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    1080 TI vs 1080 TI SLI vs 2080 TI Personal Review

    Hi vulcan78! Welcome to these forums! People might be more receptive to you if you don't insult and then continuously point out perceived failures of the OP in their personal test. The OP is not, after all, a professional reviewer. A simple request if he could rerun the test with a SATA...
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    For 12th Year Running, NVIDIA Quadro Powers Every Oscar-Nominated Film for Best Visual Effects

    A lot of 3d pre-rendered stuff used to be mostly CPU based. So I'm curious, in the past few years how much of the CG special effects we saw on film was actually computed by a GPU and not a CPU?
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    AMD Radeon RX 5950 XT - Finally a 2080 Ti Killer

    I think you are probably correct in terms of performance. However, I also feel a lot of people don't care, because a lot of people don't care about the RTX 2080 TI price range. If they can get a competitive product below $1000 that would be something I might consider.
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    Intel Hires Ex-AMD Silicon Design Exec To Lead Discrete GPU Efforts

    Hmm? Are you saying she didn't work for AMD for 15 years? Based on her (disputed) linked in, I would say she is an engineer.
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    Why 8K TV is a non-starter for PC users

    Agreed, but foveated rendering is more a GPU technology than a display technology. The display still needs to be 4k, 8k, 16k, whatever. The pixels don't just get up and move to where you're looking :p . Although bandwidth could potentially be reduced.
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    Early TSMC 5nm Test Chip Yields 80%, HVM Coming in H1 2020

    Hmmm.. I think anandtech says its 15 percent faster OR 30 percent more efficient.
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    AT: Intel’s Manufacturing Roadmap from 2019 to 2029: Back Porting, 7nm, 5nm, 3nm, 2nm, and 1.4 nm

    Well, the argument being made was that average die size has not gone down that much, and power consumption stills hovers under 100 watts. So the thermal watts/surface area has not increased. Why should core counts affect the cooling solution? what do you mean? What added distance are you...
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    AT: Intel’s Manufacturing Roadmap from 2019 to 2029: Back Porting, 7nm, 5nm, 3nm, 2nm, and 1.4 nm

    Heh, was just randomly choosing ones. I added the i7 7700k, for some reason having trouble finding the other two.
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    AT: Intel’s Manufacturing Roadmap from 2019 to 2029: Back Porting, 7nm, 5nm, 3nm, 2nm, and 1.4 nm

    Just googled some numbers, let me know if I missed anything. P4 williamette 146 mm^2 Q6600 286 mm^2 (2 dies i think?) i7 920 263 mm^2 i7 4770k 177 mm^2 i7 7700k 122 mm^2 i7 8700k 151 mm^2 i7 9700k ~170mm^2 Seems like die size hovers around...
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    Low fps with 5700 xt

    I would think a stock 4770k should be able to pump out higher than 60-70 fps BF5 1080p low settings. However, this is just a gut feeling, and I dont have experience with BF5, so others will probably know better.
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    Nvidia study finds gamers have better K/D ratios at higher framerates

    Dark12 is saying that when you read a study that doesn't mention A, you cannot infer that the study means A has no effect. When you read a study titled "bananas make you poop", the researchers are in no way implying that "tomatoes do not make you poop". It just means that is a variable the...
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    Low fps with 5700 xt

    No. If you increase the graphics settings, and then find comparisons online with the same increased settings, and you find that now the performance is matching, then that probably means your GPU is not the bottleneck.
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    Low fps with 5700 xt

    If you increase the resolution /graphics settings and find that the FPS begins matching what you expect then you are probably CPU bottlenecked. If the new motherboard is cheap it might be worth it to try to overclock the 4770k. But if high FPS is absolutely necessary I would probably look at...
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    'Quake II RTX' update delivers more realistic ray-traced visuals

    Okay, gotta admit that's pretty cool.
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    'Quake II RTX' update delivers more realistic ray-traced visuals

    This one is an interesting excercise in making the scene overall worse and worse with each iteration :p (left most image is the new 1.2 update, right most image is original)
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    'Quake II RTX' update delivers more realistic ray-traced visuals I'm glad they're improving the rendering system, but maybe they shouldn't mess with the textures as much. The one the left is not an improvement.
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    X9dai bios battery died and now freezes on booting or reinstall windows 10

    Can you tell if the system actually freezes or if the inputs themselves are not responding?
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    Every Monitor Sucks

    Compromise is not a synonym for weakness or con. A compromise does not imply one weakness. A compromise means giving up some thing(s) you wanted for some other thing(s).
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    Every Monitor Sucks

    I'm the opposite. All of my CRT memories are terrible, but maybe my CRTs weren't that great? Terrible blacks, Annoying fish bowl shape, flickering refresh rate (although 85hz was nice at the time), enormous and bulky. Resolution was okay i guess, obviously crap compared to resolutions we...
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    US Navy just patented a very compact fusion reactor.

