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WMGroomAK

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  1. The BBC Article on this has a link to a Nintendo of America Twitter post welcoming him where he has Mario & Luigi tied up in the background... Also didn't Nintendo recently release another Mario game involving Bowser? https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-47326561
  2. While not necessary for gaming, I guess the 16 GB of HBM2 do have an impact on video editing in Adobe when dealing with long high resolution files... That might make it worth while for someone getting into performing 4K gaming and video editing as it is a cheaper solution. https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2019/02/07/apparently-you-really-do-need-that-16gb-of-hbm2-in-amds-radeon-vii/#1b2544389da1
  3. What I found interesting about the card disassembly is that there appears to be space on the board for additional power delivery (looks like 4 rectifiers and chokes?)... Not sure if this is because they are borrowing from the Instinct board layout but would be interesting to know what the current power delivery potential is versus what it could be.
  4. Has anyone tried '12345'? Honestly though, it really would be better to ensure that any source of investment you go into (including purchasing Crypto) is something that you can retain personal access to...
  5. I switched to Android from an iPhone 3GS and one of the deciding factors was that Android appeared to work a lot better with the Windows ecosystem than iTunes. It was easier for me to transfer music, photos and videos from device to PC and vice versa than going through iTunes, where at least once a month, Apple would ask for me to re-register the same computer that was already registered and add that registration on the number of concurrent uses that iTunes allowed. Hardware wise, I never had too many issues with the Apple hardware, but having the MicroSD card slot or having the removable battery at the time was a nice feature. Still like being able to get devices with MicroSD support. I also like the ability to organize the icons on Android and navigate the system menus better than what iOS had.
  6. At least that what Intel's corporate line is... Bets on if/when they will be out there in a System Integrator build paired with a RTX Titan (or 2080Ti) as the 'Best gaming can get'?
  7. Kind of disappointing that they are not discounting the F-series by at least $10 to $20... If they are truly doing this because the iGPU has issues and it allows them to still use the silicon, I would be suspicious of other silicon defects. I'm trying to remember, but I thought there were some actual use cases where you could shuffle some of the encoding off to the iGPU for things like streaming and still keep performance up in other applications. As it is, selling for the same price seems to set up the F-series to mean Fail...
  8. In case people were curious, here is the EETimes article that HotHardware based theirs off of: https://www.eetimes.com/author.asp?section_id=36&doc_id=1334179 This article is more focused on the perceived lack of showing from Intel at CES vs a stronger showing from AMD and the idea that Intel without a strong CEO may be interested in trying to acquire AMD's CEO... A couple of key sentences in the article:
  9. Yeah, this ain't going to happen, especially with AMD beginning to show profits... The more likely scenario (still doubtful) would be the mention of Intel trying to poach Lisa Su as their new CEO. There would be no benefit to Intel as a corporation in outright purchasing AMD. Feels more like tech clickbait article.
  10. AnandTech is saying that they've seen documents that Intel may be releasing a core i9-9990XE in the future as a highly binned, auction only to System Integrator part. This will supposedly be a highly binned 9940X, with 14 cores/28 threads with a base frequency of 4.0 Ghz and Turbo of 5.0 Ghz and a 255 W TDP. https://www.anandtech.com/show/13804/intel-core-i9-9990xe-up-to-5-ghz-auction-only Considering that the 9980XE is a $2000.00 part, I can't imagine this being auctioned for any less than $2300.00 and it being a super-limited edition piece, so probably a bit higher. Of course, I also can't figure out who this part is for, except for somebody with a lot more money than I've got in reserve... If this is true, it could be interesting to see if someone gets a hold of the motherboard for this and tries a regular 9940X in it to see what that part can achieve manually...
  11. At least it's their lowest end chipset silicon that they are transitioning back with... Can see a lot of pre-built office machines using this (such as Dell's & HP's enterprise lineup).
  12. It is at least a little bit better than Google still allowing third party apps to scan Gmail... https://www.engadget.com/2018/09/20/google-lawmaker-concerns-gmail-scanning/
  13. Best way to prevent something like this is to allow the IT staff to take all drives to a local gravel pit with a sledgehammer or shotgun and let them have an Office Space moment prior to the closing.
  14. Originally found the link to this story over at HardOCP, but thought it was kind of interesting... In the updates released for iOS 12, tvOS 12 & watchOS 5, Apple has included a new provision of using an abstracted summary of phone calls & emails to prevent iTunes fraud. These scores are used to determine a device trust to verify that the owner/user of the iTunes account is legitimate. Based on the article, this could be fallout from an iTunes fraud issue in Singapore from earlier this year. https://venturebeat.com/2018/09/18/apple-creates-an-itunes-device-trust-score-based-on-your-calls-and-emails/ ... Updated September 19 at 12:48 p.m.: An Apple spokesperson reached out to confirm that the device trust score is indeed new in iOS 12, and clarified that it was designed to detect fraud in iTunes purchases, as well as to reduce false positives in fraud detection. It apparently gives Apple a better likelihood of accurately determining whether content is being bought by the actual named purchaser, an issue that notably made headlines earlier this year. Singapore iTunes fraud article: https://venturebeat.com/2018/07/23/singaporean-banks-aid-itunes-fraud-victims-as-apple-denies-responsibility/ While I approve of Apple trying to take measures to ensure that iTunes purchases are not fraudulent, the idea of having my device scan what my usage is and report it back as a part of my account information to verify who I am for purchases that I make seems kind of weird... Of course Google is probably doing the same thing... Maybe they can release how they perform the scoring in detail, make a deal with the telecoms and you would see people competing for high scores.
