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Taf the Ghost

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  1. Hitman 2 doesn't like AMD CPUs too well and Metro prefers Nvidia GPUs. That should give you a rough idea of the tiers. A 2060 should hold you throughout this generation of games at 1080p.
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    One screen being curved in a dual screen setup - recommended?

    @steffeeh Not really. You'll notice the curve for about 30 minutes then forget it's there. You'll end up wanting to angle the setup a little so it's smooth moving between them, however.
  3. The 6 years with 2 renewable points to Apple wanting to take its time anyway. 5G isn't really settled tech yet, so there's actually more logic in keeping it off the SoC for now. Modems aren't the easiest chips to design, but they're nothing compared to a full SoC. What takes time is regulatory approval. Without Apple having anything in the pipeline already, it'll probably be 3 years before it'd be approved. They'll put them in everything that isn't the iPhone until they're ready to add it there.
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    UKs Porn Pass law has just passed, will go into affect in July

    Anyone know if Reddit, Twitter, Facebook, Imgur or any of the other major sites will get hit? Because that's when things get really funny. Though, can't you just move your DNS to a non-UK-based one and just get around the entire problem? Otherwise the ISP would need to verify every website on the Internet, and I doubt that's going to happen.
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    UKs Porn Pass law has just passed, will go into affect in July

    Or, that's the point? People need to remember that George Orwell (Eric Blair) was British and wrote 1984 as a warning for what they were going to do. At this point, does anything think he was honestly wrong about the thoughts of the Elites in the UK? The anti-sex league isn't too far off, haha.
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    Sony Now Internally Regulates Sexual Content in Video Games

    That's not surprising. American Progressivism spawned out of the New England-area Protestant Churches. So the people pushing this stuff are ideologically Puritans by nature. They just replaced God for "the good of all" and changed around some of the expected social policies. These would be the same people that managed to ban Alcohol in the USA for a while, and I can't wait for the anti-masturbation campaigns again. (Not joking on the last one. Look it up. It was "Save the Rain Forests" movement of the 1910s.) The problem we have is that there is no limit to how annoying they'll get. The failure of Progressivism is always that it needs something to "Progress to". This causes Purity Spirals and One-Upping for reasons of vanity. (See the current "I'm more of a victim than you are!" aspects to chunks of modern, Western cultures to see what it looks like.) Sony Japan will eventually need to crack some heads when it gets out of hand. That being said, there's always local social norms & conventions that games will need to be adapted to. After the Hot Coffee fiasco, it's always important to understand that 18+ Games, unless they're explicitly Adult VN games, are going to be purchased by parents for teenagers. Thus you either have to market it as a hard "not for children" or you need to take certain precautions. But, seriously, just give the weebs their anime titties. No one but them cares.
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    Sony Now Internally Regulates Sexual Content in Video Games

    Yup, though what they really mean is "cause a consumer firestorm that riles up the Western Internet". That's really what they mean by "global standards", as classical anthropology will tell you that's very few consistent social mores across even most modern cultures.
  8. Leading Brands need Leading Tech. And if they don't have it by 2020, then 2021's model (which is about 18 months away from now) will have an entire cycle of "Apple finally has 5G" and "Apple was holding back 5G adoption" and so on.
  9. While patents matter, Intel can't yield the 10nm parts well enough at volume for Apple. That's what drove Apple's move, beyond Qualcomm's strangehold on a lot of IP.
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    First Budget Ryzen build

    What monitor do you have? What games do you play? Only real suggestion is to switch that SSD to a much better one. WD Blue, Team Group L5 Lite 3D, Crucial MX500, Samsung 860 Evo. Or something NVMe like the Intel 660p (which has been on sale) or the HP EX920. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant Type Item Price CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor $119.99 @ Amazon Motherboard Gigabyte - B450 AORUS M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $87.88 @ OutletPC Memory G.Skill - Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $85.98 @ Newegg Storage Team - L5 LITE 3D 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $54.89 @ OutletPC Video Card ASRock - Radeon RX 580 8 GB Phantom Gaming X Video Card $169.99 @ Newegg Case Cougar - MX330 ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ B&H Power Supply Corsair - CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $42.98 @ Newegg Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total (before mail-in rebates) $616.70 Mail-in rebates -$15.00 Total $601.70 Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-17 02:19 EDT-0400
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    TSMC unveils 6nm process

    It's 7EUV+
  12. It's only some of the B350s and A320s that might get into issues. But what they could do is offer split BIOS options. And/or drop Bristol Ridge.
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    Dr Su will present Zen 2 and Navi at Computex 2019 (May 27th)

