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VIDEO CARD WAFER COSTS

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There has been a lot of speculation about video cards in the forums and on social media. Some more interesting facts are needed to give perspective. SAMSUNG TSMC Node N5 N5 Density 100% +30% Performance 100% +30% Wafer cost $7,000 $16,000 Looking at the higher cost of TSMC wafers it is clear that Samsung N5 …

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XBOX 360 NOW PHASE 4 SUNSET

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In only a new more months the servers for the Xbox 360 are going to finally be shut down. Migrating to the Xbox One is not as expensive now as second hand consoles are widely available at affordable prices. On fleabay an Xbox One S was auctioned for well under $100. Halo Xbox 360 legacy …

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TOSHIBA EXTENDS N300 AND X300 CAPACITY

Toshiba has used advanced  FC-MAMR in the server class MG09 hard disks. Now this technology is being used in the more affordable N300 and X300 series of hard disks. The good news is that capacity will now reach 18TB which will make them popular with NAS users etc. WD recently reached 20TB with an embedded …

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REPORTS OF XBOX X|S CRASHES

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There have been serveral reports on various forums concerning that both the Xbox Series X and the Series S machines are crashing after some period of time playing games. The Xbox series S is more suited to the 1920×1080 television market. The reason is that the machine is not nearly as powerful as the series …

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CRYSIS REMASTERED

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Crysis Remastered was released on September 17, 2021 by Crytek. The game was developed by Crytek. Crysis Remastered os a first person shooter. This game is now compiled for Windows 10 x64 so gameplay should be smooth. The original Crysis was very popular as the gameplay was new and interesting with the campaign. The new …

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WINDOWS 11 KB5005635

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Windows KB5005635 applies to the beta channel. The OS build is Build 22000.194. This version is a release preview of the retail general availability of Windows 11 scheduled for October 5, 2021, Microsoft is beginning to rollout updates for several apps that come included as part of Windows 11 to Windows Insiders in the Beta …

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SITE SLOW WHEN STEAM UPDATES GAMES

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The network box is not very powerful so when Steam downloads game updates the website page load times suffer. Efforts to get a better box from Shaw (my ISP) have been unsuccessful. Most game updates do not use a lot of internet bandwidth. The game patching tends to thrash the disks instead with verification etc. …

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HALO UPDATE CHANGES

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343 Industries said that once Halo: Infinite ships the seasonal updates for Halo: Master Chief Collection will change. Halo: MCC will still be maintained but updates will not be as structured with seasons etc. Steam said my Halo: MCC Insider was revoked suggesting that is it for beta testing. Guess that means I am fired. …

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CHANGED HARD DISK POWER CABLES

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I was using SATA extensions for the 3 hard disks cages I have installed. Hard disks do not use a lot of power except when the machine is cold started or rebooted The BIOS enumerates all storage devices to find the operating system. Looking at the PSU it shows 3.3V use as zero. The reason …

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KIOXIA FL6 SSD

Kioxia has a new FL6 corporate SSD. This unit is SLC and using the same stacking Samsung uses for their SSD. The result is incredible durable media. PCIe 4.0 and NVMe 1.4 specification compliant; ready for NVMe-oF deployments Native dual-port for high-availability and resiliency 60 DWPD endurance and capacities from 800 GB to 3200 GB Enterprise …

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