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    AMD Radeon RX 6950 XT, RX 6850 XT, RX 6750 XT ‘RDNA 2 Refresh’ Graphics Cards Rumored For Q2 2022: Navi 21 & 22 GPUs With 18 Gbps Memory

    It will be important in the future. There is no current game that is "make or break" with respect to RT.
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    We all need a little more of this in our lives. NFT Market Collapses Just As Square Enix Sells Tomb Raider To Bet Big On Blockchain

    HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! If Squenix couldn't get Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, and a damned Marvel license to "perform to expectations", there is no studio to buy or build that is going to save them.
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD, Nvidia, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    6750, 6950, and 5800X3D live on AMD.com.
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    Windows 10 Explorer will not connect to networked computers

    This has been a constant pain in the ass with Windows 10 on every system. Out of 8 computers on the network, a Win10 system will only connect to 1 or 2 in Explorer to access network shares. Remote Desktop Connection will connect, but Explorer will not. WTF?
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD, Nvidia, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    Nvidia will allegedly continue 30XX production after the 40XX launch. Different foundries, but memory supply may get tight.
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    That's all folks!!

    VQuake with edge AA FTW! I went from a V1000 to a V2200 with a Voodoo 1 then a Voodoo 2. I think it was ATI after that.
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    Embracer Group is Buying Square Enix Montréal, Eidos Montréal and Crystal Dynamics for $300 million

    They deserved to lose money on Avengers with their "as a service" and mtx crap. That, unfortunately, may have affected sales of Guardians, even though it was much better received.
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    Embracer Group is Buying Square Enix Montréal, Eidos Montréal and Crystal Dynamics for $300 million

    This liberates the IPs Squenix has been ignoring. Their constant claims of "didn't meet expectations" is bullshit and usually is the result of poor marketing or consumer-hostile "features" like microtransactions. It seems like they've been trying to sabotage their western studios.
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    Microsoft to buy Activision Blizzard

    Previous several administrations...
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    Microsoft to buy Activision Blizzard

    So, that's where the feds are going to finally apply antitrust laws? After all the mergers just in telecom and media in the last 5-10 years, now seems like an odd time to remember those laws exist.
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    The Streamline is a Lie

    https://www.tomshardware.com/news/nvidia-amd-ati-graphics,6311.html https://www.theregister.com/2008/09/30/nvidia_settles_lawsuit/ Sued, settled, no verdict. Guilty? Maybe.
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    5800X3D gaming review

    https://www.techpowerup.com/review/amd-ryzen-7-5800x3d/16.html Within 1% of the 12900KS. ~7% faster than 5800X, 5900X & 5950X.
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    5800X3D gaming review

    On the 1% lows for 1080P, I count 6 wins for AMD, 1 win for Intel, and 4 ties. I care more about 1% lows than averages, because it's the frame rate dips that affect the experience most.
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    Gentle Typhoon 120mm 2150 RPM PWM Fans (ADATA XPG Variant) 3 for $57.98

    I read over the weekend that the bearings on the Arctic fans allow the blade hub to slip outside the frame if the fan is mounted to blow upward. A small spacer gives the blades enough room to move freely.
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    AMD 6X50 Series Info Leaked

    I've seen that number mentioned for Navi 3, but I don't think AMD is changing it for Navi 2 refresh.
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    6800/6900 Overclock Results

    Yep - use the driver for OC and fan settings. You can use More Power Tool to increase the power limit if you really want to find the limits of the card.
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    The Streamline is a Lie

    They might end up like Intel, found guilty of illegal anticompetitive tactics and paying fines that amount to a fraction of the profits generated by those tactics.
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    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070: up to 30% faster than RTX 3090 in gaming

    H100 is Hopper (probably RTX 5XXX), not Lovelace (RTX 4XXX). "Interestingly, the SXM5 variant features a very large TDP of 700 Watts, while the PCIe card is limited to 350 Watts." As for Lovelace, looks like it will go to 600W. AMD will probably be in the same neighborhood for RX 7XXX.
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    12900k upgrade, some questions

