Cyber Monday Gaming PC deals: offers on the best pre-built gaming rigs

We’re now into Cyber Monday gaming PC deals territory, people. Yes, just like that, Black Friday has come and gone, but it’s only the actual date on the calendar—many of the deals still remain. Surprisingly few PC deals have vanished as we roll into the weekend, and there are still bargains to be had on a range of prebuilt desktop, like a $320 discount on a gaming PC outfitted with a Core i7 10700 CPU and GeForce RTX 2070 GPU. And as we pivot further into Cyber Monday, keep an eye on this section, because more discounted desktops will inevitably arrive. That includes ones with Ampere.

Again, it’s worth noting that, while you’re not going to be finding spectacular deals on RTX 3080 or RX 6800 XT graphics cards on their own, or even actually find them in stock anywhere, it is still possible to pick up next-gen GPUs in

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New Arm-based gaming PC set to take on Intel and AMD rigs

We’ve been expecting a PC based on the little-known quad-core Arm processor from the time it was launched in July this year. But surprisingly, instead of utilizing the low-power CPU for an entry-level desktop PC, its designers have rolled it inside a gaming PC. 

The Phytium FT-2000/4 from the Chinese state-owned China Electronics Corporation (CEC) isn’t well-known outside the mainland, but the processor caught our attention earlier this year thanks to its considerably lower TDP of around 10 W. 

We expected the company to leverage the CPUs low power consumption to compete with inexpensive processors from AMD and Intel inside small form-factor desktops. It’s taking on the American processing behemoths all right, but with a well-stocked gaming rig.

Game on

Our sister publication Tom’s Hardware caught wind of the gaming PC from photographs posted on Chinese microblogging website, Weibo. 

It reports the PKS gaming PC pairs the FT-2000/4 processor with

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Black Friday Gaming PC deals: the best prebuilt rigs on sale today

You don’t have to wait until November 27 to grab a great Black Friday gaming PC deal, as there are some awesome gaming system bargains already making an appearance. This year it could take on a whole different dimension anyway thanks to one major factor—stock levels. The new cutting-edge hardware from AMD and Nvidia has basically sold out everywhere, but don’t assume that means there will be no deals, because there’s a very good reason why all the shiny new kit has sold out. It’s freaking awesome.

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So even though you can’t readily get your hands on these new graphics cards and Ryzen 5000 processors, system builders can, and they are busily grabbing stock to fulfill consumer orders. And that’s potentially good news, depending on what you

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Oil Rigs Run on AI ‘Twins’ Point to a Future Hastened by Covid

(Bloomberg) — The coronavirus crisis had a devastating effect on oil-company revenues, but it’s posed a tough human-resources problem too: how to keep workers safe on cramped rigs at sea where social-distancing is impossible.

Many operators have found an answer in technology — specifically, digital twins. These interactive 3D simulations of oil platforms and plants allow engineers to avoid toiling for weeks in the sweaty, close confines of a wind-battered rig, instead gaining virtual access from home.

Digital twins aren’t a new idea, but advances in computing — and widespread coronavirus restrictions — have helped them go mainstream in the oil industry, where the pandemic has swept through teams of engineers working elbow-to-elbow offshore.


“Covid-19 has been a catalyst for this type of digital innovation,” said Mitch Flegg, chief executive officer of Serica Energy Plc, which is using the system at one of its North Sea fields. “The demands of

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Oil Rigs Run on AI ‘Twins’ Point to a Future Hastened by Covid

An illustration of a virtual 3-D rendering in the Digital Twin control room of Shell’s Nyhamna gas facility.

The coronavirus crisis had a devastating effect on oil-company revenues, but it’s posed a tough human-resources problem too: how to keep workers safe on cramped rigs at sea where social-distancing is impossible.

Many operators have found an answer in technology — specifically, digital twins. These interactive 3D simulations of oil platforms and plants allow engineers to avoid toiling for weeks in the sweaty, close confines of a wind-battered rig, instead gaining virtual access from home.

Digital twins aren’t a new idea, but advances in computing — and widespread coronavirus restrictions — have helped them go mainstream in the oil industry, where the pandemic has swept through teams of engineers working elbow-to-elbow offshore.

“Covid-19 has been a catalyst for this type of digital innovation,” said Mitch Flegg, chief executive officer of

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