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    Radeon 7 - MxGPU does it support it?

    Radeon 7 support for mxgpu = big fat no no :( There are still unfixed hardware bugs in it which cause them to hang when shutting down when passed though under KVM too (just like Vega). Not heard of anyone trying to cross flash a MI50 bios onto an R7 either.... people have no balls these days...
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    Radeon 7 - MxGPU does it support it?

    I still can't find confirmation on MxGPU support, in the anand review or on phoronix (which surprised me) :( Now off to check AMD's website... lol
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    Radeon 7 - MxGPU does it support it?

    I've been waiting for MxGPU for a long time for use in my VM Server. I don't want to use Passthru Gfx this time... I want real virtualisation/partitioning of my GPU/s. Vega 56/64 was originally supposed to support it but the implementation was borked by AMD :( The MI150/160 support MxGPU which...
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    Air Leak Found in International Space Station

    Maybe its because you Yanks have yet to catch up to the rest of the world when it comes to world wide standard weights and measurements that nobody has mentioned that there's several orders of magnitude difference between a 'micro' (meter) fracture and a hole apparently 2 millimeters in size...
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    AMD Selling Semi-Custom SoC to China for New Gaming PC and Console

    No need for any hunch, the first version due out in less than three weeks is 'just' a PC, the 'console' version is due around, Nov :) Just a bit of a shame import taxes and postage hurt in the UK for goods from China :(
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    Atari Reveals More Details on Its Console-Computer Hybrid

    If their business plan is to try and appeal to hipsters who buy old Atari t-shirts they're fucking idiots. Most of those little dicks don't even know what an Atari 2600 is. As for purchasing a 'retro inspired' console which ISN'T cool in their eyes (someone please tell him) just ain't gonna...
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    Mobo dying, component frying - can I save it?

    Been rocking at 4.9Ghz for quite a while now (with a de-lidded 4570K). Seems a shame to retire her but z77 m-atx boards literally cost a ton in the UK. My CPU is crying cos' it's in a in intel Q77 mobo at the moment. Would love to build a new machine only thing really stopping me is DDR4 ram...
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    Mobo dying, component frying - can I save it?

    My Gene V has decided to start cooking itself :( Definite fizzing sound from around the CPU socket, CPU, GPU + mem all OK in another board and psu OK too. Can still boot into Windows on it. Board looks fine (socket pins fine etc) it's not CPU, memory or PSU. That discolored component is...
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    Ethereum Way Up This Week

    Investing and or mining is much closer to Forex spot market, which is still fiat (cash).
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    CPU Usage Differences after Applying Meltdown Patch at Epic Games

    Rubbish, SATA and Ethernet I/O is just as much affected, NVMe will help but is obviously still affected the same as any I/O device, there's no way in hell I'm wasting any of my 32Gb now that's it's got CPU perf issues post patch, that would make things 10 times worse, my VM's need all the RAM...
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    CPU Usage Differences after Applying Meltdown Patch at Epic Games

    Epic's figures tie in with what I'm seeing on my VM Server, except my figures are even worse (closer to 50% performance loss). If I don't replace the whole box the only real option I have is to move from a SATA SSD based ZFS SSD cache to an NVMe one, but even then the Ethernet access on the box...
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    A Massive Intel Hardware Bug May Be on the Horizon

    Its a privilege escalation route from any privilege rouge app direct to kernel level, something to do with the dumb ass CPU saying where its hiding the kernel in memory when asked (smashes it wide open for bit flipping). Reading has been proven, writing hasn't.... yet. Give it a few hours. Not good.
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    A Massive Intel Hardware Bug May Be on the Horizon

    This is bad, really bad.... My VM server is heavy on I/O and runs multiple DB's. If the Phoronix filesystem benches are anything to go by I've just waved goodbye to at least 40% of my server's total performance. I had spare some capacity on it before this, post patch I won't = New Server = A...
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    This Game is a Star Wars Themed Online Casino

