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Blademaster91

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    Blademaster91 reacted to PCGuy_5960 in Samsung Unpacked: New Samsung Products!   
    Plastic's scratch resistance is much worse than glass though, which is kind of annoying. Plastic would be fine on a $500 phone, but at $800 there's no excuse really. 
    Samsung and tweets that didn't age well, name a more iconic duo.
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    Blademaster91 got a reaction from PCGuy_5960 in Samsung Unpacked: New Samsung Products!   
    I use a case with my phone but yeah at $800 I agree, Samsung could use something more scratch resistant than the plastic they're using in their cheaper phones.
    Yeah lol, its just disappointing the Android phone companies like Samsung brag about the features they have then go and take it away and then tell you the phone is cheaper, but its not once you buy a decent charger and earphones.
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    Blademaster91 reacted to SteveGrabowski0 in Game on with a better budget - Nvidia @ CES + 3060 announcement   
    Only way they could release a gpu not snapped up immediately by miners would be to make it a 4GB card. Ugh these fucking eth miners screwing the PC gaming market every couple of years. 
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    Blademaster91 got a reaction from cj09beira in EA no longer has exclusive rights to Starwars games   
    I agree EA killed off a lot of good game studios, hopefully Ubisoft makes a decent StarWars game.
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    Blademaster91 reacted to Brooksie359 in Cryptocurrency Mining Blamed For Electricity Outages in Iran   
    I really hate it when people make that dumb comparison. Energy being used for Entertainment is actually doing something by providing Entertainment. Mining accomplishes nothing other than wastes a ton of energy to gain some imaginary currency. Also using a TV or computer consumes way less power than mining rigs that have many gpus running 24/7. Sure if I was watching 20 tvs and had 13 computers running all so I could be entertained then yeah that would be wasteful but I don't for obvious reasons. My question is why create a cryptocurrency that is extremely wasteful and consumes a ton of power when all that is being produced is an imaginary currency? When it comes to Entertainment there is a reason why the things cost so much energy and they try and reduce power consumption of what it takes to provide that Entertainment all the time. The same isn't true for most cryptocurrency. In fact it is the opposite with them increasing the difficulty of mining and as a result energy consumption. 
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    Blademaster91 reacted to Beltrix in 'Your c**k is mine now' - Hacker hacks 'smart' chastity cage and demands $750 of BTC as ransom   
    A dremel and some gauze is a lot less than $750. 
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    Blademaster91 reacted to gabrielcarvfer in EA no longer has exclusive rights to Starwars games   
    Pandemic|Bioware vs DICE. Then EA killed Pandemic, screwed Bioware and DICE makes beautiful garbo.
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    Blademaster91 reacted to sub68 in EA no longer has exclusive rights to Starwars games   
    yeah EA screws up alot
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    Blademaster91 got a reaction from sub68 in EA no longer has exclusive rights to Starwars games   
    I agree EA killed off a lot of good game studios, hopefully Ubisoft makes a decent StarWars game.
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    Blademaster91 reacted to Slottr in Game on with a better budget - Nvidia @ CES + 3060 announcement   
    Oh sick, more stuff that won't be in stock 
     

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    Blademaster91 reacted to linuxChips2600 in Nvidia Fixes Their Driver Issues (it's not just AMD who has driver issues)   
    Summary
    Many of us heard about AMD's previous issues with their RDNA-based consumer GPU drivers, but this time it was Nvidia's turn to fix problems with their drivers, which involved BOTH their consumer and enterprise-grade hardware.  In its first security update of 2021, Nvidia made some critical patches to their drivers which would've otherwise allowed ill-intentioned hackers to tamper with/sniff out sensitive data, carry out Denial-Of-Service (DOS) attacks, or execute general privilege escalation (i.e. unauthorized access to protected resources).
     
     
    Highlights
     
    As if the "DxgkDdiEscape interface" handler haven't given Nvidia enough trouble already...
     
     
    But wait, there's even more from "DxgkDdiEscape interface!"
     
     
    Alright, we get it!  But what about the enterprise stuff, like virtual GPU (vGPU) managers? (As Linus himself has pointed out in previous videos, Nvidia reserves virtualization of their GPUs for enterprise-grade hardware)  Well, basically the issues mentioned in the original article I read involve potential DOS attacks and loss of data integrity/confidentiality, e.g. -
     
     
    But this can't possibly affect Linux as well, righ---
     
     
     
    My thoughts
     
    1. If you give two hoots about the security of your computers containing NVIDIA graphics cards, UPDATE YOUR NVIDIA DRIVERS NOW (unless if you own a GeForce 300 series or older GPU; even Linux can't save you if you use the proprietary drivers, at least according to https://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsDrivers#Version_340.108_.28legacy_GPUs.29).

