Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

Chris Pratt

Member
  • Content Count

    3,998
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Reputation Activity

  1. Agree
    Chris Pratt got a reaction from Middcore in Reviewer Ethics   
    I'm not sure what more you wanted. He mentioned numerous times that the gear was provided, presumably gratis. If he had paid, even something, he would have said "bought". People just don't say "provided" when they still have to pay for something.
     
    Regardless, this is not a review. Even pitting one product against another isn't a review. That's just a comparison. It wasn't even really pitting two products against each other. He had an existing WiFi solution in his home that was provided by the builder/previous owner, and he was just comparing how much a difference adding all that new gear made. You can't even draw any conclusions from that, aside from whether it was worth Linus' time and effort to do something different in the first place, in his particular home. It wasn't the same AP arrangement, and the two ecosystems of products don't even compete on the same field. If that's what constitutes a review to you, then that is the problem right there.
     
    Finally, this gear isn't even something for consumers. At best, someone watching the video might also have or be involved in an influential position with a business that needs new WiFi gear, and this might help Ruckus do some business there. However, companies don't just run down and buy thousands of dollars worth of equipment because they saw it work well in some dude's house on a video. They take bids and consider numerous factors before making such a substantial capital investment.
  2. Agree
    Chris Pratt got a reaction from GDRRiley in Reviewer Ethics   
    There's a number of incorrect ideas here. The video that featured the Ruckus network equipment was absolutely not an ad or an infomercial. Did they give Linus equipment? Yes. Did they do so in the hopes that he would prominently feature their products in a video? Sure. However, they had no editorial control, and the content of the video was 100% Linus' own personal opinions and reactions.
     
    Linus mentioned directly in the video that he used Ruckus before (and bought it with his own money in that instance) and liked it. While it was not explicitly discussed in the video, it's safe to assume Linus chose Ruckus for his new home, and *then* contacted them to see if they would provide equipment for a video. In other words, the order of ops is important here. Linus didn't throw the equipment into his home because they gave him free stuff. He wanted it in his home, and sought out the free stuff. Honestly, why wouldn't you do that if you were in Linus' position?
     
    Everyone is being way too sensitive about this stuff here. The video was not a review of Ruckus equipment. It was a video that just so happened to feature Ruckus equipment. It's a subtle but key difference.
  3. Agree
    Chris Pratt got a reaction from GDRRiley in Reviewer Ethics   
    I'm going to be pedantic, but what you said at the end here is exactly the misunderstanding that causes this problem: there is no such thing as a "sponsored review". If it's a review, then it has to be treated very differently. If it's sponsored, it's not a review.
     
    Here's Linus explaining the difference (timestamped):
     
     
     
  4. Agree
    Chris Pratt got a reaction from GreatnessRD in Reviewer Ethics   
    I never understand this sentiment. Part of what actually makes Linus and the rest of LTT ethical is that they do clearly draw a line between reviews and product showcases/sponsorships. If it is a review, an actual review, then it's treated with the highest level of non-bias. When it's just showing off something cool or sponsored, or like the stuff Linus is adding to his home, etc., it's not a review. Linus has clearly laid out the differences multiple times over the course of various videos and WAN shows.
     
    The problem is that people take stuff out of context, or don't really understand or know what actually constitutes a review.
  5. Agree
    Chris Pratt got a reaction from tikker in Reviewer Ethics   
    I'm going to be pedantic, but what you said at the end here is exactly the misunderstanding that causes this problem: there is no such thing as a "sponsored review". If it's a review, then it has to be treated very differently. If it's sponsored, it's not a review.
     
    Here's Linus explaining the difference (timestamped):
     
     
     
  6. Agree
    Chris Pratt got a reaction from GDRRiley in Reviewer Ethics   
    I never understand this sentiment. Part of what actually makes Linus and the rest of LTT ethical is that they do clearly draw a line between reviews and product showcases/sponsorships. If it is a review, an actual review, then it's treated with the highest level of non-bias. When it's just showing off something cool or sponsored, or like the stuff Linus is adding to his home, etc., it's not a review. Linus has clearly laid out the differences multiple times over the course of various videos and WAN shows.
     
