General Discussion about Hardware/Software

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by azo, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. Aztlan

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    I was browsing my Amazon purchase history just for the heck of it and noticed a 64 DDR4 kit order I made in August 2016, price was $250. Price of the same kit is now $690.
     
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    Memory prices will start to drop in the next few months

    Chip Stocks Tank on Morgan Stanley's Soft NAND Price Outlook

    Is about time since these chip manufacturers have been making big profits for too long at the expense of PC market and other consumer devices.

    2018 will be the year to build new systems for those looking for upgrades; Intel and AMD releasing new CPUs, Nvidia/AMD releasing new GPUs and memory market returning back to normal.
     
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    I'm quite happy with my system at the moment. For what I've been doing, the 16 GB of RAM are more than sufficient.

    The only upgrades I'd consider are more SSDs to replace the HDDs full of old crap I still have.
     
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    I think your system should be ok with current GPU generation, but once Nvidia releases next generation video cards, the system will become a bottleneck if you ever consider upgrading to newer GPUs
     
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    The case market has been going down hill and 2017 has been the worse as summarized by the video below.

     
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    #248 Aztlan, Dec 21, 2017
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    Pretty sweet looking boxes.
     
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    I agree with the decision of top case for 2017
    He was spot on about Lian-Li at the 9:08 minute mark, they need to fire the current case designers and return to the days that made them great

     
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    When patch is applied.

    What does that mean? Am I affected? Can I fix it?
     
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    Is too early at the moment to tell how much the regular consumer is affected since the news just appeared today. For now the bug is affecting the big server providers like Amazon, Google, Microsoft
     
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    Little by little more information is coming out.

    It seems Intel has been secretly trying to fix this issue
    Intel Secretly Firefighting a Major CPU Bug Affecting Datacenters?
    I am not surprised they have been tight lipped about it because data-centers is where they make most of the profits.

    So far there have been benchmarks from the Linux operating system side since is open-source where the community collaborates on issues
    Initial Benchmarks Of The Performance Impact Resulting From Linux's x86 Security Changes - Phoronix

    Gaming
    Linux Gaming Performance Doesn't Appear Affected By The x86 PTI Work - Phoronix

    To my understanding, the bug affect's I/O in a system, which will affect load times/data leakage
    We will have to wait until 4th of January to get a picture of the full extent of the problem; that's the day when the embargo ends.

    From reading comments around the net, the bug is severe enough that all data-centers with Intel systems need rebooting to apply the patch.
     
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    Video card prices are going up, thanks again to those greedy cryptocurrency miners, sigh

    Midrange, high-end graphics card prices to rise

    I hope Governments start banning the practice since besides increasing prices of components, it's also adding to global warming with the extra heat output
     
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    Multi-player games and data-centers will the most affected.
    CPU utilization has increased post-patch

    Epic Services & Stability Update - Forums

    CCP SnowedIn on Twitter

    It seems the benchmarks for regular users we have seen so far are early since they don't have the new BIOS with the microcode to work with conjuction with the O.S patch.
     
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    Unless things change in PC market, my interest in the PC building hobby is done

    *High memory prices
    *No availability of GPUs/high used prices doesn't look promising for next generation cards unless Nvidia/AMD do something
    *CPU vulnerabilities
    *SSD prices

    I am switching to my other hobby, audio gear.
    for gaming I have been considering going with consoles like the Nintendo Switch
     
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    Everything you currently have is more than enough to support a gaming hobby for years.
     
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    Problem is

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    Sold the system.
    Betting on AMD Ryzen refresh and Volta but I would lose that bet if the critical issues posted above don't go away by the time the new hardware arrives.

    The only good thing about the cryptomining craze is that I was able to sell the 1080 Ti for a good profit.
     

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