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by hark
Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:38 am
Forum: AMD Processor Forum
Topic: Phenom II vrs Athlon II
Replies: 4
Views: 5484

Re: Phenom II vrs Athlon II

the ONLY difference between an Athlon II and Phenom II at the same speed is L3 cache, where Deneb-based Phenom II's have 6MB L3 cache and Athlon II's have no L3 cache. there are very few scenarios where the L3 cache would be even slightly noticeable. even in synthetic benchmarks you do not see a di...
by hark
Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:36 am
Forum: AMD Processor Forum
Topic: Leaked SiSoft Sandra Scores Show AMD FX 'Zambezi' Bulldozer
Replies: 5
Views: 8552

Re: Leaked SiSoft Sandra Scores Show AMD FX 'Zambezi' Bulldo

Since the most demanding thing I do with my PC is gaming and since games barely support quad cores, I'm not going to be upgrading in a while. However, if I were to upgrade, I'd probably pick an AMD CPU because of cost. The difference in power usually results in little difference in games. I wish gam...
by hark
Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:29 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: Newegg Shell Shocker 9-8-11... WTF?
Replies: 8
Views: 1976

Re: Newegg Shell Shocker 9-8-11... WTF?

Interesting how businesses branch out. Online retailers are growing like physical retailers did, becoming "supermarkets" of sorts. Will be interesting to see the competition implications.
by hark
Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:24 am
Forum: Press Releases
Topic: LucidLogix Injects HyperFormance to Virtu Software
Replies: 1
Views: 633

Re: LucidLogix Injects HyperFormance to Virtu Software

Sounds good. Responsiveness is very important for gaming. Even when I was running Crysis back in 2007 at a little less than 30FPS, it somehow still felt responsive. Framerate is important, but responsiveness is ultimately what decides playability. By the way, what is the difference between this topi...
by hark
Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:19 am
Forum: Press Releases
Topic: Razer to Co-Design the Ultimate Arcade Stick for Xbox 360
Replies: 1
Views: 443

Re: Razer to Co-Design the Ultimate Arcade Stick for Xbox 36

I have been looking around for a great arcade stick for my PC. This should be compatible with the PC as well, if so and if the price is right, I'll pick one up.
by hark
Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:18 am
Forum: Press Releases
Topic: Microsoft opens up the Windows 8 Preview to all!
Replies: 4
Views: 899

Re: Microsoft opens up the Windows 8 Preview to all!

I find most of the new features to me useless to me. I haven't had a chance to try out the Windows 8 preview, but from what I have seen, I will wait until Windows 9 comes out. I may consider Windows 8 if the Xbox 360 emulator rumours turn out to be true.
by hark
Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:16 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: How many devices are in your home network?
Replies: 12
Views: 2418

Re: How many devices are in your home network?

Four PCs
Two laptops
One Playstation 3
One Nintendo DS

So eight in total, from what I can remember off the top of my head.
by hark
Sat Sep 10, 2011 5:35 am
Forum: All About The Games
Topic: StarCraft II Beta - Patch 5 Available for Download
Replies: 3
Views: 3923

Re: StarCraft II Beta - Patch 5 Available for Download

Jugin wrote:it starts off working fine and fast, then it starts to get really slow and it just gets an error and stops. anyone else getting this? :cry:
Probably because the beta ended a very long time ago.
by hark
Fri Sep 09, 2011 5:28 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: Gigabyte Gets A Hamster Mascot
Replies: 5
Views: 1656

Re: Gigabyte Gets A Hamster Mascot

Somewhat cute, but the nose and mouth just make it look weird.
by hark
Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:56 am
Forum: Intel Processor Forum
Topic: Brand New i7 980 running very hot???
Replies: 20
Views: 14758

Re: Brand New i7 980 running very hot???

kenc51 wrote:May be im missing something, but how are you recording your temps?
I don't know what the topic creator used, but I use CoreTemp: http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/
by hark
Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:11 pm
Forum: AMD Radeon and FirePro Forum
Topic: AMD Catalyst 11.5 WHQL Drivers Released
Replies: 3
Views: 2092

