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    Alleged AMD Desktop CPU Roadmap Leaks Out: Ryzen 7000 3D V-Cache In Early 2023

    https://wccftech.com/amd-ryzen-7000-3d-v-cache-threadripper-7000-ryzen-7000g-apus-desktop-cpu-roadmap-leak/ "The next major update to the family will come in the form of the X3D or 3D V-Cache parts which are mentioned but it looks like these chips might slip into early 2023" The article...
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    Minecraft Bans NFTs/Blockchain, Mojang Doesn’t Want “Profiteering” or “Have and Have-Nots”

    https://wccftech.com/minecraft-bans-nfts-blockchain-profiteering-have-and-have-nots/ "Each of these uses of NFTs and other blockchain technologies creates digital ownership based on scarcity and exclusion, which does not align with Minecraft values of creative inclusion and playing together...
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    Turn off search suggestions in Windows 11?

    Anyone have any[1] ideas on how to get rid of this BS when you open Start? [1] that don't involve "go back to Windows 10" or "get a Mac", etc.
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    Hot potato

    I'm running this single-threaded job this morning, loading data into a database. The import routine is apparently single-threaded, and I'd guess the Windows scheduler is trying to keep it on the best two cores.
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    5800X3D gaming review

    More results from the people with the SoTTR comparison last week: https://xanxogaming.com/reviews/amd-ryzen-7-5800x3d-review-the-last-gaming-gift-for-am4/ 11 games tested at ultra settings on 1080p (and 720p). At 1080p, half the time the games were tied (within a couple of FPS of each other)...
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    Ryzen 7 5800X3D Beats Core i9-12900KS By 16% In Shadow of the Tomb Raider

    https://www.tomshardware.com/news/ryzen-7-5800x3d-beats-core-i9-12900ks-by-16-in-shadow-of-the-tomb-raider The Ryzen system used a 3080 Ti while the 12900K and KS used a 3090 Ti. Tests were done at 720p to eliminate GPU bottlenecks.
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    Alder Lake CPU "warping disaster"?

    https://www.tomshardware.com/news/3d-printed-lga1700-bracket-counters-alder-lake-cpu-warping-disaster Apparently the mounting points on this socket can sometimes warp the CPU. Had anyone heard about this? I built a new system in the middle of December, and repeated the CPU last week for...
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    GIGABYTE Z690I AORUS ULTRA D4? problem

    Bought motherboard in topic on 12/12, put an i5-12600K in it. Ran it that way for a few days, then put an EVGA 1070 in it. Last week I upgraded to an RX 6800, and a couple days later I moved the computer to another room. Since yesterday, I think, about 2/3 of the time when I try to wake the...
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    Intel produces another generation of space heaters

    https://wccftech.com/intel-core-i9-12900k-alder-lake-cpu-consumes-whooping-330-watts-power-overclocked-to-5-2-ghz/ Chinese overclocker gets the i9-12900k to a 5.2GHz all-core overclock, chip uses 330W. Apple's designers are probably wiping off some flop sweat right now, glad they switched away.
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    LG tries to control monitor review

    TL;DR: a marketing person insisted that any review of this particular monitor be tested a specific way, presumably because it looked good with those particular tests, and asked to be able to see drafts of reviews before publishing, and mentioned compensation for same. When HWUB told them that...
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    How Many CPU Cores Do You Need For Great PC Gaming?

    https://hothardware.com/reviews/how-many-cores-do-you-need-for-gaming They tested several games at 3 resolutions and with different CPUs, representing 4C4T, 4C8T, 6C6T, 6C12T, 8C16T, and 12C24T, with a 6800XT and a 3070, looking for a performance cliff. The TL;DR: "Ideally, if we were building...
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    As expected, the "impossible" EmDrive doesn't work.

    https://www.grenzwissenschaft-aktuell.de/latest-emdrive-tests-at-dresden-university-shows-impossible-engine-does-not-develop-any-thrust20210321/ “We found out that the cause of the ‘thrust’ was a thermal effect. For our tests, we used NASAs EmDrive configuration from White et al. (which was...
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    Nvidia bringing the 1050 ti back from the dead to meet demand

    https://wccftech.com/nvidia-bringing-gtx-1050-ti-back-from-the-dead-to-meet-aib-demand/ Just in case the thread title wasn't enough: "The Pascal-based NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti is a card that hasn't been spotted in the green jungles of NVIDIA's AIB ecosystem since the past two years. Like a phoenix...
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    Intel DG1 GPU Teardown, Failed Benchmarks, and Why It Won't Work on Most Systems

