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Asia hard drive prices skyrocket due to Chia cryptocurrency

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Building on the Chia cryptocurrency theme, a source confirmed that miners hoping to repeat the Bitcoin story are buying up the hard drives and SSDs they need to mine Chia. Although the situation has not yet reached a global shortage of storage, the hype has already sparked a rapid increase in the price of storage in China and Japan, and Seagate confirmed in its quarterly report that it is experiencing an increase in demand associated with the mining of cryptocurrencies.

Citing Chinese news outlet Time Finance, the source claims that in the face of increased demand, some hard drive sellers have decided to take advantage of the situation. The big players in the supply chain allegedly knew about the upcoming increase in demand in advance and bought a lot of drives before the price increase.

An idea of ​​the rise in prices is given by the following data:

HDD model Price rise Current price, USD Price a week ago, USD
Western Digital WD Gold 18TB 40.4% 1231 877
Seagate Exos X18 18TB 66.7% 1077 646
Seagate SkyHawk AI 18TB 39.4% 923 662
Seagate Exos X16 16TB 60.6% 816 508
Seagate IronWolf 16TB 56.2% 814 521
Ultrastar DC HC550 16TB 30.3% 662 508

According to the source, small hard drives are also suitable for ordinary adventurers – to try their luck, 4 TB models will be enough. However, for those who take it seriously, the most in demand are enterprise-class hard drives, the volume of which exceeds 6 TB.

It remains to add that the Chia cryptocurrency is not yet available for transactions, so the real value of one “coin” (XCH) has not yet been determined.

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Redmi Note 11T Pro+ will get the best 144Hz flat screen. Together with the smartphone will present Ryzen Edition Redmi Book Pro 2022

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Redmi Note 11T Pro will get the best 144Hz flat

Lu Weibong, President of Xiaomi Group China and CEO of Redmi, posted new teasers of the upcoming presentation on his Weibo social network page.

Redmi Note 11T Pro+ will get the best 144Hz flat screen.  Together with the smartphone will present Ryzen Edition Redmi Book Pro 2022

The first teaser is dedicated to the Redmi Note 11T Pro + smartphone, which is equipped with a flagship flat LCD screen with a ratio of 20.5: 9 and support for an adaptive refresh rate (7 values) of the image up to 144 Hz. Also, the screen provides reliable eye protection and supports Dolby Vision.

Redmi Note 11T Pro+ will get the best 144Hz flat screen.  Together with the smartphone will present Ryzen Edition Redmi Book Pro 2022

Redmi Note 11T Pro+ will get the best 144Hz flat screen.  Together with the smartphone will present Ryzen Edition Redmi Book Pro 2022

Lu Weibing said that Redmi Note 11T Pro + will be equipped with the best display in its class, and we tend to believe him, because this has happened before in the Redmi line.

Redmi Note 11T Pro+ is also confirmed to be equipped with fast LPDDR5 RAM and improved heat dissipation technology.

Redmi Note 11T Pro+ will get the best 144Hz flat screen.  Together with the smartphone will present Ryzen Edition Redmi Book Pro 2022

Redmi Note 11T Pro+ will get the best 144Hz flat screen.  Together with the smartphone will present Ryzen Edition Redmi Book Pro 2022

The presentation of the novelty will take place on May 24, along with the smartphone, the Ryzen Edition Redmi Book Pro 2022 laptop will be shown, the teaser of which was also published by Lu Weibing.

Redmi Note 11T became available for pre-order in China even before the presentation.

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AMD will show the world’s first dual-chip chipset in a few days. The company is preparing the announcement of X670E, X670 and B650 chipsets

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AMD will show the worlds first dual chip chipset in a

As soon as we managed to touch on the topic of AMD’s announcement at Computex 2022 a few days later, data appeared on the Web that the company could show us.

AMD will show the world's first dual-chip chipset in a few days.  The company is preparing the announcement of X670E, X670 and B650 chipsets

Unfortunately, this data does not apply to processors or video cards. It’s about chipsets. Sources say AMD will unveil at least three next-generation chipsets for the AM5 platform during its event. These will be the X670E, X670 and B650 chipsets. Judging by the names, we should also expect the A620, but there is no data yet. It is likely that such a chipset will simply be released later.

Let’s start with the older solution. AMD X670E will be the top chipset, and the letter E in the name stands for Extreme. It won’t differ from the X670 in terms of features and capabilities, but motherboards based on this chipset should provide PCIe 5.0 connectivity to both the GPU and the M.2 slot, or possibly multiple slots, while motherboards X670-based ones may use PCIe 4.0 instead. Whether there will be any other differences remains to be seen.

But the source confirms early reports that the X670 (respectively, the X670E) will be a dual-chip chipset with two identical chipsets called Promontory 21. And the B650 chipset will be the same chip.

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The twenty-fifth version of the 3D accelerator based on the GPU TU117. The announcement date and all the details about the GeForce GTX 1630 video card, which is unlikely to impress anyone with its parameters

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The twenty fifth version of the 3D accelerator based on the

The source had all the details about the new Nvidia 3D card, but not the long-awaited GeForce RTX 40 line, but the old GTX 16 series. Now that the cost of video cards has dropped to almost the recommended level, the premiere of the low-powered GeForce GTX 1630 looks strange. However, Nvidia certainly has its own ideas in this regard.

The twenty-fifth version of the 3D accelerator based on the GPU TU117.  The announcement date and all the details about the GeForce GTX 1630 video card, which is unlikely to impress anyone with its parameters

The GeForce GTX 1630 will be based on the old 12nm TU117 GPU in the TU117-150 version. According to the Techpowerup database, this will be the twenty-fifth version of the TU117, if you count the various versions of 3D accelerators for desktop PCs, consumer laptops and mobile workstations.

The TU117-150 will have 512 CUDA cores, the GPU will be paired with 4GB of 12GHz GDDR6 memory via a 64-bit bus. The frequency of the GPU itself will be 1.8 GHz. Due to the truncated bus, the memory bandwidth will be 96 GB / s – even less than a regular GeForce GTX 1650 with GDDR5 memory. At the same time, the TDP of the novelty is still the same 75 watts.

The official premiere of the GeForce GTX 1630 is expected on May 31st. It will probably take place as part of Nvidia’s press event, timed to coincide with Computex 2022. Perhaps the company will announce something more interesting that day. For example, GeForce RTX 40 3D cards. The latest data suggests that they may come out earlier than expected.

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