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    AMD Instinct MI200: Dual-GPU Chiplet; CDNA2 Architecture; 128 GB HBM2E

    I'm not really commenting on whether it is possible, but rather that it is not how this particular product line works.
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    AMD Instinct MI200: Dual-GPU Chiplet; CDNA2 Architecture; 128 GB HBM2E

    We aren't quite there yet. Each chip of the MCM is still exposed as a separate accelerator, but the topology of the system is such that there are multiple tiers of connectivity, with accelerators on the same MCM sharing the greatest bandwidth, followed by progressively less to accelerators...
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    Intel Core i9-12900K

    A year late and not a clean sweep. Kind of disappointing to me.
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    50 Games Tested: GeForce RTX 3080 vs. Radeon RX 6800 XT

    I think you don't remember the shitshow that tessellation was at the time and how it was abused by NVIDIA in order to exploit a hardware advantage over ATi but provided no benefit to the user, and in fact was to the detriment of performance despite no visual difference. (Also, tessellation is a...
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    Drop + Sennheiser PC38X

    I am sure I just had awful luck, but I went through three separate versions of the "normal" Sennheiser version of this headset after one driver died following a fall from my desk onto a carpeted floor (a common occurrence with me and wired headphones because I always end up draping the cable...
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    Noctua Presents Chromax Line NF-A12x25 Fan, NH-U12A Cooler and Heatsink Covers

    Well, I've done 13 NF-A12s at this point (not to mention the dozens of other fans throughout my time in the hobby) and they've all been fine, so I must be the luckiest person alive! :D
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    Noctua Presents Chromax Line NF-A12x25 Fan, NH-U12A Cooler and Heatsink Covers

    I'm not even talking about that, I'm talking about how the covered up the bearing center with that ugly pimple. The contrast is nice and the little bit of brass in the middle is a nice touch. Obviously Noctua wouldn't be spray painting their fans at scale, but a coating a few tens of microns...
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    Noctua Presents Chromax Line NF-A12x25 Fan, NH-U12A Cooler and Heatsink Covers

    It's sad when my painted NF-A12s look better than the official Chromax versions...
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    Standard Edition GameBall Gaming Trackball Finally Arrives

    I had a Logitech Trackman Marble which had the ball on the side that you moved with a thumb only and three mouse buttons on the right that you'd use as with any other mouse. I wasn't old enough for RSI to really be a concern, but I remember it being quite comfortable.
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    Standard Edition GameBall Gaming Trackball Finally Arrives

    I mean, I was in the top ten globally for the Ultra Renegades mod in Tribes when I was younger, and that was with a track ball. It just takes some practice, just like using a mouse.
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    SiSoftware Compiles Early Performance Preview of the Intel Core i9-12900K

    Leaked prices would indicate that Intel expects the 12900K to land somewhere between the 5900X and 5950X. If it was going to be faster, it would be more expensive.
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    SiSoftware Compiles Early Performance Preview of the Intel Core i9-12900K

    Suddenly people are up in arms about Sandra, which has been around and in use for almost 25 years. There's plenty of information about what each benchmark entails available on their website if you actually want to find out. Here's a screenshot of the whole article since it has been taken down...
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    The Medium: DLSS vs. FSR Comparison

    This isn't true in general. Go check out Hardware Canucks' FSR review, where they compare FSR in Godfall to native resolution rendering that achieves the same framerate. The resulting image quality isn't even close. It's more accurate to say that all DLSS and FSR are doing is lowering the...
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    AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT PCI-Express Scaling

    Since we don't have 4.0 x16 numbers, you can't say that AMD is "kneecapping" themselves with this choice. There is a grand total of ONE performance scenario in this review where the difference matters between 4.0 and 3.0 x8 (9 FPS vs 7 is irrelevant). As for previous generations, both the 5500...
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    AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT PCI-Express Scaling

    Infinity Cache doesn't have anything to do with PCIe bandwidth bottlenecks; it's just helping alleviate memory bandwidth pressure due to the smaller memory bus. The 6600 XT doesn't run into the same performance issues as the 5500 XT because it's not running out of VRAM and trying to shuttle data...
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