Diss's latest article should go up later tonight, and you guys can see the "bonus period" benchmarks supplied by me. They show what happens when you have an 800MHz FSB and a single channel of DDR memory in a Pentium 4 chipset. Interesting stuff indeed. Sphinx loves the fast bus, even without a second memory channel.
Also, the AMD Opteron launch is coming up next week, and already interesting things are happening. Our new sponsor, the excellent maker of low-profile servers APPRO, is already pushing its line of Opteron servers. I wouldn't mind having one of these babies sitting in the closet. The mind boggles. More realistically, I'm hoping we can wrangle one of these for review soon. I'd love to match up a dually Xeon E7505 board (or its Canterwood-like replacement) against one of those. Maybe we can make it happen.
Finally, it's almost Thursday, so it's about time to start thinking up Friday Night Topics. If you have an FNT suggestion, please mail it to me (don't spoil it by posting in the comments).
|Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card reviewed||44|
|In the lab: EVGA's GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Superclocked graphics card||0|
|iPhone sales continue to shrivel in Apple's fiscal fourth quarter||4|
|Leaked MacBook Pro pics suggest OLED touch bar and Touch ID||7|
|Eizo FlexScan EV7280 monitor cuts cable clutter||4|
|Xiaomi reveals Mi Mix phone with a 6.4" edgeless display||26|
|Zotac and Thermaltake join forces for a liquid-cooled GTX 1080||4|
|Zotac Magnus EN1080 may be the fastest mini-PC yet||17|
|Seagate 5TB BarraCuda and 2TB FireCuda drives are big and speedy||27|
|Signing your posts is daftly redundant. Meadows||+28|