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    TSMC Trembles Under 7 nm Product Orders, Increases Delivery Lead Times Threefold - Could Hit AMD Product Availability

    Is there a source link from TSMC for this news? I find it simply appearing here, Linus Tech Tips, and Reddit. Nowhere else and no attribution. I hope all these comments haven't been wasted on a fake.
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    New AMD Chipset Drivers Tested on Ryzen 9 3900X

    That's what I was thinking too. 12 cores / 24 threads, all running at 4.2 GHz... on a stock air cooler... So much computing power makes me forget what Intel has that AMD doesn't. Heat maybe?
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    Wolfenstein: Youngblood Benchmark Test & Performance Analysis

    Everything I hate about today's shooters - multiplied. I've bought two of the recent Wolfensteins and would have gotten this too, but not now. I get it that 99% of gamers enjoy being forced to replay most or all of a level at every death. But I don't; in fact I loathe it. No time, no...
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    AMD Ryzen 9 3900X, SMT on vs SMT off, vs Intel 9900K

    The comparisons are against an older Intel product precisely because there aren't any new ones! And it doesn't look like there will be, for a long time to come. Thanks to TPU for this excellent article and all the work it required. It addresses exactly the questions that I and no doubt many...
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    Bitfenix Enso Mesh

    Very little different from or improved upon the Coolermaster CM690 from a dozen years ago.
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    AMD's Upcoming $750 Ryzen 9 3950X (16C, 32T) Shown Beating Intel's $2,000 i9-9980XE (18C, 36T)

    The most photographed gem since the Hope diamond.
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    GIGABYTE Gives AMD X570 the Full Aorus Treatment: ITX to Xtreme

    Talk about overkill. Not only do they throw in a banana jack - they use a real banana.
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    Intel 10th Generation Core Case-badges Revealed

    "It will be quite a wait for the desktop implementation, but at least you know what their case-badges look like." I'll forget, so please schedule this article to run again in 2021. Thanks.
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    Intel 9th Gen Core "F" iGPU-Devoid Processor Family Launched, Confirmed to Lack iGPU

    I agree - you don't know the half of it. The courts *did* decide and you *do* need a history lesson: https://www.theverge.com/2014/6/12/5803442/intel-nearly-1-and-a-half-billion-fine-upheld-anticompetitive-practices and any of dozens more links on the same topic, which you must have missed...
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    Intel 9th Gen Core "F" iGPU-Devoid Processor Family Launched, Confirmed to Lack iGPU

    A little perspective please. AMD is a tiny fraction of Intel's size and resources, and even so Intel did everything both legal and illegal to kill them off. It's not as if AMD is asking for charity. They're (amazingly) offering many-core chips that best Intel's products in almost every way...
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    Intel 9th Gen Core "F" iGPU-Devoid Processor Family Launched, Confirmed to Lack iGPU

    OK, your niche status is confirmed.
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    Intel 9th Gen Core "F" iGPU-Devoid Processor Family Launched, Confirmed to Lack iGPU

    Not fanatics - unlike your silly statement, I gave good reasons for my opinion. Beyond those are so many value arguments eg. core count per $ that the comparisons are becoming ridiculous. My comments are relevant because anyone considering an Intel chip ought to be aware of the alternatives...
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    Intel 9th Gen Core "F" iGPU-Devoid Processor Family Launched, Confirmed to Lack iGPU

    No it's not. The best solution for anyone without a professional need for the absolute highest single-core IPC is to buy AMD. You'll never miss the few FPS it costs and you'll be rewarding and supporting the company that miraculously came back from the dead and reignited competition in CPUs...
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    Toshiba Announces 16-Terabyte MG08 Series Hard Disk Drives

    This is good news, but you don't need to repeat an entire paragraph... This is good news, but you don't need to repeat an entire paragraph...
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    GIGABYTE Intros B360 M Aorus Pro Motherboard

    Please mention "Intel" or "AMD" in the beginning of these mobo articles. I no longer keep track of chipset names like B360 - they're too similar now. I can go find out elsewhere, but that's not what you want either.
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    Intel Could Have Killed 10 nm Process According to SemiAccurate Report [Updated]

    "You have to take this news ... with a grain of salt ... because according to their sources, Intel would have already killed the process of 10 nm. This analyst has maintained the theory that Intel would never take that step, and ... [that] this is the right decision." I can't begin to parse...
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    More Clarity on 9th Gen Core Processor Pricing Emerges

    Worth repeating: Intel = best IPC, best single-core scores, good multi-core scores, highest FPS, highest cost; milked the market for ten years. AMD = very good IPC, good single-core scores, best multi-core scores, good FPS, highest value; bet the farm and made a miraculous comeback, reigniting...
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    Raidmax Intros the X08 Tower-type Open Air Chassis

    Kudos to Raidmax for something innovative and certainly appropriate to some use cases. I'd have too much trouble with dust, but this is cool to see. I hope it sells enough to warrant their boldness.
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    Intel 10 nm Process Increases Transistor Density by 2.7x Over 14 nm: Report

    So how is this news different from the IEEE Spectrum report 15 months ago? https://spectrum.ieee.org/nanoclast/semiconductors/processors/intel-now-packs-100-million-transistors-in-each-square-millimeter I wonder if Intel PR orchestrates continued 10 nm "news" leaks, to create an illusion of...
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    Core i9-7900X Skylake-X Review Shows Up

    "it clocks to 4.7 GHz on all ten cores with relative ease"... I understand what you meant to say, but you're giving a false general impression. It's not "relative ease" if it results in a 100C die temp (with, presumably, a decent cooler). If Intel has cheaped out (yet again) and gimped the...
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    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition 11 GB

    I like the blower design because it puts less load on the case ventilation. HOWEVER, I am amazed that at this price level NVidia does so poorly with the metal strip holding the air exit vent, video connectors etc. It looks like a 1980 product. The ribs forming the vent are simply stamped flat...
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    AMD Ryzen Ashes of The Singularity Benchmarks Surface: Impressive 4K Scores

    @Kanan - I signed up to respond to your inane remarks re Ashes of the Singularity. I don't know why you would hijack a discussion of benchmarks for some gratuitous bad-mouthing of the best RTS to come along since Supreme Commander / FA, but there it is. As such, your comments are just as...