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Consumer Tech roundup

Its been an eventful announcement week. For those who can afford to spend.

AMD detailed the new Ryzen 3 3100 and 3300x. These are both quad core, 8 thread CPUs. Along with the long awaited B550 and A520 chipsets, this brings PCIe gen 4 to the mid and low end enthusiast market. Speak about spoiled for choice.

The total domination move would be to finally release the rumoured Ryzen 3 1200AF.

Canon announced their new high end mirrorless camera, the EOS R5. This time around it looks like Canon aren’t going to break our hearts by deliberately ham stringing their own product.

The EOS R5 will be capable of 8K RAW uncropped up to 30p. 4K uncropped up to 120p. Dual PIXEL AF across the board. 4:2:2 10bit Canon Log (H.265), 4:2:2 10bit HDR PQ (H.265). In body image stabilisation.

It also takes pictures. In case you cared. 12 fps mechanical shutter. 20 fps electronic shutter. I’m going to assume that it has DVI out, audio in and out and it doesn’t overheat. Because these are table stakes at the price Canon are likely to charge for this.

The new iPad Pro Magic Keyboard also arrived with reviewers. So the slew of Youtube reviews were hard to miss. There were plenty of breathless reviews about how wonderful it is.

But I think I’d land at the same point of view that Marques has.

Just as a counterbalance. There have also been a ton of Youtube videos aimed at the budget end of enthusiast / gaming PCs.

The highlight video was looking at the RX480 / 580. A pair of four to five year old GPUs that are still supported by AMD. Both punching well above their weight class in terms of value.