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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. https://www.sciencenews.org/article/solving-problems-computer-just-got-lot-faster?tgt=nr
  4. 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?
  5. 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.
  6. https://www.techspot.com/review/1655-core-i7-8700k-vs-ryzen-7-2700x/page8.html Impressive performance from AMD here.
  7. https://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-committers/2018-July/005664.html
  8. 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?
  9. 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?
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Fallout 76 got me hankering for some Fallout 4 action, so I figured I'd share the mods that I'm using for a "Vanilla Plus" experience. I'm not going to hold your hands, I'll just give you the relevant links and you can have at it, so don't @ me for help, I'm not your daddy. I should remind you filthy degenerates that the only way to play Fallout 4 is in survival mod. Anything less if for babies who need their diapers changed. Tools Nexus Mod Manager Fallout 4 Script Extender LOOT <- Yeah, it's for Skyrim Special Edition, but this version works for pretty much all Bethesda games. FO4Edit <- In the case that you need to make a merged patch Quality of Life Improvements Unofficial Fallout 4 Patch Start Me Up - An Alternative Start and Dialogue Overhaul Auto Eat and Drink in Survival Realistic Survival Damage Lone Wanderer Fast Travel Place Everywhere Boston FPS Fix MGS Aiming <- For people who like to explore in third person, but fight in first person Salvage Beacons User Interface Improvements Full Dialogue Interface DEF_UI Hud Framework Settlement Menu Manager Mod Configuration Menu Gameplay Effects and Changes F4NV Cinematic Last Kill Backpacks of the Commonwealth Canteens of the Commonwealth Wasteland Imports Military MREs Sim Settlements Sim Settlements Industrial Revolution Sim Settlements Rise of the Commonwealth Sim Settlements Flotsam and Jetsam <- Expansion with water based plots NPCs Travel Buttons Some Assembly Required Power Armor Voiced Operating System VAFS Lore-Friendly Armor Modifications (Fallout, Historical or Makeshift) Elite Armor Environmental Armor Lore-Friendly Weapon Modifications (Fallout, Historical or Makeshift) Concrete Sledge Hammer Bumper Sword Combat Axes Tomacuzi Service Rifle Bullpup Bozar Wattz Laser Gun Caravan Shotgun Steyr Aug A1 Mosin Nagant Cross Ruger MK V Handmade Anti-Materiel Rifle When Science Retires
  14. NVIDIA Next-Generation Graphics Cards Will Be Seeded To AIBs In Early September "I have 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 received independent verification of any progress in NV’s roadmap. NVIDIA seeding AIBs with next generation (Turing) graphics cards in late August / early September What this essentially means is that NVIDIA will almost certainly be launching their GPUs a few weeks after this time frame. Once channel seeding has begun, it is impossible to prevent leaks from happening and considering how much Jensen likes his surprises and the historical precedent the company has set of the utmost secrecy, I have a feeling we will see the company launch around this time frame. Unfortunately, its not really possible to know for sure and can be anything from a few weeks to a couple of months after seeding has happened. A launch around September would make Q4’18 the volume quarter for the next generation of GPUs and should allow the company to stay on-track of its graphics roadmap. If the company runs into any hurdles, and considering its a brand new architecture it can happen, then it will see the launch delayed to late Q4’18 (think Nov-Dec), with Q1’19 becoming the volume quarter. The company has been paying homage to Alan Turing (widely considered the father of modern computer science) on its Twitter account and it is a good bet that the new architecture will be called Turing. As far as the nomenclature goes, we do not have any final word on that, but we did hear whispers about GTX 20XX being too confusing a name and GTX 11XX being the one Jensen decided to go with. If that is the case then the next-generation Turing graphics card from NVIDIA will be called the GeForce GTX 1180. AIBs will initially be getting a few hundred GPUs each, so supply will be limited at launch 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. This also means that we are not going to be seeing supply runs make headway against demand till at least a month after launch – if not more. An interesting development that also happened is TSMC confirming that the company is starting mass production of NVIDIA’s 7nm GPUs which could indicate that the Turing architecture (and therefore the GTX 1180) will be based on the 7nm process. This is just speculation on my part and it would mean that supply issues won’t go away so soon, but could be a tit for tat response to AMD’s 7nm GPU demonstration which put NVIDIA into a historically-awkward place as far as technological leadership goes. 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’." Looks like cards will be hard to get early on...
