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About 05032-Mendicant-Bias

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  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z370 HD3
  • RAM
    2x8GB DDR4-3000 Corsair
  • GPU
    Asus TUF 3080 10GB
  • Case
    Itek Replay2.0 Modified for airflow
  • Storage
    32GB M.2 Optane + 2X120GB Kingston A400 + 2X1TB WD10EZEX 7200 RPM +1X USB3.0 External 6TB 5400RPM
  • PSU
    Corsair RM650x Gold modular
  • Display(s)
    LG 27GL850 IPS 1440p 144Hz + Philips 273V5LHAB TN 1080p 60Hz + Acer ka220hq TN 1080p 60Hz
  • Cooling
    Noctua NH-U9B SE2 CPU Cooler + Noctua 2X120mm 2X140mm system fans
  • Operating System
    WIN10 PRO
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  1. It is normal. I remember older launches with stocks lasting hours. from 2016 to 2018 it was even worse than today. For years miners were buying GPUs in bulk to put them in warehouses and farm bitcoins. When GPU hit the shelves, they were two to three times MSRP. In 2018 I was finally able to buy a new GTX1070 in my region and it still costed twice MSRP despite being a two years old card. My AMD cards all died in the meantime and I couldn't wait any longer to upgrade from my poor GTS450. Personally I got lucky this time and was able to buy an Asus 3080 TUF at launch for MSRP. I e
  2. For 1080p I would wait for the lower tier AMD/Nvidia cards 3060/3060Ti if you want to dabble in RTX or AMD 6600 if it ever appears. With sotcks the way they are, you are going to have to wait anyway or pay two to three times MSRP, at which point the €/fps goes out the window
  3. GPUs have an insane initial demand that levels off. More people buy 700€ phones than they buy 700€ GPUs. Companies can't really satisfy the initial capacity and avoid an oversupply later down the line.
  4. No. The AMD X86-64 ISA and all its weird extensions are here to stay, for likely decades to come. There are industries still running Z80 processors today, and that thing and its 8500 transistors came out in 1976 (yes, 8.5K, not 8.5M or 8.5G). It's still being manufactured, with the only change being a cheap cmos process because the foundries that made the original BJT process are long gone with its engineers likely retired. Still, I expect the RISC-V and ARM ISAs to gain market share over X86 in the coming years.
  5. IMO the Apple M1 looks like a good processor for light ultrabooks. I expect it to be much more efficient than everything on the market when executing blessed applications that make use of its accelerators and much slower at non optimized applications than everything else. The downsides are not too bad for phones and ultrabooks. I wouldn't want a bigger version of this processor for my desktop as it railroad the user in executing only blessed applications, and IMO a desktop should be general purpose, being able to execute everything competently a Jack of All Trades if you will.
  6. Now, this is at least a believable score, and still very impressive considering TDP. Half performance of a 3600x at a fraction of the power. Power efficiency comes from the better process and the weaker simpler core architecture.
  7. The reason Apple remove ports and sells dongles is to get more money, because profit of laptop+dongle > profit of laptop + ports Interestingly, Apple uses a special port for their phones, so dongles for phones are not compatible with laptops without even more dongle adapters. Even Dell and other windows laptop manufacturers are following the trend shipping laptop with fewer ports. Personally I would never buy a laptop without an ethernet and an SD card reader, HDMI and a full complement of USB ports and a dedicated charging port. I might compromise on the audio jack since b
  8. Long life ultrabook is the perfect use case for an ARM core. Those devices need to do little more than browse the internet and execute office applications. With dedicated accelerators for encoding and decoding video they can also do some light editing on the go, and may run natively some smartphone and tablet games as time wasters. Given the small screens, you can't do those jobs very efficiently, but the point of an ultrabook is to be able to do stuffs on the field or during commute, when you don't have access to a workstation so I think Apple released very good products here!
  9. For FPS I think it's mostly habit. I thought 60fps was smooth until I started playing 144fps. Most games have a default 60FPS cap and I don't need the option menu to notice it, I launch it and think "what? this isn't smooth... option menu and -> ohhhh, 60FPS cap. Unlock. 140fps, Better!" 24fps is about the limit for smooth motion. "cinematic" 30fps is the bare minimum. The games feel better and better the faster it goes. I wonder if I could notice a difference above 120fps, probably not. For ping it depends on the pace of the action. On fast paced MOBA above 100ms my charac
  10. There is exactly ZERO chance of this happening, even if D&D from Game of Thrones become CEOs of Intel and they forgets how to make transistors Intel is like ten times bigger than AMD Intel do a lot more than just CPU AMD was a lot worse than Intel is now with their Bulldozer and survived that A duopoly for CPU is already getting eyebrows for anti-trust AMD is beating Intel in performance and price/performance, but Intel CPU have not become pieces of amorphous silicon overnight.
  11. Well done AMD! Now for the same price I got my i7 8700 I could get an AMD 5700 and get two extra cores and a double digit performance improvements :3 Total Wars: Warhammer 2 would benefit from the extra CPU power, but other games I play not so much. For AI training It's CUDA all the way, so CPU matters only for compile time and I can wait the extra 20%/30% time. My CPU can still bring out most of the power of my Asus 3080 TUF, so I'm in no rush to update. I am really looking forward to Intel 12th/13th gen and Ryzen 7000/8000 with DDR5 support in maybe two years time. Wh
  12. That's disappointing. I'm one of the lucky guys that got a 3080 at MSRP and with lockdown in sight the stars were aligned to have Cyberpunk 2077 release as a sort of apology from the year 2020. That said it must have taken a lot of courage for the guys at CDPR to eat their words and delay again, knowing the backlash that would follow. Pretty much every other AAA studio would have crunched 16h a day AND released the game unfinished to meet financial deadlines. The one thing CDPR need to get better at is not make promises they can't keep. I'll quietly wait for CDPR to hit
  13. If a backdoor is baked inside an encrypted system, than you might as well consider it not encrypted. Because it isn't. As soon as the backdoor is discovered, everyone everywhere can bypass said encryption. Only the extremes make sense as an argument: Forbid encryption: Allow everyone to see everything Encryption with open source implementation: Allow secure communication between private parties The problem with a ban on encryption is that it doesn't require huge capitals and facilities like a centrifuge for uranium enrichment. Criminals can simply use custom programs o
  14. If faced the same dilemma with my Asus 3080 TUF (non OC). After some research, the total power draw was estimated at 550W, so I decided to roll the die and keep my RM650 gold PSU. After all I bought an overspecced unit to be fine with upgrades, so I went along with it. I do not overclock, nor I plan to. Had it been a lower quality or lower wattage PSU, I would have swapped it. The risk with an underspecced PSU is instability because of noise on the power rails. You can mitigate by underclocking, but I wouldn't want to get to that point. Also consider that the PSU will s
  15. I'm using a 650W PSU and all is good for now. I'm not overclocking neither GPU nor CPU.