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    Metro Exodus Is an Epic Store Exclusive

    I agree, GOG does it right and that's how you compete with Steam and give value to the consumer.
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    Metro Exodus Is an Epic Store Exclusive

    That is insane, a whole year!
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    Samsung Announces World's First 15.6-Inch UHD OLED Displays for Notebooks

    Where's my 1440P 27" 144Hz OLED screen with HDR?
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    Digital Foundry Compares Ace Combat 7 PC and Console Versions

    It's a pity it's delayed until the 31st on PC. Why do some developers feel the need to do this, are they that frightened of piracy? I doubt that ultrawide support will be added in the interim as nothing ever seems to get fixed.
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    Rumor Suggests AMD Could Launch Navi at E3

    The AMD HD5870 says hello.
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    Battlefield V NVIDIA Ray Tracing RTX 2080 Ti Performance @ [H]

    Vulkan is good though.
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    Quake Champions Dumps Loot Boxes for a Battle Pass

    I actually enjoy the game and play it regularly.
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    AdoredTV Discusses the Recent AMD Ryzen and Radeon 3000 Series Leaks

    The rumours say around 15%, so only 3 generations of Intel products' worth. A 15% IPC increase and those clocks would mean AMD have a monster on their hands.
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    RTX 2080 Ti FE Escapes Testing by Dying After 8 Hours @ [H]

    I remember that many Nvidia fanboys were triggered by this video at the time. I thought it was very funny.
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    RTX 2080 Ti FE Escapes Testing by Dying After 8 Hours @ [H]

    This is why I refunded my faulty 2080Ti, I'm not going to take the risk on these cards. The fact that people are getting multiple faulty RMA units in a row, including Kyle, is practically unheard of. My refund came through yesterday and I was so happy.
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    GeForce RTX 2080 Ti FAILS After Gaming for 2 Hours @ [H]

    Mine failed without any type of overclock having being applied to it. There was no point as it was unstable from the beginning.
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    Intel CPUs Are Vulnerable to New PortSmash Side-Channel Exploit

    Then they shouldn't speculate before testing. The fact they have done this makes me feel it's more likely AMD aren't affected.
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    Do YOU have Problems with YOUR RTX card?

    It was crashing the display driver from the start randomly, particularly in Quake Champions for some reason which is not very demanding. This got worse over time until I got warp errors and graphics exception errors in the event viewer. The LED also randomly turns red. For some reason 416.34...
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    Do YOU have Problems with YOUR RTX card?

    Okay, I'll do that. I thought dead meant no display.
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    Do YOU have Problems with YOUR RTX card?

    I selected other issues as my 2080 Ti FE is just totally unstable, the driver is crashing randomly in games and I'm getting graphics exception and warp errors in the event viewer. Also, the LED logo is randomly turning red. I am trying to return it for a refund, but the call centre people keep...
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    The NVIDIA RTX 2080 Experience Signs RTX Off

    I've also got a 2080 Ti FE that's faulty. It randomly TDRs in games, I'm in the process of arranging a refund now.
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    Trade War with China Will Drive Up GPU Prices Again

    It will be 25% by January, it's 10% for now.
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    Devolver Digital “Apologizes Unreservedly” for Nazi Imagery in “SCUM”

    So does Bernie Sanders, it's called 'social democracy' which he has relabelled as 'democratic socialism' for some insane reason, presenting an open goal for the right wing and allowing them to conflate it with socialism.
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    MSI X99S XPOWER AC Spectre/Meltdown BIOS?

