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by synthtel2
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: RyZen+ Preorder: DO IT NOW!
Replies: 34
Views: 1742

Re: RyZen+ Preorder: DO IT NOW!

I hear what you're saying but don't forget that these second-gen Ryzen's aren't hitting 4.3+ GHz either. That's a single-core, temporary peak boost speed, which we won't know more about until after the reviews. The highest all-core base clock that is comparable to an overclocked first-gen Ryzen is ...
by synthtel2
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: DDR4 3200 - CL14 - To be or not to be
Replies: 28
Views: 1958

Re: DDR4 3200 - CL14 - To be or not to be

Surprised that is all you are getting, your GPU is much more powerful than my 7850 2GB... What sort of res are you pushing out? I've been playing PS2 for roughly 4 years, sad to say almost exclusively. I just can't get into games because of time constraints with work and kids. I've done a lot of fi...
by synthtel2
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: DDR4 3200 - CL14 - To be or not to be
Replies: 28
Views: 1958

Re: DDR4 3200 - CL14 - To be or not to be

CPU performance has been degrading again and really hates AMD; 50 in the biggest fights is a bit of a tall order, but with 3200C14 and shadows turned down it should be close. Disregard that, turns out model quality is the trick (animation LOD distances). Of course none of my testing caught that (un...
by synthtel2
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: The Ryzen 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G CPUs
Replies: 86
Views: 4696

Re: The Ryzen 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G CPUs

At least on an R7 1700 / ASRock AB350 Gaming-ITX/ac / 1.0.0.6b, it trains every time (and always has), regardless of RAM settings. POST takes maybe 15 seconds at 2666C14, 10 seconds at 2133 JEDEC, and could be 30+ if pushing the limits. 1st boot is no different, and 3x fail to boot (settable to 2x o...
by synthtel2
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: DDR4 3200 - CL14 - To be or not to be
Replies: 28
Views: 1958

Re: DDR4 3200 - CL14 - To be or not to be

I'm stuck on a GTX 960 at the moment, so can't Freesync to test it. I do have one idea - if smoothing isn't turned on (checkbox in graphics settings), certain arrangements of physics objects in the game can cause some very heavy microstutter (alternating slow/fast frames) for nearby players. I've se...
by synthtel2
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: DDR4 3200 - CL14 - To be or not to be
Replies: 28
Views: 1958

Re: DDR4 3200 - CL14 - To be or not to be

At this point we have just been playing Planetside 2 and Path of Exile. Once the GPU market is somewhat normal and we can get with more punch we will probably start playing Ark Survival again and a few other resource intensive games. I wouldn't say we have a target frames either at this point, just...
by synthtel2
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: DDR4 3200 - CL14 - To be or not to be
Replies: 28
Views: 1958

Re: DDR4 3200 - CL14 - To be or not to be

What kinds of games at what kind of target framerate (assuming gaming is the primary heavy workload)?
by synthtel2
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: DDR4 3200 - CL14 - To be or not to be
Replies: 28
Views: 1958

Re: DDR4 3200 - CL14 - To be or not to be

In reality, low latency benefits absolutely everything, all the time. Bandwidth only matters if there is a lack of it, in which case the difference between 3000 and 3200 is going to be negligible. Rarely is there a lack of bandwidth for a program as a whole, but individual algorithms may easily be ...
by synthtel2
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Nvidia Partner Program - Illegal?
Replies: 76
Views: 3268

Re: Nvidia Partner Program - Illegal?

Go Kyle Bennett, asking the tough questions!

This is 100% in-character for the Nvidia I know, and I'm more surprised it took so long for something like this to wind up public.
by synthtel2
Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: W10/64 cpu speed WAY off. (Threadripper)
Replies: 9
Views: 1001

Re: W10/64 cpu speed WAY off. (Threadripper)

Pretty sure the memory training runs on every boot regardless of settings, it just takes a lot longer when the memory is on the edge. Assuming Windows' boot isn't taking too much of that 64 seconds, it doesn't sound very happy at all with whatever you've got dialled in. What's the memory kit you're ...
by synthtel2
Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: W10/64 cpu speed WAY off. (Threadripper)
Replies: 9
Views: 1001

Re: W10/64 cpu speed WAY off. (Threadripper)

I don't know anything about the clock reporting or remember which (if any) Threadrippers have the thermal offset, but the thermal offset (where it exists) goes the other direction. If it has it, ~75C reported translates to ~55C actual. Given the OC, 75C seems likely to be the legitimate number. You ...
by synthtel2
Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: Windows 10 S Mode isn't good for the industry?
Replies: 6
Views: 610

Re: Windows 10 S Mode isn't good for the industry?

People have very strong expectations about what MS can and can't do with the non-UWP environment. If nothing else, there's a ton of legacy software there that they don't want to throw under the bus (and there'd be serious uproar if they somehow did). With UWP though, not only do people have much wea...
by synthtel2
Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: Windows 10 S Mode isn't good for the industry?
Replies: 6
Views: 610

Re: Windows 10 S Mode isn't good for the industry?

Games do seem more potentially troubled by MS shenanigans than average software, since they're less able to run in a browser, but the non-UWP Windows environment is going nowhere fast and supports pretty much everything, including both DX12 and Vulkan. If they get serious about putting non-UWP stuff...
by synthtel2
Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Developer's Den
Topic: Better to throw exceptions or return null?
Replies: 56
Views: 3823

Re: Better to throw exceptions or return null?

On performance, trying something is dirt cheap (even cheaper than checking retcodes IIUC), and the slow part is when an exception actually gets thrown.
by synthtel2
Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Upgrading to CoffeeLake, or should I wait ?
Replies: 43
Views: 5357

Re: Upgrading to CoffeeLake, or should I wait ?

