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by Topinio
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Does Nvidia still lock you out if card is a "secondary"
Replies: 15
Views: 692

Re: Does Nvidia still lock you out if card is a "secondary"

Oh, my 3930 6/12HT from 2012 does not (sadly) have QuickSync. I've never had it. Seems, if you always go for high core count you are left behind on the other goodies. Would love to have had a bit of integrated graphics somewhere in all those 6/8/16 core cpus I have. EDIT... just a small thing to me...
by Topinio
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Does Nvidia still lock you out if card is a "secondary"
Replies: 15
Views: 692

Re: Does Nvidia still lock you out if card is a "secondary"

a friend's house and watch it. x264.mp4 always works, HEVC.mp4s do not with older tvs. EDIT... VLC has a terrible time with HEVC...Very jerky! I don't approve of Nvidia business practices as per the one mentioned and others. Makes sense But Nvidia has such a large market share that AMD is not suppo...
by Topinio
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Goodbye Battle.net -
Replies: 61
Views: 2627

Re: Goodbye Battle.net -

I still stand by my comments. If you are going to "boycott" one company for something they had a rule against to begin with then you must do a deep introspection ++ Blizzard's unfortunately heavy-handed actions here pale into insignificance compared to a metric f-ton of wrong out there in...
by Topinio
Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PlayStation 5
Replies: 44
Views: 1705

Re: PlayStation 5

Krogoth wrote:
just brew it! wrote:
Bonus: Internal air pathways clogged with cat fur, ensuring ongoing thermal issues even after kitty removal!


Purfect......

Purrrrrrrrrrrrfect for the retailers and Sony if it normally takes more than the warranty period for the fur to kill the machine.
by Topinio
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: PlayStation 5
Replies: 44
Views: 1705

Re: PlayStation 5

Toddler: Oooh, nice little bed for my beanie baby! Teen / SO: "I'll just put my full coffee here." Kitty: "Oooh, nice little bed for me." ( nestles in to the nice warm V, feeling the air intakes on both sides gently sucking at its fur as it dozes off for the afternoon... ) :evil:
by Topinio
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TR Frankenbot 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 928

Re: TR Frankenbot 2019

Preliminary compute performance performance of Radeon RX 5700 XT was reported as similar to Radeon RX 580. The release-day driver quality was described as “raw”. https://www.anandtech.com/show/14618/the-amd-radeon-rx-5700-xt-rx-5700-review/13 I’m not endorsing the GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER at its high...
by Topinio
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TR Frankenbot 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 928

Re: TR Frankenbot 2019

Topinio, sorry to hear about your Vega 56. Don't sell your 580 short, I plan to shop for one in the near future. I think with a slight under-clock a 580 should make decent points with reasonable temps. Heck, my effort in the next few days will (I hope) be a GTX650Ti, if I can revive my bricked i5-7...
by Topinio
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: TR Distributed Computing Effort
Topic: TR Frankenbot 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 928

Re: TR Frankenbot 2019

Are there enough left to bother?

(Also, my RX Vega 56 bit the dust this summer, and sadly I don't think the RX 580 is up to much.)
by Topinio
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Goodbye TR, it was a great run
Replies: 91
Views: 6310

Re: Goodbye TR, it was a great run

They need to make a link for it on the site. Or just put it in your bookmarks toolbar? (I have it in mine (in Firefox) on all 4 computers I use more than 3 days a week...) Edit: and email updates! Gmail filtering gives me new topic notifications in my watched subfora, and new post ones for threads ...
by Topinio
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Memo to AMD: Frickin' stop misleading your customers!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 609

Re: Memo to AMD: Frickin' stop misleading your customers!!!

NVidia's evil marketing geniuses started it decades ago. Now all of the chip suppliers routinely employ deceptive product naming. It has made them billions of dollars, so they won't stop. Take Intel's new "10th generation" CPUs - a few of these are new Ice Lake-U processors manufactured o...
by Topinio
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Wikipedia article flagged for deletion
Replies: 44
Views: 2608

Re: TR Wikipedia article flagged for deletion

Really, now that I realize it, auxy's approach was what managed to elicit the whole bit about how this nominator knew Scott! Either they thought better of their initial impulse, or despite their (false) protestations, they knew this was going to cost them credibility. So, despite my cautioning auxy...
by Topinio
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Wikipedia article flagged for deletion
Replies: 44
Views: 2608

Re: TR Wikipedia article flagged for deletion

Clearly that so-called member has become so severely disillusioned that they've decided to put all of this site behind them, without realising that Wikipedia is not, in fact, their custom offline personal resource. They are reading here still, as they linked to this thread in the deletion discussio...
by Topinio
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Wikipedia article flagged for deletion
Replies: 44
Views: 2608

Re: TR Wikipedia article flagged for deletion

I glanced through the Wikipedia deletion policy, and I do not see how the entry for The Tech Report meets the criteria. Unfortunately, I do not already have an account on Wikipedia, and it sounds like registering now to comment on the deletion request would be counterproductive. Yes, it would, plea...
by Topinio
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Bluray Burning Software?
Replies: 6
Views: 766

Re: Bluray Burning Software?

Elohim wrote:
Thanks for all the advice. I actually have a friend who has one version of Premier Elements, I'll connect with him to see if that may work.

