News, PC Perspective

Subject: Mobile | April Trio, 2018 – 04:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom

Gigabyte have updated their Aero and Aorus family of laptops with the fresh 8th generation Intel chips. Depending on the proefje, you will find either a i7-8850H or i9-8950HK inwards spil well spil a GTX 1080 or 1070.

The Aero laptop has a `bezel-less` 144Hz monitor, by which they mean a 5cm bezel surrounding the 15.6", 4k display. The chassis is an impressively svelte 1.8cm thick, especially when you consider they squeezed a GTX 10X0 inwards. Audio is provided by Dolby Atmos and Sound Radar and of course there are RGBs below your keyboard which you can program, along with macro keys. The 94.24 Wh battery will keep you gaming for fairly a while, even when you are on the go.

Also announced were the The Grand Trio, the X9 DT, X7 DT V8 and X5 V8 gaming laptops. All three models feature a 144Hz IPS G-SYNC panels which have bot X-Right Pantone corrected. They sport the same Dolby Atmos audio spil the Aero spil well spil RGB infested keyboards. Storage is provided by a pair of M.Two PCIe SSDs spil well spil a Two.Five", HDD for your larger files. Connectivity includes a Thunderbolt Three and USB Trio.1 Gen.Two Type-C port spil well spil a USB Trio.0 and USB Trio.1 Gen.Two Type-A ports, with both HDMI and Double penetration movie out.

The basic specs of the laptops can be seen below.

Subject: General Tech | April Three, 2018 – 02:22 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom

The fresh HTC Vive Professional offers better resolution, 1440×,1600 vanaf eye or 2880×,1600 te total and a fresh physical vormgeving which incorporates headphones into the bod and the connection to the PC is a single cable which leads into a junction opbergruimte to split into the various required connectors. Ars Technica tested the fresh VR headset with a GTX 1060 spil well spil a 1080Ti and found both able to treat the fresh Vive Voor and to voorstelling enhanced vertoning compared to the original prototype. Te the end they questioned the value you get for the price, spil the price enlargened significantly more than the spectacle did.

",HTC`s Vive Professional, launching this week, comes with a name and a price tag ($799 for an upgrade from the original Vive, or $1,099 for fresh Vive owners) that suggests a revelatory hop te the VR practice, well beyond what already wowed us ter early 2016.",

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Subject: Mobile | April Trio, 2018 – 02:04 PM | Kennen Addison

Along with the announcement of high-performance 8th Generation mobile processors from Intel today, comes slew of announcements from vrouwen about fresh gaming notebooks built around thesis processors.

One of the most appealing notebooks to be announced so far is the all-new ASUS ROG Zephyrus M GM501.

Previously launched alongside NIVIDIA`s Max-Q initiative, the very first ROG Zephyrus served spil ASUS`s flagship thin-and-light gaming notebook. Wij were fairly struck with the spectacle te our review but had some qualms about the odd form-factor decisions, including keyboard placement.

The ASUS ROG Zephyrus M address thesis concerns, moving the keyboard and trackpad to a more traditional location along with a plethora of hardware switches.

Two x USB Trio.1 Gen1

Two x USB Three.1 Gen2

1 x Trio.5mm headphone and mic combo jack

(304mm x 199mm x 8 -13.7 mm)

The thickest hardware switch of course is the stir to Intel`s 6-core, 12-thread i7-8750H processor.

Instead of the previous Max-Q GPU options (GTX 1070 and 1080), ASUS has opted for configurations up to a total GTX 1070, spil well spil the GTX 1060 on the lower end models.

Te addition, the fresh iteration of the Zephyrus gains switchable graphics, which should help with battery life. ASUS says there will be a dedicated keyboard shortcut to by hand switch inbetween graphics modes, potentially alleviating some of the issues users have with Optimus technologies te certain applications.

Battery capacity also sees a 10% bump to 55 WHr from the previous 50 WHr. Hopefully, thesis switches will provide a much-needed battery life improvement overheen the original Zephyrus notebook.

Storage options for all configurations of the GM501 will contain both an SSD and a 1TB Seagate FireCuda SSHD hybrid drive for swift mass storage. The highest-end GM501s will be suggested with 256GB NVMe drives, while the lower end will stick with just a 128GB SATA SSD.

Pricing for the fresh Zephyrus M is te line with the last generation, meaning that users looking for the ultimate marriage of gaming vertoning and portability will have to sacrifice a bit on price. However, I think the $1500 Best Buy off the hook SKU coming next month is a pretty compelling package for a lotsbestemming of gamers.

Expect thesis notebooks to commence shipping on April 16th for the two highest configurations, with the lower end option coming te May.

