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Everything posted by Bombastinator

  1. No game on the market has any trouble running on 4/8 either. It’s all totally speculative. 3/6 would probably work well too as games out now were written to run on jaguar2 and it was what is now quite slow 6/6. 6/12 could very possibly be fine. It’s got a much better shot I think than 4/8. It might wind up having some of the same issues as fast 4/4 does now though. A 9100f is technically a much faster chip than an OCed 3770k, but there is some newer stuff that will still run on an OCed 3770k that a 9100f has trouble with. I want to see personally how badly my current box will ru
  2. I provisionally agree. Supply and demand is in fact a thing. And demand is up while supply is down. It’s a pretty effective 1 2 punch. I’m not so sure about the value thing. A lot of it has to do with where you’re at pricing level wise. Is anything 4/8 going to be capable of gaming at all? No one knows afaik. This makes even 6/12 chips a possibly iffy prospect at higher price points. The only stuff that is more or less guaranteed to work is 8/16 or more. And the only things that do that on the intel 11 series list are the i9s. Is a $600 8/16 11900 going to be more game capable than a $36
  3. We shall see. It’s gpu update season for manufacturers, and they do it from the top down. It also happened at exactly the same time as a console refresh which is an even bigger jump which happens a lot less often. Then there was the first actual CPU shift in a very very long time. They all happened at the same time which was during a world first pandemic. There has literally never been anything of this magnitude before. The closest thing was in 1919?! That’s over a hundred years ago. Computers didn’t even really exist as home appliances before the 80’s. Everything happened all at once.
  4. This sounds like a not awful hard problem to run down, but there’s no way to do so with the given info. The “what I’ve tried” list doesn’t seem to have a lot in common with the claim that you’ve tried all sorts of trouble shooting. Both of those things you’ve tried won’t do anything much if there is a below windows level issue. You were also very unspecific about what was looked at in those things you did try. A few Things I can think of off hand regarding those below windows level things you may want to look at: drivers. Are you using current drivers? The 3089 and the 50
  5. The number I’m seeing given the data sheet that had VAT included was closer to or above €700 not €600. The VAT excluded numbers are a good deal lower. Below €500 fairly often. I don’t know what percentage VAT is. The implication is VAT is near or over 20% which seems high to me. The take home seems to me to be that the chip is going to be extremely expensive retail compared to other 8core chips by either manufacturer, which used to retail well below $500. Assuming a 10% tax, a $500 item would be effectively $550. For it to be $700 the tax would be 30%. That’s a lot of sales tax. Somethin
  6. @RTX 3090 why do people still do this? The whole “please tag me thing” seems to me to be a reactive leftover to an earlier iteration of the web site where it actually made sense to do. A behavior as a reaction to a problem long ago fixed that now causes more annoyance than value, though it may not have done so in the past. I could well be wrong about this. I don’t know why it was done. Before my time. As far as I can tell it has to do with a thing that was repaired before I began reading the site.
  7. Ah. the famous “words in the mouth” attempt. I did not say that the court of public opinion carries more weight than evidence. Goes to definition of terms. What is “fake news”? Fake news as I have been given to understand implies a deliberate attempt at disinformation. An actual attempt at false evidence. Something that did not actually happen but is said that it did. Very commonly misattributed photography is used. A photograph or other artistic media that is implied to be a description of a given event but provably isn’t. It’s not just something that is untrue, but is untrue in a part
  8. “ Fake news” is a more serious accusation than inadequate evidence. What is described sounds ver believable to me. The consumer enthusiast gpu AND CPU markets are both dualopolies, and in each case the competitor is AMD. For intel and Nvidia to collude on something to the disadvantage of AMD makes a certain amount of sense. It’s not unreasonable. Whether it’s LEGAL is an entirely different matter. There are SERIOUS structures put on dualopoly systems over and above if there were multiple competitors in a given marketplace. Whether it even happened also seems to be up in the air.
  9. One possible problem I can see is that while a 1600af is a lot like a 2600 it’s not quite the same, and neither a 1600 or a 2600 can support 3600mhz memory. The motherboard board may be having trouble with it too. Good chance the fast memory defaulted to base speed (2166?) but it could be just hanging everything too. I dunno. Something to maybe look at if other troubleshooting doesn’t pan out.
