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by Shobai
Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega 64 or GTX 1080 (not TI)?
Replies: 66
Views: 2500

Re: Vega 64 or GTX 1080 (not TI)?

Topinio wrote:
chuckula wrote:
AMD's DX11 performance is really bad to begin with.

AMD's DX 11 driver fails has issues.


Sheng G. wrote:
For example, the Intel® Core™ i7-8700K processor with 8 or more physical cores has been available since late 2017


Come again?
by Shobai
Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel sweepstakes starts today!!
Replies: 33
Views: 1815

Re: Intel sweepstakes starts today!!

Waco wrote:
Ha, good catch. 1950X. BluePanda got in though! I wonder how many people requested the swap. ULTRA NAS INCOMING.


Heh, all in good fun!

At least one, then =)
by Shobai
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel sweepstakes starts today!!
Replies: 33
Views: 1815

Re: Intel sweepstakes starts today!!

Waco wrote:
Officially requested a swap for the 2950X this morning


The which?
by Shobai
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Enermax Liqtech TR4: potential issues
Replies: 19
Views: 4022

Re: Enermax Liqtech TR4: potential issues

It's probably not the kind of stuff you want in a production machine, but I've successfully swapped the radiator on a friend's Intel-branded closed loop cooler where the coolant crystallised. It was a fair bit of work cleaning out the gummy junk, to then determine whether the pump + coldplate was wo...
by Shobai
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel sweepstakes starts today!!
Replies: 33
Views: 1815

Re: Intel sweepstakes starts today!!

chuckula wrote:
How refreshing. Disingenuous sniping from a bitter loser.


Hey, surely you don't expect everyone to let you have all the fun?

Whodathunk that AMD wouldn't be in a position to give away 8086 processors, let alone the 65,391,482 you [inanely?] ask for =P
by Shobai
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: One memory channel per die THANK YOU AMD!
Replies: 35
Views: 1432

Re: One memory channel per die THANK YOU AMD!

chuckula wrote:
Funny how they didn't show Cinebench scores.


chuckula wrote:
(something something strawman) I'm fair to AMD.


Yes, chuck, you sure are.
by Shobai
Tue May 29, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Charlie on Intel 10nm
Replies: 13
Views: 1101

Re: Charlie on Intel 10nm

Well a 10nm 2+0 Lenovo lappy was released to the Chinese market and Intel normally starts off its next gen chips with something a little more spectacular than that so it's pretty obvious they are having issues with the process. To me it looks like they are just salvaging what they can from a rather...
by Shobai
Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Anand's RyZen+ Review just got revised
Replies: 44
Views: 5863

Re: Anand's RyZen+ Review just got revised

All systems have interrupt overhead, so if HPET is generating a lot of interrupts there will be some impact regardless of whether the Meltdown patch affects it. Or it could be that AMD's HPET implementation is just more efficient. Well, as mentioned earlier, The more interesting graphs, academicall...
by Shobai
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Anand's RyZen+ Review just got revised
Replies: 44
Views: 5863

Re: Anand's RyZen+ Review just got revised

It might be an interrupt overhead thing, possibly exacerbated by Meltdown mitigation. Except that it can't be Meltdown, right? Every man and his dog (with the possible exception of chuckula, I'm not sure) appears to agree with AMD that they're not susceptible to Meltdown. So the fact that Anandtech...
by Shobai
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Anand's RyZen+ Review just got revised
Replies: 44
Views: 5863

Re: Anand's RyZen+ Review just got revised

The more interesting graphs, academically, are the ones you neglected to show: the AMD version of that graph, or the graph from the following pages where the "unforced" results for both platforms are shown normalised to the AMD results. They show that both systems were affected in the same...
by Shobai
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!
Replies: 183
Views: 9520

Re: Apple Dumps Intel: CONFIRMED!

You're probably thinking of that Motherboard mob, but even so, they wouldn't be wrong with the first part, and the latter is very much skill and comfort level dependent.
by Shobai
Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Redragon K552-R Mechanical Keyboard $33
Replies: 13
Views: 2168

Re: Redragon K552-R Mechanical Keyboard $33

What sort of use do you have for it out of curiosity? I wonder if I've been missing out on some sweet shortcuts now. I believe they make another keyboard almost identical with the numpad and it probably only cost $10 more :lol: EDIT: Yep, pretty much. [snip] Nothing crazy. I do circuit design and e...
by Shobai
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Redragon K552-R Mechanical Keyboard $33
Replies: 13
Views: 2168

Re: Redragon K552-R Mechanical Keyboard $33

derFunkenstein wrote:
totally useless context menu button instead of a right-side Windows key.


For my line of work the second splodge key is useless but the context key is invaluable. By the same token, I use the numpad every day. Horses for courses, I guess?
by Shobai
Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Saving change fo new PC in three years.
Replies: 36
Views: 4240

Re: Saving change fo new PC in three years.

