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    DirectStorage Causes 10% Performance Hit On RTX 4090 In Forspoken

    Those benchmark seem to show 2 things Giant difference between SATA 6 GBPS and PCIe 3.0 Almost nill between PCIe 3.0 and 4.0, which was quite expected with everything we saw, any talk of PCIe 4.0 being significantly better (let alone needed) in a mid future is still quite theoretical. Going...
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    2023 GPU availability predictions?

    No 7900xtx even priced at $1200 on newegg: https://www.newegg.com/p/pl?N=8000&d=7900xtx It is much better but the notion that some stock watch even exist do show that it is is still not that good. The fact that the MSRP FE edition of RTX 4080 is available with a simply add to cart at...
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    DirectStorage Causes 10% Performance Hit On RTX 4090 In Forspoken

    Or any card did actual handle it. https://www.theverge.com/2023/1/27/23574016/microsoft-directstorage-forspoken-rtx-4090-benchmarks It appears that PC Games Hardware used CapFrameX to measure performance, a capture and analysis tool based on Intel’s PresentMon. While it’s a popular app used...
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    DirectStorage Causes 10% Performance Hit On RTX 4090 In Forspoken

    According to a reddit poster the explanation apparently would simply be: It turns out there's a black loading screen that has very high fps, and since the loading screen is longer on a sata ssd, the "average fps" is higher on a sata ssd at the end of the test.
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    DirectStorage Causes 10% Performance Hit On RTX 4090 In Forspoken

    I doubt it, could be made up video (but that would be significant work to make up) but that person: Virtual same FPS, much faster load time (but it is not that faster that it would require to skip or some new tech that would be able to not have already in RAM what we see on screen at least...
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    DirectStorage Causes 10% Performance Hit On RTX 4090 In Forspoken

    I am bit surprised just how poor the coverage seem to be around this, could be wanting to be in a video format that make it so it take a lot of times or games issues that make it act differently from PC to PC, the article does not even mention the impact on the load time, other articles-peoples...
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    What game made you a PC Gamer?

    I was not allowed to play games during the evening usually (either by rules or older sibling competition), so I was waking up ultra early before school to play, Sim City, then UFO ennemy unkown-Mortal Kombat-Red Barron-Sierra title Quest For Glory (dune 2 above) and so on, etc... I am not sure...
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    Are these criteria still valid when buying GPU in 2023?

    I mean maybe, but on microcenter website (even in available in store only search): https://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results.aspx?N=&cat=&Ntt=3080&searchButton=search No 3080 12gb and the 10gb does not go under $780, new high end Ampere is rough out there...
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    Are these criteria still valid when buying GPU in 2023?

    Me when my monitor goes back to 60 hz (from 170) for some reason it is not obvious to the point that I go check if that the case not knowing in advance, it is quite personal the feeling, but for the type of game you want to play I would definitely stay at 120-144hz type, they are quite hard to...
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    Nvidia releases DLSS 2.5.1

    From my understanding they all do (if they accept under than native signal), unlike CRT an LCD must rescale. Tv-monitor tend to use the same upscaling method regardless of the input res and higher the resolution the better. Some has integer scaling but that not the norm unless it changed. I...
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    Nvidia releases DLSS 2.5.1

    So is DLSS I think http://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/nvapi-open-source-sdk/ https://www.phoronix.com/news/DXVK-NVAPI-0.6
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    Nvidia releases DLSS 2.5.1

    I feel it will in many ways, specially if renderer-artist-game engine start to assume the presence of a technology like that (say text resolution, electric line and other affair the AI could get really good at). Would it be just 15-35% performance it would probably be not worth it, in the...
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    Are these criteria still valid when buying GPU in 2023?

    Has a general rules instead of trying to retro-engineer calculate performance of an already released product, simply look at benchmark, memory bandwidth will depend on how big-well cache work and so on, there is little need to make it complicated, product exist their performance can be...
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    Are these criteria still valid when buying GPU in 2023?

