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by Krogoth
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Which hair dryer do you use?
Replies: 18
Views: 413

Re: Which hair dryer do you use?

Geforce FX 5800 Ultra. The HSF is awesome at drying hair and blowing leaves! :lol:
by Krogoth
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: OMG TR is run by Intel Shills!
Replies: 17
Views: 840

Re: OMG TR is run by Intel Shills!

Chuck, you have outdone yourself!

Successful bait is successful! :lol:
by Krogoth
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Bedbugs FTL
Replies: 28
Views: 497

Re: Bedbugs FTL

Nuke the entire site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure. I'll put even money on bedbugs and cockroaches surviving. :o Extreme cold and heat ( <-10C : 50C+) for a significant duration (a couple of hours) kills bedbugs but both are problematic to do in a home/living space setting. Nuclear fire ...
by Krogoth
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Fallout 76
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Re: Fallout 76

Fallout 4 burned me so hard (Fallout 3's plot in reverse! How original!) that I'm going to skip this one.
by Krogoth
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TR Frankenbot 2018; wow, is it that time already?
Replies: 95
Views: 3313

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

Since F@H requires 1 CPU core/thread per GPU, could they have changed something in the latest update where the CPU folding unit isn't leaving enough CPU open for the GPU slot? Or since you still get 1/2 your potential GPU PPD, perhaps the CPU slot isn't freeing up a core to do the minimal processin...
by Krogoth
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TR Frankenbot 2018; wow, is it that time already?
Replies: 95
Views: 3313

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

Strange, I never had any issues with the F@H client on my main rig. It just chugs along without any issues and the logs files confirm it. CPU folding is highly depended on the type of CPU and WUs you are throwing at it. I believe that Intel units are better at in general because of their superior FP...
by Krogoth
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: AC:Odyssey requires AVX, won't run on a Pentium Gold
Replies: 31
Views: 1062

Re: AC:Odyssey requires AVX, won't run on a Pentium Gold

This is starting to sound like more QC and QA issues more then anything else. The suits didn't want to spend the extra time and $$$$ to ensure that product would work on older and "obscure" platforms.
by Krogoth
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: AC:Odyssey requires AVX, won't run on a Pentium Gold
Replies: 31
Views: 1062

Re: AC:Odyssey requires AVX, won't run on a Pentium Gold

Ubisoft just shot themselves in the foot for forcing AVX at this stage of the game. They should have waited until Bloomfield/Phenom II generation finally reached EOL (Windows 7 going EOL would be a safe mertic for this)
by Krogoth
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Debating Core i5 8400 vs Ryzen 2600
Replies: 46
Views: 1299

Re: Debating Core i5 8400 vs Ryzen 2600

No, that's what I mean. With the exception of a dedicated AVX512 number crunching node, either Coffeelake or Zen is going to be better. Not if your workloads easily scale beyond 6 and 8-cores and/or need more than sixteen PCIe lanes + whatever is free on the PCH/Southbridge that is found on Coffee ...
by Krogoth
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Debating Core i5 8400 vs Ryzen 2600
Replies: 46
Views: 1299

Re: Debating Core i5 8400 vs Ryzen 2600

Wow, a free 2066 motherboard is a curse, isn't it. There's nothing I'd buy to fit in a 2066 motherboard at the moment. Other platforms from both Intel and AMD are more attractive, even when you don't have to pay for the motherboard. Getting a "free" Socket 2066 motherboard isn't a curse i...
by Krogoth
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Debating Core i5 8400 vs Ryzen 2600
Replies: 46
Views: 1299

Re: Debating Core i5 8400 vs Ryzen 2600

It is just pricing and availability on some silly commodity goods. I agree, it'll be no big deal at all if you just refrain from commenting on the subject. Thanks. Again, the same (not sure if intentional) thinly-veiled arrogance and snarkiness instead of letting bygones be bygones. Yeah, the 2066 ...
by Krogoth
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Debating Core i5 8400 vs Ryzen 2600
Replies: 46
Views: 1299

