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by Vhalidictes
Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: der8auer's at it again
Replies: 4
Views: 238

Re: der8auer's at it again

Yikes. I sure hope those boards are pre-production.
by Vhalidictes
Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega FE Fire Strike, on par with GTX 1080
Replies: 39
Views: 986

Re: Vega FE Fire Strike, on par with GTX 1080

The closer the RX Vega gets to launch, the more I feel like it's going to be a flop. Kinda makes me feel like AMDs engineers are diverted to Ryzen and the GPU team was left barebones to hobble along for a couple years. I don't know that this is fair to the AMD engineers. They are coming from a huge...
by Vhalidictes
Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Personal Supercomputer, didn't know there was such a thing.
Replies: 35
Views: 1214

Re: Personal Supercomputer, didn't know there was such a thing.

That's not a supercomputer, that's just a very beefy workstation. People have been making those for decades (see: SGI). Well... Macs used to use PowerPC chips that were also (in a much different configuration) used in Mainframes (and many other IBM products for that matter). So if you squinted rath...
by Vhalidictes
Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega FE Fire Strike, on par with GTX 1080
Replies: 39
Views: 986

Re: Vega FE Fire Strike, on par with GTX 1080

Not to gloat, but you can't say I didn't warn you: http://techreport.com/blog/31924/spitballing-the-performance-of-amd-radeon-vega-frontier-edition-graphics-card Virtually every prediction I made in that post was proven correct yesterday: http://techreport.com/news/32163/updated-radeon-vega-frontie...
by Vhalidictes
Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega FE Fire Strike, on par with GTX 1080
Replies: 39
Views: 986

Re: Vega FE Fire Strike, on par with GTX 1080

AMD keeping even with NVIDIA on power/performance is really a win for us. If both companies are at parity they'll have to compete on price in the short term, and find a way to increase generational price/performance in the longer term.
by Vhalidictes
Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Portable chargers
Replies: 42
Views: 558

Re: Portable chargers

And then there's this: https://www.amazon.com/Portable-Charger-Emergency-Battery-Samsung/dp/B06XQTGJ25/ I doubt you're gonna get a full charge out of that, the energy content of a pair of AAs is probably less than that of most cell phone batteries. On the bright side, you could use normal AA rechar...
by Vhalidictes
Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel needs to fire thier marketing team.
Replies: 11
Views: 492

Re: Intel needs to fire thier marketing team.

Several Youtube videos I've watched on Intel's new HEDT platform have mention the possibility of Intel combining both the mainstream and HEDT into one socket later on. That sounds reasonable to me. Intel's strategy of retiring sockets before upgrading makes sense isn't new. At this point they proba...
by Vhalidictes
Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Micro Center website down?
Replies: 14
Views: 490

Re: Micro Center website down?

Site could have been hit by PetyaWrap?
by Vhalidictes
Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel needs to fire thier marketing team.
Replies: 11
Views: 492

Re: Intel needs to fire thier marketing team.

I definitely get the sense that Intel Marketing is in charge of the current lineup, not Engineering. Which is new for Intel (and possibly bad). The main advantage that Intel's resources have given them over competitors has been time to slow down and think rather than rapidly (over)reacting. Which is...
by Vhalidictes
Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Can you run two RAM kits at different speeds?
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Re: Can you run two RAM kits at different speeds?

If that option exists, the memory that's forced to run at a lower speed to match the rest could have its timings tightened up. However, I have no idea if this would help anything, and, in fact, Intel Core architecture doesn't seem to care about memory speed very much. Based on reviews I've read, Has...
by Vhalidictes
Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: How about an Rx 480... for $640
Replies: 100
Views: 3574

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

Voldenuit wrote:
Good luck hooking that up to a display

The 470 mining *does* have video out, but it's only a single DVI-D.


The good news is that a single DVI-D is all I'd need, since my monitor has one of those connectors.
by Vhalidictes
Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: How about an Rx 480... for $640
Replies: 100
Views: 3574

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

https://www.asus.com/Graphics-Cards/MINING-P106-6G/overview/ https://www.asus.com/Graphics-Cards/MINING-RX470-4G/ Mining specific cards from Asus. Interesting specs. Might be worth getting after card prices crash for the heatsink/fans alone. May as well use that extra engineering for a gaming card,...
by Vhalidictes
Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: The positive parts of Linux.
Replies: 42
Views: 925

Re: The positive parts of Linux.

How hard is it to read a few documents or play around the system? Or for that matter use a freaking search engine? Can't tell if serious... So, try to imagine the average Windows user's level of interest in reading documents. A subset of those will play around with the (Windows) system. A subset of...
by Vhalidictes
Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: How about an Rx 480... for $640
Replies: 100
Views: 3574

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. I'm more-or-less happy with my 390, but the temps are insane. Supposedly within tolerances, but worrying. Not to mention the bizarre performance dips for no reason... although that might...
by Vhalidictes
Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Skylake X: Bye Bye Rings, Hello Mesh
Replies: 21
Views: 1173

Re: Skylake X: Bye Bye Rings, Hello Mesh

I know that APUs are and will continue to be a thing, it's just that having the GPU in its own socket would help with power delivery and heat dissipation, and possibly PCIe lane tracing as well. For weaker APU-style GPU, the separate packaging will create issues with PCIe lane tracing and additiona...
by Vhalidictes
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: End of an E®A
Replies: 51
Views: 1636

