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Intel i9 CPU's specs finalized

Source 1: posted by The Benjamins https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/818787-intel-i9-cpus-get-the-finalized-specs-announced/

Source 2: https://www.pcper.com/news/Processors/Intel-Fills-Gaps-Core-X-Series-Processor-Specs

 

  • After previously teasing partial specs for the Core i9 lineup, Intel has now unveiled the complete details,

    • starting out with the i9-7920X (12 cores/24 threads) with a 2.9GHz base and up to 4.4GHz boost clock

    • and topping out with the i9-7980XE (18 cores/36 threads) with a 2.6GHz base and 4.4GHz max boost clock.

 

https://twitter.com/NVIDIAGeForce/status/895746289589039104

Threadripper won't natively support NVMe-Hardware-RAID at launch

Source 1: posted by Nicnac https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/819063-amd-threadripper-wont-come-with-native-support-for-nvme-hardware-raid-at-launch/

Source 2: http://www.tomshardware.com/news/x399-raid-threadripper-amd,35149.html

 

  • AMD's X399 platform supports a massive 64 lanes, allowing you to simultaneously

    • use two video cards at full speed,

    • add on 10-gigabit Ethernet,

    • and even pop in a crisp new sound card if you so desire.

  • What the X399 doesn't give you is the ability to utilize NVMe SSDs in a bootable RAID

  • X399 will allow users to build an array with SATA products and boot from it, but AMD hasn't employed a way to boot from NVMe SSDs together in a RAID 0 array like Intel.

  • AMD is going to enable the feature in the future, but right now there isn't a firm timeline

 

1/2 Threadripper’s First Waterblock

Source 1: posted by The Angry Computersmasher https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/819214-first-waterblock-for-ryzen-threadripper/

Source 2: https://videocardz.com/newz/bykski-showcases-first-waterblock-for-ryzen-threadripper

 

  • Chinese liquid-cooling equipment manufacturer BYKSKI has announced the first water blocks for Threadripper. They come in four variants:

    • Red - $58

    • Silver - $58

    • Red + RGB lighting - $63

    • Silver + RGB lighting - $63

  • BYKSKI water blocks are often cheaper than leading brands’.

  • You can find them on Taobao, Aliexpress, and Amazon

  • Threadripper water blocks are currently only listed in China.

 

2/2 Enermax first out the gate with AIO for Threadripper

Source 1: posted by ravenshrike https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/819521-enermax-first-out-the-gate-with-aio-for-threadripper/

Source 2: https://www.overclock3d.net/news/cases_cooling/enermax_reveals_their_threadripper_specific_liqteck_tr4_aio_liquid_cooler/1

 

  • ENERMAX, a creator of high-end power supplies and cooling solutions has today announced their new LIQTECK TR4 series of AIO liquid coolers, the first to offer 100% coverage of Threadripper's (and EPYC's) IHS.

  • ENERMAX even go as far as to say that this cooling solution will offer over 500 watts of cooling capacity compared to solutions offering only partial coverage, allowing it to handle overclocked Threadripper systems with relative ease.

 

Rumour: ASUS is building the ‘Double Down’ of Vega cards

Source 1: posted by Mr_Troll https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/817953-amd-rx-vega-x2-allegedly-in-the-works-by-asus-to-be-liquid-cooled/

Source 2: http://wccftech.com/amd-vega-64-x2/

 

  • A liquid cooled, dual GPU Radeon RX Vega graphics card is allegedly in development by Asus and should grace store shelves later this year.

  • The card will feature:

    • two full Vega 10 XT GPUs.

    • over 50 teraflops of FP16 compute,

    • 25 teraflops of FP32 compute

    • nearly 600W power draw

  • Asus will allegedly only make a limited number of these cards

    • The card will be a means of displaying what ASUS is capable of rather than a commercial product that they expect to sell en masse.

