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by MileageMayVary
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Seagate + BS marketing = AI?!
Replies: 20
Views: 926

Re: Seagate + BS marketing = AI?!

just brew it! wrote:
I could imagine a thought process that goes, "Hey these USB drives seem kind of slow. I saw on some web site that you can improve hard drive performance by using something called RAID. Let's give that a try..."


Just came across this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dougISKs2vQ
by MileageMayVary
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Seagate + BS marketing = AI?!
Replies: 20
Views: 926

Re: Seagate + BS marketing = AI?!

Please tell me he wasn't adding them in RAID-0 pairs to improve performance. (On second thought, that would just make the story better.) I don't think he knew what RAID was, other than maybe a bug spray. This was the guy who very explicitly pointed out to me that he wrote TOP on the top side of the...
by MileageMayVary
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Seagate + BS marketing = AI?!
Replies: 20
Views: 926

Re: Seagate + BS marketing = AI?!

Like some of you, I was remiss in not reading the press release carefully. Here are more hilites: "unprecedented bandwidth and processing power" (translated: HDDs with moar coarz?) "enabled more than 5X increase in exabytes" (translated: we, uh... sold drives) "efficiently ...
by MileageMayVary
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Seagate + BS marketing = AI?!
Replies: 20
Views: 926

Re: Seagate + BS marketing = AI?!

Large capacity solid state at the enterprise level is stupid expensive. Never has a truer statement been made. Enterprise storage in general is stupid expensive. If you need high capacity, you're definitely still going for spinning disks. Using SSD's as caching drives still makes for some pretty im...
by MileageMayVary
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Seagate + BS marketing = AI?!
Replies: 20
Views: 926

Re: Seagate + BS marketing = AI?!

Wouldn't the sort people/businesses who need this sort of low latency random reads for sophisticated AI be able to afford large capacity solid state storage anyhow? Jeez. Large capacity solid state at the enterprise level is stupid expensive. They probably have dozens or hundreds of GB of SSDs acti...
by MileageMayVary
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: End of an E®A
Replies: 85
Views: 4351

Re: End of an E®A

ludi wrote:
MileageMayVary wrote:
Stores like that make no pretensions of offering you anything better than an inner-city Goodwill experience, and price down to match.


Yeah, they are pretentionless but their prices are the same as Walmart and the like. /shrug
by MileageMayVary
Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: End of an E®A
Replies: 85
Views: 4351

Re: End of an E®A

The last time I was in a Sears and a Radioshack were similar experiences. They were both SUPER messy. Crap strewn about everywhere. Piles of discounted items in the isles/corners. (To be totally fair, every Radioshack I have ever been in was always a bit messy and unorganized) It was pretty depress...
by MileageMayVary
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: End of an E®A
Replies: 85
Views: 4351

Re: End of an E®A

Last time I was in a Radioshack, their background music or radio station was interrupted with news about the Columbine Shooting. So now that massacre and Radioshack are forever linked in my head.
by MileageMayVary
Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Let's party like it's 1999 and look at single-threaded x87 FPU performance
Replies: 38
Views: 2417

Re: Let's party like it's 1999 and look at single-threaded x87 FPU performance

Found a bios option to turn off "CPB" with that off it seemed to cap the CPU at 2125MHz.

While running CPUz and SuperPi, @ 2125 it took ~44 seconds.
turning CPB back on...
And running CPUz and SuperPi, @ 2825 it took ~31.5 seconds.
by MileageMayVary
Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Let's party like it's 1999 and look at single-threaded x87 FPU performance
Replies: 38
Views: 2417

Re: Let's party like it's 1999 and look at single-threaded x87 FPU performance

You wanted bulldozer? Well I have a piledriver. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_AMD_accelerated_processing_unit_microprocessors#.22Richland.22_.282013.29_2 https://i.imgur.com/yGk0cri.png https://i.imgur.com/FwcfNtk.png https://i.imgur.com/W2KElIY.png This is completely default stock. I'll rec...
by MileageMayVary
Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Let's party like it's 1999 and look at single-threaded x87 FPU performance
Replies: 38
Views: 2417

Re: Let's party like it's 1999 and look at single-threaded x87 FPU performance

mikewinddale wrote:
Can you please clarify? Is this an under-clock and an over-clock? Or did AMD change the specs at some point?


I underclocked it to 2.4 and normally have it overclocked to 3.75.
by MileageMayVary
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Windows 10 Mobile officially dead
Replies: 69
Views: 2759

Re: Windows 10 Mobile officially dead

I gave up mine a year ago but it was a damn good OS. Way better UI than Android and iOS.
by MileageMayVary
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Z370 and older CPUs
Replies: 12
Views: 1795

Re: Z370 and older CPUs

I've heard they are changing a lot of pins usages so if true, then I believe backwards compatibility to be nixed.
by MileageMayVary
Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: OMG Java 9 is finally out
Replies: 14
Views: 880

Re: OMG Java 9 is finally out

chuckula wrote:
And...... the application broke when I tried to run it with JRE 9. So I rolled back to version 8. Yay regression testing. Incidentally, I have zero control over the broken application so I can't go fix it or even really debug what the problem is.


