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  1. I would love to click on your "Informative" like buttons to actually see all the posts you saw as informative. #possibleupdates

  2. It's cyclical.. Some company releases a good/exciting/interesting product, and I say it's good/exciting/interesting, then I get labeled a fanboy of aforementioned company. That company's competitor does the same, and I do the same thing.. then I'm "switching sides". How about this? I'M NOT A FAN OF ANYTHING SO THERE IS NO SIDE-SWITCHING FOR ME TO DO! I'm not on "a side" and anyone who thinks I am needs to take a LONG, HARD look in the mirror and figure out why they see the world in terms of "which side someone is on".. because if you think of things that way you're probably a fanboy. And that's sad.
  3. Main News Topics Nvidia Claims 3X Performance With New Driver Update for Titan Xp Source 1: posted by Maz_Settings Source 2: “Our latest driver — available today — delivers 3x more performance in applications like Maya to help you create and design faster than ever.” Response to Vega? AMD Clarifies Why Threadripper Uses 4 Silicon Dies Source 1: posted by DiaSin Source 2: Many rumours have been circulating regarding Threadripper's core configuration and the purpose its four apparent CPU dies. Many thought that Threadripper simply used 4 CPU cores from each die, a point that has been long disproven by AMD, while others thought that these were "failed" Ryzen CPU dies that simply remained inactive Turns out, Threadripper only has two active CPU dies, which are in a diagonal configuration to allow heat to more evenly dissipate on the CPU's IHS. So what’s the purpose of the other two dies? It’s structural: These extra dies prevent imbalance and allow for simple cooler mounting without any chance of damaging the CPU. they’re not active- they don’t even contain working transistors! AMD did not want to create a new socket for Threadripper GTX 1070 Killer: RX Vega 56 benchmarks leaked Source 1: posted by Mr_Troll Source 2: Rumour has it that the RX Vega 56 is up t o 32% faster than the GTX 1070 in BF1 at 1440p. Apparent rig setup: RX Vega 56 card Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.2GHz, 16GB of DDR4-3000MHz RAM, Windows 10. Battlefield 1: 95.4FPS (GTX 1070: 72.2FPS) Civilization 6: 85.1FPS (GTX 1070: 72.2FPS) DOOM: 101.2FPS (GTX 1070: 84.6FPS) COD:IW: 99.9FPS (GTX 1070: 92.1FPS) The benchmarks were run at 2560x1440 Battlefield 1 was run on Ultra settings, Civ 6 was on Ultra with 4x MSAA, DOOM was at Ultra with 8x TSAA enabled, and COD:IW was running on its High preset. Vega 56 will be $399 RX VEGA Prices & Bundles Confirmed Source 1: posted by BuckGup Source 2: AMD will have two models of the Radeon RX Vega series available at launch: Radeon RX Vega 64 Radeon RX Vega 56 The Radeon RX Vega 64 family utilizes the full Vega 10 GPU while the Radeon RX Vega 56 family utilizes a cut down die. The number that follows the family name represents the amount of NCUs Vega 64 graphics cards will feature 4096 stream processors Vega 56 graphics cards will feature 3584 stream processors. For a limited time in select regions, AMD and its industry partners are offering Radeon Packs: bundles including discounts on select Ryzen CPU and motherboard combos select Samsung FreeSync displays, two game titles – Wolfenstein II and Prey 2 Is the liquid cooled version worth it to anyone? Tape Storage: The Media that keeps going gets a bump in capacity Source 1: posted by WMGroomAK Source 2: IBM and Sony have developed a new magnetic tape system capable of storing 201 gigabits of data per square inch, for a max theoretical capacity of 330 terabytes in a single palm-sized cartridge. the world's largest hard drives—which are about twice the physical size of a Sony tape cartridge—are the 60TB Seagate SSD or 12TB HGST helium-filled HDD. The largest commercially available tapes only store 15TB. Sony developed a new type of tape that has a higher density of magnetic recording sites, and IBM Research worked on new heads and signal processing tech to actually read and extract data from those nanometre-long patches of magnetism When they're eventually commercialised, the new cartridges, will be significantly more expensive because of the tape's complex manufacturing process. Likewise, a new tape drive will be required Coffee Lake will NOT be compatible with Z270 motherboards Source 1: posted by Morgan MLGman Source 2: Intel's upcoming Coffee Lake CPUs apparently won’t work with existing stocks of motherboards, according to a tweet from Asrock: @ASRockInfo: “No, Coffee Lake CPU is not compatible with 200-series motherboards.” Intel officials have declined to comment on the statement by Asrock, saying that they don’t comment on future products Rumour: New, super powerful Core i3 coming Source 1: posted by FriendlyNonMurderingSort Source 2: According to screenshots on a Chinese forum, Intel is planning on responding to AMD’s quad-core Ryzen 3 processors with a new, suped-up i3 CPU The Core i3-8300 is a quad-core with hyper threading. 4:8 configuration If true, it would offer Core i7-6700K level performance What’s Coming Out on Floatplane? Go Over Current Week. Rapid Fire LINUS’ ‘What’s Worse?’ Segment What’s worse - dropping your phone in a public toilet that’s empty - or your own toilet after you peed in it Wtf Linus WHY? James actually has dropped something in his own pee filled toilet. Solution? Hit the flush and grab item in quick succession. What kind of gaming rig can run at 16K resolution? Source 1: Should we make our own news website that consists essentially of text versions of the videos we make? Your smartphone is the key for the Tesla Model 3 Source 1: Source 2: Not only does the new Tesla Model 3 not have an ignition for a traditional key, it doesn’t even come with a FOB The vehicle uses the Tesla app on your phone to communicate your identity, unlock the vehicle, and know when it’s ready to start and turn off. It uses Low Energy Bluetooth to talk to your device so that it knows you’re there In case you’re ever in need of a valet, spare set, or your phone is dead, the car also ships with a pair of NFC-enabled plastic cards roughly the size and shape of credit cards that can unlock and start the vehicle- but these need to be tapped Cable giants step up piracy battle by interrogating Montreal software developer and searching his home Source 1: Bell, Rogers and Quebecor's Videotron have