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    Ryzen 3950X, 3960X, 3970X Availability

    Got my 3950x setup today! Finally arrived yesterday (think I ordered on the 25th, in the UK). I didn't really expect to see much difference in general usage in windows and chrome (snappy is an understatement). I'm actually looking forward to using it for work. This is without reinstalling...
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    Ryzen 3950X, 3960X, 3970X Availability

    but which Zen 3 chips are they releasing in 2019? or the definition of release? Zen 2 was released in June, but that isn't the whole story...
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    Ryzen 3950X, 3960X, 3970X Availability

    ^ Ah, the days where all that mattered was overclocks, regardless of how much noise they produced in the process (as I write this the cpu fans are at 700-800rpm and system fans running at 600-650rpm). I was hoping to get one today, but they're not arriving until next week. I'm #10 in the...
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    Ryzen 3950X, 3960X, 3970X Availability

    I think the 5000 series will launch with ddr5 on 5nm, in May, on the 5th. Electronics nerds (Lisa Su) LOVE the number 555!
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    Ryzen 3950X, 3960X, 3970X Availability

    F*ck it, I just brought a 3950x. Should come on the 7th..... (from Novatech UK) If the date starts sliding I'll go back to plan B: Ordering a 3700x for the weekend, and get a 4950x when they're available (Zen 3 does sound juicy). 1st AMD CPU since an Athlon XP (Barton). 54.3 transistors in...
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    Ryzen 3950X, 3960X, 3970X Availability

    At least there's none on ebay UK! :happy: It turns out the biggest stockist sold all 6 in 7 seconds (and that includes the credit card authorisation)
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    3950X Midnight Countdown

    AMD/ Amazon UK never even displayed the price let alone pretend they had any to buy.
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    3950X Midnight Countdown

    I received this email directly from AMD less than an hour ago, tried the "Get Yours" button, but... they're out of stock.
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    3950X Midnight Countdown

    I spoke to Scan.co.uk who received 4, overclockers.co.uk received 6. They're now showing pre-sales with an estimated delivery of 30th Jan But the good news, my AM4 mounting kit arrived 30 minutes ago. edit: Amazon uk never displayed pricing for the 3950x from AMD or other sellers.
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    Ryzen 3950X, 3960X, 3970X Availability

    You'll have more luck with the manufacturer code: 100-100000051WOF I've got 5-6 resellers in the UK, but stock and more importantly prices are still unknowns. Had an email notification for £9,999.99. I'm not paying more than £750 I don't NEED this, so we'll see... PS: Google's page cache is...
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    Ryzen 3950X, 3960X, 3970X Availability

    10mins is plenty of time, I thought we were talking about 10 seconds. Could even make a coffee in the time. Ouch, that is one hell of a scathing review! I don't feel sorry for Intel, plus avx512 is standard on modern Xeons. So it just means their XE's have less features needlessly turned off...
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    Ryzen 3950X, 3960X, 3970X Availability

    It's a hard-knock life...
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    Ryzen 3950X, 3960X, 3970X Availability

    Yeah, I agree the TR3000's are overpriced (they seem to be marked up a tier), plus I'm not sure if the bigger Rippers will come out on TRX40's, 64 cpu cores on 4 memory channels doesn't sound great. I also think TRX40 is overpriced as you can buy duel Epyc workstation boards (with 8 memory...
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    Soundblaster Z - "noisy" outputs (in particular Speaker out), any ideas?

    The moment I sent that post there was a power cut, must be a sign... I did check if the front jacks had a dirty ground (even a crap cable shouldn't be that bad), but I couldn't find anything from the cable's pins (sound card side) to the chassis or USB housing, although I wasn't overly...
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    Soundblaster Z - "noisy" outputs (in particular Speaker out), any ideas?

    I've come across the same issue, and worked out what it is. Is there more noise on the HD-Audio jack at the front of the computer than the rear of the card? If so your HD-Audio cable sucks and it is picking up loads of interference. So unplug it... I can't be bothered to test it but I have a...
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    AMD Computex 2019 Livestream

    Ryan 9s..... 12 cores!
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    AMD Computex 2019 Livestream

    Hopefully they pull another RX480... Looks they're not releasing a 16 core Ryzen, and no Theadripper?
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    Very Excited About Upcoming 7nm Ryzen, but...

    It's very noble that AMD has honoured the lifetime of AM4 (compared with Intel's shenanigans of a new socket for every other CPU), and it's great that the core-count has rizen so fast, but the memory channels haven't increased, nor has memory speed kept pace. Is dual channel RAM going to heavily...
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    Recommend me a wireless headset

    I just brought some Sony abn100's (h.ear on), I enjoy the sound (they're not neutral), headset works well and the noise cancelling is really good, arguably better than Bose qc35's in loud environments (shop blasting load music/ train station)). They seem to be discounted much more than their...
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    Recommend a 40-50" monitor for a software developer

    Thanks Killerbob, I've been tempted to try the deeper blacks of a VA panels, but I don't think I can leave the consistency of IPS. Kasakka: that's not a bad suggestion. I've I was getting this for gaming then the LG 38UC99 3840x1600 would be a ideal. Nice idea trading vertical pixels for 75hz...
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    Recommend a 40-50" monitor for a software developer

    I'm currently using two 24" 1200p montors (HP ZR24w's). The main monitor is in landscape mode and the other is in portrait mode (which works well displaying large text files, and wide tables), plus a 19" for communication and media. I've had the setup for five years now! I was waiting for OLED...
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    Doom 4 E3 reveal.

