Computers and studio gear http://www.personal-view.com/talks/categories/computers-and-studio-gear/feed.rss Thu, 19 Jul 18 19:19:48 -0600 Computers and studio gear en-CA Apple MacBook Pro 2018 http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20054/apple-macbook-pro-2018 Thu, 12 Jul 2018 10:16:48 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20054@/talks/discussions

PR

Apple updated MacBook Pro with faster performance and new pro features, making it the most advanced Mac notebook ever. The new MacBook Pro models with Touch Bar feature 8th-generation Intel Core processors, with 6-core on the 15-inch model for up to 70 percent faster performance and quad-core on the 13-inch model for up to two times faster performance — ideal for manipulating large data sets, performing complex simulations, creating multi-track audio projects, or doing advanced image processing or film editing. Already the most popular notebook for developers around the world, the new MacBook Pro can compile code faster and run multiple virtual machines and test environments easier than before. Additional updates include support for up to 32GB of memory, a True Tone display and an improved third-generation keyboard for quieter typing. And with its powerful Radeon Pro graphics, large Force Touch trackpad, revolutionary Touch Bar and Touch ID, dynamic stereo speakers, quiet Apple-designed cooling system, and Thunderbolt 3 for data transfer, charging and connecting up to two 5K displays or four external GPUs, it’s the ultimate pro notebook.

“The latest generation MacBook Pro is the fastest and most powerful notebook we’ve ever made,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Now with 8th-generation 6-core processors, up to 32GB of system memory, up to 4TB of super fast SSD storage, new True Tone technology in its Retina display and Touch Bar, the Apple T2 chip for enhanced security and a third-generation quieter keyboard packed into its thin and light aluminium design with all-day battery life, it’s the best notebook for pro users.”

Faster, More Powerful Pro Notebook Computing

The new MacBook Pro is now faster and more powerful, with 8th-generation 6-core Intel Core processors on the 15-inch MacBook Pro for up to 70 percent faster performance and 8th-generation quad-core Intel Core processors on the 13-inch model for performance that’s up to twice as fast.* With the option to add up to 32GB of memory on the 15-inch MacBook Pro, users can run more apps simultaneously or load larger files into memory. And with up to a 2TB SSD on the 13-inch model and up to a 4TB SSD on the 15-inch, MacBook Pro gives customers the flexibility to work with large asset libraries and projects wherever they go.

Retina Display with True Tone Delivers Ultimate Viewing Experience

With 500 nits of brightness and support for the P3 wide colour gamut, the Retina display on MacBook Pro is the best Mac notebook display ever. Now with True Tone technology, the display and Touch Bar deliver a more natural viewing experience for design and editing workflows, as well as everyday tasks like browsing the web and writing email.

Apple T2 Chip Delivers Enhanced Security and “Hey Siri” on Mac

Also new to MacBook Pro is the Apple T2 chip, first introduced in iMac Pro. With the Apple T2 chip, MacBook Pro now delivers enhanced system security with support for secure boot and on-the-fly encrypted storage, and also brings “Hey Siri” to the Mac for the first time.

15-Inch MacBook Pro Highlights:

  • 6-core Intel Core i7 and Core i9 processors up to 2.9 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 4.8 GHz
  • Up to 32GB of DDR4 memory
  • Powerful Radeon Pro discrete graphics with 4GB of video memory in every configuration
  • Up to 4TB of SSD storage2
  • True Tone display technology
  • Apple T2 chip
  • Touch Bar and Touch ID

13-Inch MacBook Pro Highlights:

  • Quad-core Intel Core i5 and i7 processors up to 2.7 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 4.5 GHz and double the eDRAM
  • Intel Iris Plus integrated graphics 655 with 128MB of eDRAM
  • Up to 2TB of SSD storage2
  • True Tone display technology
  • Apple T2 chip
  • Touch Bar and Touch ID

Back to School with MacBook Pro

The new MacBook Pro is also part of Apple’s Back to School promotion starting today and available to college students, their parents, faculty and staff through the Apple Education Store. The promotion includes a pair of qualifying Beats headphones with the purchase of any eligible Mac or iPad Pro for college, as well as education pricing on Mac, iPad Pro, AppleCare, select accessories and more.