End User wrote:
Kougar wrote:
whm1974 wrote:
My system is already five years old...


So is mine, but current stuff is still too close to the Haswell generation to interest me in upgrading.

M.2?

Me.3?
by Shobai
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Saving change fo new PC in three years.
Replies: 36
Views: 4240

Re: Saving change fo new PC in three years.

Captain Ned wrote:
A kid's beach pail, once full, usually nets me $400 USD.


Those poor kids!
by Shobai
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Saving change fo new PC in three years.
Replies: 36
Views: 4240

Re: Saving change fo new PC in three years.

anotherengineer wrote:
Not too sure, I was with a contractor myself, who doesn't really do IT stuff.


Heh, I don't do IT. Not to worry, thanks
by Shobai
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Saving change fo new PC in three years.
Replies: 36
Views: 4240

Re: Saving change fo new PC in three years.

anotherengineer wrote:
Eng Degree - overseas mining - no need to save then ;)


Interesting... is there much in the way of jobs for computer systems (embedded systems) engineers in overseas mining?
by Shobai
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Asus RX550-2G Loud as Hell
Replies: 26
Views: 2589

Re: Asus RX550-2G Loud as Hell

I used one of these in a recent build. You're not going mad, there is no way to adjust the fan speed on this card. Since I have to work in the same office, I ended up removing the fan, strapping a spare 120mm fan to the card in place of the original, and setting up some rules in Speedfan to ramp up ...
by Shobai
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: GPU Fan Replacement
Replies: 10
Views: 2222

Re: GPU Fan Replacement

As an alternative, most non-blower type heats inks will work very well with a garden variety 120mm fan attached - I do it mainly for quiet / my sanity. Cables ties give a lovely ghetto - chic look, but experiment with other attachment schemes if your like; you're only limited by your imagination, re...
by Shobai
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: What happened to the story about Microsoft's Intel Spectre Patch?
Replies: 12
Views: 2229

Re: What happened to the story about Microsoft's Intel Spectre Patch?

no "adjust Spectre-cles" puns? Our standards are slipping...
by Shobai
Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 456
Views: 31206

Re: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted

Darkmage wrote:
The best thing about The Last Jedi is that it can have a little something for everyone's taste. :)

Well... with a little editing.


Ha, thanks so much!
by Shobai
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 456
Views: 31206

Re: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted

Darthutos wrote:
ramming is cheap.

It's Star Wars, not Ram wars for crying out loud.


And yet so many people have complained about war engines powered by stars...
by Shobai
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Average fuel consumption
Replies: 64
Views: 5996

Re: Average fuel consumption

Yikes!

What are you paying for fuel? Our 98 octane is $1.61 per litre.
by Shobai
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 456
Views: 31206

Re: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted

TL:DR I think it's reasonable to say what I thought was wrong with TLJ and my reasons. You don't have to agree. ... tearing apart the EU was about the first thing they did with the license. That's fine. I'm trying to point out that if some of those reasons are because it doesn't mesh with something...
by Shobai
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 456
Views: 31206

Re: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted

CScottG wrote:
...there was so much "back and forth" between scenes on that planet and elsewhere that the it felt very "disjointed".


Honestly, the gratuitous cuts were how I knew that they were at least making an attempt to fit these movies into the Star Wars universe

[edit; fixing quotes]
by Shobai
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 456
Views: 31206

Re: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted

1. I already said I had no problem with what Yoda said or did, I had a problem that Yoda did not have a blue shimmering about his person. RE: Take a look at the ending of Return of the Jedi, with the old version with Sebastien Shaw or even the new ones with Hayden edited in. See the Force Ghosts? T...
by Shobai
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 456
Views: 31206

Re: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted

Re: Yoda: It's not because what he said/done I have problem with that scene, it's that it's solid Yoda. No blue shimmering. There's no indication that it's a Force Ghost. For all I know for anyone who did not see ESB, or ROTJ, he could have just have been there, alive and everything. We must have s...
by Shobai
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR has fallen victim to Intel's CPU Bug!
Replies: 3
Views: 915

Re: TR has fallen victim to Intel's CPU Bug!

Speaking of the mobile site, on Firefox beta for Android, clicking 'view full site' isn't working...
by Shobai
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 456
Views: 31206

Re: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted

Just got around to watching this. Yoda's "pageturner" comment was a bit off for Yoda, but that's the Disney effect in play. Personally, I thought this was one of the few things they got right in the film. Notice that Luke sets off intending to burn the Jedi texts, but never sees them - Yod...
by Shobai
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: [GamesIndustry.biz] The Year In Numbers 2017
Replies: 24
Views: 4325

[GamesIndustry.biz] The Year In Numbers 2017

GamesIndustry.biz has presented their review of the year - the death of PC gaming continues apace.