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by chuckula
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: AMD Graphics Card Issue After Latest Windows 10 Update
Replies: 1
Views: 74

Re: AMD Graphics Card Issue After Latest Windows 10 Update

You make this post almost exactly in sync with TR posting this story?

You have all kinds of luck. Unfortunately it's all bad.
by chuckula
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Koduri and Keller Bromance... CONFIRMED!
Replies: 0
Views: 98

Koduri and Keller Bromance... CONFIRMED!

Behold Raja and Jim back together again, but this time Inside Intel (TM).
by chuckula
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Der8Auer ripped[2] Cinebench's threads out!
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: Der8Auer ripped[2] Cinebench's threads out!

He's going to be retesting with a 1+1+1+1 memory channel config in a few weeks too. I know I'm interested in that test versus the 2+0+2+0 config he tested in the video. Has AMD ruled officially on how TR2 memory will be wired up? I kinda stopped looking when the buzz died down. We'll find out if it...
by chuckula
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Der8Auer ripped[2] Cinebench's threads out!
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Der8Auer ripped[2] Cinebench's threads out!

Behold the POWAR of this fully armed and operational 32 core Threadripper running Cinebench! OK, maybe not fully armed and operational. Instead it's an Epyc 7601 that Der8auer overclocked to be in the same general frequency range as Ripper 2: Electric Boogaloo. What's really interesting is how depen...
by chuckula
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: I built a memory bench
Replies: 8
Views: 852

Re: I built a memory bench

Out of curiosity, what is the split in this "memory bench" between a benchmark that hits cache at various levels vs. a benchmark that actually assesses system RAM?
by chuckula
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Looks like that old-time chip monopolist is afraid!
Replies: 1
Views: 315

Looks like that old-time chip monopolist is afraid!

And of course when I refer to a monopolist I'm talking about ARM, who claims to ship literally 90% of all microprocessors and who happily gives us unlockable/unpatchable phones. Behold ARM's latest campaign against the dark forces of -- wait for it -- RISC-V . What you thought I was going to say som...
by chuckula
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Amazing Thai Rescue Mission
Replies: 6
Views: 622

Amazing Thai Rescue Mission

This has been all over the news for a while, but it looks like the rescue operation to get a Thai boys soccer team out of a flooded cave is fully underway and some of the boys have made it out. I've done some nice casual open-water diving in Florida & the Caymens to see coral reefs, but this res...
by chuckula
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega 64 or GTX 1080 (not TI)?
Replies: 66
Views: 2423

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

[Arthur Dent] Ah, this is obviously some strange usage of the word "standard" that I wasn't previously aware of. [/Arthur Dent] DX12 is a "standard" but it's the type of standard that leaves massive blanks to be filled in in pursuit of that "low level control" everybod...
by chuckula
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Am I bottlenecked?
Replies: 36
Views: 1645

Re: Am I bottlenecked?

If i have to rebuild how new of a CPU do i need where the cpu wont be the bottleneck in my system?


I've got 32 Answers to that Question!
by chuckula
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega 64 or GTX 1080 (not TI)?
Replies: 66
Views: 2423

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

I just want to say: Can't we all just get along in this thread?!?!

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by chuckula
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Skylake-X Burners Club
Replies: 29
Views: 936

Re: Skylake-X Burners Club

Chucky's modus operandi is trolling. I can respect that.... https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR-sVnaovIvDxdgGc-JWv1brostUplmwBYh0C6QVCJg03HiFy4uhA You think this thread is bad? Just see the Vega64 vs. GTX-1080 fight going on next door. I'm an amateur in comparison to that.
by chuckula
Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Skylake-X Burners Club
Replies: 29
Views: 936

Re: Skylake-X Burners Club

I think it would be funnier to buy him a Threadripper though. 32 core Ripper2 or bust! Because everybody knows that ordinary gamers don't just play games*! They play games. And STREAM the games using a pure CPU solution! (because we are inadvertently saying Vega doesn't do that) And run a compile j...
by chuckula
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Skylake-X Burners Club
Replies: 29
Views: 936

Re: Skylake-X Burners Club

I don't think his workload consists of running Blender benchmarks. Bingo. Chucky's brainwashed Intel zealotry showing a bit strongly there. I don't know if I could have worded it any more clearly: performance/Watt of the Zen platform for our specific needs Well that was a pretty stupid personal att...
by chuckula
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Skylake-X Burners Club
Replies: 29
Views: 936

Re: Skylake-X Burners Club

I suspect the motherboard is at fault especially if it was a first batch of X299 boards which were rushed to market with the original expectation that were going to run Skylake LCC chips. Not the potentially more power hungry HCC chips. While I agree with the overall conclusion that x299 motherboar...
by chuckula
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Skylake-X Burners Club
Replies: 29
Views: 936

Re: Skylake-X Burners Club

I don't think his workload consists of running Blender benchmarks. 1. That's why I asked about what the workload actually is. 2. According to his post if they have never even evaluated the platform I'd be interested to see the concrete numbers that backup the rather black-and-white conclusion about...
by chuckula
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Skylake-X Burners Club
Replies: 29
Views: 936

