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    Early European Pricing for Socket AM5 X670E Motherboards Appear Online

    AM5 will last for as long as PCIe and DDR5 last. In 2026, one or both of those two will already be present in servers, or close to introduction, which means that it will be too late for AMD to come up with "AM5andonehalf".
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    Early European Pricing for Socket AM5 X670E Motherboards Appear Online

    The Euro fell sharply this past week compared to US dollar, as did several other currencies. British pound fell even more than Euro.
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    How to remove top panel

    Sure. Top panel is riveted on the left, right and back sides, so probably at the front too. It's simple enough to remove the front panel, Corsair itself is helpful, and there's a (rough) video. A couple more thoughts. Rivets are made of soft aluminium and easy to drill through. When drilling...
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    AMD CPU Roadmap - stagnation coming?

    That's until you calculate how big a photon is.
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    AMD CPU Roadmap - stagnation coming?

    AMD's big-little is not a given. It's more likely in notebook-oriented APUs, which come to desktop later. But what about Zen CCDs? Of course they are exploring architectural changes to achieve (a) performance per thread very high when few threads are running and (b) total performance per mm2...
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    onsemi Expands its Silicon Carbide Fab in the Czech Republic

    One corporation will have an unfair advantage. The green silicon carbide can be made into a semiconductor. The red chrome corundum can't.
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    MSI Reveals Superb SPATIUM PCIe 5.0 Storage Performance & Enriches Its Lineup with SPATIUM M460 (HS)

    You may buy an enterprise drive or a consumer drive with infinite transfer speed, and it still won't help much for as long as the NAND technology stays basically the same.
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    Kingston NV2 1 TB M.2 NVMe SSD

    For one, I tend to buy a bit better (faster, more capable, larger, etc.) than I currently need. It has worked very well for me in the long term.
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    EVGA Announces Cancelation of NVIDIA Next-gen Graphics Cards Plans, Officially Terminates NVIDIA Partnership

    It wouldn't survive nearly that long if the article mentioned any specific country or part of the world. Well it does mention "North American market" but that's apparently innocent enough.
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    Intel Kills Celeron and Pentium Branding with new "Intel Processor" Naming Scheme

    Truth be said, AMD 3020e processor exists, it found its place in Windows notebooks below 300 EUR with 4 or 8 GB of RAM. That's where those brand-free Intels fit too, right?
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    Kingston NV2 1 TB M.2 NVMe SSD

    Not much advantage over Gen3 ... except of course in cases where you can only give it 1 or 2 PCIe lanes to use. The most important reason to not recommend a QLC drive is not the performance or (stated) TBW. It's the general perception (and I don't object to it) that they are low quality and low...
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    NVIDIA Jetson Orin Nano Sets New Standard for Entry-Level Edge AI and Robotics With 80x Performance Leap

    As for the languages suitable for working with CUDA, the list (in decreasing order of preference) goes like this: C C++ Python https://docs.nvidia.com/cuda/cuda-c-programming-guide/index.html#cuda-general-purpose-parallel-computing-architecture
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    Kingston NV2 1 TB M.2 NVMe SSD

    It would be great if you could measure the size of the pseudo-SLC cache once again when the drive is 80% full. Is it as large as physically possible (so ~66 GB) or is it at 20% of 88 GB (so ~18 GB)? Or something else? I think that there must be some technical reason, not just product...
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    Acer Predator Vesta RGB DDR4-3600 2x 16 GB

    I saw it and can't unsee it, so here it is for everyone to cantunsee. (Horse source: https://pixy.org/1013557/ )
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    Intel Kills Celeron and Pentium Branding with new "Intel Processor" Naming Scheme

    Desktop Alder Lake Pentium (the one that's keeping its name for now) is still a decent chip at a decent price. If only prices of H610 boards came close to H410/H510.