Rumors of Nvidia transferring all of its Ampere graphics cards to the new GAxx2 GPUs with hardware mining protection have once again been confirmed. According to the source, the company will begin shipping new versions of the GPU to its partners in mid-May, and ready-made devices based on them will most likely appear on sale in June. We are talking about the models GeForce RTX 3060, GeForce RTX 3070 and GeForce RTX 3080 – in the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and GeForce RTX 3070 Ti, hardware protection against mining is provided from the outset. Instead of switching to new GPUs, these models will receive the RezisableBAR automatically, without the need to update the BIOS of the 3D card.
An important point: Nvidia makes no difference between the regular Ampere and the Ampere LHR. This means that new versions of old video cards built on the new GAxx2 with hardware protection against mining will not differ in designations or markings. And the abbreviation LHR was introduced for internal use only to make it easier for partners of the company to distinguish new GPUs from old ones. So, you can only distinguish a conventional conditional GeForce RTX 3070 from a GeForce RTX 3070 with hardware protection against mining by looking at the GPU marking under the cooler. Or by launching cryptocurrency mining – in the new version, the performance in such operations will be halved. At the same time, utilities for determining GPU parameters (like GPU-Z) should also receive support for identifying new GPUs. As for the performance in games, it will remain the same. Moreover, due to the support of RezisableBAR, it will even increase in some places.
Rumor has it that the availability of the Ampere GPU will improve after the release of GeForce RTX 30 LHR graphics cards, although it is not yet clear how. Still, the deficit has existed for at least six months, and in order to saturate the market, it is necessary to increase the production of video cards several times. Interestingly, the top GeForce RTX 3090 will be the only video card from the current ones that will not receive a built-in anti-mining mechanism. It is reportedly unattractive for cryptocurrency miners because of its high cost. At the same time, it will also be transferred to GAxx2, but only for the implementation of RezisableBAR.
Kingston’s first hardware-encrypted, touchscreen external SSD introduced, compatible with any OS
Kingston introduced the IronKey Vault Privacy 80 SSD lineup. This is the company’s first OS-independent external SSD with a touch display and hardware-based data encryption. Kingston IronKey Vault Privacy 80 is compatible with Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, Chrome OS and any other operating system that supports USB storage. The line includes models with a capacity of 480 GB, 960 GB and 1920 GB, the manufacturer offers a three-year warranty and free maintenance.
IronKey Vault Privacy 80 is FIPS 197 certified with a 256-bit XTS-AES key and is able to protect user data from brute force attacks and BadUSB hijacking. Among the options – the ability to set multiple passwords (administrator / user), the choice between PIN and passphrase, setting password entry rules (length from 6 to 64 characters, alphanumeric combinations). The device will automatically lock if it is not used for a set period of time, and if the password is entered incorrectly 15 times in a row, then a crypto-erasure of the data will occur (all security keys are deleted). Kingston IronKey Vault Privacy 80 can also work in write-protect mode to prevent malware from entering. With all this, the drive is quite compact: its dimensions are 122.5×84.2×18.4 mm.
The huge and incredibly voracious GeForce RTX 3090 Ti can already be bought for less than the recommended price. EVGA offers these cards for $1,900
The GeForce RTX 3090 Ti video card, despite its status and limited supplies, did not just reach the recommended price, but fell below it faster than all other models in the line.
EVGA decided it was time to sell the new product for $1900, which is $100 less than the recommended price. For this money, the FTW3 RTX 3090 Ti Black model is offered without factory overclocking, but with a large cooling system that is no different from those used in the company’s faster cards.
So far, EVGA is the only one selling the RTX 3090 Ti at this price, but there are already quite a few offerings in the US for $2,000. However, it’s not a fact that there are many who want even $ 1,900, given that this is a high price in absolute terms, as well as the fact that there is not much time left before the release of GeForce RTX 40 cards.
The Ryzen 9 7950X will be able to run at 5.5GHz for multiple cores without any overclocking. AMD reveals demo details at Computex
Two days ago, AMD formally unveiled the Ryzen 7000 processors without giving much away. But she showed the new CPU at 5.5 GHz and the game Ghostwire: Toyko. And now it became known that there was no talk of overclocking then.
The company has confirmed that the 16-core processor has not been overclocked, meaning 5.5GHz is in line with the specs. It is also worth mentioning here that the demonstration stand included Asetek liquid cooling, but this does not mean at all that such a frequency for this CPU will be achievable only with similar COs.
Moreover, the frequency of 5.5 GHz was achieved not by one core, but by several, but there are no details. AMD said that under load, the frequency fluctuated between 5.2-5.5 GHz for several cores. That is, ordinary users who buy such a CPU should also count on this.
As for the name of the CPU, AMD itself, of course, does not name it in any way yet, but most sources talk about the Ryzen 9 7950X, which is logical, since AMD has not changed the principles of naming its CPUs for a long time.
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H octa-core processor, GeForce RTX 2050 graphics, and 3.2K screen for $975. Inexpensive powerful laptops Redmi Book Pro 2022 Ryzen Edition
Xiaomi has finally unveiled the Redmi Book Pro 2022 Ryzen Edition laptops, which were announced in early March. There are two new products – Redmi Book Pro 14 2022 Ryzen Edition with a 14-inch screen and Redmi Book Pro 15 2022 Ryzen Edition with a 15.6-inch screen. All of them are equipped exclusively with 16 GB of RAM and a 512 GB SSD.
There are two processors to choose from: a 6-core Ryzen 5 6600H and an 8-core Ryzen 7 6800H. They are available for both the younger version and the older one. Redmi Book Pro 15 2022 Ryzen Edition in the top version is also endowed with a discrete 3D accelerator in the face of the GeForce RTX 2050.
Redmi Book Pro 14 2022 comes with a 2.5K resolution screen, 120Hz frame rate, DC Dimming support and 100% sRGB color space coverage. Redmi Book Pro 15 2022 received a display with a resolution of 3.2K and a frame rate of 90 Hz, everything else is like the younger model.
Redmi Book Pro 14 2022 is characterized by a thickness of 15.9 mm and a weight of 1.45 kg. Among the interface connectors are USB-C with Thunderbolt 4 interface, one each USB-C and USB-A, as well as HDMI 2.0. The thickness of Redmi Book Pro 15 2022 is only 14.9mm. The set of connectors here is the same as in the younger model, but there is also a slot for SD memory cards. A feature of Redmi Book Pro 15 2022 is a cooling system with three heat pipes and two fans – in the younger model, the cooling system is simpler.
As for prices, they look like this:
Redmi Book Pro 14 2022 Ryzen Edition:
- Ryzen 5 6600H, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD – $675;
- Ryzen 7 6800H, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD – $765
Redmi Book Pro 15 2022 Ryzen Edition:
- Ryzen 5 6600H, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD – $705;
- Ryzen 7 6800H, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD – $795;
- Ryzen 5 6600H, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, GeForce RTX 2050 – $885;
- Ryzen 7 6800H, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, GeForce RTX 2050 – $975
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