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by chuckula
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: AMD FirePro W5100
Replies: 7
Views: 298

Re: AMD FirePro W5100

I know nothing about this card, but here's the official link: https://www.amd.com/en-us/products/graphics/workstation/firepro-3d/5100# OK, this was definitely not a high-end part even when it was new. It's only using a 128-bit GDDR5 memory interface and has only 12 GCN compute units [AMD's old Kave...
by chuckula
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: AMD FirePro W5100
Replies: 7
Views: 298

Re: AMD FirePro W5100

What GCN generation are we talking here? Can you give us a rough estimate as to its consumer-grade equivalent?
by chuckula
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Pictures of Facebook's ARM Miracle Servers!
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: Pictures of Facebook's ARM Miracle Servers!

ludi wrote:
chuckula wrote:
cegras wrote:
Are you OK?

Are you capable of getting a joke?

Sure. You planning to share one? :-D


It was a practical joke that went off flawlessly.

Cegras clicked the link thinking he was going to make yet another disingenuous snarky post... and then got burned and couldn't come up with anything worthwhile.
by chuckula
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Pictures of Facebook's ARM Miracle Servers!
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: Pictures of Facebook's ARM Miracle Servers!

cegras wrote:
Are you OK?


Are you capable of getting a joke?

Didn't think so.

But tell you what, if Apple's 2020 miracle chip makes a better microserver than a Xeon D, I'll buy you one.
by chuckula
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Pictures of Facebook's ARM Miracle Servers!
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Pictures of Facebook's ARM Miracle Servers!

Yeah... just kidding. This is the real world, Facebook runs its operations using Xeon-Ds, including the new 18 core Skylake Xeon models you can see here. That's 4 self-contained server cartridges in each of those server sleds. When Zuckerberg absolutely, positively, needs to spy on you, he accepts n...
by chuckula
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Cloudfare to switch to 100% ARM, says would be worth it even if Intel were free
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Re: Cloudfare to switch to 100% ARM, says would be worth it even if Intel were free

Given what CloudFlare does, it would probably also be better off switching to an all Atom server configuration since low-grade web serving isn't really what high-end Xeons are designed to do.
by chuckula
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: RyZen+ Preorder: DO IT NOW!
Replies: 34
Views: 1768

Re: RyZen+ Preorder: DO IT NOW!

Pville_Piper wrote:
chuckula wrote:
Preorder them! It's your patriotic duty!


Been there, done that... 5 years in the U.S. Navy was enough "patriotic duty" for me.


At least AMD* doesn't charge the usual defense-contractor markup on its products!

* Even Intel isn't that bad.
by chuckula
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Midwest blizzard
Replies: 34
Views: 1029

Re: Midwest blizzard

I'm far enough south that there's no blizzard but we are getting (non-accumulating) snow today and the high is a miserable 38 when the normal high is supposed to be in the mid-60s.
by chuckula
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: RyZen+ Preorder: DO IT NOW!
Replies: 34
Views: 1768

Re: RyZen+ Preorder: DO IT NOW!

I'd love to, but for an 8C/16T system I'd really like to have 32GB of 3200MHz DDR4... which unfortunately would cost as much as the CPU and motherboard combined lol This is why Intel provides such a valuable public service. With their chips you suddenly don't think about the cost of RAM being so hi...
by chuckula
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: RyZen+ Preorder: DO IT NOW!
Replies: 34
Views: 1768

Re: RyZen+ Preorder: DO IT NOW!

Ryzen+ is a bit of a damp squib. The leaked benchmarks prove that there's minimal IPC gain, which was to be expected because this isn't a new architecture, it's a minor tweak for the new process; Also, this new process that seems to have released very little additional clockspeed headroom at the hi...
by chuckula
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: RyZen+ Preorder: DO IT NOW!
Replies: 34
Views: 1768

Re: RyZen+ Preorder: DO IT NOW!

Kretschmer wrote:
No self-respecting TR reader would buy before the benchmarks are out. Fanboys, on the other hand...


AMD doesn't care how rational the buyers are as long as the check doesn't bounce!
by chuckula
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: RyZen+ Preorder: DO IT NOW!
Replies: 34
Views: 1768

RyZen+ Preorder: DO IT NOW!

Want to buy the chip that has already melted Ice Lake into a sad pathetic puddle? WANT TO ORDER A DOZEN!?!! Sure, we all do! Here's your Amazon pre-order link: https://www.amazon.com/AMD-Ryzen-Processor-Wraith-Cooler/dp/B07B428M7F/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1523619256&sr=8-5&keywords=Ryzen+2...
by chuckula
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Kaby Lake G use of Vega questioned - no RPM
Replies: 14
Views: 683

Re: Kaby Lake G use of Vega questioned - no RPM

the wrote:
It was a bad pun. No RPM? Trouble spinning? Get it?

I'll let myself out.


Yes, we got it [and by "we" I mean "not cynan"]
by chuckula
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Zen gave 3 and 4 a miss and went straight to 5
Replies: 14
Views: 1099

Re: Zen gave 3 and 4 a miss and went straight to 5

just brew it! wrote:
Edit: Also, I thought Keller left AMD again, to go work at Tesla?


Oh sure, the replicant they made of him is at Tesla as their main AI example.
It's all part of an elaborate charade to whoop those fools at Intel when they least expect it.
by chuckula
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Zen gave 3 and 4 a miss and went straight to 5
Replies: 14
Views: 1099

Zen gave 3 and 4 a miss and went straight to 5

That's right suckas. You thought you'd wait for Zen 2? Why do that when you can skip ahead to Zen 5!

Already under development right now, thank you Jim Keller!

