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by Ninjitsu
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3781
Views: 550428

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Teentaal - Peshkar, Quaida, Gat, Reta, performed by Alla Rakha, Zakir Hussain, Fazal Qureshi.

Genre: Hindustani Classical.
Instrument: Tabla.
by Ninjitsu
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel Processor bug incoming?
Replies: 236
Views: 18147

Re: Intel Processor bug incoming?

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel- ... 36208.html

They seem to be suggesting that there's too much conflicting information at the moment, and that 30% perf hits are overstated.
by Ninjitsu
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel Processor bug incoming?
Replies: 236
Views: 18147

Re: Intel Processor bug incoming?

Just came to check on this, a post on the RPS forums seems to suggest it can't be fixed in firmware, and will lead to a 5-30% perf hit. https://forum.rockpapershotgun.com/t/bad-news-for-modern-intel-cpu-owners/28522 Cites: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/01/02/intel_cpu_design_flaw/ A fundamental...
by Ninjitsu
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Nvidia Titan V
Replies: 36
Views: 4978

Re: Nvidia Titan V

Captain Ned wrote:
Titan V?

Isn't that what launched the Phoenix?

Finally! Someone else noticed. Although it seems you may be talking about the Delta II rockets? Titan family went to IV, but there was a Saturn V.
by Ninjitsu
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: iMac Pro includes the A10 Fusion
Replies: 11
Views: 1528

Re: iMac Pro includes the A10 Fusion

But can it go "BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRT"?
by Ninjitsu
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Andromeda
Replies: 136
Views: 12853

Re: Andromeda

Wot I Think: Mass Effect Andromeda

https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/0 ... da-review/

Messier 31
by Ninjitsu
Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: How long before Intel trounces AMD again?
Replies: 130
Views: 10252

Re: How long before Intel trounces AMD again?

Well I suppose this question has been answered... :P
by Ninjitsu
Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Why 'Ryzen'
Replies: 39
Views: 6921

Re: Why 'Ryzen'

Zen just sounds more dignified, more... zen... to me. It conveys a sense of confidence, calmness and clarity.

Ryzen just sounds like what a marketing department would come up with - something #cool to "appeal to its user base".
by Ninjitsu
Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: O Tech Report, Tech Report, wherefore art thou Tech Report?
Replies: 85
Views: 9007

Re: O Tech Report, Tech Report, wherefore art thou Tech Report?

Re: videos: meh. I can't take YT "reviews" seriously.

Would listen to podcasts, especially Kanter ones, but I'd rather they prioritize text.
by Ninjitsu
Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Will the RISC-V ISA replace X86 and ARM?
Replies: 239
Views: 13838

Re: Will the RISC-V ISA replace X86 and ARM?

Intel is totally under threat from ARM. Intel (and x86 in general) dominates all computing devices above tablet size. The ARM "threat" is based on the perception that (a) ARM will provide x86 performance soon and (b) the price/power/performance advantage will be highly significant and wil...
by Ninjitsu
Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:35 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Linux Mythbusting
Replies: 76
Views: 6838

Re: Linux Mythbusting

just brew it! wrote:
How widespread is that myth, anyhow?

Very widespread, just like "macs/ios doesn't get viruses".
by Ninjitsu
Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: PSA on fan control
Replies: 29
Views: 3117

Re: PSA on fan control

Isn't that why high static pressure fans are supposed to be used for heatsinks, though (as opposed to high air flow)?
by Ninjitsu
Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: GTX 1050 and 1050Ti reviews
Replies: 35
Views: 3075

Re: GTX 1050 and 1050Ti reviews

Given how I thought you were talking about the GTX 460 and 470 in your OP, I think graphics card names have become sufficiently confusing.
by Ninjitsu
Wed Jul 13, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Geforce GTX 1060 Leaks, and Rumors
Replies: 155
Views: 10987

Re: Geforce GTX 1060 Leaks, and Rumors

I will be consistent in my lack of faith in wccf tech, no matter what the news is about.
by Ninjitsu
Wed Jul 13, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: AMD looking more future proof than nvidia
Replies: 52
Views: 3281

Re: AMD looking more future proof than nvidia

Yeah that's the thing. There are still very few games that we can draw any really holistic conclusions from. Doom is perhaps the only popular game. RotR had tech issues of its own and does anyone even play the new GoW (and it had issues too)? No one seems to play AotS (only benchmark it) and its ben...
by Ninjitsu
Wed Jul 13, 2016 2:35 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: AMD looking more future proof than nvidia
Replies: 52
Views: 3281

Re: AMD looking more future proof than nvidia

whm1974 wrote:
Is this German? Most of us here can't speak or read it by the way.

