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    Intel Disables DirectX 12 API Loading on Haswell Processors

    It will be interesting to see how this plays out as we're full up on Haswell integrated graphics when traveling (Iris Pro 5200, HD 4600 and HD 4400). However I don't think we're into 15fps self-immolation as we avoid DX12 games for older things like DX11 and usually DX9.
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    Shadow of the Tomb Raider benchmark

    Set it on High, or Med with some judicious High changes (or HUB's SotTR recommended settings) and you'll get much closer to 60fps minimum and a great gaming experience. On a GTX 1060, my Mins went up about 18% to close to 60FPS @1080p with the HUB settings.
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    Show us your collections thread!!

    I have too many older Apple laptops but am missing a number of the grails. No PowerBook 100, Luggable, 1400 or 2400. Also no Duos but I never liked them. I have just about every other one up through the TiBook. I got rid of some Aluminum G4s because they all died and now have a number of...
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    What's your latest tech purchase?

    I bought stuff because you guys were right. I may need to stop reading here and continue being wrong and getting lower performance but also not spending money. ... Nahhh, that's no fun. Long story short, a number of people recommended buying RAM qualified for the Mobo when having memory...
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    Intel Core i5-12600K CPU-Z Scores Show 50% Higher Multi-Threaded Results Than i5-11600K

    This bit is what I'm hoping for. If prices on other CPUs are forced down by good pricing on a new CPU with excellent performance, then everyone wins. But especially me with midrange Intel and somewhat lower range AMD PCs.
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    Shadow Of The Tomb Raider - CPU Performance and general game benchmark discussions

    I don't know what ram-die I have as every time I look for a tool, there are warnings that the tools may not be accurately reading the chipmaker. I'd certainly like to optimize those RAM timings as currently it's running at 2666 13-13-13-30 (it's a 3200 16-16-16-36 set) set manually but nothing...
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    Shadow Of The Tomb Raider - CPU Performance and general game benchmark discussions

    My first go at the CPU side of this benchmark. Only a 9700f. B360 Mobo so not worth the K sku and stuck to 2666 CL13 DDR4 only as well. Lowest settings, everything off. Still 41% GPU bound, I expected better and when you look at Afterburner, it seems way more GPU bound than that with GPU at...
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    Intel Alder Lake Doesn't Look Like an Overclockers Dream

    Yeah, IMO it's more fun to find out what all architectures can do with some undervolting, incuding GPUs. I have CPUs and GPUs from all vendors and every one is undervolted except this 9700f which simply will not run stably at it's top turbo with any undervolt, the first pyrite sample I think...
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    XPG SPECTRIX D45G DDR4-4400 2x 8 GB

    AIDA64 Memory Copy and Memory Latency missing from Intel performance page. Read and Write graphs were duplicated, probably just a link error.
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    Galax Shows off its Gamer RGB DDR5 Modules

    Agreed, the sides show Tetris shapes, not particularly Lego-like. But if I can snap black Legos on the top to block the RGB, then +1 to Galax for making the design functional.
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    newly invented white paint is so white it reflects the suns energy, no need for air conditioners on new houses

    They didn't say what the control temperature of the sample was, only the ambient temp. Control sample may have been at 55F as things heat up in the sun, and their paint got it down to 37F.
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    newly invented white paint is so white it reflects the suns energy, no need for air conditioners on new houses

    This paint is just a tech demo and far from a viable product. The barium sulfate materials needed to make it are mining-intensive and kill short and medium-term hopes of carbon reduction. And. You gotta keep it clean, reaaaaally clean for it to retain its net negative heat buildup properties...
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    RX 5700 XT - 75 Hz/144 Hz/non-standard refresh rates causing VRAM clock to run at max

    Tried 140, and also 75 and 90Hz and no different, stuck at 1750MHz for the VRAM. Lol, and 60Hz as well. But 120Hz refresh rate runs the VRAM at 200MHz (I mistakenly put in 100MHz above). I just remembered that I didn't try at 1080p to see if that somehow works differently, this is all at...
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    RX 5700 XT - 75 Hz/144 Hz/non-standard refresh rates causing VRAM clock to run at max

    FYI the high VRAM clocking thing is not a thing of the past as, having read this thread for the first time a few minutes ago, my 5600XT experience matches others' observations about relative monitor refresh rate. I have a 1440p 144Hz monitor and at that and most other refresh rates the VRAM...
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    What can i do with my Old imac?

    10.9 is a much better OS than 10.7 and you can still find reasonable software that works on it. 10.11 would be perfect as Firefox still supports that but the technical limitations may be too great. I use 10.11 on some old 2009 MacBook Pros and with 4GB it's usable but 8GB (not an option on...
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