    2. As hinted by my title and intro, this article caught my eye especially as this was the first time I stumbled upon current news about Nvidia fixing serious driver issues, especially as they were security issues.
     
    3. I'm sure that Nvidia will continue to proactively address issues with their drivers moving forward, especially given increasing competition from AMD, but given how Nvidia themselves have released at least one previous security bulletin documenting eerily similar issues with, you guessed it, the handler for DxgkDdiEscape (please refer to https://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4247/~/security-bulletin%3A-vulnerabilities-in-nvidia-windows-gpu-display-driver-and), who knows how long Nvidia has actually known each of the listed issues for.

    4. If you are seriously considering switching to Linux at this point because of num. 3 (especially as it's specifically about the Windows Nvidia Drivers), unfortunately I have bad news for you - Nouveau, the open-source equivalent of Nvidia drivers in Linux (which as all of you are probably aware has received very minimal support from Nvidia since the beginning of its development) is still pretty garbage (especially with Maxwell and newer GPUs) for pretty much all GPU-intensive tasks on Linux, as backed up by Phoronix's assessment detailed in this article from this past year: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=opensource-turing-3d&num=1
     
    5. This is about how the original article is worded itself, but I just find it strange that the article would state that Nvidia makes "gaming-friendly graphics processing units."  Like, since when were consumer GPUs not supposed to be "gaming-friendly", driver, cost, and availability issues aside?
     
     
    Sources
    Original article which I stumbled across in my Pixel 3 Google news feed - https://threatpost.com/nvidia-windows-gamers-graphics-driver-flaws/162857/
    Cross-reference with Nvidia's own January 2021 security bulletin - https://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5142

     
    P.S. I hope I did at least O.K considering this is my first post on the forum.
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    Blademaster91 got a reaction from linuxChips2600 in Nvidia Fixes Their Driver Issues (it's not just AMD who has driver issues)   
    Nah its needed because a lot of people on this forum like to think Nvidia has perfect drivers, which they don't, other issues with Nvidia drivers, with version 460.89 for example is screen flashing on 1080ti cards, youtube video stuttering when scrolling in a browser, or lagging in Steam VR. AMD would get tons of crap for things like screen flashing, but with Nvidia that seems to be mostly ignored.
    Why not?
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    Blademaster91 reacted to MageTank in Nvidia Fixes Their Driver Issues (it's not just AMD who has driver issues)   
    Had my hands on half a dozen board partner cards before the launch, ranging from the MLCC designs (both full and hybrid) to the "cheaper" SP-cap (originally incorrectly labeled as "POS caps") configurations. I can confirm that both designs had their fair share of crashing, however I originally attributed this to the fact that I couldn't get my hands on a signed driver to save my life despite our contacts swearing they were signed and ready for WHQL (plot twist, far from it, lol)
     
    Even now, I have an early revision MSI 3080 Gaming X Trio and current revision model with different cap configurations, both overclock identically and I cannot tell them apart, short from the fact that our water block needed thicker thermal pads for the newer revision.
     
    I am firmly in the camp that it was a driver issue from the start, and that the capacitor configuration was more so a placebo than anything. Not to discredit Der8auer or the others, but I think people were out looking for a quick solution due to the high demand for the cards and were ready to do anything to please the mob at that time. In the end, all it did was make it more difficult for me to get a reference PCB with a normal capacitor configuration short of flying to Europe and finding a weird reference card there.
     
    With how limited these cards were at launch, it wasn't like we had a large enough sample size between users to determine what was actually causing the instability within the drivers that allowed some users to use the GPU's without issue while others had issues non-stop.
    They did lower the boost clocks, but oddly enough, you can still overclock these cards without the crashes occurring again. I feel like they actually adjusted the voltage/frequency curve to be a bit less aggressive while still leaving some overhead for overclocking. You can also see that the cards still scale, so we are not dealing with the phantom scaling issue that was present on Pascal cards, where you could push 2200mhz but lose performance in the process.
     
    This is probably the only claim I can't test. We never could get our hands on any of the FE cards except for the 3070, and that was long after this issue was resolved.
     
