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    Although I switched all my PCs to flash storage years ago, I still use hard drives for external backup purposes. 2.5" drives are a nice portable size for this. The 5TB drives I purchased 5 years ago are over half full though, so I thought I'd go...
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    I have the same problem. I have a footstool that generates so much static in the winter when my feet move across it that one of my monitors puts itself into standby, even if I don't touch the monitor or anything connected to it. I suppose the...
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    They lower the pressure inside to lower the boiling point; water can be made to boil at temperatures all the way down to 0°C in a total vacuum.
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    ClearType has always supported BGR as far as I know. Here's an article from 2004 mentioning it for Windows XP: https://web.archive.org/web/20061014120627/http://www.brandonfurtwangler.com/?p=54
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    How would you do that? Drilling a hole and adding water would be easy. Vacuum chambers are also readily available. I find it hard to think of a practical way to reseal it while under vacuum without a specialized machine though. I suppose you...
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    I would hope all of them do. ZodaEX already mentioned mobile devices, which come with all sorts of aspect ratios. On desktop, the browser can be any aspect ratio you want simply by resizing the window. Responsive web design has been a thing for...
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    I'm afraid you are not going to be amused. Here's my 7900 XTX running completely fine when horizontal: and here's it overheating and throttling when vertical (ports up): Since mine worked fine horizontal, this seems to be a different issue...
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    It's strange that you say that and then contradict yourself by posting a chart that shows the reference 7900 XT to be the most efficient card by quite a bit.
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    Mr Evil replied to the thread Case selection = SAD!.
    I wonder if this has changed now? The PC component market has shown a lot of price insensitivity recently, with things like monitors and GPUs selling in significant numbers for >>$1000.
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    Mr Evil replied to the thread OneDrive Nonsense.
    Use Windows 10 LTSC if you can get it. It doesn't come with OneDrive (and lots of other crap), so it can't be forced on you.
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    That still doesn't make sense to me. They apparently shipped equal numbers of XTs and XTXs (to the UK at least), so they should have priced them to sell in equal numbers, and yet the actual prices will obviously sell more XTXs than XTs.
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    I managed to place an order, but I'm not sure if it was quick enough for me to get one from stock, or if I'll have to wait a couple more weeks for it to be delivered. I was surprised that it only took 20mins for them to sell out over here in the...
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    It will be used more and more, until the point where games are all RT, and don't even offer rasterization as a fallback. I think you'd have to call it "essential" at that point, as you won't even be able to play such a game without it. I don't...
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    Maybe I'm unusual, but I can afford to spend >$800 on something, and yet I don't have infinite disposable income.
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    It might be now, but in a few years it will be standard, and eventually it will be considered essential.
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    I've always favoured cards with more VRAM because higher texture resolution gives significantly improved visual quality with virtually no performance impact... as long as you don't run out of VRAM. I've also always been frustrated that I couldn't...
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    You can just diff the two screenshots. If you think the difference might be due to colour settings in the driver that aren't applied to screenshots, then it's not a real rendering difference, as it can be removed by simply setting the driver to...
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    I can make two photos look different by taking them from slightly different angles without even having to change the GPU inbetween. Seriously, do people really reach for a camera before the Print Screen key?
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    Mr Evil replied to the thread Solid State Fans.
    In one of the videos they say 0.21CFM and 1W. A conventional 140mm fan might be something like 50CFM and 1W. I don't think they could compete with that even if scaled up.
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    Mr Evil replied to the thread RTX 4xxx / RX 7xxx speculation.
    Very amusing, but I don't see the problem with $1000 GPUs, or even $10000 GPUs - we don't have to buy them after all. The problem is that they have convinced us that we need to buy cards according to their level rather than whether they are good...
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