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September 14 2018 - WAN Show Document

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Nvidia reveals RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti performance data

Source 1: posted by WMGroomAK https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/971680-nvidia-building-up-for-rtx-release-hype-9-more-dlss-games-more-4k-perf-comparisions-plus-a-gn-video-with-details/

Source 2: https://www.overclock3d.net/news/gpu_displays/nvidia_reveals_rtx_2080_and_rtx_2080_ti_performance_data_at_gtc_japan_2018/1

Source 3: 20-series prices https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GeForce_20_series

Source 4: 10-series prices https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GeForce_10_series


  • At GTC Japan, Nvidia released two new marketing slides for their RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards, showcasing the relative performance of  the new cards compared to the GTX 1080 and 1080 Ti.

  • Nvidia claims their RTX 2080 is good enough for 4K 60FPS gameplay, with the 2080 Ti delivering even higher performance levels.

    • There’s no Y-axis labels on the graphs.

  • The slides indicate a performance jump between GTX 10 series and RTX 20 series that’s similar to the jump between the GTX 9 and GTX 10 series.

  • When Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) is added, the performance gap between the RTX 20 series and the GTX 10 series gets significantly wider

    • But Nvidia's new 20 series products also ship with significantly higher MSRPs than their predecessors



10 series price (USD)

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Nvidia reveals 9 new RTX enabled games

Source 1: posted by WMGroomAK https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/971680-nvidia-building-up-for-rtx-release-hype-9-more-dlss-games-more-4k-perf-comparisions-plus-a-gn-video-with-details/

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  • Nvidia's Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) technology, included within the RTX series of Turing graphics cards, will be soon be available on 25 games, up from the initial announcement of 16 games.

  • Newly added:

    • Darksiders III

    • Deliver Us The Moon: Fortuna

    • Fear The Wolves

    • Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice


    • Outpost Zero

    • Overkill's The Walking Dead

    • SCUM

    • Stormdivers

  • The rest:

    • Ark: Survival Evolved

    • Atomic Heart

    • Dauntless

    • Final Fantasy XV

    • Fractured Lands

    • Hitman 2

    • Islands of Nyne

    • Justice

    • JX3

    • Mechwarrior 5: Mercenaries

    • Player Unknown's Battlegrounds

    • Remnant: From the Ashes

    • Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass

    • Shadow of the Tomb Raider

    • The Forge Arena

    • We Happy Few

  • RTX enabled games can offer support for Ray Tracing, DLSS or both, with the following games planning to provide support for real-time Ray Tracing in the future.

    • Assetto Corsa Competizione

    • Atomic Heart

    • Battlefield V

    • Control

    • Enlisted

    • Justice

    • JX3

    • MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries

    • Metro Exodus

    • ProjectDH

    • Shadow of the Tomb Raider


Apple announces iPhone Xs, Xs Max, and Xr

Source 1: posted by DocSwag https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/971754-apple-announces-iphone-xs-xs-max-and-xr/

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  • The iPhone X has received a mid-generation “S" upgrade.

    • Apple’s big focus this year is on photography, along with an ever-faster SoC at the heart of the phone.

    • $1,000

  • The iPhone XS is joined by the larger iPhone XS Max, which offers the same features with a bigger screen and bigger battery.

    • $1,100

  • Meanwhile as a pseudo-replacement for the iPhone 8 family, the iPhone XR is a slightly pared down XS, incorporating many of the same features but dropping the telephoto camera and using an LCD display instead of OLED.

    • $750

  • Every new phone comes with the A12 Bionic CPU

    • 15% performance improvement compared to A11,

    • uses 40-50% less power than the A11

    • the first shipping SoC manufactured on 7nm

      • Huawei was the first to announce the 7nm based Kirin 980, but it's not shipping in any phones yet.


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EU approves Copyright Directive, including ‘link tax’ and ‘upload filter’

Source 1: Razzy_85 https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/971162-eu-take-censorship-of-the-internet-to-the-next-level/

Source 2: https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/12/17849868/eu-internet-copyright-reform-article-11-13-approved


  • The European Parliament has voted in favor of the Copyright Directive, a controversial piece of legislation intended to update online copyright laws for the internet age.

  • The directive was originally rejected in July following criticism of two key provisions:

    • Article 11, dubbed the “link tax” by critics.

    • Article 13, dubbed the “upload filter” by critics.

