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    LG quietly launches 27" OLED monitor with 240hz refresh rate

    Sure but that’s because 100000 hours is ~11 years. In all seriousness, I don’t have burn-in on my CX 48 but I am annoyed by the ABL (automatic brightness shift to avoid burn-in) and my CX 48 has started to develop clusters of dead pixels around the edges. That’s apparently very common after 1...
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    Microsoft is turning Windows 11's Start Menu into an advertisement delivery system

    Data in a lot of those spaces (health, education, financials, etc) is already heavily regulated (at least in theory). Data on your personal, general computing device (even though corporations like Microsoft are doing their damndest to phase that out too) when browsing the internet is largely...
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    Microsoft is turning Windows 11's Start Menu into an advertisement delivery system

    Fully agree, but it will never happen. The uncomfortable truth is that all that big tech money growth we’ve seen in the past 20-years is largely built on the completely unregulated data brokerage and ad services market. To put this into perspective, I personally know software devs in SV making...
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    Microsoft is turning Windows 11's Start Menu into an advertisement delivery system

    Clicking on and buying from ads isn’t even where the value is any more - all about that data collection and building profiles about “people”. You don’t even have to click the ad, all that matters is that M$ can use other metrics (mouse movement/location, webcam tracking, microphone, how long you...
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    Microsoft is turning Windows 11's Start Menu into an advertisement delivery system

    If you buy a laptop from a “boutique”/smaller vendor without volume licensing agreements from M$ you do pay somewhere around $125-150. Example from the Framework laptop configurator:
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    Escape From Tarkov

    What the hell does that even mean?
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    Cyberpunk 2077: Night City Wire premieres June 25

    So quite literally an asset flip?
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    What are you nerds playing this weekend?

    S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Goldsphere Finally got a much improved English translation. I'm about 8 hours in and it's fantastic - definitely check this out if you like old-school STALKER (stuff like OGSE, STALKERSOUP, NS, etc). Lots of interesting quests, really well done progression curve, and so far no...
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    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2022)

    Lets also not forget about those patented algorithms to keep players "engaged" by influencing matchmaking results to maximize potential microtransactions. The "OG" patent: https://patents.google.com/patent/US20160005270A1/en Some good-old-fashioned sleuthing...
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    Ad Infinitum

    WW1 is criminally underused as a setting for horror games (and movies). The Necrovision games and the movie Deathwatch are probably the best examples of such content until now. This looks interesting!
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    Facebook Parent Company Meta loses record $230B in one day.

    I sincerely thought that video was deepfaked the first time I saw it.
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    The Witcher | Official Teaser | Netflix

    Stupidity would be refreshing - it’s actually just arrogance and disdain for “true fans”. Similar to what’s happening with Star Wars, Rings of Power, and pretty much every other attempt to “redefine” (ie exploit) well established franchises.
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    Facebook Parent Company Meta loses record $230B in one day.

    Wrong - Zuck-the-Cuck built FB to have a platform to spy on all those people leading heathy social lives because that is something Zuck envies. He can’t participate so instead he wants to just observe and exploit. Tom on the other hand built MySpace to make friends and so was everybody’s first...
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    Join us on November 3rd as we unveil AMD RDNA™ 3 to the world!

    Wasn’t there also something similar with STALKER Clear Sky?
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    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2022)

    So just beat the campaign and I quite honestly don't understand the praise for this - the overall writing and gimmicky gameplay are absolute shit compared to MW 2019 let alone the older games (and yes - I've played every single campaign since the original, including the console exclusives). I...
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    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2022)

    AVX has shipped in consumer processors for over a decade now - I think Sandy Bridge was the first Intel CPU with AVX? In any case, I haven’t followed this at all, who and what does “they” refer to here?
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    NVIDIA DLSS 3 “Frame Generation” Lock Reportedly Bypassed

    Unless I’m totally wrong - all of those were reactionary based on nvidia pushing the envelope first though right? This bothers me about AMD a bit, but I understand why things are the way they are - AMD is really treading water with a fraction of the personnel that nvidia has just to keep up...
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    NVIDIA DLSS 3 “Frame Generation” Lock Reportedly Bypassed

    The technology is interesting (to me) as a “this is just cool on a maths, programming and proper hw/sw vertical-stack implementation” thing, but the application to gaming is total horseshit. I am impressed how nvidia is able to pull off combining bleeding edge research, tight hardware +...
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    NVIDIA DLSS 3 “Frame Generation” Lock Reportedly Bypassed

    Yeah I think what people may not realize is that FSR is basically using and improving on decades of university research into general upscaling algorithms. It’s basically talking ye-olde “turn 1 pixel into 4 pixels” and accelerating this on a GPU in “real-time”. Obviously I’m over simplifying the...
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    The New Super High Resolution PC Screenshot Thread