As far as I know, those games are single player games. CPU is stressed out and effects overall performance on multi-player scenerios. Espacially, something like 64 player Battlefield 1 map shows extreme load on CPU's and creates stutters. I'm quite sure it's the CPU because same amount of RAM and s...
by synthtel2
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: sluggish performance
Replies: 27
Views: 944

Re: sluggish performance

That does all look normal. It isn't having the problem at the moment though, right? There not being much to debug at the moment, I guess it's just an idea to stow in case it flares up again.

IIRC we were on the drivers tab, looking at execution times (sorted by the max execution time column).
by synthtel2
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: sluggish performance
Replies: 27
Views: 944

Re: sluggish performance

Maybe LatencyMon could reveal something interesting? It gives a lot of useful info beyond just the DPC latency numbers. I debugged a really weird one for a friend lately - a 7700HQ+1050Ti machine had ceased being able to hold 60 fps in Rainbow Six Siege sometime in January, going more like 20-30 fps...
by synthtel2
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: The Ryzen 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G CPUs
Replies: 86
Views: 4696

Re: The Ryzen 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G CPUs

Temperature and voltage reporting is pretty minor in the grand scheme of things, and it's the only Linux-specific issue I've run into with my R7 1700. The real test is their Linux graphics drivers, and AMDGPU is competent at this point.
by synthtel2
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: The Ryzen 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G CPUs
Replies: 86
Views: 4696

Re: The Ryzen 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G CPUs

DPete27 wrote:
BTW. Has the AMD CPU temp reporting issues been fixed with Zen?

On Windows it seems fine, on Linux I think that's still a no.
by synthtel2
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Stupid and terrible software.
Replies: 82
Views: 4752

Re: Stupid and terrible software.

In that case I'll just stick with C++ and a few suitable scripting languages. Maybe take a look at the Godot gaming engine? Something I haven't seen mentioned lately is that once you can program in one language, learning others is comparatively very easy. It doesn't even matter as much as you might...
by synthtel2
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: How bad is Windows 10 Really?
Replies: 218
Views: 7132

Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

Actually Manjaro doesn't require me to reboot after every update unless the kernel/device drivers has been updated. AFAIK all Linux package managers do all their work with the system active and rely on some Linux filesystem magic to keep everything working smoothly until the next reboot. Files alre...
by synthtel2
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: How bad is Windows 10 Really?
Replies: 218
Views: 7132

Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

On Arch, $DEITY help you if you don't think to check the webpage before installing updates with pacman. Pacman thinks nothing of installing an update that will break your system if you don't do exactly the steps detailed on Arch's front page, nor (last I used it) will it even notify you "hey, ...
by synthtel2
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: How bad is Windows 10 Really?
Replies: 218
Views: 7132

Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

BTW, whm1974, I have a Manjaro VM (along with various Fedoras and Ubuntus and others) and to my eyes, it looks a lot like macOS. There are FAR more Manjaro updates to deal with than Windows 10 updates (like, thousands more). There is maybe one minor Win10 update a month, maybe. The UI is coming alo...
by synthtel2
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: How bad is Windows 10 Really?
Replies: 218
Views: 7132

Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

Ned can back me up here, but that's not how card data works (anymore). To be PCI compliant, most stuff these days is tokenized and little to no card data is ACTUALLY saved within the system. Data is encrypted in a token that stays in the system for a prespecified amount of time so they can do refun...
by synthtel2
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: How bad is Windows 10 Really?
Replies: 218
Views: 7132

Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

Quick question: How many of those bitching about Win10 telemetry/privacy use debit cards or NFC phone payment methods out in meatspace? Conversely, how many of you solely use cash? We all shed megabytes of data on a daily basis, 99.999% of which is completely out of our control. One's choice in OS ...
by synthtel2
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: How bad is Windows 10 Really?
Replies: 218
Views: 7132

Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

You can avoid 100% of all Windows issues by simply not doing updates. If you're only using it for a Wintendo it doesn't matter anyway. In Pro and Enterprise versions there's a policy called "Configure Automatic Updates" that you can simply set to Disabled. I use Portable Update to install...
by synthtel2
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: How bad is Windows 10 Really?
Replies: 218
Views: 7132

Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

Speaking of launchers, I bind the most frequently used applications to global hotkeys. WinKey+Alt+W = web browser, WinKey+Alt+F = file manager (just to give a couple of examples). Applications which get used fairly regularly but less frequently (e.g. Audacity, GIMP, K3B...) have launcher buttons on...
by synthtel2
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: How bad is Windows 10 Really?
Replies: 218
Views: 7132

Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

But isn't that why Microsoft is actually releasing a tool that will allow you to look at the telemetry that you are sending back to them, since they seem pretty commited to be transparant about the whole thing. In my world, there are much worse things out there to be worried about. And I'm working ...
by synthtel2
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: How bad is Windows 10 Really?
Replies: 218
Views: 7132

Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

I also configured Ctrl+WinKey+Alt+T to launch a double-width terminal window, since I found myself doing the "launch terminal window, then resize to make it approximately double-width" thing really frequently, There's a good idea I may have to try! For short-lived or launcher terminals, 8...
by synthtel2
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: How bad is Windows 10 Really?
Replies: 218
Views: 7132

Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

whm1974 wrote:
So Metro is still part of Windows 10????

Yes, but it isn't nearly as bad as in Win 8.0. At this point it's mostly just a bit of benign multiple-personality UI, which you're probably already used to as a Linux user. The store and other aspects like that are mostly avoidable.
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