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    Vector0102 reacted to RejZoR in Microsoft provides clarifications on Win11 specs, says it is evaluating in adding 7th gen CPUs and Ryzen 1 series CPUs   
    Because MS being MS would drop Ryzen 3000 and shill 5000 series only if it was on them. They are that stupid. They are like a little child who always overreacts and never does anything right. And by legacy people mean stop dragging stupid Internet Explorer with the OS when you've released 2 entirely new iterations of it. Not removing CPU support for CPU's that are very much capable and modern by any metric.
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    Vector0102 reacted to FakeKGB in Chinese chip manufacturer, Loongson Technology, has developed its own CPU architecture   
    Don't forget the proprietary floppy disk formatting systems!
    Commodore put the index/boot sector on Track 18 and made weird sector layouts, but no one else did.
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    Vector0102 reacted to huilun02 in Potentially Intel Inside everything: Pat Gelsinger anounces renewal of foundry services   
    But then they would all have to be 14nm
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    Vector0102 reacted to Results45 in Potentially Intel Inside everything: Pat Gelsinger anounces renewal of foundry services   
    Doesn't look like anybody else has a thread on this yet so here goes.........
    EDIT ~ even more details from TechTechPotato:
    It looks like Intel is aiming to offer TSMC/Samsung/GloFlo-style foundry capacity to clients wanting orders of custom x86 and RISC processors by 2023 and maybe even FPGA, MIPS, Power, analog, and other kinds of architectures later on.
    So........my iPhone, laptop, eGPU, PS5, PC, Tesla, Roomba, and AR glasses might all soon have Intel Inside®?
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    Vector0102 reacted to kvuj in Lord of the Ring(s): Side Channel Attacks on the CPU On-Chip Ring Interconnect (currently Intel only)   
    A completely new type of attacks has been devised which are specific to Intel CPUs (it may be possible to port to other CPUs, but requires reverse engineering of a CPU's on-chip interconnect). This whole new class of attack ignores previous ways to prevent such papers attacking CPU architectures (such as disabling SMT, cleansing microarchitectural state when context switching, etc). 
    The attack comes from reverse engineering the ring interconnect's protocol in order to reveal the conditions for 2 processes that will incur ring contention. It can be used to leak key bits from vulnerable EdDSA/RSA implementations and also allows the attack to get the timing of keystrokes which can be used to reconstruct passwords.
    To protect your program against it, you have to make your code timing-attack free (follow constant-time programming principles). 
    My thoughts
    Woohoo, another vulnerability that takes advantages of hardware design, so it can't be patched. Even if we might be tired of hearing about yet another one, the depth and ingenuity of these always impress me. Even if I can't understand everything in the paper, it's a super interesting read and a reminder of the complexity of CPUs.
    This type of attack is currently very early in its design so it is unknown how bad it is in the grand scheme of things. I'm not super worried about the consequences of this since it will probably patched quickly in the handful programs needing a fix, but it is always interesting to remind ourselves that hackers will never stop sharpening their fangs. As such the security of systems needs to constantly evolve to keep up with the increased hostility of attacks.
    If this decade has thought us anything, is that CPU designs need to recieve extra care during their infancy to protect against such attacks.
    https://arxiv.org/pdf/2103.03443.pdf (Paper from USENIX Security 2021)
    https://github.com/FPSG-UIUC/lotr (PoC source code)
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    Vector0102 reacted to Deus Voltage in AMD to Finalize Acquisition of Xilinx for $35 Billion + Record Q3 2020 Earnings   
    AMD is finally announcing its acquisition of Xilinx:

    In case you are wondering what Xilinx is, they define themselves on their website as " the inventor of the FPGA, programmable SoCs, and now, the ACAP."
    AMD also announced their revenue for 2020 Q3:

