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September 2022
Retro Misc Pics (7 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 30-September-2022  14:19:08 (GMT +10) - by Agg

I am still away from my desk, so here's Retro Misc Pics from March 2010. Back to normal next week!

5th March 2010:

12th March 2010:

19th March 2010:

26th March 2010:

AMD 7000-series Zen 4 AM5 CPUs (1 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 27-September-2022  10:16:31 (GMT +10) - by Agg

AMD have unveiled their new 7000-series Zen 4 CPUs on the AM5 platform, and accompanying chipsets. Reviews abound of the 6-core entry-level Ryzen 5 7600X, 8-core mid-range Ryzen 7 7700X, and the higher-end Ryzen 9 in 12-core (7900X) and 16-core (7950X) flavours.

AMD Ryzen 5 7600X "Zen 4" CPU on Tweaktown.
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X "Zen 4" CPU on Tweaktown.
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X Review - The Best Zen 4 for Gaming on TechPowerUp.
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X Review - Impressive 16-core Powerhouse on TechPowerUp.
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X Review - Creator Might, Priced Right on TechPowerUp.
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X Review - Affordable Zen 4 for Gaming on TechPowerUp.
AMD Zen 4 AVX-512 Performance Analysis On The Ryzen 9 7950X on Phoronix.
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X / Ryzen 9 7950X Benchmarks Show Impressive Zen 4 Linux Performance on Phoronix.
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X Desktop Processor on NikKTech.
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X Desktop Processor on NikKTech.
Asus ROG Crosshair X670E Hero on LanOC.
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X and Ryzen 7 7700X on LanOC.
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X And 7950X CPU Review: Fantastic Zen 4 Performance Gains on HotHardware.
AMD Ryzen 7 7700X, Ryzen 9 7950X and memory scaling on Guru3D.

Discussion in this thread.

Monday Night Review Wrap (2 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 26-September-2022  19:59:45 (GMT +10) - by MUTMAN

Audio Visual:
XPG Precog S Gaming Headset @ TweakTown
Razer Leviathan V2 @ TechPowerUp
Turtle Beach Elite Atlas Gaming Headset @ TweakTown
Ugreen HiTune T3 TWS ANC Earphones @ TechPowerUp
Corsair HS55 Wireless Core Headset @ guru3D
Corsair HS80 RGB Wireless Gaming Headset @ APH Networks

Case & PSU:
Seasonic ARCH Q503 + CONNECT 750 @ guru3D
MSI MPG A1000G PCIE5 @ FunkyKit
Seasonic ARCH Q503 + CONNECT 750 @ NikKTech

Gamdias Chione M3 240W AIO @ TechPowerUp
DeepCool LS720 360 mm AIO @ TechPowerUp

Input Etc:
SPC Gear LIX Plus Wireless @ TechPowerUp
AQIRYS CAPELLA Gaming Keyboard @ Madshrimps
Corsair Sabre RGB Pro Wireless Optical Mouse @ APH Networks
XPG Slingshot Wired Gaming Mouse @ TweakTown
XVX M61 Tiger Theme Mechanical Keyboard @ TechPowerUp

Anker Powercore Fusion 10000 2-in-1 Power Bank and Charger @ FunkyKit
Project Icyu– Blue Iris Build Part 2 @ LanOC
Kovol Sprint 120W 4-Port QC 3.0 & PD 3.0 GaN Charger @ TechPowerUp

Motherboard, Memory & CPU:
Kingston FURY Renegade 16GB DDR4 5333MHz CL20 @ NikKTech
Corsair Vengeance RGB DDR5-6000 CL36 @ TechPowerUp
TEAM T-Force Vulcan DDR5-5600 @ TweakTown

Portable & Prebuilt:
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 @ HighPerformanceLaptops
Dynabook Portégé X40L-K @ HighPerformanceLaptops
NVIDIA RTX STEM Laptop For Students @ HotHardware

Lexar SL660 BLAZE Gaming Portable 1TB @ FunkyKit
Kingston NV2 1 TB M.2 NVMe @ TechPowerUp
SK hynix P31 Gold 2TB M.2 NVMe @ NikKTech
RTX 40 Architecture Overview @ HotHardware

OPTUS Data Breach (2 Comments) (link)
 Saturday, 24-September-2022  21:24:27 (GMT +10) - by MUTMAN

Optus customers face a heightened risk of identity theft and online scams after the personal information of almost 10 million of the telco’s users was compromised in one of the nation’s biggest-ever data breaches.

Information that may have been exposed includes customers' names, dates of birth, phone numbers and email addresses, Optus says.

For some customers, addresses and ID document numbers such as driver's licence or passport numbers have been exposed.

