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HenrySalayne

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    HenrySalayne got a reaction from Neoquazar824 in AMD prevents motherboard manufacturers from releasing beta BIOS for Ryzen 5000 on X370   
    No, it's not. The opposite is true. Every CPU without a mainboard is worthless on the used market. Failure rates of mainboards are way higher than failure rates of CPUs. Just upgrading the CPU while keeping the mainboard will shift the balance even more towards a unhealthy supply of CPUs on the used market. These fully functional CPUs have to be thrown away.
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    HenrySalayne got a reaction from Demonking in AMD prevents motherboard manufacturers from releasing beta BIOS for Ryzen 5000 on X370   
    May I remind you there is still this contradiction:
    theory: greedy AMD is screwing 300 series owners <--> fact: the profit margin on chipsets is close to nothing
     
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    HenrySalayne reacted to MageTank in AMD prevents motherboard manufacturers from releasing beta BIOS for Ryzen 5000 on X370   
    90% isn't as gross of an overestimate as one might think when it comes to AMD's BIOS structure. AGESA in and of itself stands for "AMD's Generic Encapsulated System Architecture" and it's the foundation for which all modern AMD BIOS's are built. It's for this reason that you have common structures across all vendors (CBS, PBS, etc). Board partners can define additional parameters such as which voltage rails to provide access to (VDDP for instance isn't available on all boards, but manufacturers can allow access to it as it's not a requirement to provide access to this rail in the base AGESA firmware). They can also add custom features such as ASUS's XMP Modes (1 being their "optimized" mode which sets additional secondary timings & tRFC values and 2 being legitimate default XMP/DOCP). MSI has a board explorer feature which includes a 3D topology of the board that users can use to locate various features & headers on their board, and I am sure other vendors add their own flavoring to the base AGESA revision to customize it to their liking.
     
    Even the overclocking structure is dictated by AMD's AGESA hierarchy (as alluded to with my mention of CBS/PBS options) due to their strict control over PBO and the defined EDP/socket current limitations.
     
    Now as for what dictates the sheer size of the BIOS, I'd wager a lot of that depends on the supported hardware the BIOS is targeting. For instance, you'll have EFI OPROM's for disk controllers (RAIDXpert2), EFI AMD GOP drivers (hopefully signed, but knowing AMD, probably not, lol), OPROM VBIOS's for each individual generation of APU's (Cezanne, Renoir, Picasso, Raven 1 and 2), EFI/OPROM UNDI drivers for network controller and the massive list of CPUID microcodes for every single processor you wish to support within the firmware and corresponding data to tell the firmware/board what to do with those processors (boost behavior/limits, feature-level support, etc).
     
    I don't really have a source other than myself, I've tinkered around with the MSI B550 Unify X BIOS quite a bit in an attempt to achieve the lowest memory latency possible, so feel free to disregard my contribution to this discussion.
     
    As for my thoughts on AMD not supporting Ryzen 5000 on 300 series boards, I support this move entirely. It took them far too long to get the 500 series boards stable with the 5000 series CPU's and even then people still complain about every other AGESA firmware update breaking something that was previously working (PBO frequency override, CBS NBIO Common Context Menu, etc). I still won't even use 1.2.0.1 on my B550 because the USB fix breaks my voltage menu, lol. If I make an adjustment in the base advanced OCing menu, it will not apply. I have to enter the AMD PBS Overclocking menu and match the settings identically in order for the settings to properly apply. Talk about tedious...
     
    People expect too much out of companies when it comes to backwards compatibility. Nobody seems to have learned their lesson the last time they let AMD do this with AM2/AM3 and the dual-IMC DDR2/DDR3 boards that stifled processor improvement for years. Then we end up with AMD's genius redesign involving Bulldozer and everyone mocks AMD for not being able to catch up after they forced them to shoot themselves in the foot to cater to people that refuse to upgrade a platform every few years when they want to. This is partly AMD's fault for their false altruism trying to convince gamers they are on their side and that they care more about them than their bottom line, but still... We have to draw a line somewhere and stop the rest of you from holding back product innovation simply because you want the newest processors to be supported on 4 year old boards.
     
    Those of you that think this decision should be entirely in the hands of board vendors need to understand how consumers think. When ASUS or MSI releases a BIOS update to support Zen 3 on X370 and something goes awry, do you think the majority of consumers are going to blame the board vendors? Or are they going to blame AMD? God forbid something goes wrong across multiple vendors, then AMD becomes the common denominator despite advising against support in the first place. They have an image to protect and if they want to dictate the environment in which their product is supported to their contracted board partners in order to ensure stability and overall great consumer experience, I am fine with that.
     
