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    Broken GTX 980

    Which slot on the motherboard did you plug the card into? GPU-Z is reading PCIe 2.0 x4, leading me to believe the card is in the lowest PCIe slot, which is connected to the PCH and could cause problems. The card should be inserted into the top slot, which is PCIe 3.0 x16 and connected directly...
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    Intel Core i7-9700K Overclocked to 5.5 GHz on Water, Cinebenched

    The chip's turbo speed is 4.9GHz, so if it's like other Intel CPUs I've used, you can just set the all-core turbo multiplier 49 and it will work flawlessly at stock turbo voltage. An additional 100MHz shouldn't be that hard to achieve.
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    GlobalFoundries Puts its 7 nm Program on Hold Indefinitely

    GF basically stated that they do not have the facilities to produce enough wafers to amortize the cost of 7nm R&D before it is obsolete. They're just too small of a company to afford that research. Companies like Intel and Samsung with more fabs and more production capacity can afford to spend...
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    Google To Ban Crypto-Related Advertisements

    I agree. A blanket ban is arbitrary and excessive. I have no problem with filtering scams and frauds, but don't use a blanket ban and don't limit the filtering to cryptocurrencies.
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    Crucial 128 GB DDR4 LRDIMM Server Memory Now Available

    Got a spare $500000 for an 8-processor, 224C/448T, 12TB memory server? I wonder if there is even a single user who will ever buy such a system.
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    Intel Core i9-7900X 3.3 GHz

    Is that a bug in CPU-Z or did you disable two of the cores when overclocking?
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    Crucial 128 GB DDR4 LRDIMM Server Memory Now Available

    Still seems like a bargain compared to the $13k MSRP of the flagship Xeon.
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    HDMI 2.1 Specification Sets New Resolution Standard

    I've had a different experience with HDMI 2.0. I tried six different cables, all '4K certified', and only one of them was able to transmit the full 18gb/s HDMI 2.0 over the 7m between my media PC and TV. (props to Blue Jeans Cable for being the only good one). So while I agree that the bullet...
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    Samsung Electronics to Increase its DRAM Output

    My experience has shown that's it's always a good decision to max out your PC with the highest capacity "obsolete" memory modules just as a new memory technology is coming out. The price of the previous generation memory just keeps appreciating as the supply dries up but people are still doing...
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    7th Gen Core "Kaby Lake" Won't Work on 300-series Chipset Motherboards

    We would be hearing the exact same complaints if there was a new socket incompatible with older processors. Every 2 generations, Intel makes the socket electrically incompatible with older CPU; that's nothing new. This time, they just aren't changing the number of pins, but that hardly makes a...
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    ASRock X299 Killer SLI/ac

    You must be referring to a different board, since the latest BIOS on their site is 1.30A. And I agree, it works fine with the latest BIOS version, but why did I have to put up with a month of a non-working product? The majority of people who buy motherboards aren't going to update their BIOS...
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    ASRock X299 Killer SLI/ac

    I own this board, and I don't think it deserves an editors choice. You probably wouldn't find it during the tests in a review, but the BIOS is buggy and has caused me more frustration than any other board I have ever previously owned. The initial release BIOS would stop detecting M.2 drives...
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    AMD X399 Platform Lacks NVMe RAID Booting Support

    With AMD announcing that it is deprecating Crossfire and now not supporting bootable NVMe RAIDs, those 60 PCIe lanes that everyone was ogling over look more and more superfluous every day.
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    AMD Giving Up on CrossFire with RX Vega

    I think this is a good choice. My experiences with Crossfire have been frustrating at best. I'd rather they stop supporting the feature and reallocate their driver team elsewhere rather than continuing to advertise a feature that doesn't live up to its promise because they never invest enough...
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    AMD EPYC Architecture & Technical Overview

    The 8 core server processor still has 128 PCIe lanes, making it great for a storage server or GPU compute server.