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Posted by: Pixy Misa at 06:23 PM | Comments (7) | Add Comment | Trackbacks (Suck)
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1 "So Apple has some work to do there."

It doesn't matter.  I'm reading a discussion in a forum and all the Apple fans care--and it's not nothing--is that a Mac laptop will last longer on battery than even a 7940HS.  They started out claiming it would outperform any x86 device until the benchmarks came in, and then seamless switched to battery life without even an acknowledgement they were wrong about performance.  See, everyone who matters does video editing or using generative AI to make pictures of people with two right arms, while camping or at the airport, all the time.

Posted by: Rick C at Friday, November 10 2023 11:46 PM (BMUHC)

2 The issue of power is where Meteor Lake and whichever lake is the next mobile chipset (and of course AMD's offerings) will be interesting, as they're supposed to use less power on battery while not having perf fall off a cliff.  We'll see how it goes.  One of the pro-x86 people in the discussion I just mentioned says the 7040 series still has good perf on battery while having better battery life than is historically the case, but to be fair, there's probably still a ways to go.

Posted by: Rick C at Friday, November 10 2023 11:48 PM (BMUHC)

3 To give intel credit: their low power stuff is amazingly low powered.

Posted by: normal at Saturday, November 11 2023 01:21 AM (LADmw)

4 Low power used is a little important for me, because my current desktop puts off about as much heat as I want to have around me during the summer without more aggressive air conditioning. In a lot of ways, I am pretty sure I am not a typical mac use case.

Posted by: PatBuckman at Saturday, November 11 2023 01:31 AM (r9O5h)

5 The nuclear thing bugs me so much. I see all the commenters (reading comments is always a mistake, but ...) going on about some fantasy world where solar and wind power are going to charge electric semi-trucks with stored power from all the batteries we can't build.
It's a fantasy. It's sheer fantasy. Renewable energy "exists", but on the scale of power required to run civilization (tractors, trucks, earthmoving equipment, steel mills), it basically doesn't exist. It isn't fucking real in the way it has to be to run civilization.
Sydney might be the only city on Earth that actually tried to build enough battery capacity to make renewable energy usable. (One of the buildings caught on fire spectacularly, as lithium banks are wont to do, but that is neither here nor there.) They did this on the prompting of Elon Musk, one of the few oligarchs out there that seems to actually think about what it would take to make any of this work.
Everyone else is playing pretend. And these barbarians are cheering the destruction of potential energy sources that could actually run civilization.

Posted by: madrocketsci at Saturday, November 11 2023 03:10 AM (hRoyQ)

6 "some fantasy world"

These are the same morons who seriously use phrases like "the moral arc of history" as if the universe itself is pushing towards a particular social outcome.

Posted by: Rick C at Saturday, November 11 2023 03:56 AM (BMUHC)

7 Sydney might be the only city on Earth that actually tried to build enough battery capacity to make renewable energy usable. (One of the buildings caught on fire spectacularly, as lithium banks are wont to do, but that is neither here nor there.) They did this on the prompting of Elon Musk, one of the few oligarchs out there that seems to actually think about what it would take to make any of this work.Adelaide, but yes.  They have a massive Tesla battery array now.  They're also very well placed for wind and solar power.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, November 11 2023 10:25 AM (PiXy!)

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