Is HSA still AMD's future?
If so, how does this work with high-end Summit Ridge CPU's?
To me there are only two possible choices:
1. Everything is an APU, i.e. Summit-Ridge will come with around 256 shaders to permit HSA operation.
2. PCIe latency is overcome allowing Summit Ridge to work with...
Just ordered myself a 960GB Sandisk Ultra II for the trifling sum of £150 (my 2010 Crucial C300 128GB cost £314), and now I want a super speedy 256GB m.2 PCIe boot drive to go with it.
Only problem is: I intend to use Win7.
So, the questions:
1. Will the SM951 (ahci) drive install and boot...
Remember pre SP1 XP, where to install on a sata drive you needed to load third party ACHI/sata drivers?
Have we reached that point again with Win7?
MS says that Win 8.1 and Win 10 are capable of installing onto an M.2/sExpress drive using the NVME protocol, and I have heard some board vendors...
Currently run a 3x 1920x1200 eyefinity setup with an MSI 7970 lightning for gaming, and I am interested in A-sync/G-sync as the next big improvement that might tempt me into getting a new screen.
I am not a framerate nut, being quite happy to play BF4 at 5760x1200 at high settings...
are there any Z97 boards with a PCIe 2.0 4x M.2 slot?
i believe there is an Asus mITX board with PCIe 2.0 4x, but i'm looking for mATX or ATX.
i also know about the Asrock board with PCIe 3.0 4x, but don't want borked GPU bandwidth.
Looking at a new system to replace my main PC (1090T in the sig).
I am wanting it have a 1TB M.2 (PCIe) drive for OS and games.
I love the look of Haswell-E and X99, but i am a little daunted by the price.
Having all those PCIe 3.0 lanes spare on the CPU seems perfect for M.2...
Just bought a fancy new Asus Haswell board, with every intention of using an external GPU.
The GPU was duff so I have used the onboard GPU via the HDMI connection to my TV.
On problem: I get perfect picture, but no audio.
Asus Z87I Pro
pretty much as the title says.
would like to build a system using the in-win 901 case and looking for a tidy all-in-one cooler that can fit tidily between the case chassis and the outer aluminium shell...
Seems pretty practical too:
120mm in (filtered i think)
Room for 300mm cards
92mm out (room for 120mm radiator externally)
2x 3.5" + 2x 2.5"
Hidden slim ODD
They say they are announcing...
A new server platform to succeed G34:
Might we also see a rebirth of the AthlonFX brand via dual use of the C32 successor?
case in point:
1920x1080 | 2560x1080 | 1920x1080
does the display driver, or the game for that matter, care about the cumulative horizontal resolution?
900x1440 | 3440x1440 | 900x1440
I like the idea of a larger centre screen, but it would need to be able to game.
1. Will there be a fortress version?
2. What are the intakes fans, and are they filtered?
3. When can i buy it?
there are loads of them, they were announced six months ago:
there are lots of kabini laptops, and a few OEM sff boxes, but where is the retail stuff?
should i be worried it shows the card running at PCIe 1x @ 1.1?
was getting ~24fps running Valley at Ultra @ 1280x800.
win7 64 / 2x 2.4GHz quad opterons / asus 7790 directcu II oc / catalyst 13.11 beta6 / 8gb pc5300 ecc/r / 160GB SSD
i know the arm based WinRT devices are locked down like mobile phones, but surely i could hook up a USB optical drive to the new dell venue and install opensuse on it, right?
any rumours on this?
it seems to me that thin-mITX is going to take off as a standard, if only because of the integration of power supply elements (not just flat dimm sockets), and the result is going to be some reallty interesting NUC/Brix style chassis's in the years to come.
i'd like to...
does this mean 5tb drives are inbound to the retail channel imminently?
or, are these lower capacity drives that we simply haven't noticed so far?
First Asrock, now Asus and Gigabyte:
Given that two of the boards look way too high-end for a £120...
1. I am presuming that boards that split the 16x electrical lanes into two separate 16x physical slots, can still run 16x electrical if just one slot is used?
2. Does the chipset really support PCIe...
It seems like AMD are winding down their high-end given that there is no successor to AM3+ in sight, but surely they want more than the wafer thin margins on a $120 Low/Mid-range APU.
How would they do that? Possibly by going 'large' on the Xbox720/PS4 designs.
Could they build a 100W APU...
i have an alienware workstation** with two opteron quads in it, and dodgy memory.
i have tried twice to find new memory for it, and both times it hasn't fitted.
it requires ddr2 fully buffered ecc dimms...............
but which ones?
From the anand review:
"Like the GTX 660 Ti launch, partners have the option of going with either 2GB or 3GB of RAM, with the former once more taking advantage of NVIDIAs asymmetrical memory controller functionality. For partners that do offer cards in both memory capacities were expecting...
I have a 10% off voucher code for overclockers for the next ten days that is burning a hole in my pocket, and I want myself a shiny new discounted 7970 with three free games.
the choice is here:
AMD analyst day:
i am disappointed in their desktop roadmap.
ditching sepang/terramar means no on-die PCIe 3.0 controller (with socket FM2), and relying on an aging chipset stuck with off-die PCIe 2.0...
What do we know about the upcoming midrange GPU's:
I heard worrying rumours of 844 shaders (or thereabouts) which screams "disabled shader units!" I personally would find this disappointing, as i hate buying tech with artificially disabled functionality. what say you?
oh, and memory, while...