NVIDIA launches the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti

Comes with quite a price tag



The controversy surrounding the GeForce RTX 30 series is one for the ages. Despite the hype, NVIDIA fell through a host of problems. The ongoing chip shortage caused a lot fewer GPUs to fly from the shelves. Additionally, scalpers scooped up the scant stock. Now, as an encore to the wild series, NVIDIA has launched a follow-up model, the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

As expected, the new model boasts improvements over the former leader, the RTX 3090. Instead of the original’s 82 streaming multiprocessors, the RTX 3090 Ti has 84 of the same through an Ampere architecture. It also has faster clock speeds, running at 1.56GHz base and 1.86GHz boosted.

Further, the GPU carries 24GB of GDDR6X memory with 21Gbps of memory speed. Of course, the improved power will consume more energy. It consumes 450W of thermal design power, instead of the original’s 350W of power.

The GeForce RTX 3090 Ti does cost quite a pretty penny. The GPU will set customers back by a staggering US$ 1,999, around US$ 500 more than the original RTX 3090.

Besides the price tag, trying to grab the GPU might come with an additional layer of difficulty. As above, the ongoing chip shortage and scalper problem are taking the GPU away from consumers.

Plus, NVIDIA is likely launched a new generation — presumably the RTX 40 series — later this year.

SEE ALSO: Nvidia will now let you rent a DGX Station A100 mini supercomputer


Free Steam code awaits MSI RTX 40 series purchases

Review and get free codes too



MSI recently unveiled its latest set of laptops that are up the date with the latest 13th Gen Intel Core HX processors and RTX 40 series graphics.

These include the following models:

  • Stealth 16
  • Katana 15
  • Cyborg 15
  • Raider GE78 HX
  • Titan GT77 HX

Such Intel Core HX processors with 24 cores deliver up to 5.6GHz of processing speed, a big jump which shall be felt by users when it comes to gaming performance, creative applications, and programs requiring the heavy workload.

In the graphics department, the NVIDIA RTX 40 series cards are more efficient and feature Ada Lovelace architecture to take gaming to the next level.

Early bird, review bonuses

To spice things up, MSI is offering US$ 50 Steam wallet codes for customers who will pre-order any of the participating 2023 MSI RTX 40 series models until April 30.

Likewise, customers who post a review of any of the eligible models will also receive a free US$ 50 Steam wallet code as part of the Shout Out for MSI program.

Redemption will be until May 14. To check the full mechanics, click here.

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New iMac with M3 chip coming later this year

Already in late stages of development



After the launch of the M2 series, Apple proved that the success of Apple Silicon’s M series was not a one-off deal. Now, fans of the brand are anticipating what’s coming next from Apple’s in-house chip production. They might not have to wait long, though. According to a new report, Apple is readying the launch of a new 24-inch iMac with the unannounced M3 chip later this year.

It’s been some time since the launch of the last iMac. Back in 2021, Apple unveiled the all-in-one device with the then-new M1 chipset. Naturally, the focus was on the processor. The component’s reveal teased the future for Apple’s macOS lineup. With the M2 chip in full swing, it’s not hard to think that the currently available iMac is a tad bit outdated already.

According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, it won’t be long before a new one comes out. The new report shares that the upcoming iMac is already in “an advanced stage of development,” potentially paving the way for a release later this year.

Much like 2021, the device will come with a 24-inch display. It will also come in the same set of vibrant color options: Green, Yellow, Orange, Pink, Purple, and Blue.

But, of course, the focus is on the M3 chipset. It’s still unknown how the chipset will stack up against the current slate of M2 chips. If the history of the M series is any indication, the M3 chip shouldn’t disappoint.

SEE ALSO: 2021 iMac M1 Review: Your Best Work From Home Setup

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Apple M2 Mac mini Review

More Affordable, More Powerful



Apple silently revealed the 2023 M2 Mac mini to the world.

Back in 2005, the Mac mini G4 was the cheapest Mac you can buy for US$ 499.

Almost 18 years after, the Mac mini still is the cheapest Mac at just US$ 599.

That’s still a lot of savings versus buying a US$ 1299 iMac.

The biggest difference? The newest Mac mini runs two of the most powerful chips right now — the M2 and M2 Pro.

But is it actually the right Mac for you?

Watch our Apple M2 Mac mini review now!

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