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by cegras
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Nvidia Partner Program - Illegal?
Replies: 76
Views: 3183

Re: Nvidia Partner Program - Illegal?

First, you obviously can, because you did. That's just my opinion. I didn't give any sort of legal opinion with legalese. 1) Nvidia has a brand development co-marketing agreement for which it provides all or most of the funding in which the language involved suggests that dual-branding might be dis...
by cegras
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Nvidia Partner Program - Illegal?
Replies: 76
Views: 3183

Re: Nvidia Partner Program - Illegal?

I'm not fixated on that at all, I am asking what is anti-competitive about this partnership's non-disputable (that is, the stuff that is officially known and accepted by both sides, not rumors about extortion and so forth) details? I cannot comment on how it legally stands, all I can do is reproduc...
by cegras
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Nvidia Partner Program - Illegal?
Replies: 76
Views: 3183

Re: Nvidia Partner Program - Illegal?

If I offer poor arguments, I'd rather be corrected than insulted, or answered with an unexplained drive-by about monopsony. I remain confused as to why you and the other guy are so fixated on total graphics market share when nvidia only competes in a well defined subset of that market.
by cegras
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Nvidia Partner Program - Illegal?
Replies: 76
Views: 3183

Re: Nvidia Partner Program - Illegal?

Uhhhhhh You do realize that you are taking someone's two-sentence summation of someone else's video from a reddit discussion, and you are taking it out-of-context and without providing any explanatory reason why or how it's related. You don't even cite it. I mean, this is not how cognitively normal...
by cegras
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Nvidia Partner Program - Illegal?
Replies: 76
Views: 3183

Re: Nvidia Partner Program - Illegal?

You should calm yourself, and possibly take a trip to google for TAM, such as when I did that with Ryu's retort. As I will repeat, Nvidia does not compete much, if at all, in the integrated GPU business. If it becomes the sole supplier of products in its market segment by pushing AMD out, it would b...
by cegras
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Nvidia Partner Program - Illegal?
Replies: 76
Views: 3183

Re: Nvidia Partner Program - Illegal?

Here's a perspective from reddit: Linus just did a surface overview of this in a video a short while ago, comparing "gaming" hardware with the vanilla stuff. Naturally, it was a dead heat, with the only big disparity between the "gaming" branded cards and the vanilla cards being ...
by cegras
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Nvidia Partner Program - Illegal?
Replies: 76
Views: 3183

Re: Nvidia Partner Program - Illegal?

I don't think so? Any chip maker sells chips to a wider and wider network of buyers through various middle men layers. At no point is there a sole buyer that is abusing its purchasing power to influence the market. If HP was the only server maker that would be what you describe. Nvidia does not comp...
by cegras
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Nvidia Partner Program - Illegal?
Replies: 76
Views: 3183

Re: Nvidia Partner Program - Illegal?

By your logic, there is no such thing as a monopoly since the TAM for any company is a subset of the entire global market. Intel doesn't have a monopoly on server chips because its server chip shipments are only a small fraction of total chips of any kind shipped. There's also a question of whether ...
by cegras
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted
Replies: 450
Views: 22777

Re: STAR WARS TIME! - Spoiler Lock Lifted

A FTL missile would make the Death Star obsolete - and "canon" examples exist that make the DS look silly: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Sun_Crusher
by cegras
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel Processor bug incoming?
Replies: 234
Views: 13709

Re: Intel Processor bug incoming?

https://translate.google.de/translate?hl=de&sl=de&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.computerbase.de%2F2018-01%2Fmeltdown-spectre-amd-intel-benchmarks%2F If the frametimes are considered, the differences become clearer: The threshold, over which 99 per cent of the frametimes lie, falls with activ...
by cegras
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel Processor bug incoming?
Replies: 234
Views: 13709

Re: Intel Processor bug incoming?

Some aren't seeing 'negligable' impact:

https://www.epicgames.com/fortnite/foru ... ity-update
by cegras
Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Samsung C24FG70—best monitor, worst support
Replies: 79
Views: 9099

Re: Samsung C24FG70—best monitor, worst support

I did play around with the calibration, including using the values from rtings.info review of the 27" version, but no dice. I did not spend the time learning how brightness, contrast, RGB, etc, control the gamma curve, which I could not get right, and that led to things like loss of detail in g...
by cegras
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Samsung C24FG70—best monitor, worst support
Replies: 79
Views: 9099

Re: Samsung C24FG70—best monitor, worst support

Received it two days ago and lost a bunch of games on OW with it. With 60 Hz, I'm used to not seeing the transition when I flick my mouse - and see the whole thing is a bit jarring! The refresh rate is beautiful - but no one has reviewed this monitor so it's hard to get it calibrated right. The whit...
by cegras
Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Samsung C24FG70—best monitor, worst support
Replies: 79
Views: 9099

Re: Samsung C24FG70—best monitor, worst support

I'm curious that you didn't simply buy another one, as it seems like the hubbub around the QA issues have died down recently.
by cegras
Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Samsung C24FG70—best monitor, worst support
Replies: 79
Views: 9099

Re: Samsung C24FG70—best monitor, worst support

Since the C24FG70 is OOS on Amazon, this weekend I picked up the Optix G24C on sale, 209.99 AR. MSI has a newer version that TR covered in the news, but there does not seem to be any difference. I noticed that the newer version uses the joystick to control the OSD, much like the Samsung one, so I wo...
by cegras
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Does gaming lead to Carpal Tunnel?
Replies: 17
Views: 2478

Re: Does gaming lead to Carpal Tunnel?

