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Apple’s self-driving cars drive twice as many in 2020 as in 2019

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Apple more than doubled its self-driving test rate last year, the source said.

According to a report filed with the California Department of Motor Vehicles, Apple’s test vehicles traveled more than 30,260 km in 2020, up from 12,140 km in 2019. At the same time, in 2019, a human driver had to take control 64 times, and in 2020 – 130 times. It is easy to calculate that the average mileage per such situation has increased from 190 km to more than 230 km. In other words, the performance of the self-driving system has improved.

For comparison: in 2018, the total mileage exceeded 128,000 km, but a person had to intervene in the operation of the system constantly – on average, every 2 km.

According to the latest reports, Apple has recently stepped up work on a self-driving electric car, not wanting to lag behind competitors such as Tesla, General Motors and other automakers. Apple is said to have “hundreds of engineers” working on a basic self-driving motion system. According to preliminary information, Nissan will produce the first Apple car.

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Not as thick as new Nvidia graphics cards. Non-Reference XFX RX 7900 XT Merc 310 Image Revealed

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Not as thick as new Nvidia graphics cards Non Reference XFX

XFX will offer non-reference 3D cards of the Radeon RX 7000 line. Images of the RX 7900 XT Merc 310 model have already appeared on the Web, but we can safely assume that there will also be a similar-looking RX 7900 XTX Merc 310.

Not as thick as new Nvidia graphics cards.  Non-Reference XFX RX 7900 XT Merc 310 Image Revealed

The card is made in the usual XFX design. It is very long, but not the thickest by modern standards. It will probably take up less than three expansion slots.

You can also highlight three power connectors (8 + 8 + 8) and the absence of a USB-C port, which is available on new generation AMD reference adapters.

Not as thick as new Nvidia graphics cards.  Non-Reference XFX RX 7900 XT Merc 310 Image Revealed

Recall that the RX 7900 will be launched on December 13th. On the same day, reviews of new AMD products will be published. If the new 3D cards prove to be very successful for their prices, Nvidia can reduce the price of the GeForce RTX 4080, because it is 20% more expensive than the top RX 7900 XTX.

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Intel graphics cards are drastically faster in some older games. Intel has worked on support for DirectX 9

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Intel graphics cards are drastically faster in some older games

Intel Arc graphics cards, among other things, have rather mediocre performance in older games. But today the company has released a fresh driver that significantly changes the situation, although not in all games.

Intel graphics cards are drastically faster in some older games.  Intel has worked on support for DirectX 9

The company has worked on optimization for some specific games, adding native support for DirectX 9. In particular, it is important to note Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, in which the performance of Arc adapters increased by almost 80%. The company has also worked on the 1% percentile, increasing the rate by up to 2.3 times, which should make the gameplay smoother.

Intel graphics cards are drastically faster in some older games.  Intel has worked on support for DirectX 9

Not all old games have received an impressive performance boost, but Intel can still be commended for continuing to work on its accelerators.

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The GeForce RTX 4080 12GB is back. First GeForce RTX 4070 Ti unveiled

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The GeForce RTX 4080 12GB is back First GeForce RTX

Rumors that the GeForce RTX 4080 12GB video card, canceled right before the release, will return under the name GeForce RTX 4070 Ti have been fully confirmed. Colorful has completely declassified the RTX 4070 Ti BattleAx Deluxe 3D card, and its specs are exactly the same as those of the GeForce RTX 4080 12GB.

The GeForce RTX 4080 12GB is back.  First GeForce RTX 4070 Ti unveiled

Although the cooler is different from the cooler that Nvidia equips its video cards with, the Colorful RTX 4070 Ti BattleAx Deluxe is the reference model in everything else. It is built on the AD104 GPU and has 12 GB of GDDR6X memory with a frequency of 21 GHz. The base frequency of the GPU is 2310 MHz.

The GeForce RTX 4080 12GB is back.  First GeForce RTX 4070 Ti unveiled

The GeForce RTX 4080 12GB is back.  First GeForce RTX 4070 Ti unveiled

There is only one connector for connecting additional power – a 16-pin one, to which GeForce RTX 4090 users have a lot of complaints. However, the consumption of the RTX 4070 Ti is significantly lower, so it is hardly worth worrying about the melting of the connectors in this case. Colorful doesn’t specify the number of CUDA cores, but it should be 7680, which is exactly what Nvidia claimed for the RTX 4080 12 GB.

The GeForce RTX 4080 12GB is back.  First GeForce RTX 4070 Ti unveiled

The GeForce RTX 4080 12GB is back.  First GeForce RTX 4070 Ti unveiled

According to preliminary data, sales of the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti will start on January 5, immediately after the formal official premiere on January 3.

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