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On a seemingly innocuous Tuesday afternoon, Sony has revealed the existence of the PlayStation 5. Sony has been dancing around what its next-gen console is going to be called but, looking at their past form, it wasn’t exactly difficult to figure out what comes after PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4. 
AMD has finally put an end to all the rumours and announced the mid-range Radeon RX 5500 series. Well, it’s sort of put an end to the rumours but we’re still waiting on a few crucial details from this paper launch. Namely, the all-important price.
Just as we’re seeing in the desktop PC market, worldwide sales of PC monitors are down 2.2 year on year according to data from IDC, with a grand total of 30 million monitors sold during the past quarter. This is typical of the global market’s shift to laptops, tablets, and other mobile computing devices.
If you forked out for one of Intel’s top-end 9th Gen Core i9 processors then you may want to look away now. Intel has just announced revised pricing for its 10th Gen HEDT processors, absolutely slashing the prices compared to 9th Gen due to the threat of AMD’s Ryzen 3rd Gen Threadripper processors.
The leaked benchmarks (below) may have been bull but the Radeon RX 5500 series is very much the real deal, with reports emerging that AMD is preparing to announce the Radeon RX 5500 on October 7th, in just under a week's time.
AMD has announced an upgraded game bundle for fans of by-the-numbers sequels. They’re back with another ‘Raise the Game’ bundle offer on select AMD Radeon RX graphics cards, advertising a package of games which includes Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint or Borderlands 3, and Gears 5.
AMD has announced a range of AMD Ryzen Pro 3000 series processors designed to offer energy-efficient performance for business desktop PCs. These offerings are laser targeted at enterprise users with HP and Lenovo already on-board to deliver pre-build PCs to the cubicle crew.
Further down the rumour rabbit hole we go with the latest ‘leaks’ pointing toward AMD introducing a top-end range of Navi graphics processors. 7nm Navi 12nm is a GPU built for high-end graphics cards according to 3Dcenter, who claim AMD is planning to introduce a Radeon RX 5800 series to compete with some of Nvidia’s fastest GeForce GPUs.
It’s not exactly what we were expecting but AMD could be preparing an AMD Ryzen 9 3900 CPU according to some motherboard documentation which has slipped out of Biostar. 
The rumours of a GeForce GTX 1660 Super are beginning to gain more substance, including Chinese website ITHome, which suggests an expected launch on October 22nd, as well as Videocardz sources at ASUS who suggest the AIB partner is working on at least three distinct models for the Nvidia GTX 1660 Super launch.
Google has announced it has achieved quantum supremacy with its quantum computer, which is another way of saying it’s quantum computer has performed a calculation that not even the world’s fastest supercomputer can achieve. It has been the holy grail of computing for Google, IBM, and Intel for a number of years, and now we have our market leader. In a nutshell: quantum computing is now the fastest form of computing in the world.