Galax introduced the GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra based on the Nvidia TU106 core / News / Overclockers.ua

The Chinese company Galax was the first manufacturer of graphics cards to announce the modification of the GeForce GTX 1650 based on the 12-nm core Nvidia TU106. This GPU, we recall, was previously used in the graphics accelerators GeForce RTX 2060, RTX 2060 Super and RTX 2070. The new device is called the GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra.

Of the physically present 2304 CUDA cores in the TU106 chip, less than half are active, namely 896 units. “Under the knife” also got tensor and RT-cores, responsible for hardware acceleration of ray tracing. GPU frequency is from 1410 to 1590 MHz in dynamic overclocking. The video buffer is represented by four gigabytes of GDDR6 memory with a 128-bit bus and an effective frequency of 12 GHz.

Galax GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra

Perhaps the main difference between the GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra and the already familiar model with GDDR6 memory on the Nvidia TU117 chip lies in the TDP level that has grown from 75 to 90 watts. To connect an additional power source at the end, a 6-pin connector is available. The video card cooling system consists of an aluminum radiator and a pair of ~ 80 mm fans.

Galax GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra

The cost of the Galax GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra has not been announced. By the way, today the GeForce GTX 1650 series of video cards includes four modifications.

Galax GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra

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VideoCardz

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Lenovo ThinkCentre M75n IoT – silent mini-PC based on AMD Athlon platform / News / Overclockers.ua

Lenovo has launched the ThinkCentre M75n IoT mini-computer with fully passive cooling. The device is based on the AMD Athlon Silver 3050e hybrid chip (2 cores / 4 threads, 1.4 / 2.8 GHz, 4 MB L3 cache) with a nominal heat packet of 6 watts. An aluminum wall with fins is responsible for heat dissipation.

The mini-computer ThinkCentre M75n IoT includes 4 GB of DDR4-2400 memory, a pair of M.2 connectors for solid state drives, as well as one M.2 for Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0 wireless module. The graphics subsystem is represented by the integrated AMD Radeon core. The dimensions of the device are 179 x 88 x 34.5 mm.

Lenovo ThinkCentre M75n IoT

On the sides of the case are two serial ports, a RJ-45 gigabit network interface connector, DisplayPort video output, a single USB 2.0, four USB 3.2 Gen2 (two Type-A and Type-C) and a combined 3.5 mm audio jack. A 65 W power adapter is included.

Lenovo ThinkCentre M75n IoT

The estimated price of the Lenovo ThinkCentre M75n IoT is $ 329.

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Tom’s Hardware

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On-board Gigabyte GA-IMB410N Mini-ITX format motherboard / News / Overclockers.ua

Soon, the assortment of Gigabyte motherboards will replenish with the GA-IMB410N Mini-ITX format for Intel Comet Lake-S processors. The novelty is based on the Intel H410 logic set and supports Core i9 / i7 / i5 / i3 or Pentium / Celeron chips with a thermal package of up to 65 watts.

The board is equipped with two SO-DIMM slots with support for DDR4-2933 modules up to 32 GB. In addition, four SATA 6 Gb / s ports, a full-size PCI Express 3.0 x16 expansion slot, M.2 connectors for a drive and a wireless adapter, as well as a Mini PCIe / MSATA connector are soldered to the PCB.

Gigabyte GA-IMB410N

Separately, we can note good connectivity options for the integrated graphics, including D-Sub, HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.2 outputs. In addition to them, on the rear I / O panel there are two RJ-45 network sockets based on the Intel gigabit controller, four USB 3.0 ports, audio jacks (Realtek ALC887 codec) and a 24-bit LVDS interface.

Unfortunately, Gigabyte is in no hurry to disclose the recommended price of the GA-IMB410N board.

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Gigabyte

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AMD is ready for serial production of Ryzen 4000 CPUs on Zen 3 architecture / News / Overclockers.ua

AMD’s plans for the foreseeable future include not only the release of Ryzen 3000XT processors and desktop APU Renoir, but also the debut of 7-nm Ryzen 4000 chips (Vermeer) based on Zen 3 microarchitecture. According to Igor Wallossek, chief editor of web by Igor’s Lab (ex-Tom’s Hardware.de), the chip maker already has samples of the Zen 3 CPU with B0 stepping. At this stage, the processor is already fully operational and ready to start mass production.

