Intel Comments on Alder Lake CPU Socket Flexing

Ever since Alder Lake was launched there was concern over its rectangular shape and how it might impact cooling. Previously every chip from Intel was basically square, with the heat being generated in the center of the Integrated Heat Spreader (IHS). This made for a straightforward situation of where the…

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Researchers Devise a ‘Honey Memristor’ for Neuromorphic Chips

Check the date — this appears not to be an April Fool’s joke. Research engineers from WSU’s School of Engineering and Computer Science, Feng Zhao and Brandon Sueoka, have devised a ‘honey memristor,’ which they hope to use en masse as a key component of neuromorphic hardware. Their report appears…

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Intel Sneakily Reveals Specs for a Mysterious Desktop GPU

Intel released a flurry of announcements recently about its new Arc graphics platform. In addition to launching mobile chips and teasing a desktop card, the company also showed off some new software. While demoing said software, the company revealed what may be the specs of an unannounced desktop GPU. The…

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Alienware 34″ QD-OLED Gaming Monitor Reviews Roundup

Alienware’s groundbreaking AW3423DW QD-OLED gaming monitor sent shockwaves through the gaming industry when it was announced at CES this year as  the first OLED-based gaming monitor for desktop PC gamers. On paper, and in-person at the show, it seemed like the ultimate “godmode” gaming monitor, delivering every single feature a…

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Reviewers Like the Steam Deck, but Good Luck Getting One

The Valve Steam Deck is now available, well, technically. The first units are shipping in the coming days, and reviews are out. You might feel more inclined to order one after reading the generally positive reviews, but don’t get your hopes up. The shipping queue is going to stretch into…

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AMD Cuts Prices on its 5000-Series Ryzen CPUs by Up to 25 Percent

After almost two years of writing articles about the chip shortage, scalper pricing, and supply chain issues, there’s finally a ray of sunshine in another otherwise gloomy forecast. AMD has lowered the pricing on its top-shelf 5000-series GPUs across the board. You should see the new pricing reflected any any…

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