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    AMD Ryzen 5 3500X CPU Listed

    Because a 3500x is a 3600 without SMT, and thus, in most software and games, will still be faster then any 2000 series chip. Not to mention the stock of 2000 series chips is finite, AMD isnt making them anymore, once they are gone, they're gone. Better question, why would you spend $10 less on...
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    AMD Ryzen 5 3500X CPU Listed

    Who was being convinced by SMT? That's like saying Hyperthreading was selling people on intel. SMT is very situational, most software doesnt benefit from it. The 2600x is a previous gen part, and the 3600 is consistently faster thanks to Zen2, and the 3500x will likely retain the same...
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    AMD Ryzen 5 3500X CPU Listed

    Why would it lose when it has the same clock rate, core count, and cache of the 3600, and is only missing SMT, which many programs do not benefit from? The 3500, sure, it will probably be noticeably slower, but the 3500x looks like a great performance chip for gaming.
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    AMD Ryzen 5 3500X CPU Listed

    Why? This chip will likely have identical performance to the 3600 in most applications (Meaning consistenly faster then a 2600), as SMT only helps in certian situations, and otherwise the chips have the same clock speed and cache. Especially in games, the 3500x torpedoes the 3600 and 3600x's...
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    Rockstar launcher disables GTA V offline mode

    No kidding. The online mode is unplayable. The hacking problem is real. I may end up going back to my old consoles. The PS4 is inferior in every way, but I can play GTA online modes without invincible helicopters and UFOs being dropped on my head.
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    Intel "Cascade Lake-X" HEDT CPU Lineup Starts at 10-core, Core i9-10900X Geekbenched

    For someone who wants to upgrade, you are coming up with a LOT of excuses for not beginning investment in a new platform, even when you are shown how far behind your current setup is. Look at your own Techspot link. Outside of ZIP file extraction, the 1600 is a noticeable bump in every way...
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    NVIDIA Could Launch GTX 1650 Ti on October 22nd

    Uhhh....The 1650 already exists, already shows a decent jump over the 1050ti, and already pulls 80+ watts at peak. There is literally nothing a LP 1650 ti could do the 1650 cant already do, as power is your limiting factor here.
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    2nd Gen AMD EPYC Continues Market Momentum with New Customers

    Delusions? News flash, but the server market is MASSIVE, and has margins that dominate any other CPU market. AMD making headway in the server space is fantastic news for their bottom line. Just grabbing 3% of the market would represent a monumental jump in revenue. AMD cant keep the 3900 in...
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    Intel Adds More L3 Cache to Its Tiger Lake CPUs

    you are confused. The core 2 line has NO L3 cache! The 12MB of cache was entirely L2 cache. There is still a sizeable market for quad core CPUs. Not everyone needs 8 cores. Unless you are playing certian games, even 6 cores has little tangible benefit outside of the creative market. Until that...
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    Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT Nitro+

    So incredibly meh. All that extra power for hardly any performance difference, and that big cooler STILL cant unsteat sapphire's own cheap 5700xt custom cooler. Why would you pay another $100 $30 for a much longer card with triple fans if it is no faster then the $409 card with twin fans? It's...
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    How many fans do you have on your PC case?

    Corsair 230t here. Seven case fans, Two in the front, two on top, two in back (doubled up on a 120m water cooler) and one on the bottom. All 120mm controlled through a 5.25" fan controller from NZXT with the exception of the two watercooler fans, which are motherboard controlled with an...
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    AMD “will consider adding support” for RIS on Vega, but has no plans to right now

    AMD wont take care of its users. I dont know where this idea that "AMD cares about its users" came from, but as a reminder AMD's driver support (and before that ATIs) not only left a lot to be desired but was also ridiculously short, not only were their GPUs made legacy faster then nvidias but...
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    AMD Updates Roadmaps to Lock RDNA2 and Zen 3 onto 7nm+, with 2020 Launch Window

