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    AMD Motherboard Vendors Are Removing Support for Older CPU Models

    Those are two different scenarios intel: people can't upgrade CPU without a new MB AMD: people may not be able to upgrade MB without a new CPU The difference is that people routinely seek to upgrade CPU for better performance but few people upgrade MBs as most MB improvments can be achieved with...
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    Intel Warned China of Meltdown and Spectre Before the US Government

    Did Intel warn Lenova or Alibaba before other US tech giants? If no, I don't understand what's the problem here. Isn't this a standard practice that warn your close partners first and then roll out the disclosure to general public or government or (insert whatever here)?
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    NVIDIA GeForce 390.65 Driver with Spectre Fix Benchmarked in 21 Games

    NVIDIA is patching for their GPUs not CPUs made by other vendors. NVIDIA does market GPGPU capability of their products so technically sensitive information may be stored in GPU cache; I guess it's just NVIDIA wants to show their attitude towards market, actual possibility of being targeted...
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    Intel Released "Coffee Lake" Knowing it Was Vulnerable to Spectre and Meltdown

    The fact that Meltdown can be easily patched by software update actually makes it more unacceptable to me. The logic behind the fix is simple enough and shouldn't be ignored to new generation of CPU release. To me it sounds like intel chosed to quickly push out competitive products (with an...
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    Dear Intel, If a Glaring Exploit Affects Intel CPUs and Not AMD, It's a Flaw

    I'm not familiar with industry but in my opinion fixing such a critical vulnerability all people in decision chain should have good understanding of how it works. And in fact Linus as head developer isn't happy with that patch either.
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    Dear Intel, If a Glaring Exploit Affects Intel CPUs and Not AMD, It's a Flaw

    In earlier thread you replied to someone claimed AMD processors were also affected so the patch is required. Now it turns out you're wrong but the point stands, AMD doesn't need PITA patch.
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    Dear Intel, If a Glaring Exploit Affects Intel CPUs and Not AMD, It's a Flaw

    Some ARM processors are also vulnerable to Meltdown Source:https://developer.arm.com/support/security-update The point is that AMD processors are apparently not vulnerable to Meltdown and the performance hitting PITA patch is for Meltdown not Spectre, so the conspiracy theory is still there...
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    AMD Will Fix Adrenalin Driver Game Incompatibility Issues After All

    I read both articles and comment sections. Comments of previous article are debates as if AMD abandoned DX9 so I believe it's necessary to clarify.
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    Intel Secretly Firefighting a Major CPU Bug Affecting Datacenters?

    To me it's a security vulnerability other than general bug, apparently no function feature is affected. I just assumed intel may be able to selectively patch for affected user case and leave other parts untouched but it turns out I'm wrong. That's a really big fuck up for all customers...
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    AMD Will Fix Adrenalin Driver Game Incompatibility Issues After All

    Even it's not limited to SAGE, I'd still hold that same argument. If AMD is dropping support of DX9 (even a tiny subset of it), considering there're still hundreds of DX9 games being made and released every year, it should be an official statement to developers and general public other than a...
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    Intel Secretly Firefighting a Major CPU Bug Affecting Datacenters?

    I believe the performance degrade only affects virtualization applications. I'm wrong.
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    AMD Will Fix Adrenalin Driver Game Incompatibility Issues After All

    So this is not an incompatibility with DX9 but an incompatibility with specific game engine? I'd guess SAGE engine may have used some undefined behavior which changed after driver update. DX9 is still far from death and AMD shouldn't be that stupid to abandon DX9 as a whole.
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    AMD Unlikely to Fix DX9 Games Bugged by Adrenalin Driver

    Are these issues tied to DX9? If not, the title may be misleading as it feels like AMD is giving up DX9 support.
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    Denuvo's Latest Version Resists Piracy's Attempts Entering 2018

    You're assuming games are high quality and people will praise but in reality...... COUGH COUGH. In that case DRM may prevent a shit load of unexpected criticism. So yeah, Denuvo does make sense. /s
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    Sapphire Radeon RX 580 Nitro+ Limited Edition 8 GB

    I think for gtx480 the heat issue is more concerning people, same for all GF110, Tahiti, Hawaii chips. If heat and noise were fine, I don't care there's a 200w power difference.
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    Sapphire Radeon RX 580 Nitro+ Limited Edition 8 GB

    Unless you're using your card 24x7 at relatively high load, I doubt it matters. There're probably other factors increasing your power bill more significantly.
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    AMD Ryzen 1700X, 1600X & 1300 Benchmarks Leaked

    AVX and AES are exclusive to core i series (except server oriented J series). That could be a big difference for some users. HT-enabled i5 and normal i7 do not have such significant difference.
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    AMD Ryzen XFR Frequencies Revealed

    Doesn't change the fact it's coming from the router and the drives running 24x7 are most likely not protected nor cooled. My home server provides way better condition, yet on average I lose one hard drive per year. If I have to plug something 24x7 on my router, I will only put the robust thumb...
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    AMD Ryzen XFR Frequencies Revealed

    I'm not interested in killing my drives, even if they are spare. Attach a thumb drive is handy, but hard drives..... And I'm pretty sure those usb ports are designed for printers and thumb drives. Only crazy like linksys will put a esata on routers. I wounder how many user complains they will...
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    AMD Ryzen XFR Frequencies Revealed

    TDP doesn't nessessarily reflect actual power consumption, it's the reference for required cooling capacity. They may put whatever number they want, as long as your system doesn't get unstable/fried with the cooling system meets that number. They may just overrated the 6-core R5 like a bunch of...
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    Intel Announces the Xeon E7-8894 v4 Processor

    Assume turbo boost works the same on E7 as E5/i7, then intel may raise the boost clock for 24c but leave the single-core boost clock(which barely make sense) as is. If there's a 200 mhz increment in 24c boost clock, then the price premium is somewhat justifiable.
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    AMD Dragged to Court over Core Count on "Bulldozer"

    yes the extra core doesn't exist. However the extra thread isn't a software implementation. It's not some pieces of code within BIOS makes OS recognize the extra thread. The extra hardware within CPU Die does the job. In fact, the HT of Xeon Phi (which is a rare case) can't be disabled. By all...
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    AMD Dragged to Court over Core Count on "Bulldozer"

    I'm not saying HT has extra compute resource that's not being shared. I just disagree your claim that HT is a purely software implementation. Intel did claim there'e a 5% die size increment and I personally interpret this as ~5% additional transistors.
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    AMD Dragged to Court over Core Count on "Bulldozer"

    in the document, intel claimed 5% additional die size. I personally interpret this as ~5% additional transistors. The 5% figure here isn't for performance but I agree you claim for -2.5% ~ 30% performance increment though.
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    AMD Dragged to Court over Core Count on "Bulldozer"

    within the same document, 4 pages later, you can easily reach it by searching "5%" as keyword it doesn't explicitly say additional transistors but most likely there're some extra stuff within the chip compared with implementation without HT. I don't think the addition hardware (if any) is for...
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