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    UMC Investing $3.6 billion on 28 nm Manufacturing Capabilities Amidst Worldwide Semiconductor Shortages

    Intel: Meet Nuclear Lake, manufactured on our advanced and all new* Super Ultra Enhanced FinFET 28nm++ process, extreme SuperPI performance at only 115W TDP** * Licensed from UMC ** 500W PL2.
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    Sony Ships 7.8 Million PS5 Consoles Since Launch, Beating the PS4

    Look carefully at those reports. None list actual Sony statements, just those from anonymous 'sources', which mean they can be complete BS to drive the clickbait machine. Can you link to an actual Sony released statement where they have provided a production target for PS5?
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    Intel Core i7-11700KF

    The prices are good, but power isn't free either. At the OC power consumption levels, 4hrs of idle plus 4 hours of multi thread workload (like games) a day over a year will cost an extra $42 a year over a stock 5800X @ 15c a kwh. And I compare to a stock 5800X because only when the 11700KF is...
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    AMD and Xilinx Stockholders Overwhelmingly Approve AMD's Acquisition of Xilinx

    I don't recall any significant pushback when Intel bought Altera (Xilinx's main competitor). ARM is different largely because of how dependent the world is on ARM technology, and NVIDIA's reputation for abusing it's market position to stifle competition. They aren't comparable at all.
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    AMD Ryzen 7 5700G APU Pictured and Tested

    People keep rubbishing Vega despite it offering some of the fastest iGPU performance available (Xe 96 needs LDDR4X to consistently outperform Vega 8 with DDR4). My 4650G (Vega 7) is about 10% off a dedicated GTX1050 in actual games (Firestrike is not a game), which is pretty awesome when that it...
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    AAEON Announces NVIDIA Jetson TX2 NX AI Edge Platform

    Cortex A57's belong in a museum, they are over 8 years old!
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    AMD and Xilinx Stockholders Overwhelmingly Approve AMD's Acquisition of Xilinx

    It does, I just hope AMD does a better job of integrating Xilinx in order to leverage that IP than they did with ATI, they took a long time for AMD to take advantage of ATI IP (Llano was released like 5 years after the ATI acquisition). They are a better run company than back then, so fingers...
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    Arctic Triples Warranty Period For Liquid Freezer II Coolers

    I've never had any luck with AIO reliability (have had multiple pump failures across different brands within 2 years of purchase), but a 6 year warranty makes them tempting again.
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    HPE Lists 40-Core Intel Ice Lake-SP Xeon Server Processor

    Ice-Lake SP dies are still only 28 cores, 40 core models are using two dies as a MCM, with 16 cores deactivated. This is another case of Intel having to open up features from previously higher end parts (ie having 2 die server processors in their 8000 series server line, previously exclusive to...
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    AMD's Next-Generation Van Gogh APU Shows Up with Quad-Channel DDR5 Memory Support

    I don't have the exact core sizes, but Zen2 CCD is 72mm2 whilst a Zen3 CCD is around 84mm2 with the same core count and cache on the same process. So Zen3 is around 15% larger than Zen2, which probably matters when 7nm supply is so tight. Still reckon Van Gogh will be Zen3 based despite this leak.
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    AMD Ryzen 5 5300G Engineering Sample Benchmarked

    Look I don't have personal experience with the 2700U, but your observations don't seem to align with what I've seen through many reviews online (emulation on mini-PCs is a hobby of mine so I've read and watched a lot of reviews comparing different APUs). Just a few: 2700U versus 4700U: 3700U...
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    AMD Ryzen 5 5300G Engineering Sample Benchmarked

    You say that, yet both benchmarks and my own experience with both APUs says otherwise. I'm now running a 4650G in an ASRock X300 deskmini, and even with only 7CU it equals or beats my previous 3400G by up to 15%, and in CPU benchmarks absolutely slaughters it. shows the differences between...
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    Samsung Demonstrates 256 Gb 3 nm MBCFET Chip at ISSCC 2021

    SRAM is frequently what fabs use to demonstrate new nodes under development because a SRAM cell is extremely simple to fabricate (comparatively). Having said that, 32GB of L1 would be epic, wouldn't need to buy memory at least!
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    Intel Celebrates 10 Years of Chromebooks

    Interesting PR given that Chromebooks are some of the only computers to traditionally use non-x86 hardware (excluding the latest Apple M1 computers). Yes you can get Intel Chromebooks, but they are the minority in the cheap school environment that Chromebooks do well in.
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    Intel Core i9-11900K "Rocket Lake" Gaming Performance Leaked

    Yes, let's just ignore the results of an actual review by Anandtech and go with Intel's cherry picked results