  10. They may have been experiencing a marketing halo which may not have been actually deserved. I suspect there is a certain amount of information lag. As example, ATM there seems to be a general popular opinion that “AMD CPUs are just better” creating obnoxious retail price adjustments which drive AMD cpu prices well above reasonable price for value. Ryzen CPUs were never “just better” than intel CPUs. What they are (were) was better priced relative to performance. A 3300 is a great cpu at $120, which is what they were initially offered at, but it’s a crap CPU at $200. Which is what they are
  11. I remember reading here that in practice limiting Pcie lane throughout has little effect on real world gpu performance if things are at least reasonably close. It does hamper efficiency, but the effective loss when things aren’t way off is measured in single digit percentage points. Has to do with the gpu doing most of its work internally. Or something. I suspect I totally fail to understand this one. So not enough to actually hamper actual functionality really. It strikes me as counterintuitive, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t the case. This means that in this case the loss would be only
  12. Haven’t seen the GT moniker in a long time. 9800gt was the last I remember, and that was a while ago. Apparently someone thinks there’s a market for something less potent than a 1030. Won’t have anything on a Xe iGPU except it could have a lot more video out ports. I can see that being useful in specific situations.
  13. LOL. Don’t even want to talk about what replacement parts for my old buckling spring IBM keyboard cost now. The things basically don’t break though.
  14. I didn’t know about the ipc jump. That is interesting. I blamed it on the dual core ness. I do know a 2.4ghz core2duo could mop the floor with a 5 ghz single core celeron though. The word was it was the extra core that made all the difference. If it was ipc not dual core that made the difference though that has modern implications.
  15. I don’t know. I don’t know if it would be docker if it did. I don’t even know what docker is either. A docker used to be half a pair of pants from JC penny. Pretty sure that’s not what you mean. If docker is some sort of windows app, it would mean windows10 was running and if windows10 can do it it might have happened. Likelyhood isn’t high. More likely that a spontaneous cosmic ray or whatever. If the machine really can write to it’s flash BIOS then it’s probably a hardware problem, at which point the motherboard got checked for problems anyway because of the flash thing.
  16. Just had a weird weird thing happen with my phone.  It wouldn’t connect to the net either through wifi or cmt (if this thing even still uses cmt and not something newer.  I haven’t kept up) so I restarted it and everything was fine, but the phone dropped a significant number of actions. It restarted at what I’m pretty sure was an earlier point than when I was using it. Might be normal behavior.  There was a weird glitch that messed stuff up, so it tossed the data that wasn’t probably clean. An oddity, or at least something that felt like one.  Computers aren’t smart though.  God chance it was doing what it was supposed to.

  17. This is a lot more likely to be software than hardware. One can change all sorts of hardcore basic settings that don’t take effect till restart. I don’t know it the OS can write changes to the BIOS or not. If a system won’t post it means there is either a problem in the bios, or in some hardware that bios uses. Remember an OS is just a program a computer runs. Windows compatible machines can have any sort of bios, but it must be able to run windows. If the OS can affect the bios, it could corrupt it without showing an instant problem. Such a thing would require reflashing the bios to so
  18. The other part of this is it’s as I understand it (and I may not) 16gb shared. The OS will use x amount, and the game will use y amount, and the two together need to equal 16gb. The xbo and ps5 both use OSes that take less than 8gb, they’re both leaner than win10, and win10 can run itself and at least one other app generally on 8gb. The machine will never have the full 16gb available, because there has to be at least some OS going, likewise it will very possibly have more than 8gb available for a game. This may be why they have the whole game switching thing. The total memory could be big
  19. careful now. The problem with beautiful lies is people like to believe them so much that even a bad lie will work because people would rather be fooled by it than face the cold winds of reality. Even the silliest most badly done magic tricks can work if someone wants badly enough to believe they are true.
  20. Time to play “can you guess which thing is not like the others” with this. Most of it I agree with. There are a few points I think are less demosteratble. One is not so much that the 16gb on the AMD cards is overkill, so much as it produces a card with a longer working life. Historically this has been the case. The 580 is also a card with “too much memory”. The thing about the 580 though is not all applications have heavy hits on the same parts of the card. The 580 was a slower card than the 980. It can run things the 980 can’t though. They’re still selling 580s. The 980 is long dead.
  21. This is true in many many areas of computer tech. Moore’s law effectively documented the progression of the wave front of a technology explosion. Even if it no longer accurately does that, I don’t think the fuel has been used up yet. Progression may not be as fast as it once was, but that doesn’t mean it’s slow.
  22. score seems between a 5800x and a 2920x which is below a 10900k, with a 3900x being faster yet. Going off just this data, It’s got to be priced below a 3900x. If they ran it at the same price as a 5800x it would be a better buy and AMD would have to lower prices to compete. It’s only cinebench though. Good test for multithreading capacity. Useless for much else. Kinda want to see that chart with double or perhaps even more bars with a single thread score or two on it as well. Would make for a more useful comparison. another thought would be an active graph app, becaus
  23. That a cpu is running above 6 ghz total afaik wasn’t actually possible at room temperature. The maximum theoretical number is(or was) I understand something between 5 and 6 ghz but closer to 5 than 6. The two I can think of off hand are it is an old no longer accurate number based on manufacturing systems that are no longer used, or it could be marketing BS figuring out new ways to record measurements. Something else too perhaps. Any which way though, one of the numbers is bad.