PC Perspective Podcast #540 – 4/18/2019
This week we talk about the surprising Apple and Qualcomm settlement, Intel's Optane H10 memory, ray tracing for GTX cards, 2nd-gen Ryzen PRO mobile parts, and we review and give away three be quiet! power supplies.
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- 00:00:22 – Intro
- 00:01:10 – Review & Giveaway: be quiet! Straight Power 11 850W PSU
- 00:07:40 – Review: Razer Kraken 2019 Gaming Headset
- 00:14:09 – News: 2nd-Gen AMD Ryzen PRO & Athlon PRO Mobile CPUs
- 00:21:32 – News: Apple & Qualcomm Settlement
- 00:30:50 – News: Qualcomm Snapdragon 655, 730, 730G
- 00:35:13 – News: Qualcomm Cloud AI 100
- 00:42:38 – Sponsor: KiwiCo
- 00:45:12 – News: Intel Optane H10
- 00:51:43 – News: NVIDIA Ray Tracing for Pascal & Turing GTX
- 00:56:50 – News: Acer ‘Next’ Event Product Announcements
- 01:02:30 – News: Killer AX1650 Wi-Fi 6 NIC
- 01:07:46 – News: AMD Zen 2 & Navi for Next-Gen PlayStation
- 01:14:24 – Picks of the Week
- 01:20:55 – Outro
Picks of the Week
- Jim: Assassin’s Creed Unity Free
- Jeremy: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16GB DDR4
- Josh: Wavlink USB 3.0 to SATA Dock
Today's Podcast Hosts
The video version of the
The video version of the podcast that was published on 4/18/2019 in Pocket Casts is for episode 489 2/18/2018.
Oh nuts. Thanks for letting
Oh nuts. Thanks for letting us know. I just fixed the RSS file. Try deleting and refreshing the feed.
Subambient cooling without
Subambient cooling without energy used and reverse heat flow form colder towards the hotter via oscillating heat currents.
“The results of a recent experiment carried out by the research group of Prof. Andreas Schilling in the Department of Physics at the University of Zurich (UZH) appear at first sight to challenge the second law of thermodynamics. The researchers managed to cool a nine-gram piece of copper from over 100°C to significantly below room temperature without an external power supply. “Theoretically, this experimental device could turn boiling water to ice, without using any energy,” says Schilling.” (1)
“Thermodynamic magic enables cooling without energy consumption”
While shopping online for
While shopping online for deals on the ASRock DeskMini A300 STX AM4 barebones system this search hit came up on Google(1).
SSFfourm has some modders posting interesting projects on their fourms and one is a faneless case mod targeting the ASRock A300 DeskMini/AM4 form factor for some fanless cooling mod.
We have been working on a passivly cooled STX design lately. This form factor has gained quite some interest since ASRock has launched its DeskMini A300. The DeskMini A300 is a nice SFF Barebone system based on the AMD Ryzen CPUs with a powerful Vega 11 GPU integrated. The idea behind the cirrus7 incus is to provide a fanless, passively cooled option for that platform and also for other popular STX mainboards (Intel Gemini-Lake / Intel Coffee Lake). There will be case only options as well as fully-equipped and preinstalled PCs to order.” (1)
So that’s for both AMD and Intel ASRock DeskMini STX SKUs that the modder is targeting for some fanless mod kit/case design and the AMD ASRock 300 variant(Unmodded) keeps selling out online even with one per customer limits, It’s the first STX barebones/mini desktop that targets AMD’s Ryzen/RR AM4 platform.
I’m not sure if this is readily available but it’s interesting none the less as there really is great demand for the ASRock DeskMini A300/AM4 and I do hope that when the Raven Ridge 3000 series Desktop SKUs are available that there can be some new benchmarking with the ASRock A300 or even some new variants with more options from ASRock.
“Prototyping cirrus7 incus – fanless case for ASRock DeskMini A300 and other popular STX sized boards.”
The cirrus7 folks have posted
The cirrus7 folks have posted some prototype photos on that same SFF forum thread and are looking for potential user feedback. So anyone interested can offer their comments and ask the product’s developers questions(See above post for more details and link to forum thread).
So with regards to some Questions asked to cirrus7 they state the following about their DeskMini/STX for AMD RR/AM4 STX fanless case variant development status:
“Yes we are entering the prototype status at the moment and doing the actual CNC programming and milling during the next two weeks. So of course we will do temperature testing and provide numbers here. The number of fins are based on calculations and on our current experience with Thin-ITX (Coffee Lake) and NUC based models. Also we did some testing with the fan-equipped DeskMini A300 with a 2400G to see how package power behaves under certain loads. That being said. It is quite possible that there will be more fins on the final product for the 65W version if the current planned number of fins is not sufficient.” [See forum link in above post]
It’s nice that they are currently accepting user aomments and input at this stage of the development process.
Looks more and more like
Looks more and more like 2021/2022 for 10nm from Intel(1) so just keep adding more Pluses to that 14nm++++…
Intel’s 10nm! Looking more and more like the desert sands(silica) mirage that remains forever off in the distance.
“Alleged Intel release roadmap shows no 10nm until 2021”