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by Kougar
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Big Skylake X Die Shot & Size Estimate
Replies: 13
Views: 989

Re: Big Skylake X Die Shot & Size Estimate

Why would Apple engineers want to put 350-500 W in one socket? If Apple wanted they could certainly design a cooling system to handle it in a Mac pro. Odds are Apple would trim the specs or use more expensive, higher grade silicon in order to use lower voltages and reduce heat. I don't know what th...
by Kougar
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega is [also] overpriced because AMD has manufacturing problems
Replies: 20
Views: 780

Re: Vega is [also] overpriced because AMD has manufacturing problems

Probably another one of those multiple contributing factor situations, not just an HBM2 shortage. Especially when there are two different versions of the Vega 64 product as mentioned before . By AMD's own slide deck the Z-height is different between versions. The HBM2 stacks are not flush with the d...
by Kougar
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: The TR Internet Videos Thread
Replies: 767
Views: 330450

Re: The TR Internet Videos Thread

In honor of Cassini I watched a few shows on it. NOVA's Death Dive to Saturn vid was pretty good and focused on the people and stories behind the spacecraft and some of the latest discoveries, such as that Saturn's magnetic field is weakening. If ya enjoy science/astronomy shows The Planet's is a go...
by Kougar
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1746
Views: 53154

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

So almonds are drupes, and not botanical nuts. Okay. But bitter almonds ... wtf. Maybe I just plain forgot about them but either way I heard about them today. Around ten to kill a kid and less than fifty for an average adult, and even more potent if accidentally combined with water when making almon...
by Kougar
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Darn it, Equifax!
Replies: 68
Views: 3075

Re: Darn it, Equifax!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/before-the-breach-equifax-sought-to-limit-exposure-to-lawsuits/2017/09/19/8e6c8020-9d47-11e7-9083-fbfddf6804c2_story.html That paywall is irritating... I'm been having to open WP links more and more frequently in incognito mode to view them, apparentl...
by Kougar
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: CCleaner p0wnage
Replies: 13
Views: 735

Re: CCleaner p0wnage

The last time I used CCleaner on a Win 10 system to see what it would do, the Windows Explorer process began to hang, and auto-restart itself 1-2 times a day until I used the restore point I made just prior. Something to do with opening/viewing folders. Correlation is not causation, but I find it in...
by Kougar
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Burst ye crypto bubble!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 395

Re: Burst ye crypto bubble!!!

When systems are limited to ~6 GPUs per rig the massive farmers begin buying multiple rigs. Not a main factor, but certainly was a contributing factor to some degree. Was why I was actually happy to see ASUS introducing that absurd 19-GPU motherboard.
by Kougar
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: No Dummy Dies on Threadripper?
Replies: 16
Views: 767

Re: No Dummy Dies on Threadripper?

That's just it, why would AMD go through all the trouble and cost of creating a 4-die package in the first place if it didn't intend to make use of it later? It is doubling the cost of diffusing the chips since all four die/dice receive the same indium/gold plating and soldering to the IHS (and also...
by Kougar
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: No Dummy Dies on Threadripper?
Replies: 16
Views: 767

No Dummy Dies on Threadripper?

So Der8auer has apparently taken issue with the circulated claim that Threadrippers are two die and two dummy placeholders. He not only delidded a second Threadripper, but popped the dies off it for good measure. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-uKQ6RfUdk After I got done crying over the wasted har...
by Kougar
Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP
Replies: 211
Views: 7712

Re: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP

Monitors tend to outlast GPUs, so I fully agree with CScottG and is why I always spend more on the monitor. Got a Dell 2407 in 2006, it was amazing at the time. Still use it today after getting the power board repaired. Even my current 30" display outlasted the Titan Black powering it. People o...
by Kougar
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP
Replies: 211
Views: 7712

Re: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP

Naturally, with the markup on Vega so huge the bundles are going to follow. Looked at Microcenter today, they apparently implemented a new order limit of two GPUs regardless of model or stock. The cheapest Vega 64 (stock air cooled) is priced at $699 and only two are in stock. Anyone buying Vega wit...
by Kougar
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Turn Off Bluetooth. [Jack Bauer]DO IT NOW![/Jack Bauer]
Replies: 33
Views: 2087

Re: Turn Off Bluetooth. [Jack Bauer]DO IT NOW![/Jack Bauer]

Of course Jack Bauer turns off bluetooth. It helps his phone charge last more than 24 hours.
by Kougar
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP
Replies: 211
Views: 7712

Re: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP

wow, my vega 56s from Amazon are FINALLY shipping. and the price has jumped to over $600. holy crap. so glad i was refreshing like mad on launch day. Not even showing 56's direct from amazon for me, just the Vega 64's for $650 each. Newegg has two Vega 56's for $550. The entire thing is a joke at t...
by Kougar
Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1746
Views: 53154

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Truth is stranger than fiction. Vulcans had green copper-based blood. Apparently some mollusks and arthropods also have copper-based "hemocyanin" blood, except it turns from clear to blue when oxygenated. Blue oxygenated blood just seems rather weird given it means the opposite for us.
by Kougar
Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: A rather good video by Linus about a Hyperloop team and prototype..
Replies: 7
Views: 866

Re: A rather good video by Linus about a Hyperloop team and prototype..

