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Intel’s last 5 flagship consumer CPUs, released 2015–2019: the i7’s 6700K, 7700K and 8700K and i9’s 9900K and 10900K. All of them are on the same process node. 5 generations of stagnation, when Intel’s previous cadence meant a node change after the third.

CPU design is an extremely complex science and a complicated business. There are many ways you can lose out on something while being ahead of your competition at the same time, with the same product. That is where scientific ingenuity wins you the technical battle, and you win the “numbers game”, in a roundabout way if the circumstances are like so. But the battle of the “mind share” of the consumers cannot be won so convincingly with a technicality. You need the marketing strength behind your product for it to win over the doubtful buyer, and more importantly, the investor…


I don’t own Apple devices. I could have chosen to buy a number of them over the past couple of years, but I had other reasons to stick with what I bought. Even as someone who does not own anything from Apple, I am invested in the changes the market sees whenever a new product is announced at the Infinity Loop. However, I believe that this sort of reason to be interested in what Apple does gives too many people an excuse to have an uninformed opinion on their products. And yes, this includes me too. This is to say…


AMD has announced another series of Ryzen CPUs. Of course, we all know that by now. But to summarise it anyway: AMD seems to have improved by a fair amount once again, and this time it seems like Intel’s last stronghold — gaming, is in danger of coming right into AMD’s hands as well. There are many reasons for this happening, and there are many consequences or outcomes that Intel can make happen after this.

When Intel had the crown (of everything)

AMD introduced Ryzen after it had been away from that part of the market for years, close to total obscurity, and having nothing to compete…


After the times of the PlayStation 2 and the PSP, consoles have waned in popularity year after year in India. Mobile gaming, however, has still brought gaming to the masses in droves. With the next generation of consoles around the corner, can they make some changes in this trend, buck it, and bring consoles back on everyone’s minds again?

Gaming in India has a lot of societal “weight” all around it. It also is something select people can enjoy fully. Hurdles like income limitations, high pricing, poor marketing and sub-par availability have hounded the landscape here quite heavily. Some of…


credit: kohlapse on r/vexillology

Let’s get the memes out of the way first: “You wouldn’t download a house.” is correct. I don’t think anyone will, ever. It may be hard to put drywall through a fibre-optic cable, after all. But the messaging of the advertising campaign that created this meme, years and years later, still is a point of contention among many. “Piracy. It’s a crime” was part of the campaign that released the public service announcement, and one had to watch them before the movie played on the DVD retail disk. …


Note: That was the last of the low-effort Quake puns in the article

When computers were actually stuff that only academics and dedicated enthusiasts (which are both polite terms for nerds) would talk about and tinker with, there used to be a lot of inconsistency in how and what software worked with your hardware, and even differences in a singular component could mean a really, really hard time for someone who wanted to use it on the computer with that unintentional anomaly. In a nutshell, nothing was really user friendly, and we’ve come really, really far in terms of making…


A modern Intel x86 CPU inside a motherboard socket. Credit: wccftech

The x86 Instruction Set Architecture is the fundamental building block behind your computer you are on at the moment, if you are not reading this on a phone, that is. If not being powered by an x86 processor, it probably exists because of x86’s presence, it’s own peculiarities, and more likely, due to the fact that you can’t use it for yourself. Of course, you can buy something utilising x86, like the laptop that this very article is written on, but that processor inside it, is from only one of two corporations: Intel or Advanced Micro Devices. …


A game that reduces the struggles of scientific and philosophical pursuit and does the opposite for poultry products makes me think a bit.

In the near future, the secrets of the universe will be unlocked in the chicken egg. You have decided to get in on the gold rush and sell as many eggs as you can.

Egg, Inc. as you would see on your phone

This is the idea behind Egg, Inc., a clicker (tap-to-do-stuff-and-just-tap-really) game for Android and iOS devices. You make an egg farm. Your egg farm is populated by chicken you created by tapping on your screen, and the amount of money you’re making is…

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