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Mon Jul 21

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eachus replied to the Foolish Bridge Players board. 2:53 AM

Re: Poll: Bidding Question

<ii>That's pretty easy for North, since the Rule of Nine* requires take-out with North's void in diamonds! The only plausible bid with the North hand in that sequence would be 5C since the double implies lack of support for hearts.

I [more]

Sat Jul 19

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eachus replied to the Advanced Micro Devices board. 8:19 AM

Re: Carizzo rumor: Stacked High Bandwidth Memory

Could you give a source (or your best estimate) for the latency of HBM stacked memory design? The latency will be less, due to the shorter path the electrons have to travel. Here's a link to a paper that says the latency won't be reduced as much [more]

Tue Jul 15

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eachus replied to the Advanced Micro Devices board. 10:11 AM

Re: Carizzo rumor: Stacked High Bandwidth Memory

Interesting. AMD does have test APUs at 20nm. But it looks like there isn't enough power/clock improvements to make it worth the extra money. Apple is apparently taking lots of capacity at 20nm.

With stacked dice, AMD gets the [more]

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eachus replied to the Advanced Micro Devices board. 9:48 AM

Re: Carizzo rumor: Stacked High Bandwidth Memory

Two comments. First, it makes no sense to have any L2 with this. Trust me. The issue is latency. I could give you the formula, but I don't want to scare anyone away. If main memory access is fast enough, L2 adds latency instead of reducing it. (And [more]

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eachus replied to the Advanced Micro Devices board. 8:57 AM

Re: HSA is one step closer to being a reality

The HSA Radeon driver amounts to nearly 10,000 lines of new kernel code.

Ouch! Does that include comments and (standard) patch code which repeats any lines being deleted. Much larger Unix patches have been approved in the past, but [more]

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eachus replied to the Foolish Bridge Players board. 8:37 AM

Re: Poll: Bidding Question


West North East South
Pass 1H 2H (1) 3NT
Pass 4C Pass 6NT
Pass Pass Pass
I have partnerships where the 4C bid over 3NT would be Gerber. (Neither partner has bid clubs.) However, the real problem is that South was [more]

Fri Jul 11

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eachus replied to the Advanced Micro Devices board. 7:39 AM

Re: Beema in Lenovo

"Stand mode." I suppose this is a good choice for media consumption -- turn your PC into a little touchscreen TV.

Or a tool for sales presentations. For large groups, you still need a projector, but keys on your side, screen [more]

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eachus replied to the Foolish Bridge Players board. 7:26 AM

Re: Poll: Bidding Question

I know quite a few very highly ranked players who would open two clubs on any LTC of four or less.

Four losers and one suit? Any day and twice on weekends. ;-)

With a two suited hand, you are often better off saving bidding [more]

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eachus replied to the Foolish Bridge Players board. 6:48 AM

Re: Poll: Bidding Question

I chose 2 Hearts, but as the problem is stated, I wait to see what my partner and RHO do. ;-)

Wed Jun 25

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eachus replied to the Advanced Micro Devices board. 10:30 AM

Re: Intel is interested in Mantle?

Intel may consider it as a faster/easier way to get good support for AAA titles than trying to keep up with NVidai/AMD in supporting the other APIs.

Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times, it's enemy action. -- [more]

Thu Jun 19

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eachus replied to the Advanced Micro Devices board. 6:18 PM

Re: Graphics card inventory problem?

Interestingly, the current $550 price is the MSRP from AMD back when the card was launched.

The XFX Double D is an overclocked card with a non-stock board and cooler. Much better choice than the cards which use the AMD factory design, [more]

Wed Jun 18

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eachus replied to the Advanced Micro Devices board. 1:09 AM

Re: Graphics card inventory problem?

I'd agree that a mix of factors is probably the right answer, with crypto not an insignificant part of it. Also AMD's and Nvidia's GPU product lines are getting a bit long in the tooth. They've been stuck on 28nm for way too long.

I'd [more]

Fri Jun 6

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eachus replied to the Advanced Micro Devices board. 10:54 PM

Re: AMD outsourcing chipset developement

Since there are rumor's of AMD integrating all the chipset functions into their high performance APUs and make a SoC ( [more]

Thu Jun 5

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eachus replied to the Advanced Micro Devices board. 8:21 PM

Re: Apple to replace OpenGL with new low level API

You would think that Apple would have learned how trademark law works by now. (How many high-profile infringement cases have they been involved in?)

If I was advising AMD on trademark law, they would already have a letter on the way to Apple [more]

Wed May 28

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eachus replied to the Advanced Micro Devices board. 4:44 PM

Re: Mullins can't find design wins

Semi trucks typically run 2 or 4 batteries, as the large diesel engine takes more amps to start than a Toyota Corolla. But for now, let's just consider a single car battery.

Hmmm. Most semi-tractors I have worked with, and diesels for [more]

Thu May 22

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eachus replied to the Advanced Micro Devices board. 3:28 PM

Re: Mullins can't find design wins

Most glaringly obvious difference I see is that AMD's reporting "0.95W" for "web browsing" - yet you look at the tomshardware link, and it separates out the panel backlight, and shows that as consuming over 1W.

We know
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eachus replied to the Advanced Micro Devices board. 8:52 AM

Re: Mullins can't find design wins

This sounds like a job for Atom. Seriously, I don't see a reality in which AMD wins by selling a lot of Mullins into this market. (Maybe they do better than they would in a reality in which they don't sell a lot of Mullins into ANY market, [more]

Wed May 21

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eachus replied to the Advanced Micro Devices board. 8:30 PM

Re: Mullins can't find design wins

Why would truck cabs need APUs and (kinda) high-end graphics? and why would they benefit from x86? If you have a truck cab, why do you care about low power consumption and long battery life? or graphics, when you can't look at the screen to [more]

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eachus replied to the Advanced Micro Devices board. 7:26 PM

Re: Is AMD ready to give Intel a fight again?

Ow! :( At least it seems to be two way, the way I read it, right?

Careful! The CLA means that there is a license in place, but there is also a process Intel and AMD use to determine (net) royalties due. There was a time when AMD was [more]

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