New Leather Sleeves for MacBook Pro

First introduced with MacBook, Apple leather sleeves are now available for the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro in Saddle Brown, Midnight Blue and, for the first time, Black. Designed with high-quality leather and a soft microfiber lining for extra protection, the sleeves are a perfect complement to MacBook Pro for users on the go.

macOS Mojave Coming this Fall

This fall, MacBook Pro can be updated with macOS Mojave, the latest version of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system, with new features inspired by pros but designed for everyone. In macOS Mojave, a new Dark Mode transforms the desktop with a dramatic new look that puts the focus on user content. The new Stacks feature organises messy desktops by automatically stacking files into neat groups. Familiar iOS apps, including News, Stocks, Voice Memos and Home, are now available on the Mac for the first time. FaceTime now adds support for group calling, and the Mac App Store gets a full redesign featuring rich editorial content and the addition of apps from top developers, including Microsoft and Adobe.

Availability

Starting at £1,749 and £2,349 respectively, the updated 13-inch MacBook Pro models with Touch Bar and 15-inch MacBook Pro models with Touch Bar are available today through Apple.com and in select Apple retail stores and Apple Authorised Resellers later this week. Additional technical specifications, configure-to-order options and accessories are available online at www.apple.com/mac.

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Intell Cofee Lake S, 8 core CPU comes in Q3 2018 http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19675/intell-cofee-lake-s-8-core-cpu-comes-in-q3-2018 Wed, 09 May 2018 20:59:15 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19675@/talks/discussions image

Present rumors are that Intel will drop single cores frequency (around 5-10%) and also will require you to buy new motherboard.

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Capitalism: Planning and DRAM http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17041/capitalism-planning-and-dram Mon, 29 May 2017 08:04:14 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17041@/talks/discussions image

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Capitalism is very efficient, somewhere. DRAM prices (same as NAND) is kind of mad, due to production/consumption issues and cartel agreements that followed.

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Quantum dots - next big thing in monitors (aka Sony TRILUMINOS) http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/10963/quantum-dots-next-big-thing-in-monitors-aka-sony-triluminos Sun, 03 Aug 2014 06:08:18 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 10963@/talks/discussions

Idea behind this displays is to use quantum dot effect making very sharp spectrum peaks for red, green and blue. Such approach allow to improve color gamut while keeping energy efficiency.

Sony’s approach uses an uncoated LED inside a thin glass tube packed with red and green quantum dots supplied by Massachussetts company QD Vision. When the dots get blasted with electricity, they only emit light at their characteristic wavelengths, which, combined with the blue light from the LED, form a white light that’s more intense at those three points.

It is used in their TV, Monitors, tablets and phones.

Like:

HiSense introduced a 4K quantum-dot “Wide Gamut TV,” which uses QDEF film rather than the QD Vision rail. It will enter the Chinese market in March; U.S. in the summer. Maximum size is 85 inches, and there is an H.265 decoder built in.

See more at:

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Blackmagic docking station for Mac with GPU http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20064/blackmagic-docking-station-for-mac-with-gpu- Sat, 14 Jul 2018 09:55:22 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20064@/talks/discussions image

Mostly advertised by many resources as external GPU it is actually designed as dick station with build in GPU.

If you ask me, I much more prefer universal simpler and cheaper external GPU solution.

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This one is $699, available only via Apple - https://www.apple.com/shop/product/HM8Y2VC/A/blackmagic-egpu

Btw it is good to notice that BM follow Red, and it seems like we see first from many steps of another private agreement.

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GDDR6 Memory Coming Soon http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18213/gddr6-memory-coming-soon Sun, 12 Nov 2017 23:54:49 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18213@/talks/discussions Samsung will start to offer GDDR6 in 2018

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Sandy Bridge - old but usable, even for 4K http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17145/sandy-bridge-old-but-usable-even-for-4k Wed, 14 Jun 2017 06:26:58 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17145@/talks/discussions For starters small tip. Not all guys know that you can overclock even non K models, if on proper MB.

