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by Krogoth
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: CPU vs GPU Bottlenecks
Replies: 16
Views: 405

Re: CPU vs GPU Bottlenecks

I would expect the next generation of gaming consoles to usher in a new CPU-bound revolution. That sounds like a terribly ill-conceived product. Are you visualizing crappy CPUs paired with crazy bonkers GPUs? The new consoles will probably be 8C Zen2, meaning game devs will feel free to use a lot m...
by Krogoth
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Doom's 25th anniversary 12/10/2018
Replies: 10
Views: 192

Re: Doom's 25th anniversary 12/10/2018

Doom Comic is a legend of its own of being so 1990s with healthy doses of cheese and ham.

I'm kinda surprised that Bethesda/ID Software hasn't put up another teaser for Doom Eternal for the 25th anniversary.
by Krogoth
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Radeon software 18.12.1.1
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: Radeon software 18.12.1.1

It is a hotfix for Assissan's Creed: Odyssey. The 18.12.1 were causing crashes for some users.
by Krogoth
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: 10 Gbps switch for a condo
Replies: 28
Views: 823

Re: 10 Gbps switch for a condo

10Gbps Ethernet and beyond are still prosumer/professional-tier. 10Gbps will never be as cheap as 1Gigabit and legacy Ethernet because the available mediums and equipment for it have to built to higher standards for reliable data transmission. Cheap UTP and older switching designs don't cut it. Tha...
by Krogoth
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Titan RTX
Replies: 11
Views: 340

Re: Titan RTX

Christ, all that money and FP64 performance is still 1/32 that of FP32. Other than people spending cash to buy a status symbol, who's this card for? Game developers/artists for future DX12 content that need a baseline system for "High/Ultra" settings for gaming rigs of tomorrow. It is als...
by Krogoth
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: 10 Gbps switch for a condo
Replies: 28
Views: 823

Re: 10 Gbps switch for a condo

End User wrote:
Krogoth wrote:
Mainstream customers a.k.a normies make the bank for companies.

Ugh, You keep saying that. Over and over and over and over and over and over.

And over.

My RTX 2080 Ti offers its thanks!


Because it appears you are either denser then neturoium and/or more conceited then Icarus.
by Krogoth
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: 10 Gbps switch for a condo
Replies: 28
Views: 823

Re: 10 Gbps switch for a condo

Not an issue for regular customers and majority of gamers. We have been here before, you and I. I don't talk on behalf of, nor care about, regular customers and the majority of gamers. For those that are interested in 10 gigabit ethernet, who can justify it to themselves, and have the budget, thing...
by Krogoth
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: 10 Gbps switch for a condo
Replies: 28
Views: 823

Re: 10 Gbps switch for a condo

In the age of super fast NVMe drives gigabit ethernet is showing its age. I mean 100 MBs? Really? It is just terrible. I've been hankering for 10 Gbps ethernet for so long that I almost forgot about it. Fortunately, it does appear that 10 gigabit ethernet is finally appearing on high end consumer p...
by Krogoth
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: 10 Gbps switch for a condo
Replies: 28
Views: 823

Re: 10 Gbps switch for a condo

10Gbps has already reach the same price levels when 1Gbps was fairly new. 1Gbps was fairly pricey back in the early to mid 2000s if you wanted something beyond 1Gbps PCI NIC and simple, low-port count unmanaged switches. Except 10gbps is not new, at least not by any definition that I understand in ...
by Krogoth
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: 10 Gbps switch for a condo
Replies: 28
Views: 823

Re: 10 Gbps switch for a condo

10Gbps will never be as cheap as 1Gigabit and legacy Ethernet because the available mediums and equipment for it have to built to higher standards for reliable data transmission. It doesn't even need to get that cheap for me to bite. Just as cheap as 1Gb was when it was still relatively new. 10Gbps...
by Krogoth
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: 10 Gbps switch for a condo
Replies: 28
Views: 823

Re: 10 Gbps switch for a condo

Curious about the use case here. About a year ago I looked at the prices of 10Gb gear, and decided it just wasn't worth it. I keep anything I need high bandwidth access to on local storage, and use the central server primarily for backups and streaming media. 1Gb is more than enough for that. For m...
by Krogoth
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: *plunge 3.0* Bought a $999 2080 Ti
Replies: 66
Views: 2076

Re: *plunge 3.0* Bought a $999 2080 Ti

It always has been an IHS fitting problem. The packing tools and equipment were tuned to soldered chips until Intel mostly fixed it with Devil's Canyon and newer silicon. The only reason to de-lid is if you want to run the chips naked or use a better TIM/liquid metal then the stock stuff. You've ma...
by Krogoth
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: *plunge 3.0* Bought a $999 2080 Ti
Replies: 66
Views: 2076

Re: *plunge 3.0* Bought a $999 2080 Ti

It always has been an IHS fitting problem. People who had simply de-lid and reseated the IHS on Ivy Bridge/first batch Haswell chips got massive returns. Changing TIM yield far smaller returns. The problem was never the TIM. The packing tools and equipment were tuned to soldered chips. Intel mostly ...
by Krogoth
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: *plunge 3.0* Bought a $999 2080 Ti
Replies: 66
Views: 2076

Re: *plunge 3.0* Bought a $999 2080 Ti

I bought a 7700k in January 2017, still a few months before Coffee Lake but in the grand scheme of things, not too far apart. I was somewhat kicking myself after Coffee Lake launch but my 7700k is a golden sample - 5.2GHz at 1.39V 24x7 AVX stable no less. Absolute beauty of a chip, probably my best...
by Krogoth
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Can Intel 300-series run Skylake CPUs?
Replies: 10
Views: 926

Re: Can Intel 300-series run Skylake CPUs?

