Category Hardware

Why I don’t need a Coffee Lake CPU

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Let me state this… I think the author of this video is right. But I have many problems with the means in order to reach the maximum performance. And why the heck Intel uses sh*tty thermal paste between the IHS and the die for an overclockable CPU? But I digress…

In order to get your overclockable Coffee Lake CPU to perform much better than Ryzen, you have to:

  • buy a delid tool
  • delid your CPU
  • risk to rekt your CPU
  • void your warranty
  • buy liquid metal thermal compound
  • apply the compound and reseal the CPU
  • buy or have a beefy cooler (like a Cryorig R1 or Noctua NH-D14/15)
  • have a high-end motherboard

Well, that’s quite a bit demand (read: unreasonable) for a performance boost.

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A PC enthusiast honest opinion about mining

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DISCLAIMER: I consider myself a PC enthusiast so my opinion about mining is one-sided. And yes, I’m angry.

I wanted to build a new rig… WANTED. As GPU prices hit new records I’m no longer able to buy a new PC. And the sole reason is? MINERS.

Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB pricing chart, source: https://pcpartpicker.com/trends/price/video-card/

Reason of the price jump

I don’t really understand people caring and spending so much about… well, what… mathematical formulas? And worst part is they are not currencies anymore because they are investments. The number of altcoins slowly but steadily will reach the number of the stars on the night sky. This situation is a complete joke except nobody laughing.

That’s where your GPUs went...

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Argh, Intel…

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Let’s summarize what he said:

  • So they are into data center stuff… that’s great.
  • We are screwed up but the others too so that’s okay. Derp!
  • We will do some damage control that slows down your CPU but not that much… Hurr!
  • We are the next-gen recording miracle. 
  • We will follow the greatest trend after RGB everything… THE VR THINGY!
  • Oh… neural networking that’s cool stuff.
  • Quantum supremancy from a company that couldn’t make a decent GPU and now using their competitor’s solution… again great.
  • Hidden cameras on the car are impressive.
  • The Trolocopter…
  • And finally a small indoor-capable drone. That’s decent.

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Our beloved GOD tool got rekt – Intel ME vs. security researchers

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In the light of the recent bugs found in Intel ME, every PC user should be aware of what kind of “above root” tools are implemented in all of the most recent Intel (since 2015) and AMD (since 2013) CPUs. Why should you bother with this? Because in Intel’s case there is a good chance it can be remotely accessed. First of all what the heck is ME?

Intel ME & AMD PSP are both stinky!

“The Management Engine is a barely documented black box. It has its own CPU and its own operating system – recently, an x86 Quark core and MINIX – that has complete control over the machine, and it functions below and out of sight of the installed operating system and any hypervisors or antivirus tools present.” – quote taken from theregister.co.uk

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