Thursday, January 07
If Everyone Could Just Stop Being Idiots For Five Minutes Edition
- Adata is working with Gigabyte and MSI to prepare for DDR5-8400. (Tom's Hardware)
The entry spec for DDR5 is 4800, but manufacturers are hoping to have 8400 at launch. This would be huge for future desktop APUs.
- AMD's upcoming 32-core Epyc 7543 is just 5% slower than Intel's far more expensive 28-core Xeon 8280 assuming you are using two Xeons. (Tom's Hardware)
And the Xeon is Intel's current top of the line, while the 7543 is the middle of AMD's range.
With base and boost clocks of 2.8/3.7GHz, this chip is clocked nearly as high as my desktop, and since it's Zen 3 and not Zen1 like I have, would run around 50% faster on even single-threaded workloads.
- Sonnet has a rather neat little eGPU in their new Breakaway Puck. (Tom's Hardware)
Not particularly cheap at $600 for a 5500XT and $900 for a 5700XT, but I'm not sure there are that many options in this space. Most such devices are built to take a full-size graphics card.
It also serves as a basic dock - Thunderbolt in and out, two USB 3, plus HDMI and Displayport.
- The EPYC3451D4U-2L2T2O8R is a previously undiscovered novel by Hugo Gernsback. (Serve the Home)
Or possibly an Epyc Embedded microATX motherboard from ASRock.
It's still based on Zen 1 parts, though AMD recently announced Zen 2 Epyc Embedded chips so we might see an upgrade soon.
Compared to full-size Epyc it uses a much smaller socket and much less power (sub-100W). Compared to desktop Ryzen - which does make a good CPU for small servers - it offers four-channel memory and RDIMM support for up to 512GB here and 1TB in theory, and more PCIe lanes.
This board is also the first I've seen supporting the built-in 10G Ethernet found in every Ryzen part. About time. It also has dual Intel 10Gb and 1Gb ports and yet another port for remote management, plus four U.2 NVMe ports and twelve SAS ports, so a full complement of both networking and I/O for a small board.
- The NYSE
is isn'tis delisting three Chinese telcos. (ZDNet)
The companies are, of course, under the thumb of the CCP and the Chinese military and busy stealing any data they can get their hands on, because that's simply how China works.
- Microsoft is adding a newsfeed to the Windows taskbar. (Thurrott.com)
So that users can disable it until Microsoft abandons the idea.
That's not my take, that's everyone's take.
- Fuck Apple. (9to5Mac)
Also Twitter, Facebook, and Tech Crunch.
- Meanwhile I'm trying out Vivaldi as an alternative to Chrome. But given the recent hacks I'm not sure I want to give it my passwords, so kind of a pain.
Fuck Apple Video of the Day
Someone leak a schematic so that people might have a chance to repair the crap Apple sells? Unleash the NSA!
Devices being made by child slaves? Yeah, whatever.
And hey, Catalina may even be out of beta by then!
Posted by: J Greely at Friday, January 08 2021 07:14 AM (ZlYZd)
I picked up a Zephyrus G14 after New Year's Day, when it was on sale for $300 off. I haven't gotten a compiler on it yet but it feels significantly faster than my last laptop, an i5-8250u, and it's a lot faster than my co-worker's Latitude from about 3 years ago, so probably an 8350u, in general use.
Posted by: Rick C at Saturday, January 09 2021 03:50 AM (eqaFC)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, January 09 2021 04:23 AM (PiXy!)
The G14 does get quite warm in places while gaming, and the fans are noticeable, but much less annoying than my Skull Canyon.
Posted by: Rick C at Saturday, January 09 2021 04:45 AM (eqaFC)
Posted by: J Greely at Saturday, January 09 2021 09:03 AM (ZlYZd)
Posted by: normal at Saturday, January 09 2021 09:22 AM (obo9H)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, January 09 2021 12:37 PM (PiXy!)
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