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    Anyone seriously considering the 4070 TI

    I've held off building a new machine waiting for the Strix CPUs.
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    Any 3D benchmarks I can loop continuously?

    Um... If I remember correctly furmark allows you to limit fps. If I remember that incorrectly you can limit the frame rate with vsync to get an equal load for this kind of testing.
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    Should you pay considerably more for High end Motherboards

    Hmm... thought about this a few minutes. Most of my purchasing has centered around chipset, SATA, and USB capabilities- this really seemed to matter after 2005 or so. So, high/low end doesn't really dictate much to me. But my buying decisions tend to put me in the mid/low mid range of boards...
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    Arctic Silver 5 (aka Old Gray Beard) vs Arctic MX6 (aka Young and Hung) - The Big Show!

    I usually just tape an old glass rectal thermometer to the back plate. You people have lost your hacker roots.
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    Which 4090? FE or PNY or Gigabyte

    As I understand it the "Founders Edition" is a card sold by nVidia and is a reference design. As far as "better components" I've not seen proof of that statement. I've had Gigabyte and PNY cards over the years with great satisfaction. Take a guess.... make a purchase.
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    DELETE PLEASE

    The only thing I know for sure is that the answer includes a microwave.
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    DELETE PLEASE

    Well, the OP wanted a delete, and didn't get it. I thought perhaps someone might give him a hug. I'm not a hugger though. But go ahead and tell us what's wrong?
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    DELETE PLEASE

    Can the OP get a hug?
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    DELETE PLEASE

    This thing is still here?
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    Does anyone else miss [H]ard reviews?

    I had to spend some time thinking about it. Perhaps I was on this site in 2000. Didn't register for something like 10 years and was running a clan site for Quake III Arena (And a pile of servers). But I miss Kyle's work as well- in fact the whole operation. As a technology professional who...
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    Does anyone else miss [H]ard reviews?

    As an old man who is not stuck in the 90s, feel free to provide massage services to the lower parts of my body while I play Homeworld and sing showtunes... You'll like it.
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    Upward Trajectory: Improvements to DirectX 9 Games on Intel® Arc™ Graphics

    I don't take anything that comes out of Intel's mouth seriously. Need to see independent testing.
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    DELETE PLEASE

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    How Long Until Intel Competes at the Top End?

    That's incredibly insightful.
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    Q3 2022 Discrete GPU market share. AMD losing market share in Q3 2022

    As a person who went AMD this round: I think AMD cannot rely on the "I'm running away from nVidia" buyers. That seems to be a large portion of their business. With market realities as they are, and the fickle nature of the technology market, AMD finds itself in a situation where they may not...
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    How Long Until Intel Competes at the Top End?

    So you are saying you are having a stroke.. got it.
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    AMD Gen 4 Epyc up to 96 cores.

    Well, I'm director level. And while my hands are still on the systems themselves (by choice) I can call the shots. Going to a systems integrator for commodity Supermicro kit, configuration, and burn in saved a lot of money compared to the corporate go-to vendors of Dell and HP. Additionally, an...
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    AMD Gen 4 Epyc up to 96 cores.

    Therefor not a gaming machine. That's a workstation- maybe. Never had to run a high availability workload 24/7/365 huh? Please. Anecdotal. Any SE who's ever tried to cheap out with non enterprise server kit can tell you the horror stories. It's not anecdotal: It's fact. You show me a gaming...
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    AMD Gen 4 Epyc up to 96 cores.

    Yea... though I despise the guy doing the review. In my company, I manage the servers- and we are running Gen 2 Epyc. It has performed very well. We'll go Epyc in the next server I order as well.
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    AMD Gen 4 Epyc up to 96 cores.