    1) Are you open to look for used deal or want to buy new ? 2) Do you have a target monitor in mind (resolution-hz) ? 3) Do you have a type of games you want to play (sometime a gpu family has an large advantage to say Call of Duty that can make it a non brainer) ?
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    Pulsed helium3 fusion in a magnetic bottle, not lasers or same old tokawhatever...

    I feel obviously that was never true (energy consumer are a much bigger group of people than energy producer), imagine China CCP, would they not want cheap, abundant, nonpolluting energy ? And the funding source ? I feel that a bit of a diversion-semantic tricks, the question is not world's...
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    What games do you think were graphically well-ahead of their time?

    Is it possible that it was simply a typo, that you meant 240p which looked like 480i in the first statement ?
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    What games do you think were graphically well-ahead of their time?

    Yes maybe I am not clear you could not make the difference between 240i and 480p on a TV CRT or difference between 240i and 480i ? (I must sound dumb has I imagine it is some well known fact of the time)
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    What games do you think were graphically well-ahead of their time?

    If obviously progressive is better 240i is being equivalent to 480 what exactly ? Like I said I am just roughly aware that something was going on that made i version better than half the resolution but P despite somewhat similar image because of the nice visual retention tricks, but not that a...
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    What games do you think were graphically well-ahead of their time?

    320i being better than 320p that is a bit of news to me, I thought 1080p > 1080i, but I never had a firm grasp. i do remember the tv ads of Mario 64 bakc in the days, and it is was indeed a crazy never seen effect to me.
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    Average read/write speed needed for gaming for the next 5 years

    Is that a known fact ?, considering an Xbox (2.4 GB/s) has a significantly slower than PCIE 3 max bandwidth drive (4GB/s), PS5 go just fine with under 4GB/s PCIE 4 drive speed. Depends what people mean by need, that a difference between an PCIE 4 vs before will be possible to be shown thus...
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    Microsoft will stop selling Windows 10 licenses in a few days

    It could be bad vs good luck but I remember having to reinstall Windows for NHL 98 to work, reboot after reboot to get Gravis gamepad controller work in 10 buttons frequent bluescreen versus not a single reboot for 64 days now with modern windows machine.
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    No new Switch this year as Nintendo plans to ramp up production post pandemic induced shortage

    Ah could be but everytime I took a look I never find that statement from them. Source ? You think they provided them in 2021 for all the holiday 2021 season, all the 2022 year and all of 2023-2024 ? Like 30-40 millions worth of APU in warehouses ? In NVIDIA 2023 Q! financials report...
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    No new Switch this year as Nintendo plans to ramp up production post pandemic induced shortage

    Does the strange rumors that Nvidia forced them away from the old Tegra APU that they stopped producing in 2021 and Nintendo was running on reserve will die off ?
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    Microsoft will stop selling Windows 10 licenses in a few days

    Mostly it is how subjective passing of time feel faster has you get older I would imagine but also how smooth it went since Windows 8, windows release melt with each other without anything obvious that disctint them enough to start rumors or never new Windows release with a new name to come up.
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    We all need a little more of this in our lives. NFT Market Collapses Just As Square Enix Sells Tomb Raider To Bet Big On Blockchain

    A little bit and it start with the sentence: Independent auditors' report on the consolidated reserves report Which if it is not an independent audit is quite misleading.
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    We all need a little more of this in our lives. NFT Market Collapses Just As Square Enix Sells Tomb Raider To Bet Big On Blockchain

    Yes but I am talking about the more recent auditor BDO, the article only mention: New auditors, no new transparency In late 2021, Moore Cayman was purchased by MHA and the new auditor agreed to take on the role of providing assurances for Tether. This lasted for precisely two quarters before...
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    We all need a little more of this in our lives. NFT Market Collapses Just As Square Enix Sells Tomb Raider To Bet Big On Blockchain

    Didn't they get much better over time ? Reserve maybe not in actual dollars, but stopping to be in risky asset to US treasury and auditing ? https://www.reuters.com/technology/stablecoin-tether-hires-bdo-italia-monthly-proof-of-reserve-reports-2022-08-18/ Monthly report...
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    Microsoft will stop selling Windows 10 licenses in a few days

