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  • M1 Pro and M1 Max GPU performance versus Nvidia and AMD

    You can't compare Teraflops from one GPU architecture to the next.  That is not how it works.

    For example, the Radeon RX 5700 XT had 9.7 Tera flops for single, the previous generation the Radeon RX Vega 64 had a 12.6 Tera flops for single and yet in the benchmarks the Radeon RX 5700 XT was superior.

    The idea that a Vega 56 is as fast as a GeForce RTX 2080 is just laughable.  There is not a single benchmark review that puts the Vega 56 matching or beating the GeForce RTX 2080.
  • Apple's Self Service Repair unlikely to impact iPhone upgrade cycle, study finds

    lkrupp said:
    And the post before mine is hilarious in thinking Apple will start selling parts for 5 and 6 year old devices.

    Why is that hilarious to you? There are lot of poorer nations where a five and six-year-old device is what they can afford, especially in Africa and South Asia. You take the used iPhones in North America, Europe, South Korea, and Japan and you refurbish them and then sell them in Africa and South Asia.
  • Apple extends share buybacks by $90B, raises dividends by 5%

    flydog said:
    You are wrong. Apple began paying dividends in 1988, and has repurchased stock on and off over the years, though both accelerated under Tim Cook. 
    Steve Jobs was no longer at Apple in 1988.  He left in 1985.
  • What is iPhone Clean Energy Charging, and what you need to know

    Dooofus said:
    Of course, what's not mentioned is if it costs more. "Clean" energy certainly costs more to produce, so if the power company is charging you more, this feature is costing you money. I'll be turning this off. Until China, India and other developing countries are compelled to share the burden of "saving the planet" with those of us in the west, I'm (literally) not buying it.
    The reason why it isn't mentioned is because it would cost you an extra one penny at most per month.  I subscribe to the xcel energy windsource program for 100% of my energy usage, I use around 400kWh a month, that generally costs me an extra $0.75 per month compared to paying fossil fuels rates.  Smart phone charging a month is around 0.15 kWh a month.  You do the math.
  • Apple employees disgruntled over return to working in offices

    lkrupp said:
    Survey says over half of Apple’s employees leaving over this? Absolute bullshit. One commenter had only been working there three weeks? Gimme a break. Then comes the money shot. The survey predicted everyone would leave after 4/15 when their stock options vested. Didn’t happen.

    Steve Jobs was famous for saying he only wanted A listers working for him, not B and C listers. Well, these buffoons are definitely not A types are they. The B and C types are a dime a dozen and can easily be replaced. They do the paperwork, data entry, run the copy machines, they do not work with Johny Srouji do they.

    Apple has gotten so big they have been forced to hire entitled millennials who want six figure salaries without producing anything.

    Yet another clickbait survey trying to smear large companies. 
    Imagine simping  for large companies you don't work for.
  • White House shot down Intel plans to increase chip production in China

    The chip shortage will continue under Biden administration. Companies will not manufacture chips in US. They cannot make money. If they try to raise prices they need to double or triple the prices. And this route is not working. Democrats have no concept of capitalism.

    How can they not make money when they are making good money from their manufacturing of processors in the USA right now? The whole idea of prices needing to be doubled or tripled would only happen if the entire process of making the processors was done by hand, which it clearly isn't.
  • Tesla design chief takes shot at Apple, claims there's 'nothing to look forward to'

    tyler82 said:
    Xed said:
    This from a company that has been filing the Model S design for a decade?
    Don’t be so unfair. They also copied the Lotus design. 
    That is an unfair comment considering the Model S is not copied from the Lotus design, you must be thinking of the first-generation Roadster.
  • White House shot down Intel plans to increase chip production in China

    This is totally false. The proof is in the stock price of INTC. Intel investors know more than you and they don't lie with their money. AMD, NVDA, QCOM are all near their all time highs. And they all manufacture chips through TSMC factories in Taiwan. 

    What are you talking about? Intel has a 27% profit margin on its revenue. Intel makes a lot of money from its own fabs in the USA. You have yet to provide any evidence that Intel doesn't make any money from fabs in the USA.