Welcome, Guest. Please login or register. Did you miss your activation email?

Recent Posts

Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 ... 10
Chit-Chat / Re: High winds, bad storm today!
« Last post by fudgietheoriginal on 23 February 2017, 12:09:44 »
That's not good snadge.
I assume your taking antibiotics?

There is very bad stain of influenza getting round, for sometime now. It leaves some people vunerable to secondary infections. Influenza, I had it! It knocked me and I was left with a chest infection.
I went to the docs and got some antibiotics, that cleared the chest infection up, but I still felt weak for sometime. I'm all better now and that's only been the last 2 weeks, I got sick 2 months before xmas.
Introductions / Re: New member
« Last post by fudgietheoriginal on 23 February 2017, 11:37:48 »
Quote from: Roco
Ava's  would only be one of my 3- 4 stages of man , now into the 4th stage ,and  becoming a grumpy old geezer ,  my fav remark " kids today are clueless " next sign I guess will be dribbling , and repeating I remember when  lol:1

I have been dribbling for years now and repeating I remember. lol:1
This is what tell the wife, who has the brains in the family!
"Get used to it! "It's not going to get any better, maybe even worse". Then I say, "It's always the smart ones who suffer the most" Then I run! >:D

Nice pics :)
Broadband / Re: What's your usage?
« Last post by fudgietheoriginal on 23 February 2017, 11:07:50 »
I don't check, as it may incriminate someone. lol:1

Chit-Chat / Re: High winds, bad storm today!
« Last post by snadge on 23 February 2017, 11:04:36 »
6'c here, wind has calmed down, wet, im not well ATM, got a UTI
Computers / Re: Complacency
« Last post by fudgietheoriginal on 23 February 2017, 10:56:26 »
Thanks guys , February hast not been a good month for me ,  “ Builders “ what’s happen to the  good old tradesmen ? ,would have been better  to have employed Polish guys , at least  my new build extension roof  didn’t hit a neighbour when it landed in his garden  :o,  now have a new team in , 

How's the extension going?..I know, a little off topic ::)
Chit-Chat / High winds, bad storm today!
« Last post by fudgietheoriginal on 23 February 2017, 10:39:41 »
It's very windy here ATM...It's the storm they predicted!

Be safe everyone and make sure you secure your gear outside, garden furniture, tools etc... and pets, don't leave them outside unattened, until the storm has passed over. If you can aviod driving please do! be safe everyone  thankyou:1

Current temp here in the midlands 7c/45f approx
Tech News & Reviews / AMD Ryzen - On sale 2nd March (R7 only) - Pre-Order now
« Last post by snadge on 22 February 2017, 15:15:49 »

Ryzen is here. AMD said Wednesday that it plans a “hard launch” of its first three Ryzen processors on March 2, outperforming Intel’s high-end chips while undercutting its prices by as much as 54 percent.

AMD executives confidently unveiled the first three desktop chips to attack Intel’s Core i7, supported by several top-tier motherboard vendors and boutique system builders. In many cases, executives said, AMD will offer more for less. The top-tier Ryzen 7 1800X will cost less than half of what Intel’s thousand-dollar Core i7-6900K chip does—and outperform it, too. You can preorder Ryzen chips and systems from 180 retailers and system integrators today.

Like Intel, AMD’s Ryzen offerings consist of three new chip families: the premium Ryzen 7, the midrange Ryzen 5, and the cheapest Ryzen 3. AMD is rolling out its fastest, premium Ryzen 7 chips first, including the Ryzen 7 1800X ($499), the Ryzen 7 1700X ($399) and Ryzen 7 1700 ($329). AMD’s Ryzen 5 and the Ryzen 3 will ship later this year—at the moment, AMD’s not saying exactly when.

Why this matters: About the only major aspect of Ryzen that AMD hadn’t yet disclosed was its price and availability. Analysts say AMD appears to have done its homework, leaving Intel in danger of giving up market share in the bread-and-butter PC microprocessors that built its company. But Intel has its ways: Possible responses include price cuts, additional chips with more cores, and promoting its new Optane technology, they said.

