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    2 gamers, 1 box?

    Are you both playing at the same time? Might be easier to just share the same computer the old fashioned way. Time division. Otherwise, having gone through the VFIO method with my 3400G + GTX970, I'd not recommend it for anything that has to "just work." I could simultaneously use the IGP for...
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    NVIDIA Bans Reviewer for Concentrating on Rasterization Instead of Ray Tracing

    Now you are further moving the goalposts and shifting blame around.
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    NVIDIA Bans Reviewer for Concentrating on Rasterization Instead of Ray Tracing

    Doesn't excuse nor change the post you made.
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    How Often do you

    A long time ago with 98, 2000, & XP, I'd reinstall every couple of months. Any longer, and Windows just got slow. I only ran laptops back then, so maybe on a desktop, it wasn't that bad? Vista, I left it there for a while and that install made it all the way to Windows 8 (I think I did a...
  5. J

    Zen 3 Launch Availability

    Yeah, when B&H opened their preorders many hours before launch, I thought it was fishy.
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    Updating drivers crashes my rig

    I only have WAGs, so might as well put one up. Maybe fiddle with these settings? Otherwise, congrats on your new card. I'd still check the PSU anyways. Also when the system reboots, are the new drivers installed, or does it roll back to older/default drivers?
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    New ASUS X570 BIOS Update [02/05/2021] - Version 3405

    Just updated my X570 TUF wifi to 3001. I don't OC, so I don't know if I'll be of much use when talking about OC stability.
  8. J

    What do ISP "Middle Men" do?

    Echoing what plugwash said above, CGNAT, perhaps?
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    Are there any X570 mobos that supports 16x PCIe 4.0 (GPU) + 4x PCIe 4.0 (NVMe) + 8x PCIe 3.0 (50Gbps NIC)?

    Definitely. It costs quite a bit more, however. I do wish the old 8 and 16 core Threadrippers were still around, but I understand that AMD isn't going for that, anymore.
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    Riding on the Success of the M1, Apple Readies 32-core Chip for High-end Macs

    Where? Before the Epic lawsuit and the legally required email disclosures (which revealed Apple gave Amazon a discount), where did Apple claim they would be willing to give discounts on their store's cut?
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    Riding on the Success of the M1, Apple Readies 32-core Chip for High-end Macs

    Or consoles. Or any massive number of vendor locked workstations (where a lot of these programs reside). Though the latter is much rarer with SaaS taking over that model (IMO, that was largely accelerated by the death of almost all workstation/server uarchs not named x86). Yay dongles and...
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    Riding on the Success of the M1, Apple Readies 32-core Chip for High-end Macs

    Eh, I would challenge anyone to make an Intel/AMD 6 core + 10GbE + 4 TB3 device with internal PSU, in that volume. Outside of the Mac Mini, it just doesn't exist. Dell, HP, Lenovo, ASRock, etc. None of them do anything like it. None of them even have more than 1GbE RJ45, 1 TB3 port (if they even...
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    Questions about my Asus motherboard's Wifi+Bluetooth module's Antenna

    99% of the time, the BT antenna is integrated into the PCB of the combo WiFi/BT card, with no connection to external antennas.
  14. J

    DAN A4-SFX: The smallest gaming case in the world

    in my own testing, the sidepanels needed to be almost 1cm further away to avoid turbulence noise. I eventually just ran with the GPU sidepanel off.
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    Nvidia's Plan for ARM to Take X86 's Throne | Exclusive

    AFAIK, the consensus was Transmetta would not be able to win the next round of legal fights, and they disappeared before that, anyways. But in other news, https://www.crn.com/news/components-peripherals/nvidia-hires-ibm-vet-steve-fields-to-work-on-data-center-systems Nvidia managed attract an...
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    Is Asus Armoury Crate trash? Asus software in general?

    IMO, it is garbage. Fails to do any RGBLED modifications about 50% of the time, since it wants to reboot after every update (what on earth are they updating?) and locks out controls until the OS reboots. I've seen the device tree. The RGBLED controller is an USB device. There is no acceptable...
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    EVGA store Z490 Dark sale

    Outside of the company, what really draws people to EVGA motherboards? They seem extremely pricey for the featureset, outside of a few older boards. None of the Z490 lineup seems appropriately specced or priced. I like EVGA's GPUs and really try to stick with them on that, but I've never seen...
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    Grounded Wrist Anti-static Bracelet vs Non-Grounded?

    I was curious enough to use a multimeter to test. The paint does have a little bit of blocking. But GPU's PCIe plate, some expansion cards, the small rim of exposed metal on the MB IO backplate, and a couple of unpainted screws all sounded the continuity tester I had. :)
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    How many buttons do you use on your mouse in games?

