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    unlimited budget server/workstation, EPYC 9174F?

    Even if you go with prosumer/pro gear there's a chance of an undiscovered problem with a new platform. I would never want to go back to tearing my hair out as well as wasting days over some stupid quirk of a new platform. I will say this rarely happens, but with how CPUs have really bad...
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    unlimited budget server/workstation, EPYC 9174F?

    If building a workstation you should use 1 to 2 gen old parts, you don't want the problems, hassles and headaches of bleeding edge.
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    Poll: Do you play with an inverted mouse?

    WASD is so that you can use Ctrl, Shift, Alt, Tab and even Caps Lock more easily, sitting at esdf strains your pinky and thumb. How do you inverted gamers even use the mouse for non-game tasks? That would screw me up so bad.
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    Any reason not to use dual PSUs?

    If you're running 2 PSUs without redundancy, you're essentially doubling your chance of PSU failure, especially if you use the same model (or PSUs from the same mfg batch). Imagine RAID 0 but with PSUs, you get all the same pitfalls. If the machine isn't mission critical and/or you can tolerate...
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    Nvidia announces Streamline, universal framework for super-resolution technologies, Intel is onboard.

    Nvidia Streamline has been designed so that developers have an easy plug and play framework between the game and render API. As the creator of Streamline, Nvidia already has DLSS and DLAA plugins ready, and it is preparing an NIS plugin, as well as a real-time denoiser filter. "Instead of...
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    Any gaming laptops with a better screen than the Legion line?

    I'm on the hunt for a gaming laptop that will last me a little while. Looking through the crop of mid-range to more enthusiast tier, none of them have a screen comparable to the Legion series. I've digged through ASUS' G and SCAR, MSI's GP and GE, haven't seen Acer's models yet. All of the...
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    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070: up to 30% faster than RTX 3090 in gaming

    With how fast cheap 1080p monitors are these days, I'd imagine even a 3070 will struggle to provide above 100FPS at 1080p in all games, especially once you turn on RT features. DLSS/FSR helps to varying degrees, but isn't bulletproof. Until we can run games at like 200+ FPS 1080p won't go...
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    Apple Mac Studio and Studio Display

    Yep, there's a reason Realme, Xiaomi and even Huawei is eating up the mobile computing space. They offer 80% of the experience for like 50% of the cost, while having "great" build quality and looks. Apple stuff is great if you make money off of it, the whole ecosystem is very efficient. But if...
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    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070: up to 30% faster than RTX 3090 in gaming

    If a 4060 can handle 120+fps at 1440p that's the sweetspot, good 4K monitors are still too expensive.
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    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070: up to 30% faster than RTX 3090 in gaming

    Nvidia's really making me consider their 3080 tier GeForce Now. Seems like such a sweet deal, especially if they update the performance to *80 tier every generation.
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    Apple Mac Studio and Studio Display

    I wonder how much performance there actually is in this new Mac Studio, and not HW-accelerated workloads.
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    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070: up to 30% faster than RTX 3090 in gaming

    Oh god, this spells doom and gloom to my laptop gaming dreams... In other better news, I'm pretty confident that this is far, far from the optimal voltage range of the chip, this is likely Nvidia squeezing as much performance as possible in internal testing. Will we actually see such a monster...
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    Will you upgrade to the S22 ultra?

    As reviews and benchmarks come out, the S21 Ultra is looking more and more attractive. The new chips from both Samsung and Qualcomm looks suspect.
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    How to clone a drive to one that requires larger cluster size?

    Why do you need to clone? Just copy the data over?
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    Can we possibly turn this place into forum for handheld gaming, and not just about the steam deck?

    For me it'd probably be like a console cycle, 3-5 years minimum. Storage can be dealt with by network storage or external storage, expansion can be done with a USB-C hub. Yes, you pay more for the form factor, but you can do things with it in that form factor that a normal HTPC can't. Bring it...
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    Can we possibly turn this place into forum for handheld gaming, and not just about the steam deck?

    $650 for Steam Deck's specs is a decent deal, I'd use that for a HTPC or a light gaming machine for kids no problem.
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    Need Recommendations for 2.1 Speaker Setup for PC Mainly

    Do you have the space for a sound bar? This one is decent for $150, rated best <$200 soundbar by rtings...
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    Optane 905P - Still Worth it as an OS Drive?

    If you're not using it to make money it's not worth it. If you're actually doing stuff that leverages the drive it'll be a huge deal, otherwise not so much. Any PCI-E NVME SSD will be smoking fast. The better IOPS and access latency won't be felt with just normal desktop OS workloads, or even...
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    Need Recommendations for 2.1 Speaker Setup for PC Mainly

    Have you thought about spending that much on good headphones instead? You'll likely get better sound than a speaker system at that price IMO.
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    Nvidia’s ARM acquisition is stalled

    Nvidia started hiring quite a few high-profile positions for RISC-V development right around the time the ARM deal surfaces, I reckon it's a move to both kickstart their own architecture research and to be able to integrate ARM into their portfolio quickly. Now that the deal died, what's to...
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    Nvidia’s ARM acquisition is stalled

    I have a nagging feeling that this is the final nail in the coffin for ARM. Nvidia will switch over to MediaTek, Apple, Google and Samsung might as well develop their own architecture at this point, Xiaomi and the other Chinese mobile makers will just go to MediaTek for good. I hope it's not...
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    Nvidia’s ARM acquisition is stalled

    Watch Nvidia gets into a partnership with MediaTek or even outright buy them. I think Nvidia really wants in on the CPU market. They are already cooperating with MediaTek on the chromebooks and bringing RTX onto ARM during 2021. I think Nvidia knew the deal is off since the start of 2021, so...
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    Will you upgrade to the S22 ultra?

