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The "Death" of Native Resolution: How AMD's FSR 2.0 and Intel's XeSS Will Drive PC Gaming Forward

26 Mar 2022 3 minute read 0 comments LateToTheParty

Co-published on Read.cash. It has taken several months, but we are finally seeing GPU prices falling down. While video cards are still sold above MSRP, the prices are not as ludicrous as they once were. But for the value-minded folks, even if prices...

INTEL improving the future of Bitcoin

4 Mar 2022 1 minute read 3 comments avro

When Gaudí designed the Sagrada Familia, he was aware that the technology to finish his work did not exist, but as a good visionary, he trusted that at some point the construction technique would evolve, so that someone could finish it. More than a h...

Can Intel's XeSS Kill Nvidia's DLSS?

21 Aug 2021 3 minute read 0 comments LateToTheParty

On August 19, Intel showcased its Architecture Day 2021 presentation. The approximately 2-hour long event featured the Alder Lake architecture on the CPU side and the newly named Arc architecture on the GPU side. Overall, the presentation was very so...

My Thoughts on AMD's FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) - Hold Onto Your 1080Ti

1 Jun 2021 3 minute read 0 comments LateToTheParty

Introduction: FSR's Announcement & A Few Surprises On May 31, AMD held its press conference at Computex 2021. Some interesting announcements included AMD's discrete mobile GPUs in laptops, the desktop Zen 3 Cézanne APUs, and its 3D V-Cache chiplet de...

AMD and Intel Looking to Shake Up the PC Gaming Landscape

13 May 2021 5 minute read 1 comment LateToTheParty

Introduction PC gaming has underwent a lot of evolution over the last few years. On the graphics side, Nvidia was the first company to release raytracing-capable consumer graphics cards to the market. On top of that, the company introduced an innovat...

Intel... What Are You Doing?!

8 Mar 2021 2 minute read 6 comments LateToTheParty

Introduction For the longest time, Intel had been the leader of the x86 CPU industry. For much of the 2000's and 2010's, AMD could not compete with Intel's offerings. Bulldozer, especially, was a disaster. However, the CPU market began to shift when...

Cautious Optimism and Grave Concerns as Intel Integrates Cybereason into Chips

27 Jan 2021 1 minute read 3 comments Matthew Rosenquist

Intel and Cybereason just announced that they are working to integrate Cybereason to collect data from hardware to software levels, with the goal of protecting users from ransomware. This is an opportunity for better cybersecurity, but also could be...

Intel in Denial of the Latest SGX Secure Enclave Vulnerability

19 Nov 2020 1 minute read 8 comments Matthew Rosenquist

Another vulnerability and exploit named VoltPillager has been published for Intel Corporation's SGX security technology.  The attack itself is simply a hardware version of a previously discovered PlunderVolt software vulnerability where voltage to t...

Cryptocurrency trading PC (To Dell or NOT TO DELL)

13 Nov 2020 3 minute read 1 comment stonerchat

So, you're on Ebay on your phone, and you think: "Maybe I should get a desktop so I can trade faster and have more screen real estate." So you pop over to Dell and you look at an entry level machine, and you click "Deals". So far so good. As of today...

Intel’s Secret Key to Decrypt Microcode Patches is Exposed

2 Nov 2020 2 minute read 2 comments Matthew Rosenquist

A group of security vulnerability researchers, after many months of work, were able to figure out the update process and secret key used to decrypt Intel microcode updates for the Goldmont architecture product lines. This is an important finding as...