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by Ryu Connor
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: GPU passthrough
Replies: 16
Views: 567

Re: GPU passthrough

Don't have time to watch them now (will probably do so tonight), but the take-home seems to be "If you've got $30K to drop on a server, go for it!! :D From my perspective it shows the technology for this use case isn't cost effective. VDI is a beautiful thing in the business world, but that us...
by Ryu Connor
Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: This G3258 goes to 1.7V
Replies: 54
Views: 1669

Re: This G3258 goes to 1.7V

The sample size is a million in total , but certain studies required narrowing down to hundreds of thousands of machines. Regardless, a sufficient sample size to avoid P hacking problems. This is all laid out within the study, but nobody is gonna actually read that. So I'll just summarize the intere...
by Ryu Connor
Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: (Updated) AMD (does?) want TR to report on TR
Replies: 86
Views: 3705

Re: AMD Doesn't want TR to report on TR

JayzTwoCents has two of them, AMD sent him one 1920 and one 1950. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3s7rEY-22w As for AMDs choice in this matter, I'm not surprised. This community isn't interested in HEDT products. I think there are less than ten regulars in this forum that have X99 or X79. We are on...
by Ryu Connor
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzen and Linux: A cautionary tale
Replies: 38
Views: 2203

Re: Ryzen and Linux: A cautionary tale

Linux was a much bigger problem. I couldn't get Grub to install properly, even though I literally wrote the book (well, a book) on installing Grub. Finally I discovered my problem: my version of Linux didn't support Ryzen. Sounds like an abuse of dominant position to me. You should totally report t...
by Ryu Connor
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Safest way to prep a laptop for sale
Replies: 23
Views: 990

Re: Safest way to prep a laptop for sale

I don't even get the option of a DoD or NSA approved erase...I get to degauss, crush, and shred up our old drives at work. I wish I could say I get to do that myself occasionally but they won't let me play with the shredder. :( I'd note that as of like 2007 DoD 5220 no longer accepts multi-pass era...
by Ryu Connor
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: 2.5" external HDD reliability: WDC vs Seagate?
Replies: 26
Views: 847

Re: 2.5" external HDD reliability: WDC vs Seagate?

Comes partitioned to GPT for some reason. Well, GPT *is* the way the whole industry is heading. I agree it seems odd to do it for an external drive (which people may want to mount on older systems) though. All versions of Windows still in support understand GPT. I suspect that statement is true of ...
by Ryu Connor
Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T routers available when?
Replies: 80
Views: 4069

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

Ryu, while those are all good points, SOHO installs tend to be concentrated, not all over a house. My 10GBase-T runs are over standard Cat5e. The fact that this works fine is down to the fact that none of my cables are over 3 meters, and most are a lot shorter... because everything is (10GBase, at ...
by Ryu Connor
Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T routers available when?
Replies: 80
Views: 4069

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

10GBase-T has additional hidden issues. ⋅ CAT5E is insufficient and even CAT6 UTP is limited to 55m instead of the usual 100m. So suddenly you need either CAT6 STP or CAT6a UTP/STP for your 10Gb runs. ⋅ The rise of Wi-Fi clearly shows average homeowners have no interest in runnin...
by Ryu Connor
Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: An update to the rules
Replies: 31
Views: 44786

Re: An update to the rules

As of June 26th, I am now an employee of Asus. Per rule 13 here at TR I am making my affiliation publicly known. Per Asus CoC, it is also important for me to state clearly, that all of my written content here on TR does not represent or reflect the views of Asus or frankly any reasonable human being...
by Ryu Connor
Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: W10 still able to be activated by W7 retail key!
Replies: 35
Views: 3604

Re: W10 still able to be activated by W7 retail key!

if it in fact was intentional. You acknowledge you don't know. I know I certainly don't know. I doubt any of us know. I doubt the person manning the phones who probably is an employee in an outsourced phone center sweatshop knows. Yet somehow the conclusion you ultimately reached isn't a wild accus...
by Ryu Connor
Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: W10 still able to be activated by W7 retail key!
Replies: 35
Views: 3604

Re: W10 still able to be activated by W7 retail key!

just brew it! wrote:
What makes you think it is not intentional?


What makes you think it is?

I counter your wild unprovable accusation with my own.
by Ryu Connor
Tue May 23, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows XP Embedded
Replies: 3
Views: 518

Re: Windows XP Embedded

Microsoft embedded operating system do receive patches. They can use Windows/Microsoft Update. Depending on the nature of the embedded system it might be offline its entire life and in premise not need patches. That being said everything has bugs and the embedded system might be online. You'd want a...
by Ryu Connor
Fri May 05, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Water Replacement in Sealed Closed Loop H80i?
Replies: 8
Views: 1409

Re: Water Replacement in Sealed Closed Loop H80i?

