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  1. DLSS on quality is pretty good. This video may interest you - Gamer's Nexus checks the quality difference and benchmarks various settings (21:16 for 3080 benchmark, I don't think the 3080ti existed when this was shot). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUVhfD3jpFE
  2. The purpose of a thing is what it does. If it mines profitably then it is for mining.
  3. I have purchased a lot of second hand GPUs in the glut, mined or done other compute on it, then sold it in the recent boom. I always performed good maintenance, and actually fixed a card that arrived broken (misplaced memory thermal pads, nothing wear related). If you buy second hand there will always be people trying to offload their rubbish. Mining doesn't change that, as the video demonstrates. N.B People underestimate the honest market for rubbish, I sold a 1080 clearly marked as having a blown voltage regulation circuit, and got 25% of the purchase price for it.
  4. You mention elsewhere external rads. Can you expand on your vision for the loop?
  5. This is ballpark the speed I get at the same wattage. Remember you're running twice as many cores (as the 5600X), so for the same per core productivity you'd expect twice the power, so double the delta T across an identical heatsink. Also the boosted clockspeed will vary depending on the instructions being performed, so similar loads need to be used for comparison. Also what do you mean by 'slide'? With appropriate mounting pressure nothing touching the IHS should slide!
  6. To get the price low the 660p is a bit of a hack, using a small amount of fast write memory as cache for slow write memory. If you need sustained write performance or endurance the 660p can be slower and shorter lived than spinning platters. I use a 660p for my games, it's great for that. On the occasions I've accidentally used it for heavier loads, the performance penalty after writing several GB is obvious compared with 'real' SSDs. So long as you're not using it as a cache or moving big files often the 660p is fine.
  7. Yes. GN link is oldish but the point still stands.
  8. Cores and fast random memory access - Which in practice means cores and cache. https://techgage.com/news/linus-torvalds-adopts-amd-ryzen-threadripper-platform/
  9. Depends on your solver, and how big each core's zone is within the solver. But in general, more RAM channels is better, although there will be a 'ceiling' effect from RAM throughput - HWiNFO can display RAM throughput to get an idea of whether your bottleneck is RAM. If your models can run on many cores without issues at processing boundaries (I assume this is the case if you're downsizing from hundreds of cores), then EPYC seems the way to go, as you'll benefit from more cores more than the extra per core speed of TR. That said, if openFoam and your code supports AVX512 you're p
  10. Storage Space's "Simple (No resiliency)" is a form of striping much like RAID0. For my case, 4x 'enterprise' SATA SSDs in a stripe, I found a dynamic disk stripe without TRIM was still a lot faster than Storage Spaces. Although I must admit I only used the horrifically underpowered GUI to configure the array, so there's probably optimisations I wasn't benefiting from.
  11. Because of weight creep. I'm fairly sure every phone I've purchased has been heavier than the one before, with the exception of the Galaxy Nexus. Going back to the Galaxy Nexus occasionally I really appreciate the benefits of a non-chonk phone. I'd like to upgrade to a lighter phone if I could. But at least I'd like to avoid getting a heavier one. Good point, can't see why I didn't consider it. Still, like the LG, it isn't a direct upgrade on all metrics I value. I've assumed GSMarena's 'heartrate sensor' is equivalent. This is probably false.
  12. Yeh. I'm getting mighty miffed by the subscription change, and am already leaving a lot of Google services I used to spend money on. Google's closure of Play Music was a turning point for how I consume content. I still pay for what I consume, but own it and store it on devices I control. Sadly PINE is hot garbage at the moment (mostly software issues), and I understand that running WhatsApp on Linux/Windows is tricky, so I can't swap away from the phone ecosystem.
  13. Mate, it has a worse screen and is still heavier...
  14. My S7 is heavier than my S4 and doesn't have a swappable battery, the S4's poor SSD reliability mandated the change. The swappable battery was amazing. 0 to 100% with a reboot and lighter than carrying a power bank. I've used portable computers with hot swappable batteries for cable-free 100% uptime and they are a dream. I wish phones would catch up.
  15. Yeh, the ThinkQ series was the only contender when I tried to put a list together. But it still has no SpO2 sensor, weighs 213 g (40% more than my current phone). The DAC and SOC upgrades on it are appealing though. Not sure how much of a risk LG leaving the phone game represents either, which makes me hesitant. But if my phone died tomorrow I'd get that or a mini iPhone and accept life without 3.5mm. Me customer. Me exchange money for things me want. Me want 3.5mm jack and SpO2 monitor and good screen. Me willing to pay up to 1k for phone that me like. More modern C