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    Apples M2 looks like a beast.

    What I'm curious about is whether apple can get single threaded ipc much higher. They made big wins by going wider than everybody else, using large fast caches, and high bandwidth memory interfaces. These are all very logical choices but I wonder if they are tapped out. Their last 2 cpu...
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    Microsoft’s new Edge Chromium browser launches on Windows and macOS

    I had all sorts of problems with netscape 4 crashing and so I gave ie4 a shot. Never looked back. I understand the anti-competitive charges and whatnot, but I don't think I would have switched if the early versions of netscape 4 weren't garbage. Eventually switched to firefox and chrome as...
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    Microsoft issues new Windows 10 update warning

    I completely agree with delaying updates. I used to install them as they were available and broke my work pc twice. I have multiple vpn adapters (both windows and openvpn), dual nic's + wireless, and hyper-v networking. One of the big 6 month upgrades broke all my networking and I couldn't...
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    The Biggest Problem with Triple-A, Open-World Games: "They're Boring as Hell"

    I think I'd agree with the OP, but I realize there are lots of types of gamers. My brother loves single player games, side quests, etc. My friend at work is the same way. I'm much more about multi-player games. Most games I don't start the campaign and most I start I don't finish. Games I...
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    Another Intel vulnerability!

    If history is a predictor of the future, I suspect we'll find AMD has hardware vulnerabilities as well, just not the same ones intel has. With the number of identified intel exploits and that AMD has a price/performance advantage in the server market I'd definitely recommend buying AMD, but...
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    Best 144hz monitor for around $150? 24 vs 27

    I find 1080p at 27" has lousy text/dpi and so I personally don't like it. It's fine for gaming but if you spend half your time reading/browsing/chrome etc my preference would be 24" size.
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    Replacing Video Card

    That sounds hard to diagnose without a second computer and monitor to test things out with. What sort of monitor cable are you using? I could see a broken vga cable causing greyscale or blurry images. Lockups shouldn't be happening though. Maybe run a stress test (eg prime95), a memory test...
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    Is a 128 GB SSD still large enough for Windows 10 in 2019?

    120 is only big enough if you have another drive for other stuff or you only need windows + office. I wouldn't buy less than 240 anymore for anyone though, even grandparents.
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    RISC-V CPU With No Silicon: Made from Carbon Nanotubes

    well if it's a working processor it's something. but it sounds very simple. Let's see a dram or sram module (also simple but dense) made with the stuff or something similar. It'll be years away anyways. Silicon has had so many years and billions of advancements taht anything else will be...
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    Gray bars...

    So to be clear we're talking about what appears to be evenly spaced, subtle, shadowy vertical columns right? A quick check with a white background on my 3 monitors (all different makes/models...) I don't see this any of them but they're all cheap monitors. A Samsung 24", Acer 32", Acer 24"...
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    Navi vs Turing architechture comparison.

    I'd still buy nvidia today. I can get a dual or triple fan cooler, CUDA support, and RTX. I dislike blower coolers, use CUDA, think RTX would be fun to play with even if it's a gimmick at the moment. Saving $100 isn't worth putting up with a blower cooler and losing CUDA to me. I appreciate...
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    2080S + CPU or 2080 Ti?

    As other people said, if you're upgrading for a specific game, maybe wait until the game comes out. If it's pretty much all gaming, why not get the 9700k instead and double your ram, get a bigger ssd, put it towards the 2080 ti, or keep the cash? If you're set on 144 fps at 2560x1440, the...
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    any good deals on camera security systems?

    I personally use Axis, Hikvision, or Dahua cameras. Hikvision and dahua have some knockoffs/oem/firmware lockdown stuff if you buy them cheap off ali express or whatever, but if you get official north american versions then you can do firmware updates. I put IP cameras on a separate network and...
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    Samsung's Ditching The Headphone Jack and Furiously Deleting Its Ads That Made Fun of Apple

    It will definitely annoy me to not have a headphone jack in my old car which doesn't have bluetooth.
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    Is a 5Ghz Ryzen Cpu coming?

    I have an 8700k with 3 monitors I use for work (at home). Most of the time I just leave most apps open and games still run fine. I do have a separate gaming pc but the convenience factor of running games on my work pc (I work from home) and not closing everything is pretty high. I'm not super...
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    Anandtech: The Ice Lake Benchmark Preview: Inside Intel's 10nm

    My main disappointment is that I think they could launch this on both 14nm and 10nm. I realize they would have had to do alot of the work twice to make it happen but I think it would be worth it for their desktop and server market if 7nm is even a year or two away. If we could get 6-8 core...
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    What games do you have preordered?

    I don't pre-order anything anymore as I find most games go on sale shortly after release and I don't have a tonne of free time to play at the moment. Also I've been burned in the past when EA would release games and not even patch day 1 issues or maybe release one patch within a month of...
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    Looking for 1440P HDR monitor (25 or 27 inch)...

    That monitor sounds great. I had a quick look but unfortunately it's not on special in canada/ At $731 cad it's probably not super unreasonable but it's more than I want to spend. Too bad too because a bunch of other samsung monitors are on sale on for prime day but...
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    Poll: AMD RX 5700 Series vs NVidia RTX Super. Which gets your money?

    I'll probably buy something next year if nvidia does a 7nm refresh. If I had to buy today I think the 2060 super would be my choice. I don't like blower cards and really don't like loud blower cards. I'm sure that'll be fixed soon for the radeons but even then I think with the pricing being...
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    Intel Core i9-10900K - 10 Core Is Coming

    It could be fake but it seems plausible as a pre-release marketing material. I think the clocks + tdp look optimistic (I'd expect lower clocks or higher TDP) for the 8-10 core parts but maybe there are improvements. It could be genuine pre-release material but that doesn't mean these parts...
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    Who are madmen buying $700 motherboards?