Usually, it takes three to four months to produce a sufficient amount of “stones”, and taking into account close cooperation between AMD and TSMC, new processors may come out at the end of this year. On the other hand, Intel only recently released its response to the Ryzen 3000 7nm line of chips, so Lisa Su’s team may postpone the Ryzen 4000 CPU release to the most convenient moment. Looking at the upcoming release of the Ryzen 3000XT, we can assume that it will be possible to upgrade to Zen 3 only at the beginning of 2021.

In addition, Mr. Wallosek confirmed through his own channels that the future Ryzen 5000 APUs, code-named Cezanne, use a graphics unit based on the improved Vega architecture. The RDNA video cores will only be used in the Van Gogh and Rembrandt hybrid processors following them.

AMD Roadmap
Unofficial AMD Roadmap. Source VideoCardz

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AMD will offer Assassin’s Creed Valhalla to senior Ryzen 3000 processors / News / Overclockers.ua

In the near future, AMD will launch a new campaign in which buyers of 7-nm Ryzen 3000 processors will be able to get a free copy of the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla action RPG. This is reported by the VideoCardz web resource, although without specifying the exact timing of its start. Note that now in the EMEA region there is a similar promotion, and the PC version of Horizon Zero Dawn acts as a gift.

According to foreign colleagues, the distribution of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is likely to begin on July 7, the day the Ryzen 3000XT processors are released. It will be possible to get a free copy of the action RPG when you purchase “stones” with at least eight cores. In other words, the Ryzen 3 and Ryzen 5 series chips do not participate in the promotion.

It is also worth mentioning that the release of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is planned only at the end of this year, so the new owners of AMD Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 9 will have to wait a few more months for their gift.

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AMD will offer Assassin’s Creed Valhalla to senior Ryzen 3000 processors / News / Overclockers.ua

In the near future, AMD will launch a new campaign in which buyers of 7-nm Ryzen 3000 processors will be able to get a free copy of the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla action RPG. This is reported by the VideoCardz web resource, although without specifying the exact timing of its start. Note that now in the EMEA region there is a similar promotion, and the PC version of Horizon Zero Dawn acts as a gift.

According to foreign colleagues, the distribution of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is likely to begin on July 7, the day the Ryzen 3000XT processors are released. It will be possible to get a free copy of the action RPG when you purchase “stones” with at least eight cores. In other words, the Ryzen 3 and Ryzen 5 series chips do not participate in the promotion.

It is also worth mentioning that the release of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is planned only at the end of this year, so the new owners of AMD Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 9 will have to wait a few more months for their gift.

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Intel has confirmed that Alder Lake-S processors will use the LGA1700 socket

It’s no secret that Intel engineers are currently working on Alder Lake-S processors for the LGA1700 desktop platform. For the first time it became known about her back in January, and now references to a new socket were seen on one of the company’s web resources for developers.

It is worth noting that Alder Lake-P processors are mentioned on the same portal. At present, it is difficult to say which segment these CPUs are aimed at, however, the latest series of chips with the letter “P” in the marking are Atom server solutions from the 10-nm Snow Ridge family.

Intel Alder Lake-S

As for Alder Lake-S, like other processor families with the suffix “S” (Comet Lake-S, Coffee Lake-S, etc.), they are designed for the mass desktop segment. In other words, these CPUs are the successors of the upcoming Rocket Lake-S chips for the LGA1200 platform. From unofficial sources it is known that Alder Lake-S contain up to eight cores with Golden Cove architecture, up to eight energy-efficient cores Gracemont and will work with DDR5 memory.

Intel Alder Lake-S

If we talk about the timing of the release of the Intel LGA1700 platform and Alder Lake-S processors, then it will take place no earlier than the end of 2021.

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VideoCardz

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mentions of AMD Navi 31 chip found in macOS drivers / News / Overclockers.ua

A few days ago, Apple introduced the next-generation macOS, code-named Big Sur. Enthusiasts found mention of the AMD Navi 31 graphics chip in early driver code for Big Sur.

