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About CommandMan7

  • Title
    I like robots
  • Birthday 1998-08-13

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    The Great Lakes State
  • Interests
    PC's, Robotics, Programming


  • CPU
    Intel Core i7-3770
  • Motherboard
    Pegatron Formosa Z75 (HP Stock)
  • RAM
    8 GB PNY XLR8 1600Mhz
  • GPU
    Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 970
  • Case
    HP stock case
  • Storage
    Seagate Barracuda 1000G + Hitachi 1000G + Kingston V300 128G
  • PSU
    Corsair RM650i
  • Display(s)
    Triple Samsung 24" 1920x1080
  • Cooling
    HP stock cooler w/ Noctua NF-A9x14
  • Keyboard
    Razer Blackwidow Stealth 2014
  • Mouse
    Razer Naga 2012
  • Sound
    HyperX Cloud 1 + Altec Lansing 251 (90 Watt)
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
  • PCPartPicker URL

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  1. After watching the der8auer and ltt videos and reading the anandtech article; High points: Intel's value proposition is completely nonexistent Gaming perf. is so close as to only be less than 5% difference in many games, with ties in about half AMD now holds IPC crown, however... Low points: Intel still holds the single threaded crown due to higher clocks the maximum observed boosts and overclocking results are pretty disappointing. Der8auer said himself that most chips have a maximum observed boost lower than the advertised spec, and that some chips fail to hit 5Ghz even on LN2.
  2. I want this to be true very much. I'm glad that it matches AdoredTv's leaks that predicted the 3700X at 5Ghz: Highly recommend his channel. Excellent analysis of Ryzen 3000 likely specs. Pricing of this leak is about $50 higher at $379 but even then it would be a killer CPU and for sure my next upgrade.
  3. I upgraded from a GTX 970 to the RX 480, and yes, the RX 480 is faster. The main advantage is having 8GB on the RX 480 instead of 3.5GB on the GTX 970.
  4. YES! A few months ago I cleaned out my twitter from about ~250 tweets that Youtube had sent out every time I added to a playlist. It was terrible, and it was never clear to me when I agreed to have that happen.
  5. Clicked into this expecting to see Origin and/or Uplay clone but was pleasantly surprised. I hope this can become a true competitor to steam. Probably won't ever beat them, but something to at least make Valve try harder.
  6. I don't like it. The trend of simplification, at least to me, feels like the software equivalent of cutting battery life on a smartphone in half to make it a few fractions of a millimeter thinner. Office is a Utility, and as such I wish they would prioritize that above looks. I'm not colorblind myself, but @corrado33 makes a really good point. Why on earth do you noticeably inconvenience 5% of the population while causing mixed reactions among the other 95%. Visual complexity can be used for good in a non-cluttered fashion and I feel like nobody understands this. I feel like the 80's/90's was the peak of company logo design. The older cluttered designs were generally de-cluttered around this time, but they didn't lose their brand character. Most modern logos look like a default text with as few interesting details as possible and it generally doesn't communicate anything about the brand or product anymore, apart from they are "modern and simple". Back when Google changed their logo a few years ago, spawning memes like the one on bottom left, the trend has really gotten a lot worse. Generally everything is gravitating towards blocky flat text with no unnecessary detail or color. I feel like eventually we'll all be living in Pixies Inc. from Fairly Oddparents as shown above right. This really gets me heated for no reason
  7. I use the Telephoto on my XS, but only for 2x optical zoom. Couldn't care less about bokeh, and I wish the Optical zoom would be prioritized over other things, since everyone is going to zoom their camera but I suspect only a fraction will use bokeh. If Optical Zoom could somehow be improved to say, 5x, then that would probably be one of the biggest advancements in smartphone design in the past 3 years. Imagine the marketing material comparing digital vs optically zoomed images at 5x, it wouldn't even be a contest. That being said I'm not an Optical expert and doubt something like 5x is physically feasible but I can dream.
  8. Yes, I believe it was AdoredTV who predicted that. He's been pretty good at predicting Zen 2 leaks as of so far... from 20:38 to 21:26
  9. Ironically they still haven't named a replacement CEO since Krzanich got kicked out. The interim CEO is Robert Swan atm and theyre still looking for a replacement.
  10. When I booted my desktop a few minutes ago to write this among other things, the Re-Released October Update made me think my PC was dying (which to be fair its HP garbage with a million aftermarket parts). There was no video output and endless bootlooping. No power to USB's. I tried booting it without the PCIe power plugged in, which for some reason fixed the video output. Plugged the PCIe power back in and rebooted. There was now video output but it still took like 7 or 8 bootloops to get to desktop. I'm not sure if its my crappy HW, but after I noticed it was updating when I turned it back on my best guess is that Windows did it. All we want is for it to WORK, Microsoft.
  11. I actually thought of that, how it's strange that Apple can't even keep consistent connectors within their own company, much less with everyone else's device. I definitely prefer Lightning over Micro USB, and although I have limited experience with USB C I lean towards favoring it over lightning. I would not complain if Apple got rid of lightning.
  12. Staples broke my 6S backlight filter during battery replacement. Don't ever get any phone repairs / battery replacements done at Staples if you value your device. I wasn't planning on getting the XS, but I decided it was time for an upgrade, so I got the 256 GB iPhone XS in Space Gray. I've owned the iPod 3rd Gen, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6S, and now the iPhone XS, so I've witnessed the progression from iOS 3 all the way to iOS 12. I don't use mac, but all my mobile devices have always been Apple. Rather than coming to the community with a question "should i get blah blah blah" I thought I'd ask everyone if you have any questions / ideas / benchmarks you would be interested in about the iPhone XS. I think i'm also specifically qualified to answer from the perspective of upgrading from the 6S and all the adjustments to having no headphone jack if anyone is interested. Don't ask me to make comparisons to Android, I've only ever used a BLU phone in a robotics project and I know that garbage is not representative of the usual android experience. plz keep rip wallet jokes to a minimum
  13. I was talking about this on the AdoredTV Discord server yesterday, and this is what I found: The Intel "Old 10nm" was 54nm * 36nm * 399nm per transistor. However, new leaks say it's 15% behind smallest 7nm (Samsung), which is 44nm x 36nm x 270nm. That puts Intel "New 10nm" at about 62.1nm x 50.6nm x 310.5nm. For reference, the GF 12LP process, which AMD is shipping processors on today, is 78nm x 64nm x ~400nm. Intel "New 10nm" single transistor is 0.0031 µm², whereas GF 12LP is 0.0049 µm². This is a difference of 56%, but doesn't lead to a density improvement of 56%. The GF 12LP area is so high due to it being mostly identical to the GF 14LPP process, except each cell is 400nm tall instead of 480nm tall on GF 14LPP. The extra 80nm off the top allows for better cooling, easier routing, etc. In addition to that past info, just today a really good article on samsung 7nm came out, plus I found some more resources. If anyone's interested: https://fuse.wikichip.org/news/1479/vlsi-2018-samsungs-2nd-gen-7nm-euv-goes-hvm/
  14. This is even stranger considering the next iPhones are rumored to use eSim. https://www.igeeksblog.com/esim-in-2018-iphone-12072018/