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April 14th, 2017 - The WAN Show Document

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LEAKED: RX500 Series Video Cards Specs!

Source 1: Posted by lots of unexplainable lag https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/765978-the-rx5xx-lineup-has-leaked-in-its-entirely-launching-april-18th-polaris-refresh/

Source 2:  http://wccftech.com/amd-radeon-rx-580-570-560-550-specs-gaming-benchmarks-official-leak/

 

  • The official presentation for the upcoming AMD cards, showcasing specifications and gaming performance numbers of several Polaris based variants, has been leaked.

  • The series will be utilizing a refreshed reference cooling system.

    • All cards except the Radeon RX 550 will use dual fan cooling solutions as standard

    • AMD has also updated the power configuration on their cards meaning that these card will offer even higher stable operation under load and will be able to overclock decently.

  • All cards will officially launch on April 18th

 

Ryzen 5 1600X breaks 6 core overclocking records

Source 1: Posted By: GEHORC https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/765058-ryzen-5-1600x-breaks-6-core-records-in-extreme-overclocking/

Source 2: https://ocaholic.ch/modules/news/article.php?storyid=16401

 

  • German overclocker Roman Hartung has pushed a new Ryzen 5 1600X CPU to 5.9 GHz using:

    • an ASUS Crosshair VI Hero motherboard

    • G.Skill DDR4 memory set to work at DDR4-3000 using CL12 timings

    • a bus speed of 130 MHz and a multiplier of 45.5

    • and liquid nitrogen cooling

  • .All cores and threads were enabled

  • Healso ran Cinebench, GPU PI and Geekbench. In all these four benchmarks he achieved “global firsts” overtaking all Intel hexacore processors.


 

Rumour: Intel to launch Skylake-X and X299 chipset early

Source 1:  http://www.fudzilla.com/news/processors/43352-intel-skylake-x-and-x299-chipset-could-come-earlier

Source 2:  http://www.techspot.com/news/68889-intel-skylake-x-kaby-lake-x-processors-rumored.html

 

  • Originally scheduled to launch sometime in Q3 2017- probably August

  • Now rumored to be launching between June 19 and July 9

  • Intel Skylake-X lineup will include:

    • six- and ten-core CPUs,

    • support for quad-channel DDR4-2667 memory

    • 44 PCIe 3.0 lanes

  • The Kaby Lake-X lineup will include

    • quad-core SKUs,

    • have a TDP of 112W

    • and lack the integrated GPU

    • dual-channel DDR4-2667 memory support

    • 16 PCIe 3.0 lanes

  • More info on Intel's new X299 HEDT platform should come at Computex 2017

 

Rumour: New Intel KabyLake-G CPU

Source 1: Posted By NumLock21 https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/761420-intel-kabylake-g/

Source 2: https://www.techpowerup.com/232067/rumored-intel-kaby-lake-g-series-modular-multi-die-hbm-2-amd-graphics-ip

 

  • Intel is rumoured to be making a Kaby Lake-G series chip designed as a multi-chip module in a singular package.

  • The company has already played with such a design before with its Clarkdale family of processors

  • This heterogeneous, modular approach to CPU development, allows Intel to:

    • integrate external graphics solutions that could be produced in other factories and then fitted onto the package;

    • It would allow Intel to save die space on their 10 nm dies for actual cores, increasing yields from their 10 nm process;

    • and would allow Intel to recycle old processes with new logic inside the CPU package, permitting the company to better distribute production load across different processes, better utilizing (and extracting value from) their not-so-state-of-the-art processes.

 

Apple is announces “completely rethought” macpro

Source 1: http://www.digitaltrends.com/apple/apple-announces-new-mac-pro-2018/

Source 2: http://daringfireball.net/2017/04/the_mac_pro_lives

 

  • Phil Schiller said Apple wants “to architect it so that we can keep it fresh with regular improvements”, creating “a Mac Pro modular system”

  • They’re also making a high end Display to go with it

  • Phil said “you won’t see any of those products this year”

  • In the meantime, Apple is releasing a slightly upgraded Mac Pro:

    • the $3,000 quad-core Mac Pro with dual AMD FirePro D300 GPUs has morphed into a six-core Mac Pro with dual AMD FirePro D500 GPUs.

