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The developers of the 3DMark benchmark, which has been helping gamers measure the performance of processors and graphics cards for over 20 years, have announced the release of the 3DMark Storage Benchmark. This is a dedicated benchmark to measure the gaming performance of solid state drives, hybrid drives, and other storage devices.

Very fast PCIe 4.0 drives are now available to gamers. Fast storage can speed up the loading of games and levels, reduce interruptions in the gameplay. Unfortunately, many tools for measuring the performance of storage subsystems were developed when hard drives were the most common drive type. Therefore, it is difficult to relate the results of these synthetic benchmarks to real-world performance. In the case of 3DMark Storage Benchmark, performance is measured in relation to gaming tasks.

More precisely, the test uses, for example, scenarios such as loading Battlefield V, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Overwatch from launch to exit to the main menu; recording 1080p game video at 60 fps using OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) while playing Overwatch, installing The Outer Worlds from the Epic Games Launcher, saving game progress in The Outer Worlds, and copying the Steam folder for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive from an external SSD to the system drive.

The 3DMark Storage Benchmark is compatible with all modern storage devices and can be used to test both internal and external drives. It gives the 3DMark Storage Benchmark Score performance score. The higher the score, the better the performance. For example, Intel Optane SSD 900P 280 GB (PCIe 3, M.2) scores 4241 points in the new test, Samsung SSD 980 PRO 500 GB (PCIe 4, M.2) – 2854 points, WD_BLACK SN750 NVMe volume 500 GB (PCIe 3, M.2) – 2014 points, and Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1 TB (SATA 5 Gb / s) – 1193 points. The test also provides metrics for throughput and average access time.

For 3DMark Advanced Edition users, the Storage Benchmark DLC is available for $ 2.99 on Steam and the UL Benchmarks website, while Professional Edition owners with an active annual license will receive it as a free upgrade.

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Are the recommended prices for modern video cards too high? Calculated how adapters are priced based on performance

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Are the recommended prices for modern video cards too high

Current generation video cards have been heavily overpriced almost all the time due to scarcity and demand from miners. Now the prices are getting back to normal, but how normal are the prices that are recommended? The source decided to evaluate how fair these prices are in terms of performance.

Are the recommended prices for modern video cards too high?  Calculated how adapters are priced based on performance

The source took the GeForce RTX 3070 as a conditional standard, which, according to our colleagues, is fairly priced if we take 4K resolution.

Are the recommended prices for modern video cards too high?  Calculated how adapters are priced based on performance

As you can see, there is an even more profitable graphics card – GeForce RTX 3060 Ti. That is, it offers more than its price of $400. As for the rest of Nvidia’s cards, most of them have not gone far from the standard, offering 90-94% price match. But all high cards are heavily overvalued. The same GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, according to such calculations, should cost only $ 814, and not $ 2,000 at all.

As far as AMD cards are concerned, only the Radeon RX 6800 and 6800 XT can be distinguished here, which are very close to 100%. Also, the Radeon RX 6700 XT has a rate of 92%. The rest of the cards are significantly more overpriced, although no model falls short of the RTX 3090 Ti in this indicator, simply because even the RX 6950 XT is almost half the price.

Are the recommended prices for modern video cards too high?  Calculated how adapters are priced based on performance

It is worth mentioning separately that the source only evaluated performance in games, so all calculations are rather arbitrary. They do not take into account the non-gaming capabilities of video cards, the same huge amount of memory in top GeForces, the complexity of GPU and PCB production, and so on.

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Incredible CPU performance or super powerful iGPU. Ryzen 7000 mobile processor details revealed

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Incredible CPU performance or super powerful iGPU Ryzen 7000 mobile

The new generation of mobile Ryzen 7000 processors will be much more impressive than their predecessors than the desktop ones, according to recent data.

Incredible CPU performance or super powerful iGPU.  Ryzen 7000 mobile processor details revealed

We are talking about a line of APUs called Dragon Range. Processors in this line will be labeled as Ryzen 70000HX. Now AMD also has such APUs, but they are not much different from other mobile high-end models. Dragon Range will be very different.

Incredible CPU performance or super powerful iGPU.  Ryzen 7000 mobile processor details revealed

As you can see, the source says that within this line, AMD will finally launch processors with more than eight cores in the mobile segment. More specifically, the Ryzen 9 7980HX will have 16 cores, the Ryzen 9 7900HX will have 12 cores, the Ryzen 7 7800HX will have 8 cores, and the Ryzen 5 7600HX will have 6 cores. That is, these APUs will be as similar as possible to desktop ones. True, AMD’s Ryzen mobile processors have always had a monolithic crystal, and that is why they were maximum eight-core. It turns out that Dragon Range will be chiplet. Perhaps, physically, these will be the same desktop APUs, only with reduced power limits. For example, the source indicates the maximum frequencies in the range of 4.8-5.0 GHz or slightly higher. In addition, such APUs will receive iGPUs with 256 stream processors.

Incredible CPU performance or super powerful iGPU.  Ryzen 7000 mobile processor details revealed

AMD will also have a Phoenix line with Ryzen 7000HS processors. These APUs will be more familiar with six to eight cores. The Ryzen 9 7980HS, Ryzen 9 7900HS, and Ryzen 7 7800HS will each have eight cores, while the Ryzen 5 7600HS will have six. In this case, the former will receive an iGPU with 1536 stream processors, and the latter will have a core with 768 stream processors.

The older iGPU, as previously stated and according to the source, will operate at frequencies of 2.6-3.0 GHz, which will provide incredible performance for the integrated graphics core – 9.2 TFLOPS. This could be the level of the mobile GeForce RTX 3060 Max-Q.

Incredible CPU performance or super powerful iGPU.  Ryzen 7000 mobile processor details revealed

Despite the smaller number of processor cores, such APUs can also be chiplet-based. The source believes that there will be three crystals: a processor, an iGPU, and some kind of chiplet associated with the memory subsystem. Perhaps it will be Infinity Cache memory.

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Dimensity 9000+/Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 2, 200W, LTPO 2K 120Hz. First images of iQOO 10

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Dimensity 9000Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 2 200W LTPO 2K 120Hz

Chinese insider Ice Universe, who leaked a lot of reliable information about different smartphones, has published the first images of the iQOO 10 smartphone.

In this line, the manufacturer uses the design that we have already seen in Pixel and Poco smartphones. The back is divided into two parts, which are made of different materials.

Today we already reported that iQOO 10 will be the first phone based on Dimensity 9000+. In addition, a version based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 2 will also be available to customers.

Dimensity 9000+/Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 2, 200W, LTPO 2K 120Hz.  First images of iQOO 10

iQOO 10 will use a side-curved LTPO 2K screen with 120Hz refresh rate support and a large-area ultrasonic fingerprint under the screen. The main camera will be 50 megapixels.

The iQOO 10 is also expected to support 200W ultra-fast charging technology, which will fully charge the battery in just 12 minutes.

Ice Universe was one of the first to talk about smartphones with waterfall screens, about the notch in the iPhone X, about the new design of the iPhone 14 and about Samsung’s 200-megapixel image sensor.

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