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DDR4 Scaling and the Ryzen 5 2400G: Do Higher Clocks Boost Performance?

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Ever since AMD launched its first APU family, it’s been clear that faster RAM had a significant impact on performance. With the Ryzen 5 2400G, the potential impact of faster DDR4 could be even more significant. The CPU-GPU interconnect system uses AMD’s Infinity Fabric as well, and Infinity Fabric’s clock is directly tied to DRAM clock. We decided to put the Ryzen 5 2400G to work at both DDR4-2133 and DDR4-3200 to see how much…

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Tax overhaul charge hands Merck 4Q loss despite higher sales

Drugmaker Merck posted a loss of $ 872 million in the fourth quarter, as a big charge related to the recent U.S. tax overhaul more than offset higher medicine sales. Its adjusted earnings still topped Wall Street’s expectations though. The maker of Januvia diabetes pills and cancer drug Keytruda took a charge of $ 2.6 billion to cover half of a one-time tax of $ 5 billion for “repatriating “profits held overseas. The tax will be paid over eight years and the amount may be adjusted. Merck said that due…

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Paris readies for floods as Seine surges higher

Riverside homes and businesses in Paris are on high alert as the swollen River Seine threatens to overflow its banks. Some basements in the city have already sprung leaks after the river surged following heavy rainfall, reports said. The Seine is forecast to swell even further this weekend, adding several metres of water above its normal level. Many roads in the region are already waterlogged. Boat traffic – including the capital’s famous tourist cruises – has also been interrupted. The water level in the river is expected to peak at…

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Early baldness higher heart disease risk factor than obesity, says study

Male pattern baldness and premature greying are more of a risk factor for heart disease than obesity in men under 40, new research suggests. A study of more than 2,000 young men in India showed more who had coronary artery disease were prematurely bald or grey than men with a full head of hair. The European Society of Cardiology’s study will be read at the Cardiological Society of India’s annual conference. But the British Heart Foundation said other risk factors were important. Dr Mike Knapton, associate medical director at the…

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News: Higher revenue drives profits at Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines has reported adjusted pre-tax income of $ 1.85 billion for the June 2017 quarter. This represents a $ 172 million increase from the June 2016 quarter, primarily driven by higher revenue.  Delta recorded a June quarter 2017 adjusted operating margin of 18.4 per cent.  The carrier also delivered these results despite a $ 125 million negative impact from the operational disruption following severe storms in Atlanta in early April. ADVERTISEMENT “The June quarter ranks among the best in Delta’s history as our people delivered top financial, operational,…

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British Attitudes Survey: More Britons 'back higher taxes'

Nearly half of Britons think the government should raise taxes and increase spending, an annual poll of public opinion suggests. At 48%, it is the highest proportion to support such measures since 2004, according to the British Social Attitudes survey. The survey also found the public were becoming more sceptical of the EU. And social liberalism was rising on issues such as same-sex relationships, pre-marital sex and abortion. There was a more traditional attitude to national security, however, with more than half wanting strong powers on terror. Roger Harding, head…

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Non-O blood group 'linked to higher heart attack risk'

People with a non-O blood group have a slightly increased risk of heart attack and stroke, research suggests. Scientists say it could be because higher levels of a blood-clotting protein are present in people with A, B and AB blood. The findings could help doctors better understand who is at risk of developing heart disease, the researchers said. But a heart charity said people should focus on giving up smoking and eating healthily to reduce their risk. The research, presented at the European Society of Cardiology congress, analysed studies involving…

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