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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Video Editing"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I've been using hitfilm, I think it's my favorite so far. Nice business model, fairly straight forward. My only gripe with it is that if you have used other film editing software this doesn't really work the same way with effects. Most effects can be dragged onto a clip from the editing timeline, but if you want to use HF's more advanced features or even just add text you need to make a composite shot.

I have heard a lot of great things about davinci resolve, from what I understand its special effects are not as robust as HF but it is better at simple editing. If you have the time and energy you could try both.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "RX 580 GB for $13.55?"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

You get anything yet?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Vocabulary survey"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

"cooperstipm"

That's a new one to me. ;)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Free Footage for Editing"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

You could try taking somebody's livestream and cutting it up into highlights. Plenty of unrefined raw footage there.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Vocabulary survey"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

6 of 6

College Graduate, Bachelors degree

Although TBH I'm a little fuzzy on "paradigm" But I know of the word from the expression "A paradigm shift" which is a fundamental change in circumstances or direction.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My mom's computer processor dilemma"

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

If budget is truly that much of a concern I would consider buying an old dell workstation for cheap: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA42J5YM8891

That way you don't have to pay for stuff like the OS.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help choosing between x99 and z270"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

This is pretty much what I was gonna say.

Technology depreciates in value so fast that it's never a good idea to buy more than you need. From what OP is describing it sounds like he would be better served by an i7-7700K or Ryzen R7 1700.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Why is the race for efficiency so important in elite-performance GPUs?"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

It's kinda interesting.

Here is a shot of a delidded Skylake-X chip: https://abload.de/img/e42intelskylakex_delihps0y.jpg

and here is a shot of a delidded Threadripper "chip" (In reality "Chips"): http://cdn.overclock.net/c/c0/500x1000px-LL-c08df673_article-630x354.90c8d2d6.jpeg

It's hard to judge scale without them being side by side, but it's pretty obvious that the Skylake-X chip is 1 massive die vs 4 small dies on threadripper. Which as I mentioned in another comment, makes Ryzen exponentially easier to manufacture and probably contributes to the lower cost per core.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Why is the race for efficiency so important in elite-performance GPUs?"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

http://www.anandtech.com/show/9561/exploring-intels-omnipath-network-fabric

Omnipath, but from what I've seen it only looks like they use for their Xeon Phi CPU's, which are basically CPU's on a PCI-e card used for things like artificial intelligence and machine learning. They don't have it on any of their desktop or HPD Chips like Ryzen does, I think.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Why is the race for efficiency so important in elite-performance GPUs?"

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

A bit off topic, but AMD's solution to this issue is to place several smaller dies on an interconnect fabric and place the chips far enough apart to distribute the heat load for more efficient cooling. Which is why despite being such a massive CPU package, threadripper really doesn't run all that hot.

In the future I could definitely see AMD trying to do the same thing with GPU's to maximize thermal and manufacturing performance. It will require some advancements in driver multi-GPU compatibility though.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Why is the race for efficiency so important in elite-performance GPUs?"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

So the simplest answer is just that lower power consumption means lower temperature which means higher clock speed. So even if you have a massive die, if it's energy efficient it will produce less heat as waste energy and thus allow it to run at full speed without risk of thermal throttling.

The more complicated answer about why manufacturers don't just make massive chips has to do with economies of scale for chip manufacture. The basic jist is that as die size grows, cost of manufacture grows exponentially, not linearly. For a more complete explanation watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9aaGyqm2m8

Comment reply on Forum Topic "RX 580 GB for $13.55?"

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

That would be boring though, I hope you get some dinosaur GPU from the early 90's. That at least will be an interesting paperweight. At least you'll have a story eh?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My OBS output recordings look fuzzy / blurry"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

EDIT: NOPE, I'm dumb. you have it set to a constant rate factor of 17 which I have no idea how to use: http://slhck.info/video/2017/02/24/crf-guide.html . Change the rate control to constant bit rate (CBR) for simplicity and change the value to 15,000 or 20,000.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "High End streaming PC"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

It really isn't though: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B014MQIVPS/

It's like 150-180 bucks, and you probably wont need a secondary streaming PC because elgato at least has integrated streaming functionality: https://help.elgato.com/customer/portal/articles/1020264-how-do-i-use-live-streaming-and-live-commentary-with-elgato-game-capture-hd-

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Intel Pentium G4560 Vs Ryzen 3"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I lean towards Ryzen R3, modern games are really starting to make good use of extra cores. Plus, even if you get the R3 1200 you can just overclock it for extra performance which you can't do on the Pentium. So generally I'd say the R3 has longer legs on it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which Cpu is the best for me ?"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I really couldn't say, I've never had a 144hz monitor, but I've heard they're really smooth especially with something like freesync.

