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    Exclusivity Costs: EPIC Games Store's Control Cost $10.5 million to Become PC Exclusive

    Yet they still have to buy out new games from their competitors' stores. That leads me to believe they aren't compelling. Epic could have just discounted the preorders and paid the developers the discount instead of also requiring exclusivity. That creates a value proposition without shady...
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    Exclusivity Costs: EPIC Games Store's Control Cost $10.5 million to Become PC Exclusive

    Jesus, what don't you people understand about how removing a game from the wider marketplace eliminates competition not bolsters it? There is no Steam vs. Epic here and that's the problem. Your comment is completely ignorant of the actual issue. If the Epic store/launcher were actually a...
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    Control Benchmark Test & RTX Performance Analysis

    Tessellation (aka TruForm) was not the original selling point of the Radeon 8500 unlike raytracing with RTX cards. It was one of a half dozen or so features that were touted for that generation of Radeons. Truform is only mentioned once in the entire Anandtech review for the 8500 for example...
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    NVIDIA Extends DirectX Raytracing (DXR) Support to Many GeForce GTX GPUs

    The RTX line really must not be selling as well as Nv would like.
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    Steam AAA Bleed Continues: Anno 1800 to be UPlay and Epic Games Store Exclusive

    To the guy claiming that the quantity of Metacritic user reviews is a completely accurate metric for gauging success of a paid game, especially compared to user reviews of a free game, you fail to account for inorganic reviews. Every popular review medium is being gamed. This problem is so bad...
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    Intel to Refresh its LGA2066 HEDT Platform This Summer?

    I'd say it's more than interesting if this Intel refresh story is true. We're talking about potential 10 core Intel CPUs on the standard consumer platform when they had been content to string that segment along for years at just 4 cores. Intel in the past (prior to Ryzen 2xxx) has been fairly...
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    MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Gaming X 6 GB

    That's literally the opposite of what is happening right now. Project much?
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    G.SKILL Trident Z Royal DDR4-4000 CL17 2x8GB

    This reminds me of their 2x8GB TridentX 2400MHz DDR3 kit. You couldn't really do much with the kit other than tweak some subtimings. Some people could get them to 2500MHz. Having kits like this certainly eliminates any guesswork. You won't be left wondering if you could get anything more out of...
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    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Founders Edition

    The RTX series should have been marketed as lower end professional cards giving developers a chance to implement ray tracing and DLSS ahead of consumer availability of the technology.
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    AMD Announces 2nd Gen Ryzen Quad-core and Energy-Efficient Processor Models

    Sounds amazing for HTPCs running Plex or a machine that runs 24/7. Paired with power efficient mid range GPU, you could have a great gaming and media serving PC with 150w total envelope.
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    ASRock B450 Gaming-ITX/ac

    OK, so then idle power consumption for the whole platform is probably unchanged from the previous series motherboards then. I'll assume power draw at idle from the wall was at least 20-25w.
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    ASRock B450 Gaming-ITX/ac

    Are the wattage figures from this page measured at the wall? If so, 7w at idle for the whole system is incredible. I've only ever managed about 19w idle with a 35w TDP Intel CPU.
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    ASUS Announces a Complete Lineup of 802.11ax Routers

    Where I'm from, LV 426, the facehuggers are free!
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    Samsung Announces the 970 PRO and 970 EVO Series M.2 NVMe SSDs

    Intel's 900p beats everything right now due to the fast low queue depth 4k speeds, and you pay for that performance.
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    Intel Looking to Increase Capacities of 900P SSD, According to Official Document

    Why are you against X-Point memory? It will force traditional SSD controller manufacturers to innovate and compete with these new Intel drives if they want to be considered in the high end workstation and server space. Those innovations will make it down to standard consumers since SSD product...