"Smach Z is Back!" ...?

Discussion in 'Everything else' started by kev_os, Jul 16, 2016.

  1. levi

    levi Still fresh, damnit!

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2008
    Messages:
    11,225
    Location:
    Somewhere off the coast of the EU
    Not sure. The message I got from that segment stuck with me as him saying that disabling two of the cores let the remaining two cores turbo clock a lot more, and not bust the thermals of the thing. Both single tasking stuff runs faster and it doesn't cook itself. Maybe he also commented on the power consumption, but that doesn't seem to have stuck with me.
     
  2. Nintendo

    Nintendo Nintendo Switch

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2005
    Messages:
    12,746
    Location:
    Melbourne, VICTORIA - AUSTRALIA
    I believe @Phawx will be doing extensive battery tests in due time under both wattages.
     
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2019
    levi likes this.
  3. Nintendo

    Nintendo Nintendo Switch

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2005
    Messages:
    12,746
    Location:
    Melbourne, VICTORIA - AUSTRALIA
    Good news or Bad news?

     
  4. levi

    levi Still fresh, damnit!

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2008
    Messages:
    11,225
    Location:
    Somewhere off the coast of the EU
    Seems like you need to know as many windows/BIOS tricks as the Phawx to get stuff to run properly, and even then you still have to cope with the buttons being set stupidly as a keyboard.

    To be fair, the Pyra has the same problem with all of the buttons actually being keyboard keys, but in that situation, we're not running so many unchangeable binaries, so they source can always be tweaked to fit the controls by the developers. And I'd expect the software to probably have as many problems of a different sort for early adopters, but at least in that case the manufacturer is known to continue support, and release OS updates to fix bits and pieces. It's a long way from the typical windows device, where you push it into the channel and then largely forget about improving it.
     
    Nintendo likes this.
  5. Nintendo

    Nintendo Nintendo Switch

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2005
    Messages:
    12,746
    Location:
    Melbourne, VICTORIA - AUSTRALIA
    Now, I'm wondering what the GPD Win MAX will be like, performance wise...
     
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2019
  6. vcoleiro1

    vcoleiro1 Hardcore Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2011
    Messages:
    4,559
    It's no secret that to get performance gains over the WIN 2's M3-8100Y, the AMD 1605b has to hit 25w. At 15W, the AMD 1605b gives a simlar performance to the 8100Y , ie not worth it.

    At 25w , the AMD 1605b gives about twice the performance of a stock m3-8100y
     
  7. Nintendo

    Nintendo Nintendo Switch

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2005
    Messages:
    12,746
    Location:
    Melbourne, VICTORIA - AUSTRALIA
    I'm gonna pull out!
     
  8. crazyhorse

    crazyhorse Very Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2009
    Messages:
    276
    Thats what he said!
     
    comradekingu, levi and Nintendo like this.
  9. comradekingu

    comradekingu Glowing ember

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2011
    Messages:
    4,968
    A large serving of mayonnaise. Never chinless pudding without it. Looking down on his shoes he pondered the ideas that neither they went without.
    "A large serving of mayonnaise!", shouting now. Clinching the herrings out of the rolled up newspaper.
    -Thats what he said, said a woman onlooker. Privy to even the first request.
    Scribbling down at fill speed, private crazyhorse looked down on the details jotted down thus far.
    The ensuing debacle did not seem to follow logically from the prior events as they had been described.
    Something was afoul, amiss, wondering to himself if it could be that this bordered on the witnessed waiting time for the GCW.
     
    Nintendo and crazyhorse like this.
  10. Nintendo

    Nintendo Nintendo Switch

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2005
    Messages:
    12,746
    Location:
    Melbourne, VICTORIA - AUSTRALIA
    For all you H/W guts aficionados, here's a disassembly YT vid of the Smach Z - Brought to you by none other than The Phawx :)

     
    levi and crazyhorse like this.
  11. ible

    ible professional vim user

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2014
    Messages:
    2,173
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    looks like a lot of caps.
     
    Nintendo likes this.
  12. levi

    levi Still fresh, damnit!

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2008
    Messages:
    11,225
    Location:
    Somewhere off the coast of the EU
    Yeah, but none I spotted used liquid electrolytes, or were any other kind of capacitor I recognise for turning out to be shoddy after a few years.
     
    Nintendo likes this.
  13. vcoleiro1

    vcoleiro1 Hardcore Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2011
    Messages:
    4,559
    Smach will be at Gamescom if anyone is going
     
  14. Nintendo

    Nintendo Nintendo Switch

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2005
    Messages:
    12,746
    Location:
    Melbourne, VICTORIA - AUSTRALIA
    Some people might go...but no one will care to check it out :)
     

Share This Page

Loading...