Wednesday, May 24
Where There's Brass There's Muck Edition
- Nvidia has finally brought its new Linda Lovelace architecture (motto: Suck it, losers) to the mainstream with the RTX 4060 Ti, and there's never been a better time to buy a graphics card. (Tom's Hardware)
Just not this one, because it's garbage.
The only thing it achieves is making other cards look good by comparison. Certainly AMD's 6700 / 6700 XT / 6750 XT range is more appealing than they were last month, with more memory and more memory bandwidth than the 4060 Ti at a much lower price.
- If you're looking for a 2TB M.2 2230 SSD Kioxia's BG6 looks like a good option. (Tom's Hardware)
It's DRAMless - there's not much room for a DRAM cache on a device the size of a postage stamp - but it's TLC rather than cheaper QLC, and runs at PCIe 4 speeds for up to 6GB per second transfer rates. Should be more than enough for any device that uses 2230-size SSDs.
- Clippy's Revenge: Microsoft is hell-bent on shoving AI "assistants" into everything. (Dev Class)
For example, the company promises a new AI assistant for configuring Windows, when all they need to do is fix the fucking settings panel, which has been broken for 14 years.
- Intel's new NUC 13 Pro is a different colour to the regular NUC 13. (Liliputing)
That's it, really.
- The Schenker Vision 14 has a 14" 2880x1800 90Hz IPS display, an Intel 13700H CPU, optional RTX 3050 graphics, two SODIMM slots for up to 64GB (and maybe 96GB) of DDR5 RAM, and a choice of 30 different keyboard layouts exactly none of which include the Four Essential Keys. (Notebook Check)
Because we can't have nice things.
Nvidia, Making Sure We Don't Have Nice Things Video of the Day
In some cases the 4060 Ti actually manages to lose to the 3060 Ti, which is impressive just not in the way Nvidia would like.
Posted by: normal at Wednesday, May 24 2023 07:58 PM (obo9H)
Posted by: normal at Wednesday, May 24 2023 08:00 PM (obo9H)
Posted by: DougO at Wednesday, May 24 2023 11:51 PM (T6enK)
If it weren't for the effort it would take to sell off older computers I'd be very, very tempted to get one of these (or a Minisforum, etc).
Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, May 25 2023 02:07 AM (BMUHC)
I forget if I mentioned this, but before the last Diablo IV Server Slam I copied the files from my gaming PC to my mini PC, which uses a P3+ QLC SSD, and found out said SSD is perfectly cromulent for everyday usage, but falls flat on its face when faced with large sequential writes: after just a few seconds of 100MB+/s transfer it drops to a sustained 50MB/s and 100% utilization for however long it takes (which, when copying 77GB in mostly 1GB files is a long time.)
Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, May 25 2023 02:11 AM (BMUHC)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, May 25 2023 06:11 PM (PiXy!)
Peak transfer speeds don't mean much when they only last 5 seconds. (Which is funny, too, because I read a few reviews of the drive and Tom's Hardware says the pSLC cache lasts a lot longer than my experience.
Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, May 25 2023 11:06 PM (BMUHC)
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