    The problem is that people take stuff out of context, or don't really understand or know what actually constitutes a review.
  7. Agree
    Chris Pratt got a reaction from Jtalk4456 in Reviewer Ethics   
    I never understand this sentiment. Part of what actually makes Linus and the rest of LTT ethical is that they do clearly draw a line between reviews and product showcases/sponsorships. If it is a review, an actual review, then it's treated with the highest level of non-bias. When it's just showing off something cool or sponsored, or like the stuff Linus is adding to his home, etc., it's not a review. Linus has clearly laid out the differences multiple times over the course of various videos and WAN shows.
     
    The problem is that people take stuff out of context, or don't really understand or know what actually constitutes a review.
  8. Informative
    Chris Pratt got a reaction from MultiGamerClub in Considering upgrade possibly to 5950X, can't decide between air or water.   
    The D15 is a 140mm cooler, which is specifically says it "rivals", but if you want to be a stickler about it, check the ratings Noctua applies to their coolers in the chart on this page:
     
    https://noctua.at/en/noctua-standardised-performance-rating
     
    It's most similar to a D15S, but it's nearly the same as a D15, exactly as I said.
  9. Like
    Chris Pratt got a reaction from Mngm in Air cooling suggestion for overclock   
    A 3100 isn't going to put out any significant heat, overclocked or not, so it doesn't really matter. Any good single tower cooler will do.
  10. Informative
    Chris Pratt got a reaction from WeedIsMySin in Is this normal behaviour for a Ryzen 7 5800X?   
    That's fine. Modern components are really hard to kill, honestly. CPUs have many, many safety checks and protocols. If temps are too high, they'll throttle. If temps are still too high after throttling, they'll shutdown to protect themselves. They also won't allow too much voltage. If it's too high, they'll just shutdown. You'd have to go into BIOS and manually disable these checks (if the mobo even lets you) and then do something silly like manually set a voltage of 1.5V+ in order to damage anything. Anything short of that and it's basically impossible to cause any damage.
     
    The same applies with virtually every other component in your system. GPUs, SSDs, etc. are all designed to throttle and then shutoff long before any actual damage occurs.
     
     
  11. Agree
    Chris Pratt got a reaction from SorryClaire in Help me sell my cheap PCs that are not selling   
    The GPU is the only component worth anything. The rest is garbage basically. However, a new RX 550 goes for about $250 on its own, in the crazy world we now live in. You'd do better just parting it out and selling the GPU separately.
  12. Agree
    Chris Pratt got a reaction from Biohazard777 in why do you pirate games?   
    I don't pirate simply because it's not worth my time. If there is some game that I can't get or am not willing to pay the price they're asking, it's probably not worth a crap anyways. There's enough good, quality, easily available and reasonably priced games out there to last you a lifetime. Why bother with something that intentionally puts roadblocks in front of you?
  13. Informative
    Chris Pratt got a reaction from rmgdnz in PSA: Fix (Sort of) HDR on Samsung Odyssey G7   
    If anything, black level is actually more important, because all the HDR standards apply a PQ curve to shift more data into the dark areas. If you can't properly display true black, you're losing a ton of detail.
  14. Informative
    Chris Pratt got a reaction from PlayerLoler in Pc performing way below average for components   
    It's not just that. There's all kinds of things that can affect the performance of the exact same component across different systems. UserBenchmark takes none of that into account. It's entirely arbitrary, unscientific, and generally meaningless.
     
    Test your performance with real benchmarks, like Cinebench for CPU, 3DMark for GPU, etc. Not only does that give you actual real data, it's more directly comparable score to score.
  15. Agree
    Chris Pratt got a reaction from kirashi in Should I buy a PS5 if I own a PC?   
    PS5 exclusives, mostly.
  16. Agree
    Chris Pratt got a reaction from Cool_Evlo in Pc performing way below average for components   
    It's not just that. There's all kinds of things that can affect the performance of the exact same component across different systems. UserBenchmark takes none of that into account. It's entirely arbitrary, unscientific, and generally meaningless.
     
