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    Bad Intel Quality Assurance Responsible for Apple-Intel Split?

    I think software side could be as important as hardware - lots and lots of programmers have switched to ARM app development, so even high budget x86 software giants like Adobe have problems with their software. Lightroom for instance has tons of old bugs - for years now it runs faster on Intel...
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    Intel Compares Notebooks with Two Different GPU Models to Stake Gaming Performance Leadership Claim

    "Intel Partner Connect is a platform for the company to interact with some of its biggest distributors and retailers." This isn't meant for tech illiterate people.
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    Intel Compares Notebooks with Two Different GPU Models to Stake Gaming Performance Leadership Claim

    You can pick a much cheaper AMD 4000 laptop with Nvidia 2060 than their chosen expensive one with 2060 Max-Q. And comparing gaming speed "SOLELY ON THE BASIS OF PRICE" is ridiculous, you might as well pick an expensive premium model without discrete gaming card and beat it to pulp. What does...
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    Team Group Announces ASUS TUF Gaming Alliance Co-branded SSDs

    "patented gaming cooling fin" :-P
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    Intel Compares Notebooks with Two Different GPU Models to Stake Gaming Performance Leadership Claim

    The last time Intel was caught doing something similar people defended them that they were using fastest Intel configuration versus fastest AMD configuration - it's was not Intel's fault that nobody made laptops with AMD processors and fast gaming cards. This time there's no such excuse. Quick...
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    Supply Chain Confused with Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA Launch Dates

    The article talks about problems of retail channels, surely OEM partners that have to make products are exempt from this?
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    Supply Chain Confused with Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA Launch Dates

    Does it even matter? Intel announced their Comet Lake-S desktop processors on April 30, "launched" them on May 27, but some of them don't seem to be available anywhere in Europe almost three weeks later (10900K, for instance). AMD "Matisse" Zen2 desktop processors also had very slow...
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    Intel "Willow Cove" Backported to 14nm is "Cypress Cove"?

    Intel bragged in 2018 that 10nm node is 2.7x denser than 14nm. And I believe they didn't plan to use all that density just to make smaller chips, even Ice Lake "Sunny Cove" architecture increased transistor count - larger caches, wider architecture, AVX512... And now we have another increase in...
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    Intel "Willow Cove" Backported to 14nm is "Cypress Cove"?

    II imagine this is because they had to cut whole areas of cache and maybe even simplify architecture, cut pipelines to squeeze it into 14nm process - it's not nearly enough to limit it to 8 cores instead of 10. Planned transistor density of 10nm process for wich "Willow Cove" architecture was...
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    Possible 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen "Matisse Refresh" XT SKU Clock Speeds Surface

    The problem I see is this - we don't really see the clock speed at which the processors actually do the work, advertised boost clock speed is mostly theoretical. So will the increase in max turbo clock speed from 4.5 to 4.7 GHz actuallt yield 4.5% increase in single core, gaming speeds? I...
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    Possible 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen "Matisse Refresh" XT SKU Clock Speeds Surface

    Ryzen 3000 never had "issues maintaining boost clocks" - they never could, and never will *maintain" advertised boost clock. They had issues achieving advertised boost clock with purely synthetic low intensity single thread for even a split second, and that was the only thing the 1.0.0.3 ABBA...
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    Possible 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen "Matisse Refresh" XT SKU Clock Speeds Surface

    Yeah, what does upping advertised base clock and boost clock actually mean for Zen2 processors? They don't do any work at boost clock, they reach it (or not, nobody cares any more) for a fraction of a second...
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    Intel Rocket Lake-S Platform Detailed, Features PCIe 4.0 and Xe Graphics

    Not all 10th generation laptop processors are 10nm Ice Lake. In fact, most of them are not: On Geizhals.eu there are 780 10-gen laptops, 527 Comet Lake-U and only 253 Ice Lake-U. Ice Lake-U also caps at 4 core, 8 threads, and quite low frequency.
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    ASUS Readies ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER White Edition

    It's not just white, it's Super White!
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    1usmus Custom Power Plan for Ryzen 3000 Zen 2 Processors

    1.0.0.4B didn't do anything over 1.0.0.3ABBA on my Gigabyte Aorus X570 Elite and 3900X, it lowered the max. boost a bit (from 4.650 to 4.575), but all the results stayed the same (within 1%) - processor doesn't do any work at max boost anyhow. Tried 1usmus bios settings an power plan, no...
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