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by LocalCitizen
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1468
Views: 56742

Re: Something's different...

bug: when i click on thumbs up or down, the count doesn't refresh. sometimes it's just blank. people generally dont like change. especially big one here. but i'm gonna stick with TR. look, you've seen what's happening to tech review sites all around. companies are hiring "tech influencers"...
by LocalCitizen
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: RyZen 2 Desktop CONFIRMED... to not have 16 cores
Replies: 62
Views: 4937

Re: RyZen 2 Desktop CONFIRMED... to not have 16 cores

in multi thread, 9900k is already equal. can icelake be 30% more efficient at same performance? maybe
in single thread 9900k is still 5% better. can icelake be 30% more efficient at same performance? yes
by LocalCitizen
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: RyZen 2 Desktop CONFIRMED... to not have 16 cores
Replies: 62
Views: 4937

Re: RyZen 2 Desktop CONFIRMED... to not have 16 cores

i dont know what everyone is excited about. zen2 is a big disappointment. 2700x scores 1827 on CB multi-thread. that makes zen2 equivalent (and 9900k) about 13.4% better. not too shabby. however assume single thread is also scaled up by 13.4%, its CB single-thread score is still 5% behind that of 99...
by LocalCitizen
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: AMD: Remember When we said we'd kill Nvidia last? WE LIED!
Replies: 53
Views: 4942

Re: AMD: Remember When we said we'd kill Nvidia last? WE LIED!

remember GTX 1180 is still a thing. it wont come with RT and unknown about tensors (maybe cut down as well), but that's what vega vii / vega 20 has to compete with. gtx 1180 will be cheaper than rtx 2080.

https://videocardz.com/newz/nvidia-gefo ... n-gfxbench
by LocalCitizen
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzen 9 3850x!
Replies: 39
Views: 5064

Re: Ryzen 9 3850x!

agree with Chrispy_ for the most part 16 core and 32 threads on the top end ryzen for am4 2 zen2 chiplets with a cut down io or 1 chiplet with 1 navi (much later) + io. so at last, an 8 core apu. power delivery is not a problem unless you want all 16 cores running at 5ghz (or whatever zen2 can do, i...
by LocalCitizen
Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Time to finally take the Ryzen plunge?
Replies: 69
Views: 6340

Re: Time to finally take the Ryzen plunge?

The Ryzen 3000 Apu's are Ryzen+ on 12nm.
The Ryzen 2000 Apu's are Ryzen on 14nm
Amd said that Epyc (Rome) will be the first 7nm Ryzen 2, so Ryzen 3000 CPU will only be announced some time after that.
rumour is CES will see Ryzen 3000 Apu, not CPU
by LocalCitizen
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Time to finally take the Ryzen plunge?
Replies: 69
Views: 6340

Re: Time to finally take the Ryzen plunge?

StoreMI only uses up to 128GB of SSD
by LocalCitizen
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Secure erase an SSD without a manufacturer-provided program
Replies: 27
Views: 4350

Re: Secure erase an SSD without a manufacturer-provided program

have you tried ForceTrim ? it creates a few large file entries on the disk to cover most of the free space, then deletes them. it depends on the TRIM feature of the OS to clean up. it seems to work for me, on SSD and flash drives. 449kb file ForceTrim.exe 224kb zipped it does not fill the data pages...
by LocalCitizen
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Funny monitor inputs labeling
Replies: 13
Views: 1755

Re: Funny monitor inputs labeling

i like the attention to details. vga and audio-in have the same colour background as a reminder you need both for picture and sound.
by LocalCitizen
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: any suggestions for a new or recent RAW pocketable under $250?
Replies: 7
Views: 2459

Re: any suggestions for a new or recent RAW pocketable under $250?

i looked on imaging-resource.com, and found nothing matches your requirements.
for recent pocketable RAW, there's Olympus TG-5 and Panasonic ZS70. both released last year, both around $400

edit: ZS70 is also known as TZ90 in some markets. it has 30x zoom (24-720mm eq). TG-5 is waterproof
by LocalCitizen
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: hot deal - asrock rx 580 and mobo for $300
Replies: 1
Views: 778

hot deal - asrock rx 580 and mobo for $300

hot deal

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product. ... 14-930-002

ASRock Phantom Gaming X Radeon RX 580 DirectX 12 RX580 8G OC 8GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
Free ASRock AB350 Pro4 AMD Motherboard w/ purchase, limited time offer

$299.99

(via videocardz)
by LocalCitizen
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What shows are you recently watching?
Replies: 200
Views: 25052

Re: What shows are you recently watching?

the season finale of Instinct was episode 13 on july 1st. it is renewed for the second season. dunno when it will start tho i found the second half of lucifer season 3 to be very slow and boring. i guess i was not alone. it was a good, fun, entertaining show up to that point. currently watching Reve...
by LocalCitizen
Wed May 23, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: How to reset no boot W10
Replies: 56
Views: 5096

Re: How to reset no boot W10

if you already have spent the time to configure the win10 just the way you like it, then it's faster to spend 10 minutes to clone and restore. if you just made a clean install then reinstall doesn't take much longer.
by LocalCitizen
Wed May 23, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: How to reset no boot W10
Replies: 56
Views: 5096

Re: How to reset no boot W10

- do a low level backup / clone of the 100G partition - delete and recreate and 100G partition. make it 100G + 500M in size - reinstall windows, let it recreate the 500M system partition again - restore the clone image back to the 100G partition that should do it deleting that 500M partition was a b...
by LocalCitizen
Mon May 07, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: The CPU-Z Benchmark Gallery
Replies: 16
Views: 4806

