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AMD News:
1- AMD Announces Ryzen Threadripper

Source 1: posted by DocSwag https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/780749-amd-officially-announces-amd-ryzen-threadripper-cpus-for-consumers-up-to-16-cores-and-32-threads/
Source 2: https://www.forbes.com/sites/antonyleather/2017/05/17/amd-announces-16-core-threadripper-desktop-cpus-to-do-battle-with-intel-x299-and-skylake-x/#31e96fcb8db9

AMD will be introducing CPUs with up to 16 cores and 32 threads this summer, and they'll be called Ryzen Threadrippers

These will compete with Intel's rumored Skylake-X high-end desktop chips

Threadripper CPUs won't be compatible with the current AM4 CPU socket, which sports 1331 pins, but instead will demand a whole new socket with 4094 pins

Rumosr: there will be up to nine Threadripper CPU
1998X and 1998  with 16 cores,

1977X and 1977  with 14 cores,

1976X, 1956X, and 1956  with 12 cores,

1955X and 1955  with 10 cores

2- First Vega GPU: Radeon Vega Frontier Edition

Source 1: posted by PCgamer324 https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/780782-radeon-vega-frontier-edition-processor-revealed-with-pictures/

Source 2: https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/amd-radeon-vega-frontier-edition/

The first graphics card based on AMD's upcoming 14nm FinFET Vega architecture is the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition, sporting
26 teraflops of half-precision FP16, or roughly 13 teraflops of single-precision FP32.

16GB of HBM2 memory on a super-wide 2048-bit bus

two 8-pin PCIe power connectors

That would make Vega a better performer than Nvidia’s GTX Titan Xp, which sports 12 teraflops of single-precision FP32.

Vega FE comes in two configurations.
Vega FE Blue is an air-cooled card with a typical blower-style design.

Vega FE Gold features a sealed liquid cooler, similar to the one used on the Fury X

Vega FE is set for a late June release

A price hasn't been set

3- AMD unveils the chip formerly known as Naples

Source 1: http://www.fudzilla.com/news/processors/43679-naples-amd-server-is-called-epyc
Source 2: http://hothardware.com/news/amd-naples-zen-architecture-makes-epyc-debut-for-datacenter-market

Now known as EPYC, It’s a single socket processor that
scales to 32 cores/64 threads

And supports up to 8-channel DDR4 memory (16 DIMMs per CPU, up to 4TB total memory support).

Varieties also include a single socket 16 core, and  dual socket 48 and 64 systems wrapped around the infinity fabric (which in essence is an extension of HyperTransport)

EPYC is providing up to 128 PCI Express 3.0 lanes, which “allows you to connect more GPUs directly to the CPU than any other solution in the industry."

Intel doesn’t have any server / data center product with 32 cores, not even on its extended roadmap, as theirs stop at 28 cores

Epyc is expected to launch before the end of June

4- The Laptops are coming: Ryzen Mobile and Ryzen Pro

Source 1: http://www.pcworld.com/article/3197117/components/amds-ryzen-mobile-chips-are-ready-for-liftoff-with-the-new-ryzen-pro-not-far-behind.html
Source 2: http://www.trustedreviews.com/news/amd-ryzen-mobile-laptops-vega-performance-price-release-date

AMD has announced Ryzen Mobile, its new processors for laptops

AMD is claiming
50% more CPU performance than its previous-generation '7th-gen APUs',

40% better graphics performance

a 50% cut in power

arrive in the second half of this year

Because AMD’s Vega architecture will form part of the chip, AMD is promising “beautiful thin and light” laptops along with “AAA gaming performance”.

AMD also announced the Ryzen Pro, a version of the chip designed for business PCs.

Optaine DIMMs to launch with Cascade Lake in 2018

Source 1: posted by WMGroomAK https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/781500-optaine-dimms-to-launch-with-cascade-lake-in-2018/
Source 2: https://techreport.com/news/31932/optane-dimms-and-companion-cpus-will-arrive-in-2018

Intel has committed to delivering Optane DIMMs as a product called "Intel persistent memory" alongside a refresh of its Xeon Processor Scalable family called Cascade Lake

Both the persistent memory product and Cascade Lake CPUs will arrive sometime in 2018.

Intel says that Optane DIMMs will upend the traditional "small, volatile, and expensive" view of system memory by providing a much denser and persistent way of putting data close to the processor, all at lower prices than DRAM

Vulkan and OpenCL to merge into a single "compute graphics" API?!

Source 1: posted by zMeul https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/780729-vulkan-and-opencl-to-merge-into-a-single-compute-graphics-api/
Source 2: https://www.pcper.com/reviews/General-Tech/Breaking-OpenCL-Merging-Roadmap-Vulkan?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

The Khronos Group are merging OpenCL into Vulkan, creating a single API

“The OpenCL working group has taken the decision to converge its roadmap with Vulkan, and use Vulkan as the basis for the next generation of explicit compute APIs – this also provides the opportunity for the OpenCL roadmap to merge graphics and compute.”

