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About M.Yurizaki

  • Title
    A robot of no importance

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  • Location
    California
  • Interests
    Primarily technology, video games, anime, guns, and motorcycles.
  • Biography
    Tinkering with PCs for 15+ years. Developing software for 5+

System

  • CPU
    Intel Core i7-6700
  • Motherboard
    ASUS Z170i Pro Gaming
  • RAM
    2x8GB Corsair DDR4-2666
  • GPU
    EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 ACX 3.0 AC
  • Case
    Silverstone FTZ01
  • Storage
    256GB Samsung 950 Pro, 1TB Samsung 850 EVO, 1TB 2.5" Seagate HDD
  • PSU
    Silverstone SX600
  • Display(s)
    Dell P2715Q, ASUS PG279Q
  • Cooling
    Silverstone AR-06
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K70 Lux
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502
  • Sound
    Logitech Z906, Sennheiser HD6XX
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro

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  1. Most times, YouTube comments are garbage. But once in a while you find a diamond:

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    Actually, it turns out that the dinosaurs mined the uranium and built nuclear bombs and committed war against each other. This is why the dinosaurs died.

     

    1. Show previous comments  3 more
    2. TopHatProductions115
    3. aki adaki

      aki adaki

      @TopHatProductions115 I was enjoying a new Louis Rossman video. I hope you know, that wasn't me who said that... 

    4. Cinnabar Sonar
  2. Verifying The Bottlenecker

    The whole point of this exercise was to see how accurate the figures they tell you are. And sure while it was a sample size of one (I don't really feel like looking up other configurations but people are free to add to this post any other configurations they can verify), I like to think that some information, as long as you understand what it means, is better than no information at all. And people are going to use this website whether I like it or not, so I figure why not see how to best use it so people don't misinterpret the information they provide.
  3. Verifying The Bottlenecker

    Prefix: I'm only testing one configuration here. I may go back and test others, but if you want to provide those results, feel free to do so. I've been an opponent against using http://thebottlenecker.com for oversimplifying the whole bottleneck thing. If you aren't aware, it's a site where you enter your hardware configuration and it supposedly tells you how much of a bottleneck (in a percent) your system is having and what's causing it. I didn't like it because I feel it's too little information and may be taken way out of context. Like for example a setup may have a 16% bottleneck on the GPU, but it doesn't really paint the picture entirely. I'm also a bit miffed at the arbitrary decision that "anything above 10% is considered a bottleneck" (by what authority?) However, I decided, why not try verifying its claim on websites that have provided the data and do the number crunching myself? So the problem here is I can't just pick any arbitrary combination of hardware because websites wouldn't have likely benchmarked that combination. Like say pairing a Core i5-2500 with a GTX 1080 Ti. I'm sure someone has, but it there likely isn't enough of them to verify a trend. At first I started with an i5-8400 paired up with a GTX 1080, but The Bottlenecker only claimed 5%. I figure that's too low. So I went with the Core i3-8100 instead. The Bottlenecker claims a 16% bottleneck and so it's a bottleneck by their standards. So looking up what reviews I could find on the part... https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/intel-core-i3-8100-cpu-review,5385-4.html - 1080p on maximum details https://www.techspot.com/review/1499-intel-core-i3-8100-i3-8350K/page3.html - 1080p on maximum details https://www.hardwaresecrets.com/core-i3-8100-cpu-review/6/ - 1080p on medium details https://hexus.net/tech/reviews/cpu/115481-intel-core-i3-8350k-core-i3-8100-14nm-coffee-lake/?page=7 - 1440p (in most tests) on maximum details http://minimalisticpc.com/blog/hardware/test-intel-core-i3-8100-i5-8400/ - 1080p on maximum details (These reviews had to compare the i3-8100 to a range of relevant parts and/or with the i5-8400 tested. A lot of other reviews only tested the i3-8100 against a single CPU, usually its direct competitor: Ryzen 3) The verdict is for 1080p gaming, that yes, the i3-8100 does not have the chops to run a GTX 1080 at the same performance level as an i5-8400. But was there a ~10% difference that The Bottlenecker claims there would be?... I'd say based on what I did find, a good portion of the results were within that range. But also, a non-trivial amount of results (especially in DX12 titles) gave a significant edge to the i5-8400. However the only one that bucks this trend entirely were the results from Hexus, because they tested at 1440p which puts more pressure on the GPU to keep up. So what's my take now on The Bottlenecker? I've warmed up to it a little, but just a little. It's a tool you can use to estimate what may happen, but it's not anywhere near an accurate tool. But my stance on bottlenecking remains: it's a symptom of a problem, not a problem itself. The problem itself is simply the PC isn't performing as well as you want it to. If you're planning a new build and you're worried about bottlenecking, this is what I think you should do: Set a baseline of what performance you want out of the computer first with tangible figures. Like what frame rate at what resolution at what detail settings. e.g., I want 60 FPS at 1080p with maximum details. Look for parts that can achieve the performance requirement you want. Start high at first, then work your way down until you reach a point that balances the performance you want with the price you can afford. Care only about the part's individual performance, don't try to benchmark a system you don't own yet! If you want to look for bottlenecks, you can use The Bottlenecker to get a rough estimate on how much performance you can expect to lose, but note this is not a guarantee. Check to see if the performance loss is still tolerable or not. If it is, buy the parts and enjoy your new PC. If it isn't, adjust your parts list as necessary. If you're on a strict budget you only have two options: increase your budget to buy more powerful parts or lower your requirements. EDIT: The advice above is relevant only if you're doing 1080p gaming. If you are gaming at a higher resolution, then it's less likely a bottleneck will occur and The Bottlenecker likely doesn't account for this.
  4. Reinstalling Windows on SSD.

