*Note: Opinionated rant follows.
Desktop PC use is currently defined by two categories: workstations and gaming. The ubiquitous household browsing PC of the Nineties and Oughts has been replaced by phones and tablets. While this trend has been gloomed over ad nauseam by tech media, it affects AMD the least as they were never able to make inroads with the then-mainstream market anyways. AMD's current product categories, GPUs and CPUs, are still as relevant to the gamer (and at least in GPU, the workstation) today as they ever were.
Zen will never compete with i7. However, this is not necessarily a bad thing as gaming doesn't need an i7. Therefore, all Zen has to meet in performance is the point where the GPU is no longer bound by the CPU. If AMD can meet this goal with Zen with a price that is compelling, then this is all the PC builder needs in order to begin using an recommending AMD CPUs again.
Further, AMD needs to rush Zen's efficiency gains to product spaces where top performance isn't a bounding requirement, such as HTPCs and home servers. AMD seems reluctant to refresh their Athlon revival early in the Zen product cycle but I would argue that this is exactly where Zen should go immediately as this space is underserved by Intel's offerings. In short, instead of doling out Zen's process gain in miserly dollops as Intel would, instead press it into duty along the front lines in CPUs and APUs as soon as possible.
AMD has long since passed the point where they can bet the house on one good product and then eke every cent of profit from it. Their greatest challenge now lies in winning any product comparison at all with their competitors, as at almost every level Intel and nVidia's offerings are the better value. This has created a hostile atmosphere in the builder space where AMD is expected to fail and thus far, they have not disappointed in that regard. If AMD hoards Zen as a premier flagship offering, it will fail.
I'm interested why you would think this is true.
From my point of view, if I were a fanboy, I wouldn't bother thinking of Zen at all other than to expect something else this year to ridicule AMD for. I certainly wouldn't bother thinking of ways where AMD might use Zen to salvage themselves, no matter how insufferably put.
>posted from a Phenom X2 720
>displayed by a Radeon 5770
Also post your most tech want.
Mine would be the Dell XPS 13
Anyone ever dealt with Newton effect on tempered glass screen protector?
I installed Flosmall's glass on my device and I had those. I started to heat it up and "move it" with fingers, I only got halftone dots on the screen as an effect. But after an hour or so the Newton effect disappeared. I wasn't ok with the halftone dots shit so I heated it up some more and instead of it I got a dark spot. I waited some time but nothing changed so I tried putting window suction sucker on the screen and I reinstalled the protector. It's back to normal but again...
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yeah I cleaned it thoroughly, there are no other issues, no air bubbles, no halo effect, just that newton effect.
So I recently installed pic related.
It's giving me some trouble. My cpu is nice and cool, but the fan for the reservoir is what's giving me problems. I got it so my system would run quieter, but now it's even louder!
The only thing I can figure out is the fan is going at full speed. My motherboard is an MSI Z87-G45. I used msi command center to try and change the fan speed, but regardless of what I set it to it doesn't change speeds. It's going at around 1648 rpm. My mobo has two cpu fan sockets, I plugged the pump into cpu fan 1 and...
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I just went and checked, my fan that was for my coolermaster evo has 4 pins.
Thanks, I always hate bothering people here with my dumb questions, but it's always so much faster and precise than forums.
Why would they include a 3 pin fan for a cpu, anyway?
I'm thinking of buying the LG G4, however I'm wondering about two things:
* It has an SD808, while many other phones have the more powerful SD810 or Exynos 7420. Is it much worse than those? Does the lower performance matter much?
* It has a 2560x1440 screen. Does that impact performance negatively? Will games only want to run at native resolution, or is lower one with upsampling possible?
* On related thing, are benchmarks like AnTuTu biased due to running on the native resolution, and thus some phones get lower score with the same SoC because of higher res?
The 808 is perfectly fine.
1440p is literally unnoticeable.
It's a good phone for the most part, unless you're gonna be on Sprint and want to root.
There are slim to no custom roms.
Why duckduckgo randomly tries to run script on searched pages ? Picture related.
I have seen this happen before but inconsistently. The picture is from "keyword site: sitename", but it doesn't do that for all the time. What is this script and what does it do ?
Don't worry about it, man. I'm a duck. You can trust me.
I've been out of the laptop market forever but I'm heading to college next semester. What's the cheapest thing possible that I can carry around easily with a decent battery life? I'm probably going to just be running a Linux OS on it so it doesn't have to be some sort of beast at all. I don't do much gaming(I don't like it in the ass), and I'll mostly use it for light web browsing and compiling shit.
Hey guys I have a problem with ALSA on debian.
- Root has sound
- User doesn't have sound (permission denied)
- Adding user to audio group and resigning in does nothing
- chmod -R r+w /dev/snd/* gives user (incomplete) sound
- Sound is locked by the current used application (you have sound on steam but no sound on the browser when you alt tab out, to get sound in the browser you ahve to close steam)
- Rebooting doesn't preserve this file permission change
Please send help
How to send raw data, without USB protocols, handshakes... to USB port on Windows 7 using C or C++?
You don't. The closest you'll get is using libusb.
Most parts of the protocol are handled by the driver and the IC.
If you want to do raw USB, just bit-bang it on an AVR/Arduino or do it using an FPGA.
The shield does the same abstraction by adding a controller IIRC
Take a look at the V-USB library for AVR. It can also run on the Arduino.
You'll have add some components on the port (see pic), but it's not extremely hard.
>he codes free software and enjoys getting cucked for free
So I'm currently studying Human Resources at my university
>inb4 HR faggot go neck yourself
I'm pretty interested in Employee Benefits at the moment and was wondering what kind of programming languages or skills would be good to have for the field. I was thinking that knowing something like SQL and having knowledge/skills in database and data-sets might be a valuable/useful skill to have. Also thinking python would be useful since literally everyone knows python. What do you guys think would be good languages to learn for such a field?
Did HR software (with benefits) implementation for a while. The software and its concurrent were mainly using SQL. I know for a fact a lot are PHP based, some are .net. After all, it's not too complicated of a software: track employees, their time and their salary + benefits...
Why are 90% of programming, math, engineering etc tutorials on youtube created by 16 year old Indians?
Also, why do all tech reviewers talk in the exact same tone, and always start with "Hey guys what's up it's _____ and today I'm going to be showing you ____"
Why people like to put dildos in their ears?
Is there an anon who owns one of these? i really need some opinions on it. its a cheap phone, about 150 bucks and i cant find any opinions about it. help a brother out
/g/entoomen what word processor do you currently use? And why? I'm looking for a new one that does works cited in a better way.I currently use the muh freedoms suite libreoffice
If you aren't programming, editing config files or shit for school, have some self respect and use latex.
Also, the author of TeX has a good set of books worth reading about TeX itself and programming.
his name is Donald Knuth