Ferrari F355 v Kia EV6: DRAG RACE - [off-topic]
05:15 PM EDT - Jul,01 2022 - post a comment
Mat's rolled up to our latest drag race in an all-electric Kia EV6, and he's going up against a Ferrari F355 to see whether a mid-level EV can match up to a supercar from the '90s!
Now you might think it's a foregone conclusion, but these cars are more evenly matched than you may think! Starting with the EV6, it's equipped with dual electric motors that can deliver 325hp & 605Nm of torque. It powers all four wheels, and it tips the scales at 2,090kg.
Then we have the Ferrari. It's a whole lot lighter than the Kia, weighing in at 1,350kg. It's also powered by a 3.5-litre naturally-aspirated V8, that's good for 380hp & 360Nm.
However, it has two potential disadvantages. For one, it only drives the rear wheels, and secondly, it's a manual! Will that prove the difference? There's only one way to find out...
Stalker - FULL MOVIE - Directed by Andrey Tarkovsky - [briefly]
05:14 PM EDT - Jul,01 2022 - post a comment
Based on the novel "Roadside Picnic" by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky. The Zone that arose on Earth for unknown reasons attracts attention with inexplicable phenomena that occur there. A rumor has spread that in the center of the Zone there is something that gives a person everything he wants. But staying in the Zone is deadly, and therefore it is strictly guarded. There, each for their own reasons, the Writer and the Professor go, the Stalker leads them to the mysterious center, feeling and understanding the Zone...
The GTX 1630 - Does This GT 1030 Successor Really Need To Exist? - [hardware]
10:12 AM EDT - Jun,30 2022 - post a comment
After a couple of delays and a relatively quiet launch, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1630 is here. The question is why? Today we're going to be checking out this entry level GPUs gaming performance. This is my GTX 1630 review, featuring the Palit GTX 1630 Dual Graphics Card.
Fractal Pop Air RGB Case Review - [hardware]
10:11 AM EDT - Jun,30 2022 - post a comment
Benchmarks include thermal comparisons vs. competitors like the Montech X3, Corsair 4000D Airflow, Lian Li Lancool 215, Phanteks P400A, and more.
Solid Hydrogen Explained (Again) - Is it the Future of Energy Storage? - [technology]
04:49 AM EDT - Jun,30 2022 - post a comment
Near the end of last year I published a video on solid hydrogen storage and it got a lot of questions, critiques, and push back from some of you. In some cases, rightfully so, and in other cases, not so much. Based on the more constructive critiques, the video focused too much on one company, Plasma Kinetics and their claims. It didn't give enough context around metal hydrides in general. In trying to simplify a pretty complex topic, I oversimplified some things, which created problems. So is solid hydrogen storage actually a thing? Is solid hydrogen currently being used? And what about Plasma Kinetics? Let's take another crack at solid hydrogen energy storage and try to address some of the shortcomings of my last video.
Arm's Next-Gen v9 Architecture Focuses on Mobile Gaming - [hardware]
01:14 PM EDT - Jun,29 2022 - post a comment
Arm has revealed 2022 Total Compute Solutions
(TCS22) its next-generation CPU and GPU designs for mobile devices including phones, with a focus on improved mobile gaming performance. All-around performance of this year's solution is up to 28% better, with up to 16% power reduction. The new second generation Armv9 CPUs are designed to improve performance, efficiency, and scalability across the board, but "especially for gaming". Complementing those are a new range of Arm GPUs for advanced 3D graphics, including a new Immortalis brand for flagship GPUs that are even more powerful than the Mali line. The Immortalis-G715 is the first Arm GPU to offer hardware-based ray tracing support on mobile, while the new Mali-G715 supports Variable Rate Shading. The new Mali-G615 improves on the Mali-G610 and rounds out the lineup. All of the new GPUs offer a 15% performance improvement compared to the previous generation. On the CPU side, the new Arm Cortex-X3 delivers "a 25% performance improvement compared to the latest Android flagship smartphone". The new Cortex-A715 replaces the A710, offering 20% better energy efficiency and 5% better performance. For context, this matches the performance of the Cortex-X1. Meanwhile, an updated Cortex-A510 "little" core offers a 5% power reduction. A newly updated DSU-110 interconnect supports 50% more CPU cores (up to 12) and supports a high number of Cortex-X3 cores. With TCS22, Arm is also introducing two new security technologies to address memory safety vulnerabilities: Asymmetric Memory Tagging Extension (MTE) and Enhanced Privileged Access Never (EPAN). Apple, Qualcomm, MediaTek, Samsung, and Google all use Arm's designs and technology as a starting point for their own processor chips that power essentially all of today's phones.
Honest Trailers - Obi-Wan Kenobi - [mobile]
05:52 AM EDT - Jun,29 2022 - post a comment
Surprised there was no commentary about how both Riva and the other inquisitor dude straight took light sabers through the chest and left for dead but miraculously walked it off like no big deal
Every RYZEN Owner NEEDS to Know THIS! - [gaming]
04:56 PM EDT - Jun,27 2022 - post a comment
Today we see how MUCH extra performance the ZEN3 Ryzen 5 5600 offers OVER the previous gen Ryzen 3600 & 3700X. The Benchmarks show an incredible performance increase especially when tuned and overclocked with Samsung B-Die RAM.
