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    AMD Readies Radeon RX 6500 XT and RX 6400 Graphics Cards

    No, the XSS has 20 (enabled) CUs and no Infinity Cache, this die reportedly tops out at 16 CUs and has 16MB of IC. The XSS also has a much wider memory bus, but that is shared with the CPU and rest of the SoC. This also likely clocks ~1GHz higher than the very conservatively clocked XSS. Of...
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    AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT Liquid Cooled Edition Now On Sale in Europe

    Even with this being meant as a joke, the conflation of two wildly different things here (sample size and findings from a sample size of hundreds of millions) is an apt illustration of why we're having this nonsensical argument in the first place. To be able to make that joke requires an ability...
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    AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT Liquid Cooled Edition Now On Sale in Europe

    ... sigh. My Fury X had pump whine from day 1. It did not have permeation issues, as there was very little air in the loop, and in the two years or so I ran it before switching to the custom loop it didn't change in any noticeable way. This is easily identified by moving it around, so ... yeah...
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    AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT Liquid Cooled Edition Now On Sale in Europe

    I haven't even googled it, but then it's not my responsibility to prove your arguments, is it? If the best you can come up with is "I'm right, google it", then you've somehow misunderstood some pretty basic tenets of how a discussion works. The onus is on you to prove your own points, not anyone...
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    AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT Liquid Cooled Edition Now On Sale in Europe

    Got any examples? Whining and pump failure are two entirely unrelated things. The whining in the Fury X was due to a poorly vibration dampened pump motor. I should know, seeing how I replaced my own whiny Fury X AIO with an EK waterblock when I found one on sale for around €30, as it was...
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    Life and times of Austere Box & Ol' Beastie

    That's a nice looking unit! Agree on the cleanliness thing though, that's rather extreme. Also, is it actually stainless steel, and not something like nickel-plated copper? Isn't that a bit iffy in terms of galvanic corrosion? Or is stainless steel+copper not an issue? You'll definitely need the...
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    AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT Liquid Cooled Edition Now On Sale in Europe

    IMO that's mainly because those cards are typically made at the lowest possible cost by AIB partners, essentially strapping on a ready-made AIO (at best with a larger cold plate for RAM cooling) and then attempting to address the sudden problem of "oh crap, there's still heat generating...
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    GIGABYTE Releases DRM Fix Tool for Intel Alder Lake Processors to Dynamically Park and Unpark E-Cores

    Wait, they are? If so, that's fantastic, and if this forces that into happening it's a great thing. In my experience this kind of thing never gets patched out, and especially if the game is more than a couple of years old, so if that is changing that makes me very happy.
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    AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT Liquid Cooled Edition Now On Sale in Europe

    If this is anything like AMD's previous LC flagships (Fury X, Vega 64 LC) then it has a quasi full cover block through the use of base plates and tubing leading the liquid to cool all heat generating onboard components. Sadly I can't find any pictures of this under the shroud, but both the Fury...
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    FSP Group Launches the World's First SFX 12VO 750W Power Supply

    Servers have been using 4-pin 12V-only power supplies for quite a while, but AFAIK they have nothing to do with ATX12VO. Does yours have a 10-pin input?
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    AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT Liquid Cooled Edition Now On Sale in Europe

    Well, I would agree in your case (no pun intended), but you do have one of the relatively few tower cases on the market that won't fit a single 120mm fan above the rear I/O. That is the logical placement of a cooler like this.
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    AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT Liquid Cooled Edition Now On Sale in Europe

    Not to mention that thermal transfer efficiency increases as thermal deltas increase, so a at a fixed flow rate and airflow, the same radiator will dissipate more and more heat as the liquid inside heats up over ambient temperatures. (Of course this also causes transfer efficiency from the GPU...
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    AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT Liquid Cooled Edition Now On Sale in Europe

    It was perfectly fine for the 275W Fury X as well as the 345W Vega 64 LC, so I doubt it will be an issue. Remember, there's a massive gap between what is good and effective water cooling and some of the conventional wisdom of custom PC water cooling fans (for example around what are acceptable...
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    MSI RTX 3080ti watercooling worth it?

    Lol, how is that hypocritical? I have never said that I have a water cooled GPU because of longevity, have I? Nor have I argued against water cooled GPUs in general. Jeez. At least bother to read before you start with the personal attacks? For the record, I have a water cooled GPU for I would...
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    Life and times of Austere Box & Ol' Beastie

    The first rad I bought I never flushed - but that was in ... 2008? and I knew exactly nothing about anything. Can't remember having problems with it, so I guess I was lucky? My second rad, in 2017-ish, an EK PE, I did a simple flush with warm dilute vinegar, think I ran through it a couple of...
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