Recent content by mjoeTW

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    Microsoft will stop selling Windows 10 licenses in a few days

    KMS will probably still work
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    Let me blow your minds - 3D for $0 on every display

    the nvidia anaglyph renderers worked well for me
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    Any zen 4 owners have super long boot times?

    I don't understand why people would ever turn off their PCs. I run my PC 24/7, and my total electricity costs are about $1.50 per day.
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    Has Intel Abandoned the HEDT Market?

    The obvious issue is still across all those processors, not a single one boosts higher than 5Ghz
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    RTX 4xxx / RX 7xxx speculation

    appears to be 154,999 Yen, or $1,167.47 USD
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    Best SSD currently ?

    990 pro
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    43inch TV/Monitor 4k people...what scaling do you use?

    100% at true 40" 4K i.e. 39.5"
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    Has Intel Abandoned the HEDT Market?

    The issue is that the workstation parts will most likely have relatively low default clocks, not even boosting to 5ghz, just like the low clocks you get on true Xeons. In the past HEDT used to have pretty competitve clocks compared to the desktop ones...
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    Does anyone know when PCIE 5 NVME drives are dropping?

    I'm expecting we will hear more about release dates at CES. #1 use case for me is just rar extraction and heavy parallel sustained read/writes for large files. I also work on terabyte-scale databases that could benefit.
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    Anybody plan on grabbing one of the new RX7xxx Navi cards on launch?

    probably worth waiting a month after release to hear about what kind of issues people report on forums. many things don't show up in reviews.
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    big jump in price from 4k to 5k. why?

    probably price discrimination, people that buy 5K are usually professionals as almost all consumers will prefer 4K as most content is 4K.
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    Further Big Price Cut on AM5 at Newegg, Amazon, B&H Photo, and probably others 7950x @ $550-$555 and 7900x @ $474

    hopefully this price drop will stay in place longer-term, as obviously these are having trouble selling. It seems like the pricing is set at 50 or 25 over the expected prices non-X SKUs.
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    MicroCenter confirms GeForce RTX 4080 US pricing, from $1200 to $1549

    they're going to have to overprice the 50 series to get rid of the surplus of 40 series cards
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    Nvidia "unlaunches" the 4080 12GB

    benchmarks already showed it's not meaningfully better than a 3080 with a small overclock
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    Microcenter - Free 32GB DDR5 kit with purchase of a Ryzen 4 CPU.

    It's a loss leader strategy - they will take a loss or near-zero profit on a deal on a CPU, and expect to make a profit from that person buying other parts for the rest of their build. There is no other chain of stores in the US that have a full stock of all types of computer parts - Best Buy...