Welcome to Hardware Addicts, a member of the Destination Linux Network. Hardware Addicts is the podcast that focuses on the physical components that powers our technology world. In this episode, we will cover the hottest hardware releases at CES so far and the importance of nanometers in CPUs, is it just a marketing buzzword or do they really matter? Later in the show, we'll talk to about the concept of Right to Repair: what it means, how it affects people including our very own professional photographer.
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Topics covered in this episode:
New Podcast & Host Introductions
- Intel announced 10th Gen Comet Lake for laptops
- these laptop processors will boost to 5Ghz
- They also showed a glimpse at a Tiger Lake mobile chips that will be 10nm and XE graphics architecture.
- AMD fired back with some mobile announcements
- AMD announced Ryzen 4000 mobile processors. With 7nm architecture. 8 core 16 threads with 4.2Ghz Boost and 15w TDP.
- AMD also have new partners to bring these laptops to market with ASUS, Dell, and Lenovo to name a few.
- and AMD anounced the monstrous 64-core /128 Thread third gen Threadripper with 288MB of cache
- Nvidia next gen Ampere Geforce GPU is set to launch in 2020
- 7nm for Nvidia means 50% faster and twice as efficient
- This bring Nvidia back into the fight in a big way with AMD if they can come in at a reasonable price
Brain Filler (recurring segment)
Do Nanometers Matter in CPUs? We discuss the importance of nanometers in CPUs.
Right to Repair
- Many companies don't want customers to repair their own devices. This helps increase their upgrades and allows them to charge for repairs directly.
- This creates millions of tons of e-waste and precious resources being buried in garbage pits and creates a throw-away culture.
- How are companies limiting this:
- Keeping all documentation closed source
- Not creating any replacement parts
- Making devices difficult if not impossible to repair by glueing or soldering components together.
- Utilizing proprietary screws and other methods of discouraging repair
- Companies are trying to introduce legislation to keep shops from performing repairs.
DLN Gives Back Charity Drive for FreeGeek
FreeGeek is helping to bridge the Digital Divide, Combat E-Waste and Fight for Right to Repair. For more information, visit https://destinationlinux.network/freegeek and be sure check out the interview with FreeGeek on Destination Linux Episode 151.