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Paul J Turner
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UnderLord
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Born an Englishman, living in Australia, Self-employed, Life is Good!
I've been into electronics and computing since the Apple][ and the Intel 4004.
Still loving both jobs/hobbies!
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August 23, 2002
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Re: Genetic Disaster This Month
Dec 2, 2017, 04:11
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Re: Chinese Government Says on TV That Windows XP Users Should Choose Linux
May 19, 2014, 00:19
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Re: Chinese Government Says on TV That Windows XP Users Should Choose Linux May 19, 2014, 00:19
May 19, 2014, 00:19
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Re:US Navy wants smart robots with morals, ethics
May 19, 2014, 00:11
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Re:US Navy wants smart robots with morals, ethics May 19, 2014, 00:11
May 19, 2014, 00:11
 
They should start with something simpler than a smart robot; say, politicians...
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Re: Risen 3 Official Announcement
Feb 25, 2014, 18:49
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Re: Risen 3 Official Announcement Feb 25, 2014, 18:49
Feb 25, 2014, 18:49
 
Lawsuit in the making - http://risen3d.drdteam.org/
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Re: Risen 3 Images Leaked?
Feb 24, 2014, 18:43
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Re: Risen 3 Images Leaked? Feb 24, 2014, 18:43
Feb 24, 2014, 18:43
 
Pushing their luck with the name though, Risen3D is still very much alive and kicking!
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Re: Out of the Blue
Nov 24, 2013, 18:44
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Re: Out of the Blue Nov 24, 2013, 18:44
Nov 24, 2013, 18:44
 
One of the few times I have read terrible news on Blues.
The only remedy for the sadness is well known to be lots of time.
Hudson had 13 pretty great years thanks to her family that you can remember all the good times from.

This comment was edited on Nov 26, 2013, 00:47.
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Re: Call of Duty and Battlefield are higher-res on PS4 than Xbox One
Nov 1, 2013, 23:27
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Re: Call of Duty and Battlefield are higher-res on PS4 than Xbox One Nov 1, 2013, 23:27
Nov 1, 2013, 23:27
 
Creston wrote:
Except reports are popping up that the ESRAM is terrible, and is the main reason why the Xbone is getting its ass handed to it by the PS4 on a pure performance level.

I remember when Bitboys Oy touted their wonderful 1999 EDRAM-based graphics cards (which turned out to be vaporware!) before ATI were lured into buying the company in 2006.
Guess why AMD/ATI hasn't bought out a wonderful EDRAM/ESRAM graphics card in the intervening 7 years...
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Re: Call of Duty and Battlefield are higher-res on PS4 than Xbox One
Nov 1, 2013, 00:37
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Re: Call of Duty and Battlefield are higher-res on PS4 than Xbox One Nov 1, 2013, 00:37
Nov 1, 2013, 00:37
 
Never forget that they are both memory-crippled next gen consoles.
They use shared CPU and GPU memory, much like Intel on-board graphics but made by AMD.
If main memory had even enough bandwidth for the CPU alone, CPUs wouldn't require THREE LEVELS of cache to keep the core fed.
The Xbox One will never compete in graphics or CPU performance with the PS4 because it uses 8GB of DDR3 RAM whereas the PS4 has 8GB of GDDR5 RAM.
And pretty soon everyone will see for themselves that this is true.
The developers do their work on consoles on beefy PCs - "You've never seen most games in their most powerful form anyway (when we work on them on our ninja dev PCs in 1080p 120fps with all the antialiasings and stuff turned on for shits and giggles)."
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Re: Evening Consolidation
Oct 26, 2013, 22:48
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Re: Evening Consolidation Oct 26, 2013, 22:48
Oct 26, 2013, 22:48
 
Rubbish article, the PC saved the PC by being the only driver for ongoing desktop CPU and GPU development and investment.
Consoles don't support either, they are a snapshot of the past from the day they are released until they are superceded.

Now is my cunning plan revealed!
See all my arguments in one handy collection! :-)
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Re: Crippled Next-Gen console architectures
Oct 2, 2013, 02:39
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Re: Crippled Next-Gen console architectures Oct 2, 2013, 02:39
Oct 2, 2013, 02:39
 
I keep on saying it -
"All 'Unified memory' solutions sharing main memory with the GPu are a bloody disaster for both the CPU and GPU performance, and that includes consoles. It's just a penny pinching solution, nothing more."

If there was enough bandwidth and low enough latency between Main Memory and the CPU alone, we wouldn't need THREE damned levels of cache, now would we?

