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by techguy
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: Samsung 860 Evo 2TB - $299 @ Microcenter
Replies: 12
Views: 599

Re: Samsung 860 Evo 2TB - $299 @ Microcenter

Meanwhile, I've had more Crucial SSDs fail than Samsungs in the past 3 years or so out of my personal and client SSDs. I still keep buying both. It's all luck of the draw.
by techguy
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: Samsung 970 EVO 500GB - $119 @ Microcenter
Replies: 11
Views: 287

Re: Samsung 970 EVO 500GB - $119 @ Microcenter

I paid $200 for a 960 Evo 500GB earlier this year, and that was on sale. Nice progress on price.
by techguy
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: 1700X and ESXi madness
Replies: 12
Views: 771

Re: 1700X and ESXi madness

I have problems trying to set up an AD in a VM, where the HOST is a child of the VM AD. The desktop being a domain member shouldn't be a problem. It should boot fine without AD, and you should be able to log into your domain account with cached credentials even if the domain controller is not avail...
by techguy
Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: RTX 2080 / Ti similar to iPhone X launch?
Replies: 62
Views: 2489

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

That's too bad, hope you get your card soon. Still need to install mine. Decided not to worry about retail return option (RMA is always a possibility if necessary) and will go ahead and slap the waterblock on and just install the card in my loop.
by techguy
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Another Apple Event - new iPads Pros incoming?
Replies: 177
Views: 2941

Re: Another Apple Event - new iPads Pros incoming?

Bought an iPad Pro 12.9" last year so no interest in these for me. Same for Airpods. I think I've met my Apple quota for awhile.
by techguy
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: RTX 2080 / Ti similar to iPhone X launch?
Replies: 62
Views: 2489

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

I'm leaning towards waiting, but I do need to at least test the card during the return period in case it's defective. The other drawback to waiting is that I'm pretty set on going with an EVGA board this time around, specifically the Z390 Dark. Unfortunately, this board won't be available until next...
by techguy
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: RTX 2080 / Ti similar to iPhone X launch?
Replies: 62
Views: 2489

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

2080 Ti shipped yesterday, due for arrival today by 3PM. Now the question is do I attach the waterblock and put it in my loop now, or wait until I can get my hands on a binned 9900k and swap out mobo/CPU/GPU all at the same time...
by techguy
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple A12 SPEC2006
Replies: 71
Views: 2720

Re: Apple A12 SPEC2006

Yeah, I'm sure that's the level we're all operating on here, given the discourse thus far. Perhaps you should do some research. Start here: https://www.realworldtech.com/pa-semi/ You've already established that you aren't proceeding from observation, but rather necessity. That is, you think we &quo...
by techguy
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple A12 SPEC2006
Replies: 71
Views: 2720

Re: Apple A12 SPEC2006

Welcome to another episode of The Far Side, TR edition. They say: "You shouldn't read too closely into this, but in very loose comparison to some others these ARM chips from Apple are quick little buggers." You hear: "Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, ARM, blah blah blah, Apple bla...
by techguy
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple A12 SPEC2006
Replies: 71
Views: 2720

Re: Apple A12 SPEC2006

The point of SPEC is to compare different microarchitectures. It's literally been the industry standard for cross-platform server CPU comparisons for decades. Yes, which is you why you submit results to them that were performed under standard conditions. This, factually, is simply not what happened...
by techguy
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple A12 SPEC2006
Replies: 71
Views: 2720

Re: Apple A12 SPEC2006

I didn't even look at the benchmarks until now. The fact that a single-digit TDP, 2.5GHz CPU designed for smartphones is outperforming a 165W, $8700, 28-core, up to 3.8GHz Xeon in some of these single-threaded workloads is just astonishing. I've said this for a long time now, Apple has the best CPU...
by techguy
Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple A12 SPEC2006
Replies: 71
Views: 2720

Re: Apple A12 SPEC2006

I didn't even look at the benchmarks until now. The fact that a single-digit TDP, 2.5GHz CPU designed for smartphones is outperforming a 165W, $8700, 28-core, up to 3.8GHz Xeon in some of these single-threaded workloads is just astonishing. I've said this for a long time now, Apple has the best CPU ...
by techguy
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: RTX 2080 / Ti similar to iPhone X launch?
Replies: 62
Views: 2489

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

Ugh. My pre-order ship date is now 11/9. Thanks Best Buy! Just curious, why would you purchase from Best Buy? I didn't buy when pre-orders went live, I wanted to wait for reviews. Since I made this decision all the pre-orders had sold out long before. Best Buy was one of the few retailers that woul...
by techguy
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: RTX 2080 / Ti similar to iPhone X launch?
Replies: 62
Views: 2489

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

Ugh. My pre-order ship date is now 11/9. Thanks Best Buy!
by techguy
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple A12 SPEC2006
Replies: 71
Views: 2720

Re: Apple A12 SPEC2006

The XS Max is the best phone I've ever used. Screen is gorgeous, performance is outstanding - everything seems to happen instantaneously. You know your hardware is fast when you never even have to think about the amount of time it takes to perform any action you can think of.
by techguy
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: RTX 2080 / Ti similar to iPhone X launch?
Replies: 62
Views: 2489

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

https://www.evga.com/products/product.aspx?pn=11G-P4-2487-KR Good chance it will be a unicorn so I’ll keep my eye on the XC product lineup as well. Good luck getting the card you want. I'm still waiting for my FE to ship. If I can get it before the Xmas holidays I’ll be happy. Good that you're will...
by techguy
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Worth Upgrading GPU?
Replies: 13
Views: 672

Re: Worth Upgrading GPU?

