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    Microsoft’s new Edge Chromium browser launches on Windows and macOS

    How's this compared to Firefox Quantum?
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    Why front-end development may be the new frontier

    Unfortunately, "rapid prototyping" is the storm in the software industry nowadays...
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    MULLVAD VPN

    How do you do that? VPS?
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    Valve confirms Half-Life: Alyx

    Pretty interesting interview.
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    Valve confirms Half-Life: Alyx

    A swift kick to the nuts would iron out those kinks pretty quickly me thinks :D
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    Google is getting into banking with the search giant set to offer checking accounts next year

    And be careful you don't spam emojis on a YouTube livestream, or they'll take over all of your funds :rolleyes:
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    Nvidia Creates New Studio To Remaster Classic Games With Raytracing

    HL1 HL2 F.E.A.R S.T.A.L.K.E.R series Witcher series X3 TC or AP Batman Arkham series Imagine playing these games with RTX gives me a huge nerd-boner...:confused:
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    Ryzen 3000 boost clock controversy - der8auer publishes his survey results, not a good look for AMD

    Let's say I bought the 3800x for $70 more than the 3700x for the extra boost clock. But my 3800x won't ever hit 4.5GHz and stay stuck at 4.4GHz. Would that count as AMD having scammed me of $70?
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    Nvidia CEO says buying a Gpu without raytracing is crazy...

    IMO RT-wise the 2060 will last you about 1.5 years tops, 2070/2060S 2 years, 2080 and above probably 3 years. If you're willing to turn off RT then you can stack another year on top of those. This is from release date, though, so the later in the product life-cycle you buy the worse it gets. I...
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    Frank Azor, Alienware Co-Founder, Joins AMD as Chief Architect of Gaming Solutions

    Put a price tag on this hobby of yours. Do an estimation of how much time you spent on learning the stuff you know about hardware, about how to build systems. Then add on top of that the amount of unpaid hours of self-support and diagnostics and fixing stuff you built. Now multiply that by your...
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    AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT and RX 5700 Review Roundup

    I don't see a point of going above 1080p when I can go above 144Hz. More FPS is way better for immersion than more pixels in my experience.
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    Microsoft Issues Warning For 800M Windows 10 Users

    People really need to stop relying on MS bundled backup stuff and go use a 3rd-party tool or two. 1 for local backup and 1 for cloud backup.
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    New S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 details surfaced!!!

    I'm hoping for a complete remaster of the first 3 games myself. Multithreaded and some upgrades to the poly-count/textures would probably be enough to be candidate for GOTY for 2020. Hell, if we get a full remake aka FF7 I'd probably cream my pants just from the announcement.
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    nVidia now owns Mellanox

    First thing that comes to mind is better scale out capabilities on their AI training platforms, i.e. Drive PX. They can go a few ways with this, obviously they can sell the platform as a whole, or push PaaS. They already are pushing PaaS pretty hard with their Holodeck, so maybe this acquisition...
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    Cyberpunk 2077 — Official E3 2019 Cinematic Trailer

    Just in time for Nvidia's RTX refresh next year, maybe? I wonder what kind of card is needed for graphics like that... EDIT: Also curious how much worse the game will look without RT. It might look very flat, and will be the first game where RT is "required" for a full atmospheric experience.
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    Cyberpunk 2077 — Official E3 2019 Cinematic Trailer

    Looks like I can't buy the GoG version, after all. Even though it's 100% towards CDPR, regional pricing means the Steam version costs only 65% of the retail price. Kinda sucks.
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    Cyberpunk 2077 — Official E3 2019 Cinematic Trailer

    Also, according to the Easter Egg from CDPR, preorder numbers actually have a significant impact on their ability to distribute the game. So not preordering certainly will impact their bottom-line far more than just 1 early sales lost. Considering how much good faith CDPR has built up over the...
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    Cyberpunk 2077 — Official E3 2019 Cinematic Trailer

    What's wrong with open world games?
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    Epic Claims Exclusives Strategy Success after Metro Exodus Outsells Last Light at Launch

    If that's the case, then there wouldn't be so much backlash, yeah? Also, if you consider how the first Metro had basically no marketing, and the second Metro wasn't also heavily marketed, while Exodus has been on the forefront of every single tech/game publications since RTX was announced until...
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    Epic Claims Exclusives Strategy Success after Metro Exodus Outsells Last Light at Launch

    It's very unproven because they're serving a completely different, maybe even non-overlapping market. All that money came from microtransactions, where even though a player on average spends close to $60, it's not a lump sum, but rather spread out over the course of many months, even years...
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    Epic Claims Exclusives Strategy Success after Metro Exodus Outsells Last Light at Launch

    https://variety.com/2019/gaming/news/epic-games-ceo-says-it-will-still-sign-exclusivity-deals-with-steam-games-1203179705/ I guess devs are just stupid huh. Why use a proven platform with an install base that's proven to purchase products? Let's all go to an unproven, shittier platform with a...
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    Epic Claims Exclusives Strategy Success after Metro Exodus Outsells Last Light at Launch