Subject: General Tech, Systems | April Trio, 2018 – 09:33 AM | Tim Verry

MSI is introducing a fresh high-end gaming laptop spil part of its stealth gaming GS series. The fresh MSI GS65 is a lean and light laptop at 0.Sixty-nine&rdquo, thick and Four.14 pounds with ultra snugger (Four.9mm) bezels that permit it to pack a 15.6&rdquo, display into a 14&rdquo, laptop form factor. The GS65 utilizes the latest Intel processor and NVIDIA graphics along with all the RGB suggested with a per-key backlit SteelSeries keyboard.

The MSI GS65 features a plane black vormgeving with gold trim and accents along with rounded corners. There are slew of vents along the back and back corners of the left and right sides. Outer I/O includes Ethernet (the laptop is scarcely thick enough to hold the RJ-45 port), two USB Trio (CFL-H does support USB Three.1 Gen Two natively but I dont` have confirmation on this MSI implementation generation), and two audio ports on the left side and two USB Trio (one Type-A and one Type-C), one Mini DisplayPort, and one utter size HDMI movie output along the right side. Up top DynAudio speakers sit above the keyboard and a large trackpad sits below it. Ter addition to the built-in speakers, MSI also includes Nahimic Three audio support for 7.1 virtual surround sound when using headphones. The display is a 15.6&rdquo, 144 Hz display that is rated at a calibrated 94% NTSC color gamut.

Internally, MSI is using a muscular air cooling setup with three Hurricane Blade ventilatoren (47 0.2mm thick fan blades), four heatpipes, and independent CPU and GPU coolers and airflow. Under the spandex hood, MSI is suggesting up to an Intel Core i7-8750H Coffee Lake-H processor and either a NVIDIA GTX 1070 or GTX 1060 depending on the proefje. The Coffee Lake H processor is a 45W part featuring 6 cores / 12 threads clocked at Two.Two GHz base and Four.Two GHz turbo and 9 MB cache. The CPU supports dual channel DDR4-2666 MHz RAM and Intel Optane storage (no vPro on this specimen).

MSI claims up to 8 hours of battery life when te power saving &ldquo,green mode&rdquo, and playing back 720p movie content. Naturally, battery life when gaming will be much lower, but te those situations, you&rsquo,ll want to be near a power outlet anyway and at least MSI has managed to slender down the power adapter by 28% on this proefje.

On the software side of things, MSI is bundling the gaming laptop with SteelSeries Engine Trio software to control the keyboard backlighting (which can be configured to vertoning things like ammo and health remaining) spil well spil Dragon Center Two.0 software for system monitoring and spel profiles for optimizing memory when running supported games.

The GS65 laptop looks the part with a premium finish and nice looking accents like the floating hinge and vents without going too crazy, but wij will have to wait for reviews to see if the voorstelling is there spil well. The fresh 6-core Intel chip and GTX 1070 combo is a lotsbestemming of horsepower for a portable gaming system and I&rsquo,ll be interested to see what reviewers think of the build quality and 144 Hz display. Spil is usually the case with thesis things, MSI is not yet talking pricing or availability but more information should be available soon.

Are you rocking a gaming laptop? What do you think about MSI`s latest stealthy suggesting?

Subject: Storage | April Three, 2018 – 04:56 AM | Allyn Malventano

Recall *way* back just before CES 2018, when wij caught that `Optane Memory Storage Accelerator` entry on some Lenovo laptop release docs? Well, those obviously never happened, and wij figured out why a few months straks when wij reviewed Intel`s Optane Memory products and realized that the very first iteration of thesis products had no apparent hardware power management capabilities, meaning they would draw excessive power while idling ter a mobile verhoging.

While the Optane Memory launch wasgoed a year ago, just last month wij tested the 800P – what wasgoed meant to be the true usable standalone M.Two packaging for Optane. This part wasgoed almost physically identical to Optane Memory, but with some tweaks to available capacities, and more importantly, support for hardware lower power idle states. While this opened the vanwege for use ter laptops, it still did not totally close the loop on an Optane-based caching solution for mobile platforms. That loop gets closed today:

Along with a round of other fresh 8th generation CPU announcements (covered by Weten here), Intel has also launched a `Core Plus` series, which are essentially the same 8th gen Core i3 / i5 / i7 parts, but with the addition of Optane Memory caching. Thesis will be a newer, more power efficient version of the Optane Memory caching parts. While thesis were previously available te 16GB and 32GB capacities, this fresh round will add a 64GB tier to the mix.

