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Motherboards for the AMD AM5 platform will not hit your pocket. Models under $100 will be available.

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At Computex 2022, AMD not only showed the Ryzen 7000 processors, but also introduced a new series of chipsets for the AM5 platform. And now it has become known how much the corresponding motherboards will cost.

Motherboards for the AMD AM5 platform will not hit your pocket.  Models under $100 will be available.

Fortunately for potential buyers, motherboards will not rise in price relative to the current generation, and some models will even be cheaper than similar predecessors at the start of sales.

In particular, boards based on the A620 chipset, which AMD has not yet introduced, will cost less than $100. Of course, we are talking about the most affordable models.

Boards based on the B650 will be in the range of 150-230 dollars. B650E-based models will cost $250-350, X670-based models will cost $250-350, and X670E-based enthusiast boards will cost $300-500. It is worth mentioning that the estimated prices are provided by Gigabyte, but they have a very wide range of motherboards, so you can navigate at these prices in general.

As a result, it turns out that, as before, the price of a PC based on the Ryzen 7000 will be formed primarily by the processor, and the motherboard can be purchased quite inexpensively. True, it is worth remembering that the new AMD CPUs will not support DDR4 memory, and DDR5 is still significantly more expensive.

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The new Apple M2-based MacBook Pro has half the SSD speed of last year’s Apple M1-based NGA model

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The new Apple M2 based MacBook Pro has half the SSD

Following the release of Apple’s new 13-inch MacBook Pro based on the Apple M2, the $1,300 base model with a 256GB SSD was found to have significantly slower read/write speeds compared to the equivalent previous generation model.

YouTube channel Max Tech and Created Tech tested this version with the Blackmagic Disk Speed ​​Test app and found that the SSD read and write speeds are about 1450 MB/s, which is about 50% slower when reading and about 30% slower when writing. compared to a 13-inch Apple M1-based MacBook Pro with a 256GB SSD.

The new Apple M2-based MacBook Pro has half the SSD speed of last year's Apple M1-based NGA model

Max Tech results:

  • 13″ MacBook Pro (M1/256GB) Read Speed: 2900
  • 13″ MacBook Pro (M2/256GB) Read speed: 1446
  • 13″ MacBook Pro (M1/256 GB) Write speed: 2215
  • 13″ MacBook Pro (M2/256 GB) Write speed: 1463

Upon disassembly, the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with 256 GB of memory was found to have only one NAND flash chip, while the previous model had two NAND chips of 128 GB each. This difference probably explains why the new model has a slower SSD: multiple NAND chips in parallel provide faster speeds.

Perhaps this decision is due to lower costs and / or lack of components. Apple has not yet commented on the situation.

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Bloomberg editor Mark Gurman spoke about the new Apple M2 processors – four models are expected

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Bloomberg editor Mark Gurman spoke about the new Apple M2

Earlier this month, Apple announced the new M2 processor at the WWDC presentation. It is used in the new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, but Cupertino is said to be preparing several modifications of it. Apple is said to be preparing M2 Pro, M2 Max, M2 Ultra, and M2 Extreme processors for Mac mini, MacBook Pro, and Mac Pro devices.

Bloomberg editor Mark Gurman spoke about the new Apple M2 processors - four models are expected

Bloomberg editor Mark Gurman said that Mac mini computers will receive options with M2 and M2 Pro processors. The 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro laptops will feature the M2 Pro and M2 Max chips. An entry-level 13.3-inch MacBook Pro with the M2 chip is also expected. Their release date is unknown.

Bloomberg editor Mark Gurman spoke about the new Apple M2 processors - four models are expected

Finally, Gurman believes that Apple plans to introduce the M2 Ultra and M2 Extreme chips. The company has previously hinted that the Mac Pro could be released soon, but no further details have been released. Perhaps these processors are just intended for the Mac Pro.

The timing of the announcement and release of the most powerful PC from Apple has not yet been specified.

Previously, Gurman said that the MacBook Air (2022) will be released in the colors of older models.

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Valve Specialist Explains Why You Shouldn’t Install Too Long SSDs in Steam Deck

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Valve Specialist Explains Why You Shouldnt Install Too Long SSDs

A few days ago, information appeared on the network that it was possible to install a longer SSD in the Steam Deck than planned. However, such interference may adversely affect the life of the console.

Valve Specialist Explains Why You Shouldn't Install Too Long SSDs in Steam Deck

By default, the Steam Deck uses a 30mm SSD, however, players were able to install a 42mm long model with more memory. To do this, I had to move the fixing screw on the motherboard and remove the thermal pad.

According to Valve designer Lawrence Young, who participated in the development of the console, this should not be done. The fact is that larger drives consume more energy and heat up more. And ditching the thermal pad makes things even worse as the console starts to overheat.

Valve Specialist Explains Why You Shouldn't Install Too Long SSDs in Steam Deck

Please, do not do that. The charger chip becomes very hot, so do not move nearby thermal pads. In addition, most M.2 2242 drives use more power and run hotter than the ones the Steam Deck is designed to handle. It may seem that this modification works, but it will significantly reduce the life of your portable PC.‘, Young said.

Note that the console officially supports three SSD options – 64 GB, 256 GB and a faster 512 GB.

Previously, it was reported how you can significantly increase the autonomy of the Steam Deck console.

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