Shiny news nuggets that didn’t escape the curse
The tomb of Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun was discovered on this day in 1922. However, it wouldn’t be until November 29, with the opening of the tomb door, that the glittering treasures could be discovered within. Club386 readers don’t have to wait that long to pick through the shiniest news nuggets of the day, though admittedly these treasures haven’t managed to grab their own headlines.
- A truckload of EVGA graphics cards has been stolen en route from San Francisco to EVGA’s SoCal distribution centre. EVGA won’t honour any warranty or upgrade claims for these missing products.
- Overclocker HiCookie breaks the 8GHz barrier with an Intel Alder Lake CPU.
- Arctic launches Freezer A35 A-RGB: for AMD processors, Freezer i35 A-RGB: for Intel processor, including Intel’s brand-new LGA 1700 socket.
- Introducing the Ducky One 3 series mechanical keyboard.
- MSI introduces the mini-ITX form factor GeForce RTX 3060 Aero ITX 12G OC.
- Stack Overflow’s copy / paste keyboard scores 7.5/10 in review.
- MinisForum launches the EliteMini CR50 mini PC with AMD 4700S CPU and Radeon RX 550 GPU.
- EA calls NFT and blockchain games ‘the future of our industry’.
- Battlefield 2042 Portal game editor detailed by EA/DICE (video, too).
- Call of Duty: Vanguard PC minimum and recommended specs are shared.
- AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.11.1 adds support for Call of Duty: Vanguard and Forza Horizon 5 (up to 23 per cent faster).
- Yahoo pulls the plug on services in China (follows on from the Fortnite news in The Roundup yesterday).
- Lenovo delivers record Q2 performance, with revenue and profit both reaching all-time highs.
- TSMC’s struggle with N3 manufacturing process technology could force Apple to use 5nm tech again on chips for next year’s product upgrades of iPhone14, Macs and iPads.
- Qualcomm FY21 Q4 results – the chip-designing firm “crushed it,” comments Patrick Moorhead.