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  1. Informative
    F.E.A.R. reacted to tarfeef101 in Nvidida RTX 3080 Canada AIB Pricing Leaked   
    Canada Computers has pre-order listing up already. While, like most retailers, they have obfuscated pricing directly, they have still populated the items in their backend with pricing, and using some adjustments of the queries run by filters in URL parameters, we can determine pricing of cards on their site.
    My thoughts
    As can be seen from the above link, the Zotac Trinity and Asus Tuf are between $940 and $950. Changing the part of the URL where those values are can allow you to drill down further for a more specific number, or a different set of cards. This shows the two cheapest cards. In this case, we are showing the cheapest two models, which thankfully seem very close to the U.S. MSRP with the exchange rate applied.
  2. Agree
    F.E.A.R. reacted to TVwazhere in 3080 benchmarks are in! Are they good?   
    They do every time. Hence why I tell people Wait for the goddamn benchmarks.
    Now people may or may not get appropriately hyped for these cards. 
  3. Funny
    F.E.A.R. reacted to Den-Fi in AMD Releases RDNA 2 Cooler Designs   
    [Radeon VII fin cutout flashbacks intensify]
  4. Agree
    F.E.A.R. reacted to Mateyyy in AMD Releases RDNA 2 Cooler Designs   
    It's fine I guess if you're into the whole gAmErY look, I just personally think the logo on the fans looks tacky, but it's not a big deal.
    THANK GOD it's not another blower style hair dryer abomination. If this isn't just for show and it actually performs well, then the reference cards would actually be a good choice for once, considering AMD tends to have quite good components on their reference PCBs.
  5. Informative
    F.E.A.R. reacted to yolosnail in AMD Releases RDNA 2 Cooler Designs   
    Jay of JayzTwoCents has shown a photograph in his latest video of the 'actual' card that he was sent by a 'source'. I kind of agree that it would have looked so much better without the red trim

    Not sure if this really counts as 'news' but AMD Radeon has just released a photograph on Twitter of the new RX 6000 series cooler design, you can supposedly view it on Fortnite, but I'm not a 9 year old so I'll just take their word on that

    My thoughts
    No doubt this is in order to take some attention away from the upcoming RTX 3000 launch since they have nothing to show for another few weeks yet.
    I must say, I do like the design, although still looks a bit too 'gamery' for me. I wish they'd kept the aesthetic of the Vega VII design, but logically it has to be infinitely better than the blower design they've used in the past. 
  6. Informative
    F.E.A.R. reacted to Energycore in RTX 3080 Embargo Lift Delayed til the 16th   
    Looks like reviews for the 3080 will be delayed til the 16th, according to this article from fudzilla.
    The source cites delays in the shipping process of review samples to certain outlets due to the ongoing COVID-16 [sic] pandemic.
    I'm kind of bummed about this. I really wanted reviews to hit so I could look at them, determine the card's place in the market and move on with my life. Unfortunately now we have to wait a bit longer and try to look for leaks, which are not fully reliable.
    I was most looking forward to seeing GN's review today since they have a new fancy air pressure analysis setup that would have given an idea of how the 3080's weird cooler would perform / if it would affect CPU thermals.
    I'm very interested in hearing from reviewers who actually had this problem (the card not arriving on time for the review to be out on the 16th). It's easy to suspect shenanigans out of Nvidia, though I don't think that's the case this time around.
    Let me know if there's a duplicate thread already
  7. Agree
    F.E.A.R. reacted to HairlessMonkeyBoy in AMD annouces RDNA2 and Zen3 dates   
    Still, it's nice to have solid dates.
  8. Funny
    F.E.A.R. reacted to SolarNova in AMD annouces RDNA2 and Zen3 dates   
    Frank Azor teased that there was going to be something announced.
    Turns out it was a teaser for an announcement that there will be an announcement on the 28th Oct for RDNA 2 .
    AMD loves to disappoint it seems.
    I guess all those comments about AMDs marketing department being terrible are true lol.
  9. Informative
    F.E.A.R. reacted to GDRRiley in AMD annouces RDNA2 and Zen3 dates   
    Zen3 will be announced on Thursday October 8th a
    RDNA2 will be announced on Monday October 28th
    both according to AMDs Instagram
    My thoughts
    Finally I wish they had been earlier in the year but I guess got to wait for Intel and NVIDIA to play their cards

