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stupid news [Jan. 7th, 2002|11:20 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick

The faster chips mean faster performance when playing video games or burning CDs and allows for higher-performance video, for example.
Or really, my CPU is the bottleneck for my 4x CD-burner?

unveiled their smallest and fastest-ever chips, enabling more powerful applications, such as games, streaming music and video, and office software packages.
Oh, I can type things now?

Seriously, nobody needs fast processors anymore. Maybe if everybody had insanely large synchronous bandwidth, then we could give the processors something interesting to do.

Until then, they're only good for a few more frames per second in games and servers.

[User Picture]From: tydel
2002-01-07 11:50 pm (UTC)
We should start a petition for the major providers of the world to provide free "insanely large synchronous bandwidth" for all who wishes.

I can dream, can't I?
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[User Picture]From: jnala
2002-01-08 07:09 am (UTC)
Multimedia applications and voice recognition are a couple more examples of things that'll suck all the CPU you can give them.

For the most part, though, I agree that CPU is massively overemphasized.
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[User Picture]From: steve
2002-01-08 07:09 am (UTC)
Apple uses their fast processor speeds to support 1:1 DVD burning without the expensive hardware by using some type of software trick...maybe that's what they're referring to?
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[User Picture]From: twistah
2002-01-08 07:27 pm (UTC)
I don't know if it's Fuckingcluelessnewssites or FuckingMarketingDepartmentTryingToFindAWayToSellaProduct. Turn on the TV and witness the idiotic Intel commercials with the aliens. When he receives the Pentium 4, he can now edit pictures. Wow. I can't do that with my aging AMD K6-2.

Listen to Intel's pitch on TV, sometime. Just a lot of flashy images with short phrases like "Transfer pictures, surf the net, listen to music." Well, great, I can do that with any CPU, but Intel is trying to spin it to the general public like the Pentium 4 is some broadband-supervideocard-supersoundcard-upgradetoendallupgrades-all-rolled-into-one gadget.

I'd rant more, but I am hungry as hell...
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