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    SFF Network CES 2019: AMD

    Fair enough, though designing software to use more threads is non-trivial, and most tasks suffer diminishing returns from increased parallelism. At the very least, with Intel at least trying to answer AMD and creating something of a core count war, there's impetus for more stuff to be written...
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    SFF Network CES 2019: AMD

    I can imagine that many cores starting to strain the memory subsystem in certain workloads. As for a 16 core Ryzen VS threadripper, there's certainly room. They already differentiate the high core count Threadripper from EPYC by the IO. If you need a bunch of IO and memory Channels, and/or...
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    Off Topic General Chat Thread

    That's the motherboard and problem I have (well except for the mouse thing), but the staticy sound doesn't start until I've been using my PC for a bit, and goes away when I haven't used the onboard sound for a bit. Is it possible for the sound chip to overheat?
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    Off Topic General Chat Thread

    I do expect it to WORK, though.
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    Off Topic General Chat Thread

    Considering how often Realtek stuff has caused me trouble, is it actually reasonable to make NOT having a realtek audio chip a primary requirement for a new montherboard? I'm kinda sick of their drivers and utility software just randomly dying on me.
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    Off Topic "SFF" Keyboards

    Why not? The numeric keypad is operated one-handed, so it makes sense to put it under the hand that is dominant in most of the population, and it makes similar sense to place the navigational cluster there as well. it's where it is for the exact same reason most people use their mouse in the...
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    Off Topic General Chat Thread

    I wish I knew why youtube is so bad at suggesting videos. I actually paid for youtube red for a month or two so I could get the music on my phone without leaving my screen on, but it was SO BAD about coming up with a good playlist. Since I listen to many, varied genres, I'd get shit like...
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    Concept A weird idea for a weird "PIO motherboard"

    Even if it initially sounds like a good idea, you have to realize that, from a manufacturer's standpoint, there's aren't as many cases as you might thing. First of all, given design costs, there's a high likely hood they aren't going to account for the boutique/small volume cases that float...
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    S4 MINI Classic (S4M-C)

    Good that you got it to work. I tried using internal antennas on my Node 202, which has a plastic shell, and the internal metal frame was still causing too much interference, so I hadn't though a fully metal case might not.
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    Geforce 20 series (RTX) discussion thread (E: 2070 Review unbargo!)

    Everything I've heard say all the AiBs do have an overstock. Supposedly Nvidia ordered a lot more cards than they needed to trying to cash in on the crypto boom, and have left their partners to eat any losses associated with excess inventory.
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    Geforce 20 series (RTX) discussion thread (E: 2070 Review unbargo!)

    I expect real time ray tracing to be a fairly big thing in a few years and lead to some pretty great improvements when games start implementing it. The issue I see is that by the time more than a couple games implement it, Nvidia will likely be launching the next generation, so these high prices...
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    Caselabs is shutting down

    Case Labs stuff was always HUGE, but all of their cases have always been very well thought out and well designed, and the modularity for mounting accessories is so very useful, it sad to not see anything like it from other manufacturers. I never had a use case for their products, but I'd have...
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    Off Topic What are you reading?

    I am currently reading The High Cost of Free Parking
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    Off Topic The Music Thread

    Oh, those are all mash up remixes, so two songs remixed together from different genres. Mainly the melody of one track with the lyrics of another. First one is X Gonna give it to Ya, and Call me maybe. Second is Down With the Sickness and Blank Space Third is Set Fire to the Rain and In the...
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    Off Topic The Music Thread

    Why not just listen to all the genres at once.