Tuesday, October 08


Daily News Stuff 7 October 2019

In Another World With My Twitter Account Edition

Tech News

  • Is it just me or is the time from rumour to release getting shorter these days?

    AMD announces the Radeon RX 5500 family.  (AnandTech)

    22 CUs (probably a 24 CU die, but maybe not), 5.2 TFLOPs, 4GB or 8GB of GDDR6 RAM.  About two thirds of an RX 5700, and should be comparable to the RX 580.

  • Wait, there's benchmarks?  (WCCFTech)

    Appears to squish the GTX 1650, but it should, because that's a 75W card and this is a 150W 110W 150W card.  Correction: Several sites are showing 150W but AMD list it as 110W.  That's looks significantly better.   Correction: The correction has been corrected.

  • Intel has cut the prices of their F and KF CPUs.  (AnandTech)

    These come without integrated graphics but were priced identically to the versions with integrated graphics.  No, I don't know either.  Anyway, they've been cut by $25 across the board, so anywhere from 5% at the high end to 20% at the low end.

  • Intel also announced the Xeon W-2200 family which are exactly the same chips as the 10th generation HEDT processors that just escaped but cost 35% more because Xeon.  (anandTech)

    Even with the Xeon tax they are roughly half the price of the previous model.

  • TSMC is now in mass production for second-generation 7nm parts using EUV.  (WikiChip)

    It's largely compatible with existing 7nm designs and should be rapidly adopted.  TSMC expects 5nm to enter mass production next year, followed by 6nm in 2021.  5nm is optimised for size, where 6nm is optimised for power, so that's not strictly backwards.

  • PostgreSQL 12 is out and so is Ubuntu 19.10 (almost) and AMD's Epyc Rome. Let's mix 'em all together and compare with Intel and see what we get!  (Phoronix)

    AMD won all the benchmarks, including the single-threaded tests.  In multi-threaded tests it didn't win as overwhelmingly as you might expect, so PostgreSQL might still need some work to scale effectively to 128 cores.  Or the benchmark might be just staggeringly bandwidth-intensive - AMD has more than twice as many cores as Intel but only 33% more memory bandwidth.

Video of the Day

Cats are liquid.

Disclaimer: 90% of hardware problems are software problems.  The problem with that is you can't fix software problems by hitting them.

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1 AMD updated that 5500 page and it's a 150W card again.

Posted by: Rick C at Tuesday, October 08 2019 05:06 AM (Iwkd4)

2 Cats are not liquid.  They're a viscous solid, like play-doh or matzoh balls.

Posted by: Wonderduck at Tuesday, October 08 2019 06:28 AM (9XCqw)

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Apple pies are delicious. But never mind apple pies. What colour is a green orange?

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