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  1. TheBlueChanell

    Gigabyte Will Allegedly Lay Off Sales and Marketing Staff

    I agree with all of this. Also, pretty much every Gigabyte board I've had since like ~2003 has either died or had some kind of stupid issue, BIOS corruption etc etc. Always, never had anywhere near these kinds of issue with Asus/Asrock/MSI or even Biostar.
  2. TheBlueChanell

    18-Year-Old YouTube Star, “McSkillet,” Kills Mother, Daughter in Fiery Crash

    This is sort of a ridiculous stance. The onus here is on this entitled dipshit not a gaming company.
  3. TheBlueChanell

    Ncase M1 Dual 240Rad Help

    I'm also interested in these pics if you can find them. Thanks!
  4. TheBlueChanell

    1180 leaks..similar to 1080ti specs?

    AMD, unfortunately, sat on it due to lack of R&D funds for RTG. I do agree with you though. I personally can't wait until 7nm drops as that's where I think we'll finally see some true competition between nVidia & AMD/RTG again. Vega isn't as bad as people like to make it out to be, especially @...
  5. TheBlueChanell

    We have 14nm Vega until the mid-2019 arrival of Navi on 7nm - How about a "Gigahertz Edition" redo?

    That's not really a true statement. Vega 64/56 are high-end cards, they soundly compete with the 1070/Ti -> 1080. It's just the 1080 Ti outclasses everything. It was late but they most certainly compete in the high-end space and will continue to do so for the forseable future, albeit hopefully...
  6. TheBlueChanell

    We have 14nm Vega until the mid-2019 arrival of Navi on 7nm - How about a "Gigahertz Edition" redo?

    WCCFTech has some prelim benches that's showing 7nm Vega being up to 70% faster clock-for-clock than V64. Take that with a huge grain of salt since it's both an engi sample and WCCFTech. Would be spectacular if true but I'd really like to know what was done to gain said performance if true. It...
  7. TheBlueChanell

    We have 14nm Vega until the mid-2019 arrival of Navi on 7nm - How about a "Gigahertz Edition" redo?

    Yeah and that move greatly benefited them, that's kind of a luxury AMD/RTG doesn't have atm. It also has allowed them to re-enable a lot of those features on their GPU's for the pro/compute/enterprise peeps who gladly pay out the ass for them. nVidia has pretty much been on an unstoppable kick...
  8. TheBlueChanell

    New Ryzen 2 (Pinnacle Ridge) gets only 200 MHz boost according to a leak

    That's why I hung onto my 2600K for so long, even with PCH/platform improvements. My 2600K was rock stable @ 5ghz and it just didn't make sense to update that setup until the 6700K came around. IB @ 4.8+ was a fight or required lots of voltage and Haswell until +/Devils Canyon wasn't much...
  9. TheBlueChanell

    New Ryzen 2 (Pinnacle Ridge) gets only 200 MHz boost according to a leak

    I believe it's just a refresh/spin ala 890FX -> 990FX. I did read somewhere though there would be an additional 4-8x PCI-E lanes but I'm not certain if that legit/rumor. I get what you're saying but I don't see the issue with it ala it's not a new socket or artificially limits/breaks...
  10. TheBlueChanell

    New Ryzen 2 (Pinnacle Ridge) gets only 200 MHz boost according to a leak

    What exactly where you expecting? This is essentially a light refresh? The "12nm" shrink also isn't really as big or novel as it sounds, it's marketing. Think of it more like 14nm/14nm+ etc etc. This is basically what the 4790K/Devils Canyon was to Haswell. We're getting small clock bumps...
  11. TheBlueChanell

    So who is pre-purchasing the X399 motherboards and Threadripper CPU's tomorrow?

    I want this board so bad but the 10GbE NIC variant for my home server refresh but I've been looking everyday and can't find it or any chips for sale anywhere. All the searches come up mum too as far as e-tail availability goes it all about OEM/ODM (which I get). Part of me wants to just hold off...
  12. TheBlueChanell

    So who is pre-purchasing the X399 motherboards and Threadripper CPU's tomorrow?

    In for a 1950X and a Zenith Extreme. It's gonna replace a few FX-8 hypervisors I've got. I would actually prefer an Epyc, the SuperMicro H11DSi-NT is calling my name but it seems like it'll be a while until they're out in the wild for e-tail for both mobos and the cpus. Going to shoot for NewEgg...
  13. TheBlueChanell

    Your GPU progression?

