Scoping Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Performance At 4K With NVIDIA DLSS 2.0

Scoping Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Performance At 4K With NVIDIA DLSS 2.0
Earlier today, NVIDIA announced that Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) 2.0 is now available in both Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (campaign, multiplayer, Spec Ops) and Call of Duty: Warzone.

For those not in the know, NVIDIA’s DLSS 2.0 uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to up-sample a lower resolution, giving gamers a boost

Source: Hot Hardware – Scoping Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Performance At 4K With NVIDIA DLSS 2.0

Signal CEO Hacks Cellebrite Tool Used By Police To Crack iOS And Android Phones

Signal CEO Hacks Cellebrite Tool Used By Police To Crack iOS And Android Phones
Israeli-based digital intelligence company Cellebrite provides software that enables the extraction of data from devices. While law enforcement loves this, it raises ire from phone manufacturers and individuals alike, with privacy concerns abound. Interestingly, the CEO of Signal got their hands on one of these devices and managed to hack

Source: Hot Hardware – Signal CEO Hacks Cellebrite Tool Used By Police To Crack iOS And Android Phones

Sony PlayStation Boss Makes Bold Play For PS5 Game Exclusivity, Talks Console Availability

Sony PlayStation Boss Makes Bold Play For PS5 Game Exclusivity, Talks Console Availability
Given the difficulty in finding a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X/S in stock, you have time to decide which one is the right game console for you. One of the factors that could play a role in that decision is what the exclusive game landscape looks like. Not every game gets released on every platform, and Sony’s goal is to release more exclusive

Source: Hot Hardware – Sony PlayStation Boss Makes Bold Play For PS5 Game Exclusivity, Talks Console Availability

Linux Kernel Dev Bans Updates From The University Of Minnesota For This Crazy Reason

Linux Kernel Dev Bans Updates From The University Of Minnesota For This Crazy Reason
When independent or academic research is carried out, ethics is a primary concern if you have anything to do with people outside the research group. With that in mind, the University of Minnesota has seemingly been performing ethically questionable research on the Linux kernel by submitting useless or vulnerable code. Now, one of the biggest

Source: Hot Hardware – Linux Kernel Dev Bans Updates From The University Of Minnesota For This Crazy Reason

Google's Pixel 5a 5G Might Not Bring A Big Performance Leap This Year

Google's Pixel 5a 5G Might Not Bring A Big Performance Leap This Year
Last year, Google introduced two 5G-capable smartphones to hit the mid-range and “upper” mid-range markets. The Pixel 4a 5G launched at $499, while the Pixel 5 debuted at $699.
Google already confirmed that the Pixel 5a 5G is coming later this year, but it might not bring a significant hardware upgrade compared to its predecessor. According

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Intel Emerges Victorious In Landmark $3 Billion VLSI Patent Infringement Lawsuit

Intel Emerges Victorious In Landmark $3 Billion VLSI Patent Infringement Lawsuit
Barring a successful appeal, Intel is already on the hook for $2.18 billion in damages a jury awarded to VSLI Technology LLC last month, over a series of patent infringement claims. In the second of three lawsuits, VSLI was seeking an additional $3 billion in damages for a different set of patents, but this time Intel emerged victorious.

This

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Destiny 2 How-To Guide: Obtaining The Heir Apparent And Its Catalyst

Destiny 2 How-To Guide: Obtaining The Heir Apparent And Its Catalyst
The Destiny 2 2021 Guardian Games have arrived. No Destiny 2 event would truly be complete without a few legendary and exotic items for Guardians to chase after or purchase. Here is how you can acquire the exotic machine gun Heir Apparent and its Catalyst.