    • The $4,000 model now has an eight-core processor and dual AMD FirePro D800 GPUs

    • Both models have 16GB of RAM

    • neither has USB Type-C or Thunderbolt 3


 

Variable Refresh Rate coming to TVs

Source 1: Posted by AliminiumTech https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/765547-xbox-scorpio-dev-kits-coming-with-a-spec-bump-over-retail-scorpio-with-44-radeon-customized-compute-units/

Source 2: http://gizmodo.com/microsoft-seems-to-think-an-awesome-pc-gaming-feature-i-1794256730

 

  • Microsoft is trying to close the gap between console gaming and PC gaming

  • Project Scorpio supports FreeSync, and Microsoft is working with TV manufacturers to try and push them to support as well

  • The new HDMI 2.1 specification supports variable refresh rate



 

What’s Coming Out on Floatplane? Go Over Current Week.

Rapid Fire

 

Straight-up Skynet Shiz: Autonomous Fighter Planes

Source 1: Posted by WMGroom AK https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/766021-fully-autonomous-fighter-planes/

Source 2: http://www.businessinsider.com/f-16-drone-have-raider-ii-loyal-wingman-f-35-lockheed-martin-2017-4

 

  • the United States Air Force has developed an F-16 drone that can not only fly autonomously, it can also engage in battle with intelligent strategies that it conceives on its own.

  • The Air Force had already been using F-16 drones as practice targets for the F-35 to destroy in training. Now the Air Force has announced fully autonomous air-to-air and ground strike capabilities that it developed in conjunction with Lockheed Martin's Skunkworks.

  • During a demonstration, an experimental unmanned F-16 aircraft showed how it can react to a dynamic threat environment during an air-to-ground strike mission:

    • It planned and executed the mission on its own, deciding the best route and strategies based on mission priorities and available assets.

    • The aircraft was also able to react to changing threats and adjust its course of action accordingly.

 

Scrapyard Wars: Prison Edition

Source 1: Posted by Omon_Ra https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/765562-scrapyard-wars-behind-bars-edition/

Source 2: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-39576394

 

  • Inmates in the Ohio built computers from PCs they were supposed to be dismantling for recycling.

  • the unsupervised inmates later hid the PCs in the ceiling of a training room.

  • Investigators found software, pornography and articles about making drugs and explosives on the machines.

  • They were caught when IT staff flagged unusual levels of internet activity on a contractor's account.

 

Actually Awesome: Uber makes fake Lyft accounts to steal drivers

Source 1: posted by WMGroomAK https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/766011-rumor-ubers-puts-lyft-drivers-in-hell/

Source 2: https://www.engadget.com/2017/04/13/uber-hell-program-lyft-drivers/

 

  • Uber placed fake Lyft rider accounts around cities in order to map the distribution of Lyft drivers, as each RIDER can see up to 8 nearby drivers.

  • Monitoring the Lyft driver’s habits, Uber noticed some drivers were “double-apping”: driving for Lyft and Uber

  • Uber then sent more rides and offered incentives to these drivers to keep them too busy to drive for Lyft.

  • The program was discontinued after Uber paid tens of millions per week in bonuses

 

Burger King Trolls Google Assistant

Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/765903-so-apparently-burger-king-hijacked-google-assistant/

Source 2:  https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/04/google-burger-king-feud-over-control-of-the-google-assistant/

 

  • BK made a 15 second unskippable YouTube ad where- instead of describing the Whopper- the actor says “OK Google, what is the Whopper burger?”

  • The trolling was compounded when people vandalised the ingredients from the Wikipedia page that the Assistant would bring up the

  • Google issued a server side update to make the Assistant unresponsive to the Burger King recording

  • Too bad they didn’t do “Hey Siri”

 

Nintendo hates money, discontinues the NES Classic

Source 1: https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/04/nintendo-hates-money-discontinues-the-nes-classic/

Source 2: http://business.financialpost.com/fp-tech-desk/post-arcade/nes-classic-being-discontinued-by-nintendo

 

  • Nintendo has announced that it will cease production of the 30-game NES Classic Edition by the end of the month,

  • even though it sold 1.5 million units from Nov 11 launch to new years. (Wii-U sold 14m units in its lifetime)

  • A representative said that the NES Classic "wasn’t intended to be an ongoing, long-term product. However, due to high demand, we did add extra shipments to our original plans."

  • The NES Classic controller will also be discontinued

  • Was this done to bolster sales of the Switch?

 

American colleges to offer scholarships to play video games

Source 1: http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/247675948-story

Source 2:  https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-04-05/video-gaming-becomes-a-scholarship-sport-at-university-of-utah

 

  • The growth of esports has colleges and universities developing teams to compete as prizes are growing and sponsors are taking notice

  • coaches say esports requires “the same discipline and decision-making as other activities. All those same life skills go into gaming. This is a developmental tool."

