Personal computing discussed

Search found 2841 matches

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 95
by DancinJack
Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Streaming frustrations
Replies: 36
Views: 1407

Re: Streaming frustrations

Nah, that's how it works for me too Waco. Throughout the house, AC/5GHz works better nearly everywhere. Once I'm out back on the patio or something I might switch over to 2.4. Really though, at least for me, 5GHz in my house is almost always faster even with a weak signal.
by DancinJack
Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Stellaris Maxing out a 4790K (Task Manager incorrect)
Replies: 14
Views: 685

Re: Stellaris Maxing out a 4790K (Task Manager incorrect)

Kougar wrote:
DancinJack wrote:
Wow, Winamp.


Still the best :D


Agree to disagree.
by DancinJack
Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Skylake X: Bye Bye Rings, Hello Mesh
Replies: 41
Views: 2354

Re: Skylake X: Bye Bye Rings, Hello Mesh

It's a brand new platform Krogoth... Saying their platform is stable because it was 8 years ago with completely different chipsets, CPUs, and manufacturers makes no sense. But OK. And if we're going to compare this to K8/Operton days, Intel isn't in "serious trouble." In 2006, Opteron/AMD'...
by DancinJack
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Skylake X: Bye Bye Rings, Hello Mesh
Replies: 41
Views: 2354

Re: Skylake X: Bye Bye Rings, Hello Mesh

Pretty good server article over at Anandtech intel-skylake-ep-vs-amd-epyc-7000-cpu-battle-of-the-decade Promising results for EPYC too. AMD's is offering more cores at lower prices and still winning a lot of the benches. :) Yeah, unfortunately for AMD though, the server space isn't quite as forgivi...
by DancinJack
Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: .flac to .mp3 conversion?
Replies: 60
Views: 1128

Re: .flac to .mp3 conversion?

Sure, I could be more selective. But that would involve whittling things down a LOT, and I'd be constantly going, "Hmm, I haven't listened to X in a while... oh damn, that's not on the phone!" I get it. This is what happens to me once in a blue moon. I don't mind switching stuff out thoug...
by DancinJack
Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: .flac to .mp3 conversion?
Replies: 60
Views: 1128

Re: .flac to .mp3 conversion?

pfffft at anything in 2017 that doesn't play FLAC. No cars fo' me. For completeness, I don't really convert to MP3 anymore these days... I do have LAME installed somewhere though (which works through Foobar if I want too). Then again, I really only play stuff on my computer (Schiit DAC+AMP) and my p...
by DancinJack
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: tired of searching for a good budget (under US$200) phone - ideas?
Replies: 33
Views: 1282

Re: tired of searching for a good budget (under US$200) phone - ideas?

LoneWolf15 wrote:
Hard to say, but the Nexus 5X isn't the only HTC phone with the issue. There are several others with the same complaint.


The 5X isn't made by HTC.
by DancinJack
Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Streaming frustrations
Replies: 36
Views: 1407

Re: Streaming frustrations

Roku+Plex ftw. I bought a Roku 3 right when it came out and have been using it for years. Not really any complaints.
by DancinJack
Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: tired of searching for a good budget (under US$200) phone - ideas?
Replies: 33
Views: 1282

Re: tired of searching for a good budget (under US$200) phone - ideas?

Yeah I'm sorry but there is no way I would buy that phone in your situation. I do hope you realize you're likely to get no major revision Android updates. Hell, I think you'll be lucky to get security updates. I guess good luck.
by DancinJack
Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega FE Fire Strike, on par with GTX 1080
Replies: 105
Views: 3763

Re: Vega FE Fire Strike, on par with GTX 1080

I didn't see anyone post die size yet?

It appears the die (Vega only, no HBM) is roughly 25.90mm x 19.80mm = 512.82mm-ish. (almost cut off a sig fig)
by DancinJack
Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega FE Fire Strike, on par with GTX 1080
Replies: 105
Views: 3763

Re: Vega FE Fire Strike, on par with GTX 1080

Vega is definitely not just a die shrink of Fiji.

Even though the FE stuff hasn't been amazing yet, I still think we're looking at above 1070 in most stuff, about 1080 in some others, and maybe above 1080 in a few particular things where Vega excels. When is RX launch?
by DancinJack
Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Photo Management
Replies: 9
Views: 351

Re: Photo Management

You should really try and come up with the money for Lightroom. It's going to be so so so so so much less hassle than the others, if the others even do have some features you want.
by DancinJack
Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega FE Fire Strike, on par with GTX 1080
Replies: 105
Views: 3763

Re: Vega FE Fire Strike, on par with GTX 1080

Man, that review does not paint a pretty picture. I almost feel bad for AMD.
by DancinJack
Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega FE Fire Strike, on par with GTX 1080
Replies: 105
Views: 3763

Re: Vega FE Fire Strike, on par with GTX 1080

I don't think PCper's benchmarks are all that far off. That "demo" they showed in December showed whatever Vega silicon w/8GB of memory running "about" 60-70 FPS in Doom 4K (Vulcan). That's ROUGHLY on par with a 1080. Feels like that's about what we'll see. Above the 1080 in a fe...
by DancinJack
Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: StarCraft: Remastered
Replies: 56
Views: 2102