Re: The CPU-Z Benchmark Gallery

i7-4770S stock (3.1GHz)
16GB (4x4) ddr3 1596MHz 9-10-9
CPU-Z v1.85 x64, win10
ST: 415.1
MT: 1935.2
by LocalCitizen
Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Windows 10 and Ryzen - Performance Bug
Replies: 87
Views: 8698

Re: Windows 10 and Ryzen - Performance Bug

If that's the case there should be a way to switch this behavior on and off via a power profile or something. Jeff suggested https://twitter.com/jkampman_tr/status/837662502909534209 to use Windows' "high performance" power profile for 2-5% performance increase on Ryzen. I wonder if it's ...
by LocalCitizen
Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: SSD recommendation.
Replies: 47
Views: 8787

Re: SSD recommendation.

nah.. that never happens. instead, if anything goes wrong you are liable because you didn't do what you were told.
by LocalCitizen
Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Ok who fired up their grill and washed thier (sic) car in Florida - 2016 edition
Replies: 25
Views: 1810

Re: Ok who fired up their grill and washed thier (sic) car in Florida - 2016 edition

thx for the photos!
holee smokes, that's some big trees snapped in half.
by LocalCitizen
Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Ok who fired up their grill and washed thier (sic) car in Florida - 2016 edition
Replies: 25
Views: 1810

Re: Ok who fired up their grill and washed thier (sic) car in Florida - 2016 edition

@Usacomp2k3:
i know this might be difficult, but would you happen to still have some of your 2004 pics? they're all gone from the old thread :(
by LocalCitizen
Thu Aug 18, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: The impending death of the 3.5mm audio port gains a new ally
Replies: 126
Views: 8093

Re: The impending death of the 3.5mm audio port gains a new ally

" Ditching the 3.5mm jack is asking millions of people to go out and buy a whole new set of headphones or earbuds, something which is totally unnecessary."       Ya Got your answer right there. Only it's not so much asking as forcing. reminder: apple owns beats, a headphone maker edit: an...
by LocalCitizen
Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: ES ZEN CPU at 2.80 GHz Beats 3.40 GHz Core i5-4670K
Replies: 62
Views: 5609

Re: ES ZEN CPU at 2.80 GHz Beats 3.40 GHz Core i5-4670K

my typo. sorry. 2.8/3.2 Ghz

edit: new info from that link is this Zen ES (proto) is only 95W. that gives plenty of head room for oc.
there is another 4c / 8T Zen (unknown freq, also proto) that is only 65W
by LocalCitizen
Tue Aug 16, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Nissan/Infiniti VC-T engine - variable compression
Replies: 23
Views: 2076

Re: Nissan/Infiniti VC-T engine - variable compression

Convert wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIWYoWvyE4s


didn't know the whole assembly moves from just the picture. this video makes it much clearer. thx!
by LocalCitizen
Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: ES ZEN CPU at 2.80 GHz Beats 3.40 GHz Core i5-4670K
Replies: 62
Views: 5609

Re: ES ZEN CPU at 2.80 GHz Beats 3.40 GHz Core i5-4670K

AotS supports 16 cpu threads: http://forums.ashesofthesingularity.com/476825/page/1/#3630793 so a 8 core 16 threads zen cpu is fully utilized. even if Zen is released at 20% faster at 3.5/3.8Ghz, it is only as fast as i7 6700. that is when using all cores/thread are used. so, IPC of zen is only abou...
by LocalCitizen
Sat Jun 25, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Intel U are the only thing left
Replies: 64
Views: 7516

Re: Intel U are the only thing left

I'll echo what Duct Tape Dude said, the limited TDP are really holding back the performance on the regular notebooks. Thanks to CScottG and Coran Fixx for specific recommendations. Both are very good choices. Looks like a discrete GPU does not increase the price much. Also, note that the Acer comes ...
by LocalCitizen
Sat Jun 25, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Intel U are the only thing left
Replies: 64
Views: 7516

Re: Intel U are the only thing left

Many thank to everyone's suggestions. Looks like 2 cores will do . Since he's not (currently) a gamer, i though we could save the money by going integrated graphics, but get 2 extra cores. i thought $1000 should be enough. i was just surprised, that's all. still, it seems slimness but small battery,...
by LocalCitizen
Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Intel U are the only thing left
Replies: 64
Views: 7516

Re: Intel U are the only thing left

it's for programming where 4 cores will help with compiling. also, he will learn web programming down the road, so he'll be running web server, a browser, and debugging at the same time. i think quad core will really help there. of course, if the lappy comes with hdd, then i would swap it with an ss...
by LocalCitizen
Fri Jun 24, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Intel U are the only thing left
Replies: 64
Views: 7516

Intel U are the only thing left

A friend of mine is learning to program. Due to various reasons, he's only looking at notebooks. I went to BestBuy.com to see what is available out there. Much much to my dismay, it seems only Intel CPUs available are the U series, unless it's a gaming laptop with discrete graphics. Even when the bu...
by LocalCitizen
Sun Apr 12, 2015 8:56 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Help me choose a PS for I5 and GTX 960
Replies: 29
Views: 3996

Re: Help me choose a PS for I5 and GTX 960

take a look at jonnyguru for PS review http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Review_Cat&recatnum=13 they are very detailed, and they have reviewed many over the years. It's my #2 go to site for power supplies. edit: I see that Homerdog has beat me to jonnyguru. still it's a ...
by LocalCitizen
Fri Mar 13, 2015 1:16 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Asus Zenbook UX305 and the new Macbook
Replies: 115
Views: 22054

Re: Asus Zenbook UX305 and the new Macbook

"why are people ignoring the Asus Zenbook UX305?"

you are not the only one wondering:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/tonybradley/2015/03/10/apple-macbook-makes-a-compelling-pitch-for-asus-zenbook-ux305/
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