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by derFunkenstein
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Help me choose correct ECC B-die for Ryzen
Replies: 4
Views: 209

Re: Help me choose correct ECC B-die for Ryzen

I see nothing beyond the SPD that would explain why they're all priced differently. I would just get the cheapest one and not look back. And all else equal I'd probably get the 3rd one just because of the extra rated bandwidth. It probably has no practical impact on clocking higher than stock, but I...
by derFunkenstein
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4028
Views: 159172

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

I think all the regulars (Ben and myself included since we're the "young" ones) are old enough to remember Daria! I KNOW Daria, but she wasn't really my thing. By the time it aired, I was out of high school and into things like underage drinking and playing four-player Goldeneye (usually ...
by derFunkenstein
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4028
Views: 159172

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

ludi wrote:
derFunkenstein wrote:
That's gotta be the dumbest question you could possibly ask.

We need to work on your people skills, Daria.

My people skills are fine usually. :D

Also, somebody suggest a dumber question related to this topic and I'll withdraw the statement.
by derFunkenstein
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4028
Views: 159172

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

That's gotta be the dumbest question you could possibly ask.
by derFunkenstein
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4028
Views: 159172

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Heiwashin wrote:
The best rush hour has consistently been st Louis. The only problem there, if someone gets a flat tire, they'll shut down 2 or 3 Lanes out of 5 for it, no exaggeration.

And there is ALWAYS somebody on either I-255 or I-270 with a broken-down car.
by derFunkenstein
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4028
Views: 159172

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Captain Ned wrote:
Usacomp2k3 wrote:
For me there has to be an IKEA less than an hour away. :p

My closest IKEA is in another country.

Would you get hit with import fees from Canada?
by derFunkenstein
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4028
Views: 159172

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

A lion doesn't wear clothes, and it's king of the jungle. Why can't I, as a humble citizen, go totally naked?
by derFunkenstein
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Get your salt shaker handy -- Radeon 7 too expensive to sell?
Replies: 33
Views: 1059

Re: Get your salt shaker handy -- Radeon 7 too expensive to sell?

I read this as auxy saying that the Radeon Vega VII is exactly the same (die, HBM2, and interposer) config as the Radeon Instinct MI50. The Radeon Instinct MI60 is the same die, but it is fully-enabled, and it has 4 8 GB stacks of HBM2 not 4 4 GB stacks. Right, and so there are some defective dies....
by derFunkenstein
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Get your salt shaker handy -- Radeon 7 too expensive to sell?
Replies: 33
Views: 1059

Re: Get your salt shaker handy -- Radeon 7 too expensive to sell?

Sure, apart from the partially disabled die, fused off features, and totally new cooler, it's exactly the same as the MI50. :roll: It's not like they're just putting a sticker on the box, it's a different product. It's not partially disabled, it's the exact same die. And the FP64 stuff is probably ...
by derFunkenstein
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Get your salt shaker handy -- Radeon 7 too expensive to sell?
Replies: 33
Views: 1059

Re: Get your salt shaker handy -- Radeon 7 too expensive to sell?

My guess is that the volume will be relatively low because they're going to mostly just sell partially-defective dies that weren't going to work for the MI50. Although why they haven't made an "MI45" or whatever to consume those at a higher price is anyone's guess.
by derFunkenstein
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4028
Views: 159172

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Well, I have lots of resumés out there. I'm expecting one call from an unknown number at this point because I know a guy who knows guys at one company. I didn't expect that call at 7:30 at night, but by that point I'd gotten enough unknown calls with the same prefix that I thought "maybe I shou...
by derFunkenstein
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4028
Views: 159172

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Unknown local numbers have been calling me all night. I let a bunch go to vm but around 7:30 I started answering a few. They were all the same - saying they had a missed call from me. So apparently a phone spammer is spoofing my number. Ugh. After three or four times explaining that no, I did not ca...
by derFunkenstein
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4028
Views: 159172

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Ya know, that was a decent burger. Maybe not something I'd serve at a formal dinner or at a public function, but not bad at all.
by derFunkenstein
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4028
Views: 159172

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

You think that's weird, both of TR's Editors Emeritus (Emeritii?) endorsed the McDonald's Quarter Pounder to me today.

https://twitter.com/jkampman_tr/status/ ... 4018348032
by derFunkenstein
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4095
Views: 579401

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Poets of the Fall - Lift Thanks 3D Mark 2005! That's how I found them, too. Max Payne 2 had Late Goodbye in the credits, too. And of course War was featured in Alan Wake. The video for the song is totally based on the game. They were also a fictional band "Old Gods of Asgard" in Alan Wake...
by derFunkenstein
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: i9-9990XE: Purportedly, be Auction-Only
Replies: 14
Views: 685

Re: i9-9990XE: Purportedly, be Auction-Only

The comma splice (or maybe it's just your Christopher Walken impression) in the headline really sets off the almost-incoherent OP. It's avant.
by derFunkenstein
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4028
Views: 159172

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

My name is Ben and I'll be takin' care of ya today. Have an appy, it'll make ya happy! Can I getcha a drink, or order up some appies?

