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by techguy
Mon May 30, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: TechReport 1080 Review
Replies: 53
Views: 6444

Re: TechReport 1080 Review

The problem now though is that Jeff is in Taiwan covering Computex and won't be back for several days, then there's time needed to recuperate. We probably won't be seeing a TR 1080 review for another week at least. I think perhaps an error was made with regard to time management. Let's hope Jeff mak...
by techguy
Sun May 22, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: NAS CPUs - Not much in the middle-ground?
Replies: 22
Views: 5309

Re: NAS CPUs - Not much in the middle-ground?

There's no consumer market for it, that's all. The number of people buying even the cheap embedded Celerons is probably ridiculously small, and someone needing a more serious CPU for a NAS probably wants (and can afford) server-grade stuff anyhow. The attitude today seems to be "Why would you ...
by techguy
Sat May 21, 2016 10:42 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Linux System Build ideas
Replies: 52
Views: 4567

Re: Linux System Build ideas

Have you considered virtualization? Why spend money if you don't have to? Your signature indicates you have a more than capable system already.
by techguy
Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:44 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Farewell sweet fox - SlySoft
Replies: 16
Views: 1394

Re: Farewell sweet fox - SlySoft

Thank God this software (and its necessary Online Protection Database) will live on. Maybe some day UHD Blu-rays will get cracked too and I can have a reason to replace my almost 4 year-old 55" 3D LCD.
by techguy
Sun Feb 28, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Farewell sweet fox - SlySoft
Replies: 16
Views: 1394

Re: Farewell sweet fox - SlySoft

For the record, speaking as someone who has used this software to make backup copies of my media for at least the last 5 years, this is very sad news. That being said, I was able to glean some information from one of the devs in the official "Slysoft is now closed" thread on their site tha...
by techguy
Sun Feb 28, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Interesting academic paper (Btrfs vs. ZFS)
Replies: 15
Views: 9378

Re: Interesting academic paper (Btrfs vs. ZFS)

Interesting results indeed, thanks for sharing. I find it difficult to reach the conclusion that Btrfs outperforms ZFS to any meaningful extent, using this thesis's performance data. First sentence of nearly every paragraph concerning performance: For the write performance, Btrfs and XFS is performi...
by techguy
Sat Feb 27, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Cool Laboratory Liquid Ultra Works
Replies: 22
Views: 7343

Re: Cool Laboratory Liquid Ultra Works

1.3x @ 4.8 is a pretty good sweet spot for long term use, that's where I'm at now after about a year of 1.4 @ 5.0. I mis-read your initial post and thought you were still running 1.4V, btw, I see that you're at a much better voltage now.
by techguy
Sat Feb 27, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Cool Laboratory Liquid Ultra Works
Replies: 22
Views: 7343

Re: Cool Laboratory Liquid Ultra Works

No offense, but you can do WAY better than 4.6-4.7GHz on a 4790k de-lidded with Liquid Ultra/Pro. I ran mine @ 5GHz and 1.4V for months before deciding to drop it down a bit to reduce voltage and turn down my radiator fans. The key is uncore speed. 4.5GHz is completely unnecessary. Try 4GHz and see ...
by techguy
Thu Sep 03, 2015 11:27 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Ars Technica cites TR's work in comparing Skylake to 5775c
Replies: 7
Views: 1542

Ars Technica cites TR's work in comparing Skylake to 5775c

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015/09/ ... e-deserve/

The author expresses the same desire as Scott, DK, and many of us readers have expressed, which is to see an unlocked Skylake CPU with EDRAM.
by techguy
Fri Jun 26, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Why does GM200 outperform Fiji at lower resolutions?
Replies: 15
Views: 2273

Re: Why does GM200 outperform Fiji at lower resolutions?

The software cannot change hardware limit, it will be able to output up to 5 billion cars. Sure. However, if you only have the ability to get 2.5 billion cars onto the Highway and you later get the ability to put, say, 3 billion onto the high way, you've increased the number of cars. Or, to transla...
by techguy
Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:22 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Why does GM200 outperform Fiji at lower resolutions?
Replies: 15
Views: 2273

Re: Why does GM200 outperform Fiji at lower resolutions?

Yes, but, it 5 billion a bottlneck with lower driver overhead? That's the question that matters. My WAG is that it isn't. As I said above, I think AMD has bet everything on fast and decent-to-good DX12 and/or Vulkan adoption. And, personally, I think that's a better long term decision. Of course, I...
by techguy
Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:04 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Why does GM200 outperform Fiji at lower resolutions?
Replies: 15
Views: 2273

Re: Why does GM200 outperform Fiji at lower resolutions?

Not all that educated in the subject here, but is it possible driver issues could contribute to that lower than expected GTris showing? Check last night's podcast. It's an architectural decision and it appears they made the wrong choice. AMD can shade the crap out of the polygons coming out of the ...
by techguy
Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:35 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Why does GM200 outperform Fiji at lower resolutions?
Replies: 15
Views: 2273

Why does GM200 outperform Fiji at lower resolutions?

Hello all, I just thought I would share some info and attempt to answer this question as it is a very common question I find in my travels across the internet. In the interest of openness, I first posted this at Rage3d under the pseudonym "ShaidarHaran". Here is that post: Continuing on fr...
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