Re: AMD Catalyst 11.5 WHQL Drivers Released

I agree with Apoptosis. I'm using the 11.8 preview drivers right now and they're great.
by hark
Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:14 am
Forum: AMD Radeon and FirePro Forum
Topic: AMD Catalyst 11.7 and 11.8 Preview Drivers Released
Replies: 2
Views: 2354

Re: AMD Catalyst 11.7 and 11.8 Preview Drivers Released

Was wondering when these would show up. I looked at the changes in 11.7 and it looked boring compared to the 11.8 preview, so I installed the preview drivers. Everything is stable and performance is great. Nice to see the improvements in MLAA, even though I don't use it much. Still waiting for them ...
by hark
Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:15 am
Forum: AMD Radeon and FirePro Forum
Topic: AMD Releases Catalyst 11.6b Hotfix Driver
Replies: 2
Views: 1827

Re: AMD Releases Catalyst 11.6b Hotfix Driver

Hotfixes don't count as the driver release of the month, right?
by hark
Sun Jul 10, 2011 2:27 am
Forum: General Software Programs
Topic: Firefox 7.0 (Aurora channel) preview released
Replies: 7
Views: 3071

Re: Firefox 7.0 (Aurora channel) preview released

The leaps in numbers seem a little weird, but if they're trying to push out more significant updates in shorter time spans, I'm all for it. That memory usage comparison is amazing. Good to see progress made in that area since I've heard a lot of complaints about Firefox greedily eating memory.
by hark
Mon Jul 04, 2011 3:34 pm
Forum: Operating Systems
Topic: Windows 8 Video and a Rant
Replies: 12
Views: 7659

Re: Windows 8 Video and a Rant

I don't care for petty interface changes either. However, Microsoft claims to be supporting PC gaming more (but we've all heard that before with Vista and even back to the Windows 95 days). If they do pull through on that and allow for far greater gaming performance either through a "gaming mode" or...
by hark
Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:43 pm
Forum: AMD Radeon and FirePro Forum
Topic: AMD Catalyst 11.6 Drivers Released
Replies: 2
Views: 2019

Re: AMD Catalyst 11.6 Drivers Released

Thanks for the heads up. I wanted to wait until multi-threaded rendering support, but I caved on this release since it was about time. I updated from 11.2 to this version. Everything is running smoothly, though I don't notice much of a difference yet.
by hark
Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:58 pm
Forum: All About The Games
Topic: Duke Nukem Forever goes gold!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1936

Re: Duke Nukem Forever goes gold!!

I've played the game. It's obviously not "worth the wait" but it's a decent game. Seems like some reviewers took the game very personally and gave overly harsh reviews. I can see 6s and 7s, but 2s and 3s? Those scores are usually reserved for games like Big Rigs, which is definitely being unfair to ...
by hark
Tue May 24, 2011 8:39 am
Forum: All About The Games
Topic: Duke Nukem Forever goes gold!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1936

Duke Nukem Forever goes gold!!

2K Games and Gearbox Software Announce Duke Nukem Forever® Has “Gone Gold” Vaporware no more! Gaming’s most legendary hero makes his triumphant return this June New York, NY – May 24, 2011 – 2K Games and Gearbox Software are proud to announce that Duke Nukem Forever®, one of the most anticipated en...
by hark
Wed May 04, 2011 9:22 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: There's Something Wrong With Me...
Replies: 8
Views: 1743

Re: There's Something Wrong With Me...

Use one drive for Windows. Use the other drive for your most used programs. Finally, your mechanical drives are for whatever don't fit on the SSDs.

Awesome hardware, by the way. That keyboard looks great!
by hark
Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: AMD Radeon and FirePro Forum
Topic: AMD Catalyst 11.4 WHQL Drivers Released
Replies: 2
Views: 1632

Re: AMD Catalyst 11.4 WHQL Drivers Released

Looks great, but I think I'll wait until AMD releases drivers with multi-threaded support under DirectX 11. I don't think this set supports that.