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Energy consumption will decrease by more than 99%, mining equipment will become useless. Ethereum Historic Update Coming September 15th

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According to Ethereum network co-founder Vitalik Buterin, the long-awaited update to the Ethereum blockchain software known as Merge is likely to happen around September 15th.

This update will abolish the Proof-of-Work (PoW) model, in which transactions are processed by the resources of the miners, and switch to the Proof-of-Stake (PoS) model, where transactions will be certified by holders of the Ethereum cryptocurrency. Last week, the algorithm change was successfully implemented on the Goerli test subnet. Now blockchain creator Vitalik Buterin has revealed on Twitter that there is a limit on the number of hashes left to run the network in PoW mode.

Energy consumption will decrease by more than 99%, mining equipment will become useless.  Ethereum Historic Update Coming September 15th

According to previous forecasts, the update should take place between September 15 and 20. This week, the Ethereum developers will hold another meeting where they will work through the difficulties that may arise at the last moment before the upgrade and set a specific date for the merger.

Many services are based on the Ethereum blockchain, and some of them will temporarily stop working during the network upgrade to avoid unpleasant surprises. After the update, transactions on the Ethereum network will be significantly accelerated, and energy consumption will decrease by more than 99%, as mining equipment will become useless.

According to the forecast, after the update until the end of September, the Ethereum rate may increase to $4,000.

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Intel unintentionally showed 34-core processors, where all the cores are large

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Intel unintentionally showed 34 core processors where all the cores are

Intel introduced the Raptor Lake processors, where the flagship is the Core i9-13900K with 8 large and 16 small cores, that is, it has a total of 24 cores. But perhaps Intel has something even more impressive?

Intel unintentionally showed 34-core processors, where all the cores are large

At the Intel Innovation 2022 event, the company demonstrated a wafer with Raptor Lake crystals. Not only are the crystals themselves clearly not the same as those of the new Core desktop products, the label also directly indicates that these are 34-core processors.

The study of the crystals showed that probably all 34 nuclei are large. Interestingly, the Intel booth staff had no idea what kind of CPU it was.

Intel unintentionally showed 34-core processors, where all the cores are large

Presumably, these may be processors of the Sapphire Rapids family, which are expected next year. They should come out both in the server segment and in the segment of solutions for workstations. Perhaps the latter will be promoted as part of the Raptor Lake line, although the labeling may simply be a mistake.

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The monstrous Core i9-13900KS lit up on the Web and immediately showed all the power in the benchmark

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The monstrous Core i9 13900KS lit up on the Web and

That same mysterious Intel processor with a frequency of 6 GHz out of the box has already lit up on the Web. And it’s actually called the Core i9-13900KS, as we expected.

Moreover, it immediately lit up in the CPU-Z benchmark, scoring 982 and 18,453 points there in single-threaded and multi-threaded modes, respectively.

The monstrous Core i9-13900KS lit up on the Web and immediately showed all the power in the benchmark

In comparison, the Core i9-13900K scores 810 and 14,900 points out of the box, and 945 and 16,880 points when the power limit is removed, according to the results available on the Web. True, you need to understand that in all these cases the results were obtained on the CPU before they were released to the market, so they may be slightly different for serial samples. As for the Core i9-12900K, its upscale score is 825 and 11,320, while the latest Ryzen 9 7950X scores 787 and 15,660.

The monstrous Core i9-13900KS lit up on the Web and immediately showed all the power in the benchmark

Under what conditions the Core i9-13900KS was tested is unknown. He, too, could pass the benchmark without power restrictions.

Recall, Intel said that such a processor will be released next year in a limited edition.

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Is the cheapest video card of the current generation now from Intel? Arc A310 appeared on the company’s website

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Is the cheapest video card of the current generation now

Intel is indeed gearing up to launch the ultra-affordable Arc A310 graphics card. Yesterday the company introduced the flagship Arc A770 and new processors, but the A310 quietly registered on the company’s website.

Is the cheapest video card of the current generation now from Intel?  Arc A310 appeared on the company's website

It has only 6 Xe cores, that is, 768 FP32 blocks. The GPU runs at 2100 MHz, and there is also 4 GB of GDDR6 memory at 15.5 GHz and a 64-bit bus.

Is the cheapest video card of the current generation now from Intel?  Arc A310 appeared on the company's website

The card does not have a price, but with such parameters it cannot be large. In addition, the same Arc A380 is priced at only $140, while the A310 should be cheaper. This will mean that it is the Arc A310 that will become the cheapest current generation video card on the market, since the Radeon RX 6400 and GeForce GTX 1630 (if it can be attributed to the current generation at all) are simply more expensive.

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