Ahh, good times.
by MileageMayVary
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Everything look kosher with this build?
Replies: 45
Views: 1719

Re: Everything look kosher with this build?

I would also recommend getting the fastest RAM you can afford and which is supported by the motherboard.

Also, remember to get a rabbi to bless your rig once you build it.

Edit: http://www.gigabyte.us/Motherboard/GA-A ... upport-doc
by MileageMayVary
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Darn it, Equifax!
Replies: 79
Views: 5771

Re: Darn it, Equifax!

Waco wrote:
Sigh. I hate everything about this idiotic system. The idiots running it give me as much confidence in their ability to judge my credit worthiness as they do in their ability to secure their systems: none.

Agreed.

Also, aren't these the people who own Lifelock?
by MileageMayVary
Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Basic Upgrade for failing system
Replies: 15
Views: 1040

Re: Basic Upgrade for failing system

Hello fellow gerbils! I'm starting to have some audio problems in my MB and instead of just buying an audio card, I was thinking of upgrading the whole MB, CPU, RAM, specially since this build is now 7 yrs old. The current build is: i7-870 P7P55D-Deluxe 8Gb RAM (4x2gb) DDR3 1600MHZ GTX 960 SSC EVGA...
by MileageMayVary
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Just lost my cat Zoe
Replies: 40
Views: 9114

Re: Just lost my cat Zoe

My wife and I foster dogs and cats, so please take one if you're a loving home!
by MileageMayVary
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega Meta Analysis
Replies: 130
Views: 7262

Re: Vega Meta Analysis

It's certainly a disappointment that neither Vega nor 1080 are really satisfactory for 4k. Actually since I have the numbers... Coming in a little late here, but it needs to be said: do not- ever- argue with average FPS alone. You're on TechReport. I would go with minimum frame rates or better yet ...
by MileageMayVary
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Xbox One X
Replies: 59
Views: 5721

Re: Xbox One X

The Xbox One( and S) are a physically different architecture that developers need to specifically optimize for to take advantage of. The XBox X uses similar architecture as PS4/PS4 Pro. They don't have any need to turn it into an X1 or X1S, it can just do what it's been asked to and nothing more. T...
by MileageMayVary
Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Xbox One X
Replies: 59
Views: 5721

Re: Xbox One X

might as well have an official thread for it, though it'll start off late In fact, DX11 moves into 'maintenance mode' on Xbox One X, suggesting that Microsoft is keen for developers to move on. There are benefits for both Xboxes in doing so - and there may be implications here for the PC versions t...
by MileageMayVary
Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega Meta Analysis
Replies: 130
Views: 7262

Re: Vega Meta Analysis

Any reason AMD couldn't have Vega made at TSMC instead of GloFo? Didn't they redo their GloFo contract a bit ago to be less tied to them?
by MileageMayVary
Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega Meta Analysis
Replies: 130
Views: 7262

Re: Vega Meta Analysis

It's certainly a disappointment that neither Vega nor 1080 are really satisfactory for 4k. Actually since I have the numbers... AverageFPS@1440 GTX1080Ti...113.1 GTX1080.......86.9 Vega64..........85.5 Vega56..........77.0 GTX1070.......72.1 RX580...........55.7 AverageFPS@2160 GTX1080Ti....64.5 Ve...
by MileageMayVary
Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Vega Meta Analysis
Replies: 130
Views: 7262

Vega Meta Analysis

I pulled together average reported frame rates from several sites (including TR) for how the Vega64 and Vega 56 compare against the GTX1080 and GTX1070 at 1440. I'm not sure why the general feeling I get from the interwebs is that Vega failed. Was Vega supposed to beat the GTX1080Ti? No. Does it use...
by MileageMayVary
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 3535
Views: 522313

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

Megadeth - Tornado of Souls
by MileageMayVary
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: NOOOOOOOB
Replies: 130
Views: 17443

Re: NOOOOOOOB

I was just telling my daughter this morning that if she wanted to get into "programming" (she's nine years old, after all, so we'll dumb it down a bit) that she could get a job in just about any field, from cars to schools to working for NASA. Some Adult: And what do you want to do when y...
by MileageMayVary
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR System Guide
Replies: 13
Views: 4368

Re: TR System Guide

You've probably got a very specific set of requirements if Ryzen ThreadRipper 1900X meets your needs better than Ryzen 7 1800X or Ryzen ThreadRipper 1920X or even an EPYC 7000 series CPU does. Well the 60 PCIe lanes and quad channel memory features does come to mind. Threadripper 1900: when you nee...
by MileageMayVary
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: OK TR, where's the Vega OMG Unboxing Story?
Replies: 9
Views: 828

Re: OK TR, where's the Vega OMG Unboxing Story?

Probably better off switching gears and getting Vega done and up on Monday, and finish a little later in the week. The reason for the late Threadripper review is public knowledge and thoroughly AMD's fault already. If AMD wanted high-quality prose posted on time they should have sent Jeff his sampl...
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