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  1. xkm1948

    Another Threadripper based Genome Workstation, Featuring 3970X and RTX 3090

    From a collaborator's lab, a new lab computer to run some nanopore MinIONs for R&D stuff. The 2 previous TR system had good receptions from the research community, so here comes another one. build 1...
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    VR Wars: The RX 6800 XT vs. the RTX 3080

    https://babeltechreviews.com/vr-wars-the-rx-6800-xt-vs-the-rtx-3080-15-vr-games-performance-benchmarked/ babeltech posted another excellent VR review for these newest GPUs. Go through it at your own pace. Conclusion from their review It is great to see AMD delivering a card that is...
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    Unofficial Beat Saber Collection Thread: Shows; Song Requests; MR Recordings and etc.

    Well we never had a dedicated Beat Saber thread. From my 4 yrs of VR experience (and showcasing to my friends), Beat Saber remains the number 1 game that is able to pull folks into VR. So might as well just start this causal thread where we can collectively post all beat saber related stuff. A...
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    (Rumor) VCZ: AMD Radeon RX 6800 1.5x faster than GeForce RTX 3090 in mining

    https://videocardz.com/newz/amd-radeon-rx-6800-allegedly-1-5x-faster-than-geforce-rtx-3090-in-cryptocurrency-mining And some heated discussion already underway on reddit Man, scalpers, bots, and now crypto miners. RX6800 might be harder to get for regular gamers than unicorn farts Maybe...
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    K/DA-More, Mixed Reality Recording with Beat Saber

    I did the recording and processing. It was mapped by dack and performed by Lilian. @Mindweaver have you experienced with mixed reality recording yet in Oculus Quest 2? If it can handle MR recording or streaming it will be a huge bonus
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    Playing Beat Saber K/DA song while cosplaying, and on a unicycle

    This is some serious skills. I can barely clear Expert+ and here is this girl able to clear expert+ dress up as LOL hero and riding a unicycle.
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    10 tips to becoming a tedious VR hater (Satirical news)

    Found this amazing article, definitely worth a read if you wanna become a VR hater. We spoke to ModoNet journalist and unrelenting VR naysayer, Dan Calamity, to get some advice on how to effectively bring the VR doom. Dan said "If you're one of those self-appointed tech experts who enjoy...
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    [FS][US] Intel 8700K

    Comes off a streamer's PC. This has not been delided. It was running at 4.8GHz all core with 1.25V VCore. Never had any cache OC. Have all the original packaging. Bought in 2018 retail from newegg and still have 1 year warranty left from Intel. Asking $210 since I saw most eBay listings are...
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    8700K to 9900K Upgrade For Streamer / Gamer PC?

    So I recently upgraded PC for my cousin's daughter https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/2080ti-going-to-a-new-home-in-new-coolers.273018/ Current spec for that computer is: 8700K @ 4.8GHz Corsair H115i ASUS Strix Z370-ITX EVGA 2080Ti with Alphacool Eiswofl 2 AIO Corsair 32GB DRAM @...
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    Scientific Research in VR from UCSF

    Proudly introducing the UCSF VR for research initiative. It has been going on for a while now. Finally have enough applications in both research and education that I think can be posted here. Technically this fits in other 2 forum sections as well, science&tech as well as programming. Anyway...
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    2080Ti Going to a new home, in new coolers!

    I have recently upgraded from RTX 2080Ti to RTX 3090. Before I even upgrade, my 2080Ti was already taken by one of my relative. I built her a gaming / streaming PC 2 yrs ago. https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/all-white-gaming-itx-build.247543/page-2 At that time I just give her my old...
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    RTX 3090, A VR User's Review

    Welp so I lucked out and grabbed a RTX3090 on launch day. Bought it half for my work and half for gaming. (see my system spec for what I use it for ) There are tons of reviews out there for pan cake gaming. So I am just gonna throw in my $0.02 for VR gaming. First lets have some pictures~...
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    Will the Scalpers Target AMD's New CPU/GPU release?

