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Some Core i7s Will Not Support PCIe 4.0

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As usual, before the official announcement and the start of sales, the network is replenished with rumors and preliminary tests of the new hardware. Despite the lack of manufacturing capacity for the manufacture of silicon chips, Intel is working on the preparation of large batches of components, and the first engineering samples are already in the hands of testers.

Another portion of the characteristics of the new generation of Rocket Lake processors appears again in Chinese sources. This time the testers shared some interesting information and some nuances of the “locked” version of the Core i7 11700.

Frequency characteristics of processors are not so interesting yet, because engineering samples operate at reduced frequencies, and we will learn reliable information about the real limits of chips in GHz from the official presentation. But, according to enthusiasts from the eastern part of the hemisphere, the Core i7 11700K and Core i7 11700 processors will differ greatly, and not in frequencies, as it was before, but in the supported functions.

So, in addition to overclocking the core itself, the locked version of the Core i7 11700 will only support PCIe 3.0, while the version with the letter K in the name will work with version 4.0, and will also have a minimum supported memory frequency of 3200 MHz. At the same time, testers previously announced support for memory overclocking in frequency on budget B560 series chipsets.

At the same time, the younger version of the Core i7 11700 will not work with XMP and, in general, increased memory frequency, remaining at 2133 MHz. But both versions include the new Intel Xe Graphics with four cores.

The flagship of the Core i9 11900 family, even without an unlocked multiplier, will be able to overclock on budget motherboards in memory frequency and will include support for PCIe 4.0.

The rest of the characteristics, including the real frequencies and power consumption, will be known later, when the testers get the first serial samples, the production of which will begin in January next year.

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Nvidia released the $150 GeForce GTX 1630, and it’s weaker than the $140 GTX 1050 Ti six years ago. There are great reviews of new items

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Nvidia released the 150 GeForce GTX 1630 and its weaker

Nvidia has introduced the GeForce GTX 1630, which can be called a severely stripped-down version of the GTX 1650. What is a card so primitive by modern standards capable of? Large reviews have already appeared on the Web, and we will take the TechPowerUp material as a basis.

Nvidia released the $150 GeForce GTX 1630, and it's weaker than the $140 GTX 1050 Ti six years ago.  There are great reviews of new items

As you can see, in Full HD, and at higher resolutions, such a card does not make sense, the GTX 1630 is very far behind even the Radeon RX 6400. The junior AMD adapter is ahead by almost 60%, and this is an abyss.

If you look at the average performance in games, we are talking about only 24 fps, that is, on average, the new product is not able to provide proper performance in modern games at maximum settings. Unfortunately, there is nothing in the list of source adapters that even roughly matches the GTX 1630. But if you look at older reviews, you can find that the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti at one time lagged behind the GTX 1650 not as much as the GTX 1630 lagged behind That is, the new Nvidia is even a little weaker than the GTX 1050 Ti. Actually, tests from other sources confirm this.

Nvidia released the $150 GeForce GTX 1630, and it's weaker than the $140 GTX 1050 Ti six years ago.  There are great reviews of new items

Nvidia released the $150 GeForce GTX 1630, and it's weaker than the $140 GTX 1050 Ti six years ago.  There are great reviews of new items
Nvidia released the $150 GeForce GTX 1630, and it's weaker than the $140 GTX 1050 Ti six years ago.  There are great reviews of new items

And here it would be useful to remember that the GTX 1050 Ti was introduced in 2016 and was priced at that time at $140. And the GTX 1630 costs $150. That is, Nvidia in 2022 released a video card of about the same level and at about the same price as six years ago.

Of the rest, only power consumption can be noted. In games, the adapter requires only about 50 watts, and the maximum that we managed to achieve from the card is 71 watts.

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$7,000 for 64 cores up to 4.5GHz. AMD Threadripper 5000WX processors launched in China

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7000 for 64 cores up to 45GHz AMD Threadripper 5000WX

At first there were rumors about this, then AMD officially confirmed everything: the powerful AMD Threadripper 5000WX processors will go on sale and become available to everyone. As it turned out, the CPU is already available in China.

$7,000 for 64 cores up to 4.5GHz.  AMD Threadripper 5000WX processors launched in China

The official start of sales is in July, at the same time the recommended retail prices will be announced. In the meantime, sellers are asking for Threadripper 5000WX much more than what they asked for their predecessors. Thus, the 64-core Threadripper 5995WX is offered for $7,030, while the official cost of the Threadripper 3995WX is $5,850. The 32-core Threadripper 5975WX is priced at $3,590, while its predecessor, the Threadripper 3975WX, is officially listed at $2,750. The Threadripper 5965WX is also available in China for the equivalent of $2,570.

$7,000 for 64 cores up to 4.5GHz.  AMD Threadripper 5000WX processors launched in China

$7,000 for 64 cores up to 4.5GHz.  AMD Threadripper 5000WX processors launched in China

The 16-core 5955WX and the 12-core 5945WX were left behind. Maybe they won’t go to retail at all.

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GeForce GTX 1630 is officially presented: GTX 1650 at minimum wages for $ 150

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Nvidia today officially introduced the budget GeForce GTX 1630 video card. Interestingly, as in the case of the new Intel Arc A380, sales started in China – there the GeForce GTX 1630 can be purchased for 1000-1100 yuan, which is approximately $ 150 (including VAT). Similar money is asked in China for the Radeon RX 6400 and, in fact, the same Intel Arc A380.

GeForce GTX 1630 is officially presented: GTX 1650 at minimum wages for $ 150

Inno3D was one of the first to introduce its versions of the GeForce GTX 1630

The GeForce GTX 1630 is as close as possible to its older sister: it has the same TDP level (75 W), the same cooling system, the same architecture and the same printed circuit board. The only difference is that the GeForce GTX 1630 has a narrower memory bus (64 bits vs. 128, so the memory bandwidth is significantly less – 96 GB / s vs. 192 GB / s) and fewer CUDA cores – 512 instead of 896. If we talk Regarding the marking of GPUs, the GeForce GTX 1630 uses TU117-150, and the GTX 1650 uses TU117-300. The GPU frequency of the novelty was 1785 MHz, the amount of GDDR6 memory is 4 GB.

GeForce GTX 1630 is officially presented: GTX 1650 at minimum wages for $ 150

It is expected that the GeForce GTX 1630 will be even slower than the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, released, for a moment, six years ago. Why Nvidia decided to release the GeForce GTX 1630 right now, when the cost of video cards has simply collapsed, is a big question. However, the wider the range, the better for users. There is no data yet on how much the GeForce GTX 1630 will cost in other regions.

One of the first companies to introduce the GeForce GTX 1630 was Inno3D. The company introduced the new product in two versions – overclocked Twin X2 OC with two fans and Compact – with one fan and standard frequencies.

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