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Forum: Hardware Yesterday, 17:53
Replies: 221
Views: 4,601
Posted By bawjaws
Ah, all this talk of fast and slow RAM reminds me...

Ah, all this talk of fast and slow RAM reminds me of the good old days of the Amiga :D
Forum: Article Discussion Yesterday, 17:52
Replies: 8
Views: 129
Posted By bawjaws
JRS, I'd drop Parvum an email directly - every...

JRS, I'd drop Parvum an email directly - every time I've corresponded with them, they've been extremely helpful.
Forum: Hardware Yesterday, 15:13
Replies: 221
Views: 4,601
Posted By bawjaws
Why should the performance of one card be a fixed...

Why should the performance of one card be a fixed percentage of the performance of another card, for all time? Just because a card was benchmarked and tested and found to be 80% of another card's...
Forum: Article Discussion Yesterday, 12:56
Replies: 8
Views: 129
Posted By bawjaws
Great to see this case finally coming to the mass...

Great to see this case finally coming to the mass market. I hope they sell like hot cakes!

One thing though - given that this is a press release and not an actual genuine Bit-Tech editorial piece,...
Forum: Hardware Yesterday, 12:51
Replies: 221
Views: 4,601
Posted By bawjaws
The issue of how a card performs once driver...

The issue of how a card performs once driver support ends isn't going to be confined to the 970 alone, is it? It's a potential issue for every single card on the market. Worrying about...
Forum: Article Discussion 27th Jan 2015, 15:50
Replies: 24
Views: 376
Posted By bawjaws
What about Dindows for Desktops, instead? Much...

What about Dindows for Desktops, instead? Much less confusing than Windows, imo.
Forum: Article Discussion 27th Jan 2015, 14:25
Replies: 66
Views: 1,226
Posted By bawjaws
Exactly. The actual performance of these cards...

Exactly. The actual performance of these cards (both as tested/benchmarked and as experienced by the user) hasn't changed, so if a 970 was a "good" card for you last week then it still is.

The...
Forum: Hardware 27th Jan 2015, 14:18
Replies: 221
Views: 4,601
Posted By bawjaws
So have you already been running SLI 970s? If so,...

So have you already been running SLI 970s? If so, was the performance acceptable? There's going to be zero difference whether this issue was known or not, so the cards will still be exactly as good...
Forum: Article Discussion 27th Jan 2015, 12:53
Replies: 66
Views: 1,226
Posted By bawjaws
Agreed. The problem is that the entire PC...

Agreed. The problem is that the entire PC hardware industry, and in particular the "enthusiast" segment, is predicated upon the idea that features are what's important, rather than actual real-world...
Forum: Hardware 27th Jan 2015, 12:25
Replies: 221
Views: 4,601
Posted By bawjaws
Here's a question for you - has the performance...

Here's a question for you - has the performance of your cards changed since this issue came to light? Were you happy with them beforehand? What have you lost since this issue was discovered? The way...
Forum: Hardware 26th Jan 2015, 17:17
Replies: 221
Views: 4,601
Posted By bawjaws
Dunno, mate, perhaps you could give us all a...

Dunno, mate, perhaps you could give us all a verbatim translation from the Russian so that we can all see what you're seeing here?
Forum: Article Discussion 23rd Jan 2015, 22:04
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By bawjaws
Ah, I see what you did there. Very good.

Ah, I see what you did there. Very good.
Forum: Article Discussion 23rd Jan 2015, 15:01
Replies: 77
Views: 1,514
Posted By bawjaws
Tbf, he did specifically say "consumer...

Tbf, he did specifically say "consumer OS"...
Forum: General 23rd Jan 2015, 12:53
Replies: 26
Views: 1,015
Posted By bawjaws
Ahhh not understanding what you're talking about,...

Ahhh not understanding what you're talking about, a pet hate of mine.

Without wanting to derail the thread: even if it were purely cosmetic (which it isn't), what's wrong with that?

Back on...
Forum: Hardware 23rd Jan 2015, 10:39
Replies: 11
Views: 247
Posted By bawjaws
Yeah, as with most things it's a case of...

Yeah, as with most things it's a case of diminishing returns. It's quite interesting to see some actual real-world performance figures as it's all well and good manufacturers claiming that their...
Forum: General 22nd Jan 2015, 14:42
Replies: 16
Views: 885
Posted By bawjaws
I keep my work keyboard pretty clean, but some of...

I keep my work keyboard pretty clean, but some of my colleagues aren't so keen on desk hygiene. One guy (who has since left for greener pastures) was horrific - his desk was permanently covered in...
Forum: Hardware 22nd Jan 2015, 13:05
Replies: 25
Notebooks £200 Laptop?
Views: 792
Posted By bawjaws
Generally swappable in the BIOS, innit? Maybe not...

Generally swappable in the BIOS, innit? Maybe not on all older Thinkpads, but it is on a lot of them. Just as well too, as it's incredibly annoying having the two keys in the wrong place :miffed:
Forum: Hardware 21st Jan 2015, 18:00
Replies: 25
Notebooks £200 Laptop?
Views: 792
Posted By bawjaws
Agreed that it's bad patter on Lenovo's part, but...

Agreed that it's bad patter on Lenovo's part, but fortunately as Shirty says it's not too difficult to find "approved" parts on the likes of eBay.
Forum: Hardware 21st Jan 2015, 17:00
Replies: 25
Notebooks £200 Laptop?
Views: 792
Posted By bawjaws
I lurve Thinkpads.

I lurve Thinkpads.
Forum: Hardware 21st Jan 2015, 13:13
Replies: 17
Views: 433
Posted By bawjaws
Let's be honest, the target market for these...

Let's be honest, the target market for these cards is people with more money than sense, so you shouldn't be surprised that NVidia are taking the mickey with the pricing. People should just vote with...
Forum: Article Discussion 20th Jan 2015, 22:17
Replies: 17
Views: 298
Posted By bawjaws
What, you mean you don't want to spend $600 on a...

What, you mean you don't want to spend $600 on a space bus? Are you mad?
Forum: Hardware 20th Jan 2015, 20:49
Replies: 19
Views: 448
Posted By bawjaws
Amen to that.

Amen to that.
Forum: Hardware 20th Jan 2015, 18:27
Replies: 19
Views: 448
Posted By bawjaws
Sorry, dude, I noticed after I hit post that...

Sorry, dude, I noticed after I hit post that you'd already mentioned an adapter.

Agreed that it's super annoying, but tbh it's annoying that molex connectors still exist :D Should be extinct...
Forum: Hardware 20th Jan 2015, 18:10
Replies: 19
Views: 448
Posted By bawjaws
Different PSUs have different modular cables in...

Different PSUs have different modular cables in the box, but it's a bit of a PITA to try and determine exactly what cables are included - typically, they just state the total number of each type of...
Forum: General 19th Jan 2015, 20:32
Replies: 14
Views: 1,088
Posted By bawjaws
Presumably those kids who did attend didn't have...

Presumably those kids who did attend didn't have to pay for use of the dry ski slope, so why should a non-attendee have to pay? Bonkers.
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