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  1. cybereality

    Trusted platform module security defeated in 30 minutes, no soldering required

    https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/08/how-to-go-from-stolen-pc-to-network-intrusion-in-30-minutes/ Windows 11 isn't even out and TPM has been hacked. LOL. However, this is a pretty sophisticated attack and requires physical access and special tools.
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    Steam Deck Ray Tracing

    So Valve has confirmed ray tracing support for Steam Deck. https://wccftech.com/steam-deck-supports-ray-tracing-vrs-and-other-stores-programmer-compares-it-to-xbox-series-x-in-power-per-pixel/ Anyone what to guess the kind of performance we will see? 30fps or 60fps? Also, ray tracing is iffy...
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    Ryzen 7 5800X $411 at Newegg

    https://www.newegg.com/amd-ryzen-7-5800x/p/N82E16819113665?Item=N82E16819113665
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    Are Games Smoother / More Responsive on Linux?

    So I've been dual booting for a few years, and went full Linux on my latest AMD machine I built a few days ago. On thing I have noticed, playing games on Proton (even with slightly less fps) seem to feel smoother or more responsive on Linux (Ubuntu) than Windows 10. Not sure if it is placebo...
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    Forgive me Father, for I have sinned...

    Couldn't take it. I bought a GPU off a scalper. The XFX Speedster MERC319 6800XT. Cost me $1,500 but I should be able to sell my 2080 Ti for a decent price, so it won't be too bad. No, I don't feel great about it, but I had a little extra money this month and decided to treat myself.
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    You Can Burn Blu-Ray Like USB Drive in Ubuntu

    For some reason, I was sure I tried this before (and it didn't work) but I'm able to burn Blu-Ray discs in Ubuntu just using the file manager (like a USB drive). I guess people don't care about optical media anymore, but I like it as a second backup, and I had the burner already. Really happy...
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    [Debunked] Cryptominers have already cracked NVIDIA’s RTX 3060 hash rate limiter - Fake News! Read OP

    https://www.techradar.com/news/cryptominers-have-already-cracked-nvidias-rtx-3060-hash-rate-limiter So much for being "unhackable"... EDIT: Looks like it was fake news... oh well, carry on. https://twitter.com/videocardz/status/1369633163190886403?s=21
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    Innovation Cooling Graphite Thermal Pad Works Great

    I've been wanting to try the Innovation Cooling Graphite Thermal Pad and I finally got a chance. It works great. https://www.newegg.com/innovation-cooling-ic-graphite-thermal-pad-30/p/2MB-000J-00004?Item=9SIA2W07HJ7968 The machine I'm using in a Mini ITX board with a 4790K and GTX 1060 6GB...
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    PS5 for $25,000? Read Description.

    This gave me an LOL. https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Sony-PS5-Disc-Edition-Console-White-In-Hand-Ships-Next-Day-Playstation-5/193807234940
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    RG280V - New Gameboy Style Retro Handheld

    Just got one of these, it's pretty slick. Can play basically any game 16-bit or prior. Though I guess people are kind of stuck in the house, but this would be awesome for public transport.
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    Google Stadia version of Cyberpunk 2077 may be the best way to play for most players right now

    https://www.theverge.com/2020/12/10/22167303/cyberpunk-2077-ps5-console-google-stadia I just went and played the first hour of cyberpunk on Stadia and it was actually alright. Granted, it looked more like a video stream than a real-time game, but it was totally playable. Surely, if you have a...
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    Western Digital’s 5TB portable drive for $100 at Best Buy

    https://www.theverge.com/good-deals/2020/10/5/21502168/western-digital-hard-drive-samsung-t7-ssd-usbc-nintendo-switch-games-deal
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    Back On Ubuntu and Loving It

    So I've been trying to switch to Linux for about 2 years of dual booting. I was on Ubuntu for about 6 months straight last year, and then went back to Win 10 for gaming. Windows was bothering me for the usual reasons, so I was distro hopping for a bit. Tried KDE Neon (which was decent)...
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    Any Guess When Nvidia 3000-Series Drivers Available On Linux ?

