Thursday, April 02


Daily News Stuff 2 April 2020

Nesting Curate's Eggs Edition

Tech News

  • Intel announced its 10th generation Comet Lake H processors - their answer to AMD's Ryzen 4000 APUs.  (AnandTech)

    The top of the line is the i9-10980HK, an 8-core/16-thread part part with a base clock of 2.4GHz and a maximum boost clock in theory of 5.3GHz.  But that boost clock actually draws 135W of power for two cores, so it's complete nonsense for a laptop chip.

    AMD's 4900HS only boosts to 4.3GHz, but the base clock is 3.0GHz, and it's a 35W part.

    And the Intel part is still 14nm.

    More details in this video, but none of it is interesting.  It's a very minor update to their 9th generation H series, and AMD just demolished those chips.

    That video also discusses Nvidia's new mobile RTX 2070 Super, which has 11% more cores than the current 2070 but runs about 5% slower, so effective performance gains are going to be pretty small.

  • Razer announced their new Blade 15 with these Comet Lake H chips.  (Tom's Hardware)
    Not with the i9, but with a 6 or 8 core i7, accompanied by an RTX 2070 or 2080.

  • The FCC is proposing to open up 1200MHz of bandwidth in the 6GHz range.  (FCC)  (PDF)

    That will make for really fast WiFi, though it won't go through walls worth a damn.

    Also, wouldn't, technically, some of it have to be in the 5GHz range, or the 7GHz range, or possibly, both?

  • You can now buy Amazon video on Apple products using your Amazon account.  (Six Colors)

    A true breakthrough in these trying times.

  • Cloudflare has launched for Families.  (Cloudflare)

    It's at and  Which actually kind of makes sense.

  • My Bluetooth mouse is causing my Bluetooth keyboard to freeze up.  Or something.  Rather annoying.

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1 "But that boost clock actually draws 135W of power for two cores, so it's complete nonsense for a laptop chip."
I read that, and I read mention of thin'n'light laptops and I thought "well, there's a bunch of laptops that will never hit max turbo for more than a fraction of a second."  The 10980HK has a cTDP up of 65W, which would probably be nice in a DR built like a tank.

Posted by: Rick C at Friday, April 03 2020 12:55 AM (Iwkd4)

2 If I were going to get a laptop with a new Comet Lake-H chip I think I'd want something small but that could still get good sustained boost clocks and had no discrete GPU at all, but did have a TB3 port, and then buy an eGPU.

Posted by: Rick C at Friday, April 03 2020 12:59 AM (Iwkd4)

3 I have a wireless USB keyboard and mouse I use with my laptop. If I'm debugging a USB-C Android device, the logs frequently saturate something between the ports and the Linux kernel to the point that the mouse and keyboard stop working.

Posted by: Jay at Friday, April 03 2020 01:08 AM (vuQH5)

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