Why is Silicon Used for Computer Chips?

What are the properties of silicon that have made it widely used in computer chips, and could it possibly be on its way out? Freshbooks message: Head over to http://freshbooks.com/techquickie and don’t forget to enter Tech Quickie in the “How Did You Hear About Us” section when signing up for your free trial. Follow: twitter.com/linustech Read more about Why is Silicon Used for Computer Chips?[…]

Why Doesn't Intel Make Smartphone CPUs?

Squarespace link: Visit http://squarespace.com/techquickie and use offer code TECHQUICKIE to save 10% off your first order. Intel has long been the dominant player in CPU manufacturing for desktop PCs – but why won’t you find Intel processors in modern smartphones? Techquickie Merch Store: https://www.designbyhumans.com/shop/LinusTechTips/ Techquickie Movie Poster: https://shop.crowdmade.com/collections/linustechtips/products/tech-quickie-24×36-poster Follow: http://twitter.com/linustech Leave a reply with your Read more about Why Doesn't Intel Make Smartphone CPUs?[…]

Binning As Fast As Possible

Processors and memory modules are like snowflakes – each one is very slightly different. What determines whether a chip will become, say, a Celeron, an AMD FX, or a Core i7? TunnelBear message: TunnelBear is the easy-to-use VPN app for mobile and desktop. Visit http://tunnelbear.com/linus to try it free and save 10% when you sign Read more about Binning As Fast As Possible[…]

How Do PCBs Work?

How are PCBs made, how do they make modern electronics possible, and is it ever OK to drill through them to mount a cooler…? lynda.com message: Sign up for your 10-day FREE trial at http://lynda.com/techquickie Follow: http://twitter.com/linustech Join the community: http://linustechtips.com source

How CPUs Are Made As Fast As Possible

Sure, you can build a PC, but you can’t exactly build your own CPU. Fortunately, there are companies that can – here’s how they do it! Freshbooks message: Head over to http://freshbooks.com/techquickie and don’t forget to enter Tech Quickie in the “How Did You Hear About Us” section when signing up for your free trial. Read more about How CPUs Are Made As Fast As Possible[…]

CPUs vs GPUs As Fast As Possible

CPUs and GPUs are both silicon microprocessors, so why are they suited for such different tasks inside your PC? Freshbooks message: Head over to http://freshbooks.com/techquickie and don’t forget to enter Tech Quickie in the “How Did You Hear About Us” section when signing up for your free trial. Follow: http://twitter.com/linustech Join the community: http://linustechtips.com License Read more about CPUs vs GPUs As Fast As Possible[…]

Why Are Larger SSDs Faster?

Have you ever noticed that higher-capacity SSDs often give you a speed boost? Why is that? Try Tunnelbear for free, no credit card required, at https://www.tunnelbear.com/Linus Techquickie Merch Store: https://www.designbyhumans.com/shop/LinusTechTips/ Techquickie Movie Poster: https://shop.crowdmade.com/collections/linustechtips/products/tech-quickie-24×36-poster Follow: http://twitter.com/linustech Leave a reply with your requests for future episodes, or tweet them here: http://twitter.com/jmart604 Join the community: http://linustechtips.com Intro Read more about Why Are Larger SSDs Faster?[…]