Ice Lake just melted.
by chuckula
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Kaby Lake G use of Vega questioned - no RPM
Replies: 14
Views: 683

Re: Kaby Lake G use of Vega questioned - no RPM

Just seems like an odd feature to disable, especially considering the Intel IGP supports RPM also. I can't imagine that disabling RPM saved any die space or power consumption. Maybe we've forgotten something: Fine Wine(TM)! They'll turn the feature on 6 months from now and we'll all be talking abou...
by chuckula
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Kaby Lake G use of Vega questioned - no RPM
Replies: 14
Views: 683

Re: Kaby Lake G use of Vega questioned - no RPM

The real take-away from that article: If you think Kaby-G doesn't have Vega graphics because they turned off that feature, then we should have another thread about how AMD is apparently lying by claiming that Raven Ridge parts use "Vega" graphics too since the 2400G is clearly substantiall...
by chuckula
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Apple working on ARM chips for Macs
Replies: 66
Views: 4883

Re: Apple working on ARM chips for Macs

1. It's RISC so it's faster (oh, and because it's RISC it's designed for WorkGroups and Multimedia... you know, the future) 2. It will run DOS and Windows and all existing Mac software faster. 3. It will be CHEAPER! Let's go back to PowerPC. I want my MacOS 9 again. For all the grief I give ARM, yo...
by chuckula
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: 4,6&16core info on Pass1&2, Dvd.mpg > X264.mp4
Replies: 6
Views: 350

Re: 4,6&16core info on Pass1&2, Dvd.mpg > X264.mp4

Out of curiosity, what software platform & exact version of x264 are you using? Here also is the X264 encoding string from MediaInfo for my "cores" encoding tests. Encoding settings : cabac=1 / ref=5 / deblock=1:0:0 / analyse=0x3:0x113 / me=umh / subme=2 / psy=1 / psy_rd=1.00:0.00 / m...
by chuckula
Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: 4,6&16core info on Pass1&2, Dvd.mpg > X264.mp4
Replies: 6
Views: 350

Re: 4,6&16core info on Pass1&2, Dvd.mpg > X264.mp4

Out of curiosity, what software platform & exact version of x264 are you using? W10/1709 I use VideoReDo Pro (latest)762a. Which uses FFmpeg for X264. I found this by running ffmpeg_vrd.exe in a command prompt... "ffmpeg version 2.6.1 Copyright (c) 2000-2015 the FFmpeg developers built wit...
by chuckula
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!
Replies: 183
Views: 4583

Re: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!

Where I stand for those that are confused: Apple's SoC designs kick ass. It makes sense for them to push them out to all of their products ASAP. Rumours are swirling: Marco Arment (@marcoarment): "A bit concerned over the rumors of big changes to macOS. Apple hasn’t prioritized macOS quality i...
by chuckula
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!
Replies: 183
Views: 4583

Re: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!

End User wrote:
This is getting crazy!

Are they pushing the new Mac Pro to 2019 because of the rumoured transition to their ARM based solution?


Oh yeah! It's RISC so it's faster, and it works with all the old software, and it will be cheaper!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epiRR0ILTEQ
by chuckula
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Apple working on ARM chips for Macs
Replies: 66
Views: 4883

Re: Apple working on ARM chips for Macs

Just gonna leave this here because we don't really have another active Mac thread. “We want to be transparent and communicate openly with our pro community so we want them to know that the Mac Pro is a 2019 product. It’s not something for this year,” Tom Boger, Apple’s senior director of Mac hardwa...
by chuckula
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: /boot too small
Replies: 12
Views: 1237

Re: /boot too small

bthylafh wrote:
Yep, that did it. Thanks for pointing out that entry in the Arch wiki - the Grub module for LVM wasn't loaded before.


Glad to see you are back in business!
by chuckula
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: /boot too small
Replies: 12
Views: 1237

Re: /boot too small

LVM might cause some additional complications though. I'm not sure if there are any additional steps required to get grub to load the system from an LVM volume. The grub-install tool may take care of this automagically for you, but then again it might not. That's potentially true. Assuming your sys...
by chuckula
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: /boot too small
Replies: 12
Views: 1237

Re: /boot too small

Separate boot partitions are a bit of an artifact from the bad old days. I haven't had one in a long time. The current / is ext4 and an LVM volume. The OS is Ubuntu Server 16.04. Can I simply update /etc/fstab, comment out the line for /boot, move that partition's contents into the corresponding /bo...
by chuckula
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: 4,6&16core info on Pass1&2, Dvd.mpg > X264.mp4
Replies: 6
Views: 350

Re: 4,6&16core info on Pass1&2, Dvd.mpg > X264.mp4

Out of curiosity, what software platform & exact version of x264 are you using?
by chuckula
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!
Replies: 183
Views: 4583

Re: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!

I predict will simply see a convergence where arm comes up to the same level. Then it will simply be juggling performance-per-watt instead of raw performance. If Apple can bring its 64-bit ARM based SoC designs level with Intel I think they would be very happy. Why? According to you any third-grade...
by chuckula
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: All Intel, All the Time
Replies: 8
Views: 474

Re: All Intel, All the Time

Aww, man. I didn't realize that Gene Ray was that old or, worse, dead. Speaking of not making any sense, I'm having a hard time parsing the OP. Just wtf is this thread about, anyway? While it's short, it still reads like my dad got hold of some of that sweet, sweet Count Chuckula Intel Shill Money ...
by chuckula
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!
Replies: 183
Views: 4583

Re: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!

Forget about Geekbench. ARM has been knocking on Intel's door for a while now. Once the mobile constraints are lifted ARM is going to be a monster. Meanwhile, on planet Earth: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=cavium-thunderx-96core&num=1 Very interesting benchmarks. Thank...
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