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May 2022
Sunday Evening News (7 Comments) (link)
 Sunday, 29-May-2022  21:11:29 (GMT +10) - by MUTMAN

AMD announced Ryzen 7000 series CPUs, launching in Spring. AMD reckons the 16 core Ryzen 7000 is 15% faster than the current 16 core 5950X. There's a new AM5 socket, PCIe 5.0 for even faster SSDs and Zen 4 will only support DDR5 RAM, unlike Intel's choice to support the cheaper (but slower) DDR4 and DDR5 on their latest CPUs.
Discussion continues in the OCAU forums here.

Intel To Talk 3D Foveros For Meteor Lake And Arrow Lake CPUs At Hot Chips 34. Foveros, meanwhile, is Intel's name for its face-to-face 3D chip stacking technology. Foveros differs from traditional 3D stacking in that it enables logic-on-logic stacking, meaning that you can have disparate types of processors stacked on one another. We've known for a while now that Meteor Lake and Arrow Lake will be "disaggregated" (or "chiplet-based") processors, and it seems like Intel is using its Foveros tech to make that happen.

As transistors continue to get smaller and smaller, their power consumption is decreasing at a slower rate than their density. That means that the thermal density of new processors is going up over time, and worse, newer fabrication methods like Gate-All-Around-Field-Effect-Transistors (GAAFETs) are actually worse for thermal conductivity than prior methods. The team found by fabricating the nanowires from pure silicon-28, they could achieve a 150% improvement due to a heretofore-unknown physical property where the exterior coating of silicon dioxide actually causes the phonons to gather and then move rapidly through the pure silicon-28 material.

NSW gov to spend $9.5m on driverless car research hub. The upgraded hub would research crash prevention technologies, including lane keep assist, and advanced autonomous braking systems that the state government aimed to make mandatory on all new vehicles entering the market by 2023.

Meanwhile, NSW's digital licence continues to be in the news for all the wrong reasons. Security experts at Sydney app development company Dvuln on Tuesday demonstrated several flaws in the popular digital licence, now used by about 4 million people – more than half the state’s drivers. The company warned the flaws undermine trust in the system by creating the risk of identity fraud and fake licences being used by minors.

Researchers from the United States Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have created a solar cell with the highest efficiency under 1-sun global illumination conditions. The NREL invented the inverted metamorphic multijunction (IMM) architecture upon which many of the best recent solar cells have been made, including both this latest cell and the previous most efficient. The cell is made from III-V materials, referring to the periodic table group they belong to, and such cells are known for their high efficiency, but traditionally high cost manufacturing process. Consequently, the NREL is working to dramatically reduce manufacturing costs, increasing the economic viability of these cells

Due to a confidential search agreement, the DuckDuckGo browser does not block all Microsoft trackers. DuckDuckGo claims that Microsoft can not see what users search in the DuckDuckGo browser, but users' data may be exposed if they visit websites with Microsoft trackers. DuckDuckGo signed a confidentiality agreement, so it is unknown how the data is used. The company claims that it is working to improve its deal with Microsoft.

The ACCC is worried that NBN's proposed wholesale plan will increase pricing. Based on the ACCC's modelling, the cost of a 50mbit plan would cost as much as the 100mbit plan "within only a few years" due to the NBN's brain fart of removing CVC on 100mbit+ speed tiers, but adding yearly CPI plus 3% increases.

NBN claims Musk’s Starlink is wrecking its business, as telcos slam price hikes. In the redacted documents, NBN blames the planned price increase on several factors, including competition from companies that run low-earth orbit satellites - such as Elon Musk’s Starlink - and the rise of 4G and 5G fixed wireless services from Telstra, TPG and Optus. It said these competitive pressures meant it needed a sophisticated pricing model to ensure it could recover its costs over time, or otherwise its business might not be sustainable. OCAU's review of Starlink is here.

This ones a little old now but still interesting. Why the NBN still matters — and how it can be improved. In 2009, the Rudd government announced it would build a modern fibre optic telecommunications network. Those outside the network footprint would be provided broadband access through fixed wireless and satellite technologies. All up, it was estimated the NBN would cost $41 billion.

Scientists get wood in a lab. Moreover, Beckwith and her team were also able to 3D print custom-designed structures out of the cells cultured in the gel using a 3D bioprinting method. For three months, the lab-printed plant material was incubated in the dark, and the results were shocking. Not only did the lab wood manage to survive, but also grow at a rate twice that of a regular tree.

