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    Threadripper 3990X 64C HEDT Outperforms Dual Xeon Platinum 8280 CPUs Costin $20K

    The bench mark linked is a pair of Epyc 7742s.
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    Threadripper 3990X 64C HEDT Outperforms Dual Xeon Platinum 8280 CPUs Costin $20K

    Maybe I am stupid, but that's a chart for dual socket systems, making it $14,000 and 128 cores vs $20,000 and 56 cores, not $7,000 and 64 cores. Intel's not doing *that* badly per core.
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    CBS Makes Star Trek: Picard Pilot Free On YouTube 'For a Limited Time'

    Star Trek used to be an extremely Liberal show where the needs of the few or the one outweighed the needs of the many. Woke shows are progressive, not liberal. Human rights are not a thing, only inverting power structures for the hell of it. People like Pol Pot end up being the good guys. Star...
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    Intel Core i9-10900K 10-Core Comet Lake-S Monster CPU Leaks With 5.1GHz Turbo Clock

    A PCIe 4 GPU only needs an x8 slot. That frees up cpu lanes for all sorts of other shit.
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    Forgot the password? Your device is bricked.

    People get a filing box and stick your device default password in there along with your birth certificates, property titles, and other shit. Its not rocket science.
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    confirmed: AMD's big Navi launch to disrupt 4K gaming

    If you sample some accounts repeatedly over time you get cohort data which you don't get from only randomly sampling.
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    confirmed: AMD's big Navi launch to disrupt 4K gaming

    We have Alyx coming out real soon now. If its good enough to move VR sets then people are gonna want halo cards too. If Valve have cracked that nut then disruption will happen like we haven't seen since Quake and hardware T&L. Disruption in the video editing space isn't coming from AMD, its...
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    Intel is losing against AMD

    Athlon 64 wasn't only fast it demolished Itanium by pushing 64 bit to x86 and in multicore. This time Intel hasn't invested billions in replacing x86, they just stumbled several times in a row. Maybe their culture is borked this time?
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    EVGA Showcases New Nu Audio Pro Card

    Am I playing the wrong games or does nobody have proper raytraced audio still? We used to have it back int he day then it got ripped out with Vista... When is it coming back?
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    ASUS Unveils "All-White" Concept Strix X570 Motherboard

    I went with the Prime. Looks pretty in a white case. That new board... its not even close to being a white board let alone all-white.
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    PC gaming is in a decline — and deserves to be

    Well basic advances like ray traced audio don't seem to be showing up any time soon.
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    48-core Ryzen Threadripper 3980X processor exposed

    Amiga had a full multi tasking GUI OS that ran in 520K. What Bioses are doing with all that space...
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    Xbox Series X GPU is better than any Navi GPU released so far

    I bet they would be super happy to put a chunk of NVME in the package to store all the secure shit. Anything of chip can be sniffed far more easily. Their priority with a console is building a secure system without physical control of the hardware. A bunch of delicate shit under a soldered lid...
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    48-core Ryzen Threadripper 3980X processor exposed

    You would need a bios that will boot without Ram? Bioses these days are bigger than whole GUI OSes.
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    48-core Ryzen Threadripper 3980X processor exposed

    Some chiplets have 8 cores enabled and others 6. Its why there are 24 and 48 core models.
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    Xbox Series X GPU is better than any Navi GPU released so far

    The main upside will be Console developers learning to properly use 16 x86 threads to squeeze out performance, especially if they are not clocked particularly high. That will mean PC games will rapidly become much more demanding on CPUs.
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    Xbox Series X GPU is better than any Navi GPU released so far

    If its chiplets it could be a pair of GPUs really. They can let developers figure it out.
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    AMD Ryzen 4000 Rumored to Offer Around 17% Increased Performance

    Consoles are going to be stuck at 8 cores, so game dev will be limited to that for a while. Unless we all start hosting personal AI assistants @ home, nothing is going to stretch the legs of these machines for a while. We can comfortably game and encode live streams on the same damn chip. The...
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    Apple's New Mac Pro Costs $53,000 When You Max Out the Specs

    Davici Resolve runs a lot faster on a VII than on a TITAN, so quad fancy Vegas are really promising. But for everything else single threaded clockspeed is super important so Threadripper is life. However, Apple really really fucking hates professionals. More than enough reason to stay away.
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    Rumor that Socket AM5 to debut with Ryzen 5000

    Just upgraded from x79 to x570. I'm happy.
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    Boeing can't catch a break

    Americans create excellent managerial science, but their corporations ignore it. The competition picks it up and buries them with it.
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    Intel Core i9-9900KS Review: The Fastest Gaming CPU Bar None

    Shit guys. In a pro editing workflow on modern hardware in the same application like DaVinci Resolve, some parts work best on a single thread so a 9900KS, some love Threadrippers, but Epyc's even more, and some looooove VII's more than even Quadros. In fact fuck quadros. So if there is a lot of...
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    Plex just works

    The best part is it has everything I want to watch in one service.
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    Any other Ubiquiti Unifi fanboys here?

