Tuesday, July 21


Daily News Stuff 21 July 2020

If You Need To Ask You Can't Have It Edition

Tech News

  • AMD launched 12 4000-series desktop APUs and 6 new 3000-series APUs and you can't buy any of them.  (AnandTech)

    All of them - 3000 and 4000, Pro and non-pro, are OEM-only.

    That sucks.

    Up to 8 cores / 16 threads, top clock speeds of 4.4GHz, and over 2 TFLOPs single-precision on the GPU side.

  • Meanwhile the 4000U range has started showing up in all-in-one desktops.  (Tom's Hardware)

    The only real flaw with my Inspiron 27 is that it needs to cool a 65W CPU and a 150W CPU.  It's never silent and can get annoying when playing games.  My iMac is silent most of the time, but when it really gets cranking it's even louder than the Dell.

    A 15W APU in a 24" or 27" monitor housing can probably just rely on passive cooling.  We've already seen that they don't go into thermal shutdown no matter how you abuse them.

  • Benchmarking every CPU.  (AnandTech)

    Well, every CPU from Intel and AMD since 2010, anyway.

    Though a project to benchmark every CPU would be far more interesting.  Find a working IAPX 432 and a Linn Rekursiv and...

  • Samsung's bad XML day.  (.clue)

    I saw this story before but didn't realise how widespread or intractably it was.  Samsung accidentally remotely bricked a huge number of their Blu-Ray players, every single one that picked up the latest update.  And you can't factory-reset them to get out of it.

Not At All Tech News

  • Says everything that needs to be said, really.

Disclaimer: In challenging a kzin, a simple scream of rage is sufficient.  You scream and you leap.

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1 Ha! My Samsung Blu-Ray player is too old for that update. It's also starting to make a sound that means I'm going to need a new Blu-Ray player soon. Maybe a Playstation, this time...

Posted by: Jay at Wednesday, July 22 2020 03:35 AM (0jVI9)

2 Renoir: "AMD says that they are planning a consumer-grade release of APUs ‘soon’."

Posted by: Rick C at Wednesday, July 22 2020 05:15 AM (Iwkd4)

3 When I upgraded to a 4K-capable Blu-ray player, I bought a Sony with a region-free hack. I only have a handful of European BDs, but it also handles all DVD regions, so I was able to retire another old piece of gear.

Posted by: J Greely at Wednesday, July 22 2020 05:28 AM (ZlYZd)

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