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Wander Away

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    Music, Computer Hardware, Electronics
  • Occupation
    R&D Compiler Engineer


  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
  • Motherboard
    ASUS TUF X570-PLUS (WiFi)
  • RAM
    Corsair Vengeance 32GB
  • GPU
    Gigabyte RTX 2070 SUPER
  • Case
    Fractal Design Meshify S
  • PSU
    EVGA G+ 650W
  • Display(s)
    MSI 3440x1440 ultrawide + 2x generic 1080p monitors
  • Cooling
    Noctua D15
  • Sound
    Objective2 AMP+DAC
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

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  1. It's been a while since I've done my writeup on memory hierarchy back in... 2017? Wow time flies by fast. A lot has changed since then: I've gotten a Master's degree, gotten a job as a R&D compiler engineer, and I've learned a lot more about hardware and software in general. And I'm still bored so here I am. Alright, onwards to the topic at hand. Some of us have probably heard of, or seen marketing on some CPU's, regarding features like AVX (Advanced Vector eXtension), SSE (Streaming SIMD Extensions), MMX (Multi-Media eXtension) and such. These can all be categorized into what'
  2. Welcome to the fourms! If you're playing games, even if you are playing multiple at once (within reason :P), a 5600x should be more than enough to get you through. The 5800x, at its price point, isn't really a great value for pretty much anything... Personally I would either step up to the 5900x, or just go one lower to the 5600x, as its already a very capable part.
  3. While you do have a point, there are another customer base for these companies - the people who aren't interested in these things who got recommended by friends/family. I know plenty of people who wants a decent computer but don't want to put in the effort of building it themselves, no matter how much I tell them how easy it is. In which case I would just refer them to something like maingear/ibuypower. A lot of times I would pick them a build for their budget but everything else after that is up to them, and presumably that's where the support comes in.
  4. This doesn't sound right as if you can boot into windows then bios has to see the drives. One thing that you might want to check is if you can format those to a legacy MBR partition table, since GPT is suppposed to support the newer UEFI standard.
  5. I don't think it'll work, as I think the connection is doing more than just passing through the video signal. If you can find a usb c to hdmi/dp+usb3 splitter (if such a thing existss) that could potentially work? But again can't be sure. Last time I checked the nvidia drivers for newer cards contains a usb c driver as well.
  6. ↑ "Gaming" headsets are marked up quite a bit, I wouldn't go for them if I have a choice. While the integrated microphone can be convenient, its nothing a bit of tape/velcro can't fix
  7. In which case you should be totally fine. Unless you plan on playing multiple games each on different monitors. You can easily get a 2080 or even 2080 ti. I'm currently running 3 screens off my 2070 super including a 1440p ultrawide at 100hz and no hiccups anywhere. I realize that you have ~50% more pixels to drive but I don't think it would be too much of a problem.
  8. I have had this issue recently when upgrading to a new NVidia GPU. To see if you have the same issue as I do - use GPU-Z to see if OpenCL is enabled, as shown below: If it's not ticked, then you should be able to fix it by downloading the newest drivers from Nvidia and do a custom install - check clean install. This was how I got mine to work.
  9. Source: IEEE Spectrum TL;DR: LEDs made out of Gallium Nitride Nanowires (Not quite as exciting as CARBON NANOTUBE TRANSISTORS) could be made smaller, brighter, faster switching, and more efficient than what's commercially available. Could be used for VR and such. Drawback: Expensive (aka. not yet commercially viable)
  10. They're both quality choices imo, i5 with faster single core performance, while ryzen gives you more threads at slightly slower speeds. edit: but if you want something that just works, and would work for quite a while, ryzen can fit you well.
  11. An i5 is probably going to be better if you're just going to be gaming. If you want to do any amount of streaming or multitasking then you can go for the ryzen. To be entirely honest, "Future proofing" is really just a myth. You can't fully prepare for the future, as you never really know what you might want to do with your pc in a couple years. But currently, the single core performance of intel chips are generally better for gaming.
  12. No, if the CPU wants to access something that is in RAM, but not found in the multiple levels of cache, it is a "miss" and therefore will directly access the memory, while stalling the CPU. One thing with digital logic is that everything can be run in parallel, so while the CPU is trying to access L1 Cache, it is also trying to access L2, L3, and main memory at the same time. In addition, the cost of implementing the prediction algorithm is that 1. you need more transistors to do it, and 2. When the prediction is wrong, there are going to be an associated penalty. However, keep in
  13. As a senior in university studying computer engineering , I like how Linus doesn't pretend to know all the technical details about computers, unlike some other channels (*cough* Jayz2CentsMakesMeCringeSometimes). However, I thought It'd be interesting to give a lecture on what I've learned in my computer architecture class (and study for finals :D.....). I chose memory hierarchy as the topic because in this video Linus some did real world testing of different RAM speeds had on computers. I've had an issue with what Linus said between 0:57 -1:36 not being technically correct
  14. 1. Most obvious one, and sounds the most stupid - unplugging and replugging it back in. 2. different jack? 3. trying it on another output device (e.g. consoles/dvd player/etc.) to make sure it is the fault of the adapter 4. if it works on other devices, update nvidia drivers, make sure audio driver is checked. 5. idk.
  15. did you set your audio output device to be the converter? EDIT: really helps to read before responding. tbh 20 bucks is pretty cheap for a converter and you might just have gotten a faulty unit. I have had a cheaper video adapter off amazon a while back and it broke within a week of use.