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by End User
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1289
Views: 40613

Re: Something's different...

That kind of thinking killed the site.
by End User
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Something's different...
Replies: 1289
Views: 40613

Re: Something's different...

This seems like an exciting time for a system guide update. We’ve got a new GPU architecture and a new desktop CPU architecture with PCIe 4 from AMD, a new fabrication process node from TSMC, generous price cuts from Intel and falling RAM prices. Next month will bring new workstation CPUs from AMD ...
by End User
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Has anybody here made a purchase with Bitcoin?
Replies: 14
Views: 1114

Re: Has anybody here made a purchase with Bitcoin?

...which is a big part of the reason why going back to precious metals would be easier in that case. Heh. I just like the idea of the "high-tech" "internet of money" being useful for when we've reverted to something less than a proto-state. You wouldn't know "high-tech"...
by End User
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Cinebench R20 is out. Officially banned from AMD demos
Replies: 104
Views: 7057

Re: Cinebench R20 is out. Officially banned from AMD demos

Amusingly (based on the thread title), or perhaps not, my Ryzen 5 2400G system is faster than the entry level 2017 MacBook Pro 15" with the Core i7-7700HQ. The AMD system scored 1740 and the MacBook rang in at 1685. I expected it to be kind of close but I figured the Mac would win. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ W...
by End User
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Cinebench R20 is out. Officially banned from AMD demos
Replies: 104
Views: 7057

Re: Cinebench R20 is out. Officially banned from AMD demos

anotherengineer wrote:
HA

Called it.

Read the title. Guessed the author, guessed right.

No point reading this thread.

Thanks for your input.
by End User
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Cinebench R20 is out. Officially banned from AMD demos
Replies: 104
Views: 7057

Re: Cinebench R20 is out. Officially banned from AMD demos

Glorious wrote:
oh thank god I needed some High-Test Chuckula to get me through the rest of this day.

OP delivers!

Sad!
by End User
Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread
Replies: 201
Views: 12078

Re: TR BBQ XVI 8/10/19 - Official Thread

I so want to crash this and be a rat bastard.
by End User
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: How bad is Windows 10 Really?
Replies: 364
Views: 40183

Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

just brew it! wrote:
To this day I have no idea how they got the customer to agree to that.

Clueless customer. Unethical contractor.
by End User
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: How bad is Windows 10 Really?
Replies: 364
Views: 40183

Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

synthtel2 wrote:
Gaming isn't exactly a mission-critical workload.

Of course it is.
by End User
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 4657
Views: 196828

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

She's basically standing in line so that an unhappy, low-paid worker can enter her payment into the same computer system she would've done herself, and adding another middleman/potential point of fraud. Whatever. This is where, historically, most credit card fraud actually happened. By far. As you ...
by End User
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Almost 20 years
Replies: 120
Views: 8758

Re: Almost 20 years

Usacomp2k3 wrote:
I loved my DFI LanParty boards.

Whoa. That brings back memories. Memories of a TR gone by.

I joined back in 2004. Enthusiasm for PC builds is rare nowadays. TR is more of a social scene.

When was the last time Captain Ned built a PC?
by End User
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: New gaming build. It’s glorious!
Replies: 20
Views: 2314

Re: New gaming build. It’s glorious!

Krogoth wrote:
I would argue that 2080 is the perfect GPU for 1440P gaming while 2080Ti is borderline overkill and creeping into 4K territory for now.

I see 95 FPS in Battlefield 5 (DXR @ ultra) when playing on a 64 player map @ 2560x1440. I'm not prepared to take a 30-50 FPS hit just to play at 4K.
by End User
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Let's take a look at the VP9 decoding performance of 20 different processors!
Replies: 68
Views: 18708

Re: Let's take a look at the VP9 decoding performance of 20 different processors!

meerkt wrote:
I think it's Google trying to force the market away from patented stuff. All very nice in theory, but not when in practice it hurts end users.

Don't hurt me!
by End User
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Awesome battery technologies to look forward to
Replies: 14
Views: 1917

Re: Awesome battery technologies to look forward to

"but using lasers..." "the future of batteries..." "Scientists at Rice University..." "Graphene batteries have the potential..." "A paper published by Toyota scientists..." "A research team..." "Great minds..." "that could so...
by End User
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: New gaming build. It’s glorious!
Replies: 20
Views: 2314

Re: New gaming build. It’s glorious!

anotherengineer wrote:
Would I be correct in assuming you don't have kids?

My cars are my children.
by End User
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: New gaming build. It’s glorious!
Replies: 20
Views: 2314

Re: New gaming build. It’s glorious!

How are CPU temps? With the AIO in the front (blowing hot, restricted air into the case), how are GPU temps? When I was planning the build I looked for info on that very subject. It appeared to me that the best option was to have the CPU cooler mounted at the front of the case . I reserve the right...
by End User
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: New gaming build. It’s glorious!
Replies: 20
Views: 2314

Re: New gaming build. It’s glorious!

Is the rear fan an intake or exhaust? If it's an exhaust, don't you have slightly negative pressure (when accounting for exhaust from the PSU & slight from the GPU)? Rear and top are exhaust so you are probably right. :) So... ...there is an unsightly internal USB cable visible in the photo. I ...
by End User
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: New gaming build. It’s glorious!
Replies: 20
Views: 2314

Re: New gaming build. It’s glorious!

