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    Crypto Miners, Not Gamers, Were The Primary Buyers of Graphics Cards Since 2021, Almost $15 Billion Worth of GPU Sales Reported

    I know a lot of gamers still using various flavours of the 10 series. Gradually helping them source new machines or cards as budget allows.
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    Crypto Miners, Not Gamers, Were The Primary Buyers of Graphics Cards Since 2021, Almost $15 Billion Worth of GPU Sales Reported

    I meant as new product launches but yeah, the used market is going to be strong for the next few generations.
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    Apples M2 looks like a beast.

    I haven’t tried that, only 4, 1080p screens.
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    NVIDIA reportedly wants to cut TSMC orders for next-gen RTX 40 GPUs 5nm wafers amid lower demand

    Not terribly high, but yea. They are going to maintain their margins for sure. But when crypto started crashing I think we all saw this coming a mile away.
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    Apples M2 looks like a beast.

    With the DisplayLink drivers and a cheap external you can do up to 4 external displays in addition to the laptops screen for 5 total. But yeah using the built in Apple stuff you are limited to 2.
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    RTX Space Invaders Wanted

    It’s a memory issue, caused by something going wrong with a memory module or the power feed to said memory module. I’m not skilled enough to know how to fix it and too drunk to remember what to look for on the PCB to identify which module is hassling you.
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    Crypto Miners, Not Gamers, Were The Primary Buyers of Graphics Cards Since 2021, Almost $15 Billion Worth of GPU Sales Reported

    Sadly there is, you want to print something at 16nm or larger there are dozens of fabs willing to fight for your business. You need to go smaller and your options are Samsung or TSMC, they charge for that privilege. It’s 3x more just for that alone. Now granted they could try doing up different...
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    Crypto Miners, Not Gamers, Were The Primary Buyers of Graphics Cards Since 2021, Almost $15 Billion Worth of GPU Sales Reported

    TSMC’s price hikes make releasing a card at that price basically impossible. 2021 saw a 70% increase alone but it’s been a solid inflation + 5-10% (depends on node) before that. Between 2016 and now you are looking at 22% inflation so cost wise you are looking at wafer costs being between 117...
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    Crypto Miners, Not Gamers, Were The Primary Buyers of Graphics Cards Since 2021, Almost $15 Billion Worth of GPU Sales Reported

    In 2017 there was room to spare at the fabs. They were able to split it between Samsung and TSMC. And neither were pushed to capacity at that stage. So when AMD and Nvidia needed extra capacity it was available. But now not so much, both Samsung and TSMC are pushed to the limits with barely...
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    Apples M2 looks like a beast.

    The M1 was basically a scaled up A14, the M2 looks to be a scaled up A15. The idea that AMD could come out with a 7700G with AVX512 makes me joyous. That will be the base for “my daughters” mini gaming PC, that will also have all the emulators on it.
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    The Balls on Intel...

    Or 6 and the funds to run them for a few months.
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    Apples M2 looks like a beast.

    M3 is probably what the M2 was going to be before TSMC was forced to push back 3nm. Which is what the M2 was originally supposed to be built with.
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    Crypto Miners, Not Gamers, Were The Primary Buyers of Graphics Cards Since 2021, Almost $15 Billion Worth of GPU Sales Reported

    GPU sales total in 2021 was over $52B, which is up 30% over 2020, 15/52 = 28%. So really I should have said 28%, not 23% my bad. But miners didn't just buy gaming GPUs, they also bought workstation GPUs and ASICS. So in reality their $15B in purchasing was significantly less than that in gaming...
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    Crypto Miners, Not Gamers, Were The Primary Buyers of Graphics Cards Since 2021, Almost $15 Billion Worth of GPU Sales Reported

    If Crypto bought $15B in GPU's in 2021 that would mean gamers bought just shy of $23B in 2021, AMD and Nvidia both had record production numbers for 2021, so while they didn't produce an extra $15B in cards they did do a solid $9B worth, so really the spread here is only $6B in GPU's. So not...
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    Microsoft to Remove Ability to Install Win 11 Pro Without Being Online and Signing in to Microsoft Account

    Yea, you never needed one they just made it harder for home users.
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    Microsoft to Remove Ability to Install Win 11 Pro Without Being Online and Signing in to Microsoft Account

    Why do you need a windows machine? You know Microsoft just lets you download the ISO right? https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows11 You don’t need the media creation tool, they just made it available because it’s easy. But for Mac or Linux people you can just choose the ISO.
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    Microsoft to Remove Ability to Install Win 11 Pro Without Being Online and Signing in to Microsoft Account

    On 11 because of how it encrypts some stuff, you could do it but you may take a performance hit. TPM2 really speeds up a lot of local HDD encryption stuff.
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    The Balls on Intel...

    If they could they spent 10 years digging and failed too. So either it’s not there or the do groups the EU lawyers assigned to it were in incompetent.
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    The Balls on Intel...

    The reason this got thrown out is because they didn’t have any documents that said this. They had industry insiders saying that this was the way it is but no paper trail. All the other lawsuits Intel faced were because they lost this one in the EU. So they have some ex Dell employees say they...
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    The Balls on Intel...

