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    AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
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    MSI X370 Gaming Pro Carbon
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    32GB DDR4-2666 (2x 16GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX
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    Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX Vega 56
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    NZXT S340 Elite
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    500GB Samsung 860 EVO, 6TB Seagate Barracuda 5400rpm (2020)
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    2560x1440 27" Gigabyte G27QC 165Hz VA with FreeSync Premium + Asus VX 238H 23" secondary monitor
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    1x Corsair ML 140 Pro, 1x Corsair ML 120 Pro, 1x Corsair H100i v2
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    Corsair K70 LUX RGB MX Brown
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    Logitech G903 Wireless
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
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    iPhone 8 Plus 64GB Gold

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  1. Let's try this again, since my 3 or 4 previous attempts to make this status update failed very epically for whatever reason.


    These requirements are a big joke and a mess.



    There is no universe where a 290X performs similarly to a GTX 960. If they wanted to show a 4GB card then they could have shown a GTX 1050Ti 4GB or a GTX 970.


    Similarly, there is no universe where a Radeon VII performs similarly to a 2080Ti, nor is there one where a 9600K is an equivaent to a 3600. A 9600K is inferior in multi-thread, the same was a 9700K is worse in multi-thread than a 3700X.


    I feel like for 4K ultra with or without ray tracing they should have recommended 32GB Dual Channel RAM.


    And of course as I scribbled on the image, this is potentially for 60fps. If you want 120-144fps you'll need a time machine to travel to the future when 3090s are actually available cos you'll likely need both Zen3 or Rocket Lake core i9 and a 3090 for high framerates


    I seriously hope to god that Ubisoft is using Anvil Next 2.0 on this instead of re-cycling Disrupt Engine for a 3rd time when it was shown both times to run badly.

  2. Sorry Gardner but respectfully I think you're wrong.


    Also, Ubisoft has beta quality support for Vulkan working in their Anvil Next 2.0 engine and so do other companies so I'm not sure why this is a big deal.

    1. Bombastinator


      His point seems to be not that they do support Vulcan but that they don’t support directX.  I agree that there is potential for microsoft to try to tank Vulcan using their weight of developers.  The problem is they haven’t done it yet though. IF they DO do that he might have a point.  It a gun jump at best though. I don’t think microsoft can kill Vulcan.  Apple is already using it exclusively.

    2. AluminiumTech


      @Bombastinator Not sure where you got that Apple part, Apple exclusively uses their own Metal API which is now on version 2.


      Vulkan runs unofficially on macOS through Vulkan to Metal API translation layers.

    3. Bombastinator


      Gah.  Conflated Vulcan and metal. Derp.

  3. I just finished watching The Purge Season 1 and Season 2.


    I have no words -_-.

    1. Bombastinator


      ... only potty noises?


      thankew thannkew...  I’ll show myself out...  don’t forget to tip your waitress..

  4. I’m not gonna lie, Angela Rayner makes UK Labour look sexy.


    Although that red jacket on red background may have been laying the red on a little thick.

    1. wANKER


      jeremy corbyn always did it for me 🔥

    2. FloRolf


      Why is your Angela so much better than our Angela? This is unfair! 

  5. Pure comedy gold.



  6. Ah yes I see this.... *checks notes* .... server.... is one of culture.


    1. AluminiumTech


      And of course rank up.


      although I gotta admit compressing it to fit within 20MB is somewhat painful considering native 1080p60 is like 100MB per minute


  7. UK citizens now have an affirmative legal duty to self-isolate upon a positive covid19 test.


    Failure to comply is punishable by Up To £1000 fine or Up To £10K for repeat offenders.

    1. CircleTech


      This gives me a few questions:


      1. what if they’re homeless? How are they supposed to self-isolate? Because 500 pounds isn’t gonna get me a hotel for the usual two-week quarantine.


      2. How long do you need to isolate? A day? A week? A month?


      3. Is the test mandatory? If so, this de-incentivizes people who may be just trying to make ends meet from getting tested. Actually this is worse because gives people who are low income the incentive to infect themselves.


      4. How do you enforce this? What if I just walk to a store to buy groceries? What if I don’t have any groceries? How am I supposed to buy more?


      And one comment:


      This system could potentially be gamed. Say you are just about to be evicted. You could purposefully give yourself COVID, get tested, then your landlord could not evict you.


      I don’t know what your government is trying to do. They are giving incentives to people who have higher income to avoid getting tested. And they are giving incentives to people who are low income to purposefully infect themselves for free money.

    2. AluminiumTech


      @CircleTech For number 2) I believe 7-10 days. If not then 14.


      3) No. If you don’t choose to get tested then you don’t need to worry about this.




    Advanced Micro Devices Inc. would like to know your location.


    1. Bombastinator


      Heh.  I’m sure they would.  This is why I always give my zip code as that of the downtown post office (which has its own zip code) unless someone is actually going to mail me something. 

  9. Throwback Thursday Friday whilst we're having a bad day today:





    Anybody remember this?


    And yet people still buy Nvidia today despite the shit they constantly pull and the shit they pulled in the past like GeForce Partner Programme. -_-

    1. Windows7ge


      At the end of the day it comes down to the average consumer really not giving a damn about the company, just what the company can offer them for their goals. Same situation with Apple, Microsoft, Google, etc. If everyone only purchased products from companies with reputations they supported the world would be a very different place.


      Personally I'm team Red because for what I look to do NVIDIA set themselves up where they can't beat AMDs price-point for the features I need.

    2. dizmo


      How about remembering when AMD lied about their CPUs having 8 cores?

      How about all the times they pushed "refreshes" of cards out as new cards?

      If you think AMD is any different than NVidia, you're deeply misled. Companies do not give a fuck about you.

  10. Also RIP Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

  11. What a load of BS.



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    2. CircleTech


      @dizmo don’t forget some random political retort, and having my head shoved too far up my ass as to what the rest of the world is like.


      @CircleTech I have no idea what compelled you to get me involved in this.

    3. dizmo


      @AluminiumTech Soooo you knew the policy was already in place? If not, perhaps you should have made yourself aware of their policies before using the service. Either way, they gave you credit, so it's not like you're out anything. If you have that much of an issue with it, file a charge back through your credit card company.


      @CircleTech I don't think I've ever seen any political rhetoric from you, and I just attribute the latter to you being American 🤷‍♂️

    4. PonyBoyZ_


      Replying to this so I get updates on this dumpster fire. Hopefully doesnt get taken down by the morning my free entertainment. 

  12. I was going to post a status update about C# code I was working on but after fighting with Deliveroo for almost 2 hours I'm drained of energy.


    And even with the 2 hours the situation wasn't resolved.

    1. AluminiumTech


      At this point I'm very tempted to file a charge back if they don't fix this tomorrow.


      Edit: To be clear, I did not receive food and I'm out a bunch of money.

  13. Have I said how confusing this song is to me?




    Song is: Rain On Me by Lady Gang and Ariana Grande.


    As far as I can tell it's yet another song about Sex but it's still confusing.

    1. FloRolf


      I didn't think of it that way.... 

      It's actually one of my favorite songs rn, lol. 

  14. Yup. Or if you have a different agreement with eBay it can be lowered to £29 monthly subscription + 4% fees. Tech products by default without a special agreement are 10% though.
  15. As far as I’m aware the subscription is free for 1 year and then you’ll have to pay the normal pricing if you want to continue subscribing. And then they’re making you pay the full price of the Camera without the subscription.