Ready for another try at launching on a test flight to the International Space Station, Boeing rolled a repaired Starliner crew capsule to United Launch Alliance's seaside rocket hangar at Cape Canaveral Wednesday to prepare for a liftoff scheduled for May 19.
Next week, the House of Representatives plans to vote on a bill that would effectively decriminalize and deschedule cannabis, marking only the second time in over 50 years that a chamber of Congress has voted to reclassify cannabis from its existing status as a federally prohibited substance. What can we expect as far as timetables and anticipated […]
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PC power supplies haven't seen a whole lot of change in the last decade or two. We've gotten modular cables for easier routing, smaller standards for itty-bitty builds, and that's about it. But today Intel has finalized the ATX 3.0 standard, coming soon to a full-sized PC case near you. The biggest addition announced today is a new standardized connection for graphics cards and other PCIe devices, delivering up to 600 watts on a single connector.
Currently graphics cards are in a bit of a power pinch. The maximum throughput for an 8-pin ATX rail is 150 watts, so the biggest and most power-hungry GPUs need to double or even triple up, adding extra space requirements and more complex cable routing inside the case. The new 12-pin 12VHPWR connection should be able to deliver more energy than even the most powerful graphics cards need for the next generation or two. Each pin housing is also physically smaller, with a 3.0mm pitch versus 4.2mm on current power supply rails.
Technically it's 16 total pins (12+4), with four additional data pins squeezed in beneath the primary power pins. This is to manage DC output voltage regulation and a series of new tools designed to regulate high power output efficiently and safely, all handled intelligently by the power supply. According to Intel, the new 12VHPWR connection will be the standard for “most, if not all” PCIe cards using the 5.0 spec.
Some of Nvidia's 30-series Founders Edition cards use a “dumb” version of this connection, with 12 primary power pins but lacking the four additional pins. Nvidia includes adapters in the box for double-8-pin power supply rails to more easily conform with current PSUs, but that 12-pin connection should be forward-compatible with the new 12VHPWR rails. They'll be limited to 450 watts without the extra data pins for power regulation.
ATX 3.0-compliant power supplies and pre-built systems are scheduled to hit the market later in 2022. Based on everything we've seen thus far, the next generation of power supplies should be physically compatible with all ATX-standard PC cases, though you may need adapters for pre-ATX12VO motherboards and SATA components. There have been rumors that at least some vendor versions of the forthcoming GeForce RTX 3090 Ti graphics card will feature the new 12+4-pin 12VHPWR connection, but there's no official word.
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Aside from head-turning games like the new Lego Star Wars and the Chrono Cross remaster, April seemed set to be a pretty quiet month. Well, scratch that. The end of the year’s first quarter just got a whole lot louder and more ridiculous. Shooter hivemind Apogee Entertainment has announced that its highly-anticipated retro shooter Turbo Overkill is getting an Early Access release date in April. This version of the game will encompass the first episode, housing eight levels of laughing and blasting, with roughly five to eight hours of content for FPS fans to chew through. Sounds invigorating, doesn’t it?
Turbo Overkill is releasing onto Steam Early Access on April 22. So we’re just a month out from seeing just how hectic things will get with this high-octane shooter. The plot concerns the aptly named Johnny Turbo, who returns to his hometown of Paradise only to find that it’s been taken over by a rogue AI named Syn. The digital antagonist has forcibly corrupte...