My general recommendation is to replace the unit once the warranty has expired.
by Ryu Connor
Wed May 03, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Looks like RyZen got caught cheating on benchmarks
Replies: 64
Views: 5067

Re: Looks like RyZen got caught cheating on benchmarks

That was a simulation run in an attempt to improve Itanium's standing as an x86 replacement not a modification to the chip its self, wasn't it? He was right to call them out about it, but I'm not sure the comparison works here. Fudging your numbers for the boss is quite a different game than making...
by Ryu Connor
Wed May 03, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Looks like RyZen got caught cheating on benchmarks
Replies: 64
Views: 5067

Re: Looks like RyZen got caught cheating on benchmarks

There's literally zero incentive for them to do so, and they run the risk of making particular code paths unstable if it really is a "cheat". I'm not sure why you're saying that. The Itanium engineers were purposefully cheating to present super rosy results to their bosses. Yet you say th...
by Ryu Connor
Wed May 03, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Looks like RyZen got caught cheating on benchmarks
Replies: 64
Views: 5067

Re: Looks like RyZen got caught cheating on benchmarks

Ordinarily, that kind of automatic optimization would be welcome, but upon further investigation, the CPU-Z team failed to replicate that behavior with Ryzen CPUs in real-world situations. Furthermore, the team says that due to the extreme unlikelihood of that specific sequence of instructions show...
by Ryu Connor
Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Am I the only one seeing the white ads on the side of the front page?
Replies: 5
Views: 1938

Re: Am I the only one seeing the white ads on the side of the front page?

The side area of the site is used for direct big money ads.

TP-Link dropped some Benjamins with TR. Rejoice.
by Ryu Connor
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Dell Hates AMD?
Replies: 62
Views: 5140

Re: Dell Hates AMD?

GloFo is big enough now (they've become the Borg of fabs lately) that production capacity should not be an issue any longer; I'm just not confident in that viewpoint. Intel shipped more than 100 million microprocessors during Q3 of 2014 The article detailed that 100m was a new quarterly high for In...
by Ryu Connor
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: 1080Ti: Founders Edition or Wait?
Replies: 15
Views: 1610

Re: 1080Ti: Founders Edition or Wait?

DPete27 wrote:
Yes, for mITX cases a blower style will be best.

Out of curiosity, how much do they offer you in trade-in? Is it equal/more than you can get on Ebay?


You upload the receipt. You get the full value of what you paid minus things like tax or shipping.
by Ryu Connor
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Reinstall Free Win10 Upgrade?
Replies: 6
Views: 3855

Re: Reinstall Free Win10 Upgrade?

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html

Can grab your Win10 key with this tool. In premise you shouldn't need it, but doesn't hurt to have it just in case.
by Ryu Connor
Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: computerbase.de Revisits Ryzen Gaming Performance
Replies: 67
Views: 2696

Re: computerbase.de Revisits Ryzen Gaming Performance

It's not clear to me that the Pro Tools issue is even related to thread affinity. If the application has very "bursty" CPU demands this could be causing cores to jump between P-states even if the threads are staying put. Maybe. We'd need to take a closer look at what his application is do...
by Ryu Connor
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: computerbase.de Revisits Ryzen Gaming Performance
Replies: 67
Views: 2696

Re: computerbase.de Revisits Ryzen Gaming Performance

The application code should not need to do anything special to let the system know it needs more CPU power. If the system's power management can't respond quickly enough due to either OS or hardware limitations, then disabling said power management is a reasonable workaround. http://www.intel.com/c...
by Ryu Connor
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: computerbase.de Revisits Ryzen Gaming Performance
Replies: 67
Views: 2696

Re: computerbase.de Revisits Ryzen Gaming Performance

It's not just an anecdote. Avid (and Digidesign as its forebear) has long recommended this and lots of other tweaks Like how Samsung and others presented "tweaks" like disabling prefetching and indexing on SSDs? There's lot of bad advice out there. I'd note all TR reviews are done with th...
by Ryu Connor
Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: computerbase.de Revisits Ryzen Gaming Performance
Replies: 67
Views: 2696

Re: computerbase.de Revisits Ryzen Gaming Performance

caconym wrote:
Running in balanced mode can definitely result in stuttering in music production applications. I have numerous synth-heavy tracks that are unplayable if I let Windows keep the minimum processor state at the default 5%. Nothing subtle or subjective about it.


Thanks for the anecdote.
by Ryu Connor
Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: computerbase.de Revisits Ryzen Gaming Performance
Replies: 67
Views: 2696

Re: computerbase.de Revisits Ryzen Gaming Performance

People actually use Windows' Balanced profile? Yes, the vast majority of people. Not only is it the default, it just works. There are no objective tests that show the balanced profile as a problem. Just mythical/subjective/anecdotal talk of stuttering and how "core parking" is breaking th...
by Ryu Connor
Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: computerbase.de Revisits Ryzen Gaming Performance
Replies: 67
Views: 2696

Re: computerbase.de Revisits Ryzen Gaming Performance

Is the HPET even doing anything on Ryzen?

I thought modern processors used an Invariant TSC instead?
by Ryu Connor
Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Windows 10 and Ryzen - Performance Bug
Replies: 87
Views: 7396

Re: Windows 10 and Ryzen - Performance Bug

I personally suspect how a given Windows kernel recognizes the CPU and what power management functions it pushes on the CPU may be playing a role here.
by Ryu Connor
Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Windows 10 and Ryzen - Performance Bug
Replies: 87
Views: 7396

Re: Windows 10 and Ryzen - Performance Bug

https://www.pcper.com/reviews/Processors/AMD-Ryzen-and-Windows-10-Scheduler-No-Silver-Bullet The team at PC Perspective believes strongly that the Windows 10 scheduler is not improperly assigning workloads to Ryzen processors because of a lack of architecture knowledge on the structure of the CPU. I...
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