    Fine, let EA raise the price to $120 as per that insane 'undervalued quote' from an analyst idiot. Even more people will just download a cracked version a couple of months after release (which co-incidentally is roughly the amount of time it takes to patch AAA titles so they actually work...
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    I Bought a Switch from Nintendo, and They Threatened Me with Legal Action

    It makes no odds, doesn't matter if it's a shipping mistake or not. The first package was 'solicited', the 2nd clearly wasn't.
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    I Bought a Switch from Nintendo, and They Threatened Me with Legal Action

    In the UK we have something called The Unsolicited Goods and Services Act 1971... The law isn't just 'Finders Keepers' in good ol' Blighty. Nintendo UK has broken the law if this is true. Any company demanding payment, threating legal action or demanding the return of unsolicited goods has...
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    Intel Launches Xeon-W CPUs for Workstations

    What's really needed is an unlocked Xeon with 4 cores / 8 threads obviously retaining ECC support. When a weird mem error can cause a part to become fucked up in MasterCAM that extra 40% for a CPU = Sweet FA. Not everything is 3D Printed first (yet). It would be a SolidWorks dream machine. It's...
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    XSPC RayStorm Neo Threadripper Waterblock Installed in Loop

    Why not get one of these? Helina HV-300A:- Not lab equipment, but if they're good enough for weed growers.... Water temp setting between 4C and 28C. At around £300 I'm temped to rip out my two aio's, re-use their two rads and buy a & pump and...
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    AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Video Card Review @ [H]

    True but 'Pimp my Rig' back in the day meant overclocking the fuck out of everything in your machine and to hell what it looked like. You know to actually get better performance instead of just lookin' pretty. Vega's shiny metal cover may look nice but it gives ya fuck all extra FPS... Say's...
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    AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Video Card Review @ [H]

    Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. AMD obviously forgot how the competition fucked up around the time of their superb 9600 / 9700 Pro's...
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    AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Video Card Review @ [H]

    That's because they aren't clocked near the heatwall. GF/Samsung is fine for non high-frequency stuff which is the exact opposite of what a high end GPU requires.
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    AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Video Card Review @ [H]

    I'd also like to call out Gibbo at this point for being a lying cunt about hashrates.... Purely to sell the shitload of overpriced Vega cards bought.
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    AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Video Card Review @ [H]

    Vega sucks period AND it's priced too high. It should have been given a HardOCP 'spaceheater' award. It's that shit, leaky GF 14nm process which is to blame. I'd love to see a Vega made on TSMC's process just like an nVidia card. Then we could see a real comparison of their architectures. Ryzen...
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    RX Vega Reportedly Offers “Insane Levels” of Mining Performance

    Get the MSRP reasoning, luckily i bought my 1070 for £320 quid last year. Can't buy em' at that price for love or money now (brexit + miners = painful uk prices now). Interesting MH/s values in your other post. Most other places I've only seen 1080's get to about 36. How come yours are so...
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    RX Vega Reportedly Offers “Insane Levels” of Mining Performance

    Are you sure there's not a smell of male cows around your house? 4 1080ti's is a terrible mining rig. 1070's offer far better performance per watt, it's memory speed on Nvidia cards that count not the GPU perf. The 1080's mem config has more latency than the 1070's so it's actually worse for...
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    TV Sets Are Starting to Disappear from American Homes

    I have a TV, Monitor/s or a Projector in every room apart from the bog and kitchen. None of them have a cable or aerial connection - I don't watch BBC biased shit so I'll be darned if I'm going to cough up £147 ($193) a year for nothing. The TV Licencing Nazis (Captia on behalf of the BBC) here...
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    Introducing AMD Radeon RX Vega