     
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    HenrySalayne reacted to Blademaster91 in AMD prevents motherboard manufacturers from releasing beta BIOS for Ryzen 5000 on X370   
    Gamers Nexus went over this during the uproar over the B450 beta bios, 16MB bios chips are much more common than 32MB chips.
    Enough to get threads in tech news? My point is everyone is quick to give Intel a pass and just use the stability excuse, with AMD everyone seems to be "just gimme a bios anyway who cares if it breaks the board".
    And socket compatibility, Intel didn't let 6th and 7th gen owners have a beta bios to upgrade to 8th gen, even though the CPU would have fit in the socket.
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    HenrySalayne got a reaction from gabrielcarvfer in Drones, Teslas, exploits and Oh My!   
    We reached a point to think about a mandatory "emergency stop" button. A hardware switch on the dash-board disconnecting everything but the brakes. 😅
     

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    HenrySalayne got a reaction from soldier_ph in Spotify 1 : Apple 0 - Apple probably abuses dominant position   
    Summary
     The European Commission has informed Apple of its preliminary view that it distorted competition in the music streaming market as it abused its dominant position for the distribution of music streaming apps through its App Store.
     
    Quotes
    My thoughts
    This decision might get expensive for Apple. Furthermore the same points apply to the "Epic vs. Apple" fight. We will probably see some major changes to the app store rules for developers.
     
    Sources
    https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_21_2061
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    HenrySalayne got a reaction from LAwLz in Spotify 1 : Apple 0 - Apple probably abuses dominant position   
    It's not a lawsuit, it's an antitrust investigation. Nobody is suing Apple.
     
    Rethink this argument. Are there only insecure payment methods or why would Apple block any payment method?
     
     
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    HenrySalayne got a reaction from Tensimeter in Spotify 1 : Apple 0 - Apple probably abuses dominant position   
    It's not a lawsuit, it's an antitrust investigation. Nobody is suing Apple.
     
    Rethink this argument. Are there only insecure payment methods or why would Apple block any payment method?
     
     
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    HenrySalayne got a reaction from leadeater in Surface Laptop (Intel and AMD) vs M1 MacBook Air. Oh my...   
    Have they? Or is it just a choice they made? The evidence points to the latter, but maybe some batteries don't follow the rule and are just weird. I'm not a battery expert.
    Yes, they are, but that's a completely different topic. The maximum current you can push into a cell and the maximum current you can pull out of it are somewhat related. There has to be an actual physical flow of charged particles.
     
    Just a quick recap why I drew that graph:
    But they do. As I clearly marked on my drawing.
     
    As this discussion is moving nowhere and I haven't found a notebook battery datasheet supporting or disproving my claims (and you probably haven't found anything either), I would propose to call it a day until someone finds some concrete evidence. I still think batteries are rarely a bottleneck and any throttling in "battery mode" has completely different reasons. Mobile devices tend to have a lot more constraints especially in regards to cooling and battery life. Maybe throttling is also in place to prevent some private parts getting burnt. Who knows.
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    HenrySalayne got a reaction from thechinchinsong in Spotify 1 : Apple 0 - Apple probably abuses dominant position   
    It's not a lawsuit, it's an antitrust investigation. Nobody is suing Apple.
     
    Rethink this argument. Are there only insecure payment methods or why would Apple block any payment method?
     
     
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    HenrySalayne got a reaction from gabrielcarvfer in Spotify 1 : Apple 0 - Apple probably abuses dominant position   
    It's not a lawsuit, it's an antitrust investigation. Nobody is suing Apple.
     
    Rethink this argument. Are there only insecure payment methods or why would Apple block any payment method?
     
     
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    HenrySalayne got a reaction from PeachGr in Spotify 1 : Apple 0 - Apple probably abuses dominant position   
    Summary
     The European Commission has informed Apple of its preliminary view that it distorted competition in the music streaming market as it abused its dominant position for the distribution of music streaming apps through its App Store.
     
    Quotes
    My thoughts
    This decision might get expensive for Apple. Furthermore the same points apply to the "Epic vs. Apple" fight. We will probably see some major changes to the app store rules for developers.
     
