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Re: The frustrations of the GPU market

As mentioned above, the majority crypto Bitcoin isn't eating GPUs and hasn't been for most of a decade, it's all custom hardware. It could be more energy efficient, but how energy efficient is it already? Yes most large scale operations now utilize custom ASIC chips for mining (look at the stocks …

Re: The frustrations of the GPU market

Funnily its only a certain segment of the GPU market that has seen stupid price hikes .. No. A Radeon RX6500XT retails for 270-300 USD today. This is a card that is roughly on par with an RZ480 4GB released in 2016 for 200 USD. 6 years old, same performance, almost 50% markup. The ENTIRE product …

Re: The frustrations of the GPU market

I'm still holding onto my GTX 1080 (nonTI) for probably quite some time. As you should. The 1080 is a great performer. My wife uses a 1080 for 1080p gaming. All the latest games run smooth with full detail. Ray tracing excluded, but no tears being shed about that. Yep. Also I think that DLSS is a …

Re: The frustrations of the GPU market

Heh, gave a kid in the fam a HD6870 for a build in 2018, he has stuck/been stuck with it since, still been doing okay for the 1080p stuffs, mostly he's been into stuff that's not super demanding. He might have some grumbles now it's been dropped out of driver updates if he gets any new new games …

Re: Nirvana

Good recent article/retrospective about Cobain: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/personal-history/my-time-with-kurt-cobain I wasn't quite a teenager when Nevermind came out, but I don't recall Teen Spirit making much of an impression on me... However one day I heard In Bloom and Lithium and it all …

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