Re: End of an E®A

It really surprised me that parts distributors like Digi-Key and Mouser continued sending out massive print catalogs to all of their customers until fairly recently. Why would you want to flip through a 2000+ page print catalog with tiny print and limited data when you can use the search function o...
by Vhalidictes
Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: CUI (Clicking Under the Influence)
Replies: 23
Views: 648

Re: CUI (Clicking Under the Influence)

Steam Sales are going to catch a lot of Influenced people soon, I imagine.
by Vhalidictes
Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Any Spam eaters here(Yes the canned meat product)?
Replies: 149
Views: 1522

Re: Any Spam eaters here(Yes the canned meat product)?

If it's all artificial anyway, why would people object based on what kind of meat it is meant to resemble? Well maybe, but I'm thinking that devout Hindus, Muslims, and Jews at least would still have issues eating beef and pork even if is cultured in a vat. Could also go the other way. "Hey, n...
by Vhalidictes
Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Persistent remote desktop session
Replies: 3
Views: 263

Re: Persistent remote desktop session

You could also configure the server to contain the Remote Desktop "role" (in other words, install the RDP service service), but MS is pretty schizophrenic about whether that's an additional cost or not - I don't know how the licensing works this month.
by Vhalidictes
Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: DYMT: Imi's Legacy
Replies: 1327
Views: 38837

Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Heiwashin wrote:
Indian food + driving = mistake

I think I got a few laughs out of the restroom with that outstanding display of intestinal fervor.


Was it worse or better than mexican-with-lot-of-caffeine?
by Vhalidictes
Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: The Buffalo Herd Rides Today
Replies: 7
Views: 534

Re: The Buffalo Herd Rides Today

Krogoth wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJ4T9CQA0UM

That was... Epyc.
by Vhalidictes
Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 582
Views: 69022

Re: What are you playing right now?

I am getting increasingly frustrated at the number of times I have to revert to a previous save because something went wrong and I lost multiple troops (once they're dead, you can't use them any more, for the rest of the game). Seems like much of that hassle would go away if they would've just allo...
by Vhalidictes
Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 582
Views: 69022

Re: What are you playing right now?

Anyone try Tyranny yet? It seems it's an RPG where the big bad guy took over the world. I got it on Steam Sale but have not tried yet. Tyranny looks awesome. I haven't gotten it because a friend owns it, and he said it was all of 30 hours long. I'm not expecting every game to be Skyrim, but that se...
by Vhalidictes
Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Selecting my next Internals
Replies: 14
Views: 464

Re: Selecting my next Internals

Juzz86, I agree with everyone else - go big or go 1151. In either case, you should consider that Intel tends to switch sockets on a regular basis, and a meaningful upgrade might not end up available for the board you purchase. I'd recommend that CPU and motherboard form a lifetime partnership. With ...
by Vhalidictes
Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Outlook 2010, search doesn't work since last week.
Replies: 6
Views: 443

Re: Outlook 2010, search doesn't work since last week.

I ran into this on my work PC. Turns out that Outlook 2010 uses Desktop Search to perform that function! Double check your Search process and settings, and see if that helps. Right click the drive Outlook is installed on (likely C:), Properties, General tab, and make sure "Allow Files on this d...
by Vhalidictes
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Skylake X: Bye Bye Rings, Hello Mesh
Replies: 21
Views: 1173

Re: Skylake X: Bye Bye Rings, Hello Mesh

the wrote:
Raven Ridge will offer a CPU+GPU combo in AM4 packaging. It is due later this year.


I know that APUs are and will continue to be a thing, it's just that having the GPU in its own socket would help with power delivery and heat dissipation, and possibly PCIe lane tracing as well.
by Vhalidictes
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: How about an Rx 480... for $640
Replies: 100
Views: 3574

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

If some buffoon wants to pay me $600 for my RX480 I'm more than willing to give up gaming for the rest of the year until prices come back down and I can buy an RX Vega. I just need a 560 but prices for that card are in the higher range as well. I may end up getting a non-Ti 1050, which is low-power...
by Vhalidictes
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: How about an Rx 480... for $640
Replies: 100
Views: 3574

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

A week or so ago, I bought a 1060 6.8" EVGA for $226 after rebate on Newegg and was thinking of ordering a 2nd, but then the run on Nvidia cards began... I was even going to go up to a 1070, but couldn't find them on Newegg or Amazon without markup... guess where i DID find a decently priced 1...
by Vhalidictes
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: How about an Rx 480... for $640
Replies: 100
Views: 3574

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

The problem at this point is the miners are moving to Nvidia cards Mostly just the 1070 (for now). 1070 is almost out of stock everywhere and the prices are nearly as much as a 1080, so you might as well go for a 1080 and get Destiny 2 for free. Apparently the 1080 isn't as attractive for mining du...
by Vhalidictes
Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: The Buffalo Herd Rides Today
Replies: 7
Views: 534

Re: The Buffalo Herd Rides Today

Thanks for the link! I like Buffalo almost as much as I like Pie, although I believe that (spontaneous) Barbeque posts are probably more appropriate than either here at TR.
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