Without asking "everyone" if they use PC optical drives, I wouldn't have a way to honestly answer that question. Since you're the one that wants to know though, feel free to ask everyone yourself. I don't have the desire to do so on your behalf. Good luck on your journey in finding out though.
What do you mean when you say "I unfortunately got the motherboard configuration wrong."? I don't know what you mean by this.
And what are you trying to do? You asked if the bottom one was right, but you didn't state what you're trying to do.
I thought it would be nice to have an internal front card reader in my PC for micro SD cards, which are the only kind of memory cards I use. However the only internal card readers I can find are all 7-in one, 21-in one type multi card readers. Do any internal PC card readers exist that are...
So I believe most of us here are familiar with the concept of a PCI-E 16x slot being capable of providing up to 75w of power through the slot. I've heard this over and over again for years.
But what about a PCI-E 1x slot? Can a PCI-E 1x slot also deliver 75W of power if I wanted to charge a...
If it makes you feel any better about buying your Graphics Card now, I regularly decode (watch) 1080p AV1 content purely in software with my second gen core i5 CPU at full speed. Haven't tried 4k yet though.
A hardware encoder is added with supported hardware like an Intel Arc graphics card. A software encoder is added by installing software, such as installing Handbrake. I've been encoding AV1 files for awhile now with my Sandy Bridge CPU.
Instead of being in a hurry when you back up your data manually, you could automate your backups instead. That way it really doesn't matter if the backup run slowly and you can save money on not feeling the need to buy SanDisk Extremes and prosumer grade SSDs.
Thanks for all of the very insightful information on this topic.
My takeaway from this is that Nvidia Graphics Cards are GPUs since Nvidia has named their specific cards as such. But Intel and AMD cards aren't GPUs. Those are simply Video Cards/Graphics Cards.