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    How long should a good quality PSU last

    I've got my Corsair HX750 for 7 or 8 years already (so slightly out of warranty) Through I'll be replacing it soon as I found new HX850 (2017 Platinium rated model) for <110 euro on sale.
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    RTX on windows 8.1

    Guys I'm not asking about win 10 ;) I've used every windows since 3.11 and I don't want W10 in my pc as long as any viable alternative exists. Nah I was too lazy to update it - it's 6700k with 16 GB of ram now :) Well anyway I got that 1080ti
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    RTX on windows 8.1

    I noticed that Nvidia only have windows 7 or windows 10 drivers for RTX series. 8.1 has same drivers but with * saying it's not covering 20xx series. Is there any way to get win 7 drivers working on 8.1 (iirc it was said it's possible when AMD dropped 8.1 suport totally) Now I've got two...
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    MSI GeForce RTX 2070 GAMING Z Performance Review @ [H]

    Do it fast - stock of Pascals is running out and prices are increasing. In my local market we barely got any deal on 1080/1080 ti so 2070 is similar price to 1080 here which makes it acceptable value.
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    MSI GeForce RTX 2070 GAMING Z Performance Review @ [H]

    I don't know about situation in America but in EU supply of 1080ti is almost done and they are back to slightly above MSRP prices so if 2070 cheaper SKUs will be available they will be very attractive.
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    MSI GeForce RTX 2070 GAMING Z Performance Review @ [H]

    Good job with review. If Nvidia is pissed it serves them well because they had opportunity to provide fair review terms like they used to for years instead they tried to play AMD and influence reviews. Hmm I wonder if this card would be good upgrade over 980ti (reference) I have now. 1080...
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    Intel Wants You to Use Vulkan

    The same Raja who was all talk about open standards and then fully embraced DX12 ?
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    What price would make you go current vs new?

    I hope we will get 1170 with 1180ti performance for around 500$. I'm still on 980ti so anything less is not worth upgrading and I'd prefer to have something around 150-180W tdp this time.
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    Windows 10 S Is Dead, Long Live S Mode

    30% cut of every UWP app sold through their shitty store - that's why.
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    31.5" 2560x1440 165 Hz VA G-Sync - LG 32GK850G

    Yes it's Maxwell and Pascal only.
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    Windows 10 Finally Surpasses Windows 7 Market Share

    Telemetry is just a nice bonus - real end game is full control of all software sold on pcs through UWP and for that they need windows 10 running on every pc first. Next step is going to start installing UWP only version of windows 10 which people will have to upgrade to run legacy apps...
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    Dell S2716DG, 27" 2560x1440 144hz 1ms "G-Sync Gen II", DP+HDMI

    Nice price :) I'm waiting for those 35" 1440p ultra wide HDR displays with 144Hz+ but for now Dell is good for my dedicated gaming rig.
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    New Silverstone FT02

    Phantex Evolve ATX with tempered glass side window. I got rid of my Raven 2 as hdd mounting was really outdated on those cases and overall size got problematic. Would be cool if Silverstone made a refresh to address cable management and hdd/ssd mounting.
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    Stream Ripping Piracy Goes from Bad to Worse, Music Industry Reports

    They still do in EU. They even wanted to extend it to everything that can play music.
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    Too much stress, Raja takes sabbatical, Lisa Su takes over RTG

    Yeah sure - except we live in an era of PR speak they might be calling it Sabbatical to not admit product is failure. I won't be surprised if they claim various family matters force him to resign after that.
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    AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 Video Card Review @ [H]

    Ups we got caught manipulating reviews with fake prices let's release PR blaming everything on retailers and allocate few more cards to 499$ edition.
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    AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Video Card Review @ [H]

    I'm wondering about that AA problem- are the techniques affected mostly ROP dependant? Maybe instead of solving Fury X problems AMD went even deeper into "do everything with shaders"
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    Vega Rumors

    Let's see how well this reference cooler can keep those clocks :D
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    AMD RX Vega Shown Off at Siggraph

    It might be symbolic thing showing that with Vega RTG hit the ground
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    Blind Test - RX Vega FreeSync vs. GTX 1080 TI G-Sync