 

AMD increasing Vega 64 Pricing above official MSRP

Source 1: posted by tom_w141 https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/820042-videocardz-amd-increasing-vega-64-pricing-above-official-msrp/

Source 2: https://videocardz.com/71776/amd-is-trying-to-sell-radeon-rx-vega-64-at-a-higher-price

 

  • Although AMD has advertised an MSRP for Vega 64 of $499 for the Black version and $599 for the Limited edition, it now appears that both versions will be widely sold for $599

  • few shops will still offer Vega 64 at official suggested price, so AMD can say it was sold for 499 USD


 

Discord announces video chat and screensharing

Source 1: https://techcrunch.com/2017/08/10/discord-video/

 

  • Now friends on Discord can watch each other play their favorite games while talking face-to-face

  • “This is the most requested feature on Discord probably a year running,” says CMO Eros Resmini. “A lot of infrastructure had to be built up for this launch,”

  • The video features run at a smooth and crisp 720p at 30 frames per second. Skype runs at half that FPS

  • Only 5% of users will get video today, and it will only work with groups of up to 10 people

  • BUT one big thing that’s lacking at the moment is sound from screenshares




 

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

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Paris considering eSports for 2024 Olympics

Source 1: posted by M.Yurizaki https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/819704-paris-is-considering-esports-for-the-2024-olympics/

Source 2: https://compete.kotaku.com/paris-olympic-committee-will-consider-esports-for-the-2-1797678847

 

  • gamers could be competing for Olympic medals by 2024

  • The Paris Olympic bid committee will consider esports for inclusion as a medal event in the 2024 Olympic Games, according to Tony Estanguet, the committee’s co-president.

  • Estanguet believes that a contest of digital prowess should be considered a legitimate sport if the Olympics is to maintain its relevance for new generations of fans

    • "We have to look at it because we can't say, 'It's not us. It's not about Olympics,'" "The youth, yes they are interested in esports and this kind of thing. Let's look at it. Let's meet them. Let's try if we can find some bridges.

  • Gaming has already been embraced by the Asian Games

  • One wrinkle: Games are commercial products, sports aren’t

 

Consumer Reports does not recommend Surface Laptop

Source 1: posted by Ked Ops https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/820247-consumer-reports-flips-its-recommendation-for-microsoft-surface-laptopstablets-due-to-breakage-rates/

Source 2: https://www.consumerreports.org/laptop-computers/microsoft-surface-laptops-and-tablets-not-recommended-by-consumer-reports/

 

  • New studies conducted by the Consumer Reports National Research Center estimate that 25 percent of Microsoft laptops and tablets will present their owners with problems by the end of the second year of ownership.

  • The decision by Consumer Reports applies to Microsoft devices with detachable keyboards, such as

    • the new Surface Pro

    • the Surface Book,

  • And laptops with conventional clamshell designs- the four laptops losing their previous recommended status are:

    • Microsoft Surface Laptop (128GB and 256GB versions)

    • Microsoft Surface Book (128GB and 512GB versions)

  • Microsoft’s estimated breakage rate for its laptops and tablets was higher than most other brands by a statistically significant margin

  • Statement from MS:

    • “Microsoft’s real-world return and support rates for past models differ significantly from Consumer Reports’ breakage predictability,”

 

Semi-Official: Here’s what the iPhone 8 looks like

Source 1: posted by TheBeastPC https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/820052-heres-your-best-look-yet-at-the-iphone-8/

Source 2: https://www.tomsguide.com/us/iphone-8-design-prototype,news-25636.html

 

  • The first dummy units of the iPhone 8 have been delivered

  • The display is nearly bezeless on all sides, but but does NOT have curved edges like the Samsung Galazy S8

  • The screen's clean look is disrupted by 'bezel island' where the camera, speaker, and other sensors are

  • it looks like elements from the phone's title bar will be placed in the nooks on either side of bezel island.

  • It has a glass back to support wireless charging. The sides are still metal in order to maintain a premium feel

  • It still has a camera bump on the back

 

Seagate presents new 64TB NVME SSD

Source 1: posted by snortingfrogs https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/819566-seagate-presents-new-64tb-nvme-ssd/

Source 2:  http://www.storagereview.com/seagate_announces_64tb_nvme_ssd_new_nytro_ssds_at_fms

 

  • Seagate has demonstrated the world’s highest capacity NVMe drive, a 64TB NVMe AIC that can read at 13GB/s.

