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    be quiet! Dark Rock TF

    Because the thermal transfer between the Heat Spreader and the Die limits the performance of the cooler. Have you seen how damn close those things are?! And that a Dark Rock TF shall be as good as a Noctua D15?! Just 1K difference between those two?! No, the heatcompound between DIE and...
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    be quiet! Dark Rock TF

    nice review, but quite useless because of the bad heat transfer from the CPU die to the Heatspreader... An LGA2011 rig or an AMD AM3+ rig would be better for Cooler testing due to soldered heatspreader...
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    Cougar LX Series 600 W

    Because the cheap XFX TS 430W saves on protection! That's what I said in my earlier post! And does the XFX TS430 have independent voltage regulation on all rails? Does the XFX TS 430W have an FDB fan? Is the XFX TS430W fully modular? You always have to take a look at the whole picture and rate...
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    Cougar LX Series 600 W

    That's not how you'd do it! The five years warranty for the EU would be something that should have been right next to the 3 Years Warranty. And what's with that unnecessary bitching about Teapo SC series?! It's not like any other PSU with similar data (DC-DC, similar price) has anything better...
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    Cougar LX Series 600 W

    Why? Sorry, but we're talking about a rather cheapish Bronze unit that is very competively priced, fully modular and an HDB fan, you really think that those japanese marketing caps would matter?! Especially since Teapo SC in PSU can last a pretty long time, if treated correctly... If you want...
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    EVGA SuperNOVA GS 650 W

    Seasonic isn't always that good. Only their top of the line things are good, the lower end can be pretty bad, especially protection whise... I have a 550W EVGA GS here with a burned 5V VRM... And Aris: You missed the big ass 3900µF/16V Nippon Chemicon KZH, this unit has... I had to salvage that...
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    ASUS RX 480 STRIX 8 GB

    Hey, could you please test the temperature of the card again with a little copper plate between the DIE and the Heatsink?? With the old ASUS R9-290X it made a difference of about 7-10K...
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    Sama Forza Titanium 800 W

    No, they are cheaperish ones of decent manufacturers. That a 5k hours capacitor should last longer than a 2000h one should be obvious... There are other non japanese companys that make quality capacitors. But I haven't seen those series yet... The Teapo SY and SJ series (=better than the SC...
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    Sama Forza Titanium 800 W

    @Aris The manufacturers call them "Low Power Low Offset Voltage Dual Comparators", so it's apropriate to at least use some of that and also call them dual voltage comperators and not opamps... It's what they are there for and used for... About semi fanless: Why is it so important for that?! If...
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    AMD Preparing to Drop 32-bit Support for Radeon Drivers?

    And, is it a DEKSTOP processor or is it some shitty low voltage one?? Like the ones I mentioned in my Posting for example... I mentioned those in my posting. You should have read the entire thing... Yeah, that's what I said... Because the NX bit was introduced by AMD with the K8 architecture...
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    Sama Forza Titanium 800 W

    Oh and as a negative point: 'no Semi Fanless mode'??! You're kidding, right?! Because the semi fanless thingy is just Marketing with no real value, if the PSU and fan and the curve are done right... What more is there but a quiet PSU? Does it matter how they've done it?! Especially if they did...
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    Sama Forza Titanium 800 W

    AHm, Aris... The LM393 are NOT Opamps, they are dual voltage comperators... You can use them for OCP and OVP/UVP for +12V on those shitty 8pin ICs...
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    NVIDIA "GP104" Silicon to Feature GDDR5X Memory Interface

    The Problem with the GTX 970 Memory is: a) there are special profiles needed for some games b) nVidia has the power to make this GPU useless if they want to. WIth a normal memory architecture, that's not that easy and you can still use your graphics card. But with the Memory Architecture of...
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    AMD Preparing to Drop 32-bit Support for Radeon Drivers?

    True, especially since Windows 8 and especially 10 does not work on 32bit only CPUs. You need a 64bit CPU to run this systems anyway (well Windows 8 and later), at least on a Desktop sockets because they require the NX bit to be present. Thus you need a Pentium 4 with an E-Stepping Prescott...
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    AMD Unveils GPU Architecture Roadmap, "Polaris" to Skip HBM2 Memory?

    Nothing to it. All you need is a decent hot air station and off you go...
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    NVIDIA "GP104" Silicon to Feature GDDR5X Memory Interface

    nVidia can do what they want. The nVidia fans will buy the shit and say it's good, even if it is utter garbage like the memory of the GTX 970? Why would you do that? There is just one reason for that... And that's to make it unusable when the pascal successor is around. You tweak the memory a...
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    AMD Unveils GPU Architecture Roadmap, "Polaris" to Skip HBM2 Memory?

    The thing is completely different with HBM this time. You can handsolder GDDR4 and 4 onto a PCB. Good luck with HBM... The specs mean shit if you are unable to use it. And why the hell would you let nVidia just have HBM?! Well, they can have it, but it does mean shit because they just can't...
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    AMD Unveils GPU Architecture Roadmap, "Polaris" to Skip HBM2 Memory?

    Because you've seen the working nVidia HBM chip?? And you heard about the problems AMD had with Fiji?? And because you know you need some specialized test equipment for HBM?? Oh and if you just make one tiny mistake, you can flush a whole buch of working dice down the toilet...
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    NVIDIA "GP104" Silicon to Feature GDDR5X Memory Interface

    I woudn't expect to see any nVidia HBM chip anytime soon. They don't know shit about that, they have absolutely NO know how about HBM at all! They did do shit in this regards, just the big moth jensen has, besides that, they have don nothing at all for HBM! NOTHING! And to expect that nVidia...
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    AMD Unveils GPU Architecture Roadmap, "Polaris" to Skip HBM2 Memory?

    1. There is only one Polaris chip on the roadmap. AMD statet that there will be two chips. So nothing changed, just some inaccuracy of the roadmap... So nothing new here... 2. nVidia can NOT just go for HBM, because HBM is a completely different beast than every other memory technology so far...
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    EVGA SuperNOVA 1600 T2

    Yeah, that's not really the problem. But have you checked the rest of the specs? 175mA ripple current and 1.4 Ohms ESR. Sorry, but that's just bullshit... I don't understand why they need those caps... Decoupling drive connectors or something like that? Besides: Wanna bet that there are some...
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    SilverStone Unveils the Strider Titanium Line of Power Supplies

    Well, the Performance isn't an issue with CWT... Build Quality is... That is pretty bad, especially for High End Units... You don't want any big solderblobs on those Units. You don't want burned Silicone tubes on those... You want secured nuts and screws...
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    SilverStone Unveils the Strider Titanium Line of Power Supplies

    In what areas?? Doing PSUs for the reviewers? That may be right... But the build quality is just not acceptable for that price. We are talking about a higher end PSU! And then take a look at the pics and the link I posted... That's just bad in some cases... The silicone tube is burned, those...
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    SilverStone Unveils the Strider Titanium Line of Power Supplies

    "only" 850W and up seems to be from Enhance... 550W-750W seems to be from Sirfa/High Power...
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    SilverStone Unveils the Strider Titanium Line of Power Supplies

    Yeah, because their scoring is inconsistent... No, both were done by Oklahomawolf. Look at the pics, man... I can see just ONE minor glitch with the Silverstone unit... And that's the ground soldering Joint for the filtering PCB... And now take a look at this...