    The new phones from Oppo and Xiaomi would be really interesting. Unfortunate that i'm stuck with Samsung due to DeX.
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    Will you upgrade to the S22 ultra?

    I'm more interested in what MediaTek has to offer. The Dimensity 9000's early leaks look to be beastly.
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    Will you upgrade to the S22 ultra?

    Until Samsung provides more value for money I'd never jump on the mainline. The FEs provide 95% what I need at 1/2 to 1/3 the cost. Also it's looking like both the new SD and Exynos sucks. So glad I bought the S20FE 256GB at $400 brand new a few months ago. If I'm gonna pay $1k, I expect best...
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    Will you upgrade to the S22 ultra?

    I'll consider upgrading from my S20FE to a S22FE eventually, or maybe a cheap note with 12GB/16GB RAM. 8GB RAM and 4.3k mAh battery is really barely enough for DeX work.
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    Google replaced the White Noise on Nest speakers so people can't sleep

    If you struggle sleeping, a few tips: Go to sleep at around 9PM, 9:30PM latest. Make sure you fall asleep before 10PM, it's much harder to fall asleep between 10PM-2AM. Don't drink cafeinated drinks after 4PM. Try to finish dinner before 6PM, so that by 9PM your stomach is light. Don't do stuff...
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    How many games do you need to buy?

    I tend to buy a bunch until I find that one game that sucks in all my time. Bought 10+ games on the Quest 2 during various sales, ended up playing Eleven Table Tennis exclusively...
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    Are you bending your alder-lake?

    Big oof, I hope this doesn't bleed over into the laptop CPUs. You're SOL there.
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    Nvidia unveils AI-powered downscaling DLDSR and ray tracing filter

    Wow, free AA. I imagine removing any form of in-game AA and using this would actually be better IQ wise, and you'll gain performance too.
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    Star Citizen and Squadron 42 are still years from launch, CIG confirms

    At this point I've already been scammed out of my Kickstarter payment. Squadron 42 ended up being a separate purchase and is actually what I fucked paid for, not this generic MMORPG Eve Online wannabe bullcrap.
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    Firefox has pushed me as far as I'm going to be pushed

    Bing is hands down the best when it come to more personal materials. To OP: if you want things to just work, stick with the masses' stuff, use Chrome or IE. Anything else you're playing dice with support, and even then you'll need to stick to a specific, known good version for many of the...
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    Best <= $500 Email/Web box for pops?

    Grab a cheap tablet with a keyboard cover, should be good for all his needs. If he can handle it, I would grab a cheap Samsung phone that supports Samsung DeX, a USB-C dock and a cheap monitor. Samsung DeX is a really good desktop replacement for stuff like this, plus he would have all his data...
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    Anything similar to the G502?

    Check out this site for mice reviews, guy knows his stuff: He has information on grip and comfort based on your hand's dimensions.
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    Elder Scrolls 6 will release for Xbox and PC only

    I find it fascinating that people are complaining about setting up a PC for couch gaming. You only need 1 gaming machine, plugged into your media system. All your work, etc... can be done remotely via Wake-on-LAN and remote desktop on a thin client. If you prefer the reverse there's Geforce...
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    Phil Spencer, Microsoft's Executive VP of Gaming, advocates for game preservation

    This is likely just a water test to see the community reaction. If it's positive, they're likely pushing towards this direction, in order to not have to "remaster" but still can resell you "emulated" games. Nothing virtuous about it.
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    Windows 11 Will Soon Block All Default Browser Workarounds

    Pretty off-topic but it's hilarious that anytime somebody complains about things not working in Linux, it's always the same responses pushing the blame elsewhere. THAT is why Linux will never take off. As an OS, it is its job to make sure things run on it, not the other way around. MS learnt...
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    MediaTek announces Dimensity 9000, it has a lot of firsts.

    Since AMD went with Exynos, unless Nvidia acquires ARM I think they'll eventually partner with MediaTek as their GPU solution. The mobile market is too big to ignore.
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    Bleh. Formatted my 12TB drive by accident when installing W11.

    The very first thing I would do right now is buy another drive and do a sector copy to that drive before anything else, so that you won't be fucked if something goes sideways.
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    S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2: Heart of Chernobyl

    I wish they remaster the OG STALKERS and incorporate some of the best mods, cause I remember the OG STALKER games have CPU performance issues.