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16  Hardware / Graphics Cards / Re: Fudo, tell me the future on: July 12, 2008, 05:21:12 PM
If it's true DX 10.1 is good news but jumping straight to 45nm doesn't sound right.
Another link on techpower says Leadtek has highly overclocked card which is suspected to be 200b.

Extremely high parameters such as 738 MHz core, 1666 MHz shader domain and 2520 MHz memory albeit GDDR3, traditionally Leadtek doesn’t offer such high manufacturer overclock for even its premium variants.

http://www.techpowerup.com/65577/GT200b_Already_hit_Stores?.html

17  Welcome to Fudzilla Forum / Suggestion / Re: Article Commenting on: July 08, 2008, 09:38:33 PM
It would be great to have the option like on other sites to be able to comment on the article within the page itself.  Its something that the Inquirer recently added and I find it enjoyable as I have on Anandtech to debate the news involved and I think it promotes understanding and discussion about the topic.

This will be available after redesign, it will be implemented either with comments on page or link from article to forum so people can comment. I think second options will be picked.
18  Hardware / Graphics Cards / Re: pricing for 4870 and 260GTX on: June 22, 2008, 10:09:38 AM
According to some it looks like 2 weeks, 4870 will cost like 4850.
19  Hardware / Graphics Cards / Say no to "single " GeForce 9800GTX on: June 14, 2008, 01:14:00 PM
Interesting comparative:

http://en.expreview.com/2008/04/03/geforce-9800gtx-review/11/

20  Hardware / Graphics Cards / Re: GTX 280 to $499? on: June 13, 2008, 01:44:31 PM
Yes, if on site says $ then it is US.
21  Welcome to Fudzilla Forum / General Discussion / Re: Masserati on: April 29, 2008, 06:14:36 PM
Nissan GT-R
22  Hardware / Processors - CPU / Re: intels price drops on: April 22, 2008, 09:18:21 PM
Of course, same person who bought DDR3 Smiley
23  Hardware / Processors - CPU / Re: Difference Between Q9450 Part Numbers BX80569Q9450 / BX80569Q9450A ? on: April 16, 2008, 05:58:29 PM
is ddr3 really the way to go? I'm not just talking about price but mainly the actual performance because everything I've read openly indicates that monitoring the performance of ddr2 to ddr3  is still unclear and indecisive and while ddr3 can hit highier frequencies the latencies are still a bit wigged out?

Yea he talked about future upgrade options, and we talked performance wise. I think that with today technology if you do not look at upgrade options (promotion of new product every 3-6 months) you can avoid upgrading for few years. Gains from one technology to another are not so substantial like it was before. Around 10 to maybe 30 per cent at best, that why i like more AMD they do not switch to new technology every few months. Latencies are high, they cost few times more than DDR2 and only good thing is they need lower voltage to work. Like my friend needed to have newest DDR2 memory 2 years ago, he payed 800€ for 4GB of ram, now those 4GB of ram with lower latency costs 80€.
24  Hardware / Processors - CPU / Re: Difference Between Q9450 Part Numbers BX80569Q9450 / BX80569Q9450A ? on: April 11, 2008, 03:34:52 PM
thanks again for the info but why isn't there a big difference cause I just assumed if you were editing a photo in raw that you'd be able to getbetter performance from the two extra cores?

4 cores are better if you use some other program beside photoshop, but photoshop will not benefit much from two extra cores. Difference between Q9550 and E8500 is around 20%, and with quad core memory becomes a problem. With 4 cores you need fast as you can find memory so you can utilize all cores properly and to avoid any queues. With photoshop is also problem that on 32bit system it can only allocate maximum of 2GB of ram(3gb max with /3gb switch), and on 64bit system maximum od 3.95GB. So its up to you if extra money is worth it, probably atm no, but with release of 64bit photoshop things could change.


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Intel-based architectures don't necessarily add memory bandwidth as they add cores. A single CPU on a system with limited memory bandwidth can often saturate the memory bandwidth if it just moves a big chunk of memory from here to there. It even has time to do several arithmetic operations in between and still saturate the memory. If your system is bandwidth-limited and the operation you want to do involves moving a big chunk of data (bigger than the caches) from here to there while doing a limited number of arithmetic operations on it, adding cores cannot speed it up no matter how clever the software is. Many Photoshop operations are in this category, for instance.

