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Thunderbolt alternative OCuLink tested for eGPUs, Nvidia's RTX 4090 benchmarked

In context: For those unfamiliar with OCuLink, it is an optical interface developed over a decade ago, primarily for servers. However, it has recently gained attention for consumer uses, such as external GPUs. OCuLink offers higher bandwidth compared to Thunderbolt 4 – up to 64 Gbps versus 40 Gbps. This increased bandwidth opens up the possibility better eGPU performance compared to Thunderbolt.
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Pokémon-style survival RPG Palworld sells 6 million copies in first 4 days

Why it matters: Palworld, a new Early Access survival title that let's players tame and train Pokémon-like creatures, has topped the Steam Top Sellers chart, shifting 5 million copies in its first 4 days of release. Time may tell, but currently it seems to be more than just hype, the game has already amassed over 57 reviews and sits at "Very Positive" on Steam. At the time of writing, 93% of all reviews posted are positive.
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