  • However, an updated version of the directive has now been approved, along with amended versions of Articles 11 and 13.

  • Article 11

    • is intended to give publishers and papers a way to make money when companies like Google link to their stories, allowing them to demand paid licenses.

    • Critics say: attempts to “tax” platforms like Google News for sharing articles have repeatedly failed, and that the system would be ripe to abuse by copyright trolls.

  • Article 13

    • Requires certain platforms like YouTube and Facebook stop users sharing unlicensed copyrighted material.

    • Requires that platforms proactively work with rights-holders to stop users uploading copyrighted content.

    • Critics say: The only way to do so would be to scan all data being uploaded to sites like YouTube and Facebook.

      • This would create an incredible burden for small platforms, and could be used as a mechanism for widespread censorship.

      • This is why figures like Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee came out so strongly against the directive.

  • Those backing these provisions say the arguments above are the result of scaremongering by big US tech companies, eager to keep control of the web’s biggest platforms.

    • They point to existing laws and amendments to the directive as proof it won’t be abused in this way.

    • These include exemptions for sites like GitHub and Wikipedia from Article 13, and exceptions to the “link tax” that allow for the sharing of mere hyperlinks and “individual words” describing articles without constraint.

  • The directive itself still faces a final vote in January 2019

    • After that it will need to be implemented by individual EU member states,

    • States could vary significantly in how they choose to interpret the directive’s text.


Microsoft tests soft blocking Firefox and Chrome Installs

Source 1: posted by rcmaehl https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/971185-updated-stop-dave-im-afraid-microsoft-tests-soft-blocking-firefox-and-chrome-installs/

Source 2: https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-quietly-takes-controversial-edge-ads-offline-says-its-part-of-insider-testing


  • Windows Insiders on Redstone 5 builds have noticed an Edge app recommendation “ad” when trying to install Chrome or Firefox.

  • Windows users across the internet have since shown major outrage over this, and it quickly became yet another controversy for Microsoft.

  • The company has now issued a statement saying that the pop-up is just a part of Insider testing

    • “ads” have since been turned off and can’t be reproduced with the latest Redstone 5 Windows Insider build 17758, nor 17755.1 or 19H1 build 18234


YouTube Starts Testing New AV1 Codec

Source 1: posted by LAwLz https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/971693-youtube-starts-testing-the-new-cutting-edge-codec-av1/

Source 2: https://www.techpowerup.com/247584/youtube-begins-beta-testing-av1-codec-on-beta-web-browsers


  • YouTube began posting its first test videos that implement the AV1 video CODEC, which aims to significantly reduce video stream bandwidths without sacrificing quality, exceeding the compression standards set by even HEVC.

    • Here’s playlist of videos that have an AV1 version available.

      • You may not notice a reduction in your data consumption just yet, because these video have been encoded at a very high bitrate to test performance.

      • AV1 is currently only used for the 480p versions of the videos because of performance issues. The AV1 files for other, higher resolutions exists, but they won't be served automatically.

  • AV1 provides an architecture for both moving and still images, and Google, which is partly funding its development, foresees a future in which it replaces entrenched standards such as JPEG and H.264.

    • AV1 aims to be a video format for the web that is both state of the art and royalty free

  • Besides better compression, its key selling point is its royalty-free license, which could translate to tangible operating-cost savings for YouTube and other video streaming services.



Nvidia announces Tesla T4 graphics card Inference Accelerator

Source 1: Master Disaster https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/971473-nvidia-announces-tesla-t4-turing-tensor-core-inference-acceleration-gpu/

Source 2: https://wccftech.com/nvidia-tesla-t4-turing-75w-gpu-announced/


  • Powered by NVIDIA Turing Tensor Cores, T4 brings multi-precision inference performance to accelerate the diverse applications of modern AI.

  • Packaged in a 75-watt, small PCIe form factor, T4 is optimized for scale-out servers and is purpose-built to deliver state-of-the-art inference in real time.

    • with dedicated hardware transcoding engines that bring twice the decoding performance of prior-generation GPUs.

    • T4 can decode up to 38 full-HD video streams, making it easy to integrate scalable deep learning into video pipelines to deliver innovative, smart video services.

