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  1. Doesn't HBM2 drop memory just like RAM does during power outage? Isn't HBM2 to GPU what RAM is to CPU (technically L1 cache, but still)?
  2. Imagine I'm a multimillionaire and want to create a server with fastest read/write speeds possible. I imagine I could use a lot of RAID 0's PCIe SSDs, but of course these don't stack forever, there's a practical limit to it's speed. Considering I could hire a specialist do it for me, what is a practical first speed limit I would reach and how would it compare to RAM? The other way to ask this question is what combination of setup and commercially accessible hardware (excl. RAM) would I need to reach possible peak read/write speed and how would that compare to a RAM disk? It's theoretically-practically speaking. Theoretically USB 3.0 is insanely fast, until you use it, practical reality looks different and theoretical maximum is never reached. Same applies to this question, what is a theoretical maximum that you can reach in actual practicality?
  3. Yes, I have both, but I have a lawful right to return within short grace period, and I'll return Note 8 Pro. I think Note 8 Pro has the same advantage as incorrectly comparing numbers. The same way that 4-core 4.0GHz processor 20 years ago, compares to 2-core 3.0GHz processor today. Numbers and pure relations don't tell you the entire story. The numbers are indeed bigger and Motorola doesn't even give you 48MP picture (it's a 9MP picture with "quad pixel"). So instead I get a 4K image, but its much sharper than Xiaomi, even when you zoom in post-shot, you see more details and less noise. Annoyance with Note 8 Pro was how vague and untelling the settings were, you couldn't set the megapixel count to save, instead "Quality: Low/Medium/High". With Motorola you can additionally go overkill and record 1080p120 for a prolonged time (10 mins?). Camera also allows saving raw image format, which I couldn't do with Xiaomi, which is pretty important to me. The battery lasted about as long as Xiaomi. The difference between SAMOLED and LCD off and black screen really stunned me. I was sometimes surprised to find out that volume control pops up when the entire screen appears entirely off. While I made no night photos, I did make photos in darker environments, whilst there are other smartphones that do better, this nightmode will suffice me. Note 8 Pro photos without night mode appear already brighter, whilst Motorola's have a weird occlusion. For text you see a blurred mess for Xiaomi, in Motorola you see that something is written but it's not quite distinguishable. For nightmode, the Xiaomi reached Motorola's non-night mode, but Motorola made the text almost readable, if you give it to forensics they'd be able to figure out the sentences. Both of them need to be held still approximately same length to take a full shot. I noticed no actual improvement in ultra wide angle, but I sure as heck found stunning differences between optical zoom. With support of image stabilization I can make fairly sharp photos of something fairly far without any crazy blur, something that I cannot tell about Xiaomi. Xiaomi wins in light differences which is weird considering Motorola has two more functional camera's. If you move your smartphone's camera away from outside, into your room and onto a bright computer screen, Xiaomi updates instantly, whilst Motorola takes its 2012 time to realize there's update in light. Little problem to me. I have a major complaint about lack of screen protectors that fit perfectly (either too big or too small), and also the through-the-screen fingerprint reader takes multiple focused attempts to work, if it works at all. Also, no dark theme in apps like Files, Music or even Settings. There's a way to set it to Dark Mode, but it affects only a handful of UI objects. Gestures are a very fun thing in Motorola, you can shake twice to enable flashlight, or twist your hand twice to get the camera. I could do the same in Xiaomi with mere fingerprint scanner (which is mounted on the back) way faster. I've found Motorola supports 512GB of SD memory, so that's that. I didn't like Note 8 Pro for the fact that you can't actually remove icons, they're there permanently, Note 8 Pro doesn't have a "menu", all the applications that are installed are right there in your face. Speakers of Motorola are great, there's a full bass, I even have a JBL headset which doesn't represent bass as well, especially noticeable in vocals, unfortunately the general quality of audio is collectively degraded (compared to headset, but not to Xiaomi) and the sound is noticibly softer (even compared to Xiaomi). Whilst I wouldn't recommend Motorola to everybody. I can think of good handful of people who would need Xiaomi more than Motorola. You also additionally have to take into the account that from my perspective Xiaomi cost 250e, Motorola 400e. If you're into mid-range Android camera-focused smartphones, Motorola is definitely a good option. But if you're not into a camera as much as I am, the value/price of Motorola drops severely below Xiaomi. Camera of Xiaomi is very good, but Motorola's even better. Personally, I believe that Xiaomi doesn't excel above Motorola in anything that I personally care about, which isn't true vice-versa. If you need a solid phone for a fantastic price, Xiaomi Note Pro 8 is your choice. If you wish to dish out extra money for even better camera and a SAMOLED screen, I would go for Motorola One Zoom. That's my general review. Good luck.
