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    Ryzen Owners: Is Alder Lake tempting enough to switch to Intel?

    The power draw is way, way too high for the high end SKUs is my main issue. This is where Intel show just how far behind AMD they are. The total platform cost would also be obscene for me coming from a 5900X. I'll have a look at Intel for the 3rd gen of this big.LITTLE cores experiment.
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    DDR4 vs. DDR5 on Intel Core i9-12900K Alder Lake

    I should have added 3200 'with decent timings'. But still, the differences are too small for me to concern myself with, but gaming is not my primary pursuit. As long as the timings are decent and I'm not putting 2400Mhz mem in my Ryzen set up, 3200 is the best for price - perf.
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    Windows 10 & Intel Core i9-12900K Alder Lake Performance

    The only thing that is a future of is global warming.
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    DDR4 vs. DDR5 on Intel Core i9-12900K Alder Lake

    You can tell the difference between 140fps and 145fps? Or 50fps and 52fps @ 4K? You genius. Yep, I'll stick to 3200 memory. And I do serious work with my PC in any case, I'll leave high refresh gaming to the man children with nothing better to do with their time
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    Windows 10 & Intel Core i9-12900K Alder Lake Performance

    Yeah not upgrading to W11 until at least 2023. And now is not the best time to jump into Intel's new hybrid arch experiment, I'll see where they're at after they've ironed out the kinks comes the 3rd generation of E and P cores.
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    DDR4 vs. DDR5 on Intel Core i9-12900K Alder Lake

    Oh damn we'll lose 0.8% performance going with DDR4!!! I feel sorry for all those people that buy memory kits faster than 3200.
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    IBM Cloud Selects 3rd Gen AMD EPYC Processors for New Bare Metal Offering for Compute-Intensive Workloads

    Is this a joke? They used to have 1% marketshare. Now they're over 15X that being conservative. That's tremendous strides forward in about 3-4 years.
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    Intel Core i9-12900K

    Yikes at the power consumption and heat output. That's worse than I thought it would be. Intel made steps forward with performance matching and slightly beating Ryzen 5000 a year later, but at some cost. Pretty high, as they can add at least +200Mhz to Ryzen 5000's boost clocks on top of a...
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    Windows 11 Releases October 5th, Free Upgrade from Windows 10

    Will steer very clear of this for - at the very least - 9 months because invariably there will be countless little bugs and my work is too valuable to lose days fixing things or waiting for patches. Not going to be a guinea pig with this update.
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    Intel Core i7-12700 Geekbenched, Matches Ryzen 7 5800X

    The first gen (Alder Lake) of this BIG little hoohah is definitely not the time to jump into Intel's new processor direction. It'll be full of teething and scheduler problems much worse than Ryzen 1st gen, especially as they're throwing nascent DDR5 memory into the mix. 2nd gen, or better yet...
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    Sapphire Radeon RX 6600 XT Pulse OC

    @W1zzard I think you guys need to review your conclusion of these cards, specifically the part about MSRP and real prices. In the UK Gibbo said he has had over 1000 units for this launch (comparatively huge numbers compared to other launches) and the price for this card is only £375, still...
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    AMD Stock Breaks $100 Price, Slightly Up from $7 Prior to Zen Breakthrough in 2017

    Well the governments around the world pumping literal trillions of money into their economies has postponed the inevitable crash. If you own any stock, or are about to take out a mortgage, you should read this: https://moneyweek.com/investments/investment-strategy/603678/jeremy-grantham-podcast?amp
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    MSI Radeon RX 6600 XT Gaming X

    Shockingly, I managed to order one of these from English website 'CCL'. I gathered the smaller sites wouldnt get swamped and my gamble paid off. I paid £419.99 delivery included. They had stock of two other models for the same price and another (ASUS) for £430. Not bad in todays market but I'll...
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    ASUS Radeon RX 6600 XT STRIX OC

    What's going to happen in a couple weeks? I havent seen a 3060 Ti in stock since release all that time ago unless its for ridiculous prices then its gone again. Street price of both will remaim insane for a while. Yeh he doesnt make any sense. You cant get any card for MSRP. What you get is a...
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    AMD Stock Breaks $100 Price, Slightly Up from $7 Prior to Zen Breakthrough in 2017

    We're in the biggest financial bubble in history. A huge crash is coming, you better believe it. Apparently it could be as soon as later this year.