Tuesday, July 24

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Daily News Stuff 24 July 2018

Tech News

  • I mentioned that my Dell has a fast Toshiba XG5 drive.  They just announced the even faster XG6.  M.2 SSDs are pretty much at the limit of PCIe performance now, so there won't be any significant performance changes until PCIe 4.0 arrives...  Next year.  (AnandTech)

    AnandTech also offers their recommendations for the best SSDs for mid-2018.  Interestingly, the M.2 NVMe drive they suggest is not from Samsung or Intel or even Toshiba, but the HP EX920.  Mainly because it's about 30% cheaper without suffering much in performance.

    Slight problem in my case is that it's not available in Australia.  At all.  Anywhere.  Not even from NewEgg, who have it in stock.

  • If you have a 2018 MacBook Pro back up your data regularly.  Because if the chip that controls the touchbar fails, you may lose all your data permanently. 

    Or just send it back for a refund and buy a real computer.  (MacRumors)

  • Details of Intel's upcoming 8 core desktop chips may or may not have leaked.  If the leaks are correct, hyperthreading will be disabled on all but the new top-end i9 9900K, which means that you'll be comparing a 6-core 12-thread 8700K with an 8-core 8-thread 9700K - performance gains will likely be small.  (WCCFTech)

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1 This is the point where we gently remind everyone, regarding the last item, to take any rumor from WCCFTech with a large block of salt.

WCCFTech's the site that keeps mentioning in their reviews that "this i5 (or whatever) doesn't have multithreading", too.  I bet those single-core i5s are really cheap.

Posted by: Rick C at Wednesday, July 25 2018 09:13 AM (ITnFO)

2 They do print almost any rumour that's passed along to them, but these seem at least plausible.  Cutting hyperthreading from the i7 to position an i9 above it is a very Intel thing to do.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Wednesday, July 25 2018 08:18 PM (PiXy!)

3 Ugh.  The more I think about that the more I agree, it does seem like an Intel thing to do.

Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, July 26 2018 01:01 AM (Q/JG2)

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