Recent content by sphinx99

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    Look at the 4080 launch price chart compared to the last 8 launches omg wow

    Tariffs on Chinese manufactured advanced GPUs whose sale to China is about to be prohibited?
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    Look at the 4080 launch price chart compared to the last 8 launches omg wow

    I don’t see 4080 pricing as “greed” pricing - after all, greed means maximizing revenue and profit. Let’s compare that “greed” goal versus what nVidia is doing: 1. Virtually no supply of 4090s… which means not much revenue 2. 4080s priced so high that few people are buying them. My local store...
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    Was finally able to order the Corsair 16 pin connector

    Our local chain (Central Conputer) had a bunch in stock so I picked one up. Unfortunately no 4090s to be had to use it with :( Piles of 4080s sitting on shelves and they’re already starting up bundle deals on 4080 cards.
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    GPU prices — is the worst behind us ?

    This is what I'm seeing locally as well. No one has 3080 or 3090 stock. No one has 4090 stock. No one is buying 4080s. It makes me wonder if nVidia is doing all that much brisk business at the moment. You can't generate revenue if you have nothing to sell. Local store has plenty of $1,600...
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    Which RTX 4090 card are you planning or consider to get?

    I’d be interested to hear how your system benchmarks versus the state of the art CPUs with the 4090. I have a 3960x and whereas I think the 3970x is still a solid mile ahead, for a 3960x TR3 system, the 13900 and 7950 come within spitting distance of my system while offering faster cores...
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    Who here is keeping their 3 series and skipping 4 series nV cards?

    I want to get a 4090 FE so that I can move my 3080 to my wife’s desktop that has a 1080. Sadly Nvidia is not making very many of them.
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    Voice Assistants Dying, Alexa $10 Billion Loss Expected in 2022

    This is where I prefer the Siri model… it’s not the product, it’s an optional tidbit within the ecosystem. I buy the hardware because it looks/works/sounds amazing, and when Siri goes low-IQ-idiot, I honestly don’t care so much because it’s something I can skip using. Alexa was the product...
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    2022 Black Friday Cyber Monday Holiday Deals

    Not sure I’d agree - a 42” 4k 120hz OLED for $900 seems like a terrific deal in any age up to the present. There aren’t many good pickings but there are a few.
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    Musk to cut half of Twitter jobs and end remote work for the rest, report says

    What an idiot. Advertisers don’t take kindly to being held hostage when Twitter is - let’s face it - one of hundreds of competing advertising channels, and one of the comparatively smaller ones. Now Musk is going to spend most of his time slowly wrecking a social media train wreck while Tesla -...
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    Which RTX 4090 card are you planning or consider to get?

    There is not any evidence that many were available through BB. There is not any evidence that many were available directly through nVidia. There is not any evidence that many were available through targeted GeForce Experience notifications. There is not any evidence of any significant...
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    Anybody plan on grabbing one of the new RX7xxx Navi cards on launch?

    In general I've been leaning toward NV this cycle because I quite enjoy raytraced games, but I am deeply curious what AMD brings to the table and with NV's supply issues, I've no issue waiting for AMD's at-bat. If they are compelling in price-performance-efficiency then they may win my...
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    Uber to Use Location Data to Sell Targeted Ads

    Uber has always been a ”do more evil” business. Lyft isn’t great but there’s a reason I use Lyft for any rideshare and haven’t had Uber apps installed on my devices for several years now.
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    How many generations of CPU for the X670 chipset motherboards

    Assume, unless there is a signed contract attesting otherwise, that you will get only 1 generation of support and anything beyond that is a surprise bonus. This is tech. You could get 4 generations of support. Or, it could be kicked to the curb 12 months from now.
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    LG Flex LX3 4K 42″ Bendable OLED 120Hz

    Thanks for this. I was already on the fence due to the limited ability to add heat sinking with this kind of physical architecture, and the reliability / serviceability of the actuation system. The cost makes it a deal-breaker; for this price, I want more full-screen brightness.
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    Is the RTX 4090 FE vaporware?

    That's a fair point.