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    AMD RDNA™ 2 "Hangar 21" Technology Demo [UPDATED]

    AMD can't even upload this in 4K? Jesus
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    [ROUND THREE BATCH] Playstation 5 $499.99 available online only on 11/25 9PM EST | Xbox Series X/S at 9PM EST only on 11/25

    I liked Target's in-store-pickup only approach. It spread the distribution of consoles around geographically and made it harder for scalpers to hoard them. I snagged my Series X that way. Target really has the drive-up pickup figured out for non-grocery orders. I wish Walmart would follow suit.
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    Radeon 6000 series speculation

    You and me both, dude. I tried my best but couldn't get one ordered this morning. Hopefully I'll be able to nab one by the end of January. I need a new space heater.
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    AMD's EPYC 7713 64-Core 128-Thread Zen 3 Server CPU Makes Monster Benchmark Debut

    me too. But they'll fuck me on Windows Server and SQL licensing though. That stuff is per core these days.
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    So who else ordered a Ryzen 5000 series CPU?

    I bought a 5600X from Amazon this morning. All higher SKUs on NewEgg and Amazon sold out instantly. Nothing has gone live on Best Buy yet.
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    Warm? MSI Radeon 5600XT = $229.99 after Discount + MIR @ Newegg

    MSI and ASRock both "seed" reviews after a product launch by offering an additional rebate if you provide a screenshot of your review.
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    Radeon 6000 series: Disappointing Pricing??

    The RX 6800 has double the VRAM of the RTX 3070 for $79 more. Sign me up. EDIT: I also feel like this is Kepler vs GCN all over again. Team Green is being stingy with VRAM... AGAIN. :(
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    5700XT -Either amazing deal or a scam

    What I do in the privacy of my own home is my business. ;)
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    Amazon Echo Flex Smart Speaker with free Sengled Wi-Fi LED Bulb - $9.99 @ BestBuy

    Have you ever wanted to put an Amazon Echo in your bathroom and torment your NSA handler? Perhaps you would like to "drop in" on the kitchen to give your loving spouse a play-by-play of how undercooked that chicken was? Well I have a deal for you! Also includes a free smart LED bulb, all for...
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    This trailer will make you want to buy a Xbox Series X, and the $4 a month for GamePass Ultimate should seal the deal!

    I did the XBL Gold to Game Pass conversion trick last year. I managed to convince a friendly Microsoft employee to buy a two-year XBL Gold code from the Microsoft employee store, then I did the conversion. I think I am prepaid through 2021. I want a Series X but I am holding off for now. I...
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    Jensen Huang: Ampere shortages to last throughout the end of 2020

    Not to turn this into a political discourse, but the stimulus checks don't help things either. And it will only get worse if/when the second batch gets approved. Graphics cards and game consoles were always what I went for back in my early 20's if a big chunk of money fell in my lap.
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    Official NVIDIA Ampere In-Stock Thread

    I wonder if they found a way to block our scrapers/bots. I'm running NVIDIA-snatcher in a VM and never got notified. Either that, or my script crashed.
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    Playstation PS TOOL Development Dev kit Debug Prototype PSOne PSX

    I'm no mind reader, but I think he wants to buy it. :)
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    Official NVIDIA Ampere In-Stock Thread

    I have the option to buy inside my EVGA Elite dashboard... but why couldn't they do this for the 3080? I am not paying double for ~10% more performance. Not that I could check out with their website being down.
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    Official NVIDIA Ampere In-Stock Thread

    This is your first post? Welcome stranger!
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    Official NVIDIA Ampere In-Stock Thread

    Yeah the one I had set up manually was the same. Oh well. In reality I don't really need a 3080. But I get bored easy. :)
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    Official NVIDIA Ampere In-Stock Thread

    The hero we need! Thanks man! If I end up scoring one because of this I'll buy you a beer. Pinkie promise.
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    Official NVIDIA Ampere In-Stock Thread

    I wish they would do that every damn week during mid-week madness. These guys have been scalping the $80 GTX 980 TIs for months and months now.
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    I Bought a RTX 3080 Today!

    Yeah, I hope that is bogus. Those numbers are nothing... I am expecting entire sea containers full of thousands of units from each board partner at this point. If not, then this is bullshit. To paraphrase Not an Apple Fan, "If AMD has Big Navi cards in reasonable quantities near their...
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    I Bought a RTX 3080 Today!

