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1 Week ago
Here's why PC gamers should learn to stop worrying and love cryptocurrency's blockchainHere's why PC gamers should learn to stop worrying and love cryptocurrency's blockchain
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Peak shilling article.
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Nope, I'm afraid I haven't been able to retire off this article alone.


After speaking with a few companies working in this space, it seemed to me that there could potentially be some real utility in the blockchain technology for gamers down the road - at least once the graphics card market has leveled out.

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4 Weeks ago
Nvidia's anti-miner retailer advice is just an empty gesture to PC gamersNvidia's anti-miner retailer advice is just an empty gesture to PC gamers
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I wouldn't hold my breath for this issue to fix itself. Once one cryptocurrency reaches a difficulty beyond GPU mining, another will always be ready to take its place.

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So the idea is to set up a mining farm powered by GPUs that is not as powerful as one built on ASICs but more versatile, being able to switch to another crypto overnight? That's interesting but it rests on the crypto economy continuing to expand at, at least, its present rate. Again, not sure how many "larger mining outfits" would go with this strategy over playing it safe with bigger, more established cryptocurrencies, that can be mined with ASICs.


ASIC-resistant doesn't mean ASIC-proof, btw. It's just a matter of whether the market capitalization and revenue can make an ASIC profitable.


Fascinating stuff, regardless.

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1 Month ago
Dell launch their New XPS 13 with space-age materials ahead of CES 2018Dell launch their New XPS 13 with space-age materials ahead of CES 2018
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I believe US taxes are not included in that price, whereas UK VAT is. (Not to say that British folk don't sometimes get hit by poor exchange rates, however)

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Even including VAT that would make the British price higher even if Forex rate was 1:1

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1 Month ago
Mad Catz still have eight lives left as they return to creating PC peripheralsMad Catz still have eight lives left as they return to creating PC peripherals
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Headline... *slow clap*
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It's purrfect ;)

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1 Month ago
Nvidia's updated EULA aims to kill GeForce data centres and cheeky cloud gaming servicesNvidia's updated EULA aims to kill GeForce data centres and cheeky cloud gaming services
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Is this even legally enforceable? How do you dictate to a customer what they do with your product after market?
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Large companies will be very wary of breaking a EULA, regardless of whether they legally have to follow it or not. This gives Nvidia quite a bit of control over what these companies do with their products. For most everyday users, it won't have nearly as much impact.

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2 Months ago
Intel's Inside program getting cut would hit us right in the wallet with a PC price hikeIntel's Inside program getting cut would hit us right in the wallet with a PC price hike
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AMD Affiliated.

Next?
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Do AMD have the budget themselves for large-scale marketing across a broad range of OEMs and system builders? I'm not so sure - at least not to the same scale as Intel so far.


This potential move by Intel will likely aid AMD however, levelling the playing field to some degree, and possibly opening new marketing channels to team red.

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3 Months ago
XFX tease AMD RX Vega design, but no launch date for patient customersXFX tease AMD RX Vega design, but no launch date for patient customers
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I noticed some RX580 cards specifically dropping in price recently too. Maybe these price hikes due to mining are finally tapering off...

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Prices went up the next day by a minimum of $50. Odd. But still getting closer to MSRP slowly! I technically got under, I got mine for $505 (as opposed to $600) but it no longer comes with any games either as far as I can tell and the aluminum shroud really isn't worth an extra $100 (But $5? Sure haha).

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3 Months ago
Beware low-flying pigs: Intel and AMD are working together on a mobile chipBeware low-flying pigs: Intel and AMD are working together on a mobile chip
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This is so exciting. I look forward to their future secret price-fixing agreements.
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I wouldn't worry about too much collaboration just yet. I believe this is more or less just an 'enemy of my enemy...' situation for the time being. I doubt this changes much for AMD or their attemps to undercut Intel in the long run.

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