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  Linus Benchmarks 10 Years Of AMD GPUs
Posted by: SteelCrysis - Yesterday, 08:36 AM - Forum: Video - No Replies

Quite a progression.

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  Fox pulls another Fake News Journalist Off Air
Posted by: dmcowen674 - 03-21-2017, 01:47 PM - Forum: News & Politics - Replies (7)

Fox pulls Napolitano from air after Trump report

Fox News Channel has pulled legal analyst Andrew Napolitano from the air after disavowing his on-air claim that British intelligence officials had helped former President Barack Obama spy on Donald Trump.

Napolitano's report last week on "Fox & Friends," saying he had three intelligence sources who said Obama went "outside the chain of command" to watch Trump, provoked an international incident. Britain dismissed the report as "nonsense" after White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer quoted it in a briefing

The president, when asked about the incident, said that "all we did was quote a certain very talented legal mind who was the one responsible for saying that on television. I didn't make an opinion on it. You shouldn't be talking to me. You should be talking to Fox."

Fox's Shepard Smith, on the air Friday afternoon, quickly stepped the network away from Napolitano's claim.
"Fox News knows of no evidence of any kind that the now-president of the United States was surveilled at any time, in any way," Smith said.

Napolitano is a senior judicial analyst who has worked at Fox News Channel since 1998, and frequently comments on the Fox Business Network. He was a New Jersey Superior Court judge from 1987 to 1995.

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  LG 32UD99 4K HDR Monitor
Posted by: SteelCrysis - 03-21-2017, 02:23 AM - Forum: General Hardware - No Replies


Quote:B&H lists the screen as hitting shelves on the 28th March for $999, while Adorama also lists the display at that price but with a “coming soon” sign for the release date.

While somewhat pricey, the cost is justified by the specifications, with the monitor able to replace several lesser screens which may have added up to the same price.

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  Polaris 12 Sighted
Posted by: SteelCrysis - 03-20-2017, 11:48 PM - Forum: Video - No Replies


Quote:Reports are going around that AMD's smallest-ever Polaris chip has been seen on the OpenCL pages of CompuBench. Based on a new Polaris 12 GPU (or should it be Polaris 22?), this is a chip which is likely to power an even lower-end of the spectrum than what AMD's RX 460 (and upcoming RX 560 rebrands) already does.

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  Samsung Z-NAND
Posted by: SteelCrysis - 03-20-2017, 11:44 PM - Forum: General Hardware - No Replies


Quote:Z-NAND is Samsung's answer to other developing technologies such as 3D XPoint, of which Intel has just announced the first commercial product. Z-NAND looks to stand at the intersection between NAND and DRAM, and is more of an evolution of the NAND design than it is a totally new technology (thus distancing itself from the likes of 3D XPoint.)

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  SickBeast, out of curiosity....
Posted by: RolloTheGreat - 03-19-2017, 09:18 PM - Forum: Off Topic - Replies (2)

What did your memory and CPU overclocking efforts net you for gaming?

The reason I ask is that back when I used to benchmark games I found out quick the only way to really noticeably bump my performance was with more GPU power as the settings I ran would always make my GPU(s) the limiting factor.

Being at 4K I'd think you would be in the same position?

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  Analogue Nt Mini
Posted by: SteelCrysis - 03-18-2017, 02:15 AM - Forum: Gaming - No Replies

This is a really good remake of the NES, for those of us who are purists and are willing to pay USD 449.

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  Windows Tweaking Results In Better Game Performance
Posted by: SteelCrysis - 03-17-2017, 10:27 PM - Forum: Software & Programming - No Replies

It's not something the majority of us have to do, and upgrading hardware will give better results, but it is possible.

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  Apoppin takes credit for TechPowerUp
Posted by: RolloTheGreat - 03-16-2017, 12:03 AM - Forum: Off Topic - Replies (49)


Apoppin Wrote:TPU reviewed an aftermarket ASUS GTX 1080 Ti.

BTR has definitely had an effect on the way video cards are reviewed. We used to be very lucky to get ten games as a benchmark suite.
--TPU is using 22 games

A problem with that might be:


Way back in 2010, long before BTR existed, TPU was benching a lot of games.

Probably a "bit" more accurate to say, "TPU definitely had an effect on the way Apoppin decided to review video cards" as they were known for benching more than most.

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  Some Android Phones Come Loaded With Malware
Posted by: SteelCrysis - 03-14-2017, 04:53 AM - Forum: Smart Phones - No Replies


Quote:Malware is usually able to make its way into a device because of user error. You might open an infected attachment, visit a malicious website, or download a piece of malware disguised as a popular app, for example, only to find that your device has been compromised as a result. But a report from the Check Point security company stated that 36 Android devices are compromised out of the box, which shows that user error isn't the only way for malware to get in.

Check Point said the devices were owned by "a large telecommunications company and a multinational technology company." The malicious apps seem to have been installed somewhere along the supply chain--they weren't included in the vendors' official ROMs, but they were installed by someone with system privileges, which means one of the companies involved in manufacturing, assembling, shipping, and selling the phones was probably involved.

Devices from Samsung, ZTE, Asus, Lenovo, Oppo Global, and LG were included in Check Point's report. The company said much of the malware it found was devoted to stealing information or showing illegitimate advertisements. The most notable apps it found were Slocker, ransomware that uses AES encryption to hold a phone's data for ransom, and the Loki Malware that can "take full control of the device and achieve persistency" to display ads.
Of course, it's worth noting that many Android smartphones have been sold, and the 36 found by Check Point are a fraction of a fraction of that number. The question now is how long the attackers targeted these devices' supply chains. Were they compromised from the get-go, or was only a small production run affected? The answers could make the difference between a relatively small problem and a much larger issue for these companies and their customers.

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