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    Cinebench R20 Is Available on the Microsoft Store and Apple Store

    Ryzen 2700X stock with XFR/PBO only (average clock is 4140Mhz). Memory 3200MT stilt default. Run with Retpoline enabled like here - https://www.ghacks.net/2019/03/06/enable-retpoline-on-windows-10-1809-and-server-right-now/ Results in 4290cb.
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    Intel Makes Z390 Chipset Official

    Anyone know why Thunderbolt is missing?
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    First Clear Evidence Cell Phone Radiation Can Cause Cancer in Rats

    ArsTechica did a critical number on this latest scare: https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/03/a-critical-analysis-of-the-latest-cellphone-safety-scare/
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    Final Fantasy XV

    Ryzen 1700@4.1Ghz and GTX980@1400 1080p High - 5300p
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    Intel Publishes In-House Security Fix Benchmarks for Desktop

    Get VMWare microcode update driver (and latest microcode update from Intel), install and safely test the impact of the update without flashing new bios file. You can stop/remove it at any time :)
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    Intel Publishes In-House Security Fix Benchmarks for Desktop

    I wonder why according to supplied benchmark results the hardest hit is the responsiveness test from SYSMark 2014 - up to 21% - from what I know of that test it would suggest the fix impacts quality of interaction with computer, as in lags and increased wait time for computer response to user input.
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    Apple’s Former GPU Maker Bought by Chinese Firm for $743 Million

    Let's wait few months and Apple will quietly buy Imagination from Canyon Bridge Capital Partners just for it's patents portfolio. This is the way Apple increases it's reach in patent world.
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    Intel Core i9 Skylake E Clocks no Higher than Broadwell E.

    I was kinda hoping that Ryzen would push Intel more but then I read this on Guru3D: "Now I did some rounds with the mobo partners and simply asked them what clock frequencies they can tweak the 8 and 10 core parts at with a more normal cooling method, like LCS or a really proper heatpipe cooler...
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    The Definitive AMD Ryzen 7 Real-World Gaming Guide @ [H]

    Yes, exactly, I have a lot of programs in a background but they do not burden my CPU, they don't even lower benchmark scores when testing 3D performance - why would I cry for more cores? Right, like my graphic settings in BF1 (or any other game for that matter, I don't have 1080Ti after all)...
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    The Definitive AMD Ryzen 7 Real-World Gaming Guide @ [H]

    In 99% cases it won't change a thing because games are GPU bound and CPUs are mostly at less then 90% busy, sometimes much lower - there is a space in there for background tasks. The only real scenarios that CAN affect performance are the ones previously mentioned, hosting your own gaming server...
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    Intel 10-Core Skylake-X Core i9 7900X: 4GHz Base Clock, 4.5GHz Turbo Boost

    With clocks as those they will not have to worry about Ryzen/Threadripper for gamers (no way for Ryzen to come even close). Other folks... they will have to care a bit, after all rendering and such tasks are easier to multithread and 16 core Threadripper will beat 10 core cpu even with...
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    New update options for Windows 10, version 1703

    I'm too dumb to understand their way of thinking, so I just tried to reason the graphic attached. Do I understand correctly that every cumulative update contains every previous update? So what happens in 2 years? Updates the size of 3GB each? Or maybe they think that users will always install...
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    New Processors Are Now Blocked from Receiving Updates on Old Windows

    I don't play with registry. For most installs I just disable DiagTrack service. AFAIK wit that disabled whatever setting is present in registry, it does not matter because telemetry will not work. I have one gripe with Microsoft and it is an ongoing problem since long before Windows XP (back to...
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    New Processors Are Now Blocked from Receiving Updates on Old Windows

    For Office, I use OpenOffice when possible and when I must be "compliant" with the other side Office 2013. I do not create documents on tablets and never will, I like my big screen, tablet is for read-only fun. For PDFs I use an a bit obscure app SumatraPDF, it is I guess the lightest app of...
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    Microsoft Blocks Windows 10 Mobile Updates for Majority of Windows Phones

    I think, looking back, that worst mistake from MS was pricing, if they wanted a piece of mobile market, they should have followed Android and made the OS free (they did that with tablets, far far later and it made for a lot of affordable and quite well liked builds), created incentives for...
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    Microsoft Blocks Windows 10 Mobile Updates for Majority of Windows Phones

    It's more like this: - there are some accepted big names companies that make hardware for Windows and MS know them and have good contacts - there are small fries that cobble together hardware for Windows that have no contact with MS - now the pool of correctly supported hardware (on tablet...
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    New Processors Are Now Blocked from Receiving Updates on Old Windows

    You know, I always treated tablets with Windows 8/10 as mini PCs that got me mostly read-only access to documents and so on created on big PC, I never even attempted to use them for... what actually? Games? Stupidly looking apps that show weather? Selected by 'someone' news stories? I get...
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    Microsoft Blocks Windows 10 Mobile Updates for Majority of Windows Phones

    You pack Android and Playstore together, you pack Apple with it's store, why would you ever try to judge Windows Mobile and it's store separately. The platform may be robust, easy on the eyes, simple to use and even quite safe (as Windows Mobile is) but it helps none when you have no apps to...
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    New Processors Are Now Blocked from Receiving Updates on Old Windows

    You are getting parental cock block named "We know better".
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    Microsoft Blocks Windows 10 Mobile Updates for Majority of Windows Phones

