One of the developers of the RPCS3 emulator for running PlayStation 3 games on PC published a long article where he talked about the advantages of AVX-512 instructions on modern processors. As it turned out, the support of these instructions in the processor significantly increases the speed of the emulator.
If you do not go into technical details, then the increase in the number of frames per second is tens of percent. When testing the game God of War 3 on a build with an Intel Core i9-12900K processor, the following results were obtained:
- SSE2: 5 FPS
- SSE4.1: 166 FPS
- AVX2: 187 FPS
- AVX-512: 242 FPS
When using SSE2 instructions, the emulator is quite slow. The transition to SSE 4.1 provides an increase of more than 30 times. On AVX2, the performance increase was another 13%, and the inclusion of AVX-512 adds another 30% performance.
Note that Intel is disabling AVX-512 in its consumer processors. For example, in Alder Lake-S, this instruction set was present only in the fast Golden Cove cores, and only in older chip revisions. But in the upcoming AMD processors, such support is promised. Thus, for playing older projects with PS3, it is better to consider Ryzen 7000.
In addition, Whatcookie noted that the PlayStation 2 PCSX2 emulator can also get a performance boost when using the AVX-512.
The mid-range Cortex-A715 processor core is comparable to the Cortex-X1 supercore from two years ago. Arm also updated the Cortex-A510
In addition to the new Cortex-X3 supercore, Arm also introduced the Cortex-A715 processor core, which, judging by all its predecessors, will be much more common than the X3.
When compared to the Cortex-A710, Arm claims a 20% power efficiency advantage for the same performance, or a 5% performance improvement for the same power consumption. That is, the emphasis here is on energy efficiency. In addition, the company says the Cortex-A715 is comparable in performance to the Cortex-X1 super-core from two years ago.
No successor has yet been released for the Cortex-A510, but Arm has improved this core, maintaining performance while reducing power consumption by 5%.
Nvidia released the $150 GeForce GTX 1630, and it’s weaker than the $140 GTX 1050 Ti six years ago. There are great reviews of new items
Nvidia has introduced the GeForce GTX 1630, which can be called a severely stripped-down version of the GTX 1650. What is a card so primitive by modern standards capable of? Large reviews have already appeared on the Web, and we will take the TechPowerUp material as a basis.
As you can see, in Full HD, and at higher resolutions, such a card does not make sense, the GTX 1630 is very far behind even the Radeon RX 6400. The junior AMD adapter is ahead by almost 60%, and this is an abyss.
If you look at the average performance in games, we are talking about only 24 fps, that is, on average, the new product is not able to provide proper performance in modern games at maximum settings. Unfortunately, there is nothing in the list of source adapters that even roughly matches the GTX 1630. But if you look at older reviews, you can find that the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti at one time lagged behind the GTX 1650 not as much as the GTX 1630 lagged behind That is, the new Nvidia is even a little weaker than the GTX 1050 Ti. Actually, tests from other sources confirm this.
And here it would be useful to remember that the GTX 1050 Ti was introduced in 2016 and was priced at that time at $140. And the GTX 1630 costs $150. That is, Nvidia in 2022 released a video card of about the same level and at about the same price as six years ago.
Of the rest, only power consumption can be noted. In games, the adapter requires only about 50 watts, and the maximum that we managed to achieve from the card is 71 watts.
$7,000 for 64 cores up to 4.5GHz. AMD Threadripper 5000WX processors launched in China
At first there were rumors about this, then AMD officially confirmed everything: the powerful AMD Threadripper 5000WX processors will go on sale and become available to everyone. As it turned out, the CPU is already available in China.
The official start of sales is in July, at the same time the recommended retail prices will be announced. In the meantime, sellers are asking for Threadripper 5000WX much more than what they asked for their predecessors. Thus, the 64-core Threadripper 5995WX is offered for $7,030, while the official cost of the Threadripper 3995WX is $5,850. The 32-core Threadripper 5975WX is priced at $3,590, while its predecessor, the Threadripper 3975WX, is officially listed at $2,750. The Threadripper 5965WX is also available in China for the equivalent of $2,570.
The 16-core 5955WX and the 12-core 5945WX were left behind. Maybe they won’t go to retail at all.
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