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by strangerguy
Wed May 10, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Cable modems with Intel Puma6 chipset
Replies: 23
Views: 1413

Re: Cable modems with Intel Puma6 chipset

just brew it! wrote:
Intel really seems to be on a tear with the security holes this past week...


In the meantime, my $17 obscure EDUP Chinese branded 802.11AC USB adapter with a equally cheapo Realtek chipset is the fastest and most stable wireless NIC that I have ever used.
by strangerguy
Tue May 09, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Xbitlabs completely closed a few months ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1470

Re: Xbitlabs completely closed a few months ago

Sad, but it's the sign of the times. PCs are not longer the forefront darling of consumer tech for years now.

Even Anand bailed out when he saw the writing on the wall.
by strangerguy
Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2017
Replies: 75
Views: 5308

Re: Formula One 2017

Is it affordable for the average Joe in Singapore to buy a ticket for the race Mostly yes. or are the people just not interested? Mostly not. It's a funny place really, since it's pretty common to see people driving $100K+ cars going to great lengths to save maybe $2 on parking just so they can wal...
by strangerguy
Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2017
Replies: 75
Views: 5308

Re: Formula One 2017

I'm no F1 fan, but word on the street at my line of work in Singapore is that the GP this year would also be the last; the commercial organizers were not happy about the whole event being unprofitable to host for quite some time now. Even the casinos here supposedly the last ditch effort to draw in ...
by strangerguy
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Theranos
Replies: 163
Views: 16078

Re: Theranos

It's a generation of narcissists, if you will. It's clear she saw herself as the next Steve Jobs, even down to dressing like he did. Of course, Jobs was the real deal. She is just a wannabe with a cute figure. If you ask me she's just yet another symptom of the massive corporatist PC culture that i...
by strangerguy
Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Theranos
Replies: 163
Views: 16078

Re: Theranos

derFunkenstein wrote:
Talk about getting off easy. :roll:


"Justice" systems worldwide are hopelessly lopsided in favor for the rich, and the real crime is everybody thinks it's OK that way because deep down all of them dreams to be the one who is "screw the rules, I have money!"
by strangerguy
Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME!
Replies: 66
Views: 2709

Re: STAR WARS TIME!

Obligatory viewing of Star War The Third Gathers (so bad its good bootleg translation adapted into a full fan voiceover): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XziLNeFm1ok
by strangerguy
Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzen 5 - Your Choice?
Replies: 62
Views: 3989

Re: Ryzen 5 - Your Choice?

OK, but you originally just said Chromecast, for which the resolution is "hey, who knows?". I wasn't aware of the ultra at all until you mentioned it. Maybe that's better, but it's simply not what you said originally. Apart from 4K I'm not sure my usage would differ if I was using a Chrom...
by strangerguy
Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T routers available when?
Replies: 31
Views: 1444

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

I wouldn't hold my breath. Streaming, cloud, Wi-Fi and mobile has made wired LAN more or less irrelevant to the average user, and I dare say the vast majority don't have broadband plans that saturates a 1gbps WAN port. Whatever demand for 2.5/5Gbps is, its gonna be tepid at best.
by strangerguy
Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: STAR WARS TIME!
Replies: 66
Views: 2709

Re: STAR WARS TIME!

So is this just Luke Rey on Dagobah Green Mountain? Will she sense her friends and trouble and leave before her training is complete? Is this going to be ENTIRELY based on Empire? There was a hand. Did you bring the hand ? Let's throw in a racial/gender diversity message into the mix too, because t...
by strangerguy
Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: RAM prices
Replies: 32
Views: 2110

Re: RAM prices

I paid $200 for 2x16GB Corsair LPX 3200C16 this Jan and it's now $325. One should also know PC oriented parts are now increasingly an afterthought in the grand scheme of things and mobile is now first priority, especially when Apple sells more iPhones per quarter for than all dGPUs combined yearly f...
by strangerguy
Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzen 5 - Your Choice?
Replies: 62
Views: 3989

Re: Ryzen 5 - Your Choice?

I'll just stick with my 4790K, the fact my PC has increasingly becoming just a Youtube/indie game machine makes delaying CPU upgrades even more viable. I do have my $200 2x16GB DDR4-3200 C16 on standby since Jan this year in case something catastrophic happens to my PC, well before DDR4 prices spike...
by strangerguy
Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Newfound Opinion: Ryzen is the second coming of K7
Replies: 44
Views: 3881

Re: Newfound Opinion: Ryzen is the second coming of K7

I dunno how it can be the K7 2.0 when the only thing it does better than Intel is more cores/$ which is purely a marketing decision.
by strangerguy
Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: i7 7700 vs 7700K
Replies: 20
Views: 8126

Re: i7 7700 vs 7700K

With or without OC the K is always better than the non-K at usual prices if one isn't penny-wise pound-foolish. I don't see why is there a need for debate.
by strangerguy
Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: How long before Intel trounces AMD again?
Replies: 130
Views: 7477

Re: How long before Intel trounces AMD again?

Looks like my 4790K will see it's third year, and the way I see it the Ryzen-X SKUs are ripoffs versus the non-X with when all of them struggle to breach 4GHz. The IVB level IPC and the lack of OC headroom killed any desire for me to switch. It's a mixed bag: A steal for MT heavy users, great for th...
by strangerguy
Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: How long before Intel trounces AMD again?
Replies: 130
Views: 7477

Re: How long before Intel trounces AMD again?

