Why it matters: According to the Semiconductor Industry Association, global chip sales grew 28 percent in the third quarter to $144.8 billion. There are no signs of this growth slowing down in the foreseeable future, but a particularly interesting side effect is that companies that build chips on older process technology have found themselves in…

Highly anticipated: GPU shortages have been a roadblock for gamers, builders, and other users looking for an upgrade since late 2020. Earlier this year, Intel announced that their in-house graphics hardware lineup, Arc, would be released by the first quarter of 2022 to compete directly with Nvidia and AMD. Based on recent information and videos…

In brief: It’s been almost a year since AMD released the RX 6800 XT, and they’ve got more to give. AMD have announced they’re releasing a new cloud gaming card based on it, called the Radeon Pro V620. According to AMD VP Jeff Connell, the demand for cloud gaming warranted the creation of a GPU…

The bleeding edge: Intel’s new CEO may wish to earn back Apple’s business over time, but the latter is forging ahead with more powerful silicon of its own. It won’t be long before it has workstation-grade hardware that covers both general-purpose compute and graphics and machine learning tasks. Apple is now halfway through its planned…

Highly anticipated: The Total War: Warhammer strategy/RTS hybrid series has been a major success since its inception in 2016. Its popularity has enabled developer Creative Assembly to continue supporting the franchise with new DLC, “free-LC,” patches, and bug fixes year after year. And now, the time for a new mainline entry is finally close at…

The computing industry is fueled by prediction and rumors. Before the patent became a carefully guarded weapon, chip engineers from competing companies would often share an astounding amount of information on an informal basis — not just with each other, but with the wider consumer audience as well. Over the years, as the timeline of…

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In brief: The League of Legends franchise is home to some of the most successful PC (and now, multi-platform) games ever released — particularly League itself, the classic MOBA that never seems to stop receiving updates. To quantify that success, developer Riot Games has taken to Twitter to show off its latest player numbers. Across…

Rumor mill: An early sample of Intel’s flagship Arc Alchemist GPU has been photographed. It’s unclear if Intel intends to sell this reference design or if they’ve made it for testing purposes, but it’s a good-looker anyhow, and an interesting insight into the development of the GPU. If you’ve been following the Arc Alchemist leaks,…