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    Blademaster91 reacted to leadeater in UPDATE: NVIDIA backtracks - Hardware Unboxed blacklisted from receiving GeForce FE review samples over “focus on rasterization over ray-tracing”   
    No we really don't, there's a thing called patience, few seem to have it. And Nvidia created the problem also, they used to provide samples and allow reviews before sales so yea, not a great foundation for Nvidia to be standing on or anyone else if going down the day 1 review necessity. Nvidia is perfectly capable of solving these issues by going back to giving samples before sales and allowing reviews to be published before then, that gives everyone time but can you guess why Nvidia would not want this? Probably think you can.
     
    Like I mentioned before, a game was covered in the day 1 review for Ray Tracing, it had pretty well the average difference between it an RTX 20 generation and if there was anything of major noteworthiness it would have been mentioned.
     
    We can and should apply some hindsight to this, because we know what the difference is between RTX 30 series and RTX 20 series for Ray Tracing now and it is not a major improvement. It's a significant architectural improvement however RT cores were removed so performance gain was counteracted by that.
     
    There's this long standing assumption, or at least appears to be the case, that the people arguing against Hardware Unboxed or such similarly aligned point of view that Ray Tracing testing was not conducted. Just because little was covered in the day 1 video doesn't mean a decent amount of testing hadn't actually been carried out but it just wasn't ready yet or was felt to be better done in a follow-up video.
     
    We have a wealth or reviewers to choose from, nobody was information deprived because Hardware Unboxed did not have more coverage of Ray Tracing in their first video. If the generational performance gain for actual products isn't that good that's completely on Nvidia, if they want more coverage of it make it better or you know, accept it's just not that good still.
     
    TL;DR Nvidia: Put up or shut up. You failed to deliver noteworthy Ray Tracing performance increase so you got all the coverage it deserved, a passing mention it's a bit better.
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    Blademaster91 reacted to jagdtigger in Intel Core i9-11900(k) + i7-11700(k/kf) 8c16t Rocket Lake Desktop CPU Benchmarks and Pricing Leaked: (Update #8)   
    Knowing intel its a monolithic design with pretty horrific yields so highly doubt it.
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    Blademaster91 got a reaction from thechinchinsong in Intel Core i9-11900(k) + i7-11700(k/kf) 8c16t Rocket Lake Desktop CPU Benchmarks and Pricing Leaked: (Update #8)   
    An i9 at i7 pricing? Well it is more of an i7 with 8 cores instead of 10 with the 10th gen i9.
    But I doubt it, unless Intel is really desperate to get the gaming lead back.
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    Blademaster91 got a reaction from jagdtigger in Intel Core i9-11900(k) + i7-11700(k/kf) 8c16t Rocket Lake Desktop CPU Benchmarks and Pricing Leaked: (Update #8)   
    An i9 at i7 pricing? Well it is more of an i7 with 8 cores instead of 10 with the 10th gen i9.
    But I doubt it, unless Intel is really desperate to get the gaming lead back.
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    Blademaster91 reacted to Brooksie359 in China Pressures ASUS to remove ROG and Hololive Collab Broadcast   
    Well its a good thing that person got fired. I wouldn't want someone threatening to stab people at my company either. Can't really blame Asus for canceling this one if that is really the case. 
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    Blademaster91 got a reaction from Brooksie359 in China Pressures ASUS to remove ROG and Hololive Collab Broadcast   
    Wow thats messed up, disappointing Asus cancelled the collab, but totally understandable if there was someone threatening to stab people. I agree its good they fired that person.
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    Blademaster91 got a reaction from thechinchinsong in China Pressures ASUS to remove ROG and Hololive Collab Broadcast   
    Wow thats messed up, disappointing Asus cancelled the collab, but totally understandable if there was someone threatening to stab people. I agree its good they fired that person.
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    Blademaster91 reacted to SteveGrabowski0 in Cyberpunk 2077 Removed from the PlayStation Store (and Microsoft's Also Offering Refunds for It, Too!)   
    It really does. It can take 5-10 seconds to load in textures sometimes on PS4 / XB1 base consoles, so you get stuck looking at the LOD textures that you're only supposed to see if you're looking at the texture from a long way away.
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    Blademaster91 got a reaction from Mark Kaine in Cyberpunk 2077 Removed from the PlayStation Store (and Microsoft's Also Offering Refunds for It, Too!)   
    Wow, the game really looks like that on PS4?
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    Blademaster91 reacted to D13H4RD in China Pressures ASUS to remove ROG and Hololive Collab Broadcast   
    Imagine getting mad at a VTuber just for mentioning what's shown on YT's analytics.
     
    Some people have brains so shallow and tiny, their mouths are literally larger.
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