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    I ran Cinebench on all CPUs I could

    I ran the test on an Intel Skylake i3-6100. This and the Haswell are my two only "modern" CPUs. 954 points is pretty good I find compared to an older i5-4570 with 4 cores (6100 has 2 cores).
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    Intel: low prices and sold out CPUs

    Is this an early indication they want to come out with Comet Lake? Because I read there's some kind of delay because they're not satisfied with the power consumption of higher-end Comet Lake CPUs. Their i3-9100F and Pentium G5400 which I find would be very acceptable for Internet...
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    I ran Cinebench on all CPUs I could

    Well, 1221 points for an Intel i5-4570 which I find pretty good for a CPU I bought in December 2014 (5 years old).
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    If you buy a cheap CD Key...

    Well, for what it's worth, I read the reason some are sold cheap is because they're surplus keys from businesses who sell them to resellers.
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    Video acceleration in browsers

    I read they just recently started to experiment on Chromium to allow hardware acceleration in browsers. Do you find this takes away from the appeal of Linux (free, open source)?
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    If you buy a cheap CD Key...

    No I might in a few days because I know I'll tell myself later why didn't I use Win7 until the last day. lol
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    If you buy a cheap CD Key...

    Since I read some textbooks on the social sciences, I prefer to try to stay objective. That being said, this user had lots of positive feedback on eBay, even for the CD keys. In reality, I had a somewhat peculiar reason for this key. I wanted one to use in a 5 year old machine and install it...
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    If you buy a cheap CD Key...

    Oh, I didn't even think of checking here. I hope some sold here are unused or at least retail. My understanding is OEM is tied to the hardware. The thing is, I didn't even try activating it yet. Then I noticed the person is no longer a registered user. At least I know I can try several...
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    If you buy a cheap CD Key...

    I mean the seller was just deleted on eBay and the item removed. I find this a bit alarming. Anyway, if my copy of Windows won't work, what's my first step? (I know about asking for a refund but... this is weird as it's an OS.)
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    Intel Comet Lake build lol (planning ahead)

    Even though the Comet Lake CPUs have not come out yet (nor the Ryzen 4000), I'd like to add this. There's a post here about interpreting benchmarks: https://hardforum.com/threads/am-i-looking-at-benchmarks-the-wrong-way.1991294/#post-1044449841 and one about desktop snappiness (even though...
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    Intel Comet Lake build lol (planning ahead)

    I play the regular deathmatch, my favorite maps are Outpost23 and Decktest.
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    Intel Comet Lake build lol (planning ahead)

    I might wait for Rocket Lake to come out to get the next generation 12 iGPU. Looking at the Comet Lake i3-10300, I find it pretty interesting: 3.7GHz instead of 3.2GHz for my i5-4570, 2667MHz RAM instead of 1600MHz, 8MB L3 cache instead of 6MB. But it still has UHD 630 compared to HD4600...
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    Am I looking at benchmarks the wrong way?

    Why are people saying AMD is largely superior across the board when the i3-9100F is superior to the Ryzen 5 2600 and Ryzen 5 3400G? https://www.techpowerup.com/review/intel-core-i9-9900ks/14.html
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    Can you benchmark desktop "snappyness"?

    Does Linux Mint slow down a bit as well?
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    Can you benchmark desktop "snappyness"?

    I read someone insisting Intel CPUs are snappier on the desktop. How would you even test this?
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