Awkward Moments Day Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. techPowerUp!: Samsung expands the award-winning

    Notebook 9 and Galaxy TabPro S lines

  2. AnandTech on why an overclockable Core i3 might not exist:

    the Supermicro C7H170-M and Intel Core i3-6100TE review

  3. Ars Technica: Once thought safe, DDR4 memory

    shown to be vulnerable to “Rowhammer”

  4. VideoCardz: Nvidia GeForce X80(Ti) and GeForce

    X80 Titan specs hit the web, or do they?

  5. VideoCardz: AMD Polaris 10 engineering sample ‘pictured’
  6. GSMArena: First official Huawei P9

    teaser confirms dual camera setup

  7. Nmap 7.10 released
  8. PC Gamer: Mirror’s Edge Catalyst story details

    reveal competing factions and city districts


Awkward Moments Day

  1. Ars Technica’s history of the Amiga, part 9: the Video Toaster
  2. Neowin’s hands-on with Windows 10 Insider Preview

    build 14291 for PCs, including Edge extensions

  3. Softpedia: GNOME 3.20 desktop environment

    reaches RC state, final release arrives March 23

  4. LinuxInsider: Remix OS fills Android desktop void
  5. Alan Wake load time comparison: Xbox One vs. Xbox 360
  6. PCPer podcast #391
  7. Newegg’s deals

Hardware

  1. PCPer’s V-NAND showdown – Samsung 850

    EVO V1 and V2 compared – 32 vs. 48 layer flash

  2. KitGuru reviews Linksys WRT1900ACS 802.11ac wireless router
  3. HotHardware on quieting a noisy graphics

    card with an aftermarket cooler

  4. TweakTown on Audio-Technica ATH-AG1X gaming headset
  5. Modders-Inc reviews Gigabyte XM300 mouse
  6. ThinkComputers features Tropical Voodoo case mod
  7. APH Networks on Cooler Master MasterCase 5 case
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    • albundy
    • 4 years ago

    Awkward moments day is a misnomer. every day is awkward.

    • DarkUltra
    • 4 years ago

    Awkward moment day: the awkward drone when cancelling a zerg expansion.

      • Krogoth
      • 4 years ago

      YOU REQUIRE MORE MINERALS!

    • ronch
    • 4 years ago

    Dear Diary,

    Today it’s Awkward Moments Day. I had dinner with my in-laws. It was nice.

    • paulWTAMU
    • 4 years ago

    Awkward moment day? There’s a whole day dedicated to my life?

    More seriously, why on earth is Anand so upset that low/mid range part isn’t overclockable? How many people still overclock, even if they build their own PC?

      • nanoflower
      • 4 years ago

      Because they had free overclocking for a while and were able to stick it to Intel until Intel put a stop to people overclocking chips that they never intended to have overclocked. So Intel put a stop to the free ride and people are unhappy about it. Not that anyone should be surprised as people were saying Intel was likely to put a stop to the overclocking as soon as it became public so that it wouldn’t hurt sales of the chips that were designed and sold for overclocking.

    • jihadjoe
    • 4 years ago

    If those Nvidia specs are even half true then 16nm will truly be a huge step up.

      • GrimDanfango
      • 4 years ago

      Well, I get the feeling they may be nonsense… seems a tad unlikely they’d design GP100 to support both GDDR5 and HBM2.
      But they are skipping the 20nm process node… so yeah, should hopefully be a pretty hefty jump regardless. Looking forward to reading some solid information!

    • CScottG
    • 4 years ago

    PCPer’s V-NAND Samsung showdown, not so awkward.

    Substantive improvements for a TLC drive (v2).

    4k reads and writes being particularly note-worthy.

    • phileasfogg
    • 4 years ago

    Awkward Moments Day: yet another dig at AMD?

    • Srsly_Bro
    • 4 years ago

    That time when ssk told me that Neely is a girl.

      • anotherengineer
      • 4 years ago

      Wut Neely is a girl??!

