If you are running cryptocurrency mining rigs, then obviously you know that it requires a huge amount of power. This is very evident among miners who were on a buying spree recently looking for GPUs. Unluckily, the GPUs supply in the market is low despite the high demand of GPUs in the market.
What is NVIDIA’s Combat Crates?
Consequently, this caused remaining GPUS to be sold expensively. But there are other companies attempted to encourage GPU retailers to sell the device to gamers instead to miners. One of these companies is NVIDIA, and right now the company is also trying to sell some parts of the GPU.
With this, NVIDIA has launched Combat Crates which is a bundle of several hardware components required to build a powerful gaming rig.
“The AMD Combat Crate comes stocked with the essential hardware you need to push your game to the next level and lay waste to the competition. With a lightning-fast Ryzen processor, powerful Radeon RX graphics backed by revolutionary Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition and a future-ready MSI motherboard – the AMD Combat Crate is the ultimate arsenal for gamers,” AMD said in a press statement.
NVIDIA’s Combat Crates include a Ryzen 5 1600 with cooler, MSI B350 Tomahawk motherboard, and an MSI Radeon RX 580 Armor OC graphics card. You can buy this for only $550 at Amazon. Now, what’s amazing with the bundle is that it is cheaper compared to parts that are being sold separately.
Software giant Microsoft on Thursday has rolled out an emergency update for the various versions of Microsoft Windows. The update came after it was learned that Intel processors have a major security flaw. Tech experts said that the security bug could actually gather sensitive information if used maliciously.
Microsoft rolls out security update
The emergency update will be among the number of security fixes that Microsoft will be rolling out to protect the Intel chip from security threats including both the AMD and ARM chipsets.
“We’re aware of this industry-wide issue and have been working closely with chip manufacturers to develop and test mitigations to protect our customers,” Microsoft told The Verge in a statement.
“We are in the process of deploying mitigations to cloud services and have also released security updates to protect Windows customers against vulnerabilities affecting supported hardware chips from Intel, ARM, and AMD,” the company added.
Meanwhile, other tech companies like Amazon and Google were also planning to release a similar security update. Both companies were said to be working on the updates for their products and Cloud services.
It can be recalled that Intel Corp has confirmed earlier about the security flaw in its processors. Security analysts said that the security flaw is vulnerable to hacks. The company vowed that it would resolve the issue the soonest possible time.
In a Xinhua news agency report, Intel Corp said that the issue is not isolated in their products alone. “Recent reports that these exploits are caused by a ‘bug’ or a ‘flaw’ and are unique to Intel products are incorrect,” Intel said.
Also, the company said that “many types of computing devices — with many different vendors’ processors and operating systems — are susceptible to these exploits.”
Intel Corp is now working closely with AMD, ARM Holdings and other operating system vendors, to resolve the problem “promptly and constructively,” noting that it started already rolling out both software and firmware updates to mitigate these exploits.”
Well, according to the company that is. But with the features and amazing power this graphic card packs in, it’s not that hard to believe.
The ATI Radeon HD 5970 incorporates some of today’s coolest characteristics graphic cards must have, including ATI’s Eyefinity which enables a single card to support up to six monitors at a maximum resolution of 7680 x 1600. A monitor with a DisplayPort connector however, is needed for this to be fully enjoyed.
The HD 5970 is also equipped with an HD Audio controller, 5 teraflops of power, DirectX11 capable and efficiency tools that will take the load off your power consumption. The ATI Overdrive lets you overclock your graphic cards without any performance caps. The company however, doesn’t extend its warranty to cover damage caused by overclocking.
So want one? Be ready to shell out as much as $600 for this one. Alienware is among the first companies to include the cards in their new PCs.