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    MacBook Pro Retina with Haswell-GT3 Silicon Confirmed

    As an rMBP user who occasionally plays some games too, I'd like to inform you, that indeed, yes it f***ing will. 1440x900 scaled on the rMBPs 15" 2880x1800 display looks identical to the picture of a 15" 1440x900 native screen. The scaling is exactly one pixel to four, without any resampling...
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    EVGA Announces GeForce GTX 680 Mac Edition

    Really? Show me the survey to support that, please :laugh:
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    EVGA Announces GeForce GTX 680 Mac Edition

    OS X versions of games tend to run slower than their Windows counterparts. One problem with Mac gaming is, that the display drivers are only available through Apple, and only included in OS X updates. None of the three vendors (AMD, Intel, NVIDIA), who's GPUs are used can release drivers...
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    Asetek to Demonstrate RackCDU Liquid Cooled 48U HPC Cluster at SC12

    Nice to see this concept actually going forward! Some earlier news and discussions can be found here: Asetek to Offer Liquid Cooling Solutions for Data Centers
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    Survey Reveals Companies' Early Windows 8 Reactions and Plans

    Yes, but it's not only tech companies that use computers. A huge portion of companies that rely on computers are not tech related in their core businesses. And many of them don't have in-house support and IT administration, they have outsourced them. Of course if they have just finished...
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    What are your plans for Windows 8 ?

    The features I found compelling enough to upgrade all my machines: Bitlocker Hyper-V SkyDrive USB-installation and recovery (yes it was possible with 7 too, but is now a lot easier to set up) Windows Image Backup improvements Modern UI/Metro on a desktop/notebook without touch acts...
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    New F@H Team Members Post Here First

    Running the current WU with -SMP 4 gave me ~19k PPD. Now running it with -SMP 3 I get ~13k PPD and ~9k with the new GPU core. So if not a huge difference to SMP only, still a lot better compared to the results with older cores. It's as if there now was an eight day in a week of folding ;)
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    New F@H Team Members Post Here First

    13 - 20k is pretty much what I've been getting too, with a passkey and running 24/7. 16k seems to be the average over a couple of months with some short off-line periods here and there included. Previous trials showed, that I would only get ~4000 PPD with the GPU, and lose more 6000 PPD from...
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    New F@H Team Members Post Here First

    OK, better to stick with the console client then, as running the GPU and taking a lot of CPU time does not seem to make a lot of sense with only four cores on the CPU. Unless the newer cores dramatically change things with the HD6950? I'll have to research this a bit :)
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    New F@H Team Members Post Here First

    I've actually been folding in the team for a while now, but just never noticed this thread for some reason. So now that I'm back online with my rig just in time for ChimPowerUp, might as well introduce myself here :) I'll probably be running a V6 console SMP client for the challenge, which...
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    The Official Chimp Challenge 2012, May 15th-25th

    It seems I got my rig back on-line nicely just in time :) Are new passkeys required, or are the ones from last year still valid?
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    Firefox 11 Goes Beta

    And the version numbering isn't the only problem. The "faster" release cycle also means shorter support per release. Except for the few ESR-releases, which will have an also fairly short 54 week support. This means that environments which require standardized software installations with long...
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    Ultrasone Signature PRO Headphones Launch in North America

    Except of course the Edition-line, yes they do. And this is perfectly fine, it's a durable construction, just like you would expect from professional quality products ranging from 90 € to 500 €. But we are still talking cheap plastic construction in a 1000 € phone, one that is supposed to be...
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    Ultrasone Signature PRO Headphones Launch in North America

    "...is aimed at a quality-conscious consumer group." Right. And they use the same cheap plastic headband they use in 90 € phones, but wrap it in expensive leather? Yeah, that really has quality written all over it. Ultrasone makes some really high quality products, and a couple of them...
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    How to enable additional shaders on Radeon HD 6950

    Well, I've not run it a whole year, but a while anyway. Before I got a water block for my 6950 I used a modified original BIOS. The 6970 BIOS raised the temperatures way too high under gaming loads with the stock cooling. But for the four last months that I've had the card water cooled I've...
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    Asetek to Offer Liquid Cooling Solutions for Data Centers

    I see what you mean, but I don't think this would make replacing fans or other parts any harder or slower, if designed well, of course. I don't think putting the rads inside the casings is a good idea, or that it would be a good idea to replace cooling systems in existing server rooms. But...
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    Asetek to Offer Liquid Cooling Solutions for Data Centers

    Well, as you say, with servers noise is usually not an issue, as big iron really requires dedicated server rooms anyway. But I don't think noise reduction is what this is for. I think the benefit is, that with water the temperature delta is much smaller compared to air cooling, so you could...
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    Intel Making TRIM on RAID Possible?

    No, it's nothing new. But that is not the problem. The problem lies in the way RAID works: it is transparent to the OS. For the OS the RAID array is just an I/O address space. Data gets sent or requested to and from those addresses. The RAID controller then splits, mirrors, calculates parity...
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    How to enable additional shaders on Radeon HD 6950

    There's also this from a couple of pages ago: It's for TwinFrozer III, but the method should work just fine for other cards and bios files too.
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    How to enable additional shaders on Radeon HD 6950

    Did you try this more than once, and did it freeze every time? Note that in Windows Vista you have to open cmd with administrative privileges (with right mouse button, select "Run as administrator") Other than that, the shader unlock does not involve anything else than the steps mentioned...
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    How to enable additional shaders on Radeon HD 6950

    I tried my Asus 6950 flashed with an Asus 6970 BIOS, and it worked nicely. No artifacting, stable under load, run it for a couple of days without errors. The only thing I didn't like though, were the temps that started to rise to unbearable levels under heavy load and automatic fan (fan speed...
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    How to enable additional shaders on Radeon HD 6950

    Hi. I had the same problem (computer freezing, screen going black) once when unlocking too. Don't worry, it doesn't necessarily mean trouble, I have been able to flash the BIOS many times since without it ever freezing again. My card is the Asus 2GB reference design, so the unlocking...
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    How to enable additional shaders on Radeon HD 6950

    Is that the GPU score, or the total score? Modded and running the core at 840 my GPU score in 3Dmark 11 went to 4812 from 4576, while the total score only went to 3820 from 3726. (latter scores being with stock clocks and un-modified) So the total score doesn't actually show the increase...
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    2011 Chimp Challenge has started!!!

    Hi! Could someone send me the pass key, please? Thanks :)