    Oh I can provide plenty of counter-claims to what you're claiming here. In fact, here we go: https://www.engadget.com/2019/04/03/epic-to-continue-game-store-exclusives/ Relevant quote...
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    Epic Claims Exclusives Strategy Success after Metro Exodus Outsells Last Light at Launch

    I love it. It means when the game releases officially on Steam it's gonna be fully patched and tested. Thank you for beta testing for us ;)
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    Epic Claims Exclusives Strategy Success after Metro Exodus Outsells Last Light at Launch

    Please give examples of games that Gaben paid the developers to have it sold exclusively via Steam. Games that sold only through Steam because the devs chose to doesn't count.
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    Epic Claims Exclusives Strategy Success after Metro Exodus Outsells Last Light at Launch

    Wow, lying through his teeth eh? The first 2 Metro had basically no marketing, while this one has been drummed up via so many venues (Nvidia is a huge one) it's not even comparable.
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    PS5 spec leak shows 8 core CPU and 24GB of RAM.

    I highly doubt SSD of any kind will be present, unless they want to price the thing at $600+.
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    Epic's Tim Sweeney Calls Store Exclusives "Procompetitive"

    So because they have an inferior product they have to resort to collusion to force consumers to use their platform? Because they sure as hell could've just passed their Fortnite truckloads of cash to the consumer by subsidising the games on their storefront, giving them a lower price, and...
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    Epic's Tim Sweeney Calls Store Exclusives "Procompetitive"

    Apparently the cash trucks they give out are so much that even when a crowdfunded game lose all preorders/backers they'd still be in the black. Let's see how long Epic can continue to launder their Fortnite cash.
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    Ubisoft Will Prevent Third-Party Digital Stores from Selling "The Division 2" after Release

    Wow, buying a disc still requires 50/100GB's worth of data download? Fuck that, what's the point of the disk except DRM? Actually, I think that's what it is. The disk will just have DRM + junk data, and the full game is downloaded as a "patch".
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    Metro Exodus RTX Settings Analyzed

    Metro's DLSS look vastly better than BFV's for some reason, weird.
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    Jensun Huang Comments on the Viability of Streaming Games

    Lol, and here I thought rubberbanding and teleporting in existing online PvP games are bad enough, but with stuff like frame interpolation and other techniques to generate frames to compensate for unstable network latencies, I don't see how streamed games will ever be a viable replacement for...
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    AMD Is Developing a DXR Capable GPU and More Third Generation AMD Ryzen News

    This is a reasonable approach for a company that lacks money to invest in serious R&D, play catch-up to the competitor. It's safe, it mostly guarantees a satisfactory level of ROI. However, you're at the whim of the competitor as to market direction, as well as marketing direction. Just like...
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    Project Sol Part 2 Showcases Real-Time Ray-Tracing on NVIDIA RTX

    There might be licensing issues with the libraries they're using, though. If they release these demos I think it counts as redistributing the libraries.
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    NVIDIA Titan V Runs Battlefield V with Ray-Tracing Effects Well, Even without RT Cores

    It's DICE and EA, so I'm not sure this is the best showcase for RTX. I'll be interested in how Metro fares, they're much better devs IMO.
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    Tim Sweeney Responds to Epic Games Store Criticism

    Blizzard games have never been on Steam as far as I can tell. Activision games are now being published through Battle.net anyway. EA games will never appear on Steam again, because Origin. I don't see how publishers are pulling away from Steam, if they never were there in the first place.
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    Introducing the NVIDIA TITAN RTX GPU

    RTX Titan pricing makes a lot of sense because Not every potential buyer needs the level of support and service behind the pro-level support Quadros get. Maybe they're tech enthusiasts and can troubleshoot and solve problems themselves, and would like to save a pretty penny so they buy the...
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    Introducing the NVIDIA TITAN RTX GPU

    Double the price because the other half of it is for professional drivers and professional support, which you adamantly argue should cost $0. Even your examples are flawed, as shown by me. The professional mark-up is across the product stack, Quadro vs GeForce. Even your sub-$200 part has over...
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    Introducing the NVIDIA TITAN RTX GPU

    P400 has no GeForce equivalent, since it only has 256 CUDA cores. Cheapest Pascal GeForce is GT 1030, at $80. P400 costs $120. P600 is equivalent to the GT 1030, cheapest SKU costs $170, while the GT 1030 costs $80. Are you being dense on purpose? There's clearly a huge markup for professional...
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    Macs Could Jump to ARM in 2020

    Well, I don't doubt that they are very careful about it. However, I do doubt their CPU capabilities, due to the myriads of unknowns still out there, biggest 2 are the frequency/power curve, and the absolute frequency ceiling of their A12 chips. Another one I have doubts about is actually the...
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