New CPU’s from AMD and Intel

Brand New CPU’s from AMD and Intel that should mean Better Performance or Better Bang for your Bucks.
AMD has finally after a long wait come out with new CPU’s and Infrastructure built around them.
These are the RYZEN 3,5,& 7. Several Sites and Magazines are presently talking about them, and of course as always
for Canada delivery is later than in U.S. but should be starting to appear as I write this !
Here are some basics about the AMD CPU”s

Ryzen 3 Four Cores 10MB Cache
Ryzen 5 Four to Six Cores from 10 to 16MB Cache UP TO 12 tHREADS
Ryzen 7 Eight Cores 20MB Cache, 16 Threads
Ryzen Threadripper 8-16 Cores (32 processing Threads) from 20 to 40MB Cache
Motherboards need to support AM4 chipsets
AMD Ryzen™ 7 1700: World’s lowest power 8-core consumer desktop processor

Here are additional Détails : –

In the five years prior to the release of Ryzen, AMD’s direct competitor in the x86-64 consumer level CPU marketspace, Intel, has continued to grow its market share with the continued tick-tock cycle of their Intel Core series of chips. Since the release of their last CPU in 2011 AMD had fallen behind Intel significantly in both single-core and multi-core CPU performance benchmarks. While AMD had completed a die shrink and revision of their CPU architecture, performance and sales had fallen significantly against the competing Intel products. Ryzen is the first consumer level implementation of the new Zen microarchitecture. The Ryzen CPUs returned AMD to the high-end desktop CPU market, offering performance able to compete with Intel’s Core i7 series of CPUs. The Ryzen CPUs offer a stronger multi-threaded performance and weaker single-threaded performance relative to comparable Intel CPUs. Since the release of Ryzen CPUs, AMD’s CPU market share increased
• All models except Threadripper (which uses Socket TR4) require AMD Socket AM4. Meaning for mostr of us we bneed to buy a new Motherboard and possibly other add-ons !
• All models support DDR4-2666 ×2 Single Rank, DDR4-2400 ×2 Dual Rank, DDR4-2133 ×4 Single Rank, or DDR4-1866 ×4 Dual Rank.[6][8]
• All models support: x87, MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AES, CLMUL, AVX, AVX2, FMA, CVT16/F16C, ABM, BMI1, BMI2, SHA.[9]
• Transistors: 4.8 billion per 8-core “Zeppelin” die
• Ryzen CPUs feature unlocked multipliers across the board for overclocking. All Ryzen products support auto-overclocking, dubbed “XFR” (eXtended Frequency Range), with X branded Ryzen products giving twice the XFR boost as non-X branded Ryzen products (100 MHz overclock vs 50 MHz overclock),[13] although AMD does not list non-X branded Ryzen CPUs as having support for XFR. Of note, is that XFR values are doubled on Threadripper CPUs; with X models having 200MHz, rather than the usual 100MHz of XFR boost.[14]
• AMD officially revealed their codename “Summit Ridge” Ryzen CPUs on February 22, 2017.[15] Ryzen CPUs differ from Zen-powered APUs in that they exclude an integrated GPU and instead rely on an external, dedicated one.

