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AMD Preps for Zen 4: Different Types of Cores Now Supported in Linux

Tech sleuths are following AMD as it prepares its new Zen 4-based architecture. As the prepares its next-gen CPU, some eagle-eyed individuals have found details about the next-gen parts on Linux and other platforms.

AMD has quietly uploaded temperature sensor driver support for Zen 4 and Zen 4C cores, reports Phoronix. While these two cores share the same microarchitecture, they are different and will power AMD’s 96-core Genoa and 128-core Bergamo processors, respectively, so it is not surprising to see separate drivers. The CPUs are marked as AMD Family 19h Models 10h-1Fh and A0h-AFh. 

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Intel’s $7 Billion Fab 34 Gets First Equipment

This week, Intel said that it had begun to install equipment at Fab 34, its renewed production facility in Leixlip, Ireland. As expected, the new fab will get online in 2023 and in addition to the company’s Intel 5 technology (previously known as 7nm) will be also capable of producing chips using Intel 4 node eventually. 

The first tool to be installed at Fab 34 was Intel’s lithography resist track developed and made at an Intel Oregon plant. The track coats wafers with photoresist before they are aligned and put into an extreme ultraviolet (EUV) scanner for exposure. After

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Windows 11 could soon run better on less powerful hardware

Microsoft is preparing an update for Windows 11 that could prove popular among owners of older and cheaper hardware.

Currently available to members of the Insider early access program, Windows 11 Build 22526 introduces a number of fixes and enhancements, many of which are relatively minor.

Notably, however, Microsoft is using the latest build to experiment with a new approach to indexing file locations, which the company hopes will help users hunt down important files more quickly in File Explorer.

Windows 11 performance boost

Although Windows 11 brought with it a number of performance improvements, File Explorer (an absolutely essential

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Best of CES 2022: The Most Innovative Hardware Coming Soon

No doubt this was the weirdest and, in many ways, saddest CES ever. Where, in 2021, the event was all virtual, this year the convention went forward in person, but most of the companies we met with stayed home due to COVID concerns, as did we. And some companies that normally release products during CES chose to save all their announcements for later in the year, leaving this show with less news than usual.

However, in a slow year, there was even more room for the few truly innovative products to shine through. From an exciting new lineup of Intel

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Corsair Withdraws Products In China Due To Packaging Misprint

Corsair (via Harukaze5719) has issued a statement on its Weibo account concerning a printing error on the packaging of some products in the Chinese market. The company proceeded to launch an investigation and later recalled the affected products from various Chinese retailers.

When Chinese customers who purchased Corsair products discovered that the packaging had the wrong country of production, the problem came about. Corsair led up an investigation on the matter after receiving several user complaints and found all of them to be true. Harukaze5719 believes the packaging said “Made in Taiwan” instead of “Made in China,” but we

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Core i3-12100 Outperforms Ryzen 5 3600 in Gaming

Art of PC has released one of the Internet’s first reviews of Intel’s new Alder Lake Core i3-12100 CPU, giving us a sneak peek of the gaming performance for Intel’s new entry-level Core i3 product stack. The site compared the quad-core Alder Lake chip’s performance against a Ryzen 5 3600 and shows very competitive results — making it a contender in our Best CPUs for Gaming 2022 list.

Specs-wise, the Core i3-12100 is very different from its higher-tiered Core i5 and Core i7 brethren. Packing only four cores and eight threads, this CPU lacks E-cores and sports four Golden Cove

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Raspberry Pi Detects Malware Using Electromagnetic Waves

A team of researchers from the Research Institute of Computer Science and Random Systems (IRISA) has developed a malware detection system using a Raspberry Pi that scans devices for specific electromagnetic (EM) waves. The group consists of Annelie Heuser, Matthieu Mastio, Duy-Phuc Pham, and Damien Marion .

Because the Pi focuses on the EM field, users don’t need to install anything on the target device. Instead, everything is handled via physical, external forces and is outside any software-level control potential malware has on a given machine.

The Raspberry Pi is trained with both safe and malicious data sets to help

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Core i9-12900HK Beats Threadripper 1950X In Cinebench R20 Benchmark

Yesterday Romanian tech review site Lab 501 put up one of the world’s first reviews of Intel’s new mobile Core i9-12900HK (Alder Lake) processor. Packing Intel’s all-new hybrid core microarchitecture, the CPU has managed to beat AMD’s desktop Ryzen Threadripper 1950X in Cinebench R20.

The Core i9-12900HK will be Intel’s new flagship mobile part for the 12th Generation Core series. With specs including six P-cores and eight E-cores, 24MB of L3 cache, and a maximum frequency of 5 GHz, it’s a serious upgrade from Intel’s 11th Generation mobile parts on paper.

In practice, the chip performs every bit and what

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Arbitrum network suffers minor outage due to hardware failure

The Ethereum layer-two network Arbitrum has suffered its second outage in less than five months following a hardware failure.

Arbitrum is back online at the time of writing but the team did report some downtime during the late hours on Sunday. The timing of the tweets suggests that the network was down for around seven hours.

At the time, the Offchain Labs platform reported that it was experiencing some issues with the sequencer which prevented transactions from being processed for the period.

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Best of CES 2022: The most intriguing and innovative PC hardware

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