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by Waco
Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Deleted TR
Replies: 16
Views: 995

Re: Deleted TR

Yep. And boredom.
by Waco
Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Recommendation for upgrading R7 360
Replies: 6
Views: 511

Re: Recommendation for upgrading R7 360

Your GPU has nothing to do with how long it takes for Photoshop to launch.
by Waco
Sun Mar 14, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Rocket lake
Replies: 18
Views: 546

Re: Rocket lake

Agreed 100%.
by Waco
Sat Mar 13, 2021 2:08 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Rocket lake
Replies: 18
Views: 546

Re: Rocket lake

Sure, you're right, I just made it up and my post was based on imaginary experience. /s IIRC, you work in the government sector what happens there doesn't necessary apply to the private sector and vice versa. I have read a number of stories that IT Admins and departments getting burnt by Meltdown/S...
by Waco
Fri Mar 12, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Rocket lake
Replies: 18
Views: 546

Re: Rocket lake

Sure, you're right, I just made it up and my post was based on imaginary experience.

/s
by Waco
Fri Mar 12, 2021 12:25 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Rocket lake
Replies: 18
Views: 546

Re: Rocket lake

You'd be shocked at how much Intel still has a rep in the server space, though. Even with AMD leaps and bounds ahead for damn near *EVERY* metric..."nobody got fired for buying Intel" is the new "nobody got fired for buying IBM" regardless of whether it's still true or not.
by Waco
Sat Mar 06, 2021 3:16 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Would love Suggestions for 3D Graphics work Laptop
Replies: 2
Views: 657

Re: Would love Suggestions for 3D Graphics work Laptop

3D graphics work implies anything with a Quadro.

From there, find something with a recent Ryzen chip.

Done. One laptop. Enjoy.
by Waco
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Best CPU for Gaming?
Replies: 5
Views: 495

Re: Best CPU for Gaming?

JustAnEngineer wrote:
Waco wrote:
Yes.
Maybe?

ABSOLUTELY NOT!
by Waco
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: New Bot
Replies: 28
Views: 1118

Re: New Bot

Glorified ads from companies spewing their features in a listicle format.

"Reviews" that are clearly paid for (and written by) the companies in question.

I wouldn't call either writing.
by Waco
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Best CPU for Gaming?
Replies: 5
Views: 495

Re: Best CPU for Gaming?

Yes.
by Waco
Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: PCI-E Lanes for a Chipset
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: PCI-E Lanes for a Chipset

I don't know, I haven't kept track. :P
by Waco
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: PCI-E Lanes for a Chipset
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: PCI-E Lanes for a Chipset

It's 16 from the CPU directly and an additional 24 off the chipset that share the DMI/QPI/whateverthehelltheycallitnow bandwidth between the chipset and the CPU.
by Waco
Mon Feb 01, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Snag a 6900XT
Replies: 6
Views: 666

Re: Snag a 6900XT

Yeah - it's painful, but possible. I snagged my 6800 XT at MSRP after a lot of time investment because there's NO WAY I'm paying current market prices for any GPU.
by Waco
Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New year, new server -- any issues?
Replies: 6
Views: 38325

Re: New year, new server -- any issues?

Not that I can see in the fora, but is the main page dead? I've not seen any updated articles in a while, and according to a quick refresh everything front and center is 2+ months old. Did I miss something? Yes. TR got bought out and the new owners have essentially killed it off. The fact that the ...
by Waco
Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:42 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: How to install W10 on USB drive
Replies: 2
Views: 467

Re: How to install W10 on USB drive

You can't, without a lot of hoops and things that will break on first update.
by Waco
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Gelsinger, eh?
Replies: 9
Views: 474

Re: Gelsinger, eh?

I think I'm mixing up RDRAM and XDR RAM in my head. The latter is fast as hell but mired in licensing ****.
by Waco
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Gelsinger, eh?
Replies: 9
Views: 474

Re: Gelsinger, eh?

Agreed 100%.
by Waco
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Gelsinger, eh?
Replies: 9
Views: 474

Re: Gelsinger, eh?

Rambus was excellent tech...just too early for its time and far too expensive for the gains to be had.
by Waco
Mon Dec 21, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Ryzen 3 2200G processor and Radeon R5 230 Saphirre video card
Replies: 1
Views: 209

Re: Ryzen 3 2200G processor and Radeon R5 230 Saphirre video card

What do you mean it doesn't recognize your processor?
by Waco
Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: The Tech Report forums got a big upgrade
Replies: 133
Views: 19126

Re: The Tech Report forums got a big upgrade

Shouefref wrote:
Nevertheless, I like their system guides very much.

You're not going to see a new one...
by Waco
Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: First Time Building a PC - Blue Iris Server
Replies: 4
Views: 950

Re: First Time Building a PC - Blue Iris Server

Physical separation of networks is a good idea for the minimal cost added. Are you recording on demand via motion triggers or just recording 24/7? If recording 24/7, it might be worth looking into setting up an FTP server for the cameras to stream directly to, and then just indexing over them with B...
by Waco
Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: First Time Building a PC - Blue Iris Server
Replies: 4
Views: 950

Re: First Time Building a PC - Blue Iris Server

Why a standalone network adapter versus using the onboard NIC? Regarding workloads for the drives, unless you're storing many streams of *high* bitrate video, any will do. Even 24 hours a day recording at 4 Mbps for 3 cameras is only ~130 GB per day - not even 50 TB per year (if you're running highe...
by Waco
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Mac ASi predictions
Replies: 27
Views: 1020

Re: Mac ASi predictions

Flash as main memory is excruciatingly painfully slow. DIMMs would be fine.
by Waco
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: So, what do you guys think of the new Radeon 6000 series?
Replies: 18
Views: 806

Re: So, what do you guys think of the new Radeon 6000 series?

Stock is still getting scalped, though, so it's moot until there's enough to make that not lucrative.
by Waco
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Mac ASi predictions
Replies: 27
Views: 1020

Re: Mac ASi predictions

blastdoor wrote:
How about replacing a Mac Pro with 1 TB of RAM with a SOC that has 128 GB of HBM

I think the size and spot price of HBM stacks will make that a pipedream. Plus you'd need at minimum (assuming the earlier bandwidth numbers are correct) 20 of the fat cores to drive it assuming perfect scaling.
by Waco
Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Prevent Auto Update
Replies: 1
Views: 440

Re: Prevent Auto Update

Set your working hours.
by Waco
Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Issue deleting a directoryish (Linux)
Replies: 12
Views: 413

Re: Issue deleting a directoryish (Linux)

It might be time to write something to clean it up using low level system calls.
by Waco
Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Any issue using a molex switch to turn off HDDs?
Replies: 15
Views: 574

Re: Any issue using a molex switch to turn off HDDs?

You could just turn it off via software.
by Waco
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: So, what do you guys think of the new Radeon 6000 series?
Replies: 18
Views: 806

Re: So, what do you guys think of the new Radeon 6000 series?

We'll have to wait and see 3rd party benchmarks before determining whether AMD has actually leap frogged NVidia (their numbers say they have, but we must remember these are their numbers, so are almost certainly the best-case results rather than typical results). Still, even if they're just really ...
by Waco
Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: So, what do you guys think of the new Ryzen 5000 series?
Replies: 28
Views: 1594

Re: So, what do you guys think of the new Ryzen 5000 series?

Another added benefit of Ryzen 5000 series - when paired with a 6000 series GPU, they have an option to allow for better communication between the CPU and GPU. Whether that's a big win or not is yet to be seen, but it appears to be promising.
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