Computers

Apple reveals an even faster M1 Ultra chip

The first in Apple to use the ‘Ultra’ naming scheme

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If you think the M1 Max is already the “maxed out” chip from Apple, you’re wrong. Announced at the annual March Apple event, the M1 Ultra is their latest Silicon chip that promises a more supercharged performance that’s unrivaled and beats the M1 Max (and pretty much any other Intel and AMD Ryzen processor) no matter what creative task given to it.

Based from a 5nm process, it has 20-cores of CPU with 16 high-performance cores and four (4) high-efficiency cores. There’s also a 64-core GPU for blazing-fast graphics and 3D rendering needs. Lastly, it’s equipped with a 32-core Neural Engine and a Hardware-accelerated Media Engine for better encoding and decoding of H.264, HEVC, ProRes, and ProRAW projects.

To make that sound a whole lot better, the M1 Ultra can simply play a 22-stream 8K ProRes 422 video with ease.

Not only it achieves 1/3 increase in GPU performance, it’s also 200W less consuming than the highest-end discrete GPU in the market today. Its CPU performance is also unprecedented with a 90% faster CPU performance versus a 16-core desktop but with a lesser 100W consumption. Moreover, the M1 Ultra consumes 65% less CPU power than a 10-core desktop. Best of all? It beats the high-end Mac Pro to shame.

This breakthrough in M1 Ultra can also make it support up to four 4K Thunderbolt displays (such as the Pro Display XDR and the new Studio Display) plus a 4K TV all at once!

And with such power-efficiency in a powerful chip, the M1 Ultra-powered Mac Studio consumes 1,000 kWh less energy than that of a high-end PC desktop over the course of a year.

SEE ALSO: Apple’s Mac Studio and Studio Display are the new creative powerhouses

Computers

macOS Ventura: Favorite New Features

Features that will change the way you work!

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Last WWDC 2022, Apple announced not only new Mac hardware, they’re also thrilled with what macOS Ventura has to offer.

Other than the vibrant wallpaper, there are features that will help you be more productive in doing work.

Watch our roundup of macOS Ventura’s Best New Features!

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RAKK launches own ShopeeMall, LazMall stores

Coming this Philippine Independence Day!

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RAKK Mall

Local gaming accessories and peripherals brand RAKK is finally getting their own Lazada and Shopee flagship stores.

RAKK MALL will be available in Shopee Mall and LazMall starting on June 12, 2022 to further boost the brand’s reach and influence.

This means instead of visiting the EASYPC channels, customers may be able to access RAKK’s products like the Pirah Wireless Mechanical Keyboard and Talan Wireless Gaming Mouse easier and purchase them directly from their own official stores.

And for the grand launch on Independence Day, the store is celebrating with a week-long promotion offering fans big discounts, payday and flash sales, and giveaways.

The first customer to purchase from the new RAKK MALL official stores shall receive a free gift along with his or her order.

RAKK will also go live on their official Facebook page during the June 12 launch for product releases, giveaways, and information on their upcoming activities, so don’t miss out.

RAKK Gears launched in 2015, offering gamers a local, affordable alternative for a wide range of gaming products like gaming mice, keyboards, mousepads, and more.

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Two Razer gaming mice now ECOLOGO-certified

The Basilisk V3 and DeathAdder Essential

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Razer DeathAdder Essential Ecologo

Razer announced that two of their gaming mice have achieved ECOLOGO certification from global safety science leader UL.

Razer’s Basilisk V3 and DeathAdder Essential became the first gaming peripherals of their kind to gain such seal of approval.

The milestone came quite fittingly in time for this year’s celebration of World Environment Day.

ECOLOGO Certification program

UL’s ECOLOGO certification program looks at products and services and verifies them for reduced environmental impact.

According to UL’s website, the wide variety of criteria include:

  • Materials
  • Energy
  • Manufacturing and operations
  • Health and environment
  • Product performance and use
  • Product stewardship and innovation

For the two gaming mice, UL looked at several sustainability criteria, such as:

  • EU hazardous chemical restricted substance regulations compliance
  • Skin irritation and sensitization assessment
  • Repair and replacement management process
  • Requiring of selective waste treatment to service providers
  • Sustainable packaging

UL also inspected Razer’s facilities to certify that the company’s products were manufactured in environmentally responsible places.

Products which have gained ECOLOGO certification include all-purpose cleaners, hand sanitizers and soaps, furniture polish, and more.

The Razer Basilisk V3 is available starting at PhP 3,495 / SG$ 109.90 while the DeathAdder Essential is priced at PhP 1,995 / SG$ 49.90.

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