Jacob Ridley profile
Jacob Ridley's Avatar

Jacob Ridley profile

41
Jac Atax Avatar
Jac Atax responded to Jacob Ridley's comment in
2 Weeks ago
Nvidia and AMD graphics card foundry ramps up 7nm productionNvidia and AMD graphics card foundry ramps up 7nm production
Jacob Ridley Avatar

TSMC is a foundry. So fabless companies, such as AMD and Nvidia, are the ones increasing demand and TSMC are ramping production to match it.

Reply
Jac Atax Avatar

Gotcha, thanks.

sign in to comment
Jacob Ridley Avatar
Jacob Ridley responded to Belimawr comment in
2 Weeks ago
Asus announces the ROG Phone - a Nintendo Switch but without all the gamesAsus announces the ROG Phone - a Nintendo Switch but without all the games
Belimawr Avatar
First gaming phone? Did you forget the N-Gage? As that was Nokia back in 2003.
Jacob Ridley Avatar

Very true. How could anyone forget the N-Gage?

sign in to comment
Jacob Ridley Avatar
Jacob Ridley responded to TsunamiWombat comment in
1 Month ago
Intel's financing of anti-diversity politicians and climate change deniers is 'a risk to the company'Intel's financing of anti-diversity politicians and climate change deniers is 'a risk to the company'
TsunamiWombat Avatar
Hypocrisy is the name of the game in business and politics, it's why they get on so well together. Interesting stuff - though really, 3k? That's not a drop in the bucket for the kind of money these politicians get from Superpacs.
Jacob Ridley Avatar

It's not so much a question of how much, but why. Contributions range from sub-$1,000 to $10,000 individually - occasionally more. In the grand scheme of things, it's not a huge sum of money per candidate each year, but in total these donations amounted to roughly $1 million spent by IPAC in 2016.


The real risk for Intel is how its contributions, and the intention behind its contributions, are perceived.

sign in to comment
Rock1m1 Avatar
Rock1m1 responded to Jacob Ridley's comment in
1 Month ago
You can get Nvidia's 144Hz 4K G-Sync HDR monitors this month... if you can afford oneYou can get Nvidia's 144Hz 4K G-Sync HDR monitors this month... if you can afford one
Jacob Ridley Avatar

Not so fast! Newegg just listed the Acer Predator X27 G-Sync HDR monitor for $2,000:


https://www.pcgamesn.com/nvidia-4k-g-sync-hdr-pricing


Tempted?

Reply
Rock1m1 Avatar

Displays are a great investment that lasts a long time and this one should last a very long time to reach it's peak performance. Now I need to wait for the reviews and will avoid the first batch of the production units for them to iron out the kinks of there are any.

sign in to comment
Jacob Ridley Avatar
Jacob Ridley responded to Whiskeyjack comment in
1 Month ago
AMD and Nvidia graphics card prices may start to rise with Ethereum ASICs "a non-starter" AMD and Nvidia graphics card prices may start to rise with Ethereum ASICs "a non-starter"
Whiskeyjack Avatar
Actually - a slight correction - AMD will apparently be using TSMC for 7nm fabrication until GlobalFoundries improves their process. So we might see GlobalFoundries produced 7nm dies in time for the release of the gaming version next year? I'll also take this opportunity to say I enjoy reading this site and keep coming back to it!
Jacob Ridley Avatar

Thanks for reading!


Indeed, AMD will be using TSMC for some 7nm products, but GloFo could still be in the mix. Lisa Su mentioned "different product lines for each", although no word on which products will be going where as of yet. We guessed it may well be GloFo for Zen and TSMC for Navi, but may well be proven wrong.


I'll switch up the story to reflect that - it wouldn't be all that surprising to see TSMC take on the initial 7nm products with GloFo following next year.

sign in to comment
Jacob Ridley Avatar
Jacob Ridley responded to Jezcentral comment in
1 Month ago
It’s alive! Intel silicon to recreate the synapses of a mouse brain before the end of 2019It’s alive! Intel silicon to recreate the synapses of a mouse brain before the end of 2019
Jezcentral Avatar
Shouldn't that be 769,230 Loihi chips to reach 100,000,000,000 synapses? The linked article says that the Loihi chip simulates as many synapses as neurons.
Jacob Ridley Avatar

Corrected! Thanks for the heads up. I think I may have incorrectly used 1 billion rather than 100 billion in my calculation.

sign in to comment
Jacob Ridley Avatar
Jacob Ridley responded to hfm comment in
2 Months ago
Despite championing Nvidia's Max-Q at launch, the latest Asus Zephyrus won't use itDespite championing Nvidia's Max-Q at launch, the latest Asus Zephyrus won't use it
hfm Avatar
Hopefully it's still as quiet as the previous model was touted to be. IMO the fan noise is the bane of every gaming laptop's existence, and I had heard they did a damn good job in that regard. I was interested in looking into that line when I finally get around to upgrading my beast if they were still making it.
Jacob Ridley Avatar

Absolutely. The 40 dBA target for Max-Q is a massive part of the appeal - it was especially impressive with the original Zephyrus.


Hopefully the latest model will match the thermals of the original model despite the full-fat GPU. Alongside the lower price, it could be a top contender in 2018 if it all works out.

sign in to comment
Noctys Avatar
Noctys responded to Jacob Ridley's comment in
3 Months ago
The gaming GPU doesn't exist that will run Final Fantasy XV at 4K 60fps on the highest settingsThe gaming GPU doesn't exist that will run Final Fantasy XV at 4K 60fps on the highest settings
Jacob Ridley Avatar

Interesting! Is that with the ‘highest’ preset and Nvidia’s GameWorks all enabled?


We found LOD to be an easy tweak that bumped performance quite considerably, and wasn’t too detrimental to the experience overall. Only with LOD turned down a notch and GameWorks off entirely did we reach somewhat near 60 on a FE 1080 Ti.

Reply
Noctys Avatar

I believe so. I tried it out just after release for about 5 minutes just to see how it would look and run. I'll give it a more though run-through tonight (and note ALL my settings) and report back.

sign in to comment
Tannhauser Avatar
Tannhauser responded to Jacob Ridley's comment in
5 Months ago
Nvidia's anti-miner retailer advice is just an empty gesture to PC gamersNvidia's anti-miner retailer advice is just an empty gesture to PC gamers
Jacob Ridley Avatar

I wouldn't hold my breath for this issue to fix itself. Once one cryptocurrency reaches a difficulty beyond GPU mining, another will always be ready to take its place.

Reply
Tannhauser Avatar

So the idea is to set up a mining farm powered by GPUs that is not as powerful as one built on ASICs but more versatile, being able to switch to another crypto overnight? That's interesting but it rests on the crypto economy continuing to expand at, at least, its present rate. Again, not sure how many "larger mining outfits" would go with this strategy over playing it safe with bigger, more established cryptocurrencies, that can be mined with ASICs.


ASIC-resistant doesn't mean ASIC-proof, btw. It's just a matter of whether the market capitalization and revenue can make an ASIC profitable.


Fascinating stuff, regardless.

sign in to comment
Soulbite Avatar
Soulbite responded to Jacob Ridley's comment in
5 Months ago
Dell launch their New XPS 13 with space-age materials ahead of CES 2018Dell launch their New XPS 13 with space-age materials ahead of CES 2018
Jacob Ridley Avatar

I believe US taxes are not included in that price, whereas UK VAT is. (Not to say that British folk don't sometimes get hit by poor exchange rates, however)

Reply
Soulbite Avatar

Even including VAT that would make the British price higher even if Forex rate was 1:1

sign in to comment