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Daily News Stuff 5 January 2022

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  • Nvidia was also present and announced its RTX 3050 low-end card.  (WCCFTech) 

    They teased the 3090 Ti, and the 3070 Ti 16GB model and 3080 12GB model are still expected to show up soon.

  • Samsung has a new 55" wraparound monitor to deliver an immersive experience to Excel spreadsheets.  (ZDNet)

    Don't look at me.

  • Apple's new VR headset will feature three displays.  (MacRumors)

    One for each eye.

    Don't look at me.

  • Asus has a few new laptops.  (WCCFTech)

    Notable lack of the Four Essential Keys though.  Asus is a bit hit-and-miss there.

    The Zephyrus Duo 16 has the new Ryzen 6000 CPU - specifically the high-end 6980HX - and Nvidia 3060, 3070 Ti, 3080, or the new 3080 Ti mobile graphics.  Plus a 2560x1600 or 3840x2400 16" display delivering 165Hz or 120Hz respectively and 100% of DCI-P3 colour, plus a second 3840x1100 screen just above the keyboard with stylus support.

    Dual PCIe 4.0 M.2 slots, and dual DDR5 memory slots, which is going to suck given the price of DDR5 RAM.  Two USB-C ports with DisplayPort alt mode and one HDMI. plus wired Ethernet and the usual other bits.

    High end model weighs in at 2.5kg, which is not light but the extra screen is nice.

    The ROG Flow 13 - Asus' new gaming tablet - has an Alder Lake CPU (up to the 12900H) and optional Nvidia graphics (up to the 3050 Ti).  16GB RAM soldered to the board and a 1TB M.2 2230 SSD.  Which is replaceable in theory but you can't get anything larger than that in the 2230 form factor.

    Screen on the high-end model is a 3840x2400 display with 85% DCI-P3 which isn't amazing but isn't terrible.  Weight is 1.18kg which I suspect excludes the detachable keyboard.

  • Missed it by that much, Lenovo.  (Windows Central  / MSN)

    The new ThinkPad Z13 and Z16 have the new Ryzen 6000 CPUs, up to 2TB of SSD and 32GB of LPDDR5 RAM, up to a 3840x2400 OLED display, an anti-notch - a little camera bump that doubles as a catch for opening the laptop - and two of the Four Essential Keys.

    Why?  It would have cost another 50 cents to add the other two.  Why did you stop there?

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1 3050 vs 6500XT:  the former is 8GB, which means it can mine Ethereum, even if they LHR-nerf it.  The AMD GPU is only 4GB, which is enough VRAM for 1080p gaming.  You may or may not be able to find the 6500 XT, but you'll never see the nVidia card, as the miners will beat you to them.

Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, January 06 2022 07:40 AM (Z0GF0)

2 I mean, for any monitor I own (and I don't do laming, I mean gaming), a 10-year-old graphics card is far more than enough to drive it.  So, I guess these guys who want to see the pimples on the whores's asses in [GTA?  I don't know] can get those in 8K, but I mean, what's the fucking point any more?
A:  It's faster!
D:  Sure, but my monitor isn't refreshing fast enough to show 400fps.
A:  Better resolution!
D:  Uh, I don't have an 8K monitor, and I'm not shoppig for one either.
A:  8 4K displays?
D:  No.
A:  Mining!
D:  Also, no.

Posted by: normal at Thursday, January 06 2022 11:21 AM (obo9H)

3 A: Minecraft but it's Lego.

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