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    Lots of RX470’s about to hit the market.

    If they are a Bitcoin mining company how did they accidentally end up with half a million GPUs that are good form mining ETH? It's a mining cloud provider, they had 485,000 GPUs and 60,000 Asics (presumably mostly for Bitcoin). I fail to see how they are Bitcoin only? Edit - poster above me...
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    Lots of RX470’s about to hit the market.

    They could also just turn them back on and make $1 million per day.... Which seems easier than trying to sell that many cards.
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    NVIDIA CEO: GPU Shortage Will Continue Throughout 2022

    The problem they need solved is more quickly calculating values in order to turn a profit. Same with a business, the faster they can process things the larger their profits. Gamers aren't gaming for a profit (most aren't) so aren't going to have the incentive to spend near as much as some...
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    Great news everybody! RTX 30 series hashing limiter partially defeated!

    I mean, and the fact that they aren't selling much of their mining hardware is pretty funny too. Why would a miner spend 3-4x as much for a "mining" card that is just a non-LHR normal card? They are literally just trying to get more money from miners. I could understand if the price was...
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    Great news everybody! RTX 30 series hashing limiter partially defeated!

    Getting a bit off topic so I'll keep this short. I don't agree with your large scale assessment because there are many things that people do that aren't good for the environment, I would even be willing to bet there is more chance of a miner using solar or renewable or excess energy than a...
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    Great news everybody! RTX 30 series hashing limiter partially defeated!

    Misguided? We're seeing it in other markets and this is Nvidia testing the waters.... I'm not sure I can understand why the writing on the wall from a company known to not do the right thing for their customers isn't as obvious to some. I am against artificial restrictions in general, it's not...
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    Starlink Public Beta About to Happen?!?!

    Even in this thread, the number of people who have better options and have gotten offered already is telling, while those of us that have no options are still waiting... Seems like they are not actually targeting those without options, which was hoping was the case but have been realizing isn't...
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    Starlink Public Beta About to Happen?!?!

    Still waiting for any internet options... signed up for beta, paid for pre-order, still nothing. Seems more people who have access to internet already are the ones being selected, kind of defeats the purpose I would think.
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    Are BIOS chips interchangeable?

    A lot of times they are pin compatible, but research would be necessary for sure. Also as mentioned, pretty uncommon for the bios chips to be bad unless they were failed flashes and don't have any flashback/dual bios features, but it's been pretty hard till kill rom chips for a while now...
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    Can I replicate these Nvidia settings on a AMD setup??

    Yes, nvidia cards have plenty of options to dial in brightness and color. As mentioned, those are pretty much default values though, so not sure what exactly you're trying to replicate. Gamma is no longer in the driver since this is functionality that is built into windows now. Game Color...
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    Here is why Spacex's Starlink should work:

    This is what people don't understand.... Even a phone with local only costs $45 a month at my house, you can go get it for $20, which is less than 1/2 my cost. DSL is not available, cable is not available. 4g is so overloaded, and my 1 bar of wireless service makes it pretty useless. It's...
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    Dell Poweredge r720xd - any reason to go to latest BIOS?

    Not sure how similar the R720 is to the R710 in this case, but I wrote some custom software the runs on boot that controls the fan via IPMI, but uses the readings from the CPU (motherboard) to do the control logic (it just triggers off of the highest reading it gets, I have one core that runs...
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    Starlink Public Beta About to Happen?!?!

    As per their application, they expect 5-7 years (Page 40) With the early launches in 2019 being of the 5 year variety and expected to go through demise in 2024. https://licensing.fcc.gov/myibfs/download.do?attachment_key=1190019
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    P.S.U.s Keep or toss?

    If you happen to be in SC, I could help you solve your issue :). I have a DOM and kids that need to learn about PSU's ;). In seriousness though, PSU's cost so much to ship, it's almost not even worth giving them away for free. Either find someone local looking for a project or find a recycler...
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    Arduino To Release Board Based on Raspberry Pi Silicon

    Why would they need to release their own when the pi foundation released it for $4... how much cheaper do they really think they can make it?
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    Should the 5700xt be considered one of the greatest of all time?

    Overpriced compared to what? It was ~20% cheaper than it's competition that was ~5% faster. The fact that they didn't finalize the price until the competition released their price doesn't change the price that it was released at. It wasn't the "backlash" they got, it was Nvidia pricing that...
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    Should the 5700xt be considered one of the greatest of all time?

    So they made a 40 CU part to compete at the high end with a small die? Yeah... No. Whether or not they tried to scale it up and it didn't work is not an argument of whether the 5700xt was a good card or not. The 5700xt was not meant to compete with a 2080.. they may have hoped they could...
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    Removing unused leads from PCB

    I've done this before, I just unsolder the wires and solder back in only the ones I need... if you're really bored you can even shorten them up if they are to long. I've even changed out connectors when I didn't have enough of the right kind, just keep in mind the maximum power of your PSU...
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    2700 on b550 won’t downclock w/ manual oc

    I was going to say, I'm surprised it even booted! I don't have an answer, just listening in. Did you try installing ryzen master to see if it's possible through there? I just don't know since it's not claimed support anyways.
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    Intel Core i9-11900K "Rocket Lake" Boosts Up To 5.30 GHz, Say Rumored Specs

    +2% with a 5.3ghz boost frequency... What's this say about the purported IPC increase? I really expected Intel to start swinging back again by now, seems it'll be another year at least.
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    Should the 5700xt be considered one of the greatest of all time?

    It would have been accurate to say AMD did not target the high end, this I agree with. They failed to target/compete with the high end of Nvidia. It is not fair to say a $400 card did not complete with an $800 card, they obviously weren't intended to compete. The fact that it was so close in...
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    Should the 5700xt be considered one of the greatest of all time?

