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    posted a message on Apple announces a incredibly non-innovative iPhone 5, a redesign of the iPod Nano, and a spec bump for the iPod touch. And earbu
    The SOC is sorta interesting if its a Cortex 15 but if it turns out to be another Cortex 9 then I don't care.
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    posted a message on What is the most powerful processor per thread?
    Quote from earthrace57

    Currently, I really think the i7 EE is a super niche...for consumers at least, I mean, even for video editing the 3770k might prove almost as fast due to quick sync...


    Quick sync has some image quality issues for say YouTube videos who cares but professionals it matters.
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    posted a message on What is the most powerful processor per thread?
    Quote from SteevyT

    This is really confusing me now. I thought that when you got down to it, processors did nothing but crunch numbers at the very basic level. Why does it matter whether those numbers give you the next digit in pi, or what your speed is in the next frame of your game?


    Because when you are doing a lot of repetitive small calculations it can sit in the L1 cache and not stress the memory or the branch prediction and uses micro ops so the decode does not get stressed as much. This might not be exact I am not a chip engineer but this is the jest of it and I am sure anyone who actually bothered to look this up i am going from pure memory. You also have software that uses different instructions to talk to the CPU SSE AVX XOP MMX.
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    posted a message on What is the most powerful processor per thread?
    Quote from SteevyT

    So is cost the only reason it isn't suggested here very often? I would assume if each core could do more, faster, it would be better for gaming since most only use 1 or 2 threads still.


    Expect that just because a CPU is good at number crunching does not make it good at running games.
    This is the flaw of benchmarks like superpi or y cruncher. The best way to compare CPUs is over all and what the person is using it for.

    I mean here is a benchmark that just tests number crunching ability.



    Ok the 1100T is the best CPU end of story.

    It is just as flawed to look at a handfull of games.



    See once again the 1100T reigns supreme over the I5 2500k.

    Obviously the 1100T is not the best and just looking at singlethread performance is a flawed idea too.



    Well the 2500 is def an upgrade for anyone with a 1100T.



    Wait guess its not.

    You just can't base performance on 1 metric you just don't buy houses just because it has a lot of bathrooms.


    Also for people who don't remember during the Pentium 4 AMD was ***** slapping Intel in power consumption and performance and over all better technology. However the p4 turned around if you used SSE2 instructions and a lot of benchmarks were optimized and used them however most software does not. The P4 was technically faster at that but in the real world software is not perfect.
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    posted a message on Java book suggestions?
    Quote from Syfaro

    I would not get a book, nor would I watch TheNewBoston.

    I would attempt to learn it from the creators, found here.

    Books are usually out of date.



    The oracle tutorials are not that great and can be hard for noobs to follow.
    Also oracle did not make java they purchased it. In fact Java 7 is based on OpenJDK code not oracles own.
    Programming languages hardly change over time the only things out of dates in books normally is what IDE to use.


    http://greenteapress.com/thinkapjava/
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    posted a message on Windows 8
    Quote from Fiskav

    I posted a picture on Reddit that I thought might be suitable for this thread and offer up some discussion:
    -snip-


    I forgot how AOL was an operating system and how it had a desktop too while having a start screen.
    O wait that's right AOL was an application and that was not even its main UI.
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    posted a message on Who plays BF3 with the 660Ti? I have a question for you.
    What CPU do you have and do you have the newest drivers?
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    posted a message on Which GPU should I get?
    Quote from HeavyLobster

    Dropped the i5 to an i3 since BF3 doesn't really care which CPU you have.


    It gets CPU demanding in mutliplayer my Athlon2 bottlenecks me in Bf3.

    Quote from earthrace57

    I am earthrace57, and I approve this message (although I would get the 7950, IIRC, there is a new type of lighting that AMD cards are particularly good at, so it is a bit more future proof. Don't quote me on that).


    I think you are thinking of MLAA2 and its an AA tech AMD made and only the 6xxx and 7xxx series support it. You might also be thinking of ray tracing and it is lighting and due to AMDs cards destroying Nvidia in compute performance it would be faster on AMD hardware but even the fastest AMD hardware is not going to do complex raytracing in real time.
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    posted a message on A Computer for Minecraft under $1000?
    Quote from jppk1

    You don't *have* to. If you're running shaders you might need all the performance you can get as they are poorly optimized. You could propably get away with a 7870 just fine.


    The shaders don't exactly put a lot of load on the GPU my GPU does not see much usage running shaders the cpu matters quite bit.
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    posted a message on A Computer for Minecraft under $1000?
    Quote from Christoi

    Didn't notice you were also planning on running GLSL shader, in that case probably not. For that, a HD7850 as Xannos recommended would probably be a better idea (especially if you do pick a video editor that supports OpenCL acceleration).


    The issue is GLSL shadders performance is all over the place sometimes my computer has no issue but then an update can come around and then its 100% unusable. Hopefully the mod maker can get some of the kinks out and make the mod run better.
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    posted a message on A Computer for Minecraft under $1000?
    If your recording you will want quite a bit of storage you may end up needing more then 1.5TB depending on what your doing.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gZMG

    Record to the1.5TB drive while keeping most of your games and Windows on the 128GB SSD.
    It is 56$ over budget but I really wanted to keep the I5 as it will offer a faster rendering times but the 7870 will help with that if you have an editor like vegas that supports OpenCL.
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    posted a message on good gpu?
    Quote from carlos_99_000

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    my budget is $800 and i need all the parts except keyboard/mouse and i was gonna get a 8120 but not no more


    Wait you have not ordered the 8120 at the top it sounded like you had a 8120 already.
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    posted a message on good gpu?
    Quote from jppk1

    Either Phenom II or an i5 if you have the money.


    The phenom 2 is not really better its marginally faster in most single thread apps but gets destroyed in mutli threaded apps.

    Your 8120 is not best for the money but your money is better spent getting a solid GPU rather then a new CPU.
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    posted a message on What's the Difference Between Unix and Windows?
    Unix is separate from Linux. Linux was inspired by Unix but they are separate.
    The differences are massive and really too large of a topic to fully cover in a forum post.

    But I will do a quick summary.
    Unix was an OS created by AT&T.
    Linux is an Open Source Kernel created by Linus Torvalds.
    Windows is an OS created by Microsoft.

    What is most known as Unix now is the BSD.
    OSX is derived from BSD that is derived from UNIX.

    Linux on its own is just a kernel but when people say Linux OS they typically mean an OS that runs the Linux kernel.
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    posted a message on Need a new mouse
    Quote from FrozenOblivion

    You can't bottleneck a mouse, just because of a bad mousepad. Any mouse pad can do. I'd get an M60. I love it so much. It's a great mouse and it feels so good in your hand. It has plenty of features that Razer doesn't have. Adjustable DPI, weights, browsing switch thingys, and customizable buttons =3


    At least someone has not been drinking the mouse makers koolaid. Any mousepad will be fine.
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