    I tried to complete it on hurt me plenty, but I kept getting stuck on the the boss with the power cell (I tried going through the game twice, but I just didn't have enough ammo or armour). Definitely the hardest part of the game. Easy was a little too easy, I'll play it again with the all the...
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    Intel Skylake Core i7-6700K IPC & Overclocking Review @ [H]

    I'm @ 4.7ghz using 0.06v adaptive volts (just keep an eye one the voltage, you don't want to go much over 1.4v). This seems to be the maximum with the power saving functions enabled (I use this as a workstation rather than gaming system). I'm also playing around with the turbo boost (1 core 4.8...
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    RX 480 won't boot!

    Thanks, since it would cost ~£100 to get a new mobo (amazed at the valuations for 5 year old gear), so I decided to get replace it all in the end. Just the CPU/ mobo & memory (6700k, Asus Z170-a, 2x16GB 2400,mhz) has changed, yet the startup time for some software I've been working on (very...
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    RX 480 won't boot!

    The issue I have is that this isn't user error. When Intel announced the recall, I made a conscious decision to write off a couple of sata3 ports (and some possible resale value) over the hassle of RMAing the motherboard. I've flashed over a dozen motherboards, and I'm careful. Despite taking...
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    RX 480 won't boot!

    I don't actually buy computer gear to b**ch about it. I don't dislike AMD (I just wish they would give Intel some competition), it turned out it wasn't their fault. When you read about a manafacturer recommending that it's safer to flash BIOS's in Windows over their dedicated tools that they...
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    RX 480 won't boot!

    It gets better..... I flashed the motherboard to the very latest version, 4.3 (I thought 1.19 was the latest according to MSI's updater). This BIOS is needed to run newer GPU's (so it's not PCIe power afterall). But it turns out that this version kills motherboards (non B3 that weren't returned...
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    RX 480 won't boot!

    I searched for the invoice and realized the motherboard is over 5 years old (ordered it Jan 2011!), I'm sure that's the longest I've ever used a PC (aside from the SSD, memory & GPU). It looks like there is a real issue with the power/ PCIE spec. I'll phone the re-seller on Monday, probably...
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    RX 480 won't boot!

    I didn't list the critical part of the motherboard model it's a MSI p67a gd65 (it's the rev 1 as I wasn't bothered about the 2nd set of sata3 ports having an issue). I have the newest BIOS available. I believe the motherboard is the culprit (another PSU didn't help), I'll look at getting...
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    RX 480 won't boot!

    The battery was easier to find without the manual, and the modo also has a CMOS reset switch. I much better way to reset. Yeah the system works with the 270x (in both x16 slots). I've spent a couple more hours trying to get this to work, but no avail (the front panel connectors were close, so I...
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    RX 480 won't boot!

    I forgot to mention, I did also try taking the battery out (while unplugged). The motherboard is using UEFI, but I don't think this is the issue as those report black screens rather than no display output. I think it must be the motherboard. :(
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    RX 480 won't boot!

    Hi, my rx 480 arrived today, but... when I plug it in, no screen(s) turn on and there's no beep codes. The fans spin, but they do not spin right up (which normally happens when I reset the machine). I've tried re-seating it in a known good slot, with different power cables. I have a 700w Ocz...
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    AMD Radeon RX 480 Video Card Review @ [H]

    I wonder how this will turn out, I have a feeling the power circuit is the achilles heal with the stock version.
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    AMD Radeon RX 480 Video Card Review @ [H]

    I haven't seen any reviews yet, but I just brought one anyway! (I'm sure it's fine) Edit: Looks like a good deal, was hoping for more overclocking (aka another 9700pro).
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    Get gigabytes of JSON file data into SQL

    Have you tried converting the data to CSV and then importing that? You could go one step further and slice the files into more manageable sizes. Depending on what you're using, there's some horrible json libraries out there (in terms of speed & memory usage).
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    VB6 to .NET extremely slow

    That's my guess too, if that machine isn't using SSDs then its probably thrashing away. How many worker processes are being spun up? Why are you using a framework to handle the threading? The newer versions of .net have made it much easier to write multitreaded code. People moan about...
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    Is COD Black Ops 3 PC worth buying?

    Thanks guys, I've just downloaded it (a gigabit connection is handy). Damn, they've finally got a new game engine!
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    Is COD Black Ops 3 PC worth buying?

    The game videos look quite good, the fast pace and jumping reminds me of Quake3. I've heard the game is buggy on the PC, how bad is it and is the game worth getting? (It's on offer) I'm more interested in the multiplayer mode, rather than single player.
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    So I have a SunFire T2000 - what now?

    While this was a beast at it's time, that's not so much the case now. A good way to compare them to other CPU's is transistor count (yes it's not perfect but what is?). The T2000 has 279 Million. That isn't much compared to a modern Xeon E5 (5,560 Million) or a Spark M7 (10 Billion). If you can...
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