Tuesday, January 04


Daily News Stuff 4 January 2022

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  • That's something, I guess.  (AnandTech)

    Netgear's new RAXE300 router can deliver up to 7.8Gbps of WiFi bandwidth....  And has a 2.5Gbps Ethernet link.

    While wired bandwidth falls a little short it's at least better than existing models that do 5.4Gbps over WiFi but have only 1Gbps over Ethernet.

  • Intel's Arc A380 GPU matches Nvidia's GTX1650.  (Tom's Hardware)

    That's not terrible.  For their low-end card (possibly not entry-level, but low end), that will do just fine for casual gaming up to and including titles like Minecraft and GTA.

  • AMD's Ryzen 600 is expected to be announced today. But what about Second Ryzen Ryzen 7000?  (WCCFTech)

    If the rumours are correct - okay, some heavy lifting on the if there - if the rumours are correct, each Ryzen 7000 chiplet will have 8 big cores and 8 bigger cores.

    The bigger cores will be the new Zen 4 architecture; the big cores will also be the new Zen 4 architecture but optimised to run at a lower voltage and clock speed.  The 8 big cores by themselves are expected to outrun an existing 8 core Ryzen 5800X.  The 8 bigger cores will be significantly faster than that, and all 16 cores together will of course be even more faster.

    And you'll be able to get two such chiplets on one CPU.  32 core mainstream desktop processors.

    Plus all Zen 4 CPUs are expected to have integrated graphics, which regular Zen 3 CPUs do not.

  •  The HP T740 Thin Client: Putting the Mega in TinyMinyMicro.  (Serve the Home)

    The T740 is bigger than most tiny dekstops - the size of a Mac Mini rather than an Intel NUC - but to its advantage it has a low-profile PCIe slot, so you could (for example) add a four-port Ethernet card and make it into the 2022 version of the Cobalt Qube.  It also has four DisplayPort ports, seven USB ports, two SO-DIMM slots, and two M.2 slots, albeit one NVMe and one SATA-only.

    CPU is an embedded Ryzen part, competitive with Intel laptop chips from 2020.  It's not blazing fast but by no means terrible.  And if you want a name-brand compact PC with a PCIe slot you don't have that many options.

    Not sure if this is still in production; a quick scout around showed many listings but no stock - but that's true of a lot of things these days.

  • Apple has hit a market cap of $3 trillion.  (Thurrott.com)

    As I observed this time last year:
    If you keep pumping money into the economy, you're going to get inflation. Somewhere. If it's not grocery prices, it's something else.
    All the bullshit economic trends we're seeing today stem from the same bullshit economic policies of the last couple of years.

  • Don't waste your money on these Apple products.  (ZDNet)

    Okay, sure.

  • Over 14,000* gaming companies have closed their doors in China.  (Apple Insider)

    China "temporarily" suspended licenses for new and updated games last July and nothing has changed since then.  Unless you're a Chinese game developer in which case you've had to eat your own shoes.

    * The article says 140,000 but it's wrong.

  • Fuck that shit: Samsung is putting an NFT marketplace directly into its smart TVs.  (Engadget)

    The large-format computer monitor option is looking better every day.

Party Like It's 1980 Video of the Day

Another one released in 1979 that charted in 1980?  Well, that's okay.  It's a great song.

Disclaimer: 1979 was just Early Access 1980 anyway.

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