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    Intel using Samsung to fab Xe graphics?

    Hope it's not the 8mm node. https://www.techpowerup.com/273802/raja-koduri-to-present-at-samsung-foundry-forum-amid-intels-outsourcing-efforts
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    Navi 21 XT to clock up to 2.4GHz

    https://www.techpowerup.com/273490/amd-navi-21-xt-seemingly-confirmed-to-run-at-2-3-2-4-ghz-clock-250-w And supposedly there is an XTX version with higher performance. With the 5700XT clocking around 2GHz, that's a 20% clock increase on top of the doubled compute units.
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    Death Stranding bundled with RTX

    https://www.thefpsreview.com/2020/07/09/nvidia-announces-death-stranding-geforce-rtx-bundle/ Would that make it the most advanced, RTX enabled walking simulator? Did Death Stranding come close to living up to the hype?
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    OOS [Warm] Asus Prime X570-P in stock @ Newegg $150

    https://www.newegg.com/asus-prime-x570-p/p/N82E16813119199?Item=N82E16813119199 Pretty bare bones board, but lowest price I've seen for X570. Should be able to OC a 3950X with "mild" airflow on the VRM. OOS again.
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    Zen3 coming in 2020

    https://www.techpowerup.com/268650/amd-confirms-vermeer-zen-3-not-delayed-to-launch-in-2020 Apparently the rumor of a delay until 2021 was unfounded. I've been trying to wait for Zen3 to upgrade my 2700X.
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    A moment of silence, please...

    ...for my EVGA X58 SLI motherboard. She wasn't feeling well last week, and locked up. I restarted and she came back, but then locked up a couple days later. This time a restart only resulted in the POST code display reading "FF", the fans spinning, but no startup. A different power supply...
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    PSA: Windows 7 support ends tomorrow, Jan 14, 2020

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4467761/windows-what-happens-when-windows-7-support-ends https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-7-end-of-life-support-information Does this mean Microsoft will quit trying to force telemetry onto Win 7 installs?
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    TSMC, Global Foundries end litigation

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/marcochiappetta/2019/10/28/tsmc-and-global-foundries-squash-disputes-strike-broad-patent-cross-license-deal/#2811f94a1310 Edit:. Extensive cross-licensing. Perhaps GF will be able to use TSMC's 7nm process?
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    Batch rename with powershell running multiple times with one command

    I got a vehicle that already has a decent head unit, so I kept it and upgraded amps and speakers. The problem with the head unit is it only recognizes 255 folders on a USB stick. The USB stick I use for my music has 800+ folders; one for each artist, then inside that one for each album by that...
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    MSI 15.6" laptop 8750H/1070 $1349 Newegg (code & MIR)

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834154900&utm_medium=Email&utm_source=IGNEFL110618&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL110618-_-EMC-110618-Index-_-GamingLaptops-_-34154900-S0I&ignorebbr=1 $1449 -$50 MIR -$50 email discount code EMCEEPV56 Not a super slim laptop, but full strength 1070 (not...
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    LG 38" 24:10 (NOT 21:9) 3840x1600 Ultrawide impressions

    Brief recap of prior post: I've been trying to find an upgrade for my triple 30" 2560x1600 monitor setup for months. What I really want won't exist for several years (if ever), but I think I found an acceptable compromise in a 38" LG ultrawide with 3840x1600 resolution. I bought the 38BC99-W...
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    Sick of waiting - bought an LG 38CB99-W

    The 38CB99-W appears to be the "business" model of the 38UC99-W. Identical specs and a 3 year warranty on the CB vs 1 year on the UC. These also appear to be the same as the newer 38WK95C-W (38BK95C-W for "business"), with the exception that the newer model has HDR. All of the LG 38"...
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    Tweaking FSB on X470/2700X?

    I've set my FSB to 103.3 to get the 2700X to boost up to 4490 MHz and get my 3200 CAS 14 DDR4 to 3300 MHz. The RAM got a bump to 1.4V, but the CPU voltage is left on Auto. The board is an X470 Aorus Ultra Gaming and the RAM is Team Dark Pro (B die). Cooling is a custom loop with the GPU and...
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    Good compression fittings?

