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by the
Sun May 20, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel Processor bug incoming?
Replies: 235
Views: 17504

Re: Intel Processor bug incoming?

Well it looks like Spectre can break into SMM. This follows on the heels of another SMM attack in recent memory, coincidentally introduced in the first chips that Spectre could also be used.

Oh, and there is Spectre NG on the way too.
by the
Sun May 20, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: New monitors besides the $2000 4K 144Hz ones coming soon?
Replies: 3
Views: 232

Re: New monitors besides the $2000 4K 144Hz ones coming soon?

I believe a good chunk of the sales are clearancing out last year's model as the units announced at CES are finally shipping. Case in point, I picked up four LG 27" 4K IPS displays for $250 USD a piece and they're good units thus far. With pricing like that, the older 1920 x 1080 and 2560 x 144...
by the
Thu May 10, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: A hacker is pictured
Replies: 18
Views: 1378

Re: A hacker is pictured

Real hackers know how to hack time.
by the
Mon May 07, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: The CPU-Z Benchmark Gallery
Replies: 16
Views: 1135

Re: The CPU-Z Benchmark Gallery

Hrm, are the 32 bit binaries using SSE at all? That could explain the big performance jump with the 64 bit version. AVX is only available in 64 bit mode but the numbers aren't aligning perfectly for that to be an explanation.
by the
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: MCU
Replies: 88
Views: 9108

Re: MCU

Just got back from the new Avengers movie and if you've read the comics it was based upon, the major elements they hold true to. Granted the number of heroes in the comics doesn't have to work around the quagmire of legal rights to cinemas and thus they had to work around with what they've built bef...
by the
Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: IP security camera recommedations?
Replies: 14
Views: 3660

Re: IP security camera recommedations?

I have some limited experience with Axis cameras. Good quality on the camera side albeit low FPS by default. Compression is remarkably good. Supports multicasting for monitoring from multiple locations and ease of recording. Everything can be done locally, ie no cloud. In fact, the backend applicati...
by the
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: DIY Theater Room
Replies: 10
Views: 2577

Re: DIY Theater Room

Looks good!

Only thing I'd recommend is grabbing a HDBaseT extender instead of the extra long HDMI cable.
by the
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: LG 27UD59P-B 4K, IPS, FreeSync on sale for $275
Replies: 13
Views: 1517

Re: LG 27UD59P-B 4K, IPS, FreeSync on sale for $275

I've gotten a bit of time with the unit so first impressions: The stand is good but not great. Height adjustable with tilt and swivel. 4K resolution is very sharp. Currently running at 1920 x 1080 high DPI mode which means applications think I'm at full HD for scaling but text and user interface is ...
by the
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: LG 27UD59P-B 4K, IPS, FreeSync on sale for $275
Replies: 13
Views: 1517

Re: LG 27UD59P-B 4K, IPS, FreeSync on sale for $275

I bit the bullet on this deal and ordered three. One for me and two for my ego in case anyone was wondering. They should arrive on Monday.
by the
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Kaby Lake G use of Vega questioned - no RPM
Replies: 14
Views: 1389

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

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

I'll let myself out.
by the
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Kaby Lake G use of Vega questioned - no RPM
Replies: 14
Views: 1389

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

No RPM? I can't wait to see how AMD tries to spin this.
by the
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Samsung FreeSync TVs in 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 3113

Re: Samsung FreeSync TVs in 2018

AMD will not be licensing their proprietary tech to NVIDIA. You guys are killing me with the whole AMD is a non-profit corporation talk. Please remember they are a for profit business. You buying a RADEON and AMD only FreeSync display is more valuable than playing nice with NVIDIA. AMD employs evil...
by the
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Samsung FreeSync TVs in 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 3113

Re: Samsung FreeSync TVs in 2018

Why would Nvidia care? They don't make monitors. IIRC, GSync modules are still FPGAs and they haven't moved to ASICs yet. Nvidia probably cut all R&D of GSync modules a long time ago and are just milking the exclusivity to recoup R&D costs and get as much profit as possible until GSync sale...
by the
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Zen gave 3 and 4 a miss and went straight to 5
Replies: 14
Views: 1735

Re: 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. Ice Lake-SP just thawed out two more memory channels for a total of 8. This pretty much confirms that Cannon Lake-SP ...
by the
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!
Replies: 183
Views: 7587

Re: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!

Apple did pull off the switch rather well but Apple continued to sell a model of the G5 for six months after the Mac Pros were introduced. Those that needed new systems but didn't have their software ported over could get hardware to run their legacy applications on during the transition phase. Rig...
by the
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!
Replies: 183
Views: 7587

Re: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!