Have you tried turning down the graphics settings in-game?
by techguy
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: RTX 2080 / Ti similar to iPhone X launch?
Replies: 62
Views: 2489

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

Are you waiting for retail availability of the already-launched models (XC, XC Ultra) or later models like the FTW3 or Kingpin versions? https://www.evga.com/products/product.aspx?pn=11G-P4-2487-KR Good chance it will be a unicorn so I’ll keep my eye on the XC product lineup as well. Good luck gett...
by techguy
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: RTX 2080 / Ti similar to iPhone X launch?
Replies: 62
Views: 2489

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

I'm that kind of user. I'm currently running a de-lidded 7900x all core 4.6 OC on water cooling with 32gb of ram running at 4000. My gpu is a Titan X Pascal that I pulled apart and also water cooled. I had planned to get 2 of whatever the green team dropped to go with my Asus ROG Gsync 100hz 34 inc...
by techguy
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: RTX 2080 / Ti similar to iPhone X launch?
Replies: 62
Views: 2489

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

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. Funny ...
by techguy
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: RTX 2080 / Ti similar to iPhone X launch?
Replies: 62
Views: 2489

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

Funny enough, I bought both a XS Max and a 2080 Ti. People have different hobbies - mine is tech. Can't wait for 9900k launch soon. First CPU I won't need to de-lid in 6+ years!
by techguy
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2018
Replies: 131
Views: 5155

Re: NFL 2018

superjawes wrote:
superjawes wrote:
...the 49ers are due for a breakout now that they have their QB troubles handled. The 49ers will win the NFC West.

Well that prediction lasted all of three weeks...


So you're saying I can blame you now that my team is going to go 1-15?
by techguy
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Can SLI and CrossFire possibly become a thing again?
Replies: 9
Views: 1095

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

The fact that there's API support for multiple GPUs means it's not something Nvidia or AMD can claim as their own thing. It'll be a feature of the game instead of a feature of the GPU. SLI and Crossfire didn't die because the technology went away. It died because the marketing campaign behind it we...
by techguy
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: GloFo is TOO DURN GOOD for 7nm.. CONFIRMED!
Replies: 29
Views: 1010

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

Most interesting thing about this announcement: Charlie Dementerjian -- the ultimate Nostradamus if you believe his idiotic drivel -- posted literally zero articles with his magical "sources" giving him all the juicy tidbits about this announcement. :lol: Charlie's a good guy, I actually ...
by techguy
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: GloFo is TOO DURN GOOD for 7nm.. CONFIRMED!
Replies: 29
Views: 1010

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

They can't be long for this world now. This is basically giving AMD no reason to continue to use their services, and AMD is their only major customer. Then again, they lost money every year with that arrangement so maybe they'll be able to pull a profit now.
by techguy
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: RTX 2080 and today's games
Replies: 47
Views: 1696

Re: RTX 2080 and today's games

What we've seen so far are not data points. There's too much speculation involved, and the picture isn't nearly clear enough to call them that. It may seem like a game of semantics, but how to filter out the noise in order to learn what's really going on with this stuff is an essential skill for an...
by techguy
Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: RTX 2080 and today's games
Replies: 47
Views: 1696

Re: RTX 2080 and today's games

At least I'm offering datapoints Data should not require belief in order to be useful. In this case it does since there's currently no way to verify these results. You want to believe in those numbers, and you won't listen to anyone who tells you anything but what you want to hear. I'm sure you're ...
by techguy
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: RTX 2080 and today's games
Replies: 47
Views: 1696

Re: RTX 2080 and today's games

At least I'm offering datapoints Data should not require belief in order to be useful. In this case it does since there's currently no way to verify these results. You want to believe in those numbers, and you won't listen to anyone who tells you anything but what you want to hear. I'm sure you're ...
by techguy
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: RTX 2080 and today's games
Replies: 47
Views: 1696

Re: RTX 2080 and today's games

Not sure why anyone would give buying advice on a product whose performance is not yet known, but anyway here are some numbers from NV: https://techreport.com/news/34022/nvidia-releases-its-first-official-benchmarks-for-the-rtx-2080 If you believe those, 2080 looks like it easily outperforms 1080 T...
by techguy
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: RTX 2080 and today's games
Replies: 47
Views: 1696

Re: RTX 2080 and today's games

Not sure why anyone would give buying advice on a product whose performance is not yet known, but anyway here are some numbers from NV: https://techreport.com/news/34022/nvidia-releases-its-first-official-benchmarks-for-the-rtx-2080 If you believe those, 2080 looks like it easily outperforms 1080 T...
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