Personal computing discussed

Search found 1550 matches

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 52
by chuckula
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Obsolete IT in the wild
Replies: 122
Views: 3987

Re: Obsolete IT in the wild

So I know it's not "obsolete" in the same way that a mimeograph would be considered "obsolete" but I am dealing with an older (Core 2 era) Dell system that has a weird and annoying idiosyncrasy. I'm using it as a platform to overwrite old hard drives before they go off for recycl...
by chuckula
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega very strong in newly released games
Replies: 39
Views: 1646

Re: Vega very strong in newly released games

I CANT TELL HOW VEGA IS BECAUSE THAT SITE IS IN SOME WEIRD FRENCH German. The ".de" TLD is Germany. And if you'd use a modern browser, there would be a "Translate" button for you to click. Well he did say it was "weird" -- oh wait WEIRD -- French. German certainly look...
by chuckula
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Good PDF Splitter/Combiner Software??
Replies: 26
Views: 3488

Re: Good PDF Splitter/Combiner Software??

The XFA forms are a giant PITA. My Linux solution is to run a recent version of Acrobat via Wine which works fine for my uses. Regular PDF forms that aren't using the proprietary XFA crap do work pretty well using standard open-source programs like Okular, however. The powers that be had decided th...
by chuckula
Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Kaby Lake Raja Edition [Kaby Lake-G] photographed
Replies: 31
Views: 1072

Re: Kaby Lake Raja Edition [Kaby Lake-G] photographed

Wirko wrote:
The gap between the CPU and GPU is rather wide. Is this the MCIG, or Minimum Competitive Integration Gap?


That's the minimum distance that the judge put down in the restraining order.
by chuckula
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: Legal issues with being on Disablity
Replies: 35
Views: 892

Re: Legal issues with being on Disablity

I would recommend not asking for legal advice on TR's forum.
Talk to a real lawyer instead.
by chuckula
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Kaby Lake Raja Edition [Kaby Lake-G] photographed
Replies: 31
Views: 1072

Re: Kaby Lake Raja Edition [Kaby Lake-G] photographed

derFunkenstein wrote:
Hades Canyon because, you know, hell froze over. :lol:


Occasionally somebody at Intel sneaks a funny name through.
by chuckula
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: First Centriq benchmarks (that I've seen)
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Re: First Centriq benchmarks (that I've seen)

If they want to talk about doing web-server type stuff that relies on encryption then they really should be making sure to enable QuickAssist when benching the Skylake servers. QuickAssist handles a large chunk of the encryption so that the CPU cores are free to do other things. A few non-micro benc...
by chuckula
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: New NUC with EMIB Core-Radeon combo
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Re: New NUC with EMIB Core-Radeon combo

A "NUC" form factor with one of these parts will certainly not be passively cooled like some of the smaller NUCs out there, but it's not like cooling 50 - 100 watts in a small package is completely out of the question. One advantage of the way these chips are packaged is that it's pretty e...
by chuckula
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Vulnerable Minix system in Intel chipsets
Replies: 23
Views: 688

Re: Vulnerable Minix system in Intel chipsets

At least with AMD we had a a somewhat vague, maybe-sorta, Lisa-will-think-about-it, stance on opening up the PSP for inspection. edit: Ah. Well, looks like since the last time I checked, they confirmed they would not. oh well. AMD probably couldn't open up PSP even if it wanted to since PSP appears...
by chuckula
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Kaby Lake Raja Edition [Kaby Lake-G] photographed
Replies: 31
Views: 1072

Re: Kaby Lake Raja Edition [Kaby Lake-G] photographed

I'm actually most interested to see how much the onboard HBM2 boosts the CPU performance. Could be even more than the Broadwell i7-5775c. I thought the HBM2 was only connected to the GPU and the CPU will still use regular DDR4 SDRAM? (which is in the photo) I'm not sure, TBH. Being on the same inte...
by chuckula
Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Kaby Lake Raja Edition [Kaby Lake-G] photographed
Replies: 31
Views: 1072

Re: Kaby Lake Raja Edition [Kaby Lake-G] photographed

I'm actually most interested to see how much the onboard HBM2 boosts the CPU performance. Could be even more than the Broadwell i7-5775c. It won't boost the CPU performance at all outside of very specific situations where the regular Kaby Lake part would suffer because the IGP was sucking up most o...
by chuckula
Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Kaby Lake Raja Edition [Kaby Lake-G] photographed
Replies: 31
Views: 1072

Re: Kaby Lake Raja Edition [Kaby Lake-G] photographed

DancinJack wrote:
Man, that sure looks like a NUC-type board. Gimme gimme gimme.