Destiny 2 for PC will be exclusively available via BattleNET

Source 1: posted by Johners https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/781446-destiny-2-for-pc-will-be-exclusively-available-via-battlenet/
Source 2: http://kotaku.com/destiny-2-will-be-60fps-or-more-on-pc-run-only-on-ba-1795344987

Destiny 2 will run on Blizzard’s Battle.net rather than Steam

Players will need to sign up to Battle.net and download the Blizzard App.

Having a BNET account will give you easy access to other great games such as World of Warcraft, Diablo 3 and StarCraft 2.

A combination of servers will be used:
Bungie servers are used for the gameplay itself

Blizzard servers will be used for content delivery, game login and social features

“Destiny 2 will be integrated into many of Blizzard’s existing social features—you’ll be able to chat with friends playing Destiny 2 the same way you already can for Blizzard games.

Players will also be able to add friends and form parties the same way Blizzard gamers can. And, you’ll see a Destiny 2 status icon by your friends who are playing Destiny 2 the same way you do for friends playing StarCraft II, Diablo III, WoW, Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone, and Overwatch.”

The PC version will also come out later than the console versions, with a final date expected “in the coming weeks”

FAIL: WannaCry collects basically no ransom

Source 1: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-19/as-deadline-begins-to-pass-wannacry-falls-short-of-six-figures
Source 2: https://arstechnica.com/security/2017/05/more-people-infected-by-recent-wcry-worm-can-unlock-pcs-without-paying-ransom/

The ransomware WannaCry, began infecting users on May 12 and gave them 72 hours to pay $300 in bitcoin, or twice that amount within 7 days.

Refusal to pay after seven days was promised to result in the permanent loss of data via irrevocable encryption.

Today those countdowns begin reaching zero, but so fart he attackers have claimed only about $92,000 in payments, despite infecting over 200,000 machines.

“If even 1 percent paid the ransom that would be $600k.”

It gets worse: Because of the scrutiny the case has attracted, authorities think it’s unlikely the money the attackers have received will be transferred from Bitcoin to Fiat currencies, due to the risk of the transaction being detected.

The ransom fail is due in part to a new publicly available tool is able to decrypt infected PCs running Windows XP and 7, and 2003,
one of the researchers behind the decryptor said it likely works for other Windows versions, including Vista, Server 2008, and 2008 R2.

Updates to Facebook news feed to catch spammy and deceptive headlines.

Source 1: https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/05/facebook-adjusts-algorithm-will-bury-articles-with-clickbait-headlines/
Source 2: https://www.theverge.com/2017/5/17/15654730/facebook-news-feed-update-kill-off-clickbait

Facebook on Tuesday rolled out new changes to its algorithms to increase the scrutiny of posts linking outside Facebook, and reduce the visibility of "clickbait" by pushing it further down the news feed.

The latest change increases the scrutiny given to news posts by altering the way they're assessed for "authenticity."

Facebook's algorithms assess headlines in two separate steps:
one set of algorithms is optimized for looking for language typically used to hide information,

another set assesses posts for language associated with exaggeration of the details.

The algorithms were trained on hundreds of headlines identified by Facebook researchers and engineers as deceptive

A hit from either type of check will lower the post's priority and bury it lower in users' news feeds, but it won't remove the post entirely

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

Rapid Fire
Google gets to keep its name

Source 1: posted by WMGroomAK https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/780704-google-survive-genericide/
Source 2: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/05/genericide-assault-to-nullify-the-google-trademark-fails/

When a brand name becomes completely ubiquitous- like thermos, teleprompter, and videotape- it can lose its legally protected status.

This process is called “genericide”

In 2012 Google filed a cybersquatting complaint and claimed trademark infringement when a man registered 763 domain names that combined "google" with other words and phrases, including googledonaldtrump.com.

The man filed an appeal, citing genericide

The court ruled that Google still retains its trademark even if the term "google" has become known for searching the Internet.

FAA’s drone registry requirement shot down

Source 1: https://techcrunch.com/2017/05/19/a-federal-appeals-court-shoots-down-the-faas-drone-registry-requirement/
Source 2:
A D.C.-based court sided with drone hobbyist John Taylor, who argued that the Federal Aviation Administration doesn’t have jurisdiction over what the law classifies as model aircraft.

The drone registration database was proposed in 2015 to addressing growing drone ownership in the U.S., which has brought with it a number of privacy and safety concerns in the government.

The FAA will likely appeal the decision – or take another approach toward setting up a similar system.

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems released a comment, saying they were

“disappointed with the decision today by the U.S. Court of Appeals to reject the FAA’s rule for registering recreational unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

A UAS registration system is important to promote accountability and responsibility by users of the national airspace, and helps create a culture of safety that deters careless and reckless behavior.

We plan to work with Congress on a legislative solution that will ensure continued accountability across the entire aviation community, both manned and unmanned.”

