Electronic Greeting Card Day Shortbread

Hello, indeed.

PC hardware and computing

  1. Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro motherboard review @ PC Perspective
  2. Samsung 860 QVO 2TB SSD review @ Guru3D
  3. Walmart Gaming PC DTW case review & thermals @ Gamers Nexus
  4. Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 WindForce review @ Hexus
  5. Intel Optane SSD 905P 480GB SSD review @ KitGuru
  6. Samsung 860 QVO SSD review – 1TB/2TB drives tested @ Legit Reviews
  7. Corepad Skatez mouse feet review @ TechPowerUp
  8. AOC Agon AG322QC4 review @ TFT Central
  9. Memory frequency scaling in SFF systems @ AnandTech

Games, culture, and VR

  1. Cattails: a heart-warming feline adventure with bloodthirsty turf wars @ Nintendo Life
  2. Project Eagle is a Homeworld-tinged model of NASA's dream Martian base @ Rock Paper Shotgun (I've got this downloaded, but haven't checked it out yet. It reminded me that I need to give Deserts of Kharak another shot since tactical pausing was added awhile back)

Hacks, gadgets and crypto-jinks

  1. The most-3D-printed 3D printer @ HackADay
  2. SauceBot uses G-Code to apply condiments with precision @ HackADay

Science, technology, and space news

  1. ISS marks 20 years orbiting earth with longest timelapse ever made in space @ Slashdot
  2. Real life ads are taking scary inspiration from social media @ Slashdot (I'd like the coin the term "uneasy valley" for when admirable technology is used for creepy purposes)

Cheese, memes, and shiny things

  1. Kingston HyperX Fury RGB 480 GB review @ TechPowerUp
  2. Grilled cheese is unconditional love in sandwich form @ thetakeout.com
Colton Westrate

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    • HERETIC
    • 11 months ago

    And in other news-
    [url<]https://www.hardocp.com/news/2018/12/01/amd_will_reportedly_launch_x570_chipset_pcie_40_at_computex/[/url<] Be nice if we could get DDR5 at the same time, it seems to be ready................

      • Srsly_Bro
      • 11 months ago

      2020 with new socket sounds like when we’ll see it. Papermaster said zen3 is just process improvement and small IPC gains. Zen 4, new socket, DDR 5, is the soonest.

    • blastdoor
    • 11 months ago

    In other news, Amazon’s graviton sucks:

    [url<]https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=ec2-graviton-performance&num=5[/url<]

      • chuckula
      • 11 months ago

      Needs moar Apple 2020 Miracle ARM chip before it destroys Intel.

        • blastdoor
        • 11 months ago

        If Amazon had Apple IPC with the same number of cores and the same price, then this would destroy Intel.

        I think it’s really cool/interesting that it is now possible to choose between Xeon, Epyc, and crappy Amazon ARM chip on AWS. It’s a great way to really examine price/performance. And I have to give credit to Intel — they appear to be the overall winner in price/performance on AWS.

      • davidbowser
      • 11 months ago

      disclosure – I work for Google. My opinions are my own.

      I think the primary use case mentioned in the link is accurate though: developers that need on-demand ARM cores for software testing have been asking for this. The alternative is to buy a bunch of hardware up front and then buy it again when the next chip version comes out.

      I know some ARM-everywhere proponents have wanted web servers because of the energy efficiency, but as TR always points out, you have to do a TOTAL energy consumed profile to make that work, which I assume Amazon did when figuring out the pricing. Phoronix is admittedly only looking at part of the picture (raw performance), but since Amazon is not passing a pricing advantage to the general user in this case, I think it is only going to get used for the development scenario.

    • MileageMayVary
    • 11 months ago

    @Anandtech memory test

    2933 with tight timings beats 3066 with loose timings.

    • Krogoth
    • 11 months ago

    HD 4870/4850 reference card

      • Srsly_Bro
      • 11 months ago

      My 4850 reference was single slot. I didn’t know there was also reference for double slot as well.

        • drfish
        • 11 months ago

        The [url=https://pixabay.com/en/adapter-computer-expansion-gaming-2024918/<]single slot option[/url<] didn't make the cut.

        • derFunkenstein
        • 11 months ago

        Same, I had this model:

        [url<]https://techreport.com/review/14967/a-first-look-at-the-radeon-hd-4850[/url<]

        • Voldenuit
        • 11 months ago

        Same (single slot reference 4850). It got so hot, the copper heatsink would burn my hand if I didn’t leave it alone for long enough after powering down.

        Replaced with an Arctic Cooling Accelero that I ran passive in a uATX case for 2 years, much cooler and infinitely quieter.

          • Srsly_Bro
          • 11 months ago

          I played fallout 3 on a lot and the hsf would be screaming at max speed. I enjoyed it for the 6 months or so i had it.

    • nanoflower
    • 11 months ago

    You have to wonder how the people at Walmart screwed up their PC case design when they could easily have fixed it. Either have the front panel pushed further out so that there’s better air flow behind the clear panel and the case or put in a mesh front panel. Either one would have fixed a heat issue that any testing would have shown and yet they did neither one.

      • Voldenuit
      • 11 months ago

      [quote<] Either one would have fixed a heat issue that any testing would have shown and yet they did neither one.[/quote<] Nor the testing.

      • Srsly_Bro
      • 11 months ago

      They didn’t expect people to shop for a gaming PC at Walmart and then buy it.

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