The A11 is an example of what Apple has accomplished to date. In a very confined market space. How many decades back must one go to find an Apple desktop chip widely regarded (a/k/a including those not infected by the RDF) as clearly superior to the x86 equivalent of the time? One does not win back...
by the
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!
Replies: 183
Views: 7587

Re: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!

While there were stories of individuals/businesses buying up the last of the PPC based PowerBooks and Mac workstations on a just in case basis, time has proven that the switch to Intel was a great success for both Apple and its customers. Apple did pull off the switch rather well but Apple continue...
by the
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!
Replies: 183
Views: 7587

Re: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!

I'd wager it is more likely that Apple would have to alter the internal bus for higher core counts than clock speeds to be competitive in multithreaded scenarios. The open question is how much Apple would have to change in their bus design as they can support at least six cores (presumably various ...
by the
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!
Replies: 183
Views: 7587

Re: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!

Which is wrong. blah blah blah blah blah Or you could have actually went back and read what I originally wrote instead of just summary. Much of what you have issue about my summary I addressed in my original post because you know, there is nuance. I mention turbo, I mention topology, I mention IO. ...
by the
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!
Replies: 183
Views: 7587

Re: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!

Perhaps the answer is where you openly admit to skipping over. Nuance is just lost on some people. I doubt it. I recall you being one of those "ARM is magic" types. Perhaps I'm wrong though, surely you can succinctly summarize this "answer" whose "nuance" I've missed. ...
by the
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!
Replies: 183
Views: 7587

Re: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!

So ultimately Apple could take their existing designs and use that as a foundation to build upon for a competitive product but there is a lot to do out of the CPU core. So you wrote all that and yet you don't even dispute what I was saying? I mean, where exactly did I go wrong? ( ... ) Not going to...
by the
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!
Replies: 183
Views: 7587

Re: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!

If Apple is actually planning on replace the Mac Pro 18-core Xeon CPU with an ARM one, then well yes the TDP will be much higher then ~5w. At ~5w, what level of performance is End User expecting out such a low TDP? No, look, my point is that this is unreality. You can't just overclock and juice tha...
by the
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!
Replies: 183
Views: 7587

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?


Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.
by the
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: All Intel, All the Time
Replies: 8
Views: 1014

Re: All Intel, All the Time

Did they replace their clock oscillators with time crystals?
by the
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!
Replies: 183
Views: 7587

Re: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!

Both the MacBook Pro and iMac lineups feature 7th gen Intel CPUs. Apple always lags a bit behind when it comes adding new CPUs into their products. The iMac Pro has a current gen Xeon CPU lineup I believe. The exception is the Mac mini and possibly the MacBook Air. The Mac Pro and its Ivy Bridge pr...
by the
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!
Replies: 183
Views: 7587

Re: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!

People tend to forget that event though Apple has done a piss-poor job of updating the Mac lineup, even the Macs that are running pretty outdated Intel x86 parts Both the MacBook Pro and iMac lineups feature 7th gen Intel CPUs. Apple always lags a bit behind when it comes adding new CPUs into their...
by the
Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Windows 10 on ARM Check-In: a smouldering dumpster fire
Replies: 46
Views: 2822

Re: Windows 10 on ARM Check-In: a smouldering dumpster fire

whm1974 wrote:
I have to ask, but assuming I do need to use Windows for anything, why would I buy a Windows on ARM device instead of a normal x86-64 one? Especially if the ARM based one is expensive and slow?


The silver lining appears to be battery life which is very impressive on mobile.
by the
Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Windows 10 on ARM Check-In: a smouldering dumpster fire
Replies: 46
Views: 2822

Re: Windows 10 on ARM Check-In: a smouldering dumpster fire

Reading through the various articles, it does leave the impression that Windows 10 for ARM is half baked. Lack of 64 bit application support is a very big thing to omit. Performance of the HP device doesn't seem that bad given the hardware but the price would have to be lower to really move units du...
by the
Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: AMD-Intel GPU joint venture?
Replies: 6
Views: 1330

Re: AMD-Intel GPU joint venture?

Obviously an April Fool's joke but the general theme of what is coming in the future isn't too off. Splitting up a monolithic die across an interposer will likely happen within a few generations. nVidia has released a paper on that very subject last year and AMD has been dropping hints that it is ex...
by the
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Surround Sound Capture
Replies: 10
Views: 1590

Re: Surround Sound Capture

Have you tried ASIO mode with the ASIO4ALL shim to route WDM audio to the virtual sound card?
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