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    NVIDIA Ampere GPUs to feature 2x performance than the RTX 20 series, PCIe 4.0, up to 826 mm² dies and 20 GB of VRAM

    Careful. WiFi marketing people might hear you. 100 plus 100..... RTX 3080Ti - 200% gaming!
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    Sony Is Struggling With PlayStation 5 Price Due to Costly Parts

    Survey says price is more important than graphics for a new gen console. If that was the true, people wouldn't want a new console. Surveys are often complete bullshit, especially if the people responding aren't target buyer demographic. I don't know how to be any more clear to you.
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    Sony Is Struggling With PlayStation 5 Price Due to Costly Parts

    Rule of Sales: Buyers are liars. If that's truly the biggest priority, everyone would just say screw it and buy someone's entire X360 setup and library from Facebook Marketplace for $150. Or a refurb PS4. Why even buy a PS5, even if it was $249? 16 year olds with a Twitter account are not the...
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    Sony Is Struggling With PlayStation 5 Price Due to Costly Parts

    I don't know if any of the rules from last gen launch apply anymore. Simple fact is console gamers have changed. https://www.gamesparks.com/blog/the-average-gamer-how-the-demographics-have-shifted/ Lots of 35+ year olds and women, which may not even bat an eye over 100 or 200 dollars extra...
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    Gamers are ditching Radeon graphics cards over driver issues

    Shoppers on Amazon knew how bad the RMAs were. Even very positive reviews mention how bad the drivers are and its been that way for many months. So either reviewers are afraid of bad mouthing AMD or they are incompetent idiots that should NEVER recommend how I spend my effing hard earned money...
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    Gamers are ditching Radeon graphics cards over driver issues

    I did and it is complete BS. I've known about issues with the 5700 series since launch and I don't run a hardware review site. What does that make me? A magical wizard? No, just someone that knows the review section of Amazon/Newegg/Memory Express is less biased than most tech review sites...
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    Gamers are ditching Radeon graphics cards over driver issues

    The worst kept secret is finally out of the bag, eh? That's what happens when reviewers lie through their teeth, because they are really nothing more than "influencers" riding the wave of free stuff and popularity. Pretty easy to figure out when countless YouTube videos and websites recommend...
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    Blizzard’s last six months have shown a rapidly changing company

    WC3, WoW and D3 ruined all the interest in Blizzard I had. Creepy, dark rpg and sci-fi horror to PG13 neon cartoons for helicopter moms. Nope.
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    Windows 10 Warning: Anger At Microsoft Rises With Serious New Failure

    Transitioning is almost idiot proof. Young teenagers literally install Linux and have been for as long as I can remember. That's never been the problem. The issue is finding help when something breaks. I literally could not find a single site with information I needed to fix my Freenas box. You...
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    Windows 10 Warning: Anger At Microsoft Rises With Serious New Failure

    I imagine there are some scenarios where it all works out, especially professional organizations with in house Linux gurus and gaming which has had a problem solving community behind it since DOS. But when it comes down to it, I have been able to fix literally any software problem of any kind...
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    Windows 10 Warning: Anger At Microsoft Rises With Serious New Failure

    Here is a the world's most common drawing peripheral telling Google what you are doing in MacOS. I guarantee any OS will be vulnerable and punched full of holes the moment it is popular. Data is worth more than the oil industry now. Developing AI bots that flood the internet with nonsense...
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    Windows 10 Warning: Anger At Microsoft Rises With Serious New Failure

    Is it complacency or just an expectation of technology in a post Snowden world? Fighting it seems like an insurmountable task, because even after outrage against Facebook in the courts, things got worse. Not better. If Bezos can have his iPhone hacked, also Tor, Signal, Nord VPN what are we to...
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    Windows 10 Warning: Anger At Microsoft Rises With Serious New Failure

    Just like Android. Best way to implement Linux/Unix/BSD for everyone is to cover it up so nobody knows its even there. Anyway, back to the topic. No surprises. Search and the Start Menu in Windows 10 have been breaking since launch. Rest of the OS has been quite stable though lol
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    Windows 10 Warning: Anger At Microsoft Rises With Serious New Failure

    *nix as a viable option for everyone's desktop is an effin joke, because its users have no clue on how to support the clueless when things go wrong. I've been trying it since the 90s nothing has changed about its community. It's impossible to support any OS where Googling an error message often...
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    Someone Hacked The Tesla Cybertruck And Elon Musk Into N64's Golden Eye And It's Perfect, Just Perfe

    Found the real Elon Musk lol ;) I'm wishing the Cybertruck was a straight up real Warthog. Licensed from right out of the Halo developer. Would have been a great showpiece to the world on electric trucks, like the Tesla roadster.
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    What Is Your Personal Favorite Video Card of All Time?

    I debated mentioning Unreal as well. It was definitely smoother and looked better on Glide or OpenGL, but damn. Software mode in that game was crazy impressive at the time. Regardless, I get it. Unreal in 1998 was, well... unreal.
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    For 12th Year Running, NVIDIA Quadro Powers Every Oscar-Nominated Film for Best Visual Effects

    Exactly. Making of Mad Max (Fury Road) shows this. Or rather doesn't show it? Anyway, it makes your point for you.
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    What Is Your Personal Favorite Video Card of All Time?