  • The specifications are impressive given its single-slot PCIe form factor

    • Turing TU104 GPU with 2560 CUDA cores and 320 Tensor Cores

    • Delivers

      • 8.1 TFLOPs of FP32 performance,

      • 65 TFLOPs of FP16 mixed-precision,

      • 130 TOPs of INT8 and

      • 260 TOPs of INT4 performance.

    • 16 GB of GDDR6 memory (bandwidth of  320 GB/s)

    • 75W TDP

      • No external power source needed

    • Fits in 1U rack


Another one bites the dust. OnePlus to remove headphone jack from 6T

Source 1: Bouzoo https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/971544-another-one-bites-the-dust-oneplus-to-remove-headphone-jack-from-6t/

Source 2: https://www.techradar.com/news/the-oneplus-6t-wont-have-a-headphone-jack-but-battery-life-will-be-improved


  • OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei:

    • “We found 59% of our community already owned wireless headphones earlier this year - and that was before we launched our Bullets Wireless headphones.”

    • "it] was a very controversial decision. We're not doing it for the sake of doing it and because everyone else is. We believe now is the right time, as it'll benefit the majority of our users while keeping the downside low”

    • "We're adding an adapter to the box, allowing you to use your 3.5mm headphones normally," he explained. "We're also making a new version of our Bullets V2 wired headphones, which will have a USB-C connector."


You can lose movies you BOUGHT from Apple

Source 1: WMGroomAK


Source 2: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/09/12/apple_film_rights/


  • This week, a user was surprised to find three movies he had purchased through iTunes had simply disappeared from his library, so he contacted Apple to find out what happened…

  • Apple told him it no longer had the license rights for those movies so they had been removed.

    • To which he responded: Ah, but I didn't rent them, I actually bought them through your "buy" option.

  • Apple then informed him that while he had bought the movies, what he had actually paid for was the ability to download the movie to his hard drive.

    • "the iTunes/App Store is a storefront that gives content providers a platform or a place to sell their items,"

    • "We can only offer what has been made available to us. Since the content provider has removed these movies… I am unable to provide you the copy of the movies."

  • Apples ToS say:

    • "It is your responsibility not to lose, destroy, or damage Content once downloaded. We encourage you to back up your Content regularly."

    • pretty much every provider of digital content has the same rules, including Amazon.

  • the company offered him two movie rentals of up to $5.99 to make amends.


Control Xbox with voice

Source 1: Master Disaster https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/969341-microsoft-revives-xbone-voice-control-using-alexa-cortana-powered-devices/

Source 2: https://www.reddit.com/r/xboxinsiders/comments/9djgka/everything_you_need_to_know_about_the_xbox_skill/


  • Voice control is on its way to the Xbox via an app that allows any Alexa or Cortana powered device to control it

    • currently only available to certain Xbox Insiders in the US

  • Supported devices:

    • Windows 10 PC,

    • Amazon Echo,

    • Harman Kardon Invoke,

    • Sonos One,

    • Cortana and Alexa apps on iOS and Android.

  • What can you do? Stuff like:

    • "Tell Xbox to turn on."

    • "Tell Xbox to start Rocket League." (To turn on your console and start the game.)

    • "Tell Xbox to pause." (While a video or music is playing on Xbox.)

    • "Tell Xbox to turn it up."

    • "Tell Xbox to record that."

    • "Tell Xbox to start a party."

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9 hours ago, LinusTech said:




10 series price (USD)

20 series price (USD)












What do you mean the 1080 costs $700? It costs $500

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1 hour ago, The_Tron said:

What do you mean the 1080 costs $700? It costs $500

When it launched it was $699 MSRP

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The thing with the RTX cards, the main sticking point is the price of the 2080ti, be it a renamed Titan or not, its the only card that so far as leaks are concenred that has a significant performance bump over the 1080ti in rasterized games.

The 2080 looks to have the same perofrmance as the average OC'ed 1080ti. (1900-2000 core clock 1080ti's), so your paying extra for RT and DLSS, which will only be in a handfull of games.


Once these cards release and we get confirmed performance figures, I hope to see the 2080 OC like a beast and put a good reason into buying one over the 1080ti, becouse atm you mgiht aswell buy a 1080ti.. or 2, and be happy.


Those who have no issue buying a 2080ti 'should' be the same people who were ok buying Titans in the past, so hey if you one of those popel go for it, al lthe bets to you, but the rest rightly complain when a card comes out without the Titan name tag with a price like this, its marketed at the wrong people, thats why the price is such a problem.

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