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  1. Darmok N Jalad

    Ryzen 7 3700X Trades Blows with Core i7-10700, 3600X with i5-10600K: Early ES Review

    If performance is similar, I just see AMD knocking down their price to win out on value and thermals. It wouldn’t take much, since Intel can’t/won’t compete as well on price. AMD just needs to hold on until 4000 series. I’m curious how supply will be with these new chips as well. It’s gotta be...
  2. Darmok N Jalad

    NEW OUT OF BOX XFX RADEON VII NO POST :(

    Have you tried each of the display connectors on back to see if you just maybe have a bad port? Sometimes cable type can be a factor as well. LG strongly recommends that I use their bundled HDMI or Display Port cables to drive their 4K display. They are thicker cables than what I normally have.
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    Editorial Intel Planning 14nm "Ozark Lake" 16-core Processor for Spring 2021

    Ozark Lake, hotter than a meth lab.
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    XMG APEX 15 is a Laptop with AMD Ryzen 3950X CPU Inside

    I don’t have a use for it, but I like the “because we could” methodology on display here.
  5. Darmok N Jalad

    AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS Torpedoes Intel's Core i9 Mobile Lineup, Fastest Mobile Processor

    What an odd configuration. I’d think they’d either go all soldered or all slot. Usually one slot sits under the keyboard, but not this one.
  6. Darmok N Jalad

    AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS Torpedoes Intel's Core i9 Mobile Lineup, Fastest Mobile Processor

    Infinity Fabric was the idle power hog on pre-Zen2, as it had to run at the same clock as the memory. They decoupled IF/memory frequency, so now the chip idles much better.
  7. Darmok N Jalad

    AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS Torpedoes Intel's Core i9 Mobile Lineup, Fastest Mobile Processor

    I didn’t have much doubt that the performance would be there, as the process advantage should play out. Intel is probably pushing its 14nm+++ beyond the optimum power mark to keep performance gains (and sales) coming. What I am the most curious about is battery life and power efficiency. If that...
  8. Darmok N Jalad

    Which new console would you buy?

    I'll consider the PS5, if only because that's the ecosystem I've already invested in the most. I had a ton of trouble with the original XboxOne--disc read errors, failed accessories. Maybe MS has fixed all that, but I've had a disproportionate number of problems with MS hardware that's not a...
  9. Darmok N Jalad

    Intel Core i9-10980HK Detailed: 8-core Mobile Monstrosity that Boosts up to 5.30 GHz

    I’m curious what the sustained performance will be, even not with all cores loaded. I have no issue with a chip using every last drop of performance that it can, but how does it compare to the Ryzen 4000 mobiles.
  10. Darmok N Jalad

    GameStop Downsizes, Over 300 Stores to Permanently Close

    Wasn’t it GameStop that was pulling promotional items out of new packaging because it threatened their business model?
  11. Darmok N Jalad

    Is 2600x compatible with RTX 2070/ RX 5700XT?

    I have the 2700X and a 5700XT, and I have no trouble, even with a few 4K titles. Clocks are close, you just have 2 fewer cores.
  12. Darmok N Jalad

    AMD Reports Theft of Graphics IP, Stolen Information Not Core to Competitiveness

    I grew up on C&H—there are 3 books on our shelves here (Weirdos from Another Planet, The Essential C&H, and The Indispensable C&H).
  13. Darmok N Jalad

    Rumor | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ampere GPU to sport 4,992 CUDA cores and 12 GB of 18 Gbps VRAM

    Yeah, my bit-math is off. Me = :kookoo: Still, I can’t see them dropping such a big chip down to 256bit, or going all the way to 512bit.
  14. Darmok N Jalad

    Rumor | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ampere GPU to sport 4,992 CUDA cores and 12 GB of 18 Gbps VRAM

    Total memory is going to depend on bus width. 12GB would suggest a 384bit bus, consistent with previous ultra cards (Titan). If so, the next step is 24GB, not 16GB. 16GB would require a 416 bus—far more complex. It’s all speculation, sure, but it’s based on history and what nVidia currently...
  15. Darmok N Jalad

    GPU upgrade advice

    I think if you can wait just a little longer, we will get to see what nvidia launches for updated cards. If nothing else, you might get something for less than before, or you may see an upgrade for the same money.
  16. Darmok N Jalad

    AMD Trims Prices of 3rd Gen Ryzen PIBs in the US, Drops in Xbox Game Pass

    I’ll wait it out a little more. My 2700X is handling things just fine, but a good deal on the 3900X might change my mind. Being more complex to manufacture, I wonder if we will see the 3900X supply dwindle as opposed to the price dropping much further. The 3800X and below will likely hang around...
  17. Darmok N Jalad

    AMD Trims Prices of 3rd Gen Ryzen PIBs in the US, Drops in Xbox Game Pass

    They’ve been selling for less than these prices already. Wasn’t the 3900X selling for $399-419 a few weeks ago? Maybe this just makes the discounted prices official?
  18. Darmok N Jalad

    Complete Hardware Specs Sheet of Xbox Series X Revealed

    Hardware specs are one thing, interface, first party exclusives, and development kits are another. AMD is still the primary provider of both consoles, so the range of what they can offer can only go so far. Will specs be identical? Not likely, but I don’t suspect it will be much more different...
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    Complete Hardware Specs Sheet of Xbox Series X Revealed

    Maybe they will have a drive sled like they did with PS3 and PS4. Sounds like MS will just sell upgrade modules, kinda like in the 360 days.
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    Complete Hardware Specs Sheet of Xbox Series X Revealed

    I suspect PS5 will be very similar to XSX. I’m mainly curious if Sony will keep the storage upgrade option open to the customer.
  21. Darmok N Jalad

    Complete Hardware Specs Sheet of Xbox Series X Revealed

    It might be fun if they could take the same hardware, put it in a different case, throw in native controller support, have it just run Windows 10, and call it a Surface Desktop or something. Of course, if they did that, they might diminish people's desire to just go buy an Xbox, but it would...
  22. Darmok N Jalad

    Complete Hardware Specs Sheet of Xbox Series X Revealed

    You know, this is what I was thinking. There's no reason to believe the memory is all shared--maybe they found it easier to design this way, or to have better performance results. Maybe one memory controller can't rule them all in this case.
  23. Darmok N Jalad

    16 Core 32 Thread HP Z820 Workstation Build

    I can’t believe the protective film was still on the metal. Then again, I have seen this in the past where people had no idea to remove these coatings from all sorts of things.
  24. Darmok N Jalad

    PlayStation Exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition Hitting PC in Summer 2020

    Very curious to see how it will perform on PC. It was already an incredible looking game on PS4.
  25. Darmok N Jalad

    Horizon Zero Dawn (PC) (Steam)

    An incredible game that looked very impressive on the PS4 pro. Wide open world with no load times (so long as you stayed alive and didn’t fast travel). I’m very interested to see how it translates to PC, but it was definitely one of my favorite games of all time.
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