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Intel Kills a Top-of-the-Line Processor 99

itwbennett writes: In June of this year, Intel announced a processor branded as Broadwell-C. Now, the company has confirmed that the part was cancelled but would not give an official reason. Why did Intel kill the Broadwell-C? ITworld's Andy Patrizio speculates that it's a 'combination of increased cost, lower yield and potential product cannibalization' — cannibalization of the company's newly-launched Skylake processor, which the Broadwell-C outperformed.

Comment Not truly the fastest desktop processors released (Score 1) 29

The Skylake processors might be the fastest "stock" processors released, but the "k" series processors are made for overclocking. It still turns out that the 2xxxK and the 3xxxK chips still overclock as fast or faster than the broadwell and skylake counterparts/replacements to the point that even though the skylake processors are more efficient clock for clock, the older ones overclocked to such a higher clock speed to more than makeup for those efficiency improvements.

Comment Performance only par at 4K (Score 5, Interesting) 77

The Fury is really only competitive at 4K resolution. At lower resolutions 1440p, 1080p, etc., it gets beat pretty bad in pretty much every game out there (save for a very small handful) by the 980 and 980 TI. Given that the majority of monitors out there are still 1080p or 1440p it is hard to recommend this card.

Comment Re:Drone It (Score 2) 843

I am also curious (haven't looked) as to what the flight/fight profile of the F-35 is in the first place. if it's Air Superiority, then that usually means higher altitudes where there may be a better advantage. Anything else appears to be a whole lot of incompetence in design.

It is everything... It was designed to need to be air superiority, air-to-ground assault platform, close combat support air-to-ground, stealth, and VTOL....

In other words they government wants it to do everything, and as such it can't do any of them as well as something designed to do a specific mission type would be able to do.

Comment Re:SLAPP? (Score 2) 401

Maybe, but there's a lot less gunning down of civilians by the police in Europe compared to the U.S. (I don't know whether that's down to less racism or less guns or some other socio-political difference).

It isn't due to less racism for certain. It is due to less racial diversity at the local level. Someone forgets about a multi-million person racial/ethnic purge that occurred in Europe 70-80 years ago. Between the people killed and the ones who fled, the racial diversity in all of continental Europe was swept away. Researchers in Havard released a map a few years ago showing the racial diversity of different nations. It can be found on the following link:

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