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    AMD 4800S Desktop Kit Launching 2022 Supporting Radeon RX 6600

    Dude, not sure if you've noticed, but on today's menu is a custom board with soldered GDDR6. Of course. We have 3 generations and 5 lineups of Zen APUs using the same Vega grapics (which ironically shrinked along with tech process). C'mon, we have octacore ULP chips that outperform 90W desktop...
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    AMD 4800S Desktop Kit Launching 2022 Supporting Radeon RX 6600

    That's a good indication of purposeful stagnation. It's almost 2022, and the most we get is a promise of having 1050Ti-level performance, while over 3 years ago we had glimpses of what's possible with i7-8809G or custom Zen+ in Subor Z+. Both had a GTX1060/RX470 level of performance, which is...
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    AMD 4800S Desktop Kit Launching 2022 Supporting Radeon RX 6600

    I know where babies come from. All I want is iGPU that can actually play games.
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    AMD 4800S Desktop Kit Launching 2022 Supporting Radeon RX 6600

    Too bad those are harvested rejects. Would be nice to see a fully functional mainstream product like this w/ iGPU enabled, something similar to Subor Z+ (which in 2018 was deemed "too expensive", but today sounds like a real steal). I think the only issues it had were software-related (unified...
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    Huawei Prepares Laptop Powered by Custom Kirin 5 nm SoC and DDR5 Memory

    While the idea is palatable, implementation is still a mixed bag of beans and gravel... 1) 9006C is most probably an incremental update to Kirin 990, hence an asterisk near 3.1GHz (e.g. only 1 or 2 high-power cores can run at those clocks, and I think its a 1+3+4 setup) 2) While UOS(Deepin) is...
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    Omni Remotes launches "perpetual" remote control

    It's a slightly fancier version of MiTV remote (which I assume is also made by them or vice versa, cause it looks identical). It's meant to be used with Android TV/XBMC etc, e.g. you are not switching channels, but scrolling through content. D-Pad (or a touch wheel), volume rocker and a couple...
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    UPS's - Does anyone use them for the main rig or their networking kit or something else??

    This topic got me curious again, so I dug a little deeper. Those branded batteries from our local manufacturer are all LiFePO4 (so as APC and EATON ones), which means they are in a 4S5P configuration. For 12V lead-acid the workable range is 11.6-14.4V, and for this LiFePO4 setup it's...
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    UPS's - Does anyone use them for the main rig or their networking kit or something else??

    Not by much, considering all benefits: 1) Don't need to swap as often as SLAB or gel, which saves the cost. 2) Usually your UPS gets a lot longer warranty coverage (usually based on how long your first batch of batteries lasts). W/ led-acid models you usually get 2 years, while Li-ion models...
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    Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney Calls For Unified Digital Games Store

    Either not, or mods disagree with my enthusiasm. You won't believe how many times I've heard those exact words.
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    Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney Calls For Unified Digital Games Store

    A bit ironic that your response also has a counterargument in it. Concerned about privacy - here's your option on a silver plate. 21st century. Good times. What's also funny, is that GOG Galaxy is 100 times more functional than EGS, even though its barely used by GOG users. That's another load...
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    UPS's - Does anyone use them for the main rig or their networking kit or something else??

    Things happen. Over the years I've had my share of outages for hundreds of reasons, both in Ukraine and abroad. Few times a transformer station blew up (lightning, overheating, lack of maintenance). Once we had local junkies fried while trying to steal copper from a nearby transformer booth...
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    UPS's - Does anyone use them for the main rig or their networking kit or something else??

    Getting paid a bit extra for hosting a mail server in my home rack qualifies? :D But on the serious note, I've been using UPS for this type of stuff for many years. Back at my old place all of the networking gear was on a separate 800VA unit, so even if there was a 4-hour outage - I still had...
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    Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney Calls For Unified Digital Games Store

    I think the whole idea was conceived jointly with Sony. There were few dead giveaways, like releasing formerly PS-exclusive titles on Epic out of the blue, and pumping a hefty $200M investment into EGS. Streaming(cloud gaming) didn't work for either Sony or Microsoft, but GamePass worked and...
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    Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney Calls For Unified Digital Games Store

    It doesn't really matter what Sweeny says, it's all the same underlying BS - get as many publishers on the Epic ecosystem. The only difference is that before their justification was "to end an unfair Steam's monopoly", and now they simply settled on competing with XB game pass (and because of...
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    Sapphire GPRO X080 and X060 Mining GPUs Based on AMD RDNA2 Navi Architecture Surface

    That's the key point. Deficit affects everyone, so if I had a mining operation going and had few grand to spare - I'd still have to buy what's easier to buy, which is still going to bring me to 2060 Super or even 3060. Both have a much better RoI at real-world prices, even if we assume that...
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