AMD Ryzen 7 preorders
Mark Hachman
AMD will begin taking preorders for the Ryzen today for shipment next week.
AMD’s mojo is Ryzen

Unlike Intel’s massive January launch of more than 40 Kaby Lake chips, AMD’s playing it slow. Here are more details on the three new Ryzen 7 chips:

AMD’s Ryzen 7 1800X, a 95-watt part, boasts 8 cores and 16 threads. It runs at 3.6GHz and will boost to 4GHz, AMD chief executive Lisa Su said. When AMD’s $499 chip matched up against the eight-core Intel Core i7-6900K—a $1,089 part—the 1800X recorded an identical single-thread score of 162 on the Cinebench benchmark. But when all of its cores were turned on, the 1800X outperformed the 6900K by 9 percent, recording a score of 1,601. The 1800X “is the fastest eight-core processor on the market,” Su said.

AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
Mark Hachman
AMD’s Ryzen 7 1800X is the “fastest 8-core processor in the market today,” AMD’s Lisa Su said.
AMD’s Ryzen 7 1700X, a 95-watt, 8-core, 16-thread chip, runs at 3.4GHz and boosts to 3.8GHz. Using the multicore Cinebench benchmark, the $399 1700X scored 1,537, 4 percent faster than the $1,089 Core i7 6900K chip.

amd ryzen 7 1700x crop
Mark Hachman
AMD’s Ryzen 7 1700X is aimed at gamers and content creators, according to AMD.
AMD’s Ryzen 7 1700, consumes up to 65 watts and runs at 3GHz, boosting to 3.7GHz. It, too, includes 8 cores and 16 threads. According to AMD’s own tests, it recorded a score of 1,410 on the multicore Cinebench test, a whopping 46 percent better than the $339 Core i7 7700K. Using the Handbrake video-encoding test, the R7 1700 finished in 61.8 seconds, AMD said, versus 71.8 seconds for the 7700K.

AMD Ryzen 7 1700
Mark Hachman
Though the cheapest Ryzen 7 AMD announced, the 1700 still packs a punch.
Ryzen’s apparently strong performance is due to an overachieving design team. (For more on AMD’s Zen architecture and its features, see our earlier story.) AMD said early on that one of its goals was to increase Zen’s instructions per clock (IPC)—a measure of its performance efficiency—by 40 percent. In fact, Su said, AMD achieved a 52 percent IPC improvement.

“We not only beat our goal, we beat it by a lot,” Su said.

All three chips will be supported by motherboards from ASRock, Asus, Biostar, Gigabyte, and MSI—82 different boards in all, AMD said. At launch, 19 “elite builders,” per AMD, are expected to debut Ryzen systems, with a total of 200 expected during the first quarter. PC towers designed for gaming from top hardware makers are also coming during the same period, AMD said. Next up: Radeon Vega, AMD’s next-gen PC graphics solution, scheduled to launch in the second quarter.

AMD Ryzen 7 prices
Mark Hachman
Su reiterated that she believes AMD will have adequate supplies of Ryzen on hand to meet customer demand, a claim that Moor Insights analyst Pat Moorhead says he’s confirmed.

“So far, talking to the partners here, it sounds pretty good,” Moorhead said. “They’re telling me that they’re getting the volumes that they want to get when they expect to get them. And that’s good.”

How Intel could respond

AMD believes that Intel’s rested on its laurels, delivering a series of minor improvements year in and year out. To its credit, however, Intel has maintained operating profits even as it negotiates a gradual shift away from a shrinking PC market by prioritizing profitable high-end PC processors. With Ryzen, AMD sees an opportunity to steal some of that high-margin share.

Intel, however, has several opportunities to respond, including simply lowering its prices. Intel’s latest official processor price list remains unchanged since early January. Still, as Moor Insight's Moorhead pointed out, AMD has a lot more to lose than Intel has to gain by a price move.

Intel Kaby Lake Core i7 chip
What does Intel have up its sleeve?
“The way that I think [Intel will] react is to say, ‘let’s see if this is for real,’ and determine what Ryzen’s performance actually is,” Moorhead said. “But they might have two or three things in the hopper,” he added, including pushing single-threaded chips like the Core i3, and adding additional cores to its existing lineup. The third option is Optane, Intel’s super-speedy storage technology, which Intel could use to pooh-pooh CPU performance and push system-level improvements.

