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    Intel 7700k to AMD 5900x

    I went from 7700k to 3960X and I was actually surprised how much of a difference it made in day to day snappiness of general office and windows stuff, not just the work stuff I bought it for. I imagine the Zen 3 stuff would be that and then some.
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    Nvidia’s GeForce Now has been quietly capping its founders’ frame rates

    I think that’s nonsense, it’s all down to the company’s themselves. There are Chinese and British companies with extraordinary quality, just as there are some that are absolute shit. You’re just less able to do low margin low quality stuff on developed economy wages. If you’re doing contract...
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    Nvidia’s GeForce Now has been quietly capping its founders’ frame rates

    It’s what investors require of you. Get people in and then crank the screws. I imagine someone will just have been seeing how much they can trim down the vgpu allocation until people squeal. If a fuss gets kicked up, say it was a mistake and roll back. Else just keep going. I made a lot of...
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    Apple announces Self Service Repair

    You don’t really have much choice to use assemblies etc, the tolerances on modern devices are insane. It’s not like getting a waterproof computer arguably more powerful than a circa 2013 desktop, in a device weighing a couple of hundred grams is electronically trivial. Even 10 years ago they...
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    AMD Celebrates 5 Years of Ryzen Processors

    Jeez that’s gone quick. I hadn’t looked at the share price for a little while either. Now in third place for return percentage behind Apple and Amazon. Bought in April 2017. I told soooooo many people to buy them too, all because I was following it on [H] My three greatest stock picks, based...
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    VMware Workstation vs. Oracle VM VirtualBox

    Neither, use kvm with a pass through gpu.
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    Is this GPU Artifacting

    Pretty sure it is but it's been a very long time since I've had that as a problem (overdoing an OC on a Radeon probably) but I've had this come up on windows desktop a couple of times and wondering what the cause is. Basically get black squares all over the screen. Sorry for potato like...
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    have you gotten your new NVidia/AMD upgrade card yet? Why not?

    Local retailers in Australia still hadn’t fulfilled all the 3080 orders from Day 1 (particularly asus) before the Ti came out. My 3090 was the same price or cheaper than the 3080 Ti’s are now. All a bit mad. Then again I can’t get a new Xbox or PS5 either.
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    why is AMD always behind on video decoding support? if decoding is a separate module?

    We’ve come so far, I remember having to reduce the size of windows to get video playing smoothly.
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    FBI supposedly finds flaw with Bitcoin wallet encryptions

    I’ve got 20 bitcoins from the very early days that I cant access. I’d bribe a federal agent to get access to them them fo’ sho’ They should do it as a service, they’d make a fortune 😂
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    How much RAM you got?

    General purpose. I collapsed all my machines into one. So I can do computer vision, games, development, ML and my office machine… all at the same time if I want. Generally all just runs as a vm on Linux but I can boot to windows if I want. keep meaning to play around with...
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    Cloud services from a developers perspective

    Azure Devops is fine, it’s not really that close to azure itself except for aad and the attached services like repos are shit in comparison to just using GitHub. (Pipelines is ok but you end up just using custom agents and at that point its value is diminished). GitHub actions are great but a...
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    How much RAM you got?

    Fair bit.
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    Cloud services from a developers perspective

    if you just do exactly what you do on premise in cloud, it’s 30% more expensive. Though lower if you have less than 1000 workloads, just factoring for staff, operations and maintainance. If you develop services that run in cloud native architectures then it will be far far cheaper but the...
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    240W Extended Power Range USB C

    I wish lots of things would switch to USB-C tbh, or at least a standardised connector for lower than mains voltage. I’ve had enough of wall warts for things like KVMs and trying to match things up so they don’t pop. At least 240w will cover monitors etc
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    Epic losing massive amounts of money in the battle vs Steam

    Rich companies burning money to buy market share against entrenched companies has been happening forever. Don’t really care as I’m not paying for it. It’s getting a bit silly how many icons I have in my task bar now though. What does piss me off is one store app launches another store / app ala...
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    Can you get half RTX3080 performance for half the price? Asus TUF RTX 3060 review

    I had 20 Bitcoin that I lost. I’d have sold them at like $100 though so meh. 3060 does look like a decent card, prices in australia are mad though. $620+ ($800 Australian) I almost feel bad having a 3000 series card when I’m not playing games and people are struggling to get them.
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    Intel Buys Off Mac Guy

    I read that as Intel Beats Off Mac Guy that would have been a whole other spin on things
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    Nvidia rtx 3090 discussion

    Yeah that’s pretty much what I’m finding. Afterburner just hits the limit and adjusts. Theoretically I shouldn’t care as the main reason for the 3090 over others was work related but I hate that they made the decision. I’m somewhat tempted to try and whinge at them to try and let me step up but...
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    Nvidia rtx 3090 discussion

    Add one more to the pile of "people who bought without being able to read a review and getting shafted" XC3 Ultra. Power Limit. I'm swearing loudly. I've had it for ages but finally did the waterblock and took a look at OC, and oh look I can only get 145 cpu and 200 memory becuase it bounces...
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    Missed Out on GME, but have a drawer full DDR3? No worries. DDR3 Prices to Soar 40-50% in 2021!