At the moment, the core of Radeon 5000 series graphics cards is Navi 1X. In the near future, presumably this fall, their successors Navi 2X or at least the flagship graphics processor Navi 21, known in the computer community under the name Big Navi, should be released. Following the AMD naming logic, the Navi 31 looks like a direct descendant of Navi 21 and is likely to be based on the RDNA3 graphics architecture.

Navi 31
Navi 31

A little alarming is the fact that mention in AMD drivers often indicates the imminent release of real devices. In the light of the not yet announced Navi 21 announcement, such agility with the Navi 31 looks strange. However, as we know, the cooperation between AMD and Apple is often expressed in unique products presented exclusively in the “apple” technology.

Navi 31
APU Cezanne и Van Gogh

For example, you can recall such cards as Radeon Pro Vega 20 or Radeon Pro Vega 48 for all-in-ones iMac Retina 5K, Radeon Pro 5500M on the full Navi 14 chip, or Radeon Pro 5600M on the Navi 12 chip with HBM2 memory for MacBook Pro laptops. In this context, the mysterious Navi 31 may be a semi-custom chip for Apple’s flagship devices.

In addition, drivers for Big Sur contain links to GPUs Navi22, Navi23, hybrid processors Cezanne and VanGogh, as well as professional accelerators Radeon Instinct MI100 and Instinct MI200.

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WCCFTech

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Xbox Series S game console preliminary features / News / Overclockers.ua

Recently, there has been growing evidence of Microsoft working on a more affordable version of the Xbox Series X, known as the Xbox Series S or Lockhart. The other day, another evidence was found in the Microsoft Game Development Kit, which mentions Lockhart Profiling modes. In other words, the software giant is already preparing developers for the fact that they will have to release games on two next-generation Xbox consoles.

Xbox Series S

Fresh information on the hardware component of the Xbox Series X came from The Verge journalist Tom Warren. According to an insider, the new product will use the same 7nm hybrid processor as the Xbox Series X. The APU’s arsenal still has eight AMD Zen 2 cores with a frequency of up to 3.8 GHz, but the graphics subsystem will be cut. The computing power of iGPUs on the RDNA 2 architecture will be about 4 teraflops versus 12 teraflops on the Xbox Series X.

Xbox Series X

In addition, the Xbox Series S games will be available 7.5 GB of RAM instead of 13.5 GB in a more productive console. If the Xbox Series X is designed for 4K gaming, albeit with some reservations, then his “younger brother” will be able to run games in 1080p or 1440p resolution. Of course, all this will affect the recommended price of the device. However, how much the Xbox Series S will cost or the Xbox Series X introduced earlier by Microsoft is still a secret.

Xbox Series X

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WCCFTech
ComputerBase

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AMD EPYC used in the Large hadron Collider

European organization for nuclear research (Conseil europeen pour la recherche européen de Recherche Nucleaire, CERN) is collaborating with AMD and used server processors EPYC second generation to collect huge amount of data from the detectors of the Large hadron Collider. The collision of charged particles in an accelerator produce a huge data volume is about 40 TB per second, which you need to log in real time from detectors.

CERN scientists used the server-based 64-core chips AMD EPYC 7742 and four adapters Mellanox InfiniBand 200Gbit. In practice, the 128 PCI Express 4.0 is a unique advantage that allowed the Mellanox devices and computer systems to work without delay.

“CPUs AMD EPYC we have the opportunity to support terabytes of data per second for several days of the experiment. To achieve this with a single server and not to use the supercomputer, as we did earlier — this is serious progress,” said Neufeld, Niko (Niko Neufeld), project Manager LHCb Online Computing at CERN.

We do not have the computing power of Google or Facebook, but AMD chips EPYC has allowed us to perform the necessary calculations using relatively small and compact computer systems. 10-15 years ago it was impossible. But now there is space for development. With AMD technology EPYC can double our ability, remaining in the same amount of working space.

The plans for the future is increasing the number of detectors and sensors. EPYC allows us to do more and have headroom for growth. According to our calculations, it is possible to reduce the number of servers by a third, which is an advantage when constructing high-speed systems with low latency.

AMD EPYC

The large hadron Collider is an underground ring of superconducting magnets with a length of 27 km, placed in a tubular structure, or cryostat, which is cooled to temperatures just above absolute zero. In different parts of the Collider are the main and auxiliary detectors of elementary particles, occupied by the reading and processing of array data.

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AMD

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