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 Wednesday, 28-August-2019  16:21:37 (GMT +10) - by Agg

AMD are settling a class-action lawsuit related to FX Bulldozer CPUs. In AMD’s mind, four modules times two CPU cores equals eight CPU cores. But to the angry consumers, who launched a class action lawsuit back in 2015, they are not real “cores” because they share resources, including frontend circuitry and – crucially in this case – a single floating point unit (FPU). Discussion in this thread.

Dr Karl has written an article explaining that concerns about 5G are over-hyped. Opponents of 5G have made all sorts of alarming claims. It's killing birds! It's a weapon used by the military! It's going to trigger a cancer epidemic! None of these claims are particularly plausible, and most of them are downright far-fetched. To understand why, we have to go back to the electromagnetic spectrum.

TechSpot have compared AMD's Wraith vs Intel's Box CPU coolers. You’ve seen our Ryzen 5 3600 vs. Core i5-9400F battle in over 30 games, you’ve also seen the R9 3900X and Core i9 9900K duking it out in a few dozen titles, but today we have the most epic battle of them all... Intel vs. AMD’s box cooler battle. Ok, so we may be overselling this one, but it is something we’ve wanted to do for a long time but hadn’t got around to do it using a satisfactory test method. There's an associated video here.

Guru3D meanwhile have rounded up a pile of Thermal Pastes for comparison. As you can see, we have grabbed 20 products, some delivered by the manufacturer, others bought ourselves in an effort to give our Guru3D reader-base a good overview of the TIM market and effectivity, as most of the important brands in this sector have been covered here. Discussion here, thanks juzz86.

Back to TechSpot, with a summary of what we know about Intel Xe, their discrete graphics product. Come 2020 Intel will be back in the discrete graphics business and is expected to launch a new GPU for gamers. We can see this going one of two ways: Intel graphics become the butt of the next generation of PC jokes, or they achieve a miracle and enter a market that’s been dominated by just two players since the start of the millennia.

Azzan spotted this enormous SSD from Samsung. The Samsung PM1733 will arrive in two form factors. The U.2 variant uses up to four PCIe 4.0 lanes and will be available with capacities up to a whopping 30.72TB. The HHHL (half height, half length) variant, on the other hand, needs up to eight PCIe 4.0 lanes to perform to its full potential. The HHHL model maxes out at 15.36TB. One of the Samsung PM1733 U.2's attributes is the support for the dual-port technology, meaning the drive is accessible by two different systems simultaneously. Discussion here.

Australia's space agency plans continue to grow, despite some concerns. The Agency's goal is to add 20,000 jobs to the space sector (estimated to currently employ 10,000 people) by 2030. The figure of 10,000 was an estimate produced by ACIL Allen Consulting in 2017. It counted submarine builder ASC, Foxtel, Intel, law firm Ashurst and consultants PricewaterhouseCoopers as "space industry companies". Even NBN Co was included.

Meanwhile, the Americans are faced with handling the first space-based crime.. kinda. Astronaut Anne McClain has been accused of accessing her estranged spouse's bank account via the internet while onboard the International Space Station. She denies the accusation.

Closer to home, there's now been the first e-Sports match-fixing scandal, in Australia. Australian police have arrested six people for allegedly losing matches on purpose on the popular online game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. In what is Australia’s first police investigation into esports match-fixing, police allege the men, from Victoria and Western Australia, arranged the outcomes of matches during a tournament, and placed bets on their own matches. The gamers face up to 10 years in prison, under the offences of engaging in conduct that corrupts a betting outcome, and use of corrupt conduct information for betting purposes.

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