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  • System76 Preparing Coreboot Laptop With Core i9 10900K, Up To 128GB RAM

    Phoronix: System76 Preparing Coreboot Laptop With Core i9 10900K, Up To 128GB RAM

    System76 has been on a spree of interesting hardware launches this year and their next one is a new Bonobo WS ultra high-end laptop...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...2020-Bonobo-WS

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    There's nothing interesting in Intel.

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    • #3
      Hmm... quantity of RAM hasn’t been following Moore’s law for a while. Good to see 128Gb, but I’m pretty sure that 1Gb was standard 20 years ago. We should be in the Tb by now.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by OneTimeShot View Post
        Hmm... quantity of RAM hasn’t been following Moore’s law for a while. Good to see 128Gb, but I’m pretty sure that 1Gb was standard 20 years ago. We should be in the Tb by now.
        Why would we need anywhere close to 1+ TB standard?

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        • #5
          I must be missing something, why would anyone need 128GB of ram, in dual channel mode, coupled with a 10C/20T processor? Such a configuration would be nearly 13GB of ram per physical core or 6.4GB of ram per virtual core; I can't think of any application that needs that much ram per core and even if there was such an application it's nearly a certainty that it would benefit for from additional bandwidth than capacity.

          To me this is the equivalent of shoehorning a bored out 454 big block into a VW Beetle.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by chris200x9 View Post
            Why would we need anywhere close to 1+ TB standard?
            I don't know why I need it. I just know that I want it...

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Spooktra View Post
              I must be missing something, why would anyone need 128GB of ram, in dual channel mode, coupled with a 10C/20T processor? Such a configuration would be nearly 13GB of ram per physical core or 6.4GB of ram per virtual core; I can't think of any application that needs that much ram per core and even if there was such an application it's nearly a certainty that it would benefit for from additional bandwidth than capacity.

              To me this is the equivalent of shoehorning a bored out 454 big block into a VW Beetle.
              Go big or go home



              There are many applications for that amount of RAM. The challenge that I see is clocking of those modules. It must be difficult to find the sweet spot of the memory controller.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Spooktra View Post
                I must be missing something, why would anyone need 128GB of ram, in dual channel mode, coupled with a 10C/20T processor? Such a configuration would be nearly 13GB of ram per physical core or 6.4GB of ram per virtual core; I can't think of any application that needs that much ram per core and even if there was such an application it's nearly a certainty that it would benefit for from additional bandwidth than capacity.
                Virtualization, for one. There are use cases for this.

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                • #9
                  Is there an AMD option?...
                  Is this finally a custom laptop, or just another Clevo-based thing?

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                  • #10
                    This class of laptops it is more suited for running expensive+proprietary Windows software, not for open source applications and OSes .

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