• Ryzen is launching in conjunction with a line of stock coolers, the “Wraith Spire”, “Wraith Stealth” and “Wraith Max”. This line succeeds the original “Wraith” cooler, which was positively received when released in mid-2016.[16] The “Wraith Stealth” and “Wraith Spire” are included with certain Ryzen CPUs, as listed below. the “Stealth” is a low-profile unit meant for the lower-end CPUs and is rated for a TDP of 65W, whereas the “Spire” is the mainstream cooler with a TDP rating of 95W and modest headroom for overclocking, along with optional RGB lighting on certain models. The “Wraith Max” is a larger, aftermarket unit intended to handle more intensive overclocks than the “Spire”.
• All models support AMD’s SenseMI Technology, which uses AMD Infinity Control Fabric to offer the following features.[6][17][18]
o AMD Pure Power reduces the entire ramp of processor voltage and clock speed, for light loads.
o AMD Precision Boost increases the processor voltage and clock speed while the number of active cores <= 2, (4 on Threadripper CPU's). o AMD XFR (eXtended Frequency Range) increases the processor voltage and clock speed beyond the maximum Precision Boost, when sufficient cooling is available.[19] o Neural Net Prediction and Smart Prefetch use true AI inside the processor to optimize instruction workflow and cache management. Access the following for more information :- OR The Intel reveal is the i9 7900 series with Top of the line being 7900XE for Extreme Edition 7900X is 10 Cores, with 20 Threads, 3.3Ghz frequency, Turbo Boost allows up to 4.5Ghz, support for DDR4 etc... 7900X. 7920X, 7940X,7960X, and the 7980X are the ones available. To Quote By Mark Hachman Senior Editor, PCWorld | AUG 28, 2017 4:40 PM PT Intel’s Core i9 processor is what happens when Intel begins to worry that it might not have the baddest chip on the block. If you’re desperate to know how it performs against AMD’s Threadripper, you’ll want to read up on the latest details on Core i9 speeds— and where’s that 12-core Core i9-7920X, anyway? Supposedly it launched on August 28, but hasn't shown up. Read on for the speeds, feeds, and prices of the new Core i9 chips, and all the details we have on the underlying technologies. In addition to the new Core i9 specs, we now know how the Core i9 performs as part of our review, and the price and availability of X299 motherboards. We’ll update this post with new information and testing as we receive it. Most likely to steal some attention away from the eagerly awaited AMD Threadripper reviews due soon, Intel filled in the remaining gaps on its spec sheet in early August. The company revealed the clock speeds, TDP power estimates, and ship dates for its four most powerful Core i9 chips: the 12-core Core i9-7920X, the 14-core Core i9-7940X, the 16-core Core i9-7960X, and the 18-core Core i9-7980XE. The 12-core Core i9-7920X launches August 28, while the 14-, 16-, and 18-core Core i9 chips ship on September 25. August 28 arrived, and... where’s the Core i9-7920X? That’s a great question. The chip doesn’t even appear on Amazon, and on Newegg, it’s backordered. Finally, Intel has announced all of the clock speeds of the Core i9 family. They’re all unlocked, too—ready and waiting to be overclocked. Here’s a summary of the core counts and prices of the Core i9 chips we do know, including clock speeds where available. Core i9 Extreme Edition: (All pricing in American Dollars) Core i9-7980XE: (2.6GHz, 4.4GHz burst) 18 cores/36 threads, $1,999 Core i9: Core i9-7960X: (2.8GHz, 4.4GHz burst) 16 cores/32 threads, $1,699 Core i9-7940X: (3.1GHz, 4.4GHz burst) 14 cores/28 threads, $1,399 Core i9-7920X: (3.1GHz, 4.4GHz burst) 12 cores/24 threads, $1,199 Core i9-7900X: (3.3GHz, 4.5GHz burst) 10 cores/20 threads, $999 Core i7: Core i7 7820X (3.6GHz, 4.5GHz burst), 8 cores/16 threads, $599 Core i7-7800X (3.5GHz, 4.0GHz burst), 6 cores/12 threads, $389 Core i7-7740X (4.3GHz, 4.5GHz burst), 4 cores/8 threads, $339 Core i5: Core i5-7640X (4.0GHz, 4.2GHz burst), 4 cores, 4 threads, $242 all use a new Socket R4, a 2,066-pin LGA socket that will require a brand-new motherboard. Intel’s Core i9 family is not backward-compatible with existing Skylake or Kaby Lake motherboards. For some reason, Intel decided that the 8-core and 6-core Skylake-X chips aren’t worthy enough, so they carry the Core i7 name. They share some common architectural features with the “true” Core i9 chips, though, so we’ve included them. The same goes for a second family of chips, known as Kaby Lake-X—basically the same seventh-generation CPUs you’ve seen on laptops and desktops for more than a year, but that also connect to the same X299 chipset as the Skylake-X chips do. The two Kaby Lake-X chips will be quad-core only parts. Remember that for now, every Core i9 motherboard you’ll buy is based on the Socket R4, a 2,066-pin LGA socket that’s incompatible with some of the older Core i5 and Core i7 microprocessors. (The Core i5-7640X, Core i7-7740X, Core i7-7800X, and Core i7-7820X all use the new 2,066-pin socket, too.) All of the new motherboards are based on Intel’s X299 chipset, the only chipset for the Intel Core i9 right now. For Further Details please read the entire Article at :-

Karate and Kobudo

As a Martial Artist Wanted to share a post that I just made for another site/group. Here goes : – Have always found that Throws and Locks and Vital Point Striking were part of the Arts. However over last 150 to 200 years a lot of Diluted practice and teaching has taken place. JKA for example due to the Ban on weapons etc… by American Forces in control of Japan after the War, discontinued Weapons practice to conform and follow American guidelines. Photos of Funakoshi can clearly be seen with him holding weapons in the past. Therefore as time went on many techniques and or applications became either banned or forgotten or simply never learned. Also many only learned partial systems or techniques and could only pass on what they had been shown.  Believe it is up to us as Martial Artists to explore and experiment and recreate to further the Arts. Would highly recommend writings of various such as Patrick McCarthy or IRKRS and several others on research of the Arts and various applications etc…. for Kobudo : – Zen Okinawa Kobudo Renmei, Ryukyu Kobudo Hozon Shinko-Kai of Taira Shinken Kobudo Lineage,  Ryu Kon Kai Ryu-Kyu Kobudo of the Iha Family, etc….   If you do not include these in your practice, I believe you are missing something essential to make your Art and your techniques complete. Only my Opinion !