What is Heir Apparent and Its Catalyst

Heir Apparent is an exotic machine gun

Source: Hot Hardware – Destiny 2 How-To Guide: Obtaining The Heir Apparent And Its Catalyst

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Now Rumored To Launch In May, Here’s All We Know So Far

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Now Rumored To Launch In May, Here’s All We Know So Far
At this point, it feels like a foregone conclusion that NVIDIA will be announcing a GeForce RTX 3080 Ti soon. We know, we know—the GPU market is in shambles right now, because of cryptocurrency mining, because of bots and scalpers, and because there just is not enough silicon to go around. Nevertheless, you can expect new product announcements

Source: Hot Hardware – NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Now Rumored To Launch In May, Here’s All We Know So Far

Ninja Coder Helps AMD Fix Web Store Bot Vulnerability After Scoring A Radeon RX 6900 XT

Ninja Coder Helps AMD Fix Web Store Bot Vulnerability After Scoring A Radeon RX 6900 XT
It is a miserable time now for securing PC gaming hardware like graphics cards and high-end processors. Securing AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics cards have been particularly troublesome due to demand from gamers and crypto miners.
The supply issue has been compounded by people using bots to snatch up available

Source: Hot Hardware – Ninja Coder Helps AMD Fix Web Store Bot Vulnerability After Scoring A Radeon RX 6900 XT

Gigabyte X570S Aorus Pro AZ Motherboard Leak Hints At Incoming AMD Chipset Refresh

Gigabyte X570S Aorus Pro AZ Motherboard Leak Hints At Incoming AMD Chipset Refresh
A recent CPU-Z Validator entry adds credibility to the rumor that AMD is getting ready to refresh its X570 chipset. The listing highlights an unannounced Gigabyte X570S Aorus Pro AX motherboard, paired with an AMD Ryzen 7 5700G processor, and it marks the second time we have seen a reference to X570S. The last time also featured Gigabyte.

Earlier

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Sapphire Toxic Radeon RX 6900 XT Extreme Edition Seeks Gaming Crown With 2730MHz Boost Clock

Sapphire Toxic Radeon RX 6900 XT Extreme Edition Seeks Gaming Crown With 2730MHz Boost Clock
We’ve seen some rather outlandish Radeon RX 6900 XT cards over the past few weeks, including the OC Formula from ASRock and the Liquid Devil Ultimate from PowerColor. Now it’s Sapphire’s time to shine in the limelight with the Toxic Radeon RX 6900 XT Extreme Edition (try saying that three times fast).
As its name implies, the graphics card

Source: Hot Hardware – Sapphire Toxic Radeon RX 6900 XT Extreme Edition Seeks Gaming Crown With 2730MHz Boost Clock

2.5 Geeks Livestream: AMD's Frank Azor On Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.4.1 And Much More!

2.5 Geeks Livestream: AMD's Frank Azor On Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.4.1 And Much More!
In this special episode of HotHardware’s Two And A Half Geeks, we have a morning cup of joe with our buddy Frank Azor from AMD. And we’ll be talking about some exciting new stuff that was just incorporated in the latest Radeon Software Adrenalin suite…

Show Notes:
0:00 – Introduction
01:00 – Frank Azor, Chief Architect Gaming Solutions
03:00

Source: Hot Hardware – 2.5 Geeks Livestream: AMD’s Frank Azor On Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.4.1 And Much More!

Right To Repair Movement Gains Steam As Petition With 15K Signatures Is Delivered To FTC

Right To Repair Movement Gains Steam As Petition With 15K Signatures Is Delivered To FTC
Breaking a phone can be a nightmare of an ordeal, with replacement parts sometimes being absurdly expensive and repairing difficult or downright annoying. Sometimes, you cannot even use a local repair shop for fixing devices as it must go to the manufacturer lest you break some warranty-voiding clause in the end-user license agreement. This

Source: Hot Hardware – Right To Repair Movement Gains Steam As Petition With 15K Signatures Is Delivered To FTC

Google Meet Is Getting A Big UI Overhaul And New Features To Battle Zoom

Google Meet Is Getting A Big UI Overhaul And New Features To Battle Zoom
We are in the thick of a pandemic, and, for the most part, people have transitioned online for work, school, and leisure. The main company in the teleconference space right now is Zoom, but it appears Google is trying to sneak up from behind and go for the takedown. Today, Google announced new ways for Google Meet to be more competitive overall.
Refreshed