    I have a 24 POE switch, 5 AC pods, hanging off a Qnap that runs the App. Going to add a 10G switch for the editing gear. Dead easy, fast hand offs, no issues.
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    AMD Rome EPYC Zen2 reviews

    Goes twice as fast, 40% cheaper. Yet apparently this would be impossible for them to do to nVidia because business. But still, imagine nVidia getting this colossally murdered. A card fully twice the speed of a 2080ti for the price of a 2070. That's how far up shit creek Intel is right now.
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    Is nVidia trying to bring back SLI in OpenGL?

    You don't even really want SLI which only gives a marginal boost, you want each eye rendering separately for twice the frame rate and half the latency. But you have to keep the two eyes in perfect sync. Nvidia Quadro cards have a genlock option that allows you to sync outputs from different...
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    Is nVidia trying to bring back SLI in OpenGL?

    I am not entirely sure why VR doesn't just about require two cards, one for each eye. Instead it is completely incompatible with multiple GPUS
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    Nvidia fell for an orchestrated pricing trap says AMD exec

    It's not 4D chess. Its launching a card vs a massive incumbent who has piles of tech they are sitting on. You know your first move can't be your best. 4D chess would have been having a 5800 and 5800xt ready to pull forward Nvidia's new tech, then a 5900 and XT ready to go after that, with the...
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    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER and 2060 SUPER Review Roundup

    Without a 2080TI refresh the VII is still the card to get for a lot of pro workloads. Its already a bargain.
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    NVIDIA RTX 2070 & 2060 Super at Amazon

    Bitcoin is on its was north again. Get your cards while the gettins good. Because 4 months from now its gonna suck.
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    Who's planning to buy 5700(?) GPU

    I am due for a new build, and for video work. The VII is currently faster than the 2080ti in the work I do and cheaper. But I don't want to shell out for old tech. :/ Maybe they will have replaced it by the time Rome or Z2 TR's drop... I am ready to build some next gen pcie4 all nvme raid uber...
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    The Worlds Best of Best 16 core gaming CPU.

    The problem is if you have a true use case for 16 cores, you probably have a case and ROI for 32, or 64.
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    The state of VR - Lost it's steam?

    Is there any VR game people could reasonably play competitively as an e-sport? Any VR experiences you want to come back to every night for months on end? Everything I have seen so far amounts to a pile of glorified tech demos. I am super keen to see what Valve brings out in software, but they...
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    Why does raytracing suck so much, is it because of nvidia's bad hardware implementation?

    Its got to keep you up tonight if you are designing consoles... when will everything shift to ray tracing? Will it ever? Will it occur the year after we launch our hardware and look like idiots? If we do a full ray trace console will it be a bit to early and not hold up? Will VR screw us?
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    Engadget: Apple finally reveals the new Mac Pro

    https://www.cinegy.com/50-daniel2/256-a-new-macpro-or-a-better-codec
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    Engadget: Apple finally reveals the new Mac Pro

    ProRes Raw, a format used by zero cameras. How many streams of BMD Raw or Red RAW or Arri Raw do you think that card decodes? Would you rather have 28 intel cores with 6 channels of ram or 128 AMD cores with 16 when rendering? The Red Rocket was a similar adapter and recently became obsolete...
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    AMD announces Radeon Pro Vega II Duo, a dual Vega 20 graphics card

    Its a 4 slot card. So it gains.... nothing. You can put two of em in and get 4 Vegas tho. With 32GB each... Then Apple dumps x86 in a year or two and yer fucked.
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    Engadget: Apple finally reveals the new Mac Pro

    Apple is well known for stranding anyone who invested heavily in their gear, EOL'ing an entire industry without warning. They just shut down their Sans, Servers, Software, volume licensing. Just said fuck it these people aren't worth it. I had clients who updated to 10.6 or something and...
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    Engadget: Apple finally reveals the new Mac Pro

    Any pro who can afford this is getting dual cpu's, 100Gbe San, and an outboard box to put 8 Nvidia cards in attached by two x16 host adaptors. A single NVMe will saturate a 10Gbe these days. Pro's not working on that sort of gear can't afford this shit either. They have it pictured with a $40k...
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    Engadget: Apple finally reveals the new Mac Pro

    Who wants to drop a tonne of coin on PCIe gen 3? Single Socket... etc etc. 4 slot cooler though. At least it has DDR 4. Welcome to 2014.
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