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by NTMBK
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Microsoft kills HUP for Office 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1324

Re: Microsoft kills HUP for Office 2019

I guess I will have to keep moving around this Office 2010 license until the end of time...
by NTMBK
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Is it possible to enable Ready Boost on secondary drive?
Replies: 5
Views: 932

Re: Is it possible to enable Ready Boost on secondary drive?

SSDs are phenomenally cheap right now. Just buy a 1TB SATA SSD and get on with your life!
by NTMBK
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: MCU
Replies: 236
Views: 23496

Re: MCU

Good lord, that's a lot of stuff coming over the next two years. Like, way too much stuff.

After Endgame, I'm feeling kind of... done? I don't really feel the need for any more Marvel.
by NTMBK
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Sidegrading C2D
Replies: 20
Views: 1861

Re: Sidegrading C2D

meerkt wrote:
Right. Intriguing. I wonder what's the deal there.


The Pentium M is a well designed CPU, and the Pentium 4... isn't?
by NTMBK
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Who else is excited about Intel's Xe?
Replies: 46
Views: 3779

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

I’ve seen this thread in the Unread Posts for a while now, but I just figured it was related to some obscure server tech, and never bothered to click. Wasn’t until I remembered they were planning discrete cards, and found the name in a google search. Xe. I think Intel could have chosen any word, ph...
by NTMBK
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Radeon VII Goes to an ELO Concert!
Replies: 19
Views: 1482

Re: Radeon VII Goes to an ELO Concert!

Not a surprise- it was only viable because the RTX cards were hilariously overpriced.
by NTMBK
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel 10th-generation Comet Lake in 2020 on 14+++++ nm
Replies: 37
Views: 3116

Re: Intel 10th-generation Comet Lake in 2020 on 14+++++ nm

Ice Lake desperately needs to come this year. This Comet Lake nonsense would be a HUGE hit to Intel. Just stretching out the same old tired architecture and same old tired process node for one more year. Pathetic. Ice Lake is promising. Intel has been doing really good stuff within the constraints ...
by NTMBK
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: 64 Coar Chip just Destroyed Intel! [again]
Replies: 5
Views: 1203

Re: 64 Coar Chip just Destroyed Intel! [again]

Yeah, good luck getting anyone to spend millions of dollars porting all their software to an unproven platform relying on magic compilers.
by NTMBK
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: You know those Ice Lakes with HBM that Intel don't have?
Replies: 19
Views: 1622

Re: You know those Ice Lakes with HBM that Intel don't have?

Wow, comparing a server CPU to D-Day, with AMD cast as the goddamn Nazis. This is a new low for you, you ridiculous troll. What role do you picture yourself as? Plucky Spitfire pilot? Winston Churchill, harrumphing away in the background? Or are you the man on the ground, storming the beaches of Nor...
by NTMBK
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1444
Views: 56006

Re: Something's different...

cygnus1 wrote:
drfish, need RSS back too


Wait, the RSS is broken? Damn. That's how I find out about new stories most of the time.
by NTMBK
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1444
Views: 56006

Re: Something's different... (new)

Stream of consciousness time. Yesterday was a huge day for the site, long before the redesign surprised us. Zak had just produced the best piece of content that site has seen in half a year. While we were all celebrating though, our figurative dog ran out into the street and got hit by a truck, tha...
by NTMBK
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1444
Views: 56006

Re: Something's different... (new)

Also, it's weird that neither your Twitter nor Facebook accounts has posted about your Ryzen 3 review. That's the hottest bit of content you've had in months, you should be getting it out there!
by NTMBK
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1444
Views: 56006

Re: Something's different... (new)

Argh, what a rollercoaster of a day. From "holy crap, launch day Ryzen 3 reviews! And in depth ones at that! And Navi reviews coming!"... To the commentpocalypse redesign. I was feeling really positive about TR for about an hour there. :(
by NTMBK
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Retro console gaming
Replies: 112
Views: 24930

Re: Retro console gaming

And on that note......does anyone know of a quick and dirty method for measuring input lag?? Perhaps slow-motion video on an iPhone? I'm not looking for professional accuracy, but some method of quantifying it rather than just seat-of-the-pants. The absolute best way to check is to mod your control...
by NTMBK
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Retro Build
Replies: 31
Views: 3271

Re: Retro Build

Nice build! How well does it run modern software? Browsing the 2019 web (even just to post on Tech Report) on a system like that sounds rather painful!
by NTMBK
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel cancels their entire desktop CPU line-up
Replies: 30
Views: 4592

Re: Intel cancels their entire desktop CPU line-up

Usacomp2k3 wrote:
Interesting read. The talks of better software and security seem to not agree with the recent performance hit of the backdoor mitigation of things like Spectre.


