Sir Apfelot Blog

24 August 2022

Chips and nanometers: What is behind 7 nm, 5 nm, 3 nm and 2 nm?

If you find out about processors, i.e. the so-called “chips” in computers, smartphones and other electronics, you quickly stumble across the abbreviation nm. This stands for nanometer and has been used for computer hardware for […]
17 June 2022
Abbreviation FPS

What does the abbreviation "FPS" mean?

If you've played a first-person shooter game before, you're probably familiar with the term frames per second. While the word refers to the frame rate of a video game, there are other meanings of "fps", […]
11 May 2020

Advisory: Have your Apple MacBook Pro / Air graphics card repaired

Some models of the Apple MacBook Pro and Apple MacBook Air can have problems with the graphics card - this applies to both series with Nvidia and ATI graphics cards. Whether over time weakening [...]
23 April 2019

Liquid metal thermal paste: advantages and disadvantages to be aware of

A so-called thermal paste is used to transfer heat from the CPU or GPU to the cooler in the computer and laptop. There are different types of it - with zinc oxide, aluminum, silver, graphite or gallium. The latter [...]