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Usually it is enough to use build in MB automatic feature.

On average it'll be 3.8Ghz for 4 cores mode + 103Mhz BCLK, overall it is 15% performance rise (it takes Intel around 4 CPU generations now to do same :-).

In reality, of course it is simpler to get i2500K for around $58 (like Z77, P67 does not support it)

http://aliexpress.com/item/For-Intel-i5-2500K-Processor-Quad-Core-3-3GHz-LGA-1155-TDP-95W-6MB-Cache-With/32635885077.html

Around 95-99% of CPUs work perfect at 4500Ghz, and around 30-40% on good cooler can work at 4.8-5Ghz.

Overclocked Sandy Bridge with GPU like 1050 / RX 460 still is cheapest build for 4K editing, especially with proper editor.

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Asking advice: laptop computer for Post-production http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19887/asking-advice-laptop-computer-for-post-production Fri, 15 Jun 2018 09:41:05 -0600 RoadsidePicnic 19887@/talks/discussions Hi people, I'm needing to go mobile and considering buying a laptop. Already own a FX 6300 + R7 260x desktop, will be selling it after that.

I have a $1000 cap. I'm outside U.S. so, Dell would be better because of support here. Also need to buy on Amazon. So, find those two computers:

Dell G3 - 8th gen i7 six-cores, GTX 1050ti 4GB, two fan slim chassis; or Dell 7000 - 7th gen i7 quad-core, GTX 1060 6GB, better cooling and chassis.

Both have thunderbolt and have same price. Other things are identical or not relevant.

Application will be primary Adobe CC and Davinci, but plans use it to learn Nuke, Flame, Vegas and game development things (Godox, Unity, Unreal, Maya).

What do you think?

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Xiaomi Mi Air, same as Apple but cheaper http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15427/xiaomi-mi-air-same-as-apple-but-cheaper Wed, 27 Jul 2016 10:20:11 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15427@/talks/discussions

Info

  • 12.5" model is $525 Core M3/ 4GB RAM/ 128GB SSD/ USB 3.0 and HDMI ports + USB-C port, 11.5 hours battery
  • 13.3" model is $750, Core i5-6200U/GeForce 940MX/8GB RAM/256GB SSD, 40Wh battery, 0.6" thick, 2.8 pounds
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Small guys http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/8094/small-guys Fri, 13 Sep 2013 11:56:31 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 8094@/talks/discussions image

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/nuc/nuc-kit-d54250wyk.html

NUC. Now on Haswell :-)

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BRIX. Same shit.

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Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro - MacBook Pro competition http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17719/xiaomi-mi-notebook-pro-macbook-pro-competition Mon, 11 Sep 2017 07:40:24 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17719@/talks/discussions image

  • 15.6″ FHD display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • 4 core i8 CPU up to 4.0GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX150
  • 8-16GB dual channel 2400MHz DDR4 RAM
  • 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD
  • one free SATA SSD slot for SSD or HDD
  • Dolby Atmos support
  • 60 Wh battery
  • Connectors - HDMI, 2 х USB 3.0, 2 х USB Type-C, 3,5-mm headphones out
  • 360,7 х 243,6 х 15,9mm
  • 1,95 kg
  • Prices
    • i7 + 16GB + 256GB: CNY 6999 ($1073)
    • i7 + 8GB + 256GB: CNY 6399 ($981)
    • i5 + 8GB + 256GB: CNY 5599 ($858)

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Tablet or light laptop for traveling http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19952/tablet-or-light-laptop-for-traveling Fri, 22 Jun 2018 21:27:48 -0600 jagnje 19952@/talks/discussions I travel on my motorcycle alot. I would need something very portable that can handle bmpcc files in davinci resolve. Very short and basic edits and grades for instagram etc. Max 400€ budget! What would you suggest?

