Sunday, December 16

Geek

Daily News Stuff 16 November 2018

Tech News

  • LG's 32QK500-W delivers 2560x1440 at 75Hz with Freesync for $300.  (AnandTech)

    Personally I prefer 4K for productivity and dropping back to 1080p for games, but if you want a big, high resolution display that doesn't need a 2080 Ti to run at decent frame rates, this looks like a solid choice.

    IPS, two DisplayPort and two HDMI.

  • Gigabyte's Z390 Aorus Xtreme Waterforce Deathstalkr Pro X 2 motherboard has everything.  (PC Perspective)

    WiFi 5 (802.11ac), 1GbE and 10GbE, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, four USB 3.1 gen 2 ports, two USB 3.1 gen 1 ports, HDMI, 7.1 sound, three PCIe 3.0 x 16 slots, three M.2 slots, and a bundled water cooling block.

    Problem is, all of that (except the water cooling) is driven by a standard socket 1151 Intel CPU with just 16 PCIe lanes.  It needs about four times that many to enable all those features at once.

  • Remember that Intel demo of a 5GHz 28 core CPU?  The one with a massive 1HP external water chiller?  Well, now you can buy it!  (Tom's Hardware)

    Sort of. The part being offered is 28 cores on an LGA 3547 socket, the same as the demo, but it tops out at "only" 4.3GHz.  255W TDP. 

    Price TBA, but possibly around $4000, which would make it twice the price of AMD's 32 core 2990WX.

    Oh, and even if you have a current year high-end Intel desktop motherboard, you'll need to replace it, because this uses a different socket.

  • Those Bitcoin scammers aren't threatening to blow people up any more.  Now they're just going to throw acid at you.  (ZDNet)

    A huge improvement, we can all agree.  Apparently their bomb threats raised $1 and the interest of the FBI.

  • That tea has been in Boston Harbor for 245 years now.  I think it might be ready.  We just need eleven billion gallons of milk and a sugar cube the size of Devils Tower.

    Sip.  Blerrrgh.

  • Asking the important questions: What exactly is the evolutionary status of bon-kyu-bon?  (Psychology Today)

Social Media News


Video of the Day


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This is not a good thing.


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