    Test your performance with real benchmarks, like Cinebench for CPU, 3DMark for GPU, etc. Not only does that give you actual real data, it's more directly comparable score to score.
  17. Informative
    Chris Pratt got a reaction from BetteBalterZen in Is this a good deal?   
    Few things to keep in mind:
     
    1. The pixel density is very low. It's probably fine for gaming or just media consumption, but productivity is basically out. Text will be a blurry mess, and you'll be able to see every pixel.
     
    2. Curved non-ultrawides are generally a sign of a cheap display. It's possible it was an intentional design decision, but more likely than not, the VA panel is not good enough to have acceptable viewing angles without being curved. This is another good for gaming/media, terrible for productivity thing, as well. If you intend to do any work on this display, you need to keep looking.
     
    3. Verify shipping, if it's not from a local marketplace. Monitors are extremely costly to ship, so the seller may be giving you a "deal" only to charge you almost the same amount over again in shipping costs.
     
  18. Informative
    Chris Pratt got a reaction from adarw in will intel cpus be once and for all cheaper than amd?   
    Intel cut prices on their 10th and 11th gen, frankly, because they can't compete with Ryzen this generation. If the rumors of 12th gen performance pan out, and AMD doesn't have something big up their sleeve to leap frog Intel again, then Intel's prices will go up again. That's how the market works. You have to price to sell. What you're seeing now is basically Intel has a glut of chips it can't unload, and AMD can't make theirs fast enough to meet demand. The products are priced accordingly.
  19. Agree
    Chris Pratt got a reaction from YoungBlade in will intel cpus be once and for all cheaper than amd?   
    Intel cut prices on their 10th and 11th gen, frankly, because they can't compete with Ryzen this generation. If the rumors of 12th gen performance pan out, and AMD doesn't have something big up their sleeve to leap frog Intel again, then Intel's prices will go up again. That's how the market works. You have to price to sell. What you're seeing now is basically Intel has a glut of chips it can't unload, and AMD can't make theirs fast enough to meet demand. The products are priced accordingly.
  20. Like
    Chris Pratt got a reaction from spannvis in Overclocking Ryzen 7 5800X   
    @Skiiwee29is right. Undervolting Zen 3 is the way to go. This gives the CPU extra thermal and power headroom to let PBO do its thing. Do a per core undervolt, though. It's exceedingly rare to get a stable all core undervolt without leaving a lot of extra performance on the table. Doing it per core will be time consuming, but it will be totally worth it.
  21. Agree
    Chris Pratt reacted to Skiiwee29 in Overclocking Ryzen 7 5800X   
    There is really no overclocking headroom on ryzen chips and doing so almost always hurts single core performance. You would be best to enable PBO2 and set a curve optimizer undervolt and call it good. With my 5900x setup this way I get 4.6-4.625ghz all core and over 5ghz single core 
  22. Agree
    Chris Pratt got a reaction from Stahlmann in Samsung odyssey G5 vs G7, need help choosing   
    Personally, I'd avoid both. The G5 is frankly crap. There's many far better monitors available at the same price. Despite the similar name, it doesn't share anything with it's G7 and G9 brethren. The G7 is overall a really good monitor, but the 1000R curve is very severe and it's just really expensive for what it is. There's plenty of far cheaper options that are just as good.
  23. Agree
    Chris Pratt got a reaction from Gohardgrandpa in best wireless controller for PC   
    Series X controller. It just feels better than the One controller. In general, though, Xbox controllers are still the best PC controllers.
  24. Informative
    Chris Pratt got a reaction from StDragon in best wireless controller for PC   
    It's subtle, but definitely different. It's hard to explain unless you've held it in your hand, but it just feels better and doesn't seem to tire your hands as much.
  25. Agree
    Chris Pratt got a reaction from JManWasTaken in Is Apple out of ideas?   
    Linus has discussed this multiple times. LMG is focused on delivering quality, entertaining content, and largely, I think they deliver on that promise. However, Linus has said that these titles, which he actually doesn't even like himself, markedly improve the click rates. He's running a business, a content business at that, so he has to get eyeballs on the videos. If this is what it takes to do that, it's an acceptable evil, and ultimately means more and better content for everyone.
     
    I find the titles stupid, as well, most of the time, but I care about the content not the title.
×