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Comment: Skip this one (Score 3, Interesting) 189

by Fackamato (#43539127) Attached to: AMD Radeon HD 7990 Released: Dual GPUs and 6G of Memory for $1000

Massive coil whine issues. No matter of HSF replacement or chassis sound proofing/dampening will get rid of it, the coil whine will be the loudest part of your computer when you're playing a game.

How can AMD release a 1000 dollar card that has such a massive issue? The dual GPU ASUS card did not have this problem.

Comment: Re:Not impressive (Score 1) 203

by Fackamato (#42617445) Attached to: Open Source Gaming Handheld Project Wants Your Money

OK that's cool, it'll be able to run those systems fine I think.

Now the problem is with emulators as usual is that it's not legal to download the ROMs for your system, even if you own the cartridge. (this might be system dependant)

There are devices that can extract the ROM from a cartridge though, but I'm guessing they aren't that cheap (niche market).

Comment: Not impressive (Score 4, Insightful) 203

by Fackamato (#42615815) Attached to: Open Source Gaming Handheld Project Wants Your Money

The specs are impressive, with a Ingenic JZ4770 1 GHz MIPS processor, Vivante GC860, capable of OpenGL ES 2.0, 3.5 inch LCD with 320x240 pixels; 4:3 aspect ratio, 512 MB DDR2 and 16GB of internal memory which can via external memory card be extended by another 32GB. N64 and PS1 emulation and everything below should be at full speed in time."

No, that is not impressive. Super lo-res screen, slower than any phone that is available today. But it's open source, so I suppose that's good.

But what is the point? Learning? Because the thing won't sell, like the previous models didn't do. You can have the best hardware, but if you don't have games for the device it doesn't matter.

I, for one, would rather game on my phone which is faster and has a much higher resolution display, with a bluetooth connected game controller of my choice.

Comment: Re:What's the useful limit? (Score 1) 293

by Fackamato (#40081221) Attached to: 60TB Disk Drives Could Be a Reality In 2016

I've noticed that when friends get faster internet access (100/10 or even 100/100) they tend to download less and less, and just stream the shows/movies they want to watch. For them loads of storage is not really necessary.
Of course you still have the odd one who wants to download everything in 1080p x/h264 rips at 8-20 GB a piece.

So, for people with slower speeds I can see they'd want to have more storage, as streaming is not an option. (no one rents discs anymore, there's a reason the shops are closing)

Also, for the technical side, how do you back up 10TB (or more)? I suppose it would be necessary to have 2 HDDs in RAID1 with ZFS on top or something, to prevent the effects bit rot etc.

Thus spake the master programmer: "When a program is being tested, it is too late to make design changes." -- Geoffrey James, "The Tao of Programming"

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