Friday, August 21
Goblin King Edition
- Intel's Tiger Lake will feature Xe graphics, USB 4, Thunderbolt 4, PCIe 4.0, LPDDR5X, and capacitors. (AnandTech)
When a CPU company spends more time at Hot Chips talking about their new capacitor design than their new CPU design, that probably means they don't have a new CPU design. And they don't - sort of.
Willow Cove in Tiger Lake is the same design as Sunny Cove in Ice Lake, but - and this is actually important - Ice Lake sucks. Clock speeds on Ice Lake are low enough to eat the substantial architectural improvements made over the decades-old Skylake core.
The promise of Tiger Lake, and the reason Intel is talking so much about transistors and capacitors, is not that it's a new design, but that they've finally got their 10nm process working smoothly.
Tiger Lake low-power parts will still only offer four cores, where AMD is already on eight, but should be a significant upgrade over Intel's current lineup.
- Intel also presented details of their upcoming Ice Lake server chips, which share the same now-working 10nm process. (AnandTech)
Still a maximum of 28 cores when AMD is already at 64, but with improved IPC and AVX512 they at least have a reason to exist.
- Melbourne has just unveiled a brand new 212-storey residential skyscraper.
In Microsoft Flight Simulator. An error in Open Streetmap produced this rather surprising building code violation in the Melbourne suburbs.
- With TypeScript 4, Microsoft celebrates eight years of putting band-aids on gangrene. (ZDNet)
- With a week still to go on the Eiyuden Kickstarter, the project has unlocked thirty stretch goals. (Kickstarter)
This is a spiritual successor to Suikoden, a turn-based strategy RPG with about a squillion playable characters. By the people who wrote Suikoden. 25 years ago.
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Got two alerts from the monitoring app in the past hour, couldn't work out what was going on, restarted the process, and it seems to be fine now.
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