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Re: 10GB GDDR6X Memory not an issue
Why only 10 GB of memory for RTX 3080? How was that determined to be a sufficient number, when it is stagnant from the previous generation?
[Justin Walker] We’re constantly analyzing memory requirements of the latest games and regularly review with game developers to understand their memory needs for current and upcoming games. The goal of 3080 is to give you great performance at up to 4k resolution with all the settings maxed out at the best possible price.
In order to do this, you need a very powerful GPU with high speed memory and enough memory to meet the needs of the games. A few examples - if you look at Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Metro Exodus, Wolfenstein Youngblood, Gears of War 5, Borderlands 3 and Red Dead Redemption 2 running on a 3080 at 4k with Max settings (including any applicable high res texture packs) and RTX On, when the game supports it, you get in the range of 60-100fps and use anywhere from 4GB to 6GB of memory.
Extra memory is always nice to have but it would increase the price of the graphics card, so we need to find the right balance.
Re: Mouth-watering specifications and possibilities
Try searching for an app.
It's annoyingly often I search for an app, Windows fails to locate it, but is perfectly happy to offer up a "bing" search result and some similar searches.
Most recently happened with winscp, which is properly installed and not just sat in a folder somewhere with the portable version. And this is on a brand new install with about three applications installed (hadn't even gotten around to installing steam yet)
10GB GDDR6X Memory not an issue
As stated above, even the most graphically intense games don't use that much memory.
And in the same way my i7 6700K has half the on-board cache of my previous Core 2 Quad despite being faster with twice as many threads, we're going to need to cache less data on the GPU due to better performance cycling it in and out as needed.
It's rumoured that Ti versions might be announced, with the main feature being increased memory.
I don't see memory being an issue right now, or in the near future for gaming.
I can see how if you are using the GPU for rendering or AI purposes, it could be something you may want.
NASA dons red and blue cardboard 3D glasses to drive Curiosity rover because its GPUs are stuck in the office
Re: RED/BLUE 3D and Late Stage Capitalism
Oh, I used 3D-Vision Discover back in the day, which used red/blue glasses instead of active shutter. It doesn't compare.
For starters, there is almost always cross-talk, seeing the red through the blue filter and vice versa.
Colours are not faithfully represented either.
Full on 3D vision, which I tried, but didn't own solved both those problems, but was still looking through a window at the scene.
Given that it was rendered, it actually solved most of the problems that 3D TV and movies have, due to limitations imposed by cameras. Those limitations are part of the reason why 3D TV died so quickly. If more of a push had been made to push 3D gaming, maybe that wouldn't have happened.
However we now have VR which is altogether completely different and much, much better.
Luxury? More expensive? Not really, You can get a Quest or Rift for about the price of the monitor you would need for 3D Vision, not including the glasses and transmitter needed. That's not including a decade's worth of inflation. There are also cheaper options, such as the Odyssey+ that was $230 on Amazon before Christmas.
Sure, there are also more expensive options too.
Re: Late night Reg posting
I also did the same. I didn't include the positional tweaking in the app, relying on the user doing that first.
But I used a slightly different method, where you calculate the luminance of the entire left eye image, and encode that in the red channel. It results in a much more balanced image that looks better to the eye when viewed through the glasses.
Samsung's Galaxy S7 line has had a good run with four years of security updates – but you'll want to trade yours in now
For me, it's the top bar and the keyboard that are burned in.
This is unfortunate news as it is definitely a perfectly capable phone still. No, I'm not going to be playing COD Mobile on it, nor would I want to - a small touchscreen is an awful input device for gaming. For anything other than "hardcore" mobile gaming, it still performs more than adequately.
I can only commend Samsung for keeping it supported, but really wish that mobiles were more like the PC landscape where you can more easily just install an updated OS on it, with no vendor locks.
Netflix starts 30-day video data diet at EU's request to ensure network availability during coronavirus crisis
Re: Oh my goodness -- the US administration is thrashing?
Well, Trump's health advisor recently broke ranks and said that pretty much everything Trump has said is wrong.
The numbers he gave were 1% for SARS-COV-2 and 0.1% for the Flu - so 10x the casualty rate of the flu. if it's any higher (numbers are still changing, it's suspected that China has been heavily massaging their numbers etc...) then it's going to be higher than 10x.
