Friday, September 29
Interpreting Crafters Edition
- SpaceX now has a contract for a military version of Starlink, called Starshield. (Tech Crunch)
All the whining communists calling for SpaceX to be nationalised will surely stop with their nonsense now.
- Linda Yaccarino had a tough interview at Code Conference 2023. (The Verge)
Kara Swisher, who is to tech journalism what a poison arrow frog is to a petting zoo, invited former Chief of Censorship and Propaganda to speak immediately before Yaccarino, who is merely a poor choice for CEO rather than an out-and-out Stalinist.
Also, this being The Verge, the article concludes with a rant about Elon Musk.
- Micron is sampling 32Gb DDR5 RAM chips. (AnandTech)
These will allow regular desktop PC to scale up to 256GB of RAM, and laptops to 128GB. Shipping in volume next year.
I thought these would take longer - which is why they started with 24Gb as an intermediate step - but things seem to be moving along pretty quickly.
- Food delivery robots are feeding video to the LAPD. (404 Media)
I won't say that snitches get spray paint, but.
- There's now a 4TB model of Samsung's high-end 990 Pro SSD. (Tom's Hardware)
At $345 list price it would have been a bargain less than two years ago, even for a DRAMless QLC PCIe 3.0 drive, and it's a DRAM cached TLC PCIe 4.0 drive.
Worth considering if you're building a high-end PC.
BTW, I'm having doubts about the heat sink that comes with the Ryzen 9 7900. It doesn't take a very high usage percentage to ramp up very high on its fan duty cycle. Unless the pre-applied thermal paste on it is inadequate.
Posted by: Mauser at Saturday, September 30 2023 03:11 PM (BzEjn)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, September 30 2023 03:16 PM (PiXy!)
I'm using a Noctua nh-u12s chromax on an i5-12600K which has a slightly lower TDP but cools it fine. AMD actually recommends liquid cooling for the AM5 170W processors.
Posted by: Rick C at Saturday, September 30 2023 03:24 PM (BMUHC)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, September 30 2023 03:32 PM (PiXy!)
The X series are supposed to run at 90C all day, with (IIRC) spikes to 95 being considered normal. I wonder if that's the same for the non-X version? (FWIW I had a 3600X and for a while I had the aftermarket version of AMD's cooler on it and I found it really annoying because not only did the fan ramp up a lot, but it didn't stay at the same speed--it would constantly go fast then slow, and that made the sound much more annoying. I replaced it with a Hyper 212 Evo which ran a lot more smoothly. On my 5800X I put a 360mm AIO watercooler, which was probably overkill.
Posted by: Rick C at Sunday, October 01 2023 01:32 AM (BMUHC)
Posted by: Mauser at Sunday, October 01 2023 08:09 AM (BzEjn)
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