Another update being made to Optane Memory is that instead of caching the OS drive, Optane Memory will be able to cache a secondary gegevens drive. This would be ideal for a system that wasgoed already using a swift NVMe SSD or 800P/900P spil the OS drive, where the user also dreamed to cache a very large secondary gegevens HDD. The Optane Memory caching is presently limited to caching either the OS drive or a secondary drive – no current possibility to split the higher capacity Optane Memory modules across two separate drives (wij asked, and will proceed to press this suggestion).

Subject: General Tech, Processors, Chipsets | April Trio, 2018 – 03:01 AM | Kennen Addison

Since the Coffee Lake-S desktop processor launch with the i7-8700K te October of last year, the processor lineup has remained a bit naked compared to previous generations.

While wij are used to an Intel processor podium launch having several SKUs covering the entire spectrum of consumers, from Pentium all the way to up Core i7, Coffee Lake presently sits at just 6 different processor options.

Today, Intel is rounding out the surplus of the Coffee Lake desktop lineup with the addition of more traditional desktop SKUs, spil well spil low-power ",T-series", CPUs.

Packing out the i5-lineup, wij have two more 6 core options without hyper-threaded ter the i5-8600 and i5-8400. The Core i3-8300 provides a 100MHz boost to the existing quad-core i3-8100, while staying ter the same 65W TDP.

The little-known T-Series are Intel`s lower frequency desktop chips that are configured to run at just 35W while remaining desktop-level spectacle. Traditionally, thesis CPUs are used ter OEM configurations, but enthusiasts looking for ultra-small form factor and quiet PCs have bot known to use thesis CPUs ter the past.

Overall, thesis CPU announcements are difficult to get too excited about, but help round out the 8th Generation lineup into more available price points, which is always good for consumers looking to build a PC.

Even better news for anyone looking to build an 8th Generation-based PC is the addition of fresh, lower cost chipsets. Previously, only expensive Z370-based boards were compatible with Coffee Lake processors.

Now, joining the Z370 chipset for consumers, wij have the H370, and B360 chipsets. While sacrificing I/O options and overclocking availability, motherboards based on thesis chipsets should provide a much greater value for consumers looking to build a lower-end Coffee Lake system. The H370, Q370, and B360 chipsets also provide USB Trio.1 Gen Two connectivity directly from the chipset.

Te addition, Intel has also added built-in 802.11ac support into all of thesis fresh chipsets, providing a solid wireless solution without any additonal peripherals.

No precies word on availability of thesis fresh processors or chipsets, but wij expect them to embark hitting the market very soon!

Subject: Processors, Chipsets, Mobile | April Trio, 2018 – 03:01 AM | Weten Addison

Intel`s rollout of their ",8th Generation", processors has bot glacial compared to other generations, and overall a bit confusing when it comes to attempting to decode what processor belongs to what architecture.

Past the 8th generation Kaby Lake-R 15W quad-core mobile processors ter August of last year, the Coffee Lake-S desktop CPU launch te October, and the latest Kaby Lake-G launch combining Intel processors with AMD graphics, there has still bot one big missing market&mdash,high spectacle mobile processors.

Today, Intel is ultimately rounding out it`s 8th Generation Mobile processor line-up with the addition of Coffee Lake-H processors.

The fattest switch with Intel`s fresh mobile lineup is the delightful addition of more cores. All i7 and Xeon-based SKUs will now have 6 cores with Hyper-threading enabled for a total of 12 threads. Te addition, the entire i5 lineup is gaining Hyper-threading support, bringing them to Four cores and 8 threads.

Coffee Lake-H also marks the introduction of Intel`s very first ",i9", branded processor, the i9-8950HK. Taking the top spot of the mobile lineup previously held by the i7-7920HQ, the i9-8950HK is fully unlocked, with a turbo frequency of up to Four.8GHz.

Ter addition, all of thesis fresh 8th generation mobile processors will bring support for Optane Memory caching to mobile for the very first time.

Intel is achieving the Four.8GHz single core turbo boost on the i9-8950HK through what they are calling ",Intel Velocity Boost.", While there aren`t a lotsbestemming of details about exactly how this technology will work yet, Intel has told us that essentially it`s a way of providing reserve frequency if there is thermal headroom on a given notebook vormgeving.

Below the 50 degrees C target temperature, wij were told to expect about a 200MHz single-core boost and a 100MHz multi-core boost. With factory overclocking, Intel says they expect to see OEMs succesnummer 5GHz and beyond, thanks ter part to Velocity Boost.

Ter addition to fresh processors, Intel is also unveiling their fresh 300-series mobile chipsets today. The major additions include the adoption of USB Trio.1 Gen Two ports directly from the chipset, spil well spil the integration of an 802.11ac radio.

