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    Tesla Summon+ Feature Is Clearing Regulatory Hurdles and More Tesla News

    Oh I have no doubt that self driving cars will be far superior to humans at some point in the near to mid future. My concern is that the safety of self driving as it stands is being oversold due to comparisons with human drivers on non-equivalent terms. To be only 2x safer when autopilot is...
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    Tesla Summon+ Feature Is Clearing Regulatory Hurdles and More Tesla News

    The crash rate for autopilot actually sounds pretty bad to me compared to non-autopilot. Autopilot: 1 crash per 3M miles. Driving conditions: freeways, divided roads, possibly disabled in extreme weather conditions. Note that miles accumulate much faster on freeways. No autopilot: 1 crash every...
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    HTC Vive Pro Eye and HTC Vive Cosmos HMDs Announced at CES 2019

    Agreed. Specifically eye-tracked foveated rendering is for me one of the pillars of true next gen high end VR. Per my calculations when I was researching foveated rendering tech, with accurate and low latency eye tracking you can actually reduce rendered pixels by a factor of 8 (~12% of full...
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    HP and Razer Tease Laptops with OLED Displays

    You can’t extrapolate existing LCD LED characteristics to MicroLED. It’s different tech. You can say that the black levels should match OLED as the individual “pixels” are self-emissive and can therefore turn off. I’m looking forward to seeing how MicroLED progresses - and hopeful it can be...
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    NVIDIA's First 65-Inch 4K HDR Gaming Display Arrives in February for $4,999

    And the cracks are opening already... Nvidia are now starting to support VRR (automatically for certified displays but can be manually enabled for other VRR screens). https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/01/nvidia-certifies-select-freesync-monitors-as-g-sync-compatible/
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    NVIDIA's First 65-Inch 4K HDR Gaming Display Arrives in February for $4,999

    The 2019 LG OLED TV’s will have native 120Hz (like previous years models) but with HDMI 2.1 now to support 120Hz input without motion interpolation. They will also support VRR. There are issues with using OLED for gaming/PC use but the image quality and response times are second to none, and...
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    Email Remains the Dominant Form of Work Communication

    Breaking news: Survey conducted in medium claims that medium is most used. STOP.
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    MSI VR ONE - Wireless VR Backpack Review @ [H]

    Not just that but Oculus support flat out says they don't support the MSI VR One. A headset I attached refused to display video and their response was that it's not on the certified mobile PC list so it's not supported.
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    NVIDIA White Paper Details Multi-Chip Module GPU Design

    Navi scalable architecture was what I first thought of too when reading this. They already have Infinity Fabric, designed for CPU's and GPU's, working in production silicon (for Ryzen) so will be interesting to see the Navi implementation.
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    Sony: It Will “Probably Be Some Time” before We See PS5

    OP was correct it's HDMI 2.1 (spec here) that includes VRR, which is a variable refresh rate technology based in part on Freesync if I recall correctly. At least it shouldn't require the display side hardware that G-Sync needs so should be a lot more likely for TV manufacturers to support it...
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    PlayStation 4 “Is like a Five-Year-Old PC”

    Screen door effect isn't caused by resolution but space between pixels & subpixel pattern. Low res with large square pixels will look blocky like a chessboard but without any screendoor. Two points: I think he is referring to the type of games experiences that can be created, which aren't...
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    MSI VR ONE - Wireless VR Backpack Review @ [H]

    They are indeed used by some VR arcades. Once configured and managed correctly it is liberating to roam untethered. For myself it wasn't worth the overhead of the initial setup needed to launch each time, but then again I do mostly shorter sessions when I'm not doing dev.
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    MSI VR ONE - Wireless VR Backpack Review @ [H]

    My plan with this was to set SteamVR to start up automatically on boot so I could run everything from VR. Unfortunately that never worked - I could get SteamVR up but without a non-VR target display I could never get a VR game/app to render properly on the HMD (would launch but display all...
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    Most Powerful iMac Pro Evar - $5000

