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    Why hasn't AMD announced desktop Renoir APUs?

    For now, I think AMD sells every Renoir chip they can make in a laptop. Launching 7 nm desktop APUs will just reduce the supply to the laptop market and also reduce the number of 12 nm desktop APUs they sell. A lose-lose for AMD. AMD reportedly ordered additional 7 nm wafer starts at TSMC this...
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    Who's Happy So Far with Ryzen 3000 Series?

    Unfortunately the DX-50 were quite short-lived and quickly replaced with DX2-50, which were in many ways slower than AMD's DX-40. Especially if you would dare to overclock your PCI bus to 40 MHz.
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    Would you try this? 3960X / 3970X Direct-Die Cooling

    Seems like not enough pressure from the EK waterblock on the CPU? Why not use a model where the center protrudes more, like the Bykski?
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    Archivists Are Trying to Make Sure a ‘Pirate Bay of Science’ Never Goes Down

    And it seems that business clients are now bailing together with the academic clients.
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    NVME PCIe Technology and Gaming - do you need it?

    The price difference between NVMe and SATA SSDs is so small nowadays, there is no reason to buy SATA any more. Also, while NVMe has little advantage for today's games, I expect that is going to change with the new console generation next year. Those will come with NVMe SSDs and developers are...
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    Archivists Are Trying to Make Sure a ‘Pirate Bay of Science’ Never Goes Down

    I work at a university for almost 15 years now, and I can tell that any goodwill towards the academic publishers has been wiped out with the price hikes in recent years. They have gone too far with that, and are seen as moneygrabbers trying to squeeze as much money as possible out of the...
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    Best 5700 XT so far for temps and noise?

    The best cooler in terms of noise and temps is the one on the Sapphire Nitro+, followed by the PowerColor Red Devil and the MSI Gaming X. Among the "cheap" cards, the PowerColor Red Dragon is best (XT and non-XT have the same coolers). The Sapphire Pulse is mediocre, and the Gigabyte Gaming OC...
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    Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 iGPU Beats AMD RX Vega

    It is a major improvement for Intel, but let's not get too excited just yet. For one, Notebookcheck which is where the numbers are originally is known for sometimes using old drivers (the ones downloaded from OEM website, not directly from AMD) etc., and their article does not state the driver...
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    Why is the 3900x 800 dollars ?

    Best Buy had 3900X in stock today for 499 USD, but they were so fast in and out of stock that even nowinstock tracker missed it. But elsewhere in the world the stock situation seems to have greatly relaxed. Some stores in Europe last week and this week offered them at MSRP (529 EUR including...
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    How long do you use your phone before you replace it?

    It was a reference to the old meme of getting rid of a car once the ashtrays are full. And yes, sometimes you can buy prepaid SIM cards with more balance than what you pay for them. If you are not attached to the SIM card's phone number, why not buy a new one instead then.
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    AMD RX 5700 XT GPUs reaching 110°C “expected and within spec” for gaming

    Running the card 24/7 at constant load is better than stressing it daily through thermal cycling. And miners (unlike many gamers) indeed care about perf/W, not maximum performance, except if they are stealing electricity somewhere. The only thing you need to beware of is the fans running at...
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    Twitch Relents And Allows Breastfeeding On Stream Amid Controversy

    If being allowed to whip out a penis in public (instead of shamefully covering it) would contribute to solving public health problems, then I am all for it being allowed, Puritans be damned. The message that mothers need to hear, that it is ok to breastfeed your child wherever you are and...
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    How long do you use your phone before you replace it?

    I use it until the internal flash memory runs full.
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    Paper Launch for AMD Ryzen 9 3900X

    One of Germany's largest e-tailers, Mindfactory, has received a shipment that allowed them to fulfill 1/5 of their existing 3900X preorders:
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    Twitch Relents And Allows Breastfeeding On Stream Amid Controversy

    You are aware that breasts' purpose is (among others) feeding babies from the day on which they are born? What is acceptable and what is not is fortunately not decided by such people. Low breastfeeding rates are a public health problem, and campaigns that promote it and increase awareness...
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    Twitch Relents And Allows Breastfeeding On Stream Amid Controversy

    I think the whole controversy just showed how the normalizing breastfeeding campaign still has long ways to go. Telling breastfeeding mothers they need to cover up or turn off the stream? It is not their problem that some people are bothered by this. Breastfeeding in public is legal, and the...
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    Paper Launch for AMD Ryzen 9 3900X

    There is literal truth to this. 3900X Zen2 chiplets are just slightly better binned 3600 chiplets. 3900X has almost exactly twice the CB20 score compared to the 3600, and (if we assume 15 W TDP for the I/O chiplet) 5 W lower TDP per Zen 2 chiplet.
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    Paper Launch for AMD Ryzen 9 3900X

    Rather, if you order now then your place in the preorder queue will likely give you a CPU then. It could be that they expect shipments before then, but they are all allocated to existing preorders. This is what I don't understand. If a product is not in stock, this simply means that demand is...
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    Paper Launch for AMD Ryzen 9 3900X

    According to nowinstock tracker for AMD Ryzen, the 3900X has been in stock at Newegg several times since launch, and always sold out within minutes.
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    The Raspberry Pi 4 is here

