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    7800X3D will be an utter failure of a CPU

    Last millennium. :pompous:
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    Valari Gaming Pillow

    I thought this was a Volari gaming pillow - some sort of XGI memorabilia. :D
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    AMD Posts First Loss in Years as Consumer Chip Sales Plummet by 65%

    Strange title - they made a billion this quarter in a declining market, with client segment being the only one posting a loss. Pretty reasonable results, the question is when will they be ready to cut the margin in order to increase revenue, plenty of scope if this is the decision eventually.
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    GPU prices — is the worst behind us ?

    Agreed, if they were smart they would go for marketshare in discrete gfx space now that there is plenty of production capacity. Prices above would just about do it, but I'd simplify further with $399, $299, $199 and $149 respectively, same specs. They will remain profitable, but should push...
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    Radeon RX 7900 XT for $120 discount below MSRP

    Imagine if they launched it with $699 to start with. AMD >>> find foot >>> fire!!!
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    AMD vs Intel: Which CPUs Are Better

    I thought the article was a joke. (to start with)
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    The Best Gaming CPU

    Below is a take on OC headroom - up to 10% on water, looks usable. Can you do more on 13900?
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    NVIDIA Ramps Up Battle Against Makers of Unlicensed GeForce Cards

    Resellers should call them MicroSaft GeoFarce 6900 SUPER Special Edition and it would still sell.
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    Chat/GPT-4 released

    Microsoft's Clippy is going to make a comeback. :cautious:
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    eBay asking users for their Social Security numbers ahead of rule change by IRS

    People collecting taxes unsurprisingly like to spend tax money. Bureaucracy is expanding to meet the needs of expanding bureaucracy.
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    Unless things change, first zettaflop systems will need nuclear power, AMD's Su says

    Agreed that it is fairly dead at the moment, in the West in particular, but this information processing power limit may be the motivation required for renaissance.
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    AMD Executives Receive Large Bonuses Amid Industry Downturn

    That is the story for the street, as usual - the best light possible, but if you look at exec pay - which is tied to company performance, it is quite clear how they did against targets. I do agree that macroeconomic situation is poor moving towards abysmal, and that is reflected across the...
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    Unless things change, first zettaflop systems will need nuclear power, AMD's Su says

    Nuclear lost lobbyist war in the collective West, first in the States, last in France which seems to be the state of play right now. However if interests deemed it necessary, it will be reintroduced. Pushing information processing limits as a requirement, may be the ticket to bring nuclear...
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    AMD Executives Receive Large Bonuses Amid Industry Downturn

    Bonuses are actually small - in comparison last proxy from INTC ('22 for '21) peers were receiving north of $1.5M and Pat around $5M in cash bonus alone, which is in line with the norm for companies of similar size which performed reasonably well. From that my conclusion is that the recession is...
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    Unless things change, first zettaflop systems will need nuclear power, AMD's Su says

    Nuclear power is A - available, and B - nearly unlimited. If it will be required, it will be done.
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    AMD Executives Receive Large Bonuses Amid Industry Downturn

    Misleading article, the pay mentioned here is well below industry average for CEO bonuses, or Section 16 officers.
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    AMD GPU Sales Not That Far Behind NVIDIA's in Revenue Terms

    Well NV have 80% of discrete space sales at the moment, and if we add AI advantage to the mix, I am surprised that AMD is as close as they are at this stage.
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    RTX is a joke

    There is always Minecraft to show us that RTX is the future
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    A New Era Begins at Firaxis Games

    In the same boat here, bought 5, atrocious to the degree that I did not even want to buy expansions on maximum sale, bought 6 with all expansions - still play 4 - with mods this is the pinnacle of the series for me to date. 2 is also a great fun game which admittedly I did not start in years...
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    "How We Test: CPU Benchmarks, Misconceptions Explained", aka "why you don't want to be GPU-limited when doing CPU testing"

    I want to see Quake3 on 13900k with 4090TI, 720p, and what happens if you change the executable into Quack3!?!
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    Rumored AMD RDNA4 Specs Indicate 3.5GHz Clocks, Double RDNA3 Performance

    It would help if they release it in 3 months instead of 3 years.
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    Ai Bots that can do School Homework

    Idiocracy is well ahead of schedule.
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    Musk to cut half of Twitter jobs and end remote work for the rest, report says

    20% of the population would go postal, and the other 80% would be running away.
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    Red Dead Redemption 2

    In case this is a big hurdle for you, you can spend $150 now, and upgrade to 5600, or alternatively like me spend double that, go to 5800X3D and get double FPS to be up to speed with modern processors, only a few percent off 13900.
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    Mick Gordon (sound designer of Doom) issues statement regarding DOOM Eternal

    Interesting read, in depth example of how the industry screws with the contractors. If you cannot afford an army of lawyers, you are at a serious disadvantage. Someone should make a RTS out of it.
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    Join us on November 3rd as we unveil AMD RDNA™ 3 to the world!

    It would be nice for us gearing up to refresh this gen that AMD goes for market share this gen. I am still on 1080TI, and expect to buy something over next 6 months. This launch looks promising.
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    Join us on November 3rd as we unveil AMD RDNA™ 3 to the world!

    Fastest gaming card under $1000, that's a fair description. Unless Nvidia releases something else which will counter by Dec 13th.
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    Join us on November 3rd as we unveil AMD RDNA™ 3 to the world!

    The next question - Will there be sufficient stock? :D
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    Intel Core i9-13900K Raptor Lake CPU Offers Same Performance As Core i9-12900K With “Unlimited Power” at Just 80W

    Exactly, AMD decided to go very high in terms of pricing, and well... while it still makes sense at high end, due to the platform, it certainly does not make sense to go AMD around $300 mark. Intel is sufficiently ahead there that you can go Intel, price in the cost of a new motherboard in the...
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    5.5Ghz OC on a 5800X3d

    They did not want to ruin Zen 4 launch even more with this CPU, as is it was recommended by almost everyone due to price/performance being the best at this time.
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    Nvidia "unlaunches" the 4080 12GB

    Launch with the help of United Nations for betterment of humanity. You save the most if you un buy.
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    i9-13900K benchmark leak?

    No doubt that they will sell more due to longer DDR4 support, makes it an easy decision for those who have a lot of RAM and want the best DDR4 platform to retire it with.
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    Ryzen 4 Reviews Are Out.

    Unless urgent or money to burn, I would wait until 13000 series is released by Intel, and prices may have to be corrected to a more palatable level on AMD side as well, including B650 board release. I got 5800X3D, so I am good for a while, but for those who were waiting for years to get to...
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    i9-13900K benchmark leak?

    In multithreaded it looks like 7950x is about 20% faster than 13900k. Only passmark, but Intel may be taking a beating this gen as well.
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    AMD Ryzen 7000 Series Reviews

    3D cache version will have lower clocks, worse for productivity, but better for gaming.
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    Top 100 Games played on Steam at any given time just suck

    If anything, this list proves that fun old games are capturing new audiences, and ultimately beat the crap out of new releases in terms of gameplay, which results in continued interest over many years.
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