    With AMD's imminent release of Zen3 and RDNA2. Do you think they will be prime target for scalpers to make a quick buck again? https://www.techpowerup.com/272715/first-signs-of-amd-zen-3-vermeer-cpus-surface-ryzen-7-5800x-tested There were lines out side of micro center during Zen2 launch...
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    New Bioinformatics Application on Andriod Allows Phone Based DNA Sequencing Analysis

    https://www.nature.com/articles/s42003-020-01270-z Pretty damn nice job. The tools there already exists, as in base calling, mapping and quality checking. But getting all of that to run well on Andriod CPU is nothing short of amazing. Of course their main selling point right now is...
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    Exercise Increase GPLD1 Gene Expression, Promoters Healthy Neurons in Aging Brain

    Quite interesting news to be honest. This was published a while ago in Science magazine https://newsinhealth.nih.gov/2020/09/protein-may-reverse-age-related-memory-loss?fbclid=IwAR27ST_hQ5hsLky_KVcoSfPo86zA3Nz7WPGrUClI7b8_wcIH-2fNvjsxFkw Full PDF of paper can be found here: Looks like the...
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    The Ampere Purchase Thread

    Alright post below for which RTX3000 GPU you are buying and where. I am driving off to a coffee break, good thing is a Microcenter is just around the corner near my frequent coffee shop. Wonder whether I should pay that 3080FE a visit lol. TBH I would rather like a RTX 3090 though. Also it...
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    FarCry VR Incoming

    I gotta say this looks amazing as hell. For now it is only for VR arcade. The moment it gets into SteamVR that would be huuuuuuge. Even though this is just a port of an existing game, it is still really good. https://uploadvr.com/far-cry-vr-zero-latency/
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    Dr. Lisa Su Teases Zen3 and RDNA2 for Event on Oct8th

    A new journey begins for Zen3
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    [FS][US] [SOLD] SanDisk Ultra 2TB, Brand New

    Got this as a gift from a colleague. I already have enough storage so putting this one up for sale. Brand new sealed in the box. On amazon it goes for over $220. I am asking for $150 only, shipping will be via USPS and buyer will be responsible for the shipping cost. Paypal payment only. My...
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    RTX 3080 VS 2080 Ti; 4K max settings

    From the video it looks like 3080 is hovering around 50% faster than 2080Ti at 4K. RTX3080 can be called a 4K 100Hz capable GPU now.
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    Alright, Here is the Poll: Which RTX 3000 GPU are you buying (or not)

    Given the full spec here: 3070 > 2080Ti 3080 == 2x 2080 3090 == 8k 60FPS
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    <Nature Communication> Cat coronavirus drug maybe used to treat SARS-Cov-2

    https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-18096-2?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_content=organic&utm_campaign=NGMT_USG_JC01_GL_NRJournals Title: Feline coronavirus drug inhibits the main protease of SARS-CoV-2 and blocks virus replication Abstract: The main protease, Mpro (or...
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    RTX 3090 FE Picture?

    Source: Current pricing: 3060 400 3070 600 3080 800 3090 1400
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    Price of Incoming RTX 3090 Leaked through Chiphell?

    Courtesy of chiphell user Alienxzy. It was a screen shot, here is the original. You just need some OCR software to get the text out and do your google translation: Original: 今日头条 9 黄仁勋JensenHuang c 6天前·优质数码领域创作者 关注 ”加大你的显存,加大你的显示器!“ 七彩虹RTX30系列旗舰---VulcanX和Netpune升级 详情被东北区总代曝光,在贴吧里爆出的语音显...
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    Create your own VR Avatar for Mixed Reality / VRChat

    Introducing VRoidStudio. This is an amazing FREE software that allows users to create their own VR avatar for VR games like VRChat, Beat Saber and etc. You can even use it to create avatar for Virtual Streaming or Virtual Youtuber / Blogger. Link to software: https://vroid.com/en/studio/ One...