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    posted a message on IP ADdRESS CONFLICT HELP!
    Make sure the computer is using DHCP and not static ip.

    Control panel
    network
    Change adapter settings
    Right click on icon that represents the active connection
    hit properties
    double click internet protocol version 4
    make sure obtain ip automatically is highlighted
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    posted a message on Best Buy cancelling online orders from black friday+
    Wow if something like that happened to me I would have brought it to court that is kinda bull too bad you didn't pay with cash might have gotten away with it.
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    posted a message on AMD 7xxx series launch
    Quote from TheRacker

    Im going to hold onto my 560ti and wait for the 700/8000 series in 2013, as by then dx12 should be out and the gpus will be much more powerful and more of a worthwhile upgrade then now. But the 7970 is such a sexy card.....



    I doubt the 8xxx series will use dx12 Win9 might use it just basing on Microsoft past but 9 wont be out tell 2014. Plus i think we will see the 8xxx series be to 7xxx much what the 6xxx series to 5xxx. 6 was improved arch of 5 and 8 will probably be an improved arch 7 die shrinks for graphics have been taking larger jumps notice we never got 32nm gpus. the next one we get will probably be 20nm.

    Also any one know what happened to XDR ram it is vastly better then GDDR and AMD was planning on using it definitely would have given them a massive advantage over nvidia because rambus has issues with them.
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    posted a message on Best Buy cancelling online orders from black friday+
    Wasent it bestbuy when they put the wrong price up for a TV and canceled the consumers order. Then later were force to ship it by a court.
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    posted a message on Graphics Card Help
    Well it depends if you are running a triple monitor set up the 7970 does that very well with all the extra ram it has.

    The gtx 590 is just a bit slower then dual gtx 580s but in a triple monitor set up the 590s extra ram will help.









    The 7970 does very well in high res gaming something that you would be doing with triple monitors. granted the 580 gtx is higher clocked then one in the 590, the 580 would only have 1.5 gigs of ram in a sli set up and vram is important in a highres gamming set up.
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    posted a message on AMD 7xxx series launch
    Quote from fm87

    We can only hope, especially with the bulldozer disaster from AMD....

    I'd rather not have the IB CPUs end up being $300-400 for low and mid range, and the 7000 series being $400-600 for mid and high range.

    DON'T SAY IT WON'T HAPPEN PEOPLE, IT'S HAPPENED BEFORE DURING THE PENTIUM III-4 ERA!!



    Fermi was originally a big heavy mess when it released much like bulldozer but look at fermi now it is very efficient. Granted AMD does not have as deep of pockets as Nvidia.

    Nvidia Kepler will probably be better then the 7xxx series AMD always releases first then Nvidia releases something better 5-6 months after.

    Trinity should be interesting piledriver arch cpuy with a GCN 7 series gpu on board.
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    posted a message on AMD 7xxx series launch
    Quote from DarthJonny

    At the performance range no. But since they are both the top end single GPU's of their line then I feel you can i some cases. (tomshardware compared them in their 7970 reviw).

    Edit: The 5870 actually beat the 6970 and 7970 in DirectComputeBenchmark OpenCL. Link.



    That is in one benchmark and probably some error within the application its self. It losses 100% of the time comapred to the 7970 in anything else. The 5870 is 40nm 100% it is going to use more power to get the same performance of something at 28nm.

    GCN is also vastly different then AMDs past VLIW arch. Once games and drivers optimize for it better we should see some pretty good improvement on the 7970.
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    posted a message on AMD 7xxx series launch
    Quote from fm87

    I'm curious what power consumption will be like on the even higher end cards.



    Well we got the dual card and there new zero core is supposed to reduce crossfire power consumption.

    Hopefully nvidia does not have any setbacks this card needs a completion product to bring price down and the current expectation from nvidia is late march to get there new cards out. AMD Graphics division seems like the only part of AMD that can release on time.

    Quote from DarthJonny

    No the 7970 uses more power than the 5870. The 7970 has a 6 pin and 8 pin power. The 5870 has 2 6 pins, its a very power friendly card for the power it gives.


    The 5870 does not compete with the 7970 the 7850 will be in the 5870 performance range.At least that is what my guess will be we gotta wait for the retail release to find out.
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    posted a message on AMD 7xxx series launch
    Quote from DarthJonny

    The 5870 is still a great card and almost impossible to find. I might get a good price for them online still.



    I doubt it, it consumes a lot more power compared to the 7 series card that will match its performance probably the 7850 will consume a fraction of its power and have the advantage of a better architecture selling them right now wouldn't be hard but in a month it will be.
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    posted a message on AMD 7xxx series launch
    Quote from DarthJonny

    I think I'll save up my money for one or two. Maybe two :tongue.gif:
    My 5870's are great, but they do stutter a bit on my triple monitor setup.

    I don't know what I would do with the old cards though :/


    I usually give my old cards to friends with crap computers or build a second computer for something like [email protected]
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    posted a message on AMD 7xxx series launch
    Quote from Churlishh

    Don't buy these, they don't preform better than the 6990, or the Gtx 580.. not worth $550.



    the 6990 is a dual card this is not meant to compete with it the 7990 will demolish the 6990. It most situations it is beating the 580gtx. The performance is going to get better on them too once the drivers mature.
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    posted a message on AMD 7xxx series launch
    Quote from DarthJonny

    Some of those bench marks don't seem accurate. Unless it's a driver issue. Either way I would LOVE to get my hands on a couple of these to replace my 5870's.



    It is a brand new architecture and the only driver for it is in beta. There is still half a month between now and when the card releases, there will be a stable release driver hopefully. Also what specific benchmarks look odd to you?
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    posted a message on AMD 7xxx series launch
    Well not a complete launch the 7970 has hit review sites. The cards won't be on newegg tell next month but it is something to look forward too. Nvidia is a while from its next arch so the next few months will be AMD dominated graphics card wise. So here is some benchmarks the card is supposed to release at 550$

    Benchmarks


    Gamming






    GPGPU processing






    Power







    Links to some review sites if you want to take a look at more detailed information.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7970-benchmark-tahiti-gcn,3104.html

    http://www.guru3d.com/article/amd-radeon-hd-7970-review/1

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/5261/amd-radeon-hd-7970-review



    As much as I would love to buy one of these my current CPU is holding my 6970 back. That and I need a new cellphone.
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    posted a message on XP vs Vista, In depth
    The main issue was vistas performance was the overaggressive super fetch loading up so much crap into memory at start up. Also didn't vista get a dx11 patch I thought it was supposed to get one?
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    posted a message on Smartphone opinions
    Quote from fm87

    It CAN be bypassed though? Well at least that's good, I didn't know that.

    I can't comment on any smartphone battery life, all of them have pretty horrible battery life without a battery saving app via custom ROM.

    Even just idle on the highway going a town or two over will kill most smartphone batteries unless you put it in airplane mode.



    My Droidx on the moto rom goes 1.5 days with mild usage and data on all the time. Motorola does not skimp on batter or call quality and radio quality grated they lock there phones down almost as bad as apple. They usually use crappy screens too.
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