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June 3, 2024, 4:45 AM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Nvidia says newly announced RTX AI PC laptops from Asus and MSI will have up to GeForce RTX 4070 GPUs and “systems-on-a-chip with Windows 11 AI PC capabilities”  —  Nvidia and AMD are gearing up to launch gaming laptops that include the AI Copilot Plus features that Microsoft just announced for Qualcomm-powered laptops.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
In a demo, Nvidia shows its G-Assist AI chatbot that could guide users through PC games based on voice queries, configure optimal settings, and more  —  When Nvidia first announced G-Assist it was an April Fools' prank in 2017 that joked about an AI assistant being able to help you play …
Bloomberg:
Nvidia announces plans to upgrade its AI accelerators annually, a Blackwell Ultra chip for 2025, and Blackwell's successor, Rubin, for 2026 that will use HBM4  —  - CEO Jensen Huang reveals plans for annual upgrade cycle  — Company details plans for Blackwell Ultra and subsequent chips
Paul Alcorn / Tom's Hardware:
AMD says its new 3nm EPYC Turin data center chips will launch in H2 2024, based on Zen 5 architecture and featuring up to 192 cores and 384 threads  —  192 cores, 385 threads, socket compatibility.  What's not to like?  —  AMD Lisa Su announced during her Computex 2024 keynote …
Gavin Bonshor / AnandTech:
AMD unveils four new Ryzen 9000-series desktop CPUs, set for July 2024, based on its new Zen 5 architecture, offering a claimed 16% more instructions per cycle  —  During AMD's Computex 2024 kick-off keynote, AMD's CEO, Dr. Lisa Su, officially unveiled and announced the company's next generation of Ryzen processors.
Mark Hachman / PCWorld:
AMD announces two new Ryzen AI 300 series mobile chips, the Ryzen AI 9 365 and Ryzen AI 9 HX 370, each with a 50 TOPS NPU, shipping in July 2024  —  AMD should enter the Copilot+ generation of PCs with the new Ryzen AI 300 series, a mobile processor with an NPU that AMD claims will lead the industry with 50 TOPS of AI power.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources and filings detail Sam Altman's investment portfolio; Altman and his venture funds have invested in 400+ companies, and his holdings are worth $2.8B+  —  Many companies backed by CEO do business with the ChatGPT maker and benefit from the AI boom driven by the blockbuster startup, raising questions of conflicts
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
A look at the $799 ROG Ally X, shipping on July 22: 24GB RAM, an 80 watt-hour battery that does not feel heavy, better and lighter joysticks, and more  —  $799 for twice the battery, twice the storage, and loads of small improvements. … When Valve introduced the Steam Deck OLED, I called it …
Olga Kharif / Bloomberg:
A look at OP_CAT, the front-runner in Bitcoin's software upgrade debate that could add new features, from better coin custody to DeFi apps common on ETH and SOL  —  - Front-runner called OP_CAT may enable better Bitcoin custody  — Bitcoin can be more than it is, Taproot's Wertheimer says
Suzanne Smalley / The Record:
Q&A with FTC Privacy and Identity Protection executive Ben Wiseman on proposed commercial surveillance rules, connected car industry's data practices, and more  —  I can more broadly speak about the increased rulemaking over the past several years and I think it reflects two things.
Cheng Ting-Fang / Nikkei Asia:
A look at the challenges C.C. Wei faces as he becomes TSMC's chair on June 4, as part of a reorganization that includes preparing a successor to Wei as CEO  —  CEO set to takes reins as chairman of chip powerhouse from Tuesday  —  HSINCHU, Taiwan — For six years, C.C. Wei …

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