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Re: Out of the Blue
Dec 30, 2019, 04:42
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Re: Out of the Blue Dec 30, 2019, 04:42
Dec 30, 2019, 04:42
 
Verno wrote on Dec 29, 2019, 00:05:
The number of pants on head trolls continues to thrive however. We have entire gimmick accounts dedicated to it even.

WH.... WHAAA.... WHAAAAAAAAAATTT??? WHO?? WHOOOOOO???

LETS HUNT EM DOWN AND BURN EM WIT FIAR!!!!!11111

...

OK, guys, Ooooooooooookkkkaaaaaayyyy... I got the memo, gotcha, understood... and as a token of my infinite generosity you shall hereby be rewarded a CJ-free decade (but only ONE)!
How's that sound??? Can't hear ya... ah yes, better now... the worldwide relief, jubilations and celebrations are hard to overhear.
So, don't circlejerk each other too hard and have a good one!
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Re: Saturday Multiplex
Dec 30, 2019, 04:23
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Re: Saturday Multiplex Dec 30, 2019, 04:23
Dec 30, 2019, 04:23
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Dec 29, 2019, 08:40:
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 28, 2019, 21:27:
The instant I tasted ssd speed I knew there was no going back to the farm.

Wait until you get a taste of PCI-E 4.0 NVMe speeds.

Sub 3 second boot times from when the system clears POST. On Linux, natch.

OK, Linux maybe because of its awesome Penguin sauce but that won't happen on Windows. I've gone from a 1TB Samsung 840EVO SATA SSD to a 1TB Samsung 970EVO Plus NVMe SSD as my boot drive last year and it did fuck all in terms of boot speed. There was no noticeable performance increase at all but I still feel it was a worthwhile upgrade because I have near zero cables in my PC now.
I have two PCIe 1TB Samsung 970EVOs (the other is the non-Plus variant) and the only drive left with cables is the 4TB 860EVO for backup & data.

What I would really love to see in the future is:

1) Three to four m.2 slots on the mainboards becoming the norm.
2) Mainboard makers moving the PCIe slots to the back of the board which would help tremendously with temperatures. Or as a first step at least move all of the slots to the bottom of the board. The upper slot is just not going to be a viable option when we move to drives that exhaust the full potential of nearly 8GB/s PCIe 4.0 drives. The upper slot is getting too much hot air from the graphics card and the CPU currently.
In my system the difference in idle is currently a full 15°C (granted, the drive in the upper slot is the Plus variant of the 970EVO which runs slightly hotter by default), The upper drive is at 43°C and the other one at 28°C. The 860EVO which I have mounted to the back of the case is only sitting at 23°C. Mainboard makers need to move the m.2 slots to the back!
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Re: Get Shadow Tactics for Free
Dec 28, 2019, 23:56
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Re: Get Shadow Tactics for Free Dec 28, 2019, 23:56
Dec 28, 2019, 23:56
 
Creston wrote on Dec 28, 2019, 22:56:
So does Epic really pay full price when they give away a game for free? Even with their money, that seems highly unlikely? Today's game is a $40 game, if 5 million people grab it (which seems low, considering their reported total userbase) that's 200 million dollars (minus their 12%.) Ka-ching. Even the Fortnite gravy train can't keep that kind of money drain going.

So I have my doubts that devs/pubs get paid, or at least get paid full asking price.

Shadow Tactics is one of those games that seems to be almost always on sale. It's €9.99 currently (Steam sale). Charging $40 as a baseline per copy would be obscene and insane.

I'm sure that Epic does not have to pay per gifted copy. My guess is they arrange a lump sum, say $100K for a game like this (probably less for the more obscure titles the last few days), and roll with it. The games are only free for 24 hours and it's good advertising for the publishers/devs, too.
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Re: Saturday Multiplex
Dec 28, 2019, 21:15
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Re: Saturday Multiplex Dec 28, 2019, 21:15
Dec 28, 2019, 21:15
 
necrosis wrote on Dec 28, 2019, 20:05:
I love how the console crowd is treating SSD's like its the new holy grail... that has been around for over 10 years.

Such is the life of the peasants...
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Re: etc.
Dec 28, 2019, 17:21
1.
Re: etc. Dec 28, 2019, 17:21
Dec 28, 2019, 17:21
 
Revan? LOLZ

Canon or not... the fucker is still deader than dead!
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Re: Saturday Multiplex
Dec 28, 2019, 16:55
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Re: Saturday Multiplex Dec 28, 2019, 16:55
Dec 28, 2019, 16:55
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 28, 2019, 16:26:
Someone needs to tell Chris Roberts that SSDs will improve the fidelity and scope of Schtar Sitizen.