The breach involves both current and former customers.

The OCAU thread has further discussion.

OPTUS media release

ACCC media release

ABC news story

And some hopefully useful further information from holdennutta

For anyone who's having trouble remembering what documents you supplied to Optus and finding they wont tell you via chat and tell you to go in store you can follow these instructions on whirlpool.

Retro Misc Pics (8 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 23-September-2022  16:44:45 (GMT +10) - by Agg

I am currently road-trippin' to Brisbane to represent Tasmania (long story) in the Inline Hockey National Championships, so here's Retro Misc Pics from February 2010.

5th Feb 2010:

12th Feb 2010:

19th Feb 2010:

26th Feb 2010:

NVIDIA RTX 3070 Ti Giveaway Reminder (2 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 20-September-2022  22:46:51 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Our giveaway is currently running. Register and participate for a chance to win an NVIDIA GeForce RTX3070Ti Founders Edition!

click for the thread!

Sunday Night Review Wrap (0 Comments) (link)
 Sunday, 18-September-2022  20:56:22 (GMT +10) - by MUTMAN

Audio Visual:
iFi micro iDSD Signature Portable DAC/Amplifier @ TechPowerUp
Turtle Beach Elite Atlas Aero Wireless @ TweakTown
Creative Sound Blaster Katana V2 @ nikktech
Turtle Beach Recon 70 @ TweakTown
Sivga SV023 Open-Back, Over-Ear Headphones @ TechPowerUp
MSI Immerse GH50 Gaming Headset @ ocinside

Cooler Master HAF 700 @ Hardware Asylum
Cooler Master HAF 700 @ TechPowerUp
Cooler Master HAF 700 @ thinkcomputers
Cooler Master HAF 700 @ Funky Kit
HYTE Y60 @ Funky Kit
Fractal Design Pop Air @ TweakTown
Cooler Master MasterBox TD500 @ aph networks
Gamdias Athena M6 @ TechPowerUp

Input Etc:
SilentiumPC SPC Gear SPG152 LIX @ ocinside
Turtle Beach React-R @ APH Networks
AQIRYS T.G.A. Alpha @ TechPowerUp
Corsair K60 PRO TKL @ guru3D

Silicon Power 2x16GB DDR4 3200MHz CL22 SODIMM @ Madshrimps
Acer Predator Vesta RGB DDR4-3600 @ TechPowerUp
EK-Quantum Momentum² VRM Bridge @ TechPowerUp

Portable & Prebuilt:
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 @ HotHardware
LattePanda 3 Delta 864 @ Madshrimps

Adata Elite SE880 @ HotHardware
TerraMaster F4-423 @ guru3D
ADATA XPG Legend 960 1TB @ TweakTown
ADATA XPG Atom 50 2 TB @ TechPowerUp
Lexar SL660 BLAZE @ thinkcomputers
Silicon Power UD90 Gen4 @ thinkcomputers

Motorola Q11 @ TweakTown
Ankers charger @ LanOC
Sharkoon SKILLER SGS30 @ nikktech
Lian-Li SP850 80+ Gold SFX 850W @ FunkyKit

Sunday Night News (2 Comments) (link)
 Sunday, 18-September-2022  20:20:44 (GMT +10) - by MUTMAN

The big news from the last 24 hours was broken by Gamers Nexus and JayzTwoCents, who scored an exclusive press conference with EVGA (along with Jon Peddie Research) where the company's CEO, Andrew Han, announced that EVGA would be severing its ties with NVIDIA and completely exiting the GPU market. This comes along with allegations toward NVIDIA of "disrespectful" behavior from EVGA's CEO.
Discussion in this thread.

Continuing with the 'exiting' theme; Intel' are at the end of an era, because they have decided to kill the Pentium and Celeron branding, at least for their laptop line. The new entry-level chips will be called, simply, "Intel Processor". Whether for work or play, the importance of the PC has only become more apparent as the torrid pace of technological development continues to shape the world. Intel is committed to driving innovation to benefit users, and our entry-level processor families have been crucial for raising the PC standard across all price points. The new Intel Processor branding will simplify our offerings so users can focus on choosing the right processor for their needs

Everytime I read about an advancement in battery tech it makes me hold off on that EV car purchase I'm looking at. Harvard’s Office of Technology Development has granted an exclusive technology license to Adden Energy, Inc., a startup developing innovative solid-state battery systems for use in future electric vehicles that would fully charge in minutes. The lab-scale coin-cell prototype has achieved battery charge rates as fast as three minutes with over 10,000 cycles in a lifetime, with results published in Nature and other journals. It also boasts high energy density and a level of material stability that overcomes the safety challenges posed by some other lithium batteries.