    The software side is still unfinished. Just recently they released PCIe ALPM capable firmware which drops the power consumption at idle by quite a bit. Also problems have been reported with USB PD power supplies and e-marked USB-C cables. Only a hardware revision can fix those. There has been...
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    The Raspberry Pi 4 is here

    Stacked HDMI was considered but rejected not only due to Z height, but also due to torque and EMC issues BCM2711 does not support DisplayPort. No, best would have been neither Micro HDMI nor stacked HDMI connectors, but dual upright HDMI connectors.
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    Intel Announces Sunny Cove Brings 18% IPC Improvement

    I know. They are not the same as the clocks are different. But comparing 16 core Epyc Naples with 32 core Epyc Rome gives you an idea of how the 2950X will compare against a 32-core Threadripper 3000. Currently, we have the following 16 core Naples: Epyc 7281, 2.1 GHz base, 170 W TDP Epyc...
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    64-Core Threadripper and ultra-HEDT X599 Coming End of 2019

    You know, you don't have to buy the $700 X570 mobos just because they exist. The cheapest X570 mobo is going to sell for ~$160 according to reports. The prices on the really high end mobos are of course exorbitant, but before X570 there were no really high end AM4 mobos. Also if you don't like...
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    Who is looking to upgrade to Zen2

    I think you might misremember some parts here. Centrino was actually just a branding introduced with Pentium M laptops that had Intel Wifi. The Pentium M already supported SSE2. The major feature Core 2 (Conroe) introduced over Core (Yonah) was IA32e EM64T Intel 64 (that was already present in...
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    Very Excited About Upcoming 7nm Ryzen, but...

    I think the 16 core would be cheaper to produce than two 8 cores, because the I/O die needs to exist only once. If there was a shortage of perfect 8-core chips, AMD could have put two 4-cores in the 3700X/3800X instead, yet they chose not to. My bet is on motherboards. Give board partners more...
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    Intel Announces Sunny Cove Brings 18% IPC Improvement

    The situation is complicated. Since the Zombieload/RDS class of vulnerabilities was revealed, this situation became even more complicated, as Meltdown hardware mitigations caused some perturbation here (fixed some, made others even worse). Newer Intel CPUs with partial hardware mitigations...
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    AMD: Enthusiasts buy CPUs at all price points, we want to give the best we can make at their budget

    JC Bagnell from Newegg had an Interview with Robert Hallock from AMD about their new product announcements at Computex 2019. I think the part at the end stood out in particular: 13:47 JC Bagnell, Newegg: I think one thing that has been exciting from a democratizing standpoint though... We got...
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    Intel Announces Sunny Cove Brings 18% IPC Improvement

    But mobile is bigger than desktop. Surely if they make enough for mobile, then desktop would not be a problem. Especially given that AMD is taking away marketshare in desktop more than in mobile. I think the retooling of fabs from 10nm back to 14nm (ie. the intentional reduction of production...
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    TR4 Dead?

    I don't think any of these is true. For one, AMD would sell orders of magnitude more 16-cores on AM4 compared to TR4. So any threat to TR4 sales is insignificant compared to the opportunity in AM4 sales. And they put 8-core chiplets in the 3700X/3800X, which I again imagine will sell as good or...
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    AMD Announces Ryzen 7 3700X, 3800X and Ryzen 9 3900X

    Umm. If your source for the 15% number is this Phoronix article, that is based on the geometric mean of all tests, not only single core. And the 15% figure specifically included disabling HyperThreading which does not affect single core performance at all. Also the security mitigations' impact...
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    Very Excited About Upcoming 7nm Ryzen, but...

    I think the Ryzen 3000 CES demo of the (likely) 65 W chip which matched the 9900K in CB15 shows that 7nm gave AMD plenty of headroom to work with. Higher clocks, more cores, or a combination of those will fit in the 105 W AM4 power budget. About how confident Intel is in their 10nm process...
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    Does the i9-9980XE have a hard limit of 128GB RAM?

    I think ECC has a role everywhere you cannot afford data corruption. With servers it is of course crucial as data is kept in cache for long periods of time.
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    Linux 5.0 Release Includes FreeSync Support and Spectre Mitigation

    The retpoline mitigation against Spectre was only rolled out in KB4482887 less than a week ago.
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    Linus Torvalds Comments On Apple's Potential Move to ARM

    Linus Torvalds used to work for a CPU company called Transmeta. I think it is rather the contrary, those articles who emphasize the "ARM is non-viable in servers" part are quoting out of context for sensationalism.
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    I need a simple USB switch to use my KB (and printer) on 2 PCs

    There exist also mechanical wireless/Bluetooth keyboards from Logitech (G613) and other vendors.
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    I need a simple USB switch to use my KB (and printer) on 2 PCs

    If at least one of your computers supports Bluetooth, then you could use a multi-device keyboard like the Logitech K780. You would have to find another solution for the printer though.
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    Unleash your Raven Ridge Mobile!

    The changes only TDP affect and throttling. Memory clocks are not affected. As far as I am aware, Ryzen mobile will not allow more than 2666 MHz DDR4.
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    AMD Radeon VII Video Card Review @ [H]

    Kyle, did you receive a reply to the questions which you sent to AMD about the Radeon VII? I kinda expected them to be part of the review, but I could not find them mentioned anywhere.
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    Radeon 7 - MxGPU does it support it?

    Heh, looks like even inside AMD not everybody knows. This is what the head of AMD's Linux software/driver team wrote on Phoronix...