International Goof Off Day Shortbread

I think this bleats for itself.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Corsair AX1600i Digital ATX power supply review @ PC Perspective
  2. Raijintek Orcus 240 review @ bit-tech
  3. Asus Strix Fusion 500 headset review @ Guru3D
  4. Thermaltake View 37 case review @ Gamers Nexus
  5. Nvidia Titan V video card gaming review @ HardOCP
  6. Asus Lyra mesh WiFi review @ Hexus
  7. Roccat Horde Aimo keyboard review @ KitGuru
  8. Phicomm K3C AC1900 MU-MIMO gigabit router reviewed @ SmallNetBuilder
  9. Adata EMIX H30 + SOLOX F30 bundle review @ TechPowerUp
  10. Corsair Carbide Series Spec-Omega case review @ ThinkComputers
  11. The Plextor M8V SATA SSD review @ AnandTech

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Unreal Engine + $60,000 GPU = amazing, real-time raytraced Star Wars @ Ars Technica
  2. Ark: Survival Evolved revamps more dinos in delightfully silly ways @ Rock Paper Shotgun
  3. Space Tyrant's draconian grip on both space and time @ Quarter To Three
  4. Xbox's Phil Spencer is still open to Banjo and Kazooie appearing in Super Smash Bros. @ Nintendo Life

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. Building a static grass applicator @ HackADay (grasscinating [the village])
  2. Twitter CEO says Bitcoin will be the world's 'single currency' in 10 years @ Slashdot
  3. Look upon Eyepot, and weep for mercy @ HackADay
  4. How to build a Commodore 64 with Raspberry Pi Zero for under $50 @ HotHardware
  5. Real-life Iron Man Richard Browning flies his Gravity jet suit up Europe's longest zip line @ New Atlas

Science, technology, and space news

  1. Soft robotic fish blends right in with the real ones @ New Atlas
  2. Ajit Pai says net neutrality was the top threat to broadband deployment @ Ars Technica
  3. Banana waste product makes for slower-melting ice cream @ New Atlas

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. Gamdias Hermes P2 RGB Optical Mechanical Keyboard Review @ Legit Reviews
  2. Pizza with 111 different types of cheese on sets new world record @
Colton Westrate

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    • AnotherReader
    • 2 years ago

    HardOCP’s review shows that Volta is significantly faster than Pascal. This is despite lower clock speeds. In quite a few benchmarks, gains are greater than the 22% theoretical increase in TFLOPs. Anandtech found anomalies in the 99th percentile frame times three months ago, but I would wager that they are no longer there.

      • chuckula
      • 2 years ago

      Using the Titan V to play games is like using a jackhammer to crush some ants, but it does show promise for whatever Nvidia calls its post-pascal consumer architecture.

      • Krogoth
      • 2 years ago

      The microarchitecture isn’t really that faster at gaming performance.

      Almost all of its performance delta comes from having ~25% more memory bandwidth, shaders and TMUs at its disposal. The overclocked Titan V appears to be ROP-limited.

      Volta is designed with general compute in mind and I suspect that it relies much more on software/drivers to harness its power at gaming than its predecessors.

      It isn’t really that much of a surprise. GPUs architectures are evolving into becoming more “general-purposed” and moving away from fixed hardware functions.

      If you are itching for an upgrade, I suggest wait until customer-tier SKUs to come to the table. I suspect a “2080Ti” will end-up being ~95% of Titan V at ~1/3-/1/4 of the price.

        • curtisb
        • 2 years ago

        [quote<]"2080Ti"[/quote<] You skipped [b<]way[/b<] ahead. I'd expect that to be an 1180Ti...

          • Krogoth
          • 2 years ago

          According to latest rumor mills, the next generation customer-tier GPUs from Nvidia are going under 2xxx series brand.

          It makes sense from a marketing standpoint. 11xx is an odd choice for branding towards the masses. 2xxx branding makes much more sense.

    • Pville_Piper
    • 2 years ago

    oh great… It’s now almost 3 pm and I now find that it’s national goof-off day!

      • drfish
      • 2 years ago

      Well, I would have posted it sooner, but you know…

    • Redocbew
    • 2 years ago

    [quote<]I think this bleats for itself.[/quote<] Even for you that was b[i<]aaaaa[/i<]d.

      • Growler
      • 2 years ago

      …he declares sheepishly.

        • etana
        • 2 years ago

        aint seen mutton yet

          • Redocbew
          • 2 years ago

          When that happens it’ll get my goat for sure.

      • thedosbox
      • 2 years ago

      Sure, it’s no cat, but any four-legged fiend is better than none.

      • Neutronbeam
      • 2 years ago

      Well, he IS our goat-to guy for bad puns.

      EDIT: Took out a “-“

      • willmore
      • 2 years ago

      I think he was just kidding.

      • CScottG
      • 2 years ago


      – it wasn’t that baaaaad.

      • drfish
      • 2 years ago

      Ewe missed an easy one.

    • Duct Tape Dude
    • 2 years ago

    That raytracing demo looks fantastic. Holy guac.

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