    Because there is nothing illegal with offering discounts for bulk purchasing. Saying if you order 1 you pay X, order 1000 and you pay X-5%, but if you order in 25,000 you get X-20% is standard business practice. Now of course they are going to try to sell what they buy so if they order 200,000...
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    Apples M2 looks like a beast.

    That’s sneaky but good to know on the storage memory storage configuration. Going to have to make sure you get one with the 2 chips and not just one.
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    AMD announces Ryzen 7000 Zen 4 CPUs

    The people that use them figure out how to make it work and realize they are the odd man out. But who do you yell at when it doesn’t work right, nobody supports it and virtually nobody uses it. The bartender that’s who.
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    Apples M2 looks like a beast.

    It’s situational, you can trigger it in Revendreth pretty easily in the wild or Flying around. But it’s been months since I’ve played, but that’s where I remember it being worst.
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    Apples M2 looks like a beast.

    Shadows on higher settings using DX12 while moving the camera around. You have to get the angle right so your clipping between the light and the object.
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    Apples M2 looks like a beast.

    Blizz introduced ray-traced shadows in shadowlands, Nvidia eventually (recently) patched the issue but on a Mac, you have to turn shadows to low or off in the graphics. I don't know anybody playing with an AMD GPU so I can't say with any certainty if it happens there or not
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    Apples M2 looks like a beast.

    You get those artifacts on PC as well its a long-standing issue
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    AMD announces Ryzen 7000 Zen 4 CPUs

    The RTX 3050 is drop-in pin-compatible with the 1650, the 1650 is Nvidia's largest selling chip for the OEM mobile market. Developing the 3050 allows those budget gaming laptops to have an upgrade that doesn't require a board redesign. It's also slightly cheaper to produce for NVidia because of...
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    AMD announces Ryzen 7000 Zen 4 CPUs

    Silicon is too expensive right now for AMD or anybody really to make entry-level discrete products, Intel can manage their lower end based on pure volume but that is not a luxury that AMD can afford. Raw silicon has doubled in price, and TSMC has increased its rates by 70% in the last year...
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    AMD announces Ryzen 7000 Zen 4 CPUs

    The PCIe5 specification also has some fun tidbits built in that give it expanded functionality over 4.0, it's not just about the speed. For example, look at the new Phison E26 storage controllers https://www.storagereview.com/news/phison-e26-pcie-gen5-controller-specs-released Most notably you...
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    AMD announces Ryzen 7000 Zen 4 CPUs

    Realistically Gen5 for storage would have a larger impact than Gen5 for GPU. In my servers, I have one server where having faster PCIe Speeds on my GPUs would make sense as I manage to bottleneck it there but that's because its running 4 accelerator cards in there, for consumer equipment I think...
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    The Balls on Intel...

    Not even close, Nvidia would not have made it so you could sell fewer chips. Their goal was to replace the graphics components with theirs and add a few of their proprietary technologies as the norm. By the nature of the mobile market and how quickly hardware gets replaced they would quickly...
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    The Balls on Intel...

    ARM is not in a good place right now, might have been better for ARM if they did. I mean it would have been worse for us some 4 years from now but certainly better for ARM.
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    Apples M2 looks like a beast.

    Yeah but if your looking at pure raster performance it’s the closest thing I could find. The Metal 3 and all the features there are going to swing things one way or another but if straight raster should be close. And let’s be honest, nobody is running a 2060 mobile with raytracing and blah blah...
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    AMD announces Ryzen 7000 Zen 4 CPUs

    That would be cool but that 3D stacked cache is expensive, getting it at a cheaper price point would be hard to pull off.
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    The Balls on Intel...

    According to EU law Intel is due this, but they don’t have the money and are giving Intel the runaround as this has never really happened to them before. There is also some disagreements on how that interest was calculated it could be slightly more or less than that. It also gets complicated...
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    The Balls on Intel...

    So Intel managed a while back to get the EU's 2009 $1.2B anti-trust fine thrown out https://www.reuters.com/technology/intel-wins-appeal-against-12-bln-eu-antitrust-fine-2022-01-26/ https://www.theregister.com/2022/01/27/intel_eu_antitrust_fine/ So here's how you know they have a pair on them...
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    Crypto Miners, Not Gamers, Were The Primary Buyers of Graphics Cards Since 2021, Almost $15 Billion Worth of GPU Sales Reported

    With TSMC’s most recent price change announcements they have increased their rates by nearly 70% since this time last year. That alone is going to kill off the “good price” segment of the market.
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    AMD announces Ryzen 7000 Zen 4 CPUs

    I wonder if this will launch before my 5800x3d ships.
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    Crypto Miners, Not Gamers, Were The Primary Buyers of Graphics Cards Since 2021, Almost $15 Billion Worth of GPU Sales Reported

    They only made their investments back if they managed to liquidate their coins and cash out, which is something like 10% of the market. The remaining 90% are just kinda stuck there holding on for the ride.
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    Crypto Miners, Not Gamers, Were The Primary Buyers of Graphics Cards Since 2021, Almost $15 Billion Worth of GPU Sales Reported

    Yes, they are having problems with the GPU cores not functioning correctly, it is not a TSMC issue but a design one. But the failure rates are high enough that AMD has been able to brand and supply the 4700s platform.
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