    I'm interested in the new RTX 3080 or maybe 3090. However I wonder if there will be Linux drivers at launch. Anyone else buy a new Nvidia card at launch that can comment how long it took for Nvidia to release a Linux driver for it?
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    Radeon Chill Actually Works!

    I tried Radeon Chill when it first game out, and all it seemed to do was hurt performance, so I wrote it off. However, today I was looking into setting a frame cap with AMD software only (having problems with MSI Afterburner, but that is for another thread). I found Chill actually works! I...
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    Nixeus EDG274K: 27” IPS 3840 x 2160 AMD FreeSync Premium Certified 144Hz Ultra HD 4K Gaming Monitor

    https://www.nixeus.com/nx-edg274k https://www.newegg.com/p/3D4-0010-00003 (on sale for $750 for the next 4 hours) Anyone know anything about this monitor? Can do 4K 144Hz on 1 DP cable and Semi-HDR (not certified)
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    Do Images or Games Really Support 10-bit Color?

    So I have two new displays, one is 10-bit native and the other 8-bit + dithering. In games (especially in HDR) I believe I see a difference (like in the smoothness of the sky gradient) but I'm wondering if it is placebo. For example, if you have a desktop wallpaper, the JPEG image must be...
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    LG 32UL500-W - 32” UHD HDR10 Monitor with AMD FreeSync™

    So I just stumbled upon this monitor, the LG 32UL500-W, and it seems like an amazing kit for only $329. 32" 4K UHD resolution, FreeSync, HDR10 (not VESA certified), 10-bit color, DCI-P3 95%, low lag for a 60Hz panel. https://www.lg.com/us/monitors/lg-32ul500-w-4k-uhd-monitor Sold out...
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    Gigabyte Aorus CV27F Review: UPDATE: It's actually okay

    So I recently purchased the Aorus CV27F. A 27" 1080p VA panel at 165Hz for $319. https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16824012008?Item=N82E16824012008 Marketing was good on this product, checked a lot of boxes: 10-bit color, high refresh, 1ms response, HDR, FreeSync 2, etc. There were almost no...
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    Best Way to Test an HDR 1000 Monitor?

    So my new LG monitor is HDR 400, and I love it, but I'm interested in at least seeing what HDR 1000 looks like in gaming. What would be the best way to test out a set to see if I'm missing anything? I usually don't like using store return policy as a rental program, but what options do I have...
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    LG 34GN850-B (34 Inch 21: 9 Curved Ultrawide QHD)

    So I have purchased this monitor, the LG 34GN850-B: https://www.lg.com/hk_en/monitor/lg-34GN850-B It's 3440x1440, 160 Hz, FreeSync 2 / G-Sync Compatible, HDR400, IPS w/ 1ms response. Overall I am enjoying the monitor, it just came in this afternoon and I have tested a few games. Note my...
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    Recommend an HDR Ultrawide

    I'm currently using an LG 34UC89G-B, which is a 34" 2560x1080 IPS 166Hz panel. I am happy with the monitor, but I'm interested in HDR and also maybe going up to 3440x1440. I did some searching, and this monitor looks nice but it got some bad reviews...
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    Mint Has Restored My Faith In Linux

    So I've been dual booting Win10 and Ubuntu for about 2 years, and switched over almost exclusively on Ubuntu for 6 months. At first, things seemed great but I have consistently found little problems with Ubuntu that made me question using Linux at all. Namely, I could not get smooth desktop...
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    DOOM Eternal Tested on Low-end Graphics Cards

    DOOM Eternal Tested on Low-end Graphics Cards "When it comes to really old GPUs, AMD delivers the best results with relics like the HD 7970 never dipping below 50 fps in our test. The R9 380 was extremely impressive with an average of 70 fps. To think this GPU once did battle with the GTX 960...
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    Ray Tracing Without RT Hardware