    It's still a drop in the roll-off of the gaming industry. Literally 99.99% of games on the market are DX, not vulkan. I want AMD to succeed, but I'm not going to pretend they are gong to dominate a market thanks to consoles. Remember, many PC games favor Nvidia over AMD, despite being console...
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    Patriot Launches VIPER VP4100 M.2-2280 PCIe Gen4 x4 SSD

    Double the price for 1TB over the 970 evo, all because it has PCIE4? :kookoo: As opposed to it being perfectly acceptable to pay that much for something that only works on Intel rigs? Especially given that AMD dominates in content creation right now, arguably the only market that can benefit...
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    New NetCAT Vulnerability Exploits DDIO on Intel Xeon Processors to Steal Data

    If you think transparency will lead to hackers getting the best of you via YouTube training, you probably should be using a modern PC. Have you considered Etch-a-sketch? Always assume hacking groups already know about a vulnerability. And dont hide vulnerabilities. If you hide one and it leaks...
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    AMD AGESA Detailed, Fixes Zen2 Boost Issues

    No, the exact opposite, that AMD knows what they are doing and they are not going to push an update that reduces their CPU lifespan, and that ZoneDymo's insinuation that nobody cares if a 6 year old CPU cooks itself due to vendor BIOS is hilariously wrong. Glad to see the entire community took...
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    ASUS ROG Strix X570-I Gaming Motherboard Starts Selling

    Do you also need a reviewer to tell you that getting hit by a car really hurts? Or that charcoal black food wont taste good? Some things are a given, and dont need reviewers to tell you. One of those things is that small fans are LOUD, and dont tend to last as long as larger fans. They have to...
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    AMD AGESA Detailed, Fixes Zen2 Boost Issues

    If haswell CPUs started falling like flies this year, people would be hooting and hollering about planned obsolescence and faulty hardware, and you bet there would be a class action lawsuit over it. A properly designed CPU will not die at stock settings. Just because this is AMD doesnt make a...
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    Angelbird Announces CFexpress Cards

    If price is a concern, SD cards can hit several hundred MB/s and are way cheaper then SSDs. And are supported across a wide variety of cameras already. Again, see above. SD cards have beaten you to market by about a decade. As for speed, I'd rather wait 11 minutes instead of half an hour to...
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    Angelbird Announces CFexpress Cards

    Again, why would you do that when CFexpress does this already and hits 1st gen NVMe speeds? The M.2 connector is not mean to be used as a removable interface like USB or CF are. You guys are trying to reinvent the wheel to justify using a different interface which will be just as expensive as...
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    Angelbird Announces CFexpress Cards

    NVMe is not a removable media. Thats like designing a camera for a 3.5" hard drive. They are not meant to be moved constantly. NVMe is also very power hungry, meaning your camera would need a larger battery, a cooling system, a pcie controller and other things cameras are not designed around...
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    XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT Ultra THICC II

    Disappointing. The cooler works fantastic, but it is defeated by XFX's horrible tuning of the card. Why is it drawing so much power? This is the same company whose flagship 480, the XFX 480 GTR black, not only ran faster then a reference card but drew less power in the process. They seem to have...
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    Intel to Increase Cores-to-the-Dollar Across the Board with Cascade Lake-X?

    I never said AVX512 had no impact. The 9400F is noticeably slower then the 9600kf or 3600. It is hardly spoiling any AMD sales right now. That, right there, is the definition of a strawman argument. No shit there is a lot of "related crap" to do. That applies to every mobile chip. Why bring...
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    Intel Core i9-9900KS to be Available from October

    Both have reason to be concerned. Nvidia is watching AMD GPU shipments grow despite not having a 2080 or 2080ti competitor, and their RT cores are driving up costs and not delivering for most people. Consumers are very split on the RT issue. AMD has cemented control of the two big home...
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    Intel to Increase Cores-to-the-Dollar Across the Board with Cascade Lake-X?

    - people with both brains and money also recognize a large portion of the server and productivity market does NOT use AVX512, and thus does not benefit in any way from intel. -9700k is a whopping 5-6 FPS faster then a 3700x in average FPS. Congratulations I guess? Both are well north of 60 FPS...