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D Delidded, Runs 10 Degrees Celsius Cooler - [hardware]
03:44 AM EDT - Jun,26 2022 - post a comment
Benchmarks for an engineering sample of Intel's upcoming 13th Gen Core "Raptor Lake" i9-13900 processor
have been published online, offering insight on how the upcoming chip might compare with one of the current Alder Lake flagships. The metrics shared by China's Expreview suggest that the Raptor Lake CPU with 8+16 core configuration will offer 20% greater multi-threaded performance than the Core i9-12900K (locked at 3.8 GHz for a fair comparison) on average, having scored considerably higher in that department in various benchmarks that include Cinebench R20 and R23. Its single-core performance falls behind that of the Core i9-12900K by around 10%, however, something that could probably be blamed on the lack of an optimized BIOS and higher TDP limit. Retail versions of the Core i9-13900 are expected to offer greater performance.
In terms of clock speeds, the Intel Core i9-13900 Raptor Lake CPU has a clock speed that's rated at 3.8 GHz. Do note that the P-Cores for this engineering sample ran at a base clock of 1.4 GHz and a max boost clock of 3.8 GHz (P-Cores) while the E-Cores were split with 2 clusters running at 2.8 GHz and the other 2 clusters running at 1.0 GHz so we can already see some inconsistency in the clock speeds. This is a Non-K 65W part so it will carry a much lower clock speed plus it is also an ES chip (engineering sample) so clocks are expected to be lower. The final chips are expected to yield clock speeds of up to 6 GHz.
Samsung's 55-Inch Odyssey Ark Curved Gaming Monitor Launching in Augu - [hardware]
07:10 AM EDT - Jun,25 2022 - post a comment
Samsung's Odyssey Ark gaming monitor will be available for purchase starting in August, according to a new report from Korean outlet ETNews. Originally announced in January during CES, this is a big display that leverages a 55-inch curved (1000R) 4K panel, one that can be used in either horizontal or vertical orientations thanks to its special height-adjustable stand with pivot and tilt functionality, making it an interesting choice for usage scenarios that include portrait viewing and vertical arcade shooters. Samsung's Odyssey Ark gaming monitor also features a wireless dial controller that users can use to manage its lighting and interface. There's no indication of how much the Odyssey Ark will cost, but Samsung recently launched its Odyssey Neo G8, the world's first 240 Hz 4K gaming monitor, for $1,500.
AMD Releases New Adrenalin Edition Driver for Windows 7 - [briefly]
07:00 AM EDT - Jun,25 2022 - post a comment
AMD has released a new version of its Adrenalin Edition driver, and it's an unusual one in that it targets Radeon users who are still using Windows 7, an older version of the operating system that red team's modern drivers no longer officially support. Adrenalin Edition 22.6.1 fixes a single issue on the older OS, whereby AMD Radeon Software may fail to install on some graphics cards that include the Radeon RX 6900 XT. There are also two known issues in the form of Enhanced Sync potentially causing black screens on some games and system configurations and Radeon performance metrics and logging features reporting extremely high and incorrect memory clock values. AMD's latest Adrenalin Edition driver for Windows 7 follows 22.5.2, which was released earlier this week with support for new games (e.g., Sniper Elite 5), DirectX 11 optimizations for Radeon RX 6000 Series graphics cards, and other improvements.
AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition 22.6.1 for Windows 7 Release Notes
- AMD Radeon Software may fail to install on some AMD Graphics Products such as the Radeon RX 6900 XT.
- Enhanced Sync may cause a black screen to occur when enabled on some games and system configurations. Any users who may be experiencing issues with Enhanced Sync enabled should disable it as a temporary workaround.
- Radeon performance metrics and logging features may intermittently report extremely high and incorrect memory clock values.
The AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition 22.6.1 for Windows 7 installation package can be downloaded from the following links:
Hacking a Samsung Galaxy for $6,000,000!? - [briefly]
04:05 PM EDT - Jun,24 2022 - post a comment
With the promise of up to $6 million worth of Bitcoin locked on this Samsung Galaxy phone, it was a challenge we couldn't refuse. In this episode, Joe moves his lab to a Seattle hotel room to hack the phone live with owner Lavar, a transit operator, and his friend Jon. Was the adventure worth it!?
The Brewing Problem with GPU Power Design - [hardware]
04:57 AM EDT - Jun,24 2022 - post a comment
Power transients from high-end NVIDIA and AMD graphics cards can cause PC shutdowns. We explain what they are, measure them in the 30 series, and discuss their impact on the upcoming NVIDIA RTX 40 series GPUs (e.g. the rumored RTX 4080 and RTX 4090).
