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Damien c 11-09-14 12:20 PM

AMD's new X86 Architecture is codenamed "Zen".

Quote:

AMD has admitted that its Bulldozer microarchitecture was a misstep but claims that its next-generation replacement, Zen, will deliver the performance improvements required to become competitive with Intel once more.


Source

http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardwar...ch.net+feed%29



Have to say it's good to see that AMD have admitted that Bulldozer wasn't very good, and that they actually want to compete with Intel again.

Hopefully this will mean that, Intel might have some competition at the high end or enthusiast level.

I know I will keep a eye on this.

Tripp 11-09-14 01:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Damien c (Post 790662)
AMD's new X86 Architecture is codenamed "Zen".



Source

http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardwar...ch.net+feed%29



Have to say it's good to see that AMD have admitted that Bulldozer wasn't very good, and that they actually want to compete with Intel again.

Hopefully this will mean that, Intel might have some competition at the high end or enthusiast level.

I know I will keep a eye on this.


Nice find fella, glad to see I was right in calling the next iteration of cpus from AMD finfet in design, let's hope for ddr4 to go along with that too. I want me some Zen goodness

Zoot 11-09-14 05:18 PM

Some X99 motherboards have issues apparently. 2 reviewers and apparently more users have reported some rather catastrophic hardware failures.

Quote:

"Intel's Haswell-E Eight-Core CPU and X99 motherboards just debuted but it looks like there may be some early adoption troubles leading to the new, ultra-expensive X99 motherboards and processors burning up. Phoronix first ran a story about their X99 motherboard having a small flame and smoke when powering up for the first time and then Legit Reviews also ran an article about their motherboard going up in smoke for reasons unknown. The RAM, X99 motherboards, and power supplies were different in these two cases. Manufacturers are now investigating and in at least the case of LR their Core i7-5960X also fried in the process."
Source - http://beta.slashdot.org/story/206891

http://www.legitreviews.com/intel-x9...unknown_150008

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...x99_fail&num=1

SieB 11-09-14 06:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zoot (Post 790711)
Some X99 motherboards have issues apparently. 2 reviewers and apparently more users have reported some rather catastrophic hardware failures.

Source - http://beta.slashdot.org/story/206891

http://www.legitreviews.com/intel-x9...unknown_150008

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...x99_fail&num=1

Damn, you would be gutted if you just spent 1400 on a motherboard and CPU only to have it blow up on you the first time you press the on switch :(

Hopefully it is just a small faulty batch of motherboards causing probs.

Zoot 11-09-14 06:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SieB (Post 790734)
Damn, you would be gutted if you just spent 1400 on a motherboard and CPU only to have it blow up on you the first time you press the on switch :(

Hopefully it is just a small faulty batch of motherboards causing probs.

That's pretty damn rough indeed!

Teething problems with new hardware, particularly graphics cards is quite common. I guess it's just best to avoid bleeding edge new hardware for a while after it's released.

RamboOC 18-09-14 06:31 AM

iPhone 6 and 6 plus will only have 1GB ram. What was apple thinking!
Source

Quote:

Apple made a big deal of the number of transistors in the latest A8 chipset at the announcement event. Now we're sure it will run things smooth on the new Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus even if its GPU may not bring gaming graphics to the next level. Now however we learn the two devices won't be the multitasking monsters you might expect - according to early reviews of the devices both share the same limited 1GB of RAM.
That sounds logical given they both use the exact same chipset - the Apple A8 but some rumors had it that the bigger iPhone 6 Plus will have more RAM.
http://cdn.gsmarena.com/vv/newsimg/1...marena_002.jpg

Estacado7706 18-09-14 08:07 AM

Asus want's to sue competitors, tha are planning to use the 2011-3 OC socket.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20140917PD204.html

remember300 18-09-14 09:24 AM

Im not supprised that dont happen more often...
Must be really bad if they can prove it.

barnsley 18-09-14 10:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RamboOC (Post 792390)
iPhone 6 and 6 plus will only have 1GB ram. What was apple thinking!

Its an optimised operating system tbh. the 6+ should have more but this isn't android we're talking about, iOS is designed for specific hardware.

BigBlue1 21-09-14 03:50 AM

Folding at home and SETI may be endangered
 
There is talk of the loss of net neutrality (in the US). If you are not in the US it may already be gone for you. If you are in the US you might want to read this and comment to the FCC with the links there.

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum...d.php?id=75141


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