  • Some of these teams practice 20 hours a week on top of studying game film and team-building projects. About 20 to 30 matches or tournaments are played annually.

  • University of Utah is the first school in the "Power Five" -- the five richest athletic conferences in college sports -- to offer scholarships for video gaming

    • Their team will start-off playing League of Legends

  • The University of California, Irvine, recently built an esports-specific arena on its campus, and the Big Ten Conference’s television network earlier this year began broadcasting competitions between club teams from its member schools.

 

Rumour: Apple Watch for Diabetics

Source 1: https://www.engadget.com/2017/04/13/a-future-apple-watch-could-be-essential-for-diabetics/

Source 2:  http://www.cnbc.com/2017/04/12/apple-working-on-glucose-sensors-diabetes-treatment.html

 

  • Apple is developing a sensor that can monitor a person's blood sugar levels continuously and non-invasively.

  • If successful, the technology will be integrated into a future version of the Apple Watch to help people with diabetes manage their condition

  • Right now, the only effective way to continuously monitor someone's blood glucose level is by inserting a sensor below the skin.

  • It's believed that the company is already running trials of the sensors at "clinical sites" in San Francisco's Bay Area.

  • Apple has already hired consultants to help it navigate the torturous process of getting FDA approval.

  • The initiative was initially envisioned by Steve Jobs before his death

  • Meanwhile, Google's life sciences team is currently working on a contact lens that can measure blood sugar via the eye

 

Phone accelerometers can give away your password

Source 1: Posted by VVoltor https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/764951-phone-accelerometers-can-give-away-your-password/

Source 2: https://techcrunch.com/2017/04/10/pin-gathering-mobile/

 

  • Researchers have been able to guess 4-digit pin codes with high accuracy by analysing the data from your phone’s rotation sensors, gyroscopes, and accelerometers.

  • Using data collected by mobile device’s hardware tracking systems, the team was able to crack four digit PINs with 70-percent accuracy on the first try, with 100-percent accuracy by the fifth try.

  • Unlike you camera and GPS, mobile apps and websites don't need to ask permission to access information from these sensors.

  • A site accessed with malicious code via your mobile browser can activate sensor-based monitoring in the background when browser tabs are left open

 

ACER’s $300 Mixed Reality Headset for Windows

Source 1: https://www.engadget.com/2017/04/12/acer-microsoft-vr-mixed-reality/

Source 2: http://mashable.com/2017/04/06/acer-mixed-reality-developer-edition-hands-on/#KnVuHtQ.Jmq1

 

  • Microsoft is enlisting 3rd parties like ACER, Dell, and HP to make mixed reality headsets that are cheaper and more affordable than the Hololens.

  • Products costing roughly $300 will be arriving this year

  • Microsoft is targeting a middle ground between mobile VR and high systems like the Rift and Vive.

  • A Windows 10 update in the fall will let affordable PCs with integrated graphics power these new mixed reality headsets.

  • Like HoloLens, this new crop of mixed reality headsets will let you access just about every app and tool you'd otherwise use in Windows 10.

    • That includes universal apps as well as those made for HoloLens. So you could conceivably throw a video onto a wall in your virtual living room while you're browsing the web or working on an Office doc.

  • Microsoft claims it can also handle VR more efficiently since its mixed reality platform is built directly into the OS

 

DJI announces ‘Phantom 4 Advanced’

Source 1: https://techcrunch.com/2017/04/13/djis-new-phantom-4-advanced-makes-their-lineup-even-more-confusing/

Source 2:

 

  • The Phantom 4 Advanced will take the place of the regular old Phantom 4, which will be discontinued on April 30th when the new version launches.

  • The new drone will cost $1,349 – $50 less than the original Phantom 4’s starting price

  • The Phantom 4 Advanced will borrow a bunch of features from the Phantom 4 Pro, which remains on sale for $1,499.

    • the new drone will have the same 1-inch, 20-megapixel sensor for 4K video at 60fps that the Pro has.

    • It will also get the same intelligent flight modes (these let you pre-program your drone to fly certain routes or follow you around)

    • The Phantom 4 Advanced will only have forward and downwards obstacle avoidance, unlike the Pro version’s backwards and side obstacle avoidance.

 

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1 minute ago, Daniel644 said:

is it just me or are WAN shows getting shorter and shorter, I swear they used to like an hour and a half, now it's not even an hour.

