The YouTube blog recently posted a post in which the streaming service reveals the details of its device, hidden from users. The global platform faces a daunting challenge – it has to deal with huge volumes of videos that are uploaded, stored, and must be instantly available to millions of creators and billions of viewers. In this case, you have to recode the video, adapting it to the capabilities and preferences of the client.
The scale of the problem can be assessed by only two indicators: about 500 hours of video are uploaded to the platform per minute, and more than 2 billion users visit it every month. Unsurprisingly, the capabilities of conventional hardware aren’t enough to handle this. That’s why YouTube has developed specialized video transcoding chips called VCU (Video [trans] Coding Units). The processor, dubbed Argos, is 20-30 times more efficient than the “conventional server platform”. In YouTube datacenters, these chips are used in PCIe expansion cards for servers, where they are installed in two.
The illustration below gives an idea of the structure of Argos. It includes I / O and memory controllers, a CPU for flow control, three decoder cores and ten encoder cores. Each encoder core is capable of real-time video encoding at 2160p and 60fps using three reference frames.
The GeForce RTX 3050 can now also be almost fully used for Ethereum mining. Nvidia LHR v3 security cracked 90%
A couple of weeks ago, the LHR protection in Nvidia graphics cards was cracked, which allowed everyone to use accelerators for Ethereum mining at full capacity again. But in fact, then the protection of LHR v2 was cracked, but not LHR v3.
The LHR v3 version is present in Nvidia’s latest releases: RTX 3050 and RTX 3080 12GB. And it is still not completely hacked, but now the NiceHash miner is able to use 90% of the performance of these cards when mining cryptocurrency. It’s not a complete hack yet, but it’s getting very close.
Fortunately, at the moment the cryptocurrency market is in a state of decline, so it hardly makes any sense to buy the same RTX 3050 for mining, which means that gamers need not worry for now.
By the way, a large article has been published on our website with an analysis of methods for cracking Nvidia protection.
Redmi Note 11T Pro+ will get the best 144Hz flat screen. Together with the smartphone will present Ryzen Edition Redmi Book Pro 2022
Lu Weibong, President of Xiaomi Group China and CEO of Redmi, posted new teasers of the upcoming presentation on his Weibo social network page.
The first teaser is dedicated to the Redmi Note 11T Pro + smartphone, which is equipped with a flagship flat LCD screen with a ratio of 20.5: 9 and support for an adaptive refresh rate (7 values) of the image up to 144 Hz. Also, the screen provides reliable eye protection and supports Dolby Vision.
Lu Weibing said that Redmi Note 11T Pro + will be equipped with the best display in its class, and we tend to believe him, because this has happened before in the Redmi line.
Redmi Note 11T Pro+ is also confirmed to be equipped with fast LPDDR5 RAM and improved heat dissipation technology.
The presentation of the novelty will take place on May 24, along with the smartphone, the Ryzen Edition Redmi Book Pro 2022 laptop will be shown, the teaser of which was also published by Lu Weibing.
Redmi Note 11T became available for pre-order in China even before the presentation.
AMD will show the world’s first dual-chip chipset in a few days. The company is preparing the announcement of X670E, X670 and B650 chipsets
As soon as we managed to touch on the topic of AMD’s announcement at Computex 2022 a few days later, data appeared on the Web that the company could show us.
Unfortunately, this data does not apply to processors or video cards. It’s about chipsets. Sources say AMD will unveil at least three next-generation chipsets for the AM5 platform during its event. These will be the X670E, X670 and B650 chipsets. Judging by the names, we should also expect the A620, but there is no data yet. It is likely that such a chipset will simply be released later.
Let’s start with the older solution. AMD X670E will be the top chipset, and the letter E in the name stands for Extreme. It won’t differ from the X670 in terms of features and capabilities, but motherboards based on this chipset should provide PCIe 5.0 connectivity to both the GPU and the M.2 slot, or possibly multiple slots, while motherboards X670-based ones may use PCIe 4.0 instead. Whether there will be any other differences remains to be seen.
But the source confirms early reports that the X670 (respectively, the X670E) will be a dual-chip chipset with two identical chipsets called Promontory 21. And the B650 chipset will be the same chip.
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