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    I don't disagree, I don't remember the last time I said to myself, "I am building a new multi-thousand dollar PC, thank god I can save myself from buying a new cooler while simultaneously making my current machine nonfunctional and harder to resell!"
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    1_rick reacted to Zarathustra[H]'s post in the thread 4090 ti specs with Like Like.
    It's because they can't. It's all DLSS smoke and mirrors. If you look at the process size as a predictor of perf/watt and the watt specs of the GPU, the theoretical max increase in going from Samsungs 8N to TSMC's 4N process, while moving...
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    1_rick reacted to Ikasu's post in the thread AMD Ryzen 7000 Series Reviews with Like Like.
    I don't see a hype train anywhere either. Heck, the majority of the posts in this thread have all shared your sentiment. Stating it runs hot, takes more power, and doesn't offer much in a bump in performance... Which is true, on the gaming side...
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    1_rick reacted to kac77's post in the thread AMD Ryzen 7000 Series Reviews with Like Like.
    You know why we use 1080P for benchmarking CPUs. Let's not rehash that testing methodology here. As for the total platform cost, yes it's cheaper using older platforms. That's not new. However, the reason why you upgrade is performance uplift...
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    1_rick replied to the thread AMD Ryzen 7000 Series Reviews.
    "Nowhere near" is a heck of a claim (1.5% (206 vs 203 fps) against the i7).
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    You are unimpressed that these CPUs can't somehow magically remove 4k gpu bottlenecks or lower res game bottlenecks?! YAWN!
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