NVIDIA's RTX 3090 Ti consumes more power than any consumer GPU we've ever seen. The power draw of this card prompted investigation into how much power 3090s, 3080s, and even the venerable 1080 Ti consume. Transient power spikes from these cards can ask for 2x and more than the normal max power target. PSUs like the Seasonic PRIME line and the EVGA GA line might have trouble with these transients. We explain what these transient spikes are and how they impact PC building, and particularly, how much you need to plan ahead for future GPU purchases if this problem doesn't get addressed by NVIDIA and AMD (or the PSU manufacturers) adequately.
Insane GPU Prices Are (Nearly) Over! - June GPU Pricing Update - [hardware]
(zero) - 06:03 PM EDT - Jun,23 2022 - post a comment
It's interesting to think that retailers suffered a decline in sales volume because they didn't keep a lid on scalping, leading to inflated prices which priced out and continue to price out would be customers. All while GPU mass production is at historical records. They may have made money on the front end with high prices, but the back end is an oversupply of now obsolete product that may end up being sold at a loss on clearance ahead 4000 series and Ark.
Testing the CHEAPEST Tools from Wish.com - [briefly]
04:12 PM EDT - Jun,21 2022 - post a comment
The $10 impact, and 192 pc tool kit would be perfect for a kids present. Inexpensive but useful enough that a kid could learn, and you wouldn't be out much if something broke.
NEW McLaren Artura - 671bhp Hybrid Ferrari 296 GTB Rival? - [briefly]
04:11 PM EDT - Jun,21 2022 - post a comment
This is new. Not as in new-improved, but new as in new. The first MP4-12C was 25,000 McLarens ago, and every model since has basically been new-improved, or new-cut-price. The all-new McLaren Artura chucks away all familiar hardware we've come to know from McLaren and starts again. It's a plug-in hybrid for one. And, yes, its 671bhp falls some way short of McLaren's original hybrid, the 903bhp P1, though its £182,500 sticker is a whole lot less. But is it enough to take the fight to the similarly turbocharged six-cylinder Ferrari 296? Top Gear Magazine's Ollie Marriage went to a very hot Spain to find out.
The Legendary 7N6 Poison bullet. How deadly is Russia's Military Ammo - [briefly]
04:08 PM EDT - Jun,21 2022 - post a comment
How deadly is Russia's Military Ammo? Since the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan The Legendary 7N6 Poison bullet has been widely discussed for it's wild and predictable and yet unpredictable flight path once it impacts a target. There are lots of accounts of the performance and wild yawing effects of the 7N6 but few scientific tests.
Bitcoin Crashes below $20,000 for the First Time since Late 2020 - [briefly]
06:58 AM EDT - Jun,19 2022 - post a comment
Today marks one of the bloodiest and depressing days yet in the crypto market. Bitcoin, the world's leading digital currency, has tripped below another major support level and plummeted to $18,100 at the time of this posting, a value that the coin has not seen since the early beginnings of the euphoric 2020 bull market. Whether to sell at a loss or become bag holders for what could be many years is certainly the question of the day for many investors, as the new valuation has driven immense fear in the market for reasons that include the dip going so far as to fall below Bitcoin's all-time high from 2017. Ethereum, naturally, has followed in Bitcoin's wake, dropping below $1,000 and prompting reports that explain why many miners can't profit off of Ethereum mining anymore due to factors such as rising energy prices. GPU enthusiasts who haven't warmed up to crypto as a genuine investment yet are presumably thrilled at these developments.
Living in a Social Credit System - [off-topic]
04:49 PM EDT - Jun,16 2022 - post a comment
The Social Credit System is a national credit rating and blacklist being developed by the government of the People's Republic of China. Currently the program is only active in China and a few other countries, but who knows how far it will extend.. In this meme video, we. follow wojak in a day of his doomer life, inside of a social credit system. How will he succeed the day? Will he get a deal with a boomer? Will he get punished for seeking contact with a mommy e-thot? Will he get a ride home by Chad in his audi?
Stranger Things: Vecna makeup - [off-topic]
08:00 AM EDT - Jun,16 2022 - post a comment
The "Stranger Things 4" makeup team was running up that hill of prosthetics it took to make Jamie Campbell Bower look like Vecna.
AMD Onslaught vs. Intel: Zen 4, Zen 5, & Threadripper Details - [briefly]
01:11 PM EDT - Jun,12 2022 - post a comment
AMD's official news this week included a ton of information on upcoming Ryzen 7000 CPUs (Zen 4), 3D V-Cache, Threadripper, RDNA3 and RDNA 4 GPUs, Zen 5, and more. The news covers AMD's roadmap through 2024, giving us a detailed look at the upcoming CPU release dates and new architectures alongside its GPU news.
Netflix announces Dragon Age: Absolution animated series - [briefly]
03:20 AM EDT - Jun,12 2022 - post a comment
Netflix has announced
Dragon Age: Absolution, an animated series adaption of Electronic Arts and BioWare's Dragon Age RPG franchise. It will premiere via Netflix in December. Dragon Age: Absolution is set in Tevinter, an empire within the Dragon Age universe, and was created in collaboration with BioWare. It features an ensemble of new characters inspired by Dragon Age lore, including elves, mages, knights, Qunari, Red Templars, demons, and other surprises. It is created by show-runner Mairghread Scott and produced by Red Dog Culture House.
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