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Re: Morning Tech Bits
May 1, 2020, 12:00
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Re: Morning Tech Bits May 1, 2020, 12:00
May 1, 2020, 12:00
 
Verno wrote on May 1, 2020, 11:49:
I think AMD gives better value for the money and I do a lot of the above I mentioned which is why I own a 3900x but many people give zero fucks about such things and just want the best FPS in CoD, Fortnite or whatever the kids are playing these days. That's who Intel is shooting for there.

But here's the thing... The current Ryzen's pretty much trade blows with Intel depending on the game (at roughly the same price point CPU). The Ryzen's coming in the next few months are sure to have a decent boost in IPC, which means not even 5.3GHz from this flagship Intel CPU will dominate.

As for overclocking... AMD never has left much room... but 14nm++++++ @ 5.3GHz... probably not much room there either.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
May 1, 2020, 11:42
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Re: Morning Tech Bits May 1, 2020, 11:42
May 1, 2020, 11:42
 
Intel Delivers World’s Fastest Gaming Processor.... at 14nm++++++++++++++++++!

5.3GHz... yeah that's the way to boost IPC.

And if the focus is HPC / Multi-core... it still can't beat the Ryzen 9 3900X at stock clocks and the AMD product is probably going to stay less expensive.

I'm no AMD fanboy... I've been running Intel since the beginning, and only skipped the Pentium 4 series in favor of AMD Athlon XPs. But Intel has really messed up the last couple of years and AMD has rightfully handed Intel's @ss to them with the latest Ryzen Series and the near future desktop release.
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Re: GOG GALAXY Version 2.0 Nears
Apr 23, 2020, 09:57
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Re: GOG GALAXY Version 2.0 Nears Apr 23, 2020, 09:57
Apr 23, 2020, 09:57
 
LurkerLito wrote on Apr 23, 2020, 02:32:
I not thrilled about it because I don't want or need all those features. But overall I am more upset that they killed the GoG Downloader than anything. That to me was the perfect client for GoG. No friends lists, no games lists, no chats, no forums, no store, no linking to other storefronts. You just go to the website click the link and it downloads all the pieces of the game and installer to a directory on your HDD. Nothing else in it, so nice and clean. Yeah that's also available in Galaxy as a "backup" installer download, but look at all that extra crap that is in there. Sigh

Wtf you talking about, Willis?

You don't need any "downloader". Just go in your library and select "Download Offline Backup Game installers" (Not part of any Galaxy App) and download each part of a game (Separated in 4GB chunks).

You usually don't need the patch files (usually game is patched already), or any other downloads listed in that area.

Yes you have to click more than one item to download... if you have enough bandwidth click them all in order right away (I have 300Mbit) and they will come down all at once. If you are buying a sh!t ton of games from a sale, is it really that inconvenient to come back to that window and start the next game to download? Did you even already install the 1st game? They aren't going away... they are in your library forever. If you have the bandwidth start a 2nd or 3rd game set of downloads at once.

That said... I don't run Galaxy. Even though they claim " Your privacy - Designed to protect your privacy - no spying, no data sharing, all your data belongs to you." I won't give even the slightest potential.

/shrug
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Re: Crysis Remastered Officially Announced
Apr 16, 2020, 18:35
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Re: Crysis Remastered Officially Announced Apr 16, 2020, 18:35
Apr 16, 2020, 18:35
 
Riahderymnmaddog wrote on Apr 16, 2020, 18:22:
right, making everything blurry seems to be counter intuitive of having 4k and a high end video card

Motion Blur goes all the way back to the 3DFX Voodoo 5 / Geforce 2 era.

At the time the "high" resolution was 1280x1024, and the the LCD monitors couldn't refresh very well. (Aka ghosting or strobbing). Motion blur was introduced to trick the eye into ... well... smoother motion.

It truly is a legacy feature that isn't really needed anymore.

Bloom is just outright annoying. Always has been.

This comment was edited on Apr 16, 2020, 18:46.
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Re: Crysis Remastered Officially Announced
Apr 16, 2020, 18:12
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Re: Crysis Remastered Officially Announced Apr 16, 2020, 18:12
Apr 16, 2020, 18:12
 
Osc8r wrote on Apr 16, 2020, 17:50:
wrlwnd wrote on Apr 16, 2020, 15:01:
I don't get the motion blur fetish.

It's always the first thing I disable.

Same, that and bloom.