    These go into server racks... database applications... virtualization.... containerization.... clusters. You know... You know: the big pieces of the internet. Parallelized workloads. Not your anemic/pathetic gaming machine. Go ahead... fire up a serous database on your gaming machine. Do it...
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    Windows 2H22 Gaming Performance Regressions

    On another point: If you upgrade to 22H2 and you run a kerberos domain on your home network... you won't be able to login without the local administrator account and some reg edits to change encryption preferences. And, in that environment, group policy is broken as well. This second issue...
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    EVGA made a 4090

    Gosh I agree with this.
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    EVGA made a 4090

    I switched to Radeon this generation. Just a 6600. But I'm surprisingly happy with it. No login needed for driver updates either. Now I don't generally "fanboi" about anything. Don't take it that way. But it's better at the moment for my purposes. I kept looking at nVidia cards and...
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    Radeon Monster Profile “RMP”

    I just have to wonder how this transition from good tech journalism to "commercial edutainment" actually happened: Like this transition to our sponsor. There's not a tech outlet on the planet that deserves a euphemistic slap in the head more than LTT.
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    Weird issues on my 7900x build

    You are in error. Bit flips are a function of poweron time, memory density, and cosmic rays. Assuming cosmic rays to be a constant, more memory density or more poweron time, or both, increase the soft error rate. Regarding sleep mode: Memory modules are not powered down per se- their refresh...
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    Weird issues on my 7900x build

    Without the extra parity bit, DDR5 does nothing to protect against bit flip.
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    Weird issues on my 7900x build

    And it's damned stupid unless you run ECC memory....
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    Looking Back At ATI Technologies

    Those were the days. I built a custom loop with anti-freeze fill and hung the radiator out the window during the winter. A buddy of mine had a Zalman Reserator out in his back yard. We were soldiers once.....
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    Anyone “upgraded” from 5900X to 5800X3D for gaming?

    You guys are swatting at gnats and waving e-peens. At these performance levels what's the point? Buy "moar cores" if you do more than gaming, buy 5800X3D if all you do is gaming. Or wait for the 7000 series X3D. Right now, today, if you do production or IT work and game, you buy a 5950. If you...
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    6600 vs 2060 vs rx 580

    Someone else can comment on the benchmarks. I went with the 6600 because it was a big improvement over my old card and runs very cool. Plus I wanted to try an AMD card for the first time. Honestly, I'm really liking the user experience and it plays the games I want to play just fine. YMMV
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    How Long Until Intel Competes at the Top End?

    I agree with this. The bean counters have screwed Intel up so much it may not get unscrewed
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    Nvidia "unlaunches" the 4080 12GB

    However they rebrand it, the part number will be: FU-CONSUMER-69- RUST-EDITION
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    Intel ARC A750 & A770 Reviews

    This is an unpopular opinion... and perhaps I'm wrong... However, if I was a betting man my bet would be that Intel intends to wind this GPU business down after the 1st of the year. Nothing is getting optimized.
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    4090 Reviews are up.

    Enjoy it while you can.... When there is another run up of crypto we are gonna get the same thing all over again.
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    4090 Reviews are up.

    Hey! Some of us have been gaming since the early 1980s. That being said... Industry relies on scads of old ships in new industrial equipment. They are cheap cheap cheap. Not everything is gaming. But as an aside I can play Doom (the original) on the controller of this 6 axis precision mill...
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    4090 Reviews are up.

    Gosh I despise everything on LTT. Especially this guy. What a waste of electrons.
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    RTX 5090 pre-preview

    We're gonna need a bigger boat.....
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    Computer only boots sideways

    I have a Phenom II X6 system where the logic board had a broken trace(s). When the machine was on it's side it ran... upright no post. Replaced the main board recently and got rid of the problem. Only cost $20.00
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    Are you camping out / lining up for an RTX 4090?

    Oh hell no... I went AMD this time around. Stand in line? Not happening.
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    PBO not working

    Same here. My system can handle it and probably run forever with PBO on. But for the last ten years I've pretty much been running stock and stable. At these performance levels... it doesn't really matter? Although I'm old... hell I overclocked an 80286, built a custom loop in 2000, and was...
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