    Yup, STALKER Anomaly + my own (growing) mod list, no Reshade/ENB nonsense though. On my PC (AMD 3600, 32GiB, 2080 Ti) @4K the avg FPS is 65+, min 45, max 119 (framelimit). Still has those usual STALKER A-life related microstutters occasionally but overall plays really well imo. Absolutely...
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    [Rumor] Intel Arc A770 Early October Launch

    Well that's unfortunate, was planning to buy one for OpenCL/compute on Linux (ie. giving Intel some of my (unpaid) time to bring these up in multiple distros and flush out driver/runtime bugs).
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    The New Super High Resolution PC Screenshot Thread

    S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Anomaly (+mods) @ 4K I forgot to turn SMAA on apparently - hence some jaggies.
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    God of War: Ragnarök

    I gave GoW about 20 hours of my life but I still don’t understand how anyone sane can think this lumbering repetitive borefest is worthy of GOTY. It’s a decent-ish 6.5/10 game or so. Nothing at all like the awesome earlier games in the GoW franchise.
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    Cyberpunk 2077: Night City Wire premieres June 25

    That implies the opposite and that they didn’t learn shit yet again. CDPR needs to stop trying to drum up hype for products that clearly aren’t even properly conceptualized yet. Too much marketing, not enough engineering. EDIT: It took them this long to realize they need to “follow good...
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    Fandom has acquired GameSpot, Metacritic, GameFAQs, Giant Bomb, and more

    Is that the same "fandom" company which bought/re-platformed all those game/franchise Wiki pages and turned them into ad-infested, bloated garbage?
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    [Rumor] Intel Arc A770 Early October Launch

    Any clue on which shops will carry them at launch? I am primarily looking for an Intel-branded A770 LE. I'm assuming Intel won't sell these directly?
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    i9-13900K benchmark leak?

    That's incorrect. These technologies remove the need for a bounce-buffer in system RAM for CPU -> GPU or GPU <-> GPU or GPU <-> Accelerator accesses. Also SmartAccess is primarily (only?) for gaming (AMD's compute equivalent is "large BAR" on systems using their ROCM stack) while GPUDirect is...
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    i9-13900K benchmark leak?

    Prior to this P/E-core nonsense for PC CPUs - yes - this was entirely possible just by virtue of the OS load balancing. On Linux on my 3975WX I can compile something like LLVM with 48 threads ("vcpu"), have other uses logged into the machine doing smaller compiles, and still play a game in the...
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    i9-13900K benchmark leak?

    Nonsense, DirectStorage is a Windows solution to a Windows problem. PCIE5 drives are entirely usable without DirectStorage. https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/gaming/gdk/_content/gc/system/overviews/directstorage/directstorage-overview
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    4090 ti specs

    Oh I see what you did there. Linda Lovelace, while certainly a lovely lady, did not in fact invent computers.
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    EVGA will no longer do business with NVIDIA

    Kind of sad when people on [H]ardforum of all places are in favor of fewer AIB “pre-modded” cards like in the old days. So you’re just a happy consumer to consume the latest bland (in technical terms) product release where AIBs slap a ridiculous branding/logo and some RGB trash on “their”...
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    AMD Ryzen 7000 Series Reviews

    Are there any reviews which compare the new chips against previous AMD chips at the same clock frequency (ie. IPC like we used to do)? I am more interested if there are any proper architectural gains/improvements outside of the double-pumped (read: half-assed) AVX-512 or if this gen is just...
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    NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang hints at ‘exciting’ next-generation GPU update on September 20th Tuesday

    I can agree to that. FWIW I’m very amused that a $900 GPU comes with 192b memory bus in $current_year. What an embarrassment. Also that all their marketing slides are about DLSS performance which is basically just making frames up in a “best guess” manner. Wtf has happened to this...
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    NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang hints at ‘exciting’ next-generation GPU update on September 20th Tuesday

    I’m not attached to any PC component company. In fact I rant about pretty much all of them pretty regularly due to their anti-consumer horseshit. In this case I just can’t understand why anyone gets mad about the naming. Well I understand why the techtoobers do it because engagement and ad...
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    NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang hints at ‘exciting’ next-generation GPU update on September 20th Tuesday

    Inflated pricing aside (which we all knew was coming) - naming has always been completely arbitrary and nonsensical apart from maybe the X2 suffix which meant you’re getting two dies. I don’t understand the outrage here.
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    NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang hints at ‘exciting’ next-generation GPU update on September 20th Tuesday

    This wasn’t supposed to be a fucking blueprint, nvidia:
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    So Steam is practically Ancient in computer years...

    Oh WOW - thank you for this! All these years and I never knew I could get back to just a nice minimal list of only my games in steam. Once selected steam will always launch in small mode. It’s even smart enough to open friend profiles from the friendlist window in the OS-default web browser. Sweet!
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    Nvidia : Market Manipulation

    Exactly this. We all knew those “inflated” GPU prices were going to be the norm for new launches in the future. There’s no way Nvidia will back down - especially since they didn’t even get to taste the increased reseller-pricing themselves for the most part.
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