Wednesday, December 23rd 2020

A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from TPU!

Another year is drawing to a close, all around the world and here on TechPowerUp as well. A special year, to say the least; it's not the worst in recorded human history, but it's been one of the hardest ever, with more limitations imposed in our lives than in any other we can remember. Most of us have adapted to a new, hopefully temporary reality, one where social distancing and face masks have become commonplace. A reality where countless human lives were lost to an invisible, undiscerning enemy; where economic recession has thrown families and friends out of business or even from their homes. Globalization is indisputable, and while it has many positives, nothing could ever be without fault; the increased interconnectedness of our world means that the system becomes all the more fragile even as it becomes stronger. And while the argument for technology being a potentiator for human loneliness and creating isles of silence between us individuals of the human species presents valid points, one can certainly say that it was technology that helped bridge sentimental and physical gaps for all of us.

We here at TPU couldn't be prouder of the community that has chosen to be with us. All of you, whether you keep yourself signed in all day, hop once daily, or just surf around our community from time to time. TPU long ago stopped being a mere hardware news website, and became a community aggregator—not so much through our own efforts, but because you—and us—are all meant to fold with one another, converse, discuss, and share when given the right environment. Through this environment, we've seen visitor counts that could fill a small city, every day, and there's only been ever more of you throughout this year. Thanks to you, dear reader, we were able to bring you reviews—all 435 of them, and counting—and news posts—3856 and counting, in 2020 alone.

But if TPU is the infrastructure, life and purpose are given to this website by you. And 26,436 of you were online at the same time this year, reading the RTX 3080 launch coverage, marking TPU's highest ever—like Commander Shepard, you endorsed us as your "favorite store in the Citadel". You discussed, shared, and bridged gaps through 226,497 user posts on TPU. And in those posts, readers reacted 221,855 times to content—validating the act of sharing. You as a community are responsible for TPU being ranked #4,990 for global internet traffic—an achievement by any metric, considering the gazillion websites available on Earth (and beyond).

We can only thank you for your time, and thank you for your effort, and thank you for being a part of this community. Onwards to 2021—we'd be honored to see you starside. Oh, and check out this awesome custom TPU wallpaper from our very own Rezasam1!
TechPowerUp Wallpaper by Rezasam1 TechPowerUp 2020 Daily Users Detail
Source: Thanks to @Rezasam1 for the awesome wallpaper!
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116 Comments on A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from TPU!

#26
lexluthermiester
Tatty_One
Merry Christmas to all, but especially to missed friends and those that have managed to put up with me for another year …… and to those the haven't …… apologies! :lovetpu:
Tatty, you're well loved by many! No worries!

@All,
It has indeed been one very strange year. We've seen the rona take hold & civil unrest the world over, shutdowns that have ravaged economies & communities and yet so many showing a level of kindness and compassion that inspires even the most skeptical of pessimists. We've seen many technological advances, NVidia dropping the performance bomb on the GPU space and AMD thundering back with answers that put them back into top tier GFX status not to mention the latest CPU line that does the same to Intel.

Regardless of all the unpleasantness and weirdness, it a great time to be alive!

Many all of you have a measure of joy this holiday season!
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#27
adulaamin
Happy Holidays everyone!!! :toast::lovetpu:
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#29
nikoya
Merry Chrismas and Happy NY TPU
Best wishes

Thank you again for all the interesting content in 2020 !
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#30
micropage7
Merry Xmas and happy new year for everyone

it's kinda nice to be here :D :D
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#32
P4-630
Merry Christmas everyone! :pimp:
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#33
HammerON
The Watchful Moderator
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to this deranged and crazy family we call TPU!!!
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#34
Legacy-ZA
Merry Christmas and a happy new year. :)
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#35
witkazy
Have a good one ,cheers .
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#36
Rahnak
Happy Holidays everyone! :toast:
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#39
stimpy88
A very Merry Christmas to everyone, even those I have disagreed with.
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#40
27MaD
I wish everyone a merry Christmas & a happy new year.:);)
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#41
Bubster
Merry Xmas to everybody except the Nvidia A**HOLES in Sales and Marketing and Management...
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#42
jesdals
Merry Christmas to all of You and a Happy Tech New Year
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#43
DeathtoGnomes
Chomiq
Merry Christmas everyone.
Couldnt have said it better myself.


and have a Happy New Year
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#44
LifeOnMars
Remember those we have lost, embrace those who are lost.

Merry Xmas to all and farewell to 2020. It's been a stinker but we can all rebuild and rise again in 2021.
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#47
laszlo
Merry Christmas to all!

one question about wallpaper .. is with rtx on or off? :D
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#48
killferd
Wishing you all the same, and many more years of prosperity.

Love the poll, and the custom wallpaper "the graph", it really paints the anxiety level I had for 2020!!!
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#49
GeeBee
I am very new here, albeit I've been a reader for a long time, fwiw I wanna thank you for such a warm and well-said announcement.

Merry XMAS :)
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#50
jallenlabs
Happy Holidays! I took two days off! YESSSSS!
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