Image

I see you'll need a moment. I'll be back.
by derFunkenstein
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Anyone repair anything today?
Replies: 1244
Views: 107091

Re: Anyone repair anything today?

More simple console mods, fixing what Nintendo and Sega should have all along. This time it's the PSG channels in a VA2.x Genesis model 2. The two square wave channels were attenuated more than they should have been, making Master System and some Genesis games sound weird. In Streets of Rage 2, the ...
by derFunkenstein
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Winter weather
Replies: 1316
Views: 133363

Re: Winter weather

Officially we got 10.6" over the weekend. My deck has more like 13", according to my trusty tape measure. We're in for more snow starting Thursday. Hooray?
by derFunkenstein
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Almost 20 years
Replies: 97
Views: 3188

Re: Almost 20 years

I started lurking around as a teenager trying to convince my parents/grandparents to buy me a Socket 939 rig and using TR's benchmarks as a guide for price/performance Similarlry, I often came to TR for reference before I finally joined membership. Good 'ol socket 939, it was TR's review 12 years a...
by derFunkenstein
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4028
Views: 159172

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Yeah, definitely not audiofile (Ned is shaking his head right now in disgust) but they're fine for what they are. What they do have is a ton of (albeit muddy) BOOM BOOM BOOM. I kind of want that for my retro gaming setup. I've got a 27" Sony Trinitron TV and BOOM BOOM BOOM would go great with ...
by derFunkenstein
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: AARGH!
Replies: 13
Views: 484

Re: AARGH!

Oh, that's really wild. Haswell to Haswell.
by derFunkenstein
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: RyZen 2 Desktop CONFIRMED... to not have 16 cores
Replies: 62
Views: 2220

Re: RyZen 2 Desktop CONFIRMED... to not have 16 cores

I want to know what she said right after that. It's not in the article. In that case "I expect you'd think" is the same as "I'd bet" or "I'd guess" that you think something goes there, but the statement does nothing to say one way or another. OTOH, the 8-core chiplet is...
by derFunkenstein
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: AARGH!
Replies: 13
Views: 484

Re: AARGH!

Since I have no idea what you bought (and the OP is light on such detail), I'm just guessing you replaced a Sandy Bridge CPU with an Ivy Bridge CPU and the board was somehow incapable of dealing with PCIe 3.0. Further guessing you're using a Z68 board that had early PCIe 3.0 support and it's probabl...
by derFunkenstein
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: RyZen 2 Desktop CONFIRMED... to not have 16 cores
Replies: 62
Views: 2220

Re: RyZen 2 Desktop CONFIRMED... to not have 16 cores

Since AMD says "middle of 2019" and not "Q2 2019" I have to think these things won't be launched until July. We might get more information about them at Computex, but I wouldn't expect them until the second half.
by derFunkenstein
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Time to finally take the Ryzen plunge?
Replies: 69
Views: 2746

Re: Time to finally take the Ryzen plunge?

I got this HGST 6TB for $140 at Black Friday and I absolutely love it. Out of stock on Amazon right now though.
by derFunkenstein
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: AMD: Remember When we said we'd kill Nvidia last? WE LIED!
Replies: 53
Views: 2086

Re: AMD: Remember When we said we'd kill Nvidia last? WE LIED!

Street prices for stock-cooled cards won't be higher, but everyone charges 20-30 more just for not having a terrible cooler on teh card. AMD's stock cooler on the Radeon VII is a triple-fan design though. It actually looks like a design I'd be willing to buy. I must really be out of it, because I d...
by derFunkenstein
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4028
Views: 159172

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

DancinJack wrote:
Just reminds me a being a kid and (at times) not having nice stuff to eat all the time.

I think that's it for me, too.
by derFunkenstein
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4028
Views: 159172

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Kraft singles are a guilty pleasure of mine. I like them on Egg Beaters or melted into a bowl of chili.
by derFunkenstein
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: RyZen 2 Desktop CONFIRMED... to not have 16 cores
Replies: 62
Views: 2220

Re: RyZen 2 Desktop CONFIRMED... to not have 16 cores

Krogoth wrote:
I think an IGP is more likely. They are probably waiting until little Navi is finalized.

Maybe, but I'd be surprised if APUs are anything that big. But if that's the case nothing is stopping them from doing both.