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    Why did SLI and CrossFire die off?

    I had crossfire rx480s for a while and in the games it worked well in it was awesome as at the time the rendering power was unmatched. Some games on the other hand hardly got a boost even when it worked, while others flatout were broken or had micro stuttering. So besides extra power draw and...
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    Swapping two 32" displays for a single 38" UW or 43"?

    I am a setup junkie and try as I might I have settled on a 43" 4k samsung tv. I have a 32" hp omen sitting on the workbench and a mobile desk with the old 35" 3440x1440 ultrawide. I sit roughly 36 inches away from the screen and its wall mounted. I use 125% scaling or 150% if my eyes are...
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    Apple M1 SOC platform discussion

    Well i have never owned a mac before but grabbed the m1 mac mini. Besides curiosity i got it so i can expand my mobile dev work to apple. Software incompatibilities aside it is as reviews claim stupidly snappy. Runs silent all the time and produces nearly no heat. It pains me to say it but...
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    Apple M1

    If they did a 17" 16:10 version I would consider it as my dev work depends more on comfort of the machine than speed. It seems for now I will be sticking with the LG Gram 17s although I wish they would drop intel and do an 8 core ryzen. The 1065g7 in the current one isn't super slow but its not...
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    Large 4k monitor vs the Ultra wides

    I have a 35" 3440x1440 ultrawide and a 43" 4k. I ended up using the 43" 4k as my main as it has the right level of real estate. If I had to do it again I would go 43" 4k or 38" 3840x1600 ultra wide. The 3440x1440 is just barely not enough for me to have my 4 windows going at once. So...
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    Has anyone here went from a PC Tower desktop to a laptop ? If so why and do you feel it was worth it?

    I completely abandoned normal desktops in 2018. I keep a gaming laptop for gaming/heavy lifting and an LG Gram 17 for portability. I also keep a ton of hp elitedesk and intel nucs for dev servers and a stack of those the size of a regular mid tower atx is about 20 machines. My main reason was...
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    Amazon Prime Day is Oct 13-14

    The only real deals are amazon branded things like echos and then the 1-2 stock total warehouse deals items if they do a 20-30% off there.
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    For the 96% who failed to get a 3080

    Nothing, my gtx 1080 egpu and rtx 2060 in the gaming laptop are far more than I need. Most the games when I rarely play are 15 years old so 4k 60 fps is effortless even with these cards. I will be keep an eye out for the AMD release out of curiosity. So if I ever decide to do another tower that...
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    PS5 Price Revealed

    I wonder if it will be easy and cheap to mod in a disc drive on the cheaper model. I am sure people will look into it. If they by chance use the same motherboard and just a different case might happen sooner than later.
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    Softbank selling ARM to Nvidia, finally after year of speculation...

    I think they need to take a closer look at themselves as an economy and laws that affect industry as to why they are not that relevant in tech anymore.
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    Softbank selling ARM to Nvidia, finally after year of speculation...

    I would have agreed with this 10+ years ago but more and more major software is going cloud based or running in a browser. As a dev I am constantly getting pulled into nodejs,web dev, and mobile stuff now a days. It is pretty rare now that I do native apps or systems level work. Arm cpus can run...
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    Lenovo P71 getting tired - P73 or other options?

    Not sure if you bought yet but looks like the P15 and P17 just dropped for ordering and labor day sales. So if you want to stick with lenovo worth a look.
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    Olympus quits camera business after 84 years

    Well at least they are still in the microscope business. My olympus stereo microscope is leagues ahead of any amscope or cheaper chinese brands I have tried.
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    ASUS AM4 TUF Gaming X570-Plus $167 Amazon

    Using consumer level boards for professional use cases is a no win situation.
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    Jack Dorsey Tells Andrew Yang: 'AI is Coming For Programming Jobs'

    Anyone that has written very simple classifiers from scratch, RNN, or CNN for example know how far off this is from reality. Even using things like tensorflow to simplify the difficulty, AI is a long long way off from replacing coders. If anything its just another framework skill set as I have...
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    Overscan issue with RX480 and TCL 50S425 Windows 10

    So helping a family member out with their new computer and at 4k on this tv it overscans. Normally I would just flip a setting in the tv or the radeon driver suite but it seems the hdmi slider is missing. Does anyone have an idea on how to correct overscan on this particular tv or where they...
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    Ryzen 9 3900X or 3950X - $399.99 or $687.99 from Newegg on eBay

    Good deal but man is it hard to find even just an ok motherboard right now.
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    AMD 4800H Laptops and Less than 65% sRGB Screens

    I suppose I am just use to almost always buying business laptops that tend to have bad screens. So I am use to just tossing them and upgrading to a premium screen.
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    AMD 4800H Laptops and Less than 65% sRGB Screens

    Sure you can just use a high end external monitor for color accurate work. It also is possible to swap the screen in the laptop itself to a high quality one. It is a thing I do on most of my laptops.
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    The NUCs are back in town

    The Quartz canyon version that is xeon and quadro makes total sense for drop in cad boxes. This gaming version doesn't really make sense at this price even though it is small. I love my nucs and have 3 of them. The 2 i7 8559u are no slow at all but only quad core. You can now get a hex core...
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    Warm? $299 Motile laptop (Walmart) 14" Ryzen 5, 8gb, 256 SSD, upgradable ram w/NVME

    Had mine for a few months, ryzen 5 on box and that is what i got. Very premium for the price.
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    Laptop - Refurb - OVERPOWERED OP-LP2 15.6" i7-8750H, GeForce GTX 1060 ( $580)

    I have the 17" evoo version from this year and its a great machine. Battery life isn't fantastic but most gaming machines have poor battery life. My only hesitation for grabbing one of these is if the new ryzen chips really are a big jump in speed and battery life.
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    Will we ever need more than 1 top end card from now on? Will SLI ever be seamless hardware wise?