    I went with Phobya fittings when I was buyiing parts for 2 loops because I needed a lot of fittings and they were cheaper than the others available. I got the first loop assembled, and for the second loop I incorporated some Koolance QD3s. Working with the Phobya fittings sucked - it takes a...
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    This cannot be correct: 100MH/s Claymore 1080 Ti

    I got my custom loop for my 6700K/1080 Ti assembled today. On air, the 1080 Ti was getting around 35.5 MH/s on Eth with Claymore. With water, it's reading 100 MH/s. At stock speed it was reading 86 MH/s. I don't believe it, but why would it be reporting those speeds?
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    New reports: Ryzen 2 and 400 chipsets launching March 2018

    Sourced from a Japanese retailer site. http://www.gdm.or.jp/voices/2017/1227/247605 http://www.guru3d.com/news-story/amd-ryzen-pinnacle-ridge-processors-and-400-chipset-could-launch-in-march.html...
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    AMD Drivers - no GPU workload

    https://hardforum.com/attachments/adrenalin-jpg.47310/ I asked on the AMD vid card forum and got no replies, maybe somebody here has an answer. I get no "GPU workload" tab on the Adrenalin or Crimson drivers for Sapphire RX 580 Pulse 8GB. Anybody know how I can set the flag to block chain?
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    AMD Adrenalin - no GPU Workload tab

    As shown below, the Adrenalin drivers are missing the GPU Workload tab that's supposed to be under Gaming->Global Settings. It doesn't show with the Crimson driver, either. Sapphire Pulse RX 580. WTF?
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    Jumping in with both feet: 2 systems, 2 loops

    Over the summer I reconfigured my setup, incorporating my Linux and Windows systems into a Lian Li DK-05 desk. I carried over my Corsair h105 and Arctic Cooling Liquid Freezer 240, but the DK-05 has room for 2x360mm radiators in the front, and 1x360mm + 1x480mm in the back. Since Corsair is...
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    Once ETH goes to Proof of Stake, what will be the next coin to mine on GPU?

    The projection is that in November, Ethereum will go to proof of stake, making GPU mining obsolete. So, what cryptocurrency do we think will be the next to gobble up the available GPU supply?
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    How big is ETH block chain? Downloading over 2 weeks!

    I started downloading the Ethereum block chain on June 7. As of this AM it's on block 391XXX and 36+ GB of disk space. I'm on cable that routinely tests 175Mb download, and the PC is on 802.11ac at 833Mb (still need to run Cat6 through the house). Is this close to normal?
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    So much for Windows 10 Enterprise being free of MS spyware

    Even the Enterprise version of Win10 ignores configuration settings. https://archive.is/hpLPb
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    What kind of Newegg bullshit is this?

    EVGA 1080s listed in stock. I add to cart and go to checkout. Refresh. Repeat. Refresh. Repeat. Etc. WTF!?!?!?!?
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    It's June 4. No Strix 1080 to be found.

    Asus is meeting the standard Nvidia set for the 1080 launch.
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    6700k/Gigabyte Gaming GT PITA

    I'd been thinking about building a Skylake system to have NVME and be ready for this year's GPUs. I bit on the sale B&H ran on the Gigabyte Z170x Gaming GT and got a 6700k. I made a Win7 install image with USB 3.0 and NVME drivers, installed on a 256GB 950 Pro, and managed to update the...
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    Catalyst 11.6/Eyefinity/Extended driving me nucking futs

    I finally set up my triple monitors over the weekend. Downloaded and installed Cat 11.6, Avivo, game profiles, and Hydravision. I want to have my center monitor as my main desktop and extend it to the side monitors for normal use, then switch to Eyefinity for gaming. I have read several...
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    Sandy Bridge mobo defect email from Newegg

    Showed up in my inbox this AM: "Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you. Newegg has recently become aware of a design issue that is affecting recent models of Intel Sandy Bridge platform motherboards. We are working with Intel to identify the exact nature of this problem. As...
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    Newegg: Asus GTX460 1GB $180 FS -MIR=$170

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121391
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    Smartphone worthwhile?

    I have T-Mobile and my current phone is the Nokia ExpressMusic 5310. I got the Nokia for its music playing features. No more carrying an MP3 player and a phone - one device handles both tasks. I also really like the small size of the 5310. With TMo's recent pricing changes, I see that I...
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    Shell Shocker 5/27/09 - slim ext. USB powered DVD burner - good for netbook

    http://www.newegg.com/Special/ShellShocker.aspx TEAC drive, Rosewill external enclosure. $50, FS, free 2GB USB thumb drive
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    Core i7/GTX260 SLI in planning stages...

    I'm in the beginning stages of mapping out a water cooler. I've water cooled several systems before, but never got into the nuts and bolts of flow rates, pressure drop, etc. I want to cool my i7 920 and maybe get the speed up over the current 3.6 GHz. I also want to cool a couple GTX260s...
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    nVidia Win7 beta drivers

    Didn't see a thread on this yet, so I figured I start one ;) I'm running Win7 beta (64 bit) on my main rig with a GTX260, and the Vista drivers have been working great. Then I downloaded the Empire: Total War demo yesterday. The land battle tutorial would start with a slideshow, and as...
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