    Yes, but only because I was Googling screenshots and reminiscing because of this thread earlier today lol That's awesome!
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    What Is Your Personal Favorite Video Card of All Time?

    What was the game? For me, the biggest moments: Seeing Forsaken running on a Voodoo 1. Then Quake II in OpenGL 32bit color on a Matrox G200.
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    What Is Your Personal Favorite Video Card of All Time?

    Voodoo Rush. 2D chip plus Voodoo all on one card. Glide changed everything. Was mind blowing over 2D, software generated 3D and simulated 3D.
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    Xbox X

    I assume they were using large Smart speakers like a Sonos as an indication as to what is a mainstream form factor these days. I doubt most people even have a receiver anymore (even in a packed Best Buy I don't see anyone even look at them), so the old stereo shelf design may not make sense to...
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    AMD reports FY 2019 results

    ROFL
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    AMD reports FY 2019 results

    Yes, motherboards and power supplies are almost always the culprit if the drive is OK. But the key difference here is that Intel chipsets, which are a platform (GPU, NIC, ACPI, ME, SATA, USB,etc.etc) with associated drivers and firmware are very mature because they have been slowly iterative for...
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    AMD reports FY 2019 results

    We do that. But everything changes when you switch from a small sample size and move up to large scale. An established history of a particular corporate PC model having very few issues in support forums becomes your best reliable source of a predictable outcome. Hence, my wait and see position...
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    AMD reports FY 2019 results

    Of course that sucks. But in an Enterprise environment your primary concern is people being able to do their jobs with as little interruption as possible. Losing some performance and having to do more patches, which are being done continually overnight in any scenario regardless of hardware...
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    AMD reports FY 2019 results

    Yeah. Hundreds of people losing SO much performance in their emails and Word documents. However will they cope?
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    AMD reports FY 2019 results

    Well duh. You don't order hundreds to thousands of something, costing hundreds of thousands to millions, until its proven to be just as reliable as the last stuff you bought. The fact my 3900x home built PC has been rocked solid means jack sh!t in my work world. So does the comments on these...
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    Linus from Linus Tech to Possibly Retire

    There's other channels for people looking for more depth, details and testing anyway. So I don't know why people even care that much. As others have said, Linus is more tech entertainer than anything else. And it works.
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    Linus from Linus Tech to Possibly Retire

    I just always assumed he has severe ADD or ADHD (which can really mask someone's true intelligence/wisdom/knowledge) and he doesn't like to bore his audience with too much depth. I could be way off base, but he reminds me of quite a few very successful business owners I've met with those traits.
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    Linus from Linus Tech to Possibly Retire

    He's the OG of social media PC influencers, so it's hard not to respect him. But I'm sick of influencers in general. It's just bragging now. So, meh. Stay, go. Whatever.
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    Doom And Doom 2 Have Received A Huge Free Update On PC And Consoles

    Brutal Chex Quest is where its at
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    AMD 600-Series Chipset Expected to Land Before 2020 Ends

    Then don't make assumptions. so how about that rumor of something new eventually. Hope it don't have a fan.
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    AMD 600-Series Chipset Expected to Land Before 2020 Ends

    It's difficult to understand when you only have experience with a few things every few years. When you deal with hardware in the hundreds or thousands per year, you'll get it. Tiny fans are among the least reliable products in the IT industry. "Back in the day" they were failing all the damn...
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    Bose is closing ALL retail stores in US, Australia, Europe and Japan

    I don't think you aren't wrong at all. I'm sure Bose executives look at Sonos now and kicks themselves in board meetings. Apple is a bit different. They have huge hits, and some misses. But they always mange to far outsell whatever they make far more than anyone else. They are in a league of...
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    Bose is closing ALL retail stores in US, Australia, Europe and Japan

    People claim firmware updates ruined the QC35. Now they are claiming the same of the Airpod Pro. But that doesn't change the fact that the QC35 wasn't class leading. Bose isn't the best, but lets not pretend it's Beats.
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    Bose is closing ALL retail stores in US, Australia, Europe and Japan

    They switched their focus from home hifi to PA in the 90s, so I get some of the hate. They tended to refresh designs too long, too many times (sometimes for the worse) and home hifi became more hype and marketing then innovation because they basically stopped innovating in that space. But they...
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    Bose is closing ALL retail stores in US, Australia, Europe and Japan

    So a guy continually invents, innovates, educates and contributes to an industry for 50 years and everyone shits on his company because other companies improved upon his concepts years after the fact? There was a better party speaker than the 901 in the late 60s? Way better bipolar designs in...
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    AMD 600-Series Chipset Expected to Land Before 2020 Ends

    That is good information. Thanks for that
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    AMD 600-Series Chipset Expected to Land Before 2020 Ends

    As someone that has repaired countless thousands of machines, I do tend to err on the side of paranoid rofl I'm glad it doesn't fire up much. Are you using a pcie 4 SSD? Wondering why its even there EDIT: Apparently my fears aren't totally misplaced. Threads on Reddit claim it wildly varies...
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