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    Samsung 870 QVO 1 TB

    This isn't the 1st time Samsung has produced a 'value' SSD & became a flop fast.:D Believe it was called the 750 EVO, with a similar 3 year warranty, with watered down TLC components (maybe what QLC is today. After all, this is a corporation which still calls their 850 EVO & 970 EVO's '3-bit...
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    Intel 7nm CPUs Delayed by a Year, Alder Lake in 2H-2021, Other Commentary from Intel Management

    Intel has been 'delaying' 10nm for years, while the AMD FX series CPU's & a wide variety of 970 chipset MB's were still being sold on Newegg. :D Then AMD comes in & goes to work & now most all of their mainstream chips are 7nm. Be it AMD or NVIDIA, they've both came in & claimed Moore's Law...
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    Multiboot question

    Whatever one does in a multiboot system which includes Windows, be sure to make a full disk image of that OS & it's other partitions first. Except Data, if on another drive. This can be done with Macrium Reflect Free Edition, there's also a choice under 'Other Tasks' to include a boot menu for...
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    Absurd GPU Prices

    I agree the pricing is absurd & for more than one reason. Back in 2016, purchased a EVGA GTX 1070 FTW (8GB GDDR5) for $429.99 shipped. https://www.evga.com/Products/Specs/GPU.aspx?pn=262A811F-D3E9-4E51-AF12-F808EC0A3B56 Since then, while there's been lots more memory of a more expensive type...
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    RTX 2060 VS RX 5700 (July-August 2020)

    I agree, my EVGA GTX 1070 FTW has been running strong since purchase. Never installed the optional cooling pads sent to me, rather used their upgraded BIOS to control heat. BTW, not being a gamer, although love video at 4K (this card is rated for 8K!), is perfect for my needs. Running a small...
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    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 and RTX 3070 Ti Rumored Specifications Appear

    How about some real video upgrades & not just more & faster memory, as well as bandwidth? We've had HDMI 2.0(b) & Displayport 1.4, as well as HDR for capable hardware since at least the GTX 1000 series or late 2015/early 2016 (even the lowly 2GB MSI GT 1030 GDDR5 can do this as a x4 card) &...
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    Limited OC, HD 7570

    Thanks! :) Will give it a shot. After opening with Notepad, looks like this will work with possibly any GPU, am I correct? Cat
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    AMD Ryzen 9 3900X

    At the conclusion of the review, the only con was no onboard graphics. Some time back, onboard graphics was on the back of the MB OEM's. They took the lead of Intel at providing graphics with 1st gen 'i' series & didn't give us as much of a cent in savings & as a result of, reaped the profits...
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    Limited OC, HD 7570

    If you find a way to unlock the voltage, please post the way you did it here, have an Optiplex 740 where I'll continue to run one. :) Sorry to hear you can't get that GTX 960, I'd buy it for $30 in a heartbeat, on eBay these sells nearly for what I paid new. In fact, that was my 2nd retail...
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    PCI-Express 4.0 NVMe SSD Performance on Ryzen 3000 & X570

    Me too!:) The Samsung 980, when released, will likely be a PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD. Currently have the 1st of the series (512GB 950 PRO) & a 970 PRO of the same type & size, just haven't got around to installing it. I want to perform a clean install of Windows 10 1903, no desire to clone. Will use...
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    Limited OC, HD 7570

    Forget it, I have 5-6 of those cards, using AMD Overdrive, can get one slider to go to 900MHz & the other around 650-700MHz. This is really an OEM card, while newer drivers may be offered, best to stick with 15.7.1 to avoid problems...
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    AMD FX 4350: My first FX build!

    You could had got a brand new FX-8350 on Newegg for $59.99 + tax shipped, I picked up a 2nd last week with the promo (via email signup only). Also have the 8370, although more expensive for not much gain. It's said to be a 'binned' 8350, if so, I can't tell, other than the $40 more out of my...
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    Some people accuse TPU of 'bias' towards Nvidia.

    Yeah, I remember quite well & to this day still goes on.:eek: I was suckered into purchasing an HP AIO PC versus superior Dell & Toshiba models, the last year the latter shipped a PC, before exiting that business. The reviewer cherry picked the 'pros' of the HP, while negating those of the...
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    [US] SanDisk SSD Plus 1TB SATA III 6.0 GB/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive $116 shipped

    @Sasqui, thanks for the article at Tom's, having Adblock Plus meant no ads for me!:) It only reinforced my decision to avoid these drives, although did learn DRAM-less SSD's wasn't a late 2018 concept. Glad that other than NVMe models for last year (other than the BX500), didn't need any other...
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    Some people accuse TPU of 'bias' towards Nvidia.

    Try installing AMD's latest 'recommended' drivers on a MSI Radeon 7770 GHz edition & the driver issues will be seen fast.:) This is why I stick with 15.7 on Windows 7 & whatever Microsoft throws at me on Windows 10, last time I updated to latest, was a disaster. Had to use the DDI tool from...