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Blame Intel. The latest Skylake refresh (=what... 2,676 Views / 153 Replies  
Blame Intel. The latest Skylake refresh (=what you have) doesn’t support it, and the model of that CPU that does, Comet Lake, is just barely out, and it only supports lower clocks anyway.

Or...
Posted by P, on Jul 8, 2020 at 06:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Scaling GPUs is not necessarily hard. You can add... 2,676 Views / 153 Replies  
Scaling GPUs is not necessarily hard. You can add more shaders rather easily, and the advantage with the tile-based model is that you can just do a “stupid” scaling, make all the tiles equally sized...
Posted by P, on Jul 8, 2020 at 06:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The only downside LPDDR has over the regular is... 2,676 Views / 153 Replies  
The only downside LPDDR has over the regular is that it is always soldered. Other than that, it is essentially “DDR Pro” now.



The thing is - being better at performance per watt is fine on...
Posted by P, on Jul 8, 2020 at 06:50 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That is a possibility for sure. I’m far from... 2,676 Views / 153 Replies  
That is a possibility for sure. I’m far from certain here. My read on it was that ARMacs will support the older Metal interface (Metal GPU Family Mac 2) meant for current Intel and AMD GPUs (as a...
Posted by P, on Jul 8, 2020 at 06:44 AM, in MacNN Lounge
They can certainly do GPUs for compute in any... 2,676 Views / 153 Replies  
They can certainly do GPUs for compute in any case. What I’m thinking is that the desktop will be TBDR, and therefore Apple GPU only, but that full screen apps may use OpenGL or even Metal 2 on a...
Posted by P, on Jul 7, 2020 at 07:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Interesting. This would mean that Apple now... 465 Views / 5 Replies  
Interesting. This would mean that Apple now requires AES support in the CPU.



This is Nvidia FUD. They could make the drivers all they want, they just don't want to because the market is tiny...
Posted by P, on Jul 7, 2020 at 08:39 AM, in Mac Desktops
I wonder if the plan for discrete GPUs is that... 2,676 Views / 153 Replies  
I wonder if the plan for discrete GPUs is that all ARMacs have an integrated Apple GPU and that the plan is to use the sort of dual GPU setup that the 15"/16" MBPs use for the desktops as well. You...
Posted by P, on Jul 7, 2020 at 08:29 AM, in MacNN Lounge
On the topic of TBDR: ... 2,676 Views / 153 Replies  
On the topic of TBDR:

https://twitter.com/never_released/status/1280207485278789633?s=19

Seems it is all Apple GPUs going forward.



No, of course not. They can’t make use of the 65W...
Posted by P, on Jul 7, 2020 at 03:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Adobe will stop supporting it and will stop... 239 Views / 7 Replies  
Adobe will stop supporting it and will stop distributing it. The various browsers will treat that in different ways. MS and Google have said that they will remove it from their browsers by that date....
Posted by P, on Jul 6, 2020 at 07:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It also has a cooler rated for 65W instead of the... 2,676 Views / 153 Replies  
It also has a cooler rated for 65W instead of the 4.5W or whatever the iPad Pro has. Geekbench is a shit test that doesn’t hit the powerlimit, but in real work, here should be a difference.


...
Posted by P, on Jul 6, 2020 at 12:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Less than six months left now. 239 Views / 7 Replies  
Less than six months left now.
Posted by P, on Jul 6, 2020 at 11:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
AMD publishes something, but I hear noise about... 2,676 Views / 153 Replies  
AMD publishes something, but I hear noise about that as well - and they notably failed to reach promised turbo targets. ARM server manufacturers I know nothing about, but note that Intel server chips...
Posted by P, on Jun 26, 2020 at 03:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It is common in enthusiast circles to spec a... 2,676 Views / 153 Replies  
It is common in enthusiast circles to spec a powerful cooler because it lets the HSF be quieter. A tower cooler is so much more efficient than the top-down bs Intel bundles that it can handle a much...
Posted by P, on Jun 26, 2020 at 03:17 AM, in MacNN Lounge
No, this is people not understanding how turbo... 2,676 Views / 153 Replies  
No, this is people not understanding how turbo boost and throttling works.

If your CPU throttles thermally in an OEM computer such as a laptop, you return it to the manufacturer and say “this is...
Posted by P, on Jun 26, 2020 at 02:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
...in 2008, because that is when they implemented... 2,676 Views / 153 Replies  
...in 2008, because that is when they implemented this. Motherboard manufacturer cheating came much later, of course.



No, TDP means what it always did. If the chip is at PL1, it will draw an...
Posted by P, on Jun 25, 2020 at 09:43 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Having two GPUs is such a hack, though. Apple... 2,676 Views / 153 Replies  
Having two GPUs is such a hack, though. Apple clearly wants to have one GPU and one pool of RAM, and now that LPDDR4X enables enough memory bandwidth to make that happen, they're going to go all in...
Posted by P, on Jun 25, 2020 at 09:20 AM, in MacNN Lounge
16” uses 45W CPUs, so the 10th gen is just... 2,676 Views / 153 Replies  
16” uses 45W CPUs, so the 10th gen is just another Skylake rebadge, except with LPDDR4. Nothing to wait for.

