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    AMD Ryzen 5 4400G Desktop "Renoir" 6-core APU Put Through 3DMark11

    "AMD's Ryzen 4000G line (...) will be a lot wider than just a couple of SKUs. ". 3 SKUs? 4700G, 4400G and 4200G? That's certainly 50% more than 2, it may qualify as "a lot wider" :roll:
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    Samsung/AMD Radeon GPU for Smartphones is Reportedly Beating the Competition

    "...the Qualcomm Adreno 650 GPU, which scored 123 FPS in Manhattan 3.1 test..." 181 / 123 = 1.47
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    Maingear Announces The Maingear LIV: Emergency Pulmonary Ventilator

    So, are these ventilators "low price" or "low cost"? Not the same... This article talks of "low price", whereas at Tom's it says "low cost".
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    Intel Core i9-10980HK Detailed: 8-core Mobile Monstrosity that Boosts up to 5.30 GHz

    You know Silicon Lottery overclocks ALL cores, while this is supposed to be a 1-core boost.
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    $700 Best-Value Gaming PC Build Guide (Jun 2020)

    Beyond impressions, facts: https://www.techspot.com/review/1983-intel-vs-amd-budget-cpu-battle-2020/ 4C/4T is definitely not enough for smooth gaming anymore, it would be a bad move to go that route nowadays, even if you saved a few bucks in the process.
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    Eurocom Crams 16TB of Solid-state Storage Into a 2.5kg Laptop

    TIL 2 things: "NVMe SSD read and write speeds are over 30 times faster than the more commonly-used and lower cost 2.5" SATA3 SSDs " and "2.5" SATA3 SSDs have a read and write speed of about 500 MB/s while NVMe SSDs read and write speeds are about 3000 MB/s, or 6 times faster than 2.5" SATA3...
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    New AMD Listings in Korean RRA Certification Point to Impending Graphics Cards Release - Big Navi?

    Fortunately, some illogical things happen from time to time. Right, Ryzen? We can hope!
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    AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3980X is a 48-core Monster for When 64 Cores Are Too Many, 32 Too Few

    What Candle_86 wrote were mantras of the industry in the 80's (640 KB of RAM being more than enough for anyone) and 90's (4 cores beeing unnecessary) that are obviously wrong by today's standards. He was being ironic, i don't think you got his point.
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    AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3980X is a 48-core Monster for When 64 Cores Are Too Many, 32 Too Few

    So, you're saying that in just about 24 months, Intel will have something that is still below what AMD has today? Yey, good for them!
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    AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Beats Intel Core i9-10980XE by 24% in 3DMark Physics

    But, is it really a different product? Or does it just have a different number on it?
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    AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Beats Intel Core i9-10980XE by 24% in 3DMark Physics

    You mean drop prices even further? Because these next gen HEDT 10 series cores are already half the price of the previous gen (https://www.anandtech.com/show/14925/intel-cascade-lakex-for-hedt-18-cores-for-under-1000). So it's not like Intel hasn't dropped their prices already.
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    Seeds of Resilience 1.0 Release is OUT and a backstory!

    I know, i'm just bitching a little! I'm all for banning one-use plastics, and i try to avoid them myself, it's just that seeing that big bucket awoke the troll in me :P
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    Seeds of Resilience 1.0 Release is OUT and a backstory!

    Funny how a "plastic-free" life starts with a big, green plastic bucket in the foreground. But hey, you got to start somewhere :)
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    Possible Listings of AMD Ryzen 9 3800X, Ryzen 7 3700X, Ryzen 5 3600X Surface in Online Stores

    I guess Lisa Su is stupid, then, as she personally thanked Jim on twitter for his videos that are doing AMD more harm than good.
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    TSMC Unveils 6-nanometer Process

    The previous article said that the N7+ process would get a +20% in density compared to N7, while this article says that N6 would have 18% better density than N7. Anybody care to clarify it? As written, it suggests that N6 is worse than N7+..?
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    AMD "Zen 2" IPC 29 Percent Higher than "Zen"

    "(...) is part of the 8-core chiplets that aren't subdivided into CCX (8 cores per CCX). " Is this confirmed, that the CCXs are 8 cores now? I don't think i've seen it explicited anywhere, would there be a source?
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    AMD Zen 2 "Rome" MCM Pictured Up Close

    I never said so, because i don't know what type of connection is used; the important thing is that there is some kind of connection, of link, and that adding cores to a CCX would multiply the number of such connections.
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    AMD Zen 2 "Rome" MCM Pictured Up Close

    Well, yes: (https://www.anandtech.com/show/11170/the-amd-zen-and-ryzen-7-review-a-deep-dive-on-1800x-1700x-and-1700/5) See, in a 4 cores CCX there have to be 6 links between the cores, between their caches, actually, so that each cache can transfer data to and from every other core. As you add...
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    AMD Zen 2 "Rome" MCM Pictured Up Close

    Inside a CCX, every core has to be linked to every other core. Having 4 cores per CCX means there have to be 6 links established for this all-to-all communication. If they went with more than 4 cores per CCX, that number of links grows very quickly. 5 cores would require 10 links, 6 cores need...
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    Intel Announces Cascade Lake Advanced Performance and Xeon E-2100

    As the last slide indicates, when comparing in Linpack against Epyc, the AMD cpus had SMT disabled. It doesn't specify whether the Intel cpus had HT on or not, though. Bets?
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    AMD's Zen 2 Could be Revealed on November 6th, "Next Horizon" Event Scheduled

    If Zen 2 opens the way for generalized multichip solutions, as it's being speculated (8 zen 2 dies + controller hub for Epyc, for instance), would it make sense for Ryzen 3xxx series to also include several chips? For example a CPU + a controller hub that includes a iGPU? Would the IO be taken...
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    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Multiplayer Map List Revealed

    No: https://www.statista.com/statistics/321374/global-all-time-unit-sales-call-of-duty-games/
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    No 16-core AMD Ryzen AM4 Until After 7nm EPYC Launch (2019)

    Just as until now, with Zen 1, AMD had 2 dies (one with 2 CCXx with 4 cores each used throughout server, HEDT and consumer segments, and another with 1 CCX and a iGPU), it would make sense in terms of costs to keep 2 dies for everything with Zen 2: one with 2 CCXs with 8 cores each to reach...
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    Goa´uld Al´Kesh [scratch build]

    Looks really fantastic, i've been following since you started it, and oh my! congratulations! :respect:
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    Zalman Unveils a New Line of CNPS Series CPU Coolers

    Ah, Zalman. The guys who never answer when contacted (i contacted them via their webpage to inquire about an AM4 bracket/adapter for an old model of theirs, still waiting...). Plus they sell their AM4 adapters, rather than provide them free of charge, like Noctua. 10 years ago Zalman really was...
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