It is now customary to blame the cryptocurrency miners and the shortage of components in the market for the increase in the cost of video cards, but in fact this process has been going on for more than one year. On average, over the past five years, the cost of Nvidia graphics cards has increased by 70%. And this is clearly not the limit.
Believe it or not, Nvidia’s flagship model from 2015, the GeForce GTX 980 Ti, was priced at $ 650. And for this money it was really possible to buy it. This year’s flagship, the GeForce RTX 3090, officially costs $ 1,500, but in reality it sells twice as much. But here the shortage in the market and the appetites of resellers are already to blame, and if we compare the recommended prices, then the growth in flagships is about 2.5 times. Although on average it is, of course, lower.
The rise in prices is inextricably linked to Nvidia’s revenue. For example, the company’s revenue increased from $ 2.6 billion in fiscal 2016 to $ 6.9 billion now.
Huawei introduced an inexpensive monitor MateView SE. 23.8-inch IPS screen for $120
Together with the MateBook 16s laptop, Huawei today introduced an inexpensive monitor. The novelty is called MateView SE. The monitor features a 23.8-inch IPS panel with Full HD resolution and a 75Hz refresh rate. Provides coverage of 90% of the DCI-P3 color space and 100% of sRGB.
The MateView SE is the first Huawei monitor to feature e-book mode, which mimics an E Ink screen for ease of reading. There are two video inputs – HDMI and DisplayPort.
MateView SE is available in two versions. The basic one for $120 comes with a regular stand that only allows you to change the angle of inclination. And the $135 MateView SE features a convertible stand that allows you to adjust the height and switch the display from landscape to portrait mode.
Huawei MateBook 16s unveiled, world’s first Intel Evo laptop with Intel Core i9-12900H processor
Huawei today officially unveiled the MateBook 16s laptop in China. The novelty is presented as the world’s first model based on the Intel Evo platform, which uses the top 14-core Core i9-12900H processor, reaching a frequency of 5.0 GHz. True, it is included only in the most expensive modification, and the simpler versions are equipped with Core i5 and Core i7 processors.
It would seem that the laptop is rather big, and a discrete 3D accelerator should work in tandem with such a powerful processor. But he is not. Therefore, the cooling system without any frills – two wide copper heat pipes and two fans.
The laptop’s 16-inch touchscreen features a 3:2 aspect ratio (resolution of 2520 x 1680 pixels) and 100% sRGB color space coverage. The DeltaE value, according to official data, does not exceed one.
The device configuration also includes a webcam that allows you to record Full HD video, a USB-C port with a Thunderbolt 4 interface (so you can still connect a 3D card), another USB-C, two USB 3.2 Gen 1 and an HDMI video output.
Housing Huawei MateBook 16s – all-metal. The battery capacity was 84 Wh, fast charging technology is supported: 50% in 30 minutes. The laptop is 17.8 mm thick and weighs 1.99 kg.
The base MateBook 16s with a Core i5 processor, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD is priced at $1,045. The cost of the same version, but with a Core i7 processor, is $ 1,195. Finally, the top-of-the-line MateBook 16s with a Core i9 CPU, 16GB of RAM, and a 1TB SSD costs $1,495. Retail sales start June 6th.
The 16-core Ryzen 7000 easily defeated the Core i9-12900K. AMD showed what the future flagship is capable of
So, AMD today really talked about the Ryzen 7000 processors and even showed them in action. For example, how some model in the game reaches a frequency of over 5.5 GHz.
But that’s not all. For example, now we are sure that AMD did not increase the number of cores this time, so the conditional Ryzen 9 7950X will be 16-core. And it was some 16-core CPU that beat the Core i9-12900K in Blender by an incredible 31%! True, AMD’s new products will eventually have to compete with Rocket Lake processors, and not the current Alder Lake, but this does not make the advantage any less impressive.
AMD also confirmed that the new generation of processors will be released in the fall. Exactly when is unclear, but there have been many rumors of a September release.
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