    Or he wants the absolute best performing rig without having to mess with overclocking or anything. I get where you're coming from but this is [H] after all. I have friends who build rigs like that, one in particular would rebuild every 18-24 and he'd always just purchase whatever the current...
  14. TheBlueChanell

    Comcast Drops F-Bomb on Customer

    I hate Comcast but this dude needs to get a clue. "My poor baby's being exposed to curse words in the sanctity of my home own home" Dude, your kid and every other 10 year old on this planet has heard much worse on the fucking playground or has partook themselves. All this PC, safe space, social...
  15. TheBlueChanell

    Of these 3 RX470's which is your preference?

    You can't go wrong with Asus' STRIX or Sapphire's Nitro cards. That being said PowerColor also makes some great cards and I've personally never had any issues with the 2-3 I've had in the past. I'm partial to XFX these days, other than a few things like lack of step-up for instance, I view...
  16. TheBlueChanell

    Ryzen Owners Thread

    Pre-Ordered my 1800X and Crosshair VI from Amazon within an hour of their window opening, still hadn't received shit and ended up cancelling my order. Am glad in a way it didn't ship last Friday as at this time the 1700X/1800X don't seem to be worth their premium's for anyone looking to OC using...
  17. TheBlueChanell

    AMD AM4 Motherboards List for Preorder (USA, Newegg, Amazon)

    I have a feeling for some reason we'll see the mITX X300 boards closer to Raven Ridge's launch. I could be wrong but I've heard mum but a word since they were first mentioned last fall. It'd also give the launch a little more umph than just released the chips.
  18. TheBlueChanell

    Best Games for Eyefinity Demo

    Holy Necro!
  19. TheBlueChanell

    PSU modular cables

    The X-Series cables are pin compatible across the entire line, this also includes the newer Prime series. You should be good, if you need replacement cables you can always checkout cablemod (http://cablemod.com) too if you want/need individual cables or even would like to pick-up a spare or...
  20. TheBlueChanell

    I'm a PC gamer but 2017 console exclusives look amazing

    Just a heads up there is a Berseria Demo up on Steam and I've heard it's a much better release/port than Symphonia.
  21. TheBlueChanell

    No tests/ reviews for Seasonics new Prime Platinum and Gold series?

    Up on NewEgg! Get Reviewin' Paul! :) https://hardforum.com/threads/seasonic-prime-gold-platinum-newegg.1923779/ <- Discussion Thread https://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=-1%208000%2050001697&IsNodeId=1&Description=Seasonic%20Prime&bop=And&order=BESTMATCH <- NewEgg Link...
  22. TheBlueChanell

    Seasonic Prime - Gold/Platinum @ NewEgg

    Just a heads for anyone wondering now for almost a year when the rest of the Prime line-up would show up for sale. Looks like NewEgg is starting to get the rest of the line-up in stock. I've been waiting patiently and checking pretty often so this had to of popped in the last week or two...
  23. TheBlueChanell

    Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.1.2 Release Notes

    So far so good! AMD has been killing lately with their driver updates.
  24. TheBlueChanell

    Nintendo's Switch Won’t Run “Zelda” At 1080p

    Dolphin does an excellent of upscaling Wii and Gamecube games and allows you to run them in 4K and with things like AA/AF. CEMU is coming along nicely and at an incredibly expeditious pace as far as emulating Wii U games go. I was bummed when the final Switch specs were announced/released. I...
  25. TheBlueChanell

    Nintendo's Switch Won’t Run “Zelda” At 1080p

    Adding to this list, you forgot to mention a few titles. 1st/2nd Party: Captain Toad Kirby Rainbow Curse Splatoon Super Mario 3D World Super Mario Maker Twilight Princess HD Wind Waker HD Xenoblade Chronicles X Yoshi's Wooly World 3rd Party / Exclusives: Hyrule Warriors Wonderful 101 Out...
  26. TheBlueChanell

    Nintendo's Switch Won’t Run “Zelda” At 1080p

    A Link Between Worlds ran at 60FPS on the 3DS. Don't know if you'll count that.
  27. TheBlueChanell

    AMD Vega and Zen Gaming System Rocks Doom At 4K Ultra Settings

    Just putting in my 2c. Long time user of both camps, right now I prefer AMD's drivers as well and their team has been on fire as far as releases / optimizations go the last ~6 months or so. I'm hoping the QT4 interface makes its way to the Linux side of things very soon. Vega is the first...
  28. TheBlueChanell

