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    Nvidia fell for an orchestrated pricing trap says AMD exec

    Yes, I agree. My point was that the narrative of AMD "baiting" nvidia with some pre-planned gotcha move is stupid and all PR fluff. Did AMD have this price in their back pocket? Yea, almost definitely. Would they have liked to launch at $50 higher? Absolutely. The game of cat and mouse isn't...
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    Nvidia fell for an orchestrated pricing trap says AMD exec

    An AMD marketing slide had a price, Nvidia drops their price to play spoiler followed by AMD marketing saying "ha we got you, we actually meant $50 less than we said this whole time!" and you're demanding that the skeptic provide proof that they DIDN'T mean to do this the whole time? Sorry but...
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    Ryzen 3600X Tested Tight Ram Timings 2133/2400/2933/3200/3733/4000/4200

    So I've been a little out of the loop on the nitty gritty details for AMD stuff for the last decade or so, but I've gotten the impression that a lot of hand-wringing and stuff was going on with ryzen and ram timings/speeds etc. I've been looking at Ryzen 2 as a possible upgrade and it seems like...
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    Are you happy with your Pascal investment?

    bought a sucker's edition vanilla 1080 because stock was so pathetic early on. Water cooled it and replaced 2x290X's. Wasn't expecting it to be as huge of an upgrade as it was, even in games that made halfway decent use of CF. Room has been much cooler as well, which is an underrated bonus.
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    AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Video Card Review @ [H]

    Yup, but current cycle has been going since 2011 (7970 vs 680)... pretty much an eternity in GPU time. AMD has been trailing on power efficiency ever since then.
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    AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Video Card Review @ [H]

    That card is called the 1070 and its been out for well over a year. Yea, the 56 beats it in a few games, loses to it in a couple others, but the 1070 has been out for a whole damn year and uses like, half the power. Why is the 56 anything to get excited about? If you're telling me they're going...
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    AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Video Card Review @ [H]

    Over a year late and 200 watts short of a winner. I'm with the guy who said he's glad he didn't wait for this because I've been enjoying my 1080 for over a year and would probably buy it again today if I was in the market. Its nice to see that AMD does at least have a competitive card in terms...
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    AMD Ryzen 5 Reviewer's Kit Giveaway

    Seems like a lot of people took the "post ONCE" thing quite literally
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    AMD Ryzen 7 1700 Retail CPU Overclocking X 2 @ [H]

    Yea, I mean... I guess the consistency is reassuring in the sense that it means AMD did a good job of getting pretty much everything they could out of it in its current form. Still, The old days of overclocking come to mind. I remember buying my AXP 1700+ and being stoked it had a DLT3C stepping...
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    AMD Ryzen 1700X CPU Review @ [H]

    Bulldozer was a turd and the bang for buck really wasn't as great as the AMD fanboys wanted to make it out to be because the performance was so bad and the thermals were so much worse than Intel that they couldn't sell it cheap enough to make it a good value. That was my assessment as a long...
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    AMD Ryzen 1700X CPU Review @ [H]

    A very nice upgrade for all those who bought into the gaming revolution and are still sitting on their FX8350's. For the rest of us who value actual gaming performance, theres nothing much to see here Snarky responses aside, I think its a nice result, just not a grand slam. Its a massive boon...
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    GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Evaluation Thoughts

    I think in terms of GPU's being compared the 1080 is an obvious choice. I would say Titan X-P would be interesting, if only because I'd like to see where it differs practically speaking from the 1080Ti.... but they might be too close to justify the time. Fury X? Why even bother? Just to see how...
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    Ryzen 1800X @ 3.6GHz With Turbo Disabled – Outperforms Intel’s 8-Cores In 6/8 Tests CPU Benchmarks

    Look at the relative die area for the CPU cores vs the GPU's on the newest chips. the GPU is more than half of the chip. Intel has been focusing these chips on lower power envelopes and improving graphics for laptops. I'm not a chip engineer, but I'm willing to guess that unless transistors get...
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    AMD Video Card Driver Performance Review - Fine Wine? @ [H]

