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by LostCat
Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: How about an Rx 480... for $640
Replies: 100
Views: 3497

Re: How about an Rx 480... for $640

Looks like Best Buy still has a $250 1060 6gb. I don't know if that's normal pricing, but it seems normal.
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oh wow nm mostly sold out. I wonder if the stores are also out...
by LostCat
Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: How about an Rx 480... for $640
Replies: 100
Views: 3497

Re: How about an Rx 480... for $640

Wow, the 1060s are being drained too.

...welp, good thing I still like my 290. I might be stuck with it a while.
by LostCat
Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: How about an Rx 480... for $640
Replies: 100
Views: 3497

Re: How about an Rx 480... for $640

At twice the price. I'd be looking for a stopgap on black Friday until GPU prices return to normal is all. Play some Bloodborne and Horizon. Then probably sell it off. Well, there're plenty of other games that're not on PC. Up to you. I imagine the Pros trade in/resale value is pretty decent too si...
by LostCat
Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: How about an Rx 480... for $640
Replies: 100
Views: 3497

Re: How about an Rx 480... for $640

I can't wait till someone figures out how to convert the upcoming consoles like the Xbox One X to do Etherium mining. :) They probably can't. The app partition of the X1 set has access to comparatively little of the system (I don't know if the GPU access is limited, but the RAM and CPU available to...
by LostCat
Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Odd MalwareBytes behavior
Replies: 3
Views: 381

Re: Odd MalwareBytes behavior

From what I've seen when an AV flakes out like that it's a good bet the services related to the app are stalled. Whether running or not, you might try restarting them.

(To me, stuff like that means time to find a better AV.)
by LostCat
Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzen 3D Mark Fire Strike scores better with Power Saver profile
Replies: 6
Views: 625

Re: Ryzen 3D Mark Fire Strike scores better with Power Saver profile

Come to think of it, does it do the same with Time Spy? I'd expect Time Spy to be far better at using 4-8 cores.

(Ryzen also supposedly learns from what it's been doing or sommat so I'd have to poke around myself.)
by LostCat
Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ryzen 3D Mark Fire Strike scores better with Power Saver profile
Replies: 6
Views: 625

Re: Ryzen 3D Mark Fire Strike scores better with Power Saver profile

Still true if you lower your overclock?
by LostCat
Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Xbox One S, and Microsoft Teases Project Scorpio for 2017
Replies: 28
Views: 2240

Re: Xbox One S, and Microsoft Teases Project Scorpio for 2017

will say, it wasnt until PS3 Slim came out or maybe even a year after that, that developers got really comfortable and made a lot of awesome games for PS3. With PS4, a lot of near launch AAA games sat gathering dust(GTA, AC, Witcher,...) but a year later with those massive patches, are pretty good ...
by LostCat
Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Xbox One S, and Microsoft Teases Project Scorpio for 2017
Replies: 28
Views: 2240

Re: Xbox One S, and Microsoft Teases Project Scorpio for 2017

I wonder, if the two consoles will coexists and play the same games, if the Xbox One X will play games perceptibly better at 1080p than the original Xbox One. Or will frame rates, draw distances, etc be locked to "1080p mode", the only real benefit of the Xbox One X being for those with 4...
by LostCat
Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Xbox One S, and Microsoft Teases Project Scorpio for 2017
Replies: 28
Views: 2240

Re: Xbox One S, and Microsoft Teases Project Scorpio for 2017

The name doesn't really bother me as much because it's not really a next-gen Xbox, it's the faster brother to the Xbox One. I mean, if Apple can have C and S in their Iphone nomenclature, why can't MS have it with their Xbox, right? I'm relatively certain that if there's a next-gen Xbox (akin to th...
by LostCat
Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Gaming? More RAM for future titles..
Replies: 26
Views: 811

Re: Gaming? More RAM for future titles..

Wasn't Arkham Knight stuttery on ANY combination of hardware? Yes and no? I played through it almost entirely on an A10-7850K with 8 gigs of RAM and a 290. It had its moments (especially in the car scenes) but mostly I could play it with details pushed up. It was definitely a poster child for the n...
by LostCat
Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Gaming? More RAM for future titles..
Replies: 26
Views: 811

Re: Gaming? More RAM for future titles..

The "XP" in Windows stood for "Experience"... supposedly. 16GB of RAM seems to be the standard for gaming desktops for at least a year now, although I still haven't seen 8GB PCs have any kind of problems even with the newest games. Depends on the game. Arkham Knight was one of a...
by LostCat
Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Gaming? More RAM for future titles..
Replies: 26
Views: 811

Re: Gaming? More RAM for future titles..

Wow........just....wow. *facepalm* Can anyone tell me how to get a job with Microsoft's marketing team? I can show up to work belligerent drunk every day, and just blurt out the dumbest crap I can come up with. I'll be head of marketing in no time. The only way I can even make sense of it is if the...
by LostCat
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Yet another reason to "browse" from a Linux VM..
Replies: 35
Views: 1285

Re: Yet another reason to "browse" from a Linux VM..

bfg-9000 wrote:
I never did understand Windows 10 fast start--it is just hibernate except it logs you off first so you lose all of your windows.

Sounds like a fast start to me.
by LostCat
Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Yet another reason to "browse" from a Linux VM..
Replies: 35
Views: 1285

Re: Yet another reason to "browse" from a Linux VM..

I guess I'm just not getting why a VM isn't a better solution. If you're worried about an infection persisting from one session to the next, use VM snapshots or run a live image in the VM. Well, there have been vulnerabilities in some VM tech allowing code to jump out the VM IIRC. So it MIGHT be sa...
by LostCat
Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Just saw Agesa 1.0.0.6 is out for my AsRock X370 Pro Gaming Board...
Replies: 9
Views: 479

Re: Just saw Agesa 1.0.0.6 is out for my AsRock X370 Pro Gaming Board...

freebird wrote:
Well, the Asrock ones aren't listed as Beta! WooHoo!!

