In Steve’s defense his analysis is pretty solid for a Tech Tuber.
I mean we are a long ways away from the days of well research written articles on that explain technical concepts. Those days are long gone.
Prices are always sticky on the up side, never on the downside. Prices don’t go down until there is demand destruction. But they quickly rise when demand > supply.
Cutting gas taxes does not make prices go down in marginal situations, it just distributes the revenue to different sources.
192 bit bus = 6 memory chips = 3/6/12 GB size
256 bit bus = 8 memory chips = 4/8/16 GB size
320 bit bus = 10 memory chips = 5/10/20 GB size
352 bit bus = 11 memory chips = 5.5/11/22 GB size
Memory size is more a function of the bandwidth needed to saturate the core and not the size of the frame...
It’s called inflation. Real inflation not the fake number they lie and tell us it is. Half of all the dollars in circulation were printed in 2020.
During November 2020, year-over-year (YOY) growth in the money supply was at 37.08 percent. That’s unchanged from October’s rate, and up from...
Exactly. If TSMC had spare capacity AMD would be booking it for more Waffers for PS5, XBox, GPU or CPU.
Honestly these companies (team green, red and blue) are not competing with each other. They are competing with historical demand caused by lockdowns driving working from home and at home...
Exactly. The games that have been sited as using more than 10 GB of VRAM at 4K perform better on a 3080 than they do on a 6800xt. If they actually were running into not having enough VRAM that would NOT be the case.
Instead what we see is that the 6800 cards over perform at 1080-1440 and...
Sooo the 3080 does not have enough VRAM for 4K but out performs the 6800xt at 4K.
Congrats on the gold stat in mental gymnastics! :)
10 gigs is enough for 4K gaming right now. It might be an issue near the end of life of the cards in 2024... likely will still not be an issue because the...
WCCF tech had this same article. I have a feeling this was a sponsored article or a press release dressed up as an article.
At least tech power up labeled it a press release. As far as I can tell WCCF did not.
I like the depth of GN, but Steve can be a little too sure of himself at times.
Wendell is great but does not put out enough content. Don’t particularly care for the daily news that they do with the crew. Might be better as a Podcast.
Linus is fine for what he does.
HUB is the perfect mix for...
My experience with PC has been great. On par with GTA IV, GTA 5 or RDRII at release. Three system in the house 7700k with 1070, 9700k with 1080ti and 5900x with a 1080ti. All running on 1080p monitors. Game looks great have not encountered any game breaking bugs. The worst bugs I’ve encountered...
I think you answered your question. :)
I upgraded from a i7700k to a 5900x and love it, however if the the 7820x is still working for you then don’t upgrade just to upgrade. You might be able to wait till Zen 3+ or Zen4 on AM5 with DDR5 is a thing.
A PS5 is not a need, it’s a want.
This is arbitrage. People who have more money than time are trading money to have earlier access to the PS5.
People who have time and technical know how are trading those commodities for early access in exchange for a profit.
I wondered why the boost clocks in all the reviews were lower than the published boost clock. At first I chalked it up to the wraith cooler being good, but not great.
Then I saw some 360mm custom water coolers having the same issue.
I wonder why this was not talked about more...
Back in the day if you had 25% OC headroom vs 5% OC headroom that was a good sign because it was a predictor of future higher clocked SKU.
Nowadays their is rarely 5% of OC headroom.
If AMD has more frequency headroom they would have released faster chips.
I’ve learned a lot reading some of the above comments.
In my personal experience chips that can OC the best are typically the same chips that are stable at lower voltages.
IE a chip that is spec 4.2 ghz at 1.4 volts that is rock solid at 1.15 volts is more likely to be able to hit 5 ghz at 1.45...
While trace lengths will be more difficult with PCIE 5.0, they should not get any more difficult with PCIE 6.0.
With PCIE 6 they are moving away from only two states. (0 or 1) to four states like some high high end switches do.
This will allow them to double the bandwidth while...