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moderategamer

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About moderategamer

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    Gaming moderately since 1991
  • Birthday 1991-03-06

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    UK, Scotland
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    Tech, Gaming, Home Cinema, DIY Tech, Washing dishes, Cooking, Cleaning, Music
  • Biography
    24 year old Uni drop out. Studied games/web design for 3yrs.

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    i5-4690K
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    Asus H81M-E
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    Corsair Vengeance 8GB
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    Asus Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 strix (4GB, GDDR5)
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    Zalman Z9 Plus
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    3/4 Floppy disk,120gb SSD & 1tb WD & 2tb WD
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    EVGA 500W
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    acer S220HQL, optima hd141x projector
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    Stock
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    It has keys promise
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    Razer Deathadder
  • Sound
    Yamaha rxv367, FR/LR warfdale Diamond 9.1 R/LR warfdale Diamond III Sub Vibe 12" custom enclosure
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  1. Not a fan of the colour scheme but I like the project idea pretty cool
  2. moderategamer

    Are x86 CISC based processors doomed !?

    Feel free to go somewhere else...
  3. moderategamer

    Are x86 CISC based processors doomed !?

    True I did make a point of stating that ARM chips have to play by the same rules just for the record I'm merely stating that ARM has less of a footprint limitation meaning it can physically have more cores without the need of trickery. It is useful for separate cores to communicate however but to what degree is debatable. I'm not saying AMD's solution is bad I know nothing about it and after all they are the chip designers so they obviously know more than me and they wouldn't do it if there was no benefit to it. However I do feel like it is kind of a hack to boast higher core counts when in actuall fact they have just put two cpu's on a single chip.
  4. moderategamer

    Are x86 CISC based processors doomed !?

    I'm having trouble here you seem to be proving my point while telling me I don't understand yes I'm aware L1 cache is blisteringly fast that is my point. L2 cache is in comparison very slow obviously not compared to system memory but as far as memory giving instructions to the CPU L1 speeds are pretty much required for useful operation ie two separate chiplets as he called them couldn't hope to communicate at similar speeds as the distance between cache and the cpu is directly responsible for speeds. So yes although the chiplet method provides better speeds than two separate cpu's it's ultimately not that useful. I have/am studying computer architecture/software in University.
  5. moderategamer

    Thread For Tech Quickie Video Suggestions

    Could you guys do a full video comparing desktop chicklet keyboards including the Dell KB216 and the Lenovo 4X30M39496?
  6. moderategamer

    Are x86 CISC based processors doomed !?

    My mistake I didn't mean bandwidth but you know what I meant. I don't follow AMD but I find it hard to believe they can achieve the kind of speeds comparable with L1 cache speeds which are required to provide any sort of useful communication. So unless they share L1 cache which for all I know they could then I stand by my comment.
  7. moderategamer

    Are x86 CISC based processors doomed !?

    Only problem with that is memory bandwidth if you have two separate chips sure you can handle separate loads individually faster but the two chips can't communicate with each other at useful speeds to help each other may as well just have two separate processors at that point.
  8. moderategamer

    Are x86 CISC based processors doomed !?

    It would help if you bothered to watch the video before asking me questions that are covered in said video, not a dig would just be nice XD There is absolutely a limit to how many cores we can have on x86 due to the high transistor count and trouble reducing die sizes. there comes a point where things are just too far apart. That's not to say ARM chips don't have to follow the same rules it's just ARM chips use far less transistors and are already on small dies they can just physically afford more cores plus the instruction set is better suited for parallelised tasks.
  9. moderategamer

    Are x86 CISC based processors doomed !?

    That is the current top of the line ARM processor holding it's own against a low to mid range CPU but in the video it explains that the next generation ARM chip will be 3.5x faster than the current snapdragon so it's not unimaginable that ARM chips could become quite fast enough to rival current gen Intel chips in certain work loads not to mention the fact that ARM has the potential to have greater # of cores.
  10. moderategamer

    Are x86 CISC based processors doomed !?

    Yeah the power saving is really the big calling card not to mention better parallelisation. Mobiles already run on the ARM Architecture so no need for anything to change their.
  11. moderategamer

    Are x86 CISC based processors doomed !?

    I'm not saying it would be easy but if ARM can provide a better path to compute times and the hardware can catch up which it's looking like they will the industry will be forced to do that. I mean Adobe have already created photoshop for ARM something they don't stand to make any real money from but are pretty much preparing themselves for the future. And it's not like they have to literally re write the entire operating system they have to re write the compilation of their OS sure it's not as easy as that but essentially it's very possible.
  12. moderategamer

    Are x86 CISC based processors doomed !?

    I think the main advantages are just the fact that it's better developed in terms of software and hardware. Although ARM has the potential to be faster the fact is that we have come so far under the x86 architecture that it will be a challenge to make the switch
  13. moderategamer

    Are x86 CISC based processors doomed !?

    Well Microsoft and apple are actively supporting RISC so it's not unimaginable that they could completely re write their operating systems and if that happens it would force the hands of other software companies. ARM can emulate x86 already it's just not exceptionally fast but at the same time it's not exceptionally slow.
  14. It would seem that x86 chipsets are stagnating getting to the limits of what they can achieve through die shrinks and with the evermore popular parallel computing tasks it's looking like ARM RISC based chips could be the future with it's low power low transistor design. x86 instruction sets have become bloated and often complex instructions take more than 1 cycle to complete whilst ARM instructions often run in a single cycle. ARM chips are catching up with their x86 counterparts and with large companies like Microsoft and apple making a push for ARM does this spell doom for Intel and AMD x86 chips or will they prevail . It will take a complete over hall of current software to make such a change possible but it's looking likely that this task will be undertaken. Here is an interesting Video that gives some food for thought about this, what are your thoughts is it the end of an era of power hungry x86 CISC based computing or do we need to put away the tinfoil hats for when the aliens come?.
  15. moderategamer

    Amazon acquires Eero

    really, I mean our eyes have IR filters I think they would be talking about powerful IR sources like the kind you would get from a laser not the low light you would get from an IR LED
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