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  1. I have a Samsung Tab S 10.5 that ive had for around 4ish years and its starting to die and not hold charge and slowing down etc. what are some decent tablets these days in a $350 or less range around the same screen size. I mainly just use it to surf the web and youtube and stuff when im laying in bed. Dont want an ipad.
  2. The 2990WX kicks ass in just a handful of tests, but in applications that use all the threads WHILE needing memory, it completely chokes. The 2950X with half the CPUs doesn't have this problem and so can often beat its larger brother in many productivity tests (and games).
  3. NVIDIA GeForce 11 Series “Up To GTX 1180” Naming Convention Revealed By Lenovo – Arriving in Q3 2018, OEM Desktops With GeForce 11 in Fall 2018 It looks like Lenovo has spilled the beans on the NVIDIA GeForce 11 series graphics cards. The new graphics card lineup has previously gone by GeForce 11 and GeForce 20 series naming schemes in various rumors but if Lenovo’s representative is to be believed, NVIDIA would choose the former 11 series naming for their next-generation graphics cards. NVIDIA GeForce 11 Series and GeForce GTX 1180 Graphics Card Naming Scheme Slipped By Lenovo Rep – Arrives In Legion Desktop PCs in Fall 2018, Consumer Launch Expected in Summer The latest details about the next-generation GeForce graphics cards come from a Lenovo rep at the E3 2018 booth. The rep was interviewed by TechTuber BrainBean, who asked him around the new Legion desktop PCs. While talking about graphics side updates expected for the Legion PCs, the Lenovo rep replied that users can expect the NVIDIA GeForce 11 series, up to a GeForce GTX 1180, down the road over the GTX 1060 which is found in current Legion desktop PC variants. The rep also confirmed that the Legion desktop PC graphics update would arrive around Fall 2018 for the one with GTX 1060 so we can expect the GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 successors, that are presumed to be known as the GeForce GTX 1180 and GeForce GTX 1170, to arrive earlier than that in Summer 2018 which inclines with the rumors and our recent exclusive report that you can check out over here.
  4. He has a Dell HP Elite 7100 Microtower PC. His CPU is a i7 860 2.8ghz with a ATI Radeon HD 4850 GPU. I was thinking of pushing him up to a 1000-series or 1100-series nVidia. Any thoughts? He primarily wants it to play Overwatch (since he can't run it now). Looking online even his old-ass CPU should be okay for it.
  5. Hey all. I picked up a 1700x and it's been some time since I've had an AMD CPU. I recall many years ago that RAM speed was somewhat important for certain CPUs (or APUs?). Is that still the case? No real budget. Whatever is best within reason. I want 16GB but if $100 gets me 3% performance, I'm probably going to save the $100. If it matters, this is going on an mITX mobo in an HTPC and gaming is most definitely a thing, VR included. Taking mobo recommendations too I guess. Probably going ASrock or Gigabyte as they are around $150. M.2 slot is a must. Bonus points if anyone can point out in pictures where the m.2 drive fits on an mITX board. It's plainly obvious on my regular ATX board but can't find the slot in pics.
  6. https://semiaccurate.com/2018/08/07/intel-has-no-chance-in-servers-and-they-know-it/ I always find articles like this amusing because we really have no idea how AMD and Intel will end up executing. However, it does seem like the perfect storm working against Intel right now and playing in AMD's favor. I just think it will be much more difficult than the author assumes for Intel to have 'no chance' against AMD. My bet is Intel comes out swinging really hard after 2020.
  7. Tried using HDR on my OLED via my PC for the first time over the weekend. I enabled HDR in the display settings, opened chrome and went to YouTube to play an HDR video and the image looked terrible and washed out. GPUs are SLI 980 Tis (they support HDR via HDMI, I checked).
  8. https://wccftech.com/amd-epyc-rome-zen-2-7nm-cpus-compete-favorably-against-intel-ice-lake-xeons/ If this is true and AMD takes the complete performance crown, I wouldn't be surprised if AMD took 30% of the server market share by mid 2020.