Re: Skylake-X Burners Club

I haven't even joined the X299 club, not even at work - the shoddy VRM horror stories and vastly superior performance/Watt of the Zen platform for our specific needs means Intel don't even get looked at. So how do you know that Zen is so superior if you didn't even look at the Intel solution? I'm a...
by chuckula
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Skylake-X Burners Club
Replies: 29
Views: 936

Re: Skylake-X Burners Club

Possibly. One thing that I noticed before the death was ever increasing load temperatures. The case was kept clean of all dust and dirt and used in well conditioned environment but somehow my load temperatures rose from 65 to mid 70s then to ultimate over 90s over time. I always thought that spectr...
by chuckula
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Skylake-X Burners Club
Replies: 29
Views: 936

Re: Skylake-X Burners Club

SkyWarrior wrote:
Cooler is fine and working as expected. My culprit is the motherboard and victim is the CPU. Both will be RMAed and sold afterwards.


OK, so something went wrong with the VRMs or something else power-related on the motherboard and it killed the chip? Or vice versa?
by chuckula
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Skylake-X Burners Club
Replies: 29
Views: 936

Re: Skylake-X Burners Club

Have you confirmed that the chip itself is burned out or is it the motherboard (or a combination?)
by chuckula
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Create your own nightmare cat creatures!
Replies: 18
Views: 787

Re: Create your own nightmare cat creatures!

THANKS MACHINE LEARNING!
by chuckula
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: $600 Notebook Suggestion?
Replies: 9
Views: 565

Re: $600 Notebook Suggestion?

Acer Aspire A515-51-596K = $500. As stated before, aside from the screen quality, I feel like this is a pretty well-made budget laptop. It loses the VGA and the optical drive, but otherwise it looks good and our primary display has HDMI so the VGA connector was more of a fall-back just in case ther...
by chuckula
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: $600 Notebook Suggestion?
Replies: 9
Views: 565

Re: $600 Notebook Suggestion?

I'd say Acer's [non-premium] laptops (up to and including the Aspire 5 line) have the worst screens in the business. Since this is a business, what hardware requirements are there from security standpoint? Perhaps something like the Intel Compute stick for $330 would fit the bill? Then you can get ...
by chuckula
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Post Your Old Games!
Replies: 30
Views: 2352

Re: Post Your Old Games!

Robot Odyssey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6Ceo2hPuPI

Never came close to completing it as a kid, but I did wire together some weird robots.
by chuckula
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: $600 Notebook Suggestion?
Replies: 9
Views: 565

Re: $600 Notebook Suggestion?

Not sure I would be looking at a dGPU for the application described. Also, is Acer's support still poor like it was a few years ago? OTOH, an FHD display is nice if connecting to an FHD TV or projector, since you can get display continuity regardless of whether you're mirroring or extending. Since ...
by chuckula
Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: $600 Notebook Suggestion?
Replies: 9
Views: 565

$600 Notebook Suggestion?

Work is getting a notebook for use in making presentations in a conference room that has a standard HD TV as a display. I'm looking for a notebook in the $600 [or lower] price range that doesn't need to be an uber-performance system but that should boot up fast and preferably have good battery life ...
by chuckula
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: This is what Intel's failure looks like
Replies: 4
Views: 736

Re: This is what Intel's failure looks like

Erm, we knew it "existed". As a tick box exersize using a chip that is so bad in quality and quantity no OEM wants it. I'll buy you literally every single 7nm RyZen mobile system that AMD sells in 2018 if you buy me only 2 or 3 of these! But thanks for posting. It shows that under all tha...
by chuckula
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: GTX 980
Replies: 7
Views: 716

Re: GTX 980

I still have my GTX 980. It works amazing and Im wondering about upgrades. Any help? We at Ngreedia HQ would like to personally apologize for the fact that your card hasn't self-destructed on schedule. Our Intentionally Gimped Driver Program (TM) is sadly not what it used to be like it was in the g...
by chuckula
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: This is what Intel's failure looks like
Replies: 4
Views: 736

This is what Intel's failure looks like

[voiceover] Lake Rider: a shadowy flight into the inept world of a chip that does not exist. Cannon Lake, a Krogothed notebook CPU on a crusade to champion the cause of helping AMD, the AMD fanboys, and Apple in a world of physics that operates above Moore's Law.[/voiceover] You want pictures? I'll ...
by chuckula
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Build upgrade -- more processing power?
Replies: 11
Views: 670

Re: Build upgrade -- more processing power?

I'll let TR do the reporting from its most recent CPU review here: https://techreport.com/review/33568/gaming-and-streaming-with-amd-second-gen-ryzen-cpus/9 TL;DR version: The i5 8400 is the best bang-for-the-buck gaming option and it has reasonable power consumption to boot. With 6 physical cores i...
by chuckula
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Webb delayed again
Replies: 16
Views: 594

Re: Webb delayed again

This does not look good. It is increasingly sounding like this is an absolute dumpster fire of a project, with astronomical sunk cost and high odds of complete failure (likely resulting in near-total loss of the time and money invested). TOTALLY PLAGIARIZING THAT FOR MY NEXT POST ABOUT INTEL'S 10NM...
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