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by Topinio
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel Processor bug incoming?
Replies: 196
Views: 6579

Re: Intel Processor bug incoming?

Intel published client impact assessment benchmarks, impact is +6 to -21% AFAICT.

Obviously, these are close to besst-case as they are all with CPU well above mid-range let alone low-end, and all Skylake or newer.
by Topinio
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel Processor bug incoming?
Replies: 196
Views: 6579

Re: Intel Processor bug incoming?

Intel will likely push Cascade Lake into 2019 due to this bug or simply cancel it in favor Cannon Lake-SP in 2019 which is still on the roadmap last I heard. The rumors are pointing toward Cascade Lake as being a Sky Lake-SP update still on 14 nm due to delays in 10 nm production. One big new featu...
by Topinio
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Anyone getting hard resets today?
Replies: 15
Views: 595

Re: Anyone getting hard resets today?

My 1709 Home instance is spinning away, it's a very Noddy box though (Atom and 1 GB / 32 GB) so who know when it'll see the patch. My 1703 Pro main system has been failing to install the patch all afternoon, have even resorted to clearing out the Windows Update download directory. The Windows 8.1 Pr...
by Topinio
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Anyone getting hard resets today?
Replies: 15
Views: 595

Re: Anyone getting hard resets today?

Yeah, I saw that on the AV front -- how is it "unexpected" though? How can Microsoft not have profiling information on all the major AV suites and be able to publish a list of which ones it thinks seem okay?
by Topinio
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Anyone getting hard resets today?
Replies: 15
Views: 595

Re: Anyone getting hard resets today?

So, has Microsoft only patched Windows 10 release 1709 (on 2018-01-03) ? (Like Apple only patched macOS 10.13, on 2017-12-03, also with partial mitigation only.)
by Topinio
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Nvidia forbids GeForce use in Data Centers...
Replies: 21
Views: 1004

Re: Nvidia forbids GeForce use in Data Centers...

Call me selfish, but as a consumer I'm for this simply because it helps protect me from price inflation, supply shortages, and whatever else massive companies might cause as a result from massive consumer graphics cards orders/deployments. That's unsupported and contrary to evidence. The only thing...
by Topinio
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Nvidia forbids GeForce use in Data Centers...
Replies: 21
Views: 1004

Re: Nvidia forbids GeForce use in Data Centers...

Why not instead offer premium support/licensing options for GeForces in the datacenter? The Tesla driver is validated sufficiently to enable an offer of premium support, and this is baked into the TCO. Or, another way to look at it is that the very existence of the Tesla range of boards at its high...
by Topinio
Mon Dec 25, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Help me choose an upgrade for my son's PC
Replies: 21
Views: 1341

Re: Help me choose an upgrade for my son's PC

Also looking at the comparison R9 380 vs GTX 1060, it seems like that would be a great improvement as well, almost doubling the framerate. But if the i3 is already a bottleneck, then it will be even worst for the GTX1060! Yes, on that CPU bottleneck point. On the GPU step, https://www.bit-tech.net/...
by Topinio
Mon Dec 25, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Help me choose an upgrade for my son's PC
Replies: 21
Views: 1341

Re: Help me choose an upgrade for my son's PC

The GTX 1060 is not enough better than the R9 380 to be anything more than a stopgap, IMO: it'd get you from kinda ok to fairly solid, if the rest of the system was decent and could cope -- but in this case, I'd be very surprised if your 2012 i3 isn't the bottleneck holding back the R9. (You could b...
by Topinio
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: 1080Ti K|NGP|N or FTW3 Elite Gaming Black? Help me choose between these two cards...
Replies: 14
Views: 716

Re: 1080Ti K|NGP|N or FTW3 Elite Gaming Black? Help me choose between these two cards...

Is there any evidence that this has ever happened? I'd be surprised if e.g. for $20 one could get 3 replacements of a $60 GPU. I'm not aware of any cases with the ten year warranty. But I've been a member of their forums long enough to see owners getting generational upgrades just with the regular ...
by Topinio
Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Serious bug in macOS High Sierra
Replies: 83
Views: 2505

Re: Serious bug in macOS High Sierra

Klickey wrote:
Hmm....how irritating. I just updated to High Sierra because it kept announcing me about the update. I did to stop it, and High Sierra does slow my Macbook air early 2015.

You should try it on a MacBook Late 2009 :P
by Topinio
Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: 1080Ti K|NGP|N or FTW3 Elite Gaming Black? Help me choose between these two cards...
Replies: 14
Views: 716

Re: 1080Ti K|NGP|N or FTW3 Elite Gaming Black? Help me choose between these two cards...

Keep in mind the 10 year warranty carries over to whatever the replacement card is. So I think it is likely the user could expect to end up with a twice, even thrice upgraded GPU over the span of a decade warranty. Is there any evidence that this has ever happened? I'd be surprised if e.g. for $20 ...
by Topinio
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: 1080Ti K|NGP|N or FTW3 Elite Gaming Black? Help me choose between these two cards...
Replies: 14
Views: 716

Re: 1080Ti K|NGP|N or FTW3 Elite Gaming Black? Help me choose between these two cards...

If you are concerned about reliability, you can buy the cheapest model 1080 Ti and then just use a small portion of the money saved to upgrade it to a 5 (or even 10) year warranty, the cost depends on the model in question. So you have a few options to pick from here. Even a 1080 Ti hydrocopper can...
by Topinio
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – PC Specs and Features
Replies: 42
Views: 3828

Re: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – PC Specs and Features

@ Topinio - You have a Vega card and you're running a fairly early driver version since Vega's launch. Um, no I'm not. I'm running 17.11.4, which was current until yesterday, and will install yesterday's release at the first opportunity, probably the weekend. I'd highly suggest keeping your drivers...
by Topinio
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: 1080Ti K|NGP|N or FTW3 Elite Gaming Black? Help me choose between these two cards...
Replies: 14
Views: 716

Re: 1080Ti K|NGP|N or FTW3 Elite Gaming Black? Help me choose between these two cards...