Re: Debating Core i5 8400 vs Ryzen 2600

Getting agitated over silly things like pricing on commodity goods? You mean continual (to the point where's it is willful) misrepresentation? Stating completely incorrect things that are -easily- verifiable, and then doing it again and again, makes these forums look like they're full of people who...
by Krogoth
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Debating Core i5 8400 vs Ryzen 2600
Replies: 46
Views: 1299

Re: Debating Core i5 8400 vs Ryzen 2600

8700Ks are acutally getting close to $299 USD and some regions are well beyond that due to the news of 14nm shortages. Amazon and Newegg quoted me 380 and 400, respectively. PCpartpicker's graph shows movement in the upwards direction in the last few weeks. --- Can you just refrain from commenting ...
by Krogoth
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Debating Core i5 8400 vs Ryzen 2600
Replies: 46
Views: 1299

Re: Debating Core i5 8400 vs Ryzen 2600

Don't buy a 2066 CPU. waste of money when an i7-8700k gets you 6C/12T at 4.7Ghz and $200 less. Sell the 2066 mobo. Also the rumor mill seems to be suggesting that the Intel 9th gen is coming very soon. Not sure how strong that rollout is going to be with Intel's Fab constraints, but the unlocked i9...
by Krogoth
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Debating Core i5 8400 vs Ryzen 2600
Replies: 46
Views: 1299

Re: Debating Core i5 8400 vs Ryzen 2600

With that "free" Socket 2066 motherboard. You may want to throw in a relatively cheap Socket 2066 CPU if you are shooting for a general home usage system. i5-7640X or i7-7740X would be optimal choices if to find one for the relative cheap or get an i7-7800X. Anything more the budget and co...
by Krogoth
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Supermicro motherboard back door?
Replies: 47
Views: 1220

Re: Supermicro motherboard back door?

This is just tip of the iceberg. I wouldn't be too surprised if certain parties and agencies had secretly placed in hardware-level backdoors on a large range of electronics over the past decade or so.
by Krogoth
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TR Frankenbot 2018; wow, is it that time already?
Replies: 95
Views: 3313

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

My RX Vega 64 is pulling in ~600-800K PPD depending on how much spare power there is and what kind of WUs it is churning through
by Krogoth
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TR Frankenbot 2018; wow, is it that time already?
Replies: 95
Views: 3313

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

Let's try to break 75 million points!
by Krogoth
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: RTX 2080 / Ti similar to iPhone X launch?
Replies: 60
Views: 1983

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

AMD's strategy was to wait until 7nm and release Navi on it. But at the same time, AMD seems like they're targeting the mid-range: 580 price range or so. I don't see any evidence that AMD is actually trying to build a new halo-product or super-halo product like the 2080 Ti. Whatever AMD is up to I ...
by Krogoth
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Threadripper 2990wx experiences
Replies: 132
Views: 3639

Re: Threadripper 2990wx experiences

It's rare being memory-bound to the point where speed is worth getting over capacity. I think fast memory is badly underrated, even for general-purpose desktop stuff. Going from JEDEC 2133 to 2666 CL14 early in my current rig's life made a noticeable difference in just about everything you'd think ...
by Krogoth
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Motherboard for OC noob
Replies: 11
Views: 490

Re: Motherboard for OC noob

If you can wait for November / December and if you are in the U.S., you can get some great deals from Newegg. Rakuten has some great deals as well. Around that time frame Intel is supposedly going to be launching its Coffee Lake refresh which will cause a price war with AMD. I suspect AMD will laun...
by Krogoth
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Reviews that would suit Tech Report
Replies: 52
Views: 1162

Re: Reviews that would suit Tech Report

The excess focus on 4K has alienated me for a long time. I'm still obviously a reader but it's hard to even care about a lot of their GPU articles. Given the RTX numbers at 4K, are we really going to learn much by retesting at 1440p?? Aside from finding out when the GPU begins to become CPU-bounded...
by Krogoth
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 3660
Views: 145237

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

it is the flying debris that poses the greatest threat in a tornado. The human body doesn't take well to getting hit by a 2x4 hurling at 100MPH+.
by Krogoth
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Reviews that would suit Tech Report
Replies: 52
Views: 1162

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: 60
Views: 1983

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: 60
Views: 1983

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: 60
Views: 1983

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: 2050

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: 3541

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...