The 2023 Women in AI Awards nominations are now open. WAI Awards 2023 will honour the top Women in AI in the Asia-Pacific, the pioneers who are taking the road less travelled; the women who are paving the way for others to reach even further and to dare to dream even bigger. Committed to supporting and rewarding excellence to Women in AI, the WAI Awards 2023 will be prestigious in their recognition and vital in building the credibility and exposure for Women in AI in the Asia-Pacific.

I'd love it if the next Sophie Wilson was from right here in Australia. In July 1981, Wilson extended the Acorn Atom's BASIC programming language dialect into an improved version for the Acorn Proton. Her at the time boss, Hauser, employed a deception; telling both Wilson and colleague Steve Furber that the other had agreed a prototype could be built within a week. Taking up the challenge, she designed the system including the circuit board and components from Monday to Wednesday, which required fast new DRAM integrated circuits to be sourced directly from Hitachi. By Thursday evening, a prototype had been built, but the software had bugs, requiring her to stay up all night and into Friday debugging. Wilson recalled watching the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer on a small portable television while attempting to debug and re-solder the prototype.

Win a 3070Ti! (0 Comments) (link)
 Saturday, 17-September-2022  23:36:34 (GMT +10) - by Agg

We're giving away an NVIDA RTX 3070 Ti Founders Edition video card!

click for details!

Misc Pics (22 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 16-September-2022  14:50:02 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Thanks to Axe and Simon this week!

Thursday Night News (12 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 15-September-2022  21:29:49 (GMT +10) - by MUTMAN

Apple's next-gen MacBook Pro laptops were expected to shine brightly, with the laptops packing Apple's in-house M2 Pro and M2 Max SoCs that were meant to be made on TSMC's new 3nm process node... well, that might not be happening. The new Apple M2 Pro and M2 Max SoCs were being built by TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company) to be used in the upcoming 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro laptops, but according to insider Ming-Chi Kuo, the new CPUs for these MacBook Pro laptops will enter mass production in Q4 2022

Japan's NTT Corporation claims it has developed technologies that allow data transmission at 1.2Tbit/s per wavelength in an optical system. As today's commercial kit delivers 100Gbit/s per wavelength, this is quite a breakthrough. But wait, there's more: NTT reckons its tech reduces power consumption to less than 10 percent of existing products. And for an encore, if you need one, the company also claims it's figured out how to deliver high bandwidth 800Gbit/s comms over double the distance previously possible.

Hot Chips isn't just a comfort winter food - it's also the name of a technological symposium held yearly in Silicon Valley. Foveros is the name for Intel's innovative chiplet technology. It 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. Intel will be making use of that capability for its next-next-gen Meteor Lake processors, which will be its first chiplet-based (or "disaggregated") processors.

Finally AI that isnt evil or creepy - How the New York Times uses machine learning to make its paywall smarter. The Dynamic Meter model must play a dual role. It should support our mission to help people understand the world and our business goal of acquiring subscriptions. This is done by optimizing for two metrics simultaneously: the engagement that registered users have with Times content and the number of subscriptions the paywall generates in a given time frame.

Closer to home, a new trial that aims to highlight that there are currently no regulatory barriers to using existing infrastructure that already has power running to it, such as street power poles, and will also help to understand the impact of EV chargers on the electricity network, kicks off in NSW soonish. “Not all electric vehicle owners have the ability to charge their vehicle at home, which is why we’re excited to partner with Intellihub on this trial that utilises street side power poles, providing a great opportunity to pair with EV charging. “We look forward to seeing the results of the trial from Intellihub and hope to see it rolled out right across Australia.” Mr Miller said.

scruffy1 has an interesting thread - useful sites that are truly useful. Every once in a while you happen upon, or are referred to a site or resource that is pure gold, although some are more esoteric than others

And just to wrap up tonights news, grrrr thinks I cant kick my news page post training wheels off just yet. this pics for you mate.

click the burger for more food gifs

Retro Gaming September 2022 (12 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 13-September-2022  22:22:11 (GMT +10) - by MUTMAN

This month's "Retro Let's Play" is Golden Axe from 1989. Golden Axe can only be described as a side scrolling, beat 'em up, button mashing hack and slash with great graphics for the time, amazing sound effects and music. The game is set in a land called Yuria and some nasty fella called Death Adder kidnapped Yuria's King and his daughter, taking them to his castle. Death Adder also stole the magical "Golden Axe" using it's power to bring evil to Yuria.

click for the thread!

