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  1. Bwaze

    Bad Intel Quality Assurance Responsible for Apple-Intel Split?

    I think software side could be as important as hardware - lots and lots of programmers have switched to ARM app development, so even high budget x86 software giants like Adobe have problems with their software. Lightroom for instance has tons of old bugs - for years now it runs faster on Intel...
  2. Bwaze

    Intel Compares Notebooks with Two Different GPU Models to Stake Gaming Performance Leadership Claim

    "Intel Partner Connect is a platform for the company to interact with some of its biggest distributors and retailers." This isn't meant for tech illiterate people.
  3. Bwaze

    Intel Compares Notebooks with Two Different GPU Models to Stake Gaming Performance Leadership Claim

    You can pick a much cheaper AMD 4000 laptop with Nvidia 2060 than their chosen expensive one with 2060 Max-Q. And comparing gaming speed "SOLELY ON THE BASIS OF PRICE" is ridiculous, you might as well pick an expensive premium model without discrete gaming card and beat it to pulp. What does...
  4. Bwaze

    Team Group Announces ASUS TUF Gaming Alliance Co-branded SSDs

    "patented gaming cooling fin" :-P
  5. Bwaze

    Intel Compares Notebooks with Two Different GPU Models to Stake Gaming Performance Leadership Claim

    The last time Intel was caught doing something similar people defended them that they were using fastest Intel configuration versus fastest AMD configuration - it's was not Intel's fault that nobody made laptops with AMD processors and fast gaming cards. This time there's no such excuse. Quick...
  6. Bwaze

    Supply Chain Confused with Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA Launch Dates

    The article talks about problems of retail channels, surely OEM partners that have to make products are exempt from this?
  7. Bwaze

    Supply Chain Confused with Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA Launch Dates

    Does it even matter? Intel announced their Comet Lake-S desktop processors on April 30, "launched" them on May 27, but some of them don't seem to be available anywhere in Europe almost three weeks later (10900K, for instance). AMD "Matisse" Zen2 desktop processors also had very slow...
  8. Bwaze

    Intel "Willow Cove" Backported to 14nm is "Cypress Cove"?

    Intel bragged in 2018 that 10nm node is 2.7x denser than 14nm. And I believe they didn't plan to use all that density just to make smaller chips, even Ice Lake "Sunny Cove" architecture increased transistor count - larger caches, wider architecture, AVX512... And now we have another increase in...
  9. Bwaze

    Intel "Willow Cove" Backported to 14nm is "Cypress Cove"?

    II imagine this is because they had to cut whole areas of cache and maybe even simplify architecture, cut pipelines to squeeze it into 14nm process - it's not nearly enough to limit it to 8 cores instead of 10. Planned transistor density of 10nm process for wich "Willow Cove" architecture was...
  10. Bwaze

    Possible 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen "Matisse Refresh" XT SKU Clock Speeds Surface

    The problem I see is this - we don't really see the clock speed at which the processors actually do the work, advertised boost clock speed is mostly theoretical. So will the increase in max turbo clock speed from 4.5 to 4.7 GHz actuallt yield 4.5% increase in single core, gaming speeds? I...
  11. Bwaze

    Possible 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen "Matisse Refresh" XT SKU Clock Speeds Surface

    Ryzen 3000 never had "issues maintaining boost clocks" - they never could, and never will *maintain" advertised boost clock. They had issues achieving advertised boost clock with purely synthetic low intensity single thread for even a split second, and that was the only thing the 1.0.0.3 ABBA...
  12. Bwaze

    Possible 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen "Matisse Refresh" XT SKU Clock Speeds Surface

    Yeah, what does upping advertised base clock and boost clock actually mean for Zen2 processors? They don't do any work at boost clock, they reach it (or not, nobody cares any more) for a fraction of a second...
  13. Bwaze

    Intel Rocket Lake-S Platform Detailed, Features PCIe 4.0 and Xe Graphics

    Not all 10th generation laptop processors are 10nm Ice Lake. In fact, most of them are not: On Geizhals.eu there are 780 10-gen laptops, 527 Comet Lake-U and only 253 Ice Lake-U. Ice Lake-U also caps at 4 core, 8 threads, and quite low frequency.
  14. Bwaze

