True that CISC processors today makes use of execution pipelines that are more RISC-like, but keeping it as simple as possible for those who are less familiar with CPU architecture, x86 is, on the front-end, CISC. In reality, the lines between CISC and RISC are more blurred today, yet there are still fundamental… Read more
Totally agree with you about the chips being good for daily drivers. If there’s anything I gleaned from comparing basic CPU benchmarks for A12Z and Intel/AMD its that the power is there, but we won’t know exactly how Apple’s A12Z-PC variant is going to run once the first Macbook Pro (or maybe another device) hits… Read more
That’s totally possible!
That’s exactly why I clean off the pre-applied past to any cooler before using it, not to mention there’s usually way too much applied. I used Arctic’s MX-4 thermal compound for both CPUs in my testing.
Fans were on Turbo, yes.
Thank you for pointing out that typo.
That’s 100% true. Excellent point.
Everyone needs one, yes.
Both will be available.