The HDMI 2.1 It was created in a future perspective, supporting 8K at 60 frames per second. So we have a standard for years. With DisplayPort, we also wanted to do something similar, because the technological advance has made obsolete the previous cables, where, for example, on many monitors, it is necessary to use two cables to meet the bandwidth needs. current monitors. high refresh rates and high resolutions with color depths that we would never have imagined.
As a result, VESA has finally announced DisplayPort 2.0, with cables that support up to 77.4 Gbps of bandwidth; almost triple the 25.92 Gbps of DisplayPort 1.4 cables. This allows you to connect a monitor up to 16K with a single cable, in addition to support high refresh rates or HDR.
To obtain this excellent bandwidth, VESA relies on the physical distribution of Thunderbolt 3. They have thus realized a standard capable of supporting a monitor. 8K at 60 Hz with color 4: 4: 4 no chroma sampling and with the support of Native HDR10. Thanks to this, we can have the following screen configurations, where the best strength to use DSC (Display Flow Compression):
As can be seen, this cable will solve many problems that current monitors have 4K of 144 Hz. Specifications are now available for manufacturers and the first products incorporating DP 2.0 connectors will be available soon. market by the end of 2020. The cables and connectors will Retro compatible with DisplayPort 1.4a and earlier
Written by Alberto García
In the C64 Mini analysis, our HardZone colleagues have already indicated that the company will evaluate the success of this console to know if the market wanted a full version with functional keyboard, because the keyboard of this mini version was hard plastic and did not work.
So, one of the computers that helped popularize the processor MOS 6502 will come back to life hand in hand with Retro Games Ltd and distributed by Koch Media. Among its features are a fully functional full keyboard, an updated joystick (the mini model was horrible, slow and inaccurate), four USB ports and an HDMI port to connect to any TV or monitor. The case will include the 1.2 meter HDMI cable and the microUSB power cable for the power supply.
Moreover, as novelty compared to the C64 Mini, we also have three different modes that we can choose with the help of a switch: the BASIC mode of Commodore 64, the BASIC mode of VIC-20 (later model that has better graphics), or the emulator mode, which has a carousel with games and that allows to run the 64 included titles and others that we want to add it via a USB key. These games can be played in 50 or 60 Hz, with CRT filters, ability to save games, etc.
Among the games that will include the computer, there are classics such as California Games, Paradroid and Boulder Dash, with new additions like Attack of the Mutant Camels, Hover Bovver, Iridis Alpha and Gridrunner, as well as games created these last years like Galencia and Planet of Death. , in addition to other exclusive VIC-20s. The complete list of games is:
Alleykat, Anarchy, Mutant Camel Attack, Avenger, Battle Valley, Bear Bover, Boulder Dash, Bounder, California Games, Chip Challenge, Confuzion, Cosmic Pavement, Cyberdyne Warrior, Cybernoid II, Deflektor, Destroyer, Fighter Everyone, Galencia, gateway to Apshai, Gribbly day, Gridrunner (VIC 20), Heartland, Herobotix, Road meeting, Hover Bovver, Mission Impossible, Mission Impossible II, IO, Iridis Alpha, Jumpman, Mega Apocalypse, Mission AD, Monty Mole, Monty Fleeing, Nebulus, World Down, Knots of Yesod, Paradroid, Pitstop II, Death Planet, Psychedelia (VIC 20), Ranarama, Robin Hood, Silicon Warrior, Skate Crazy, Speedball 2, Spindizzy, Steel, Street Sports, Baseball, Street Sports Basketball, Summer Games II (includes Summer Games events), Super Cycle, Fargoal Sword, Temple of the Apshai Trilogy, The Bow of Yesod, Thing Bounces, Thing of a Spring, Pioneer, Uridium, Who Dar es Wins II, Winter Games, World Games, Zynaps
This model, whose official name is THEC64, the next will be for sale December 5, 2019, at the price of 119.99 euros. For the moment, only the link of Amazon Germany to reserve it.
Performance data indicates that AMD Ryzen 7 3800X will give the same result as the 9900K in multicore, while the Ryzen 5 3600, the cheapest of those announced, it will work like the 9700K. The 3800X will cost around 400 euros depending on the filtered prices, while the 3600 will be at 209 euros. This is equivalent to 100 and 180 euros respectively less than the Intel processors against which they will compete in performance.
Therefore, Intel, despite the shortage that suffers, could not remain inactive at some processors that will be on sale at least six months before their, on the basis of Ice Lake 10 nm for desktops, which have not been announced yet and will have to see if they arrive on time.
The price decrease, as revealed by Digitimes, will be up to 15% in the processors of the eighth and ninth generationsWhat are the ones that the company currently has to sell. Intel would have already informed component and motherboard manufacturers that they would already receive the chips at a reduced price.
