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  1. Scotter97

    We're Building a Gaming LAN Center!!

    @GabenJr Saw that Linus was getting the new Dell switch setup to the point for web management, very cool. One word of caution, don't allow the switch IP address to communicate with the internet. Best security is to not route that IP (create a management vlan maybe?). It doesn't matter what the vendor is, built-in webUI's always have known vulnerabilities. Thanks for your time.
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    We're Building a Gaming LAN Center!!

    A Dell S4048T-on. Nice switch. 48 10gig copper ports and 6 qsfp+ 40gig ports. I wonder if Linus will through a few 10gig copper links into a LAG or if he has enough qsfp mods to get a backbone LAG of 80gbps...............apple news had to get in the way of this....(says the network guy xD).
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    We're Building a Gaming LAN Center!!

    VLSM was created to allow extemely large companies to conserve IP space. Not needed for LMG. Also, a LAN Center is for LAN gaming (Layer 2), not for routing gaming (Layer 3).
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    We're Building a Gaming LAN Center!!

    One thing to keep in mind LTT, switchports are full duplex. Meaning, there can be 40Gbps of traffic going both ways at the same (upstream/downstream or send/receive). So, for example, if multiple people are downloading content (equalling 20Gbps down) and uploading video (equalling 30Gbps up) over the backbone link, no performance will be lost and no bottlenecking.
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    We're Building a Gaming LAN Center!!

    LTT crew, I'd like to give some insight to the network situation. Props to "vermicryx" for the Cisco 3850 recommendation. But, you probably want to keep switch vendors the same on any network (not doing so can cause configuration nightmares to force switches from different vendors to communicate). Plus, Cisco is pushing the Catalyst 9300 model now, which is cheaper and newer than the 3850. vermicryx's 40Gbps recommendation is also on point. If 40 Gig modules are out of scope, then 4 10Gig modules can be teamed together to acheive the same speed. I would NOT recommend pulling numerous data runs back to your switch closet. Also, from reading previous comments, I can see numerous different types of servers popping up. This is another reason to have a "access" switch in the LAN center. With a strong backbone between the "Access" switch and your "core" switch, servers can be kept where they belong.....IN THE SERVER ROOM! Additionally, after game updates have been downloaded/applied to PC's, gaming traffic should be local to the "access" switch (unless there is a game server in the server room, then a VERY small percent of the backbone will be utilized). Connecting the switches...... Fiber is the best solution for connecting multiple switches together across a building. It also will not be affected by electric conduits (unshielded cable is not able to protect data signals from high current, but I doubt you have that issue). When you bond multiple links between two switches together for greater throughput/redundancy, you are putting the links into a "port-channel" group or "LAG" group (terms differ between vendors). I re-watched your video on "10 Gig Networking" and saw that you were using Netgear at the time. I am unsure if you can move forward with that switch platform. Cat6A copper cables can operate at 10 Gbps speeds up to 100M (330ft). If the distance to the LAN center is under that number, GREAT! If not..........................new switches? (I know, $$$). (Side note). I also saw a Cisco 3800 router in the rack above the Netgear......PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE tell me that the 3800 is not there anymore! (it is extremely outdated and was end-of-lifed back in 2016). If the idea of upgrading the network is a bit daunting (price wise), there are companies that sell "equal to new" at a lower cost.....some even offer their own life time warranty on the equipment (switches/routers/cables/SFP modules). Community, please feel free to add to this or ask any questions. I will attach a ROUGH sketch of what I talked about. Hope this helps Linus! P.S. PLEASE DO NOT CREATE A UNIQUE VLAN/SUBNET FOR EACH PC!!!!! Thats idiotic. If someone is scared to death about getting hacked by a friend, CUT THE CABLE! Or, turn on windows firewall.......
  6. Just wait, ebay and craigslist will be full of those RX cards when this mining phase comes to a close. MANY near death cards. (lol)
  7. I agree. The article states how many people use steam, but it didn't mention how many actually took the survey. I also just attached the photos to go with.
  8. Source: https://seekingalpha.com/article/4086817-steam-paints-different-picture-intel-amd-nvidia Source: http://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey/ Even though this article isn't written by the most tech savvy person, I still found it interesting to read through. I am hesitant to believe Intel regained some of the user space (CPU wise) with recent events. I am not surprised that nVidia is reclaiming user share (since new AMD cards are hard to get right now at a reasonable price). It wasn't included in the original article, but I included Steam's "Most Popular Hardware" list as well. I think its cool to see what is most common between all of the different builds. As for AMD Vega, I will believe it when I see it IRL.
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    AMD Ryzen HEDT leaked

    Sweet! The intel i7 6950k uses 140W, I wonder what these CPU's will use....
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    The legendary Nokia 3310 is returning to market

    If I am not mistaken, some 2G networks have already been abondoned or phased out. Will this phone operate on 3G and/or 4G?
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    AMD Polaris Giveaway

    It would be awesome to win either of the two graphics cards! I currently have a desktop that's still running on a amd 6870 at home that would sure love an upgrade! (=
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    University of Illinois Achieve 57Gbit/s Speeds through Fibre

