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    AMD Ryzen 7000 Series Reviews

    "Nowhere near" is a heck of a claim (1.5% (206 vs 203 fps) against the i7).
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    EVGA will no longer do business with NVIDIA

    *shrug* I mean, it probably is, yeah, but at the end of the day if the password used there is unique, and they don't have my credit card #, I guess I don't care. It's just cringy.
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    EVGA will no longer do business with NVIDIA

    I hesitate to recommend Gigabyte because they're the most failure-prone in my limited experience but I've never had a problem with their support. Once they finally started taking requests to replace the Z690I Ultra, they processed my claim fast. I also just opened a support ticket for an RX...
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    [Rumour] Intel to cut back on Arc discrete GPU

    not only that, it doesn't even really refute the "whatever comes after battlemage[1] is the end" claim. [1] Cleric? whatever.
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    [Rumour] Intel to cut back on Arc discrete GPU

    Lots of people don't understand what that word means, instead believing it's the same as "dispute".
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    NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang hints at ‘exciting’ next-generation GPU update on September 20th Tuesday

    Man, I'm not getting one, I just googled the model number and the first one I found was that Zotac. Couldn't find any other on my phone to see if they were using a plug. E2A: Looking now, Techpowerup's got a list of a bunch of different ones, and I looked at half a dozen. Did see a bunch of...
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    NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang hints at ‘exciting’ next-generation GPU update on September 20th Tuesday

    Yeah, I know, and they're finally almost out of them, all these years later.
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    NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang hints at ‘exciting’ next-generation GPU update on September 20th Tuesday

    I just double-checked--are you sure about that? Techpowerup says it's a 75W TDP, and I found one Zotac on sale with one fan and it looks like no connectors.
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    NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang hints at ‘exciting’ next-generation GPU update on September 20th Tuesday

    Meanwhile Microcenter still has a few Radeon 5450s in stock. E2A: I also spotted an A380 for $139, and it comes with an *8*-pin connector!
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    Blizzard revoked Diablo immortal purchases made on 3'rd party sites

    Usually it's not that they're buying from another player per se, but that someone in (say) the US or Europe is buying currency from a player an another part of the world, like India, where it costs less. Blizzard's position is that you're ripping them off of the difference between an price...
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    Blizzard revoked Diablo immortal purchases made on 3'rd party sites

    OTOH, people who weren't buying discount orbs probably aren't going to get PVP matched with Shia anyway.
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    (Rumor) Ryzen 7000 thermals are as hot as a neutron star

    LIttle bit of lede burying in the article: "Another reason can be faulty BIOS. Per @harukaze5719, the Ryzen 7000 CPUs do run quite hot at stock settings under load. The CPUs reportedly downclock too much and take too high of a voltage. But once you manually adjust VCore, not only does the...
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    Ubisoft disabling online service for multiple older games, which will make DLC unavailable

    A classic--and widespread--example was all those old DOS games that had timing loops specific to the processors they were designed on, which were totally messed up by faster CPUs, in many cases making the game run so fast it was literally unplayable. For a while there were a bunch of TSRs you...
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    Begun the AM5 Wars Have....

    Well, not really ironic, it's the same thing as DanNeely mentioned. PLX is a company that makes PCIe switches. At a handwavy level it's acting like a USB hub.
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    Microsoft to Remove Ability to Install Win 11 Pro Without Being Online and Signing in to Microsoft Account

    That's obnoxious, but superficially kind of understandable.
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    Microsoft to Remove Ability to Install Win 11 Pro Without Being Online and Signing in to Microsoft Account

    Yes, we know, you've mentioned it every time the subject comes up.
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    Microsoft to Remove Ability to Install Win 11 Pro Without Being Online and Signing in to Microsoft Account

    Yeah, I know, but a few people have bees in their bonnets about it.
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    Microsoft to Remove Ability to Install Win 11 Pro Without Being Online and Signing in to Microsoft Account