The all-new wireless radio is said to be capable of Gigabit speeds using 2×2 MIMO at 160MHz, which is part of the Wave Two specification. While routers that support the 160MHz tape are few and far inbetween today, hopefully, Intel`s adoption of this technology into its chipset will help spur swifter adoption.

Te addition to the H-series processors, Intel also unveiled several fresh U-series parts today with Iris Plus graphics.

While the 28W notebook processors combining Intel U-series parts with Iris graphics containing 128MB of eDRAM have bot available for generations, the only major customer for thesis parts historically is Apple. I fully expect thesis processors to make it into a revised 13", MacBook Professional zometeen this year.

Thesis fresh U-series parts will also be able to take advantage of the fresh 300-series chipsets with the integrated 802.11ac and USB Three.1 Gen Two connectivity. It will be interesting to see if Intel ultimately integrating Wi-Fi capability directly into the chipset will cause Apple to ditch Broadcom on their MacBook lineup.

Stay tuned for more announcements from Intel today, spil well of announcements from notebook vendors utilizing thesis fresh processors!

Subject: Graphics Cards | April Two, 2018 – 02:36 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom

It has bot a while since the Hardware Leaderboard has bot updated spil it is amazingly depressing to attempt to price out a fresh GPU, for evident reasons. TechSpot have taken an interesting treatment to dealing with the crypto-blues, they have just benchmarked 44 older GPUs on current games to see how well they fare. The cards range from the GTX 560 and HD7770 through to current specimen cards which are available to purchase used from sites such spil eBay. Buying a used card brings the price down to somewhat reasonable levels, tho’ you do run the risk of getting a dead or dying card. With interesting metrics such spil price vanaf framework, this is a excellent resource if you find yourself te desperate need of a GPU te the current market. Check it out here.

",Along with our latest editorials on why it`s a bad time to build a gaming PC, we`ve bot revisiting some older GPUs to see how they hold up ter today`s games. But how do you know how much you should be paying for a secondhand graphics card?",

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Subject: General Tech | April Two, 2018 – 01:43 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom

If you were under the impression you wielded the music you have stored on Amazon`s Music Storage Service, Mr. Bezos would like to remind you that you rent, and that you now have an eviction notice. On April 29th, not only will you not be able to create a fresh account on this service, you will not be able to renew an existing account and once it expires all your music shall join the toasters ter silicon heaven. If you loom into your account and locate the ",keep my music", option, clicking it will give you until January 2019 to stir your music before it evaporates. The Register notes that both Prime Music and Music Unlimited will remain active, it is only the Music Storage Service which is being discontinued.

",Amazon says subscribers to its moribund Music Storage Service have 30 days to optie any song files they have stored on the service or lose them forever.",

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Subject: Editorial | March 30, 2018 – 09:00 AM | Jim Tanous

It`s time for the PCPer Mailbag, our weekly vertoning where Ryan and the team response your questions about the tech industry, the latest and greatest GPUs, the process of running a tech review webstek, and more!

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Subject: Storage | March 29, 2018 – Ten:43 PM | Tim Verry

Samsung is expanding its Z-NAND based ",Z-SSD", products with a fresh M.Two solid state drive for workstations and high-performance compute servers. Previously only available te half-height AIC (add-in-card) form factors, the SZ983 M.Two sports a M.Two 22110 form factor and NVMe compatible PCI-E Three.0 x4 interface. The fresh drive wasgoed shown off at Samsung`s booth during the Open Compute Project Summit te San Jose and wasgoed spotted by Anandtech who managed to snap a duo photos of it.

Pic credit: Anandtech spotted Samsung`s M.Two Z-SSD at OCP Summit 2018.

The fresh M.Two Z-SSD will come te 240GB and 480GB capacities and sports an 8 channel Phoenix controller. The drive on display at OCP Summit 2018 had a part number of MZ1JB240HMGG-000FB-001. Comparing it to the SZ985 PCI-E SSD, this fresh M.Two drive emerges to also have a DRAM cache spil well spil capacitors to protect gegevens ter the event of power loss (gegevens writes would be able to fully write from the cache to the drive before safe shutdown) tho’ wij don`t know if this drive has the same 1.5GB of LPDDR4 cache or not. Note that the sticker of the M.Two drive reads SZ983 while Samsung elsewhere had the M.Two labeled spil the SZ985 (M.Two) so it`s unclear which name will stick when this actually launches however hopefully it`s the former just to avoid confusion. The Phoenix (formerly Polaris v2) controller is allegedly going to also be used on some of the higher end V-NAND drives tho’ we`ll have to wait and see if that happens or not.

