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    AMD Offers Enthusiasts More Choice Than Ever Before with New Ryzen 3000XT Processors

    Why on earth would you spend $249 on the 3600xt when the 3600 can be had for $179? That's a huge waste of money given the 3000 series can all be coerced into boosting to within 100 MHz of each other normally. I thought that would be evident with the 3600/3600x and the 3700/3800 tests showing...
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    Supply Chain Confused with Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA Launch Dates

    Well given that Corona no longer matters if you are on The Right Side of History (tm), I highly doubt it will stick around another 6 months. Economies that are opening up are seeing only the expected small spikes that the medical system can handle, and oh yeah, there havent been a massive...
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    'AMD postpones Zen 3 processors to 2021 due to weak competition'

    So THIS is how AMD gets out of having to support older motherboards. Clever. "lack of competition" what a lame excuse. If there is 0 competition you should be punching them while they're down. Dont let them get back up, or youll end up with another core 2.
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    Intel "Tiger Lake" Beats AMD "Renoir" in Graphics Tests under 3D Mark

    Except that Renoir has a much higher iGPU clock speed (2100mhz according to techradar) VS intel (cant find tiger lake clocks yet, but intel iGPUs typically hit up to 1350 on the most powerful SKUs). So its likely NOT clock rate, its graphical architectural improvements. I agree we should wait...
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    Another Nail on Intel Kaby Lake-G Coffin as AMD Pulls Graphics Driver Support

    That FineWine in action baby! Yeah removing support only a few short years later! WOOOO!
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    Itch.io Announces $5 Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality, Featuring 300+ Games

    Yes, another word for it is "pandering" Well yeah, BLM only exists to take advantage of people and push an agenda. Look at the money behind them, and it starts to make a lot of sense. Hiring people based on their skin color or sexual orientation is illegal. Also, its not going to fix...
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    Intel Discontinues 8th Gen Core "Coffee Lake" Desktop Processor Family

    Yes. Higher temps increase power usage, which can limit max boost clocks, and too high of temperatures can limit boost as well. IME the stock wraith cooler did the job OK on the 1700, but it got up into the low 80c range after about half an hour. The chip seemed to not want to hit max boost...
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    Intel Core i7-10700

    Under the OCing section, it says that raising the power limits dramatically affects multicore performance. Now, am I blind, or are there no graphs showing this improvement? I'd be curious to see the clocks it sustains at higher PL1 TDP settings. Also, I faintly remember back in the ivy...
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    Scorn Xbox Series X Trailer Was Actually Running On RTX 2080 Ti GPU

    The Xbox is more powerful then a PS5, yet they still went with a PC workstation for their demo. Tells you a lot about how good the new consoles will actually look. And people STILL believe that THIS generation of game consoles will give us the photorealistic visuals they crave. Microsoft is...
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    The Witcher Franchise Soars Past 50 Million Games Sold

    It's very worrying. I've had it with games going all PC trying to avoid angering some twitter account or special interest group. the only group that should matter to a game dev is the gamers that buy it, and repeatedly its been shown that those whining about how offensive things are DONT BUY...
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    PowerColor Radeon RX 5600 XT ITX

    A liquid cooling setup on a mid range card is a terrible idea, the setup will likely cost as much as the card itself! If you have that money why would you do this instead of buying a 5700xt?
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    PowerColor Radeon RX 5600 XT ITX

    Why allow larger thermal expansion limits when your cooling system has more juice left in the tank? 90C isnt going to kill the card, no, but going from 30C to 70C causes less long term wear and tear on solder joints then going from 30C to 90C does every time you start a game. Especially when...
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    PowerColor Radeon RX 5600 XT ITX

    Neat card, but those temperatures are a shame, considering what Sapphire got out of the smaller R9 285 Mini ITX card despite the 285's higher power draw.
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    TSMC 5 nm+ Node Manufacturing Goes High-Volume in Q4, AMD one of the Major Customers

    2080ti also has a decent chunk of silicon dedicated to RT cores, which VII doesnt have. The 1080ti is only 267mm2 and is also 5-10% faster then radeon VII. This part, right here, is incredibly relevant when it comes to AMD. The athlon 64 era was great for AMD, but AMD made the mistake of...
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    Xbox Series X to Support "Thousands of Games at Launch" Thanks to Backwards Compatibility

    the 60GB PS3 was 100% backwards compatible thanks to carrying a full PS2 inside, the software compatibility that was only about 70% compatible was used on the 80GB model. The PSX controller was used for the blu-ray drive's controller, so all PS3s can play all PS1 games. Well to correct me...
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    Xbox Series X to Support "Thousands of Games at Launch" Thanks to Backwards Compatibility

    *Looks at the Ps2 with full backwards compatibility with the ps1, and the OG PS3 with full PS2 and PS1 backwards compatibility* *looks at the 360 which only offered backwards compatibility on a tiny selection of Xbox games* *microsoft has decades of experience, sony is relatively new* Oi...
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    Xbox Series X to Support "Thousands of Games at Launch" Thanks to Backwards Compatibility

    See, this is what sony needs to learn from. THIS is how you do backwards compatibility, not this " well mos tof the top 100 should work for the most part" non committal BS.
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    Teledyne e2v Introduces First Radiation-Tolerant DDR4 Memory for Space Applications

    Mars' magnetic field is nearly non-existant. This is why much of mars' atmosphere has been stripped away over time by solar winds, the planet has almost no protection against radiation from the Sun. The atmosphere is too thin to have any real effect on solar radiation.
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    Intel Core i9-10900K der8auer De-Lidding Reveals Accurate Die-Size Measurements

    So if by your own admission intel can maintain their lead with and without the iGPU, why would they create a separate SKU without it? What would the benefit be, both to intel and to enthusiasts? This is why I labeled this as "whining" initially. There is no proposition for why intel should make...
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    Intel Core i9-10900K der8auer De-Lidding Reveals Accurate Die-Size Measurements

    They do, they are called HDET, they are CPU dies made without an iGPU for those who want more CPU power instead. you are free to buy them. A certain number of enthusiasts have been whining about that IGP for a decade now. It's been proven more then once that the lack of said iGPU wont magically...
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    Intel Rocket Lake CPU Appears with 6 Cores and 12 Threads

    This is just as misleading. At 4ghz, the Intel chip pulls less power in a instant, but it is utterly crushed in performance. Not only does this allow amd' to pull even further ahead in productivity, but at 4 ghz Intel also loses its gaming advantage. And to complete a benchmark, the Intel rig...
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    Intel 10th Generation Core Desktop Processors Start Selling

    You have a point on a smaller die area, not sure why you bring claimed TDP in. That's a red herring. The 3950x is a 105 watt chip, but hits a peak of 145 watt total power draw with 10 cores loaded, and core frequency starts falling the more cores you load after that, with the aveerage clock rate...
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    Intel 10th Generation Core Desktop Processors Start Selling

    The most exciting thing here today is the asus strix z490m. A high end 12 phase micro ATX motherboard, something that has been sorely absent from the market for several generations. I'm tempted to build one just so I can go back to my prefered case size...
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    Seagate Announces "The Last of Us Part II" Licensed Game Drives

    Honestly what is the point here? Even if TLOU2 wasnt mired in controversy and attrocious developer attitudes (and annita sarkesian) does seagate really think there are droves of consumers just itching to buy a new 2TB HDD in 2020, for a console that released in 2013 and which has a replacement...