Some different scientists say a new method of tissue engineering could potentially improve the quality of tissue engineering: growing the cells on a moving robot skeleton. The site they choose for this tissue agriculture was the robot’s shoulder joint, which had to be upgraded to more accurately approximate our own movements. Then, they created a bioreactor that could be fitted into the robot’s shoulder, consisting of strings of biodegradable filaments stretched between two anchor points, like a hank of hair, with the entire structure enclosed within a balloon-like outer membrane.

Misc Pics (12 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 27-May-2022  14:58:23 (GMT +10) - by Agg

I was saddened to hear of the passing of Forum member BAK. People are remembering him in this thread. Thanks to Axe and MUTMAN this week.

Interesting Forum Threads (0 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 26-May-2022  19:28:11 (GMT +10) - by Agg

It's been a while, but here's a few random forum threads that have caught my eye lately. You can keep on top of things in the forums via the recent activity feed or the new posts page. To see activity in threads you subscribe to, check out your latest alerts. It's also worth checking your watched threads list from time to time in case you missed an alert.

My Journey for #1 in 3DMark in Overclocking & Hardware.
Gigabyte Z690I AORUS Ultra RECALL in Intel x86 CPUs and chipsets.
GUIDE - NVMe Boot X79 via BIOS mod in Intel x86 CPUs and chipsets.
AMD Socket Zen 4 AM5 "Raphael" Ryzen 7000-series Talk Processor 2H-2022 Launch in AMD x86 CPUs and chipsets.
Location and time based performance degradation, worlds hardest tech issue in Electronics and Electrics.
Wiring Rules, update grace period has ended in Networking, Telephony & Internet.
Radiator experiment - to MOARRAD, or not? in Extreme and Water Cooling.
Dead AIO, some "horror" pics :) in Extreme and Water Cooling.
(Cathar) Dipped my toe back into watercooling again in Extreme and Water Cooling.
First water loop gaming HTPC (originally titled *Mineral Oil loop gaming HTPC*) in Extreme & Water Cooling.
Greaseweasel USB Floppy Interface in Retro & Arcade.
Ghostwire: Tokyo - February 4th 2022 Official Showcase in Sony Consoles.
REW (Room Eq. Wizard) Discussion in Audio Visual.
Elden Ring in PC Games.
Is it possible to password protect Word files with thumbprint on Android? in Other Operating Systems.
Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish in Other Operating Systems.
First international trip since COVID - observations in Holidays & Travel.
St John Ambulance Australia - Provide First Aid training "review" in Career, Education & Finance.
150 Hours Data-Driven Fitness Journal for a Skinny-Fat Asian in Sport, Fitness & Health: Journals.

Thursday Evening Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 26-May-2022  19:01:28 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Motherboard & CPU:
ASRock Z690 PG ITX/TB4 Motherboard on Tweaktown.
MSI MEG Z690 ACE Motherboard on Tweaktown.

Video Cards:
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 Noctua OC on Guru3D.
ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 Noctua OC Review - Just Wow on TechPowerUp.

Input Etc:
AQIRYS T.G.A. Wired Gaming Mouse on MadShrimps.
Pulsar Xlite Wireless V2 mouse on TechPowerUp.
Cooler Master CK721 Bluetooth Mechanical Keyboard on APHNetworks.

Audio Visual:
HiBy Lasya In-Ear Monitors Review - Carbon Nanotube Dynamics! on TechPowerUp.
HiBy R5 (Gen 2) Digital Audio Player on TechPowerUp.
Sivga Phoenix Open-Back, Over-Ear Headphones on TechPowerUp.

SK hynix Platinum P41 2TB SSD Review - The Best Yet on Tweaktown.
Gigabyte AORUS Gen4 7000s M.2 1TB NVMe SSD on FunkyKit.

Backforce One Plus Gaming Chair on Guru3D.
noblechairs HERO Real Leather Premium Gaming Chair on NikKTech.

Deepcool LS520 and LS720 liquidcoolers on Vortez.
Alphacool NexXxoS HPE-30 Full Copper 360 mm Radiator on TechPowerUp.

Cooler Master XG850 Plus Platinum Power Supply on FunkyKit.
Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7 Carbon laptop on ThinkComputers.
Lexar ARES DDR5-5200 32GB Memory Kit on ThinkComputers.
CORSAIR iCUE LC100 Case Accent Lighting Panels on MadShrimps.
AVM FRITZ!Box 6890 LTE v2 Modem Router on NikKTech.