Prestige Worldwide wrote:
I hope you are rocking a nice 1440p 144+ Hz screen

Yup. The Acer Predator XB271HU. I bought it way back in 2016 but I have no desire to upgrade to 4K. 2560x1440 is the perfect resolution for the 2080 Ti.
by End User
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: New ESXi build. It’s glorious!
Replies: 4
Views: 824

Re: New ESXi build. It’s glorious!

That's a heck of a build. What's the planned use for it? Various uses: - Primay use: To learn: OS/hardware/network experimentation in conjunction with my network/firewall/NAS - web server - media server (4K transcoding) - VMs dedicated to various tasks It was originally a late 2017 gaming rig which...
by End User
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: 10 Gbps switch for a condo
Replies: 39
Views: 3517

Re: 10 Gbps switch for a condo

qmacpoint wrote:
End User wrote:
qmacpoint wrote:
Nah, I revaluated my priorities sadly - an IBM 380XD, a Mantiz Venus MZ-02 and an RX580.

?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_ThinkPad_380

Yes! An amazing little machine indeed!

Well done
by End User
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: 10 Gbps switch for a condo
Replies: 39
Views: 3517

Re: 10 Gbps switch for a condo

qmacpoint wrote:
Nah, I revaluated my priorities sadly - an IBM 380XD, a Mantiz Venus MZ-02 and an RX580.

?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_ThinkPad_380
by End User
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: 10 Gbps switch for a condo
Replies: 39
Views: 3517

Re: 10 Gbps switch for a condo

A holiday project in the making. :D Indeed haha!! I was thinking just this. Any update? I'm partially through my (delayed) holiday network upgrade project. :) Phase 1 - 2x 10GbE QSW-1208-8C switch (very quiet) connected via a Cat 6a cable (waiting on a SFP+ cable) - 2018 Mac mini with 10GbE connect...
by End User
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: Formula One 2019
Replies: 123
Views: 8473

Re: Formula One 2019

I feel like it's going to McLaren and Ferrai finishing 1 or 2 for the next 50 years... McLaren? Good grief. Are you from the past? McLaren fell to the back of the grid in 2015 and have yet to recover. Teams with a title shot in 2019: • Mercedes • Ferrari • Red Bull Driver to watch: • Charles Leclerc
by End User
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Another Apple Event - new iPads Pros incoming?
Replies: 181
Views: 7590

Re: Another Apple Event - new iPads Pros incoming?

Wealthy is this . Only in a few global economies, and given the stats on Canada's economy and debt levels, where you live, that's not true here. That's EXTREME wealth. This is EXTREME wealth: https://www.businessinsider.com/crazy-facts-about-bill-gates-house-2016-11 Correction, it's absolutely grot...
by End User
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: New ESXi build. It’s glorious!
Replies: 4
Views: 824

New ESXi build. It’s glorious!

• ESXI 6.7.0U1 • Corsair Carbide Quiet 600Q case • Threadripper 1950X • GIGABYTE X399 • 64GB DDR4 3200 • Corsair H115i • Intel X710-DA2 (dual 10GbE ports) • 2x Intel gigabit NIC • 2x Samsung 960 EVO 1TB M.2 • Samsung 970 EVO 2TB M.2 • Crucial MX500 2TB • Corsair AX860i https://i.imgur.com/63usXMJl.p...
by End User
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: New gaming build. It’s glorious!
Replies: 20
Views: 2314

New gaming build. It’s glorious!

• Windows 10 Pro • Corsair 570X case (front and top glass panels removed) • 9900K OC’ed to 5.1 GHz • EVGA RTX 2080 Ti FTW3 OC’ed to 2100 MHz • GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS XTREME (10GbE and TB3) • 32GB DDR4 3600 • Corsair H150i Pro RGB • 6 Corsair ML120 Pro RGB 120MM fans • Samsung 970 Pro 1TB M.2 • Samsung ...
by End User
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Looking for new TR System Guide
Replies: 27
Views: 2012

Re: Waiting for new TR system guide...anyone else?

A holiday guide had to be out by now to be of any use. I ordered my holiday build components back in mid November. The final item arrived today: - Corsair Crystal 750X case - 9900K - H150i Pro - Z390 AORUS MASTER - 32GB Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4 3600 - RTX 2080 Ti FTW3 ULTRA GAMING - 1 TB 970 Pro (boot...
by End User
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: CPU vs GPU Bottlenecks
Replies: 47
Views: 4175

Re: CPU vs GPU Bottlenecks

I've definitely held onto a CPU long enough for it to become a bottleneck. I kept my OC'ed 3770K system for 5 years. That rig started with a GTX 580 SC. I then upgraded to dual GTX 770 SC in SLI and then finally to a GTX 1080 FE. I knew the GTX 1080 FE was restrained by the CPU in many games but the...
by End User
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: CPU vs GPU Bottlenecks
Replies: 47
Views: 4175

Re: CPU vs GPU Bottlenecks

It was only a matter of time, since the consoles use 8-core AMD Jaguar CPUs. That is a super old/weak architecture now. PC gaming took multithreaded gaming and ran with it ages ago. I would expect the next generation of gaming consoles to usher in a new CPU-bound revolution. That sounds like a terr...
by End User
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: CPU vs GPU Bottlenecks
Replies: 47
Views: 4175

Re: CPU vs GPU Bottlenecks

My point is that it really seems to me that the #1 priority should be to minimize the CPU bottleneck, and then get the fastest GPU you can afford with the rest. And you believe the i7-5775c is the best way to "minimize the CPU bottleneck" for a 2080 Ti FE driving a 3440x1440 120Hz G-SYNC ...
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