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by thx1138r
Mon May 27, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: 16 COARZ.... Not announced by AMD
Replies: 104
Views: 7769

Re: 16 COARZ.... Not announced by AMD

12 cores at 4.6Ghz running in a 105W TDP envelope for $499 is pretty damn impressive and more than I was expecting from AMDs announcement. I'm really glad there is some healthy competition back in the CPU market again.
by thx1138r
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!
Replies: 251
Views: 21096

Re: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!

What I thought when I saw that forum title: The boots were approaching again. The door opened. O'Brien came in. Winston started to his feet. The shock of the sight had driven all caution out of him. For the first time in many years he forgot the presence of the telescreen. 'They've got you too!' he ...
by thx1138r
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Recommandations for DIY NAS HDDs
Replies: 42
Views: 4672

Re: Recommandations for DIY NAS HDDs

My advice would be to mix up your drives and get different types. I got a NAS about 3 years ago and about 1 year in, 2 of the 4 WD RED drives died within about a month of each other. So that thing you hear about drives in the same batch possibly having the same manufacturing flaw is real. You can gu...
by thx1138r
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Your Personal Smart Phone Evolution
Replies: 97
Views: 19812

Re: Your Personal Smart Phone Evolution

2005: Sony Ericsson K750 (not a smartphone, but still a great phone for its day)
2010: Sony Ericsson Xperia X10
2015: Sony Xperia Z3c

Z3c is aging well, hopefully it will last another 2 years.
by thx1138r
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: New NUC with EMIB Core-Radeon combo
Replies: 4
Views: 1133

Re: New NUC with EMIB Core-Radeon combo

Might be kind of hard to cool that in a NUC form factor. I suppose you could use the enclosure itself as the heat sink with some sort of heat pipe arrangement? Mostly depends on the wattage the CPU-GPU combo is putting out, according to some further leaks: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/258837-...
by thx1138r
Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: New NUC with EMIB Core-Radeon combo
Replies: 4
Views: 1133

New NUC with EMIB Core-Radeon combo

Looks like the unholy combination of a powerful Intel CPU and a beefy Radeon with HBM could be headed to a NUC sized machine some time soon:
https://www.chiphell.com/thread-1793246-1-1.html
by thx1138r
Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: the most advanced 80's 8-bit CPUs?
Replies: 54
Views: 11504

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

whm1974 wrote:
I wonder if it had any better success elsewhere such as the embedded market it was intend for?


It had some at least, I remember when the sinclair QL came out, a few of it's detractors pointed out that the 68008 was used in some of the more upmarket washing machines of the day.
by thx1138r
Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: the most advanced 80's 8-bit CPUs?
Replies: 54
Views: 11504

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

Back to the original question. The motorola 68008 was essentially a 68000 with an 8-bit data bus. So you could call it a 8-bit computer although you would probably be better to call it a 8/16/32 hybrid and it came with either a 20 or 22 bit address bus. It did see one major usage in a small computer...
by thx1138r
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: First build parts advice needed
Replies: 10
Views: 2215

Re: First build parts advice needed

Google "Techreport system guide". It's an article TR puts out every few months pointing out the best hardware. I think May 2017 was the latest edition.
by thx1138r
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:52 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: NAS Options for my home
Replies: 23
Views: 4052

Re: NAS Options for my home

If you're looking for a personal Dropbox-style application I'd check out "owncloud"

That worked well for me on some old hardware, but the failure of said hardware had me move on to a Synology box.
GZIP: On