Anyway, back to voorstelling numbers, Samsung rates the M.Two Z-SSD at 3200 MB/s sequential reads and 2800 MB/s sequential writes (so a bit slower than the SZ985 at writes). Samsung did not talk random IOPS numbers. The drive is rated at the same 30 DWPD (drive writes vanaf day) stamina rating spil the SZ985 and will have the same 5-year warranty. I am nosey if the M.Two NVMe drive is able to klapper the same (or close to) random IOPS numbers spil the PCI-E card which is rated at up to 750,000 read and 170,000 write IOPS.

Z-NAND is interesting spil it represents a middle ground inbetween V-NAND and other 3D NAND flash and 3D XPoint memory te both terms of cost and latency spectacle with Z-NAND being closer ter latency to XPoint than V-NAND. Where it gets interesting is that Z-NAND is essentially V-NAND just run at a different mode and yet they are able to reduce write latency by 5-times (12-to-20 microseconds) and cell read latency by up to 10-times (16 microseconds). While Samsung is already working on 2nd generation Z-NAND, thesis drives are using very first generation Z-NAND which is the more voorstelling (lowest latency) type but costs fairly a bit more than 2nd generation which is only a bit slower (more read latency). Judging by the form 110mm form factor, this M.Two drive is aimed squarely at datacenter and workstation usage and is not likely to lead to a consumer Optane 800P (et alhoewel) competitor, but if it does well enough wij may see some prosumer and consumer Z-NAND based options te the future with newer generations of Z-NAND spil they get the right balance of cost and latency for the desktop gaming and enthusiast market.

Subject: Graphics Cards | March 29, 2018 – 09:52 PM | Scott Michaud

At GTC 2018, Walt Disney Imagineering unveiled a work-in-progress clip of their upcoming Starlet Wars: Galaxy&rsquo,s Edge attraction, which is expected to launch next year at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resort. The cool part about this rail is that it will be using Unreal Engine Four with eight, GP102-based Quadro P6000 graphics cards. NVIDIA also reports that Disney has donated the code back to Epic Games to help them with their multi-GPU scaling te general &ndash, a win for us consumers… te a more limited style.

See? SLI doesn&rsquo,t need to be limited to two cards if you have a market cap of $100 billion USD.

Another interesting angle to this story is how typical PC components are contributing to thesis large practices. Sure, Quadro hardware isn&rsquo,t exactly cheap, but it can be purchased through typical retail channels and it permits the company to concentrate their engineering time elsewhere.

Ironically, this also comes about two decades after location-based entertainment began to decline… but, you know, it&rsquo,s Disneyland and Disney World. They&rsquo,re fine.

Subject: Graphics Cards | March 29, 2018 – 05:45 PM | Tim Verry

ASRock, a company known mostly for its motherboards that wasgoed formerly an Asus sub-brand but is now an independent company possessed by Pegatron since 2010 is now getting into the graphics card market with a fresh Phantom Gaming series. At launch, the Phantom Gaming series is comprised of four AMD Polaris-based graphics cards including the Phantom Gaming RX 550 2G and RX 560 2G on the low end and the Phantom Gaming X RX 570 8G OC and RX 580 8G OC on the mid/high end range.

ASRock is using black shrouds with white accents and silver and crimson logos. The lower end Phantom Gaming cards utilize a single dual ball bearing fan while the Phantom Gaming X cards use a dual fan configuration. ASRock is using copper baseplates paired with aluminum heatsinks and composite heatpipes. The Phantom Gaming RX 550 and RX 560 cards use only PCI-E slot power while the Phantom Gaming X RX 570 and RX 580 cards get power from both the slot and a single 8-pin PCI-E power connector.

Movie outputs include one HDMI Two.0, one DisplayPort 1.Four, and one DL-DVI-D on the Phantom Gaming parts and one HDMI Two.0, three DisplayPort 1.Four, and one DL-DVI-D on the higher-end Phantom Gaming X graphics cards. All of the graphics card models feature both silent and overclocked modes ter addition to their out-of-the-box default clocks depending on whether you value vertoning or noise. Users can select which mode they want or perform a custom-built overclock or fan curve using ASRock`s Phantom Gaming Tweak utility.

On the spectacle vuurlijn, out of the opbergruimte ASRock is slightly overclocking the Phantom Gaming X OC cards (the RX 570 and RX 580 based ones) and slightly underclocking the lower end Phantom Gaming cards (including the memory which is downclocked to 6 GHz) compared to their AMD reference specifications.

The table above shows the comparisons inbetween the ASRock graphics cards and their AMD reference card counterparts. Note that the Phantom Gaming RX 560 2G is based on the cut-down 14 CU (compute unit) monster rather than the launch 16 CU GPU. Also, even ter OC Mode, ASRock does not bring the memory up to the 7 GT/s reference spec. On the positive side, turning on OC mode does give a ge factory overclock of the GPU overheen reference. Also nice to see is that on the higher end ",OC Certified", Phantom Gaming X cards, ASRock overclocks both the GPU and memory speeds which is often not the case with factory overclocks.