Source: Hot Hardware – Google Meet Is Getting A Big UI Overhaul And New Features To Battle Zoom

PowerColor Radeon RX 6900 XT Liquid Devil Ultimate Nabs GPU Overclock World Record

PowerColor Radeon RX 6900 XT Liquid Devil Ultimate Nabs GPU Overclock World Record
When it comes to current-generation graphics cards, obtaining something like a Radeon RX 6800 or Radeon RX 6800 XT at MSRP is a fanciful dream. Laying hands on the flagship Radeon RX 6900 XT is an even more daunting proposition, with sealed retail units selling at nearly twice their $999 MSRP on marketplaces like eBay.
One lucky person who

Source: Hot Hardware – PowerColor Radeon RX 6900 XT Liquid Devil Ultimate Nabs GPU Overclock World Record

Microsoft's Dream Of Buying Discord Is Dashed As Deal Talks Come To An Abrupt End

Microsoft's Dream Of Buying Discord Is Dashed As Deal Talks Come To An Abrupt End
Were you worried that Microsoft would ruin Discord if a deal went through? If so, you can rest easy—Discord is no longer for sale, apparently, having ended discussions with Microsoft about a massive buyout offer. It’s not just Microsoft, either. It seems Discord is no longer interested in being acquired, after seeing a big uptick in users

Source: Hot Hardware – Microsoft’s Dream Of Buying Discord Is Dashed As Deal Talks Come To An Abrupt End

Facebook Initially Ignored Researcher Who Reported Another Stupefying User Data Leak

Facebook Initially Ignored Researcher Who Reported Another Stupefying User Data Leak
It does not seem Facebook will be able to catch a break this week after an accidental email revealed the company’s dismissive view of data leakage. The Silicon Valley social media company is facing a possible new leak after a researcher found he could link up to 5 million Facebook accounts to private email addresses daily.
On Tuesday, a video

Source: Hot Hardware – Facebook Initially Ignored Researcher Who Reported Another Stupefying User Data Leak

Future Xbox Series X/S Games To Support These Sweet AMD RDNA 2 Graphics Effects

Future Xbox Series X/S Games To Support These Sweet AMD RDNA 2 Graphics Effects
Today’s dedicated game consoles share a whole bunch of DNA with their PC brethren, such as Zen 2 CPU cores and RDNA 2 graphics hardware, with support for real-time ray tracing. In addition to sharing hardware characteristics, AMD today announced it is making available its FidelityFX family of effects to the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.

AMD’s

Source: Hot Hardware – Future Xbox Series X/S Games To Support These Sweet AMD RDNA 2 Graphics Effects

ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15 Review: A Mighty Zen 3 Gaming Laptop

ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15 Review: A Mighty Zen 3 Gaming Laptop
At CES 2020, ASUS unveiled the ROG Zephyrus G14, which as its name implies is a 14″ gaming notebook. It was our first experience with Zen 2-based APUs from AMD, particularly the 35-Watt Ryzen 9 4900HS. That processor had eight cores with AMD’s best CPU architecture at the time, and despite the thin design and tight thermal budget of the G14,…

Source: Hot Hardware – ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15 Review: A Mighty Zen 3 Gaming Laptop

Cadillac Lyriq Crossover EV Delivers 300+ Mile Range And Audacious Looks To Challenge Tesla

Cadillac Lyriq Crossover EV Delivers 300+ Mile Range And Audacious Looks To Challenge Tesla
Cadillac showed off a concept version of its upcoming Lyriq electric crossover in August, which will battle the Tesla Model Y and Model X. Today, Cadillac revealed the production version of the Lyriq and the overall design remains intact except for road-legal necessities like side mirrors.
The design of the Lyriq is definitely… interesting…

Source: Hot Hardware – Cadillac Lyriq Crossover EV Delivers 300+ Mile Range And Audacious Looks To Challenge Tesla