    It's all very nice and shiny, shame about Global Foundries shit 14nm leaky process node. Its the reason why RX480/RX580 had such a low clock wall and why Ryzen hates anything more than 4.1Ghz. Ryzen2 + Vega2 on 7nm vs nVidia Volta & intel i7's next year is where the real AMD fight begins.... if...
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    Apple faces $506M Patent Dispute Payout

    Don't panic, there's still time, the US patent office will grant friggin' anything. Gotta make some $ for the lawyers in the original court, then the appeals courts then the etc, etc, etc... The US sucks when it comes to patents. Euro patent law is much more sane. It's far from perfect but we...
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    Apple faces $506M Patent Dispute Payout

    No wonder Apple didn't pay, it's for a CPU branch predictor. They all work via a TBL lookup. Intel, PPC, Arm, Sparc etc, etc. Prior Art......for fuck sake! The lame shitty patent was invalid when it was granted and still is now. Hell I wouldn't cough up either.
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    Big Smartphones Ate the Tablet Market

    That's why nobody wants an android tablet. At least with an overpriced Apple tablet you can get an app designed for the form factor instead of a blown up Android phone app which is appallingly bad to use.
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    We Could Have Had Cellphones Four Decades Earlier

    This was broadcast by the BBC in 1979... Note is was a DIGITAL system just like today's GSM / LTE phones unlike the early (and huge) analogue mobile phones of the 80's / early 90's. It was created by Nokia + Seimens UK, sigh. btw Tormorrow's World rocked.... and it's coming back to the beeb...
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    Computer Science Students Should Learn to Cheat, Not Be Punished for It

    The point of not plagerising while at Uni is to prove you can code. The point of plagerising at work is that you've already proved you can code at Uni so taking the quick route is fine - you've proved you understand code well enough to bend someone else's to fit your own need without copying...
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    Undervolting AIO pump safe?

    Cool, glad someone else lowers their pump volts :) Temps really aren't an issue in this build (Ivy Bridge 3770s, 4.6Ghz @ 1.184v stable) - If I need more cooling I'll delid/relid it with some spare thermal grizzly Conductonaught). The Gene V BIOS is a bit of a pain for fan speeds. I don't like...
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    Undervolting AIO pump safe?

    I recently got a Silverstone TD-02 but the pump noise was pretty offensive. The pump is spec'ed to run at 2700ish rpm, but I've stuck a spare fan reduction cable on it and it seems to be happily running at around 1500rpm now. The pump noise is no longer offensive (no huge drop in performance...
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    T-Mobile Wants to Build the First Nationwide 5G Network

    Let me be the first to call BULLSHIT on this. I work in telecoms and have done for the last 15 years. Firstly the spectrum for 5G still hasn't been ratified, nor has the air interface been locked down by 3GPP standards. Thirdly the amount of cells required is insane in comparison to '4G' - which...
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    Video Games Are Better without Stories

    BioShock's 'Would You Kindly' twist is one of the greatest moments in video game history. No story better? Pfft!
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    AMD Radeon RX 580 PowerColor Red Devil Golden Sample

    Seems to me that even Global Foundries 'optimised process' still sucks in comparison with TSMC's similar node. I feel sorry for AMD, I'd love to see Ryzen & 580/Vega on a TSMC process just like Scorpio is. They would both give Nvidia and Intel migraines instead of a slight headache. Global's...
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    AMD Ryzen 5 1500X at 4.2GHz

    Pretty good? It's more than that, it's got 36 enabled CU's and eight small x86 cores + fabric. For it to be clocked at 1.172Ghz and not melt anything next to a Scorpio's fan exhaust is extremely impressive. TSCM's node is clearly better than GloFlo's (less leakage = less waste heat). Gimma a...
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    AMD Ryzen 5 1500X at 4.2GHz

    Has anyone tried really locking down a Ryzen 5 CPU yet and oc'ing the hell out of it? All the data is pointing towards a clockwall at around 4Ghz. What I mean by the above is just one core + smt & one core no smt with one/two sticks of memory? Also how about three cores with smt and three cores...