    Yes. The shortcuts are pointing to paths that don't exist (yet, anyway). Like if you have a Steam Game that you didn't install yet. Say it was in C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\Steamapps\SteamLib\common or whatever on the hard drive, and you haven't installed it, it doesn't exist in your SSD. I think it's more of a pain in the butt to correct the shortcuts rather than just make them again.
  5. Reinstalling Windows on SSD.

    Shortcuts you can redo. For Firefox, it's because your new install is using a different profile than the previous one. If you go to %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles and remove the folder that wasn't in your HDD, Firefox should load that profile which has your settings from before. Firefox may freak out about that though, I usually do this before I launch Firefox for the first time so it realizes there's a profile there already and uses it.
  6. Would it have been in poor taste to bump one of my guides in the tutorials forum when the topic was relevant?

  7. Reinstalling Windows on SSD.

    Aside from the shortcuts, are the files accessible at least? Or is Windows not letting you touch them?
  8. Reinstalling Windows on SSD.

    It's probably a permissions thing. If you right click on the folder, go to Properties, then the Security tab, click on the "Advanced" button and under "Owner" see if you can change it to you. I run on a local account, so I don't know if it's different if you're using a Microsoft one. Assuming you didn't kill the bootloader on the HDD, try booting into it, then copy the files and stuff to the Users\Public directory instead.
  9. Gpu VS cpu overclocking

    GPUs are vastly more complex than CPUs, and clock speed does not favor very well with complex parts. Another part of it has to do with what Intel talks about in this article: https://software.intel.com/en-us/blogs/2014/02/19/why-has-cpu-frequency-ceased-to-grow
  10. The problem here is, and I'm making guesses, is that Threadripper reports itself as a single processor with 32 cores and 64 threads. If it doesn't report anything else, Windows is going to treat this like a single processor, regardless of what goes on in the background. If the CPU is hiding details from the OS, then how do you expect the OS to know how to treat the CPU properly from the get go? It also can't report itself as two or more separate processors because Threadripper won't work on Home editions of Windows (limited to one physical processor). Threadripper is a unique beast as far as system configuration is concerned. And with regards to thread scheduling, since I was stewing on this while getting lunch, Microsoft's approach may work for the use cases it expects its customers to use the OS for, which may not be the best case for other use cases. It may make sense to re-schedule a thread on the same core, but what if the thread is ready and some other thread has that core. Do you wait for the thread's CPU time to expire and take a hit on the original thread's performance or do you let the thread run on the next available processor?
  11. Kotaku posted an article about what to think about when buying a game in a more moral, political or whatever sense.

     

    Because at the end of the day, it ends up being that way anyway.

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    2. M.Yurizaki

      M.Yurizaki

      It wasn't really so much governmental politics as it is corporate ones.

    3. Dan Castellaneta

      Dan Castellaneta

      Government politics are really coming into modern games. 

      See: Overwatch and Battlefield V

      Corporate politics has been an issue in games ever since they’ve been developed. They don’t bother me too much, usually. 

    4. TopHatProductions115

      TopHatProductions115

      Politics is too pervasive - the purge is coming...

       

      lol - jk

  12. Hotpatching is up to AMD to do though, with support from Microsoft. They did this when Bulldozer came out to address its supposed shortcomings.
  13. Quad core Emulator PC. Have questions,

    It wouldn't hurt to try anyway.
  14. Quad core Emulator PC. Have questions,

    If PCSX2's system requirements are any indication, you should be able to run 6th generation console emulators with that setup. As for the emulators themselves: Higan - Supports NES, SNES, Master System, GB, GBC, and GBA. Some version support the Genesis and TurboGrfx16 This is an accuracy focused emulator, so if you need something that's more performance oriented: FCEU for NES SNES9x for SNES Gens for Genesis/Master System mGBA for GB, GBC, GBA (VisualBoy Advanced has a security flaw) Project64 - N64 ePSXE - PS1 PCSX2 - PS2 (It might do PS1, but I'd rather go with ePSXE) Dolphin - GCN and Wii.
  15. Which at that point, you hotpatch the kernel so it can make special considerations when running on Threadripper.
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