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  1. Anand has the details, and while some of their performance and power numbers are questionable, it's a big deal that they're officially going after Intel on Intel's home turf. While Apple and ARM threaten Intel in the low power laptop arena and with AMD threatening on the other end of the spectrum, the once invincible Intel could soon be in deep trouble.
  2. What interesting new computer tech or programs are you looking forward to? This could be the thread for new and older articles? My list is Quantum Computers-5-10 years away? Flexible smart pads and computers https://www.techradar.com/news/world-of-tech/future-tech/mit-breakthrough-means-your-next-computer-could-be-even-thinner-and-flexible-too-1313923 graphene and carbon nanotubes for transistors- which is probably 10-20 years away? https://semiengineering.com/whats-next-for-transistors-and-systems/ https://semiengineering.com/silicon-cmos-architecture-for-a-spin-based-quantum-computer/ @legend Does this seem like a good idea?
  3. 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.
  4. 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).
  5. 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.
  6. Chest_Rockwell

    PC Tech Time For An Upgrade

    So I was excited about the release of Monster Hunter World yesterday but when I started it up I found I was having a lot of stuttering. There have been a few other games that this has been the case with in the last year so I am thinking it may be time for an upgrade (particularly my CPU). My last build was in 2011 (though I upgraded my video card a few years ago). I am posting my current build below and wondering if someone might be able to suggest some upgrades? This would primarily be used for gaming. I plan to stick with the monitor for now but could see getting something 1440p in the future. If possible, I would like to reuse any components that are still capable (such as the power supply, case, etc). Realistically, my budget is probably $1000 or less. PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/wXKZ9J Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/wXKZ9J/by_merchant/ CPU: Intel - Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor (OC'd to 4.2GHz) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler Motherboard: MSI - P67A-G45 (B3) ATX LGA1155 Motherboard Memory: Corsair - Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory Storage: Crucial - M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 970 4GB Video Card Case: Cooler Master - HAF 922 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case Power Supply: OCZ - ModXStream Pro 600W 80+ Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply Optical Drive: Asus - DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 OEM 64-bit Monitor: BenQ - XL2411Z 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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).
  11. 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.
  12. i7 chips will have 8 cores and 8 threads, leaving the 8 core/16 thread combination for the i9.
  13. 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
  14. 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?
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. https://www.sciencenews.org/article/solving-problems-computer-just-got-lot-faster?tgt=nr
  18. 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?
  19. 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.
  20. https://www.techspot.com/review/1655-core-i7-8700k-vs-ryzen-7-2700x/page8.html Impressive performance from AMD here.
  21. https://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-committers/2018-July/005664.html
  22. 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?
  23. 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?
  24. 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