    "Wallossek [of Igor's Lab] managed to get his hands on a complete OEM system with the original DG1 SDV (Software Development Vehicle). In order to protect his sources, Igor only shared the basic specifications of the system, which includes a Core i7 non-K processor and a Z390 mini-ITX...
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    Phison announces new USB SSD controller

    https://www.anandtech.com/show/16425/phison-at-ces-2021-new-usb-and-nvme-ssd-controllers Not a USB-SATA or USB-NVMe bridge, an actual direct-to-flash controller. "For portable SSDs, Phison is introducing the U17 and U18 controllers. The U17 uses a USB 3.2 Gen 2x1 (10Gb/s) host interface and a...
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    EVGA RTX 2070 XC Ultra - bad fan

    I bought this, I dunno, probably more than a year ago. Lately, one of the fans has started rattling. Are there generally replacement fans available or am I likely to be out of luck and have to strap a case fan onto it or somethign?
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    Your (Apple) Computer Isn't Yours

    https://sneak.berlin/20201112/your-computer-isnt-yours/ "This means that Apple knows when you’re at home. When you’re at work. What apps you open there, and how often. They know when you open Premiere over at a friend’s house on their Wi-Fi, and they know when you open Tor Browser in a hotel on...
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    First leaked zen 3 benchmarks

    Edit: fixed link after SiSoftware apparently moved it. https://www.sisoftware.co.uk/2020/10/30/amd-ryzen-9-5950x-zen3-review-benchmarks-cpu-16-core-32-thread-performance/ TL;DR: these are all compute benchmarks, not FPS comparisons, but they all show 20-50% increase over Zen 2, and some of...
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    Apple blocks WordPress iOS app updates because they weren't getting a cut of free purchases.

    https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/21/21396316/apple-wordpress-in-app-purchase-tax-update-store Since you can get a free domain from WordPress through the app, you have to give Apple a cut. But the domain is free. Nonetheless Apple blocked WordPress from updating the app. So the developer had...
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    Another "rate my soldering" post

    Hope nobody minds. I'm trying to build a keyboard. The way I'm making it involves low-profile switches, so the diodes are installed on the opposite side from the switches, and soldered on the diode side, not the leg side, to minimize the leg protrusions on the switch side. The pictures aren't...
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    Deformation during printing

    This is Inland PLA on the PowerSpec branded Duplicator i3. Bed is set to 60 degrees, extruder to 200. Ideas? I'm still new to this and have only printed half a dozen things. A keyboard plate I printed, about 149x120mm, with a bunch of holes in it, and 3mm thick, didn't do this, although I...
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    Rate this soldering job?

    I'm not sure if there is a more appropriate sub forum, but this seemed the least off topic. I am thinking about hand wiring up a simple keyboard and decided I needed to refresh my skills, as I haven't soldered in decades. I bought one of those cheap kits you get at places like Fry's. This is...
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    First print!

    I picked up a Duplicator i3 plus yesterday at Micro Center and set it up this morning. The instructions were fun, especially with stuff like not mentioning to plug in the cable to the print head. Anyway, after some time spent leveling it, I printed the smallest/fastest file it had, an M3...
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    WD Sets the Record Straight: Lists All Drives That Use Slower SMR Tech

    https://www.tomshardware.com/news/wd-lists-all-drives-slower-smr-techNOLOGY "The backlash has been swift, and now WD is striking a conciliatory tone with its customers in an update to its blog. The company also divulged that it is also shipping SMR technology in some of its WD Blue and WD Black...
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    AMD Finally announces the B550

    In an aside at the end of an article talking about AMD releasing a couple of quad-core Ryzen 3 parts on Zen 2, there is this: "One of the often talked topics, since January, is when AMD is going to launch its more mid-range B550 motherboards for the Ryzen 3000 processors. Today AMD is...
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    Minecraft RTX beta dropped today at 1PM Eastern

    It's only the Windows 10 version, and you have to opt in to an Insider beta program via the "Xbox Insider Hub". You all know what happened the instant it went live, right?
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    The NUCs are back in town

