Intel Processor Numbers – Laptop, Desktop, and Mobile Device

Every computer or laptop needs a processor. Which one are you going to buy? Are you going for AMD or Intel? Are you going to use discrete graphics or rely on the integrated graphics? Do you want an unlocked one for overclocking or are you playing it safe at the manufacturers assigned speed? Whats the … Continue reading Intel Processor Numbers – Laptop, Desktop, and Mobile Device

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Upgrade your vSphere 6.5 host to 6.7

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A while back I wrote a post on how to update your vSphere server if you do not have a vCenter. The same method to patch your server with security updates can also be used to do an upgrade to a newer version. You can read the full post here. Before you continue you realy should … Continue reading Upgrade your vSphere 6.5 host to 6.7

Kodi slow after Windows upgrade?

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Yesterday my laptop received the Redstone 3 update and things worked fine. Today i noticed some drivers were being 'updated' and made things really bad. My Intel Graphics driver had been downgraded to some version from 2016... I couldn't use Kodi on the machine anymore because Kodi thought I didn't have a DirectX 11 capable … Continue reading Kodi slow after Windows upgrade?

x86 Microarchitectures over the last years

A quick overview from AMD and Intel the past years. Mainstream x86 microarchitecture AMD Year Intel Zen 14FF 2017 ? Excavator v2 GF28A 2016 14+FF Kaby Lake Excavator GF28A 2015 14FF Skylake Steamroller 28SHP 2014 14FF Broadwell - - 2013 22FF Haswell Piledriver 32 SOI 2012 22FF Ivy Bridge Bulldozer 32nm 2011 32nm Sandy Bridge - … Continue reading x86 Microarchitectures over the last years