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by JustAnEngineer
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: The Mandalorian
Replies: 12
Views: 274

Re: The Mandalorian

Igor_Kavinski wrote:
It it looks like Star Wars is your religion.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jedi_census_phenomenon
by JustAnEngineer
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Starfalcon has built a new computer....not a joke
Replies: 21
Views: 247

Re: Starfalcon has built a new computer....not a joke

Waco wrote:
...the difference between 3770k and 3900x...
3900X - 3770K = 130M :wink:

Benchmarks 14921 vs. 7229
by JustAnEngineer
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2019
Replies: 137
Views: 7343

Re: NFL 2019

Chances of making the playoffs https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2019-nfl-predictions/?ex_cid=rrpromo None: Cincinnati Bengals <1%: :Miami Dolphins, Washington Redskins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Arizona Cardinals, New Jersey Giants, Detroit Lions, Atlanta Falcons, New Jersey Jets, Denver Broncos <8%...
by JustAnEngineer
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: College Football 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1304

Re: College Football 2019

Associated Press Ranking 1. Louisiana State (10-0) 2. Ohio State (10-0) 3. Clemson (11-0) 4. Georgia (9-1) 5. Alabama (9-1) 6. Oregon (9-1) 7. Utah (9-1) 8. Oklahoma (9-1) 9. Penn State (9-1) 10. Florida (9-2) 11. Minnesota (9-1) 12. Michigan (8-2) 13. Baylor (9-1) 14. Wisconsin (8-2) 15. Notre Dam...
by JustAnEngineer
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Starfalcon has built a new computer....not a joke
Replies: 21
Views: 247

Re: Starfalcon has built a new computer....not a joke

That looks like a powerful system, Starfalcon. Congratulations on the new build. As impressive as TSMC's N7 process has been for AMD GPUs (and CPUs) released in mid-2019, I am expecting 2020's GPUs to use EUV fabrication processes from TSMC and Samsung. https://www.anandtech.com/show/14954/tsmc-n7-e...
by JustAnEngineer
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1396
Views: 50490

Re: Something's different...

If you'd like to start a forum thread about really cool tech gadgets for the guitar player in your life, that would be fine. If you're going to have a thread criticizing the front page listicle, that wouldn't be received well. A generation that grew up receiving participation trophies apparently has...
by JustAnEngineer
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzen 3xxx or Intel 10th?
Replies: 24
Views: 962

Re: Ryzen 3xxx or Intel 10th?

AMD and Intel have unlocked almost all of the untapped overclocking potential of their consumer CPUs and have made it available to everyone who installs good cooling in their systems.
by JustAnEngineer
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2019
Replies: 130
Views: 11071

Re: Formula One 2019

Vettel's usual: If the other driver is faster, just run into him, even if the other car is the same color as yours. Maybe we can get Seb a job in NASCAR. :roll: 2019 Brazilian Grand Prix Results 1 Max Verstappen, Red Bull / Honda 2 Pierre Gasly, Toro Rosso / Honda 3 Carlos Sainz, McLaren / Renault 4...
by JustAnEngineer
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: College Football 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1304

Re: College Football 2019

Last week, Alabama needed Tua Tagovailoa to play well to give them a chance against LSU. This week, Nick Saban's team could easily have crushed Mississippi State with Mac Jones at quarterback instead of risking Tua's health. https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/tua-tagovailoa-injury-alaba...
by JustAnEngineer
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2019
Replies: 130
Views: 11071

Re: Formula One 2019

Max takes the pole in the dry, anyway: https://www.racefans.net/2019/11/16/2019-brazilian-grand-prix-grid/ There's still no word on if Nicholas Latifi or someone else will be piloting the second Williams next year, but surely there's someone available (e.g.: The Hulk) that could get closer than half...
by JustAnEngineer
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: AMD Zen 2: Ryzen 3000 series
Replies: 81
Views: 5692

Re: AMD Zen 2: Ryzen 3000 series

Here's a roundup of more than three dozen reviews for the Ryzen 9 3950X:
https://videocardz.com/82852/amd-ryzen- ... ew-roundup
by JustAnEngineer
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: PC Won't Start - Replaced P/S - What's next?
Replies: 10
Views: 135

Re: PC Won't Start - Replaced P/S - What's next?

If it’s 10 years old, maybe it’s time for a new(er) system.
by JustAnEngineer
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: Failed reading core package header
Replies: 2
Views: 1229

Re: Failed reading core package header

Radeon RX Vega64 at 220 watts ≈ 800+k points per day.
Core i7-9700K (5 cores dedicated) at 150+ watts ≈ 70k points per day.
by JustAnEngineer
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2019
Replies: 130
Views: 11071

Re: Formula One 2019

Race day is expected to be dry, so we're not going to be treated to a repeat of Max Verstappen's brilliant 2016 race at a rainy Interlagos.
https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/braz ... h/4597476/
by JustAnEngineer
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: AMD Zen 2: Ryzen 3000 series
Replies: 81
Views: 5692

