The first test results of the new MacBook Air based on the Apple M2 processor have already appeared on the network. As noted, its performance is similar to that of the new MacBook Pro on the same chip, and in the Geekbench multi-core test, the novelty was 19% faster than the previous generation MacBook Air version based on the M1 processor.
In numbers, the MacBook Air with the M2 processor scored 1904 in the single-core Geekbench test and 8838 in the multi-core test. For comparison, the MacBook Pro on the same platform scored 1937 and 8962 points. It is possible that this was achieved due to the active cooling system.
This superiority is noted in the “synthetic” test, in gaming or other usage scenarios, the situation may differ. At the same time, we note that the main difference between the chip and the 2020 model was the improved graphics subsystem, although there is an increase in the “processor” part.
Previously, the M2-based Air was compared to the Mac Pro workstation, which is equipped with an 8-core Intel Xeon W-3223 processor.
Nvidia has decided to bring back a graphics card it abandoned two months ago. Rumors talk about the resumption of production of the GeForce RTX 3080 12GB
GeForce RTX 3080 with 12 GB may return to the market a few months after the end of production.
The source says that Nvidia has decided to bring this model back into service so that it can help get rid of the GA102 GPU stock faster.
The fate of the RTX 3080 with 12 GB of memory was very strange. Initially, the card was presented at the beginning of 2022 at CES 2022, then it was re-announced a week and a half later and put on sale without announcing the price, and already in June, Nvidia decided to abandon this model, stopping production. Over the past two months, the cryptocurrency market has collapsed even more, the prices of video cards have gone down, but Nvidia’s warehouses are still full, and the current generation GPU needs to be disposed of, since there is already a new one on the nose.
In terms of specs, the RTX 3080 12GB has 8960 CUDA cores and a 384-bit memory bus.
It remains to wait quite a bit for completely new AMD processors. The company has officially confirmed that it will introduce the Ryzen 7000 at the end of August
AMD has confirmed that it will be announcing new Ryzen processors on August 29th.
For this day, the company has scheduled an event together we advance_PCs. Ryzen 7000 CPUs will be unveiled, the Zen 4 architecture they are based on, and AMD will reveal details about socket AM5 in general.
And it is on this day that AMD should announce the date of the start of sales. Recall that the latest rumors say that the sale of new items will appear on September 27, and before that, various sources spoke about September 15. In any case, it won’t be long to wait.
According to all the data currently available, four processors are waiting for us: Ryzen 9 7950X, Ryzen 9 7900X, Ryzen 7 7700X and Ryzen 5 7600X, although there have been leaks about the Ryzen 7 7800X. Most likely, the line will simply be expanded sometime later.
Intel graphics cards have finally made their way to the US, but are they needed at these prices? Arc A380 is asking $140
Intel Arc graphics cards are finally ready to enter the US market. The first there will be the Arc A380, which has been on sale in China for some time.
At the same time, not the Gunnir model will be available in the USA, but the product of the more familiar ASRock. Asking for such an adapter will be $ 140. To be more precise, the video card is already available for order, and deliveries are expected on August 22.
The card itself is nothing special: it is a compact solution with one fan, one HDMI port and three DisplayPorts. To work, the card requires a single eight-pin power connector.
The Arc A380 with Resizable BAR technology enabled is on average 5-10% slower than the Radeon RX 6400. In the same NewEgg store, the AMD card is sold from $140, which means it is somewhat more profitable, and it has no problems with drivers. The Radeon RX 6500 XT starts at $180 and offers another level of performance.
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