More Ryzen 9 3950X benchmarks leak in Fire Strike and Geekbench

The Ryzen 9 3950X was paired with an RTX 2080 Ti and 16GB of 3200 MHz memory for its Fire Strike run two days ago, where it achieved a score of 29,663. That crushes the Threadripper 2950X with its average score in the same configuration of 24,544, and also presents serious competition for Intel’s venerable i9-9980XE.

Next-gen Threadripper rumored to arrive on November 19

Though Videocardz couldn’t catch any new details about the chips, we can piece together plenty from recent leaks. On Tuesday, Komachi found a product list confirming 24-core and 32-core Threadripper processors, the former of which Apisak assigned the 3960X title on Wednesday, making the 3970X the 32-core monster. It’ll perform well, too, if an engineering sample Geekbench run is to be believed.

macOS Catalina beta possibly leaks the first images of the long rumored 16-inch MacBook...

French blog MacGeneration claims that it has uncovered hidden thumbnails of the rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro in the latest Catalina 10.15.1 beta. The file it found refers "MacBookPro16,1." The "16" in the designation does not necessarily refer to the size. That may just be a coincidence since it falls in line with Apple's regular numbering scheme.

You can now log in to Windows devices using Yubico's security keys

Yubico’s keys are already used to protect Gmail, Dropbox, password managers and more, and can also be used to log into Mac and Linux machines. After six months of testing, the firm has now released a stable version of the Yubico Login for Windows Application.

Arctic's Freezer 50 TR is here to cool your Threadripper cores

With its tallest CPU cooler to date, Arctic's Freezer 50 TR is meant to be "an extremely powerful cooling solution for the AMD Ryzen Threadripper CPU," which also comes fitted with the company's first set of fully addressable RGB lights.

Nvidia's updated streaming box is called the Shield TV Pro

By now, we're all aware that Nvidia plans on updating its Shield TV, one of the most popular Android TV streaming boxes which was still getting updates to the latest version of Android (at the time) in July. This time, a new leak comes by way of a now-deleted Amazon posting and finally gives the product a formal name, the Nvidia Shield TV Pro.

AMD will pay buyers of its Bulldozer and Piledriver CPUs up to $300

Back in August, AMD agreed to pay $12.1 million in a class-action lawsuit settlement over false advertising. The company claimed its FX Bulldozer was the “first native eight-core desktop processor” in adverts, but in reality, each chip only had four “dual-core modules” that shared resources, including a single floating-point unit (FPU). AMD said the modules counted as two cores each, but customers disagreed as they couldn’t run separate processes.

The PCI-E 6.0 specification is set to be finalized in 2021

PCI-SIG has completed work on Revision 0.3 of the spec, which means PCI Express 6.0 is now on track to be finalized in 2021; assuming the group does not hit any major roadblocks before then. For the unaware, PCI-E 6.0 will bring data rates of 64 GT/s (twice as fast as PCI-E 5.0's 32 GT/s), while "maintaining backward compatibility" with all previous generations of the tech.

AMD's Ryzen 9 3900X is back in stock at select retailers

Prospective buyers can finally get their hands on the elusive Ryzen 9 3900X. For those interested, AMD's latest 7nm, Ryzen 3000 flagship can be had over at Amazon or Best Buy for $499 -- the actual MSRP, and not the seriously inflated prices we've seen recently. Newegg also seems to have replenished stock of the Ryzen 9 3900X, but the current price is $530. As more stock surfaces at retailers, we'd expect the prices to settle accordingly.

Linspire 8.5 Linux Operating System Released, Based on Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS

PC/OpenSystems announced today the release of the Linspire 8.5 Linux operating system, the commercial variant of the free and open-source Freespire Linux OS.