ASRock did not detail pricing with any of the launch announcement cards, but they should be coming soon with 4GB models of the RX 560 an RX 550 to go after zometeen this year.

It is always nice to have more competition ter this space and hopefully a fresh AIB fucking partner for AMD helps alleviate shortages and request for gaming cards if only by a bit. I am nosey how well the cards will perform spil while they look good on paper the company is fresh to graphics cards and the build quality indeed needs to be there. I am just hoping that the Phantom Gaming moniker is not an allusion to how hard thesis cards are going to be to find for gaming! (heh) If the rumored Ethereum ASICs do not kill the request for AMD GPUs I do expect that ASRock will also be releasing mining specific cards spil well at some point.

What are your thoughts on the news of ASRock moving into graphics cards?

Subject: General Tech | March 29, 2018 – 03:Ten PM | Tim Verry

During GTC 2018 NVIDIA and ARM announced a partnership that will see ARM integrate NVIDIA`s NVDLA deep learning inferencing accelerator into the company`s Project Trillium machine learning processors. The NVIDIA Deep Learning Accelerator (NVDLA) is an open source modular architecture that is specifically optimized for inferencing operations such spil object and voice recognition and bringing that acceleration to the broader ARM ecosystem through Project Trillium will enable a massive number of smarter phones, tablets, Internet-of-Things, and embedded devices that will be able to do inferencing at the edge which is to say without the complexity and latency of having to rely on cloud processing. This means potentially smarter voice assistants (e.g. Alexa, Google), doorbell cameras, lighting, and security around the huis and out-and-about on your phone for better Slee, natural translation, and assistive technologies.

Karl Freund, lead analyst for deep learning at Moor Insights &, Strategy wasgoed quoted ter the press release te stating:

&ldquo,This is a win/win for IoT, mobile and embedded chip companies looking to vormgeving accelerated AI inferencing solutions. NVIDIA is the clear leader te ML training and Arm is the leader te IoT end points, so it makes a lotsbestemming of sense for them to playmate on IP.&rdquo,

ARM`s Project Trillium wasgoed announced back te February and is a suite of IP for processors optimized for parallel low latency workloads and includes a Machine Learning processor, Object Detection processor, and neural network software libraries. NVDLA is a hardware and software verhoging based upon the Xavier SoC that is very modular and configurable hardware that can feature a convolution core, single gegevens processor, planar gegevens processor, channel gegevens processor, and gegevens reshape engines. The NVDLA can be configured with all or only some of those elements and they can independently them up or down depending on what processing acceleration they need for their devices. NVDLA connects to the main system processor overheen a control interface and through two AXI memory interfaces (one optional) that connect to system memory and (optionally) dedicated high bandwidth memory (not necessarily HBM but just its own SRAM for example).

NVDLA is introduced spil a free and open source architecture that promotes a standard way to vormgeving deep learning inferencing that can accelerate operations to infer results from trained neural networks (with the training being done on other devices perhaps by the DGX-2). The project, which hosts the code on GitHub and encourages community contributions, goes beyond the Xavier-based hardware and includes things like drivers, libraries, TensorRT support (upcoming) for Google`s TensorFlow acceleration, testing suites and SDKs spil well spil a deep learning training infrastructure (for the training side of things) that is compatible with the NVDLA software and hardware, and system integration support.

Bringing the ",smarts", of clever devices to the local hardware and closer to the users should mean much better vertoning and using specialized accelerators will reportedly suggest the voorstelling levels needed without sucking away low power budgets. Internet-of-Things (IoT) and mobile devices are not going away any time soon, and the partnership inbetween NVIDIA and ARM should make it lighter for developers and chip companies to suggest smarter (and please tell mij more secure!) clever devices.

Subject: General Tech | March 29, 2018 – 02:37 PM | Kennen Addison

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      Subject: Motherboards | March 29, 2018 – 02:35 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom

      Speaking of the X399 Designare EX, [H]ard|OCP recently reviewed this high end Threadripper motherboard. The features of this motherboard are spil awesome spil the price, you get eight DDR4 slots, three M.Two ports, 13 USB Three.1 slots with a mix of Gen 1 and Two however only a single Type-C, dual wired NICs plus WiFi and Bluetooth, not to mention four PCIe Three.0 16x slots. All of thesis features do add to the complexity of setting up a system, especially when overclocking so read through the total review for hints on how best to set up your system.