  • Using the M.2 form factor, Seagate was able to combine eight SSD controllers onto a single PCIe board. These eight controllers manage the flash capacity through a single PCIe slot.

  • Customer samples of the 64TB NVMe drive are expected next year.

 

Disney to pull content from Netflix

Source 1: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-08/netflix-gets-wake-up-call-as-disney-plots-exit-from-online-rival

Source 2:

 

  • Disney will stop supplying new Disney and Pixar-brand movies to Netflix starting in 2019 and launch an online product of its own, going directly to consumers with films like “Toy Story” and “The Lion King.”

  • The actions will include the launch of an ESPN online service by Disney,

  • “U.S. Netflix members will have access to Disney films on the service through the end of 2019, including all new films that are shown theatrically through the end of 2018,”

    • “We continue to do business with the Walt Disney Company on many fronts, including our ongoing relationship with Marvel TV.”

 

Fitbit turns teens off exercising, study finds

Source 1: https://techcrunch.com/2017/08/02/fitbit-turns-teens-off-exercising-study-finds/

 

  • Researchers at Brunel University London the University of Birmingham conducted a study to investigate whether fitness wearables could encourage teenagers to exercise more.

  • The teenagers were asked to wear a Fitbit Charge wristband for eight weeks; to use the Fitbit app; and to take part in surveys and focus groups, before and after the trial period ended, responding to questions about how they felt about exercising and using the device.

  • The researchers record an initial “novelty” bump in interest in physical activity among some participants “for the first few weeks”, but by the end participants overall reported feeling less confident about their competence at exercising, and ultimately discouraged from doing so

  • “It was consistently reported that after about 4 weeks pupils became bored with the Fitbit,” the researchers write. “This evidence suggests that though the Fitbit serves to promote physical activity, for the pupils in this study, the Fitbit may have only produced modest and short-term effects.”

  • Why?

    • Fitbit’s non-personalized 10,000 steps per day target was cited as an unfair and pressurizing goal — generating feelings of guilt or lack of ability among users, which in turn acted as a disincentive for exercising.

    • Study participants also reported feeling like they had less choice over how to engage in physical activity

    • Pressure from competition with peers, encouraged in an in-app leaderboard also ultimately negatively impacted participants’ motivation to exercise.

  • “Competition, peer comparison and social comparison to normative predetermined targets result in only short-term motivational effects.”


 

Gamers Nexus tests Noctua fan rumors.

Source 1: posted by ravenshrike https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/818950-gamers-nexus-tests-noctua-fan-rumors/

Source 2: http://www.gamersnexus.net/guides/3012-noctua-fans-from-china-and-taiwan-tested

 

  • A few weeks ago, a Reddit user outlined several possible differences between Noctua fans made in Taiwan, and newer fans made in China.

  • Differences like:

    • Appearance

    • Noise

    • Effectiveness

  • The online community was quick to disparage Noctua for the manufacturing disparities, and some even advocated a boycott.

  • Now, the good people at Gamers Nexus have completed an extensive set of tests to validate or debunk the rumours.

  • They tested:

    • Linear Feet per Minute

    • Decibels at 20 inches

    • PWM range

  • They found basically NO difference between the China and Taiwan-made fans, except for appearance.

    • Is bitching about the color difference totally justified?

 

Intel Targets 1 Petabyte SSD capacities in New Form Factor

Source 1: posted by SaltanSupreme https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/819129-intel-petabyte-ssd-for-server-racks/

Source 2: https://hothardware.com/news/intel-launches-new-ruler-ssd-form-factor-to-push-1tb-enterprise-storage

 

  • In an effort to modernize the data center storage market, Intel has announced its new “Ruler” SSD form-factor, completely ditching legacy 2.5- and 3.5-inch formats.

  • These “long and skinny” SSDs are optimized to maximize storage capacity in targeted servers, while outperforming legacy form-factors in both cooling and power requirements.

