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    Deus Ex : Mankind Divided

    In the original Deus EX non-fatal weapons were way OP compared to fatal ones. Tranq guns and tasers were all one hit disable weapons where bullets took multiple hits to kill unless you got a head shot, and depending on the enemy sometimes even those took a few.Getting the no fatalities...
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    New Zen information, AM3+ info, APU presentation, and video card information

    AES will be of limited use on consumer devices or workstations, but of great use on servers doing lots and lots of encrypted communications.
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    AMD Further Unveils Zen Processor Details

    This just seems like a complete and utter bullshit benchmark, here's a listing of results: CPU benchmarks | BlenchMark According to this particular benchmark the 6 core 3.47GHz Intel X5690 from five and a half years ago is 20% faster than a 10 core 3GHz Haswell-E, and the fastest AMD is a 6 core...
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    Hackers Trick Facial-Recognition Logins With Facebook Photos

    Has anyone successfully tricked it that way though? No makeup job is going to look as convincing as identical twins do and it can tell them apart. Prosthetic and the like aren't going to give precise enough facial reference points to fool something that can tell apart twins I wouldn't think. I...
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    Hackers Trick Facial-Recognition Logins With Facebook Photos

    Windows Hello seems to be doing a good job with this so far, haven't heard of any tricks that work with it. Requires color camera, IR camera, and a 3D camera to work, can't be fooled by pictures or videos, and apparently is sensitive enough to tell apart identical twins reliably, so if it can...
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    AMD Further Unveils Zen Processor Details

    This is the correct attitude. So like the Phantom. You'd think that team would have been retired a few years back.
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    AMD confirms Power Issue for RX 480, blames memory bus, will patch

    They can't just offload the power to the 6pin connector and get recertified. The 480 is a >150W card with only 150W provided. Sure the 6pin can pretty easily do more than 75W but it's only rated for 75W and no certification group will certify something that performs out of spec. They need to...
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    Cooler Master Announces The MasterLiquid Maker 92

    It's 6 in one hand half dozen in another. If you snake around the radiator the liquid is moving quickly through the pipe and shedding heat along it's long but fast path, if you have multiple tubes in parallel then the liquid moves slower through each tube spending more time in the radiator...
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    Leaked AMD Zen Engineering Sample Benchmarks?

    You can say that if you want but most of us compare the two in games we play and not some arbitrary compute benchmarks that show AMD in a favorable light but isn't really any fun (AotS). So when and where it matters nvidia pascal takes a messy dump all over polaris. Shit the 480's power usage...
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    Leaked AMD Zen Engineering Sample Benchmarks?

    It's anything but, they seem to be claiming that Zen is so amazing it will compete with 8 core 140W broadwell chips at 95W, which from everything we know is patently ridiculous.
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    Leaked AMD Zen Engineering Sample Benchmarks?

    Like 90% of the mobile devices out there are 2C/4T parts, whether they have i3, i5, or i7 in front of them. The low power mobile market is the biggest market AMD needs to penetrate and one that is currently dominated by intel's 2C/4T parts because they're just fine for media consumption, web...
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    Leaked AMD Zen Engineering Sample Benchmarks?

    It's a good policy to keep your expectations low with AMD. Their hype machine, whether fans overblowing things they say or their execs making outright lies about things (JF-AMD, every single exec at the fury launch), combined with AMDs history of grossly overstating strengths while completely...
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    New Zen information, AM3+ info, APU presentation, and video card information

    AMD marketing exec specifically on the business side that went around to lots of enthusiast forums prior to BD launch and shilled for AMD, swearing all the leaks and ES benchmarks and all that weren't accurate and to wait for release, release came, all leaks and ES benchmarks were accurate, BD...
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    AMD confirms Power Issue for RX 480, blames memory bus, will patch

    These kinds of certifications probably matter more to system integrators than the general public, and I imagine AMD makes more $ per card selling their reference boards directly than they do AIBs taking the chips and selling cards. System integrators won't want to use non-compliant parts in...
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    New Zen information, AM3+ info, APU presentation, and video card information

    SMT and BD modules have nothing in common and is not the reason BD was a failure. BD was a failure because the design sucked ass and copied all of the failings of the Pentium 4 and Netburst architecture. Deeply pipelined which takes severe prediction hits, lowering efficiency, and designed to...
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    Leaked AMD Zen Engineering Sample Benchmarks?

    You can't tell anything about clock speeds from ES samples. There's been plenty of examples where ES chips were actually clocked higher than the final products but were lowered to either meet stability, cooling, or power envelope requirements. But this is AMD we're talking about, if you're...
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    Cooler Master Announces The MasterLiquid Maker 92

    No, because heat pipes use the latent heat of vaporization to remove heat much more efficiently than turbulent flow through a heat exchanger can. For heat transfer over short distances you really can't get much more efficient than heat pipes, which have thermal conductivity in the range of...
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    Leaked AMD Zen Engineering Sample Benchmarks?

    If AMD's pow power APUs are going to be 4C/8T to compete in the same market segment as intel's 2C/4T that has horrifying implications for their single thread performance. Bursty performance where a CPU gets a task done quickly and goes back to a low power mode is greatly preferred to something...
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    Cooler Master Announces The MasterLiquid Maker 92

    Seems like for short distances heat pipes are going to be better transport for heat from the CPU to the fins/radiator. The point of water is to move the heat somewhere in the case where you can either directly suck in cooler air, or discharge the hot air out of the case, or move it somewhere...
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    Leaked AMD Zen Engineering Sample Benchmarks?

