Intel coyly revealed an 8-core Tiger Lake CPU to fight AMD’s Ryzen 4000

Intel has quietly confirmed that it will do an 8-core version of its 11th-gen Tiger Lake chip. In a September 3 blog post on Medium noticed by Tom’s Hardware, Intel’s Boyd Phelps confirmed that in addition to the quad-core 11th-gen CPUs due in October, the company will also push out an 8-core variant. “The Willow […]

Nvidia’s $500 GeForce RTX 3070 gets an October 15 release date

Surprise! Late Friday night, Nvidia quietly announced the availability date for its hotly anticipated $499 GeForce RTX 3070. The next-gen graphics cards will hit the streets on October 15. At the GeForce RTX 30-series reveal, Nvidia only said that the cards will be...

Cable-box competition rules completely dismantled

Last Friday, the Federal Communications Commission finally gave up on trying to mandate more alternatives to clunky and expensive cable boxes.In a unanimous decision, the agency eliminated rules requiring cable providers to support CableCARD devices, which are used...

NFL without cable: A cord cutter’s guide for the 2020 season

The NFL has never wavered in its promise to start its season on time, despite the coronavirus pandemic. But much beyond that remains unpredictable. Football is a much higher contact sport than either basketball or baseball, and while the NBA hasn’t had a case of...

How Microsoft and Nvidia plan to kill game-loading times on PCs

That blisteringly fast storage technology found in the next-gen consoles is coming to PCs too, debuting first with the RTX IO technology in Nvidia’s new GeForce RTX 30-series graphics cards. Microsoft just pulled back the curtain a bit more on how it works.Yes, the...