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PC hardware and enthusiast computing. CPUs, graphics, fast storage and more.

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AMD admits to restraining chip supply to keep higher CPU and GPU prices

"We undershipped in Q3, we undershipped in Q4," Su told investors
In context: Gamers have been lamenting about the high prices of graphics cards for what seems like forever. We all got excited when crypto mining became obsolete, just knowing that we were finally going to see prices come down, but for the most part, they haven't. The latest GPUs are still out of reach for the average consumer, and even older cards are holding their value.
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Chinese nuclear-weapons institute uses Intel, Nvidia hardware despite US tech ban

The CAEP has been on a US blacklist since 1997
In brief: While the US has further tightened restrictions on chip-related exports to China recently, there are some entities in the country that have been on an export blacklist for decades. One of these is China's top nuclear-weapons research institute, but that hasn't stopped it from regularly buying Intel and Nvidia hardware.
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Intel plans another big graphics driver improvement in February

Something to look forward to: Intel has had a hard time entering the dedicated PC graphics card arena. Its first GPU series struggled to reach the market when the company said it would, and initial impressions revealed severe flaws. However, Intel has done a lot to fix some of those deficiencies and remains determined to improve its dedicated graphics offerings.
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