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by biffzinker
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: I built a memory bench
Replies: 8
Views: 914

Re: I built a memory bench

memrt_windows_avx2.exe DDR4-3400 16-18-18-18-38, 1T, tRC 60, and tRFC 435T Ryzen R5 2600X at Stock (3,600 MHz base and Boost 4,250 MHz) WS/thread MB/s Mops/s ns ------------------------------------- 1048576kB: 82 524288kB: 80 262144kB: 77 131072kB: 34139 193 74 65536kB: 34012 194 68 32768kB: 34044 1...
by biffzinker
Wed May 09, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Avoid Windows 10 April Update on Intel series 600P
Replies: 2
Views: 673

Avoid Windows 10 April Update on Intel series 600P

Microsoft is blocking some Intel SSDs from installing the April 2018 Update after discovering an incompatibility issue that causes performance and stability issues. In short, the problem was explained by Microsoft as: “When attempting to upgrade to Window 10 April 2018 Update select devices with ce...
by biffzinker
Mon May 07, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: The CPU-Z Benchmark Gallery
Replies: 16
Views: 1658

Re: The CPU-Z Benchmark Gallery

AMD Ryzen 3 1200 @ 3797.75 MHz
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by biffzinker
Mon May 07, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Share Your GPU Undervolt
Replies: 26
Views: 14709

Re: Share Your GPU Undervolt

it's just that I had access to a lot of RX480's and I managed to find one that clocked from 1.2V down to 925mv and that allowed me to get something like 99% stock performance for a 39% power reduction. That thing was sick . My XFX RX480 does 1288 MHz (OCed by XFX) at mV of 1.045 unfortunately the D...
by biffzinker
Mon May 07, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: The CPU-Z Benchmark Gallery
Replies: 16
Views: 1658

Re: The CPU-Z Benchmark Gallery

What algorithm does the benchmark use, and what instruction set is used ? The new benchmark computes a 2-dimensional noise function, that could typically be used in a game to generate a procedural map. The code is written in C++, and compiled with Visual C++ 2008. No special instruction set is used...
by biffzinker
Sat May 05, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: While we're all worshiping AMD because FREEDOM!
Replies: 8
Views: 1235

Re: While we're all worshiping AMD because FREEDOM!

Well Asrock claims there for Gaming but what is with the M1?
Phantom Gaming M1 Radeon RX570 8G

Double Ball Bearings Fan Design?

Video output limited to only DVI-D?
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Could this be why?
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by biffzinker
Thu May 03, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Spectre 2: Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 2
Views: 387

Re: Spectre 2: Electric Boogaloo

Out of the eight CPU flaws four are rated as high risk, and the other four are medium risk. At least it's an even split this time.
https://www.heise.de/ct/artikel/Exclusi ... 40648.html
by biffzinker
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Anand's RyZen+ Review just got revised
Replies: 44
Views: 5857

Re: Anand's RyZen+ Review just got revised

Is there a way to check if HPET is being Forced in the OS? What is the command to disable OS-Forced HPET? Windows 10 defaults to NOT exclusively using HPET. You can force it to use HPET by adding through Command Prompt/PowerShell (Admin privileges required?) - bcdedit /set useplatformclock true (th...
by biffzinker
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: AMD FirePro W5100
Replies: 8
Views: 1139

Re: AMD FirePro W5100

Radeon 7790 re-branded to Radeon R7 260X it looks like. It's the second revision to GCN aka the GPU (Hawaii) used in the R9 290. https://techreport.com/review/25473/amd-radeon-r7-260x-graphics-card-reviewed TechPowerUp's GPU Database entry: https://www.techpowerup.com/gpudb/2585/firepro-w5100 Perfor...
by biffzinker
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Case selection for silence, on air?
Replies: 25
Views: 5253

Re: Case selection for silence, on air?

There's three new colored Eclipse P300 cases from Phanteks, and the MSRP is set at $59.99.

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https://www.techpowerup.com/243450/phan ... or-options
by biffzinker
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Case selection for silence, on air?
Replies: 25
Views: 5253

Re: Case selection for silence, on air?

[*]Phanteks Eclipse P400S, sound-damped and windowless. I've never used one but it looks to be based off the Evolv that I have (and is good). I've had the case since the being of last year so far I've noticed air-flow into the case seems restricted through the metal front panels skinny rectangle op...
by biffzinker
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Warning about Newegg
Replies: 34
Views: 4174

Re: Warning about Newegg

Welch wrote:
Becoming an "Alaskan" is sort of like making it through a dare or challenge, you have an underlying respect for each other measured in the number of years you've lived here, I've hit 19 years which is a good start.

26 years been here since 1992
by biffzinker
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Warning about Newegg
Replies: 34
Views: 4174

Re: Warning about Newegg

ludi wrote:
they live in a pristine libertarian paradise.

I'd like to know where all of these libertarians or liberals are since I happen across more conservatives in public.
by biffzinker
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: So when are DDR5 and PCIe 5 going to be out? Needed?
Replies: 20
Views: 2049

Re: So when are DDR5 and PCIe 5 going to be out? Needed?

Like DDR4 back when it was announced, it will still be several years before any of us have DDR5 RAM in our systems. That's partly because the memory controllers in processors and SoCs need to be updated to support DDR5, and these chips normally take two or three years to design from start to finish...
by biffzinker
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: New Intel branch prediction attack discovered
Replies: 6
Views: 1558

Re: New Intel branch prediction attack discovered - Sandybridge, Haswell, and Skylake

DancinJack wrote:
(unrelated - I hate really long forum topic titles)

Updated the topic title so it doesn't interfere with the Hot forum threads on the front page.
by biffzinker
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: New Intel branch prediction attack discovered
Replies: 6
Views: 1558

New Intel branch prediction attack discovered

Researchers from the College of William and Mary, Carnegie Mellon, the University of California Riverside, and Binghamton University have described a security attack that uses the speculative execution features of modern processors to leak sensitive information and undermine the security boundaries ...
by biffzinker
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: DDR4 3200 - CL14 - To be or not to be
Replies: 28
Views: 3155

Re: DDR4 3200 - CL14 - To be or not to be

Welch wrote:
[so it would cost me around $20 to ship it because newegg shipping sucks up to AK.

