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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Vega isn't dead yet..."

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Just how many freesync monitors would a used GTX 1080 support?

Any that have a Display Port 1.2a or later work as per VESA adaptive sync specs.

If your Freesync panel only has HDMI then you are out of luck but that also applies to the Vega 64 since if you don't have a Display Port then they likely didn't include a later generation HDMI so it's a low refresh and resolution monitor.

And all 10 series and later cards support Vesa adaptive sync now.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "The Future of Gaming"

  • 16 months ago
  • 3 points

With AI, machine learning, biometrics and all sorts of other advances in technology, there might come a day where there are no stand-alone games.

They can only work with what they are given, they cannot create new genres and would quickly become obsolete from repetitiveness.

We have seen this time and again in gaming MMO's, open world, MOBA, BR all spike in popularity and diminish as people tire of them.

All A.I. development would do in increase the number of titles out flooding the market and hastening the decline of the fotm genre.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Strangest shower thought you have?"

  • 16 months ago
  • 3 points

If someone is in the shower when Thanos snapped do they still turn to dust or do they just melt?

Can a Jedi use force lightning well taking a shower?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Destiny 2 Forsaken - Mid Range Build"

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

If you are supplying an OS and GPU there really isn't a reason not to go all in on a decent streaming build and see how much is left over for a GPU/monitor replacement later once you have a solid base to work off of.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3 GHz 8-Core Processor $168.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock - B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard $79.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $109.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $67.85 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 950 2 GB SSC ACX 2.0 Video Card Purchased For $0.00
Case Cooler Master - MasterBox K500 ATX Mid Tower Case $64.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.90 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit Purchased For $0.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $561.61
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-06 19:45 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Thoughts on the 70%+ taxes (mostly democratic) politicians are calling for?"

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Depends on how the investments perform though so it's a give and take.

If they make the taxes like that though it would be better to take it over time so you keep under the radar.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Vega isn't dead yet..."

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

HBM2 prices never dropped.

The only reason VII is using as much as it does is because they are failed Instinct cards and they money is already spent.

Better to lose less money repurposing them for gamers.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Vega isn't dead yet..."

  • 16 months ago
  • 0 points

Even with the driver updates nothing changed other then stability.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJFm51OFcNA

It is still trading blows with the GTX 1080 at a higher power draw and now no advantage in frame syncing tech pricing.

Pricing on the cards is fixed by the HBM2 used onboard.

Edit: Also most reviewers benchmarked Vega against the RTX cards as they launched highlighting their current performance and pricing versus those.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Vega isn't dead yet..."

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Vega isn't going to benefit from VII launch its drivers are already matured extracting its potential.

VII being a refresh will benefit from Vega driver maturity but that also means there isn't going to be much untapped potential left in the cards.

It will be similar to the 480>580>590 transition drivers were matured under the 480 so the 580/590 topped out right at launch.

It would be the same as if NVidia were to rebrand Pascal cards with a new process to increase performance the underlaying architecture hasn't changed so you have nothing left to make use of.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Thoughts on the 70%+ taxes (mostly democratic) politicians are calling for?"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Let’s say you win $100M. Does that mean the first $10M is normally taxed, and then the other $90M is taxed at 70%? If so that’s kind sucks if you were to win lol

Lottery winnings are hit as what gets paid out that year so it would depend on how it was handled since with many you can take yearly or lump sum.

And you still have to do yearly taxes on top of all that which would be at the higher amount from the winnings.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "ITX motherboard with no front usb header."

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Between them if the price was close the 970 since it is a little faster, otherwise whichever is cheaper.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ideal First PC - is a $1000 budget possible?"

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

$60 for 2tb which could easily be added anytime later.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $59.89
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-05 18:25 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ideal First PC - is a $1000 budget possible?"

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

is a $1000 budget possible?

Just possible if we drop mass storage and only go with a larger SSD.

