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    Did.... did AMD just extend the life of my 1080ti by enabling FSR?

    I was curious what would happen with FSR on a 3080, so I tried the rift breaker demo and ran the GPU benchmark. 5120x1440 ultrawide, average 151fps with FSR off, 212 average with it on the highest quality setting. I really didn't see much of a difference appearance wise, but a huge fps jump...
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    10700k to 11900k?

    Isn't this supposed to be a new arch from intel intended for 10nm , that got backported to 14nm? The early leak looked promising for gaming (though it was just an ashes leak), it may be worth the upgrade if there is a good enough ipc uptick, plus gaining the ability to use pci-e 4.0 nvme drives.
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    AMD RDNA™ 2 "Hangar 21" Technology Demo [UPDATED]

    Ikea is releasing an upgraded kitchen designer finally?
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    Recommendations for best card for 5120x1440? 6800XT vs 3080

    My thinking was that if memory bandwidth is the reason why the Radeon doesn't win at 4k, there might be a break even point where the bandwidth becomes the problem - I might get lucky and the 5120x1440 resolution be below that point, making the 6800XT a better choice there. Hard to know without...
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    Recommendations for best card for 5120x1440? 6800XT vs 3080

    I just recently purchased a 5120x1440p 120hz display, and I'm trying to figure out if the RX 6800XT or the 3080 is a better option for a video card at this res. I don't really care about ray tracing because I pretty much detest anything under about 90 fps, so ill have to wait for a future gen...
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    Engadget: Apple finally reveals the new Mac Pro,39571.html Interesting video card options... Dual Vega VII on one card with lots of hbm2 connected via infinity fabric... I wonder If drivers see it as a single GPU?
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    Navi 5700 die size, and implications.

    Going by that logic the last two sets of nvidia releases were also crap. The 2080 costs as much as a 1080ti, and isnt much of a performance upgrade at all.
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    Netflix Password Sharing May Soon Be Impossible Due to New AI Tracking

    Netflix has alternative user profiles for a reason. Somehow I don't think 1 person needs 4 different profiles.....
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    VW Says Combustion Cars Will Fade Away after 2026

    Maybe we should be upgrading our power grid instead of wasting money on other useless things like walls. Infrastructure investment would certainly help make America great again. And they should have picked the i3 with the range extender :D
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    VW Says Combustion Cars Will Fade Away after 2026

    I think I would buy an all electric VW GTI that had a 300 plus mile range and similar or better performance. I think as long as they don't actively *try* make the vehicles look stupid and instead just keep with their current styling aesthetic they would do fine. Electric, optionally self...
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    EA Defies Belgian Lootbox Law

    You know, I always thought the purpose of gambling was to get back some tangible, physical reward that includes a transfer of ownership if you win. EA is still the owner of the digital goods after you "win" with a lootbox. No actual reward with monetary value changes hands, therefore not...
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    4690k --> 4770k

    I thought the same, then I upgraded my 4770k stuck at 4.3 to an 8700k, didn't even bother overclocking, and picked up a consistent 10 to 20 minimum frames in wow at 4k, also running a 1080tj
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    Vega Rumors

    The only thing possible that would make 2018 grim for RTG is a huge crypto crash... hard to feel bad for a company that sells every video card it can make. They can probably make incredible amounts of money off of the 7nm vega 20 refresh if machine learning workloads are similar to crypto...
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    AMD is competitive!

    I'm sure mobile had a pretty decent impact on it, but I would also argue it was the very minor increases in performance that caused a reduction in sales year over year. Previously, it seemed like every year the next great piece of hardware came out that showed huge performance increases...
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    New Ryzen 2 (Pinnacle Ridge) gets only 200 MHz boost according to a leak

    I am still a bit salty about my "upgrade" from a rock solid 2700k at 4.8 to a 4770k that gets pissy if you try to run 4.3 . I must admit, the 4770K works just fine with a 1080ti 4 years later, and I doubt the 2700k would still be this healthy. Upgrade itch, must scratch, It's been entirely too...
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    Go home memory prices, you're drunk.

    How exactly is demand exceeding supply for ram? I look almost every day to price check DDR4 looking for a good deal. They are always in stock. Hell, some stores have thousands upon thousands of skus currently available. Demand exceeding supply = nintendo switch availability for the first 6...
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    Toyota Will Electrify Entire Vehicle Lineup by 2025

    Think about the possibilities. When battery range grows (some "next gen" electric vehicles are going to have a lot of range ) you could stop at the last supercharger/charging station prior to your camping spot, and then once you are there, you have full access to days worth of electric power for...
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    AMD Sales Outpaced Intel's for the First Time in a Decade at Germany's Largest E-Tailer

    We have no idea what the actual sample size is, because they don't publish it. I do agree we also have no other useful sources of data at this time, but a lack of alternative data doesn't make a flawed hypothesis scientific fact. You could likely classify it as an alternative fact if you want to...
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    Sharp to Release World's First 8K TV in 2018

    Not sure what you are talking about here, because I personally would love this as a productivity display, imagine all the lines of code or excel cells you could see at one time on a properly sized screen :) And you could likely just turn it down to 4k for gaming.
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    AMD Sales Outpaced Intel's for the First Time in a Decade at Germany's Largest E-Tailer

