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    Upgrade Recommendations ? From GTX 1070 to?

    Cause you know, Cities Skylines has such high VRAM requirement. Check out this VRAM test: https://www.gamersnexus.net/guides/1888-evga-supersc-4gb-960-benchmark-vs-2gb/Page-2 The biggest difference at 4k is 1 fps average 0.1% low. LOOKS IENTICAL TO ME! Cities Skylines may have received...
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    Upgrade Recommendations ? From GTX 1070 to?

    Right, you can't trust a VRAM allocatiiion number to tell you what your "absolute maximum allocated before performance hits a wall" number. This is because different game allocate different levels of preemptive cache. So a game that allocates 8gb VRAM might only be using 6 of that, but those...
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    Upgrade Recommendations ? From GTX 1070 to?

    I'd save up and replace both. Newer games are really taking advantage of more than 4 cores/4 threads. See here (look at Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and Borderlands 3) https://www.techspot.com/review/1940-amd-ryzen-9-3950x/ If you did a major video card upgrade on it's own, you'd could also...
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    AMD RX 5700 XT card is better than a GTX 1080 at ray tracing in new Crytek demo

    Right, this is the whole reason Crytek made headlines with their demo in the first place. It uses even lower accuracy tricks than RTX does, and it's barely playable with a basic set of lighting effects. But this is what Crytek requires to stay in the press, while working on engine changes to...
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    AMD GPU PCB with GDDR6 Analyzed by Buildzoid

    Because this is a validation board, not a shipping board. You wouldn't remove potentially necessary VRMs and PCIe power connectors on a test board, not if you haven't finalized the silicon rev, and it's a bit leaky still. You would look awfully stupid if you couldn't power your test chip on...
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    AMD GPU PCB with GDDR6 Analyzed by Buildzoid

    Yeah, it's definitely GDDR6. GDDr5 uses 170 pins per-package. This is definitely small Navi at $250 on 256-bit bus, which is expected to be Vega 56. You can't tell if this is a workstation board when this is a sample card, not a shipping device. I also wouldm't worry about the large number...
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    Star Citizen - media blowout, Chris Robert's new game

    Not anytime soon.. There's still only one star system to explore, and it's only got a few mostly empty planets. The AI still does all sorts of stupid shit, the physics engine still does all sorts of stupid shit, the FPS battle system still does all sorts if stupid shit and it will be 5-10 more...
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    Roadmap shows that in 2021, Intel desktop CPUs will remain on 14nm

    You can assume it's into 2021, because there is no magic fairy dust that will suddenly replace all those 14nm chips immediately after Q4 2020. Capiche? And this was a given anyway, as Intel just doesn't like to use cutting-edge process nodes on large Xeons. But I was hopping for more than 4C...
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    Getting my gpu outside of the case for better cooling

    Well, Fast Sync is still a hack, so it doesn't work for all games. But if works well for the games you're playing, and your monitor has a high enough refresh for you already, then there's no need to buy Adaptive Sync.
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    Getting my gpu outside of the case for better cooling

    Turn on Fast Sync for all games in the NVIDIA control panel. Turn off vsync in every game you play. Never again see tearing, as it uses clever triple-buffering without the latency. May have issues with older games, but I've had a good experience with no tearing in games so far. And I've...
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    Getting my gpu outside of the case for better cooling

    And you know how much those external Thunderbolt 3 cases cost: the same cost as a new case and motherboard. And even if the OP finds an inexpensive Thunderbolt 3 adapter card that will work on his system, he's going to still be the biggest experimenter ever: If he's using a Sandy Bridge CPU...
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    Best recommended AMD Processor for Lian-Li D8000 server cube build

    That's the problem. You get his life story in every post. You can't turn it off. I just use the ignore button :D See ya, he's all yours.
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    Getting my gpu outside of the case for better cooling

    Right, Intel has removed the built-in PCI bridge from their chipsets starting with Sandy Bridge (2011, your Dell system). It took four years after that to disappear entirely off mainstream boards, but PCI has been put to bed for a half decade now. It's time for you to move on, or learn to...
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    Getting my gpu outside of the case for better cooling

    You bought a MicroATX system. We can't work miracles here, unless you buy something. Either a new system, or a new USB sound card, or you try a PCI riser, or you pay for a closed-loop water cooler to install on your video card (you will have to research if they are compatible with your card...
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    AMD Zen 2 CPU Yields are Potentially Twice that of Intel’s Top Server Chips

    Right, when you need 4 of the chiplets to make the same performance processor, it's a lot easier to have high yields. I think the question that must be answered is how many equivalent packaged 4-chiplet processors is AMD getting from that set of yields, in comparison to Intel's 28-core processors?
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    Getting my gpu outside of the case for better cooling

    Who designed your motherboard that poorly that the legacy PCI slots are right next to the top x16 slot? Usually those are interleaved with x1 PCIe slots, to give better video card clearance. Also, can you provide the motherboard model, so we don't have to deal with such a retarded design?
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    4:4:4 and 4:2:2

    Could your TV have one of those garbage "HDR Enhanced" modes? You know, the ones that turn on pretend HDR even for non-HDR content?
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    Ryzen 3 3200G appears in the wild, uses soldered TIM

    Prices aren't going to go any higher than they already are. And for that, the starting point of a latest-generation AMD 6-core 12-thread r5 2600 part is now $165. Even if they don't go lower on launch day, the prices will fall quickly (as yields improve), as AMD shoots for better market...
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    Ryzen 3 3200G appears in the wild, uses soldered TIM

    Says the man who doesn't understand the 7nm invasion that's about to begin. Zen 2.0 mainstream platform has up to TWO 8-cores and a memory controller. Expect the launch to have 12c/24t at 9900k price, with 10/20 cores at 9700k price, and 8/16 cores at 9600k price, and 6 cores/12 threads for...
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    Ryzen 3 3200G appears in the wild, uses soldered TIM

    This is more in-line with what people were expecting from the 3000 G-series chips (Zen+ same number of cores), not the dreams of those idiots whom think it will be 8-core native Zen 2.0 G this year. The good thing is, if Zen 2.0 is expected to start at 6 cores at $150, then the 4c/4t part...
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    Current best 7" Tablet?

