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by freebird
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What shows are you recently watching?
Replies: 200
Views: 25062

Re: What shows are you recently watching?

Archer 1999, not as good as previous seasons...

Daily: AMD's stock ticker; it is Ryzen nearly every day, but I like that re-run.
by freebird
Tue May 28, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: 16 COARZ.... Not announced by AMD
Replies: 104
Views: 7766

Re: 16 COARZ.... Not announced by AMD

The abstinence of a customer-tier 16-core Zen2 desktop SKU can easily be explained that AMD doesn't want to cannibalize their Threadripper 1/2 line-up yet. They'll probably announce them around the same time as Threadripper 3's official debut. It'll also be probably be a challenge to run on older A...
by freebird
Mon May 13, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: OMG, a 7.6 TB 2.5" SSD...does this really exist?
Replies: 42
Views: 4851

Re: OMG, a 7.6 TB 2.5" SSD...does this really exist?

I guess that's what happens when AMD leaves a bottle of their CPU "glue" lying around... someone else will start playing with it. Has anyone seen Chuckula lately???
by freebird
Tue May 07, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: AMD wins big for DOE -
Replies: 39
Views: 3345

Re: AMD wins big for DOE -

Ok, the overuse of "infinity fabric" in the article was confusing since you are saying the internode connects are still Ares or whatever Cray is using in 2021. That makes more sense. As for how much money AMD actually sees... That remains to be seen especially when the contract was awarde...
by freebird
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: OMG, a 7.6 TB 2.5" SSD...does this really exist?
Replies: 42
Views: 4851

Re: OMG, a 7.6 TB 2.5" SSD...does this really exist?

It appears to exist and not be a late April Fool's joke. link If so, that's great news for the future. Look, I am not stupid. They cannot make things like that yet. Not yet. Not for about forty years. Are you saying it's from the future? One possible future... from your point of view. I don't know ...
by freebird
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Rollin' in my [PCIe] 5.0
Replies: 26
Views: 2894

Re: Rollin' in my [PCIe] 5.0

I'd be very interested in a standard consumer CPU that implements effectively the same or slightly more bandwidth than Threadripper [60 lanes available PCIe 3.0 vs. 16 lanes of PCIe 5.0 is about the same] but only needs 16 lanes to do it, which makes it more practical for most motherboards on the m...
by freebird
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Two Graphics Cards NOT in Sli RE Folding
Replies: 12
Views: 2621

Re: Two Graphics Cards NOT in Sli RE Folding

Topinio wrote:
Did you try to follow the guide I linke to at that other forum?


I think he wants you to come over and set it up for him... ;)
by freebird
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Have $200, Will Upgrade
Replies: 34
Views: 2461

Re: Have $200, Will Upgrade

That R9 270X is roughly equivalent to an RX 560 with all of its pieces enabled, maybe a little faster. There's a big difference between that and an RX 580, so I'd consider that. But if you're still using the stock Intel cooler I'd also look at something like a Cooler Master Hyper 212 tower heatsink...
by freebird
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: FreeNAS I̶n̶t̶e̶l̶ ̶8̶0̶8̶6̶k̶ AMD Threadripper upgrade!
Replies: 39
Views: 5205

Re: FreeNAS I̶n̶t̶e̶l̶ ̶8̶0̶8̶6̶k̶ AMD Threadripper upgrade!

I remember reading about some people having issues with LSI raid cards working on Asrock motherboards before, so I did a quick search and found this: https://www.reddit.com/r/DataHoarder/comments/88yl4t/lsi_sas_920116e_and_x399_threadripper_issues/ There is a BIOS setting listed that may help for so...
by freebird
Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: "Foreshadow" speculative execution attacks outlined
Replies: 53
Views: 3811

Re: "Foreshadow" speculative execution attacks outlined

That's a really bad list of unaffected CPUs from SuSE there. Actual list at Intel's site https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/security-center/advisory/intel-sa-00161.html A list is a list... good or bad is a subjective perspective. You can basically assume nearly every Intel PC & Server base...
by freebird
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: "Foreshadow" speculative execution attacks outlined
Replies: 53
Views: 3811

