Tuesday, January 17
End Of Summer Edition
- Intel's new 24 core i9-13980HX is faster than AMD's 32 core Threadripper. (WCCFTech)
The Threadripper 2990WX to be specific.
Which was kind of terrible. Zen 1 / Zen+ was a different design to what we have today, and the 2990WX was just four Ryzen desktop chips wired together with only two of them having direct access to RAM and the other two having to hop through the other chips. It did work and was one of the fastest chips around at the time, but that didn't last for long: It is slower than the 12 core 3900X that came out only one year later. (WCCFTech)
So Intel's 24 core laptop chip from 2023 is beating a AMD's 12 core desktop chip from 2019. Not bad, but not remarkable either.
- Weather forecast indicates one more day of summer here in New House City, followed by thunderstorms, rain, flooding, plague of frog, and all the rest. Good times.
- China's population declined last year for the first time since Mao's genocide spree in the 1960s. (CNBC)
- Why is Amazon selling fake 16TB SSDs? (ReviewGeek)
Because they don't give a shit.
- Do you need a 4 port 100Gb Ethernet switch for under $700? No? Here's one anyway. (Serve the Home)
Also works as a 16 port 25Gb switch, because 100Gb Ethernet is four 25Gb ports bonded together.
I'll be happy if I can get 10Gb working at the new place.
- CAMM is the new SODIMM maybe. (Tom's Hardware)
Laptops have increasingly used soldered RAM lately, partly for reliability, partly for power efficiency, partly for speed (LPDDR is faster than regular DDR but doesn't work in regular DIMMs), and partly just as a fuck you that's why money grab not naming any Apple names.
CAMM is a new module design that works with high-speed memory like LPDDR5X and designed with future DDR6 in mind. It was created by Dell but has been adopted by memory standards body JEDEC and looks set to become the new laptop memory standard.
If that means that they stop selling laptops with amazing CPUs and screens and 16GB of RAM that you can never, ever upgrade, I'm all for it.
- Apple could be announcing new Macs tomorrow. (9to5Mac)
One of those.
PRC official claims are inhernetly sus
But, more broadly, probably none of the population numbers or estimates have been reliable for some time. Some fairly corrupt governments have been getting outside funds based on population claims.
Also, lower population is probably more reason for concern than higher population.
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Posted by: Jen at Tuesday, January 17 2023 11:21 PM (Db2k/)
It turns out it's a surprisingly good machine: 2P+8E cores. So far all I've done is set up Windows and install the database software and Steam, and then put Graveyard Keeper on it, because that's not very graphically intensive. The machine is basically silent in normal use.
The box wrapper had instructions on it specifically saying to not connect it to the internet until after Windows setup was complete. Only possible reason I can think of is that they wanted to help people avoid the forced Microsoft account creation, which I thought was pretty funny.
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