Meanwhile this month's "Retro Racing" game is World Rally from 1993. World Rally is a top-down rally racing game where players observe from above and race across various countries by participating in a single race under a sixty second time limit. Every location, composed of three stages each, has its own weather conditions and hazards that change how the car is controlled through the track, as well as shortcuts to gain time advantage.

click for the thread!

Saturday Night Random Review Roundup (0 Comments) (link)
 Saturday, 10-September-2022  22:51:43 (GMT +10) - by MUTMAN

ADATA Elite SE880 Portable SSD 1 TB @ TechPowerUp
Gigabyte Z690I AORUS Ultra Plus DDR4 @ TechPowerUp
AMD Ryzen 6000 Vs Intel 12th Gen Laptop Task Energy Consumption @ HotHardware
Epomaker Mini Cat 64 Kit + Kitty PBT Keycaps + TTC Heart Switches @ TechPowerUp
TP-Link Deco XE75 and XE75 Pro Mesh Wi-Fi 6E @ TweakTown
Symphonium Audio Helios In-Ear Monitors @ TechPowerUp
Red Dead Redemption 2: DLSS vs. FSR 2.0 Comparison @ TechPowerUp
Thermaltake The Tower 500 @ APH Networks
Corsair H100i RGB Elite @ guru3D
Cooler Master Mobius 120 @ Funky Kit
ID-Cooling SE-207-XT Slim @ TweakTown
Scythe Mugen 5 Rev.C @ TweakTown
ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II Service Kit @ TechPowerUp
Netatmo Smart @ NikKTech
gamescom 2022 Coverage @ ocinside.de
ASRock NUC BOX-1260P @ CowcotLand
ASRock NUC BOX-1260P @ TechPowerUp
Lenovo Yoga 9i Touchscreen Laptop @ TweakTown
Corsair CX-M Series 450 W @ TechPowerUp
Lian Li SP850 SFX PSU @ LanOC
Lexar NM800PRO 2TB @ Funky Kit
Crucial P3 2TB @ LanOC
Silicon Power UD90 1TB @ TechPowerUp
Lexar Professional CFexpress @ TechPowerUp
Radeon RX 6400 4GB @ guru3D
GIGABYTE RTX 3090 Ti @ CowcotLand

Misc Pics (16 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 9-September-2022  14:52:48 (GMT +10) - by Agg


Wednesday Morning Reviews (0 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 7-September-2022  00:20:18 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Audio Visual:
Creative Sound Blaster Katana V2 Soundbar on ThinkComputers.
YULONG DA-ART Aurora Desktop DAC/Preamp/Amplifier on TechPowerUp.
Turtle Beach Recon 500 Gaming Headset on Tweaktown.
AOC Agon Pro AG254FG monitor on LanOC.
Symphonium Audio Helios In-Ear Monitors on TechPowerup.

Asustor Drivestor 4 (AS6704T) NAS with 4x SSD and 4x NVMe on Guru3D.
KIOXIA XG8 2TB SSD on Tweaktown.
Lexar NM800 PRO 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD on NikKTech.
Netac NV7000 1TB SSD Review - Value Priced Hyper-Speed on Tweaktown.
Patriot Viper VP4300 B47R 2TB SSD on Tweaktown.

Asus Prime AP201 M-ATX case on TechPowerUp.
Lian Li O11 Dynamic Evo chassis on Guru3D.
ssupd Meshroom S on TechPowerUp.

Input Etc:
SteelSeries Prime Wireless Gaming Mouse on NikKTech.
ROCCAT Kone XP Air Wireless Optical Mouse on APHNetworks.
ROCCAT Burst Pro Air mouse on TechPowerUp.

Portable & Prebuilt:
MSI Raider GE77 HX laptop on HighPerformanceLaptops.
Lenovo Legion 5i Pro laptop on HighPerformanceLaptops.
Acer Enduro Urban N3 laptop on HighPerformanceLaptops.
Shuttle XPC slim Barebone DH32U5 barebones on MadShrimps.
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro Review - Alder Lake 16:10 Laptop on TechPowerUp.
ASUS Zenfone 9 Review: A Small Device With Big Performance on HotHardware.
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i (2022) Touchscreen Laptop on Tweaktown.
Lenovo ThinkPad X13s Gen 1 Review: Big Snapdragon Performance Gains on HotHardware.

be quiet! Pure Loop 2 FX 240mm All-in-One Liquid Cooler on APHNetworks.
ARCTIC Freezer A35 A-RGB CPU Air Cooler on Tweakown.

Apacer NOX 32GB DDR5-5200 memory kit on FunkyKit.
Netac Shadow II DDR5-4800 2x 8 GB on TechPowerUp.

Misc Pics (18 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 2-September-2022  14:25:10 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Thanks to Axe and Simon this week!


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