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    Cyberpunk 2077 Benchmark Test & Performance

    Holy hell Pascal cards just got old real quick. Lots of async compute at work? Even the 2060 is nipping at the heels of the 1080ti. IIRC Guru3D has the 2060S in their charts and it beats the 1080ti.
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    AMD Radeon RX 590 GME is a Dressed Up RX 580: No more 12nm, Lower Performance

    TSMC 7nm production capacity cant handle all its orders - GizChina TSMC 7nm chip supply remains tight - Digitimes TSMC Announces Major Expansion to Feed 7nm, 5nm Demand - ExtremeTech CPU Shortages Might Be Set to Take a Toll on PC Industry Once Again - TheStreet There you go. TSMC is actually...
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    DOOM Eternal Benchmark Test & Performance Analysis

    Ashes of the Benchmark showed us early on that Pascal wasn't very good at ASYNC compute. Thing is no one else was using it back then so it sort of masked Pascal's weakness in this aspect. Now that we have more games built natively for DX12 and Vulkan that gap is only going to get bigger. Sucks...
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    AMD Radeon RX 590 GME is a Dressed Up RX 580: No more 12nm, Lower Performance

    TSMC 7nm is also running at 100% capacity. AMD is selling every Navi and Zen2 chip they can make, so there's no choice but to keep producing 14nm chips so they can make additional money. Same thing with Intel still manufacturing 22nm chips because their 14nm+++ node is completely occupied.
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    AMD Ryzen Memory Tweaking & Overclocking Guide

    Ryzen DRAM Calculator is such an awesome tool! I'm on Intel but using the calculator to determine my OC. Figured that since Intel's IMC is better, any timings that work on Ryzen will work equally well with Coffee Lake. And the SK Hynix CJR G-Skill 3600 CL19s are great! Got them because they...
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    Maxon Sends Legal Threats to PC Enthusiast Websites Hosting Portable Cinebench R20 Downloads

    I use Linpack for stability testing, but IMO the appeal behind Cinebench was that it was kinda representative of a real-world rendering load, especially with R20 finally updating the codebase to be more consistent with current versions of C4D, which does have a solid presence in the 3D rendering...
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    NVIDIA now supports FreeSync, does that make you more likely to buy their cards?

    Voted yes. More interestingly IMO this move makes the Freesync monitors more attractive compared to G-Sync, because they are now usable across both Radeon and GeForce GPUs.
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    AMD Radeon VII 16 GB

    I found the performance per dollar charts really amusing lol. AMD has just managed to build the second worst value consumer card ever, beaten only by the 2080Ti!
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    EVGA Reveals Full RTX 20-Series Lineup - Including Watercooled Cards

    Yeah, between the long-term ability to drink beer vs early access to raytracing I think I'd go for beer.
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    Black Holes

    So I got to watch that PBS Nova documentary (with Niel Degrasse Tyson!) mentioned at the top of this page. It seems experts pretty much agree with the "direct collapse" scenario for the creation of supermassives at the centres of galaxies. Huge gas clouds collapse straight into a black hole...
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    MSI MEG X399 Creation to be the Most Outrageous Threadripper Motherboard You Can Buy

    I've never thought about naming my motherboard 'Meg'.
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    NVIDIA "Volta" Architecture Successor Codenamed "Ampere," Expected GTC 2018

    Intel's model is actually the reverse. Consumer chips come out first, and HEDT and Server sometime later. Like now their mainstream consumer line is already getting Coffee Lake, while the Skylake is just making its way onto HEDT and Server platforms.
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    German Company to Sell Binned Core i7 8700K With 99.9% Silver Heatspreader

    That doesn't mean you can't bin them again. Intel/AMD will do coarse binning and find chips that do 4.7GHz/4.1GHz to sell as 8700k/1800x, but companies like caseking and siliconlottery will sift through those again to find the ones that do 5.0/4.2.
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    NVIDIA GTX 1070 Ti Confirmed with Release of MSI Afterburner 4.4.0 Beta 19

    Also yields could have improved between now and at Pascal's launch. 16nm was very new back then.
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    German Company to Sell Binned Core i7 8700K With 99.9% Silver Heatspreader

    Caseking sells tray versions of the 8700k which come with no retail packaging at all. I expect they're binning from those. The ones that OC well get the premium+delid treatment, the rest go back in the pile.