They can only run Skylake and Kaby Lake CPUs if you do some motherboard UEFI and hardware mods. (IMO, it is not worth the effort)
by Krogoth
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: *plunge 3.0* Bought a $999 2080 Ti
Replies: 66
Views: 2076

Re: *plunge 3.0* Bought a $999 2080 Ti

4K is still an idiot trap. I'd wait for the next wave of 1440P IPS monitors with higher native refresh rates, HDR, and various bells and whistles. Or the current wave, if you can snag something like the 120hz 3440x1440 Alienware or 165Hz 2560x1440 Asus/Acer at Black Friday prices. Only if you care ...
by Krogoth
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: *plunge 3.0* Bought a $999 2080 Ti
Replies: 66
Views: 2076

Re: *plunge 3.0* Bought a $999 2080 Ti

Lucky dog, the dang things normally are going for $1,200+.
by Krogoth
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Help me finalize my new build
Replies: 27
Views: 1253

Re: Help me finalize my new build

Try running memtest for at least two passes to see if the memory and motherboard are willing to dance. You also might want to unplug all extra peripherals as well. Or just check for defective RAM. ... Err... isn't that the point of running memtest? Technically to check and see if memory and/or moth...
by Krogoth
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Help me finalize my new build
Replies: 27
Views: 1253

Re: Help me finalize my new build

Try running memtest for at least two passes to see if the memory and motherboard are willing to dance. You also might want to unplug all extra peripherals as well.
by Krogoth
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: New Video Card torn between the 2080 or 2070
Replies: 23
Views: 938

Re: New Video Card torn between the 2080 or 2070

End User wrote:
Is it me or are 1080 Ti cards crazy expensive?



You aren't crazy. There has been an upsurge for demand for 1080Tis in light of RTX 2080's official launch. 1080Tis aren't been made anymore and they rival RTX 2080 at DX11 stuff so etailers are going to be milking the market for its worth.
by Krogoth
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Windows 10 does not see my M.2 SSD.
Replies: 5
Views: 460

Re: Windows 10 does not see my M.2 SSD.

Have you check computer management => Disk management? It is likely that you need to create a partition on the drive. I can't really do that... This is a brand new build with a new SSD, and I'm trying to install Windows 10 Pro from a USB stick. I'd be happy to format it, but I can't really take the...
by Krogoth
Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Windows 10 does not see my M.2 SSD.
Replies: 5
Views: 460

Re: Windows 10 does not see my M.2 SSD.

Have you check computer management => Disk management? It is likely that you need to create a partition on the drive.
by Krogoth
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: What's the latest with Intel Thunderbolt 3 integration?
Replies: 11
Views: 600

Re: What's the latest with Intel Thunderbolt 3 integration?

There's still no killer mainstream application that needs anything more than what USB 3.0 can muster. The unfortunate consequence of this there's no push to increase the number of PCIe on mainstream platforms. So there's barely any lanes to allocate a sizable number of TB3/USB Type C ports. The extr...
by Krogoth
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3844
Views: 152253

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Captain Ned wrote:
In other news, the pod bay doors will forever remain closed.

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-46178930


In somewhat related news, it looks like a legend has fallen. :(

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/stan-lee-d ... 018-11-12/
by Krogoth
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3844
Views: 152253

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

AI isn't going to be taking over anything meaningful for a while yet. People grossly underestimate the hardware and software hurdles that AI have yet to overcome. I can tell you for certain that digital computing will not bring forth semi to fully sapient AI.
by Krogoth
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Blizzcon
Replies: 81
Views: 1905

Re: Blizzcon

Diablo franchise is already dead in USA/EU. Diablo 3 killed it. I'm not sure where you get that impression - Diablo 3 is still thriving. Granted, the last few seasons have been slightly less populated, but there are a TON of people playing in the US/EU. This announcement, after so much hype though?...
by Krogoth
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Blizzcon
Replies: 81
Views: 1905

Re: Blizzcon

Nope! D3 is DEAD in the US/EU! DEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Shareholders at Blizzard-Acitvision certainly think so. World of Warcraft franchise pretty much took over the MMORPG/ARPG niche(s) in their portfolio. Why bother spending millions more on an IP that had relatively la...
by Krogoth
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Blizzcon
Replies: 81
Views: 1905

Re: Blizzcon

He isn't 100% wrong. D3 is officially being maintained by the classic game division, meaning no actual content updates. Well sure, it's an old game at this point. It doesn't mean the franchise is dead nor does it mean that the game itself is dead. Krogoth - agree to disagree I guess. I'm a rabid fa...
by Krogoth
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Blizzcon
Replies: 81
Views: 1905

Re: Blizzcon

Diablo franchise is already dead in USA/EU. Diablo 3 killed it. I'm not sure where you get that impression - Diablo 3 is still thriving. Granted, the last few seasons have been slightly less populated, but there are a TON of people playing in the US/EU. This announcement, after so much hype though?...
by Krogoth
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Stupid Bitcoin extortion scams
Replies: 21
Views: 1330

Re: Stupid Bitcoin extortion scams

This is the next wave of ransomware. The scammers are trying to play into "whales" who got "rich" on the last crypto-currency craze.