Saturday, February 25, 2012

Adobe Flash is such a piece of junk

It crashes so often. Sometimes, it only crashes the browser, but a lot of times it crashes the whole computer. Now, this should never happen with a robust OS, but apparently, Windows 7 is so vulnerable, the bugs in Adobe Flash can crash the OS...

No wonder Steve Jobs said Adobe Flash people are lazy, and Flash does not fit Apple standards.

According to Jobs, "Apple does not support Flash because it is so buggy. Whenever a Mac crashes more often than not it’s because of Flash. No one will be using Flash."

Since Mac is BSD Unix based, I wonder whether the Intel Core i5 CPU is a part of the cause of those Flash crashes in the Macs.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

ATI Graphics Picture Quality Is Much Better

I was using an ATI GPU, the graphics looked very good. Today, I tried a Nvidia GPU, and was shocked by how pale the graphics looked. The whole screen looked kind of washed. No adjustment could make it better.

Now I am back to the ATI GPU and appreciate that how rich the picture looks.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Nvdia and Intel both cracked under AMD pressure

In their effort to catch up with AMD, both Nvidia and Intel seem have suffered from capricious and imprudent execution. Nvidia's 28nm GPU is getting pitiful yields. Intel had to fake DX11 at CES and now it is reported that Ivy Bridge is a bridge too far -- it is being postponed to after June 2012.

Meanwhile, Trinity is shipping and there is apparently no shortage of 7000 GPUs.

Friday, February 03, 2012

Those who shorted AMD may join the OWS

AMD unveiled its battle plan: using its know-how in CPU+GPU to grow the APU gene pool. We will see Power+AMD and ARM+AMD soon.

The 17watt Trinity APU that is being shipped to OEMs for Ultrathin notebooks performs at 2355 in 3D Mark Vantage. In comparison, the 17 watt Sandy Bridge Core i5 2537M scores 1158. In other words, Intel's Ultrabook performs at a little less than 50% of the 17watt AMD Ultrathin, at least according to this particular benchmark, which emphasizes HD/3D visual experience.

The 25 watt version of Trinity hits 3600 3D Marks.

There are 90 million shares short in AMD. Lots of losses will be incurred during the squeeze.

Time to protest? The OWS movement has soup line open for them.