    I'm not sure about $700 as I can't think of any reason I'd spend that much, but I've definitely paid more for boards with more full length pci-e slots or dual nics.
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    240hz is best Quantitatively

    Guess I'd have to try it. I can tell the difference on my 144hz monitor and my 60hz lcd monitors, though I'm not sure I'm better at any games as a result. As a kid the 60hz crt's gave me headaches and using at least a 72hz refresh rate was good enough to prevent them. I'm skeptical 240hz...
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    Nvidia SUPER Refresh: Faster 2060, 2070, 2080, Faster GDDR6 and $100 Off

    If that leak is legit, the 2060 super the changes (shaders, rops, big memory bandwidth upgrade) look good but it brings a price increase. The 2070 and 2080 supers are less so, though I suppose if the price is the same it's still probably 5-10% faster. It'll be interesting to see if Navi holds...
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    windows 10 1903 update killed my sound card! what other card can I use?

    I'm with the OP on this one. If windows 10 did support your hardware and then a forced update removed support for your hardware (even if it was accidental) I would expect MS to fix it - Or allow you to stay on the version that does support your hardware and still get 5 or 10 years of security...
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    The Raspberry Pi 4 is here

    I've played with OpenALPR and found their closed source version is way better. I just tried their docker image for a couple weeks and it was very cpu intensive but worked pretty well. The open source version hasn't been worked on in a few years and couldn't detect any of my real life cases. I...
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    The Raspberry Pi 4 is here

    How have you found it? I tried pricing out all the pieces to build a surveillance NAS with it, the nas case, 5a power supply, fans, adapters, etc, and it's getting close to the price a really cheap pc. It's still quite a bit cheaper than a pc, but not as cheap as I'd like for the compromises...
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    The Raspberry Pi 4 is here

    Sounds pretty decent. Of course I say that every time and then I get one, play with it for a few hours, and decide it's not good enough :-). This one addresses the ethernet, memory, and usb limitations though. That's a huge step up. I'd love sata or m.2 but I suppose usb 3 can do it. I'd...
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    How do I get Lan Party Sponsors?

    Totally. I know Microsoft has better default sharing permissions these days but you never know what'll show up when random computers get together.
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    How do I get Lan Party Sponsors?

    I don't think you 'need' a sponsor at all for 5-10 people. Any computer or laptop in the last 10+ years can run Quake 1/2/UT just fine. 10 people is a single switch, maybe 2 if people only have 8 port ones. You might need to split people up onto 2 breakers, sometimes 10 computers can blow a...
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    Most significant upgrade you ever made ?

    In order of significance serial port mouse -> ps2 mouse (10hz sampling rate to 200hz overclocked, very much a - you don't know what you don't know) PC Speaker -> Sound blaster (another didn't know what I didn't know until I went to a friends house and their wolfenstein 3d was way...
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    GeForce FX 5800 Ultra vs Radeon 9700 Pro

    I also owned a 2900xt. I regretted it though, mostly because it was loud and even with bios editing and tweaks I couldn't get it where I wanted it. But my brothers bought the 8800 series and their cards died with the bump gate fiasco... 9700 Pro was a solid card though.
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    Replacing a 2TB with a 4TB HDD; way too many 1 & 2 star reviews

    I have several 3TB WD Reds in different PC's. They're kinda slow but I haven't had one die. If you plan to run applications (I know you said you didn't) I'd go with a 7200 RPM drive. No recent experience with the other drives. I also use WD Purples 2,3,4TB in many machines (A/V surveillance...
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    PCIe SSDs Will Overtake SATA in 2019

    I would have bought m.2 pci-e drives several times the last few years but the price premium didn't seem worth it over sata drives.
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    All Digital Xbox One S Could Launch May 7

    It's not like Microsoft is killing disc gaming... I haven't bought a computer game on dvd in a decade. We've seen sony, nvidia, google, microsoft, steam etc all talking about streaming games. We have hugely popular free-to-play discless games like fortnite, apex, dota 2, etc... Our phones...
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    Nvidia Skips Ampere at GTC 2019

    Makes me want to play Quake 2 again. With their recent announcement of Ray tracing coming to the 10 series albiet slower, hopefully I can try Quake 2 on some older cards. I'm assuming Q2 is old enough that even running 10x slower (or whatever it is) it'll be plenty fast. Wonder if it's a new...
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    Epic Games Announces More Exclusives and Features

    First thing I thought as well. They must have a legal team, not sure how they plan on dealing with it.
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    BioWare Warns Hostile Replies Make Developers Less Likely to Engage

    I remember when Diablo 3 launched, we had a lan party with two groups of 4 playing through the campaign (sorta racing each other). We had alot of fun and we'd all played diablo 1 and 2. It was playable and I didn't feel like it was full of bugs or anything. Sure it could have been better but I...
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    Microsoft Reveals Project xCloud: a Vision for Game-Streaming

    I bet the London tube experience won't be so great and is probably not a good example of how to use the tech. At least not a racing game. Alot of it is underground and it stops pretty frequently and whatnot. I don't remember what the cell service is like though. Maybe it's pretty decent.
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    Halo: The Master Chief Collection Is Coming to the PC

    I'm pretty sure it would have been PC. Bungies last couple games before Halo were on both platforms. Myth 1/2/3 for example. I remember Marathon being a Mac game.
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    Intel Teases Its New Intel Graphics UI

    Hard to get excited about the gui. I don't install the geforce experience on most of my machines. The gen11 integrated graphics sound like a big step up though and I suppose they'll be launching pretty soon (or I hope so for intel's sake). I'm interested in seeing variable rate shading in...