I'm not really convinced everything they do isn't beta :lol:
by LostCat
Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Just saw Agesa 1.0.0.6 is out for my AsRock X370 Pro Gaming Board...
Replies: 9
Views: 479

Re: Just saw Agesa 1.0.0.6 is out for my AsRock X370 Pro Gaming Board...

Gigabyte has a beta for my B350 Gaming 3: http://www.gigabyte.us/Motherboard/GA-AB350-Gaming-3-rev-10#support-dl I'm going to wait for the final version, though. I'm so tired of flashing firmware updates and resetting UEFI settings. That is definitely lame. I wouldn't mind as much if their default ...
by LostCat
Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Atmos on MS platforms
Replies: 4
Views: 671

Re: Atmos on MS platforms

With my 290 for whatever reason it only seems to encode properly if I don't have my monitor hooked up to my receiver. I'm assuming it's a thing with HDMI 1.4 vs 2.0 (my receiver does 2.0 but my card doesn't yet, so I can't really investigate.) Or possibly an issue with the drivers/TrueAudio support ...
by LostCat
Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Gaming? More RAM for future titles..
Replies: 26
Views: 811

Re: Gaming? More RAM for future titles..

Holy **** Xbox One X? And some people thought Ryzen was bad :lol:

I wonder if MS just goes out of their way to pick dumb names.
by LostCat
Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Yet another reason to "browse" from a Linux VM..
Replies: 35
Views: 1285

Re: Yet another reason to "browse" from a Linux VM..

TwistedKestrel wrote:
2010 is under extended support, anything before that is 100% EOL'ed.

Ahh, misread it heh :)

This thread just makes me wonder how vulnerable an equally poorly secured Linux install is.
by LostCat
Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Yet another reason to "browse" from a Linux VM..
Replies: 35
Views: 1285

Re: Yet another reason to "browse" from a Linux VM..

So, unclear on which Office suites are actually vulnerable without disabling security features. Worth noting I'm fairly sure Office 2010 and earlier are unsupported at this point, though I still don't know if 2010 is vulnerable either. So sure, if your software is insecure to begin with and the user...
by LostCat
Sun Jun 11, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Gaming? More RAM for future titles..
Replies: 26
Views: 811

Re: Gaming? More RAM for future titles..

I believe it when I see it. This wouldn't be the first time game consoles have fallen way short of marketing claims. Just as a note neither the Forza team or Digital Foundry are marketing (even if that is basically what they're doing.) DF is well respected for their PC (when available) and console ...
by LostCat
Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Gaming? More RAM for future titles..
Replies: 26
Views: 811

Re: Gaming? More RAM for future titles..

whm1974 wrote:
Even so, how much work did the developers had to do to get this to work?

I think I'll let the article speak for itself. The fact of the matter is this thing is going to have more power than a huge chunk of PCs so I'm rather excited about it.
by LostCat
Sun Jun 11, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Gaming? More RAM for future titles..
Replies: 26
Views: 811

Re: Gaming? More RAM for future titles..

Yeah right, High end gaming computers struggle to do this. They've already shown it with the Forza devs (not sure if it was 6 or Horizon 3) where they did 4K 60fps on Scorpio with a lot of power left on the table. http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2017-forza-motorsport-on-project-sco...
by LostCat
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: SanDisk Cruzer Edge is *horrible*
Replies: 71
Views: 2411

Re: SanDisk Cruzer Edge is *horrible*

So if I wanted to get a 128GB USB3 flash drive that actually has USB3 speeds, what do I get? Most USB3 flash drives I've seen will top out around 200 megs per second and that's assuming reasonably large files and no heat issues. Any of the ones that have a decent speed claimed on the product page s...
by LostCat
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Popup executable
Replies: 8
Views: 486

Re: Popup executable

Go ahead, uninstall Get Office notifications and watch it get reinstalled on the very next reboot. The only time things get reinstalled without user intervention that I've seen is if they're in the process of the OS updating them on a fresh install. Simple solution: Go to the Store and tell it to u...
by LostCat
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: SanDisk Cruzer Edge is *horrible*
Replies: 71
Views: 2411

Re: SanDisk Cruzer Edge is *horrible*

just brew it! wrote:
The flaky 128GB memory card I had wasn't that old. Seemed like crappy new product to me...

If we're talking SD cards, they're controllerless to my knowledge so it depends on both the system and the card.

Quality I'm not sure I can say much about but those things are not my favorite tech.
by LostCat
Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: SanDisk Cruzer Edge is *horrible*
Replies: 71
Views: 2411

Re: SanDisk Cruzer Edge is *horrible*

YGWYPF (You got what you paid for) Cheap flashdrives suck. True, but even so that it's USB 2.0 would've been my full stop for 'No.' Of course any flash drive is going to be slow dealing with small files, but I will never touch USB 2.0 storage again. (Looks like the Cruzer Edge was first available i...
by LostCat
Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Realtek Network Adapter Buffer settings
Replies: 24
Views: 935

Re: Realtek Network Adapter Buffer settings

I'd start with the Realtek. The Intel may help but with that few users connected it shouldn't be a problem unless the server is getting overloaded.
by LostCat
Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Realtek Network Adapter Buffer settings
Replies: 24
Views: 935

Re: Realtek Network Adapter Buffer settings

I can test, like you said. The adapters for reference are: Realtek RTL8111G Intel I211-AT What's your goal here? The Intel is probably going to be worlds above the Realtek either way. The last wired Intel NIC I had was not that impressive, but the I211-AT should be solid. And too much buffering can...
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