    They pretty much prove the point. Their system is $313 cheaper but without assembly, different form factor, and some strange component decisions like single channel (!) 32GB EEC RAM. The savings can be made when you don't try to pick the same components as Apple but the ones more suited to your...
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    Most Powerful iMac Pro Evar - $5000

    Next year when third party Thunderbolt 3 controllers are available we could see AMD CPU's in Macs. A high end APU with 16 Zen cores, Vega graphics, and 32GB of HBM2 would be quite astounding. And if you thought Threadripper was bulging... just imagine the size of that package.
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    Most Powerful iMac Pro Evar - $5000

    The dev kit with RX 580 costs $599, and eGPU's do have a performance hit - presumably due to lower bandwidth and higher latency of Thunderbolt 3 vs 16 lane PCIE 3.0 (5GB/s vs 15.75GB/s). So while a nice option I wouldn't say it's necessarily the smart choice.
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    Most Powerful iMac Pro Evar - $5000

    I'm actually curious how the latency compares and what impact that has on performance. I've always thought that must be a big advantage for HBM but I've never seen any hard data.
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    Most Powerful iMac Pro Evar - $5000

    My perspective on the whole value of Apple computers discussion: For what they are - including hardware components, industrial design, reliability - they are good to decent value. Like all system manufacturers the base models are typically best value but most neutered. You couldn't actually...
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    Most Powerful iMac Pro Evar - $5000

    Yes underclocked is the wrong term as they are surely using 1.6Ghz chips at rated spec, with 2Ghz chips (and possibly the 1.8Ghz chips) not available in volume yet. It is lower than VEGA Frontier Edition with 480GBs of bandwidth, and of course even Fury X with 512GBs albeit with HBM1 and 4 chips...
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    AMD Press Conference at Computex

    That's consumer Vega. As I said the consumer products do have a couple months wait before release but the pro & server products start within the month -> "Vega Frontier Edition - pro GPU, release date June 27".
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    Most Powerful iMac Pro Evar - $5000

    Interesting thing, for me at least, is the two Vega models listed. I guess one with 56 CU's (3584 "stream processors") and one fully enabled 64 CU's (4096 "stream processors"). Also looks like the HBM2 might be a little underclocked. Vega GPU Radeon Pro Vega 56 graphics processor with 8GB of...
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    AMD Press Conference at Computex

    Not true unless you only count the consumer tier products: EPYC - server chip, release date June 20 Vega Frontier Edition - pro GPU, release date June 27 Both less than a month away. The consumer products that might conceivably be part of a gaming rig (I'm counting Threadripper for high end...
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    AMD Ryzen 5 Reviewer's Kit Giveaway

    To infinite cores and beyond.
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    HTC Vive Owners Thread

    As much as I would like to pick up it up I will likely hold out for gen2. I mostly do dev anyway and I'm already mildly frustrated with the controllers running out of juice by the end of the day. Not enthused about having another thing to charge, especially one that will likely stay on longer...
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    AMD Ryzen Oxide Game Engine Optimized Code Tested @ [H]

    Much more important than individual developers is optimization at the game engine level. You can cover the majority of the market with Unity and Unreal plus the major publisher engines like Frostbite. If it was every developer to themselves I'd say wide scale optimization is laughably unlikely...
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    HP Omen 32" QHD Monitor - 2560x1440, 5ms, 75Hz freesync, VA panel

    The HP monitor utility software also crashes for me on Win10. I installed the monitor driver as well... still skips frames at 75Hz. I'm getting closer to deciding to return the screen. For my use I might as well get 4k 28" TN or a good 27" 1440p VA or IPS screen for around the same money. 32"...
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    HP Omen 32" QHD Monitor - 2560x1440, 5ms, 75Hz freesync, VA panel

    It's not specific characters, just more noticeable for some. I did get a little better text sharpness at higher brightness levels. I'll play around with settings some more before deciding whether I can live with it. A scan of the monitor market shows 4K options are only reasonable in ~$400 price...
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    HP Omen 32" QHD Monitor - 2560x1440, 5ms, 75Hz freesync, VA panel