    Great article, really well done there Brent/Kyle. I guess my takeaway is that yes, improvements occur over time, but the only meaningful improvement comes when a card/driver combo has some substantial "issues" in a game that need to be "fixed" in a new driver. This isn't really a surprise...
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    The Biggest Upgrade You Can Make To Your Gaming PC Is A Curved Monitor

    I'm intrigued by curved ultrawides, but do I think it would be the biggest upgrade I could make? um, no... I just feel like its kind of an interesting spot in terms of screen real-estate, DPI, refresh rate, and immersion. 4K doesn't appeal to me right now because 4K monitors are all too small...
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    Increasing Sales Of Nvidia Graphics Cards To Affect Profitability Of Other Suppliers

    Doesn't really compute again though.... How is that limiting the AIB models? The FE board is engineered to deliver everything the silicon can handle. The proof is in the overclocks. If it was under-engineered then AIB's would have more headroom, but NV didn't leave any headroom on the table with...
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    Increasing Sales Of Nvidia Graphics Cards To Affect Profitability Of Other Suppliers

    Your last statement is correct, but your thought process is a non-sequitur. Prices did go above the FE ceiling , custom cooled models were charging a premium. The real reason we don't see those "K|NGP|N" type cards is that FE chips didn't do any worse than custom PCB's despite "inferior" power...
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    Increasing Sales Of Nvidia Graphics Cards To Affect Profitability Of Other Suppliers

    Wait I'm confused.... Who the hell is still buying a FE? I bought and EVGA FE back in June for 2 reasons - I watercool so FE is always going to be available as the "stock" PCB while tons of other partners are coming out with stupidly huge custom PCB's which are both pointless and limit your...
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    Intel Kaby Lake i7-7700K CPU De-Lid & Re-Lid Results @ [H]

    Honestly, its a bigger temp difference than I was expecting but am I the only one who isn't shocked by the fact the OC didn't go up? It seems like most of these chips have been limited more by their responsiveness to voltage than temps, and thats been the case for a while. Tj max is 100C on this...
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    AMD Ryzen Launch Date Window Exposed?

    Wow, thats even worse than Ryzen Uh, yea... because people like you are going to rush out and buy it day 0. Bulldozer had motherboards too, so having motherboards and a bunch of cherry picked benches and claims directly from AMD marketing is still proof of nothing. I'll wait and see. If its...
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    Kaby Lake crap TIM , WHY ?

    Pretty cynical outlook that doesn't really add up IMO. We're talking about 10+ years of technological advancement, billions more transistors, 2x or more clock speeds and (critically) much much higher heat density. Not to mention designs optimized so much more for TDP than clock speed since these...
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    New 1080 Ti Rumor

    The "professional" context of this card is basically a red herring and always has been. We know it, Nvidia knows it, but they keep up the charade because it makes it easier to justify the price tag. Its basically a protectionist move to extort people who will spend the money to get the best...
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    New 1080 Ti Rumor

    In my experience, from 2x 290X's to 1x 1080 at 1440P in witcher 3 went from 60fps at med/high settings to 75fps on maxed settings. I guess everyone's definition of "burning through games with aplomb" is a little different... and people who want these GPU's probably don't play at 1080p or give a...
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    On the Grill Tonight - Titanium

    Titanium dioxide is one of the most common white pigments out there... it checks out in my book :D
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    How Do You Define 'Cheating' In A Video Game?

    Lol get over yourself. Having fun doesn't always have to answer to rules, and the enjoyment value of art is not always dependent on the intent of the artist (in this case, game dev). If they don't like it I don't care, and if you don't like it.... well I'm going to write a forum post telling you...
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    Corrosion, is this normal?

    This is pretty bizarre. Not that this is really going out on a limb, but the only way you're going to get an intense color like that is the formation of some kind of metal complex, and since its only occurring on the nickel part (based on what you've said) its something reacting with the Nickel...
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    Kaby Lake crap TIM , WHY ?

