Threadripper 2, DDR4 Prices Going Down, Free Game! — Weekly Download #92

Threadripper 2, DDR4 Prices Going Down, Free Game! — Weekly Download #92


Hey welcome to Zach’s Tech Turf and Weekly
Download number 92. Thank you guys again so much for the feedback
on Monday’s video, you guys gave me so much valuable information on how I can improve
my channel. On today’s episode I’m gonna be playing
some Doom while I give you this news, got my cup of coffee right here, make sure you
guys let me know in the comment section what you’re sippin’ on, let’s get into it. To start off the tech news this week, there’s
some pretty solid rumors floating around that there indeed are new AMD Threadripper CPUs
coming with the Zen+ architecture. Apparently there was a document accidentally
uploaded to the AMD website that listed SKUs for a Threadripper 2950X, 2920X and a 2900X. We don’t have any more information like
clockspeeds or core counts, but it’s definitely good news to see them updating this processor
line as well. Next up there was a class action lawsuit filed
against the top 3 DDR memory manufacturers this week for allegedly artificially limiting
the supply in order to increase the worldwide price. We all know that DDR4 memory is about double
the price as it was about 2 years ago, and it seems, at least in my opinion, that there’s
a good chance it’s because Samsung, Micron, and Hynix colluded on this. These 3 companies own 96 percent of the DDR4
memory industry so it definitely doesn’t surprise me. Intel announced this week that they are discontinuing
their Kaby Lake X processor family. Kaby Lake X released less than a year ago
and it was sort of like a budget option for the X299 platform. There were definitely some limiting factors
such as only 16 PCI lanes and only dual channel memory support, and the 6 core Coffee Lake
processors basically hit the nail on the coffin. If you’ve logged on twitter this week, then
you’ve probably seen that they want all 330 million of their users to change their
passwords to an apparent computer glitch. They said that there’s no evidence of misuse
or stolen data, but to be very careful they want everyone to change their passwords. In more security news, 7-Zip has been found
this week to contain a pretty critical security flaw. The Center for Internet Security discovered
a security vulnerability that can enable arbirary code execution in all versions before the
most recent one, 18.05. This was just updated a few days ago so if
you haven’t updated 7 Zip in a while, you should probably do so. The new Oculus Go standalone VR headset popped
up on Amazon today, and actually sold out within just a couple of hours. The Oculus Go is a $200 VR headset that doesn’t
use your phone, computer, or anything like that. The hardware is all inside and it’s also
rocking a LCD panel with a resolution of 2560 x 1440p and it seems pretty legit. And to start off the PC gaming news for the
week, one of my Top 5 nostalgic games of all time just rereleased on PC, Star Wars Episode
1 Racer. It’s now available on GOG for less than
10 bucks, and oh man I really miss this game. I probably wouldn’t have nearly as much
fun now, but I put a ton of hours into it when I was a kid. Next up Steam just added official support
for the Nintendo Switch Pro controller this week. Just like with the Steam, XBox, and PS4 controller,
you’ll now have full access to tweaking the controls exactly how you want them and
it’s nice to see Steam continually adding more support like this. Right now it’s only available in the beta,
but we should see it added to the full version of Steam here soon. And to wrap up the PC gaming news, you can
now pick up a free copy of the first Witcher game by simply signing up for the GOG newsletter,
I’ll have it linked in the description. I personally haven’t played the first Witcher,
but I’ve heard that it has a lot of important story info that you’ve probably seen from
the Witcher 3, and hey, it’s free 99. Well that wraps up Weekly Download episode
number 92. Don’t forget that the Weekly Download podcast
is also available on iTunes, Google Play, iHeart Radio, and a few other platforms. Be sure to check that out if you’re interested
Well I hope you guys enjoyed this video, please drop a like down below to help support my
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