    Install microcode updates from Microsoft rather than updating the BIOS if using Windows 10, particularly if the vendor is being slow; it's much quicker and painless: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4093836/summary-of-intel-microcode-updates
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    GIGABYTE Aorus Gaming 7 WiFi AMD Ryzen Mobo Review @ [H]

    The images are not visible on my Android tablet. Anyone else have this issue?
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    Worst Graphics Card Ever? GT 1030 DDR4 Benchmarked

    Newsflash: most people don't know what SDDR4 means and they don't know if it's better or worse than GDDR5, particularly the average person buying a budget card who may be getting into PC gaming for the first time. The name is the same, yet the performance is wildly different. This should be...
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    NVIDIA - Anti-Competitive, Anti-Consumer, Anti-Technology

    He has talked about this a lot in the past, he mentions that AMD is responsible for this too due to their lacklustre products.
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    AMD ZEN 2 7nm CPUs on Track

    Gen 3 Ryzen is gen 2 Zen. We are talking about Ryzen 3, due in 2019, here. I always find it confusing when they have different numbering for Ryzen and Zen. Gen 2 Ryzen is actually Zen refresh or Zen+. So hopefully Ryzen 3 can be a massive performance leap and dominate Intel, 7nm should help.
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    New Processor Vulnerability Discovered

    Or you can install the microcode update directly from Microsoft (currently goes back as far as Sandy bridge): https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4093836/summary-of-intel-microcode-updates
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    New Processor Vulnerability Discovered

    There are at least 6 more Spectre vulnerabilities that haven't been disclosed yet for a total of 8 new ones on top of the two original ones...
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    UK Shops to Sell “Porn Pass” Access Code to Allow Adults to Visit X-rated Sites

    Actually the resistance to this is from the left. The right wing Conservative party are ones pushing this.
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    Developer: “There Is Absolutely No Adoption for the Windows Store”

    Their prices are way too high in their store as well. Microsoft are just too greedy for their own good.
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    Intel Releases Updated Microcode For Meltdown and Spectre

    Linux-based OSs do load the microcode at boot without any user intervention required. I don't know why this is not done on Windows.
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    Intel Releases Updated Microcode For Meltdown and Spectre

    They are effectively Xeons anyway, so hopefully you're right and my 5820K gets an update otherwise I might just switch to Ryzen+ if it's good enough.
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    Microsoft Issues Windows Out-of-Band Update That Disables Spectre Mitigations

    Okay, thank you. I'm getting the info from AMD so it depends on their veracity and whether they have done their due diligence. There are certainly plenty of people who are skeptical about this, whether that's fair or not. Intel definitely has the biggest problem though, we can all agree on that.
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    Microsoft Issues Windows Out-of-Band Update That Disables Spectre Mitigations

    Near zero risk is not zero risk no matter how small so I don't see how this disproves anything I said, if that was your intent.
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    Microsoft Issues Windows Out-of-Band Update That Disables Spectre Mitigations

    AMD has a near zero risk to Spectre 2, they will be releasing optional firmware updates to reduce this to zero for the super paranoid. I don't believe they have done so so far. They have zero risk to Meltdown. This is why AMD had BSODs...
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    A Massive Intel Hardware Bug May Be on the Horizon

    You should wait for Ryzen +. Keep an eye out for more info at CES for a possible February/March release.
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    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Performance Review @ [H]

    I agree, it's sad that they don't support Linux. They've got it into their heads that Linux users don't buy games which is of course a faulty assumption.
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    EVGA Z270 Classified or MSI Z270 Titanium

    I have had terrible luck with Asus boards. My first one died after two years (P4C800 deluxe) and my Asus Sabertooth X99 that I have at the moment has been giving me all sorts of strange issues. In between these I had a Gigabyte X58 UD5 board that lasted for 6 years before giving me random...
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    Why does Ryzen 7 1800X performs so poorly in games?

    All I wanted was for it to equal a 6900k in games and then it would have been great. We all knew beforehand that it would lose to a 7700k in lightly threaded games. That's not the point, the point is it's doing significantly worse than an Intel chip with the same number of cores and threads as...
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    Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X Processors Launching In August 2017

    I'm still waiting for Ryzen and giving AMD a chance. Please don't disappoint.
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    The Farmer Who Built Her Own Broadband

    The broadband infrastructure in the UK is provided by two public companies not the Government: BT (not an arm of the state for decades) and Virgin Media. Although there are many smaller companies, they use BT's infrastructure so we effectively don't have proper competition and hence slow...
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    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided DX12 Performance Review @ [H]

    Vulkan in Doom is really good so hopefully all is not lost. If more developers used it we'd see if these problems are due to DX12 or lower-level APIs in general.
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