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They couldn't use that particular processor in the Mini as it costs $657. The processor they currently use in the $799 model costs $378. The mobile CPUs that cost $378 only have 4600 graphics. The cheapest one I can see with Iris Pro is $440:http://ark.intel.com/products/76087/Intel-Core-i7-4750HQ-Processor-6M-Cache-up-to-3_20-GHzHere they mention that this processor is coming in...
The Ivy Bridge architecture has been out for over a year now and is also just a die-shrink of Sandy Bridge. Haswell is the new architecture. There's a test here that showed a small increase in performance using compiler options with Sandy Bridge but zero and in some cases a downgrade with Ivy Bridge:http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=intel_ivy_tuning&num=2If this was Haswell-EP, there would be a possibility of seeing a performance boost from the new...
Cinebench is made by the same people that make Cinema 4D - it's pretty much a direct test of how Cinema 4D will run - so it's one of the least synthetic benchmarks around. This kind of processing has difficulties migrating to OpenCL because of the function calls. GPUs seem to only be able to handle smaller chunks of code. It's not so much OpenCL itself but OpenCL on the GPUs. Hopefully AMD and NVidia will eventually manage to work around these problems but what would help...
Is evil, was evil, did evil, all of the above, whichever you prefer, there's evil in there somewhere. The determination of the current presence of evil would have to depend on what the evil was. It was the act of copying someone else's commercial product and giving it away for free or no-profit to support their own advertising business model. The first thing they copied was Blackberry, which was the smartphone to beat back in 2006: (in case any lawyers can't tell the...
Hardly on the same level but the usual pro-Google sugarcoating is expected. He said Google was evil and Apple would struggle without Steve. The latter is more praise for Steve than it is a criticism of Apple considering they've been doing just fine so far. It took 10 years for Apple to fail the last time (Larry's virtual graph curves were too steep) and that was with some soft drinks guy in charge. This time, they have enough spare change to stay afloat and someone capable...
Ok but people are making these kind of suggestions under the assumption that these benchmarks are wrong. They are in line with what people should expect. They have put higher performance than two CPUs from 2010/2011 onto a single CPU. In other words they have more than doubled the individual CPU performance but moved to a single CPU model so the overall performance is only slightly higher than the old top-end 12-core dual CPU model. It's not like the processors...
It was an engineering sample they tested here:http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/ivy-bridge-ep-xeon-e5-2697-v2-benchmarks,review-32756.htmlbut it's not going to be half the speed of the production version. The sample has to be close to the production model in clock speed, features and power consumption otherwise there's little point in having the sample.There may be performance improvements with final software and production hardware but the important detail as far as it...
Some people support AMD but this has been a problem with quite a few of their GPUs. NVidia has had its share of GPU failures but the ATI X1900XT had heat issues, as did the X1600 in both iMac and MBP and the 6750M in the 2011 MBP. The 6630M gets hot in the Mini too.I could see this being a motivating factor in Apple moving to Intel graphics. They could leave the high-end dedicated GPUs for the 27" iMac and Mac Pro. This gives an upsell and reduces potential costs if GPU...
Maybe it will be a trilogy. Pixar's rendering software is used a lot in all sorts of movies:http://renderman.pixar.com/view/movies-and-awardsThe NeXT system actually used it for its 3D graphics rendering. Pixar makes mostly cartoons themselves but their software is used in all sorts of places to quite shocking effect (this process drove Ian McKellen to tears on the Hobbit because he was just acting with stand-ins):The audio there is Lana Del Ray (makes a change from the...
Yeah I just meant running the apps at review but it seems they already do this and wouldn't easily find this vulnerability. I can't believe they approve all those apps with crazy in app purchases after running them manually.This site has a very detailed run-down of the attack:http://www.imore.com/jekyll-apps-how-they-attack-ios-security-and-what-you-need-know-about-themThe executable code was in the original app. It was an app that collected data e.g articles from a news...
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