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  1. CheapMeat

    AMD Radeon Pro Workstation Card with Navi 21 GPU Pictured

    It'll just be used for mining anyway and unavailable.
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    Samsung NVMe boot on X79

    Awesome! I really appreciate the response! I figured someone on TPU would know! :toast:
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    Samsung NVMe boot on X79

    Hey all, I wanted to ask this since there's a lot of conflicting info and often the answers are from complete noobs arguing different tangent things. So I have a Samsung 950 Pro working perfectly fine as a boot drive. But do the Samsung 960's have the same NVMe firmware/driver on the drive...
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    Microsoft Tests Colorful New System Icons for Windows 10

    It's just constant breadcrumbs for the dumbest group of Win10 users; the one's that want an Android/iOS experience. There's so many behind the scenes things that still need work on or complete overhauls but you barely see any news about progress on these. I feel like 90% of the news about Win10...
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    Intel "Lunar Lake" Microarchitecture Hits the Radar, Possible "Meteor Lake" Successor

    I really hope it's successful. I like the idea and approach on desktop too.
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    Sapphire Develops a Fanless RX 5700 XT Card for Rack Airflow

    In this type of case/situation, wouldn't it make more sense for the fins on the heatsink to be horizontal rather than vertical? So the airflow is straight through the fins and out the back?
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    Linus Torvalds Calls Out Intel for ECC Memory Market Stagnation

    that's the damn point! It wouldn't be so much more if it was just standard! What happens when standard??? Prices level out because everyone does it now. The chain becomes to same for all. People.like you keep this BS going. People like you keep markets segmented.
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    Linus Torvalds Calls Out Intel for ECC Memory Market Stagnation

    Just wanted to throw in that even DDR3 era showed no significant performance hit in case any people are like "ECC WOULD KILL ENTHUSIAST RAM". https://www.techspot.com/article/845-ddr3-ram-vs-ecc-memory/
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    A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from TPU!

    It's my favorite site to keep up with hardware. It's actually my Homepage! Thanks TPU. Happy Holidays!
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    ASRock Rack Unveils M.2 Slot Graphics Card

    lmao, I want that cooler. There's probably a few like that on Aliexpress.
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    ASRock Rack Unveils M.2 Slot Graphics Card

    Love the discussion. IGPU basic I think would be so good for trouble shooting or other things. Heck, I use a GT 710 x1 for that now on my HEDT systems.
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    ASRock Rack Unveils M.2 Slot Graphics Card

    I want it. If I install it, will drivers show up? If someone from ASrock sees this, can I please buy it.
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    Post your Speedtest.net Speeds!

    My service currently; 100Mbps for $55. Their 200Mbps is $73 and 1000Mbps is $70 for 2 year contract and some odd pricing with stipulation from everything in-between. I'm going to be doing Youtube videos soon, so trying to figure out if I should up it.
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    EK Water Blocks May Be Preparing a Thermoelectric CPU Cooler

    I'm pretty sure with the right management and algorithms, they can manage the cooler much better. I think some on here are thinking about the basic "100%" on TECs or other heatsinks that either work or not, on or off. It's 2020 though. Software wise, they can make sure each element is doing what...
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    I don't get SSHDs

    In a way you can bypass anything proprietary about the Intel caching and just use a different program. They overall show up like normal drives. I don't know if it's hidden on the combined ones though, like the 8gb NAND is hidden on SSHD.
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    I don't get SSHDs

    I wish SSHDs would have at least progressed one more generation because I still find them interesting. Others made good points already. But I wish just a little bit more of it was available to satisfy my interest. The 2.5" stop at a quite low capacity as mentioned.
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    What is the oldest piece of continually running hardware you currently use with your rig?

    Gigabyte i-RAM GC-RAMDISK PCI cards, from around 2006 I believe, around 14 years old. Still using some on X79/Z77 boards. And maybe the Rosewill 4U chassis's (old design), I feel like they've been around for a long time.
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    Is there an ASRock X79 Extreme11 equivalent for current(ish) boards?

    Yeah I'm not saying the new CPUs and PCH are bad or anything. Lots of lanes! But I'm not seeing a consumer board I really love. The board is the issue for me.
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    Is there an ASRock X79 Extreme11 equivalent for current(ish) boards?

    I understand and know that I was sharing lanes but it allowed me to use all 7 slots the way I wanted. I was never truly 100% hammering everything in a slot at the same time to hamper usage. I don't want just 4 x16 slots. I'm not just putting 4 x GPUs. Seems like the closest boards are the ones...
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    Is there an ASRock X79 Extreme11 equivalent for current(ish) boards?

    Mostly just fun. I have dual and quad NVMe M.2 cards (no bifurcation needed), 10Gbe cards, I love dual GPU cards and use them, I have SATA expansion cards, USB cards dedicated to SDR, interesting M.2 sticks cards for machine learning, a while lot. I'm in the process of having about 48 SATA 2.5"...
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    Is there an ASRock X79 Extreme11 equivalent for current(ish) boards?

    Keep in mind that the Extreme11 board has two PLX-switches. So although many chips have more inherent lanes now, there are less options consumer/prosumer board wise that have 7 full slots on ATX/EATX and have the PCIe lanes available for use. The Extreme11 can do: 7 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots...
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    Realtek 8125B 2.5G vs. Intel Gigabit?

    If the Realtek NIC doesn't work with Windows 10 then the board maker should give you a complete refund. It just wouldn't make sense to me to include it and not work with the most popular OS for consumer boards (regardless of version). But as I mentioned you can add a NIC in any PCIe slot too. If...
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    Realtek 8125B 2.5G vs. Intel Gigabit?

    I'd rather get the 2.5G NIC. Nothing wrong with it driver and reliability wise unless you use some obscure virtualization software or further niche Linux distro. That NIC can still be used for 1G; they're not "locked". You can always add any other NIC card. You can't subtract features, in a way...
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    Is there an ASRock X79 Extreme11 equivalent for current(ish) boards?

    Mostly curious but any boards come close to the connectivity (slots, lanes, ports), power and quality of my favorite board (that maybe isn't server grade)?
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    Intel Alder Lake-S CPU Has Been Pictured

    . Don't think of PCIe 5.0 as JUST max potential of an x16 slot. Think about it as being able to use less lanes for more. So now an x16 lane is more useful and viable. It lets you use less lanes for more connectivity because there can't be infinite lanes.
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