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Threadripper Pro 5995WX Thrashes 3995WX In Photogrammetry Benchmarks

The Threadripper Pro 5995WX has emerged in a new benchmark, laying any doubt of its existence to rest. The 64-core processor is the flagship SKU for AMD’s upcoming Zen 3-powered Threadripper 5000 army and the direct successor to the Threadripper Pro 3995WX.

Aside from the core count, the Threadripper Pro 5995WX’s other specifications remain a secret for now. Zen 3 brought a 19% IPC improvement to AMD’s Ryzen desktop processors. Therefore, Threadripper should enjoy a similar level of performance uplift. AMD isn’t expected to increase the number of cores on Threadripper (Pro), at least not for this generation. The configurations

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Microsoft wobbles the Windows 11 hardware goalposts – Software – News

On Friday, Microsoft published an update on Windows 11 minimum system requirements. It also released a new version of the PC Health Check (upgrade advisory) app for Windows Insiders. The information in the article was quite straightforward: it was helping a few older Intel CPUs over the minimum bar; and the new Health Check app would be fully up-to-date with the latest minimum specs, informative, and helpful in its feedback.

Continuing with the official Microsoft Windows Insider information that was revealed by the blog, the following Intel processors would be added to the approved list of 64-bit processors:

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Microsoft leaves a loophole for those wanting to run Windows 11 on ‘unsupported’ hardware

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Microsoft announced today, August 27, that its original guidance on which PCs will be able to run Windows 11 largely stands as announced back in June. The company has added a couple of new CPUs/PCs to its list of supported hardware, but many running 7th Gen Intel Core CPUs and first-generation AMD Zen CPUs didn’t make Microsoft’s cut — for reasons my ZDNet colleague Ed Bott explains here.

But there may be a way for those who really, really want to run Windows 11 on “older” machines, not on Microsoft’s list. Enthusiasts and tech-savvy folks who want to

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How to Use Windows Debugger to Fix Crashes

The WinDbg (Windows Debugger) tool has been around  and helping users diagnose their BSODs and individual program crashes since the days of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. But learning WinDbg requires climbing a learning curve, and it takes a little while to figure out how things work. Ditto for learning to drive its command-heavy interface. However,  Microsoft has offered an alternate version based on UWP that is more automated and much, much easier to learn and use. 

UWP WinDbg will help you with all of the different dump file types that Windows creates to capture error information, and

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Why Windows 11 has such strict hardware requirements, according to Microsoft


Windows 11 promises to refine window management, run Android apps, and to unify the look and feel of the operating system’s built-in apps after years of frustrating hodgepodge. But none of that matters if your computer can’t run the software, and Microsoft has only promised official Windows 11 support for computers released within the last three or four years. Anyone else will be able to run the operating system if they meet the performance requirements, but they’ll need to jump through the hoop of downloading an ISO file and installing the operating system manually rather than grabbing it

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Gigabyte Releases Statement On Exploding PSUs

Gigabyte’s GP-P850GM and GP-P750GM power supplies have been making rounds around hardware circles for all the bad reasons. Apparently, these two models have high failure rates and may be ticking time bombs for owners. Gigabyte has released its statement detailing the solution in regards to the reported failures from users and news outlets.

Consumers who managed to purchase a GeForce RTX 30-series (Ampere) graphics card from Newegg in the last couple of months probably heard of or own the GP-P850GM or GP-P750GM. The retailer paired Nvidia’s RTX 30-series graphics card with one of the aforementioned power supplies as part of

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The Galaxy Watch 4 injects Samsung’s capable hardware with Google software

Today we’re getting our first look at the fruits of Samsung’s smartwatch collaboration with Google: the new Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic. It’s a big deal in wearables, because after years of trying to go it alone with its own Tizen platform on smartwatches, Samsung is finally biting the bullet and collaborating with Google on its operating system.

I get the sense with these two smartwatches that Samsung is hitting a bit of a reset button with its wearables lineup. Yes, there’s the Wear OS operating system, but Samsung is also taking the opportunity to tweak the

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New rumor points to two Apple hardware launch events in September

We know that Apple is planning to launch a wealth of new devices before the end of the year – including the iPhone 13, the Apple Watch 7, the iPad mini 6, a new entry-level iPad, updated AirPods and a couple of MacBooks – but when are they going to be unveiled?

According to a new DigiTimes report based on supply chain sources, all of this hardware will be launched in the month of September 2021, across a couple of virtual events that are going to be streamed online.

It would be an unusual move for Apple, but it’s not

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4G chip prices to rise, 5G hardware is getting cheaper

According to various industry sources, the fall of 5G chip prices will continue throughout the second half of this year as opposed to 4G prices, which are expected to steadily grow during that same period. The explanation for this is fairly simple – the demand for 4G chips is still big but the supply is getting lower.

It’s no secret that hardware manufacturers are focusing their efforts on making 5G-compatible hardware with Qualcomm and MediaTek now offering 5G solutions in all price segments. Thus, 4G wafer foundries are getting phased out, inflating the prices.

In fact, since most of the

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DDR5-4800 Clashes With DDR4-3200 In Alder Lake Benchmarks

The upcoming wave of 12th Generation Alder Lake processors from Intel have been rumored to support both DDR5 and DDR4 memory. However, a new UserBenchmark submission, courtesy of Tum_Apisak, showed that Alder Lake’s performance could be affected if paired with the latter.

The Alder Lake sample reportedly features 16 CPU cores and 24 threads, which is a configuration that we’ve already seen before. Keeping in mind that Alder Lake is comprised of Golden Cove and Gracemont core but only the former has Hyper-Threading, the chip should be carrying eight Golden Cove cores and eight Gracemonet cores.

Today’s submission marks

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