Ditto on disabling both.
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Re: Crysis Remastered Accidentally Revealed
Apr 16, 2020, 14:31
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Re: Crysis Remastered Accidentally Revealed Apr 16, 2020, 14:31
Apr 16, 2020, 14:31
 
Beamer wrote on Apr 16, 2020, 14:02:
That single moment almost ruined the game for me.

That's what game cheats are for... when developers go overboard and make the game not fun.

I play games for the enjoyment and hopefully a decent plot. Not for the "challenge". So it doesn't bother me to cheat through ridiculous (highly subjective to a particular person) portions of a game.
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Re: Crysis Remastered Accidentally Revealed
Apr 16, 2020, 10:08
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Re: Crysis Remastered Accidentally Revealed Apr 16, 2020, 10:08
Apr 16, 2020, 10:08
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Apr 16, 2020, 09:53:
Lets hope its not just improved textures.

Are current graphics really that much better? It was released as DX10, and I haven't really seen super visual improvements through DX12.

Also there's plenty of shader mods and texture mods out there that improve original game slightly.

What are they going to add in a redux? Ray Tracing? /snicker

BTW: As of 2017 you still couldn't run maxxed out at 4K with a 1080Ti not dipping below 60fps 10 years later we can finally run crysis
Imagine what a cluster a redux would bring from these guys.
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Re: Xbox PC App for Windows 10 Preview
Apr 15, 2020, 13:35
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Re: Xbox PC App for Windows 10 Preview Apr 15, 2020, 13:35
Apr 15, 2020, 13:35
 
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Apr 15, 2020, 12:39:
That's my feeling. Apparently this is just a new crappy app to replace and even crappier app to play certain MS Windows games.

So, this is games for Windows Live 2.0?
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Re: Serial Numbers will save us
Apr 15, 2020, 11:19
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Re: Serial Numbers will save us Apr 15, 2020, 11:19
Apr 15, 2020, 11:19
 
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 15, 2020, 10:59:
“If the federal government fails to act, these files will be distributed widely ... "
Is there a single blue hair in government that understands how teh intarweb works?

Apparently not.
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Re: Morning Mobilization
Apr 14, 2020, 19:26
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Re: Morning Mobilization Apr 14, 2020, 19:26
Apr 14, 2020, 19:26
 
Google said to be preparing its own chips for use in Pixel phones and Chromebooks.

Great... instead of spyware just being baked into the supply chain, it'll be baked in by Google too.
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Re: New Valve Controller Patent Application
Apr 13, 2020, 16:29
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Re: New Valve Controller Patent Application Apr 13, 2020, 16:29
Apr 13, 2020, 16:29
 
Maybe they should call it the "Steam Controller Half-Life Edition" with a tech demo of Half-Life Barney...

...I mean we all know that Valve Doesn't whore out it's major IP to push hardware.
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Re: Morning Safety Dance
Apr 7, 2020, 17:25
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Re: Morning Safety Dance Apr 7, 2020, 17:25
Apr 7, 2020, 17:25
 
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 7, 2020, 15:09:
There are already several games that are W10 only. I can't play them because I only use Windows 98, and not that horrific Second Edition bastardized version.

I can't play them on my everything but gaming Linux box, either.

Seriously though... My gaming rig is still Windows 7... I haven't been forced to upgrade it yet... but when I do I'll probably install Server 2019 Standard as a Workstation OS. That's the easiest way to get around the spyware without hacking the sh!t out of the OS with dumb utilities and / or scripts. Still have to set some local policies for privacy, and some tweaks to make it more of a desktop OS, but that's about it.

Anyone else interested... instructions here

Obviously this is easier for those of us with MSDN / Visual Studio Subscriber accounts. The OS costs $972 retail, but I've seen it as low as $389 on CDW
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Intel might be about to launch some epic 10-core desktop processors to take on AMD.
Apr 6, 2020, 18:10
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Intel might be about to launch some epic 10-core desktop processors to take on AMD. Apr 6, 2020, 18:10
Apr 6, 2020, 18:10
 
Still at 14nm. LOL

10 cores... whooptiedoo. It's about IPC which AMD has pretty much caught up on (and I expect will surpass Intel for a short while with the 4000 series), then comes bang for buck.