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yo linus, Hyper-V and vmware you can totally crossfire in your vm's just not between them, not sure about sli, never had enough nvidia cards, but I've done 2 and 3 way crossfire cards in vm's, and on one day I was being silly I was thinking "crossfire my crossfires? that'd be like raid 0 crossfire" but I couldn't multibox the vm's inside each other in such a way to get anything remotely like that to work, though I did get them sharing workloads and communicating, the resulting performance comparison was at enough of a loss though I didn't feel like pursuing it, but it was a fun thought experiment


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52 minutes ago, Daniel644 said:

I don't know, it seams at times Linus just isn't interested in a topic and just skips it and ends the show.

I had a news topic in the previous WAN show document that they never discussed on the actual show.


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You were talking about phase changing and LN2 cooling : There's a thing that combines both aspects without being consumable or loud, it's called Peltier cooling. The temperatures gradients aren't as big as phase changing or liquid cooling and it requires electricity, but you can reach subzero temperatures with a stock amd cooler. You might want to give it a try using liquid cooling.

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7 hours ago, Space Reptile said:

im kinda dissapointed you are not putting the workstations on ryzen , that would have been nice 

Their i7-4960X systems equipped with GeForce GTX Titan X's (look in my signature please) are still damn strong for what they're doing.

 

Like other production companies, they can't afford to upgrade every 18 months when something new comes out, or they're just straight up not interested in upgrading at all for the next 5-7 years simply because the computers are powerful enough for what they're doing.

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  • Nvidia Titan X (Pascal 2016) | Nvidia Titan Xp (2017) :ph34r: :ph34r: :ph34r: 
  • The Storm: i7-5930K | ROG Strix GTX 1080 Ti | Rampage V Edition 10 | CM MasterLiquid Pro 240 | 32GB (4x8GB) Dominator Platinum SE Blackout #338/500 | 480GB SATA 2.5" SSD + 3TB 5400 RPM NAS HDD | Corsair 900D | AX1200i + Black/Blue CableMod cables | Corsair ML120 2-pack 2x + NB-BlackSilentPro PL-2 x3

 

Hyperion (upcoming successor to The Storm)AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X | 2x Asus ROG Strix GTX 1080 Ti's w/ Custom SLI Bridge | Asus ROG ZENITH EXTREME Custom CPU Liquid Cooling (configured with one EK 560mm rad, EK-Supremacy EVO TR Edition, and XL Singularity Computers reservoir, topped with Primochill VUE) | 32GB (4x8GB) Dominator Platinum SE Blackout #338/500 | 480GB SATA 2.5" SSD + 3TB 5400 RPM NAS HDD | Thermaltake The Tower 900 | Corsair AX1200i + Black/Blue CableMod cables | Corsair ML120 2-pack 2x + ML140 2-pack x2

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"So because they didn't give you the results you want, they're biased? You realize that makes you biased, right?" - @App4that

"Brand loyalty/fanboyism is stupid." - Unknown person on these forums

"Assuming kills" - @Moondrelor

"That's not to say that Nvidia is always better, or that AMD isn't worth owning. But the fact remains that this forum is AMD biased." - @App4that

"I'd imagine there's exceptions to this trend - but just going on mine and my acquaintances' purchase history, we've found that budget cards often require you to turn off certain features to get slick performance, even though those technologies are previous gen and should be having a negligible impact" - ace42

"2K" is not 2560 x 1440 

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25 minutes ago, JurunceNK said:

Their i7-4960X systems equipped with GeForce GTX Titan X's (look in my signature please) are still damn strong for what they're doing.

hes upgrading them to "10 core" mashines , aka 6950X , watch the first 5 minutes of the wan show 


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Just now, Space Reptile said:

hes upgrading them to "10 core" mashines , aka 6950X , watch the first 5 minutes of the wan show 

I was late to the show, watched it on Twitch, and honestly I could care less what Linus upgrades them to. It's his machines he's upgrading his video editors after all.

 

Plus AMD doesn't have any deca-core (10-core) CPUs to compete with the i7-6950X anyways, however financially unjustifiable those 10-core CPUs are.