    AMD has went from a company on the brink of bankruptcy to making a $35 billion dollar deal. Quite a feat considering the competition, market conditions and, well, human malware at the moment. Will the future continue to be bright for AMD? Well, share your thoughts!
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    Vector0102 got a reaction from panzersharkcat in iPhone 12 Pro so expensive in India that you can fly to Dubai to buy it, come back, and still save money   
    Again its because of the supply chain, things which are manufactured locally dont have extravagant taxes on them. Imported items do. As much as I hate the iPhone pricing here, its not something Apple does.
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    Vector0102 got a reaction from valdyrgramr in iPhone 12 Pro so expensive in India that you can fly to Dubai to buy it, come back, and still save money   
    its the same from the start 30k INR
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    Vector0102 reacted to Dedayog in Sale numbers of NVidia 30-series released by european retailer Proshop.   
    This isn't an issue.
    It's an outright fraudulent launch.  You cannot consider 106 of 4000 units (2.65%) fulfillment rate an "issue".  They outright lied about this and catfished the hype.
    Do me a favor, get married and fulfil 2.65% of your wife's needs.
    Let me know how that goes.
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    Vector0102 reacted to RejZoR in iPhone 12 Pro so expensive in India that you can fly to Dubai to buy it, come back, and still save money   
    It's so hilarious people yet again going like "omg greedy Apple" yet it's the India smacking ridiculous "luxury" taxes on tech products making them absurdly expensive. Yet everyone rushes to piss on Apple because you're not cool if you're not endlessly pissing on Apple these days. How old are you all, 8 ?
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    Vector0102 reacted to Rohith_Kumar_Sp in iPhone 12 Pro so expensive in India that you can fly to Dubai to buy it, come back, and still save money   
    you'd think Apple shifting its production to India for their iPhones will make them cheap as that was their pitch to the Indian Govt when they did get permissions to set shop, well you're wrong, in an other out of touch prices with its customers apples does it again. 


    iPhone 12 Pro Price in India for 128 GB: Rs 1,19,000 ($1,620)
    iPhone 12 Pro Price in Dubai for 128GB: Rs 84,000 ($1,114)

    The whole point was to eliminate customs price that you need to pay for importing them from elsewhere, i have yet again have no clue what Apple is smoking over there. 

    Source : https://www.indiatoday.in/technology/features/story/iphone-12-pro-so-expensive-in-india-that-you-can-fly-to-dubai-to-buy-it-come-back-and-still-save-money-1733722-2020-10-21
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    Vector0102 reacted to Master Disaster in RUMOR: NVIDIA Reportedly Cancels Launch of RTX 3080 20 GB, RTX 3070 16 GB   
    I'm sorry but I'm honestly confused by what you mean. Could you explain it please?
    I should add that I don't really believe that reason. The 3070 doesn't even use GDDR6X so why cancel that? IMO Nvidia have simply postponed them for a while so they can focus on getting the current SKUs in stock and available to everyone. Jen-Hsun said recently that it might be early 2021 before they get the current cards readily available so what is the point in launching new SKUs before then? I'm gonna guess that we will see them in Q1 or Q2 2021.
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    Vector0102 reacted to TempestCatto in Windows 10 October 2020 Update - Here is everything you need to know - OUT NOW   
    Inb4 a mass of people flood the forums because the "update" borked their system and wiped all their porn.
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    Vector0102 reacted to jagdtigger in Dram+Nand price drop   
    Prepare for manufacturers cutting production. 3, 2, 1................
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    Vector0102 reacted to AluminiumTech in The ultimate showdown - 3DMark releases new cross-platform benchmark   
    When the title said cross-platform I thought it meant macOS and Linux. Not ARM.
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    Vector0102 reacted to Mark Kaine in The ultimate showdown - 3DMark releases new cross-platform benchmark   
    Ok next up 3dmark on consoles plz for the ultimate ultimate benchmark 
    Edit: LOL at the reviews 
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    Vector0102 reacted to SpaceGhostC2C in The ultimate showdown - 3DMark releases new cross-platform benchmark   
    Wait, so it's "cross-platform" and based on Vulkan, but there's no Linux version?
    It's not like I was really wondering if my phone or my PC are better at running games....
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    Vector0102 reacted to Master Disaster in First pictutres of Intels Hybrid Design Alder Lake CPUs (LGA1700) emerge with a rectangular package   
    I have to imagine there is a reason why they haven't gone down the chiplet route, perhaps there's an architectural issue that prevents it? The thing with CPU design is that its just as complicated as you would expect it to be and the majority of us on here (myself included) probably wouldn't understand the reasons anyway
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    Vector0102 reacted to Trik'Stari in Turtle egg poachers tracked with GPS enabled eggs   
    Automated gun turrets then?
    Seriously. Just poach the poachers lol.
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    Vector0102 reacted to cj09beira in Turtle egg poachers tracked with GPS enabled eggs   
    then they go and make this article so that, this tracking method wont work anymore  
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    Vector0102 reacted to elfensky in EVE Project V revealed at long last   
    Oh. EVE the company. Not EVE the game.
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    Vector0102 reacted to porina in One of the biggest consumer graphics chips ever produced by AMD? Youtuber claims Big Navis Die Size is 536mm2.   
    Each memory chip is essentially a channel. So to go wider, you need more chips and the capacity that goes with it. 8/16GB and 256-bit width implies 8 modules or multiples thereof. Faster isn't easy. nvidia are using 19gbps chips on 3080, with top end expected around 21gbps, that's not a lot of headroom for AMD if they choose to go that way. You'd get more bandwidth putting an extra channel on than by using the faster grade.