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Return of the legend. Leica Noctilux-M 50 f / 1.2 ASPH lens. re-released

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Leica announced the re-release of the Noctilux-M 50 f / 1.2 ASPH., Which was produced from 1966 to 1975. At one time, it became the first lens with aspherical elements. The high aperture, even by today’s standards, further contributed to the approval of the Noctilux-M 50 f / 1.2 ASPH. in legend status. However, the real advantage of this lens, according to the manufacturer, is the picture: the pictures taken at open aperture have “soft, almost fabulous quality due to the unmistakable pattern with exquisite bokeh.”

All these distinctive features were allegedly “carefully preserved” in the new lens, the calculation and design of which is so close to the original that the results in the photographs are almost identical. Even though the lens was originally designed over fifty years ago, its use is by no means limited to nostalgic experimentation. It is enough to close the aperture down to at least f / 2.8 to get the sharpness that meets the expectations of modern digital photography. Significantly, this is the smallest and lightest lens in the Noctilux range.

The lens will be available in two versions: silver and black. By the way, before the original model Noctilux-M 50 f / 1.2 ASPH. Leica lenses were predominantly silver, but this lens was only available in black. A total of 1,757 units were produced, not counting about five silver prototypes. It is not hard to guess how much they are in demand among collectors now.

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Variant Noctilux-M 50 f / 1.2 ASPH. with a black anodized aluminum casing is already available for sale at a price of $ 7,695. There will be only 100 pieces of silver-chrome lenses. This variant will feature LEITZ WETZLAR engraving instead of LEICA on the front ring. It costs $ 16,395.

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Sony in their repertoire. In the first photo, the flagship smartphone Xperia 1 V is very similar to the previous several generations

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Sony in their repertoire In the first photo the flagship

Sony may present its next-generation flagship smartphone at the end of this month at the MWC 2023 event, but today the first photo of the Xperia 1 V has hit the Web.

Sony in their repertoire.  In the first photo, the flagship smartphone Xperia 1 V is very similar to the previous several generations

As you can see, Sony will continue to use the same design that they switched to with the Xperia 1 II in 2020. Compared to the current model, there are some changes in the design of the camera, but they are minor. It also seems that the module itself has become larger, although compared to some modern devices, it is still very tiny.

You can also see that the lower camera, as in the current generation, will be a periscope module. According to the leaks, the Xperia 1 V will receive a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, which is logical. Given the parameters of past models of the line, we can also expect a large amount of memory and not the largest screen by modern standards.

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The GeForce RTX 4060 Ti can be 20-25% faster than the RTX 3060 Ti. Tests of Nvidia adapter based on GPU AD106 appeared

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The GeForce RTX 4060 Ti can be 20 25 faster than

The first test results of an Nvidia video card based on the AD106 GPU in its full configuration have appeared on the Web.

The GeForce RTX 4060 Ti can be 20-25% faster than the RTX 3060 Ti.  Tests of Nvidia adapter based on GPU AD106 appeared

What this model will be called is still unclear, but based on early leaks, it could be the GeForce RTX 4060 Ti. True, those very leaks attributed to it a little less CUDA cores, that is, the GPU will be slightly cut.

So, the AD106 configuration allegedly includes 4608 CUDA cores. Also, the specified video card has 8 GB of memory and probably a 128-bit bus. Tests in AIDA64 are not related to reality, but the results in 3DMark are already more useful.

The GeForce RTX 4060 Ti can be 20-25% faster than the RTX 3060 Ti.  Tests of Nvidia adapter based on GPU AD106 appeared

The GeForce RTX 4060 Ti (let’s call it that for convenience) was compared with the RTX 3070 Ti and RTX 2080 Super. You can see that the new product, depending on the test, is either a little faster or a little slower than the RTX 3070 Ti. We can say that there is parity between the cards. At the same time, the TDP of the novelty is 180 W versus 290 W for the RTX 3070 Ti.

The GeForce RTX 4060 Ti can be 20-25% faster than the RTX 3060 Ti.  Tests of Nvidia adapter based on GPU AD106 appeared

According to the leaks, the RTX 4060 Ti will receive not 4608 CUDA cores, but 4352 cores, that is, about 5% less. Accordingly, the performance may be a little less, but here the situation will also depend on the frequencies. Either way, if the information is correct, the RTX 4060 Ti will be about 20-25% faster than the RTX 3060 Ti. However, at the same time, you need to understand that the new product can be more expensive, because so far in the RTX 40 line, this is exactly the situation relative to the RTX 30.

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Not Intel, not AMD, and not even Elbrus or Baikal. Presented laptop Haier Boyue G43 on the Chinese CPU Zhaoxin KX-6000G

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Not Intel not AMD and not even Elbrus or Baikal

Haier introduced the Boyue G43 laptop based on the Chinese Zhaoxin KX-6000G processor. This mobile PC was nominally shown at the time of the announcement of the CPU in November, but now a full-fledged announcement has taken place.

Not Intel, not AMD, and not even Elbrus or Baikal.  Presented laptop Haier Boyue G43 on the Chinese CPU Zhaoxin KX-6000G

The Boyue G43 also has 8GB of DDR4 RAM, a 512GB SSD, a 14-inch Full HD IPS screen, and a 65Wh battery. It is extremely difficult to judge autonomy, given the little-studied processor. But we do know that it has a TDP of 15W.

There’s also a backlit keyboard, fingerprint scanner, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, USB 3.1, USB-C (x2), USB 2.0 (x2), and HDMI. The laptop can run both Windows and UOS and Kirin. Unfortunately, there is no price information yet.

Not Intel, not AMD, and not even Elbrus or Baikal.  Presented laptop Haier Boyue G43 on the Chinese CPU Zhaoxin KX-6000G

As for the processor, we recall that the KX-6000G is a quad-core solution, which is produced using the 16 nm process technology. The CPU operates at frequencies of 2.0-3.0 GHz and has an integrated C-1080 graphics core with support for DirectX 12, OpenCL 1.2, OpenGL 4.6 and 4K displays.

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