    Sources
    https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_21_2061
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    HenrySalayne got a reaction from thechinchinsong in Spotify 1 : Apple 0 - Apple probably abuses dominant position   
    Summary
     The European Commission has informed Apple of its preliminary view that it distorted competition in the music streaming market as it abused its dominant position for the distribution of music streaming apps through its App Store.
     
    Quotes
    My thoughts
    This decision might get expensive for Apple. Furthermore the same points apply to the "Epic vs. Apple" fight. We will probably see some major changes to the app store rules for developers.
     
    Sources
    https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_21_2061
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    HenrySalayne got a reaction from JLO64 in Spotify 1 : Apple 0 - Apple probably abuses dominant position   
    Summary
     The European Commission has informed Apple of its preliminary view that it distorted competition in the music streaming market as it abused its dominant position for the distribution of music streaming apps through its App Store.
     
    Quotes
    My thoughts
    This decision might get expensive for Apple. Furthermore the same points apply to the "Epic vs. Apple" fight. We will probably see some major changes to the app store rules for developers.
     
    Sources
    https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_21_2061
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    HenrySalayne got a reaction from gabrielcarvfer in Spotify 1 : Apple 0 - Apple probably abuses dominant position   
    Summary
     The European Commission has informed Apple of its preliminary view that it distorted competition in the music streaming market as it abused its dominant position for the distribution of music streaming apps through its App Store.
     
    Quotes
    My thoughts
    This decision might get expensive for Apple. Furthermore the same points apply to the "Epic vs. Apple" fight. We will probably see some major changes to the app store rules for developers.
     
    Sources
    https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_21_2061
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    HenrySalayne got a reaction from lewdicrous in Spotify 1 : Apple 0 - Apple probably abuses dominant position   
    Summary
     The European Commission has informed Apple of its preliminary view that it distorted competition in the music streaming market as it abused its dominant position for the distribution of music streaming apps through its App Store.
     
    Quotes
    My thoughts
    This decision might get expensive for Apple. Furthermore the same points apply to the "Epic vs. Apple" fight. We will probably see some major changes to the app store rules for developers.
     
    Sources
    https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_21_2061
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    HenrySalayne got a reaction from jagdtigger in Spotify 1 : Apple 0 - Apple probably abuses dominant position   
    Summary
     The European Commission has informed Apple of its preliminary view that it distorted competition in the music streaming market as it abused its dominant position for the distribution of music streaming apps through its App Store.
     
    Quotes
    My thoughts
    This decision might get expensive for Apple. Furthermore the same points apply to the "Epic vs. Apple" fight. We will probably see some major changes to the app store rules for developers.
     
    Sources
    https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_21_2061
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    HenrySalayne reacted to Arika S in Spotify 1 : Apple 0 - Apple probably abuses dominant position   
    Finally, some actual progress
     
    I look forward to this thread turning into the same thing with the same arguments as the last 15billion of the same type.
     

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    HenrySalayne got a reaction from linuxChips2600 in Hot News? More Like... HWInfo64 Now Shows Hot VRAM for RTX 3080/3090!   
    How long does it have to reach this speed? Forever? 1 s? 1/10 s? How long does your CPU hits its maximum boost clock while doing AVX workloads? Exactly.
     
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    HenrySalayne got a reaction from Kev in Radiation from computers and Monitors   
    Actually, CRTs emit low levels of x-rays (which is ionizing radiation). Electrons hitting the screen have a possibility to emit high energy photons, a phenomenon called Bremsstrahlung. But it's basically negligible.
     
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25706133/
     
     
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    HenrySalayne got a reaction from Mark Kaine in Apple's fined $2 Millions USD by Brazilian Bureau of Consumer Protection.   
    It's the equivalent of a $3.50 fine for someone with a net income of $100k. Imagine how much Apple will care.
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    HenrySalayne got a reaction from pas008 in DAC+AMP suggestion for ATH-M50x   
    The ATH-M50x is easy to drive and doesn't need anything special. A Behringer UMC202HD would be a decent choice.
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    HenrySalayne got a reaction from Arika S in How do i stream android devices audio to pc without bluetooth?   
    These cables are incredibly cheap. I'm a little puzzled why someone would have the money to buy another monitor, but not two bucks for a cable. It honestly doesn't make any sense.
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    HenrySalayne got a reaction from Arika S in How do i stream android devices audio to pc without bluetooth?   
    You can plug it into one of your 3.5 mm line inputs and check "listen to device".
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/126383-listen-microphone-through-playback-device-windows.html
     
    There will be some latency involved, but this shouldn't really matter if you're playing a game simultaneously.
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