Thursday, March 21
Will You Look At The Time Edition
- Samsung has announced its 3rd generation HBM2 lineup, Flashbolt (ah-ah). (AnandTech)
This version increases die capacities to 16Gb and speeds to 3.2Gb/s, so just over 400GB/s per module, and a total of 64GB capacity and 1.6TB/s of bandwidth for a four-module graphics card.
That's quite a lot.
- Intel has released more details of their 11th generation graphics architecture. (Tom's Hardware)
This, they say, will be the one that doesn't suck. We'll see. It increases the graphics core count from 24 to 64, though some versions of the current generation already have 48 graphics cores and an external L4 cache. (In the HP Spectre x2 for example.)
- California does something right for a change and backs the "right to repair". (TechDirt)
This is the radical notion that you are allowed to repair things you own if they break.
- A Lithuanian man has pleaded guilty to stealing $122 million from Google and Facebook. (Bleeping Computer)
An age-old scam using fake companies and letterheads and invoices.
- He should have worked for the EU. They just stole $1.7 billion from Google and it's totally legal. (Bleeping Computer)
Actually in this case I'm with the EU. What's in question here is Google's use of advertising exclusivity clauses - if you used Google ads on your website you were prohibited from also having ads from other networks. That's blatantly anti-competitive and Google deserves to be nailed to the wall.
- The Outer Worlds is the first big-budget game I've been looking forward to for quite a while. Remember this?
Well, Obsidian - or more likely, their publisher, Take Two - saw that they had a good thing going and decided that they needed to fuck it up. (One Angry Gamer)
The Outer Worlds will release as an Epic game store exclusive. And remain so for a year.
- Meanwhile New Zealand continues to block everyone and everything and arrest anyone who somehow evades their blocks. (One Angry Gamer)
Complete Goddamn Movie of the Day
Posted by: Andrew Horn at Thursday, March 21 2019 09:53 PM (uEGFG)
Posted by: J Greely at Friday, March 22 2019 03:01 AM (ZlYZd)
Posted by: Rick C at Friday, March 22 2019 05:50 AM (Iwkd4)
So Gen 11 is really just Iris Pro 580 (GT4e) with 8 EUs disabled.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Friday, March 22 2019 10:26 AM (PiXy!)
The Microsoft Store is a bit of a mess right now, though Microsoft's recent drive that includes the expansion of their game developers portfolio also promises to remedy that. We shall see.
But at least The Outer Worlds has an alternative to the Epic launcher. I backed for the physical copy of Phoenix Point, so I was pissed when they made it a timed exclusive to Epic. And while Julian Gollop is right that the Epic launcher is not needed to play the game, you do need the launcher to install the game - even if you have a physical copy! Of course, you have assume that a man and a developer who already lied to your face once is not lying to your face again about the wonderful new world of Epic.
It really seems like a matter of time before Epic and preferably Tim Sweeney, get charged with cybercrimes...
Posted by: cxt217 at Friday, March 22 2019 10:35 AM (LMsTt)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Friday, March 22 2019 01:01 PM (PiXy!)
Unfortunately, it was more like early onset senility. I am pretty sure those stray letters came from just before I started typing out semi-coherent words, and right after I had hit the 'enter' key a few times.
Posted by: cxt217 at Saturday, March 23 2019 09:46 AM (LMsTt)
2.67? That suggests a nice improvement, but it's an oddly...specific...num--wait a sec. *fires up Calculator* 24 * 2.67 = 64.08.
Posted by: Rick C at Saturday, March 23 2019 11:30 AM (Iwkd4)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, March 23 2019 05:21 PM (PiXy!)
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