So really it's up to you. Maybe it would be worth going to bestbuy or something and seeing a 144hz monitor for yourself before making a decision.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Seeking GPU Guidance"

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

This. You really have to wait for the crypto currency craze to die down and stock to return for parts like the RX 570.

I remember when you could buy a 4gb RX 570 for as low as $180 for GTX 980 like performance :V

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which Cpu is the best for me ?"

  • 30 months ago
  • 5 points

Best of both worlds I would say the Ryzen R5 1600 6 core CPU offers the best value for money right now.

Depends on your budget too, obviously. the 1600 is just under 200 dollars but if you can afford the extra 90 bucks for the 1700 go for it. I specifically mention the 1700 and 1600 as they come with the "Spire" AMD stock cooler, which in my experience is good enough for an overclock of around 3.8 GHz at 1.3V. Overclocking the 1600 or 1700 adds a lot of value to the CPU without the expense of having to buy an aftermarket cooler.

As for intel I'm not really sure it's worth it unless you want to go for 144Hz gaming as any of the Ryzen CPU's should be more than capable enough for gaming at 60 fps.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Intel Coffee Lake will be unveiled on August 21st"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

After looking into it some I don't think zen+ is even going to be a thing. It seems like AMD are going straight into Zen 2 in 2018 on 7nm: http://wccftech.com/amd-confirms-7nm-products-will-tape-year-zen-2-navi/

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Intel Coffee Lake will be unveiled on August 21st"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I never claimed intel was innovating or advancing technology, I said AMD was driving innovation and intel released competitive products in response.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Intel Coffee Lake will be unveiled on August 21st"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I guess, I don't see how that undermines my point about intel being forced to be more competitive thanks to Ryzen. I also never claimed intel was innovating, I said AMD was driving innovation and intel released competitive products in response.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Intel Coffee Lake will be unveiled on August 21st"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I disagree, what AMD did is clearly causing Intel to scramble to come up with a response.

A real technological answer from Intel will take at least a year due to development time, so price shuffling is the only option in the short term.

And if there's one area you KNOW intel is sweating it's the server market where their lineup does not look very competitive next to threadripper and epyc. Desktop maybe not as much, but one has to wonder if intel would have made the jump to 6 cores without pressure from Ryzen.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Intel Coffee Lake will be unveiled on August 21st"

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

While I'm glad Intel is FINALLY getting their finger out I can't help but not root for them.

If AMD suddenly leap frogging them with Ryzen is what it takes to force intel to finally release competitive products then I'm rooting for AMD, not intel. Because they are the ones actually driving innovation and not just making marginal improvements to IPC and die size.

In other words, I hope Zen+ comes out soon and crushes coffeelake because otherwise get used to seeing intel stuck on 6 core mainstream processors for 7 years like they were with 4 cores.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is tech more durable now pr in the past?"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I mean if we're talking really old technology, it really depends. Generally speaking I would say technology has gotten a lot more durable and longer lasting especially since the switch from wax cap capacitors to solid state. The thing is though that cheap crap is cheap crap whether it was built now or in the 60's, and I would say there's a lot more production of cheap components not meant to last beyond their obsolescence now than there was back then but simultaneously there's also more high quality stuff being built now than ever before. So I think it's kindof a mixed bag but generally it's improving as time goes on thanks to components with no moving parts like SSD's replacing ones that do like HDD's.

Also: I think saying VHS tapes are durable is... probably not that accurate. I mean a DVD would have survived the fall too and it's just luck the VHS didn't just shatter into a million pieces. My memory of VHS tapes is generally one of tiny internal components breaking and the tapes being eaten by the VHS player.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How to capture gameplay and video on PC"

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

I don't think you should have bought FRAPS but that's beside the point (It hasn't been updated in years and OBS is better).

