BenQ shows off new pair of 240Hz gaming monitors

BenQ shows off new pair of 240Hz gaming monitors
BenQ has introduced two new gaming monitors to its portfolio – The Mobiuz EX270M and EX270QM. Both come with the same design, with grey tones and orange accents on the feet of the stand. However, each uses a different panel, with one offering 1080p/240Hz and the other offering 1440p at 240Hz.  Both monitors have 27-inch IPS panels with 240Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time (MPRT). The Mobius EX270M differs from the EX270QM, featuring a FullHD screen covering 99% of the sRGB colour gamut. On the other hand, the EX270QM uses a QHD panel with 93% coverage of the DCI-P3 spectrum and VESA DisplayHDR 600 certification. Both monitors support AMD FreeSync Premium and include other features like Brightness Intelligence Plus, Black Equalizer, Paper mode, Color Weakness mode, HDRi, Light Tuner and Advanced Motion Accelerator. Both monitors ship with a...

A BBVA and Zapata Computing study shows the potential of quantum computing for derivative calculations

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Monte Carlo simulations are widely used in the financial industry in everything, from policy making and risk assessment processes to financial product pricing calculations. “We wanted to understand whether quantum computing could help us improve how we approached these calculations, starting with a very specific problem that can be solved using Monte Carlo, such as the calculation of credit valuation adjustments”, said Andrea Cadarso. This project – led by Cadarso, head of Quantitative & Business Solutions, BBVA Mexico – is one of the research initiatives launched by the Research & Patents area of BBVA in 2019 to explore the potential applications of quantum computing in the financial sector. As of today, establishing the valuation and pricing of certain derivative products remains a daunting task: “Finding the right price of...

Quantum computing: Intel’s cryogenic chip shows it can control qubits even in a deep freeze

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Intel teamed up with QuTech to work on another approach to quantum control.     Image: Tim Herman / Intel Corporation Intel's quantum computing efforts are starting to show tangible results: two years after the company first unveiled its Horse Ridge cryogenic control chip, researchers have demonstrated that the technology is delivering on its original promise, and paving the way for quantum computers to become more practical. Practicality, in effect, is not quantum devices' most remarkable trait. In their current format, quantum computers rely on quantum chips that need to be cooled down to extreme temperatures, in order to exert better control over the fragile qubits on the processor. Typically, qubits operate at 20 millikelvin, or about...