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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jan 20, 2021, 12:10
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Icewind wrote on Jan 19, 2021, 14:32:
I'm still having trouble getting a new PC. Even just the parts. Best Buy is out of stock on everything, the boutique builders are back ordered on everything, and I'm running a cobbled together piece of junk Ryzen 7 with a AMD 580.

Best Buy is not the first place I think of when I want to build or buy a new rig...
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Now could be a much better time to get your hands on a new PC
Jan 19, 2021, 23:34
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Now could be a much better time to get your hands on a new PC Jan 19, 2021, 23:34
Jan 19, 2021, 23:34
 

Well that's it, the most retarded article I've read today.

Prices are sky high, shortages everywhere, botting and scalping up the wazoo.

Now is the best time NOT to get your hands on a new PC.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jan 19, 2021, 23:25
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Jan 19, 2021, 23:25
 
Even if the 870 EVO actually is that fast, there's still no reason to choose it over an NVME... As one of the reviews points out, there are cheaper NVME drives that won't match the 3GB+ max transfer speeds of a 970 or similar, but they're still faster in randoms and cost less than this top-of-the-line SATA. These days, it only makes sense to go SATA if your PC is so old it can't support NVME or you already have all your M.2 and PCI-E slots filled up.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jan 19, 2021, 23:11
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Jan 19, 2021, 23:11
 
Loose Cannon wrote on Jan 19, 2021, 22:30:
This would effectively make this 550MB/s drive as fast as the some of the very best NVME drives for day-to-day use, like load times etc.

I thought good NVMe drives averaged 3,500MB/s.
LC is referring to queue depth. http://blog.logicalincrements.com/2019/05/understanding-ssd-speed-specifications/

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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jan 19, 2021, 22:54
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 19, 2021, 22:54
Jan 19, 2021, 22:54
 
Shh, you're not supposed to notice...
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jan 19, 2021, 22:30
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 19, 2021, 22:30
Jan 19, 2021, 22:30
 
This would effectively make this 550MB/s drive as fast as the some of the very best NVME drives for day-to-day use, like load times etc.

I thought good NVMe drives averaged 3,500MB/s.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jan 19, 2021, 20:05
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Jan 19, 2021, 20:05
 
phinn wrote on Jan 19, 2021, 14:27:
For the 870 EVO they claim a 38% increase to QD1 performance. This would effectively make this 550MB/s drive as fast as the some of the very best NVME drives for day-to-day use, like load times etc. Really impressive if true.

The article said that their tests weren't seeing this large an improvement, so this may be marketing hype that doesn't match reality:

Preliminary results show that the 870 EVO improves performance across the board for our AnandTech Storage Bench trace tests, though with slight increases in power consumption. Samsung's claim of 38% better QD1 random read performance also looks to be an exaggeration, but we'll be back later this week with a full analysis of the test results.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jan 19, 2021, 14:32
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Jan 19, 2021, 14:32
 
I'm still having trouble getting a new PC. Even just the parts. Best Buy is out of stock on everything, the boutique builders are back ordered on everything, and I'm running a cobbled together piece of junk Ryzen 7 with a AMD 580.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Jan 19, 2021, 14:27
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 19, 2021, 14:27
Jan 19, 2021, 14:27
 
For the 870 EVO they claim a 38% increase to QD1 performance. This would effectively make this 550MB/s drive as fast as the some of the very best NVME drives for day-to-day use, like load times etc. Really impressive if true.
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Jan 19, 2021, 11:53
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Jan 19, 2021, 11:53
 
If it smells like vinegar..
No wait, if your aspirin smells like acetic acid it means that a small portion of it has converted.
Not that aspirin would make a good thermal paste but I'm still using a container that expired in 2016, for headaches of course...not heat transfer.
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