Wednesday, December 05
- All of AMD's desktop plans for 2019 may have just leaked. (WCCFTech)
Yes, WCCFTech, but also at Reddit and AdoredTV, so two independent sources that agree on most of the details. And none of it is prima facie implausible.
Summary of the leaked CPUs:
Part Cores Clock TDP Price 3300 6 3.2 / 4.0 50W
$99 3300X 6 3.5 / 4.3 65W $129 3300G 6 + 15 CU 3.0 / 3.8 65W $129 3600 8 3.6 / 4.4 65W $179 3600X 8 4.0 / 4.8 95W $229 3600G 8 + 20 CU 3.2 / 4.0 95W $199 3700 12 3.8 / 4.6 95W $299 3700X 12 4.2 / 5.0 105W $329 3800X 16 3.9 / 4.7 125W $449 3850X 16 4.3 / 5.1 135W $499
All the parts have SMT, so 6 cores means 12 threads, and so on. The G series parts are APUs with built-in graphics, so the 3300G has 6 CPU cores + 15 GPU cores (called CU, for compute units). The current 2400G has 4 CPU cores and 11 CU, and the Radeon 560 card has 16 CU, so that's a significant upgrade.
The low-end 6 and 8 core parts (low-end!) have one of the new CPU chiplets. The APU parts have a CPU chiplet and a GPU chiplet, and the high-end parts have two CPU chiplets. The new design lets AMD mix and match without having to design and test new dies.
The CPUs are expected to be announced at CES in January (where AMD CEO Lisa Su has the keynote), except the 3850X which is believed to be a special 50th Anniversary limited edition and will arrive in May. The APUs will be along in the second half of next year.
The 3800X and 3850X may need updated motherboards as they exceed the power specs for the AM4 socket. There will be a new X570 chipset as well.
There are new graphics cards coming as well, but information on those is scant. If you want all the details, watch this video.
- Nvidia's Titan RTX is a bigger and more expensive RTX 2080 Ti. (AnandTech)
Not a lot faster except for the AI performance which is clearly artificially limited on the consumer graphics cards. But double the memory - 24GB vs 11GB - which could be a big win for heavy processing tasks.
- Razer has updated the Razer Blade Stealth with crappy dedicated graphics to replace the crappy integrated graphics. (AnandTech)
Really, it's intended to use an external GPU over Thunderbolt. The Nvidia MX150 just makes it suck a little less when being used on the go.
- Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 855. (Fudzilla)
Details: It's designed by Qualcomm and is called the Snapdragon 855. Yeah, not much of an announcement really.
Social Media News
- Facebook now allows developers to build apps that include features that Facebook already provides. (Tech Crunch)
Given all the features buried in the Great Dismal Swamp that is Facebook, it would be rather hard not to, so this is just giving a tacit nod to reality.
- Apple CEO Tim Cook says free speech and fundamental human rights have no place in Apple's walled
ghettogarden. (Ars Technica)
Bees and Puppycat of the Day
That's the complete run so far, in two convenient bundles. The second bundle runs a little over an hour, so get some snacks, maybe a drink.
Can't wait to see what the 3000-series Ryzens look like. Those turbo numbers look like either serious Intel-style binning for segmentation, or that the yield of the best cores won't be great. I'm still using a 1600X, but on an Asus X470, so no PB2, instead I manually set up a bunch of P-states, something like 3900, 3500, 2200. Am thinking of tweaking it a bit more; I'm pretty sure the chip can handle 4000, and maybe a hair more, and I'd probably also like to add a few more low-power states.
Rzyzen 1 doesn't shed heat nearly as fast as Intel chips do when clocking down, and I don't think it likes to clock as low at idle, either, but I kind of want to explore the limits of that.
Posted by: Rick C at Wednesday, December 05 2018 03:02 PM (Iwkd4)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Wednesday, December 05 2018 07:14 PM (PiXy!)
Nonetheless, if the 3000 series is anything like these numbers I'll probably upgrade.
Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, December 06 2018 01:31 AM (Q/JG2)
Which means they should overclock nicely. I'm sure they are binning parts to get as many high-end high-margin CPUs as they can as well.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, December 06 2018 09:22 AM (PiXy!)
I'm pretty happy with the Mi Mix 2s (Galaxy S9 specs at half the price!) I ordered from Gearbest a few weeks ago, except for MIUI's goofy no-app-drawer, obsession with killing background apps to save power, and the fact that it constantly wakes the screen when I'm on the phone so I wind up face-dialing while I'm talking.
Seriously, it does a great job of keeping your notification bar empty because it kills all your games and other apps about a minute after they get backgrounded (meaning good luck running Map My Walk or something.) To be fair, you can turn that behavior off on a per-app basis (which is another minor annoyance.)
Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, December 06 2018 10:45 AM (Iwkd4)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, December 06 2018 11:27 AM (PiXy!)
Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, December 06 2018 12:04 PM (Iwkd4)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, December 06 2018 12:16 PM (PiXy!)
I don't think it's helping with the notification shade but I'll take any reduction in weirdness.
Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, December 06 2018 03:27 PM (Iwkd4)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, December 06 2018 04:45 PM (PiXy!)
Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, December 06 2018 11:31 PM (Iwkd4)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, December 06 2018 11:42 PM (PiXy!)
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