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  1. Chewy509

    Video Cards

    So, when I look at a laptop with an RTX3060 GPU in it, can you tell just by the model number which one is actually included? People who read reviews, look at benchmarks will know there are potentially 3+ variants, all called the 'RTX3060' and all vary by speed, wattage, memory bus and included...
  2. Chewy509

    Video Cards

    IIRC Adobe products use the built in encoding engines (QuickSync on Intel, NVENC on nVidia) and on nVidia uses CUDA for acceleration for other operations... So depending on how well the CUDA code Adobe has written, you could see linear improvements based on the linear increase in CUDA core...
  3. Chewy509

    Video Cards

    Is it a case that they want to continue the profit margins as seen in the last few years (which many would consider an anomaly due to gpu driven crypto mining, pandemic and WFH), thus pleasing shareholders? Also remember TSMC (and shortly after most other fab's) discontinued bulk discount...
  4. Chewy509

    Video Cards

    Another interesting note on the 12GB 4080, it uses a 192bit memory bus, which historically were only seen on 60's series cards. 70's and 80's always had 256bit+ memory busses.
  5. Chewy509

    Video Cards

    Just got through watching some of the videos on youtube about the new cards, and there certainly is a lot of hate for the 12GB model name. (The card itself is fine, but hate for it being branded an 80's series card when many consider it's more like a 70's series card).
  6. Chewy509

    Video Cards

    What type of processing are you doing, especially what components are being utilised? eg CUDA cores, nvenc, etc?
  7. Chewy509

    Video Cards

    Why does the 12GB RTX 4080 really feel like it should have been called the RTX 4070? (less memory and memory bandwidth, less CUDA/Tensor core, fewer RT cores and lower shader performance).
  8. Chewy509

    Up to date Malware Removal

    Safari has implemented various updates over the last few years that has rendered ad-blocking plugins near useless... I guess the only viable browser moving forward in Firefox (and related browsers) then...
  9. Chewy509

    Ryzen

    Waiting for actual release with good testing...
  10. Chewy509

    Ryzen

    Looks around the corner... nope, nothing there... time to move on...
  11. Chewy509

    Monitors in 2022

    Personally, just move from dual 20" 1680x1050 displays to a single 25" 2560x1080 monitor. (LG 25UM58) When the kids got new PCs late last year, I went with 24" 1080p@144Hz displays, mainly due to desk space requirements. (4K @ 24" was rare/expensive).
  12. Chewy509

    Monitors in 2022

    EposVox covers a lot on high-end CRT for retro gaming... A very expensive rabbit-hole...
  13. Chewy509

    Something Random

    Speaking of old... Apparently there's a new Winamp release! ;) https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2022/08/winamp-of-all-things-gets-its-first-update-in-4-years/
  14. Chewy509

    Mech keyboards

    I'm still using my Das Keyboard 4 Pro (MX Brown) that I bought 7.5 years ago... Haven't felt the need to change.
  15. Chewy509

    Windows 11

    Agree 100%, but this is inline with MS attempting to move everything to a SaaS model with returning monthly revenue, and by doing so provides a lock-in to their eco-system, as well as doing forced upgrades on infrastructure (which includes client OSes as well). The real nasty one is the push...
  16. Chewy509

    dSLR thread

    Nikon to exit SLR market. (still making mirrorless models). https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Business-trends/Nikon-to-stop-making-SLR-cameras-and-focus-on-mirrorless-models
  17. Chewy509

    Video Cards

    No one was expecting the GTX 1630 to perform well, but IMO it's about 3-4x the price of what it should be, and that's the real stink here. (The HUB video posted does a cost per frame, and the GTX 1630 significantly under performs in this category). Or with the release of the GTX 1630 just...
  18. Chewy509

    Video Cards

    FYI
  19. Chewy509

    Video Cards

    And nVidia saw how poorly the AMD RX6400 performs, says "hold my heatsink" and releases the GTX1630, which costs more than a RX6400 and performs worse. Most benchmarks put the GTX 1630 in a similar performance bracket as the old GTX 1050 (non Ti). Interesting take...
  20. Chewy509

    Video Cards

    :rolleyes: The Ryzen 5700G is an APU. (The G suffix denotes that it's an AMD APU, aka CPU + GPU in single package).
  21. Chewy509

    Video Cards

    Depending on the benchmarks, that's about right... I've seen it range from 3070Ti at the bottom end, to easily beating a 3090 in some. (beating the 3090 was mainly in video encode/decode area). Gaming wise, I would expect closer to the 3070Ti as mentioned. IMO that's quite an achievement, since...
  22. Chewy509

    Video Cards

    Based on what I've seen the Mac Studio with M1 Max (32GPU) option is about equivalent to or just below a RTX3060... (depends on the benchmark, API, etc) An M1 Max based Mac Studio draws 115W Max according to official specs: https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT213100 A quick glance at some RTX 3060...
  23. Chewy509

    Video Cards

  24. Chewy509

    Video Cards

    But alas, Matrox couldn't compete with 3dfx, ATi and nVidia in 3D accelartion for OpenGL/DirectX and later morphed into a vendor that supported heaps of displays off a single card, or ultra-high-res for medical imaging. (both niche but profitable areas).
  25. Chewy509

    Video Cards

    IMO the i3 thing is more a production binning issue than a marketing one. Why throw away silicon if only the GPU component is faulty and can work fine as an i3? Back in the day I went from a Trident based card to a Matrox Mystique 220 and picture quality and the ability to drive more than...
  26. Chewy509

