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by Krogoth
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Reviews that would suit Tech Report
Replies: 23
Views: 393

Re: Reviews that would suit Tech Report

Captain Ned wrote:
Oh, and this too:

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Nice stereo setup and vinyl collection. :D
by Krogoth
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: RTX 2080 / Ti similar to iPhone X launch?
Replies: 14
Views: 239

Re: RTX 2080 / Ti similar to iPhone X launch?

End User wrote:
Coming from a GTX 1080 the 2080 Ti looks good to me (price factored in). Stop griping about the price you cheap bastards.


Hate to break it to you, but most people find spending more than $499-699 on a silly peripheral for gaming purposes to be a bit ridiculous even if budget isn't a concern.
by Krogoth
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: RTX 2080 / Ti similar to iPhone X launch?
Replies: 14
Views: 239

Re: RTX 2080 / Ti similar to iPhone X launch?

mid-range/value segments of the discrete market. If the Intel’s of the world can deliver then yay competition. But seriously, Windows will be dead by then. Windows isn't going to be dead. It has way too much momentum to go away in a decade. Window's fate is tied directly to x86 and don't think Appl...
by Krogoth
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: RTX 2080 / Ti similar to iPhone X launch?
Replies: 14
Views: 239

Re: RTX 2080 / Ti similar to iPhone X launch?

I think Nvidia marketing wants to go in the Apple direction but the reality is that discrete GPU market is about to undergo demand destruction in the coming decade when integrated GPUs and semi-integrated solutions start to eat away at mid-range/value segments of the discrete market. The only way to...
by Krogoth
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Recommendations for an 8 TB HDD
Replies: 45
Views: 1802

Re: Recommendations for an 8 TB HDD

just brew it! wrote:
I don't trust RAID-5 these days, especially for larger arrays. Even with periodic scrubbing, the odds of getting another read fault during a rebuild are uncomfortably high.


Nested RAID(s) are the only way to go with modern HDDs even RAID 6 doesn't cut it on the current batch of behemoths (10TB+).
by Krogoth
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: What is a good, cheap and preferably dumb SATA controller?
Replies: 46
Views: 3194

Re: What is a good, cheap and preferably dumb SATA controller?

Technically SATA-II and SATA-III controllers can support up to four devices per port via port multipliers. As you can guess, all of the devices tied to the port have to share the bandwidth allocated to it. In theory, yes. In practice I have found that this tends to not work particularly well. There...
by Krogoth
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: What is a good, cheap and preferably dumb SATA controller?
Replies: 46
Views: 3194

Re: What is a good, cheap and preferably dumb SATA controller?

I remove it from the cards I have at home (3 in IT mode, one in IR mode) as well as the many hundreds in servers at work. Speeds up booting tremendously, especially if you have hundreds of drives attached. For any of you who haven't dealt with enterprise gear, and did a double-take on reading this ...
by Krogoth
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: What is a good, cheap and preferably dumb SATA controller?
Replies: 46
Views: 3194

Re: What is a good, cheap and preferably dumb SATA controller?

Waco wrote:
If you're going between IR and IT firmware it can be interesting. I'm no longer scared of completely wiping the BIOS/Firmware. :P


Resurrecting the BIOS/UEFI on controller cards isn't really that hard provided that EPROM isn't totally dead.
by Krogoth
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Can SLI and CrossFire possibly become a thing again?
Replies: 9
Views: 821

Re: Can SLI and CrossFire possibly become a thing again?

Multi-GPU renderings will come back once the industry gets a handle on the next generation of APIs (DX12, Vulkan) and move away from AFR schemes (they are terrible for frame-timing). Ray-tracing works very well with multi-GPU setups.
by Krogoth
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TR Frankenbot 2018; wow, is it that time already?
Replies: 10
Views: 813

Re: TR Frankenbot 2018; wow, is it that time already?

