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by Krogoth
Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: RIP Steven Furst - Babylon 5
Replies: 4
Views: 420

Re: RIP Steven Furst - Babylon 5

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8MjQ5Z7ZNo

He also played Booster in Buzz Lightyear Star Command too.

Good night sweet prince. :(
by Krogoth
Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Core i9 7900X Pre-NDA Reviews
Replies: 4
Views: 397

Re: Core i9 7900X Pre-NDA Reviews

If the results in reviews are somewhat accurate then it is not good for news Intel shareholders. Threadripper and Epyc are going to leapfrog this platform in workloads where having tons of threads is king matter and be "cheaper" to make en mass. The power consumption results are more dishe...
by Krogoth
Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: i9 7900X @ 5GHz... no LN2 required
Replies: 7
Views: 518

Re: i9 7900X @ 5GHz... no LN2 required

So the der8aur guy who make delidding kits posted a video of a delidded 7900X running all 10 cores at 5 GHz while running a compute-intensive workload (Prime 95 FFTs): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80sEZSODwpw Apparently this sample was hitting 4.8 GHz even before he delidded it. Now, this chip w...
by Krogoth
Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: How about an Rx 480... for $640
Replies: 89
Views: 3043

Re: How about an Rx 480... for $640

southrncomfortjm wrote:
I get the feeling I should sell my nice RX 480 and get a 1070 instead...


You can easily convert that RX 480 to a 1080 at current market prices.
by Krogoth
Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: How about an Rx 480... for $640
Replies: 89
Views: 3043

Re: How about an Rx 480... for $640

Tulip Mania again. It makes no-sense to buy hardware to mine at this point. All of "easy stuff" is gone now and you will end-up making a net-loss. The worst point is that you cannot "easily" convert those crypotucurrencies over to "USD" which makes it kinda pointless fo...
by Krogoth
Tue May 30, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Behold The Threadripper Socket foolish mortals!
Replies: 40
Views: 1707

Re: Behold The Threadripper Socket foolish mortals!

In all likelihood they haven't announced a price yet because they still want the flexibility to tweak the MSRP before it officially launches. Nothing wrong with that. It probably will start at $499 (to avoid overlapping their regular R7 Ryzens) and go a bit beyond $1,000 mark for top of the line SKU.
by Krogoth
Tue May 30, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: RX480 Remorse for not buying?
Replies: 28
Views: 1247

Re: RX480 Remorse for not buying?

all the cheap AMD cards have probably been bought by crypto miners The mania is about to crash too. AMD and etailers are just laughing themselves to the bank. Well, that was what the people were saying a few years ago, but bitcoins have been appreciating in value. My mini-farm (2xR9 280X) paid for ...
by Krogoth
Tue May 30, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: RX480 Remorse for not buying?
Replies: 28
Views: 1247

Re: RX480 Remorse for not buying?

Firestarter wrote:
all the cheap AMD cards have probably been bought by crypto miners


The mania is about to crash too. AMD and etailers are just laughing themselves to the bank.
by Krogoth
Mon May 29, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Skylake-X Round 2: 7980XE, 18 COARZ
Replies: 15
Views: 941

Re: Skylake-X Round 2: 7980XE, 18 COARZ

So some new rumors with a semi-credible looking Intel marketing slide to back them up indicate that the relatively well documented Skylake-X lineup going up to 12 cores is just the first wave of the launch. Sometime in the future (probably Q4) the Skylake-X line will expand to include even moar coa...
by Krogoth
Thu May 25, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Bitcoin bubble-tastic??
Replies: 11
Views: 473

Re: Bitcoin bubble-tastic??

It is overflow from recent chinese stock market rollercoaster.
by Krogoth
Tue May 16, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: That WannaCry ransomware
Replies: 43
Views: 2408

Re: That WannaCry ransomware

If you're too lazy to patch your systems, I hope that you've got good backups and you don't mind the effort of wiping and restoring. Or if you're dumb enough to run Windows 7 or 8.1 on a system that Microsoft no longer supports, like Ryzen or Baby Kale. Still one of MS'es worst moves this year... N...
by Krogoth
Tue May 16, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: NIO EP9 is now the fastest supercar?
Replies: 21
Views: 1160

Re: NIO EP9 is now the fastest supercar?

Weird, an all electric car is now the fastest hypercar to have lapped the Nürburgring, at 6 minutes and 45 seconds beating their own previous time of 7:05 from late last year . Who would have thought, combustion cars are slow now. http://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/future-cars/news/a33485/nio-ep9...
by Krogoth
Thu May 11, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Kittson released!
Replies: 24
Views: 1244

Re: Kittson released!