So you want help choosing between $1000 spec and $850 spec ? Rlly? But since I bit, get the $1000 one. Or get the other and $150 worth of chocolate or beer or whatever floats your boat. Why not the $710 spec if you'll only run at stock clocks? I can't imagine it's $290 worth of less reliable than th...
by Topinio
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Best low profile video cards available (October 2017)
Replies: 287
Views: 292503

Re: Best low profile video cards available (October 2017)

bacizone wrote:
for a 4k desktop music composer Win10-based computer (should be as quiet as possible), is this VGA sufficient?

Yes, if the screen is HDMI 2.0
by Topinio
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Nvidia Titan V
Replies: 36
Views: 2119

Re: Nvidia Titan V

More.

222% the performance of the top AMD card, the RX Vega 64, at Superposition (254% of the Vega 56), this is unheard-of dominance and justifies both its £2,700 price tag and Raja Koduri not coming back to work at AMD.
by Topinio
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Nvidia Titan V
Replies: 36
Views: 2119

Re: Nvidia Titan V

Bauxite wrote:
I really wonder if they still do a GV104 first like 980/1080 or go all out and GV102 at the same time?

Probably depends on how good GV104 would be, if it beats GP102 then it is the 1180 and GV102 is the 1180 Ti, I guess.
by Topinio
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Nvidia Titan V
Replies: 36
Views: 2119

Re: Nvidia Titan V

I just wanted to stress this point. 110 Tensor tflops DOES NOT EQUAL gaming tflops. Using Volta for gaming would probably put it on par with Vega because it just isn't optimized for gaming workloads. Now from what I can tell, it has the possibility of being very well optimized for gaming trim. The ...
by Topinio
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Nvidia Titan V
Replies: 36
Views: 2119

Re: Nvidia Titan V

Titan V? Isn't that what launched the Phoenix ? Heh, nice one. I was calling it the Titan Five all morning, until I twigged it's V as in vee-for-Volta... (This is of course stupid of me, it's the 8th Titan board and the 4th generation Titan, but one can kinda squint at it and get to 5 before the co...
by Topinio
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Nvidia Titan V
Replies: 36
Views: 2119

Re: Nvidia Titan V

Stupid naïve question of the day: could NVIDIA add (AI) functionality into GameWorks which made use of the Tensor Cores on the back end? Not that I'm expecting it, but the block diagrams put the tensor cores within each of the 4 sub-cores in a Volta SM. Either the SM itself will be different on non-...
by Topinio
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: New monitor/video card decisions
Replies: 36
Views: 4346

Re: New monitor/video card decisions

End User wrote:
Vertical resolution means nothing anymore. No matter how you slice it.

Try telling that to application software devs!
by Topinio
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Greyed our iPhone icons
Replies: 7
Views: 1060

Re: Greyed our iPhone icons

Maybe a failure to sync everything it wants to?

Maybe it's run out of available storage space?
by Topinio
Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Any thoughts on this build?
Replies: 22
Views: 1346

Re: Any thoughts on this build?

Flying Fox wrote:
Don't you know the OP by now? :lol:

Should everyone be required to?
by Topinio
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Any thoughts on this build?
Replies: 22
Views: 1346

Re: Any thoughts on this build?

HERETIC wrote:
My view on "BUILD" is it needs to be balanced and some research done to obtain a good quality/value within budget.

Mine is that it needs to be built.

Or at least intended to be built.

Otherwise, it's just wasting everyones time in an internet circle-jerk.

Yet. Again.

:roll:
by Topinio
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: 144hz, Display Port Cable Requirements
Replies: 11
Views: 420

Re: 144hz, Display Port Cable Requirements

The one concerning thing is cables claiming things like 4k@60hz.v I can't seem to find any of the cables claiming 144hz at 1440 or higher resolution. So the question is, are all DP cables created more or less equal? No. Later versions have differences, most relevant is bandwidth increases. The Wiki...
by Topinio
Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.
Replies: 196
Views: 7129

Re: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.

Then no thanks, I all already have a gas problem. it's so bad that gas just pour out of my other end. Jesus dude, TMI. But since we're there, it's fairly likely that staying off the soda will help you out there, as apparently both the bubbles and the sweeteners are causal. There are also other diet...
by Topinio
Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.
Replies: 196
Views: 7129

Re: OK I finally had with binge drinking soda.

The studies which "are considered adequate by EFSA and FDA to show the safety of APM" are not necessarily considered adequate by scientists in the field, and "do not provide adequate scientific support for APM safety" Soffritti, M., Padovani, M., Tibaldi, E., Falcioni, L., Manser...
by Topinio
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Serious bug in macOS High Sierra
Replies: 83
Views: 2505

Re: Serious bug in macOS High Sierra

derFunkenstein wrote:
lulz.

Sierra 10.12.6 is not affected, so this is just a High Sierra issue only. Not that anybody's going to root my Mac, but it's nice to be behind the curve right now.

Is it wrong to feel vindicated that my Mac upgrade window opens on the release of 10.x.2 ?
by Topinio
Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 10 “Sets”
Replies: 9
Views: 452

Re: Windows 10 “Sets”

Oh, God.

I am imagining being on the other end of a remote support call from e.g. an EA or an elderly parent, unable to screen-share and having to have them talk me through "the problem".
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