    I was curious, so I followed the original link to PCGamesN, and from there to the changelog for the Insider build in question, and it does say that Pro will require internet during OOBE and that if you're setting up the machine for personal use, an MSA is required. Peoples' experience so far...
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    AMD Ryzen 7 7700X Pictured, Installed On AM5 Motherboard specs/prices

    Thus it makes total sense that the lower-power processors, which are what the vast majority of OEM desktop systems are probably going to be, almost exclusively don't have E-cores in Alder Lake, right? (although, admittedly, the mobile chips seem to be packed with E cores.)
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    AMD to Host Livestream Event to Unveil Next Generation Ryzen Processors August 29th Monday

    Everyone buying OEM systems will get the equivalent, though. Meh. Priced Z690 lately? It was nice to have cheaper stuff, absolutely, but that's where the pricing is now.
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    NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang hints at ‘exciting’ next-generation GPU update on September 20th Tuesday

    Hey, it makes a huge increase in shadow quality in WoW! Instead of an oval blur, you get a well-defined shadow of your character.
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    Former Twitter Executive Blows Whistle on Company's "Negligent" Cybersecurity, Stating that It Lacks Even Basic Protections for User Data

    You've provided ID to prove your identity, if you're a regular person. If you're part of an organization, point them to your page on the org's website, showing the email that matches your Twitter account.
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    Microsoft to Remove Ability to Install Win 11 Pro Without Being Online and Signing in to Microsoft Account

    I'm on 11 Pro because of Alder Lake and I haven't ever gotten this. I installed with the no network method so never had a Microsoft account on this, although I do have one set up in the Microsoft store (but that's set up for store apps only). Edit: I have the notifications turned off that are...
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    AMD Ryzen 7 7700X Pictured, Installed On AM5 Motherboard specs/prices

    Most, sure, but look at how many people here are still using Ivy Bridge, Haswell, etc.
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    AMD Ryzen 7 7700X Pictured, Installed On AM5 Motherboard specs/prices

    I would assume so, as European stores (IIUC) usually list VAT in the price.
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    ASUS Computer International Recalls ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Hero Motherboards Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

    Well, "someone screwed up the schematic so the pick-and-place installed it backwards" isn't exactly the same as "they used crappy components."
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    Apples M2 looks like a beast.

    LOLWUT
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    NVIDIA reportedly wants to cut TSMC orders for next-gen RTX 40 GPUs 5nm wafers amid lower demand

    LInked article says $128 per pencil. Still crazy, but a huge difference between that and a thousand bucks.
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    AMD to Host Livestream Event to Unveil Next Generation Ryzen Processors August 29th Monday

    My bad--I had seen an article on Tom's Hardware recently, but i just went back and it was a Z690 board. I've got a 5800X and a 12600K so I will probably skip both Raptor Lake and Zen 4.
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    AMD to Host Livestream Event to Unveil Next Generation Ryzen Processors August 29th Monday

    That's the extreme chipset. There's still going to be a regular X670, I think starting close to $200, and a B650.
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    Apples M2 looks like a beast.

    "Apple Noob Tries Gaming On A MacBook Pro" Plays games decently, but with a lot of input lag. Running on a high-refresh rate external monitor gets, duh, higher refresh rate, and lower input lag, but he had a lot of trouble getting that to work--he had to keep plugging and unplugging stuff...
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    GPU prices — is the worst behind us ?

    This week--out of the blue--I got two invites for the Newegg Shuffle. I had no idea it was still going on!
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    The 6500xt and 6400: Meet your next gpu, PC gaming peasants.

    Each socket has multiple presence detect pins, so the host knows how many lanes it has. The host and card negotiate how many lanes to use, presumably at boot. As for the video RAM, it certainly seems like you could just have more address lines between the GPU and the RAM, irrespective of the...
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    Guy buys a 3090ti from Amazon gets Sand instead

    I laughed out loud a little at this.
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    Steam Deck officially announced by Valve

    Hi! You must be new to LTT.
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    Guy buys a 3090ti from Amazon gets Sand instead

    Worse, it appears to have been a return that was put back into stock as new--or at least that was his guess. At least Frys would discount open box stuff by 5% when they put it back on the shelf, and not pretend it was still new.
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