Re: AMD Zen 2: Ryzen 3000 series

The Ryzen 9 3950X made a clean sweep of the benchmarks vs. all sub-$1900 processors in Hot Hardware's review :
https://hothardware.com/reviews/amd-ryz ... n-2-review
by JustAnEngineer
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Needs a bigger cooler
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Needs a bigger cooler

https://www.techpowerup.com/261168/intel-recalls-boxed-xeon-e-2274g-processors-due-to-inadequate-stock-cooler-effectiveness Considering that Intel's "95 watt TDP" 8-core Coffee Lake 14 nm processors routinely draw a continuous 200+ watts, it's not really surprising that the"88 watt TD...
by JustAnEngineer
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: AMD Zen 2: Ryzen 3000 series
Replies: 81
Views: 5692

Re: AMD Zen 2: Ryzen 3000 series

blastdoor wrote:
Has anybody seen a benchmark where the 3950x trails the TR2950X?

AES encoding at the bottom of the "CPU Performance: Encoding Tests" page is the only instance in the AnandTech review:
https://www.anandtech.com/show/15043/th ... th-pcie-40
by JustAnEngineer
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: LED Light for Snowblower
Replies: 38
Views: 517

Re: LED Light for Snowblower

The guys at our facility in Niagara Falls told me what they do when they retire. They sell the house and everything in it. Then they load up the snow blower in the back of the pickup truck and drive south. When they’re stopped somewhere and a local points at the back of the truck and asks “what the ...
by JustAnEngineer
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: AMD Zen 2: Ryzen 3000 series
Replies: 81
Views: 5692

Re: AMD Zen 2: Ryzen 3000 series

Ryzen R9 3950X looking strong in pass mark:
https://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Ryzen ... 762.0.html
by JustAnEngineer
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Privacy Concerns Facebook/Google
Replies: 11
Views: 883

Re: Privacy Concerns Facebook/Google

I’ve never tried Brave, but maybe it would address some of the OP’s privacy concerns.
https://hothardware.com/news/brave-browser
by JustAnEngineer
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Who else is excited about Intel's Xe?
Replies: 44
Views: 3018

Re: Who else is excited about Intel's Xe?

What boggles the mind is that it seems that he is simultaneously getting new supercomputers from all of the suppliers at once. :lol:
by JustAnEngineer
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Who else is excited about Intel's Xe?
Replies: 44
Views: 3018

Re: Who else is excited about Intel's Xe?

https://videocardz.com/newz/intels-first-xe-graphics-processor-is-called-ponte-vecchio Intel Ponte Vecchio is not a gaming GPU. The first Xe graphics are for exascale computing. On November 17th Intel will share details on the project “Aurora”. This exascale computer features Sapphire Rapids Xeon CP...
by JustAnEngineer
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: AMD Zen 2: Ryzen 3000 series
Replies: 81
Views: 5692

Re: AMD Zen 2: Ryzen 3000 series

Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition (with Ryzen R9 3950X Geekbench results):
https://pcper.com/2019/11/a-glimpse-of-amds-3950x/
by JustAnEngineer
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel CPUs vulnerable to Zombieload v2
Replies: 7
Views: 162

Re: Intel CPUs vulnerable to Zombieload v2

https://pcper.com/2019/11/not-the-best- ... el-inside/
Jeremy Hellstrom wrote:
Not The Best Day To Have Intel Inside
If you use Intel PMxDrv drivers, for integration with software such as LabVIEWTM, DIAdem, MLab your own inhouse .NET API you had better patch as soon as you can!
by JustAnEngineer
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: ARM HPC incoming
Replies: 4
Views: 72

ARM HPC incoming

https://www.techpowerup.com/261100/cray-and-fujitsu-partner-to-power-supercomputing-in-the-exascale-era Under the alliance agreement, Cray is developing the first-ever commercial supercomputer powered by the Fujitsu A64FX Arm -based processor with high-memory bandwidth (HBM) and supported on the pro...
by JustAnEngineer
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel CPUs vulnerable to Zombieload v2
Replies: 7
Views: 162

Intel CPUs vulnerable to Zombieload v2

https://www.techpowerup.com/261097/intel-cpus-since-haswell-vulnerable-to-zombieload-v2-attacks-cascade-lake-included Haswell through Cascade Lake are confirmed to be vulnerable, even on systems previously patched for similar exploits. Does this story of security flaws in Intel processors never end?...
by JustAnEngineer
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Need Advice On An Overdue System Upgrade.
Replies: 73
Views: 3289

Re: Need Advice On An Overdue System Upgrade.

UPSes come in all sizes, up to ones large enough to power the entire city of Fairbanks, Alaska. However, as just brew it! stated, consumer UPSes usually skimp on the duration of backup capacity. I'm using this one . It has plenty of power for my gaming PC and monitors, but don't expect more than fiv...
by JustAnEngineer
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Need Advice On An Overdue System Upgrade.
Replies: 73
Views: 3289

Re: Need Advice On An Overdue System Upgrade.

Try the ASRock driver disk.
GZIP: On