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    Metro Exodus Packaging Appears, Steam Logo Simply Hidden Under A Sticker

    Let’s not fly off the handle here. But yes, I don’t like everyone having their own service. And does it really increase competition, or just fragment the industry with varying levels of support? Let’s take the MS store as an example, as it’s the only place to get Forza this side of an Xbox...
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    Metro Exodus Packaging Appears, Steam Logo Simply Hidden Under A Sticker

    How many PC game launchers are there now? I would think that keeping the storefront up and maintained wouldn’t be worth it, but it looks like we’re heading back to the good ol’ days of 20+ taskbar tray icons.
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    NVIDIA TU116 GPU Pictured Up Close: Noticeably Smaller than TU106

    I went with a used RX 480 instead. Being the Nitro+, it was essentially clocked to match an RX 580 already. I don’t think the 590 is really worth it, but to each their own, I suppose.
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    NVIDIA TU116 GPU Pictured Up Close: Noticeably Smaller than TU106

    With GDDR6, it won’t even need 256bit to exceed the bandwidth of the 1070 Ti. Since it seems to be a replacement to the 1070 Ti, there’s not much reason to believe we’ll see anything better unless it’s to increase margins.
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    Apple MacBook Pro 2018 Appears to Have a Serious Design Flaw

    I just sold a 2009 Mac Pro last year. Chassis was beat up, but that machine still held up well today with the fastest available Xeons installed along with a modern GPU and SSD. Still, I won’t deny that in your particular use cases a Mac isn’t going to hold up. I can only tell you that the Apple...
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    Apple MacBook Pro 2018 Appears to Have a Serious Design Flaw

    I agree. I’ve owned my share of many tech brands, and I’ve had zero trouble with anything Apple. Their stuff seems to last a long time and feels solidly built. The only hardware brand I’ve sworn off is Microsoft. From Surface, Band, Xbox, and Lumia, I think my RMA rate with them is probably over...
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    New Intel Core i9-9990XE Sheds Cores in Favor of High Clock Speeds, Benchmarked

    That’s probably just the 4.0ghz all-core TDP—it just goes up from there.
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    Apple MacBook Pro 2018 Appears to Have a Serious Design Flaw

    You can also hold 2 fingers on the keyboard in iOS and it basically turns into a trackpad and will allow you to control the cursor location. While some features require a bit of discoverability, once you get it, it becomes second nature. Apple’s Mac market share is no riddle. Apple has no...
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    Apple MacBook Pro 2018 Appears to Have a Serious Design Flaw

    I agree with all of your comments. I was a diehard Windows Mobile guy for years—and I even gave Surface RT a chance. When those platforms died, I went Android. Funny enough, it wasn’t until we got an iPad Air on a good Black Friday deal that I saw how refined iOS was—the apps were so much better...
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    Apple MacBook Pro 2018 Appears to Have a Serious Design Flaw

    Apple products are indeed serviceable. It’s not always easy, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. Many claim you can’t replace iPhone batteries, but I’ve done it multiple times. Apple can open a late model MacBook /Pro and replace the keyboard, screen, battery, speakers, ports, logic board...
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    Apple MacBook Pro 2018 Appears to Have a Serious Design Flaw

    I’ll tell you what, I’ve owned a lot of hardware over the years, and Apple has had a really good track record of durability for me. Maybe things have changed in recent years—especially on ultra-thin laptops, but every iOS device I’ve owned has worked well for years, and my desktop Macs ran just...
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    EA Stocks Dive 13% With Disappointing Battlefield V Sales, Mobile Revenue

    Execs will say anything to make a sale. There have been female game character options since the 1980s.
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    More GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Specs Emerge

    The memory bandwidth reduction doesn’t surprise me since there’s no RT. It’s still more bandwidth than a 1070 Ti. I do wonder about price—don’t they have an oversupply of 10 series cards?
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    EA Stocks Dive 13% With Disappointing Battlefield V Sales, Mobile Revenue

    It’s in the game. And if it isn’t, there’s a micro-transaction for that.
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    Used Hardware Purchaser’s Club

    I believe such a “for sale” forum already exists at TPU. This thread is more to discuss our experiences of “buying used.” Was it worth it?
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