Personally, I will absolutely not get a 1st gen ARM Mac. Two transitions before have...
Posted by P, on Jun 23, 2020 at 01:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Oh I agree, certainly - but I don't think this... 2,676 Views / 153 Replies  
Oh I agree, certainly - but I don't think this change will lead to better battery life, because better battery life beyond 10 hours (by Apple's metric) come below "being thin enough to slice cheese"...
Posted by P, on Jun 15, 2020 at 10:58 AM, in MacNN Lounge
More efficient as in lower latency, sure. Less... 2,676 Views / 153 Replies  
More efficient as in lower latency, sure. Less efficient in terms of yield on a big chip. With everyone and their dog moving to some sort of chiplet design at least, I question if there is any value...
Posted by P, on Jun 12, 2020 at 05:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Maybe. It isn’t clear that this is something that... 2,676 Views / 153 Replies  
Maybe. It isn’t clear that this is something that needs to be in close proximity to the main CPU - it might as well be outside it.



I don’t think they will do that. The T1/T2 chips remain...
Posted by P, on Jun 11, 2020 at 05:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Office is on ARM since years. Photoshop is there... 2,676 Views / 153 Replies  
Office is on ARM since years. Photoshop is there as well now (iPad version), so Adobe have clearly been working on it.
Posted by P, on Jun 10, 2020 at 12:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Upside: * Apple ARM chips are now... 2,676 Views / 153 Replies  
Upside:

* Apple ARM chips are now significantly faster than x86 chips, and the ISA is part of the reason for that. ARM itself are also making CPUs (Cortex X1) that almost match an Apple A12.
*...
Posted by P, on Jun 10, 2020 at 12:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Have you tried using pmset to configure the... 1,405 Views / 9 Replies  
Have you tried using pmset to configure the hibernate mode? If you change it to 0, it should finish waking up without using the drive at all. This has downsides (it will crash if the battery runs...
Posted by P, on May 21, 2020 at 04:13 AM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Wow, lots of questions here. Let’s see what I can... 1,346 Views / 5 Replies  
Wow, lots of questions here. Let’s see what I can answer.

CPU, first. The 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th generation are all the same core, Skylake. The 10th generation is a new one - Sunny Cove is the...
Posted by P, on May 18, 2020 at 05:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If you want storage only, any USB 3 SSD will be... 1,019 Views / 1 Replies  
If you want storage only, any USB 3 SSD will be fast enough. If you absolutely want speed at any cost, get a Samsung X5 and Apple's Thunderbolt 2 to 3 converter:
...
Posted by P, on May 5, 2020 at 03:16 AM, in Mac Desktops
You have an insane range between minimum and... 1,806 Views / 7 Replies  
You have an insane range between minimum and maximum framerate. That is probably something about the CPU bottlenecking the GPU. Does it feel like the animation is smooth? If yes, there may be a hitch...
Posted by P, on Apr 23, 2020 at 07:36 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Those two (CPU and GPU) that can be overclocked... 1,806 Views / 7 Replies  
Those two (CPU and GPU) that can be overclocked into the stratosphere, if you’re interested.
Posted by P, on Apr 21, 2020 at 09:17 AM, in MacNN Lounge
RX570 and a Ryzen 1600, that is the real... 1,806 Views / 7 Replies  
RX570 and a Ryzen 1600, that is the real bang-for-buck champion right there.

I have been thinking that I should upgrade my gaming PC (it is of 2013 vintage, Haswell i5) with a Ryzen model and keep...
Posted by P, on Apr 21, 2020 at 05:16 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I use Apple’s leather cases. They add minimal... 3,043 Views / 46 Replies  
I use Apple’s leather cases. They add minimal bulk, look nice, and at least protect the phone from minor drops.
Posted by P, on Apr 20, 2020 at 06:38 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Ars had an article about this, but basically: big... 3,043 Views / 46 Replies  
Ars had an article about this, but basically: big sells, and thin sells. Small and thin would work, but you can’t fit any reasonable battery in it.

I also think that Apple’s long development times...
Posted by P, on Apr 20, 2020 at 06:38 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, it will smoke your iPhone 7, but more... 3,043 Views / 46 Replies  
Yes, it will smoke your iPhone 7, but more importantly, the battery life should be much better. The A10 is a bit of an oddity among Apple’s chips, and the A11-13 (they use a similar design) are...
Posted by P, on Apr 19, 2020 at 01:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don’t think so, I think that there will be more... 3,043 Views / 46 Replies  
I don’t think so, I think that there will be more phones smaller than the 11. The 11 Pro is only 3.5 mm wider than the 8 (the height is about 5 mm greater, but that matters less for gripability)- it...
Posted by P, on Apr 15, 2020 at 06:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It is an iPhone 8 with a $50 lower price, A13... 3,043 Views / 46 Replies  
It is an iPhone 8 with a $50 lower price, A13 instead of A11, portrait mode (but the fake one that the XR has) and without 3D Touch. This is nice, but the difference to the iPhone 8 is not very...
Posted by P, on Apr 15, 2020 at 06:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
There is less of a difference than newspapers... 21,190 Views / 555 Replies  
There is less of a difference than newspapers make it out to be.

