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  • One brother is an Engineer, and the other is a Scientist. Both are hilarious and discuss the latest news, rumors, and developments going on in the Computer Hardware and PC Gaming Space. Broken Silicon is Brought to you by the Youtube Channel: Moore's Law Is Dead, and its creator Tom. Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRPdsCVuH53rcbTcEkuY4uQ Patreon That Makes this Possible: https://www.patreon.com/MooresLawIsDead Music by SAHARA, who were awesome enough to give written permission to use their music. Please visit their excellent Alternative Rock Music at https://soundcloud.com/saharasuck
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  • Aug 8 2022
    Jon Peddie joins to discuss Intel Xe’s past, ARC’s future, and RADEON vs GeForce Competition. SPON: Get 10% off Tasty Vite Ramen with Code “brokensilicon” at: https://bit.ly/3oyv4tR SPON: brokensilicon = -25% off Windows, dieshrink = -3% off Everything: https://biitt.ly/shbSk 0:00 Jon Peddie Intro – What’s changed since we last talked in early 2020? 7:30 The Cyclical nature of Availability – Why do people keep forgetting? 12:20 The Difficulty and Alchemy of Modern Chip Design 16:33 Why is Intel having so much trouble building discrete GPUs? 22:31 Jon Confirms Alchemist was a Multi-Tile Design – what went wrong? 25:57 Comparing Intel Alchemist to the i740 – Is ARC doomed for the same reasons? 33:00 Why there’s no chance Alchemist will be fully ready for at least another month… 37:43 Jon Confirms ARC tried to compete w/ the 3070 - Now what do we expect? 45:27 Should Intel cut AXG? Should Intel cancel Discrete Gaming ARC? 56:36 Could Intel spin-off AXG to another company? 1:03:51 AMD RDNA 3 vs Nvidia Lovelace (Start of Discussion) 1:12:17 AMD vs Nvidia Mindshare – Is RADEON ready to take Market Share? 1:19:59 If Nvidia Blackwell is Monolithic, can it compete with RDNA 4? 1:25:13 Will Gamers keep upgrading if Midrange cards can do 4K240 in 2024? https://www.linkedin.com/in/jpeddie/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/jon-peddie-research/ https://www.jonpeddie.com/editorials/will-axg-survive-gelsingers-axe Previous Broken Silicon Episode: https://youtu.be/VK_PNzmlEYA MLID ARC Cancellation Leak: https://youtu.be/DH2s5HeZzs8 MLID ARC Update: https://youtu.be/AVdG-4a6FB4?t=1035 https://www.investors.com/news/technology/intel-stock-falls-after-chipmaker-badly-misses-q2-targets/ https://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel-kills-optane-memory-business-for-good Gamers Nexus Driver Issues: https://youtu.be/MjYSeT-T5uk Nvidia Rumored to stay Monolithic again: https://www.hardwaretimes.com/nvidia-delays-the-move-to-chiplet-gpus-rtx-50-series-blackwell-to-leverage-monolithic-die-rumor/ https://videocardz.com/newz/nvidia-geforce-rtx-3090-has-been-tested-with-custom-20gb-320b-and-12gb-192b-memory-bioses https://www.jonpeddie.com/store/market-watch-quarterly1 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel740 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Micro_Devices https://www.techpowerup.com/297482/intel-meteor-lake-reportedly-delayed-until-end-of-2023-will-have-knock-on-effects-for-tsmc
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    1 hr and 40 mins
  • Aug 2 2022
    We have NEW ARC Cancellation info, Zen 4 release dates, and updates on Nvidia 4000 Series. SPON: ANBERNIC RG280V: https://anbernic.com/products/anbernic-rg280v?sca_ref=2077233.VzJK9eMZQw&sca_source=brokensilicon SPON: ANBERNIC WIN600: https://anbernic.com/products/new-anbernic-win600?sca_ref=2077233.VzJK9eMZQw&sca_source=brokensilicon SPON: brokensilicon = -25% off Windows, dieshrink = -3% off Everything: https://biitt.ly/shbSk 0:00 AMD 7950 Products, Bot Armageddon, Jensen’s Kitchen (Intro Banter) 7:39 Intel Badly Misses Second-Quarter Targets, Cancels Optane 22:38 Are there signs that Intel can fix its issues? 28:49 Leaked Roadmaps prove Intel missed ARC Goals, ARC may get Cancelled 45:35 ARC Cancellation Update, Raja Tweets concerning Response to Rumors 55:18 Will Intel spin off their foundries? 