To think that bullshitting and changing the name to hUMA will fix anything and we can suddenly get uncompromised performance by making the same memory service the GPU too is insane.
And both 'next-gen' consoles are crippled the same way.
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Re: NVIDIA:
Sep 25, 2013, 19:43
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Re: NVIDIA: Sep 25, 2013, 19:43
Sep 25, 2013, 19:43
 
Btw, My 2006 prediction of AMD winning the console design wins this iteration is rather satisfying ;-)

All 'Unified memory' solutions sharing main memory with the GPu are a bloody disaster for both the CPU and GPU performance, and that includes consoles. It's just a penny pinching solution, nothing more.
Having said that, now that MS, Sony and Nintendo could get both GPU and CPU in a guaranteed interoperable form from the one company, what do you think of Nvidia and Intels chances in the next round of console development?
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Re: NVIDIA:
Sep 25, 2013, 18:44
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Re: NVIDIA: Sep 25, 2013, 18:44
Sep 25, 2013, 18:44
 
I DID mention it Rather Often
Acer misses the point of the PC completely.
It is a CONTINUOUSLY evolving platform that provides the market and funding for ongoing development of the CPU, GPU and to a lesser extent, the rest of a PCs components.
A machine with a fixed spec is a console that has to have a stable period of years and won't fund development of next gen hardware until the next release, when the intervening development costs will be expected to be borne all at once by the purchasers.
And that plan just won't fly.
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Re: NVIDIA:
Sep 25, 2013, 18:40
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Re: NVIDIA: Sep 25, 2013, 18:40
Sep 25, 2013, 18:40
 
also Regarding Games Developers
Tim is just wrong!
Do you seriously think that the hardware manufacturers are going to work hard on the next generation console CPUs and Graphics, selling nothing to the PC gaming market in the meantime, and then have a selling-price fight with console makers who have to pay the whole development costs of the intervening 5 years or so?
Bollocks!
The hardware guys NEED the PC market, they don't have any option, consequently the software guys had better get their heads out of their arses and help keep the PC well supplied with cutting-edge games that drive and fund the hardware development, or the next-gen consoles will be pieces of shit with no significant improvements over this gen'.
Then no-one will buy them and Epic etc' can sit and look at the stack of unsold boxes of games for consoles no-one wants.
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Re: NVIDIA:
Sep 25, 2013, 18:36
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Re: NVIDIA: Sep 25, 2013, 18:36
Sep 25, 2013, 18:36
 
I've explained this very thing long ago in 2008
My Post
Actually, here's a thought, From one console generation to the next is usually a huge technology increment.
But that's not how the CPUs and GPUs are developed, they are the result of several smaller improvements in design and technology, each step paid for by sales of those incrementally improved products.
Without the PC as a gaming platform providing a market for those products to support this ongoing development, there wouldn't be compellingly better CPUs and GPUs for the next generation of consoles so either cycles would be MUCH longer and/or the next generation consoles more expensive as they have to pay for the new hardware development, or the market would be much less lucrative and not worthwhile.
So, I conclude that Consoles NEED PCs as gaming platforms and us PC gamers needn't worry at all.
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Re: Orient
Sep 3, 2013, 16:48
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Re: Orient Sep 3, 2013, 16:48
Sep 3, 2013, 16:48
 
I'm sorry.
We didn't mean to do it.
It was an Occident.
Now I must rush off for a spot of Orienteering.
It's from the Latin 'oriens' and just means 'East'. stfd and stfu mr Lo, you're embarrassing all of us Australians, which IF you embraced more than being Asian, would make this a non-issue for you.
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Re: Morphopolis Alpha Access
Aug 12, 2013, 16:24
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Re: Morphopolis Alpha Access Aug 12, 2013, 16:24
Aug 12, 2013, 16:24
 
...(the fact sheet says it's due this summer, but the bottom of the page says Q4 2013)...

For half of the world, those aren't mutually exclusive you know.
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Re: Samsung’s 3D Vertical NAND Set to Improve NAND Densities
Aug 7, 2013, 00:34
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Re: Thermal Compounds
Jun 30, 2013, 05:31
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Re: Thermal Compounds Jun 30, 2013, 05:31
Jun 30, 2013, 05:31
 
Starting the investigation in 2011 was a bit late for such a presumably hot topic. ;-)
Dan looked at alternatives way back in 2002 - Thermal transfer compound comparison
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Jan 30, 2013, 22:05
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Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 30, 2013, 22:05
Jan 30, 2013, 22:05
 
It's called paper, you read it then burn it.
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Re: Alien Spidy Trailer
Jan 30, 2013, 22:02
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Re: Alien Spidy Trailer Jan 30, 2013, 22:02
Jan 30, 2013, 22:02
 
Well, it could have been Commander Keen, or Jill of the Jungle, or Vinyl Goddess from Mars, all much the same story.
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