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    What air cooler to get for 3950x? I don't want water cooling.

    Keep in mind that it's not the water that cools the CPU. It's the air flowing through the radiator that does the cooling. A good air cooler is like a compact AIO, except you have heat pipes instead of water to move the heat from the CPU to the radiator surfaces. The real advantages of...
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    Threadripper 3990X Feb 7th

    This would be great for developer workstations. Cutting build times for large projects pays off quickly. Previously, getting anywhere near 64 cores required expensive multi-socket solutions that were usually shared among developers. Having a single-socket solution puts this in reach of giving...
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    Best High PPI Displays

    The LG Ultrafine 5K is an excellent monitor if you have a Thunderbolt 3 source. It's my top choice for image quality. Really outstanding to use with a Mac. I switched to the LG Ultrawide 5K2K monitor. The PPI is lower than the 5K Ultrafine, but it's only really noticeable when you have them...
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    Samsung XP941 m.2 (X2) Vs. Samsung 850 Pro?

    The 850 Pro is no slouch. What sort of workloads and use cases are you hoping to improve with the upgrade? If you're just doing typical desktop activities such as occasionally moving files around and gaming, then you won't see any tangible benefit to upgrading from the 850 Pro. Unless...
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    Intel Unveils Its Highest Performing Client SSD

    What's the price range for a Fusion IO drive these days? And what sort of workloads are you seeing improvements on? I'd love to see one of these up against the new Intel NVMe SSD.
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    Intel Unveils Its Highest Performing Client SSD

    Well, the original comment was a semi-snarky dismissal of the whole technology. It's also totally missing the point, because I doubt any of us are here to discuss how cutting-edge technology isn't a good fit for the general population. This is an enthusiast-class device meant for...
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    Intel Unveils Its Highest Performing Client SSD

    I also have a similar feeling about this drive. I love the idea of it, and I love that Intel is making attempts to bring their high-end technology to consumer-level products, but I'm struggling to see any reason to choose this power-hungry beast of a drive over something like the SM951 at...
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    Intel Unveils Its Highest Performing Client SSD

    Cost is certainly an issue, but it's not exactly out of line for a high-end hardware device. Modern motherboard manufacturers have been doing a good job of adding support. No, your P35 motherboard won't be able to boot from this, but if you really wanted to you could still use this drive as a...
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    Intel SSD 750 PCIe SSD Review: NVMe for the Client

    The AnandTech storage benchmarks do a mix of pseudo-real-world operations, but the SM951 still won out there as well. I love the idea of the SSD 750 from a technical standpoint, but for client and workstation type work it looks like the SM951 is still the way to go.
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    Intel Unveils Its Highest Performing Client SSD

    It comes as a 4x PCIe card as well, and it's backwards compatible with PCIe 2.0 (obviously). So I'm not sure why you think that only 0.5% of the market can put them in their system.
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    Intel SSD 750 PCIe SSD Review: NVMe for the Client

    X99 chipsets can do ECC, as long as the motherboard vendor enables/supports it.
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    M.2 and SSD's 20 to 40 Gbps with NVMe

    Love it, but it's also interesting to see that the SM951 still wins in a lot of AnandTech's benchmarks. Also, what's the story behind the NVMe version of the SM951 mentioned in the AnandTech article?
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    Intel SSD 750 PCIe SSD Review: NVMe for the Client

    Tech Report's review: http://techreport.com/review/28050/intel-750-series-solid-state-drive-reviewed I love it, but it's interesting to see how the real-world application load times in the Tech Report review really don't differ all that much across SSDs. It's also interesting to watch the...
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    Where the SSD Market is Headed in 2015 @ [H]

    I was curious, too. Googling for "nvme" and "windows 7" provided the answer: http://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2990941
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    Where the SSD Market is Headed in 2015 @ [H]

    Excellent article. I'm looking forward to more articles from Chris in the future.
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    Ze Germans already have a BIOS mod for the Titan X, running at 1550!

    I've never done any BIOS modding on the nVidia side of the fence. Can you point me in the right direction as to which tools, etc. are useful here?
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    Is an upgrade worth it?

    Very correct. If you have a single video card then the 5820K is perfect. Even if you had multiple video cards, the PCIe bandwidth isn't as big of an impact as people make it out to be some times. As for the upgrade: It will make a difference, but it's going to be a very small difference if...
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    M.2 and SSD's 20 to 40 Gbps with NVMe

    Several people are using the "bait and switch" phrase far too liberally here. Bait-and-switch would only apply if a retailer advertiser let you purchase a drive labeled as NVMe and then delivered a non-NVMe drive instead. Samsung had tentatively planned on an NVMe drive in their early...
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    High temps with stress test's !!

    Note that if you go full manual on the voltage control, there is no AVX2-triggered voltage increase to the best of my knowledge. This could be motherboard-dependent, so tread lightly and check carefully rather than taking my word for it. The only downside is that you lose some efficiency at the...
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    High temps with stress test's !!

