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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
1. Re: Hardware Reviews Jul 16, 2019, 10:42 Simon Says
 
Hardware Unboxed ( Techspot ) video: 36 Games Benchmarked: Ryzen 9 3900X vs. Core i9-9900K

TL&DW:

-At stock, 9900k is on average 6% faster on the average fps results
-Both overclocked, 9900k is on average 5% faster on the average fps results

Those are very slim margins ( unless you look at outliers like StarCraft 4V4 and games like Fortnite and Kingdom Come ).

3900X is looking pretty good when you consider all the other stuff you can do other than game, altho the 9900k is still better in a few productivity tasks that still favor single core and/or Intel software optimizations.

If I were to go for a 450-500$ CPU right now, I'd pick the 3900X, altho if ALL you do is game and nothing but games, then ofc, go for that 9900K and don't look back.

I really wonder how the 16 cores 3950X is gonna stack up... Something to look forward to, altho at 750$, unless it equals or beats the 9900K in games, it'll be harder to recommend unless your main focus is productivity with Multi-thread focused apps.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
29. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 16, 2019, 10:17 Simon Says
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 15, 2019, 19:52:
Simon Says wrote on Jul 15, 2019, 19:36:
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 15, 2019, 17:22:
After watching the gn video yesterday it's max x470 and 3700x for me just like I've been preaching all along.

Watched the video... I thought the 200$ X570s were the sweet spot and if they're too pricey, the cheapest X570 Buildzoid recommended ( around 160$ ) would still be better than say a 250$ X470 for an 8 cores?

Which of the X470 boards have you been eyeing exactly?
The MSI x470 Carbon Pro does everything I need to do along with bios flashback. I could even run a B450 because I won't be crossfire/sli'ing gpu's.
But I'd hate to lose my e-peen ranking.

I will rewatch the video again and take better notes. Thanks for the heads-up Simon Says

The X470 mobo you pointed out looks good, the similarly priced X570s differences are just PCIe4 support, USB 3.2 ( for the ASUS one ), altho all at this price point don't have Intel LAN, the 200$ ASUS one doesn't have Intel LAN if that's a big selling point for you, the Gigabyte Aorus Elite 200$ does ( also has USB 3.2 ), the X470 Pro Carbon does have Intel LAN too and that X470 would also do just fine imho if USB Gen 3.2 isn't a concern ( its max is USB 3.1 Gen 2, BLOODY CONFUSING USB NAMING ).

Anyway, among the ones buildzoid discussed in the X470 section for 8 cores Ryzen 3000 ( Pro Carbon X470 among them ) and those he discusses at 21:02 through 23:46, you really can't go wrong. It's really just a matter of personal preference at this point and the Intel LAN, integrated WIFI, audio, slot setups and other factors left to user preference. VRM on all of them is perfectly fine for 8 cores. X470 having no fan on the chipset is also a big plus AFAIC for the long run, no headaches about it breaking after a few years and having to get a new fan or jury rig a copper heatsink Der8auer style.

GL

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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
4. Ajit Pai has yet another plan to stop local broadband regulation Jul 15, 2019, 19:44 Simon Says
 

A-shit grade Pie: The FCC shouldn't regulate, net neutrality bad

Also A-shit grade Pie: The FCC should regulate

Rolleyes
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
18. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 15, 2019, 19:36 Simon Says
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 15, 2019, 17:22:
After watching the gn video yesterday it's max x470 and 3700x for me just like I've been preaching all along.

Watched the video... I thought the 200$ X570s were the sweet spot and if they're too pricey, the cheapest X570 Buildzoid recommended ( around 160$ ) would still be better than say a 250$ X470 for an 8 cores?

Which of the X470 boards have you been eyeing exactly?
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
15. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 15, 2019, 16:52 Simon Says
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jul 15, 2019, 16:02:
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 15, 2019, 15:37:
Are you fooling me, I'd sooner be rickrolled. Sad Face

nvrmnd found it
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/amd-ryzen-7-3800x-review,6226.html

<coughs>I like how they pointed out multiple times that the 3700X was the better value and roughly matched the performance of the 3800X for $70 less.<coughs>

Yeah it really seems like the additional 70$ is just not worth it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
11. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 15, 2019, 15:32 Simon Says
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 15, 2019, 14:15:
My not even released yet 3800x smirks in your general direction.

Here's one of the first 3800X reviews: https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/amd-ryzen-7-3800x-review,6226.html

Thought you might be interested.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 15, 2019, 14:01 Simon Says
 
Verno wrote on Jul 15, 2019, 13:18:
Hardware Unboxed did an IPC comparison as well and its impressive but they still need to close the clockspeed gap at some point.

