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About LAwLz

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    Pseudo-intellectual Charlatan
  • Birthday Feb 11, 1993

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    Anime/manga, networks, some gaming, tabletop RPGs and posting on forums.
  • Occupation
    Consultant (networking)


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    AMD Ryzen 1700X
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    Gigabyte GA-AX370-GAMING 5
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    32GB @ 2666MHz CL16 (Corsair)
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    MSI 1060 6GB Gaming
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    Fractal Design Define R5
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    512GB Samsung 960 Pro - 500GB Samsung 850 EVO - 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 - 2TB Samsung Spinpoint F4
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    Corsair RM750X
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    Samsung C49RG9x
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    Noctua D15
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    Corsair K95 (Brown switches)
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    Logitech G502
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    AKG K702 - FiiO E9
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    Windows 10

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  1. The Adobe suit runs properly. It runs as good of not better than on the previous gen Intel Macs. There are also betas out if you want it compiled for ARM which makes the performance even higher. But that's more like icing on the cake.
  2. It most likely won't be ready for the S21. Will probably happen in the S22 though. You can always download NiceLock.
  3. Yes I'd say that an accurate understanding. I don't think they intentionally designed it for the purpose of only testing the CPU in isolation though, even if that's what it does. That's just a consequence of designing a benchmark that can run on really low end mobile devices. You can't really design a test that loads 2GB worth of data if the test needs to run on a device that only has 512MB of RAM. It's also worth noting that the M1 has a freakishly fast memory interface. It is absolutely insane how good the memory is, probably thanks to being on the same chip. So the thing th
  4. I think you missed the word "internal". Neither AMD nor Intel actually execute x86 instructions anymore (in a lot of cases at least). They accept x86 instructions, but translates them to their own proprietary instructions. That's what I referred to when I said "internal instruction set". What exactly do you mean by "do not run the same on each platform"? According to whom? You? I don't think most reviewers run a 2 hour test on each program. Would you say the bencharmsk from Gamers Nexus and Anandtech aren't valid either because they are too s
  5. For those interested, Geekbench has a fairly detailed breakdown of each of the individual tests. Here is the link. Like you said, the "problem" with Geekbench is that the data sets are very small so there is not a whole lot of memory usage going on in the tests. For example the compile test I mentioned is only 1094 lines of C code. The HDR test uses images that are 3 megapixels in size. That doesn't mean it isn't a good test though. It just means it might not give the full picture of how a system performs.
  6. Alternative title: "Get a free Tesla Model X in minutes with this simple Bluetooth hack!" The whole "you just need a Pringles can, 2 antennas and a few other components" reminds me of this: You make it sound like "yeah it is so weak you just need a Pringles can and some other stuff" but it's the "other stuff" that is the "complicated" part. Car fobs are not exactly the pinnacle of security, but they aren't as weak as you describe them either. At least not in relatively new cars. The Hitag2 for example became very popular after it was released in the 90's.
  7. That does not say Geekbench uses a different baseline for each architecture, which is how I interpreted your post. And how to scale an i5 to an ARM processor is not hard. The tests Geekbench does are things like "how long did it take to compile this piece of code" or "how long did it take to compress this file using 7-zip". Like I said, just because one car as a diesel engine and another car has a petrol engine does not mean you can't compare their lap times. Geekbench measures lap times. How long it takes to finish a certain set of tasks. By your logic, we can't c
  8. I am going to need a source on that claim because it does not sound true, and it is the first time I have heard of it. The tests Geekbench does are real world performance tests based on real world programs. The fact that RISC and CISC use different instructions to accomplish different tasks are kind of irrelevant. Geekbench tests how fast chips complete the same tasks and builds a score based on that. How they accomplish the tasks are kind of irrelevant. Here is an analogy. Geekbench is the Nurburgring and the Geekbench score is a lap time. We have two cars. Car
  9. Okay that makes sense. In that case I don't really think you have that many options. There is no point in keeping the iMac either way if you won't have room for it. Using the Mac Mini with the TV sounds like a decent option, but please bear in mind that using a keyboard and mouse from your couch might be a pain in the ass.
  10. As everyone else have already said, use Youtube-dl. It does download bit for bit exact copies of the video. Just make sure you select the correct version of the video, as most videos has multiple copies (like 480p, 720p, 1080p, as well as multiple different file formats such as VP9 and AVC) If you want a program with a GUI then get youtube-dl-gui.
  11. Optane is a special type of memory that is extremely fast. The problem with Optane is that it is usually very expensive so manufacturers tend to only use it for small caches. Optane is hardware. RST is software. Or they can use the free software that most likely is already supported on OP's platform and safe themselves 30 dollars. That's what I have found as well when looking into SSD caching. It usually doesn't make sense because SSDs has gotten so cheap. It made more sense when a 40GB SSD was like 100 dollars, but not anymore. I
  12. Intel has "Rapid Storage Technology" (RST). AMD has StoreMI.
  13. Well the way you phrased the question makes it pretty cut and dry, don't you think? You either keep an iMac that you do not have enough space for and thus can't really use. or You trade it for a Mac Mini. I am not sure why you don't think you have room for an iMac though, if you think you will have room for a Mac Mini with a separate monitor. Don't they take up roughly the same amount of space?
  14. Well aren't all benchmarks "it depends"? The benchmarks AMD showed on their launch event for example are only true if you use exactly the same components, exactly the same settings, exactly the same software and exactly the same part of the games they used to benchmark. For example AMD showed a lot of benchmarks where their 6000 cards competed with Nvidia's, but they made sure ray tracing were disabled before doing their tests. You have to use very skeptical eyes and mindset when evaluating any first party results. It is very, VERY rare that they give anything close to the whol