  • Ruler SSDs will be available with traditional 3D NAND or Optane Memory technology.

  • we don’t know how much they will cost, when they will be available, or what type of connector they will use.

 

Intel to build a fleet of self-driving test cars

Source 1: https://techcrunch.com/2017/08/09/intel-to-build-a-fleet-of-over-100-self-driving-test-cars-starting-later-this-year/


 

  • Now that Intel has acquired Israeli self-driving sensor and computing company Mobileye, the company is set to build a fleet of over 100 fully self-driving test vehicles

  • The test fleet is designed to show off Intel and Mobileye’s software system, which it hopes to offer as an industry supplier for a range of different applications and uses.

  • The test fleet will include different vehicle brands and types, to help show that the platform itself is open for use in basically any application.

  • The first of vehicles will be hitting roads later this year.

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I like PSUs. Feel free to ask me about PSU questions by replying to me in your topic, making a topic and tagging me (like this: @JDE) or posting on my profile.

Intel is bringing DDR4 to the mainstream with the Intel® Core™ i5 6600K and i7 6700K processors. Learn more by clicking the link in the description below.

 

@deXxterlab97 IS BACK! (written in Orange for a reason)

 

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5 minutes ago, JDE said:

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Yay I was mentioned on the show! :D 

also this was my second news post ever ☺️

 

Edit: @Slick loving your planetary society shirt! Gonna be a member as well soon. 

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11 hours ago, Slick said:

Fitbit turns teens off exercising, study finds

    • Fitbit’s non-personalized 10,000 steps per day target was cited as an unfair and pressurizing goal — generating feelings of guilt or lack of ability among users, which in turn acted as a disincentive for exercising.

    • Study participants also reported feeling like they had less choice over how to engage in physical activity

    • Pressure from competition with peers, encouraged in an in-app leaderboard also ultimately negatively impacted participants’ motivation to exercise.

  • “Competition, peer comparison and social comparison to normative predetermined targets result in only short-term motivational effects.”

 

C'mon guys... Have you ever used a fitbit of any variety?  You can change the goals for steps, stairs, miles, calories, sleep... they are all changeable within the app.  The only unfairness here is against fitbit when the subjects proved to incompetent in actually utilizing the features provided to them.  Can this device really be judged appropriately if it was used incorrectly?  I find it even stranger that people felt shoehorned into specific physical activities with the fitbit... a fitness tracker doesn't really prevent you from doing other exercises... granted those will likely not be "tracked."  

 

Also is this a study for the fitbit, or is this just a study on peer pressure and forcing people to do things they probably hate anyway?  

 

Reading into techcrunch... oh look. 

 

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In their paper they reference a framework of motivational behavior in youth physical activity, called self-determination theory, which proposes that individuals are optimally motivated if they are making changes fully of their own volition, and therefore internalizing the rational for doing so and satisfying core psychological needs; vs responding to feelings of “controlled motivation” — be it to avoid feelings of guilt or obtain social approval, or else gain a reward or avoid a punishment.

 

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“Competition, peer comparison and social comparison to normative predetermined targets result in only short-term motivational effects.”

 

This isn't a fitbit issue.  This is an issue of peer pressure.  So what I can glean from this study is that a teen would probably love using a fitbit if he/she/they/whatever was using it on their own. (IF they wanted to at any rate.)  Ultimately health isn't something a fitness tracker can solve, that is something you must do on your own.  And people can get turned off healthy and beneficial things when it turns into a game with clear cut winners and losers.  

 

tl;dr: Fitbit has little to do with health when it comes to social pressures and competitions.  Yep... y'all got hit with a touch of confirmation bias there.  

 

Personally I'll stick to using my fitbit as a tracker.  I tend to suck at guessing my physical activity, and am even worse with sleep tracking.  Keeps me honest, and keeps me on track with being a better person today than yesterday. 

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The best aggregate I've seen is Sony's Playstation Vue service. Setup on a new device is incredibly clunky tho.

 

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