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  1. Ming-Chi Kuo is not always 100% right on his predictions, so take this with a grain of salt. https://appletrack.org/ming-chi-kuo/
  2. Summary Apple, listening to user? What??! I loved my old Macbook with magsafe. Apple's bringing this back! But... how does it work if all the ports are USB Type C? Will Apple just include one of those nifty magnetic quick-disconnect adapters? No more touch bar! I'm so happy with this decision, because I still use the function keys (like F3 in Minecraft). More ports... seems to hint that maybe there will be other types of ports than just USB Type C. I could wish for HDMI and a Micro SD Card slot. What are your wishes here? Quotes My thoughts
  3. If you're switching to Ubuntu or Manjaro be sure to check if your hardware works on Linux. You mentioned USB microphones, but it can be other things too like suspend and sleep if you're using a laptop, or NVidia drivers crashing, or not getting the max turbo boost of your CPU. This is not the fault of linux, it's because the companies behind those devices only tested on Windows. The issues will eventually get fixed but be aware you are part of the linux rebel alliance, there is no Empire to force device / driver quality. If you grow to like living on the edge (and get r
  4. The biggest problem CPUs and GPUs have right now is how to get data moved around fast enough. Caches and faster memory help but if you look at actual memory latency (measured in nanoseconds, not bandwidth) memory is what's holding us back. Shrinking the transistors does not change physics. The Apple Silicon M1 moves the RAM closer and that does change the physics. Well, shrinking the transistors can reduce the power usage. But heat isn't that big of a deal. Die stacking is not cheap, AMD and Apple are already using an interposer and that gives them the edge. Intel will likely start
  5. Typing this on a 2019 16" Macbook Pro - 4 thunderbolt ports. Dongles in use: 1. Thunderbolt to HDMI for second monitor 2. Thunderbolt to USB type A for flash drives (and just whatever I feel like plugging in)
  6. I know you'll get some good tips, and of course, I wish you good luck on your quest! For me, the $300 price point is all about cutting every cost to the bone. If this isn't what you're after, sorry! I know you mentioned Opterons or Xeons, and those would have a cool retro vibe, if so go for it! For me, I'd be looking to trade or bargain with someone I know who has a lot of equipment and might be willing to make you a deal. Result: no shipping costs, big discounts, and maybe you gain a friend in the process? Here's hoping someone from the LTT Staff has a comp
  7. Hey, if I were a scalper, and trying to decide how much to charge users for a core, I might want to show benchmarks! (Not saying you *are* a scalper, just saying they'll be reading this.)
  8. It's on Ars Technica too - FUD machine going full force here.
  9. Summary Intel is using sneaky MBA practices to try to get some wins, instead of innovating. In other news, Lenovo set their Ryzen 4000 laptop performance to be really poor, which AMD has to allow them to do. Quotes My thoughts I'm just going to put my palm over my face on this one. I thought after the Toms Hardware "Intel "'Forgot' to Mention 28-Core, 5-GHz CPU Demo Was Overclocked to such an extreme that it required a one-horsepower industrial water chiller" and the $1.25 Billion (to AMD) plus $1.45 Billion (to the EU) over antitrust, may