    Any survey you have the option to not participate in, where you are already surveying a smaller subset of the total market you are trying to draw conclusions on.... well I hope you can figure out where I am going from there. Throw in that steam doesn't include actual numbers of responses and...
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    AMD Sales Outpaced Intel's for the First Time in a Decade at Germany's Largest E-Tailer

    It's too bad the steam survey is only looking at a subset of the market, and not the entire market, or it actually might be a useful metric.
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    Vega Rumors

    This is like going to a car dealer and believing them when they try to tell you the MSRP includes any manufacturer rebates and that there is no possible way they can take less for the car....
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    nVidia 10 series prices continue to drop slow but sure

    I was thinking that the reviews for the RX Vega 56 looked pretty good.. it looks like a hit at the 1070 price range, and likely a better deal than a 1070, given how it beats it in some games, and in the ones that it does lose, it is still close. Now at the 1080Ti level there is no comparison...
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    Navi Rumors

    Wouldn't that mean Navi would be getting released within 6 months of Volta?
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    Navi Rumors While I know its wtftech, it is simply restating info from an investors conference so I would say the tape out is at least confirmed.
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    Vega Rumors

    How much ram does a 970 have again? I don't know about you, but I would also hesitate to buy an Nvidia card that utilized wood screws. I'm not going to spend time right now finding more, but I would be willing to bet there are more out there. All companies lie - that's basically what...
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    Vega Rumors

    But everyone keeps missing on the fact that the entire reason that this current potential "Vega" problem exists is that AMD has been focusing on Ryzen, and not its video cards. And that has been a very good thing overall for the CPU market and consumers as a whole. If the gamble pays off for...
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    Vega Rumors

    That changes nothing about AMD's current position. A sold card is still a sold card. The problem is if/when they don't progress in the future. I'm sure Nvidia is quite happy about the mining situation as well.
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    Vega Rumors

    I find it absolutely amusing that everyone thinks AMD is in such a bad place, when quite literally, you can't buy a 470, 480, 570, or 580 card without a 200.00 markup, and anyone who purchased their stock basically printed money. Ryzen/Threadripper has Intel tossing out new CPU's with as many...
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    AMD ThreadRipper/Ryzen-9 info

    I may be wrong anyway - it looks like the 28core skylake is only around 3200.00, assuming that is a real listing. Interesting.
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    AMD ThreadRipper/Ryzen-9 info

    The 28 core Skylake Xeon also costs 3 times as much as the 32 core Zen EPYC.. you could likely build a full 2 socket 64core EPYC system for the price of a single 28c Xeon chip. I don't know if i would consider that a win.
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    AMD RX Vega on Track for Siggraph Launch

    The first thing that comes to mind when I hear RX is a red FD RX-7 , which was one of my favorite sports cars. Maybe you should try to limit yourself a bit from situations that can give you mysterious blisters.. :)
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    Fudzilla - "Nvidia to showcase Volta in early May"

    :D Hey look, you can get a founders edition Volta card for the low low price of 149,995. Sounds about right ;)
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    AMD's Stock Plummets, Worst Single-Day Drop In More Than A Decade

    I would argue it was more investors cashing out on their 330% gains... selling while it was up, let it drop, buy back in when its down, then profit on anticipation of Vega release. Same crap, different day.
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    Radeon RX Vega Discussion Thread

    Slightly confused, but I dont think any inherent performance penalties were the cause of CPU/GPU not being integrated. The main reason was the fact that the technology and associated hardware for 3d accelerators have been designed, manufactured, sold, and marketed by different vendors than those...
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    Radeon RX Vega Discussion Thread

    *Cough* 8-16gb HBM shared between cpu/gpu on the interposer would solve all of your bandwidth issues, and likely give the cpu a performance bump as well. And it would likely still be cheaper than any mobile i5/i7 with a dedicated graphics card, or Iris Pro. What makes you think it would be a...
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    Let RX 580 Overclocking hype train begin.. LOL

    That is crazy low energy usage. I remember in college w/ my roommates we were averaging 1800KW/H a month during the summer. Keeping a house cool is expensive when it is 100f-110f outside . Right now I average 500 KW/H a month.
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    Let RX 580 Overclocking hype train begin.. LOL

    I don't know why you would assume that is the only way to approach the problem. In the winter, I can keep my house warm enough with computers and electronics, without turning on the heater. I routinely keep my room warm with my 980ti as long as it doesn't down below freezing. In that case, you...
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    Let RX 580 Overclocking hype train begin.. LOL

    Doesn't it get fairly cold in Denmark? The average summer temp in July is 73f/23c, and in anytime not summer, you could probably use the heating from the card a cost reduction against your normal heating expenses. It's probably pretty close to a wash. It is certainly more efficient to use the...
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    Let RX 580 Overclocking hype train begin.. LOL

    Operating 24/7 , A 100 watt card would use approximately 876 KW/H a year. Going at a .10 c per kw/h rate to simplify the math, you would spend 87.60 a year per 100 watts of consumption. so a 50 watt difference would be roughly 43.80 at .10c per KW/H, or 3.65 a month, I think. Increase or...