    An issue with the Asus STRIX-RX480-O8G-GAMING and, indirectly, the [H] review

    Even though you mentioned all 3 monitors working using the default Windows VGA driver, a pretty quick and simple way to figure out if it is indeed a hardware/software problem would be to fire up any modern Linux distro via USB or LiveCD and see if the issues persist there. Part of me feels like...
  29. TheBlueChanell

    AMD Vega and Zen Gaming System Rocks Doom At 4K Ultra Settings

    That's interesting, I never knew that. I always assumed once we started getting IMC's moved on-die/chip that they would all be in-house designs. I know AMD outsources other controllers, components for their chipsets and GPU PCB's but never expected their IMC to be one of them. It never...
  30. TheBlueChanell

    An issue with the Asus STRIX-RX480-O8G-GAMING and, indirectly, the [H] review

    I skimmed the thread again and don't see it mentioned anywhere what kind of monitors you're using? Are they all the same model or are they different? I ran an eyefinity/surround setups for almost 5 years and occasionally ran into issues like this and more times than not it was the...
  31. TheBlueChanell

    AMD Vega and Zen Gaming System Rocks Doom At 4K Ultra Settings

    I will have to spend a little time looking for the right ones but sure. Based on the Anand article I linked 5 and 5X aren't pin compatible but aside from that it sounds like 90% or more of the framework is the same as GDDR5. So there would need to be a stepping change/respin but nothing at all...
  32. TheBlueChanell

    AMD Vega and Zen Gaming System Rocks Doom At 4K Ultra Settings

    Lol. You really sent me down a rabbit hole here. I've been up since like 6AM yesterday and am now googling for more info on Polaris' memory controller. :)
  33. TheBlueChanell

    AMD Vega and Zen Gaming System Rocks Doom At 4K Ultra Settings

    1. Hmmmm, I'll take your word for it I guess as I don't feel like looking it up atm but I could of sworn I read a few different headlines/articles last year about HBM (specifically HBM2) manufacturing or supply shortages from SKH and Samsung. 2. As far as GDDR5x goes, they could simply source a...
  34. TheBlueChanell

    AMD Vega and Zen Gaming System Rocks Doom At 4K Ultra Settings

    GDDR5X, as I understood it, was a stop-gap solution between GDDR5 and HBM2. If I remember correctly both AMD and nVidia had initially planned to have their flagship 14nm/16nm cards out in 2016 both using HBM2. Issues with the foundries and the delay of HBM2 caused them both to revamp their...
  35. TheBlueChanell

    An issue with the Asus STRIX-RX480-O8G-GAMING and, indirectly, the [H] review

    In addition to that it's practically the only OS of that time that still has any kind of support. Every OSX or Linux build from that time period is no longer supported. Wish Win7 would go away, like Win8.1+ or not, that is how we keep progressing and ensure innovation continue's to thrive.
  36. TheBlueChanell

    An issue with the Asus STRIX-RX480-O8G-GAMING and, indirectly, the [H] review

    Terrible advice in this situation and completely irrelevant to the topic at hand. He needs to reach out to the manufacturer, in this case Asus. If this were a thread about an nVidia card would you tell him to go buy AMD? No, so just don't bother saying anything at all unless you're gonna...
  37. TheBlueChanell

    AMD Zen Performance Preview

    Even if the chips/BOM did cost them just $20 to produce (which is a pipe dream) that doesn't take into account all of the R&D, testing, marketing etc. that goes into bringing the chip from Jim Keller & Co's brain to packaged product waiting to be sold on retailers shelves. That would be almost...
  38. TheBlueChanell

    Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 16.12.2 Release Notes

    I'm glad that AMD baked the Express / Remove options right into the new install manager with ReLive. I think a lot of people on both sides of the camp sincerely overthink their driver installs and end up creating more weird issues / bugs for themselves which ultimately get blamed on the drivers...
  39. TheBlueChanell

    AMD Vega and Zen Gaming System Rocks Doom At 4K Ultra Settings

    Looking forward to a super competitive 2017 on CPU and GPU fronts. Hopefully AMD exceeds expectations so we can all win on the price and innovation fronts~
  40. TheBlueChanell

    New Radeon Software?

    Looking forward to seeing what changes Crimsons successor brings. I assume this is what this will end up being, I also hope they eventually bring the new QT inferface over to their Linux stack sooner than later. AMD has made great strides in their drivers both on Windows and Linux this past year...
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