    It didn't fail to compete against high end Nvidia cards, that's like saying the 1060 failed to compete at the high end. That's a misleading argument, it was never intended to compete against the high end, it's price point supports this. That said, I do agree this isn't a 1080ti moment from...
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    AMD patents GPU chiplet designs

    The only "supposed attempt" to date is the Ryzen CPU line... and it seems perfectly fine to me. MCM hasn't been done on GPU's, the only thing done on GPU's where literally 2 GPU's slapped onto one circuit board. They weren't really integrated, they were just sharing a single PCB. So, you...
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    AMD patents GPU chiplet designs

    I'm sure it'll be just the way it's done now... they have multiple CU's on a single GPU with some method of handing out instructions on what to do for each one. If the CU's are spread on a single die or multiple, it's still the same concept, just slightly more latency, which is probably why...
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    PSU with fan off mode

    I've got an EVGA model with eco mode... Annoying as crap as it sits at zero RPM and intermittently turns on and off. I'd rather if it just sat at a really low rpm and didn't cycle. Seems more of a gimmick than a useful feature. It does this when I'm not even stressing my PC. It's a 1000w PSU...
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    Intel Core i9-11900K "Rocket Lake" Boosts Up To 5.30 GHz, Say Rumored Specs

    I mean, if performance is within a few percentage points and I can choose between 88watts and 200+watts (3700x vs 10700k), I will take the lower power one. Less fans, less cooling required, less heat in my room. If the 10700k was substantially faster for the same $, sure, but it's not. I...
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    Suggest me a new mouse.

    I dunno, much cheaper than replacing my mouse every other year... And since I've got a family of 5 (with 6 desktops for when friends come over) it's closer to every 4 months. I paid like $10 for 8 buttons, resolder is like $10... And you don't have to r place the skates if you don't booger them...
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    First 3D Printer... Software?

    I use emachineshop for my basic parts (very simple but limited to subtractive machining) and blender for more complex stuff. I tend to use octoprint (on a raspberry pi for remote printing) and matter control (to generate the gcode to copy to octo pi) for the actual printing.
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    Anything customizable like the RAT series of mice?

    That's not old man, I still have my R.A.T. 1, although the left click has recently become intermittent. Trying to figure out how to get it open without breaking to put in some kaihli GM 4.0 buttons to give it some new life, although it's terrible for gaming (they put some input filtering on the...
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    Suggest me a new mouse.

    I've had bad luck with all products/manufacturers that I've used. My logitech keyboard keys got brittle and all started breaking so that turned me off of them quickly. At least a mechanical switches going bad is common among manufacturers, but keys being brittle and just breaking... Crap...
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    Suggest me a new mouse.

    I don't know, I've had similar issues with all brands as well. Had 3 razer mice develop similar issues as well as some other (mad catz R.A.T. 1, i'm looking at you, but I can't figure out how to open this without breaking it!). I did not toss them though, I upgraded the buttons to some Kailh...
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    A tale of two NAS - Budget and MidRange and the performance delta between them

    This is why I've been waiting on 10gbe to come down in price.... I can sustain ~1GB/s (sequential) on my RAID, but my 1gbe maxed at like 120MB/s... Almost quicker to to plug in a USB disk drive and copy files.
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    Worth the money - setup with cheap external WD USB3.0 drives - Raid 6 LSI 9460 controller WD120EDAZ

    Nice, seems a cheap raid is working out. Keep us updated on how it holds up. I'm running 6 2.5" spinners (just cheap laptop drives) in raid 10... Been that way for over a year now, no issues yet. If only my server supported 3.5" drives, so many more options!!
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    ASRock Launches Legacy M.2 Graphics Card

    Yeah, if I needed all that I'd just put in a low end GPU, lol. A pci-e to m.2 adapter to run a GPU kind of defeats the purpose of using the m.2 slot. I guess you could possibly get a x1 pci-e to nvme ribbon of sorts so you could install it somewhere else, but again kind of defeats the purpose.
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    ASRock Launches Legacy M.2 Graphics Card

    This would be great for troubleshooting a board without onboard graphics or something, but just having a VGA output doesn't make this hugely relevant in most instances. As other mentioned, I have thought of using one of my Ryzen's for a server and this might be nice to use instead of having to...
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    Intel's Raja Koduri Teases Xe-HP Accelerator

    I feel he is actually a really good fit for Intel culture. Talk big, get nothing done. I don't see either one changing because of him.
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    Water cooling noob takes on another custom loop

    This is what I was going to say. I would turn the front fan and AIO around so the CPU is pulling fresh air and the GPU heat is exiting through the front rather than going through the case and through the CPU cooler. Welcome to the joys of SFF :) A bit more thought involved than a huge case...
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    NVIDIA Bans Reviewer for Concentrating on Rasterization Instead of Ray Tracing

    You have the order wrong.. he did cover it in another video prior to Nvidia complaining. And it was in the original review, just not enough of it to satisfy Nvidia. Also, Nvidia even used quotes from HUB in their marketing material because they have actually said good things about DLSS. If...
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    Simple question for anyone who has upgraded from Zen 2 to Zen 3...

    I had all overclocking disabled in RM and only ever used it for monitoring. I only overclock in the bios, but as you said its low level so I think it may have been interfering. Even after I put my 1600 in and uninstalled ryzen master, my PC still wouldn't work properly (boot failure would...
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    Intel's Raja Koduri Teases Xe-HP Accelerator

    Ahh, old Raja back to telling us how good something will be... if only he could ever prove what he said. So glad he left AMD. He may have been constrained on how much he could spend, but he sure wasn't shy about hyping up performance to let people down. He left a sour relationship with many...
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