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[#] Tue Sep 24 2019 16:05:09 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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4K does seem excessive, particularly since I've already reached the age where I can't stare at small fonts all day anymore.  This monitor is considered a "2K" (3440x1440) and I just need to fit a lot of stuff on the screen at once.

[#] Tue Sep 24 2019 17:19:43 EDT from darknetuser

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What are you using the screen for?

I don't invest much in screens. I usually just get a good deal in second hand ones which suffice to ssh into uncensored and to do offimatics. You can get quite nice screens for 10 bucks if you go second hand.

But then I am a broke dude so...

[#] Tue Sep 24 2019 20:55:01 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Well there's the thing ... I am a data center architect, so I've got a lot on my screen all day long. I do a lot of network diagrams, so being able to have a big Visio on the screen while I have documentation and/or terminals going at the same time.

I have the monitor set up and am looking at it for the first time right now.
And I can definitely say 2K is optimal here. Enough resolution to be readable at small font sizes, but not ridiculously dense.

[#] Wed Sep 25 2019 10:34:48 EDT from LoanShark

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4k requires jacking up your DPI setting so that fonts render larger. There's little benefit to those extra pixels besides the economic stimulus of selling more DisplayPort cables (HDMI connections will usually force 30Hz refresh.)

[#] Mon Sep 30 2019 11:50:13 EDT from LoanShark

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"Intels high demand has been of particular note since mid-2018. Since the discovery of hardware vulnerabilities such as Spectre and Meltdown, and the fixes that reduced overall performance of a large number of the installed server base, many of Intel customers have been increasing the size of their server deployments in order to re-match their original capacity. This issue caused a sharp up-tick in demand of Intel processors, and Intel has driven newer architectures that try to minimise those performance deficits (with an overall performance uplift when the new architecture is factored in). As a result, Intel moved some of its fabrication capacity away from its future 10nm process and back onto its 14nm in order to meet demand."


[#] Wed Oct 02 2019 21:58:30 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Ugh. So they built a product with a bad flaw in it, and in response, people are buying more product from them, increasing their revenues while they revert back to an older, crappier version of the product?

The way the tech industry rewards shittiness is appalling sometimes.

[#] Thu Oct 03 2019 16:24:06 EDT from LoanShark

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I dunno... I guess TSMC is getting adequate yield out of their 7nm, but probably most of that supply is going to Apple for the iPhone 11 Pro. And those are small chips, which are easier to manufacture.

So it makes sense that Intel is sticking to the better-yielding process to supply industry demand. All very disappointing, though.

It'll be interesting to see how this all plays out over the next 6 to 18 months. AMD's strategy of building multiple-small-chip packages on TSMC 7nm is starting to look smart. But I wonder if AMD/TSMC will really be able to ramp up supply enough to gain market share.

[#] Fri Oct 04 2019 14:41:18 EDT from LoanShark

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"7nm Supply Showdown: AMD, Nvidia May Fight for Scraps as Apple Reportedly Ups A13 Production"

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