  15. Not sure if you have it up, but GN is currently livestreaming their OC attempt for the 2080Ti. Should be interesting to watch...
  16. Maybe it's just me, but on the LTT video, when they were showing the FFXV benchmark (around 11:00 mark), it looked like the DLSS rendering had a lot more issues with tearing and stuttering than the non-DLSS run... Could just be due to the benchmark itself but it looked off... Haven't had a chance to see if any of the other reviews have run that yet.
  17. An interesting security report was recently released concerning a new botnet being labelled as Fbot that appears to be targeting a seperate botnet for removal. According to a report from security firm Netlab, this botnet is a variant of the ADBminer software that appears to only have the purposed of seeking out ad removing the com.ufo.miner botnet and may have links to the original Satori botnet. https://www.ccn.com/vigilante-botnet-infects-computers-to-remove-cryptocurrency-malware/ I'm left to wonder if this is a legitimate attempt to have a botnet clean up another botnets mess or is it merely establishing itself and waiting for future deployment potential. Would be nice if it's just the former, but hard to trust. It is kind of interesting though that someone is using a botnet to kill another botnet. Netlab report: https://blog.netlab.360.com/threat-alert-a-new-worm-fbot-cleaning-adbminer-is-using-a-blockchain-based-dns-en/
  18. In sad news for fans of the Dead Rising Series, it appears that the Dead Rising franchise may be dead for a while as Capcom has decided to close the Capcom Vancouver office (formerly Blue Castle Games). Capcom has officially stated that they are cancelling development of projects in Vancouver and concentrating on major titles in Japan. Not really much to say or in the article, but kind of sad that they are closing shop... Would be nice if the 158 people (or at least some of them) could pool together resources and reopen Blue Castle Games or a new studio. https://vancouversun.com/technology/gaming/gaming-giant-capcom-shutters-its-burnaby-studio
  19. This has been my take on it... I would not be surprised if nVidia releases an RTX Titan sometime in 2019 (maybe in Q1?) that consists of a fully unlocked TU102 part with 12 GB of RAM. My best guess is that nVidia will either decrease the MSRP of the 2080 Ti to 900 or 1000 and release any RTX Titan at $1300 or keep the 2080 Ti price the same and release a Titan part at around $1500... It would be interesting to see the performace of two 2080 Ti linked via NVLink versus a single Quadro RTX 6000. Would you be able to get equivalent or better performance out of the $2500 for the 2080 Tis and the NVLink bridge than the $6300 for the Quadro?
  20. I couldn't care less about RT in gaming however I am definitely looking forward to seeing scientific models being built able to utilize these cores... I can think of some geologic modelling that would probably benefit from using these, like ore deposit & oil well mapping and seismic surveying.
  21. One thing that will be interesting is whether all of this is optimized back into the game code, becomes a part of the nVidia Driver version or has some other implementation. I could see this becoming a part of the game drivers as that would allow for easier optimizations after game release.
  22. Just did a quick spreadsheet of the numbers that Vidoecardz provided on their graphs as being from nVidia and comparing that to the price increase, the big issue really is with the Ti card... The average increase in performance for the 2080 from the 1080 is around 49%, the 2080 Ti from the 1080 Ti is about 45%. The average cost increase on the other hand is 45% from 1080 to 2080 and 71% from 1080 Ti to 2080 Ti. So, if we actually put any sort of trust in these numbers, I don't see an issue with the 2080 price. Just wouldn't look at the 2080 Ti yet...
  23. My best guess is that nVidia didn't supply the actual graphs, just the numbers/scores and Videocardz assembled that into the graphs. Could be wrong though...
  24. Videocardz has an article up that is supposedly sharing some of the reference performance numbers from nVidia's Reviewer's Guide for the 2080 & 2080 Ti. Based on the graphs assembled from nVidia's supplied numbers, in the games that nVidia has for their recommended titles, the 2080 should be expected to perform between approximately 5 and 20 % better than the 1080 Ti with the 2080 Ti being substantially higher. https://videocardz.com/77983/nvidia-geforce-rtx-2080-ti-and-rtx-2080-official-performance-unveiled I would definitely take any of these numbers with a large serving of salt, but they do look like a good starting point... Most of the titles, it appears that the 2080 can possibly hit 60 FPS with a couple of them it lacking behind, but not far behind, like ME:A, Shadow of War & Shadow of the Tomb Raider. Also, originally saw this posted over on HardOCP Below are a couple of the graphs from the Videocardz site: For the more numerically inclined, here is a spreadsheet of the numbers provided on the charts with the MSRP for the cards and the average increase in performance & price from 1080 to 2080, 1080 Ti to 2080 Ti and 1080 Ti to 2080. I'll admit that this is my personal plotting so may not have everything correct and my version of Stats can always be wrong as well as we are basing this off of best case nVidia numbers...
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