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  1. No one talks about Surface Go 3? I have both Go and Go 2 and I am having a good time with it.
  2. Nope, there is no so-called "crackdown" in China. What happened in Sichuan (70% of Chinese mining farms are located there) is that after the so-called "shutdown", the miner stayed low for a few days and waited for the government guys to leave, and they turned on the switch and started mining again. There is never a "flood of mining GPU"s appear on second-hand market.
  3. Can we see a GPU with four 8-pins on this beast? Also, I don't think this is correct. A single 8-pin by spec can provide up to 150W, that is 450W for triple 8-pins, and the PCIe slot can provide 75W. Add it all together, it's 525W.
  4. Well, this is better than what WD did to SN550. At least Samsung increased performance in other ways. Large SLC cache is only possible when the drive has enough free space. If the drive is almost full, you might not experience that speed boost for much long. However, one main drawback of SLC cache is the write amplification, which means you are trading the endurance of the NAND flash for performance.
  5. To be fair, I am okay with any phone makers decide to exclude the charger if one of the following meets: Reduction in price The claimed charging speed can be achieved via a cheap third-party charger (e.g. PD 3.0) I really do not like laying several chargers around. I have Pixel and Pixel 3a and I only use one charger from the Pixel boxing. I never bothered to open Pixel 3a's charger since they are essentially the same and it very rare that both of my phones go out of juice.
  6. Well, not every Chinese makers do this. Huawei, for example, announced their new P50 line-ups and does not include a charger. To make matters worse, it only supports proprietary charge protocols, and you have to buy one from its store, or you are only charging at 18W via PD.
  7. Gamers Nexus makes 6 videos on NZXT H1's riser. I am wondering how many videos will he make on Gigabyte's crappy PSU. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XIKOSrQdQ0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjUscSRLwks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnDWxiFvUtE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79ZMI6MDgmw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9PlibqsBWg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SY4mBkB3CDw
  8. That's awesome. I am currently playing several games on RPCS3.
  9. With regard to GPU, I don't buy the so-called "GPU shortage" bullshit. If you take a look at NVIDIA's own report, they earned much more than last year. RTX 30 series has a lower price than its predecessor, and they still earn so much more, which means they produce much more GPUs. How come there is a "GPU-shortage" when the supply is much higher than last year? The only reason is the demand grows at a faster rate, but everyone knows this growth is not normal and will decline at some point. NVIDIA Announces Financial Results for First Quarter Fiscal 2022
  10. Did anybody remember this news? China orders crypto mining shut downs in more regions - Tech News - Linus Tech Tips And did anybody notice that the network hashrate of ethereum is growing recently? Fun fact, these mining farms that are supposed to shut down just went back online. Other smaller farms just transfer cards to other places in China, and since they are small, they can just stash the rigs in some warehouses. As a result, the price of GPU in second-hand market of China has risen once more. Bye bye MSRP cards.
  11. This news is bullshit. I will tell you what happened in China in the last few weeks. Most scalpers uses the "XianYu" (a popular second hand market in China similar to ebay) to sell scalped GPUs, which is often a little bit more expensive than their labelled price on retailers. Baidu tieba "Graphics Card" (you can think of it as Reddit r/graphicscard) users said they had enough of these filthy scalpers, they just put up posts of graphics cards with price the same as or below MSRP on XianYu, so that regular users who wish to buy a card on it would be overwhelmed by these MSRP prices, and difficu
  12. Well, I do not know if you can do this on amazon or newegg. However, in China, you do have an option to buy a CPU without a box. You can get around 20-30% off compared with a box one. (e.g. box i3-10100 cost ~1000 CNY while boxless cost ~600 CNY last year) A large amount of the supply of these boxless CPUs are just from smuggling.
  13. Summary TrendForce, a global provider of market intelligence on technology industries, says that Malaysia's Indefinite Extension of MCO 3.0 would make MLCC shortage worse. Quotes My thoughts MLCC is also a crucial component of graphics cards. So expect to see those cards disappear again. Sources https://www.trendforce.com/presscenter/news/20210701-10852.html
  14. I don't know if this is force Windows Hello on every Windows 11 laptops. If that is the case, many of the laptops have a front camera today do not support it.