Wednesday, September 28

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Daily News Stuff 28 September 2022

Cordless Domestication Edition

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  • Intel has announced its 13th generation Raptor Lake CPUs, available October 20.  (Tom's Hardware)

    Just three models initially: 

    13600K (6P+8E cores) at $319
    13700K (8P+8E cores) at $409
    13900K (8P+16E cores) at $589

    Intel is boasting of improvements over its own previous generation and in comparison to AMD's previous generation, which is just slightly awkward since AMD's new generation chips are available in shops today and make the comparison just a little less favourable.  (CPUBenchmark)

    These are not bad chips, and there are some cases where I'd recommend them over AMD right now, but the 13900K is roughly comparable to the 7900X, not the 7950X.


  • Meanwhile Intel's high-end (for Intel) Arc A770 graphics card will be available October 12 for $329.  (Tom's Hardware)

    The viability of this one depends entirely on driver support.  Reviews so far of lower-end Arc GPUs say that games run just fine, but the drivers to enable the advanced features of the cards are a disaster.

    The A770 has 16GB of RAM, more than any other card in its price range (double Nvidia's 3060 Ti or AMD's 6600 XT), so if Intel keeps improving the drivers it may become a worthwhile option in the next year.


  • The Bae case has landed.  Bae has been informed and hopes I'll have fun building my new system.  No, really.

Tech News

  • Intel also showed off a new 34 core workstation CPU.  (WCCFTech)

    Not intentionally.  They showed off a wafer of CPUs, and the internet being what it is, people had figured out that this was a previously unannounced product with 34 Raptor Lake cores in a mesh arrangement connected to eight channels of DDR5 RAM within thirty seconds of the photo being made public.


  • A new power is arising.  Its victory is at hand.  (Nature)

    I speak of course of mice, which were pretty much immortal and indestructible already, and now have nanobots:
    Bioinspired microrobots capable of actively moving in biological fluids have attracted considerable attention for biomedical applications because of their unique dynamic features that are otherwise difficult to achieve by their static counterparts. Here we use click chemistry to attach antibiotic-loaded neutrophil membrane-coated polymeric nanoparticles to natural microalgae, thus creating hybrid microrobots for the active delivery of antibiotics in the lungs in vivo. The microrobots show fast speed (>110 µm s−1) in simulated lung fluid and uniform distribution into deep lung tissues, low clearance by alveolar macrophages and superb tissue retention time (>2 days) after intratracheal administration to test animals. In a mouse model of acute Pseudomonas aeruginosa pneumonia, the microrobots effectively reduce bacterial burden and substantially lessen animal mortality, with negligible toxicity. Overall, these findings highlight the attractive functions of algae–nanoparticle hybrid microrobots for the active in vivo delivery of therapeutics to the lungs in intensive care unit settings.
    Are you pondering what I'm pondering?


  • AMD has announced a new range of embedded processors - Epyc V3000.  (Serve the Home)

    These are based on Zen 3 - up to eight cores, support DDR5 RAM, and have two USB 4 ports and two 10Gb Ethernet ports built in.  Integrated graphics are not mentioned.

    Which is odd because this seems to be a truly separate product line and not a repurposed laptop part, and I wouldn't have thought the market justified the expense of that.


  • The hacker who infiltrated Australia's second largest phone company and stole data on 11 million customers says oops.  (Bleeping Computer)

    And has withdrawn their extortion demands.


  • Found the catch.  (Liliputing)

    The Star Labs StarFighter is a 16" laptop with a 4K 16:10 screen, a choice of Intel or AMD CPUs (up to 12900H and 6800H respectively), up to 64GB of DDR5 RAM, two M.2 slots, two Thunderbolt / USB-C ports, two USB-A ports, HDMI, an SD card slot, an audio jack, and a removable webcam module so you don't have to worry about privacy because you can just leave it in the laptop bag.

    And the Four Essential Keys.

    And it weighs just 1.4kg (3.1lb), which is the same as my 14" Dell laptop.

    The catch?  The RAM is soldered in place.

    Also no USB 4 on the AMD model because they couldn't get the interface chips.  The component shortage is ongoing.



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