Overclockers Australia!
Make us your homepage. Add us to your bookmarks  
Major Sponsors:
News Archive

Articles & Reviews
Image Hosting

OCAU Sponsors
Online Vendors
Motorcycle Club

Hosted by Micron21!

Sunday Afternoon News (2 Comments) (link)
 Sunday, 27-February-2022  14:53:49 (GMT +10) - by MUTMAN

Intel are opening the doors to select members of the press. The clean room has to be insanely clean, and is also continuously cleaned. As a result, all the clean room equipment we have to wear is freshly laundered, and there are personal hygiene requirements too, such as limited deodorant and no hair product.

They're also opening up to customer chips. Intel's Foundry Services (IFS) is accepting customers from around the globe, and the company will make chips with your choice of ISA: x86, Arm, RISC-V, or whatever.

As we approach the practical physical limits of silicon-based semiconductor manufacturing, researchers have been frantically searching for the next advancement that will allow us to continue producing faster and faster chips. Researchers from the German research lab at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) have experimentally demonstrated what was only a theory before—putting Gallium arsenide under tensile strain increases its performance as a semiconductor medium. Essentially, it's just like when you made a cup phone as a kid and discovered that it doesn't work unless you pull it taut. The tighter the material is stretched, the more easily electrons can flow through it.

Telstra and TPG Telecom have signed a billion-dollar deal that will see the pair share portions of their networks with each other. "Compared with TPG Telecom's current arrangements, there will be no material increase in total network costs, while the 98.8% population coverage will be achieved at a significantly lower cost than building an equivalent network," TPG said.
Telstra said it would maintain one million square kilometres of coverage for itself as a "competitive advantage" as no other operators have infrastructure there.

Elon Musk said that Tesla is working to make Steam’s library of video games work on its onboard vehicle computer. In the Twitter thread, Musk reiterated his goal to make Cyberpunk, a demanding game graphic-wise, work on the upcoming Cybertruck.

Is it too early to begin thinking about a Steam Deck 2? Not if you're Valve. It's a tough time to try and build or upgrade a gaming PC, which is undoubtedly pushing more sales in the direction of prebuilts and dedicated consoles.

Bary White wants you to know Grand Theft Auto VI is in Development. With every new project we embark on, our goal is always to significantly move beyond what we have previously delivered — and we are pleased to confirm that active development for the next entry in the Grand Theft Auto series is well underway.

Return to OCAU's News Page


All original content copyright James Rolfe. All rights reserved. No reproduction allowed without written permission.