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  1. jaxa

    Free games

    https://store.epicgames.com/en-US/p/warhammer-40000-gladius-relics-of-war https://store.steampowered.com/app/489630/Warhammer_40000_Gladius__Relics_of_War/ https://www.gog.com/en/game/talisman_digital_edition
  2. What 32-bit CPUs have been / are being used to run TDM? I think these are the final 32-bit CPUs out of Intel, Lincroft single-core netbook APUs from 2011: https://en.wikichip.org/wiki/intel/cores/lincroft Not counting microcontrollers like the discontinued Intel Quark. Sounds like nbohr1more has the solution: let mappers decide to target 2.07 32-bit (and presumably check to make sure it works on the latest TDM version/beta as well).
  3. jaxa

    Free games

    https://store.epicgames.com/en-US/free-games Epic is giving away "good" games, probably a summer event, each one is a mystery before reveal. Starting with Dragon Age: Inquisition - Game of the Year Edition. Steam has this until May 27: https://slickdeals.net/f/17490963-machinika-museum-pc-digital-download-free https://store.steampowered.com/app/1507190/Machinika_Museum/
  4. jaxa

    2016+ CPU/GPU News

    The original sin of the RTX 3070 is the VRAM amount, not the bandwidth. 7600 XT 16 GB has half the bus width and 64% the bandwidth (288 vs 448 GB/s), and even it can be made to benefit from the doubled VRAM. You're going to see some RTX 5000 cards with 256-bit bus and 16 GB, 192-bit and 12 GB. Though it will be faster GDDR7.
  5. jaxa

    2016+ CPU/GPU News

    This was a great purchase for me, covers all my needs, and brings me up to immunity to any massive chip shortage as a result of geopolitics. It appears to be running a core at 4.2 GHz basically forever even with low usage, but is quiet most of the time. Clearly faster than the i5-6600T despite the years of quad-core stagnation. The higher TDP and hyperthreading really helps. I doubt there's any noticeable improvement going from HD 530 to UHD 630 iGPU, but it does gain the better H.265/VP9 HW decode that came immediately after Skylake.
  6. jaxa

    2016+ CPU/GPU News

    Yeah no lol. It's all getting sucked in by the AI industry. How much does 24 GB of HBM cost anyway? It could be $600 or something. Which doesn't sound like much when you consider the MSRP of an RTX 4090 but they are making a killing with those marginz. Well, I've just managed to upgrade to an i3-10105 system, possibility of future GPU upgrade (need to look for low profile), for $75. And I'm sticking in 64 GB of RAM that I happened to have lying around. This is likely to be my new TDM system if everything works properly. And I bought not one but two of these things with the other destined for media duty. I stuck the 8 GB from one in the other one. I guess I could end up putting an 11th gen Rocket Lake chip in it, but I'm in no particular hurry to do that. INB4 I'm an unironic buyer of the RTX 3050 6 GB.
  7. jaxa

    2016+ CPU/GPU News

    It should be around $400-600, a price bracket that was once not considered mid-range, delivering raster performance similar to the 7900 XT but likely with better raytracing performance. We can only assume RDNA4 tops out at 16 GB, but 32 GB would be a funny option if they go for it. I think you can create scenarios where games could use as much or more than 24 GB in 4K, but it's obviously rare and largely unneeded. It would be a good amount of VRAM for AI stuff, though the sky's the limit there and 32 GB isn't going to be enough for some LLMs. HBM memory is expensive to make and in huge demand for AI accelerators, enterprise GPUs, and other enterprise products (such as Intel Sapphire Rapids CPUs aka Xeon Max with HBM). I think it's as much as 5x more expensive per gigabyte than GDDR6X/7. So while it would be great for consumer gaming GPUs, with major bandwidth and efficiency benefits, AMD and Nvidia are going to put it in $10,000 to $40,000 products instead. Years ago there was talk of making cheaper, less capable versions of HBM for the mass market, but it never materialized: https://www.tweaktown.com/news/53536/low-cost-hbm-way-hit-mass-market-soon/index.html If the AI bubble pops, we might see some efforts to pivot back to consumer products. Aside from GPUs, probably every CPU should eventually be packing a big L4 cache utilizing HBM, DRAM, or bespoke 3D layers by the late 2030s.
  8. jaxa

    2016+ CPU/GPU News

    Well, the 7600 XT is considered sus for putting 16 GB on 128-bit, but it clearly works in some scenarios. Also IIRC GDDR7 will have about +30% bandwidth over GDDR6X right out of the gate, rising to about +100% as the generation progresses. Big caches (Infinity Cache L3 for AMD, lots of L2 for Nvidia) have made smaller bus widths more viable, and I think they have improved compression techniques and other factors over time to help alleviate bandwidth demands. There's already a little bit of analysis of what we can expect to see in RDNA3+ and RDNA4, very technical though: https://chipsandcheese.com/2024/02/04/amd-rdna-3-5s-llvm-changes/ I am eager to see if AMD is bold enough to do (or allow AIBs to put) 32 GB on the top RDNA4 card, which has long been rumored to be slower than the 7900 XTX in raster, but will hopefully beat it in raytracing and other areas such as AI/ML perf. And I think that card will have a 256-bit bus and 16 GB memory normally.
  9. jaxa

    2016+ CPU/GPU News

    No, the 192-bit RTX 3060 12 GB came first. The cut down 8 GB model came over a year and a half later, and probably in small numbers because nobody talks about it much other than "don't get it, it's 20-30% slower". 3060 Ti had 8 GB from the start, and always has, although it looks like they made a GDDR6X version. They would have to change the bus width to accommodate 12 GB. There were rumors of products like 3070 16 GB, 3080 20 GB and so on, but they never materialized outside of engineering samples. If you think things are confusing now, just wait until 3 GB GDDR7 chips materialize within a couple of years. We could see 12 GB cards on a 128-bit bus, 9 GB on 96-bit, and so on.
  10. jaxa

    2016+ CPU/GPU News

    3060 has 192-bit bus (cut to 128-bit for the maligned 8 GB model), and the gimped cards (like 7600 XT 16 GB 128-bit) can definitely use the extra VRAM in some scenarios. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GeForce_30_series#Desktop
  11. jaxa

    2016+ CPU/GPU News

    It was a relatively strong mid-range card that obviously has less VRAM than it should. And it's still funny that the RTX 3060 packs 12 GB while the RTX 3080 copes with 10 GB. Game devs would like PC users to have 12-16 GB VRAM, but they'll support 8 GB and do little tricks like downgrading the textures automatically.
  12. jaxa

    Free games

    https://store.epicgames.com/en-US/free-games https://store.epicgames.com/en-US/p/thief-5bb95f THI4F is available, it's time to fulfill your destiny
  13. Rich Text continues to ruin everyone's day decades later.
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