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  1. Fierce Guppy

    NVIDIA Turing GPU to Start Mass Production in Q3 2018

    Only in the world of make believe would a retailer ask "Are you a cryptocurrency miner?" and a cryptocurrency miner responds with "yes".
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    BenQ Announces the EL2870U 27.9-inch 4K UHD HDR10 Monitor

    60Hz... so you don't have to look it up yourself.
  3. Fierce Guppy

    Intel Finally Ready With Security Microcode Updates for Broadwell, Haswell

    Your Anti-Virus publisher should have updated its software to add those keys. Microsoft's "Check for Updates" process now checks for their presence before installing any spectre/meltdown mitigation security updates. It used to not do that, and the result was BSODs. You can use this tool to...
  4. Fierce Guppy

    Intel Finally Ready With Security Microcode Updates for Broadwell, Haswell

    I have to wait for fat arse Asus to provide a BIOS update since Intel is now only handing out the microcode updates to its OEM partners.
  5. Fierce Guppy

    Venezuela Oils Its Economic Gears With "petro" Cryptocurrency Launch

    The sanctions prohibit U.S. finance companies from bankrolling the Venezuelan dictatorship, and there are sanctions targeting certain politicians. Other U.S. companies can do business in Venezuela *if they're reckless enough .* People can buy the stuff they want with their substantial...
  6. Fierce Guppy

    Venezuela Oils Its Economic Gears With "petro" Cryptocurrency Launch

    That isn't going to make Venezuela a better place. The country needs more people producing stuff that others want to buy and far less paper money in circulation. Unfortunately Venezuela is now a socialist dictatorship where too few have the financial incentive to produce anything anymore.
  7. Fierce Guppy

    WHO Classifies Gaming Addiction as a Psychological Disorder

    Yes. I'm wondering if the Chinese government had influence in this matter given its penchant for forcing gaming "addicted" kids into rehab centres.
  8. Fierce Guppy

    WHO Classifies Gaming Addiction as a Psychological Disorder

    The requirement is that if you want stuff someone else has then you're expected to trade something in return. Also, extremely few people if anyone in capitalist society base their success on money. It can make the path easier. For many it's the process of bringing up children to be good...
  9. Fierce Guppy

    WHO Classifies Gaming Addiction as a Psychological Disorder

    Nah... Any amount of time spent watching football is a mental disorder.
  10. Fierce Guppy

    WHO Classifies Gaming Addiction as a Psychological Disorder

    Yeah, that describes my flatmate; as well as being fat (138kg), lazy, and inactive, drinks only Pepsi Max, and goes to bed between 4 and 5am. He's an MMO player heading towards an early grave.
  11. Fierce Guppy

    Would you opt-in to allow for CPU mining while visiting the forums for them to remain ad free?

    Tricky one. I open twelve browser tabs to read the tech news of the day. I don't mind advertisements as such, but the reason I use an ad-blocker is that all the ads have a serious impact on browser scrolling. I'd be OK with bitcoin mining if it does not impact browser performance and there...
  12. Fierce Guppy

    Apacer's Latest Z280 M.2 PCIe Gen 3 x4 SSD Hits Stores

    480GB is a mediocre capacity, not a massive one. 2TB would be large. 10TB would be massive.
  13. Fierce Guppy

    AMD Radeon Graphics Cards Trump NVIDIA Alternatives in VRMark Cyan Room

    My GTX 1080 Ti is factory overclocked, but I've set it to stock speeds for this test. Boost clock = 1582 , Mem clock 11G. VRMark scores it 8548. btw, anyone with a VR headset ought to try out the Cyan room VR experience. Nice...
  14. Fierce Guppy

    Acer Gains Majority Control Over StarVR Joint Venture

    I was excited about the StarVR helmet when news of it appeared early last year. Then I found out it was not for sale to end consumers which was a let down to put it mildly. So I'm still waiting for something much better than my HTC Vive to come along.
  15. Fierce Guppy

    AMD Asks Reviewers to Prioritize Vega 56 over Vega 64

    IT'S. JUST. AROUND. THE. CORNER!
  16. Fierce Guppy

    HTC to Expand Vive to Various Price Points, Updating Original Vive Headset

    No no no. Improving the Vive's visual specs should not take a backseat to improving the headset's other bits. They should be developed together. It's all an integrated package and no part should let the side down. There's much scope for improvement in the FOV, resolution, elimination of the...
  17. Fierce Guppy

    Microsoft Adds Ability to Block Win32 Apps from Install on Windows 10

    "Windows Store"? What is this thing of which you speak?
  18. Fierce Guppy

    AMD's X370 Only Chipset to Support NVIDIA's SLI

    That's exactly right. mGPU users have larger budgets. They'd just get a mb w/ x370 chipset.
  19. Fierce Guppy

    AMD 8-core ZEN Packs a Whallop with Multithreaded Performance

    It out performs my i7-5960X. Nice...
  20. Fierce Guppy

    AMD to Bundle "Battlefield 1" Upgrade Code with Radeon RX 480 Graphics Cards

    No, Mr Crybaby. Screw you for trying to manufacture a wrong where there isn't any.
  21. Fierce Guppy

    Sharkoon Announces the Shark Zone M50 Gaming Mouse

    What a horrendous paint job. What's next? Backlit keyboards with pre-worn off lettering?
  22. Fierce Guppy

    FRAPS to Make a Comeback with Windows 10 Support

    Fraps is one extremely robust CPU based encoding capture software. It never crashed once over the years I played around with it. However I could never get satisfactory output from it due to hardware limitations. When I purchased Fraps, my PC included a 3GHz Pentium 4, Asus P4C800-E Deluxe...
  23. Fierce Guppy

    No Takers for VR: TechPowerUp New GPU Survey

    If you browse through the selection of VR games on the Steam store you'll see that many of them run on both vive and rift. They should easy transfer over to newcomers, too. The bulk of the coding already adheres to API standards. Where new API standardization is needed is for input sensors...
  24. Fierce Guppy

    No Takers for VR: TechPowerUp New GPU Survey

    In my case it was about 4k monitor framerates, else I would have got one late 2014 when putting together my current system. I got a 144Hz 1440p one instead. The decision was also due to having read somewhere that the jump in visual quality from 1080p to 1440p is noticable greater than from...
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