-yes, but it's the enthusiast consumer level that's being compared. It's also *more* than half of the core reserved for GPU on those CPU's (..kaby lake and skylake). Again though, I'm not sure it makes much difference beyond power efficiency at **lighter** loads (..which is a big deal for huge serv...
by strangerguy
Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: RAM not working at advertised speeds
Replies: 34
Views: 4930

Re: RAM not working at advertised speeds

It's really odd desktops by now still struggle at ~DDR4-3000 speeds. LPDDR4-3200 was already mainstream in 2015 and 4266 will definitely be mainstream on mobile this year. My best guess we are hitting a speed wall on RAM in a socketable form factor; Mobile has the advantage of the SoC and RAM hooked...
by strangerguy
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: How long before Intel trounces AMD again?
Replies: 130
Views: 7477

Re: How long before Intel trounces AMD again?

I just hate when I ask a serious question and it gets derailed. It really doesn't make sense. If a 95W Ryzen is such a close matchup with a 140W Broadwell-E, then a 125W Ryzen seems like a foregone conclusion. My guess is AMD is hanging onto that card until they're thoroughly beaten. Judging from o...
by strangerguy
Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: How long before Intel trounces AMD again?
Replies: 130
Views: 7477

Re: How long before Intel trounces AMD again?

I imagine we could see at least a 6 core part on socket 115x this summer or fall if Ryzen captures any mind share due to highly threaded workloads, but there are still going to be plenty of people who won't bother upgrading their CPU that they bought over the past 5 years because there are no meani...
by strangerguy
Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: A question about PCI-E
Replies: 20
Views: 4132

Re: A question about PCI-E

SATA takes PCIe bandwidth You sure about that? Most chipset diagrams have SATA ports as separate lines from the PCIe lanes... Actually, I'm not. I know for sure that non-chipset (ex: Marvell) ones do but for the Intel chipset itself I'd have to check. I'm fairly certain that LGA 2011v3 reserves PCI...
by strangerguy
Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzen Passmark: Prime and Physics are off, excels at everything else.
Replies: 213
Views: 12539

Re: Ryzen Passmark: Prime and Physics are off, excels at everything else.

I wished that 1700X was tested on at least DDR-3200 instead of the slowass DDR-2133 (and at command rate 2T, why) which nobody should be using or buying by 2017. While I'm very confident that CPU-Z gets the non-XFR turbo clocks correct, I highly doubt it is able to capture XFR clocks if it was enabl...
by strangerguy
Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzen Passmark: Prime and Physics are off, excels at everything else.
Replies: 213
Views: 12539

Re: Ryzen Passmark: Prime and Physics are off, excels at everything else.

I do hope that XFR was disabled? If it was auto OCing to 4+GHz on single core that ST score is too much of a mixed bag for me.
by strangerguy
Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: A question about PCI-E
Replies: 20
Views: 4132

Re: A question about PCI-E

I don't get it either. Why should a low-cost consumer platform offer only 24 lanes where 80% of the users will not use more than 4 and 99.99% of them not more than 20?

:roll:
by strangerguy
Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzen Passmark: Prime and Physics are off, excels at everything else.
Replies: 213
Views: 12539

Re: Ryzen Passmark: Prime and Physics are off, excels at everything else.

Who knows, maybe the 4 core SKUs are far better OCers and cheaper to boot to. If they do an easy 5GHz on BW IPC I'm definitely getting those over the 6/8 cores. I for one is a lot more interested in getting more ST performance than MT because whenever a real CPU bottleneck happens it's almost always...
by strangerguy
Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Can my PSU handle HD 7870?
Replies: 6
Views: 649

Re: Can my PSU handle HD 7870?

Your current PSU is already VERY overkill for a non-OC i5 SB and a 7870. The test system in that TR review is barely drawing 160W DC and that is with a less power efficient CPU.
by strangerguy
Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzen Passmark: Prime and Physics are off, excels at everything else.
Replies: 213
Views: 12539

Re: Ryzen Passmark: Prime and Physics are off, excels at everything else.

I'm having a hard time accepting anything you say, but fortunately it doesn't really matter. The products released by AMD and Intel in the next year or so will not be affected by the ramblings of one fanboy or another. For anyone who is more interested in the technology than in who made it all we h...
by strangerguy
Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzen Passmark: Prime and Physics are off, excels at everything else.
Replies: 213
Views: 12539

Re: Ryzen Passmark: Prime and Physics are off, excels at everything else.

You're forgetting the FX line. Some of those sold for 1000+ USD much like some of the core i7's do now. Yeah, and AMD's cheapest pre-C2D dual core was $354 and AMD was king of the hill in both server and desktop with a product stack starting ~$200 and up, yet for all that 3 years of K8 domination A...
by strangerguy
Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Getting Tired of Gross Pics
Replies: 25
Views: 4132

Re: Getting Tired of Gross Pics

Easily fixed. Just convince everyone to stop clicking that stuff. (Yes, I'm fun at parties. I do feel the pain, though.) I think you vastly underestimate about the gullibility of the general populace. And agreed on how terrible Facebook is: 90% clickbait/disguised ads, 9% from people I know posting...
by strangerguy
Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzen Passmark: Prime and Physics are off, excels at everything else.
Replies: 213
Views: 12539

Re: Ryzen Passmark: Prime and Physics are off, excels at everything else.

So far I still haven't seen anybody offering AM4 in ITX, which is especially weird considering how barren the AM4 mATX mobos are and when SFFs are more popular than ever.
by strangerguy
Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Share Your GPU Undervolt
Replies: 15
Views: 1761

Re: Share Your GPU Undervolt

I managed to downclock and downvolt on GTX 1070 to 1708MHz core / 0.825V / 80% power limit from stock GPU boost ~1900MHz core / 1.05V in MSI Afterburner on custom voltage curve. Essentially I'm getting 90% of max stock performance but at 1/2 the TDP, but at the cost of RAM running at full speed wast...