I think someone already has... remember the Intel Optane promo shit?
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Re: Get Shadow Tactics for Free
Dec 28, 2019, 16:53
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Re: Get Shadow Tactics for Free Dec 28, 2019, 16:53
Dec 28, 2019, 16:53
 
Noice. I played some Shadow Tactics last month during my one month Origin Access sub that I had for Jedi Fallen Order and almost wanted to buy it afterwards but held off due to too many other games.

So, muchas gracias, Swimmy!

SHNAGGLED
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Dec 28, 2019, 16:46
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Re: Evening Tech Bits Dec 28, 2019, 16:46
Dec 28, 2019, 16:46
 
Simon Says wrote on Dec 28, 2019, 14:40:
Don't misunderstand me, I want Intel to get back up from the K.O. punch it got in 2019 in all 3 segments of desktop, HEDT and enterprise so that we get some competition going, but I'm not seeing them getting back up anytime soon.

Depends on one's definition of "anytime soon". I'm pretty sure they will be back with a vengeance in 2022 when 7nm EUV is ready to go.

10nm turned into a complete clusterfuck. It's a wash and they have all but written it off except for mobile processors with lower frequencies.

Intel has a lot of fabs and it is prohibitively costly to upgrade them to a new node. Still trying to salvage 10nm at this point would be akin to throwing good money after bad money.
They will be half-assing 10nm and using it as a stepping stone (learning process) on the way to the real plan which is to get 7nm EUV up and running by 2022.

Intel have hired a lot of talent in the past two years. Keller & co. are working on new post-Core architecture designs. They are keeping their cards close to their chest but from various interviews etc. it seems like Keller is a fan of going "vertical", i.e. stacked designs.
We'll have to wait and see what they are cooking up but Intel have hired many folks with excellent problem solving skills. It is way too early to write Intel off.

They have fucked up and they are in the process of fixing things now. Two or three weak years won't make a difference in the grander scheme (reminder: 2018 was a record year for Intel at ~$80bn revenue). They'll be back in full force in the mid 2020s at the very latest.

Or in Keller's words...

Intel has been a spectacular foundry developer and that's a space that is super complicated and you know, they led the world for 20 years and somebody has a hiccup and everybody is like ‘oh woe is me, what's going to happen next’. Personally I'm thinking I know what's going to happen next: fix it and keep going.
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Dec 28, 2019, 12:53
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Re: Evening Tech Bits Dec 28, 2019, 12:53
Dec 28, 2019, 12:53
 
Agree with phinn. Besides, Intel has had real manufacturing issues since about 2016 now so any lack of innovation at least in the last half of a decade is involuntary.

The claim about high prices is silly. The 2500K was a legendary price/performance monster and the i7 (like from the 3770K all the way to 6700K/7700K etc.) part of every generation was always priced very reasonably.
The i9-9900K was expensive at launch due to shitty availability but we've seen the exact same with AMD's 3900X and 3950X recently. Low supply, high prices. Business as usual and mostly to blame on greedy distribution/dealers.

Lamenting the lack of soldering is justified from a consumer's perspective. On the other hand, it was not needed to operate any CPU within its specs and as an OCer you could easily DIY fix it (I delidded and applied liquid metal to my 8700K, too).
It was understandable from a business perspective. No competition and given Intel's sheer volume in terms of manufacturing and shipments, it probably made sense to omit the soldering step from an economic point of view.

"Underhanded tactics" with regard to AMD and OEMs was a justified bone of contention last decade in the early 2000s but it may be time to get over this eventually... though OK, I haven't gotten over Microsoft's PC backstabbing with the Xbox either so... Wink .
Anyway, if we had a TRUE free market economy then nothing that Intel did would be considered "underhanded". Why would you not be allowed to give OEM customers incentives to ignore the competition in a truly FREE market?

All in all there are much shittier companies (like Microsoft). I'm a happy camper with my 9900K and probably won't upgrade until Intel is back in the game. Contrary to phinn I'd expect this to be the case with 7nm in 2022-ish. I don't think that Intel will be able to ship truly competitive desktop parts on 10nm from all accounts.

