Of Ram, Flash, Burn and Cash

As the RAM prices increase more and more (nearly 100% up year over year) on one hand and as newly released Ryzen CPU increase their dependence on fast RAM, we are presented with a bit of a quandary. Either gulp the high price down the throat, or limit the speed and capacity of your computer.  But the question we should be asking is, “Why are Rams so costly?”. And “when” will it come down? RAM is undoubtedly one of the most essential components of our PC’s. And more the amount…

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Intel 8th Gen Kaby Lake Refresh Mobile Parts Launched

Intel has unveiled their third processor line in 2017 after Kaby Lake and Skylake-X. This time, we have the new 8th generation Kaby Lake refresh mobile family of processors, starting with four CPU’s in the 15W family. The most important difference with the previous line is undoubtedly the doubling of the core count and thread count. These  processors have been made on a highly optimised 14nm node, which Intel terms as 14nm++. This allows for a very high peak clock speed in spite of having high core counts, within a…

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Intel 6th and 7th Gen Processor Microcode Flaws Exposed

A new flaw has been discovered in Intel microprocessor codes that affects all intel 6th gen and 7th gen Skylake and Kaby Lake processors. This new flaw in the hyperthreading micro-code can cause “unpredictable system behaviors”. The issue was first taken up by the eminent journalists at hothardware, We strive to provide some more insight onto the matter. The credit to the discovery of this flaw goes to Mark Shinwell who is a core toolchain developer at OCaml, Though, this issue also seems to have been studied by Intel and…

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Inside the Semiconductors, Who Makes Chips?

So, all of us know a computer. If you are looking at this, it’s highly likely that you are looking at it from a PC or a smartphone. But have we ever wondered how we get the hearts and brains of these devices? Irrespective of whether one is a veteran making PC’s since 1989 or amateur to the trade of PC building, looking for advice to his new PC, there is one thing that DIY builders will always appreciate more. And that is “information.” In this post, we try to…

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