How do you hold your mouse? If you pivot your wrist, that can lead to RSI. In highschool I injured my right wrist that way, and switch to pivoting my elbow instead, which fixed the problem, but my wrist is still injured, and can be aggravated by the wrong movements.
by cegras
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: The Threadripper: THERE. ARE. FOUR. DIES!
Replies: 35
Views: 11681

Re: The Threadripper: THERE. ARE. FOUR. DIES!

Defective dies are better used in Ryzen 3 or 5 parts .. not as turned off spacers in Threadripper.
by cegras
Sun May 07, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Agner's CPU blog: Ryzen
Replies: 2
Views: 2328

Agner's CPU blog: Ryzen

http://www.agner.org/optimize/blog/read.php?i=838 The Ryzen has a micro-operation cache which can hold 2048 micro-operations or instructions. This is sufficient to hold the critical innermost loop in most programs. There has been discussions of whether the Ryzen would be able to run four instruction...
by cegras
Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Intel is up to their dirty tricks.. as usual..
Replies: 78
Views: 8377

Re: Intel is up to their dirty tricks.. as usual..

After all, according to you their hardware designs are just so far beyond anything that Intel could produce that obviously Intel couldn't do AMD hardware justice. Never said that. Additionally, in 2010 AMD had a very good reason to not be selling every chip it made: the Phenom II wasn't all that gr...
by cegras
Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Intel is up to their dirty tricks.. as usual..
Replies: 78
Views: 8377

Re: Intel is up to their dirty tricks.. as usual..

From 2010: http://www.agner.org/optimize/blog/read.php?i=49#112 This issue is getting more and more absurd the more I dig into it. AMD makes a function library called AMD Core Math Library (ACML) to match Intel's Math Kernel Library (MKL). I have tested a Windows version of ACML and found that some ...
by cegras
Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Intel is up to their dirty tricks.. as usual..
Replies: 78
Views: 8377

Re: Intel is up to their dirty tricks.. as usual..

Intel's so-called "dirty tricks" were far less effective than the AMD faithful would have you believe. Back when Intel was supposedly making "dirty" deals with Dell that cost Intel money [not AMD, they sold their chips full-price], AMD's own press was all about how fab-constrain...
by cegras
Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Why 'Ryzen'
Replies: 39
Views: 6783

Re: Why 'Ryzen'

Liking a name or not is completely arbitrary preference. If you took someone who had not heard of Radeon, GeForce, Core, or Ryzen, there is a high chance that none of those words would have any intrinsic pop over another. The only thing that gives it weight is the amount of history behind the brand....
by cegras
Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzen Passmark: Prime and Physics are off, excels at everything else.
Replies: 213
Views: 15639

Re: Ryzen Passmark: Prime and Physics are off, excels at everything else.

So go back to copying French tabloid trash and acting like a pretentious douche. I'm not afraid or impressed by you and I know for a fact you don't have the technical chops to address anything I've said. That's OK, you are also incapable of understanding what I do. You shouldn't feel superior becau...
by cegras
Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzen Passmark: Prime and Physics are off, excels at everything else.
Replies: 213
Views: 15639

Re: Ryzen Passmark: Prime and Physics are off, excels at everything else.

So we can't express our displeasure about his behaviour, yet his foul language is simply given a pass?
by cegras
Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzen Passmark: Prime and Physics are off, excels at everything else.
Replies: 213
Views: 15639

Re: Ryzen Passmark: Prime and Physics are off, excels at everything else.

Really? What part of this is 'trolling'? Ooh look, Cegrassbyte spent all that time typing up a hand translation of a french magazine article that felt the need to post a picture of Donald Trump in an article that's supposed to be about CPU microarchitecture. How touching. You literally spent 100x mo...
by cegras
Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzen Passmark: Prime and Physics are off, excels at everything else.
Replies: 213
Views: 15639

Re: Ryzen Passmark: Prime and Physics are off, excels at everything else.

I disagree. The tone of many of his posts are outright hostile ("douchenozzle" ranks high on the list of frequently used words) - see his response to me, where all I did was post a link to Canard PC, a reputed french hardware magazine, that writes about bad things happening at intel. If he...