Good job AMD never has any security holes!
by NTMBK
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Massive increase in Single Thread Performance...
Replies: 15
Views: 2899

Re: Massive increase in Single Thread Performance...

Given the price increase, it makes some of the vastly more capable and compatible single-board Atom systems that much more interesting. Here's just one example of a $35 Atom board that's still going to easily beat the Pi 4 at a lower price point: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&...
by NTMBK
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Massive increase in Single Thread Performance...
Replies: 15
Views: 2899

Re: Massive increase in Single Thread Performance...

Given the price increase, it makes some of the vastly more capable and compatible single-board Atom systems that much more interesting. Here's just one example of a $35 Atom board that's still going to easily beat the Pi 4 at a lower price point: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&...
by NTMBK
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Best low profile video cards available (April 2018)
Replies: 343
Views: 395197

Re: Best low profile video cards available (April 2018)

JustAnEngineer wrote:
MSI just released a low-profile GeForce GTX 1650 that is useless crap because it has ZERO displayport outputs. :(


Just use an HDMI->Displayport cable...?
by NTMBK
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Retro Build
Replies: 31
Views: 3271

Re: Retro Build

Wow, gorgeous board. They don't make them like they used to!
by NTMBK
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: 16 COARZ.... Not announced by AMD
Replies: 104
Views: 7723

Re: 16 COARZ.... Not announced by AMD

CONFIIIIIIIIIRMED
by NTMBK
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!
Replies: 251
Views: 21037

Re: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!

meerkt wrote:
This thread took an unexpected turn.

So the current idea is to help finance TR with regular swimsuit calendars?


What, if we don't raise enough money, they'll make a swimsuit calendar? I'd pay up :o
by NTMBK
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Best low profile video cards available (April 2018)
Replies: 343
Views: 395197

Re: Best low profile video cards available (April 2018)

Not low profile, but single slot at least: https://www.anandtech.com/show/14494/co ... phics-card

I wonder if we'll see a 7nm Navi low profile GPU?
by NTMBK
Fri May 31, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Brand new CPU build for Cyberpunk 2077 (Budget Important!)
Replies: 40
Views: 4200

Re: Brand new CPU build for Cyberpunk 2077 (Budget Important!)

I assume you're just looking to upgrade for games today? We can't give you a recommendation on upgrades until you give us the specs of your entire system. 8 GB RAM AMD Radeon R7 240 AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Also, running a 500GB HDD I know it's pretty bad but I haven't been gaming at all these last few yea...
by NTMBK
Fri May 31, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: How do I get better in C programming?
Replies: 5
Views: 1470

Re: How do I get better in C programming?

The same way you get to Carnegie Hall - practice! Get yourself a good IDE, with integrated code highlighting and a built in debugger. Visual Studio is absolutely fantastic, though technically only supports C++ and not C. Then start writing some code and building things. Make mistakes! Learn from th...
by NTMBK
Mon May 27, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: 16 COARZ.... Not announced by AMD
Replies: 104
Views: 7723

Re: 16 COARZ.... Not announced by AMD

Yeah, the midrange chips are what I'm interested in. The 3600X has slight clock boost, double AVX throughput, double the L3 cache and faster memory support than its predecessor- I wonder how much difference that will make.
by NTMBK
Thu May 09, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Intel cancels 10nm cancelletion to cancel 7nm.
Replies: 10
Views: 2704

Re: Intel cancels 10nm cancelletion to cancel 7nm.

Xe is using Foveros and EMIB? Man, that's a lot of glue.

Will be interesting to watch. Hopefully EMIB will keep all of the interconnect power down.
by NTMBK
Thu May 09, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Gerbil's Choice Review I - we have a winner!
Replies: 144
Views: 8948

Re: TR Gerbil's Choice Review I - Official Thread

How about testing the new Duke game controller? Try it out in various use cases like gaming, doorstop, paperweight, home defence.
by NTMBK
Tue May 07, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: 64 Core Threadripper... CONFIRMED
Replies: 17
Views: 2243

Re: 64 Core Threadripper... CONFIRMED

It is kind of weird. Could be market segment related- if they're pushing Threadripper more towards "prosumer"/workstation then it makes sense to leave it off the Consumer roadmap. It's not like you expect people to buy it for their porn'n'Fortnite system. Just hope that it's not a sign of ...
by NTMBK
Mon May 06, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: 2 TR articles on FB, nothing on webpage
Replies: 11
Views: 1043

Re: 2 TR articles on FB, nothing on webpage

Those are both really old articles, not sure why they were showing up on your Facebook?
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