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Daily News Stuff 30 July 2022

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  • If you were expecting to receive your Steam Deck early in 2023, Valve has news: Shipping dates have been moved to late 2022.  (Liliputing)

    Yes, that's two items of good news in one day.  No, I don't know what's going on either.

  • If you were looking for a small but capable Android phone the Asus Zenfone 9 might be it.  (Liliputing)

    It has a 5.9" screen, but it's almost all screen so it's almost exactly the same size as Google's 5" Pixel 2 from five years ago.

  • AMD's upcoming Ryzen 7600X beats Intel's 12900K by 22% on one obviously broken benchmark.  (Tom's Hardware)

    The number might be real, because apart from the general design improvements and increased clock speeds, Zen 4 has twice as much L2 cache as Zen 3.  Looking at just one benchmark you might find that it suddenly fits in cache and runs dramatically faster.

    Realistically, the 7600X could have about the same single-threaded performance as the 12900K, and probably a little less.  It will be much cheaper and use a fraction of the power, though; it's not intended at all to compete with Intel's high end chips.

  • Micron has announced plans to expand its US-based memory manufacturing.  (Tom's Hardware)

    I question the timing.  Well, no, I don't; they said quite openly that this is because of the CHIPS handout passed yesterday.

  • In another gift to AMD Intel is planning to raise prices by up to 20% across the board.  (WCCFTech)

    "Up to" being the operative term, they probably have a hundred people doing nothing but modelling how much they can get away with.  Intel knows that AMD can't supply the entire market, but on the other hand customers can just choose to wait, particularly with a RECESSION going on right now.

  • Gaming in a cold climate: Intel's fastest, hottest, most expensive desktop CPU mostly loses to AMD's much cheaper 5800X3D.  (AnandTech)

    The 12900KS peaks at 270W where the 5800X3D uses just 112W, so unless you also need to keep your igloo toasty warm, AMD is the better bet.

    On productivity tasks the 8+8 core 12900KS does handily beat the 8 core 5800X3D, but there you'd probably look to the 5950X on the AMD side - which is also much cheaper than the 12900KS, and also uses much less power, peaking at 142W.

Essential Minecraft Upgrade Video of the Day

Disclaimer: I saw Toasty Warm Igloos open for Siouxsie and the Banshees at the old Palladium back in '83.

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1 A large boost in Minecraft is a big thing, because the game--especially when modded--runs pretty badly.  My RX 6800, when playing Enigmatica 6, a large 1.16.5 modpack, struggles to reach 60fps at 1440p.

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