What is happening is that the Swedish government has decided to almost entirely follow the recommendations of the experts to the...
Posted by P, on Apr 11, 2020 at 10:09 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Mirroring from an iPad should still work. 1,976 Views / 2 Replies  
Mirroring from an iPad should still work.
Posted by P, on Apr 11, 2020 at 09:47 AM, in MacNN Lounge
But that is the same amount of bandwidth. You... 1,341 Views / 3 Replies  
But that is the same amount of bandwidth. You could do 38400x6480 at 1Hz if you wanted to, it would be the same thing. Standard is to report what resolution you can do at 60 Hz, and that is indeed...
Posted by P, on Mar 23, 2020 at 01:33 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Poll: Working from home since Wednesday. It is still on... 4,574 Views / 45 Replies  
Working from home since Wednesday. It is still on a voluntary basis as in I can go in to the office if I want to, but there is a mandatory information meeting this afternoon, so it might change.

I...
Posted by P, on Mar 20, 2020 at 06:03 AM, in MacNN Lounge
And this is how Intel’s 10nm arrives four years... 3,351 Views / 8 Replies  
And this is how Intel’s 10nm arrives four years late - not with a bang, but with a whimper. This is Ice Lake, the redesign on 10nm that was originally planned after Cannonlake, the 10nm shrink of...
Posted by P, on Mar 19, 2020 at 06:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
ObNitpick: the reason for health care workers to... 21,190 Views / 555 Replies  
ObNitpick: the reason for health care workers to have protective equipment is not to prevent them getting ill. They will get ill the same way everyone else will, out in society. The point is to avoid...
Posted by P, on Mar 17, 2020 at 08:16 AM, in Political/War Lounge
All the cool tech kids are cancelling events now:... 21,190 Views / 555 Replies  
All the cool tech kids are cancelling events now: Google cancelled I/O, Facebook cancelled F8, GDC (Game Developers Conference) is delayed until at least the summer, Mobile World Congress was...
Posted by P, on Mar 5, 2020 at 08:09 AM, in Political/War Lounge
If it is mounted absolutely vertically, then... 250,482 Views / 1,035 Replies  
If it is mounted absolutely vertically, then sure. And CarPlay would make it not work, but if you need to guess because the car isn’t moving, it is as good a guess as any. It will ignore the compass...
Posted by P, on Feb 27, 2020 at 02:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
iPhones have a compass, and at least Apple Maps... 250,482 Views / 1,035 Replies  
iPhones have a compass, and at least Apple Maps does use it to figure out which way you’re looking. It then assumes that you’re facing the windscreen.
Posted by P, on Feb 26, 2020 at 05:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Got one a while back intending to make a magic... 2,154 Views / 5 Replies  
Got one a while back intending to make a magic mirror, but I got bored.
Posted by P, on Jan 6, 2020 at 08:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I am honestly wondering if Corbyn isn’t in... 13,161 Views / 113 Replies  
I am honestly wondering if Corbyn isn’t in Putin’s pocket. There is no way that you could run a campaign like that an expect to have any chance of winning.

No, people didn’t switch from Labour to...
Posted by P, on Dec 17, 2019 at 03:42 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Please note that Extended support for Win 7 ends... 11,991 Views / 5 Replies  
Please note that Extended support for Win 7 ends on January 14th.
Posted by P, on Dec 17, 2019 at 11:29 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Right-click the volume icon in the taskbar, and... 11,991 Views / 5 Replies  
Right-click the volume icon in the taskbar, and select Sound settings. It is the top option. While you're there, right-click that volume icon again and select Volume Mixer, to make sure that one of...
Posted by P, on Dec 17, 2019 at 11:27 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
The "magic roundabout". The English love their... 19,115 Views / 81 Replies  
The "magic roundabout". The English love their roundabouts, but this one apparently has them split - traffic moves too slowly to cause any accidents, but throughput is poor:
...
Posted by P, on Dec 4, 2019 at 12:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Have you considered a USB Wifi dongle to tide you... 49,844 Views / 230 Replies  
Have you considered a USB Wifi dongle to tide you over?
Posted by P, on Nov 19, 2019 at 07:44 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The downside is that the SD-card reader takes up... 49,844 Views / 230 Replies  
The downside is that the SD-card reader takes up space in the MBP, and it is a feature that is used by a shrinking minority (=people who use DSLRs). I get that you need to have an adapter around, but...
Posted by P, on Nov 14, 2019 at 05:52 AM, in MacNN Lounge
This is a lost cause by now. RAM is soldered... 49,844 Views / 230 Replies  
This is a lost cause by now. RAM is soldered because Apple want sto use LPDDR, which doesn't have DIMMS. This specific model has regular DDR, but that is because Intel's support for LPDDR4 is delayed...
Posted by P, on Nov 14, 2019 at 05:50 AM, in MacNN Lounge
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