AMD, Apple and NVIDIA lower their orders at TSMC, the Steam Deck SSD slower, the FSR 2.0 doubles the FPS, this is the recap of the WE

Three major manufacturers are lowering their pre-orders from foundry TSMC, Valve is sneakily changing the characteristics of its Steam Deck and a modder is adding FSR2.0 to Cyberpunk 2077.

Between the announcement of the launch date of the GeForce GTX 1630, the first delid of a Ryzen 7 5800X3D or even the confirmation that the Raptor Lake CPUs are on average 20% faster than the Alder Lake, this week of news has gives pride of place to graphics cards and processors. We also had confirmation from AMD that the Radeon RX 7000s will consume more energy than current models, partly because of NVIDIA.

Too much stock at AMD and NVIDIA?

AMD and NVIDIA would precisely like to revise downwards their orders placed with TSMC to engrave their respective chips. The first would thus have canceled part of its orders in 7 and 6 nm for the fourth quarter of 2022 and the first quarter of 2023, and the second wants to reduce the production volume planned for its RTX40s engraved in 5 nm. Even Apple has asked the founder to reduce the production of chips for its iPhone 14 by 10%. Large stocks and galloping inflation do not go hand in hand…

For its part, Valve seems to be working hard to manufacture the Steam Decks already ordered, for example by diversifying its sources of supply of parts and components, but the other side of the coin is that some Steam Decks will be equipped with SSDs that are less efficient than ‘announcement. The manufacturer was initially intended to use only 256 GB and 512 GB NVMe SSDs interfaced in PCIe Gen 3 x4, but some consoles will eventually be equipped with an SSD using a PCIe Gen 3 x2 interface. The halving of the bandwidth would not affect performance according to the manufacturer…

Finally, AMD’s FSR 2.0 shows off its capabilities in Cyberpunk 2077 thanks to a modder. Officially limited to FSR 1.0 and DLSS, the game can now (unofficially) take advantage of FSR 2.0, with its qualitative and performance gains. The modder in question also indicates that this technology allows its GeForce GTX 1080 to reach 45 FPS in 4K!

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