The engineering and cost to build long tunnels with environmental controls, air filtration systems, and to constantly refresh that air back out are pretty steep on their own. Many additional tunnels to the surface are needed for that, especially with redundancies factored in for emergencies and smok...
by Kougar
Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Stay Safe!
Replies: 89
Views: 3552

Re: Stay Safe!

It is certainly possible to build a hurricane proof home. Several have been built and documentaries made on them, they are usually spherical, egg-shaped, or similar to a geodesic dome as to provide no surface for the wind to catch onto and no roof to pop off. The primary problem is the wind. Almost ...
by Kougar
Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Stay Safe!
Replies: 89
Views: 3552

Re: Stay Safe!

The track has shifted quite a bit west over the last 18 hours, so we're expecting to get it pretty rough. Going to board up the windows tonight. All other prep stuff is taken care of. We cancelled half of work today and will probably cancel Monday shortly. Certainly brings back memories of 2004, bu...
by Kougar
Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Help Picking New Router
Replies: 29
Views: 1085

Re: Help Picking New Router

Out of curiosity, what is your DIR-655 doing? I'm still running one myself. There was one time it got really flakey and I had started shopping around to replace it, but before I did I used the hard reset button to wipe it. To my surprise it worked perfectly fine again after that, dunno if a brownout...
by Kougar
Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Big Skylake X Die Shot & Size Estimate
Replies: 13
Views: 989

Re: Big Skylake X Die Shot & Size Estimate

Pop makes since as the CPU package is used in three different socket packages so far: LGA 2066 with some PCIe and memory channels, LGA 3467 for vanilla Xeons and LGA 3467 for Xeons with Omnipath. The last option is the real driver for pop packing since the bottom package will host the Omnipath cont...
by Kougar
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Darn it, Equifax!
Replies: 68
Views: 3075

Re: Darn it, Equifax!

Looks like I am also compromised. Any other company would have to pay a pretty penny to open 143 million credit monitoring accounts, but given that's one of their own services to begin with they can write most of that cost off. I'm a little surprised it hasn't happened sooner given these big three c...
by Kougar
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1746
Views: 53154

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Captain Ned wrote:
http://nerdist.com/star-wars-imperial-march-is-a-lot-less-evil-when-played-in-a-major-key/

The Star Wars Imperial March, but played in a major key (originally written in G minor).


Wow... that is a heck of a difference. :lol:
by Kougar
Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP
Replies: 211
Views: 7712

Re: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP

The Steam hardware survey is a different kettle of fish to market share numbers, and while AMD's position in it is sad -- and declining -- on both the CPU and GPU front, AMD GPU at 18.63% is above AMD CPU at 17.72%. You do see that? Yes, and did you see that AMD lost 1.6% in August alone, despite r...
by Kougar
Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Stay Safe!
Replies: 89
Views: 3552

Re: Stay Safe!

Irma could be really bad. Harvey broke up and dropped to a tropical depression after hitting land, then blew up to a Cat 4 in mere days. If Irma enters the hot gulf as a Cat 4 then it's going to be a supercharged Cat 5 by the time it hits something. [That's 30 cars spread out over 10 lanes though. S...
by Kougar
Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:12 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Itx cases
Replies: 8
Views: 493

Re: Itx cases

Forget the Hadron. I have a Hadron Hydro and the airflow design is bad, there's no intake fans so the exhaust fans have to do all the work. And the PSU fan is awful if the PC is used for long duration or sustained workloads in a warm room.
by Kougar
Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP
Replies: 211
Views: 7712

Re: Goodbye Vega 56 at MSRP

Hello. Since the initial discussion concerned the prowess of Vega 56 as a mining card and the corresponding effect on prices, I would add that recent efforts with appropriate tuning seem to put Vega at a similar or higher perf/W than the best RX 580/480 cards out there. It hits ~44MH/s, which is th...
by Kougar
Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Stay Safe!
Replies: 89
Views: 3552

Re: Stay Safe!

Overall, I think they are correct that there isn't a supply side shortage. Rather the issue is a shipping logistics issue as the supply they do have available simply isn't reaching their destinations, even areas not directly hit by the hurricane. How much of the transport for gas when through that ...
by Kougar
Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Stay Safe!
Replies: 89
Views: 3552

Re: Stay Safe!

Ouch, glad that they are okay. Beaumont was hit the hardest by some accounts, heard the city became an island for awhile. What I don't understand is the apparent disconnect between officials claiming there is no gas shortage / outage, and current reality. Out of 51 stations in three zip codes only 4...
by Kougar
Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Stay Safe!
Replies: 89
Views: 3552

Re: Stay Safe!

Borrowed from The Washington Post: "The most rain recorded in a single place during the storm was an astonishing 51.88 inches in Cedar Bayou, Tex. — just shy of the 52-inch U.S. record for rainfall set in tropical Hawaii." Incidentally, the gas outages are truly crazy in Texas. San Antonio...
by Kougar
Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega Meta Analysis
Replies: 122
Views: 4005

Re: Vega Meta Analysis

I don't buy the cash strapped reasoning at all. It is expensive to dual-source chips from two completely unrelated fabs, and that's before sourcing something as complex as HBM2 stacks diffused onto a Vega package. It was already posted in this thread that Hynix has publically stated customers will n...
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