ExtremeTech Explains: What is a Neural Net?

Photo: Mike MacKenzie, Flickr As Moore’s Law approaches its endgame, the technosphere has looked to different and more diverse approaches to computing. In order to continue to increase the computational power of our systems, we can’t just depend on driving clock speeds higher and higher, nor can we continue making…

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Video Cards Are Getting More Expensive Again

Gamers used to fear they’d get sniped at long range and lose a match, but now they live in fear of a GPU failure. A combination of factors has pushed video card prices into the stratosphere, and there’s no sign they’ll come back down to earth anytime soon. In fact,…

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Amazon’s New World Beta Didn’t Directly Kill EVGA RTX 3090s

Earlier this summer, Amazon released its MMO, New World, for beta testing. It didn’t take long for reports of failed RTX 3090 GPUs to begin popping up online. The failures were specifically concentrated in EVGA RTX 3090 GPUs. Back when Ampere launched, some wondered whether the different capacitors used on…

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Microsoft Releases First Windows 11 Beta Build

It has only been a few weeks since Microsoft took the wraps off Windows 11, and you can already download a beta. The latest version of the upcoming OS, build 22000.100 has moved from the dev channel to beta — the first Windows 11 build to earn such a distinction.…

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How to Choose the Best Mechanical Keyboard in 2021

Good luck buying a new GPU right now, but there are other ways to improve your computing experience. There’s an oft-forgotten upgrade that can change the experience drastically for the better: a mechanical keyboard. I make no secret of my obsession with mechanical keyboards as both a hobby and a…

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