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Nov 20, 2015 - The WAN Show Document

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Main News Topics

Nvidia Unveils Pascal GPU details

Source 1: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/486218-nvidia-unveils-pascal- OP: Pugs501

Source 2: http://vrworld.com/2015/11/16/nvidia-unveils-pascal-gpu-16gb-of-memory-1

  • 16GB HBM SDRAM (packed in four 4GB HBM2 chips) will bring 1TB/s in bandwidth

  • NVIDIA Pascal proof-of-concept engineering board with 4GB HBM memory

  • Pascal = support for up to 32GB of HBM2 memory

    • Pascal products will launch with 16GB HBM2 memory

  • Pascal will be available in multi-GPU packaging

  • NVLink will enable up to 80GB/s, should replace PLX PCIe Gen3 bridge chips

  • higher performance through 16nm process and GPU Boost

  • manufactured by TSMC using 16nm FinFET process

    • shifts from 2D transistors to 3D transistors

  • expected to hit market first half of 2016

For a few truly bad DMCA takedowns, YouTube offers to cover legal costs

Source 1: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/488064-for-a-few-truly-bad-dmc OP: tangra

Source 2: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/11/youtube-offers-to-pay-lega

Source 3: http://googlepublicpolicy.blogspot.ca/2015/11/a-step-toward-protecti

  • In US, critiquing or parodying content is protected by “fair use”

    • exception to copyright law

    • helps encourage discussion on topics

  • YouTube will protect best examples of fair use on YouTube

  • agreeing to defend in court if necessary

  • offering legal support to handful of videos they believe represent fair use

    • ones that are subject to DMCA takedowns

  • with approval of creator, YouTube will keep videos live in the USA

  • will feature them in YouTube Copyright Center as examples of fair use

  • will cover costs of any copyright lawsuits brought against them

  • believe that this program could over time, not just protect content creators

    • create a “demo reel” for creators to understand fair use practices

  • can’t offer legal protection to every creator

    • will resist legally unsupported DMCA takedowns

  • believes the videos they can protect will help the YouTube ecosystem

AMD could be profitable in 2 years: JPMorgan

Source 1: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/488249-amd-could-be-prof OP: erainf

Source 2: http://www.barrons.com/articles/amd-could-be-profitable-in-24-m

Source 3: http://www.smallcapnetwork.com/Advanced-Micro-Devices-Could-be-Profitabl

  • cautiously optimistic on AMD’s new products for 2016

  • say success depends on company’s execution

  • time-to-market and product performance/power efficiency

  • AMD planning stronger professional GFX push in 2016

  • expanding into medicine, factory automation, security

  • Zen processor speculation

  • Summit Ridge doesn’t launch until Oct 2016

Former Apple designers say that Apple has lost ‘the fundamental principles of good design’

Source 1: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/486460-former-apple-des OP: DatSpeed

Source 2: http://www.theverge.com/2015/11/16/9743996/apple-designer-interview-

Original Article from Ex Apple Employees

  • two early Apple designers are chastising Apple’s design direction

  • Written on Co.Design

  • Bruce Tognazzini, Apple’s 66th employee

  • Don Norman, user experience architect from 93’ - 96’

  • Apple is destroying design

  • they criticize Apple for having no universal back or undo button

    • too many “hidden” gesture-based menus

    • pushing visual simplicity over usability testing in new human interface guidelines for devs

  • Norman and Tog also denounced Google Maps and Android for flaws as well

Intel says “Moore’s Law isn’t dead yet”

Source 1: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/488111-intel-says-m OP: niofalpha

Source 2: http://venturebeat.com/2015/11/19/intel-says-moores-law-isnt-dead-yet/

  • VP tech & manufacturing for Intel Bill Hot

    • “on 14-nanometer production, yields have been difficult and are behind where Intel wanted to be”

    • “cost per transistor is difficult to maintain at a constant level, but progress is promising”

    • “14nm is harder than we thought, but we do not see a long-term difference in what we were able to see in the past and what we can achieve in the future”

    • “intel can see its path through 7nm production”

  • Intel focusing on extending progress in making chips of the future


AMD Radeon R9 380X Reviews and Benchmarks

Source 1: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/488187-amd-radeon-r9-380x-r OP: HKZeroFive

Source 2: http://videocardz.com/57760/amd-launches-radeon-r9-380x

Source 3: http://www.digitaltrends.com/video-card-reviews/amd-radeon-r9-380x-review/

Source 4: http://www.techpowerup.com/mobile/reviews/ASUS/R9_380X_Strix/1.html

3D Mark Fire Strike Score

GTX 960 vs 970 vs 380x


*More Reviews are in LTT Forum Link


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Christmas Sweaters

LTT Shirts

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old designs from our other stores

HighLANder back for a limited time only!!!

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Rapid Fire

Sony enabled PS2 backwards compatibility for the PS4 without telling anyone (Announced by Sony today, 20/11/2015)

Source 1: http://www.techradar.com/us/news/gaming/sony-slyly-enabled- OP: TopWargamer

Source 2: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/488183-sony-enabled-ps2-backwar

Source 3: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2015-hands-on-with-ps4-play

  • PS4 Star Wars bundle has been released: package of four ‘classic’ titles

    • upon launching a system prompt tells you that select and start are mapped to the left and right sides of the Dual Shock 4’s trackpad

    • available via a single PSN code, as opposed to a disc

  • ps2 ran at varying range of pixel counts, 512x448 and 640x448 commonplace

    • emulator running at a native resolution of 1292x896

  • runs smoothly

  • only a few titles have been released for backwards compatibility so far

  • Sony told Wired “we are working on utilizing PS2 emulation tech to bring PS2 games forward to the current generation”

    • Said they “have nothing further to comment at this point in time”