    I am curious to know what type of fiber cable was used in this test? (single mode or multi mode). Right now, the max bandwidth achieved on multimode, over multiple strands, is 40 gigabit. I could be slightly off in that fact, but this leads me to think they pushed multimode or just used single mode.
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    Broadwell-E Leaked

    i'm gunna asume that it will be around the $1500 mark for the 10 core
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    Broadwell-E Leaked

    right, broadwell-e also uses the 2011-v3 socket.
  15. Original website http://wccftech.com/intel-broadwell-e-specifications-leaked-core-i7-6950x-flagship-processor-10-cores-20-threads-core-i7-6900k-core-i7-6850k-core-i7-6800k-detailed/ Hey everyone, info was leaked giving broadwell-e specs, thoughts?? Intel Broadwell-E Specifications Leaked – Core i7-6950X Rocks 10 Cores and 20 Threads For years now, Intel has been offering quad core and even dual core options on their mainstream lineup. The multi-threading design is available on their top-tier chips but it isn’t equivalent of actual cores on the die itself. To feed the need of enthusiasts, Intel has split their lineups into two categories, the mainstream family and the enthusiast family. The mainstream family consists of parts that are focused on regular consumers with gaming, business and home uses. Now Intel has done a good job in providing some decent overclocking features with K series processors that are featured in the mainstream lineup and board partners offer some cool motherboard options to users on the platform but those who need the best performance from Intel look at the HEDT lineup which includes the high-end desktop parts ranging from top of the line chips, motherboards and I/O options. For years, Intel has segmented their top-of-the-line processors in the HEDT family with Extreme and Unlocked series options. Starting off with the first HEDT option that was available with the Core i7-965 Extreme Edition and the Core i7-980X which launched later, Intel has released several generations of HEDT processors, each one besting the previous in a couple of ways. The Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge, Haswell generations have all seen their own HEDT processors from the Core i7-3960X, Core i7-4960X and the latest Core i7-5960X. The Core i7-980X was Intel’s first 6 core processor and the Core i7-5960X is Intel’s first 8 core processor. They both retailed at a launch price of $999 US but looks like Intel is going to unleash another beast soon. The latest news on the Broadwell-E family comes straight from XFastest who have confirmed that Intel’s Core i7-6950X processor which is also the flagship processor of the Broadwell-E lineup will feature 10 cores and 20 threads. The processor will run at a base clock of 3.00 GHz followed by a turbo boost clock which is yet to be determined but I think Intel has made a point, that they are not stopping at 8 cores for their HEDT family but increasing the core count even further for consumers. The processor rocks 25 MB of L3 cache (2.5 MB per core) and will be compatible with current generation X99 motherboards that feature the LGA 2011-v3 socket. There’s no reason to believe that board partners of Intel won’t launch new motherboards to mark the arrival of the first 10 core processor from any company, whether Intel or AMD in the consumer market. Although Intel and AMD have both released higher core count processors in the server and workstation market, no 10 core high-performance CPU has yet launched in the desktop PC market. Intel HEDT Flagship Processors (Gen vs Gen Specifications Comparison): Intel HEDT Family Gulftown Sandy Bridge-E Ivy Bridge-E Haswell-E Broadwell-E Skylake-E Process Node 32nm 32nm 22nm 22nm 14nm 14nm Flagship SKU Core i7-980X Core i7-3960X Core i7-4960X Core i7-5960X Core i7-6950X Core i7-79** (TBA) Max Cores/Threads 6/12 6/12 6/12 8/16 10/20 TBD Clock Speeds 3.33/3,60 GHz 3.30/3.90 GHz 3.60/4.00 GHz 3.00/3.50 GHz 3.00/3.50 GHz TBD Max Cache 12 MB L3 15 MB L3 15 MB L3 20 MB L3 25 MB L3 TBD Max PCI-Express Lanes 32 Gen2 40 Gen2 40 Gen3 40 Gen3 40 Gen3 TBD Chipset Compatiblity X58 Chipset X79 Chipset X79 Chipset X99 Chipset X99 Chipset New HEDT Chipset (TBA) Socket Compatiblity LGA 1366 LGA 2011 LGA 2011 LGA 2011-3 LGA 2011-3 New HEDT Socket (TBA) Memory Compatiblity DDR3-1066 DDR3-1600 DDR3-1866 DDR4-2133 DDR4-2400 DDR4-2400+ Max TDP 130W 130W 130W 140W 140W TBD Launch Q1 2010 Q4 2011 Q3 2013 Q3 2014 Q2 2016 2017 Launch Price $999 US $999 US $999 US $1059 US ~$999 US TBD Based on a survey done by HWInsights a few months back, it was concluded that processors like the legacy Core i7-920, Core i7-980X and the recent Core i7-5960X are often termed as the most successful HEDT chips as they offer best value, features and high-end performance in their generation timeline. Image Credits: HWInsights “When performance enthusiasts are offered an innovative and enticing new product platform, typically the most affordable and the most premium product SKUs will sell well. The Core i7 980X “Gulftown” (first enthusiast