  15. With Nvidia's GTX 1180 incoming, graphics card makers are keeping GPU prices high Graphics card makers are still counting the cost of the weak cryptocurrency mining demand and are expecting to see shipments fall even further for the rest of this year. But that hasn’t stopped them from still maintaining artificially high margins for their GPUs, even though supply is high and demand is relatively low. I wonder why... DigiTimes is reporting the Taiwanese add-in board partners (AIBs) - Asus, Gigabyte, MSI, and TUL - are all now holding large inventories of stock, but are still keeping their gross margins at around 20%. For reference, at the start of last year the same graphics cards held margins of 8-10%. That is still a pretty considerable drop compared with the height of the GPU mining boom, where they were able to add on margins of 40-50% on top of the standard retail price, but despite miners no longer investing in graphics cards as they once did the prices remain artificially high. The DigiTimes report claims that because of the weak mining demand for the rest of the year the AIBs are now turning back to the traditional gaming audience to keep their revenue momentum going in the right direction. Both Bitcoin and the GPU-based currencies, such as Etherium, have suffered further price drops over the last few months, with a seven-month low pulling the markets down last week. And while the prospects don’t look none too positive for the crypto-mining boom times to return any time soon - boosting the falling profits of the GPU manufacturers - it might seem odd that they’re stubbornly holding onto their high margins in the face of a large volume of cards sitting in the channel. You could easily put that down to greediness on their behalf, not wanting to give up on the chance of cashing in on the last vestiges of GPU demand, but I’m not convinced it’s that simple. I’m fairly sure it’s because they’re aware there is a new generation of Nvidia GPUs lurking just over the horizon. There have been reports that the AIBs are starting to brief their engineers on the specifics of the new GeForce cards, and if they are coming in the next few months, as is widely expected, then they would have received some sort of notification by now. If they were convinced the graphics card status quo was going to stick around for the foreseeable then they could confidently play the long game and drop their margins back to previous levels. But by keeping their margins as high as they can reasonably get away with it looks like they’re simply cashing in on the current-gen stock as much as they can for the short term before the next-gen Nvidia GTX 1180, GTX 2080, V80 GTX, or whatever they end up being called, finally drop into their factories. Or maybe they are just being super stubborn...
  16. One of NVIDIA’s Major OEM Partners Allegedly Returned 300,000 GPUs, Major Inventory Issues Being Cited For Next-Gen GeForce Launch Delay NVIDIA seems to be having lots of trouble managing their GPU inventory or the excess of it as highlighted in new reports from Taiwanese based sources. Now the inventory issues may have exploded at NVIDIA HQ since a major Taiwanese OEM has allegedly returned 300,000 GPU units back to NVIDIA, that may end up causing a delay for the next-gen GeForce parts. Could NVIDIA GPU Inventory Issues Delay Next-Gen GeForce Launch? Major Taiwanese OEM Allegedly Returned 300,000 GPUs In a report published by SeekingAlpha, it is stated the one major OEM who also falls in the “Taiwan Top 3” has returned 300,000 GPUs back to NVIDIA. Following is the summary of the report which is also quoting other sources: The issue is not that there’s no supply available for OEMs, the issue is that they have actually manufactured an inventory which they cannot manage now. That’s why one of their biggest original equipment manufacturing partner had to return a mass total of 300,000 GPUs using NVIDIA’s current GPU architecture, aka Pascal. Now there could be several reasons why NVIDIA produced such a large quantity of GPUs which is causing the inventory issues right now. First of all, Jensen wanted to return back to gaming market as soon as the cryptocurrency market started slowing down. Following is Jensen’s statement from February 2018: Gamers had been deprived of GeForce 10 gaming cards for several quarters after the mining spree started in 2017. The mining craze affected both NVIDIA and AMD, causing severe price inflations on gaming cards, and to top that up, the cards were in such a short supply that those who wanted to pay the hefty price for gaming cards had to wait for them to be actually available in retail & online outlets. We are talking about prices that reached over $2000 US for the Radeon RX Vega 64 and the GeForce GTX 1080 which retailed for $699 at launch. NVIDIA had their own estimates on when the mining craze would start dwindling and prices would return to normal. They had estimated that GPU prices would fall and start normalizing after Q3 ’18 however, we know now that prices are back at a reasonable level and it’s just Q2 ’18. NVIDIA didn’t expect the price plunge so early or the mining craze to end this soon. Both AMD and NVIDIA had expected a 40% plunge in crypto demand by April, so they still kept manufacturing the GPUs, hoping for a new spree of mining to get users buying more cards. And so NVIDIA just kept on increasing supply. The overestimation of the crypto demand and increased supply seemed to have backfired at NVIDIA. DigiTimes, in their latest report, highlights the dim prospects of crypto mining, so much so that Taiwanese suppliers of graphics cards are expecting major shipments and profit downfall in the current quarter. Due to crypto fall, NVIDIA OEM partners are returning the excess of supply. Now NVIDIA is known to have a tight grip on their top partners with programs such as NVIDIA Green Light and GPP (the highly controversial GeForce Partner Program which they pulled the plug from last month), but it looks like this time they have no option than to accept the GPU supply return. You might know that NVIDIA partners offer several GeForce SKUs such as the GTX 1060 with 5 GB memory and also a 3 GB variant of the GTX 1050. All of these are to reduce the huge inventory that NVIDIA and their partners currently have a hold of. It is also stated that NVIDIA is buying large supplies of GDDR5 memory to feature on graphics boards featuring their overstocked GPUs. NVIDIA might try to sell the cards themselves to limit inventory but 300,000 is a huge number and gamers have been waiting for two years since the previous GeForce gaming cards to get something new for their PCs. But this overstock can actually result in a short delay for the upcoming generation since who’ll buy older cards when new ones are just around the horizon? This would also explain why Jensen Huang, NVIDIA’s CEO, said during Computex 2018 that next-gen GeForce cards are a long way from now. Jensen has also previously insisted people to buy the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti that is the fastest gaming graphics cards to date but I personally have been using the card for over a year now and would love to upgrade my own PC. We have slight tidbits about the new GeForce cards but I would like NVIDIA to make some official statement sooner rather than later.
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