  9. i7 chips will have 8 cores and 8 threads, leaving the 8 core/16 thread combination for the i9.
  10. https://www.marketwatch.com/story/amd-stock-rises-after-strong-revenue-fuels-earnings-beat-2018-07-25 Advanced Micro Devices Earnings Boosted by ‘Epyc’ Sales https://www.barrons.com/articles/advanced-micro-devices-earnings-boosted-by-epyc-sales-1532554046
  11. Years and years ago it seems that Malwarebytes was the anti-spyware/malware software to use, but I haven't been keeping up with the trends for a long time. Is it still trustworthy? Are the premium services worth it?
  12. This is cool.yet I imagine expensive. I haven't been a fan of Alexia but I might jump for this. https://www.masterreplicasgroup.com/hal9000.html
  13. Current PC based VR headsets like the Vive and Rift require three connections: power, USB, and video (currently HDMI). With the announcement of a new "VirtualLink" standard, future headsets will be able to rely on just a single USB-C connection. VirtualLink is a new alt mode for USB-C that will carry enough video bandwidth for 4K@120hz along with a USB 3.1 data channel and 27W of power. On the surface, it seems great. Current VR setups are unwieldy and this does something to help mitigate that. Unfortunately, there are some big roadblocks. First of all the major manufacturers need to actually adopt this standard before wireless or standalone headsets take over the market. Then the standard needs to actually find some support. While some OEMs have toyed with the idea of putting a USB-C connector capable of Displayport Alt mode on video cards, that's a pretty simple change. They're basically just taking the pins that would go to a DP out and putting a USB-C connector on there. For VirtualLink to work it'll need extra power available and either a USB 3.1 controller or header on the video card. That's a few different changes that don't benefit anyone that isn't using a VirtualLink compatible VR headset. Inclusion on laptops seems slightly easier, but it also means one more flavor of USB-C you'll be finding on some machines, most of which won't support it.
  14. https://www.sciencenews.org/article/solving-problems-computer-just-got-lot-faster?tgt=nr
  15. The rest can be found: https://www.anandtech.com/show/13048/an-anandtech-exclusive-the-jim-keller-interview So my question to everyone here is this: Is AMD in trouble since Intel is scarfing up big names like Raja and Keller, or do you all think that Intel is just hiring these people because it's good PR?
  16. While Intel had voiced support for Freesync a few years ago, this latest affirmation is bigger news as it pertains to their discreet GPU business slated to launch in the next 2 to 3 years. This is likely to have a further impact in the market, already favoring Freesync in terms of market share and product offerings, as Intel stands a very good chance of producing very competitive graphics cards with the talent they've hired and the amount of attention they're giving it. The video also mentions Intel's support for Vulkan, which I don't feel will have nearly as much impact given Microsoft's entrenchment there, but it's good that Intel is showing openess to... open standards, rather than trying to reinvent technologies with proprietary substitutes.
  17. https://www.techspot.com/review/1655-core-i7-8700k-vs-ryzen-7-2700x/page8.html Impressive performance from AMD here.
  18. https://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-committers/2018-July/005664.html
  19. I've long been out of the hardware loop, and while I recently bought a tower, I just can't be arsed building my own pc. I've found a site where I can buy a prebuild with a 1070ti for a decent price. I can still max most games out with that right?
  20. This is not a issue that happens often, but sometimes my PC just won't go to sleep and some other times I have to shut it down by holding down the power button as going thru start won't do it. The PC does try to go into sleep mode and will attempt to shut down, but the login screen pops right back up. And I have not had both issues happen at the same time. When it won't sleep, it has always shut down just fine, as in I don't need to turn it off with the power button. What could be the issue here?