    While it has heavily died off in SLI/Crossfire use for games it is bigger than ever for machine learning and data science. My last crossfire setup was dual rx480s which when it did work actually allowed decent 4k gaming but most of the time it was a waste of power and heat. Right now my main...
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    Suggestions to run 3 QHD 32" displays on a laptop

    Laptop model would help a lot. Even if the ports existed not all ports are made equal and also chipset support for higher resolutions.
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    2015 Samsung 4k TV as a Monitor Set Up Guide

    Anyone have experience with the samsung UN43NU6900 as a pc monitor? I currently have a 35" 3440x1440 100hz monoprice that is moving to a different desk. My previous experience with a 43" 4k tv was bad as it wasn't far enough back, used RGBW, and it was a sceptre.
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    Show Your LCD(s) setups!!!

    That is quite the setup. I am guessing you sit quite a ways back as that display setup is about the same vertical height as a 65" tv?
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    Switch From Windows to Linux

    No worries, my biggest gripe is consumer gear which tends to focus on windows while having issues in linux. I run into no issues with company supplied stuff or purpose built systems. The 2 latest laptops i got recently for personal use are a cheap dell inspiron 10th gen intel that is ubuntu...
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    Switch From Windows to Linux

    My point of view is that for my personal stuff i mainly use windows, however i do have multiple linux nucs and laptops. I do dev work so it is all about using the right tool for the job. In my experience for personal use windows is the better OS. The reason being that most consumer level goods...
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    WD Easystore 14TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive - $200

    Feels like 1-2 years ago i was snatching up 8th easystores for 120-150 for my NAS. Now we got the 14tb starting to come into a decent price.
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    Warm? $299 Motile laptop (Walmart) 14" Ryzen 5, 8gb, 256 SSD, upgradable ram w/NVME

    $40 for this screen off ebay: LP140WF3-SPD1 Then I just followed the service manual for disassembly. It uses a standard 30 pin edp cable and mounting points,connector location, and size all match up perfectly with the stock screen.
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    Warm? $299 Motile laptop (Walmart) 14" Ryzen 5, 8gb, 256 SSD, upgradable ram w/NVME

    I am not sure on the total cost as I had all the parts on hand. Whenever there is a killer deal i order sets of things like ram for future builds. If I had to guess probably another 250 dollars or so. The biggest thing is i got to choose a very high end IPS screen vs the mediocre one most...
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    Warm? $299 Motile laptop (Walmart) 14" Ryzen 5, 8gb, 256 SSD, upgradable ram w/NVME

    Another good deal that is in the same boat is this Dell...
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    Which laptop brands are best?

    The rankings are fairly in line for what i would expect although HP at the top surprised me, but that could be the business line carrying weight. Apple near the bottom isn't surprising at all though. Tons of recalls and plenty of problems they have ignored that should be recalls. High failure...
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    NuVision 12.5" Laptop - N3350, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMc, QHD 1440p - $99 in-store+$19 ship at Micro Center

    I am actually really tempted by this machine just because of the screen. I will have to see if more info comes up or the price holds steady.
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    Where to buy a Thinkpad?

    Ebay if you want to shop for older models that are still quite good.
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    Curved Monitors yah or nah?

    35+ 21:9 monitors benefit a lot from a curve. The one I use would be awkward without a curve.
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    Looking for a small thin laptop for "on-call" (RDP, securecrt, word, excel) duty, good screen

    In all fairness even the older macbooks had mediocre keyboards. The touchpad has been decent but the thinkpad destroys them in keyboard.
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    Looking for a few laptops 12-15” 1 workhorse and 2 school

    Thinkpad P50 for the workhorse as I have had mine since release and they are in 500-700 range for decent models used. I also own a T530 as my previous laptop and of those mentioned being the dell, hp, and lenovo the thinkpad gets the better battery life. I have owned all of those listed. One...
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    Who are madmen buying $700 motherboards?

    Sometimes there are very hard to find features a spendy board will have that can justify the price. In general no, there isn't a good reason besides wasting money, however there have been times I have spent good money on a board when I needed a specific feature for work/private use.
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    VideoCardz: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X to become world’s first 16-core gaming CPU

    Pentium G3258 comes to mind to a chip like this. The one I had easily hit 4.8 while 5ghz was possible on some of them. It was very snappy for the time but realistically I find 4 cores is the minimum for casual use now a days even with just office applications. I think 4-8 cores virtual or not is...
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