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About Belgarathian

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    Technology enthusiast, forever forgetful.
  • Birthday December 18

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  • Location
    New Zealand
  • Gender
  • Occupation
    Marketing Consultant


  • CPU
    Intel i7-4790k @ 5GHz
  • Motherboard
    Asus Ranger VII
  • RAM
    16GB Corsair Vengeance Pro 2400MHz
  • GPU
    SLI EVGA 970 SSC
  • Case
    Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Glass
  • Storage
    500GB 850 Evo, 250GB 850 Evo, 4TB WD RED
  • PSU
    Corsair AX1200i
  • Display(s)
    Acer Predator X34
  • Cooling
    PETG Loop
  • Keyboard
    Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Chroma
  • Mouse
    Razer Deathadder Chroma
  • Sound
    Astro A50
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
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  1. Microsoft will only sell Windows ARM to OEMs that pre-install.
  2. I'm really liking the rollout plan by Apple. Start with the low-end hardware, the people who only need up to 16GB RAM. Light gaming, office work, some photo editing, etc. This will give devs time to come to grips with the base-line hardware, and time for them to rollout updates and patches to their software in time for the release of the next chip and refresh of the professional tools, such as the 16" MBP, and iMac with the Mac Pro to follow last with M2X.
  3. No, you'll be fine. The 5600X is capable of being paired with the latest 6800XT and 3080, particularly at 1440p and higher.
  4. Don't forget the Harmony 88" OLED with motorised floor stand. https://www.bang-olufsen.com/en/televisions/beovision-harmony Yeah, I have to say, not usually worth the price... but seeing one in person does make you feel special. Just FYI, they've always had a strong relationship with LG so basically what you're buying here is the best-of-the-best LG has to offer, paired with exquisite design, craftmanship, mechanical, and audio engineering.
  5. I use 10G on the daily, both in the office and at home... between my security cameras and plex server with 1gbps internet I can saturate a 10G link. At work it’s super easy, we have a bunch of engineers and graphic designers editing off a local NAS + SQL databases and local backups.
  6. At least warships are running XP, my old workplace had business critical systems on 3.1 and DOS.
  7. Hey, so I heard you like emulation on your M1 so we are emulating windows 32 bit on x64-x86 and then emulating x86 using Rosetta 2 to run on ARM so we can play TF2 on your MBA.
  8. I was thinking the same thing.... I'm speculating that for the 16 MBP and iMac they might have an M1X with a 6+6 or 8+8 CPU core configuration, 8-24 GPU cores, and an additional 2 RAM chips. However, that would be a massive monolithic design. M2 would possibly implement the same features and include more PCIe lanes for additional ports and 10G internet, possibly include 5G.
  9. It's a full $500+ to go from a 6800XT to a 3080
  10. Interestingly in New Zealand, the 6800XT is priced below the 3070. So..... It's a no-brainer really.
  11. The Verge said that the MBA didn't throttle until the 9min mark in their testing, so you'd need to run CB23 for multiple passes and take the average. As a side note, they also mentioned in their review that Spotlight is noticeably better and there is now a dedicated dictation button in the function row which is very good (might be taking advantage of the built-in neural engine?).
  12. While I'm not sure of the specifics, Intel definitely works with some OEMs to provide support for the implementation of their chips. Intel would certainly be contributing to Apple, as Apple was pushing Intel to further develop their efficiency and GPU performance for the Mac.
  13. The latest 16" MBPs all benched fine for thermals and the Mac Pro is mint. No idea what the dude you're responding to is on about. Also it's well known that part of the reason for the M1 is because Intel has consistently under delivered on their roadmap, so it's entirely possible that part of the reason for the underwhelming thermal performance in previous generation Macs is at least partially because they were designed for a more efficient chip that never arrived in time for the launch.
  14. Or alternatively, Intel has been consistently letting Apple down on the development front so that their hardware doesn't have sufficient cooling capacity. Hence the M1 we have today.