  21. My PC I would like to upgrade if I can to play some of my backlog games and play WoW. I need to take it in for repairs because the CPU heatsink died. 4 GB DDR 2 ram https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231098 GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX All Solid Capacitor Intel Motherboard https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128059 Intel Core 2 Quad 6600 https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115018 Western Digital 250 GB HDD https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136161 Antec NeoPower 650 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371011 GTX 650 GeForce GTX 650 DirectX 11 https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500272 ATX Full Tower Computer Case https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811166004
  22. NVIDIA Launching Next-Generation Graphics Cards At Gamescom 2018 "In line with what I told you a few days ago, another major leak has just occurred with details of invites being leaked (via Videocardz) of an NVIDIA event that will be happening around Gamescom and should be the event we have all been waiting for: the launch of their next-gen GPU lineup. The company is due to release the successor to the Pascal-based Geforce 10 series and this seems to be it. NVIDIA launching its Next-Generation GeForce series at Gamescom 2018 The wait is over boys and girls, this is the moment we had been waiting for. The invites exist and have been set for Gamescom 2018 which starts on August 2 – a Tuesday. This corresponds with the information I revealed a couple of days back perfectly and should be the time we will see the first glimpse of NV’s brand new GeForce graphics cards, which according to Lenovo will be called the GTX 11 series – so the lineup becomes the GeForce GTX 1180 and GeForce GTX 1170 respectively. There is not much revealed on the invite and on face value its simply an event to get some hands-on gaming experience but we all know this isn’t how exclusive, press-only, fully sponsored trips to another continent work. While we will almost certainly be seeing only the FE versions at this event, we don’t have any idea of how soon we can expect the custom versions to arrive. Depending on what process the cards are at, it could be anything from a couple of weeks to a month(s) or more. The architecture will most probably be christened the Turing architecture since NVIDIA’s official account has been paying homage to the great computing pioneer almost religiously for the past couple of weeks and also ties in with the leaks and rumors that we had been hearing. NVIDIA also has a passion for cryptographic puzzles (anyone remember the Geforce 10 launch mystery puzzle?) and would be the most likely candidate for any new and powerful mainstream GPU. What we know about NVIDIA’s Next-Gen Graphics Card (GTX 1180?) launch at Gamescom so far: I had already received confirmation that NVIDIA GeForce Add-in-Board partners will be getting shipments of NVIDIA’s next-generation graphics cards based on the Turing architecture sometime in Early August (nomenclature is not confirmed at this point, but GeForce GTX 1180 seems like a good bet). This follows a couple of third-party sources that have already indicated a launch in late Q3 2018 but marks the first time we have an actual date for the event. Another interesting thing our source shared with us was that the volume of the initial seeding will be very very limited. In fact, they mentioned that initial shipment will be limited to few hundred chips (on the lower side) and the number could be as low as 150-300 GPUs per AIB initially. Many of these will be consumed for development purposes by the AIB. This isn’t particularly surprising since supply is usually pretty bad at most launches and we see retailers like Amazon pumping up the MSRP to cater to the huge demand. In other words, if you manage to snag a GeForce GTX 1180 FE (or whatever NV ends up calling it) at MSRP, consider yourself very lucky. As far as performance goes, we did hear that you can expect double-digit performance increase over the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and it could reach significant digits if the company manages to work some magic using its drivers. Oh and remember when NVIDIA’s CEO Jensen stated that new GPUs are a long way off? Well, this is how he defines ‘a long way off’." It looks like it will be another paper launch, with cards not being readily available for several months after launch.
  23. Mod Download Alternative Download English Translation Dead Air is a "Stand-Alone" modification based on S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat and various freeware assets released by GSC Gameworld. Created by the Dead Air Team (consisting of big-time modders like Lanforse, who worked on previous efforts like Call of Misery), this mod draws on previous efforts like "Call of Chernobyl", "The Last Day" and "Misery" to create a S.T.A.L.K.E.R. freeplay experience unlike any before it. You can read more about the mod and watch videos, here. Installation Notes: Install the modification and run it at least one time before installing the English Translation Patch. Failure to do so will jack up the game and waste your time.
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