Sunday Evening Reviews and Articles (0 Comments) (link)
 Sunday, 22-May-2022  18:31:57 (GMT +10) - by MUTMAN

Audio Visual:
Creative Sound Blaster Katana V2 Computer Soundbar @ APH Networks
64 Audio Duo In-Ear Monitors @ TechPowerUp

Benchmark and Comparison:
Radeons Deliver More FPS Per Dollar Than GeForce @ HotHardware
EzBench Benchmark Benchmarked: UE5 + Ray Tracing + 8K Textures @ TweakTown
GeForce 512.77 Driver Performance Analysis @ BabelTech
AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution 2.0 - Deathloop preview @ guru3D
AMD FSR 2.0 Quality & Performance - The DLSS Killer @ TechPowerUp
Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling Performance @ BabelTech
MediaTek Dimensity 9000 Vs Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 @ HotHardware
Backblaze - A HDD Model That Refuses To Fail @ HotHardware

Case & Cooling:
Fractal Design Meshify 2 Lite RGB @ TechPowerUp
Noctua NH-U12A chromax.black CPU Cooler @ NikKTech
Interactive Fit for Fan Guide (will cooler fit on the motherboard) @ ocinside

Mouse and Keyboard:
Fantech MAXFIT67 RGB Mechanical Hotswap Keyboard @ TechPowerUp
SteelSeries Aerox 5 Wireless Gaming Mouse @ Madshrimps
ASUS TUF M4 Air Gaming Mouse @ TechPowerUp

Motherboard, Memory & CPU:
AMD Ryzen 5 5600 Processor @ guru3D
Lexar ARES RGB 16GB DDR4-4000 CL18 @ Funky Kit
Gigabyte Z690 AORUS Tachyon @ TechPowerUp

Video Card:
Radeon RX 6750 XT @ HotHardware
AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT Reference Design @ TechPowerUp
PowerColor RX 6650 XT Hellhound White @ guru3D
Hellhound RX 6650 XT Takes on the RTX 3060 & RTX 3060 Ti in 38 Games @ BabelTech
Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 6650 XT Gaming OC @ TweakTown

Netatmo Smart Indoor Air Quality Monitor @ NikKTech
CZUR ET24 Pro Smart Scanner @ TechPowerUp
USB Sound Cards, Do I Need One? @ TechPowerUp
NETGEAR Nighthawk M5 5G WiFi 6 Mobile Router @ TechPowerUp
Razer Blade 17 @ HotHardware
AORUS AP1200PM 80 PLUS Platinum @ TweakTown

Misc Pics (20 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 20-May-2022  15:06:22 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Friday again!

Here's a timewaster while I'm at it: wordawazzle. It's Wordle with an Aussie twist. Bonza!

Ready Player Eight Build Log (5 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 19-May-2022  00:42:14 (GMT +10) - by Agg

There's an impressive project taking shape in the forums: Ready Player Eight. The somewhat ambitious goal is to get 8x PCs into one case. It's early days yet, but the worklog is worth a look:

Click for the worklog!

Wednesday Morning Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 18-May-2022  00:03:58 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Audio Visual:
Gigabyte M34WQ Monitor Review - Gaming Meets Productivity on TechPowerUp.
Drop + Sennheiser PC38X Gaming Headset on ThinkComputers.
Viotek REAPER RFI25CBA 24.5 Inch 144Hz Gaming Monitor on NikKTech.
1MORE EVO True Wireless Active Noise Cancelling Headphones on NikKTech.
Neat Worker Bee II XLR Microphone on APHNetworks.
Effect Audio Axiom In-Ear Monitors Review - Modular Sustainability! on TechPowerUp.
AOC AGON Pro AG275QXL League of Legends Gaming Monitor on FunkyKit.

Motherboard & CPU:
ASRock Z690 Taichi Motherboard on Tweaktown.
Colorful CVN Z690M Gaming Frozen V20 Motherboard on FunkyKit.

Power Supply:
FSP Hydro PTM Pro (1200W PSU) on Guru3D.
Gigabyte UD1000GM PG5 1000 W Review - The First PCIe 5.0 PSU on TechPowerUp.

Input Etc:
Gamesense MVP Wired Gaming Mouse on TechPowerUp.
Razer Viper V2 Pro Wireless Gaming Mouse on ThinkComputers.
Wooting two HE Keyboard Review - Analog Precision on TechPowerUp.
Cherry MX 10.0N RGB Keyboard on ThinkComputers.
DeepCool GT920 Mousepad on APHNetworks.