Re: StarCraft: Remastered

I doubt there are any quarks in it tbh.
by DancinJack
Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Diablo III
Replies: 736
Views: 117628

Re: Diablo III

I already bought it yesterday, but haven't jumped on yet. The combination of skills stuff that I have looked at seemed pretty cool. I'll probably jump in tonight and fart around a bit. I wish they didn't introduce it in the middle of a season. All my friends are kinda meh on starting up again before...
by DancinJack
Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega FE Fire Strike, on par with GTX 1080
Replies: 105
Views: 3763

Re: Vega FE Fire Strike, on par with GTX 1080

I would not count on Vega (top o the line) using less power than 1080. That'd be pretty crazy engineering by AMD, but given the Polaris stuff, and GF process tech, including the chips we know that have been produced on it, there is very little chance they'll use less power than Nvidia at the same p...
by DancinJack
Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Native American Pemmican
Replies: 73
Views: 1401

Re: Native American Pemmican

by DancinJack
Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega FE Fire Strike, on par with GTX 1080
Replies: 105
Views: 3763

Re: Vega FE Fire Strike, on par with GTX 1080

The closer the RX Vega gets to launch, the more I feel like it's going to be a flop. Kinda makes me feel like AMDs engineers are diverted to Ryzen and the GPU team was left barebones to hobble along for a couple years. They may work together on some things, but RTG and the CPU teams are mostly sepa...
by DancinJack
Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega FE Fire Strike, on par with GTX 1080
Replies: 105
Views: 3763

Re: Vega FE Fire Strike, on par with GTX 1080

Oh wow. I'm not sure the Newegg page is right, but it suggests the TDP is 300W for the air cooled. And it says 375W for the liquid version!!! That's gonna be warm. https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814105073&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&c...
by DancinJack
Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega FE Fire Strike, on par with GTX 1080
Replies: 105
Views: 3763

Re: Vega FE Fire Strike, on par with GTX 1080

AMD keeping even with NVIDIA on power/performance is really a win for us. If both companies are at parity they'll have to compete on price in the short term, and find a way to increase generational price/performance in the longer term. I would agree with you if AMD were even close to Nvidia on effi...
by DancinJack
Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega FE Fire Strike, on par with GTX 1080
Replies: 105
Views: 3763

Re: Vega FE Fire Strike, on par with GTX 1080

I would not count on Vega (top o the line) using less power than 1080. That'd be pretty crazy engineering by AMD, but given the Polaris stuff, and GF process tech, including the chips we know that have been produced on it, there is very little chance they'll use less power than Nvidia at the same pe...
by DancinJack
Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: TPU “Advertorial By AMD”...
Replies: 9
Views: 648

Re: TPU “Advertorial By AMD”...

White pitiful, not all that surprising. That kind of crap been going on for years and years.
by DancinJack
Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Roadtrip Playlist
Replies: 12
Views: 465

Re: Roadtrip Playlist

just brew it! wrote:
Maybe a Beatles album or two.
Maybe a Rolling Stones album or two


FTFY
by DancinJack
Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Ryzen, MSI X370, Corsair Vengeance Build
Replies: 5
Views: 508

Re: Ryzen, MSI X370, Corsair Vengeance Build

Motherboard RMA (or try another CPU if you have one, but I figured that was unlikely).
by DancinJack
Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Apple WWDC keynote
Replies: 38
Views: 1311

Re: Apple WWDC keynote

Not trying to derail the thread, but I have tried my best to fit a tablet into my life and I just can't. It just doesn't appeal to me at all. Between a Macbook Pro, Pixel XL, and my Windows 10 PC, I just can't find a reason to actually use one. FWIW, I'm not saying that they aren't useful in certain...
by DancinJack
Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: PCIe 4.0 ALMOST Ready
Replies: 22
Views: 1108

Re: PCIe 4.0 ALMOST Ready

At this point I'm not sure if PCIe v4 could be useful during the foreseeable future. Although I supposed enough time has passed to update the standard... It'd be incredibly useful for Thunderbolt 3. TB3 currently mandates up to 4 x PCI-E 3.0 lanes per port. Keeping the 4 lanes but increasing their ...
by DancinJack
Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: PCIe 4.0 ALMOST Ready
Replies: 22
Views: 1108

Re: PCIe 4.0 ALMOST Ready

It's not just about bandwidth for single GPUs whm. Although it's not wrong that PCIe 3.0 x16 is plenty of bandwidth for cardss today, GPUs are FAR from the only thing that uses PCIe on a motherboard. Think bigger, man.
by DancinJack
Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: PCIe 4.0 ALMOST Ready
Replies: 22
Views: 1108

Re: PCIe 4.0 ALMOST Ready

whm1974 wrote:
OK you convinced me, it can be useful. Now what about DDR5?


What are you asking whm? If DDR5 would be useful?

Of course it will be. Higher speeds with less power. Gimme dat bandwidth.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 95