    I bought some the other day. My nas needed a little boost. To the moon!!!!
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    EA Announces Mass Effect Legendary Edition

    I’ll try and do a blue run through. 💯 I’ll fail and end up renegade again. Hope they’ve fixed the inventory in the first one.
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    Intel axes consumer Optane drives

    Optane for caching was always a bit silly. It only makes sense really for specialised workloads without changes. I suspect it will come back in some shape when Microsoft rework the storage layer of windows in line with the consoles but for now the advantages aren’t really there. if you’ve got...
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    AMD Ryzen Threadripper 5970X Socket Comapatibility

    I thought the same, I was so busy last year I had a TR build ready to go except for chip and then by the time I had time it was so late i figured wait to see what happens. Given availability of other zen 3 chips and just general omnishambles I gave up and just got the 3000 I’d intended. I should...
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    AMD Ryzen Threadripper 5970X Socket Comapatibility

    Per roadmap It’ll be SP3, but whether it works with old boards or not is another thing. I hope so as I’d like a slot in upgrade but I’m wary. I know some retailers have been pissed off over the Ryzen 5000, one of my suppliers literally has a dedicated line for people on a Saturday morning to...
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    My declaration of independence

    Don’t blame you, I was so grateful that they took preorders here. If I was having to have the stress of constantly trying to get one ordered I’d have given up a long time ago. Unbelievable that it’s still going on
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    Intel axes consumer Optane drives

    Sadface, was really hoping for a refresh for my 905p, it’s awesome but get bored of having to manage the space. pretty sure I’d need a new mortgage to get the 1.6tb P5800X
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    Bug in SUDO allows any user to get root privileges

    HA! I knew it was more secure to just login as root and not use sudo
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    GTA 6 Could Gain This Next-Gen (AI) Intelligent NPC Technology From Rockstar

    Wouldn’t be the first company to use “mechanical Turks” while going on about their world beating AI
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    LG To Showcase This 48-Inch Auto-Bending OLED 120Hz Gaming Display At CES 2021

    Oh look another CES thing that will take 3 years to hit the market and then be $40k
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    AMD Threadripper 3970X Successor

    It’ll be DDR4 and SP3, roadmap has always been that. Hope it’s trx40 but I think it’s a reasonable bet as well
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    ASUS ROG Maximus XII Extreme Review

    Screen burn is the problem. Had an oled screen on an old Waterblock. Looked like ass after 2 years. I’ve got that zenith 2 extreme too, old house I couldn’t see my computer as it was underneath my desk. New house it’ll be on a shelf too high to see it. At least it will help my old knees trying...
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    AMD Ryzen Threadripper 5000 Series "Genesis Peak" Processor Lineup Could Begin with a 16-Core Model

    lol thanks for the tag Erek, my watching/commenting of TR news clearly paid off with personal service. Given the 16 core pro’s it does make sense but no way it won’t have the 24/32/64 variants. Would be interesting to get 5950x clock speeds (or even a bit higher) on a TR platform. Would be like...
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    Cyberpunk 2077 Player Discussion Thread

    The graphics are pretty amazing, it definitely doesn’t come through on streaming. Can’t find settings to make face shadows look right but apart from that it’s one of the few games where I just sit and watch the scenery. Lot of asset reuse for internal layouts though I’ve been pretty lucky with...
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    3090 FE 114% Power Limit

    Nope. 😭😭😭 Split system, but nothing in that room and worse, nothing I can put in that room without going through a bunch of walls. You’re not allowed condensers at the front of the house in my suburb. I live in Australia these days and it gets over 100 degrees, a lot, so it’s super fun...
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    New feature to calculate 'productivity scores' turns Microsoft 365 into an full-fledged workplace surveillance tool

    And if you don’t use Microsoft suite tools you’re clearly not working. Please check in to your local re-education facility.
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    Cyberpunk 2077 Official Gameplay Trailer Released

    I don’t care that much about the ray tracing stuff. I’m more worried it looks a bit shit, as an actual game. Hopefully it’s just the doom monger in me and they pull it out the bag, loved all the Witcher’s but it’s making me nervous
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    3090 FE 114% Power Limit

    I think my capacity is lower than the cards Holy shitballs it's making my room hot. Even just playing CK3 at 50% GPU utilisation. Makes my case physically warm to touch. Mental.
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    Any new OLED monitors coming out next year (2021)?

    They’re just going to do it virtual. Other than that I don’t think much will change. The whole industry is based around CES announcement timing. Though it’s becoming more and more pointless as the products are often coming on or after the following years I expect there will be more...
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    Any new OLED monitors coming out next year (2021)?

    Pretty unlikely, anything new will be announced at CES but won’t be out for a year anyway