Patriot Viper Venom 6200Mhz DDR5 Memory on HWAsylum.
Neo Forza Faye 64GB (2x32GB) 4000MHz C19 DDR4 Memory Kit on MadShrimps.
Lexar ARES DDR5-5200 32GB Memory Kit on NeoSeeker.
V-Color Manta XPrism DDR5-6200 32GB Memory Kit on ThinkComputers.
Lexar ARES DDR5-5200 32GB Memory Kit on FunkyKit.
V-Color Manta XPrism RGB SCC DDR5-6200 CL36 2x 16 GB on TechPowerUp.
XPG Spectrix D50 16GB DDR4 3600MHz CL18 Dual-Channel Kit on NikKTech.

Noctua NH-D12L Low-Height, Dual-Tower Cooler on FunkyKit.
Alphacool NexXxoS HPE-45 Full Copper 360 mm Radiator on TechPowerUp.
Gamdias Chione M3 AIO CPU Cooler on FunkyKit.
Deepcool AK400 CPU Cooler on FunkyKit.
CORSAIR iCUE H150i ELITE LCD Display Liquid CPU Cooler on MadShrimps.

HP FX900 Pro 2TB M.2 NVMe SSD on NikKTech.
Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus 8TB SSD Review - All the Terabytes on Tweaktown.
Sabrent Rocket XTRM-Q 2TB TB 3 / USB 3.2 External SSD on MadShrimps.
Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus 8TB SSD Review - All the Terabytes on Tweaktown.

Synology RT6600ax WiFi6 Router on Tweaktown.
Synology RT6600ax Wireless Router on TechPowerUp.

DXRacer Craft Classic Gaming Chair on NeoSeeker.
Cooler Master HAF 700 EVO case on TechPowerUp.
Radeon RX 6750 XT Review With MSI: Strong 1440p PC Gaming video card on HotHardware.

Sunday Afternoon News (5 Comments) (link)
 Sunday, 15-May-2022  15:04:50 (GMT +10) - by MUTMAN

And the forums are back. Long live the OCAU Forums. Here's a small round up of the newsbox to celebrate.

Apple has discontinued the iPod, 20 years after it was released. The iPod, the first MP3 player that could hold 1,000 songs and had a 10-hour battery life, transformed how we listen to music.The US tech giant said its iconic music player had now been made redundant by phones that could also play music.

Researchers have developed a new kind of logic gate, the fastest logic gates ever made could make computers 1,000,000x faster. The newly developed logic gate, which demonstrates the viability of "lightwave electronics," works orders of magnitudes faster than traditional logic gates. Ordinary logic gates have an input processing delay on the order of nanoseconds, but the new logic gates process inputs in only femtoseconds, a million times shorter than nanoseconds.

Some different researchers have created an algae-powered computer system. The system uses photosynthesis from Synechocystis algae to power a microprocessor for a year straight. The widespread Synechocystis species of non-toxic, blue-green algae has been used by researchers to power a microprocessor by harnessing photosynthesis. The system is about the size of an AA battery, contains some water, and allows ambient light in to facilitate photosynthesis. Photosynthesis generates a small electric current that interacts with an aluminum electrode, in turn powering the microprocessor.

Todays Timewaster: Bloxorz, a puzzle game. All that we ask is that you help us maintain order. A square peg into a square hole. It's simple. Geometric shapes and their ability to interlock are the basic building blocks of order. If we can't move them around and drop them into place, we have anarchy. We don't want anarchy. We don't want our shapes walking all willy nilly off the sides of platforms, beyond the edge of the grid, or into the oblivion of the unknown beneath it.

Maintenance (12 Comments) (link)
 Sunday, 15-May-2022  12:18:25 (GMT +10) - by Agg

OCAU's Forums will go down a little before 2pm AEST today for up to 30 mins, while we do some maintenance with the assistance of our hosting partner Micron21.

Misc Pics (20 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 13-May-2022  15:43:23 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Thanks to Axe and Simon this week!