AMD's architecture adds memory bandwidth as you add CPU chips, but taking advantage of it can be dependent on placement of the data into different areas of physical RAM attached to the different chips. It doesn't do any good if all your data gets put into one of the memory banks -- then you're right back where you started.  So, the memory system and how it's used will have a big effect on how many things speed up when you add more cores to a computer.
25  Hardware / Processors - CPU / Re: Difference Between Q9450 Part Numbers BX80569Q9450 / BX80569Q9450A ? on: April 11, 2008, 01:23:28 AM
well like many others on this site my pc is primarily for gaming so i can't really justify upgrading to nehelam, but my girl friend does use my pc alot to use CS3 and so fourth so i'm just assuming that the Q9450 would be the best compromise over the E8400 as it'll be able to run games at good fps on a 22 inch screen (with a good gpu), crunch in multi threaded applications like CS3 (if indeed it is at all) and represent some possibility of being semi future proof.

Check benchmarks Q9300 vs. E8500 and AMD Phenom X4 9850

http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1697,2282401,00.asp

You can benefit from extra two cores only if you encode video, and rendering page before. Nobody knows when programs will be capable of using multi cores. But if you want to be future proof then get Q9450.
26  Welcome to Fudzilla Forum / General Discussion / Re: UK prices are a joke! on: April 10, 2008, 01:25:29 PM
Not much detail? That was some pretty epic reading's in the links provided. Maybe I should run my economic assignments past you. You never know it could actually improve my grades?Huh Wink

This is not place to put much details because we are already in OT. And I'm not trying to convince you of anything, that is my opinion and how it looks from Europe.

Back on topic, all US prices are cut in half if you buy stuff from europe.

1 EUR : 1.57 USD
27  Welcome to Fudzilla Forum / General Discussion / Re: UK prices are a joke! on: April 10, 2008, 12:48:23 AM
I'm not sure what the import tax is like in the UK but in oz if it's over $1000 you generally have to pay a sur charge..unless you are able to get the sender to option the item as a "gift". Also while the US economy could have actually been in a recession for months without anyone knowing until their reserve banks stipulates otherwise the US is not in recession and it is pretty touchy to say otherwise Embarrassed

I won't go much in details because this is IT site and not financial forum. But US companies are laying off 60k jobs each month is sign of recession, even Greenspan agrees that USA is in recession. US employers in Feb. 2008 shed 80k jobs and we saw that IT companies are also cutting down jobs. Maybe bank system recovered a little but crisis is far from over, some major banks were hit with mortgages crisis. Example c/p of wikipedia:
"Some large regional or even national banks that are very exposed to mortgages, residential and commercial, may go bankrupt. Bear Stearns Companies, Inc. collapsed on March 16, 2008, and was bought out by JP Morgan Chase."

And about parts for $1000 US you can buy a lot of stuff in usa, even if you say limit for non taxing could be that low. As I said before prices that are based 1 US = 1GBP 1EUR are not fair.

Links:
http://money.cnn.com/2008/04/04/news/economy/jobs_march/index.htm?cnn=yes
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080408/bs_nm/usa_economy_greenspan_dc
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/usa-2008-the-great-depression-803095.html
28  Hardware / Hard Disk Drive / Re: HDTach Results - (2x) Samsung Spinpoint F1 HE753LJ 750GB RAID0 on: March 30, 2008, 01:57:31 AM
This is good to hear, i hope they will be reliable and stay on the market. ATM prices of Samsung drives are incredible and we really needed some good healthy competition.
29  Hardware / Hard Disk Drive / Re: HDTach Results - (2x) Samsung Spinpoint F1 HE753LJ 750GB RAID0 on: March 29, 2008, 05:06:13 PM
So how do u like so far Samsung drives? I used so far mostly Seagate drives, but 750GB Samsung costs almost like 500GB Seagate so i'm going with that. I'm worried that they wont die on me.
Thank You for benchmarks.
30  Welcome to Fudzilla Forum / General Discussion / Re: UK prices are a joke! on: March 25, 2008, 12:00:50 PM
Yeah they do seem like the dick but on another note I'm very confused about the pricing for the 9800 GTX as sometimes it lists it as 299 Euro and then 299 US? 299 Euro's in Australia is about $510 (AUS) while compared to Us 299 which is roughly $327 (Aus). While this price doesn't seem realistic if your country suffers greatly from inflation (Australia's not as bad) why don't you just import from the US,,especially if you live in the UK as your pound is extremely strong aginst the US $?

This is not due inflation in Europe but USA is depreciating US dollar, so it can export as much as possible goods. US economy is in recession so whole world needs to suffer, and Iranians started to trade crude oil for euro's, that is also not helping US dollar to become stronger. In UK case when it comes to prices, they always exchanged 1 us dollar for 1 GBP. But now when ratio between dollar and euro is on record level (1EUR=1.54USD) we are stuck with unfair prices like UK people. I don't know for UK people but if you import from US you need to pay import taxes and postage is not cheap if you would like to use DHL or UPS.
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