I'm guessing it's a test board and not a full commercial product, but the size is definitely in the M-ITX or maybe even a little smaller range (no PCIe slot).
by chuckula
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Kaby Lake Raja Edition [Kaby Lake-G] photographed
Replies: 31
Views: 1072

Re: Kaby Lake Raja Edition [Kaby Lake-G] photographed

Look at all the power circuitry!!! That raises a lot of questions for me There certainly is quite a bit since it is driving both a CPU and GPU. I'm pretty sure there are almost completely separate sets of regulators for the two pieces of silicon just as if this were a cpu + discrete GPU solution. T...
by chuckula
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Kaby Lake Raja Edition [Kaby Lake-G] photographed
Replies: 31
Views: 1072

Re: Kaby Lake Raja Edition photographed

I have a request. Can we please create a convention of calling it KLG/Kaby Lake G? edit: I'm not criticizing your title Chuck. I just mean so many names are going to attach to this thing over the next 6 months it'll be very confusing I imagine. You are right that Kaby Lake-G is the real name. I jus...
by chuckula
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Kaby Lake Raja Edition [Kaby Lake-G] photographed
Replies: 31
Views: 1072

Kaby Lake Raja Edition [Kaby Lake-G] photographed

So of course there's been a big deal about Intel putting Radeons into mobile chips Well, here's a link to photographs of the actual chip in a real motherboard . As you can see, it's quite a large package by mobile standards although it's small when you consider the space required by a traditional CP...
by chuckula
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: It's Official: Pour one out for Raj [GOING INTEL!]
Replies: 11
Views: 513

Re: It's Official: Pour one out for Raj [GOING INTEL!]

RAJ IS GOING INTEL BABY! Chuckula will be willing to provide grief counseling to AMD fanboys. For an exorbitant hourly rate of course. Given that everyone blames Vega's issues (whatever their view of the issues is, anyway) on Raja, isn't that bad news for Intel? Raj isn't blameless on the execution...
by chuckula
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: It's Official: Pour one out for Raj [GOING INTEL!]
Replies: 11
Views: 513

Re: It's Official: Pour one out for Raj [GOING INTEL!]

This is really sending up red flags for me. Gonna wait for confirmation on the Intel story. Oh absolutely. Take with a shovel full of salt and I'm just having fun with the rumor mill. The fact that there was a deal to sell AMD chips to Intel for repackaging is just enough of a hook to make it belie...
by chuckula
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: It's Official: Pour one out for Raj [GOING INTEL!]
Replies: 11
Views: 513

Re: It's Official: Pour one out for Raj

whm1974 wrote:
I was thinking that he just died.


He's not dead yet. He's just resting. He wants to go for a walk... at Intel HQ.
by chuckula
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: It's Official: Pour one out for Raj [GOING INTEL!]
Replies: 11
Views: 513

It's Official: Pour one out for Raj [GOING INTEL!]