    What's the voltage on the RAM? Have you tried the other DIMM slots?
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    AMD Radeon Super Resolution is FSR but for all games

    You're right - no setting for Radeon Super Resolution on the laptop.
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    AMD Radeon Super Resolution is FSR but for all games

    AMD Advantage edition? I just clicked the button last night to check for new drivers, downloaded and installed. It's not a "recommended" update, it's "optional". You can also download direct from AMD.
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    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070: up to 30% faster than RTX 3090 in gaming

    I'm no thermodynamic engineer, but if you have a heat gradient in the air between 2 rooms (or 1 room and the rest of the house), it seems that circulating the air between the 2 areas will reduce the delta T. If a PC is putting out 500+ watts of heat, how significant is the heat priced by a fan...
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    12900k upgrade, some questions

    With the time you got out of the 8700K, I'd bet you'll get good years from the 5950X. My 5800X from launch time has been great and I haven't gone to a higher core count just because I don't really have a use for more cores. Alder Lake is a solid platform overall, but the E cores are kind of a...
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    12900k upgrade, some questions

    The Lian Li case is listed at $172 under the AMD build, but $72 under the Intel build. For a "16 core CPU", I'd take 16 full cores with SMT over 8 P cores and 8 E cores. You can probably tell I'm not a fan of the 12900K, though.
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    DuckDuckGo DESTROYS Brand By Embracing Censorship

    We've always been at war with Eastasia. Anybody who says anything different is virtually guaranteed to be lying.
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    12900k upgrade, some questions

    IMO, the 12900K isn't worth the increased power/heat/$$$ compared to the 12700K. Make sure you have the hardware to mount the cooler on LGA1700.
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    $800 AORUS FO48U 48" 4K OLED (after MIR)

    Gamers Nexus had an incident with returning an item to Newegg and publicized it.
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD, Nvidia, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    If only I could use Amazon cash back on Newegg....
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    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070: up to 30% faster than RTX 3090 in gaming

    Competition is great! One reason Pascal topped out at 250W (1080 Ti) is that Nvidia didn't have to push the envelope. AMD had nothing to challenge the high end.
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    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070: up to 30% faster than RTX 3090 in gaming

    Hopefully performance improves down the stack, so you won't need a 550W GPU to get an upgrade.
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    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070: up to 30% faster than RTX 3090 in gaming

    I care much more about performance per dollar. Turing was shit - the only upgrade from a 1080 Ti was roughly twice as expensive. Nvidia even acknowledged it at the Ampere rollout - "Those of you on Pascal, it's time to upgrade." Ampere would have been great at MSRP, but we all know how that...
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    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070: up to 30% faster than RTX 3090 in gaming

    This is one reason I haven't been able to convince myself to buy a GPU lately. Might have to take off work for launch day.
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    $800 AORUS FO48U 48" 4K OLED (after MIR)

    Hell, I'm still using a Pioneer plasma from 2009 and there's no burn in. B6 OLED since 2016, C8 OLED since 2018. No burn in anywhere. It's not hard to avoid.
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    Microsoft to Remove Ability to Install Win 11 Pro Without Being Online and Signing in to Microsoft Account

    Self admission of being "a dick". 20 points off your Social Credit Score!
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    Sunsetting the Bethesda.net Launcher & Migrating to Steam

    I'd play StarCraft 2 if MS put it on Steam.
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD, Nvidia, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    I saved about $1700 because I had shit to do and didn't see the email from Newegg that I got selected in the shuffle for a 3080 Ti.
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    Sunsetting the Bethesda.net Launcher & Migrating to Steam

    Yeah, I don't see Gabe returning to MS voluntarily. He's working hard to decouple PC gaming from Windows.
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    Sunsetting the Bethesda.net Launcher & Migrating to Steam

    Some good news following the MS acquisition. Now, how will these games run on the Steam Deck 😁
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    Swap out 5600G to 5600X - too lateral or a good change?

    That case has me tempted to do another mITX build, but I really don't need another system right now.
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