AMD Announces RDNA 3 Series Graphics Cards
On November 4, AMD officially announced the RDNA 3 series architecture graphics cards, the Radeon RX 7900 XTX and Radeon RX 7900 XT graphics cards. The RDNA 3 series architecture is based on TSMC’s 5nm process and includes a main image compute module and 6 memory cache modules, with the main image compute module adding more compute units and more GPU shaders than the previous generation; in technical detail, the Radeon RX 7900 XTX has 96 compute units (i.e. 1 main image compute module) and 6 memory cache modules, while the Radeon RX 7900 XT has 84 compute units and 5 memory cache modules; in addition, the RDNA 3 series can improve performance per watt compared to the previous generation. In addition, the RDNA 3 series offers 50% more performance per watt than its predecessor. In terms of power supply, both the Radeon RX 7900 XTX and Radeon RX 7900 XT graphics cards feature two 8-pin connectors. Pricing: $899 for the Radeon RX 7900 XT and $999 for the Radeon RX 7900 XTX
Aqara officially unveils Matter route map
On November 3, Aqara unveiled the Matter wiring diagram for its products at the Matter launch event in Amsterdam. For the released products, Aqara M2 gateway will be updated in December OTA to support Matter related protocols, after the update all the 40+ Zigbee devices accessed through the gateway will be compatible and allowed to access Matter, and eventually expand to 160 Zigbee devices; other gateways including M1S, second generation M1S, E1, home security camera G3 In addition to older devices, Aqara expects to launch a gateway called M3, which in addition to supporting Zigbee, Wi-Fi and Matter, will also serve as a Thread edge router to extend future Thread coverage. In addition, Aqara also announced the release of the Thread-based door and window sensor P2 and light sensor P2 in early 2023
Moore Threads Announces GPU Chip “Spring Dawn
On November 3, Moore Threads released its multi-functional GPU chip “Spring Dawn”, which integrates 22 billion transistors and has 4096 MUSA cores with built-in general-purpose computing and tensor computing cores, supporting various computing accuracies including FP32, FP16 and INT8, with FP32 computing power reaching 15.2TFLOPS; the official claim is that compared with the previous generation chip, image The official claim is that compared to the previous generation chip, the image rendering capability is improved by an average of 3 times, decoding capability is improved by 2 times, encoding capability is improved by 4 times, and AI computation acceleration is improved by 4 times. The GPU chip is equipped with GDDR6 memory with a bandwidth of 448GB/s and supports 8k AV1 / H.265 / H264 codecs, and the slot is PCIe 5 specification.
PlayStation VR2 will be officially launched in February next year
Sony announced on the evening of November 2 that PlayStation VR2 will be available on February 22, 2023, with pre-orders opening on November 15, 2022, for $549.99. PlayStation VR2 will include the PlayStation VR2 headset, PlayStation VR2 Sense controller, and a yet-to-be-disclosed stereo headset. A charging cradle for the Sense controller will be available for purchase separately for $49.99.
Sony has also announced 11 new games coming to PlayStation VR2 on its Playstation website, including Switchback VR, Cities VR – Enhanced Edition, Crossfire: Sierra Squad and The Light Brigade” and so on.
Google Play Games Launches Public Beta in More Countries
Google announced on November 3 that the public beta service for Google Play Games has been expanded to the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore. Google says they’ve also further reduced the device requirements to run Google Play Games, now requiring only a Windows 10 or higher system to run the game. Google says they’ve also further lowered the specifications for devices running Google Play Games, so now anyone running Windows 10 or above only needs a 4-core CPU with integrated graphics to run the games smoothly.
On November 3, Qualcomm commented in its earnings release that it had planned to supply only about 20 percent of the 5G baseband chips for the new iPhone in 2023, but now expects to maintain the current supply. The statement also indirectly confirms that Apple will not use its own baseband for next year’s models.
On November 3, an unmarked Samsung phone score appeared on Geekbench, expected to be the Samsung Galaxy S23+, which is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen2 processor and 8GB of operating memory. Geekbench 5 single-core performance is 1485 and multi-core performance is 4844, which is expected to be 14% better than Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 single core and 9% better than Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 multi-core.