1:02:50 AMD is launching a FULL Zen 4 Lineup in September, Zen 4 Threadripper Pro in 2023 1:17:54 Meteor Lake and Arrow Lake Launch Competitiveness 1:21:45 AMD Noise Suppression and Massive OpenGL Boost Added in RADEON Drivers 1:26:03 MTL getting a VPU…like MLID leaked a year ago… 1:30:40 U.S. Congress passes Bill to boost Chipmakers, compete with China 1:37:28 RX 6500 XT 8GB, Raptor Lake QS Benchmarks, PS5 1440p Support (Wrap-Up) 1:45:08 ARM Innovation, GDDR7 in Lovelace, Switch 2 Leak (Final RM) https://www.investors.com/news/technology/intel-stock-falls-after-chipmaker-badly-misses-q2-targets/ https://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel-kills-optane-memory-business-for-good https://youtu.be/DH2s5HeZzs8 https://www.jonpeddie.com/editorials/will-axg-survive-gelsingers-axe https://twitter.com/RajaXg/status/1553167858053484544 https://videocardz.com/newz/intel-arc-desktop-cards-to-gradually-launch-between-august-5th-and-september-29th https://www.igorslab.de/en/possible-launch-date-for-intels-arc-a5xx-and-a7xx-graphics-cards-leaked-exclusively/ https://twitter.com/mooreslawisdead/status/1539169406118506496 https://videocardz.com/newz/amd-confirms-ryzen-9-7950x-7900x-ryzen-7-7700x-and-ryzen-5-7600x-processors https://explore.amd.com/mte/aug-2022-component/register https://videocardz.com/newz/amd-ryzen-5-7600x-6-core-raphael-cpu-is-up-to-22-faster-than-core-i9-12900k-in-leaked-single-core-test https://videocardz.com/newz/amds-new-driver-features-noise-suppression-technology-and-up-to-92-better-opengl-performance-in-minecraft https://www.reddit.com/r/Amd/comments/w4hw4f/amd_noise_suppression_teaser_video/ https://videocardz.com/newz/amds-opengl-optimizations-boost-ryzen-6800u-unigine-heaven-performance-by-12 https://twitter.com/mooreslawisdead/status/1553490581309079552 https://www.phoronix.com/news/Intel-VPU-Driver-Linux https://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel-announces-ai-boosting-vpu-for-meteor-lake https://www.reuters.com/technology/us-congress-poised-pass-long-awaited-bill-boost-chipmakers-compete-with-china-2022-07-28/ https://www.techpowerup.com/297304/micron-announces-intent-to-bring-leading-edge-memory-manufacturing-to-the-u-s https://videocardz.com/newz/geforce-rtx-3050-for-oems-reportedly-features-2304-cuda-cores https://www.newegg.com/sapphire-11314-03-20g/p/N82E16814202425 https://wccftech.com/samsung-3nm-gaa-chips-shipping-on-july-25/ https://videocardz.com/newz/intel-meteor-lakes-redwood-cove-and-crestmont-architectures-confirmed https://videocardz.com/newz/intel-core-i5-13600k-and-i7-13700k-pre-production-samples-have-been-tested-in-games https://wccftech.com/intel-13th-gen-raptor-lake-mobile-cpus-confirmed-for-late-2022-launch/ https://www.tweaktown.com/news/87675/playstation-4-lifecycle-ends-as-sony-stops-reporting-sales-figures/index.html https://www.techradar.com/news/the-ps5-feature-weve-been-waiting-on-since-launch-is-finally-here https://store.steampowered.com/news/app/1675200/view/3413183219974913051 https://www.newegg.com/p/pl?d=Intel+LGA+1700+motherboard&Order=1 https://www.newegg.com/p/pl?d=AMD+AM4+Motherboard&Order=1
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    2 hrs and 8 mins
  • Jul 26 2022
    Bryan Heemskerk, Art Director at Massive Damage, joins to dissect ARC problems and upcoming GPUs. SPON: Get 10% off Tasty Vite Ramen with Code “brokensilicon” at: https://bit.ly/3oyv4tR SPON: brokensilicon = -25% off Windows, dieshrink = -3% off Everything: https://bit.ly/3wKx6v1 0:00 Who is Bryan? 3:12 Is GPU scarcity still an issue for developers? 10:11 The importance of Stability & Frametimes 22:18 Will Alchemist age like AMD Vega? 24:35 Intel had a decade to perfect their drivers – Why are they so bad? 35:45 Intel’s Xe Odyssey – Going from a “1000w 2080 Ti” to a “225w 3060 Ti” 46:44 Is DirectX 12 Support actually an issue? Will Devs bother to optimize for Alchemist? 1:00:14 What went wrong with Alchemist? 1:21:59 Does Alchemist have a Fundamental Hardware Flaw? 1:38:34 Is Battlemage doomed if Alchemist fails? 2:02:40 AMD RDNA 3 & Nvidia Lovelace – How are developers preparing? Follow Bryan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bryanheemskerk?lang=en Bryan is the Art Director at Massive Damage, Inc.: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bryan-heemskerk-a111b351/ Previous Bryan Episode: https://youtu.be/Fj-oW-FKBmQ Important Review looking at ARC's issues: https://www.igorslab.de/en/intel-arc-a380-6gb-in-test-gunnir-photon-total-benchmarks-detail-analysis-and-extensive-teardown/4/ Roundup of Reviewers Stating Issues: https://videocardz.com/newz/intel-arc-a380-discrete-gpu-reviews-its-like-living-in-the-middle-of-a-minefield https://youtu.be/QxbHznw4XEY https://www.techpowerup.com/gpu-specs/arc-a380.c3913 Intel has over 120K Employees: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel AMD has over 15K Employees: https://www.macrotrends.net/stocks/charts/AMD/amd/number-of-employees Emergency Broken Silicon 35.5 discussing AMD’s Driver Problems: https://youtu.be/IjI6Hkg0g7g
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    2 hrs and 18 mins

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