  10. Agree
    F.E.A.R. reacted to JoostinOnline in Nintendo planning Switch upgrade with 4K   
    These fake resolution upgrades are really stupid to me.  Things would look better if they'd stop trying to cram more identical pixels at the expense of actual details.  The Switch can't handle 1080p, the latest Xbox and PS4 Pro can just barely handle 1080p.  Focus on 1080p instead of going after marketing numbers.
  11. Informative
    F.E.A.R. reacted to Drama Lama in CPU design of the European Processor Initiative revealed   
    The EU has their EPI which aims to make the EU less dependent from foreign chipmakers.
    26 companies under the lead of French SiPearl  develop processors for HPC, autonomes cars, military and critical infrastructure  with ARM and RISC-V architectures
    Now a photo by the French politician Alexandra Dublanche  at the SiPearl headquarters near Paris revealed a 72 core ARM cpu design that is estimated to be produced in TSMC 7nm lithography and use ARM Neoverse „ Zeuss „ cores and they told that also RISC-V tech is used.
    ( similar to Cortex A 77 )
    Originally it was rumored that the first generation of Rhea processors would be made as general purpose cpus with TSMC 6nm lithography and ARM and released in 2021 
    My thoughts:
    it‘s interesting to see states pushing open cpu designs when others want their own proprietary tech with backdoors
    but in my opinion there’s a problem in the whole initiative 
    the EU has no sub 14 nm fabs and that one 14 nm fab is owned by intel 
    so the  most modern one is actually global foundries with 22nm and that is owned by UAE 
    so not really „ independent „ chipmaking
    ( article that I first read ( German )
    ( Information about EPI )
    Twitter Post:
    this is my one of my first tech news posts so 
    please correct me if there is something wrong or if you have any suggestions 
    Because it can help me improve in the future 
  12. Funny
    F.E.A.R. reacted to amdorintel in Introducing Pirate+ - The Pirate Bay takes another whack at video streaming with BayStream   
    its not like there are no other pirating services out there
    some have to fall
    the ones that get too popular
  13. Funny
  14. Funny
    F.E.A.R. reacted to amdorintel in Introducing Pirate+ - The Pirate Bay takes another whack at video streaming with BayStream   
    Pirate based streaming is the wave of the future I guess.
    I remember the days when you got a satellite tv and had access to everything, with some guy in China Town hacking whatever.
    I havent used Android box yet for tv, but it looks interesting too.
  15. Like
    F.E.A.R. reacted to rcmaehl in Introducing Pirate+ - The Pirate Bay takes another whack at video streaming with BayStream   
    TorrentFreak (Quote/Media source)
    A new button has appeared on the Pirate bay featuring the ability to stream magnet links