Best regards

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AMD Ryzen aka Zen CPU - Broadwell-E Performance at a Lower Price Point http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15549/amd-ryzen-aka-zen-cpu-broadwell-e-performance-at-a-lower-price-point Fri, 19 Aug 2016 07:04:20 -0600 Tron 15549@/talks/discussions Potential rendering monster at an affordable price if benchmarks can meet the hype - http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Processors/AMD-Zen-Architecture-and-Performance-Preview

  1. The IPC of Zen is on-par or better than Broadwell.
  2. Zen will scale higher than 3.0 GHz in 8-core configurations.

Up to 8 cores / 16 threads (Rumored $300-$400 price vs. Broadwell-E at $1000-$1700). AMD will unify all CPUs on one socket (AM4). To be released in Qty early 2017.

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AMD Threadripper 32 Core CPUs http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19920/amd-threadripper-32-core-cpus Tue, 19 Jun 2018 14:27:11 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19920@/talks/discussions First Cinebench results coming (here it is overclocked 4.1Ghz one)

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Specs

  • Threadripper 2 will have two models - 2990X and 2970X
  • 12nm Zen+ architecture
  • 64Mb cache
  • 2990X will have 32 cores/ 64 threads
  • 2970X will have 28 cores/ 48 threads
  • Nominal frequency will be 3.0Ghz
  • Turbo boost frequency will be 3,4-4.2Ghz
  • 4 channel memory
  • 60+4 PCI-E lines
  • 250W TDP
  • R4/X399 platform
  • Available since August 2018
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Zalman I3 - good cheap case for video editing http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19897/zalman-i3-good-cheap-case-for-video-editing Sat, 16 Jun 2018 09:23:07 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19897@/talks/discussions image

Case uses all 2018 design trends:

  • 3 led lit fans
  • covered PSU / drives tunnel
  • transparent side panel

Good thing here is front mech panel without plastic shit behind.

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Extremely good is fan controller for all 6 fans (case comes with 4 actually)

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As all modern cases it focuses on SSDs, so only 2 places for 3.5" HDDs

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Yet it has high clearance for cooler. Normal range is 150-160mm, here it is 175mm, good for large Noctua and similar coolers.

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Very nice case, price is around $50.

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Short DDR4 Memory guide for video guys http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19652/short-ddr4-memory-guide-for-video-guys Sun, 06 May 2018 17:51:42 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19652@/talks/discussions Platform thing

On Intel platform memory speed (outside heavy rendering / ray tracing and simple data compression) plays minor role. So, normally people just select simple stock 2400Mhz CL17 memory for any modern Intel chip.

On Ryzen platform due to cache design, memory controller design and internal bus clock dependency on memory clock, memory speed plays significant role even on tasks not directly related to memory intensive transfers. It make real sense to either overclock 2400Mhz memory or just use manufacturer overclocked module.

Present economics thing

Normally market has three-four niches.

First one is simple barebones memory, usually 2400Mhz CL17 ala

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Second is advanced/normal gamers niche with some simple heatsinks added for marketing purpose ala

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Third is fancy looking stupid gamers one

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And final can be manufacturer overclocked memory (3000Mhz and higher). See sample in next section.

Consequence of memory cartel formation

As three leading manufacturers formed cartel they managed to hike memory chips prices 2x-3x (their manufacturing cost also dropped around 2 times in same time for same amount of capacity).

Consequence of this is that retailers were hit with demand restriction. And it produced fun situation.

Basic 8gbx2 2400Mhz CL17 memory kit can be $162

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https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA1K65AV1204&cm_re=ddr4_16gb_kit--9SIA1K65AV1204--Product

And advanced extreme overclocked 3600Mhz CL19 kit can be $165

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https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820232696&cm_re=ddr4_16gb_kit--20-232-696--Product

Gap between different kits dropped a lot.

Video specifics and general considerations

One thing frequently ignored is height of fancy memory modules ala

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Such modules can have issues with some CPU coolers.
Even if they do not interfere with cooler they can reduce it's performance partially blocking fan intake and make airflow worse around RAM and MOSFETS area.

As for video specifics, outside Ryzen I suggest to get more memory instead of faster/more fancy one if you are on Intel. Adobe Premiere and Resolve are very badly optimized for low memory usage and like to put their buffers and lot of garbage in memory. Thing made by small teams, like Edius and Magix products, can feel much better on low memory setups.

