Recent content by mdswish

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    Hunt: Showdown - Free Weekend - 20% Off - Game Key Raffle

    Is this the entry thread for the giveaway? I'd love to try this game out. Pick me! :p
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    How Intel Feels about PC Users

    And this is the crux of the problem. Intel has such market saturation with powerful CPUs that run 90% of people's applications at enjoyable levels that there's no need for them to push the envelope much further on CPU speed, or even core count. Most desktop PCs for home users only get replaced...
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    SemiAccurate Teases 10nm Failure Fallout

    I should have been more specific. I was meaning Intel "mobile" chipsets. ASUS, for example, uses Intel mobile chips in their ZenFone line.
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    SemiAccurate Teases 10nm Failure Fallout

    Well who in the smartphone manufacturing sector uses Intel chipsets exclusively? That should narrow the field considerably.
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    NVIDIA Looks to Gag Journalists with Multi-Year Blanket NDAs

    Well it looks like my current 1070Ti will be my last NVidia purchase
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    Epic Games Demonstrates Real-Time Ray Tracing

    Man....if I hadn't been told that was a rendered scene I would have swore it was from the movie. :wideyed: Exciting times ahead in GPU rendering! :D
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    Coffee Lake Builders Thread - Embracing 8th Gen Core

    I'm in a holding pattern at the moment. I haven't ran an AMD chip since around 2001. Had a 900MHz (Thunderbird?) CPU and I could NOT keep that thing cool at all. Tried 3 different CPU coolers, 2 different motherboards and removed and re-seated the cooler countless times to make sure I was...
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    Nvidia announcement livestream 5/6/2016 @6PM PST

    According to the specs on the NVidia site, the stock GPU clock is 1.7 GHz. They had it OC'd to 2.1GHz for the demo. Might also have been the boost clock too though. With the temps being what they were at around 65C there's probably some more headroom there. Also, the website shows that the...
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    6700K in stock (US)

    I tried to order one from Newegg yesterday. I was F5'ing the page and they came in stock but it wouldn't let me order one without a combo, which is total BS because just two weeks ago I bought a motherboard and memory in preparation to redo my rig. So I got on live chat with their sales team...
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    6700K in stock (US)

    If you live in the Minneapolis St. Paul area get to the local Micro Center NOW. They got 5 in today and I just got one.
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    Intel SSDs Based On 3D XPoint Technology Next Year

    I see what you did there! :rolleyes:
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    Skylake/Z170 finally available

    I've had a Auto Notify set up at Newegg since they were listed on the site and haven't gotten any notifications yet. Also, my local MC is getting sick of me calling and asking them about the 6700Ks every day to check local stock. No joy yet. I've seen some estimates of stock coming in around...
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    DX12 GPU and CPU Performance Tested: Ashes of the Singularity Benchmark

    Me too. But unfortunately they aren't giving it out to the public. Have to purchase the game first.
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    Intel & Micron 3D XPoint Memory

    So from the sounds of things this will eliminate the need for memory as we know it in a PC. Sounds like all you need is a decent HD with this stuff in it and it will be fast enough to use in place of RAM and also offer permanent storage. Sounds like a win-win to me. Looks like DDR4 may be the...
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    No Fee For 'Windows As A Service'

    Personally, I don't see what the problem is. If they charged ~$30 per year I would gladly pay it. If you think about it, you pay around $120 every 3 years or so for a new Windows version anyways (assuming you get an OEM copy like most PC enthusiasts). So 30-40 bucks per year is quite reasonable...