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Micron DDR5 MOdule

JEDEC publishes DDR5 features, giving a more than a generational upgrade for PCs, Servers

The JEDEC Solid State Technology Association which sets the DDR memory standard published a new document detailing the upcoming DDR5. The upcoming memory standard is typically used for computers varying from a low end, gaming systems all the way to servers. While the obvious benefits and improvements affect a wide range of users, this one addresses certain improvements for cloud computing and the enterprise market.
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AMD Radeon Game bundle RX 5000 Series Vega 7nm WOW GodFall

AMD bundles two EPIC Exclusive with its RX 5000 series graphics card

AMD Radeon is now bundling two free games with its RX 5000 series graphics cards: Godfall and War of Warcraft: Shadowlands. Graphics cards such as the Radeon RX 5700 and 5700 XT, RX 5600 XT and the RX 5500 XT qualify for this offer. But the RX 5500 XT gets only a copy of Godfall. Those who purchased these GPUs between July 14th to October 3rd will get a game code from your retailer.
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The 'new' 12-PIN power connector for graphics cards

Nvidia RTX 3080 rumoured to use the new 12-pin connector to draw power

Nvidia is allegedly preparing to launch the RTX 30 Ampere series GPUs in August. Based on the leaks, PR interaction and also its not-so-incognito plan to discontinue four of its RTX 20 series graphics cards is a dead giveaway. ASUS has a non-reference design under its drawing board that was also leaked. Nvidia’s Founders Edition cooler for the RTX 30 series was the worst kept secret. It is said that Nvidia RTX 3080 will have a TDP higher than 300W. Hence, Nvidia will allegedly have to use the all-not-new 12pin interface for the graphics cards.
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Intel Skylake-X LGA 2066 HEDT Family

Intel discontinues the Skylake-X HEDT processors

Intel circulated a formal announcement of the discontinuation Skylake-X CPUs. This family of CPUs was its 9th generation Core X Series HEDT processor lineups. These processors were made for the LGA 2066 socket motherboards. Both the Skylake-X and the Kaby Lake-X processors were made for the Intel X299 platform. The Skylake-X lineups were launched in 2018.
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