    Going near 8 years it is a bit crazy to think that the amount of time between Win10 official release and now is about the same than between Xp and Windows 7 (or between 1992 Windows 3.1 and 2000 Windows ME)
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    We all need a little more of this in our lives. NFT Market Collapses Just As Square Enix Sells Tomb Raider To Bet Big On Blockchain

    Could they not received money in their paypall account just has much (you do not need anything to just have a paypall account)... You just need an email adress to have an paypall account no ?
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    We all need a little more of this in our lives. NFT Market Collapses Just As Square Enix Sells Tomb Raider To Bet Big On Blockchain

    I mean if I consider how many time I was scammed in the last 10 years, good enough ? So much well that I mostly never read seriously contract-stuff you accept when you create an account in serious place, relying on the anti-scamming protection in place. I will maybe show how much out of the...
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    We all need a little more of this in our lives. NFT Market Collapses Just As Square Enix Sells Tomb Raider To Bet Big On Blockchain

    It is not a strawman to say that people are suggesting ideas about: solving no one ever being scammed again it obviously is, no one is suggesting that no one being scammed is either a possible world or the trade off to create it would be worth it.
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    Anyone seriously considering the 4070 TI

    The first one seem significantly better (i.e. same profit with significantly less spending, which seem to indicate better margin They are virtually certain to have giant drop in income and profits, high margin could be interesting to have at least something to put in bullet point that do not...
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    We all need a little more of this in our lives. NFT Market Collapses Just As Square Enix Sells Tomb Raider To Bet Big On Blockchain

    That seem like a strange strawmen, it is about less people get less scammed
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    We all need a little more of this in our lives. NFT Market Collapses Just As Square Enix Sells Tomb Raider To Bet Big On Blockchain

    Not offering lead or unlead gasoline and relying on people to protect themselve by buying the good one did work, paying tax has you get income instead of at the end of year, forcing retirement nest investment, etc... I am sure there is a long list of example that somewhat worked.
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    We all need a little more of this in our lives. NFT Market Collapses Just As Square Enix Sells Tomb Raider To Bet Big On Blockchain

    If often can be, say you make the end of a diesel car pump not fit well in a regular gasoline car entry, not much is lost for protecting a lot of people from themselves
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    Apple launched the M2 Pro and the M2 Max

    There the obvious, old machine on serial-parrallel bus aspect but there is also running old program on new machine that exist. For example of a program that had very old part in them (like still some code from 1994 when openGL was not sure to be the winner yet), a CAD software that take a scan...
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    RTX 4xxx / RX 7xxx speculation

    When something is called Nitro+ and you push it, it became buyer aware of power-heat incoming and fully ok to me, what cards do while using 500 watts could become somewhat a irrelevant trivia , but at that price points it is probably not that uncommon in that niche world the % that would be...
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    We all need a little more of this in our lives. NFT Market Collapses Just As Square Enix Sells Tomb Raider To Bet Big On Blockchain

    I knew about western union, but I was not sure if they became between anyone with an Internet connection like paypall I can imagine being in like 200 countries (Without needing some vpn or special knowledge), what crypto competition could do is diminish fees or make the Europeen model (if you...
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    We all need a little more of this in our lives. NFT Market Collapses Just As Square Enix Sells Tomb Raider To Bet Big On Blockchain

    I will maybe sound quite ignorant (because I am and I have a little knowledge of how costly wire transfer can get), but for how much of the world this cannot be done with US dollar with say PayPal ? The $5 paypal fee-time it take does not seem out of line with gas fee and time it take with USDC.
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    Apple launched the M2 Pro and the M2 Max

    Could be true in some market but in my experience really not (and why Linux0Microsoft has to support them) In 2017: The survey, announced on Monday, was carried out by Spiceworks, a provider of Web site learning resources for IT pros as well as software tools. It was conducted in September...
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