Computex 2021 kicked off earlier this week, and has so far released tons of news and info in the gaming world. From AMD to NVIDIA, brands and companies from around the globe will be sharing news and updates in computational technology throughout the month. Be sure to stay tuned for more as the event progresses.
Today's Daily Drop is a ~ 4 min read!
Bilibili Goes Upup In Value
$BILI - The stock went up slightly yesterday, despite its controversy with 'Friends: The Reunion'. The company had allegedly posted unauthorized clips from the show illegally on its platform. While the platform received some backlash, many people did come to its aid, stating that the other streaming platforms accusing piracy are hypocritical for doing so. Whether or not this news circulation will affect its price during the rest of the week is unknown, but its reputation has definitely taken a slight blow regardless.
$LOGI - The company recently reported fourth-quarter fiscal 2021 results, and both of their bottom and top lines exceeded expectations. Non-GAAP earnings were at $1.45 per share as well. The company had net sales of $1.54 billion, and outdid the consensus mark of $1.16 billion. Lastly, they surged 117% over the years in dollars, as well as 108% at currency constant. Given all this, it is unsurprising that they are slightly improving in value.
AMD To Provide Gaming Rig Inside New Teslas
Who thought that a car could be a gaming console? Elon Musk, the well-known money-making memer, had announced a while back that he'd be adding a 10 teraflop gaming rig inside the new Telsa Models S and X, theoretically allowing people to play games like The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077 in the car itself. Well, recently Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) had announced that it would be providing all of the tech for the claimed gaming rig inside of the Tesla. One speaker during AMD's keynote speech at Computex 2021 stated that the rig will contain "an AMD Ryzen processor with its own integrated graphics paired with a discrete AMD RDNA 2 GPU." The CEO of AMD, Lisa Su, released this statement:
"So we actually have an AMD Ryzen APU powering the infotainment system in both cars as well as a discrete RDNA2-based GPU that kicks in when running AAA games, providing up to 10 teraflops of compute power.... we look forward to giving gamers a great platform for AAA gaming."
So, how great will this gaming rig be? From what we've seen so far, it will likely be slightly worse than a PS5. Note that Sony has stated their PS5 has a GPU capable of 10.28 teraflops. While some may think this is a good sign, recall that Google Stadia also claimed it had 10 teraflops on its AMD GPU's, and the result was a less than amazing display that paled in comparison to some of the displays and processing by the weaker consoles during that time period. Lastly, the Tesla has 10 teraflops of compute in total for both the integrated and discrete GPUs, so it seems like the entire 10 teraflops will not be used for gaming in the rig.
This of course begs the question that we here at Quick Drop Media are still pondering: Who's going to be playing video games like that in their Tesla???
FaZe Clan Benches Coldzera
FaZe Clan benched CS:GO player Coldzera, a longstanding member of the team since September 2019. Marcelo 'Coldzera' David was most well known as a two-time CS:GO Player of the year, but unfortunately he may now be known as the benched player from FaZe Clan. The reason for this decision was the unfortunate results that followed the team even after the arrival of Twistzz and Karrigan in February this year. FaZe Clan took 13-16th place in two last tournaments, Flashpoint Season 3 and DreamHack Masters Spring 2021.
Here's what the Coldzera wrote on Twitter:
Hello guys! After the bootcamp with all the results that we had recently and because my time on FaZe is expiring soon I move to the bench to analyse new options for the future. I would like to say thanks to FaZe and wish a gl for my teammates.
Coldzera's replacement is still unknown. However, various insiders claim that Olofmeister, who is still on a contract with the American organization, will return to the FaZe Clan for a second time. The next FaZe Clan tournament will be BLAST Premier Spring Final 2021, which will be held from June 15th to June 20th.
FaZe's Current roster:
Håvard "rain" Nygaard
Helvijs "broky" Saukants
Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken
Finn "karrigan" Andersen
MSI Reveals Its First Gaming Wireless Earbuds
Speaking of new stuff at Computex 2021, MSI released a ton of new gizmos that we're hyped about. On the top of the list are its first-ever set of wireless gaming earbuds. Gamers all know the struggles of massive, clunky headsets and microphones. Don't get us wrong, gaming headsets give out amazing sound and do a fantastic job of noise cancelling. Skimping on a good microphone is also a bad move for gamers looking to stream, as poor audio quality can really hurt your gaming livestream. Unfortunately, good headsets and microphones are usually massive and have a host of problems ranging from twisted cords to storage issues.
MSI's new wireless earbuds are aimed at gamers specifically. They are stated to have low latency response, very clear voice recording technology, and great audio production. The buds are small, lightweight, and fit into a little sleek case. Now, are wireless gaming headphones a new concept? Of course not, but these are the first created by MSI. They're a solid brand, and its likely that these earbuds will be eye-catching for many gamers looking to downsize their headsets in exchange for these little ones.
For more information on Computex 2021, check out their website here. Be sure to check back this month as we continue to cover their events and news. Thanks for reading!