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    AMD Ryzen Threadripper 5000 Series Delayed to 2022?

    Being able to play ps4 games at higher quality and/or more stable frame rates is a huge plus. I was planning on getting a ps5 eventually and happened to get lucky.
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    AMD Ryzen Threadripper 5000 Series Delayed to 2022?

    I got lucky last November and scored one. Seriously, it's not worth the hype until more games come out. I mainly play ps4 games on it still.
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    India and Taiwan Working Towards $7.5 billion Chip Plant Deal

    NIMBY is a pretty common term used in the US as well, although it generally is used in reference to poor people and people of color.
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    Microsoft to Ban Unsupported Machines from Windows 11 Updates

    No automatic updates for systems that don't meet their system requirements doesn't bother me as long as I can update manually. Then I can wait and see of the updates cause problems for others before updating!
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    Et tu, Samsung? Samsung Too Changes Components for their 970 EVO Plus SSD

    I agree they should have changed the product name, but as already stated, this will likely improve performance for most people. It's refreshing to see a change that has potentially positive performance implications considered the recent trend of degrading performance without any mention by the...
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    PSU Expert Aris Mpitziopoulos Responds to Gigabyte Statement on GP-P750/850 GM Design Flaws

    What an awful response to this issue. I have owned good products produced by gigabyte and thought they were a more reputable company. They need to recall these units and replace them. Had they immediately done that, it would show the company is dedicated to creating safe and reliable hardware...
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    Microsoft Unveils Pricing for Cloud Streaming Windows 365 Service

    It's certainly speculation on my part, but considering Microsoft is moving further and further into software as a service, I expect eventually windows will have a monthly fee eventually. I'm sure they'll justify it by calling it a security measure. My current hardware can't "upgrade" to windows...
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    Seemingly Fake Twitter Account Claims the Return of 3dfx Interactive

    I remember drooling over new 3dfx graphics cards and was truly sad to see them go bankrupt. Back in my fanboy days I was definitely a 3dfx fanboy. Even if they only made boards for Nvidia and/or AMD, I would be tempted to buy one, if only because of nostalgia. That being said, I don't do the...
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    ASRock Z590 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB4

    That's the conclusion I have come to as well. I'm waiting for zen 4 and ddr5, but am hopeful Intel can get back to at least being on par with AMD. I'm not a fanboy (anymore) and simply look for the best price vs performance, but with zen 4 ddr5 on the way, I'm waiting for good deals on a zen 3...
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    Microsoft Unveils Pricing for Cloud Streaming Windows 365 Service

    Great. This will eventually trickle down to consumers in some form. Sure, you might get a "free" upgrade if you have late model hardware to windows 11, but they will put more and more functionality into "services" that cost extra while stripping functionality from users without a subscription...
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    ASRock Z590 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB4

    Other than pcie4, is there an advantage to getting a rocket lake processor? From what I'm seeing in this review, it would seem that the 10th gen 10 core is still faster. Also, I'd to see a memory overclocking section that shows how high the ram will clock in gear 1 and a comparison with the...
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    Nintendo Announces Nintendo Switch (OLED model) With a Vibrant 7-inch OLED Screen, Launching October 8th

    I'm disappointed but not surprised while I'm absolutely certain they have a successor in the works, they can sell this new switch at a greater profit with minor updates. I'm guessing it will be 2023 before we see a true switch successor.
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    Facebook Will Trial Showing Ads in Oculus Quest Games

    I've been debating a quest 2 for a while now. I'm going to wait until I see how this plays out. I don't need a VR headset, I just thought it might be a fun toy, but I hate the idea of ads in paid software.
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    Spurred by M1 Performance, Apple Doubles Shipments of Mac Computers

    If their generational improvement continues at the pace of their phone architecture, which it's the same architecture, keeps up with their recent history, I'll definitely consider buying one. I want the ability to install an alternative OS though and I doubt Apple is going to allow that.
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    Intel Xeon "Sapphire Rapids" Processor Die Shot Leaks

    I hope I get a chance to use a sapphire Rapids and an epyc with similar core counts. It will be fun to see how their performance compares in a couple different use case scenarios. If Intel wants to be an option for high core count processors. I'm also curious how the latency between the cores...