New Samsung smart flip-phone leaks

Source 1: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/486223-new-samsung-smart OP: Nineshadow

Source 3: http://www.samsung.com/cn/consumer/mobile-phones/smart-phone/



  • 64-bit octa-core Exynos 7420 processor

  • 3GB RAM

  • 64GB internal storage

  • Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

  • two 3.9-inch Super AMOLED displays

  • 16MP primary camera

  • 5MP secondary camera

  • numeric T9 keypad

GeekBench Single-Core


1920x1200 8” (283PPI) IPS LCD Display

Android 5.1.1 Lollipop (Marshmallow coming)

Tegra K1 quad-core 2.2GHz Cortex-A15 CPU


Nvidia 192-core Kepler GPU

16GB or 32GB (Plus micro-sd)

5MP rear camera, 5MP front camera

5200mAh battery


BLOCKS - The first modular smartwatch

Source 1: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/488006-blocks-the-first-modular- OP: TheDane

Source 2: http://blcks.co/dqzr795600s

Base watchface Specs:

1.34” LCD display



Snapdragon 400 processor

400mAh battery


Vibration motor

  • raised over $1.6 million on Kickstarter

  • custom “modules” available to personalize watch

  • eta release May 2016



Walmart partnering with LG to make $10 phones

Source 1: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/486923-walmart-pa OP: AluminumTech

Source 2: http://www.engadget.com/2015/11/16/android-phone-walmart/

Lucky L16C

Sunrise L15G

Specs are compiled onto forum post

Fnatic Launches “No-BS” eSports peripherals by acquiring FUNC and starting an indiegogo campaign

Source 1: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/486842-fnatic-launches-no- OP: Verne

Source 2: http://www.fnatic.com/content/96550

Source 3: IndieGogo Page

  • claiming to deliver simplicity, comfort and reliability in peripherals

  • apparently the peripherals have already been funded - the indiegogo is just a way to interact directly with their audience

Product Lineup

AMD Bundles Star Wars: Battlefront with Radeon R9 Fury GFX Cards

Source 1: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/487219-amd-bundles-star-wa OP: Mr_Troll

Source 2: http://www.amd4u.eu/starwarsbattlefront

  • Get a Star Wars: Battlefront game code when you purchase AMD Radeon R9 Fury GFX cards

Apple sneaks a USB 3.0-compatible Lightning port into the iPad Pro

Source 1: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/484853-ipad-pro-lightning-po OP: AluminumTech

Source 2: http://arstechnica.com/apple/2015/11/apple-sneaks-a-usb-3-0-compatible-lightnin

  • iFixit found a USB 3.0 controller inside iPad Pro

  • Apple confirmed the iPad Pro will support USB 3.0 transfer speeds over its lightning port

  • Have to purchase new USB 3.0 cables separately when they’re released

    • No confirmed date for release

  • Current USB 2.0 models, don’t have enough pins to support USB 3.0 specs


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No time codes yet on the vid :(


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It's amazing how you guys can talk for about 1 1/2 hours or so and still keep it interesting (watched live today). Good job guys!

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When your topic(s) makes it onto WAN SHOW  :D

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Can I just point out that according to Linus 75 fps max settings on a 980 in Battlefront isn't a bottleneck but then you have a 970 getting 100 fps and a 390 getting 112 fps. Yeaaaaaaaaaaah

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...why are you still reading this?

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maybe ill get through this one without falling asleep. (its 11 o'clock btw)


Sean gets very sleepy at this hour.

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Time codes:


Nvidia Pascal GPU - 11:50

YouTube DMCA - 15:20

AMD Profitability - 24:40

Dollar Shave Club sponsorship - 36:00

Tunnel Bear sponsor spot - 44:00

Freshbooks - 46:00

Apple designers - 53:40

Moore's Law is dead - 1:02:19

380X - 1:06:10

LTT Noctua fans - 1:11:00

LTT Merch - 1:13:30

Sony PS2 compatibility - 11:14:40

Samsung Smart Flip Phones - 1:20:07

Blocks modular smartwatch - 1:24:08

Walmart $10 phone - 1:28:12

No BS eSPORTS - 1:29:58

AMD Star wars bundle - 1:32:40

iPad Pro USB3 - 1:32:09

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I wish the Highlander shirt remained Limited edition so it had more value. also it's the coolest shirt of the market so I guess that's why it came back :(

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I normally super enjoy the WAN show but the quick mention of AMD financial stuff that they don't understand... banking people need these silly articles and do not want to know technical stuff about AMD or AMD/Intel comparisons. 


Also the Lumia thing honestly pissed me off and it took this long (a whole day) to get over it so that I can properly complain without just ranting. Linus the cool thing about the new Lumia is that the XL model is the first phone to have liquid cooling. iPhone will be #2 just like normal and Microsoft is first to market. 


Ok I'm done. Great show otherwise, Enjoy other techtip fans!

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On the note of the Sapphire Card.
Yeah, got one here to check out, first thing is that Bios Switch (I am guessing, never used them), according to TRIXX card info: post-160257-0-01350500-1448232018.png

Has 1010 mhz and 1450 mhz clocks.
Never seen that before. And note I aint overclocked it.

Because of that number I went looking, and could I find any info about it? nope, bugger all, nill, nada.

Tempted to knock the computer off, flip the switch and see if the base clock updates.

If it does, why the hell aint Sapphire advertising this?

Oh and its the backplate version too. Something Jaz2Cents I remember called for. Well, you got it! Happy now? 

Its not my fault I am grumpy, you try having a porcelain todger that's always hard! 

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I love how it took you 3 afterparty's to get through the UtraWideFestival videos due to audio problems #LinusAudioTips

And the audio was still low despite him testing it on stream while it was playing.  Had to view it on my won to hear any of the vids play TBH.


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