    If the wheel isn't counted, then 3. Two mouse buttons and the side button is acting as PTT. Not really the game itself, but it's game related.
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    Maximus IV GENE-Z in a FT03b!? No way! [*bandwidth cap warning*]

    Alright, I found most of the old pics and reuploaded them. I hope you enjoy a post from when Atech and I were bickering over Nvidiots and Radeon drivers.
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    Xbox series X

    I do agree with that. My familiarity with USB-C indicates a PMIC still has to have some awareness of the alt modes and involvement. If that front port doesn't have PD, then we aren't talking about VR from the front port, anyways. Well, even if there wasn't PD, there still could be a chance, but...
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    Xbox series X

    What always annoyed me was Quick Resume (at least for a single game at a time, with some exceptions) was already in the Xbox One since launch (or somewhere around there), but it almost always failed, due to XBL logging out and causing games to just restart or go back to the main menu. Glad to...
  23. J

    SFF Dual 3090 RTX dual CPU 1.5TB ram... and quiet

    Did you try other airflow methods for the CPU (such as both blowing outwards), or does the front CPU not meaningfully heat up the rear CPU? Tylerdurdened I'm assuming DL = Deep Learning, NN = Neural Network, NLP = Natural Language Processing. At least those are what come to mind first, no...
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    It's official: RTX 3060Ti

    Won't need scalpers if all sales are digital-streaming only ;)
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    It's official: RTX 3060Ti

    Same, I like the concept, just not done well. Yeah, I was seeing both today (dec 2) and next week (dec9/10) as pickup dates, depending on the store (not that any of them went through). I have to assume some stores have inventory (but only available online, not instore) and there is some...
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    It's official: RTX 3060Ti

    Even managed to get a glitch screen, lol.
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    GPU stock numbers

    Given the crunch, I'm guessing numbers will be even harder to come by (at least for free). The best we can get are analysts who give small spicy tidbits that all come down to "buy my $5k-$10k report to see more details about my 'research'". Steam survey updates slowly (and people without any...
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    It's official: RTX 3060Ti

    Yeah, I think they are out, now. It was originally allowing my store, but it kept on rejecting it for different delivery date (not that I can choose), availability, etc. Other stores in the area (50mi) were the same story One allowed me to add, but didn't have any pickup options (in store or...
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    It's official: RTX 3060Ti

    argh, didn't work for me. It kept on trying to force a store pickup for some reason, but no store has it. Dunno why it was so insistent.
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    It's official: RTX 3060Ti

    Looks like BB is actually going live right now. With a strange system.
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    Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 888 during Tech Summit

    Does it have their latest 5G modem baked in? Guessing the CPU layout will be something like One Cortex X1 Three Cortex A78 Four Cortex A55 (Qualcomm, didn't they used to have an uarch team? Maybe it has been long overdue to put them back to work to replace this laggard). Of curiosity, since...
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    Epic download fail fix!!!!works100%% (plz scroll through garbage)

    Yeah, the shocking thing is how bad Epic's client has been for so long. They aren't some small indie studio that has 1 person making the game engine, the client, the tools, and part timing as the marketing head. If their client was not junk, I think their attempts to exclusive away the market...
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    It's official: RTX 3060Ti

    Same. I can see the inventory numbers slowly counting down, too. 8 SKUs currently there, with the FE having 25+ and the rest below that. EDIT: what is strange is the most expensive ones seem to be selling out first. Some of those (the MSI at $490) had a lot of stock to start with.
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    Suggest me a new mouse.

    My back button on my M65 is double clicking, of all things. If it wasn't for the difficulty of finding a mouse that has a 3rd (or more) side button that doesn't need 3rd party software to be running 100% of the time (to remap it to the "t" key, for push-to-talk), I'd replace it already. I think...
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    It's official: RTX 3060Ti

    NVENC between 2000 and 3000 series is the same. 3000 series NVDEC gains AV1 decoding. That's about it between the two. Nvidia has a matrix of supported formats. Video Encode and Decode GPU Support Matrix [NEW] | NVIDIA Developer It used to be a really browsable page, but now it's more...
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    Nvidia's Plan for ARM to Take X86 's Throne | Exclusive

    Apple it is, then :D Well, Nvidia has also been diligently selling reasonably powerful arm SoCs in the 400-1000 range for the past few years (pseudo SBCs, really). They were first to market with PCIe 4.0 (that consumers could buy), iirc. They are even starting to implement UEFI compatible boot...
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    Any idea of best x570 mobo for 5950x as of right now?

    They are a tiny bit slow to deliver BIOS updates on my AB350 Fatal1ty ITX board, but it gets there (got the Zen2 update ~ 2 months later than others). No stability problems, but I also am not running a Zen2/Zen3 chip on there. You may have better luck waiting for other answers or asking around...
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    Any idea of best x570 mobo for 5950x as of right now?

    I'm still partial to the ASRock X570 Creator myself, even though it has an useless HDMI port taking up space on the back I/O. Otherwise, it has a decent amount of I/O and two TB3 ports.
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    10900k/10850k vs 5900x: Future proof and 4K gaming

    IMO, it would have to be in the low $300s. Basically where the 3700x was for a long time. I get that there isn't much incentive for Intel to do so, especially if they are still moving chips.
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