    Video Cards

    It's the same here, GTX1050Ti's still going for a premium (~AU$250-$300), with RX6500XT going for AU$300+. Mind you RTX3050's are selling for AU$500+. I think it's a combination of: supply/demand (entry level cards sell a lot more units that mid-range cards), typically selling on price rather...
  27. Chewy509

    Total Bytes Written Weirdness

    In the CrystalDiskInfo image you added. (Total Writes in top right, Data Units Written in table, line 6, then do the math).
  28. Chewy509

    Windows 11

    ArsTechnica article on all the changes in the most recent build: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2022/05/windows-11s-first-yearly-update-is-almost-done-heres-what-is-and-isnt-part-of-it/ Looks like MS Accounts are now mandatory, irrespective of the edition (I assume this excludes VLK/Enterprise...
  29. Chewy509

    Total Bytes Written Weirdness

    I tend to prefer 3rd party tools in some cases as they deal with all the "issues" with the firmware and reporting. Since CrystalDiskInfo is open-source, you could look at the source code to determine how it works out total bytes read/written from the smart information. So it looks like a Data...
  30. Chewy509

    Total Bytes Written Weirdness

    IIRC, Data Units is the NAND cell size, you'll have to find what NAND is used and find out what size cells it's using as the physical size to determine the correct value. (typically it's 4KB, but I have seen some that are 8KB or 16KB in the wild). As a best guess, it'll be 4K sectors (The NVMe...
  31. Chewy509

    Video Cards

    Linux support is well underway, and expected to be mainline before launch of the cards. (kernel drivers + mesa support). Some reference: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Intel-PP-Optimize-XeHP
  32. Chewy509

    Need a Decent Phone

    Depends on the phone and how the storage system encryption is setup (if any is actually active). The only guaranteed method unfortunately is physical destruction of the actual flash chips and controller.
  33. Chewy509

    Need a Decent Phone

    I kind of find it amusing that the Samsung US site shows virtually no specs nor could I access the specs from the support system, but the Australia site shows all specs including LTE band support. (The AU models lack band 71).
  34. Chewy509

    Intel Highly Defined Audio

    Have you ruled out faulty hardware? Have you run a GNU/Linux based Live CD to test the audio functions correctly?
  35. Chewy509

    Can't see Extrenal Monitor

    From my experience: Windows 10 Home and Pro will allow you to create a local account, if no network connection is available. (Hint: disable the devices in UEFI first). If it sees any network adaptor available it will attempt to force it's use, before allowing you to use/create a local account...
  36. Chewy509

    Need a Decent Phone

    Likewise.
  37. Chewy509

    Can't see Extrenal Monitor

    How did you install Windows 11? by an Upgrade of Window 10, or a clean install via a USB key. If the latter, if you supply a license key that will determine the version of Windows. Are are you talking about setting up a Microsoft Account during the installation. For Home editions, this is a...
  38. Chewy509

    Can't see Extrenal Monitor

    IIRC, the Home and Pro version use the same ISO, but the version that gets installed is dependent on the license key you use.
  39. Chewy509

    Can't see Extrenal Monitor

    Looks like [Fn]+[F7] allows change of display output (user manual pg 116). Could give that a try once in UEFI? (Assuming direct connect via HDMI and not via a USB/thunderbolt dock).
  40. Chewy509

    Windows 11

    The thing is, I set all 3 systems up, and don't remember any OneDrive setup options during Windows 11 installation or user setup. Additionally this only occurred after an update for OneDrive and none of the respective users noted any setup dialogs or prompts post update?
  41. Chewy509

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

    Very true, could we do 2020.2 then ?
  42. Chewy509

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

    Happy New Year to all... let's hope 2022 isn't just 2020 part 2.
  43. Chewy509

    Can't see Extrenal Monitor

    There should be a setting in the BIOS to mirror the screen to external displays on boot. If not, you're out of luck. (It's not a limitation of the driver, but rather the firmware of the GPU that will have this support or not).
  44. Chewy509

    Windows 11

    Anyone had a problem with OneDrive deciding by itself to create a backup of the user's Desktop / Documents and Pictures folders to OneDrive including setting up redirects to OneDrive if you browse to those locations via Explorer? Had this happen on my son's system, and took about an 2 hours to...
  45. Chewy509

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

    Just like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and hope you enjoy a safe and pleasant holiday period. For all others who also celebrate other events at this time I also wish a: Happy Hanukkah Io, Saturnalia! Happy and Joyful Kwanzaa Happy Constitution Day Joyful Feast of Winter Veil Happy...
  46. Chewy509

    Laptop time?

    Kingston have had a lot of decent price/performance/size devices recently, and the KC2500 appears to have continued that trend. The A2000 before it was the go-to for cheap/fast/decent size drive... (They tend to hit the sweet spot in balancing between all 3 areas). Just when you get the drive...
  47. Chewy509

    Laptop time?

    Couple of questions and points: A lot of laptops will only come with 1TB max NVMe, so the best option would be to expect to replace the the built in one. Some Dell Precision and Hp ZBooks do have the option for either a second NVMe or an additional SATA 2.5 drive. 32GB RAM is easy. Desired...
  48. Chewy509

    Need a Decent Phone

    Second the Motorola suggestion. However, if this is a device solely for work purposes, why isn't your employer supplying a suitable device for you to use for work?
  49. Chewy509

    Windows 11

    MS has released OOB patches to correct the sniping tool from not working, as well as a few other internal tools. https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/11/expired-windows-11-certificate-breaks-some-built-in-apps-and-tools/
  50. Chewy509

    Windows 11

    Having just installed Windows 11 on 3 machines (all new/clean builds), here are my observations: Intel indicates that the chipset INF update drivers are included in Windows 11 (no download for them from their website), but Windows 11 doesn't include them, or download them from the driver store...
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