    ASUS Readies ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER White Edition

    It's not just white, it's Super White!
  15. Bwaze

    1usmus Custom Power Plan for Ryzen 3000 Zen 2 Processors

    1.0.0.4B didn't do anything over 1.0.0.3ABBA on my Gigabyte Aorus X570 Elite and 3900X, it lowered the max. boost a bit (from 4.650 to 4.575), but all the results stayed the same (within 1%) - processor doesn't do any work at max boost anyhow. Tried 1usmus bios settings an power plan, no...
  16. Bwaze

    Intel Core i9-9900KS to be Available from October

    - "But it has five jiggahurtz! It's what applications crave!" - "Well, some highly threaded applications can run faster on..." - "But it has five jiggahurtz! It's what applications crave!"
  17. Bwaze

    Intel Core i9-9900KS to be Available from October

    In aplications where 9900K beats 3900X, the 9700K is also very close to 9900K - it's mainly low threaded "Real World" applications like games, Word, Powerpoint... So 5 GHz won't do much here - there are plenty of gaming benchmarks showing that overclocking 9900K to all core 5 GHz does absolutely...
  18. Bwaze

    Intel Says AMD Did a Great Job (with Ryzen 3000), But Intel CPUs are Still Better

    But in those "Real World" tests 9900K has no advantage over 9700K - why did they make 8 core, 16 thread processor then, and are planning a 10 core, 20 thread one in beginning of 2020? To say that the only thing that really uses many cores is Cinebench R20 is frankly pathetic. Who are they...
  19. Bwaze

    AMD Updates Ryzen Product Pages to Elaborate on "Max Boost Clocks"

    Some people are now waiting for a special bios that would enable their (for example) 3900X go from 4.4 GHz that they are achieving now in single core loads to 4.6, with possibility to overclock it to 4.8 GHz. That would indeed be some Fine Wine. AMD has to say sooner or later what are the real...
  20. Bwaze

    AMD Updates Ryzen Product Pages to Elaborate on "Max Boost Clocks"

    They should state what are the conditions for achieving boost clock. A lot of people don't achieve anything near with single core load (like Cinebench single core, SuperPi single core...) , and processor only boosts close to stated boost speed with very light single core loads for a very short...
  21. Bwaze

    NVIDIA Issues Warning to Upgrade Drivers Due to Security Patches

    Didn't AMD Epyc flaws also require Administrator privileges, in which case you're already screwed?
  22. Bwaze

    Intel Starts Shipping 10 nm Ice Lake CPUs to OEMs

    "This time, even regular mobile/desktop parts will get AVX512 support, alongside VNNI and Cryptography ISA extensions that are supposed to bring additional security and performance for ever increasing number of tasks, especially new ones like Neural Network processing." And again this site...
  23. Bwaze

    Intel "Comet Lake" Not Before 2020, "Ice Lake-S" Not Before Q3-2020, Roadmap Suggests

    Are there any leaks even confirming "Ice Lake S" desktop processors? Didn't leaks from a few months ago show another 14nm series after Comet Lake - Rocket Lake S? Possibly with Willow Cove architecture, so security patches and even bigger IPC uplift than Ice Lake with Sunny Cove architecture...
  24. Bwaze

    Intel 10th Generation Core "Comet Lake" Lineup Detailed

    How come source, WCCFTech has the info carefully worded that this is an "alleged leak", but TechPoweUP has it published as a straightforward info? "Intel’s 10th Gen ‘Comet Lake’ Desktop CPU Lineup Allegedly Leaks Out – Core i9-10900KF Flagship With 10 Cores, 20 Threads, 5.2 GHz Boost at $499...
  25. Bwaze

    AMD Ryzen 9 3900X

    Apparently, there have been some bios improvements that significantly change boost behavior: The AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen Deep Dive Review: 3700X and 3900X Raising The Bar As far as I have seen, TechPowerUP's 3900X already boosted up to 4.6 GHz - is this motherboard specific? Was X570 Taichi...
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