  4. I just my Motorola One Zoom that someone suggested and oh my goodness it trashed Xiaomi Note Pro 8. The 64MP are so much more blurred than "mere" 21MP, which I could've predicted, it's not GHz that decides the speed of CPU, its the optimization. I'll get back to you guys with general review once I'll test it's battery and other faculties and the camera interface is much more straightforward.
  5. Whenever I boot my computer it displays the USB devices connect to it with quick count summary as such: I didn't bother taking screenshot for every event that happened but that should clear things up. I started noticing after a while that there were 2 KBDs, 1 MICE, 1 MASS, 0 HUBs. Mass storage is expected, so is a mouse and a keyboard but there's a second keyboard? As I programmer I understand that it could potentially mean a keylogger, there were no other keyboards attached, so I unattached literally everything until only a single display was attached (to see the update). By removing and adding devices to the USB ports I found out that it's my mouse that adds additional MICE and KBD entry. So it ends up as "2 KBDs, 1 MICE". My mouse is Rampage SMX-R80. I went to look to Device Manager, under mouses I found: "HID-compliant mouse", none of its properties actually tells me it's brand or identification. I think because it's generic Microsoft driver that handles the mouse preventing mouse's hardware to talk to my hardware directly. Under keyboards I found two seemingly identical entries: "HID Keyboard Device". So I went to System Information, went to Components > Input > Keyboard, and found this strangeness: Description HID Keyboard Device Name Enhanced (101- or 102-key) Layout 00000415 PNP Device ID [NAH] Number of Function Keys 12 Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\kbdhid.sys (10.0.17763.1, 43,50 KB (44.544 bytes), 15/09/2018 08:28) Description USB Input Device Name Enhanced (101- or 102-key) Layout 00000415 PNP Device ID [NAH] Number of Function Keys 12 Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\hidusb.sys (10.0.17763.1, 42,50 KB (43.520 bytes), 15/09/2018 08:28) Then Components > Input > Pointing Device, and found seemingly normal entry: Hardware Type USB Input Device Number of Buttons 0 Status OK PNP Device ID [NAH] Power Management Supported No Double Click Threshold Not Available Handedness Not Available Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\hidusb.sys (10.0.17763.1, 42,50 KB (43.520 bytes), 15/09/2018 08:28) My question is, is there a valid reason on why my mouse would additionally pretend to be a keyboard? It has a button for going back as well what appears to be a macro button (with a boxed M shape) which changes behavior of scroll-whell press, if disabled, it behaves normally, if enabled it toggles mute on the entire computer.
  6. Whilst looking for Motorola One Zoom, I've found out that it's nephew Motorola One Vision is on the cheap for some time now. How would you guess they stack up, just as a reference.
  7. I'm looking for a smartphone below 400 euro's, which is solely centered around making photos, video, storage and battery (to sustain the stream of videos and photos). I could look-up highest pixel count, but that's obviously not how it works, there's more to a camera than pixels, just like there's more to screen than just resolution. I'm here for an "educated" opinion. There's more such variables I could look-up but they're static variables, they do not represent reality. In some smartphones despite camera having lower resolution, the processing is done in a better manner or maybe the quality of sensors is better, which results in better overall image quality. - Must be Android. - At least 128GB of built-in memory, preferably with possible SD card expansion. - Preferably powerful battery (4500 mAh worked great in my last device). - Preferably ability to record 4K at 60 FPS (or 30 FPS, or 1080p at 60 FPS). I don't care much about pixels, I care more about factual quality of recording and photos (and reaction to drastic changes is light, contrast and color). - Capability to record high-quality with an ultra-wide would be great too. Everything afterwards I entirely optional, 99% of my interest involving my new purchase revolves around camera, battery to support hours-long recordings and storage so I don't have to plug into computer to drop off 60 GB at HDD. Of course an OLED screen, with minimal bezels would be nice, but that's also optional (if not outright necessary to keep it under price point). Excluded: Xiaomi Mi Note 8 Pro. I had chance to interact with it, and there are certain things that I can't reconcile. If there's someone who is knowledgable around the topic of medium-range camera smartphones, could you give me a hint or recommendation?