    My Thoughts:
    I'm honestly not surprised pirate based streaming is coming back. With Streaming getting more and more fragmented with Disney+, CBS All Access, and more that combining streaming services are up their with the cost of a cable subscription. Regardless, it'll be interesting if this leads to another raid such as the likes of MegaUpload or Bayfiles. Only time will tell. At least, unlike Disney+, you won't be finding thousands of accounts on the darkweb for this service
  16. Agree
    F.E.A.R. reacted to Arika S in TikTok launches website to address allegations against the company / Aug 24: TikTok files lawsuit against US gov't   
    are you saying the US Government should become more like the CCP?
  17. Funny
    F.E.A.R. reacted to BuckGup in TikTok launches website to address allegations against the company / Aug 24: TikTok files lawsuit against US gov't   
    Yet people don't bat an eye when Facebook cannot be uninstalled from their Android phones and the NSA has backdoors in every app they use. Not defending China but it's extremely hypocritical and naive to say TikTok is the only "bad" app
  18. Agree
    F.E.A.R. reacted to Arika S in TikTok launches website to address allegations against the company / Aug 24: TikTok files lawsuit against US gov't   
    wouldn't be the first time. It's exactly what they are doing to Huawei. there has still been zero evidence of back door or spying chips, and yet the US is trying to
    destroy them as a company by trade sanctions and tell other US based companies that they cannot do business with them. It's all "what ifs" because they are a Chinese Company.
    no one should trust ANY company that holds personal information. Just look at Facebook and their Cambridge Analytica breach, Twitter's recent Data breach, everything Edward Snowden revealed, the hundred and hundreds of claims about Microsoft's telemetry.
    I don't trust the claims made by the US towards China any more than i trust the claims made by China about China
  19. Agree
    F.E.A.R. reacted to Pixel5 in TikTok launches website to address allegations against the company / Aug 24: TikTok files lawsuit against US gov't   
    they have no right to operate in the US, they are merely allowed to unless they get banned.
    All tiktok would need to do it move its headquarters and cut all ties to the CCP which they wont do cause the CCP wont allow it.
  20. Funny
    F.E.A.R. reacted to Master Disaster in That time EA tried (and failed) to surprise everyone by adding fullscreen adverts to a $60 game 2 weeks after it launched   
    I'll start by quoting Jim Sterling. Making some money is not enough these days, they're only happy if they make all of the money and even then they still wont really be happy.
    Fans have created a HUGE backlash after a Reddit post pointed out that EA Sports UFC 4 is now showing full screen adverts during replays as well as smaller "card" style adverts at other points during matches and an advert which covered the majority of the ring canvas. All adverts were for the Amazon Prime exclusive show The Boys.
    As pointed out in the title of the Reddit post, EA waited until 2 weeks after release to turn this feature on, something which an obvious attempt at dodging reviewers and makes the apology (which we will get to later) make no sense at all. To add insult to injury they also thought it would be a good idea to retroactively add adverts into UFC 3, a game which came out 2 years ago now. Seems like they were worried UFC 4 users would simply go back to playing UFC 3 to avoid the ads.
    UFC 4 was already under fire from fans before this for its MANY glitches and bugs plus the fact very little was changed between UFC 3 and UFC 4. Its also worth pointing out, UFC 4 already has microtransactions in it too.
    EA have now pulled the adverts from both UFC 3 and UFC 4 and issued an "apology", or should I say a "Sorry we got caught" which following standard operating procedure claims ignorance.
    Yeah, because they didn't realise that fans wouldn't like this before they launched it.... That's why they waited for 2 weeks after launch to avoid reviewers.
    Anyway right now UFC 4 is sitting at a 1.8 on Metacritic.
    I'm so glad I no longer invest much time in gaming as a hobby. These days I might buy 3 to 4 games a year maximum and only 1 of those I'll pay full price for. The only silver lining is that gamers seem to be finally waking up to just how much they're getting ripped off and are starting to push back against it.
  21. Agree
    F.E.A.R. reacted to Derangel in $900 for an Xbox Series X?   
    And what's thew price of other consoles in South Africa? Why do people always assume that a supposed (it might not even be the final price) in one country means something will be the same price in all countries?
  22. Funny
    F.E.A.R. reacted to Dabombinable in The biggest Navi of them all - AMD now selling bicycles   
    Make the tires Athlon green, and then I'd buy it.
  23. Funny
    F.E.A.R. reacted to williamcll in The biggest Navi of them all - AMD now selling bicycles   
    While the rest of the company readies for their new graphics card, fans can now buy AMD branded bicycles on their fan store in the link below, comes with 3 color options.
    Source: https://www.tomshardware.com/news/big-navi-big-wheels-amd-sells-mountain-bikes-now
    Thoughts: Since I already have a completely fine and working off-brand mountain bike I have no interest in getting this. However those color options for wheels are a nice touch. And from the specs I think most bike experts would rate this ride pretty poorly as well.
  24. Funny
    F.E.A.R. reacted to Valentyn in RTX 3080 relative performance data from Digital Foundry's video   
    I've had it since launch as well. I'm not complaining.

    A friend of a friend refused to wait for the event recently, and bought a 2080Ti last week!
  25. Informative
    F.E.A.R. reacted to JZStudios in RTX 3080 relative performance data from Digital Foundry's video   
    Digital Foundry got a 3080 early to do some initial testing on. While they couldn't directly say what the FPS was, they gave relative performance improvements based off the 2080, so a quick spreadsheet with some simple math shows a rough estimate of performance.
    The downside is, I've had to pull these figures from random YT videos, so they aren't 100% and Nvidia still probably has some driver updates to do etc. Just a quick look. If anyone has a 2080 willing to benchmark I can put in some better figures.
    The figures are still generally impressive, and most titles are capable of running 4k ultra at 60.