Tag: Gaming hardware

SSDs expected to drop below 10 cents per GB by the end of the year
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SSDs expected to drop below 10 cents per GB by the end of the year

The cost of one gigabyte of NAND flash is expected to drop below 10 cents before the end of the year, according to new market research. The NAND flash industry is experiencing a period of rapid change, price correction, competition, and oversupply in 2019, which some may describe as the perfect storm. Lucky for us gamers, all this turbulence has led to dramatic price drops on some of the best SSDs for gaming. read more

Toshiba’s new algorithm, and a fistful of GPUs, can outpace a quantum computer
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Toshiba’s new algorithm, and a fistful of GPUs, can outpace a quantum computer

Toshiba’s Corporate Research and Development Center has spearheaded a major breakthrough in combinatorial optimisation. Bear with me here. The new algorithm drastically increases the ability of classical PCs to tackle large-scale problems such as drug development, financing, and identifying efficient solutions for traversing the world. Sound familiar? Those are tasks often deemed so complex they require a computer of the quantum variety to be completed at any speed. read more

Use your gaming PC to solve the mysteries of the universe with BlackHoles@Home
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Use your gaming PC to solve the mysteries of the universe with [email protected]

[email protected] doesn’t really sound like the sort of thing that you might want to invite into your own abode, but West Virginia University’s new initiative is aiming to recruit you to help it learn as much as digitally possible about black holes. Or, more specifically, it wants to recruit your PC… when you’re not otherwise engaged in battling royally, managing football teams, or generally gaming like a frickin’ hero. read more

Major OEMs “sourcing alternative CPUs from AMD” to counter Intel slump
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Major OEMs “sourcing alternative CPUs from AMD” to counter Intel slump

The numbers are in: global PC shipments have continued to decline in 2019, with the best from Lenovo, HP, and Dell failing to pull sales from their current downward trajectory. And while that’s not great news for AMD or Intel, there’s a silver lining for the former. To try and ease at least some of the supply constraints from Intel, the major PC OEMs have started looking for alternatives – landing right into AMD’s lap. read more

Sniff dragons, zombies, and electricity in VR with this multisensory mask
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Sniff dragons, zombies, and electricity in VR with this multisensory mask

Feelreal is offering gamers a chance to “smell a digital world” with its multisensory VR mask. And yes, it’s April 3, no bamboozle… maybe. I’m not entirely sure. The Brooklyn-based company has announced it will be taking to crowdfunding platform Kickstarter to fund its facial apparatus on April 9, with early adopters managing to net themselves a 33% discount off the device’s $299 price tag. read more