Re: "Foreshadow" speculative execution attacks outlined

We certainly didn't have any sort of involvement in this matter. Rick MoarCoars AMD PR Honcho You ARE right... Intel did with the design of their chips. Intel: New L1 Terminal Fault Bugs Hit Virtual Machines Harder https://www.crn.com/news/components-peripherals/intel-new-lt-terminal-fault-bugs-hit...
by freebird
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: RTX 2080 and today's games
Replies: 47
Views: 2659

Re: RTX 2080 and today's games

Most of the monitors available to buy right now are ancient tech. I'd wait for the next round of monitors with better responsiveness, widespread HDR, and refined strobing. And of course, 4K is an idiot tax if you value responsiveness. I totally agree... I'm in the market for a new monitor, but I wa...
by freebird
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: RTX 2080 and today's games
Replies: 47
Views: 2659

Re: RTX 2080 and today's games

That said, keep in mind that the RTX2080 will probably outperform the GTX1080Ti (if Nvidia's history is anything to go by) once we see real benchmarks. So keep that pecking order in mind. I'm not sure how much we can rely on history.So RTX 2080 has a clock advantage, but fewer CUDA cores. Unless Tu...
by freebird
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: RTX 2080 and today's games
Replies: 47
Views: 2659

Re: RTX 2080 and today's games

Not sure why anyone would give buying advice on a product whose performance is not yet known, but anyway here are some numbers from NV: https://techreport.com/news/34022/nvidia-releases-its-first-official-benchmarks-for-the-rtx-2080 If you believe those, 2080 looks like it easily outperforms 1080 T...
by freebird
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: RTX 2080 and today's games
Replies: 47
Views: 2659

Re: RTX 2080 and today's games

My 1080Ti is a beast at 3440x1440 (let alone 2560x1440), and you won't be paying for RT silicon that you'll never see used in WoW. That said the 1080Ti is currently $650 on Newegg and the 2080 non-FE might only be $75-$100 more than that. I can't tell you if that's worth the premium until we see be...
by freebird
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzen BIOS update --> much better
Replies: 4
Views: 2721

Re: Ryzen BIOS update --> much better

Yeah, if your BIOS was from pre-1.0.0.5 or so AGESA, then memory compatibility wasn't great. Glad you were able to get something out of the update. Definitely ANY Ryzen mobo needs 1.0.0.6+ AGESA bios; that's where I really noticed memory timings and stability improvements. Unfortunately, AMD did ru...
by freebird
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 938
Views: 133964

Re: What are you playing right now?

JustAnEngineer wrote:


Planet Busters all the way!!! :)

but I really hate those G-damn Mind Worm invasions later on in the game...
by freebird
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: VEGA 64 Temps, Boost Clock, and Wattage
Replies: 10
Views: 6543

Re: VEGA 64 Temps, Boost Clock, and Wattage

Ok so from my previous which to buy thread(which got kinda way off topic so starting this new one) I bought an Asus Rog Strix Vega 64 OC. So the advertised boost clock on the card is 1590Mhz. Which if I don't screw with Wattman the card never gets close to. In games if I use the cards built in sett...
by freebird
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Post Your Old Games!
Replies: 51
Views: 8873

Re: Post Your Old Games!

GTA and Minecraft are the oldest I have played and reviewed. I hope I wasn't born late :lol: :lol: :lol: Pong on a real dedicated piece of electronics, in the early '00s. Space Invaders on an Atari 2600 in the early '80s. Now get off my lawn. Yes, that was my family's 1st console... it had 2 switch...
by freebird
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: EOL: Windows 7 + CPU w/o SSE2
Replies: 65
Views: 5652

Re: EOL: Windows 7 + CPU w/o SSE2

Basically, mainstream CPUs have supported SSE2 for over a decade. While I feel some sympathy for people with old equipment, that stuff is old enough to predate Win7. By nearly a half decade, even. It's true. I was proud as anything to build a zippy Athlon XP 2400+... in 2004. It was a swell piece o...
by freebird
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel sweepstakes starts today!!
Replies: 34
Views: 4461

Re: Intel sweepstakes starts today!!