We can keep Freesync monitors as well but you would have to go over for a HDMI cable to use Freesync, We do however have to make quite a few compromises on things like monitor size and lack of looks but we keep performance where it counts.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3 GHz 8-Core Processor $168.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock - X370M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $78.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $94.99 @ Newegg
Storage ADATA - Ultimate SU800 512 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $63.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Sapphire - Radeon RX 570 4 GB NITRO+ Video Card $149.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design - Arc Midi ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $53.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $98.99 @ SuperBiiz
Monitor Acer - SB220Q bi 21.5" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor $89.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Acer - SB220Q bi 21.5" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor $89.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Logitech - G413 Carbon Wired Gaming Keyboard $59.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $999.78
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-05 18:17 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming Build $1,000 MAX"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Intel.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8 GHz 6-Core Processor $184.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Thermaltake - Contac Silent 12 74.33 CFM CPU Cooler $21.86 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - B360 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $79.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $89.99 @ Newegg Business
Storage Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $67.95 @ B&H
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB XC BLACK GAMING Video Card $329.99 @ Amazon
Case Cooler Master - MasterBox K500 ATX Mid Tower Case $64.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Amazon
Wireless Network Adapter Asus - PCE-AC55BT B1 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $33.98 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $993.52
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-05 17:41 EST-0500

AMD.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $184.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte - B450 AORUS PRO WIFI (rev. 1.0) ATX AM4 Motherboard $104.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $109.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $67.95 @ B&H
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB XC BLACK GAMING Video Card $329.99 @ Amazon
Case Cooler Master - MasterBox K500 ATX Mid Tower Case $64.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.90 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $992.69
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-05 17:42 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming Build $1,000 MAX"

  • 16 months ago
  • 3 points

Do you need operating system as well?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1500$-2000$ gaming pc"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor $259.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Scythe - Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.17 CFM CPU Cooler $52.29 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock - Z390 Extreme4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $158.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $109.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $67.95 @ B&H
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Black Video Card $1119.50 @ B&H
Case Cooler Master - MasterBox MB511 RGB ATX Mid Tower Case $87.98 @ Newegg Business
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $78.20 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1994.77
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-05 16:45 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "the ever so confusing gtx 1160 and 1660"

  • 16 months ago
  • 3 points

So far all we have is deleted listings and a single benchmark listing a mobile model under that name so until we have actual confirmation take everything with a grain of salt.

As for the difference between the models the "ti" likely has more cores enabled then the normal model.

Why everyone asked for a Turing card without the Ray Tracing.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "A full gaming build for a friend."

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Intel. This has better gaming performance for the high refresh monitor.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8 GHz 6-Core Processor $184.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Thermaltake - Contac Silent 12 74.33 CFM CPU Cooler $21.86 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock - B360 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $79.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $89.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $67.95 @ B&H
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $39.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card EVGA - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB XC BLACK GAMING Video Card $329.99 @ Amazon
Case Cooler Master - MasterBox K500 ATX Mid Tower Case $64.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.90 @ Amazon
Monitor Dell - D2719HGF 27.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $189.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Logitech - G413 Carbon Wired Gaming Keyboard $59.99 @ Newegg
Mouse Logitech - G203 Prodigy Wired Optical Mouse $27.99 @ Amazon
Headphones Kingston - HyperX Cloud Core Headset $55.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1283.51
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-05 14:50 EST-0500

AMD. Lower gaming performance but if your friend wants to get into streaming a better option.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3 GHz 8-Core Processor $168.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock - B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard $93.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $99.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $67.95 @ B&H
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB XC BLACK GAMING Video Card $329.99 @ Amazon
Case Cooler Master - MasterBox K500 ATX Mid Tower Case $64.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.90 @ Amazon
Monitor Dell - D2719HGF 27.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $189.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Logitech - G413 Carbon Wired Gaming Keyboard $59.99 @ Newegg
Mouse Logitech - G203 Prodigy Wired Optical Mouse $27.99 @ Amazon
Headphones Kingston - HyperX Cloud Core Headset $55.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1289.54
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-05 14:24 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New gaming pc."

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

I should add that the games I play are mostly mmos like ff14, wow and warframe. I do also play a little bit of overwatch, league of legends, the division and destiny.

Giving what you currently have.

It's currently an i5 4690k, 16gb ram and an rx470.

You are not going to be able to gain much CPU wise within budget as none of those titles are going to benefit from more cores which Ryzen offers or what can be done with Intel.

What monitor are you running that you are not pushing upper range quality settings in those titles as well with what you currently have???

