My Next PC May Not Run on Intel

Last week, AMD partially unveiled its upcoming Ryzen processor, aka Summit Ridge. AMD only demonstrated the high-end model running at an estimated base clock frequency of 3.4GHz. AMD CEO Lisa Su compared its high-end Ryzen to Intel’s Core-i7 6900K. It’s clear from the demos that Ryzen isn’t quite fully baked yet. The company hasn’t enabled boost clocks, hasn’t fully settled on the 3.4GHz base clock, and didn’t disclose pricing. AMD’s new progeny runs on the existing socket AM4 platform, although…Continue reading My Next PC May Not Run on Intel

June Tech Grab Bag

David Bryant and I discuss a few recent tech news bits in this podcast. Topics include Intel’s recent Broadwell Extreme launch, Samsung’s bendable screen, Facebook as a game streaming platform, and AMD’s latest GPU. On the tools side, I finally clean out my toolbag, and get on the GoPro bandwagon. I’ve also turned my two Sonos Play 1 speakers into a stereo pair, and like this configuration much better than using them as separate, standalone speakers. David finds out the…Continue reading June Tech Grab Bag