    Of course the irony is that many of these people would probably be foaming if Intel changed their process to change the tolerances or whatever and was forced to charge $50 more as a result. Taking 30+ minutes to delid and reapply TIM to "fix" intel's "problem" and consistently ending up with...
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    How Do You Define 'Cheating' In A Video Game?

    I'm a pretty competitive player in most online shooters I've ever played. Can't claim to be even scratching the ass of a "pro" player, but I have usually been at or near the top in every match of BF or CoD, had decent ranks in CS/CSGO. I just never, ever understood the motivation for cheating...
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    Razer ... never again

    Seems like this thread dates back a good ways, but FWIW I was a Logitech guy (even though I had a few die to inevitable cable failures) MX510, 518, G400... until they kinda went off the rails a little bit. They never put their best available sensors in normal mice. I'd pay the same price as the...
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    AMD, Where Are You?

    Hard to say if they're actually doing better. Just saying they sold more units doesn't mean they made any money on them. 390's were being heavily discounted in the run up to polaris and pascal. Selling 4% more units at 4% lower prices nets you exactly nothing in terms of revenue. When you look...
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    AMD, Where Are You?

    Looking for the silver lining and ignoring the big picture again. They clearly don't sell much through OEM channels and are therefor less susceptible in overall volume to seasonal headwinds that that particular market faces. They gained share by keeping volume flat and still got outsold by more...
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    AMD, Where Are You?

    You really can't understand this? Simplified example using units to define share (not revenue): If 10 people buy AMD cards and 90 people buy Nvidia cards in a quarter, AMD has a 10% share. If 10 people buy AMD cards and 40 people buy Nvidia cards, AMD has a 20% share. Hey look, their share...
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    [Barron's] Nvidia to Beat FYQ1, But Watch out for AMD, Says Pac Crest

    WTF does this even mean. Can we just stick with facts instead of "my dad told me that a guy he knows..." crap?
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    [Barron's] Nvidia to Beat FYQ1, But Watch out for AMD, Says Pac Crest

    Unlike AMD, who has doubled down on ignoring entire swaths of market segments and can't turn a profit
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    AMD, Where Are You?

    Not sure I subscribe to your optimism. On what basis are you saying they've executed a turnaround in their ways within the GPU world? "Hyper focused" releases, not sure what that means. Polaris 10 is hotter and slower than its competitior, Polaris 11 is a footnote on the asscrack of the...
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    AMD, Where Are You?

    lol I actively thought better of responding to your response because you obviously have an agenda, but seriously.... you're ignoring the fact that I don't give a shit what the price/performance ratio is (to a point), and many others are just like me. I have a minimum standard that needs to be...
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    Nvidia GTX 1080 & 1070 EVGA Cards Reportedly Catching Fire & Dying Due To VRMs Overheating

    Sorry, I don't support that clown so I'll pass. 110C in seconds sounds ridiculous. Even uncooled I wouldn't think they'd get that hot, that fast. I've had other, admittedly lower powered, GPU's with nothing on the VRM's at all. Even mining and drawing full power they didn't get that hot with...
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    Nvidia GTX 1080 & 1070 EVGA Cards Reportedly Catching Fire & Dying Due To VRMs Overheating

    If you all had just watercooled your graphics cards like you were supposed to, none of this would have ever happened! TBH I am also a bit surprised that this has become such an issue. I've had cards where the VRM's ran up to like 100C that never blew up or caught on fire. Mosfets can usually...
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    AMD, Where Are You?

    The unfortunate truth for AMD fans is that for many people it doesn't matter that AMD wins the price to performance ratio at the bottom of the market. If you want to play modern games at high resolutions at high framerates, who gives a crap if the RX480 offers a better value than the 1060 3GB...
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    MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GAMING X vs AMD Radeon RX 470 @ [H]

    To the end user, you're right it doesn't matter, and I alluded to that point in my post. I was speaking more to the fact that AMD is spending more money to deliver the same performance and what it means for their health as a company moving forward. It also speaks a bit to their ability to create...
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