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    Game. Create. Anywhere. Introducing the CORSAIR VOYAGER a1600 Gaming & Streaming Laptop AMD Advantage Edition

    Agreed, but at least it's 16:10 - so much better to work from vs 16:9 IMO. Having worked from both, I think 16" 16:10 feels about the same as a 17" 16:9. Considering they don't mention color accuracy specs makes me think they are less than serious about the "content creation" selling point though.
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    Intel Not Happy About BCLK Overclocking of 12th Gen CPUs, Warns of Damage

    Heh heh, I see what you did there :cool:
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    AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT PCI-Express Scaling

    There is no reason for this card to exist outside of additional display outputs for office PCs. There will be quite a few disappointed kids, having paid $300+ for one of these only to discover they aren't as good as entry level cards from 5+ years ago. I suppose the one upside may be scalpers...
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    Cloud Gaming Company Shadow Files For Bankruptcy

    Cloud gaming is DOA (at least in the US) until quality broadband is available more widely and without caps. In other words, this is never going to happen until you get some major shakeup between ISPs and customers.
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    AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT: All You Need to Know

    Assuming I could get one of these close(ish) to MSRP, would this be any kind of upgrade to a 1080ti? If I could get one around MSRP, then I could likely sell the 1080ti for about the same price. Just don’t know if it would be worth all the effort... I’m debating if I should just wait for the...
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    Lenovo Develops Radeon RX 6800 XT and RX 6900 XT LEGION Edition Graphics Cards

    Scalpers: (Now on the lookout for the RTX 3090, the 6900XT, and the Spudhasher 5000 GT) I’m told the bots that buy all of these gpus are known for their good taste... /s
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    NVIDIA Announces New CMP Series Specifically Designed for Cryptocurrency Mining; Caps Mining Performance on RTX 3060

    I would bet on days, not weeks. Software limitations are the same as no limitations. If anything these gimped 3060s will be even more targeted to miners since consumers/gamers may not know how to get around the limitations to run basic miners (and recoup some of the gouged prices). Meanwhile...
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    Why don't you custom water-cool your PC?

    I already do. For a long time I was afraid of the added complexity and cost, of leaks, and of my own inexperience. When I finally built a full custom hardline setup, it was such a feeling of accomplishment. Temps in the upper 40s under full load, it’s completely silent, and it looks great. The...
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    MSI, ASUS Z590 Motherboard Lineup Surface; MSI Models up to €999, ASUS up to €1516

    $1000 for a motherboard is absurd and $1500 is flat out stupid. $600-700 is extreme and IMO is only justifiable on HEDT workstation builds or similar. Double that or more for a consumer board is nuts. A full custom block setup could justify a (slightly) higher price but $1500+ for that ASUS...
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    Who had the best CES presentation?

    No one who voted AMD watched that drivel. I saw about half before turning it off... I say this as an AMD fan, that keynote was a complete waste of time and the worst of the CES presentations this year.
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    AMD Ryzen Threadripper 5000 Series "Genesis Peak" Processor Lineup Could Begin with a 16-Core Model

    that’s odd for sure, I don’t own any PCIe 4 cards to test, but could it be misreporting in GPU-Z or whichever app you’re checking?
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    AMD Ryzen Threadripper 5000 Series "Genesis Peak" Processor Lineup Could Begin with a 16-Core Model

    They did make changes to the pin layout related to PCIe 4, but I really, really wish they would’ve offered me any upgrade path from my 2950X/X399 to Zen2. TR40 price + a 24core entry processor made no sense for my needs so I ended up grabbing a 3950X to use on an older AM4 board.
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    Sony Pulls Cyberpunk 2077 from the PlayStation Store

    I’ve got somewhere shy of 30hrs logged on the PC version, no major bugs or issues of any kind. I’ve seen a few janky animations and that’s about it - no glitched objects, T-posed characters, crazy physics, random clothes disappearing, nothing like that. Honestly feels like some of the glitch...
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    Riding on the Success of the M1, Apple Readies 32-core Chip for High-end Macs

    Something being revolutionary or not can only be determined in hindsight. The M1 may end up as that, but I have doubts and it’s impact on the market won’t be known for some time. It’s impressive on an efficiency vs performance standpoint and could be argued as the “best” ARM-based cpu + gpu...
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    Eluktronics Announces World First Laptops With 1440p, 165 Hz IPS Displays

    This, with AMD cpus and MXM format gpus please.
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