    Why do you care about security updates then? It's running on it's own SIM card, right? It's not like you using this for banking, or having it pair with a device you do your banking on. You will be just fine running it until it dies. The best an exploit can do ( WPA, for example) is let...
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    4:4:4 and 4:2:2

    Try new HDMI 2.0 cable, and different input on the TV. it's the only thing I can think of. I assume you're using the GPU in your sig?
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    GTX 1650 out

    I'm surprised that they didn't launch with the Ti version first. Also, the Ti version should have launched at this price, and this should have been $120.
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    4:4:4 and 4:2:2

    Yeah, you can't run HDR with 4:4:4, there isn't enough bandwidth. make sure you have it off, and you should be good.
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    Raspberry Pi is shipping!!!

    It runs Quad ARM A57s, instead of Quad A53s. Same ARM64 architecture as the Pi, just up to 3x faster. The application code should work just fine from one CPU to the next, but you'll need to change the kernel driverset for each board.
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    Raspberry Pi is shipping!!!

    That is true overkill. It's a pretty good deal for a system with dual 10GE (if you need such a thing), but overpriced for "people looking for something much better than a Pi. " The Nano fits that description, with a real PCIe backplane, 1Gbps networking, USB 3.0 ports, and HDMI 2.0b, for $99...
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    Raspberry Pi is shipping!!!

    But the downside of Pi is, it's so mature that the reason you are posting in this thread is, it's not modern enough for you. Like the I/O limits of a USB 2 I/O backplane. The PI 3 b plus can hit 5w at full-load, but it hits just 1.75w at idle. The Jetson is using a much more advanced 20nm...
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    Old decrepit Compaq laptop "optimization"

    Intel GMA from that old a system is guaranteed to have no real codec acceleration. And the DDR2 will limit performance of that Core 2 Duo in anything modern. Also, it's a USB2 notebook, which severely limits the speeds at which external devices can be connected. I'd buy him a cheap notebook...
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    Raspberry Pi is shipping!!!

    The Nvidia Jetson Nano completely obviates any need to buy Pi, or the next generation of Pi, unless you need the standard hardware adapter. It's a cheap board from a major vendor with vastly-superior performance to anything Pi, and it actually has a future upgrade path (to TX2). Raspberry Pi...
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    A thread about G92 in 2019?! Yes...

    So you just prefer to highlight the fact that you found one on sale, while the 4850/4870 managed to drop the MSRP overnight on all higher-end n cards by $100? Yeah, obviously I must been dreaming. G92 was just getting started at the 4850's release. It was eventually relabeled again, as the...
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    A thread about G92 in 2019?! Yes...

    So what about the card that's actually responsible for bringing G92's into it's prime? Oh yeah, BRING IT! I picked up one of these bad boys on launch week for $199! Nvidia was so embarrassed they had ti drop their prices $75 to $100 overnight ( in addition, had to overclock both chips 10%...
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    Star Citizen - media blowout, Chris Robert's new game

    It's only smoother feeling until you actually try to get into combat with other players. Just see this recent FPS combat recording, where you can't even throw grenades accurately (because they either don't get thrown at all, or they teleport), the players are consonantly glitching as they both...
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    Star Citizen - media blowout, Chris Robert's new game

    Also, hope you don't mind your tranquil view of a moon disrupted...by more buggy physics engine :D https://i.imgur.com/2VRV3Nt.mp4 It's hard to believe how things just have a history of colliding with nonexistent items, and then exploding. Maybe they can make the auto-exploding vehicle a part...
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    Star Citizen - media blowout, Chris Robert's new game

    Apparently I'v found the reason it take twenty minutes to get to ArcCorp by Quantum Travel: quantum travel by foot.mp4 When will Chris Roberts upgrade us to Highest Fidelity horse and buggy?
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    Navi Rumors

    You're missing the whole argument here. Adored TV is arguing that you get the following performance at 150w TDP: Navi 10 150w TDP = 15% faster than Vega 64 = Radeon VII (currently 7nm with 295w TDP) = slightly slower than RTX 2080. There i no way iwithin the laws of physics tio shrink that...
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    Star Citizen - media blowout, Chris Robert's new game

    Witness Fidelity at it's finest Gotta love that broken physics engine, it's the only thing remotely interesting in the whole game.
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    Navi Rumors

    Mid-size Navi will be Vega 56 replacement, much like Mid-size Polaris was the 390 replacement. That's out this year, fed by 256-bit GDDR6. Large Navi will probably be a little faster than Radeon VII, but unless they can pull some miracle strings with HBM2, that price will stay at $700, or drop...
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    Star Citizen Selling A $900 Ship

    Two years? I was thinking five :D
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    Star Citizen Selling A $900 Ship

    The toilet ejection bug just highlights the fact that the game has always had serious physics bugs - launching players, cargo, and even ships massive distances. As they have added features, It's has resulted in all sorts of hilarious bugs, all because someone thought it might be a good idea to...
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    Another new Atari VCS update

    There is no press indicating that Banded Kestrel is a native dual-core or new die, in which case it's just rummaged from the same Picasso dies the rest of the Raven Ridge refreshed mobile dies are. I.e: the Athlon Pro 300U = R1505G, except the latter has wider TDP options. So of course the...
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