Misc Pics (10 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 13-May-2022  14:38:10 (GMT +10) - by MUTMAN

Are running late this week

here's a pic of the thumbnails from last week while you wait

AMD Radeon RX 6650 XT, 6750 XT and 6950 XT (4 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 13-May-2022  00:45:51 (GMT +10) - by Agg

AMD recently unveiled the refresh of their 6xxx series GPUs. These are the AMD Radeon RX 6650 XT, 6750 XT and 6950 XT, giving options from budget to high-end. Here's some reviews from around the net:

MSI Radeon RX 6950 XT Gaming X Trio on TechPowerUp.
ASUS Radeon RX 6750 XT STRIX OC on TechPowerUp.
Gigabyte Radeon RX 6950 XT Gaming OC on TechPowerUp.
MSI Radeon RX 6650 XT Gaming X on TechPowerUp.
MSI Radeon RX 6750 XT Gaming X Trio on TechPowerUp.
Sapphire Radeon RX 6950 XT Nitro+ Pure on TechPowerUp.
MSI Radeon RX 6950 XT GAMING X TRIO on Tweaktown.
SAPPHIRE NITRO+ AMD Radeon RX 6750 XT 12GB on NikKTech.
Sapphire Radeon RX 6750 XT Nitro+ on Guru3D.
Sapphire Radeon RX 6950 XT Sapphire Nitro+ Pure on Guru3D.
MSI Radeon RX 6650 XT Gaming X on Guru3D.
MSI Radeon RX 6750 XT Gaming X TRIO on Guru3D.
MSI Radeon RX 6950 XT Gaming X TRIO on Guru3D.
MSI RX 6650 XT Gaming X on LanOC.
Sapphire Nitro+ RX 6750 XT on LanOC.
SAPPHIRE NITRO+ Radeon RX 6950 XT PURE OC Edition on Tweaktown.
Sapphire Radeon RX 6650 XT Nitro+ on Guru3D.
MSI Radeon RX 6750 XT GAMING X TRIO on Tweaktown.

Discussion continues in this thread.

Monday Morning (3 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 9-May-2022  01:23:51 (GMT +10) - by Agg

NVIDIA have been fined $5.5M USD for allegedly hiding how much crypto mining was affecting their sales. The US Securities and Exchange Commission announced the charges and a settlement with the company today. Its order claims Nvidia misled investors by reporting a huge boost in revenue related to “gaming,” hiding how much its success relied on the far more volatile crypto market. Nvidia isn’t admitting to wrongdoing as part of the settlement, but it agrees to stop any unlawful failures to disclose information.

Meanwhile NiceHash (and subsequently some other mining programs) have unlocked LHR cards to full hash rate. Since LHR's introduction a year ago, many have tried to circumvent the anti-mining limiter. Mining software like NBMiner managed to recover up to 70% performance on LHR graphics cards. Meanwhile, other programs like T-Rex were more creative and enabled simultaneous mining of two distinct cryptocurrencies to put the remaining 30% to good use. Preying on miners' hopes, some shady crew released a supposed LHR Mining Unlocker, which turned out to be malware. However, the latest QuickMiner release candidate from NiceHash is the real deal, and we've tested it. More info in this thread.

Razer co-founder and gaming mouse legend Robert Krakoff has passed away. Krakoff passed away on April 26, 2022. Nearly 23 years prior, he helped bring what is recognized as the first ever gaming mouse to market, the infamous Razer Boomslang. At the time, it was actually a product of Kärna, through its Razer branding that was developed by a marketing agency called Fitch. Kärna went bankrupt a few years later, and then in 2005 Krakoff co-founded Razer with its current CEO Min-Liang Tan. While credit for inventing the Boomslang belongs to Fitch, Razer certainly played a huge role in popularizing purpose-built gaming peripherals, including mice and keyboards, and later headsets and an assortment of other products such as gaming chairs, desktops, and laptops like the Blade 14.

HotHardware have been playing with an NVIDIA Jetson kit, or as they put it, an AI Robot Brain. Fast forward to 2022 and NVIDIA hasn't let off the gas. In March, the company pulled back the curtain on the Jetson AGX Orin, the latest platform for robotics and AI based on the company's Ampere GPU technology. While COVID-related lockdowns overseas delayed the company in getting its hardware into the hands of developers, those units are shipping now and we've got one of the developer kits in-house. So, without further ado, let's meet the Jetson AGX Orin.

Here's a cool museum of endangered sounds.

Sunday Night Reviews (6 Comments) (link)
 Sunday, 8-May-2022  21:03:23 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Audio Visual:
ASUS ROG Strix XG309CM Gaming Monitor Review: 2560 x 1080 @ 220Hz on Tweaktown.
AOC AGON Pro AG254FG Gaming Monitor on FunkyKit.
SmartMike+ Bluetooth Wireless Lapel Microphone on Tweaktown.
Tribit StormBox Micro 2 Portable Wireless Speaker on ThinkComputers.