It seems to me that Intel's current strategy is to suck it up for the next couple of years and to return with a bang. Jim Keller & co. must be making good progress on the post-Core architecture and with regard to manufacturing they are about to make the jump to EUV.
I believe that Intel does not want to invest any serious billions in their fabs until they are ready to ship their next gen architecture on a 7nm EUV process.

Not having the top of the line products for a couple of years is not going to hurt them much. Their corporate customers think in long terms, they have contracts in place, yada, yada... AMD has 7% market share in servers currently. They've had 26% in the past (Opteron days). It remains to be seen if AMD can set a new all-time high before the Empire strikes back.
In the DIY desktop market, AMD will most likely assume leadership for the next two years but that is a market niche that won't make Intel lose any sleep at night.

Personally, I'll hang on to my 9900K until Intel is back in the game and until AMD introduce their AM4 socket successor. Intel is also yet to adopt PCIe 4.0 and DDR5 should enter the stage in 2021. It will be interesting to see where both will be at in 2022, then make a decision for either camp. I really hope it will be a tough decision.
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Dec 28, 2019, 02:05
6.
Re: Evening Tech Bits Dec 28, 2019, 02:05
Dec 28, 2019, 02:05
 
Creston wrote on Dec 27, 2019, 23:00:
Clock speeds higher than ever before, and they still use birdshit for TIM to save literally 14 cents per processor, so those babies will run nice and toasty for you.

Fuck Intel.

Dude. No.

Intel has been soldering CPUs again since October 2018. There is no indication why they should drop this again for Comet Lake. Quite the contrary. With a 125W envelope that fucker is gonna need all the cooling it can get so it's kinda guaranteed they'll solder the damn thing.
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Re: Get Hyper Light Drifter for Free
Dec 27, 2019, 18:52
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Re: Get Hyper Light Drifter for Free Dec 27, 2019, 18:52
Dec 27, 2019, 18:52
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 27, 2019, 18:34:
ok
Back on track, the next clue is a skull cap with Viking horns with a skull between the horns.
https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/free-games

SHKAIRIMM???
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Re: Get Hyper Light Drifter for Free
Dec 27, 2019, 17:19
11.
Re: Get Hyper Light Drifter for Free Dec 27, 2019, 17:19
Dec 27, 2019, 17:19
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 27, 2019, 15:06:
mirthy wrote on Dec 27, 2019, 13:00:
It's a strange reality where one can have the luxury complain about free games. I mean, it's free!

(I got that sarcasm btw).

No one is complaining about free games. People are complaining, and rightfully so, about Epic's anti-consumer practices of exclusives. Obviously some of the more stupid people around here continually fail to grasp something so simple.

But it's not anti-consumer at all. Epic is giving us MORE choices, not less. In fact, they have DOUBLED our choices.

Before the days of EGS exclusives we had this fucking boring life of:

1) Pre-order game on Steam
2) Buy game on Steam on release day
3) Wait for Steam sale
4) Do not buy the game at all

Now we have ALL of the above PLUS

5) Pre-order the game on EGS
6) Buy game on EGS on release day
7) Wait for EGS sale
8) Wait a month, a few months or a year max and go to 1)

That is DOUBLE the choices. Pure awesome sauce. Pro-consumer at its motherfucking finest!

So STFU you crybabies and include Swimmy in your prayers every night!
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Re: Squadron 42 Video
Dec 26, 2019, 11:55
5.
Re: Squadron 42 Video Dec 26, 2019, 11:55
Dec 26, 2019, 11:55
 
Eirikrautha wrote on Dec 26, 2019, 11:25:
Very pretty. Also incredibly lacking in starfighter combat for a starfighter combat game. One would think you would want the gameplay loop to be refined before you built the other parts around it...

Nope. It just needs to look pretteh so the cultists cough up mo' monies.

Also, what Slashman sed.

This comment was edited on Dec 26, 2019, 12:22.
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Re: etc.
Dec 25, 2019, 23:48
5.
Re: etc. Dec 25, 2019, 23:48
Dec 25, 2019, 23:48
 
Welp. Microsoft. No surprise there at all. And to show their gratitude they shut down Ensemble and Aces Studios.
12.
 
Re: Get Totally Accurate Battle Simulator for Free
Dec 25, 2019, 23:38
12.
Re: Get Totally Accurate Battle Simulator for Free Dec 25, 2019, 23:38
Dec 25, 2019, 23:38
 
Creston wrote on Dec 25, 2019, 23:06:
This is pretty funny, but it's annoying that the battle always starts way zoomed out. Since the zoom is so slow, I can never watch the initial clash up close... Anyone have any ideas if that's fixable?

