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    Star Citizen - media blowout, Chris Robert's new game

    Ship rentals are in this patch as well. Looks like it will take an hour or two for most players to be able to afford renting a bigger ship.
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    Valve Index

    It looks like it uses a single lighthouse 2.0 and inside out tracking as well. This very well could be the best of both worlds as we may get the ease of use of the inside out tracking with the option to upgrade the accuracy and avoid occusion issues by adding in a lighthouse. Need more details...
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    Rift S

    Hopefully they will allow external trackers to be available as an optional upgrade for the inside out tracking. This applies to both Oculus and anyone else using inside out tracking from the headset for the controllers. As long as the inside out headset tracking requires line of sight to the...
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    Facebook Unveils the Oculus Rift S

    I like a lot about the new design, especially the improved ergonomics and faster, simpler setup. Only big disappointment for me is the lack of a wireless option, if it was an add-on option like the VIVE Pro I'd be in for sure. I'll likely keep waiting and see which hits first, new controllers...
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    AMD Gains Ground on Intel in the Server War

    I work for one of the big three cloud services providers doing hardware design. There definately IS a place for ~5GHz in enterprise IT and cloud services. One that is very relevent to me is hardware EDA tools. Depending on what you are doing, run times are measured in hours, sometimes days...
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    Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB RAM Experiences @ [H]

    I only found a couple high level descriptions of the tech used on the KingMax Nano Gaming sticks, they have their own ASIC on them and some custom heat spreaders on top of the DRAM chips. I bet if you peeled them off you'd find standard DRAM chips in fine pitch BGA packages just like what you...
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    HTC Vive Owners Thread

    Good points, and I couldn't remember if the V2 lighthouses had the sync array or not. Occulus could fix a lot of the drawbacks with their current system if they did what you suggest and put an ASIC (might be able to get away with a microcontroller or off the shelf SOC) in the cameras, and made...
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    Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB RAM Experiences @ [H]

    Power reduction is always a priority, but has tradeoffs. Going from DDR3 to DDR4 you would see lower power usage for a DDR4 DIMM vs. a DDR3 DIMM with the same bus speeds due to the signaling changes, in this case both lower voltage and different termination. In some cases this could be literally...
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    HTC Vive Owners Thread

    The boxes are not palmer scanners. They do use lasers, but not the same way LIDAR does. LIDAR sweeps the area with a laser while looking for reflections with sensor(s) on the plane. The VIVE boxes also sweep the area with a laser but don't have any input sensors in them. The sensors to detect...
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    Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB RAM Experiences @ [H]

    The answer, as usual, is "it depends" when it comes to heat spreaders and heat sinks. The process node and density of the DRAM, the generation (DDR2/3/4 etc.), bus speed, voltage and ambiant temps all combine to determine this. You might be able to run a 8GB DDR4 stick at 2666 and stock voltage...
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    Star Citizen - media blowout, Chris Robert's new game

    Frames are highly variable depending on where you are. I get anywhere from the 30's to over 110 with 21x9 1440p and a 1080Ti, usually around 60 outisde of the big landing zones. Also note vsync seems to cap you to 60 even if you have a 120Hz monitor. Had to tweak the program specific settings to...
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    Star Citizen - media blowout, Chris Robert's new game

    I did a couple mining runs in the Yela belt to try space mining in this patch. Had great frames and no lag spikes while mining, just around entering QT. Noticed a couple new ore types and there seems to be more variation between the chunks of rock after fracturing than last time I tried it out...
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    Alienware AW3418DW - any drawback to "overclocking"?

    I've been running mine at 120Hz since I got it, no issues. Seems unlikely to cause problems but would need more data on what turning on the overclock does exactly to know for sure. I really only worry about OCing 20nm or smaller chips (CPU or GPU), as they are significantly more susceptible to...
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    ASUS ROG STRIX RTX 2080 Ti Video Card Review @ [H]

    Great review! Still think it is overpriced, but it's good to be the (performance) king. Complling reasons to get one still are 4K gaming and maybe VR. Hope to see [H]ard data on VR performance here eventually, maybe with the Vive Pro wireless adaptor review? :) AMD needs to step up its game...
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    Triple screen or one large one for gaming?

    I've done triple monitor eyefinity/surround with 16:10 monitors, 16:9 single 4K and now a single 21:9 widescreen. The triple monitor setup was nice, but had to fall back to one monitor for a lot of games. Running 4K was good, but hard to maintain 60 FPS even with a 1080Ti. The 21:9 support is a...