    Intel NUC 9 Extreme Kit (Ghost Canyon) Review: In Its Compute Element https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/intel-nuc-9-extreme-kit-ghost-canyon This is a shell around the Compute Element seen a few months ago. It's got an i9-9980HK, Wifi 6, dual thunderbolt, dual Ethernet, and a 500W PSU. But...
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    WD quietly starts putting SMR in consumer Red drives

    https://www.tomshardware.com/news/wd-fesses-up-some-red-hdds-use-slow-smr-tech Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) suffers from reduced write speed, sometimes a lot. WD doesn't advertise which new drives in the 2TB-6TB range use this technology. Only way to find out is to buy one and discover...
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    Hey, we haven't had a nice benchmark cheating scandal in awhile, so here's one!

    https://www.anandtech.com/show/15703/mobile-benchmark-cheating-mediatek MediaTek--not phone vendors--is shipping in firmware a file that boosts CPU speeds in benchmarks. It's been detected in a bunch of phones from several different vendors, going back up to 3 years. When caught, they seem to...
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    Ryzen 4000 release date rumors (and Comet Lake)

    https://www.tomshardware.com/news/amd-ryzen-4000-desktop-cpus-release-date Tom's quotes a subscription-only DigiTimes article saying that Ryzen 4000/Zen 3 desktop CPUs were supposed to be announced in May at Computex, but now will release[1] "after August or September". [1] article says...
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    High core count Comet Lake's gonna run hot.

    Maybe they should rename it Lava Lake. A leaked slide (so take it with the usual grain of salt, though) shows the 10-10900F (not the K!) with PL1 of 170W and PL2 of 224W, using as much power as an RTX 2080. Note the PL2 was at an all-core 4.5GHz. The good news is you won't need a heater come...
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    11th-gen Core CPU possibly leaked, unless it isn't.

    CPU leak shows Intel beating AMD and Nvidia (at counting) https://www.techspot.com/news/84698-cpu-leak-shows-intel-beating-amd-nvidia-counting.html "[T]he Core i7-1185G7 is a flagship Tiger Lake processor." Probably a 25-28W quad-core. The article's pretty funny, taking some swipes at...
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    Guild Wars 2

    Anyone out there playing this with a fast Intel CPU, preferably something like a 9900K with an all-core close to 5GHz, and also something like an RTX 2070? According to lore, the game's renderer is somewhat single-threaded. In particular, if you get into a crowded world boss fight with 50+...
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    Tech Jesus goes on a tear about size.

    Joke title aside--I will edit if anyone complains, but I thought it was funny--he's complaining that nobody seems to remember there are any specifications for motherboard size beyond ATX, and so motherboard and case manufacturers basically make up their own (EATX, BTX, EEATX, etc) and then...
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    Neil Young has issues with the MacBook Pro and he's eager to tell you about it.

    Neil Young says the MacBook Pro has ‘Fisher-Price’ audio quality https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/28/21091655/neil-young-podcast-vergecast-interview-phil-baker-book-pono-hi-res-audio "It’s not about money. It’s not about hits. It’s about quality. It’s about sound. It’s about museum quality. It’s...
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    Keyboard problem

    I have a Corsair Strafe RGB Mk.2 plugged into a 2-port KVM I've been using for several months. Last night I turned one of the machines on and switched the KVM to it, and the keyboard (mostly) doesn't work. No keypresses seem to register. But the lighting still works and if I change it in iCue...
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    This seems like a bad idea.

    Nooo! My tempered glass side panel!
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    [Linus Tech Tips'] Response to YouTube's Shenanigans - Floatplane is Finally Here!

    Subscriber-only tech video Youtube, basically. LTT's videos have been posted on Floatplane, usually a week earlier than on Youtube, for a year or so; now they're opening the site to other creators. For something like $5/mo/creator, you can get ad-free high-res videos. It won't be to...
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    Intel: "we never meant to say we were cancelling the Pentium G3420"

    https://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel-we-arent-stepping-back-to-22nm-haswell-we-never-left "Intel regularly updates customers on product changes via our Product Change Notification (PCN) process. On December 5, a PCN was erroneously posted on product discontinuance of the Intel Pentium...
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    CPU-Waterblock mate

    This is a Corsair H150i pro and a Ryzen 3600x that I just separated. The cpu temps hit 90C in prime 95; my 1600x under a kraken x52 never got that hot. It looks like I could use a bit less paste when I reattach the cold plate, but other than that does the mount look ok? When I took the Mobo...
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