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Comment Re:About time. (Score 1) 270

I hear what you're saying, but I'm not talking about it being close to the same performance. It's literally the same exact CPU model that was the top model 2 years ago. That's some crazy stagnation there.

But, going back to what you say, that reinforces my point. AMD hasn't done anything in the CPU arena in years. Why would Intel have to innovate? We need a competitor to nip at Intel's heels and get them moving again, and ideally it'd be great if Intel and AMD can race each other for supremacy forever because then we get constant innovation.

Comment Re:About time. (Score 1) 270

I've only ever built one Intel-based PC in... well, ever since I got a... ugh, was it Cyrus? Something... CPU back in the '90s (: I built an Intel-based desktop about 5 years ago because I wanted to try and Hackintosh it, and at the time AMD couldn't do that.

I have to admit, that desktop still kicks butt. But it was built to last. No way could it run any current game in any decent quality, even if I stuck a GTX1080 in it.

Comment About time. (Score 5, Insightful) 270

I built myself a gaming PC about two years ago. I've been an AMD supported for decades, so I went with the best CPU AMD was offering at the time. Two years later, it's still the best CPU AMD offers.

I remember the heyday where AMD actually overtook Intel. Their CPUs were actually better and cheaper. That's no longer the case, but (at least when I built my gaming rig) I was not willing to pay 50%+ more for maybe 10% higher performance, so it was still AMD for me.

The important thing, though, is that we need competition in order to spur innovation. Before AMD started nipping at Intel's heels, it was all about the MHz (and who could get to GHz first). After that, we started seeing CPUs with more cores and better threading and all the good stuff. I hope Ryzen makes Intel very worried - worried enough that they innovate the hell out of their CPUs. I also hope Ryzen makes AMD enough money that they can continue to innovate, and continue to compete with Intel. Because when that happens, it is we the consumers who win.

Comment Well that settles it. (Score 2) 28

Dammit, Panasonic. Now I need to get a new TV.

Yes I've been looking for a reason to get a new TV even though there's nothing really wrong with the Panasonic one I have now. And yes I've been looking at a Samsung TV and yes I know the only thing Samsung does better than electronics is corporate corruption, but you know what? Shut up, that's what.

Comment Re:Oh for goodness sake (Score 1) 303

I really hope that's a 100cm TV (:

I've not had much of a "that's not black enough" problem. Maybe because I never watch TV in complete darkness. Nor have I had any audio sync issues that weren't due to a bad video file... but I don't let the TV handle the audio. ...and I need to start researching 4K sets...

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