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    Deus Ex : Mankind Divided

    In the original Deus EX non-fatal weapons were way OP compared to fatal ones. Tranq guns and tasers were all one hit disable weapons where bullets took multiple hits to kill unless you got a head shot, and depending on the enemy sometimes even those took a few.Getting the no fatalities...
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    New Zen information, AM3+ info, APU presentation, and video card information

    AES will be of limited use on consumer devices or workstations, but of great use on servers doing lots and lots of encrypted communications.
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    AMD Further Unveils Zen Processor Details

    This just seems like a complete and utter bullshit benchmark, here's a listing of results: CPU benchmarks | BlenchMark According to this particular benchmark the 6 core 3.47GHz Intel X5690 from five and a half years ago is 20% faster than a 10 core 3GHz Haswell-E, and the fastest AMD is a 6 core...
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    Hackers Trick Facial-Recognition Logins With Facebook Photos

    Has anyone successfully tricked it that way though? No makeup job is going to look as convincing as identical twins do and it can tell them apart. Prosthetic and the like aren't going to give precise enough facial reference points to fool something that can tell apart twins I wouldn't think. I...
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    Hackers Trick Facial-Recognition Logins With Facebook Photos

    Windows Hello seems to be doing a good job with this so far, haven't heard of any tricks that work with it. Requires color camera, IR camera, and a 3D camera to work, can't be fooled by pictures or videos, and apparently is sensitive enough to tell apart identical twins reliably, so if it can...
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    AMD Further Unveils Zen Processor Details

    This is the correct attitude. So like the Phantom. You'd think that team would have been retired a few years back.
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    AMD confirms Power Issue for RX 480, blames memory bus, will patch

    They can't just offload the power to the 6pin connector and get recertified. The 480 is a >150W card with only 150W provided. Sure the 6pin can pretty easily do more than 75W but it's only rated for 75W and no certification group will certify something that performs out of spec. They need to...
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    Cooler Master Announces The MasterLiquid Maker 92

    It's 6 in one hand half dozen in another. If you snake around the radiator the liquid is moving quickly through the pipe and shedding heat along it's long but fast path, if you have multiple tubes in parallel then the liquid moves slower through each tube spending more time in the radiator...
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    Leaked AMD Zen Engineering Sample Benchmarks?

    You can say that if you want but most of us compare the two in games we play and not some arbitrary compute benchmarks that show AMD in a favorable light but isn't really any fun (AotS). So when and where it matters nvidia pascal takes a messy dump all over polaris. Shit the 480's power usage...
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    Leaked AMD Zen Engineering Sample Benchmarks?

    It's anything but, they seem to be claiming that Zen is so amazing it will compete with 8 core 140W broadwell chips at 95W, which from everything we know is patently ridiculous.
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    Leaked AMD Zen Engineering Sample Benchmarks?

    Like 90% of the mobile devices out there are 2C/4T parts, whether they have i3, i5, or i7 in front of them. The low power mobile market is the biggest market AMD needs to penetrate and one that is currently dominated by intel's 2C/4T parts because they're just fine for media consumption, web...
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    Leaked AMD Zen Engineering Sample Benchmarks?

    It's a good policy to keep your expectations low with AMD. Their hype machine, whether fans overblowing things they say or their execs making outright lies about things (JF-AMD, every single exec at the fury launch), combined with AMDs history of grossly overstating strengths while completely...
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    New Zen information, AM3+ info, APU presentation, and video card information

    AMD marketing exec specifically on the business side that went around to lots of enthusiast forums prior to BD launch and shilled for AMD, swearing all the leaks and ES benchmarks and all that weren't accurate and to wait for release, release came, all leaks and ES benchmarks were accurate, BD...
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    AMD confirms Power Issue for RX 480, blames memory bus, will patch

    These kinds of certifications probably matter more to system integrators than the general public, and I imagine AMD makes more $ per card selling their reference boards directly than they do AIBs taking the chips and selling cards. System integrators won't want to use non-compliant parts in...
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    New Zen information, AM3+ info, APU presentation, and video card information

    SMT and BD modules have nothing in common and is not the reason BD was a failure. BD was a failure because the design sucked ass and copied all of the failings of the Pentium 4 and Netburst architecture. Deeply pipelined which takes severe prediction hits, lowering efficiency, and designed to...
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