    Except it's advertised as a 75Hz monitor and even bundled in HP systems with Nvidia GPU's. The product page doesn't say 75Hz is for AMD Freesync only. It's still a good deal for ~$300 and a nice 60Hz monitor but the fact is it can't meet it's stated specs for the majority of GPU's in the wild.
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    HP Omen 32" QHD Monitor - 2560x1440, 5ms, 75Hz freesync, VA panel

    Just received my monitor. It's replacing a Samsung KU6300 40" 4K TV that I found to be a nice PC display but too large for my viewing distance. Settings: Basic software calibration via Windows yields 15 brightness, 95 contrast. Blurbusters UFO test suggests Faster is the optimal response time...
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    Samsung UN40KU6300 40-Inch 4K

    50" KU6300 is $399 on eBay right now for anyone interested. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Samsung-UN50KU6300-50-Inch-4K-UHD-HDR-Smart-LED-TV-/311613669990?_trkparms=5373%3A0%7C5374%3AFeatured
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    New HP Omen 32" QHD Monitor - 2560x1440, 5ms, 75Hz freesync, LFC, VA panel = $343 shipped

    I cancelled my original Costco order as they were taxing on pre discount price so was $340+ for me. There's a support form online that has cancel or change order option. Then I ordered from Amazon. Then noticed Costco uses UPS ground (rather than random or a mix of carriers) which means I can...
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    New HP Omen 32" QHD Monitor - 2560x1440, 5ms, 75Hz freesync, LFC, VA panel = $343 shipped

    5ms is pixel response time - how long it takes to change from one colour to another (usually quoted times are grey to grey which is best case scenario). The Omen also requires overdrive setting to hit 5ms. Input lag is basically processing time for a frame. Perceived input lag is a combination...
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    HP Omen 32" QHD Monitor - 2560x1440, 5ms, 75Hz freesync, VA panel

    Inverse ghosting tends to occur at high overdrive settings due to overshoot of the desired pixel value. From memory the options on this screen are Off, Fast (default), Faster, Fastest. If you had it on a higher setting turning it down a notch or two should resolve the inverse ghosting, likely at...
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    Samsung UN40KU6300 40-Inch 4K

    The rtings review I linked above has all this info. Looks like there is some judder on 24p content.
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    Samsung UN40KU6300 40-Inch 4K

    I found the source for the PWM info on this screen. It uses PWM, a pulsing of backlight level that can cause eye strain in some, when backlight level is below 10 out of 20. http://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/samsung/ku6300#comparison_199
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    Samsung UN40KU6300 40-Inch 4K

    Yes backlight setting is out of 20. I'm not sure where I got the PWM at < 12 info but it seemed right at the time. You can adjust brightness separately so setting backlight to say 13 then lowering brightness to desired level might be best approach. I don't have my screen anymore so can't verify.
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    Samsung UN40KU6300 40-Inch 4K

    Yep it's a great screen. Apparently it uses PWM dimming for backlight level below 12 so be aware of that if you are sensitive to the subtle flicker that will induce. I had to return mine because I was just sitting too damn close to that enormous screen (at 1m). Good for gaming, not so much for...
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    WD Red's changing over the years bait and switch?

    Not directly related but for drive reliability NAS specific drives aren't necessary. Some good info on reliability stats in this Are article (with data from Backblaze): http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/11/8tb-disks-still-looking-solid-seem-to-be-some-of-seagates-best/ There's...
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    New HP Omen 32" QHD Monitor - 2560x1440, 5ms, 75Hz freesync, LFC, VA panel = $343 shipped

    G-Sync requires hardware built into the monitor and licensing fees. I believe one of the purposes of the hardware is to store the most recent frame buffer. Freesync can be implemented in monitor firmware and is an open and free standard. Apparently g-sync can be mariginally better in some...
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    HTC Vive Owners Thread

    Is that only for cards with the problematic Micron memory? Might be a crude workaround for those cards without a BIOS update to address.
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