    If the top SKU is 40CUs like we've seen a few rumors of, it's not going to be faster than a Radeon VII. It'll be uncomfortably close for the Radeon VII price (but you could buy a Navi and resell that Radeon VII, as that thing is going to have a long, long-tail secondary market). However, it's unlikely that the first run of Navi will be faster. There might be a game or two via something like Variable Rate Shaders or whatever they do with the geometry pathway that might end up being a hair faster on the top SKU, but that's an optimization issue. Once we have the CU count, we can reasonably project where it's going to land. The top will probably be 2070-class for a chunk less, and a much, much smaller die. Be interesting if they have 10 or 12 Gb models for that level.
  14. @Stefan Payne We'll just have to see what Nintendo decides to do. They'll want to bring some other sort of functionality to a "Switch 2", which means we'll just have to wait a few years. By then, AMD will be on their post-Navi architecture and 5nm designs. Nintendo could make a lot more potent handheld by then, but memory size could still be an issue. That's the one reason 4K that isn't done by heavy upscaling is unlikely, as you just need too much texture memory. DDR5 will be available by then, but it's not bringing that much of a shrink, especially when the console will probably need 12 GB to really handle that type of load. So, we can generally expect checkerboard rendering approaches for whatever come next.
  15. @Stefan Payne They'll want to keep the Nvidia GPU, more than likely, but they need more standard ARM cores rather than the stuff Nvidia is doing with cars. AMD has both ARM licenses and several active designs right now, so it's not like they can't come to them for a product. But it should probably be noted that Nintendo doesn't need the Switch 2 to even run 4K. 1440p for upscaling will be the most they'd care about, but even that's going to be questionable.
  16. All good! When the Dev Cycle for the Switch happened, Ryzen hadn't been officially announced yet. So, for the next iterations of the Switch, Nintendo do have options, but they'll probably be doing some semi-custom system with Nvidia at least for a bit. Not that they probably won't be forced to go to AMD for Switch 2 because Nvidia can't be bothered to do the work again.
  17. Running away from the point is normally a sign you've conceded it. You're also now calling it "my opinion" rather than previously presenting it as a statement of fact. "The Former CEO is a right-wing extremist." is a pretty blanket statement associating Mr. Eich, co-founder of Mozilla, inventor of Javascript and developer of Brave (the browser) with actual extremist movements considered to be on rightwing. To much of the world, you're implying that Mr. Eich is a Nazi, which is slander. Yes, "claim to be". Without ever having seen your identification, I cannot say whether you're Canadian, American, Thai or you live in a pineapple under the sea. Being Canadian on a Canadian forum subjects you to local law quite directly. While I doubt Mr. Eich would pursue litigation against you with either the Crown Counsel, the Human Rights Commission or as a civil matter, words have meanings & implications. I repeat my offer.
  18. You're using dogwhistle language to attempt to out-group Mr. Eich. Seeing as he was supporting the side of a ballot measure that won popular support is the progressive State of California, his support for Prop 8 was neither "right wing" nor "extremist". Your position, however, is extremist. It's also Islamophobic and Anti-Christian, generally speaking. Words have meaning and implications. Seeing as you claim to be Canadian and the sanction that can come upon you for discriminatory, inflammatory or slanderous speech, I'll erase my posts if you remove the statements.
  19. Prop 8 passed in CA, thus you are slandering Mr. Eich.
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    Rate my $1400USD build

    If you're in no hurry, we expect it in June. However, AMD can have some weird prices in different parts of the world, which is why I asked if there were any online shops you could point to. I can't find any, so I can't check relative prices. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant Type Item Price CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $189.89 @ OutletPC Motherboard MSI - B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard $114.99 @ Amazon Memory Team - T-Force Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $90.98 @ Newegg Storage Kingston - A400 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $0.00 Storage Seagate - Barracuda 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $79.89 @ OutletPC Video Card MSI - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB Video Card $519.99 @ B&H Case Aerocool - Cylon ATX Mid Tower Case $50.00 Power Supply Corsair - RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Amazon Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total $1135.73 Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-12 07:14 EDT-0400 This is an outline of a build, though the case you have listed is mATX, so you'd need a smaller motherboard. System will run fine on the stock cooler, though you can add another cooler if you choose to. What monitor do you have to go with this? 2070 is going to be overkill at 1080p. (And overpriced, as well)
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    Rate my $1400USD build

    @RJ56Hours What's the AMD prices like in your area? PSU is good. Case is whatever you like. Cooler is massively overkill. Memory is overkill because the Motherboard doesn't support that high, and the Ryzen 5 2600X would be a better CPU purchase with a competent motherboard (especially as you'll get the benefit out of the Memory). Where's the SSD or M.2? Is there any online shops you can point to?
  22. Microsoft already hosts a chunk of the NSA and other agencies. Amazon has the CIA and a few others, I believe. This actually seems like a fairly small contract for such an infrastructure project from the DoD.
  23. I'm starting to think we should think of Facebook like the Opium Wars period, where Facebook is the Opium. In the future, Social Media will be banned and looked down upon with great disdain.
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    3 system build for the kids and dad.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant Type Item Price CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz 8-Core Processor $314.56 @ Amazon Canada Motherboard MSI - B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard $149.99 @ Amazon Canada Memory Team - T-Force Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $127.99 @ Newegg Canada Storage Western Digital - Blue 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $89.50 @ Vuugo Video Card EVGA - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB XC BLACK GAMING Video Card $479.99 @ Memory Express Case NZXT - H500 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 @ Memory Express Power Supply Corsair - TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ Amazon Canada Monitor BenQ - EW277HDR 27.0" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor $199.99 @ Canada Computers Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total $1562.00 Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-10 22:26 EDT-0400 Here's a build for your own needs, but I would hold off until the Ryzen launch cycle. Would need to know more information about monitor needs and there's min/max to be done on parts for your local market.
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    3 system build for the kids and dad.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant Type Item Price CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor $124.99 @ Canada Computers Motherboard ASRock - B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $84.90 @ Vuugo Memory G.Skill - Aegis 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $55.99 @ Newegg Canada Storage Western Digital - Blue 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $89.50 @ Vuugo Video Card Sapphire - Radeon RX 570 8 GB PULSE Video Card $199.00 @ Canada Computers Case Cooler Master - MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case $54.99 @ Memory Express Power Supply Corsair - CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ Amazon Canada Monitor BenQ - GW2270 21.5" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor $99.99 @ Amazon Canada Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total (before mail-in rebates) $789.35 Mail-in rebates -$25.00 Total $764.35 Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-10 22:15 EDT-0400 That's a framework for version for the Kids. The 8GB of memory can be matched later, and the monitor can be pretty much whatever fits them & your budget. As for your personal system, I'd probably recommend waiting for Ryzen 3rd Gen's launch in June/July. Even the talk of Blender and 3D Modeling means the price drop in the per-core cost will be worth waiting for.
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