Thursday, June 07
- AMD says "16 cores is so 2017", announces 32-core desktop CPUs coming in Q3 this year.
- Intel says "We can do that too!", announces 28-core 5GHz desktop CPU which unfortunately requires an external 1HP refrigeration unit. (No, seriously.)
- Steam tells the censors to get bent.
- Asus sticks a screen in the touchpad. Looks like a pretty nice laptop.
- Apple announces nothing. Absolutely nothing.
Posted by: Armed and Larry at Thursday, June 07 2018 04:27 PM (rTqn/)
(Don't buy it. It... Well, it doesn't really suck, but it's certainly not worth building a system around.)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, June 07 2018 05:10 PM (PiXy!)
Then I delidded the 3570K and replaced the thermal paste with something better. I don't have a spare case nor extra fans to put it in so I can't do proper testing its limits but I set it to 4.5GHz, changed nothing else, and ran Prime95. Didn't seem to have any problems except that after about 5 minutes the temps started going up, and up, and up, and I stopped it at 93 degrees. Presumably if I'd had a better cooling solution than one Hyper 212 Evo it would've peaked at a lower temp.
Not an 8-core 5GHz but we're getting closer. IIRC the limited-run i7-8086K will do an all-core 5GHz turbo with sufficient cooling, but it's only a 6-core.
Posted by: Rick C at Friday, June 08 2018 01:53 PM (ITnFO)
Plus PCIe 4.0 should start rolling out, which will effectively double the I/O bandwidth for new PCs.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Friday, June 08 2018 02:25 PM (PiXy!)
However I got an i7-8700, so it'll be a huge step up from the Haswell-era PC I'm using now.
I mean, you wind up always buying something that's almost immediately obsolete anyway, but at least I managed not to get an i5-7200 or something to replace my 4590 or whatever it is. Also I got more RAM, an SSD, and two new monitors that are an upgrade from what I'm using now.
Posted by: Rick C at Saturday, June 09 2018 04:05 AM (ITnFO)
The 8700 is still the top Intel mainstream part, by no means obsolete... Yet.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, June 09 2018 12:00 PM (PiXy!)
Posted by: Armed and Larry at Monday, June 11 2018 07:46 AM (rTqn/)
I had two 125W CPUs running under my desk for about four years. Nice during the winter months. Now replaced both with a single 65W 8 core Ryzen.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Monday, June 11 2018 03:16 PM (PiXy!)
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