Because it makes no point to upgrade if your are still limited by your monitor.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Nvidia GTX 1660"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Back when Turing first surfaced as a rumor there was also supposed to be a Ampre redesign focused at primarily gaming instead of compute.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Intel on 14 nm"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Using the quantum effects has been a promising research area but ends problematic because it needs a total revamp of how things are made from the plate layers to architecture along with switch redesigns.

Last I had heard they were looking at reverting to larger processes but they believed they could decrease the time it takes to register a cycle/increase switching time which would fundamentally alter how fast a chip could function in theory.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cheap RX 570 4GB $100"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

For the price the performance is great.

But you have to be careful at the same time since many of the features most take for granted are not available on that model.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cheap RX 570 4GB $100"

  • 16 months ago
  • 3 points

It is leftover mining production so it isn't a normal 570.

Only a single DVI-D output so no multi monitor, no Freesync, and a limited 6-month warranty unlike most Sapphire products.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Fortnite Hate Discussion"

  • 16 months ago
  • 18 points

Fortnite is one of the best things to happen to gaming in years even though I don't play personally.

When it hit big suddenly all the toxic people declined in all the other games.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "White Pc Build Under 2000"

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Mostly white with some bling.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8 GHz 6-Core Processor $184.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Deepcool - GAMMAXX 400 White 74.34 CFM CPU Cooler $32.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI - B360M MORTAR TITANIUM Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $94.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $89.99 @ Newegg Business
Storage Crucial - MX500 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $134.95 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $69.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB GAMING OC WHITE Video Card $719.89 @ OutletPC
Power Supply Corsair - RMx (2018) 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Corsair - AF120 LED (2018) White 52 CFM 120mm Fan $14.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Corsair - AF120 LED (2018) White 52 CFM 120mm Fan $14.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Corsair - AF120 LED (2018) White 52 CFM 120mm Fan $14.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Acer - ET322QK wmiipx 31.5" 3840x2160 60 Hz Monitor $383.99 @ Amazon
Other Corsair CP-8920153 Premium PSU Cable Kit. Individually Sleeved Cables, Pro Package, White $72.95 @ Amazon
Other In Win 301 Tempered Glass Premium Micro-ATX Mini-ITX Tower Gaming Computer Case Cases 301 White $69.99 @ Amazon
Other Cable Matters DisplayPort to DisplayPort 1.4 Cable with 8K 60Hz Video Resolution & HDR Support - 6 Feet $12.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1992.57
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-04 17:53 EST-0500

AMD doesn't have any modern boards that fit the theme that haven't been discontinued and are no longer available.

Closest I could do was.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $164.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Deepcool - GAMMAXX 400 White 74.34 CFM CPU Cooler $32.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Asus - Prime X470-Pro ATX AM4 Motherboard $161.99 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $89.99 @ Newegg Business
Storage Crucial - MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $57.99 @ Newegg Business
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $69.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB GAMING OC WHITE Video Card $719.89 @ OutletPC
Case Inwin - 101 White ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair - RMx (2018) 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Corsair - AF120 LED (2018) White 52 CFM 120mm Fan $14.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Corsair - AF120 LED (2018) White 52 CFM 120mm Fan $14.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Corsair - AF120 LED (2018) White 52 CFM 120mm Fan $14.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Corsair - AF120 LED (2018) White 52 CFM 120mm Fan $14.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Acer - ET322QK wmiipx 31.5" 3840x2160 60 Hz Monitor $383.99 @ Amazon
Other Corsair CP-8920153 Premium PSU Cable Kit. Individually Sleeved Cables, Pro Package, White $72.95 @ Amazon
Other Cable Matters DisplayPort to DisplayPort 1.4 Cable with 8K 60Hz Video Resolution & HDR Support - 6 Feet $12.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1977.70
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-04 18:06 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "White Pc Build Under 2000"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

What are you planning on using the PC for?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Intel on 14 nm"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Then Yes Lithography on its own is useless.

Something to remember as well is what we have now for both AMD and Intel is end of the line for their architectures and processes.