Also why I ordered my Phanteks case from Amazon instead of Newegg.
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by biffzinker
Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Vulnerabilities Discovered in AMD's Zen and Vega Security Processor, Including Backdoors in the AsMedia Chipset
Replies: 59
Views: 4208

Re: Vulnerabilities Discovered in AMD's Zen and Vega Security Processor, Including Backdoors in the AsMedia Chipset

No try the NexGen Nx586PF instead. Edit: Maybe you don't want a NexGen CPU, I see Branch Prediction Logic. https://i.imgur.com/Dp9Tu7S.jpg https://i.imgur.com/qSuLtBL.png Data sheet source: http://datasheets.chipdb.org/NexGen/2_Hardware%20Architecture.pdf http://datasheets.chipdb.org/NexGen/
by biffzinker
Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Vulnerabilities Discovered in AMD's Zen and Vega Security Processor, Including Backdoors in the AsMedia Chipset
Replies: 59
Views: 4208

Re: Vulnerabilities Discovered in AMD's Zen and Vega Security Processor, Including Backdoors in the AsMedia Chipset

Another quick response from AMD on their IR blog: We have just received a report from a company called CTS Labs claiming there are potential security vulnerabilities related to certain of our processors. We are actively investigating and analyzing its findings. This company was previously unknown to...
by biffzinker
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Vulnerabilities Discovered in AMD's Zen and Vega Security Processor, Including Backdoors in the AsMedia Chipset
Replies: 59
Views: 4208

Re: Vulnerabilities Discovered in AMD's Zen and Vega Security Processor, Including Backdoors in the AsMedia Chipset

At this point AMD has not confirmed any of the issues brought forth in the CTS-Labs whitepaper, so we cannot confirm in the findings are accurate. It has been brought to our attention that some press were pre-briefed on the issue, perhaps before AMD was notified, and that the website that CTS-Labs ...
by biffzinker
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Vulnerabilities Discovered in AMD's Zen and Vega Security Processor, Including Backdoors in the AsMedia Chipset
Replies: 59
Views: 4208

Re: Vulnerabilities Discovered in AMD's Zen Security Processor, Including Backdoors in the AsMedia Chipset

TechPowerup wrote:
AMD provided us with the following statement: "At AMD, security is a top priority and we are continually working to ensure the safety of our users as new risks arise. We are investigating this report, which we just received, to understand the methodology and merit of the findings."
by biffzinker
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Vulnerabilities Discovered in AMD's Zen and Vega Security Processor, Including Backdoors in the AsMedia Chipset
Replies: 59
Views: 4208

Re: Vulnerabilities Discovered in AMD's Zen Security Processor, Including Backdoors in the AsMedia Chipset

I'm waiting for a reponse AMD might have to these suppose exploits. Is this a smear campaign from Intel?
by biffzinker
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Vulnerabilities Discovered in AMD's Zen and Vega Security Processor, Including Backdoors in the AsMedia Chipset
Replies: 59
Views: 4208

Vulnerabilities Discovered in AMD's Zen and Vega Security Processor, Including Backdoors in the AsMedia Chipset

Security researchers with Israel-based CTS-Labs, have discovered a staggering thirteen critical security vulnerabilities for AMD's "Zen" CPU micro-architecture, which are as damning the three recent "Meltdown" and "Spectre" vulnerabilities that affect various CPU manuf...
by biffzinker
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: AT&T ZTE 700a vs ZTE MF279
Replies: 2
Views: 1867

Re: AT&T ZTE 700a vs ZTE MF279

This was in the news again: Chiefs of top intelligence agencies in the United States told the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday that Chinese smartphones posed a threat to American customers. Directors of the National Security Agency, FBI, CIA and the Defense Intelligence Agency unanimously ag...
by biffzinker
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Chipset transistor count?
Replies: 5
Views: 1127

Re: Chipset transistor count?

Also Intel included a generous gift with each PCH, a Quark x86 processor running Minix aka Intel Management Engine.
by biffzinker
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Let's take a look at the VP9 decoding performance of 20 different processors!
Replies: 41
Views: 6360

Re: Let's take a look at the VP9 decoding performance of 19 different processors!

Didn't it take them (and other browsers) forever to finally use SSE? Something to do with x86-64 web browser builds? I know x86-64 has SSE/SSE2 as a requirement in place of x87. The original AMD64 architecture adopted Intel's SSE and SSE2 as core instructions. These instruction sets provide a vecto...
by biffzinker
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: SATA Card Blues
Replies: 25
Views: 2216

Re: SATA Card Blues

Lol, that doa was a typo. I didn't catch it when I was typing. But, it checks out, I have to admit. Not that I want to disparage the board too much. It's lasted a really long time. But, as you guys pointed out, Core2 is obsolete for most anything but the very basics. I don't do much gaming, althoug...
by biffzinker
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: SATA Card Blues
Replies: 25
Views: 2216

Re: SATA Card Blues

So out with the old hardware, and in it's place how about this?

Core i3-8100 3.6GHz Quad-Core
Gigabyte - Z370 HD3P (has a PCI slot plus LPT/COM headers below the slot)
Crucial - 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400

Total: $354.97
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/x8xNJV
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