    There's huge article on blur busters about this:
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    Blind Test - RX Vega FreeSync vs. GTX 1080 TI G-Sync

    Reviews are predictable but comments are going to be a gold mine :D
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    Blind Test - RX Vega FreeSync vs. GTX 1080 TI G-Sync

    Question: how was Freesync/G-sync configured ?
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    Ryzen 5 1600 & GTX 1080 or i7 7700k & GTX 1070

    Most people replace gpu much faster than cpu. So making slight compromise on gpu to have stronger core of the platform is better long term. And even in very multi-core friendly engines 1600 is going to struggle to match Kaby Lake - number of cores isn't everything games also love fast cache...
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    Vega Rumors

    I don't believe any marketing by principle but in last few years when Nvidia presentation promised 20% increase then reviews after launch showed around 20% gains across the board while AMD showed stuff like 2x480 in Ashes... 970 I didn't really care since I buy for what I see in professional...
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    Vega Rumors

    Sounds similar to Vega really. On a side note I had 2900 pro 256 bit - after they cut obscene memory bus it wasn't that bad of card - bargain priced at 2/3 of 8800gt at that time and still much more powerfull than utter trash cards like 2600 ( I think that one was actually biggest failure ever...
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    Vega Rumors

    That's because they have history of showing numbers that were insulting to IQ of any hardware enthusiast and their PR is targeted at people who like to visit r/AMD. Hmm I start to think that Vega indeed might be new architecture (I used to think it's GCN with 2xFP16 few months ago) and as we...
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    Vega Rumors

    JFAMD is that you ?
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    Vega Rumors

    It's pretty obvious that this is AMD Titan designed to bleed the faithful and the whole it's for pro marketing is just to avoid comparison to Titan which AMD marketing attacked for years. The only Pro usage I can think of is game development if companies want headstart for PS5 development.
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    Vega Rumors

    Pascal had minimal regression in IPC too in order to maximize frequency. Maybe NCU was also redesigned to finally overcome GCN frequency wall.
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    Vega Rumors

    I don't know you would have to ask people believing in magic gaming optimisations, drivers , not strong enough PSUs and whatever else theories will be produced over next few weeks. Or make a thread on r/AMD. But I'll admit I have a flaw in character - I love that crow serving moment when I was...
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    Vega Rumors

    More like it's where we expected it to be from TF number and usual lower AMD efficiency in dx11 per TF. I can't wait for meltdowns when actual gaming card scores barely better
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    Bethesda Accused of Bleeding Gamers Dry with Skyrim VR

    You see people paying 800$ for helmet and 20-30$ for few hours long experiences - why would any company not try to charge full price for big VR game when they have near 0 competition?
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    What happens after windows 10 ends its support in 2026?

    I'm more worried about 2023 when they stop supporting windows 8. Hopefully current trend of more games getting Linux/OSX versions will keep up.
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    Power draw, who cares...

    Well that's the whole issue - heat becomes problem. GTX 470 showed me that clearly when I couldn't play on my pc due to heat outside when I runned "energy efficient" combo of Phenom II X6 and gtx470 few years ago.
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    Microsoft Will Make Zero Profit from the Xbox One X at $499

    Sounds like they fucked up by announcing it too early. The clock speed is chosen to barely hit that 6TF target they promised year ago and to even reach it they had to use exotic cooling, Meanwhile Sony is sitting comfortably at 400$ with 4,2TF machine that was sold at profit since day one and if...
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    GLOBALFOUNDRIES on Track to Deliver 7nm FinFET Technology

    If GF says they are on track than I'm betting on delay to 2019. It's been all nomenclature for years now.
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    MSI VR ONE - Wireless VR Backpack Review @ [H]

    MSI should sponsor TMNT game - then it would be 100% immersion with this backpack ;)
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    HP, Lenovo, ASUS to Release First Snapdragon 835 Windows 10 PCs

    Well they will have tons of unsold 835 chips after this crashes and burns so we can hope for some cheaper Chinese phones with them inside :D
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    WannaCrypt Makes an Easy Case for Linux

    Who would be the one adding telemetry to linux upgrades ?