Friday, November 28, 2008

Core i7 boosts Intel 3D gaming performance by 40%

One of Intel's new Core i7-965 processors can run Crysis at an average of 7.4 FPS at 800x600 with the detail level turned down. In the same test, Microsoft says Intel's DX10-capable integrated graphics hardware managed just 5.2 FPS.

From 5.2 FPS to 7.4 FPS, 40% jump for Intel.

The $30 GeForce 8400 GS scores 33.9 FPS.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Nice Picture from AMD

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Fired Tech Employee Fired

An employee of a tech firm allegedly killed three colleagues.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Intel begged Microsoft to Lower Vista Standard

Intel's chips are only "Windows XP Capable", yet Intel begged Bill Gates for Windows Vista labels. Class action suit uncovers internal Intel-Microsoft emails that show the secret dealings.

Nvidia the pitiful: two HD 4830 pwned GTX 280

Two $90 HD 4830s fragged Nvidia's $500 top dog, GTX 280. Jenhesung is furious right now.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

AMD to fatally frag Intel in HD Video Encoding Performance

You all see those benchmarks where Nehalem is xx% faster than Phenom doing video encoding.
Guess what? AMD is gonna frag Intel with a 17x performance hike with its GPU. Similarly, Nehalem is good at PhotoShop. But wait,  PhotoShop has a driver to use the hundreds of stream processor in AMD's GPUs. AMD should also work on doing PovRay and Cinebench on GPUs.

Nehalem's meagre 4 cores are simply no match the the 800 SPs.

In December, AMD will provide a free download for all of its GPU users a free tool and driver for video encoding. With hundreds of stream processors, HD video encoding will be 17x faster.

BTW, has Anand done his Office 2007 benchmark on 8P 32 core Shanghai yet?

AMD Shanghai Slaughters Intel in SpecInt_rate

It is common knowledge in the IT profession that AMD (16 core: 210) kills Intel (24 core: 155) in floating point (FP) performance. What is little unknown is that AMD slaughters Intel with Shanghai.

A 2P 8 core 2.7GHz AMD Shanghai white box server scores 136 in SpecInt_rate 2006.
In comparison, a 2P 8 core Intel Xeon 2.83GHz Dell PowerEdge 2950 scores 134.

A 4p 16 core 2.7GHz AMD Shanghai white box server scores 249 in SpecInt_rate 2006.
A 4p 16 core 2.4 GHz Intel DELL PE R900 scores 219.

Even Intel's weird 6 core chip is no match to Shanghai. As for Intel's copycat chip Nahelem, it won't be available until later 2009, as Intel is still struggling with some cache coherence issues in 2P configurations.

Our reader pointed out that IBM achieved a massive score in Enterprise Java performance... It is so good-- beating a 24 core Intel server by 40%, it's scary.

In addition, AMD's Shanghai chip consumes only 75 watts. Intel's is up to 170 watts.

The AMD chip is designed for VM. In Virtualization performance, the 4P 16 core Shanghai is about 45% better than Intel's 4P 16 core. The Shanghai also beats the 4P 24 core Intel Dunnington system.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

AMD is gonna smash Atom

While Atom netbooks have 2 hour battery life, 
You would expect 8 or 9 hours out of a netbook... for some of the ones that I’ve tested, probably the hottest one has an 1 hour 45 minutes of battery life. You’re not going to take that with you as a road warrior” said Pat Moorhead, AMD’s vice-president of Advanced Marketing. (We presume that job title means he markets advanced technologies rather than being a heck of a lot better at his job than, say, the VP of Pretty Basic Marketing).

Friday, November 07, 2008

2.7GHz Shanghai Frags 3.0GHz Intel Quad

Intel: 3.0 GHz, 12MB cache, 2x4 cores, 308,847 ssj_ops at load

AMD: 2.7GHz, 6MB L3, 2x4 cores, 338,577 ssj_ops

AMD's 2.7 GHz is 10% faster than Intel's 3.0GHz, in other words, AMD is 20% faster than Intel at the same clock.

By the way, Intel's six-core triple double cheeseburger is a dog: 4x6 = 24 cores sore only 139 in SpecFP, while a 16 core Barcelona scores 170.