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About LAwLz

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    Pseudo-intellectual Charlatan
  • Birthday Feb 11, 1993

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    Anime/manga, networks, some gaming, tabletop RPGs and posting on forums.
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    Consultant (networking)


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    AMD Ryzen 1700X
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    Gigabyte GA-AX370-GAMING 5
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    MSI 1060 6GB Gaming
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    512GB Samsung 960 Pro - 500GB Samsung 850 EVO - 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 - 2TB Samsung Spinpoint F4
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    Noctua D15
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    Corsair K95 (Brown switches)
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  1. Yeah absolutely, but my point is the picture isn't as clear cut as "a Chinese company relies on the US, so the US can just cut ties if they want". There are multiple countries involved and the US government's decisions affects all of them. I don't think the whole tribal mentality of "we are at war and have to defeat them" is a good thing to have. It will probably just escalate the situation and make it worse.
  2. If that's what you think then maybe you should advocate for deescalating the situation rather than cheer when one side tries to harm the other? Also, for the people saying "well a Chinese company decided to do business with the US so therefore it's their own faults and other companies can do whatever they want", the situation isn't like that at all. TSMC were threatened by the US government and forced to stop producing Kirin SoCs. Let me break that down for you. TSMC, a Taiwanese company, were told by the US government to stop producing chips designed by a Chinese
  3. Microsoft and Qualcomm have been saying "our chip is fast enough for PCs" since the Snapdragon 835 and it has not even once been true. There is a long list of reasons why Windows on ARM has and keeps failing and even if they fix the CPU problem it still won't be enough.
  4. Geekbench is (somewhat) based on real world tests. Geekbench is optimized and runs well on both x86 and ARM, without emulation necessary.
  5. That website seems a bit weird. I decided to look at Geekbench's own website instead, where you can view their Geekbench 5 (more up to date suite) results. Snapdragon 855 (in the Galaxy S10 Lite Single core - 706 Multi core - 2407 i3-8100 (in a Dell prebuilt Single core - 1016 Multi core - 3490 Please note that comparing different Geekbench runs like this is generally a bad idea because scores are easy to manipulate. Preferably the scores should be from a trusted party that ran the benchmarks themselves on both platforms.
  6. They will, and it will come in the form of a VBIOS update. GeForce RTX 30 Series Performance To Accelerate With Resizable BAR Support (nvidia.com)
  7. Worth noting that the Exynos 2100 might not just be clocked higher. Qualcomm has not equipped the 888 with the maximum amount of cache supported by the cores. We don't know how much Samsung has added but it might be up to twice as much L3. The big difference will probably be the GPU. The core config Samsung uses is very big (about 30% bigger than the previous Exynos) and the latest architecture from ARM (G78 vs G77) but Qualcomm have been ahead of ARM for the last couple of generations. I wouldn't be surprised if the Samsung SoC is equal or better than the Snapdragon
  8. I totally agree, but let's be honest. If Nvidia or Intel had done anything similar then they would have been in every headline for the next couple of days and Linus would be going "Nvidia LIED to Gamers!!1!" or threads on this forum saying "Nvidia gimping old cards - locks software feature behind new hardware".
  9. I wonder if people will get pissed that AMD lied to them about resizable PCIe bar support or if people will let it slide. I am sure there would be multiple threads about how scummy Nvidia or Intel is if they had said the same things. For those who don't know what I am talking about, AMD said that resizable PCIe bar was a thing only they could do as the only GPU and CPU manufacturer, and that it would only be supported if you had a 5000 series AMD CPU, 500 series motherboard and 6000 series GPU. Those where the three requirements, probably in an attempt to sell more of their new st
  10. I don't get why people are so upset about the lack of a charging brick in the box. You can get one for like 10 dollars on Amazon, which supports USB PD. I think the amount of butthurt over the charger is so disproportional to the impact it actually has. New phone is 200 dollars cheaper? "But the 10 dollar charger isn't included!". I don't think the plastic back matters either. I'd rate glass as one of the worst materials you can make a phone out of. It might feel nice and "premium", but it's shit for everything else. I think people are mad about absolutely trivial sh
  11. I'd like to see some evidence that that's true. Right now you seem to be just making a massive assumption that it is. I wonder how many people making comments like "Intel needs an engineer as the CEO" doesn't even know they had an engineer as the CEO when they first started fucking up and lost the lead, and that Bob Swan has only been a CEO for a very short time and had probably not managed to do much change at all yet. Intel's problems aren't CEO related.
  12. I don't see any reason why that would be true. The engineers are the ones who know what they need, and those don't even directly communicate with the CEO. It is not the CEO's job to provide engineers or other employees with equipment or whatnot.
  13. I don't get why people think having a technical background makes you better to run a company. It's not the CEO that comes up with new products or develops them. Paul Otellini had no technical background but ran Intel when they became the dominant player and launched things like the first i3, i5 and i7 lineups. Their previous CEO, Brian Krzanich, was an engineer and he ran Intel from when they were at top (took over after Sandy Bridge) to when AMD knocked Intel out with zen and zen2. Remember, Bob Swan has only been the Intel CEO for like a year and
  14. The Exynos 2100 looks fantastic. Might even be better than the Snapdragon 888.



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    1. LAwLz


      AV1 decode in fixed function hardware is a very nice feature compared to the Snapdragon 888, which doesn't support it.