My claims to previously owned cables were excessive fragility and the fact that they are prone to physical damage too much. Although that i’m using my hardware with care, wire breakage happens quite often. So i decided to go a bit overkill in terms of elimination of this nasty problem.
[Dunu Hulk Pro]
is a confirmation of my words. It’s a top of the line copper-based wire of Dunu branding.
UPDATED ON: 2023-03-07 ► added PCM to DSD real-time conversion
After a year of extensive testing i find out that [Shanling M6]
has some flaws, which won’t fit my requirements. It is an excellent 2-way DAC DAP in terms of sound quality. All my claims have purely ergonomic nature: Dim display, big form factor [at least from my point of view], weak battery life.
These factors forced me to look at [Ibasso DX240]
As you may know X670 chipset is already supported by means of [CanonKong’s driver]
. [Ryzen 7950X]
is confirmed to work with Windows 7. Ryzen 8000 reported to use the same AM5 socket as Ryzen 7000.
CanonKong [confirmed above mentioned statement]
with his own commentary:
I think I will maintain driver pack for modern amd chips until out of my ability.
Ryzen 8000 still can work on Win7. So we can safely announce that Ryzen 8000-series will work without any problems.
Unexpectedly Dell released firmware updates for 8 and 5 year old laptops. What a neat occasion! At least some benefit from purchasing enterprise-grade products. Patches are fixing malicious exploits and tweak some stuff.
►[Precision 7510 v1.30.3]
[Dec 2022] [direct link] ► CVE-2017-5715 / CVE-2022-34398 / CVE-2022-34463 / CVE-2022-40262 ►[Precision 7520 v1.29]
[Jan 2023] [direct link] ► CVE-2022-33894
Imagery by spacedrone808
UPDATED ON: 2023-03-17 Section is constantly updated.
Power of vintage 2009 operating system by microsoft can’t be underestimated. [Windows 7 x64]
supports up to 256 cores and up to 192Gb of RAM. How cool is that, huh?
256 thread CPU appeared only a [short time ago]
TECHNOLOGIES PARAMETERS MAX CPU SOCKETS 2 MAX CPU CORES 128 MAX CPU THREADS 256 MAX MOBO RAM 192Gb [or even bigger]1 MODERN CPUs Ryzen 7xxx/8xxx / Threadripper 5xxx 2 MODERN GPUs Radeon 6xxx [6950XT]
/ Geforce 3xxx [3090 Ti]
[direct link] 3 NVME SUPPORT YUP [+] 4 USB3 SUPPORT AHA [+] 5 ░ SOFTW@RE
TECHNOLOGIES PARAMETERS DIRECT X 11.
Most of you already know how AMD substitute in terms of cores/threads count intel’s pathetic’n’degenerative CPU evolution into revolution. Drastic changes were brought by [Ryzen]
CPUs in consumer market in late 2017. [Threadripper]
lines were introduced later on [for workstation and server market respectively].
► [128 core / 256 thread Epyc Bergamo CPU]
It would be nice to see 256 threads in Windows 7 task manager, but i don’t think that it is possible due to lack of drivers.
▒ BRIEF REASONS TO CONSIDER Very neat phone dialer & sms messenger [device supports 3.5G] High quality audio chip High quality stereo audio recording 3.5mm audio jack Detachable battery pack Solid construction Ergonomically cool due to 4" form factor and unusual shape with camera bump No data mining and user tracking due to obsolescence of Symbian ▒ BRIEF PHOTO ARGUMENTS Awesome resolution and detail Unparallel pixel-wise quality Real glass in lens elements is present [not just plastic sh#te like in modern “flagships” [xiaomi 12s ultra]
No pubertal compute stuff Xenon flash Very well designed camera application Incredible JPG-engine, which easily competes with modern RAW in terms of provided detail Enthusiast mod, which increase resolution to real 41.
Updated on 2022.12.24! 100% crops of landscape image added. CURRENTLY TEST IS NOT OPTIMIZED FOR MOBILE VIEW! IMAGE WIDTH >1600px IS RECOMMENDED! ▒ DIRECT COMPARISON In the very beginning of the test I underline the fact that we are comparing only resolution and not the dynamic range. In this category older FSI sensor is an outsider, for sure. Today’s rival is [Sharp Aquos R7]
with 1" sensor. A tad larger than mighty [Nokia Pureview 808]
, which comes with 1/1.
UPDATED ON: 2023-02-20
Quick note of imaginary small-sized phone for a computer geek. Chance of real life appearance is pretty close to zero, especially considering current drumb trends and marketers domination over common sense.
PART HARDWARE CPU Octa-core 1nm or better RAM 8Gb RAM or better STORAGE 256Gb UFS 3.1 + SD card up to 2Tb DISPLAY 4.4" 1920x1200 OLED CAMERA 1" sensor 40Mp or better, no h/w denoiser/enhancer AUDIO 24bit/384kHz, 3.
Considering the fact that world is going completly mad the most important features for smartphone will be reability, long running time and neat network reception. In such scenario [Sonim XP8]
is a perfect phone because it has interchangable battery, strong millitary protection and it is almost indestructible. Device is based around [Android 8.1]
, so telemetry is minimal, but nerual networks is already there [in their rudimentary state]. So rooting phone and installing [neat ip-tables firewall]
and [root-based hosts adblocker]
will solve problem like there was no any.
It’s been a while since i’ve posted useless table comparisions. So here is one! Recently i bought second-hand Dell Precision 7520 in very good condition. Purchased it as an emergency backup for future use. Neat laptops will be hard to find in my country due to tech sanctions.
7510 model is based around Sky Lake architecture [E3-1545Mv5]
. 7520 model is based around Kaby Lake architecture [E3-1535Mv6]
. Differences between E3-1545Mv5 and E3-1535Mv6 are marginal, but they exist.
Well known Chinese driver modder [Canonkong]
confirmed that [64-cores/128-threads Threadripper 3995WX]
based upon sWRX8 chipset works flawlessly in Windows 7 environment. Considering the news it looks like that more recent [5995WX]
will also work without any issues. So, we have plenty of headroom in terms of system performance. As for me, i have no need to switch to “recent operating systems” like Windows 10/11.
Here is brief [confirmation]
from the WinRaid forum:
As you already know i fed up using [modern Ryzen/Radeon hardware]
and decided to go a bit retro. Cheap Chinese clone mobos and second-hand high-performance cpu’s of previous generations induced me to rebuild my workstation and also fool around with Opteron-based server.
Here is [very detailed spreadsheet comparision]
of almost all available Chinese x79/x89/x99 boards on the market.
UPDATED ON: 2022-08-13
▒ PREFACE WORDS As you remember, my [previous daily driver was Ryzen 9590x 16c/32t]
. After some fun with it I’ve decided to drop it in favor to retro stuff.
Intel Xeon CPU based around Broadwell tech: [E5-2696v4 22c/44t]
became the chip of the choice. It is OEM version of top of the line [Xeon E5-2699v4]
. It is a bit slower, around marginal 3-4%, but costs significantly less than 2699v4.
is the fastest passively cooled GPU avaialable on market. It was made by Palit company and carries KalmX branding. Recently, i finished my Blender investigations and that is why i don’t need [Radeon 6900xt]
power anymore. So, i decided to switch to something without fan with decent performance. KalmX design solely relies on massive radiator.
Despite the fact that device doesn’t have any fans it provides pretty good performance.