Wow. Impressive! How many total winners posted on here? 3? Maybe I should have tried a few more email addresses I own. ;) Congrats!! FYI, I'm assuming all the winners here are US residents of which there were 2086 winners. https://game.intel.com/8086sweepstakes/ ( See Details ) --- Sweepstakes Prize...
by freebird
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: RAM Appears in BIOS, but Not Win7-64
Replies: 32
Views: 8149

Re: RAM Appears in BIOS, but Not Win7-64

I'll have to take a look at the manual and see what it says about memory configurations. The board is a Gigabyte F2A85X-UP4. I've run three sticks before in other boards, but it's been a very long time. It might be that I cannot use only three sticks, that it has to be four. I don't really have a l...
by freebird
Mon May 07, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Share Your GPU Undervolt
Replies: 29
Views: 28018

Re: Share Your GPU Undervolt

Yeah, I *am* trying to minimise noise/power - that's the point of an undervolt thread; "How cool/quiet can you go without giving up performance?" I've tried a 64 BIOS but it doesn't affect the minimum voltage I can put through the HBM2, nor does it let me clock the HBM2 any higher than 96...
by freebird
Mon May 07, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Share Your GPU Undervolt
Replies: 29
Views: 28018

Re: Share Your GPU Undervolt

Resurrecting an old thread, because I've spent around three hours trying to get the very best out of my RX Vega 56 (Sapphire, reference model)... I think getting the "best" out of any Vega 56 Reference model is by putting the 64 BIOS on it... unless you are trying to run it a minimal powe...
by freebird
Tue May 01, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Lawsuit alleges Samsung, Micron, and Hynix colluded to drive up DRAM prices
Replies: 11
Views: 2883

Re: Lawsuit alleges Samsung, Micron, and Hynix colluded to drive up DRAM prices

I have no problem believing that they are artificially constraining supply (Because they've publicly said that they are!) in tacit cahoots, but the problem is that reacting to what your competitors say in their public filings/earnings calls isn't straightforward collusion. And that, I'm afraid, is ...
by freebird
Tue May 01, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Lawsuit alleges Samsung, Micron, and Hynix colluded to drive up DRAM prices
Replies: 11
Views: 2883

Re: Lawsuit alleges Samsung, Micron, and Hynix colluded to drive up DRAM prices

This should be interesting. We'll all get a few bucks and the lawyers will get millions. :P They may have a hard time proving it with server memory & GPU memory demand as high as it is... but yes, even if they do, the lawyers we get millions, user will get a few bucks and memory prices will get...
by freebird
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Ryzen 2k Series + B350/x370 BIOS from e-tailers
Replies: 4
Views: 2282

Re: Ryzen 2k Series + B350/x370 BIOS from e-tailers

Supposedly, all motherboards marked Ryzen 2000 Ready have Bios that will work "out of the Box" with all Ryzen 2000 series (7, 5, G) CPUs. That being said I had a bad experience with an ASRock X370 PRO4 AM4 motherboard which is listed as Ryzen 2000 Ready on newegg.com and the box itself. I ...
by freebird
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: RyZen+ Preorder: DO IT NOW!
Replies: 34
Views: 5959

Re: RyZen+ Preorder: DO IT NOW!

The 2700X looks great but I can't justify $329 for ~10% upgrade (vs my current 1700X). I couldn't find a clear summary of the advantages of X470 vs X370? Anyone know? The difference? X470 - X370 = X100 (therefore 100 times better!!!) Hopefully not 100X more expensive... ;( Except in this case, most...
by freebird
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: So who here is actually mining?
Replies: 356
Views: 42419

Re: So who here is actually mining?

Glorious wrote:
This is all a bear trap!

All I see are cheap coins!

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by freebird
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: All Intel, All the Time
Replies: 8
Views: 1469

Re: All Intel, All the Time

Did Intel send out a whole new round of Spiffs? So much Intel news. Good Job. It's good to be the King. Yeah, they must of been timing the announcement of new CPUs with this release: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/266884-intel-wont-patch-older-cpus-to-resolve-spectre-flaws So they can tell e...
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