    Yeah, screw that Eagle model. It looks like a 1980's GI-JOE battleship, and not in a good way. And screw MSI for putting a plastic "Graphene" backplate on the RTX 3080 Gaming X TRIO. It is surprising but it looks like the ASUS TUF card is the real winner as far as launch models go.
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    FIXED: Unable to flash "bricked" Samsung Galaxy S20 (SM-G981U1) - Auth Failed

    A friend of mine came to me with a 128GB SM-G981U1 that will not boot. It throws the "Secure Check Fail: boot" error after briefly flashing the Galaxy boot logo, and sits at the teal exclamation point screen "Security Error: This phone has been flashed with unauthorized software..." message...
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    I Bought a RTX 3080 Today!

    It was many, many bots directly interacting with the Digital River shopping cart API. This bypasses the rest of the add to cart-checkout process and gives them a massive head-start over "real" people placing orders. Per some other information I saw this was supposed to be protected, but they...
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    I Bought a RTX 3080 Today!

    NVIDIA forbade retailers from taking preorders pre-launch. No clue about afterward, other than I am sure inventory is hard to predict right now. I have noticed that Amazon will open up the sale of an item (generally) when another batch is inbound to their warehouse. I was able to order...
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    I Bought a RTX 3080 Today!

    Yeah I've been tracking that. I sent in a tip to my boy Tom at Moore's Law is Dead. Hoping he covers this. I'm too lazy to organize my notes and make my own video.
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    I Bought a RTX 3080 Today!

    These aren't just simple bots written in Python or something. These are large organized-crime style groups executing code that is being sold as commercial software products behind steep paywalls and clandestine invite-only Discord servers. Goddamn this makes me angry. Does anyone have a buddy...
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    I Bought a RTX 3080 Today!

    Those stupid fucks.... Grr
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    RTX 3xxx performance speculation

    Goddamn scalpers with their fancy scripts/bots. I had every retailer open at launch, and could not even check out before they vanished.
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    RTX 3xxx performance speculation

    It says "special order" next to those listings on Provantage. They probably don't even have an inventory allocation to fulfill those. Personally I'll take my chances tomorrow at 8:00 AM Central.
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    RTX 3xxx performance speculation

    If I am bored enough I'll try to snag one. Although I am more of a $500 GPU kind of guy. Still...
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    New cooler pictured

    At least it isn't a blower card. I'll take what I can get.
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    Anyone think this guy is right?

    I have listened to every episode of Broken Silicon (The MLID podcast), and I kick him $2/month on Patreon. I don't agree with every opinion of his, nor do I hold home on some kind of "YouTuber Pedestal". He's not better than me, or smarter than me, but he produces content that I find...
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    The great video card dump of 2020 has begun!!!

    Personally, I love the 5700 XT. I will scoop one up once the market stabilizes in a few months. Or sooner if I see one around the $200 mark. Would be a solid upgrade from the RX 570 in my basement rig.
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    The Official RX 5300 Thread (and hopefully the only one)

    I don't know why they are not selling these at retail yet. Maybe because they have exhausted all of the N7P capacity afforded to them through their TSMC wafer agreements? My understanding is Zen 2, Renoir, RDNA 1, RDNA 2, and the PS5/Xbox Series X are all on the same 7nm node, with N7FF (7nm...
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    The great video card dump of 2020 has begun!!!

    Provided that the reviews back up Jensen's claims I fully expect the going rate for a 2080 TI to settle in well below the $499 MSRP of the 3070. If you think the secondary market is blooming now, wait until the 3070 and 3080 are readily available at retail, and AMD has made their announcement...
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    EVGA Announces their Ampere cards

    I think it is too much of a departure from their previous branding. Maybe it is just the rainbow throwing me off in that render, but I think it looks kinda ugly. If I buy EVGA I'll buy one of their XC3 models.
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    Jensen Huang announces Ampere prices

    I'm with you there. There has been plenty of rumor-mill analysis surrounding the next-gen consoles and their performance/watt that supports this. AMD has promised 50% higher performance per watt over RDNA 1. That efficiency gain translates to a significant IPC improvement. Combine that with...
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    So buy Ampere or wait for AMD response?

    The rumor mill tells me that NVIDIA is planning a 20GB 3080 and 16GB 3070 in response to RDNA 2. These won't replace the SKUs announced today, just supplement them for a little bit more money. Even though GDDR6X is new, I am sure their BOM price is around $5/GB, give or take.
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