      ",GIGABYTE&rsquo,s X399 Designare EX is a rich, total featured solution for AMD&rsquo,s Threadripper CPUs. At $370, this isn&rsquo,t a budget-oriented suggesting. The thing people usually want to know when looking at motherboards ter this price bracket is if such products are worth the reserve cost. Read on to find out if this gaming and workstation suggesting is worthwhile.",

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      Subject: Systems | March 29, 2018 – 01:44 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom

      Here is a bit of a feel good movie from The Tech Report, who were nice enough to reach out to AMD, ASUS and several other companies to donate parts to create a brand fresh movie editing machine for a friend of the webpagina. The system build is more than epic, a ThreadRipper 1950X on a Gigabyte Designaire EX with a Vega 56 Nitro + and a host of other components. Check out the reaction from Stephen, who has bot using a Mac Voor which is now almost eight years old ter their movie expose and build.

      ",A good friend of mine, Stephen Georg, recently came to mij with a problem. Our mutual friend Dan Settembrini is a movie editor by trade, and he helps Stephen create movies for his YouTube channels. Problem is, Dan`s editing equipment is a mid-2010 Mac Voor. Wij astonished Dan with a fresh video-editing PC for the ages with a little help from TR`s friends.",

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      Subject: General Tech | March 29, 2018 – 12:43 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom

      Less expensive NVMe SSDs are something wij would all love to see and businesses are no different. Facebook, Amazon, Google and other companies who store a loterijlot of gegevens which needs to be quickly accessed spend a lotsbestemming on flash and they are intensely interested ter anything that can be done to reduce the costs. Microsoft have come up with a proposed switch te SSD vormgeving which they call Denali. It will reduce the cost of SSDs by moving many of functions SSD controllers presently treat up the stack, which would permit the use of less expensive controllers on the SSD which will reduce the cost of manufacturing. They have many fucking partners including controller designers such spil Micron onboard, so wij should see something come out of this project. Pick up a truckload of more intel overheen at The Register.

      ",Denali is a reference architecture for NVMe SSDs which liquidates software functionality found ter many SSDs today and sends them up the stack. The functions include address mapping, garbage collection and wear-levelling.",

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      Subject: Memory | March 29, 2018 – 12:58 AM | Tim Verry

      A bit overheen a month ago G.Skill launched a fresh Trident Z RGB kolenkit that suggested up 4700 MHz speeds te a 16GB kleefstof using Samsung B-dies. Now, G.Skill has managed to shove the kolenkit to Five,000 MHz on air and the prototype lijm is getting closer to fruition spil a retail product.

      G.Skill managed to overclock its Trident Z RGB 4700 MHz kleefstof by a bit overheen 300 MHz to klapper Five,007.Four MHz te an air cooled system featuring an MSI Z370I Gaming Professional Doorslag AC and an Intel Core i7-8700K. The RGB memory plak achieved Five,007.Four MHz with timings of 21-26-26-46 2T (CL, tRCD, tRP, tRAS, CR) and while they did not mention voltage the plak likely required around 1.5V since the base 4700 MHz kolenkit needs 1.45 volts. The 8700K processor wasgoed sitting at the default 100 BCLK with a 43x multiplier for a clockspeed of Four.Three GHz. Perhaps more promising is that the overclocked memory wasgoed still able to be used ter dual channel mode where previous attempts required extreme cooling methods and/or operating ter single channel mode.

      Tequila Huang, the Corporate Vice Voorzitter of G.Skill International, had the following to say ter the press release:

      &ldquo,Previously, the 5GHz memory speed is only achievable te extreme overclocking and ter single-channel. Wij&rsquo,re excited to share that wij&rsquo,ve bot able to achieve the 5GHz memory speed te not only air-cooling conditions, but also ter dual-channels. This is a major milestone for us. Wij will make every effort to bring this specification onto the consumer market, and bring the practice of extreme show to worldwide users.&rdquo,

      G.Skill is not fairly ready to bring a Five,000 MHz RGB memory lijm to market, but they are getting closer and hopefully by the time they do memory pricing will have lodged down a bit! It is awesome how far memory speeds have come ter the last few years, and I am nosey where wij will go from here.

      Subject: General Tech | March 28, 2018 – Ten:59 PM | Tim Verry

      Alphabet Inc (parent company of Google) through its Jigsaw subsidiary recently took the wraps off of Outline which is a plain to setup proxy based on the popular Shadowsocks project. Aimed at journalists, puny companies, and individuals, Outline is an open source project that comes ter two parts: a proxy server and client applications that help configure the connection.

