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    Intel Clarifies on 10nm Desktop CPUs: Still on the Table, Likely in 2021

    Here's the original statement: "We continue to make great progress on 10nm, and our current roadmap of 10nm products includes desktop." What people are overlooking is that this is a nonbinding assertion which doesn't mean anything at all as roadmaps change all the time. Intel can't even say...
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    AMD Radeon RX 5500 paper launch

    AMD Radeon RX 5500 gets 7nm Navi and GDDR6 memory Today AMD announces a new mid-range solution for desktop and mobile markets. The RX 5500 series will feature three SKUs: the RX 5500M, RX 5500 and RX 5500 XT. Not once, does AMD mention the XT variant in the presentation, yet that’s what the...
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    Intel Sourgrapes AMD's Creator Performance Leadership with Laughably Dubious Data

    Intel are getting desperate and it only means one thing: their 7/10nm nodes are still a failure/far from ready and CFL/CML will remain their top CPUs for the next at the very least 12 months. I don't remember Intel ever rehashing a single CPU architecture (KBL/CFL/WHL/CML = SKL) for full four...
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    Ubisoft's UPlay+ Goes Live, September Month Free

    Isn't it amazing? 20 years from now most if not all SaaS/Online/Cloud Based games will be unplayable and completely lost to humanity. FU UbiSoft, FU EA, FU all the publishers who insist on games not being a final product but being an online only service which is only rendered using your PC.
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    3DMark Introduces Variable Rate Shading Benchmark

    The tree right in the middle of the screen on the VRS ON screen looks badly blurred. I guess it's not the best example of this technique. Edit: actually it's not just one tree - there are many trees with this issue. Edit 2: also there's something wrong with the leaves on the ground. They look...
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    NVIDIA Prepares GeForce 436.02 Gamescom Special Graphics Drivers

    I don't understand what you're discontent with. Regressions and bugs do happen. NVIDIA has fixed everything quite fast. What's the problem? Unique AMD RDNA features. So unique, NVIDIA has implemented them in less than three months on existing HW. Another unique feature from Intel ;-) As...
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    Assetto Corsa Competizione Dumps NVIDIA RTX

    @btarunr Why the sensationalist title? Why not use "drop" instead of "dump"? As a journalist you must remain neutral.
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    Drivers from Over 40 Manufacturers Including Intel, NVIDIA, AMD Vulnerable to Privilege Escalation Malware Attacks

    Linux is a different beast altogether. Aside from proprietary NVIDIA/AMD GPU drivers everything else is open source or already in the kernel (to be fair there are RAID drivers as well but they are barely used by consumers). TLDR: This announcement has almost nothing to do with Linux. Speaking...
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    Ryzen 3000 memory controller has "half the performance" on single CCD CPUs

    Yeah, I've also noticed that: https://forums.anandtech.com/threads/ryzen-3700x-low-ram-write-speed-conundrum.2567215/
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    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

    From the review: Software: Windows 10 Professional 64-bit Version 1903 (May 2019 Update) which means all the security patches for Intel CPUs are applied. There has been a microcode update quite recently but I'm not sure it will change the performance by more than a few percent.
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    AMD Ryzen 3900X & 3700X Tested on X470

    @W1zzard Please publish power consumption figures. I heard the X570 chipset requires active cooling which is a huge no-no in my books.
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    AMD Radeon RX 5700

    Um, no. A large part of NVIDIA's 12nm die is dedicated to Ray Tracing/Tensor Cores which means Turing is a lot more power efficient as seen by the GTX 1660 Ti card which is comfortably beating AMD offerings in this metric. While I applaud AMD for Navi it leaves a bitter taste in the mouth: In...
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    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

    In terms of IPC Ryzen 3000 has completely defeated Intel which last happened over ten years ago with Athlon 64. The only thing which makes Intel faster is the frequency deficit of Ryzen CPUs. What a day to be alive! I'm going to fully agree with W1zard is that the only two serious shortcomings...
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    NVIDIA Announces the GeForce RTX Super Family

    What a weird release this time around. We perfectly knew in advance the price, the performance and the fact that NVIDIA is still primarily competing with itself. Hopefully AMD will reconsider their pricing and make NVIDIA lower their prices because otherwise there's little if any progress in...