In US for Ryzen it is simpler to get some fancy overclocked memory as it is almost free and saves time. Outside US and in case of money issues you can look for original Samsung and Hynix DDR4 2400Mhz sticks. They come from memory makers and usually overclock quite good with any modern BIOS.

Ideally is to have 32GB of RAM, of course. But in present prices you can get away with even 8GB for initial stage (and not using thing like Resolve with 4K) or 16GB. RAM prices are expected to come down and it can be as much as 4 times reduction.

Specific stick models

In US it is lot of fancy G.SKILL / Corsair and such things, see above. Or can look for original Samsung and Hynix DDR4 2400Mhz sticks. One of the problems of original OEM sticks can be packing, as they can come without any good plastic / box pack. This can result in physical damage or static electricity damage. So another option is Kingston/Apacer sticks that usually have good package.

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Usually I suggest to check Kingston HyperX FURY Black sticks/kits outside US. They are cheap, and come normally with pretested memory chips and good timings/overclock potential. And does not look like dumb gamers shit.

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Seasonic SCMD - future of PSU cables routing http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19856/seasonic-scmd-future-of-psu-cables-routing Mon, 11 Jun 2018 13:46:02 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19856@/talks/discussions image

Proper way to deal with mess, but keep compatibility.

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Atomos Shogun Inferno http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14976/atomos-shogun-inferno Sun, 17 Apr 2016 22:24:23 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 14976@/talks/discussions image

Melbourne, Australia – 17th April 2016: Atomos invented the all-in-one monitor recorder category and now redefine it with the Shogun Inferno. It is the combination of the most advanced monitor technologies – 1500nit/10bit/HDR, the latest recording capability – 4Kp60 over Quad-SDI, along with playback & editing functionality that encourages on set collaboration. Shogun Inferno makes mastering a high resolution, high frame rate, high dynamic range workflow available to all filmmakers.

Shogun Inferno sits as the flagship model in the new 8-strong Atomos HDR line-up which has expanded to include HDR as a free update to the Blade HD series, Ninja Assassin, Shogun and Shogun Studio along with the recently announced Flame series.

Shogun Inferno has all of the premium monitoring features previously announced on the Shogun Flame i.e. 10 stops of dynamic range with AtomHDR, 1500nit brightness for outdoor monitoring & 10-bit processing for smooth color transitions.

  • AtomHDR; AtomHDR lets you shoot with the high brightness range of your camera’s Log profile and previewthe final, vibrant post production HDR result.
  • 4K 60p; Record and play out pristine ProRes/ DNxHR in 4K resolution and 24/25/30/50/60p frame rates.
  • HD 240p; Apart from 4K recording, high frame rate HD from 50p to 240p can be recorded from cameras thatoutput these high frame rates.
  • Quad SDI; The Quad SDI inputs let you connect from cameras with 1.5/3/6/12G SDI outputs without the needfor converters.
  • Raw recording; Capture the RAW output from Sony FS7/ FS700 and Canon C300MKII/C500 over SDI,recording to either ProRes, DNxHR or CDNG.
  • 10-bit monitor; 10-bit monitor processing increases the number of colors from 16.7 million for standard 8-bitpanels to 1.07 billion, minimizing color banding on screen.
  • 7” 1500nit brightness; For Standard Dynamic Range (SDR) shooting ramp the brightness slider up to 1500 nitfor hood-free outdoor monitoring.
  • Apple ProRes & AVID DNxHR recording; Record to visually lossless Apple ProRes or AVID DNxHD in Rec709or Log formats as an edit friendly, visually lossless industry benchmark independent of the camera brand used.
  • PQ in/out; Take PQ out into larger HDR compatible screens or feed HDR from your NLE into the PQ input forHDR grading using the Inferno.
  • Custom looks; Apply a custom look to footage by uploading and applying “.cube” 3D LUT’s. View in full/halfmode on screen, output it to a monitor or record into the footage.
  • Continuous power; Our patent pending Continuous power system automatically swaps to the second batterywhen power is low for uninterrupted recording in the field.
  • Playlist generation; Create playlists easily, either entire clips or tagged parts of clips, for playback on the unit orout to a larger screen.
  • High quality 4K 60p and HD 240p ProRes and DNxHR recording, from either a video or Raw signal – perfect for sports broadcasters and slow motion recordings.