Increasing clockspeeds isn't a priority at this point, heck it's a liability as far as they're concerned. Their primary market isn't desktop where clock speed helps, it's datacenter/servers/etc where power usage is king. Putting an emphasis on increasing clock speeds would go against that priority. Don't expect much from AMD on that front.

EDIT: DISREGARD the previously linked video, it has been disproven, there is a performance loss when undervolting beyond a point. See AMD's Subreddit.

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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
1. 4GHz CPU Battle: Ryzen 3900X vs. 3700X vs. Core i9-9900K Jul 15, 2019, 13:00 Simon Says
 
That RAM latency issue is really plaguing the Zen architecture. No wonder they jam packed Zen 2 with so much L3 for the desktop.

Their priority is still datacenters/servers etc. That shows in the design, on the compute side it slays Intel without a sweat, cause most of those workloads don't really care about RAM latency.

I don't expect that priority to change anytime soon, so on the super high-end gaming wise where money is no object, Intel will still win for the foreseeable future. But as soon as you start to compare price perf, Ryzen wins.

IOWs, the only Intel chips worth buying on the desktop atm are:

-9900k
-9900 ( same perf as stock 9900k, 9700k'ish price, 9700k is useless with such a chip on the market )

For all the other price points, AMD is better.
 
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News Comments > etc.
1. New Line Plans A "Space Invaders" Movie Jul 14, 2019, 10:33 Simon Says
 
Featuring: Nvidia RTX GPUs!  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
12. Re: Evening Metaverse Jul 13, 2019, 15:14 Simon Says
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jul 13, 2019, 12:36:
I'm not sure I'd agree all the remaining 99% are "in favor of progressive social democrat populist policies", despite what any poll might say.

I never said that the policies have 100% of the support of the 99%, what I said exactly is that among the 99%, the policies that have overwhelming support are those that qualify as "PSDPP".

And if you want to win, it's dead simple, any non-corporatist, truly populist candidate that is for those policies that the majority wants will win against Trump. Among them, I'd say Tulsi Gabbard would probably have the most chances, she'd trounce him like a hot knife through butter even with a hand behind her back.

All she'd need to do is remind the people that she is for the things that the population is for, shrug and laugh everytime the clown says something dumb and funny ( which is like 90%+ of the time ), simply ignore the rest and stick to her guns. With her military career and no bullshit attitude, she'd probably sway a LOT of those "I always vote red" constituents and considering Trump can't sway ANY from the "I always vote blue" constituents, it's an automatic win.

But the dems will go for another establishment candidate that try to go for that fabled "neutral center" that they tried to go for in 2016, and failed, and lose again like in 2016 and they'd rather lose with an establishment candidate than win with a progressive candidate.

That moderate pseudo centrist "let's go for the center, supposedly swing voters" attitude was their demise in 2016, and it'll be their demise in 2020 too because for them to WANT to vote in the first place, they have to propose something that will convince them to go vote instead of staying home like in 2016, something exciting and there's NOTHING exciting about a status quo corporatist, business as usual candidate. On the other hand, there IS something exciting about a Tulsi Gabbard for example.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
3. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jul 13, 2019, 15:02 Simon Says
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 13, 2019, 14:45:
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 13, 2019, 13:21:
I done screwed up.
Shit was about half that a month ago, but this rapid increase is probably due to nothing more than dwindling b-die stock after being discontinued and not war reparations.
Ouch. Just wait until Trump's tariffs hit.

Was skeptical too until I checked pcpartpicker price trends, most RAM kits have stopped dwindling in price and some are starting to go back up.

So I decided to buy at this hopefully peak low, I'll soon have 32gb total in my PC ( just ordered 2x8gb more 3000mhz Corsair LPX CL15 for 90$ CAD ), hopefully should be golden for RAM and CPU/mobo for 5-6 years with an i7-8700 @4.4ghz even if consoles go for 24gb and 8c/16t Zen2 @ around 3.2ghz as rumored and the fact that I don't want to have to deal with a swap file EVER AGAIN + the extravagant RAM needs of RAM scanners like Tsearch and Cheat Engine ( for SP only ).

Next upgrade will be a GPU probably in late 2020, early 2021, at least as fast as fastest console's GPU, maybe just a tad faster, then I probably won't have anything to worry about for the lifetime of the next-gen consoles.

Might buy a 1440p95hz FreeSync IPS monitor to replace my aging and starting to do weird shit 10+ years old 1080p75hz non-FS TN after that, but otherwise, that's it.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
10. Re: Evening Metaverse Jul 13, 2019, 11:55 Simon Says
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jul 12, 2019, 21:35:
The worst part is unless the Ds get their act together he might win again in 2020...

