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Topic: Asus G751 Gaming Laptop: Mobile Maxwell Done Right   Go to last post
Posted: Monday, November 10, 2014 8:57:46 PM(UTC)

It's too bad the CPU ISN'T upgradeable! I want the option of putting a 4940MX Extreme CPU in it, either at purchase or as a future upgrade. This way the laptop can have not only a GPU power advantage to regular laptops, but the CPU as well. With the revised cooling, it ought to handle the heat of a 4940MX.

Also with the cooling design, the screen can't tilt much past 90 degrees, right?

Topic: Ford And Samsung Develop Lithium-Ion Battery For Cars   Go to last post
Posted: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 4:05:22 AM(UTC)

Should have more weight loss than that. There is no need for the lead acid component at all, make it pure lithium. It should have the cold cranking amps needed (except for maybe super cold weather) and also have energy capacity to power accessories. With any luck, we can replace the lead acid battery in older cars with lithium, plug and play with hardware in the battery to work with the traditional alternator.

Topic: AMD's Kaveri APU For Notebooks Tested, A Strong Showing In Mobile   Go to last post
Posted: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 10:51:37 PM(UTC)

It's only 2.7/3.6GHZ quad core with less work done per clock cycle than Sandy Bridge+, and 35W TDP. AMD needs to grow a pair and release some 47W and 57W APUs like Intel has done so it can have more room for performance with laptops.

Topic: Intel Broadwell Reportedly Delayed On Desktops Until 2015; Reality Likely More Complex   Go to last post
Posted: Sunday, June 16, 2013 8:29:09 AM(UTC)

IPC; I thought it always though it stood for 'inter-process communication' and was always confused how that translated to single threaded performance, but now i know that it's 'instructions per clock cycle' which makes perfect sense.

IPC is the most important thing to increase, along with power efficiency.

I sure hope they bring 14nm to laptops and perhaps desktop in 2014. You can't slow down, CPU real-world performance improvements are slow enough as it is these days!

I want a 10 Skymont midrange gaming/engineering laptop in 2016!

Topic: Analyzing the SandForce Acquisition, An Interview with LSI   Go to last post
Posted: Saturday, November 12, 2011 8:53:47 PM(UTC)

What will the Random Read IOPS of the Intel King Crest SSD be? We know that Cherryville (Intel 520) will be 40K IOPS random read at 4K block size.

Topic: Intel Reveals 22nm Chips And Atom Developer Program At IDF   Go to last post
Posted: Monday, October 31, 2011 2:49:13 PM(UTC)

Why doesn't Intel skip 32nm lithography on the Atom for 2012, and go straight to 22nm as Ivy Bridge will be? Why is Atom 1 step behind Ivy Bridge even though the Atom die is simpler than Ivy bridge?