1. cageymaru

    AMD GPU PCB with GDDR6 Analyzed by Buildzoid

    Actually Hardcore Overclocking on YouTube has analyzed an AMD PCB with GDDR6 that was sent to him over Discord. He discusses the memory layout, VRMs, and cooler possibilities that may come on the reference boards. In the comments section, some viewers and Buildzoid noticed USB-C on the board.
  2. AlphaAtlas

    Digital Foundry Analyzes Google's Stadia Platform

    Following Google's "Stadia" game streaming service announcement yesterday, Digital Foundry decided to take a closer look at the hardware behind the platform. Google says they use a "Custom 2.7GHz hyper-threaded x86 CPU with AVX2 SIMD and 9.5MB L2+L3 cache," and while they didn't mention the...
  3. AlphaAtlas

    What If Zen 2 Actually Sucks?

    In some of his recent videos, Scottish YouTuber AdoredTV mentioned that he's often criticized for having a bias towards AMD. Obviously, he doesn't believe that to be true, as he has no problem with positivity or negativity towards any manufacturer, but the criticism apparently inspired him to...
  4. cageymaru

    Google Pay Equity Analysis Results in $9.7 Million in Adjustments

    In 2018, Google included 91% of Google employees in its annual pay equity analysis that covers all job groups that meet minimum n-count thresholds for statistical analysis. Google's annual compensation planning process includes modeling algorithmically each employee's compensation based on...
  5. AlphaAtlas

    GeForce GTX 1660 TI Analyzed

    The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 TI is out, and one of out favorite Scottish YouTubers has already posted an analysis of the new GPU, along with some notes about the rest of the Turing lineup. Among other things, he points out that the GTX 1660's 284mm^2 die is relatively small compared to the...
  6. AlphaAtlas

    ASUS Maximus XI Apex Motherboard Broken Down

    Actually Hardcore Overclocking just posted a detailed analysis of an ASUS Maximus XI Apex LGA 1151 motherboard, and overall, it looks like great board. In the YouTuber's own words, the motherboard's VRM setup is "overkill," yet it's significantly cheaper than other LGA 1151 motherboards from...
  7. cageymaru

    How Hit Registration Mechanics Work in Hunt Showdown

    The Hunt Showdown developers have penned a highly technical article called "The State of Hit Registration in Hunt" that explains how hit registration works in Hunt and video games in general. They describe in great detail how network latency in the client and server relationship can create shot...
  8. cageymaru

    Buildzoid Analyzes the PCB and VRM Layout of the AMD Radeon VII

    Buildzoid from Actually Hardcore Overclocking on YouTube has performed an in-depth analysis of the PCB and VRM layout of the AMD Radeon VII. Watch him discuss the efficiency and cost of the various exotic components that are found in the design of the AMD Radeon VII. You can view our unboxing...
  9. cageymaru

    The NSA to Release Free "GHIDRA" Reverse Engineering Tool

    The US National Security Agency (NSA) is scheduled to release the "GHIDRA" reverse engineering tool that allows researchers to disassemble executable files into assembly code that can be read and analysed. This will allow members of cyber defense teams around the world to peer into the inner...
  10. cageymaru

    A DICE Rendering Engineer Discusses the Numbers Behind Ray Tracing in Battlefield V

    Eurogamer has conducted an interview with DICE rendering engineer Yasin Uludag where he explains the numbers and computer science behind the real-time ray tracing effects that PC gamers will experience when they turn NVIDIA RTX on. He discusses the bottlenecks and NVIDIA intrinsics used to...
  11. cageymaru

    An In-Depth Analysis of the 7nm 64-Core AMD EPYC "Rome" Server Processor

    Charlie Demerjian of SemiAccurate has written an in-depth analysis of the 7nm 64-core 9-die AMD EPYC "Rome" server processor. He hypothesizes over the real world performance potential for the processor versus benchmarks by analyzing the chip's design features. He explains why the 14nm IOX chip...
  12. cageymaru

    20th Century Fox Uses Machine Learning to Predict Movie Audience Appeal

    20th Century Fox has teamed up with Google Cloud to leverage the power of the Cloud Machine Learning Engine and the TensorFlow deep learning framework to analyze film attributes as data. This allows 20th Century Fox to predict audience preferences in movies. Merlin Video used datasets...
  13. cageymaru

    AdoredTV Dissects the Marketing to Make Nvidia Turing RTX Performance Predictions

    AdoredTV has a new video where he explains how the marketing from Nvidia works and why it is meant to obfuscate the true performance potential of the upcoming Nvidia Turing RTX lineup. By analyzing previous performance metrics released by other reviewers on the internet, comparing hardware...