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First-time user tax is in full effect for the first batch of AM5 motherboards

First-time user tax is in full effect for the first batch of AM5 motherboards

Enlarge / The MSI MEG X670E Godlike raises some interesting questions, like “Could God make a motherboard so expensive that even he couldn’t afford it?” MSI Building a PC around a new CPU is expensive at the best of times, and that’s triply true for AMD’s new Ryzen 7000 chips. AMD started with its high-end …

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Intel Unison

Finally, Intel makes your Android and iOS phones work with Windows like never before

What do you want to know Intel bought Screenovate in late 2021 and is now innovating the software for wide release. Intel Unison will soon launch on select Intel Evo laptops, and it works with iOS and Android. The application extends the PC to the phone, allowing you to make calls, send SMS, transfer photos, …

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WoW: The Lich King player reaches level 80 only 9 hours after the launch of the “Classic” server

WoW: The Lich King player reaches level 80 only 9 hours after the launch of the “Classic” server

Naowh explains how he got to level 80 in Wrath of the Lich King classic in just a few hours. When it comes to World of WarcraftWith the long-requested “Classic” servers, players naturally want an experience identical to the MMO experience they remember from years ago. At least one player took that concept to the …

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WhatsApp zero-day exploit news alert - what you need to know

WhatsApp zero-day exploit news alert – what you need to know

For the past day or two, our news feed has been buzzing with warnings about WhatsApp. We have seen numerous reports related to two tweets that claimed the existence of two zero-day security flaws in WhatsApp, giving their bug IDs as CVE-2022-36934 and CVE-2022-27492. An article, apparently based on those tweets, breathlessly insisted not only …

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Alienware QD-OLED monitor chooses open standards over G-Sync, costs $200 less

Alienware QD-OLED monitor chooses open standards over G-Sync, costs $200 less

Enlarge / Alienware’s latest QD-OLED monitor, the AW3423DWF. alienware Alienware today announced a new QD-OLED monitor SKU that looks awfully similar to the Alienware AW3423DW that released for $1,300 this spring. The AW3423DWF has many of the same specs, but skips Nvidia G-Sync certification and hardware in favor of open standards from AMD and VESA …

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13th Gen Intel "Raptor Lake" processors are official, launching October 20

13th Gen Intel “Raptor Lake” processors are official, launching October 20

Enlarge / An overview of improvements to Intel’s 13th generation desktop chips. Intel If there’s one thing Intel has gotten good at over the past few years, it’s refining a processor architecture. Between 2015 and 2020, manufacturing issues caused Intel to release not one, not two, but five generations of processors based on iterations of …

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AMD Ryzen 9 7900X and Ryzen 5 7600X review: welcome to the future

AMD Ryzen 9 7900X and Ryzen 5 7600X review: welcome to the future

AMD’s Ryzen 7000 processors are here, with a new 5nm process node and AM5 socket unlocking higher clock rates, greater power consumption and, in turn, better performance. The four new processors released on September 27 also include a new 6nm I/O die, integrated graphics, and support for DDR5 and PCIe 5.0 – this is a …

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In The Finals, a new squad shooter from Battlefield alumni, everything is destructible

In The Finals, a new squad shooter from Battlefield alumni, everything is destructible

Four years ago, the design director of Electronic Arts left to co-found his own studio, created with the support of Nexon. On Monday, Patrick Söderlund’s studio unveiled its first game: The finalsa free-to-play team-based multiplayer shooter inspired by gory sci-fi sports tales such as squid game and The running manwhere just about anything on the …

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