    Found this awesome video of Black Mesa with a post-process ray tracing shader. Honestly looks better than some "real" ray tracing I've seen. Amazing what can be done in a shader.
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    Nvidia and Asus unveil a 360Hz gaming monitor designed for e-sports

    Though I don't play competitively anymore, I do like that 360Hz will now be a thing. https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/5/21050309/asus-nvidia-360hz-gaming-monitor-rog-swift-360-ces-2020 And, yes, before it starts, I have a 240Hz monitor and I can see a difference. Cheers.
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    My Experience With Stadia (I Kinda Like It)

    Went in with low expectations (due to bad reviews) but the experience is actually pretty good. GRID looks and plays awesome! First I tried GRID and honestly I was blown away. I'm using a 4K HDR TV and the graphics looked great. From a seated distance, it looks like true 4K. Looking close up I...
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    Now I Remember Why I Hate Windows

    Been using Ubuntu Linux straight for over a month and I am more than happy. Just had to boot into Windows for my school (they use software for the test that doesn't work in Linux). I am treated to Windows update which has taken an hour and is still not done. Then I got a friggin advertisement...
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    Steam Remote Play Win 10 to Ubuntu Looking Good

    While Proton works pretty good, there are of course many games that are still Windows only. Since I have two machines running, my main one on Linux Ubuntu now and a spare Win 10 machine, I decide to try Remote Play (new name for In-Home Streaming). It actually works well. Here are some pics for...
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    Proton is... Very Good

    Wow! I'm trying to switch to Ubuntu as a daily driver and have been giving the Steam beta and Proton a test. It is actually really good. I'm surprised how many games work, and performance is fine. I even found a way to get Flawless Widescreen to work with it, very surprised it's even possible...
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    Linux Wifi Adapter Woes

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    Navi RX 5700 to 5700 XT BIOS Flash

    Haven't seen this posted yet. Not brave enough to try myself, but maybe someone more [H] wants to give it a go.
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    DirectX 7 on AMD Navi (Kega Fusion), Need Help.

    I'm trying to get a Genesis emulator working on my AMD Navi box. The emulator is Kega Fusion and looks like it uses DirectX 7. However, it only displays a blank screen. On my Nvidia 2080 Ti (separate machine) it works perfect no problem. I think I have narrowed it down to DirectX 7. I tried...
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    NVMe M.2 SSD Not Detected Anymore

    I have a Gigabyte B350 motherboard (GA-AB350M-HD3) and a Corsair Force MP500 M.2 NVMe SSD drive. Everything was working perfect, then all I did was swap the 1600X for a 3600X CPU with no other changes. BIOS was updated to latest before installing new 3rd gen Ryzen CPU. Now the SSD cannot be...
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    AMD Radeon™ Image Sharpening

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    AMD’s Navi GPU coming July Radeon RX 5700 OFFICIAL

    https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/26/18641065/amd-navi-radeon-rx-5700-gpu-graphics-cards
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    SLI is Dead. Well, Try 1,280 GPUs!!!

    https://techcrunch.com/2019/03/18/nvidia-announces-its-next-gen-rtx-servers-with-up-to-1280-gpus/
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    Radeon VII & GeForce RTX 2080 using Ryzen 7 2700X & Core i7-8700K

    https://www.techspot.com/article/1809-amd-intel-radeon-geforce-config-test/ Interesting test. Looks like the Intel / Nvidia combo is still ahead (as everyone expects) but AMD is not too far behind.
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    ASUS VP28UQG - Budget 4K 28" FreeSync + G-Sync Compatible

    Apparently this Asus monitor (VP28UQG) came out in 2017, but I didn't see anything posted here about it. https://www.asus.com/us/Monitors/VP28UQG/ Was looking for a budget 4K monitor to test some things with, and this one was cheap at around $300. And it's not bad. It's only...
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