Should do, so long as the version is between 4 and 15.
by Topinio
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Wikipedia article flagged for deletion
Replies: 44
Views: 2608

Re: TR Wikipedia article flagged for deletion

The very existence of this topic will be suspect for the Wikipedia Admins: this is technically brigading if we all go over there and start making comments. I used to frequent Wikipedia like 10+ years ago, they have all sorts of obscure rules and regulations if you want to actually get things done. ...
by Topinio
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Wikipedia article flagged for deletion
Replies: 44
Views: 2608

Re: TR Wikipedia article flagged for deletion

The timing is kind of suspicious. If the new overlords are all about SEO, then you'd think they would want to be on top of that. With Google embedding wiki pages in their search results the two are hard to separate these days. Not just Google, Apple does it on iOS too with Siri, and apparently so d...
by Topinio
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Bluray Burning Software?
Replies: 6
Views: 766

Re: Bluray Burning Software?

It might be both cheaper and easier to pursue some sort of streaming service for distribution. Sometimes that's plain impossible, though. Kids' stuff often need to be on a disc for pre-review by teachers/clubs, and for grandparents with no computers and weak internet and phone plans, the sheer band...
by Topinio
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Bluray Burning Software?
Replies: 6
Views: 766

Re: Bluray Burning Software?

Dunno about favourite, but Toast 18 Pro should work I think.
by Topinio
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Gerbitl GPU spend $$$
Replies: 24
Views: 1228

Gerbitl GPU spend $$$

Inspired by this thought, how much do we spend on our GPUs? Looking for $ amount for the most powerful GPU you have that is currently deployed, not any historical one that's gone to Silicon Heaven.

Non-USian's can refer to https://www.xe.com/currencytables/ for historical currency rates, HTH...
by Topinio
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: AMD Navi / RDNA Topic
Replies: 104
Views: 7827

Re: AMD Navi / RDNA Topic

If I remember correctly, the most popular resolution for readers of this site was 1440p. I'm certainly filthy rich compared with some hundred million Chinese and Indians, but the fact is that where I live the #1 selling CPU in the biggest e-shop is the 9900K and the #1 selling GPU is the Asus 2080 ...
by Topinio
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: new PSU now SATA drives won't load
Replies: 23
Views: 1594

Re: new PSU now SATA drives won't load

Btw if I did indeed fry the electronics on these disks I assume the data is still recoverable provided I can find a new circuit board for them. I guess not for the SSDs but the magnetic drives....yes? (Please give a glimmer of hope lol) Not nowadays, sorry. If you have valuable data on there which ...
by Topinio
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: skynet
Replies: 6
Views: 782

Re: skynet

bthylafh wrote:
It looked ordinary

20 years ago, in a past life as a physicist, I went to a conference in Spain and all the perfectly ordinary-looking fire extinguishers in the venue were marked as UNIX brand.

confused.com ...
by Topinio
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: What is wrong with Seagate's HDDs?
Replies: 15
Views: 3261

Re: What is wrong with Seagate's HDDs?

just brew it! wrote:
Yeah, the fact that they still seem to be releasing new SMR drives into the retail channels was recently discussed here.

Doh! I even commented in that thread, but missed this... :oops:
by Topinio
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: What is wrong with Seagate's HDDs?
Replies: 15
Views: 3261

Re: What is wrong with Seagate's HDDs?

Seagate indeed had issues in the early years of this decade. They were on my "avoid" list for a while, then I gave them another chance. Last year they landed back on my "avoid" list again due to their idiotic drive-managed SMR crap. By most accounts their reliability is back on ...
by Topinio
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Graphic Card Upgrade
Replies: 13
Views: 2033

Re: Graphic Card Upgrade

I do not see Intel card on device manager at all. How shall I proceed with M2000M installation? Drivers and windows were updated. Thanks I don't understand what you mean. Is the hardware configuration as it was before you did anything? Software/drivers too? Assuming that you can put it all back to ...
by Topinio
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: AMD Input Delay Reduction Technology - Anti-Lag
Replies: 9
Views: 2243

Re: AMD Input Delay Reduction Technology - Anti-Lag

mojojo wrote:
this will be useless lol i suppose

Hmm. Your ideas are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter. :roll:
by Topinio
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: For movies on disc (yeah), do you ever register your "digital copy?"
Replies: 32
Views: 1797

Re: For movies on disc (yeah), do you ever register your "digital copy?"

No, it's all BS to me, and I buy a lot of movies. Currently Blu-ray, was DVD, before that VHS.

If the coupons were for iTunes copies, I would redeem them though. shrug.
by Topinio
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: PSU decision
Replies: 10
Views: 1214

Re: PSU decision

Most of the price increment is in the 70 W delta, you can probably get a 500-550 W Seasonic unit for the ~$100 NZ that that Corsair is listed for. You don't need the 550 W of the Corsair, let alone the 620 W of the Seasonic. I'd get a Seasonic, and if $98 looks good to you, get a Seasonic at that pr...
by Topinio
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: AMD Navi / RDNA Topic
Replies: 104
Views: 7827

Re: AMD Navi / RDNA Topic

I'd expect this idea to be firmly in the realms of 'shyeah right, and monkeys might fly out of my butt'.

For the workloads that a Mac Pro needs GPU horsepower, sure, why not (sometimes); for gaming, nope, that was a dead horse before they tried flogging the R9 295.
by Topinio
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Blackblaze's 2018-2019 HDD stats
Replies: 206
Views: 11953

Re: Blackblaze's 2018 HDD stats

Anyhow ... what do you gerbils think about drives still being engineered with UBER's of only '< 1 in 10 14 bits read' when there are up to 1.2E13 bits on a consumer NAS drive? Am I the only one who has an issue with this? FWIW a 10 TB NAS drive actually has 8.0E13 bits on it, not 1.2E13... Sh**, I ...
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