HPC is niche... and even then bang for buck would be key... so Intel needs to bring that 14nm++++++++ 10 core in a lower price point than threadripper.
EDIT: Which I guess retail price $550 for a 10 core vs. $650 for a 12 core is a lower price than threadripper. But the 12 core is currently $550 on Amazon

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Re: Report: Gearbox Staff Unhappy with Lower Than Expected Borderlands 3 Bonuses
Apr 2, 2020, 09:57
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Re: Report: Gearbox Staff Unhappy with Lower Than Expected Borderlands 3 Bonuses Apr 2, 2020, 09:57
Apr 2, 2020, 09:57
 
D-Rock wrote on Apr 2, 2020, 08:53:
wrlwnd wrote on Apr 1, 2020, 20:49:
Uh, a bonus is supposed to be just that. A bonus.

Agreed.

I never understand how people who deal with logic all day can't make logical decisions. If it's a bonus, you need to plan on potentially not getting it at all.

Doesn't sound like there is a choice between regular salary or lower salary + bonus. I'm not even sure I'd call collecting royalties "a bonus". I mean, usually a bonus is your normal salary +something extra the company GIVES to you (and you may not get one). Whereas profit sharing of royalties is completely different, and more like "part of the salary". With Pitchford running the sh!tshow, chances are... one would get screwed, and apparently they did.
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Re: Report: Gearbox Staff Unhappy with Lower Than Expected Borderlands 3 Bonuses
Apr 1, 2020, 19:49
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Re: Report: Gearbox Staff Unhappy with Lower Than Expected Borderlands 3 Bonuses Apr 1, 2020, 19:49
Apr 1, 2020, 19:49
 
The problem is, they believed that sack of shiz liar, Randy Pitchford.

"Pitchford also told Gearbox developers that if they weren’t happy with the royalty system, they were welcome to quit"

Yeah, after they already already took lower salaries and devoted major crunch-time. What a tool.
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Apple Stops Signing iOS 13.3.1, Downgrade No Longer Possible - What It Means for Jailbreak?
Apr 1, 2020, 14:22
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Apple Stops Signing iOS 13.3.1, Downgrade No Longer Possible - What It Means for Jailbreak? Apr 1, 2020, 14:22
Apr 1, 2020, 14:22
 
Gave up on jailbreaking a long time ago.

Next phone will be a Librem 5 or PinePhone when they are ready for prime time. (Still a ways to go, but I figure another year, at least)
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Re: Star Citizen Raises More Cash
Mar 30, 2020, 19:41
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Re: Star Citizen Raises More Cash Mar 30, 2020, 19:41
Mar 30, 2020, 19:41
 
HorrorScope wrote on Mar 30, 2020, 19:13:
I'm taking this as sarcasm, I just have to. I'd meet anyone with throw them all in a dumpster, but one would only think Fox is the best if that is all you listen to, but that would apply to any source.

They ALL Lie for their given agenda.

Politicians
Lawyers
Marketers
Media / News

Who tells the truth? Tony Montana! Even when he lies!
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Re: Star Citizen Raises More Cash
Mar 30, 2020, 12:50
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Re: Star Citizen Raises More Cash Mar 30, 2020, 12:50
Mar 30, 2020, 12:50
 
WaltC wrote on Mar 30, 2020, 11:21:
Still, today it seems ridiculous to consider they are still in "alpha" stage after all these years and a budget bigger than most blockbuster movies.

2012 Kickstarter. 8 Years. No Squadron 42 released. Still in Alpha.

People are morons. Freak
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Mar 27, 2020, 19:09
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Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 27, 2020, 19:09
Mar 27, 2020, 19:09
 
I was going to get a PS5 anyway, but I'm not surprised that all of their " internal bottle-neck removing" efforts makes it generally superior to Xbone's TFLOPS.

Alos, not going to "sign in" to MS just to use Prime, Hulu, Netflix, etc. (PS4 doesn't require sign in to PSN). Blocking all the data slurping on my Windows PCs is bad enough... not easy to do on an Xbone.
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Re: Epic Games Publishing Announced
Mar 26, 2020, 17:55
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Re: Epic Games Publishing Announced Mar 26, 2020, 17:55
Mar 26, 2020, 17:55
 
Slick wrote on Mar 26, 2020, 17:40:
Good thing you guise aren't "fan boi nerd"s or anything.

lulz

I absolutely am a fanboi nerd of GOG. Slowly ridding myself of Steam too.

If EPS makes their DRM launcher completely optional... I'll buy games there too.

/shrug
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