I suspect that RTX units are going to be gimped at general compute. Nvidia doesn't want to cannibalize their Volta-based SKUs. They should at least be considerably faster at folding than customer-tier Pascal and Vega 10.
by Krogoth
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: System woes: Probably power switch on chassis
Replies: 10
Views: 682

Re: System woes: Probably power switch on chassis

If your bad luck continues, you may have an excuse to build a new system. :wink: Actually I was planning to do a core upgrade (Just CPU, memory and motherboard) with a Ryzen+ 2700X but the news of upcoming Coffee Lake refresh had placed me on the fence. It might introduce a price war and AMD might ...
by Krogoth
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: System woes: Probably power switch on chassis
Replies: 10
Views: 682

Re: System woes: Probably power switch on chassis

Well, when it rains and it certainly does pour. My boot drive a 240GiB Intel 535's disk controller decided to give up the ghost. Fortunately, it is still under warranty and I have back-up images of it. I was forced to go to Worst Buy and grab a 250Gib Samsung 860 that was on sell to hold me over. Th...
by Krogoth
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: System woes: Probably power switch on chassis
Replies: 10
Views: 682

Re: System woes: Probably power switch on chassis

The power switch is epoxy right onto the front panel and the wire at the button ends seems to be fine. I suspect the short is actually in the relay itself (humidity and heat took its toll) :( I just substituted the restart button for the power button and it works fine. The motherboard is definitely ...
by Krogoth
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: System woes: Probably power switch on chassis
Replies: 10
Views: 682

Re: System woes: Probably power switch on chassis

I'm unimpressed with your power switch! Here's a cheap replacement: https://www.amazon.com/HDE-Power-Button-Computer-Switch/dp/B009CWY8PA Now the real issue is, will that switch integrate nicely with your case or be a kludge? I would have to take a close look at the chassis's power button to see if...
by Krogoth
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: System woes: Probably power switch on chassis
Replies: 10
Views: 682

System woes: Probably power switch on chassis

Today, when I attempt to wake up my main system and it didn't power on. When I power on the system and it would POST for a brief second or two and abruptly power off. The CPU fan was running and connected so I doubt the thermal emergency shutdown was triggering. I'd figured it might be a grounding o...
by Krogoth
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Years in the making, new I7 Build
Replies: 63
Views: 1917

Re: Years in the making, new I7 Build

Just check out the comparison charts between 5960X versus 7900X on real-world stuff on highly threaded workloads. Ring-bus topology does have its own drawbacks which is kinda why Intel moved away from it on their higher core count designs. It also more expensive on transistor budget too when you sta...
by Krogoth
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Years in the making, new I7 Build
Replies: 63
Views: 1917

Re: Years in the making, new I7 Build

Very, very much doubt there are issues with the ring bus with 8 cores. Very much. An 8700k is going to be totally fine for high end gaming for a good while. It's really just about what you want to spend. You might save 50-100 bucks if you wait until holiday season. Might. That also gives you the op...
by Krogoth
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Years in the making, new I7 Build
Replies: 63
Views: 1917

Re: Years in the making, new I7 Build

http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-3537482/8700k-sold.html https://www.fool.com/investing/2017/10/31/sales-of-intel-corps-new-z370-platform-reportedly.aspx @Krogoth: You got the date wrong by a month or two. It was October / November when supply was tight. Your overall point, which is that new ...
by Krogoth
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Years in the making, new I7 Build
Replies: 63
Views: 1917

Re: Years in the making, new I7 Build

It is a different story elsewhere especially if you weren't in USA. You're not in the USA? I'm in the USA. DancinJack is in Kansas, which in the USA. Who isn't in the USA? Why are you doing this? Why are you having a stink over a past short-term supply issue that is no longer in effect? I simply br...
by Krogoth
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Years in the making, new I7 Build
Replies: 63
Views: 1917

Re: Years in the making, new I7 Build

Posted on Dec 12. Postby Glorious » Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:41 am I just got a i7-8700k from newegg like 2 weeks ago. It's ~400 USD on newegg.com right now: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product. ... 6819117827 "Two weeks" before Dec 12 is....Nov 28. A whole 5 days after Thanksgiving. Yowza....
by Krogoth
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Years in the making, new I7 Build
Replies: 63
Views: 1917