      Oh wait I think I recall SSK saying that also.

    • anotherengineer
    • 4 years ago

    “VideoCardz: AMD Polaris 10 engineering sample ‘pictured’ ”

    “The sample used during Capsaicin had five display outputs, including: three DisplayPorts 1.3, HDMI 2.0 and DVI-D Dual Link. ”

    If true

    [url<]https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/f8/3e/13/f83e13fc005394433a6a76a793f11042.jpg[/url<]

      • derFunkenstein
      • 4 years ago

      should be a great HTPC card.

        • nanoflower
        • 4 years ago

        Isn’t the Polaris 10 a bit of an overkill for a HTPC. The Polaris 11 seems to be a much better option since HTPCs aren’t known to need mid to high end GPUs which is where the Polaris 10 is positioned.

    • anotherengineer
    • 4 years ago

    I had an awkward moment once………….
    [url<]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92nDNojJofs[/url<]

      • chuckula
      • 4 years ago

      Stay akward my friend.

        • anotherengineer
        • 4 years ago

        You bet!!

      • Srsly_Bro
      • 4 years ago

      I knew it was that video before I even clicked.

    • chuckula
    • 4 years ago

    [quote<]AnandTech on why an overclockable Core i3 might not exist: the Supermicro C7H170-M and Intel Core i3-6100TE review[/quote<] Speaking of akwardness, this article seems to have the same akward logical thought process I've seen in many places. On the one hand, it bemoans the lack of overclocking of i3 parts [although you'll see that they managed to do the impossible and get the chip overclocked] but at the same time it goes out of its way to say that the i3 just isn't good enough for real gaming and you need moar coarz. So if the i3, overclocked or not, isn't any good, why complain about the so-called lack of overclocking in an article that shows the overclocked performance of the i3?

      • auxy
      • 4 years ago

      Also, the writer was complaining on twitter that it took him a WHOLE FOUR HOURS AWUGHH to make that article (really?) and if you look at HIS OWN DATA it doesn’t hold up his written conclusion. OBVIOUSLY a Core i3 *IS* good enough for virtually every game except for ones which will gobble up every core you can feed them, and even in that case you need a gross excess of video card power to see the benefits of MOAR COARS.

      Anandtech has really gone to crap lately.

        • Srsly_Bro
        • 4 years ago

        You know anand sold out, right?

          • CScottG
          • 4 years ago

          ..and was well-paid!

      • CScottG
      • 4 years ago

      It’s a horrible article, excessively verbose while having almost nothing in the way of substantive content.

      Most of those commenting on the article (under it on AnandTech), just don’t seem to have any idea what a good article is. (..quite a bit like those paying for most current popular “music” today.)

      Useful content on the i3 overclocked:

      [url<]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSU0UWFCa1Y[/url<] [url<]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3G-7bfPG2dE[/url<] [url<]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qksXthUcbiQ[/url<] ..and the "heyday of overclocking" wasn't a Core i7 920, it was the Celron 300a *many* years before that.

        • HERETIC
        • 4 years ago

        SPOT ON

        We used to have enthusiasts who can write a bit…………
        Today we have journalists who know a “bit” about computers………………..

          • DrDominodog51
          • 4 years ago

          Illum verum credo.

        • curtisb
        • 4 years ago

        [quote<]it was the Celron 300a *many* years before that.[/quote<] Too true. I had a Slot 1 version that hit 504MHz at stock voltage on a stock cooler on an AOpen AX6BC (which didn't offer voltate adjustments). I was able to take a Socket 370 Celeron 600 at stock voltage but with an aftermarket cooler on a Slot 1 converter to 1008MHz on the same motherboard. And it had a whopping 128MB of RAM. This was when HardOCP got it's start taking an old refrigerator apart to overclock Celerons into oblivion. Who remembers Azzo Computers and 2CoolTek? Slotkets? Those were the days!

      • derFunkenstein
      • 4 years ago

      well, ya gotta have something to drive the clicks when everything’s coming up Purch.

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