    Has there even been any talk of a 2C/4T zen though? I always hear 4/6/8C variants but never a 2C one yet, and the tablet/convertible market gobbles up intel 2C/4T chips all day, don't see how AMD can get in the 10-15W range with an APU with 4 real cores.
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    Leaked AMD Zen Engineering Sample Benchmarks?

    To be honest in this day and age the enthusiast market can eat a dick as far as AMD and Intel are both concerned as it relates to their bottom line, since while profits are great revenue is low. What AMD really needs for a win financially is performance per watt so they can get themselves in...
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    Leaked AMD Zen Engineering Sample Benchmarks?

    I'm pretty sure they're expecting IB levels of IPC performance not single threaded performance. Looks like they did what intel did when they went from netburst to core architecture and scarified clock speed for IPC without intel's subsequent increase in clock speed. AMD's cop out this time will...
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    New Zen information, AM3+ info, APU presentation, and video card information

    I don't think you understand how floats work... Double precision floats (64-bit) can represent numbers in the 1023 power range. Yeah good luck calculating an integer out to over a thousand digits and just moving the decimal.
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    New Zen information, AM3+ info, APU presentation, and video card information

    Personally I'm not taking any of these so called leaks, esp of engineering samples as gospel. They might make me a bit nervous (or hopeful in cases where leaks show good results) but the only time I'll believe "this is the real performance" is when I read the [H] report on it. IPC isn't likely...
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    New Zen information, AM3+ info, APU presentation, and video card information

    Intel had a similar problem when HT first came out of windows assigning threads to the second thread in an occupied core before it assigned it to a different unoccupied core, but no benchmark like the ones shown are really going to show how scheduling improves performance since when it really...
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    New Zen information, AM3+ info, APU presentation, and video card information

    Is there a FX-8350 or better yet FX-9590 version of that? I mean I'm a self admitted AMD hater due to what I perceive as a long series of serious management blunders and missteps over the years combined with a few outright lies ("Fury is an overclockers dream" LOLOLOL also the BD shilling fiasco...
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    New Zen information, AM3+ info, APU presentation, and video card information

    My (poorly made) point was I don't think those are referring to PCIe lanes since none of that stuff could possibly use 16 of them, unless zen has 16 lanes (or 16 lane equivalent instead of intel's 4 lane equivalent) to the AMD's PCH equivalent or south bridge or whatever it's called these days...
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    New Zen information, AM3+ info, APU presentation, and video card information

    In what universe do you need 16 PCIe lanes for an audio device? 0.01 PCIe lane would probably be more than sufficient since honestly how much has computer audio improved since ISA days? We have a pretty hard limitation in wetware relative to everything else a computer can do. Or SATA for that...
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    How are you guys liking the Surface Book?

    The Pro 4 i7 has the Iris GPU (i7-6650U) but the Book does not (i7-6600U)
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    Your Brain Without Oxygen

    Holding your breath is entirely different than a depressurization scenario. The drop in pressure literally sucks the gasses, in this case oxygen, out of your blood instead of pumping it in like normal, that's why the time to death drops precipitously as you increase in altitude. The lower the...
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    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition Review @ [H]

    Well the fact that both camps are claiming victory and nobody can really conclusively prove one way or another is good for this price point (~$250, I'm not counting FE's), shame we can't have some competition at the high end. Remember the good ole days where the best card was the one that was...
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    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition Review @ [H]

    Uh, Doom requires 5GB or more to run nightmare settings regardless of resolution, and these cards are capable of powering Doom at 1080p with nightmare settings, and while it may just be the one game today, today is the day these cards are coming out, why would you limit yourself out of the gate...
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    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition Review @ [H]

    I wasn't talking about regular users, I was talking about OEMs who are deciding if they want to order a million of these things to stick in pre-built systems. They have the choice between two cards, a red one, and a green one. Both the red one and the green one cost the same and perform about...
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    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition Review @ [H]

    Ok it was fixed in the driver but as the card comes out of the box it can still wreck shit. And yes 35W difference could be a big deal for OEMs who a) want to use as small of a PSU as they can get away with and b) don't want components in their systems they know will run out of spec for fear of...
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    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition Review @ [H]

    This is probably one of the more disturbing graphs I've seen from this current generation. AMD talks all kinds of crazy shit about how much more efficient their new chips are, where nvidia doesn't seem to really talk about it much at all, it probably gets mentions but I don't recall them doing...
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    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition Review @ [H]

    Though this could really hurt AMD in the OEM market since it's much less power for similar performance and price so cheaper PSU and no concern of warranty issues from GPU burning out cheap ass MB due to excessive PCIe draw (yeah supposedly fixed in drivers, you know, overspeccing the 6 pin port...
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    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition Review @ [H]

    Looks like a repeat of last gen where if you're building a system from scratch in this price range AMD is the way to go, but if you're upgrading an old system, particularly an old pre-built system with dubious power supply, go nvidia, even more especially if you're suggesting it to a less than...
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    New Zen information, AM3+ info, APU presentation, and video card information

    Well my question was more hypothetical than to you in particular, regardless of who said it, it's awful, terrible news.
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    New Zen information, AM3+ info, APU presentation, and video card information

    How is this exciting? This is terrible news. A 40% IPC bump means nothing with a 25%+ drop in clock speed. 1.4x IPC * 75% clock speed = 5% performance boost over existing chips. 5%, that's it! You can already get a 8c/16t 3.5GHz stock intel part with higher IPC. It's like AMD didn't learn a god...
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