Re: Years in the making, new I7 Build

The 8-core Coffee Lake-S chips are going be nearly unobtainum until Q1-Q2 2019 given how hard was to find 8400, 8600K, 8700K until Q2 2018. I highly doubt that unless you happen to one of the lucky ones who got the first batch of units before the rest get eaten up by scalpers/OEMs. I bought a i7-87...
by Krogoth
Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Years in the making, new I7 Build
Replies: 63
Views: 1917

Re: Years in the making, new I7 Build

The 8-core Coffee Lake-S chips are going be nearly unobtainum until Q1-Q2 2019 given how hard was to find 8400, 8600K, 8700K until Q2 2018. They will be thermal limited at a full load unless you got exceptional cooling at the helm. Memory bandwidth will be an issue as well like the Ryzen 7 chips so...
by Krogoth
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Years in the making, new I7 Build
Replies: 63
Views: 1917

Re: Years in the making, new I7 Build

The 8-core Coffee Lake-S chips are going be nearly unobtainum until Q1-Q2 2019 given how hard was to find 8400, 8600K, 8700K until Q2 2018. They will be thermal limited at a full load unless you got exceptional cooling at the helm. Memory bandwidth will be an issue as well like the Ryzen 7 chips so ...
by Krogoth
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: GloFo is TOO DURN GOOD for 7nm.. CONFIRMED!
Replies: 29
Views: 878

Re: GloFo is TOO DURN GOOD for 7nm.. CONFIRMED!

They are missing the most important ingredient: magical smoke.
by Krogoth
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Spectre-Meltdown barricade
Replies: 36
Views: 2337

Re: Spectre-Meltdown barricade

Just read this article that Intel's latest Spectre patch included legal verbiage BANNING public benchmarking of Intel chips with this patch. Apparently this Spectre ordeal is getting pretty dark. Intel has since removed the outlaw on benchmarking. Could this possibly be why the 9th-gen i7 will not ...
by Krogoth
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Shadow of the Tomb Raider's performance on the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti with ray tracing enabled - 30fps @ 1920x1080
Replies: 47
Views: 1745

Re: Shadow of the Tomb Raider's performance on the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti with ray tracing enabled - 30fps @ 1920x1080

How long before benchmarks?. September 20, 2018 is when the NDA for RTX 2xxx should be lifted and SKUs should appear on etailer shelves in limited supplies. ... unless some jackhole pump-and-dumper invents a crypto currency scam that relies on ray tracing hardware. Then there will be zero available...
by Krogoth
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Shadow of the Tomb Raider's performance on the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti with ray tracing enabled - 30fps @ 1920x1080
Replies: 47
Views: 1745

Re: Shadow of the Tomb Raider's performance on the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti with ray tracing enabled - 30fps @ 1920x1080

mvp324 wrote:
How long before benchmarks usually come out from various sites? 1-2 weeks or more? I fee like I'm close to needing to build a new system.


September 20, 2018 is when the NDA for RTX 2xxx should be lifted and SKUs should appear on etailer shelves in limited supplies.
by Krogoth
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Shadow of the Tomb Raider's performance on the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti with ray tracing enabled - 30fps @ 1920x1080
Replies: 47
Views: 1745

Re: Shadow of the Tomb Raider's performance on the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti with ray tracing enabled - 30fps @ 1920x1080

It is the Geforce 3 all over again expect the entrance price was a mere $349-399 instead being north of $599.
by Krogoth
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3508
Views: 140444

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

just brew it! wrote:
Indeed. And from this we can see that nearly half of them date to the era of one of the World Wars.


Yep, most of the modern Europe was shaped by WW-I and WW-II. Eastern Europe got shifted again with the collapse of USSR.
by Krogoth
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Upgrade from RX480 to nVidia?
Replies: 27
Views: 1125

Re: Upgrade from RX480 to nVidia?

4) Games are either going to look amazing at medium-high to high settings or they aren't. Going to Ultra doesn't change the artwork and level design of a game. This is the key thing about modern games. The visual experience from Ultra to Medium changes so little that you wonder if the higher settin...