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    NVIDIA Turing is a Crypto-mining Chip Jen-Hsun Huang Made to Save PC Gaming

    Oh, grabbing cash from mining industry, sounds good to me, except that is completely non-sense. This is as ridiculous as to say somebody exploits Wall Street fund managers. They calculate expenditure/income to extreme, and you want to cash-grab them?
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    Intel Sees Promise of Silicon Spin Qubits for Quantum Computing

    Yes, silicon-based quantum computing, they finally mentioned it to the general public. Intel has been researching on this for quite some years. EDIT: well they finally made it out, 2-qubits real functioning system
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    Colorful Responds to the About Page Saga with a "We didn't do it"

    Yes, and did they outsource their inspection/quality control to the same company?
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    Imitation is The Sincerest Form of Flattery... That Colorful Can Show EVGA?

    Guess what, the same government, persecuted and killed "intellectuals" merely 40 years ago. Back then, there was a slogan from chairman Mao, "The more knowledge one has, the more anti-revolutionist he is". Intellectuals were classified as "shitty ninth-rate scums" (plain translation). There...
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    Imitation is The Sincerest Form of Flattery... That Colorful Can Show EVGA?

    I would only like to say "typical". In China, most companies, except some IT tech giants which truly deal with internet, consider website development a nuisance and a tedious task. After their near-non-existent IT department finished it, their boss, whose English vocabulary is within a hand's...
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    Samsung Confirms Reports of ASIC Mining Chip Production at Its Factories

    ASIC-resistance is not that it stops on ASICs. It just prevents ASICs getting unreasonably fast, via methods like RAM dependence. If an improved ASIC can mine faster than a GPU, by choosing appropriate RAM, changing cache hierachy and optimizing pipeline, and it comes in mass quantity, then it...
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    Various AMD Ryzen "Raven Ridge" Models Put Through 3DMark

    Then it would require a dedicated 200W-TDP-capable motherboard, or else it will smoke mainstream motherboards. And better some GDDR or HBM on board.
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    Various AMD Ryzen "Raven Ridge" Models Put Through 3DMark

    I'm not sure about how these chips will work out in PUBG 1080p gaming market, which they seems to just barely handles it.
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    US Lawmakers to Pull Up Intel, ARM, Microsoft, and Amazon for Spectre Secrecy

    How do you ever know Intel does not work from Day 1? Did you work there? Linux kernel community has been known to be extremely conservative when it comes to performance-degrading patches in the past decade. This KPTI which almost busted the performance of kernel call must have been a last...
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    AMD Ryzen 5 2400G Smokes Core i5-8400 at iGPU Performance

    Typo: Coffee Lake-D does not exist, it is Coffee Lake-S (Socketable)
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    AMD Reveals Specs of Ryzen 2000G "Raven Ridge" APUs

    Good for you. I never realized that until you pointed it out. I thought all CCXs are born equal.
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    AMD Confirms They are Affected by Spectre, too

    Well, in this same case, you can't blame AMD too. As I have said, Spectre as a whole is a fundamental defect of speculative execution. No high performance CPU can be spared. I wouldn't be too suprised if Cannonlake (with Meltdown) and Pinnacle Ridge ship with those vulnerabilities. Icelake and...
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    RISC-V Foundation Issues Statement on Spectre, Meltdown Exploits

    I'm not that familiar with RISC-V, but I don't understand why an ISA architecture can be less susceptible to a microarchitecture flaw, as microarchitecture implementation is quite unrelated to ISA. Can't a RISC-V processor add a speculative feature? And the statement itself is quite ambiguous...
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    Intel Released "Coffee Lake" Knowing it Was Vulnerable to Spectre and Meltdown

    Nevertheless, Intel CEO did a great job on timing in terms of dumping stocks, so he didn't get thrown into jail. lmao
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    Intel Released "Coffee Lake" Knowing it Was Vulnerable to Spectre and Meltdown

    It is OK to blame Intel for releasing Meltdown-vulnerable processors. But since it can be solved with Linux KPTI and Windows kernel rework, and Intel did finish those work with Linux team and Microsoft in time, it's kinda less unacceptable. But hell no, you can’t blame Intel for Spectre...