Adding cores seems most likely, however. With the exception of the 6900K—as well as its eight- and ten-core Extreme Edition chips—Intel’s Core i7 chips top out at six cores, compared to eight for AMD’s Ryzen. “AMD has a core advantage, and eventually I am expecting AMD to layer in cores,” Moorhead said.

A statement from Intel, meanwhile, provided a fourth alternative: sowing dissent via a tried-and-true PR strategy known as “fear, uncertainty and doubt.”

“We take any competition seriously but as we’ve learned, consumers usually take a ‘wait and see’ approach on performance claims for untested products,” Intel said in a statement. “Seventh-gen Intel Core delivers the best experiences, and with 8th-gen Intel Core and new technologies like Intel Optane memory coming soon, Intel will not stop raising the bar.” ­

The early verdict? Get ready to duck, Intel

Until Ryzen chips become available for benchmarking, we won’t know for sure how well the Ryzen will compete. For now, though, anticipation is running high.

amd lisa su holding ryzen closeup crop
Gordon Mah Ung
A closeup shot of AMD CEO Lisa Su holding the Ryzen processor.
Nathan Brookwood, an analyst with Insight 64, said Ryzen is “clearly the most competitive chip they’ve fielded in a decade,” a statement that Moor Insight's Moorhead, an AMD veteran, echoed. Gartner analyst Martin Reynolds noted that AMD has extended the single-core performance that Intel itself offers over eight cores, with high-memory bandwidth to boot.

AMD’s Su had a simpler take: “The best starts now,” she said.

Tech News & Reviews / EE shows off helium balloon mobile masts
« Last post by snadge on 21 February 2017, 14:40:07 »

Mobile phone provider EE has demonstrated helium balloons and drones that could provide 4G mobile coverage following damage to existing infrastructure.
The devices are fitted with small mobile sites that include a base station and an antenna.
They could also be used to connect remote parts of the UK where coverage is thin.
EE said it planned to deploy such a network in a UK rural area this year.

The drones can stay airborne for up to an hour at a time and the "helikite" balloons for several weeks as they have a tethered power source.
The drone was designed to give short-term targeted coverage to aid search and rescue situations, EE said.

"Innovation is essential for us to go further than we've ever gone, and deliver a network that's more reliable than ever before," said EE chief executive Marc Allera.
"Rural parts of the UK provide more challenges to mobile coverage than anywhere else, so we have to work harder there - developing these technologies will ultimately help our customers, even in the most hard to reach areas."

It was the first time this had been tried out in the UK, said Kester Mann, analyst at CCS Insight.
"Everyone immediately thinks of disruptive players like Facebook and Google when it come to things like balloon-based networks. The traditional networks need to step up so they don't get left behind," he told the BBC.
Google is developing a network of huge balloons to provide connectivity to rural areas around the world, known as Project Loon.

Last month the tech giant confirmed it had closed its internet drone project, Titan, which was designed to bring the internet to remote rural areas.
Facebook's Project Aquila involves building solar-powered aircraft which will fly for months at a time above remote places, beaming down an internet connection.

Computers / Re: Complacency
« Last post by snadge on 20 February 2017, 23:07:54 »
you want to avoid cleaning the registry...even with Ccleaner, as thats what breaks your windows install, even having hundreds of defunkt registry entries does not slow down the computer at all and only uses up a few KB's of storage, Ccleaner is fine for cleaning up disk space, but i wouldnt use its reg cleaner

I used to use Wise Registry Cleaner Free as it has a SAFE MODE option that removes only items it knows 100% are safe to remove, but i stopped using it as i was just putting my system at risk for no benefit.
Chit-Chat / Re: Interesting world we are living in
« Last post by Roco on 20 February 2017, 22:16:29 »
In my view Trump is doing what most people think about doing but don't have the balls to do.
I agree Den , but the guy seems a might unstable , or is it just the news media ? , can't belive newspapers they all seem to have a political bias , 
brexit ? , I don't think anyonec knows the full implications YET , been reading how Britain is going to look at our common wealth of yester year , do they need us back ? , having lost many sons in WW2 to save Britain , then we walked away and joined the E.U.  indeed interesting world we live in
curious and  curiouser  said Alice  indeed

Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 ... 10
Powered by EzPortal