Well, reviews for Intel’s first Core X-series processors aren’t supposed to go up until Monday, but Hexus.net apparently doesn’t give a flying fart about that. They’ve got their hands on, and published their review of, the Core i9 7900X, which, with 10 cores and 20 threads, sits at the top of the current batch of Core X chips, as the 12 to 18 core models won’t be launching until late this year. Hexus concluded that the 7900X has excellent performance in instructions per clock, multithreaded applications, and overclocking, but at a thousand bucks the US, it’s not the best bang for your buck. We’ll have our review up on Monday, because Intel sent us some chips, so … we don’t wanna be rude. We accidentally broke embargo for Skylake? I think? And Brian Krzanich gave me an EARFUL, lemme tell you. Haha. … Next story.
Which is about AMD, of course, gotta balance the scales here. No early reviews for Threadripper, but the names and specs of AMD’s EPYC line of CPUs, meant to compete with Intel’s Xeons, have been leaked. Videocardz.com published the info, showing the flagship 32-core, 64 thread EPYC 7601 with a base clock speed of 2.2GHz, boost clock of 3.2GHz and TDP of 180Watts for 4 thousand dollars. All the EPYC 7000 series processors have 8 channel DDR4 and 128 PCIe lanes. Now, I don’t understand server grade CPUs THAT well, so I’m not going to say more than that, but if the idea of 64 threads excites you physically, be sure to check out the news sources in the description.
And Amazon has gone and made another impulse buy, they gotta learn to control themselves. Amazon and Whole Foods will be merging, with Amazon dropping 13.7 billion for the acquisition. Whole Foods will continue to operate their stores independently – CEO John Mackey called it a partnership. This makes sense, as Amazon has been moving more and more into the food and grocery market with AmazonFresh and recently, its food store of the future. But it’s not all sunshine and lollipops, as the company also recently filed a patent that would block shoppers from comparing prices online while on a store’s WiFi network. Ironic, given that many people compare the price of items in physical stores to their price on Amazon. I see. Don’t like the taste of your own Kale chips, eh, Whole… Amazon Foods? They could rebrand to that, very catchy.
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Wow. Pretty rude of Rick and Morty to steal our patented phrase that no one else had thought of yet. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. Thanks, Simon! If the rest of you want to submit a quick bits clip, tweet it at me, my dudes.
Today Intel announced that their upcoming Xeon Scalable Processor platform will use a new on-chip mesh architecture, rather than the Ring Bus model that they’ve used since 2007. This new architecture will bring the usual benefits that new architectures do, like lower power consumption, higher performance, and more complicated diagrams.
Bethesda has stated that existing mods available for free will not appear on its Creation Club mod service for Fallout 4 and Skyrim and that they want the existing user-generated mod ecosystem to continue. And they want people to keep playing Skyrim. For another 7 years. Never leave.
Microsoft unveiled their new Modern Mouse and Modern Keyboard, the latter of which has a fingerprint reader built into the right Windows Key.
And Atari has confirmed they are indeed working on a new game console. Maybe they’re pulling a Nintendo and releasing a mini retro Atari box. … That’s really the only thing that makes sense here.
Sources for all of today’s news stories can be found in the NCIX Forum post linked in the description.
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