We are finally leaving the 2015 designs and processes behind so anything can happen.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Intel on 14 nm"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Useless No, Meaningless as a metric to grade advantages Yes.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Overclocking performance for Ryzen"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

On second generation parts No there is only minimal gains of with how much AMD has improved the baseline boost clocks.

https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/Ryzen_5_2600/19.html

The first generation models using the older boost profiles could see larger uplifts on lower clocked models.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Intel on 14 nm"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

The percentage doesn't drop, the total energy loss drops.

The processors are pulling just as much if not more per core and using more power total with the increases in core counts though.

The only real benefit from newer smaller processes is smaller die size which only benefits the manufacturer as they have more harvestable chips per wafer.

AMD had a great example of how little process matters several years ago when they launched Excavator, they had higher transitor density and count at a lower power draw then Intels 6700K even though they were using a 28nm bulk volume process compared to Intels second generation 14nm.

Even today AMD is showing the move from 14nm to 7nm doesn't make very much of a difference when you compare core sizes of the chiplets versus the first three variations of Ryzen cores.

Process used really means nothing anymore. How they implement the process and what architecture is used are really all that matter because those actually have an impact on end performance.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "MSI B450 Gaming Plus Micro ATX"

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

The MATX version the poster is looking at only has one x16 slot and two x1 slots.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
Motherboard MSI - B450M GAMING PLUS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $79.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $79.99
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-04 10:56 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "MSI B450 Gaming Plus Micro ATX"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

It will be close but should fit although will interfere with airflow to the front fan and maybe even rear fan on the GPU.

If you have not purchased the motherboard yet I would go for one of these options instead for MATX where you can mount the card farther away from the face of the GPU or behind it leaving the airflow to the GPU unobstructed.

https://pcpartpicker.com/products/compare/t2YLrH,dQgzK8,FZvbt6,WcjJ7P/

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Intel on 14 nm"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

A processor based on a smaller lithography is needs less power

Again go back and look at those families the process changes didn't actually matter much for power efficiency.

so less energy loss

The power leakage percentage doesn't improve by lowering power.

thus power temps.

The smaller you make something the harder it is to dissipate the heat from it.

When companies hype their new process they list how much they can save when the entire design is focused at a specific aspect. The problem is those benefits are never realized.

You don't build a CPU totally focused at low power draw, absolute minimum size, or totally focused at high clock speeds.

And since everything is a balance of compromise as a consumer you never see the major gains from smaller nodes unlike architecture changes.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Intel on 14 nm"

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

What process node they are on really doesn't make as much difference as people hype it to be.

Look at Sandy Bridge to the current Lake architectures the tweaks in architecture between generations has more of a performance impact then moving from 32nm-14nm.

AMD has had Ryzen on three processes so far 14nm LPE (Ryzen Gen 1, 14nm LPP (APU), 12nm LP (Ryzen Gen 2) the difference between them is very minor and we see more gains from improved boost clock profiles and power handling then the move from an early process to a late sub-node process.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Productivity Build Needed"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

In the real world, it is very rare for a consumer drive to need to accept tens or hundreds of GB of writes without interruption. Even the installation of a very large video game can mostly fit within the SLC cache of the 1TB 660p when the drive is not too full, and the steady-state write performance is pretty close to the highest rate data can be streamed into a computer over gigabit Ethernet. When copying huge amounts of data off of another SSD or sufficiently fast hard drive(s) it is possible to approach the worst-case performance our benchmarks have revealed, but those kind of jobs already last long enough that the user will take a coffee break while waiting.

https://www.anandtech.com/show/13078/the-intel-ssd-660p-ssd-review-qlc-nand-arrives/9

From the review You linked.

And they covered the endurance as well.

As the first SSD with QLC NAND to hit our testbed, the Intel SSD 660p provides much-awaited hard facts to settle the rumors and worries surrounding QLC NAND. With only a short time to review the drive we haven't had time to do much about measuring the write endurance, but our 1TB sample has been subjected to 8TB of writes and counting (out of a rated 200TB endurance) without reporting any errors and the SMART status indicates about 1% of the endurance has been used, so things are looking fine thus far

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$2100 Gaming/Streaming PC"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

You are welcome and good luck with the build.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Save up or get a budget build"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Wrong currency though.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Most legendary song"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't get me wrong Freebird is a great song but I don't consider it legendary.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Save up or get a budget build"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Personally I swap out the liquid cooler and low end power supply.

