IFixit experts have disassembled the Nintendo Switch OLED game console and discovered a lot of new things in it compared to its predecessor. True, new in this case does not mean better: Sawitch OLED earned 7 points out of 10 for maintainability, although its predecessor had 8 points.
The difference between regular Nintendo Switch and Switch OLED is clear
The mounting mechanism of the new docking station requires a lot of space, which forced Nintendo engineers to rethink the console’s internal layout. The SD card slot, on-board memory and game card reader are housed on a single board, with the onboard memory now unsoldered – previously removable.
Nintendo Switch OLED received a more compact heat pipe and a smaller fan. IFixit experts believe that the reason for this is the new version of the Tegra X1 platform (ODNX10-A1) with lower power consumption and, accordingly, less heat generation than the ODNX02-A2. In this regard, the higher autonomy of Switch OLED is also associated. As for the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth antennas, they are placed between the rear panel and various shielding elements.
Linux gamers can now take advantage of the “free” performance boost, too. Nvidia DLSS added to Proton
Linux gaming is becoming more and more complete. Nvidia has finally added its DLSS supersampling technology to Proton 6.3-8. For the first time, we learned about such intentions of the company back in the summer.
As a reminder, Proton is an open source tool designed for use by the Steam client. Proton allows Windows games to run within Linux.
Thus, Linux gamers will now be able to enable DLSS in supported games and get impressive performance gains.
Proton also received support for 24 new games:
- Mafia II
- Sol Survivor
- Age of empires 4
- Breath of Death VI
- Call of Duty: Black Ops II
- Monster Energy Supercross 2
- TT Isle of Man Ride on the Edge
- TT Isle of Man Ride on the Edge 2
- Monster boy and the cursed kingdom
- FIA European Truck Racing Championship
- Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered
- Penny Arcade’s On the Rain-Slicked Precipice
- Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
- Mass Effect Legendary Edition
- Monster energy supercross
- Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl
- Game dev tycoon
- Assassin’s creed
- The riftbreaker
- RiMS Racing
Netflix has a new hit: it overtook the “Squid Game”
Another South Korean series Netflix set a record for the most watched and overtook the previous leader. This is the series “Call of Hellbound” (Hellbound), which surpassed “Squid Game” (Squid Game) and became the most popular on Netflix.
According to FlixPatrol analysts, Call of Hell was the most watched Netflix TV series in the world on November 20, topping the ratings in over 80 countries within 24 hours of the show’s release. It was directed and written by Yong Sang Ho (“Train to Busan” and “Train to Busan 2: Peninsula”).
The Call of Hell series is a completely original project by Netflix, the plot of which is about supernatural beings who take people to hell. A pilot episode aired at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival in September.
The Squid Game, which premiered on September 19, was ranked # 1 on Netflix’s most watched TV series for 46 consecutive days. In October, 142 million households in 94 countries watched the show. This earned Netflix about $ 900 million.
Earlier this month, “Squid Games” director Hwang Dong Hyuk confirmed that filming for the second season was imminent.
SPC Gear Viro Infra headset is addressed to game lovers
The SPC Gear brand, chosen by SilentiumPC to promote products aimed at gamers, is the VIRO Infra on-ear headset. According to the manufacturer, these headphones “not only provide high-quality sound, but are also incredibly comfortable and durable.”
The headphones are complemented by a removable microphone and a built-in remote control that allows you to quickly adjust the volume, mute and unmute the microphone. The durable metal headband is encased in a soft leatherette shell, and the perforated material of the ear cushions provides “thermal comfort” to the ears. The ear cushions are filled with foam, which provides sound insulation due to a snug fit.
The headphones use 50mm drivers. The range of reproducible frequencies is declared equal to 20 – 20,000 Hz. The body of the cups is made of damage-resistant plastic, which is additionally reinforced with metal panels. Despite the solid construction, the earbuds weigh only 256 grams.
The directional microphone makes the user’s voice stand out from the surrounding sounds.
Thanks to a standard 3.5 mm jack, the novelty is compatible with PCs, smartphones, consoles and other devices. It costs 38 euros.
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