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  1. jaxa

    2016+ CPU/GPU News

    16-core 3950X $750 https://www.anandtech.com/show/15043/the-amd-ryzen-9-3950x-review-16-cores-on-7nm-with-pcie-40 https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/amd-ryzen-9-3950x-review https://www.pcmag.com/review/371925/amd-ryzen-9-3950x https://www.pcgamer.com/amd-ryzen-9-3950x-review/ 2-core Athlon 3000G APU $50 including a cooler https://www.fudzilla.com/news/pc-hardware/49755-amd-athlon-3000g-is-an-unlocked-49-35w-apu
  2. RTX is a complete dead end, watch this before continuing:
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    Raspberry Pi 4

    Doom 3 on Raspberry Pi 4 with the GPU overclocked to 600 (620?) MHz, up from 500 MHz. 960x540 resolution. FPS fluctuates a lot but is usually near 20. The SoC's VideoCore VI GPU can theoretically support OpenGL ES 3.1/3.2 or Vulkan 1.1, which may improve performance, but don't expect drivers to support any of that for another year or two. Maybe OpenGL ES 3.1 sooner. DarkRadiant 2.6.0 x86 is available on the Debian repository and is running.
  4. Nah, reselling digital goods that can be infinitely copied doesn't make any sense. I'll be surprised if this ends up actually benefiting anybody. Steam could just change the way they collect from EU customers.
  5. Mission 1 of T2 Dracula Reloaded has some "Moor" type guards.
  6. Netflix almost always dumps a season in one go, and that's exactly what has happened here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dark_Crystal:_Age_of_Resistance 10 episodes all labeled August 30.
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    Cyberpunk 2077

    I'm optimistic that it won't. GOG has been around for a while, and making a Steam clone is easier now since you've had years to see what works and what doesn't. Although in the case of Epic, their store lacks features and is nerfed (reviews). If anything, having the store might get in the way of making games? Where's Half Life 3?
  8. How about: there are no actual rapists in these incidents. Accusations that "sound real" aren't evidence. If your "truth" isn't good enough for you to bring to court, keep it to yourself. If you can't do that, prepare yourself for a defamation lawsuit. It was on fire the moment the inaccurate and inflammatory thread title was typed.
  9. 80s nostalgia is big business. That puppet design is a lol.
  10. https://nichegamer.com/2019/08/31/night-in-the-woods-dev-alec-holowka-dies-after-zoe-quinn-sexual-assault-allegations/ #MeToo claims another life. Timeline appears to be: 1. Jeremy Soule accused. 2. This other man gets accused (by a known attention-seeking grifter). 3. He loses his job. 4. He logs off. Were the allegations true? Maybe. Were they actionable? Unlikely.
  11. Well, I forgot about foveated rendering. If that's applied and it can reduce bitrate requirements by 90-95%, maybe 40 Gbps 802.11ay is fine, even for 16K/240Hz. My estimate is that 1.28 Tbps is needed for 16K/240 Hz, 4:4:4, 10-bit color depth. So you may still need display stream compression to get under 40 Gbps. The bulk of headsets will go down, possibly all the way down to a pair of sunglasses that you put a cover on to switch from AR to VR mode. The smartphone-based VR headset is pretty reasonable, since most people constantly carry a smartphone. So you just need to remember to throw a headset into your bag. There are smartphones with 4K screens, 120-144 Hz, and any additional resolution would only be beneficial for VR at this point. I'd say the failure of Daydream is more of an indictment of slow adoption of VR in general. There needs to be lots of 180-360-degree video content, more games and applications, and hardware/lens improvements. One thing you should consider are driverless cars, which should see some uptake by 2030. If you have 1-4 hours of commute every day, that time could be spent using a VR headset instead of driving. Or maybe that will make you queasy. Otherwise, you will have to suffer from in-vehicle advertisements, unless you own the driverless car.
  12. There are a number of ways to handle this and Oculus is working on it. https://www.roadtovr.com/facebook-oculus-half-dome-prototype-vr-headset-140-degree-varifocal-f8/ Ultimately, lenses could become "flat" metalenses or be replaced by lasers beamed into the retina, allowing VR or AR in a form factor comparable to a pair of sunglasses. This will lower the weight of the "headset" and make it more appealing to consumers. Standalone MUST be the goal. That broadens the market, would let you use it while traveling, let you run around a large building or field, etc. And it reduces latency and the need for an ultra high speed line of sight wireless connection or tether. 16K resolution per eye and 240 Hz to 1000 Hz is the goal, and yes, smartphone SoCs will become capable of delivering the necessary petaflops-scale performance at some point. We will see 100x and possibly 1,000,000x performance improvement of chips in the coming decades using some new transistor technologies and 3D chips with RAM or universal memory physically touching the cores. I will go out on a limb and say that 3D NAND or universal memory in a microSD/UFS/3DSoC/etc. form factor will be able to put at least 10 terabytes of storage in a headset for games and applications.
  13. Does he talk about Commander Keen?
  14. The irony here is that we are posting in a thread entitled "The rapist Jeremy Soule" about a guy who has never been convicted of rape, and denies allegations of rape. Maybe the bias isn't helping men so much after all.
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