The Shogun Inferno ships with host of accessories including a HPRC hard case, a snap-fast HDR sunhood, fast battery charger, control cable, 2 x NP-F750 4 cell batteries, USB 3 Docking Station, D-Tap Cable, 5 x Master Caddy Cases, Break-out XLR cable and a 12 V 3A AC-DC Power Adapter. MSRP is US $1995 with availability in Q3 2016.

The Shogun Inferno is shipping Q3 2016 for a MSRP of US: $ 1,995 ex. TAX EU: € 1,995 ex. VAT GBP: £ 1665 ex. VAT AUD: $ 3099 Inc. GST JPY: Yen 278,000 inc VAT

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Unusual Inwin Crown fans http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19848/unusual-inwin-crown-fans Sun, 10 Jun 2018 00:49:49 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19848@/talks/discussions image

Unusual here is that all transparent part also spins with blades, it is one piece.

Can see more at around 3:40

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10Gbit Home Network, time has come http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17213/10gbit-home-network-time-has-come Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:38:56 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17213@/talks/discussions image

Affordable network card for around $99

https://www.amazon.com/XG-C100C-Network-Adapter-PCI-E-Single/dp/B072N84DG6/

Switch

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Affordable switch, sadly only 2 10Gbit ports here.

https://www.amazon.com/XG-U2008-Unmanaged-2-Port-8-Port-Gigabit/dp/B01LZMM7ZO

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Intel i7 from 2700K to 8700K comparison http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19796/intel-i7-from-2700k-to-8700k-comparison Sun, 27 May 2018 19:40:00 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19796@/talks/discussions Default frequency

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Note that most advantage in x264 and x265 are due to newer AVX and such.

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4 x 4 MIMO Qnap QWA-AC2600 PCI-E WI-FI 802.11ac card http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19794/4-x-4-mimo-qnap-qwa-ac2600-pci-e-wi-fi-802.11ac-card Sun, 27 May 2018 06:57:58 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19794@/talks/discussions image

Very useful if you need fastest possible speed while still using Wi-Fi.

https://www.qnap.com/en/product/qwa-ac2600

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AMD Vegas 7nm GPUs won't be made for end users http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19743/amd-vegas-7nm-gpus-wont-be-made-for-end-users Sat, 19 May 2018 02:00:28 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19743@/talks/discussions On JP Morgan conference Lisa Su said that goal for upcoming Vega 7nm cards will be focused on calculations acceleration. Read - large miners and corporations. Cards can be even not available for normal end users in retail stores, at least in any visible amount.
Proper way to interpret this - AMD want to maximize profits as cutting out end users allow to rise prices, plus it seems like 7nm tech problems are much more pronounced.

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Nvidia GTX 11xx Turing GPUs to offer small to medium performance boost http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19013/nvidia-gtx-11xx-turing-gpus-to-offer-small-to-medium-performance-boost Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:34:55 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19013@/talks/discussions Rumors for now

  • Initial announcement will happen at GPU Technology Conference at 26 to 29 March.
  • GPU will be based on simplified Volta architecture
  • Will have around 30% performance boost, mostly due to memory and more cores
  • It'll be variants with GDDR6 and GDDR5 RAM, staring with 4GB (due to RAM shortages)
  • Recommended price will be around 10% more than Pascal upon introduction
  • Actual price will be around 35-40% more for at least half a year
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AMD Threadripper 16-core CPU http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16950/amd-threadripper-16-core-cpu Wed, 17 May 2017 02:42:14 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16950@/talks/discussions

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Intel Ice Lake will be first 10nm desktop CPU architecture http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17534/intel-ice-lake-will-be-first-10nm-desktop-cpu-architecture Wed, 16 Aug 2017 04:07:38 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17534@/talks/discussions

The Ice Lake processor family is a successor to the 8th generation Intel® Core™ processor family. These processors utilize Intel’s industry-leading 10 nm+ process technology.