This should come as a surprise to nobody, but Raj just made it official that he has left AMD: https://videocardz.com/73921/raja-koduri-leaves-amd EDIT: OK, totally not confirmed but what the hell, I can have some rumor-tastic WaCkoCFtech fun too. RAJ IS GOING INTEL BABY! Chuckula will be willing to ...
by chuckula
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Intel Licensing AMD GPU Tech
Replies: 73
Views: 8454

Re: Intel Licensing AMD GPU Tech

http://techreport.com/news/32792/intel-brings-a-core-cpu-and-radeon-gpu-together-on-one-package I told you. You all said I was an idiot, but I told you. This is so petty but damn it feels good. Actually, the original headline of this thread is not correct even after this announcement. There's no li...
by chuckula
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Chuckula's prognostication skills are failing him
Replies: 23
Views: 939

Re: Chuckula's prognostication skills are failing him

How is Lisa lying in that statement? They're selling more chips. Intel isn't competing with AMD on graphics in this case. They're enabling AMD to sell more silicon. Oh that product most certainly competes with AMD's mobile solutions unless you make the assumption that AMD's mobile solutions are not...
by chuckula
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Chuckula's prognostication skills are failing him
Replies: 23
Views: 939

Re: Chuckula's prognostication skills are failing him

Well my main "prognostication" was an admission that there was no licensing agreement between AMD and Intel for graphics IP. And this is true unless AMD is hiding those big $$$ it's receiving from Intel in its quarterly reports. Additionally, Lisa Su earler this year said: “It’s about how ...
by chuckula
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: GCC errors with compiling C code.
Replies: 292
Views: 5786

Re: GGC errors with compiling C code.

Yeah... I'm assuming your original thread is serious and you aren't just trolling here but I highly recommend starting with an online tutorial instead of just throwing snippets of code into a text file. There are a bunch of them out there but W3Schools is pretty well-known: https://www.w3schools.in...
by chuckula
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: GCC errors with compiling C code.
Replies: 292
Views: 5786

Re: GGC errors with compiling C code.

Yeah... I'm assuming your original thread is serious and you aren't just trolling here but I highly recommend starting with an online tutorial instead of just throwing snippets of code into a text file. There are a bunch of them out there but W3Schools is pretty well-known: https://www.w3schools.in/...
by chuckula
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Let's party like it's 1999 and look at single-threaded x87 FPU performance
Replies: 38
Views: 2443

Re: Let's party like it's 1999 and look at single-threaded x87 FPU performance

Intel Core i7-7500U @ 3.48 GHz: 11.000 seconds I also have an old laptop, an AMD A10-5750M, but it has Linux Mint 18.1, and I can't get the SuperPi Linux version to run. I've tried both the executable and the command-line, and nothing happens. Just nothing. (I also tried SuperPi with Wine. No succe...
by chuckula
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Let's party like it's 1999 and look at single-threaded x87 FPU performance
Replies: 38
Views: 2443

Re: Let's party like it's 1999 and look at single-threaded x87 FPU performance

I'm surprised that there was as big a difference at there was between Core 2 and Haswell when clockspeeds were held constant. The x87 FPU is pretty ugly internally and there aren't really many if any architectural tricks left that will improve its performance while also being considered canonically ...
by chuckula
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Optane 900P SSDs Launch Today
Replies: 9
Views: 1295

Optane 900P SSDs Launch Today

So the rumored 900P SSDs that use Optane are launching today. Here's a story with some details. Anandtech just posted a review to the 280GB model. While certainly not cheap, the prices are actually not anywhere near as high as what many people were expecting for such a high-performance product. The ...
by chuckula
Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: the most advanced 80's 8-bit CPUs?
Replies: 54
Views: 2557

Re: the most advanced 80's 8-bit CPUs?

The 80s also included some pretty decent 32-bit CPUs like the Motorola 68030. True, but I am wondering just how far you could push an CPU with a 8-bit ISA. Is possible to design and produced a multi-core 8-bit processor with the same performance as a Goldmont Atom or even better? A bunch of modern ...
by chuckula
Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Q3 Reports for AMD/Intel/Microsoft next week!
Replies: 6
Views: 973

Re: Q3 Reports for AMD/Intel/Microsoft next week!

Alphabet Inc (the shell company that owns Google) also beat expectations: https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/26/alphabe ... 2017-.html
by chuckula
Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Q3 Reports for AMD/Intel/Microsoft next week!
Replies: 6
Views: 973

Re: Q3 Reports for AMD/Intel/Microsoft next week!

Microsoft also beat expectations with $0.84 EPS instead of an expected $0.72: https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/26/microso ... -2018.html
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 52