Google Translate? And really it's just graphs.
by Ninjitsu
Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Geforce GTX 1060 Leaks, and Rumors
Replies: 155
Views: 10987

Re: Geforce GTX 1060 Leaks

I am interested to see how a card with a 192 bit memory bus can compete with a 256 bit memory bus card. I find it hard to believe that GDDR5x could make up that difference since the RX 480 has improved texture compression. I'm pretty sure a hypothetical 16 bit memory bus card of 2016 could compete ...
by Ninjitsu
Wed Jul 06, 2016 4:30 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Geforce GTX 1060 Leaks, and Rumors
Replies: 155
Views: 10987

Re: Geforce GTX 1060 Leaks

I am interested to see how a card with a 192 bit memory bus can compete with a 256 bit memory bus card. I find it hard to believe that GDDR5x could make up that difference since the RX 480 has improved texture compression. I'm pretty sure a hypothetical 16 bit memory bus card of 2016 could compete ...
by Ninjitsu
Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:45 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: About that Polaris Power Issue
Replies: 200
Views: 10712

Re: About that Polaris Power Issue

by Ninjitsu
Tue Jul 05, 2016 5:34 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN P
Replies: 32
Views: 2603

Re: NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN P

biffzinker wrote:
So I'm guessing the 16GB with 4096-bit memory bus will cost $1800.00, and the lesser 12GB with 3072-bit bus will cost $1350.00?

I'm guessing $1000 and $1500.
by Ninjitsu
Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: About that Polaris Power Issue
Replies: 200
Views: 10712

Re: About that Polaris Power Issue

From what I could gather, 6-pin being out of spec *may* be an issue because if it's accidentally left disconnected (and I did this recently while troubleshooting some cards I have in my possession, so it can indeed happen) then it may pull everything from PCIe, which would be bad. We notified AMD of...
by Ninjitsu
Sat Jul 02, 2016 4:16 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: About that Polaris Power Issue
Replies: 200
Views: 10712

Re: About that Polaris Power Issue

@strangerguy: I never said those Chinese guys were the cause of all this. What I'm saying is, AMD must've hired a bunch of rookies to do the card, wherever those rookies may have come from. Also, we don't know what part those Chinese guys played. I think his point was, and I'd agree, that it's more...
by Ninjitsu
Sat Jul 02, 2016 4:01 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Problems with TR's Frame Number charts, and a suggested fix
Replies: 15
Views: 1559

Re: Problems with TR's Frame Number charts, and a suggested

I think they detract from TR's otherwise good reputation

lolwut?
by Ninjitsu
Sun Jun 26, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Polaris and Vega Designed in China?
Replies: 34
Views: 3914

Re: Polaris and Vega Designed in China?

You'd probably be surprised how many multinational tech corps employ Indians and Chinese people - Intel, AMD and Nvidia included. :wink: In fact, I've heard even NASA does employ a lot of people from Asia (by which I don't mean just East Asia). For further fun facts, AMD's Kaveri and Kabini were des...
by Ninjitsu
Sun Jun 26, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Getting Started With Arma 3
Replies: 4
Views: 3730

Re: Getting Started With Arma 3

It won't work out today be we'll have company over but that 2:20 PM my time so Sunday's would normally work. I'll catch up on the threads and see about next Sunday. Are they going to switch to Apex right away or can I get by with just the core game? Sure thing! I go by the name of "SuicideKing...
by Ninjitsu
Sun Jun 26, 2016 5:20 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Getting Started With Arma 3
Replies: 4
Views: 3730

Re: Getting Started With Arma 3

Glad you found it useful! FA plays on Sundays and Tuesdays, 1920 hrs UK time. 1Tac is on alternating Fridays and Saturdays, 1930 UK time. More info on the respective forums. Only additional piece of software you'd need is TeamSpeak.
by Ninjitsu
Sun Jun 26, 2016 5:18 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Don't wanna wait for Zen - going Skylake. Sanity check?
Replies: 32
Views: 5206

Re: Don't wanna wait for Zen - going Skylake. Sanity check?

Frankly if you were waiting for Zen till 2017, then the sanity check would have been required. ;) Waiting for new hotness (Vega/Polaris/Pascal) makes sense, waiting to get 2015 performance and 2013's chipsets in 2017 is not sensible IMO. If you can afford it, buy stuff now and get a year's use out o...
by Ninjitsu
Fri Jun 24, 2016 5:14 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Getting Started With Arma 3
Replies: 4
Views: 3730

Getting Started With Arma 3

Hello! There's this game called Arma 3, which is on sale right now, and has a major expansion coming up in around 2 weeks (July 11, 2016). I thought it's a good enough reason to make this post - Arma offers a fantastic combined arms military shooter experience, but it only really shines if you join ...
by Ninjitsu
Fri Jun 24, 2016 2:45 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: A corrected hardware error has occurred.
Replies: 71
Views: 70018

Re: A corrected hardware error has occurred.

This has been an extremely interesting thread to read. I'm glad you isolated the problem, Kouger! Ruh roh. I've been running 32GB of DDR3-2400 (undervolted slightly to 1.55v) for 2 years on an Ivy-E CPU. There haven't been any problems, but I didn't realize high clocked DIMMs were so hard on the CPU...
by Ninjitsu
Wed Jun 08, 2016 1:08 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Would you buy a 16-core CPU for $600?
Replies: 117
Views: 7182

Re: Would you buy a 16-core CPU for $600?

Would you buy a 16-core CPU for $600?

No.
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