"Smach Z is Back!" ...?

levi

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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.
 

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Good news or Bad news?

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.
 

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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
 

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