Have you tried binoculars?
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Re: Christmas Eve Tech Bits
Dec 25, 2019, 00:19
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Re: Christmas Eve Tech Bits Dec 25, 2019, 00:19
Dec 25, 2019, 00:19
 
phinn wrote on Dec 24, 2019, 23:54:
I mean there should be no doubt a RTX 2080 is more powerful. Even a RTX 3070 would be by the time this all happens next winter. I'd imagine them being in 2070 territory but with some crappier version of AMD ray tracing.

There is no doubt that anything GPU related from AMD is 99.9999% of the time going to be generally "crappier" than what the competition is doing but in all fairness: DirectX ray-tracing is DirectX ray-tracing. There ain't *that* much that AMD can bungle up except for a generally lower performance.

And, yeah, Ampere RTX 3000 series on TSMC's 7nm+ process will wipe the floor squeaky clean with "next gen" conslows.
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Re: Black Mesa Xen Release
Dec 25, 2019, 00:07
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Re: Black Mesa Xen Release Dec 25, 2019, 00:07
Dec 25, 2019, 00:07
 
Drayth wrote on Dec 24, 2019, 15:52:
CJ_Parker wrote on Dec 24, 2019, 14:53:
chickenboo wrote on Dec 24, 2019, 14:09:
I'm going to play this time entirely with the Steam Controller from the couch for that big screen experience.

Holy fucking shit...

- PCMR MEMBERSHIP REVOKED
- HALF-LIFE FAN CREDENTIALS REVOKED
- HUMAN SPECIES CLASSIFICATION REVOKED
- NEANDERTHAL STATUS APPROVED


Are you kidding me? You can't get anymore Valve than Half-Life in Big Picture Mode with a Steam Controller.

- JUDICIARY PRIVILEGES REVOKED

Nonononononononono

It's HALF LIFE THE FIRST

You have to play this with a two button mouse (no fancy gamer shit buttons) on a 14" CRT

Conslow Steam controller? Big screen?

Pffffffffftttttt... PURE CONSLOW PEASANTRY. Heathens! Heretics! BURN THEM!!!
21.
 
Re: Get Celeste for Free
Dec 25, 2019, 00:03
21.
Re: Get Celeste for Free Dec 25, 2019, 00:03
Dec 25, 2019, 00:03
 
Pr()ZaC wrote on Dec 24, 2019, 16:30:
Teddy wrote on Dec 24, 2019, 14:10:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Dec 24, 2019, 12:56:
Heretofore acquired.

What are the odds that tomorrow's giveaway will be Borderlands 3?

Exactly zero.

Each day there's a clue based on imagery for the game. This one is a cross in a shield. So something medieval based, most likely, but that could be anything from an action game, to an RPG, or grand strategy. I don't recognize the icon.
i bet it'll be a sci-fi space simu... STAR CITIZEN!

SCHTAR SHITIZEN??? I will sue Epic in Den Hague at the International Human Rights Court if they give away YET ANOTHER NUTHINBURGAH!!!
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Re: Christmas Eve Tech Bits
Dec 24, 2019, 15:00
6.
Re: Christmas Eve Tech Bits Dec 24, 2019, 15:00
Dec 24, 2019, 15:00
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Dec 24, 2019, 12:59:
What they're trying to obfuscate is that the next generation of consoles will make sure that all PC titles will be optimized for the Radeon architecture.

AMD fanbois been saying that for years now or more precisely for the entire duration of this current console gen because AMD INSIDE and how nVidia is going to get completely curbstomped in gaming. Well, it became almost true... almost... we came within inches of nVidia going out of business. They were shaking in their boots and just hanging on by a string for all these years. I have it on good authority that Huang shows up with visible shitstains to work every single day. HE IS THAT SCARED.
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Re: Black Mesa Xen Release
Dec 24, 2019, 14:53
3.
Re: Black Mesa Xen Release Dec 24, 2019, 14:53
Dec 24, 2019, 14:53
 
chickenboo wrote on Dec 24, 2019, 14:09:
I'm going to play this time entirely with the Steam Controller from the couch for that big screen experience.

Holy fucking shit...

- PCMR MEMBERSHIP REVOKED
- HALF-LIFE FAN CREDENTIALS REVOKED
- HUMAN SPECIES CLASSIFICATION REVOKED
- NEANDERTHAL STATUS APPROVED
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