US prez Donald Trump declares America closed to those flying in from Schengen zone over coronavirus woes
Have you ever seen one of these, son? Ricoh spins off 360° camera boffins to debut neuralyzer-shaped snapper
AI startup accuses Facebook of stealing code designed to speed up machine learning models on ordinary CPUs
Starship bloopers: Watch Elon Musk's Mars ferry prototype explode on the pad during liquid nitrogen test
Boeing didn't run end-to-end test on Calamity Capsule, DSCOVR up and running, and NASA buys a Falcon Heavy
Re: Internet of Twits
Honestly, there are actually some good uses for this stuff.
My sister uses cams for home security, and to watch the cats, allowing them to check up on them, and make sure that they haven't gotten into the food cupboard (again... They've managed to bypass the lock when not set properly, and rip into the boxes and food pouches a couple of times now.)
She bought my Father a set of cameras for Christmas this year, and only two nights ago, they caught and alerted us to someone getting into the back garden.
I've given my share of warnings about updates, passwords and access as the family tech guy, up to the point where it goes from good advice to being annoying, so not going to push it further. Hopefully it's sufficient.
You. Drop and give me 20... per cent IPv6 by 2023, 80% by 2025, Uncle Sam tells its IT admins after years of slacking
We regret to inform you there are severe delays on the token ring due to IT nerds blasting each other to bloody chunks
If someone is unaware of DOOM, then they are unaware of gaming in general - A new DOOM game came out in 2016 (and is GREAT - The RPG should cover it) and the sequel is coming out (checks watch) imminently.
Actually, for more Classic gaming, there is also a new Half-Life coming out this month! Not quite as vintage as DOOM, but still one from the history books.
BOFH: Gosh, IPv5? Why didn't I think of that? Say, how do you like the new windows in here? Take a look. Closer...
Escape From Tarkov: Hardest of the hardcore looter-shooter is spellbinding despite the punishing learning curve
Possibly Snapchat? I don't use it, but wasn't that one of the key features of the app?
Of course, I believe it was only a week or so after release until another app was released that would copy all the media received by snapchat before it was viewed and subsequently deleted, thus preserving it for posterity.
FCC forced by court to ask the public (again) if they think tearing up net neutrality was a really good idea or not
more than ignorance
FCC commissioners who pushed through a pre-decided outcome and actively ignored public opposition to their plans
They actively polluted the previous survey/poll with huge numbers of fake entries from people who had never gone near it, and indeed, those who were deceased at the time!
That's not ignorance - that's something that someone at the very least should have lost their jobs over.
Researchers trick Tesla into massively breaking the speed limit by sticking a 2-inch piece of electrical tape on a sign
Re: "Physical damage do[es] not happen if there is no external force"
I had an issue like that once before - old nokia phone, put the end of it into my pocket and dropped it the rest of the way, then realised that I wanted to set an alarm and instantly pulled it out again. It wasn't the glass that had broken though, instead, the LCD display had cracked and the liquid had gone everywhere inside.
IIrc it was eventually replaced under warranty, but after a rather long 'fight'. I'm still not quite sure how I would have broken it in that manner without destroying or obviously damaging the externals of the phone.
All that Samsung users found on UK website after weird Find my Mobile push notification was... other people's details
Early adopters delighted as Microsoft pulls plug on Mobile Backend as a Service. Haha, only joking – they're fuming
Re: I've said it before...
There was imho a bigger factor - putting media and the user experience first.
Big screen for videos, and marketed as a media device that removes the need to carry a phone, than a phone that doubles as a media device.
PDAs were heavily business orientated before, at least in design, and phones were phones first and foremost, no matter how much we used to play snake on the old Nokia bricks.
Don't Flip out or anything, but the 'flexible glass display' on Samsung's latest pholdable doesn't behave like glass
inevitable byproduct of encounters with keys and coins
Not with my phones they aren't - even (especially, due to weight?) with the old Nokia bricks I used to have, my valuable electronics have always been isolated from any issues like this by having a pocket dedicated to holding them, and nothing else.
Coins, keys etc can go in the other side, thankyouverymuch.
Rear pockets are also a no-no, for obvious reasons.
Honestly, did anyone think this was really glass on the screen? It's not known for being particularly flexible, unless it's a strand of optical fibre thickness, and they are not known for being particularly strong.
Only once for me... Build task on a networked file system, unset environment variable in a different script than the one I was editing.
There was a "rm -rf $PATHVAR/*" line. That went... as well as you might expect. It only wiped out half of the file system before I stopped it...
Luckily, backups were taken of the filesystem, and were restored, and the offending line is now protected by guard statements, so it won't happen again. Unfortunately, said script, for which the only modifications I have made are the guard statements themselves is now referred to as the "<Baldrickk> script" - sigh.