    What do you mean Galaxy S III can't run Android 7? Just look https://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-s3/development - and get your 7.1.1 fix. The thing with Android is, it's open source so you get new versions of system for a long time after release if you buy smart, even if they are not made by...
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    New Processors Are Now Blocked from Receiving Updates on Old Windows

    Does anyone here know of any full system backup solution (except Microsoft backup) that can deal with DiskCrypt encrypted volumes?
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    New Processors Are Now Blocked from Receiving Updates on Old Windows

    And another post that has nothing to do with our topic. So generic, so predictable, happy candy story of successful W10 installation for clueless (sister-in-law) client. Countless others like that out there, certainly more then the unhappy ones, just like for W7. What does that have to do with...
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    Microsoft Is Experimenting with Tabs in File Explorer and Other Apps on Windows 10

    There is always Alt+Shift+Tab and CTRL+Shift+Tab that will cycle to the previous active app/tab. So do one then the other (Alt+Tab and then Alt+Shift+Tab) and you get the same effect. Of course this is not for drag'n'drop but there are separate windows for that.
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    Microsoft Is Experimenting with Tabs in File Explorer and Other Apps on Windows 10

    Well, nothing prevents you from doing both, the change will let you use tabs along with windows.
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    New Processors Are Now Blocked from Receiving Updates on Old Windows

    Time does not stand still, I said more even ground then when Linux desktop started appearing and competing with fully developed Windows gaming environment. The same can be said for Android, it has mach more VR games then there is for Linux and it is a preview of things to come. Linux will marry...
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    New Processors Are Now Blocked from Receiving Updates on Old Windows

    We should not kick people lying on the floor, it's heartless. Heatlesssun and CO can not stand up and answer our questions without revealing the sad truth of MS incoming downfall :) Joking aside, it's hard to predict how fast MS will fall, it is mostly big companies that keep it going, apps that...
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    New Processors Are Now Blocked from Receiving Updates on Old Windows

    I can accept that you support people for free or for money, that's the same thing I do for fun and for a living. We just don't agree on MS decision, you say they have reasons (without stating them, or explaining), I say they have reasons (stating them as greed for user data). Please if You wish...
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    New Processors Are Now Blocked from Receiving Updates on Old Windows

    No, not really, he doesn't know the reasons, he is speculating only. It falls to us to decide if those reasons as speculated are reasonable enough to support the decision. They aren't from our point of view and that is the only thing that matters. We are users and not Microsoft and what is good...
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    New Processors Are Now Blocked from Receiving Updates on Old Windows

    Actually, probably Intel did. The only way for Netflix 4K content to play on PC was/is to get Intel CPU (Kaby Lake) because it has a correct version of content encryption, so much better to safeguard Netflix rights and prevent piracy. Oh, and that works only under Windows 10 WDM 2.0, so yeah...
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    Microsoft Is Experimenting with Tabs in File Explorer and Other Apps on Windows 10

    I would call it the first worthwhile update to Windows shell since Windows 7.
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    New Processors Are Now Blocked from Receiving Updates on Old Windows

    Do I have to spell it with BIG LETTERS or small words? :) Point us at incompatibilities that prevent Windows 7 running on KL/Ryzen before and after recent update we are talking about.
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    New Processors Are Now Blocked from Receiving Updates on Old Windows

    I don't care about Linux, don't divert the topic. Answer about this mysterious Windows incompatibility. I'm very sorry to have missed such an obvious answer, I will endevour to do better /s What other logic is there to follow anyway?
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    New Processors Are Now Blocked from Receiving Updates on Old Windows

    BTW anyone here know good backup utility that can restore system backup to Intel HM87 based RAID drive? Problem is in the damn RAID drivers. EASUS does not work. Preferably not binary backup because my RAID is over 2.8TB in size and only 30% is in use - a big time saver to restore only data not...
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    New Processors Are Now Blocked from Receiving Updates on Old Windows

    Hey I like that "living in bliss" attitude, just close your eyes to reality. If only I could earn my pay the same way :p
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    New Processors Are Now Blocked from Receiving Updates on Old Windows

    Sure, Windows is king of desktop gaming, I was just pointing out that people are using it (both Windows and desktop) less and less. Along with that trend will come marginalizing Windows and relegating it to work OS. Think about it, it is a not so distant future, I will give it 10 years for...
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    New Processors Are Now Blocked from Receiving Updates on Old Windows

    I was responding outside Windows/Linux debate that it seems this thread a bit degenerated into. Again to point out how desperate MS is now. I will continue using Windows because it is my work, troubleshooting Windows machines for end users and small business that has no money for dedicated IT...
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    New Processors Are Now Blocked from Receiving Updates on Old Windows

    I bet you one up. Install any version of Windows 7, use DAZ loader, install Windows 10 on top and you get an activated system. Please don't misunderstand me, I'm not in any way advocating piracy :) I'm just pointing, how much MS wants to press everyone in using Windows 10 so much that they will...
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    New Processors Are Now Blocked from Receiving Updates on Old Windows

    Simply by the way of numbers. At the moment Windows is on less then 50% of devices with active internet connection and it's share is slowly eroding. Linux and Android share a common platform, lately there came the possibility of natively running Android software on Linux without any emulator or...
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    New Processors Are Now Blocked from Receiving Updates on Old Windows

    What do you mean compatibility? As in, after update my program will no longer work where before it did? Did it keep compatibility or break it? Updates will never "keep compatibility" they can only "break compatibility". Unless you mean one computer being compatible with some other because an...
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