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    Anyone looking forward to the new Mac Pro?

    This clearly is a niche product. One niche I can see it for are DIT (digital imaging techs) on film sets. They are needed for mobile data transfer, encoding, and color correction for digital camera workflow. Compared to a standard tower case this is smaller and fits into much smaller road...
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    Anyone looking forward to the new Mac Pro?

    Why should people wait for actual results when they can speculate as to why its a bad idea? :rolleyes:
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    Thinking about buying myself a Mac with retina...

    False, the Macbook Pros have user upgradable hard drives and RAM. The Macbook Air and Macbook Pro with retina display have the RAM as part of the PCB because they are so thin. They also have SSDs that can be replaced: http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/SSD/OWC/Aura_Pro_Retina_2012
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    New Toy :)

    Weird coincidence, today there were two threads on the Apple subreddit talking about owners coming into used G4 laptops. A common piece of advice in those threads is to install an SSD, performance and usability jumps exponentially.
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    Thoughts on 7xx series becoming outdated...

    The rate of improvements have significantly slowed in the last few years. Things like DX versions are spaced out more, hardware is viable for much longer (a gaming rig from late 2009 is perfectly fine these days), and so on. I wouldn't worry. Consoles have put a hard limit on graphics in AAA...
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    PSU for 2 x eVGA GTX Titan superclock signature

    Fantastic, thanks very much. According the review I just read the fan doesn't even kick on until it hits 70%, and its still under 20db at 90%: http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/corsair_ax760_psu_review,7.html On top of that it is efficient even at low levels...
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    PSU for 2 x eVGA GTX Titan superclock signature

    I don't want to make what is certainly the 1000th post asking something similar so I might as well ask it here. :) I'm possibly getting a second GTX 680 when I do my Haswell upgrade next month. Does a Corsair AX760 sound good for a SLI GTX 680 setup? It seems like it should be but I figured I...
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    The SGS2, SGS3 and SGS4. Which one was the biggest upgrade?

    Funny thing is that quad cores won't really help with that, it'll be thanks to 4.2.2 and faster single thread performance. Even most desktop PC applications don't use quad cores, and mobile doesn't really benefit from things like multitasking given how it usually works (one full screen app...
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    IPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S III?

    Practically speaking you're still looking at smoother performance on the iOS side, things like scrolling webpages, UI, etc. Benchmarks on page loads and FPS kind of solidify that. On the one hand people are defending synthetic benchmarks that have little relfection on practical performance...
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    IPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S III?

    He linked GPU benchmarks comparing the GS3 to a much older iPhone (the iPhone 5 that came out only a few months later benches nearly twice as fast as the GS3) and synthetic benchmarks that don't line up with practical browser or UI performance. How is that useful?
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    IPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S III?

    I look at an iPhone and a GS3 side by side and the differences are night and day. Color, rendering of fine detail, contrast, the GS3 just doesn't do very well in comparison. Then again, I'm a display freak and I work in the film industry. All of my monitors including my Elite Kuro are...
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    IPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S III?

    Synthetic benchmarks like Geekbench don't take things into account like efficiency, optimization of the OS, GPU, etc etc. I didn't use Geekbench because it isn't a practical benchmark, not because it showed the GS3 as faster. It is like picking expensive RAM based on SiSoftSandra scores when...
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    New to Mac: Mini? Pro? Macbook?

    Consider an iMac. The Mac Mini plus a comparable IPS screen, mouse, and keyboard will cost you more than an iMac but it will have worse specs to boot. The Mac Pro was always overkill for almost anyone since it uses Xeon, ECC RAM, server grade mobo, etc, but it makes even less sense now given how...
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    IPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S III?

    Paper specs mean little. I thought we were almost a decade past the point when it was assumed that clock speed was the only factor in performance. The iPad 4 gives a preview of GPU performance in the next iPhone. As for resolution, the Pentile screen in the GS3 is a...
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    IPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S III?

    The iPhone 5 has a higher quality screen, faster performance, and better applications. The GS3 has a larger screen, SDCard expansion, and swappable batteries. Get your hands on one and see which one you prefer.
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