six-core) and the Core i7 5960X “Haswell-E” (first enthusiast eight-core) are both highly successful premium models priced at the $1,000 (USD) mark. “When a new platform is not enticing, only a small group of enthusiasts will adopt the new platform, typically purchasing the least expensive full-featured model. For Sandy Bridge-E, the most popular SKU was the Core i7 3930K ($583) and for Ivy Bridge-E the more popular SKU was the Core i7 4930K ($555).” via HWInsights The study revealed that its not higher frequency that determines the success of a high end enthusiast chip nor the price, its the features adopted by new processors. The Core i7-980X was the first CPU to feature 6 cores and had 4 MB more cache but sold at a price of $999 US. This chip, despite the insane pricing was around three-times more popular than the 975 and generated an accumulated value 41% more than the high-bar set by the 920. So far Intel to see a good response to their next generation HEDT lineup, the definitely would have to up the amount of features not only on the platform but also on their latest CPUs. The Core i7-5960X is in the same way more popular along with the more price friendly Core i7-5820K which offers 6 cores for a price of $389 which is slightly more than the Core i7-6700K or the Core i7-4790K. Similarly, the Core i7-6950X might just be another great chip despite its high price which would be around $999 US as it features a high core count for enthusiasts to utilize. Intel Core i7-6900K, Core i7-6850K and Core i7-6800K Detailed Although the Core i7-6950X is one hell of a processor, Intel will also launch three more SKUs in the Broadwell-E lineup. This is the first time that Intel is launching four processors in an HEDT lineup but it might cover up the big price differences we have seen in the older lineups. Starting off with the Core i7-6900K which is an 8 core processor with 16 threads, 20 MB of L3 cache and a clock speed of 3.30 GHz base. The Core i7-6850K is a 6 core processor with 12 threads, 15 MB of L3 cache and a clock speed of 3.60 GHz base while the Core i7-6800K, also a 6 core processor, has 12 threads and 15 MB of L3 cache. This processor is clocked at 3.40 GHz. The TDPs for these processors are not known along with the prices but they are expected to launch later in 2016. There’s no doubt that the Core i7-6800K and Core i7-6900K will be priced around the sweet spot for enthusiasts and will mark a decent upgrade for those who are currently using the mainstream platforms. The processors will utilize higher clocked DDR4 DIMMs along with increased PCI-Express lanes and storage features that would include full compatibility with NVMe Express and 3D XPoint based Optane SSDs. These details do sound really juicy but for now, we will treat this leak as a rumor but if anything is confirmed, Intel is definitely upping the core count on their workstation Broadwell-EP family and there’s no reason to stop at just 8 cores for the HEDT lineup. Intel Broadwell-E Family Lineup: Processor Name Intel Core i7-6950X Intel Core i7-6900K Intel Core i7-6850K Intel Core i7-6800K Process Node 14nm 14nm 14nm 14nm Cores/Threads 10/20 8/16 6/12 6/12 Core Clock 3.00 GHz 3.20 GHz 3.60 GHz 3.40 GHz Boost Clock 3.50 GHz 3.70 GHz 3.80 GHz 3.60 GHz L3 Cache 25 MB L3 Cache 20 MB L3 Cache 15 MB L3 Cache 15 MB L3 Cache Unlocked Multiplier (BCLK OC) Yes, Full Range OC Yes, Full Range OC Yes, Full Range OC Yes, Full Range OC Chipset X99 X99 X99 X99 Socket LGA 2011-3 LGA 2011-3 LGA 2011-3 LGA 2011-3 Memory Support DDR4-2400 MHz DDR4-2400 MHz DDR4-2400 MHz DDR4-2400 MHz Launch Price (Speculated) ~$1500 US ~$999 US ~$550 US ~$390 US TDP 140W 140W 140W 140W Intel Broadwell-EP With Up To 22 Cores and 44 Threads Arriving In Q1 2016 Intel has also revealed that they have plans to officially launch Broadwell-EP Xeon E5-2600 V4 processors in Q1 2016. From previous reports, we know that Intel will still be using their Brickland and Grantley platforms for these new chips as they were supposed to span three generations of Xeon processors starting with the Ivy Bridge family. The Grantley platform which is made up of the C610 series PCH, Ethernet XL710 controller and the new Ethernet X550 controller (Sageville) will power the enterprise 1S, 2S and 4S solutions. There will additionally be DDR4 memory support as Intel makes a transition from DDR3 to DDR4 across their entire product stock from mobility processors, desktop processors and workstation/server class processors. In terms of specifications, Broadwell-EP Xeon E5-2600 V4 processors will feature up to 22 cores while the EX series will feature up to 24 cores. The 22 core beast will feature a total of 44 threads and if we take 2.5 MB cache (per core slice) from Haswell-EP, we can expect to see up to 55 MB of L3 cache on these processors. The TDPs of the chips will range from 55 to 145 (160W Workstation only) and will be compatible with the Socket R3. The details seem to be true since it was already reported in a previously leaked slide from Intel which we covered a detailed report on. Broadwell-EP will feature up to 40 PCI-Express lanes and quad channel DDR4 memory support.