This appeared on Intel site. Means that Cannon Lake will remain mobile only line with small amount produced.

And actual 10nm desktop chips will be available most probably around 2019.

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Reference mini active speakers topic http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/4437/reference-mini-active-speakers-topic Fri, 31 Aug 2012 14:59:20 -0600 gameb 4437@/talks/discussions I cannot find anything that convinces me. Klein & Hummel MM 201 or M 52, Genelec 6010, Avantone Pro, Audioengine etc. are great but are "too big" for what I want. I am looking for something really small, portable, like the Ucube (80mmx80mm), but when I listened to them in the shop, I was disappointed. I only need a decent reference, so I don't have to edit with the sound coming from the MBP13 or the headphones. Appreciate suggestions.

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Keyboards http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/2982/keyboards Mon, 23 Apr 2012 10:00:15 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 2982@/talks/discussions While in camera world we have clear progress year after year, in keyboard business things in mass market are going in reverse.

If you get IBM PS/2 keyboard from 1991 and after working on it you go to your shop and try various keyboards you'll be in shock. Starting from $5-10 crap invented only to type up to 140 symbols a day (makes you understand twitter popularity), to pricey junk "space ships" designed to run video player.

And gaming keyboards. This is long story. Not only you must send all your time down the pipes, but you must do it on cool keyboards. I am not even start the story of motherfuckers who place extra keys in the bottom row, more and more. Inventor of Windows keys (and Fn keys on notebooks) must be found and executed in public using some very paintful way.

This was few thoughts I got after looking at keyboard market and getting Razor BlackWidow (not big choice of localized mechanical stuff is available really).

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This is mechanical keyboard based on Cherry MX Blue switches

Razor keyboard is very good example of modern "inventors".

  1. Key size is slightly reduced compared to normal keyboards (whole main block is smaller than normal keyboard).
  2. Typeface used for keys is just awful, not major, really, if you type constantly, but anyway.
  3. As this is "gamers keyboard" it has macro keys that are on the left and placed in such distance that makes harder intuitive use of left Ctrl.
  4. It is glossy and keys are made from quite cheap plastic (if you compare to IBM keyboards)

But overall, of couse it can't be compared to rubber dome crap, even good one as some Microsoft keyboards.

It not have ideal main key block layout like some keyboards:
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As Enter is still small.

May be in future we'll see something ideal, like IBM keyboards, but with larger bottom row, no widows keys and with buckling spring or mech switches options.


Available at:

Note: You can get older (not 2013) version, it is cheaper but absolutely the same from practical standpoint

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Ryzen Plus, 2nd generation CPUs for Video Editing http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19121/ryzen-plus-2nd-generation-cpus-for-video-editing Sat, 03 Mar 2018 05:41:34 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19121@/talks/discussions image

So far data are as follows:

  • Models, advanced performance
    • Ryzen 7 2700X (3700/4300)
    • Ryzen 7 2700 (3200/4100)
  • Models, mainstream
    • Ryzen 5 2600X (3600/4250)
    • Ryzen 5 2600 (3400/3900)
  • Average performance premium will be at 10-15%, closer to 10%
  • All CPU will still require expensive fast DDR4 memory
  • Announcement around April
  • Availability - April, May
  • First they try to push more premium models
  • Will be compatible with existing AM4 motherboards
  • Top two R7 models will have issues with cheap motherboards due to power
  • Available at https://www.amazon.com/AMD-Ryzen-Processor-Wraith-Cooler/dp/B07B428M7F/
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AMD 2018 Polarish 5x0X GPUs, Refresh of Rename http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19410/amd-2018-polarish-5x0x-gpus-refresh-of-rename Sun, 08 Apr 2018 22:20:02 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19410@/talks/discussions AMD will introduce later this year following GPUs:

  • Radeon RX 540X
  • Radeon RX 550X
  • Radeon RX 560X
  • Radeon RX 570X
  • Radeon RX 580X

Rumors are that performance will be improved 2-5%, and recommended prices will rise 10-15%.

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