    For what it's worth, 1.5V is way too high of a voltage. Your CPU was almost certainly throttling the clock speed back down to keep the temperature in check, so you weren't really running at 4.6GHz most of the time anyway.
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    Cherry picking a 5960X

    Very cool. I'm curious to see what you come up with. Is that a scatter plot of clock speed vs voltage from a 5960X overclocking database somewhere? If so, I'd love to see where the data came from.
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    Haswell-E Stability Testing

    The Prime95 debate comes down to two camps: 1) Prime95 is a really, really good way to fully stress your system. So good, in fact, that you're unlikely to hit that same level of stress during real-world use, and you certainly won't hit it in any video game. As such, some people don't believe...
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    Haswell-E Stability Testing

    More pins wouldn't "add even more power to the CPU." The CPU is powered by a switching regulator. When the motherboard manufacturers advertise "8 phases," for example, they mean that their switching regulator consists of an 8-phase switching regulator that steps the incoming 12V down to...
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    Intel Dual-Core Waxes Intel Quad-Core (and I eat crow)

    For what it's worth: The vast majority of software tasks are, and always will be, single-threaded. Multi-threaded software isn't a magic bullet. You can't just apply parallelization to any code and magically get a performance boost. Making code handle a problem in a multi-threaded fashion...
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    Just how important is cooling nowadays?

    Much of the R&D in semiconductors over the past several years has been focused on reducing power consumption. Mobile is a huge market relative to desktop PCs. People go through phones, tablets, and other smart devices much faster than they replace their desktop PCs. Even enthusiasts aren't going...
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    Intel Xeon E5-1680 v2 3.0GHz 25MB Cache 8-Core Processor

    Are you actually able to use ECC RAM without having a server chipset, though? If so, that would be a huge advantage for this chip. However, AFAIK overclocking and ECC are mutually exclusive among the motherboard options available. I'd love to be wrong on that one, though. Without ECC, the...
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    Broadwell/Skywell Release - New Intel Details

    Part of the reason that the high core count chips have such a low vcore is that they have to. There just isn't any other way to manage the heat from those dies. You'll never be able to clock the high core-count chips as high as the 4, 6, or even 8 core parts that we can overclock. A 24-core...
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    34" 21:9 UltraWide Displays (3440x1440) - LG UM95/UM65 & Dell U3415W

    Will do. Can you explain a bit more what I should look for? What happens when the monitor doesn't enter power save mode correctly? Also, what video card are you using?
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    34" 21:9 UltraWide Displays (3440x1440) - LG UM95/UM65 & Dell U3415W

    Hmm, that is strange. I bought another one this morning using that code and got the $750 price. SlickDeals thread for the coupon code here: http://slickdeals.net/f/7638120-lg-34um95-p-black-34-class-5ms-gtg-qhd-ultrawide-led-backlight-lcd-monitor-3440x1440-ips-panel-750-shipped-newegg?v=1...
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    34" 21:9 UltraWide Displays (3440x1440) - LG UM95/UM65 & Dell U3415W

    FYI: The LG 34UM95-P is on sale for $750 at Newegg with coupon code EMCANAP72
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    34" 21:9 UltraWide Displays (3440x1440) - LG UM95/UM65 & Dell U3415W

    The flickering issues have nothing to do with the Displayport 1.2 spec. It's just a flaw in one particular monitor's handling of the DP 1.2 signal. I wouldn't expect the same issue to appear in any other monitor unless they happen to share the same controller.
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    Dell U3415W discussion - 21:9 UltraWide (3440x1440)

    It's standard practice for companies to replace returns with refurbished product. I'm actually surprised when companies do send brand new monitors as replacement. But in this case, the Dell rep has indicated that they've gone out of their way to provide you with a good monitor by opening it...
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    Dell U3415W discussion - 21:9 UltraWide (3440x1440)

    For what it's worth: You should never judge color quality of a display from a photo. Most cameras these days will do a great job of making images "pop" on the default settings. What you're really seeing here is the camera's color systems at work, not the display.
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    LG 31.5" 5k Coming late 2015

    Note that this is just the panel, not an entire monitor. With any luck, DisplayPort 1.3 will be readily available by the time monitors based on this panel come to market. DP 1.3 supports 5K without any MST tricks.
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    LG 31.5" 5k Coming late 2015

    OS X handles these high resolutions amazingly well. I'm still hoping that Windows can catch up in that department in the near future. Also, your math is off quite a bit. Text on a 27" 4K monitor is roughly 163PPI, while a standard 2560x1440 monitor is 109PPI. That means that text on a 4K 27"...
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    Samsung vs LG Curved Displays

    The eyefinity setup is hardly equidistant in the way that curved panels are. You're still dealing with three separate flat surfaces. The 'equidistant' metric isn't really all that helpful anyway. I don't think I'd want a monitor that targeted equidistant pixels at the standard desktop viewing...
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    LG 34UM94 - how to daisy chain thunderbolt?

    After some more Googling, it appears that with the right combination of monitors, accessories, and adapters you might be able to get this to work, but it's hit or miss. You'd be in better shape if you had a monitor with mini displayport input instead of DVI. What DVI to mini displayport adapter...
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    LG 34UM94 - how to daisy chain thunderbolt?

    Perhaps I'm not understanding you correctly, but you can't daisy chain a thunderbolt connection to a DVI-input monitor.
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    Monitor Vendors Eyeing 5K Units In 2015

    No. :confused: It was hardly "hijacked" by Apple. Quite the opposite, in fact, as Apple's push to introduce a 5K panel on a high-volume product likely spurred development of 5K technology in general. The 5K iMac will only benefit everyone looking for wider adoption of high-PPI monitors...
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    Best 4K monitor for gaming

    If you're just looking for a gaming monitor, 4K isn't really all that valuable. The sharpness is a nice step up, but it comes at a massive framerate cost. You will have to turn down settings and buy more hardware to keep the framerate up. In terms of overall gaming enjoyment, 4K just isn't a...
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