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    Apples M2 looks like a beast.

    I haven’t tried that, only 4, 1080p screens.
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    NVIDIA reportedly wants to cut TSMC orders for next-gen RTX 40 GPUs 5nm wafers amid lower demand

    Not terribly high, but yea. They are going to maintain their margins for sure. But when crypto started crashing I think we all saw this coming a mile away.
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    Apples M2 looks like a beast.

    With the DisplayLink drivers and a cheap external you can do up to 4 external displays in addition to the laptops screen for 5 total. But yeah using the built in Apple stuff you are limited to 2.
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    RTX Space Invaders Wanted

    It’s a memory issue, caused by something going wrong with a memory module or the power feed to said memory module. I’m not skilled enough to know how to fix it and too drunk to remember what to look for on the PCB to identify which module is hassling you.
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    Crypto Miners, Not Gamers, Were The Primary Buyers of Graphics Cards Since 2021, Almost $15 Billion Worth of GPU Sales Reported

    Sadly there is, you want to print something at 16nm or larger there are dozens of fabs willing to fight for your business. You need to go smaller and your options are Samsung or TSMC, they charge for that privilege. It’s 3x more just for that alone. Now granted they could try doing up different...
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    Crypto Miners, Not Gamers, Were The Primary Buyers of Graphics Cards Since 2021, Almost $15 Billion Worth of GPU Sales Reported

    TSMC’s price hikes make releasing a card at that price basically impossible. 2021 saw a 70% increase alone but it’s been a solid inflation + 5-10% (depends on node) before that. Between 2016 and now you are looking at 22% inflation so cost wise you are looking at wafer costs being between 117...
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    Crypto Miners, Not Gamers, Were The Primary Buyers of Graphics Cards Since 2021, Almost $15 Billion Worth of GPU Sales Reported

    In 2017 there was room to spare at the fabs. They were able to split it between Samsung and TSMC. And neither were pushed to capacity at that stage. So when AMD and Nvidia needed extra capacity it was available. But now not so much, both Samsung and TSMC are pushed to the limits with barely...
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    Apples M2 looks like a beast.

    The M1 was basically a scaled up A14, the M2 looks to be a scaled up A15. The idea that AMD could come out with a 7700G with AVX512 makes me joyous. That will be the base for “my daughters” mini gaming PC, that will also have all the emulators on it.
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    The Balls on Intel...

    Or 6 and the funds to run them for a few months.
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    Apples M2 looks like a beast.

    M3 is probably what the M2 was going to be before TSMC was forced to push back 3nm. Which is what the M2 was originally supposed to be built with.
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    Crypto Miners, Not Gamers, Were The Primary Buyers of Graphics Cards Since 2021, Almost $15 Billion Worth of GPU Sales Reported

    GPU sales total in 2021 was over $52B, which is up 30% over 2020, 15/52 = 28%. So really I should have said 28%, not 23% my bad. But miners didn't just buy gaming GPUs, they also bought workstation GPUs and ASICS. So in reality their $15B in purchasing was significantly less than that in gaming...
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    Crypto Miners, Not Gamers, Were The Primary Buyers of Graphics Cards Since 2021, Almost $15 Billion Worth of GPU Sales Reported

    If Crypto bought $15B in GPU's in 2021 that would mean gamers bought just shy of $23B in 2021, AMD and Nvidia both had record production numbers for 2021, so while they didn't produce an extra $15B in cards they did do a solid $9B worth, so really the spread here is only $6B in GPU's. So not...
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    Microsoft to Remove Ability to Install Win 11 Pro Without Being Online and Signing in to Microsoft Account

    Yea, you never needed one they just made it harder for home users.
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    Microsoft to Remove Ability to Install Win 11 Pro Without Being Online and Signing in to Microsoft Account

    Why do you need a windows machine? You know Microsoft just lets you download the ISO right? https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows11 You don’t need the media creation tool, they just made it available because it’s easy. But for Mac or Linux people you can just choose the ISO.
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    Microsoft to Remove Ability to Install Win 11 Pro Without Being Online and Signing in to Microsoft Account

    On 11 because of how it encrypts some stuff, you could do it but you may take a performance hit. TPM2 really speeds up a lot of local HDD encryption stuff.
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