Launching in the second half of the year
As expected, the big star of Samsung's Mobile World Congress 2024 show was the Galaxy Ring. Samsung also released a couple of details including the size and color options, battery life, and the launch date is now confirmed for the second half of the year.
9x13mm chip coming in up to 1TB capacity
At the Mobile World Congress 2024 in Barcelona, Micron has announced its latest UFS 4.0 package aimed at enabling next-generation of phone designs. Coming in up to 1TB of capacity and providing exceptional performance and power efficiency, the new UFS 4.0 package will not only allow smartphone makers to have more space due to the smaller package but also come up with faster and more responsive devices.
Qualcomm AI Hub, new Snapdragon X80 5G Modem-RF System, and FastConnect 7900
As expected, Qualcomm took the Mobile World Congress 2024 by storm, and in addition to plenty of smartphones that were announced with Qualcomm's flagship chipset, the company itself talked about the future and advancements in AI, 5G, and Wi-Fi with its Qualcomm AI Hub, the new Snapdragon X80 5G Modem-RF System, and the new FastConnect 7900 mobile connectivity system with Wi-Fi 7.
Part of the Dual OC and TUF Gaming lineup
Asus has introduced its own custom versions of the Radeon RX 7900 GRE graphics card. The Radeon RX 7900 GRE was limited to China, but AMD has officially announced it for a global release in order to counter Nvidia's $550 RTX 4070 non-Super graphics card. Asus custom RX 7900 GRE graphics cards will come as a part of the Dual OC and TUF Gaming lineups.
SAFEDISK hits 2min 59sec 919ms in SuperPi-32M
G.Skill has announced that its Trident Z5 RGB DDR5 memory is a part of the setup that was able to break the SuperPi-32M world record by completing it in under 3 minutes.
Starts sampling 36GB 12-High HBM3E
Micron has announced it has begun volume production of the HBM3E (High Bandwidth Memory 3E) solution, which should bring superior performance, exceptional efficiency, as well as seamless scalability.
Drops the RX 7700 XT price to $419
As rumored earlier, AMD has now officially launched the Radeon RX 7900 GRE globally, putting more pressure on Nvidia's Geforce RTX 4070 non-Super, and filling the gap between its own Radeon RX 7900 XT and the Radeon RX 7800 XT graphics cards. AMD has also adjusted the price or the Radeon RX 7700 XT down to $419.
Clearwater Forest taped-out, five nodes goal still on track
During its Intel Foundry Services (IFS) Direct Connect 2024 event, Intel revealed a new roadmap that includes the new 14A node, the first on High-NA EUV. Intel was also keen to note that Clearwater Forest CPUs are taped out on an 18A node and that its ambitious "five nodes in four years" (5N4Y) plan is still on track.
New Geforce 551.61 WHQL driver with RTX HDR in tow
Nvidia has finally released the new NVIDIA App, a more modern control panel, which, unlike the Geforce Experience app, does not need you to create an Nvidia account. In addition, Nvidia has released the new Geforce 551.61 WHQL driver, which brings RTX HDR and support for the new NVIDIA App control panel.
For Nvidia, Qualcomm, and Google as well
During the IFS Direct Connect 2024 event, Intel's CEO, Pat Gelsinger, answered a couple of questions from the members of the press, including a rather peculiar one from Tom's Hardware hack, Paul Alcorn, where Intel CEO expressed hope that customers for Intel Foundry Services will include Nvidia, Qualcomm, Google, and even AMD.