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    Making Big Smoke's Order
  • Birthday Sep 21, 1996

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  1. I'm going to assume this will come in October alongside the usual monthly cumulative updates? I do like the approach to feature releases being one big update in H1 then a smaller release in H2 that they've done last year and this year. Hopefully this is something they stick to going forward.
  2. Ready to replace my GTX 1660 Ti, which was a placeholder upgrade from a GTX 970, with the RTX 3080 later this month. Got a nice 1440p 144Hz GSYNC display so my frame rates and graphics settings will go through the roof. Not sure if I'll get a founders edition or an aftermarket card though.
  3. I don't really see why this is an issue, DirectX 12 is a modern graphics API with features only seen in Vulkan. Now, CDPR could've opted to use Vulkan instead in order to give compatibility with Windows 7, 8/8.1 and even Linux (thanks Proton) but even with that in mind, Windows 10 is the dominate OS for gamers and should be the primary target for game developers.
  4. The update is now available via the Media Creation Tool and Windows Update. Not showing on my desktop within WU but it's already installed on my laptop. Things seem great so far.
  5. I enjoyed my Surface Pro 4 but ultimately made the mistake of getting a 4GB RAM model. Since replaced it with a traditional laptop in the XPS 13 9380 though. If I got a Surface device in the future, it would probably be a future Surface Laptop model. Some what unrelated but any news on when to expect Windows 10 May 2020 update to actually be released, I assume next week on Patch Tuesday?
  6. I wonder when we're going to get a release though, I'm guessing May at the earliest but probably June?
  7. I've been using this for a few days now and it's very responsive on both my desktop and laptop. Think this might just become my main browser over Firefox.
  8. Thank you AMD, very cool. Do love my 3rd Generation Ryzen.

    1. minibois


      Wow, very good, I am proud of you AMD!

      As a Ryzen 1700 owner, the 3700X is looking quite compelling.

  9. The dual cores are probably older desktops and lower end laptops with the quad cores being the newer systems. That being said, you've not really needed anything over a quad core until recently and once the next-generation of consoles launch, I do think 6-cores will become the minimum for Triple A games with 8-cores or higher bring for higher frame rates, multitasking and streaming.
  10. I'll be honest, SSDs should be a requirement for running Windows itself as mechanical hard drives just aren't fit for purpose anymore. They should even be the minimum requirement for games and likely be once the next-gen consoles are released with their built-in SSDs.
  11. Over 70% of Steam users are now running Windows 10 64-bit according to the June 2019 hardware survey. For those who are unaware, "Steam conducts a monthly survey to collect data about what kinds of computer hardware and software our customers are using. Participation in the survey is optional, and anonymous. The information gathered is incredibly helpful to us as we make decisions about what kinds of technology investments to make and products to offer." This month's survey shows a small increase for Windows overall to 96.49% of all users but also sees Windows 10 64-bit breaking th
  12. I do think there's a bit of confusion but it's a case of: 32-bit only Ubuntu releases being dropped 32-bit packages being released for 64-bit operating systems The first one ending isn't really an issue as the vast majority of computer hardware from the past 15 years can run a 64-bit operating system without issue and if you're hardware is unable to do so, it's probably old enough and slow enough for a modern operating system to not be a viable option. However, dropping 32-bit packages on a 64-bit Ubuntu release is something with a very large impact, especially to proprietary g
  13. There’s a snake in my boot

  14. Game downloads have been a thing for a while for though. Sure, you can get 2-4 TB SSDs or large mechanical drives to store your games but there's a high price tag to those and if you opt for a mechanical drive, slower loading times. Game developers opting to make games which require more storage isn't a bad thing, as it allows for larger and more varied games in all aspects. In the console world, I think it works out an average of six games per console sold so a 1TB SSD holds all of games those, even if they're all 100+ GB like Red Dead Redemption 2 currently is. You don't actually