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landfill DVDs
Mar 16, 2004, 11:18
Jim
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landfill DVDs Mar 16, 2004, 11:18
Mar 16, 2004, 11:18
Jim
 
ironic I was just thinking about those last week, and assumed how since I hadn't heard anything in a while they were a failure. Unfortunately the old adage of "no news is good news" was wrong in this case.

Jim
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AMD changes
Mar 16, 2004, 11:25
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AMD changes Mar 16, 2004, 11:25
Mar 16, 2004, 11:25
 
Wait, the article states that the new chips will use 512K cache and it suggests this is new news? However, I thought the existing Athlon64 (3000+) series used 512K cache, which explains why the 3000+ costs a bit less than the 3200+ which uses 1Meg cache?
-Sphinx
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Re: AMD changes
Mar 16, 2004, 13:05
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Re: AMD changes Mar 16, 2004, 13:05
Mar 16, 2004, 13:05
 
I am still wondering wtf AMD is f*king around at the 2 gig level, when Intel is heading into the 4 gig neighborhood? Talk about dragging your ass.

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Re: AMD changes
Mar 16, 2004, 13:17
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Re: AMD changes Mar 16, 2004, 13:17
Mar 16, 2004, 13:17
 
For a minute you had me confused but now I understand. I guess you're talking about the AthlonXP chips (2800, 2500, etc)? Those are their budget ends now while the higher end Athlon64 are in the 3000,3200,and 3400 range (equivalent to clock speeds of 3Ghz, 3.2Ghz, and 3.4Ghz). Then there's also the higher end FX- series whose price is.... insane.

Note that even Intel is acknowledging (given they are changing naming practices) that the number of gigahertz is not the only determining factor in how fast a PC can go.
-Sphinx
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Re: AMD changes
Mar 16, 2004, 13:20
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Re: AMD changes Mar 16, 2004, 13:20
Mar 16, 2004, 13:20
 
I am still wondering wtf AMD is f*king around at the 2 gig level, when Intel is heading into the 4 gig neighborhood? Talk about dragging your ass.

That's funny, I was just wondering when Intel will quit f*king around with 32 bits while AMD is already in the 64 bit neighborhood...

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Re: AMD changes
Mar 16, 2004, 13:38
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Re: AMD changes Mar 16, 2004, 13:38
Mar 16, 2004, 13:38
 
If Doom3 went gold today I'd be investing in an A64 based rig, and I'm sure there'd be a lot like me.

Also, if people would actually research the CPU market at all before making a purchase they'd see that the MHz race became a red herring about 3 years ago.

Then again these are probably the same people who sign up for AOL in the blind faith that they're good because they're well known.

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Doom
Mar 16, 2004, 13:40
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Doom Mar 16, 2004, 13:40
Mar 16, 2004, 13:40
 
The popular game Doom, for example, is known for its smooth graphics.

ah-HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA

*GASP*

ah-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaa...

1993 called, they want their news back.

-Azrael
"Don't Fear the Reaper, fear ME."
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Re: Doom
Mar 16, 2004, 15:56
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Re: Doom Mar 16, 2004, 15:56
Mar 16, 2004, 15:56
 
I particularly liked the part where the guy referred to DirectX9 as a "computer language". The writer of that article is obviously out of his(her?) league.
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Nanotech
Mar 16, 2004, 17:06
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Nanotech Mar 16, 2004, 17:06
Mar 16, 2004, 17:06
 
I personally think talk about nanotech is possibly one of the biggest R&D scams to come along that I've ever seen. The concept is pure sci-fi. Look at the problems Intel & AMD have with building things as comparatively huge and primitive as their x86 cpus at .09 microns. Nanotech, as popularly conceived, is infinitely smaller and infinitely more complex than current SOA cpus.

I don't care how many "cool looking" plastic models some guy can create to demonstrate his current "nanotech" theory, all it is is a sump for R&D investment money. People seem to want to believe anything these days, and so I have little doubt it will attract large sums of capital from greedy, brainless people who don't understand enough about the theory behind it to understand why nothing in present technology even approaches nanotechnical capability. Here's the thing: I can conceive of a faster-than-light intergalactic spacecraft, too, and I could build a dandy plastic model of one without any problem. But actually building something congruent with my imagination is about as likely as me developing super powers next week...;)

Look for the sucker draw to begin in earnest. If I was contemplating nanotech investment I would only do so with a money-back guarantee, as I think submarines with screen doors are much more likely to come about.


It is well known that I cannot err--and so, if you should happen across an error in anything I have written you can be absolutely sure that *I* did not write it!...;)
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Re: Doom
Mar 16, 2004, 17:56
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Re: Doom Mar 16, 2004, 17:56
Mar 16, 2004, 17:56
 
Might be talking about the new shader scripting.
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Re: AMD changes
Mar 17, 2004, 07:28
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Re: AMD changes Mar 17, 2004, 07:28
Mar 17, 2004, 07:28
 
Then again these are probably the same people who sign up for AOL in the blind faith that they're good because they're well known.

But AOL is well known, so it must be good, i use it all the time! those cds make excellent coasters, and inexpensive mirrors!

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