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SUPERMICRO X12DPL-NT6 MOTHERBOARD

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SuperMicro never lets a gamer down with their latest dual CPU motherboard for EATX chassis or server boxes. The new X12DPL-NT6 is ATX compatible, X12DPL-NT6 ATX 12.23″ x 10″ (31.06cm x 25.4cm) 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors Dual Socket LGA-4189 (Socket P+) supported 2TB RDIMM, DDR4-3200MHz maximum Intel C621A controller for 12 SATA3 (6 …

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HYPER-V ON THE X470 FOR VIRTUAL MACHINES

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The MSI X470 Gaming Plus has 16GB of DDR4-2400 installed which can afford the machine with enough to run two virtual machines at one time The machine has dual SSD which can afford faster load times for virtual machines. The SPEC-01 machine has dual SSD installed and a corsair RM650 (2019) PSU. The AMD R5 …

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MOVING TO 800GBASE-R

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800GBASE-R: An Ethernet Physical Coding Sublayer based on Clause 119 of IEEE Std 802.3, operating at a data rate of 800 Gb/s. The hyperscalers and the largest public clouds have been on the front end of each successive network bandwidth wave for more than a decade, and it only stands to reason that they, rather …

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DEALING WITH 32-BIT DINOSAURS

There are not many gamers playing with 32-bit any more. For example over 99% of Windows 10 users are using the 64-bit version. Linux has also been available for 64-bit for a very long time. XP and older operating systems are now largely out of use with Windows 7 holdouts being the latest problem, Yes …

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CHIA REPORTS TRASHING SSD HARDWARE

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Some mining forums are reporting that Chia damages smaller capacity SSD products such as 256GB SSD. The reason is the TBW values are exceeded in a few months. MyDrivers notes that Chia farmers in China are noticing that typical 256 GB SSDs barely last through 40 drive-write days, 80 days for 512 GB, and about …

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SEAGATE ST4000DM004 RECOVERED

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Testing the ST4000DM004 on a different machine not using a SATA card and the disk now seems to be working. It suggests the logic on the disk is problematic as other drive managed shingled disks are not at issue. Drive managed shingled disks have had some issues with firmware when they were first introduced and …

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TSMC MAKES 5NM MINING LOGIC

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It seems that Bitmain Bitcoin miners have TSMC making some new logic for them at 5nm. Apparently video cards are not finding their way there as of yet. The RTX 2080 is made on 12nm like and its not bad for gaming at 3840×2160 but over time games are becoming more demanding. The R5 3600 …

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PAGE RANK MAY 2021

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Search engines are not a big contributor here and have not been for years. Direct traffic is dominant by far with loyal readers. Google has improved the page rank to some extent but it may be several more weeks before the traffic recovers to historic levels. A new footer widget now shows everyone the 30 …

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ADRENALINE 21.5.1

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Adrenaline 21.5.1 is available for Windows 10 x64. Resident Evil Village up to 13% increase in performance in Resident Evil Village @ 4K MAX settings, with Radeon Metro Exodus PC Enhanced Edition FIXED PROBLEMS Disco Elysium™ may experience texture flickering on trees with Radeon RX 6000 series graphics products. Performance metrics may incorrectly report temperatures …

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IBM DEVELOPES BETTER SEMICONDUCTORS

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IBM long ago sold their foundries but recent work in their labs has earned some money. IBM still maintains a research lab in New York not far from Globalfoundries’ facilities. The x-ray shows the new stacking of transistors to make the CMOS switches smaller in size. This can improved areal density substantially as now CMOS …

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