searched a Montreal software developer's home and interrogated him for more than nine hours as part of a copyright infringement lawsuit. The companies are targeting software developer Adam Lackman, the creator of TVAddons — a library of hundreds of apps known as add-ons. Once downloaded on an Android box or a computer with added software, some of the add-ons — such as Exodus and 1Channel — allow people easy access to pirated movies, TV shows and even live television. On June 9, the telecoms got an Anton Piller order, a civil search warrant that gives a plaintiff access to a defendant's home, without notice, to search for and seize relevant evidence before it can be destroyed. A Federal Court judge would later declare the Anton Piller order in this case "unlawful," but that was weeks after a group of men arrived at Lackman's door at 8 a.m. on June 12. the group included a bailiff, two computer technicians, an independent counsel and a lawyer representing Bell, Rogers and Videotron. According to court documents, the group stayed for 16 hours and the plaintiffs' lawyer and independent counsel interrogated Lackman for more than nine hours. He was given a break for dinner and to speak to his lawyer, who was present. Lackman was "not permitted to refuse to answer questions" and his lawyer wasn't permitted to counsel him in his answers. "Any time I would question the process, they would threaten me with contempt of court proceedings," says Lackman. Besides seizing personal items such as his computer and phone, Lackman says the plaintiffs' lawyer and independent counsel forced him to hand over passwords for his email and social media accounts. Ex-Google VP: Android is the reason your phone takes worse pics than iPhone Source 1: posted by hey_yo_ Source 2: An Ex-Googler has taken to Facebook to dickride Apple and deride Android, saying the Android operating system is responsible for Android phones being years behind Apple in photo quality. Here’s his argument: It’s because when Samsung innovates with the underlying hardware (like a better camera) they have to convince Google to allow that innovation to be surfaced to other applications via the appropriate API. That can take YEARS. Also the greatest innovation isn’t even happening at the hardware level – it’s happening at the computational photography level. (Google was crushing this 5 years ago – they had had “auto awesome” that used AI techniques to automatically remove wrinkles, whiten teeth, add vignetting, etc… but recently Google has fallen back). Apple doesn’t have all these constraints. They innovate in the underlying hardware, and just simply update the software with their latest innovations (like portrait mode) and ship it. Britain bans combustion cars Source 1: posted by GamingMemeKing Source 2: Britain is to ban all new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2040 amid fears that rising levels of nitrogen oxide pose a major risk to public health. The commitment, which follows a similar pledge in France, is part of the government’s much-anticipated clean air plan The government warned that the movewas needed because of the impact that poor air quality was having on people’s health. Ministers believe it poses the largest environmental risk to public health in the UK, costing up to £2.7bn in lost productivity in one recent year. hybrid vehicles are also affected by the ban. UCF kicker ruled ineligible, loses scholarship after monetizing YouTube videos Source 1: Source 2: Donald De La Haye is a kicker for the Central Florida (UCF) football team on a full scholarship He ran a personal YouTube channel with around 100K subscribers featuring videos about football, life, fitness, etc. and Monetized his content The NCAA viewed the monetization of football-related videos as a rules violation, since college athletes can’t receive extra benefits due to their status as athletes They offered him the option to de-monetize his football-related videos, but he refused, so he lost his scholarship to Central Florida and can’t even play as a walk-on, since he was deemed ineligible The NCAA justifies the rule on impermissible extra benefits as a way to preserve amateurism, but the rule has been the source of tons of controversy in recent years, with many saying it goes too far and others saying college athletes should be paid in addition to their scholarships, room and board, etc. due to how much money sports like football and basketball generate for the schools De La Haye says he refuses to demonetize the videos because he worked hard on them Bitcoin gets a hard fork after all! Source 1: Source 2: Early Tuesday morning a new cryptocurrency called Bitcoin Cash was created The new currency arrived via a "hard fork" in which a faction of people who run the software that controls bitcoin started a breakaway version. Instead of creating a totally new cryptocurrency (and blockchain) starting at block 0, a fork just creates a duplicate version that shares the same history. all past transactions on bitcoin cash’s new blockchain are identical to bitcoin core’s blockchain, future transactions and balances will be totally independent Upon the creation of the new chain, every owner of bitcoin was awarded Bitcoin Cash on a one-for-one ratio BUT the world's biggest bitcoin exchange, Coinbase, chose not to support Bitcoin Cash. this means the millions of people who maintain a wallet on Coinbase did not receive the new "Cash" and, as of now, there is no way for them to do so. Coinbase is now being sued! Bitcoin Cash is currently trading at $400 USD “E-mail prankster” phishes White House officials; hilarity ensues Source 1: Over the past few weeks, a self-described "e-mail prankster" has posed as members of President Donald Trump's administration in a series of e-mails to White House officials, publishing responses to Twitter for comedic effect check them out on the page of @sinon_reborn Among the targets were Trump's top homeland security advisor Tom Bossert, who volunteered his personal e-mail address because he believed he was interacting with Jared Kushner Now-deposed White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci was also phished Apparently Trump’s staff is susceptible to the exact type of attack that hacked he DNC
  4. Linus should  do a Scrapyard Wars about building the coolest and fastest Server rack for example a server with RGB, IT'S so crazy it might work as a LTT Video. If you want this comment Yes