    Chemically you are correct. Atomically, no. Hydrogen itself (regardless of how its chemically bonded) has an enormous amount of energy. But fusion is not easy.
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    US Navy just patented a very compact fusion reactor.

    Well I guess I would argue it's about as different of a concept as it gets, both practically in its application, and in the theory of how it works. But I suppose at that point we are just arguing opinions. :P
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    US Navy just patented a very compact fusion reactor.

    This is true. Why did you bring up fuel cells in this thread though?
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    US Navy just patented a very compact fusion reactor.

    Fuel cells use chemical energy. For example, they can't extract energy from water.
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    You know someone in marketing doesn't know their stuff when they...

    Now now gentlemen. Lets at least agree that 1) The orientation pictured is not very common 2) Motherboard functionality does not change with respect to orientation (except perhaps if the motherboards has heatpipes on it, then cooling performance might suffer a little)
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    “Back Stage” Ray Tracing Tech Demo - Created By Luminous Productions

    I was under the assumption that most of the RTX games are path traced and thats why they need the denoiser? Quake2 RTX seems to be path traced. Minecraft seems to be path traced. Am i wrong? Multiple rays per pixel+multiple bounces... didn't you just describe path tracing? I thought plain...
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    Thurrott: Minecraft Is Getting a Whole New Look With Ray Tracing Support

    Looks nice. Hopefully they turn down the dustiness/fogginess (or make it adjustable?).
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    You know someone in marketing doesn't know their stuff when they...

    I know what you mean! The arctic ocean is ONLY ever the top side of the earth. The country and city labels and text is always written so it's clear which orientation is up. I guess there is some concern that all of the electrons might pool on the wrong side of the PCB. Usually you want your...
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    You know someone in marketing doesn't know their stuff when they...

    Next you'll tell me that showing the earth with the south pole on the top is upside down. :P
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    Weyland-Utani training AI, testing of simple android animation

    I can certainly appreciate the focus of that video. However, if you'd like to see the facial movements of Seer the ai robot I think this video is better
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    AMD Rome EPYC Zen2 reviews

    yes AMD just launched a processor that is a lot cheaper than intel's high end, outperforms intel's high end in multithreaded workloads, and does it with about the same amount of power. It is surprising that AMD managed to do that. Although I guess we still have to see if they can supply the...
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    AMD Rome EPYC Zen2 reviews

    amd rome server CPUs seem to be pretty good.
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    Advice on 80mm fans?

    Here you go :p
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    Intel 7nm ambitions are...lofty

    I can't tell... is your disagreement with IdiotInCharge about different definitions of IPC or something else?
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    This guy made his own video "card," you can too.

    Never used ADA, and have very little experience with VHDL. I've only been using verilog. Like most other digital designers I usually avoid comparing any HDL to any programming language, because once in a while you see someone trying to create verilog for synthesis as if its a regular...
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    This guy made his own video "card," you can too.

    Yeah, we had to interface an FPGA board to a VGA screen for a college course. I don't remember the details, but the ultimate project was to program a very simplified version of the game "flappy bird" using a digilent basys 2. I don't remember if our board actually gave us color control or if...
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    New S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 details surfaced!!!

    Well, to be fair on those two points 1) There was a helicopter crash in real life, but it wasn't the first helicopter, it was weeks later. It clipped its blades on a nearby cable and went down. I dont think it was ever made clear what the condition of the pilot was. And if you watch the HBO...
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    Navi discussion thread

    Yeah, but if I play wacraft with 150ms of internet lag I simply endure it. If i have to play warcraft with 150ms of input lag I quit the game right there and then.
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    5g and the weather

    Well I guess you weren't referring to radio frequencies that cell phones use. The sun comparison in that case is not interesting to me personally. Your radar example is more interesting to me. I RECOGNIZE that frequencies below visible is NOT ionizing, and SO are probably not going TO cause...
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    5g and the weather

    Do you mean sun outputs 50 times more power around cell phone frequencies (say 500MHz to 5GHz)? Curious, do you have source/calculations for that?