Raspberry Pi 4 gets birthday-inspired price cut

The original Raspberry Pi launched on February 29, 2012 – Leap Day – priced at just $35. The hobby board, with its 700MHz ARM11 processor and 256MB of RAM, was a hit with enthusiasts and sold out within hours.

Qualcomm's third-gen Snapdragon X60 5G modem is fast and flexible

Built on a 5nm process, Qualcomm said it is the world’s first 5G Modem-RF System to support spectrum aggregation across all key 5G bands and combinations including mmWave and sub-6 via frequency division duplex (FDD) and time division duplex (TDD).

The Mac Pro's $400 wheels don't have locks

Apple unveiled the 2019 Mac Pro last June. It starts at $5,999, but those who want the top specs and all the accessories will be paying over $45,000. There’s also the $4,999 Pro Display XDR, and if you want its Pro Stand, expect to pay another $999—a price that drew gasps and laughter from the WWDC audience. There’s even a “nano-texture glass” coating option for the monitor that costs another $1,000 and can only be cleaned with a special, Apple-made cloth.

AMD's chiplet design affords massive cost-cutting opportunities

As TechPowerUp highlights, by limiting the components made on 7nm to those that would tangibly benefit from the cutting-edge fabrication process (the CPU cores) while leaving other elements like the I/O on a larger and less expensive process, significant cost savings can be achieved.

US Navy orders AMD, Nvidia-powered supercomputer with 590TB of RAM

The Cray Shasta computer is being installed as part of the Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Program and will be located at the Navy DSRC at Stennis Space Center, Mississippi. It will be the first machine in the program to offer over 10 petaflops of power.

Seasonic experiments with PSU hub to improve cable management

The SSR-750FA Connect is a 750W unit carrying an 80-Plus Gold certification and an impressive 10-year warranty. It utilizes what Seasonic calls its premium hybrid fan control system meaning the cooling fan remains inactive (and silent) until the PSU load surpasses 40 percent.

Intel debuts 5G chips for servers and base stations, aiming for infrastructure dominance

Intel finalized the sale of its modem business to Apple in December 2019, which to many signaled a significant retreat from that market. Couple that with the news that the silicon giant is partnering with MediaTek to bring 5G connectivity to laptops using its mobile chips, and you have a clear image that Intel has essentially left the consumer modem space to its main competitors.

Nvidia is shifting GTC 2020 conference to an online-only event

In an announcement published today, Nvidia revealed that GTC 2020 will be an online-only event due to COVID-2019 (coronavirus) concerns. Nvidia is currently in talks with speakers who were originally scheduled to talk at GTC, and the company hopes to have those talks published online in the "weeks ahead."

Last Nintendo Play Station prototype sells for $360,000 at auction

The console was the result of a joint project between Nintendo and Sony in the late 80s, but its release was canceled in 1991 following a dispute between the two companies. There were 200 prototypes created, and all but one was destroyed.

Graphics card, motherboard, and laptop shipments crashed last month

According to a Digitimes report, sales of motherboard and graphics cards fell 30 – 50 percent in China last month and aren’t expected to show signs of improvement until at least July. When the outbreak began in China, factories in the country and its neighbors shut down, and local demand for components came to a near stop. While many have now reopened, the effects on the supply chain are still being felt.

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