Recent content by sphinx99

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    Apple still hasn't figured out how to make a wireless chip

    Do all other phone manufacturers—Xaomei, Samsung, Huawei, Asus, etc.—pay these same royalties? I keep hearing Apple Apple Apple and not a word about everyone else on 5g.
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    Valve Steam Deck OLED!

    I bought the 1TB deck and love it. I skipped the first gen. I have tended toward desktop gaming, we already had a Switch that doesn’t get much use and the screen on the first deck was at least to me an obvious “do not buy this” qualifier since even at its launch there were superior options to...
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    Western Digital Ships 24TB & 28TB Hard Disks, Declares "Total Supremacy"

    These are amazing feats of engineering. I’ve been trying a different use case - I picked up one of the 20tb x16s on its ~$250 sale, put all our photos/videos/scans/family data on it, then placed it in a safety deposit box at the bank.
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    Threadripper 7980X & 7970X benchmarks

    I’ve long favored space (one machine, one display, one desk, no shuffle) as my priority but that appears to be something I am increasingly likely to give up.
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    Threadripper 7980X & 7970X benchmarks

    Great post. My thoughts exactly.
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    Threadripper 7980X & 7970X benchmarks

    I am quite mixed on these. As another multi-generation TR owner still using a 3960x as a primary system, I’ve been extremely delighted with the longevity of this platform. I view these as “do everything pretty well, for many years” platforms that trace their lineage all the way back to chips...
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    Musk Zuckerberg Cage Fight

    Why did the two of you decide to fight, and what did you end up doing to that person?
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    Newegg - Seagate Exos X20 20TB $279.99 + $1.99 shipping

    I have one 20TB in my desktop and it's admittedly a heck of a drive. Gobs of storage and about as fast as we'll get from spinning rust.
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    Seasonic Launches Updated Prime PX and Prime TX ATX 3.0 Power Supplies

    The performance is good but at these prices I want to start seeing more GaN switching.
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    Do use a UPS or surge suppressor?

    I've been using Cyberpower pure sine wave units in almost every room for a decade now, with surprises and no dead equipment at the tail end of a brownout or blackout. I am to get about 6-7 years out of a battery.
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    Seasonic Launches Updated Prime PX and Prime TX ATX 3.0 Power Supplies

    Steep prices; that said, my TX 1000 has proven to be one heck of a power supply, handily keeping an OC 4090 and an OC TR3 happy. I love it.
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    Matrox Video Announces Intel Arc-based LUMA Graphics Cards

    Still have all my oldies, Millennium, Millennium 2, Gxxx, Parhelia 256/512 etc. fantastic cards. I’ll always have a sweet spot for Matrox.
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    Cases that have 8-12x 3.5" drive bays?

    I used a Fractal Node 804 as a NAS case for a while - 8 bays, quite compact.
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    Buying a 4090 card

    I've noticed some with my MSI Suprim X Liquid. Currently it's a bit annoying because I have the rear of the case facing forward for easy access to I/O, given what I am doing with the computer, so the sound is somewhat noticeable. When I position the PC with the rear facing backwards (as is...
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    NVIDIA Previews and Releases Path Tracing

    This is great but I'm really hoping to see any UE5 next gen game other than Fortnite, before adoption of the new-for-2023 APIs begins in earnest...