Facebook rolls out a new “Order Food” option in its main navigation

Source 1: https://techcrunch.com/2017/05/19/facebook-rolls-out-a-new-order-food-option-in-its-main-navigation/
Source 2: https://www.digitaltrends.com/social-media/facebook-order-food/

In the main Facebook navigation on both web and mobile, a new option called “Order Food” is rolling out to select users.

the option lets Facebook users place food pickup and delivery orders from restaurants using Delivery.com or Slice.

Everything from ordering to checkout, takes place on Facebook

You’ll find a list of restaurants, which include a featured photo, price range, star ratings, and type of cuisine. It will also display whether delivery, pickup or both are available.

You’re able to browse the menu, add items to your cart, edit your order, add a suggested tip, then pay within Facebook

After payment, a confirmation screen appears letting you now that you’ll also receive an email to confirm your order and a time frame when the order is expected to arrive or be ready for pickup.

Facebook takes on Twitch with new live-streaming deal for esports

Source 1: https://techcrunch.com/2017/05/19/facebook-takes-on-twitch-with-new-livestreaming-deal-for-esports/
Source 2:

Facebook has signed a deal with global esports company ESL to bring over 5,550 hours of esports events and other original content to Facebook, including 1,500 hours of original programming.

Facebook’s deal will kick off next month, beginning with content from the Rank S competitions, a ladder for the Counter Strike:Global Offensive community.

This will be supplemented by an exclusive, 30-minute CS:GO weekly show that will feature the top players, upcoming talent and other competition highlights.

All the ESL One and Intel Extreme Masters will also stream via ESL’s Facebook network across six languages

The move will aid Facebook in challenging Amazon-owned Twitch as well as Twitter, both of which have esports deals as part of their efforts in the live streaming space.

Google's Seurat ports PC quality environments to mobile VR

Source 1: posted by randomhkkid https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/781501-googles-seurat-ports-pc-quality-environments-to-mobile-vr/
Source 2:https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/18/google-seurat-vr/

Google has a new tool called Seurat that's designed to take high-end, film-quality 3D scenes and turn them into something that can run on mobile hardware.

Lucasfilm's ILMxLAB revealed that it used Seurat in a scene from Rogue One, which took an hour to render on a high-end PC, and turned it into something a mobile GPU could render in 13 milliseconds. The tool was able to reduce the scene's texture size by a factor of 300, and its polygon count by a factor of 1,000

Seurat works by taking renders of an environment from a bunch of different angles and positions, and then mapping them onto a low-polygon VR scene you can move around in

"[Seurat] potentially opens the door to cinematic realism in VR,"


Source 1: posted by rodrosenberg https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/781948-winners-of-the-case-mod-world-series-2017-annouced/
Source 2: http://makerhub.coolermaster.com/mod-winners-cmws2017/

Is there any kind of fan contest LMG could do that could generate such amazing work in our own community?

An iPhone first: Designed in California, Assembled in India

Source 1: http://www.cnbc.com/2017/05/18/india-has-corruption-weak-laws-few-good-roads-and-the-apple-iphone.html
Source 2: http://www.livemint.com/Technology/XJxjNBLdpBPZjyZpiTOstM/Apple-starts-selling-Made-in-India-iPhones-on-trial-basis.html

Apple has started selling iPhone SE that were assembled in India at select stores in the country as part of a trial run.

India has edged ahead of China as the world's fastest-growing economy, with the GDP hovering around 7 percent

The making of iPhones in India is meant to help Apple lower prices and gain a foothold in the Indian market, where two thirds of the population are under 35.

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I'm interested in seeing the new AMD laptops with Ryzen/Vega. Hopefully some interesting ones will come out.

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Any chance you guys post the after party as well?

Since twitch is fucking down in Europe, and only the chat and title works, but no stream.

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6-Core Laptops will probably happen. My R5 1600 does use about 60 Watt at 1,1 VCore and 3,3 GHz...


And i'm super stocked...maybe we finally get (decent!) AMD Thinkpads

Good news everyone...!

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The one day delay on youtube vs floatplane is very fair! Imo much more consumer friendly than the one week delay on Vessel. Also John has a great on camera presence - wouldn't mind seeing him more often.

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23 hours ago, Slick said:

4- The Laptops are coming: Ryzen Mobile and Ryzen Pro .. snip..

So.. my concern here is the OEM preload Windows image. I will not name the company I work for, but we had 150 brand new Ryzen 5 desktops on our shelf, and decided to display one for customers. Found out that the manufacturer in this case, ASUS, had the default Windows 1607 image preloaded on the HDD. The base 1607 doesn't have the fix for Ryzen released in March, so the PC constantly BSOD.  manufacturers will have to ensure everything is rolling out woth 1703 to ensure consumers are safe against wannaCry, as well as ensuring the OS is actually bloody compatible with the CPU. I hope OEM manufacturers can get this one figured out

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 I see some of these the Thread rippers clock to 4 1/2 GHz .  My question is if all gigahertz are created equal .  Would this be just as good as a 6700 K or a 7700 K? Just with more cores?  Or am I missing some things ?  Programs like solid works utilize hi clock speed and not cores.  But it would be nice to have the cores for other things .

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