Random Thoughts Thread. (Clean version)

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by Phil, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. Strike105X

    Strike105X ヒットハード&高速 Award Winner!

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    I find it quite satisfactory myself, then again I'm looking at it from a price per performance ratio, if we take out the cooler i didn't really pay much more for this build then my g3258 one, and the performance is awesome.
  2. resolutespider5

    resolutespider5 I mustache you a queshtion

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    I think there is a good reason why more than 4 core/thread CPU gaming will take off: the ps4 and xb1.

    Developers usually develop for the consoles first, and then port to PC unoptimized ports with the minimum of effort. Since they are developing for 8 core consoles, when they port to PC they are also likely to be optimized for 8 core processors too. This means that 4 core/thread processors like most intel i5s may not be adequate for new releases.

    So in the past high IPC for 2 cores was necessary, meaning that intel processors had a huge advantage over amd. But with newer games, 8 cores plus may make amd a far better choice. Hyperthreading helps to some degree, and if intel starts allowing this on their cheaper processors then this will help their competitiveness.

    With ryzen, they may catch up to intel in IPC, but I feel they will probably always be behind to some extent. But their multicores are likely to be far more cost effective, meaning that they may become a better choice for gaming. Unless intel decide to radically cut prices on their 8 core cpus, which I suppose is a possibility.
  3. Strike105X

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    Well i just tried battlefield 1, 56% to 67% overall CPU usage, stable 60 FPS, i did get during the game loading screen when loading operations a 97% spike to CPU but in game it was between 56 to 67%.

    I thought that to but apparently it takes more to optimize a game for multicores then dual or quads, games at least started using quads more, but generally speaking few invest in multicore suport, titanfall 2 is to my surprise mostly uses 2 cores with the rest just being used as hyper threads, for preparing data, so it runs nicely on i3's.
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  4. resolutespider5

    resolutespider5 I mustache you a queshtion

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    Yeah but if they'd already optimized for the xb1/ps4 then this work will already be done.
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    XB1 and PS4 are just two systems, you optimize for one XB1 and one PS4 you pretty much optimized it for all of them, but PC's come in a dime and dozen, not to mention Intel is still dominant, and well... most intel's used out there are at best quads (i7's coming with hyper threading).
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    In Operations 64? Damn. That's very fucking nice.

    My 4690k @ 4.5ghz is just straight 90-100% in that mode. Much closer to 100% than 90%. I imagine DICE did a good job using 8 threads, compared to me which is 4 cores 4 threads.
    I'm running it higher than 60fps, but not THAT much higher.
    If you still have it installed, you can always test it with unlimited framerate and low/medium quality preset to see how much farther it'll go. This is the game that got my CPU the hottest.
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  7. Strike105X

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    I tried a lot of maps for operations and conquest 64, and that's what i got on all of them, i uninstalled the game unfortunately... both it and battlefront, they weren't fun for me and eating away over 100 GB of HDD space...
  8. Silenus

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    Silenus' first time in the USA.

    Shit is cold right now. :D
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  9. ElijahTW

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    Where at? It's been pretty warm here in Ohio. Was 76F (around 24.5c) today. Supposed to cool back down though.
  10. Silenus

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    NY and Connecticut.
    There are still bits of snow from a couple of weeks.
    Although it has gotten warmer, still colder than my tropical home.
  11. Hy-Def

    Hy-Def Chubbychu. (AKA Pikachu-bby (AKA Pikachu-BBW))

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    My roommate's brother stole my external hard drive.

    My roommate hasn't been around for about 2 months. His brother, who I know a little, comes over, stays for a week. Uses my laptop frequently, also grabs some videos to watch off my drive like everyday.

    I haven't used it in about 2 weeks.

    I notice yesterday it's not where it should be. He swears he left it there. No one else has come into the room. If they had they wouldn't have stolen just a drive.

    Anyway, he's gone. He left, and I've searched everywhere...

    All my files. I'm pissed off.
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    Proof that the internet is full of idiots who can't even form a proper argument.
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  13. Hard core Rikki

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    Ignore it. It's rare enough to get expert commenters for foreign cultures. Some one failing to appreciate that clearly isn't from the audience targetted. Maybe he wanted a Kancolle cosplayer doing the talking...
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  14. ElijahTW

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    For the life of me I cannot understand why here in the US our electric service panels have the main incoming wires - carrying hundreds of amps at 240 volts (well, 2x 120 volts, anyways) exposed so that anyone working in the box for any reason could very easily be killed with the slip of a screwdriver.

    wtf.jpg

    Seriously, a few cents of plastic covering up those terminals could make this way safer.
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  15. Mikhail000

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    Reminds me of that Murder She Wrote episode.
  16. Strike105X

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    Does anyone know something like Twitter but more blog oriented? Want to keep sort of an online journal of my hobbies and maybe include videos or images in it, was wondering if anyone had any good ideas. Please no Tumblr...
  17. Hard core Rikki

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    All you got left is fakebook, blogspot and wordpress.com (WP.com is a community, not selfcontained blog install).

    Blogspot offers a little more than WP.com and is much more popular, but WP.com can be handier for the community features.
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  18. Strike105X

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    The major problem with Facebook is that it will recommend me to people i know... Its one of the main reason i avoid it. But the other two look interesting going to look more into them.
  19. Hard core Rikki

    Hard core Rikki Super Moderator Staff Member Award Winner!

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    Blog-type communities lost to social networks.

    If you remember, there was EFX2 (ran by keith from emutalk iinm) but it had shakey downtime in compareason. Unless you self-host (on top of a blogspot backend - purchasing a domainname would suffice), you're not finding anything without compromise.

    Vkontakte may be the closest serious alternative that keeps your activity there separate, but its somewhat predominantly regional (eastern europe).
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  20. Samor

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    I know they lost, forums lost too, but I'm still here (and hardly ever on facebook) for a reason...

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