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About Johners

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

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  1. Looking forward to seeing what rumours for this year's MacBook models end up being true or not. Even if half of them end up being correct, the MBP with M1X (or M2 if they call it that) will be a great upgrade over the already incredible launch model, especially when you factor in the price. The M1 models tempted me but I've waited for the software to mature, which it has, and now I'm waiting for newer hardware. I do hope the Pro models don't have the touch bar though. Expected Intel to be upset about it though. Apple were a safe customer for them with a certain level of hardware th
  2. The core console SoC is a high-end, custom AMD APU with 16GB GDDR6 memory around it. It's your desktop APU on speed if you think about it. The additional chips are your WiFi card, Ethernet NIC, audio processing unit (for spatial audio stuff), SSD decompression unit (or the fully custom SSD controller on PS5).
  3. I don't get where this mentality of Microsoft not supporting your system comes from. Windows 10 was a free upgrade for all existing Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 users back in 2015 so the support cycles of those systems is extended until 2025. You still have a functional and supported operating system until 2025, there's absolutely nothing to complain about.
  4. Microsoft have a duty to their partners to develop a suitable modern computing platform and many security requirements do rely on these hardware level components. Windows 11, right now, is just a fancier version of Windows 10 but if the evolution of Windows 10 via the feature updates is anything to go buy, the W11 we'll be running in 2-3 years time will be unrecognisable from the launch version. The system requirements aren't an issue for two reasons. One, Windows 10 isn't going away and you're older system will be fully supported until 2025 so there's time to consider a migration
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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?
  10. I wonder when we're going to get a release though, I'm guessing May at the earliest but probably June?
  11. 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.
  12. 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.

  13. 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.
  14. 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.