Intel processors are down for a few months after the 9900K reached 600 euros. At the moment he is in 488 euros on Amazon, and a decrease of 15% would place it at 425 euros, which could compete in price with AMD chips.
In recent months, Two-thirds of processors sold on PC in a German department store are AMD, only one-third for Intel. The difference could be even steeper since the launch of the Ryzen 3000, where, for a lower price, there will be more powerful processors, not only multicore, but also multicore, which will make them ideal for playing and working without any problems. type. of sacrifice. In addition, AMD will create exclusive PCIe 4.0, something that Intel will not have until at least 2020, or even 2021, if they decide to go directly to PCIe 5.0. AMD also improved its performance under Windows 10and is safe from all the defects that appear in Intel processors.
Therefore, all this will result in consumer benefits because we will have next month more powerful and cheaper processors. AMD gets rid of the stock of forced marches of Ryzen 2000, with prices that make you laugh, like the 141 euros, which was worth 125 euros a few days ago, including two promotional games (The Division 2 and World War Z), so the chip goes out almost for free.
This tool, called Intel Performance Maximizer, is an answer to AMD Ryzen Master that AMD launched a year ago. The purpose of this tool is to bring the overclock to users and they get more performance than the company does not guarantee as standard, because all the Intel K series processors allow you to do something overclock. especially if we have a good base plate and good cooling.
However, this tool is only compatible with the latest processors i9, i7 and i5 of the 9th generation of processors. Specifically, these are the six compatible models:
So we practically three compatible models, since the models finished in fa do not have integrated graphic card (although at the level of the chip they will take it, but deactivated). It's funny that Intel has decided to leave out the Intel Core i3-9350K, which is the cheapest of the 9th generation compatible with overclock.
Overclocking with this tool is very easy thanks to the integrated Intel system. Using what they have called "hyperintelligent automation", the program examines the individual parameters of the chip and determines the appropriate frequency to overclock it.
You can download the tool in the Official website of Intel. It is only available for Windows 10 64-bit with the update of October 2018 or May 2019. Each group of processors has its corresponding tool: one for the 9900K and one for the 9600 and 9700K.
In order to use the tool, it is necessary that all processor cores be enabled, the activation of Hyper-Threading, Inter Turbo Boost 2.0 technology, enhanced Intel SpeedStep technology and driver Intel Watchdog Timer Driver (Intel WDT).
During the first tests of the program, it was found that, although the overclock figure automatically applied by Intel can be improved, the The performance gain is worth it regarding the ease of use of the program. In addition, it is one of the best solutions of type "a click"Because others too much raise the voltage and do not offer all the frequency gains they should. In addition, you also get sufficient processor performance by doing overclock in RAM or put more RAM.
This kit has educational purposes and was created for children, with a computer that carries Windows 10 S and he looks a lot like Microsoft Surfacealthough with much larger dimensions. The screen is touch-sensitive and has a size of 11.6 inches. It includes all the hardware of the Kano PC and also has a keyboard case to which it is attached.
Kano had already started DIY computers in the past, but they had Raspberry Pi on the inside, with ARM architecture and limited functionality. In this case, the computer carries a processor Intel Atom x5-Z8350 1.44 GHz and four kernels that we have seen so much in Chinese tablets in recent years. In the accompanying we find 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB the eMMC internal memory, with extension via microSD cards. The back is transparent and allows children to see how everything works inside.
In terms of connectivity, we found an HDMI port, a headphone jack, a microphone, two USB ports, in addition to WiFi and Bluetooth in the wireless section. As we said, at the software level, it has Windows 10 S; Win32 programs can not be installed and are limited to those available in the Microsoft Store. It is certain that someone will install Windows 10 normal on the device.
To assemble the computer, the company offers a detailed manual. There is also an application called "How Computers Work" which explains how computers work and introduces them to programming via Emoji and binary code. There will also be educational apps like Minecraft in its student version, or Paint 3D and Microsoft Teams.
With this, Kano wants to introduce the youngest to technology without becoming addicted to social networks from a very young age, as they approach content creation and understand how it works, what they use rather than d & # 39; be all consuming content all day without awakening their creativity.
PC Kano is available when booking on the web. Kano.me at the price of $ 299.99, and will unfortunately be available for the moment only in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom as of October 21st.
The problem of USB 3.x or USB-C devices affecting Wi-Fi is only found in the 2.4 GHz band, making it easy to use connections in the 5 GHz band. with which some USB 3.x devices generate interference in the 2.4 GHz band this can have adverse effects on WiFi or Bluetooth, two of the most used wireless connections.
If we are among those who have encountered this problem and we see that when we disconnect the USB device, everything works again, We can try several things to solve it like:
Have you had this kind of problem?
Written by Claudio Valero