Maybe something more like.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor £142.98 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler be quiet! - Pure Rock Slim 35.14 CFM CPU Cooler £21.58 @ More Computers
Motherboard MSI - B450-A PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard £79.98 @ Ebuyer
Memory Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory £96.26 @ Amazon UK
Storage Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £61.35 @ Amazon UK
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £35.82 @ Amazon UK
Video Card EVGA - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB XC ULTRA GAMING Video Card £349.19 @ Amazon UK
Case NZXT - H500 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case £69.95 @ AWD-IT
Power Supply be quiet! - Pure Power 11 CM 500 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £61.92 @ Aria PC
Case Fan ARCTIC - F12 PWM 53 CFM 120mm Fan £5.48 @ AWD-IT
Case Fan ARCTIC - F12 PWM 53 CFM 120mm Fan £5.48 @ AWD-IT
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £929.99
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-03 20:43 GMT+0000

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Productivity Build Needed"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

SATA bandwidth limits the effect of torture testing by limiting the transfer rates.

It allows the SLC cache to clear itself for incoming data.

In a much more limited way you can use latency to perform a similar effect.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Most legendary song"

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Have Kids?

Baby Shark and may the powers that be have mercy on your soul when it is stuck in your head.

No Kids?

Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Save up or get a budget build"

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Not exactly true a 1440P build will quickly find itself turning down settings as titles advance.

Progress is inevitable that way no matter what you build will be obsolete sooner then you want.

So you build say a 1080p budget build which runs max or near max settings and have to update it sooner basically ending you at the same amount spent over say 5-6 years but still running high-max settings.

Or try for a maxed out 1440P build which ends you turning down settings after 2-3 years and sitting at mid-low settings after the same 5-6 years.

Planned updates end you up better overall then trying to beat the advancement of hardware in a competitive market.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Save up or get a budget build"

  • 16 months ago
  • 3 points

If you don't have a PC cheap is better then nothing.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Do you think this is a good build? (enough to play anthem?)"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

I would run it on stock first and see if you need it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Thoughts on the 70%+ taxes (mostly democratic) politicians are calling for?"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

There are the taxes they let you see in sales and income taxes.

And then there are all the extras they keep behind the price tag so people don't realize just how much more they are being taxed.

You buy power but are taxed so people can get rebates on green power.

Food gets taxed for things like health care for bad ingredients and paying farmers to grow and not grow crops.

You don't even want to start looking at how little things like fuel actually costs and how much it is taxed.

Every little bonus they put out these days is paid for by additional taxes on everyday goods behind the scenes and passed off as higher cost to market when things are costing less and less to produce everyday.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Do you think this is a good build? (enough to play anthem?)"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

The wraith stealth is an Intel cooler with a different fan on it.

And that myth comes from higher core count models not the quad-cores.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Do you think this is a good build? (enough to play anthem?)"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Doesn't matter if they recommend it or not the 8100 is easily outperforming a 1600 currently.

Recommended specs don't always make for the best choice.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Do you think this is a good build? (enough to play anthem?)"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

From what we have seen of the demo so far it doesn't like Ryzen although AMD GPU are doing well.

https://www.pcgamer.com/anthem-performance-and-settings/

So you would be better off with something like this if you are squeezing out a minimum budget build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i3-8100 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor $118.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock - H310M-HDVP Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $49.99 @ Newegg
Memory Patriot - Signature Line 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $49.98 @ Newegg
Storage Team - L5 LITE 3D 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $49.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Asus - Radeon RX 570 4 GB ROG STRIX Video Card $149.99 @ Newegg Business
Case Cooler Master - MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case $39.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair - CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $498.82
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-03 13:40 EST-0500

You can swing a better quality motherboard for about $15 more.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Productivity Build Needed"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Just noticed the edit you did and please double check it as the MX500 only pulled ahead in synthetic workloads where the lower transfer rate of Sata allowed the MX500 an advantage.

So there still isn't a point to the argument unless you are taking this personal or something.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Productivity Build Needed"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

And doesn't change that the MX500 was slower when compared to the 660p.

Which really kills the entire argument if your right and mech drive wins the day.

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