Levels of Kata Practice in Karate

Three levels to be found in each and every Kata, Omote (Obvious or for public consumption), Oyo Bunkai which are often ones own personal interpretations, and Okuden (Secret or Hidden Techniques). In addition to this, there is a reason why many Grandmasters have always said it is a lifetime study. It takes many thousands of repetitions to establish autonomous response or instantaneous reaction. Also ones senses learn to slow down the time in which the movements take place and your final finishing move is dictated by what you have been taught. Therefore like your vocabulary or dictionnary, you can enlarge by always adding new stuff. Due to my many years, can demonstrate many Bunkai or responses to any one move, and will fit same according to level of person I am teaching and their physiology. I also know my own physiology leans me toward certain responses as easier and more automatic for me. However as was said in a previous article, first start with a strong foundation and executing basic moves correctly, with balance, power, and precision, everything flows from there.

Karate No Wasted Moves

No Wasted Moves by Paul Dupre
This article is in response to a request from my friend Matt Henderson.
Matt had written an excellent article that I quickly responded to and wrote back about how I felt it was spot on !
Matt was overly generous and said I should write more. So Matt this one is for you !
No Wasted Moves, what do I mean by that title ? Well I mean every Kata that I have learned from the old sources (Katas that were not greatly modified in the 20th Century or from 1940’s on) has no wasted moves. Each move has a purpose, even if it is not immediately obvious. In most cases for Shotokan Kata, often what is seen as a preparatory move, is actually part of a self-defence sequence. Many such moves have jujitsu type sequences or Chin-Na type execution. Breaking down a Kata, move by move and in slow-motion with a partner will often reveal the purpose of many moves.
So never take for granted that the move preceding a block or attack is only a preparation for the final move.
Those with experience and/or having had many seminars with different Instructors/Teachers, knows that there can be several interpretations of a Karate sequence in those same katas. This is not wrong! Obviously some katas may have had an original interpretation of a move by the creator/author, however this was in a specific situation. Nothing says that a different situation cannot need a different application of the same sequence. I wrote in reply to Matt’s article, that I often think of it in terms of language skills. The greater my vocabulary (Number of words I am familiar with and use), the more I can express myself. The more languages I speak the greater the range of my responses.
I often found in the past that Kata were taught strictly as an exact duplicate or copy of XXX Instructors execution, with no deeper meaning attached to it. In other words just do the Kata exactly as you were shown period.
I have found that by exploring Bunkai and various applications of moves from the Kata, it gives a beginner confidence in what he is learning can help him/her defend themselves in almost any situation, and gives a deeper motivation in practicing and perfecting the Kata. No wasted moves also means to me, not just blindly repeating a Kata, but understanding how it can be applied.
Thanks for the motivation Matt my friend !
P.S. I refer anyone interested in this subject matter to consider getting books or contacting the following : – Patrick McCarthy,  Koryu Uchinadi, Bruce Clayton and his book on Shotokans Secret, H. Kogel and his books, and Evan Pantazi. See my previous posts excellent deals on DVD’s from Warrener Entertainment by Patrick McCarthy !


Stay Tuned ! Very shortly will post some free E-Books and/or brief excerpts (Sections) of my upcoming New Books ! Will also post for my Family, Friends, and Fans, where you may get some of my New Books for Free or reduced prices !

Hello World! from Paul Dupre

Well to begin with it is a Site for myself Paul Dupre, Author, Martial Artist, Technology Nerd and Geek, Bon Vivant, Semi-Retired Professional (Cisco VOIP). It will deal with a variety of stuff, but mainly my passion for Technology, Martial Arts, Health and Wellness, and all my varied interests. Blog and Vlog to follow.
Have had multiple careers in several fields. Former Army Brat (Moved a Lot). Martial Arts afficianado and Historian. Voracious reader. Crazy about Cinema.
Worked in Security (Both Physical and Computers), Computers (Servers), Networks, Telephony VOIP.
Former Student of Aristides (Ari) Anastasiadis, and former JKA Member. Plusieurs carrières ou domaine a travers ma vie. Armé Canadienne, Arts Martiaux surtout Karaté, Sécurité, Informatique / Réseautique, VOIX sur IP. Ancien étudiant de Ari Anastasiadis, et ancien membre du JKA etc…