Wednesday, January 15

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Daily News Stuff 15 January 2020

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  • How big is the Ryzen 4000 APU die?  150mm2.  (AnandTech)

    That's 30% smaller than the Ryzen 3000 APU despite doubling the number of CPU cores.  In fact, the CPU only takes up about one third of that area; the remainder is the GPU and I/O since this is a monolithic design without a separate I/O die.

    Early benchmarks indicate that it delivers about two thirds of the multi-threaded performance of the desktop Ryzen 3700X:



    Which means that a hypothetical 30W 300mm2 part could potentially deliver close to the performance of a 3900X, and have built-in graphics sufficient for 1080p gaming.  And on TSMC's 5nm process - which is in risk production right now, I believe - that would be a ~21W 165mm2 part.


  • Speaking of AMD notebooks, here's one with a Ryzen 3900.  (AnandTech)

    That's the 65W non-X version, which you can't buy, but don't need to since you can configure a 3900X to a 65W TDP in software anyway.

    Depending on configuration this laptop weighs up to 2.7kg and comes with a 230W power brick, so this is probably not one for the all-day-battery ultra-portable crowd.


  • A 600-series Ryzen chipset is expected this year.  (Tom's Hardware)

    Since desktop Ryzen 4000 is due this year and the high-end chipset is literally just a relabelled desktop Ryzen I/O die, this is not a surprise.


  • The NSA found a critical bug in Windows certificate management.  (Tech Crunch)

    They told Microsoft.

    Microsoft fixed it.

    And they all lived happily ever after, or until next Patch Tuesday, whichever comes first.


  • Would it not be simpler for the government to dissolve the people and elect another?  (Stack Exchange)

    Stack Exchange seems to have fired or otherwise lost their top community liaisons, and to also be mishandling to fallout of this, neither of which is helpful for a site that is entirely dependent on community goodwill.


  • If you want to get annoyed here's a garbage article about the alleged Russian hacking of Burisma.  (ZDNet)

    The author hamfistedly whitewashes Biden's role and tries to connect Russia to Trump as if the past three fucking years hadn't happened.



Disclaimer: The past three fucking years did happen.  Probably twice.

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1 Ryzen 4000 APUs:  WCCFTech (yeah, I know) had an article up yesterday saying that 3DMark and UserBenchmark have benchmark results showing the 4800U beating Ice Lake graphics.

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