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About Coltaine

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  • Birthday 1986-10-08

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  • Interests
    Tech, Science, mechanics, cars, knowledge.
  • Biography
    I was born once, I've lived a little since then, sailed all the seven seas, visited every continent except one(Australia I'm terrified of the drop bears). I think I've repaired nearly any kind of mechanical thingamabob imaginable and a few that probably shouldn't exist in a three dimensional space, and I've been inside more sewage tanks than most people. The glorious life of an industrial mechanic.

    Yeah, nothing really interesting.
  • Occupation
    Industrial Mechanic/Marine Diesel Service Tech


  • CPU
    AMD FX8150
  • Motherboard
    ASUS Crosshair V Formula
  • RAM
    Corsair Dominator DDR3 1600 32GB
  • GPU
    XFX Radeon HD 7970 Black Edition
  • Case
    Cooler Master Storm Trooper
  • Storage
    WD Velociraptor 600GB, WD Caviar Black 1TB & 2TB
  • PSU
    XFX ProSeries Black Edition 1250W 80+Gold
  • Display(s)
    BenQ 24" LED GL2460
  • Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15
  • Keyboard
    Cooler Master Quickfire TK Green
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502 Proteus Core
  • Sound
    Func HS-260

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  1. I just use IntelBurn Test, seems to work just fine.
  2. All we really know is that Zen2 is a die shrink/refinement of current Zen. But it seems probable that AMD will continue soldering the IHS.
  3. Doubt it, Intel hasn't really done that with any new launch from what I can remember. Admittedly my memory is pretty bad. Also... Intel really likes money. (Also bribing other companies into not buying competitors products is a thing Intel likes).
  4. Interestingly they will apparently ship to Norway, that is something I've never seen when looking at PC parts at US based e-tailers.
  5. I did do a complete DDU clean and fresh install of the GPU drivers when I installed the 17.7.1 drivers, finally caved and installed ReLive, it's been nagging at me for long enough. Anyway, as I mentioned to the other guys, I'll just not bother, it's an old card, it'll only run DX12 features emulated and it's not that long until this GPU is in the recycle bin.
  6. I did, there's pictures of GPUZ... AMDs drivers haven't been worse than Nvidias recently from what I've been able to tell, and AMDs drivers are far better at DX12 than Nvidias have been. Particular in the way the use the CPU. (Which opens a whole other can of worms regarding intel's lead in gaming because of stronger IPC, but that's another discussion for another time.) Yeah, I'd rather not have to mess around with re-installing drivers. I guess I'll just not bother since it'll only run in emulated mode anyway. Thanks for your time though. I think I've tried this before on older drivers and it didn't work then either, this was on DX:MD which did have many complaints about DX12 not working when I was actually playing it. But, again I think I'll just give up on this and just enjoy DX12 when I build my next rig instead.
  7. That seems counter-intuitive. Shouldn't the more recent drivers have all the same support just with even more support on top of that? I have been looking at my driver and in the crimson software, couldn't find anything.
  8. So, for a laugh I decided to test if my old crotchety XFX 7970 GHz edition could reap any benefits from DirectX12. Now, from what I've been able to gather all GCN AMD GPUs should support DX12, even if AMD lists the 7000 series as "laptop" cards these days. According to dxdiag DirectX12 is installed however it only shows my card functioning up to DX11.1, as such no games are drawing any frames on screen if DX12 is set as the renderer in game!(AKA just a black screen) I have no idea why this doesn't work, it should. It's worth mentioning that I am really bad at googling. Anyway, here's a random video that apparently shows that dx12 is working on a 7970: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2gmLS8QLm4 the menus are in Cyrillic so I have no idea, but the performance number overlay says dx11 and dx12 so, I guess? Obviously not much of a performance increase, but I'd like to test for myself. Is it simply a case of the card being so old that it doesn't support DX12 on a hardware level and that's why it's not showing in dxdiag properly? Could it be because I've messed too much with Win10 to minimise the level of big-brother going on? Should i just give up on my dreams of gaining maybe 0.5fps in some DX12 enabled games? Anyway, system specs: http://imgur.com/a/SQWlP Pretty crusty and old, but still. Again GPU-Z tells me that DX12 is supported but has 11.1 in parenthesis.. So what the heck is going on? Why does it not work? Thank you for your time and any replies! P.S. Current ETA for planned new HW T-4 months.
  9. As if, the whole muting thing was 99% going to happen regardless of any big firm taking over.
  10. Man, I can't wait to stick this in the face of everyone who was arguing that Google had already taken over. TAKE THAT SUCKERS I TOLD YA SO! *Does the "I told you so dance"*
  11. I just wanted someone to come hang out with me really, I don't really have much else to do with my time right now.
  12. http://www.twitch.tv/coltainecrows Come join me if you want to, I'll be streaming some HearthStone for now, and then later on I'll probably do some other stuff, not really sure what yet. I'll probably be streaming pretty much every week day from today onwards, usually around 1800 Central EU time (1700 British Isles/1200 East Coast US)
  13. Damnit, I feel like the search function is broken, I can never find stuff when I make a double post. Oh well.
  14. http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/07/24/russia-tor-privacy-nsa/ Welp, go Russia I suppose?
  15. I can't remember really, but probably on Komplett.no that often has LTT videos in the product overview, or at least they used to.