Mushkin Redline Vortex 2TB M.2 NVMe SSD on NikKTech.
HP FX900 1 TB M.2 NVMe SSD on TechPowerUp.
HP SSD FX900 1TB SSD on Tweaktown.
Kioxia Exceria Pro 2 TB M.2 NVMe SSD on Guru3D.

Sharkoon MS-Y1000 case on TechPowerUp.
SilverStone Fara R1 Pro Mid-Tower on NikKTech.

ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 280 A-RGB All-in-One Liquid Cooler on APHNetworks.
Deepcool AS500 PLUS CPU Cooler on Guru3D.
be quiet! Shadow Rock Slim 2 CPU Cooler on ThinkComputers.

Input Etc:
Ninjutso Katana Gaming Mouse on TechPowerUp.
Quick Look: CORSAIR K70 RGB TKL Optical-Mechanical Keyboard on TechPowerUp.

Power Supply:
Cooler Master M2000 Platinum 2000 W on TechPowerUp.
Seasonic Focus SPX-750 White SFX Power Supply Unit on NikKTech.

Video Cards:
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti Founders Edition on TechPowerUp.
AMD Radeon RX 6400 Tested on PCI-Express 3.0 on TechPowerUp.

Lian Li Strimer Plus V2 ARGB Extension Cables on TechPowerUp.
Cougar DH07 Slim 7-Port Docking Hub on FunkyKit.
EnGenius ECW220S secure AP on LanOC.
AMD Ryzen 5600 and 5700X CPUs on LanOC.

Misc Pics (10 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 6-May-2022  13:58:38 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Friday again!

Retro Gaming May 2022 (1 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 4-May-2022  22:50:47 (GMT +10) - by Agg

This month's "Retro Let's Play" is The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind from 2002. Great detailed writeup from DonutKing! Morrowind is a fondly remembered game and many would say the peak of the Elder Scrolls series – if not one of the best games ever made. For many it was the first truly immersive open world RPG they had ever played. When you first start you are released from prison, given some vague instructions and left to figure things out from there. While this might sound daunting, it only adds to the immersion. Straight off the bat you find yourself in a carefully crafted fantasy world full of strange people, creatures, plants and architecture.

click for the thread!

Meanwhile this month's "Retro Racing" game is Slipstream from 1995. Slipstream features 3 game modes and 4 tracks based on real grand prix circuits in Germany (Hockenheim), Japan (Suzuka), Australia (Adelaide) and Monaco (Circuit de Monaco). It has 8 cars to choose from, each with different performance characteristics. Of these, 4 carry the liveries of prominent Formula 1 teams from 1993 and the remaining 4 are re-colours. For a game of this type, that’s quite a lot of content, particularly the car selection.

click for the thread!

Monday Night Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 2-May-2022  22:33:17 (GMT +10) - by MUTMAN

Arctic Freezer A35 A-RGB CPU Cooler @ APH Networks
be quiet! PURE LOOP 360mm CPU Liquid Cooler @ TweakTown
ID-Cooling SE-225-XT Black CPU Cooler @ TechPowerUp

Input Etc:
MSI Vigor GK50 Low Profile TKL @ CowLand
Corsair K70 RGB PRO Mechanical Gaming Keyboard @ TweakTown

Motherboard & Memory:
ASRock Z690 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB4 @ CowLand
Gigabyte B660 Gaming X AX DDR4 Motherboard @ Funky Kit
Viper Venom RGB DDR5 2x16GB 6200MHz @ LanOC
HP V10 RGB 16GB DDR4 3600MHz CL14 @ NikKTech

Portable & Prebuilt:
OnePlus Nord N20 5G @ HotHardware
Intel NUC 12 Extreme "Dragon Canyon" SFF @ TweakTown
REDMAGIC 7 Android Gaming Phone @ TechPowerUp

KIOXIA EXCERIA PLUS 1TB microSDXC Memory Card @ Madshrimps
Inland Performance Plus 2TB M.2 NVMe SSD @ NikKTech
Lexar Professional 1800x SDXC UHS-II Gold 256GB Flash Memory @ APH Networks

ASUS ZenWiFi AX Hybrid (XP4) Mesh router @ guru3D
Gigabyte Ultra Durable 850W Power Supply @ Hardware Asylum
Thermaltake Divider 550 TG Ultra @ TechPowerUp


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