Itanium died because the market is went after was in ICU. Kittson is only for long-term Itanium customers as an EOL upgrade.
by Krogoth
Thu May 11, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Xbitlabs completely closed a few months ago
Replies: 21
Views: 2025

Re: Xbitlabs completely closed a few months ago

Another victim of the shift to videoblogging on consumer-tier hardware.
by Krogoth
Tue May 09, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Rosewill 24-Port Switch for on Sale $70
Replies: 7
Views: 510

Re: Rosewill 24-Port Switch for on Sale $70

I find this interesting for reasons beyond the fact that $70 for a 24-port Gb switch is a good price. Perhaps this is a sign that 10 Gb gear will finally start to become affordable? I also find it somewhat surprising that this switch claims to have the internal bandwidth to handle all ports blastin...
by Krogoth
Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Starfalcon's Great Hardware Inventory
Replies: 81
Views: 3927

Re: Starfalcon's Great Hardware Inventory

That Voodoo 5 5500 PCI is rare and sought by retro-gamers. The majority of Voodoo 5 5500 out there were made in AGP 1x flavor.
by Krogoth
Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME!
Replies: 68
Views: 3594

Re: STAR WARS TIME!

I sense that this going to be Star Wars: Deconstruction The Movie.
by Krogoth
Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T routers available when?
Replies: 43
Views: 2073

Re: 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T routers available when?

You will see start seeing equipment with 802.11bz hitting SMB markets en mass sometime in Q3-Q4 of 2017. Customer-type stuff will not hit the shelves until late 2018. There's simply no mainstream demand for 802.11bz. The masses are opting for wireless ethernet. 10Gbps Ethernet and beyond are going t...
by Krogoth
Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: RAM prices
Replies: 32
Views: 2435

Re: RAM prices

Memory prices have always been in-flux. I think people are just spoiled from the times that got really good deals but later come up in price a year or so later. We are in a transistion period where you see more of this (DDR3 => DDR4). DDR3 prices are going probably go up as production shift towards ...
by Krogoth
Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Creators Update - No Dolby Digital & DTS Anymore?
Replies: 19
Views: 6571

Re: Creators Update - No Dolby Digital & DTS Anymore?

Thanks, Tanker, that link is a huge help. Now all I need to do is figure out how to get my Sound Card working again. (Auzentech X-Meridian 7.1, cost me rather a lot back in the day) EDIT: Sorry to answer my own question, just found this: https://danielkawakami.blogspot.com/2017/01/updated-windows-1...
by Krogoth
Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Creators Update - No Dolby Digital & DTS Anymore?
Replies: 19
Views: 6571

Re: Creators Update - No Dolby Digital & DTS Anymore?

Thanks Morphine, I gave it a shot and still nothing. I started a further search on the internet and come across this page at Microsoft's support site. Perhaps Krogroth is right about something stealthily being removed, because on pages 3 and 4 of that topic my other question is answered: It's broke...
by Krogoth
Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Creators Update - No Dolby Digital & DTS Anymore?
Replies: 19
Views: 6571

Re: Creators Update - No Dolby Digital & DTS Anymore?

It is possible that Microsoft "stealthy" removed it because they didn't want to pay the licensing fees for it. They kinda did this with Media Player under post Window-7 era which no longer have built-in "DVD playback" unless you pay for the license via the Windows Store. Assuming...
by Krogoth
Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: April Fools
Replies: 16
Views: 1092

Re: April Fools

It is because most people don't browse the web on Saturdays. ;)

It is also April 1st for those who are across the pond or in Australia ;)
by Krogoth
Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Planescape: Torment: EE release on 4/11/17!
Replies: 13
Views: 907

Re: Planescape: Torment: EE release on 4/11/17!

Updated my journal..........
by Krogoth
Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Xeon Gold & Platinum Officially Confirmed
Replies: 21
Views: 4799

Re: Skylake Xeon: Now in Gold & Platinum

Looks like Intel marketing is trying to move away from E5 and E7 brand into "Gold" and "Platinum". I suspect they are trying to appeal to PHB-types.
by Krogoth
Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: StarCraft: Remastered
Replies: 20
Views: 929

Re: StarCraft: Remastered

Cannonaire wrote:
derFunkenstein wrote:
Also guessing that re-recorded audio means Tricia Helfer as Kerrigan.

And probably Michael Dorn as Tassadar.


That would give a whole meaning to ramming speed. ;)

Referring to Tassadar's final run into the Overmind at the end of Starcraft 1
by Krogoth
Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: i5-2500K Overclocking Paraphernalia
Replies: 15
Views: 2365

Re: i5-2500K Overclocking Paraphernalia

IMO, I wouldn't bother with extreme overclocking on an i5-2500K. You are going end-up being memory bandwidth limited unless you throw in the fastest DDR3 DIMMs that you can get your hands on.

Otherwise, it is time for a platform upgrade if you want to get decent performance gains.
by Krogoth
Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Trailers have gone too far (Alien: Covenant spoilers)
Replies: 17
Views: 3320

Re: Trailers have gone too far (Alien: Covenant spoilers)

IMO, Aliens franchise died after Aliens 3. It has been sequelitis non-sense since then. Jim, let it rest in peace.
by Krogoth
Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: When will Intel retire the Core i architecture
Replies: 43
Views: 4512

Re: When will Intel retire the Core i architecture

Captain Ned wrote:
Krogoth wrote:
Kaby Lake has SGX (hardware-level decryption for protected content) and updated integrated graphics chip on it.

https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/ ... ls_sg.html

And, SGX can be used to stealthily attack itself.


Yep, it is one massive low-level backdoor waiting to be exploited.