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    Has Intel Abandoned the HEDT Market?

    The issue is that the workstation parts will most likely have relatively low default clocks, not even boosting to 5ghz, just like the low clocks you get on true Xeons. In the past HEDT used to have pretty competitve clocks compared to the desktop ones...
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    Does anyone know when PCIE 5 NVME drives are dropping?

    I'm expecting we will hear more about release dates at CES. #1 use case for me is just rar extraction and heavy parallel sustained read/writes for large files. I also work on terabyte-scale databases that could benefit.
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    Anybody plan on grabbing one of the new RX7xxx Navi cards on launch?

    probably worth waiting a month after release to hear about what kind of issues people report on forums. many things don't show up in reviews.
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    big jump in price from 4k to 5k. why?

    probably price discrimination, people that buy 5K are usually professionals as almost all consumers will prefer 4K as most content is 4K.
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    Further Big Price Cut on AM5 at Newegg, Amazon, B&H Photo, and probably others 7950x @ $550-$555 and 7900x @ $474

    hopefully this price drop will stay in place longer-term, as obviously these are having trouble selling. It seems like the pricing is set at 50 or 25 over the expected prices non-X SKUs.
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    MicroCenter confirms GeForce RTX 4080 US pricing, from $1200 to $1549

    they're going to have to overprice the 50 series to get rid of the surplus of 40 series cards
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    Nvidia "unlaunches" the 4080 12GB

    benchmarks already showed it's not meaningfully better than a 3080 with a small overclock
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    Microcenter - Free 32GB DDR5 kit with purchase of a Ryzen 4 CPU.

    It's a loss leader strategy - they will take a loss or near-zero profit on a deal on a CPU, and expect to make a profit from that person buying other parts for the rest of their build. There is no other chain of stores in the US that have a full stock of all types of computer parts - Best Buy...
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    Microcenter - Free 32GB DDR5 kit with purchase of a Ryzen 4 CPU.

    The CPUs are probably $50-100 overpriced relative to raptor lake across the product stack based on current assumptions. I think the x670 motherboards are priced fairly well given the high-end specs, and are as low as $260. DDR5 is expensive but prices are dropping quickly, as evidenced by...
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    Microcenter - Free 32GB DDR5 kit with purchase of a Ryzen 4 CPU.

    In-store only - I'd pick one up if there were a Microcenter anywhere near me. But it sounds like Ryzen 7000 prices will probably fall as nobody is buying them.
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    Is it worth going 4k with a computer monitor yet?

    you can run in 1080p on a 4k monitor, but you can't run 4k on a 1080p monitor
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    RTX 4xxx / RX 7xxx speculation

    4090 $1599 4080 16GB $1199 4080 12GB $899 I don't think he even said the 4080 16GB price out loud, it was just on the slide LOL
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    Recommend an affordable multi-monitor setup

    PLP 43" 4K and two 25" 1920x1200 monitors
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    Has Intel Abandoned the HEDT Market?

    I'm most excited about the lowest-core count fishhawk falls, hopefully 10 or 12 cores, for a mixed workload of gaming and high-performance math compute. Of all the CPUs I've used, the 10-core broadwell was my favorite, whereas at 18-cores, the low clock speeds made the system feel sluggish.
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    Has Intel Abandoned the HEDT Market?

    not really, the lowest end HEDTs used to always be priced around $380
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    Annoying bug with my monitor?

    Not likely that there's anything you can do to fix it, but the effect may reduce over time.
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    Has Intel Abandoned the HEDT Market?

    The big.little architecture isn't suitable to the HEDT segment, as it's not good for running all-core parrellism, AVX, or for backwards compatibility.
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    What Is Your Personal Favorite Video Card of All Time?

    Ti4600, playing Half Life or Unreal Tournament with that on my 21" CRT in 1600x1200 was perfection. Back then the idea of spending $400 on a graphics card was crazy.
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    What new display type are you looking for in 2021?

    40" VA 4k 144hz monitors with no PWM. I've tried 43" but i really prefer 40"
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    Show Your LCD(s) setups!!!

    40" 4K Crossover 404K, about 6 years old. It has a lot of defects (dead pixels/dead vertical line/incorrect color bands, broken HDMI), but I don't want to stop using it until it dies as there is nothing this exact size on the market.
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    Do you even want to buy a CPU right now?

    No, I am waiting for x699, even if it's a year+ until it comes out. I've always used HEDT and don't want heterogeneous cores, integrated graphics, or $1000 cpus that have pins.
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    Opinions Please: 38" 3840x1600 vs 42" 4K Monitor for Business 1st, Gaming 2nd

    windows scaling doesn't really work well in many programs. plus, many pictures on the internet have a size that targets a normal DPI.
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    Your CPU progression

    Pentium 1 133mhz Pentium 3 500mhz Pentium 4 2ghz i7 920 i7 5820K
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    Opinions Please: 38" 3840x1600 vs 42" 4K Monitor for Business 1st, Gaming 2nd

    Vertical real-estate is most important, so 16:9 will be better than anything ultrawide.
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    Will power consumption concern you? (future CPUs)

    no, but i doubt that power consumption will go very much over say 400w for GPU or CPU, ever. more likely power will stay at those levels and will decline only once some new non-silicon technology is released.
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    Who ran Haswell-E for a long time or is still running it?

    I am still running a 5820K at stock, with a 980Ti and 32GB RAM. I don't really feel any need for an upgrade now, but I expect to upgrade in the next year or so, once platforms move to DDR5, and i can get a 10-core running aroud 4ghz.
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    Best 40 inch+ 4k monitor for programming now?

    It has PWM. No PWM would be a requirement for me.
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    Best 40 inch+ 4k monitor for programming now?

    I still have a Crossover 404k as well, and work as a programmer. I've also used a Seiki 30hz 40" model, a Philips 43", and two dell 43"s. But i think the 404K is still the best monitor I've ever used. It developed some defects: a 120 pixel color band issue on light colors, and a permanent...
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