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  Police kill unarmed Daniel Shaver in Hotel hallway
Posted by: dmcowen674 - 12-15-2017, 09:56 PM - Forum: Police Incidents and Discussions - No Replies

Officer that shot him cleared that it was a good shoot

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  Company of Heroes 2 Free On Humble Bundle
Posted by: SteelCrysis - 12-15-2017, 08:19 AM - Forum: Hot Deals & Bargains - No Replies

It's good through Friday and into Saturday.

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  Intel Inside Program Suffers Budget Cut
Posted by: SteelCrysis - 12-14-2017, 05:31 AM - Forum: General Hardware - No Replies


Quote:"We're hearing that major cuts are coming throughout Intel's marketing and channel programs," a top executive for a major Intel partner who has been informed of the cuts told CRN. "The marketing funds have been moved to other groups within Intel that aren't channel-specific or PC-centric. The funds will now go towards driving the business in data center, giving more to the data side of the house instead of compute. A lot of dollars are moving to other areas or kept in house to improve Intel's profit and margins." Whether Intel needs this added funding to be added to its bottom line, however, is always a matter up to debate.

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  Titan V Async Performance
Posted by: SteelCrysis - 12-14-2017, 04:36 AM - Forum: Video - No Replies


Quote:Given that overclocks in D3D11 applications produce performance uplift of ~20% (in some instances), it would appear that the high core count becomes more of a burden than a benefit. The GPU needs the faster clocks, and can’t access or leverage its high core count in a meaningful way. The result is that the Titan V begins to tie with the Titan Xp, and that the 1080 Ti closes-in on the Titan V. In lower-level API games, however, the Titan V pulls away by large margins – 27% to 40%, in some cases. The gains are big enough that we retested numerous times on numerous cards, but they remained. Our present analysis is that these applications are better able to spin-off multiple, simultaneous, in-flight render jobs across the high core count, whereas the tested Dx11 titles may function more synchronously.

As for the Titan V specifically, it can certainly be used for games -- but only in the context of, "I bought this thing for work, and sometimes I play games." If you're just gaming, clearly, this isn't the right purchase. Even for those users who have non-scientific uses for their scientific cards, the Titan V does appear to have some frame pacing problems that need to be worked out. We are not yet informed enough on the Volta architecture to root-cause these behaviors, and would suggest that it's either drivers or related specifically to the Titan V.

That’s what we think right now, anyway, and that may change. This is still early in Volta.

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  Vega Frontier Edition LTT Video
Posted by: SteelCrysis - 12-13-2017, 10:07 PM - Forum: Video - No Replies

A long story of AMD's early access treatment of both the Vega Frontier Edition and neglect of LTT's concerns. Shoddy promotional material, BSODs, and more.

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  HBM3 And DDR5
Posted by: SteelCrysis - 12-12-2017, 04:42 AM - Forum: General Hardware - No Replies


  • HBM3 should come in 2019 at the earliest
  • HBM2 has had issues with yield, which could get worse with HBM3 due to greater complexity
  • DDR5 should come in 2020

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  AMD Working On GDDR6 Controller
Posted by: SteelCrysis - 12-07-2017, 05:07 AM - Forum: Video - No Replies


Quote:The confirmation is still worth mention, though, as it comes straight from a principal engineer on AMD's technical team, Daehyun Jun. A Linked In entry (since removed) stated that he was/is working on a DRAM controller for GDDR6 memory since September 2016. GDDR6 memory brings advantages of higher operating frequencies and lower power consumption against GDDR5 memory, and should deliver higher potential top frequencies than GDDR5X, which is already employed in top tier NVIDIA cards. GDDR6, when released, will start by delivering today's GDDR5X top speeds of roughly 14 Gbps, with a current maximum of 16 Gbps being achievable on the technology. This means more bandwidth (up-to double over current 8 Gbps GDDR5) and higher clock frequency memory. GDDR6 will be rated at 1.35 v, the same as GDDR5X.

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  AMD Releases Downgraded RX 560
Posted by: SteelCrysis - 12-06-2017, 03:39 AM - Forum: Video - No Replies


Quote:The phenomenon of Radeon RX 560 graphics cards with 896 stream processors is more widespread than earlier thought. It looks like RX 560 cards with 896 stream processors will be more widely available than the previously thought Greater China region; with AMD silently editing the specifications of the SKU to have either 896 or 1,024 stream processors, as opposed to the 1,024 it originally launched with. There are no clear labeling guidelines or SKU names to distinguish cards with 896 stream processors from those with 1,024.

The Radeon RX 560 and the previous-generation RX 460 are based on the 14 nm "Polaris 11" silicon, which physically features 16 GCN compute units (CUs), each packed with 64 stream processors. The RX 560 originally maxed this silicon out, with all 16 CUs being enabled, while the RX 460 has two CUs locked. The decision to change specs of the RX 560 effectively makes it a re-brand of the RX 460, which is slower, and provides fertile grounds for bait-and-switch lawsuits.

Quote:We reached out to AMD for comment, and the company confirmed the spec change.
Quote:"There are two variants of AMD Radeon™ RX 560," stated a company representative. "End users will definitely need to double check specs on variants. Typically the RX560 14cu version will sell lower than 16cu version, [and the] 14cu version will have lower power consumption.This allows our GPU partners to offer differentiation between different SKUs for different power and pricing segments."

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  Cascade Lake-X Discussion Thread
Posted by: SteelCrysis - 12-05-2017, 09:42 AM - Forum: General Hardware - No Replies


Quote:The latest version of Intel's desktop client-platform roadmap has been leaked to the web, which reveals timelines and names of the company's upcoming product lines. To begin with, it states that Intel will upgrade its Core X high-end desktop (HEDT) product line only in Q4-2018. The new Core X HEDT processors will be based on the "Cascade Lake-X" silicon. This is the first appearance of the "Cascade Lake" micro-architecture. Intel is probably looking to differentiate its Ringbus-based multi-core processors (eg: "Coffee Lake," "Kaby Lake") from ones that use Mesh Interconnect (eg: "Skylake-X"), so people don't compare the single-threaded / less-parallized application performance between the two blindly.

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  World In Conflict Complete Edition Giveaway
Posted by: SteelCrysis - 12-05-2017, 12:41 AM - Forum: Hot Deals & Bargains - No Replies

It's good through December 11.

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