Forget it, they're making the same "mistakes" ( for them they're not really mistakes, since the status quo serves their interests just fine ) of 2016 all over again. The country ( aka the 99% ) is overwhelmingly in favor of progressive social democrat populist policies according to polls and surveys. Meanwhile the D party ( aka the 1% ) are doing everything they can so it doesn't happen and keep pushing for a "moderate centrist" ( aka, center-right for the rest of the world ) corporatist.

If the D party gets its way again, status quo will ensure, Trump will stay and it'll be just fine for the D party's interests, which are mostly aligned with those of the 1% that Trump has been serving very well since he took office as evidenced by his actual policies despite his empty pseudo populist/anti-establishment rhetoric.

They'd rather have Trump at the white house than any social democrat progressive populist. The D party was very clear "we want anyone but Sanders" ( and probably also Tulsi Gabbard now ). A fake populist would probably be their best bet, pull a "Trump", so to speak.

The people wants one thing, the elite wants another, the elite will still get what they want because the US has been run like a plutocratic oligarchy for multiple decades now. The will of the people means nothing, while the dictates of the elite means everything. That Princeton and Northwestern University study made that very clear, and it's still 100% true.

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News Comments > Evening Interviews
10. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Jul 13, 2019, 10:22 Simon Says
 
Drath71 wrote on Jul 13, 2019, 08:45:
Acleacius wrote on Jul 12, 2019, 22:08:
Thank Capitalism for loopholes to hide huge sums of cash, for arrogant self-serving delusional assholes. Otherwise that money might end up in the public's pocketbook and be spend on useless things like food, health care, education and making the world a better place. Middlefinger Flamethrower

Yeah because socialism is all about keeping money in the public's pockets LOL

And here we have the perfect example of someone who doesn't understand that what you want isn't the money, or the car, or the house, you want access to the services money/cars/housing provides.

You could sit on a mountain of money, but if you can't access those services, that money is useless, it's just, to quote The Beatles, "funny paper".
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jul 12, 2019, 20:41 Simon Says
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 12, 2019, 18:52:
AMD jebaited huang. lol


More like Lisa Su did... Family drama!
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
16. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jul 12, 2019, 19:49 Simon Says
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jul 11, 2019, 12:27:
Simon Says wrote on Jul 11, 2019, 11:01:
It's always the same song each time a new PCIe gen gets introduced and you know what always happens a few years later? The old gen becomes a bottleneck.

Nah, not really true.

"Ancient" PCIe 2.0 is still not a real problem, even today:

https://www.techpowerup.com/review/pci-express-4-0-performance-scaling-radeon-rx-5700-xt/

NVMe 4x raid satured PCIe 2.0 and 3.0 in 2011... The same year PCIe 3.0 released. HELLO
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 12, 2019, 13:54 Simon Says
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 12, 2019, 11:33:
The GeForce RTX 2080 makes the do not buy list.
Thanks AMD!

More like thx Nvidia and upcoming 2080S. Even the 2070S beats the 5700Xt, it has nothing to do with AMD.
 
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News Comments > Torchlight Free on Epic Games Store
5. Re: Torchlight Free on Epic Games Store Jul 12, 2019, 13:17 Simon Says
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 12, 2019, 13:14:
You know what else is free? Path of Exiles
You know what is a better game in every regard?
Yeah, Path of Exiles.

Since they fixed melee even I like it... over Diablo 3.

One game I could never get into no matter how many times I tried... For a game everyone says is the "real successor" to my beloved Diablo 2. I can't help but call it PathETIC of Exile.

What anyone finds interesting about this game leaves me totally flabbergasted. Torchlight in comparison is 10x more fun.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
11. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jul 11, 2019, 11:01 Simon Says
 
Ozmodan wrote on Jul 11, 2019, 07:22:
I agree with everyone else too, the PCIE 4.0 standard is a waste atm.

It's always the same song each time a new PCIe gen gets introduced and you know what always happens a few years later? The old gen becomes a bottleneck. When I build the base for a new PC ( mobo+cpu+ram ), I build it for 5-7 years ( with occasional GPU upgrades ), not 2-3 years, so if I were to build a PC now, I'd settle for no less than a PCIe4 board. And I'll recommend everyone get no less than a PCIe4 board too.

If Panic Lake doesn't support gen 4, I'll never recommend it, period.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
2. “This is crazy”- FCC kills part of San Francisco’s broadband-competition law Jul 11, 2019, 07:00 Simon Says
 
Ajit: "We want competition so we'll go with a light touch approach"

Also Ajit: "Well actually..."


Says he wants competition, does everything not to have competition. Reminds me of someone with a 3 letter name beginning with "T".

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News Comments > Op Ed
11. Re: Op Ed Jul 9, 2019, 18:25 Simon Says
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 9, 2019, 12:51:
here is the TLDR version

Competition, without competition... Yeah... Makes sense. In what world can anyone think exclusives are competition? Who knows! MAGIC!
 
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