A few weeks ago, I reported that Samsung had accidentally leaked the Samsung 980 Pro SSD (NVMe M.2 2280) for PCIe 4.0 with blazing speeds of 6,900GB/s read. Same technology as the PS5, but more data per second by nearly 2GB.

Well, they have now officially announced it and it is already on sale right now. The SSD ships between Oct 9-19.

You can buy the Samsung 980 Pro SSD 250GB for $89.99 (a steal!) or the Samsung 980 Pro SSD 500GB for $149.99. The page shows a placeholder for a 2GB SSD that’s not on sale yet.

NOTE: You might want to wait a bit before buying. Whoever published the Amazon page likely made a mistake. The prices in Amazon differ with the MSRP. Amazon mistakenly listed the 500GB with the price of the 250GB. The 1TB price is actually the 500GB price. I reached out to Amazon via chat so they take a look to determine if they need to edit.

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If your socks got blown by NVIDIA’s announcement of the next GEFORCE RTX — you better hold back your checkbook for a couple of months before making the jump.

AMD has deployed two teasers for the upcoming RADEON RX 6000 Series graphic cards featuring RDNA2. The first teaser revealed a three cooler fans design and the two 8-pin connectors mean this is among the top more expensive and powerful graphic cards.

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UPDATE (May 19): After fan backlash on Reddit and other platforms, AMD took the decision to take back their recent announcement. You can disregard some portions of my article like the title (AMD Zen 3 Not For Your Current Mobo) and the earlier announcement. Basically, AMD is now allowing Zen 3 CPUs on X470 and B450 (AM4) motherboards via BIOS update, but once you flash it, you won’t be able to downgrade as the update will make space by deleting data to accommodate Zen 3 support data into the BIOS.

“We’ve heard our audience, and we understand the concerns. We are going to work out a way to support Zen 3 on our 400-series chipsets between now and launch – we’re still working out the what and the how, but we will update you closer to Zen 3 launch.”

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AMD has been dominating the market this past year, with Intel set to make a release very soon to counter AMD. So it is yet to be determined how well the new Intel CPUs will fare before AMD’s.

Until then, if you are in the process of getting a new computer for World of Warcraft: Shadowlands or any other favorite video game, the best option is to build a new computer yourself after buying the correct AMD CPU and other computer parts. Building a computer isn’t too hard once you know what CPU you wish..

It has been a while since my last article on building a computer. There are better CPUs, motherboards, and graphic cards since then. So let’s start with what you need in 2020 for a future-proof computer system built by you from scratch.

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From time to time, I write articles about computers. This seems like a real good timing to bring this to your attention.

These computer issues might happen to some people, and not others. I have noticed one in particular happening to me, but I wasn’t even sure it was a real issue until I read about it.

Some of the images I have been uploading for the Warcraft III: Reforged article have been disappearing from my hard drive. I know because they are auto-saved in a particular serial number pattern using VLC Player. Next day, when I take more screenshots in VLC, and I search for the new image to upload, the image isn’t saved in the normal pattern. It is because some images have disappeared or been deleted, and VLC fills in the missing image numbers.

It was a very specific task I have been doing the past 4-5 days. People like you might not even notice an automated file deletion until it is too late. Imagine playing a game, and a file is deleted? Or writing a document or drawing something — and that file is deleted next day. So the Windows 10 update responsible for this massive issue is KB4532693.

Another update gone wrong is the KB4524244. Some people have crash and freeze issues with this update. My sister called me to complain about her laptop crashing often. That’s the source of the issue. Each computer behaves differently to these two updates, but why run the risk?

Below you can read how to uninstall these two bad updates.

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Happy two weeks until BlizzCon, everyone! I’ve covered several previous datamining clues towards expansion seven in these past few months, and unless something huge happens, this should be the last one. On MMO-Champion’s “Official Patch 8.0 Speculation thread,” a list from the game database was uncovered that could point towards four new (sub)races being added in. What are these potential subraces? What is the evidence for them? Find out after the jump!

Update: A new piece of information has surfaced, as well as a look back at an interesting quote from a Gamescom interview. Check them out at the bottom of the page.

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Introducing the EVGA GeForce GTX 460 2Win (2048 MB GDDR5 PCI-Express 2.0)! This card harnesses the power of two EVGA GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) GPU’s for blistering fast DirectX 11 performance, including tessellation performance that destroys the competition. Experience a whole new level of interactive gaming and combine up to three displays off a single card for the ultimate in 3D entertainment, or disable Surround and combine up to four displays for maximum productivity. With these features and more, the EVGA GeForce GTX 460 2Win gives you double the win!

Order it here to get a $30 mail-in-rebate for a limited time. You save $60 off the MRSP price. This graphic card has THREE fans to keep temperatures smooth. Instead of using two GPU video cards in SLI taking up four PCI-Express 2.0 slots, you have two GPUs in a single video card taking up two PCI-Express 2.0 slots.

The EVGA GTX 460 2Win has a three-years warranty upgradable upon product registration with EVGA.

If you aren’t new to EVGA, ensure your profile is up to date with your current postal address. Register your EVGA GTX 460 2Win product, and request your free Digital Creativity Suite 2011 Bundle (a $160 value): Adobe Photoshop Elements 9, Scrapbook Artist 2, and Printshop 2.0.

The Digital Creativity Suite 2011 Bundle will be shipped to the postal address listed on your EVGA profile via USPS within 7 business days.

  • Part Number: 02G-P3-1387-AR
  • Core Clock Speed: 700MHz
  • CUDA Cores: 672
  • Memory Clock Speed: 3600MHz
  • Memory Bandwidth: 230.4GB/sec
  • Shader Clock Speed: 1400MHz
  • Bus: PCI-E 2.0
  • Interface: DVI-I, DVI-I, DVI-I, Mini-HDMI
  • Product Warranty:
    Limited Lifetime warranty upon registration
  • Product Length: 11.5in – 292.1mm

Memory

Effective Memory Clock: 3600MHz
Memory Size: 2GB
Memory Interface: 512-bit
Memory Type: GDDR5

Connectors: 2 x 8 Pin

3D API

DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.1

Requirements

Minimum of a 700 Watt power supply.
(Minimum recommended power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 46 Amps.)
Two available 8-pin PCI-E power dongles

Dual-Link DVI and Supported and HDCP Ready.

NVIDIA CUDA technology with CUDA C/C++,DirectCompute 5.0 and OpenCL support

NVIDIA PhysX technology

NVIDIA 3D Vision Ready

NVIDIA PureVideo HD technology