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    Do NVMe's SSD's today provide real-world performance advantages over SATA SSD's?

    Coincidentaly, I came across this article: https://benhoyt.com/writings/io-is-no-longer-the-bottleneck/ It's somewhat technical, intended for programmers, but in summary: You can read data from an SSD faster than the CPU can process it, even when it's a fairly simple task.
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    Case connector header, e.g. ASUS - timewasting lunacy in 2022

    I have two Asus montherboards in the house at the moment. I just checked the manuals, and one of them (A320M-K) indicates +/- in the manual, while the other (CH7DH) does not. I never even noticed though, since I didn't connect a power LED to that one - it wasn't really needed, since there are a...
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    Case selection = SAD!

    I also dislike most modern cases, and like brushed aluminium. There are a few nicer cases around, but I dealt with it myself by just making a case instead of buying one. I remember doing some tests on this back in the 20th century, and there were cases where removing the side panel would not...
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    Join us on November 3rd as we unveil AMD RDNA™ 3 to the world!

    You can get those already. They're called Intel Arc.
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    i blew up my cheap harbor freight multimeter, what I do wrong?

    Everyone who has used a multimeter very much will have done this (tried to measure voltage when the probes are in the current position) at least once. I've done it several times myself. When it's a proper meter with a big fuse for the 10A range, replacement fuses can cost more than an entire...
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    Nvidia RTX 4090 power connectors melting?

    The multiple rails are just have separate current limits applied, they aren't separately regulated. Thus, nothing bad will happen when they are connected together.
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    Join us on November 3rd as we unveil AMD RDNA™ 3 to the world!

    You're too late on that one, as there were real-time ray-traced games years ago. I can't find any to link to now though, as search engines just put stuff about RTX at the top for any search about ray-tracing.
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    Nvidia RTX 4090 power connectors melting?

    The spec says that if the sense pins are open, the max. power is 150W*. That isn't enough for a 4090, so it should refuse to work. * That's from the ATX12VO spec, but it will be the same everywhere.
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    Join us on November 3rd as we unveil AMD RDNA™ 3 to the world!

    That's a 1.3x increase. Depending on how hard the chips are pushed to get them to just 2.3GHz, I would expect that to increase power consumption by at least 1.3³ = 2.2x. Not all of the 355W TBP is core power, so it wouldn't end up 355x2.2W, but it would still be ridiculously hot.
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    Nvidia RTX 4090 power connectors melting?

    Taking a good photo of something that small requires a macro lens, and not many people have one of those, even if they can take good photographs otherwise.
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    transient power consumption spikes

    Sorry to bump a thread by quoting myself, but it seems that Intel were way ahead of me, and had already added this to the ATX12VO spec in March 2022. It allows up to 3x nominal power as long as it's no more than 100 microseconds long.
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    Odyssey Neo G8 - 4K 240 Hz 32" Quantum Mini LED

    I have a Neo G7 and work with text all day. I barely even notice the curve after a while. Maybe it would be different if I did CAD. What is a problem is the local dimming; it's obviously tuned to minimize blooming, so light text on a dark background can end up dim enough to make it hard to read...
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    Nvidia RTX 4090 power connectors melting?

    That is interesting, yes. If I might be permitted to engage in baseless speculation for a moment: We know that nVidia was aware of this problem since September, before the 4090 was released. Therefore it's reasonable to assume that they made changes to address it. Perhaps one of the two designs...
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    Nvidia RTX 4090 power connectors melting?

    They weren't different gauges, just different voltage ratings. That means one would have slightly thicker insulation than the other. Both are more than adequately rated for 12V, so both are acceptable.
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    Odyssey Neo G8 - 4K 240 Hz 32" Quantum Mini LED

    It's weird because it's more curved in the middle than at the edges, making things diplayed towards the edges appear to curve backwards. Overall I still prefer it to a flat monitor, it's just... *why* on Earth would they do it like that?!
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