  5. Bam. Also we've got a value gaming build guide with Ryzen 5 that keeps getting the filming date pushed out because this place is a disaster and we're super busy. As for the Sleeper PC, Threadripper isn't out yet. We'll see what happens in the future.
  6. I told them I want one server for testing. They didn't even reply to my email
  7. Linus, what are you hiding from us?


  8. Linus, are you planning to update the website any soon? Just wondering...

    1. colonel_mortis


      If you're talking about this website, there is a major update which should launch in a few weeks.

    2. RealMCTech


      oh, thats sounds 'dope af' (the cool kids say this, right?) lol

  9. I actually wouldn't recommend it. Small systems like this aren't designed for a 180W+ load, and once they are overwhelmed they will not perform very well.
  10. Hi Linus, I have a small question for you.

    Do you need any help? :D:D

    1. Ethocreeper


      what kind if help?

  11. Still can't help the fact that we were both wearing socks and sandals.



    1. Ethocreeper



      i ware sandals all summer but without socks

    2. Droidbot


      nice hat

  12. Yeah, doing all the usual housekeeping items that go with launching a video AFTER the fact this time because it literally finished uploading 2 minutes after the embargo, so I was trying to push it up as fast as possible.
  13. Let's keep it clean, everyone!
  14. Not on the roadmap
  15. See you soon