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"So because they didn't give you the results you want, they're biased? You realize that makes you biased, right?" - @App4that

"Brand loyalty/fanboyism is stupid." - Unknown person on these forums

"Assuming kills" - @Moondrelor

"That's not to say that Nvidia is always better, or that AMD isn't worth owning. But the fact remains that this forum is AMD biased." - @App4that

"I'd imagine there's exceptions to this trend - but just going on mine and my acquaintances' purchase history, we've found that budget cards often require you to turn off certain features to get slick performance, even though those technologies are previous gen and should be having a negligible impact" - ace42

"2K" is not 2560 x 1440 

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3 minutes ago, JurunceNK said:

I was late to the show, watched it on Twitch, and honestly I could care less what Linus upgrades them to. It's his machines he's upgrading his video editors after all.

true , its his money

it just would make a nice oppertunity to see if ryzen is worth it in the long term , shure intel has a 10 core , but they cost OVER 3.5* times as much as a R7 1800x , and almost TEN times as much as the R5 1500 

how high is the extra performance he gets from it ? maybe 15% faster rendering , but is that worth it ? would have been nice to find out in a long term series of videos , comparing a 6950x WS w/ a  R7 1800x WS over the term of a year 

 

 

(*gtx 970 owners say that its 4)


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30 minutes ago, Space Reptile said:

true , its his money

it just would make a nice opportunity to see if ryzen is worth it in the long term , sure intel has a 10 core , but they cost OVER 3.5* times as much as a R7 1800x , and almost TEN times as much as the R5 1500 

how high is the extra performance he gets from it ? maybe 15% faster rendering , but is that worth it ? would have been nice to find out in a long term series of videos , comparing a 6950x WS w/ a  R7 1800x WS over the term of a year 

 

 

(*gtx 970 owners say that its 4)

Don't know much. He has an export server with an i7-6950X which all the final renders and encode passes get offloaded to so that the machines don't have to do all that and the video editors can immediately jump to the next project that needs work. It would have been nice to see some Ryzen workstations though, especially given that @JayzTwoCents used his Ryzen watercooled build for 31 days (supposed to be 30 days, but whatever), and has stated that Ryzen is perfectly viable for a workstation use case, and felt that Ryzen didn't hamper his workflow at all. However I do recognize that it's Linus' money and decision ultimately, and we can't change it.

 

If there's anything to go by, if I were in Linus' shoes, I would have gone with something like this (note that there are some parts re-used from their current builds and are close approximations)

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/MJgfjc

 

Also did some spelling corrections in the quote.

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  • Nvidia Titan X (Pascal 2016) | Nvidia Titan Xp (2017) :ph34r: :ph34r: :ph34r: 
  • The Storm: i7-5930K | ROG Strix GTX 1080 Ti | Rampage V Edition 10 | CM MasterLiquid Pro 240 | 32GB (4x8GB) Dominator Platinum SE Blackout #338/500 | 480GB SATA 2.5" SSD + 3TB 5400 RPM NAS HDD | Corsair 900D | AX1200i + Black/Blue CableMod cables | Corsair ML120 2-pack 2x + NB-BlackSilentPro PL-2 x3

 

Hyperion (upcoming successor to The Storm)AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X | 2x Asus ROG Strix GTX 1080 Ti's w/ Custom SLI Bridge | Asus ROG ZENITH EXTREME Custom CPU Liquid Cooling (configured with one EK 560mm rad, EK-Supremacy EVO TR Edition, and XL Singularity Computers reservoir, topped with Primochill VUE) | 32GB (4x8GB) Dominator Platinum SE Blackout #338/500 | 480GB SATA 2.5" SSD + 3TB 5400 RPM NAS HDD | Thermaltake The Tower 900 | Corsair AX1200i + Black/Blue CableMod cables | Corsair ML120 2-pack 2x + ML140 2-pack x2

Spoiler

"So because they didn't give you the results you want, they're biased? You realize that makes you biased, right?" - @App4that

"Brand loyalty/fanboyism is stupid." - Unknown person on these forums

"Assuming kills" - @Moondrelor

"That's not to say that Nvidia is always better, or that AMD isn't worth owning. But the fact remains that this forum is AMD biased." - @App4that

"I'd imagine there's exceptions to this trend - but just going on mine and my acquaintances' purchase history, we've found that budget cards often require you to turn off certain features to get slick performance, even though those technologies are previous gen and should be having a negligible impact" - ace42

"2K" is not 2560 x 1440 

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I wonder if unRAID will support a hackintosh if you were to use Apple hardware? The MSP I used to work for sells hosted VM's/VDI and we were going to sell hosted MAC VM's because VMWare support virtualised MAC's ONLY if it's hosted on Apple hardware. VMWare will allow you to run a dedicated physical GPU for a VM, though I've never tried a consumer GPU on a VDI, I mostly only get to work with Teradici PCoIP GPU's.

 

On a side node, there is a company called Sonnet who sell a 4U rackmount kit that can hold two of the "trashcan" mac pro's.

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