This is an excellent time to invest in Intel common stock if you are able. The advances AMD has made have had a dramatic impact on the cost of intel lowering it to a point that it is very affordable. I also recommend that if you are in the long game vs short that you… Continue reading Buy Intel stock
Tom’s Hardware benchmark confirms i5 660, i5 661, i7 870 faster than i7 980x.
This benchmark was for Lame and the results indicate that the i5 660, i5 661, and the i7 870 all tied for first when encoding audio from wav format to mp3 format. They all outperformed the i7 980x. Lame is obviously not SMP for more than 2 cores. I said something to this effect back… Continue reading Tom’s Hardware benchmark confirms i5 660, i5 661, i7 870 faster than i7 980x.
Howto: Fedora 11 “SoftRAID”
There is now a way to install F11 x64 or i686 on a Nvidia or Intel ICH10R RAID that was initially created using Windows. Install Fedora 9 x64 or i686 from the Full install DVD. Partition as needed. Once that is complete, use a minimal install set for Fedora 9. We do this for the… Continue reading Howto: Fedora 11 “SoftRAID”
Fedora 11 will not install on Intel or Nvidia based “soft” RAID.
Fedora 11 x64 as it is currently is not capable of creating a partition on a ICH10R or Nvidia C55 RAID array. Fedora 10 x64 is also impacted. Fedora 9 x64 works as expected. I hope this saves a few of you some grief in attempting the installation.
Pick up the slack Nvidia.
There was a press release from Nvidia related to the performance differences between Intel Core 2 Duo, and Intel i7 processors. Basically they observed that the Core 2 Duo was just as fast in real world games tests. They just published this article last week. I published documented findings to this same effect back on… Continue reading Pick up the slack Nvidia.