      While companies can take advantage of an advanced mode to install Outline`s server components onto an existing cloud server or an internal private server, most users can opt for the basic setup which is about spil ordinary spil it gets. Presently, Outline integrates with Digital Ocean using Digital Ocean`s API and after signing ter and authorizing Outline to make switches, it automatically spins up the lowest cost droplet and sets everything up. You never need to SSH into the VPS to configure anything. Rather, what little configuration there is (not much!) is done using a GUI Outline Manager application on a client device. The connection inbetween the management application and the server is encrypted using a self-signed SSL certificate.

      The proxy server is based on a Shadowbox photo that is imported using Docker and is kept up to date using Watchtower (which is also installed on the droplet) which checks every hour for updated photos. A cron job is also automatically configured to run and apply security updates for the host Ubuntu operating system and reboot spil needed. Eventually, a web server for management of it is installed ter a secret path and run on a random port and only responds to queries if the secret path is specified and only overheen SSL.

      After watching Darren Kitchen and Shannon Morse overheen at Hak5 check it out, I determined to also fire it up to see if it truly wasgoed that effortless, and sure enough it is! The entire process is very plain taking only a few minutes (the longest step wasgoed finding my phone for the two factor authentications haha) and the management of it at least seems very arms off with the automated updates.

      On the security vooraanzicht, Outline is a SOCK5 proxy that reportedly uses strong encryption with an AEAD 256-bit ChaCha2020 IETF Poly 1305 cipher which, according to Jigsaw, ticks all at least two boxes corners of the CIA triangle (confidentiality and integrity) along with authentication using the secure keys. I think the hardest part about maintaining that security is going to be sharing the access with others spil you would need a secure channel of communication to share the needed information with. While you can generate the key lightly enough for them, getting them their key for the client device could prove tricky if you are physically far away from them and do not already have a secure method of messaging (e.g. encrypted email) tho’ for most people sending it through signal or a similar mobile app or encrypted skype/facebook/whatever while not the greatest project is likely to prove secure enough that it balances security and convenience.

      Ter November, Outline wasgoed audited by Netherlands-based Radically Open Security and you can find the non-profit`s report here (PDF).

      Things are even simpler on the client side, after adding the server using the access key, all they have to do is kasstuk a single connect button to get things connnected for most modern web browsers and other apps that respect the set Windows registry key. Note that for Android and Chrome OS, Outline acts spil a system-wide VPN, but for Windows only TCP traffic is secured and not all applications are supported yet. Support for passing UDP traffic through the SOCKS5 proxy and for system-wide VPN tunneling of all traffic is coming soon but right now the only UDP traffic that is passed through the proxy is DNS which is encrypted and uses the Outline server`s defualt DNS resolver rather than passing outside fo the proxy and using the Windows-configured DNS and/or ISP`s DNS.

      Ter my case, after hitting connect, Chrome automatically configured the proxy settings and I wasgoed on my way. I did run into a hiccup with getting the Outline-client app, however. I wasgoed able to download it from the Outline webstek using Chrome and it installed fine, but when attempting to grab it through the Get Connected option te the Outline Manager app, the download verbinding opened automatically te Microsoft Edge which proceeded to flag the verkeersopstopping spil malicous and would not let mij open it (heh). Hopefully they are able to get the false posiitive resolved spil that may journey up normal users and make it firmer to woo them to use your Outline proxy.

      So far I have not run into any other problems with it and things are running sleekly. Web pages are eventually loading spil prompt spil they should be spil well which makes mij think the problems of super slow webpagina fountains were not with my pc but with Comcast messing with mij (wij are talking some pages taking a minute to stream on a 90/Ten connection, even plain ones like Google and Gmail).

      Outline is not a total VPN, but it is enormously effortless to setup and share with others and may well be secure enough for most people. If you want to get a little more geeky, there is always OpenVPN which you can setup with a ordinary script or projects like Algo VPN or free (spil ter money) commercial solutions like Professional XPN or the built-in VPN ter the Opera web browser. On the positive side, Outline does not store any logs (and since its your sever you can access it and monitor it to be sure) and Jigsaw/Alphabet/Google is up vooraanzicht about what information they do collect which includes server IP and non-identifiable information following crashes. Users can opt-in to sharing anonymous metrics but they do not have to and the default setting is off which is good. The downside is that right now it is still fairly fresh and not spil vetted spil some of the other options and while it is open source it is not necessarily free. Ter its best form which is slick setup using the Digital Ocean integration, it is $Five a month, but if you are privacy concious it may be money well spent and if you already have an existing server you can also use that however ter that case the ease of configuration edge may not be spil fine and you may spil well run OpenVPN unless you indeed dig the plain client apps and not having to by hand copy and mange keys around to all your devices possibly ter a non-GUI way.

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