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You can see here that when comparing builds with processors of virtually identical performance, a build with an APU and no dedicated GPU is slightly better than a build with an ordinary CPU and a dedicated graphics card, while being significantly cheaper.

 

 

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I remember back when the techquickie rant was made (can't remember what it was about) I made a post to the sub and I remembered it so I figured I'd share it since it got some views.

Linus should do a rant on all the different resolution naming conventions

 



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Hey Guys,

 

Quick suggestion for a TechQuickie.  I'd love to know more about how boost clocking works for various CPUs and how it's affected by things like the motherboard, VRM's, cooling (including cooling of the VRMs), and anything else that matters.

 

The question comes up because I recently upgraded my CPU from a Ryzen 5 2400G to a Ryzen 7 2700, I was hoping that I would be able to take advantage of the 2700 boost clocking - so I also upgraded my motherboard to an ASUS B450 M - which is supposed to support boost-clocking.  Alas, I do not seem to be able to get the cores into the boost clock range despite fiddling with multiple settings.  I suspect that it's because the motherboard does not have VRMs.  But I have to admit, I'm a bit out of my depth.  

 

I don't really want to want to become an "Overclocking Enthusiast" but I would like to know how to get the most out of my setup.


Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

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1 minute ago, Iain Christie said:

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Every board has VRM's, some just have a more elaborate setup or better cooling on it.

Assuming you mean you have a B450M-A, that doesn't have additional cooling on the VRM's, not meaning for CPU's above a Ryzen 5 (and even those are a stretch).

 

Also, are you looking at single or all core boosts? AMD and Intel advertise single core boost clocks, while if you use more than 1 core, it wont reach that speed; more equally dividing all the speed among the cores.

 

A decent way to know if your board is fit for your CPU is checking in on the tier list:

Where the Prime-A is a Tier F board fit for a "maxed out 1300X"


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@Iain Christie thread merged with the Video suggestion thread


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13 minutes ago, minibois said:

Every board has VRM's, some just have a more elaborate setup or better cooling on it.

Assuming you mean you have a B450M-A, that doesn't have additional cooling on the VRM's, not meaning for CPU's above a Ryzen 5 (and even those are a stretch).

 

Also, are you looking at single or all core boosts? AMD and Intel advertise single core boost clocks, while if you use more than 1 core, it wont reach that speed; more equally dividing all the speed among the cores.

 

A decent way to know if your board is fit for your CPU is checking in on the tier list:

Where the Prime-A is a Tier F board fit for a "maxed out 1300X"

Thanks for the advice. I will take a look.  I was pretty sure the solution was going to be a new motherboard - it's not enough of a priority to make the fix right now.

 

I'd still love to see a TechQuickie on the topic - since boost clocking is now a major part of the marketing pitch for any CPU but it seems there is still a bit of "dark art" required to get the most out of the chip.

 

Thanks for the quick response

 

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Do 150$ (USD) high/ultra 1080p PC!!
Saw some Xeon 1220 for 15$ recently and you can get new old stock RX 470 for like 70$ nowadays, although the CPU is gonna be a bottleneck in some places, it's still best price to performance you can get period! 150$ should be enough to build such PC when getting new old stock RX 470, new SSD, new or used PSU and all the rest used parts. Would be nice to compare it with consoles as the price is kinda like xbox one but the performance should be more like xbox one x! :D Total console killer on the budget :D

PS: Prices may be different in Canada, I'm basing it on the prices we have in Europe
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Im reading Warren Buffets biography and they talk about Bloomberg Terminals which are special trading computers and modems that give real time data for traders. They cost about $25,000 a year to lease. 

 

I still dont really understand them. Theyve been a staple on wall street since the 80s and everyone whos anyone has to have one. would be a cool tech quickie? 


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On 12/8/2019 at 8:29 AM, AntiTrust said:

Im reading Warren Buffets biography and they talk about Bloomberg Terminals which are special trading computers and modems that give real time data for traders. They cost about $25,000 a year to lease. 

 

I still dont really understand them. Theyve been a staple on wall street since the 80s and everyone whos anyone has to have one. would be a cool tech quickie? 

These days they aren't 'terminals' in the old fashioned sense of a 'dumb' terminal. Bloomberg terminals these days are basically just bog standard Windows 10 machines that run the Bloomberg software, which serves us a data feed provided by Bloomberg. Companies in financial services pay an annual subscription to license that software.

 

They have a pretty steep learning curve to begin with because not only is the software heavily stilted toward power users (and they use their own, custom keyboard which last time I checked is like $200 to replace), it has the double whammy of being designed specifically for investment management professionals and therefore requires a functional understanding of investing. A terminal allows you to do straightforward things like track stock or bond prices, yields, dividends etc, but also do deeper analysis and research on an enormous universe of investment instruments, create a variety of reports, follow live news stories and the like.

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On 12/28/2019 at 2:11 AM, SnoopyPaladin89 said:

What about a tech quickie on Nixie Tubes. There displays that were used before the led and know have a big following from enthusiasts.

YEHA! I am one

 

 

Also: TechQuickie about electron Tubes in general. I mean thats still sort of the same principle of what makes our electronics go.


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Solid State Drives aren't exactly new technology, so how about a brief history lesson?

Image result for SSD SanDisk 1991


It's in moments like this that I think of my father's last words, which were: "Don't son, that gun is loaded!"

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mac os vs windows 10 

do a run down of who each operating system is meant for and what the differences are  


Please excuse my spelling

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how about a video that explain when you should buy stuff such as laptop.

of course, if you need it now, you need to buy it now.

but i mean when usually there a price-drop or major discounts like we see every year on the older iphones

 

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The recent push of ARM in server chips as fast as possible

ASICs as fast as possible

 


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