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Daily News Stuff 28 March 2020

This Is Not The Fascism I Requested Edition

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  • The American news media have gone from merely venal, vapid, and inomparably lazy to completely insane.

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Posted by: Pixy Misa at 11:04 PM | Comments (7) | Add Comment | Trackbacks (Suck)
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1 "That's impressive performance from the low-power part. Time for a 16 core 30W laptop CPU maybe?"
Race to sleep is great for bursty workloads, not so much for sustained ones.  I wanna see a laptop built like a gaming laptop, with a beefy cooling system and a great APU, but without a gaming GPU.

Posted by: Rick C at Sunday, March 29 2020 03:25 AM (Iwkd4)

2 " Gateway won't orbit the Earth, but the Moon."
We will politely ignore the fact that Gateway is not likely to ever orbit anything.

Posted by: Rick C at Sunday, March 29 2020 03:28 AM (Iwkd4)

3 With 5nm and DDR5 coming next year, AMD could build an APU with double everything on the 4800U (CPU, graphics, cache, memory bandwidth) and a TDP under 25W.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sunday, March 29 2020 09:05 AM (PiXy!)

4 For what I do, 8 cores is plenty.  I want a higher base speed, and it seems like ultimately heat is the limiting factor (with total mAh available of course visible).  I like my Acer Spin 5, but the sustained speed is about 1.8GHz, and that's pretty slow when you're compiling a big project in Eclipse and my 3600X is more than twice as fast.

Posted by: Rick C at Sunday, March 29 2020 10:33 AM (Iwkd4)

5 Yeah, the problem is that it's a lot easier to double the core count than it is to double the clocks speed.  That works great for the GPU but has limited benefit on the CPU side.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sunday, March 29 2020 01:46 PM (PiXy!)

6 Reports are that the Ryzen 4800/4900H/HS/whatever have base clocks over 3GHz.  Some people are saying that's because AMD skipped the chiplet approach and made the APUs monolithic.  I have no idea if that's true but that's what I'm talking about.  Of course, laptops with those processors are gonna be really expensive, probably, but at least it's an option.  T&L is fine, as I said, for bursty stuff, but I guess there's a reason gaming laptops are mostly still pretty beefy.

Posted by: Rick C at Tuesday, March 31 2020 12:04 AM (Iwkd4)

7 Looks like it delivers everything you could ask for - worst case within 2% of an overclocked 9980HK pulling 90W.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tuesday, March 31 2020 09:11 AM (PiXy!)

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