Basically the advantages of using a capture card is that the processing power is offloaded onto a separate piece of hardware. All recording programs are software which basically uses your PC's resources to capture footage, either using software encoding with the CPU or offloading it onto an H264 chip on your GPU. So software uses system resources (Even the GPU offload) which can impact your performance if you are in a game and it is dependent on the your OS being on and stable. For instance, you cannot record going into your bios with software but you could with a capture card.

The disadvantages are mainly inconvenience. A program is typically much simpler to use and doesn't require expensive external hardware.

That's my 2 cents.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ryzen 7 1700 running warm?"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

You talking about the Reddit page? They were complaining about there being no C-state adjustment of voltage while idling. You absolutely can have a set voltage. Have you tried going into your bios or using the AMD ryzen master utility?

You can set the voltage to something low like 1.25V and not fix the clockspeed.

Also: you may want to check that your case is getting enough airflow. Even if there was nothing wrong with your CPU it could be running hot because the hot air is being trapped in the case. What case you got?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ryzen 7 1700 running warm?"

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

1.37 volts is super high for ryzen. my 1700 is running at 3.6ghz at 1.25 volts stable.

I would say change the voltage from auto to a set number. You could try overclocking it to around 3.7-3.8Ghz at 1.3 volts. Anything over that has diminishing returns for much higher thermals.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ryzen 7 Notable issues."

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

RAM compatibility still sucks AYUSS. I've updated my Asrock Pro 4 B350 bios multiple times with the new Agesa strings and my 3200mhz rated G.skill RAM is still stuck at 2133mhz or else it crashes constantly.

You might have better luck with other brands of mobo though, apparently Asus and MSI boards don't have as many issues with ram.

Other than that I can't really think of anything.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Should I get 1600 or 1600x"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

This.

And with the stock spire cooler you should be able to achieve around 3.8 Ghz at 1.3 V if you crank up the fan speed a little in the bios. The board I allows allows for custom fan curves on the cpu an I basically have it set to 100% speed at 70C or higher.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best Games to play on PC?"

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

If I was gonna do anything past 2002 I would add divinity original sin and Witcher 3 because I've played those.

But unfortunately it's only 2003. Sorry, no future games on this list. You know what's a fun game though? Lands of Lore III.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Switch from Xeon to Core"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Why not just replace the GPU? It would be much cheaper than replacing the CPU+Mobo+RAM. Uninstall the current drivers, throw on a GTX 1050 and be done with it: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/gXnG3C/msi-geforce-gtx-1050-2gb-video-card-gtx-1050-2g-oc

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Laptop for middle school"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't buy a gaming laptop for school, spend the money on an even better desktop for home and buy a cheap chromebook for taking notes. Should work fine unless you need to run school programs on your computer in class, then just buy a cheap windows laptop.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "General gaming laptop for deployment"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I am not a fan of the price to performance ratio of that laptop.

For that price I would get this: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834154409

For a bit more I would get this: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=2WC-000N-00068

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ryzen 1800X Temps super low?"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I would try using the Ryzen Master utility from AMD and see if it reports the same temps.

https://www.amd.com/en/technologies/ryzen-master

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ryzen overclocking"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I highly doubt it. Your MOBO (24 pin) and CPU (8 pin) have separate power connections. As long as the PSU is rated for the load it should have no problems.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Casual Steam Games"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

If you like tower defense games and RPG's you really need to check out Defender's Quest.

I played through it recently and absolutely loved it. They re-released it with an HD overhaul and it makes the game look gorgeous. It also has a really nice story.

That's my main rec, if you just want to kill some time you could try soda dungeon. It's a port of a mobile game but it's free and not bad, I find it vastly more vapid and empty than Defender's quest though.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best Games to play on PC?"

  • 31 months ago
  • 3 points

Morrowind, Baldur's Gate, Arcanum, Planescape torment, Lords of Magic, Majesty, Monkey Island 1&2, Diablo 2.

What do you mean these games are old? He missed out on like 9 years of PC he probably missed out on the decade before that!

Zork.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Horror games"

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

I have two recommendations.

Pathologic: https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2008/04/10/butchering-pathologic-part-1-the-body/

Which I have never played but looks really interesting.

The second I have played and is really cool: http://store.steampowered.com/app/355860/Albino_Lullaby_Episode_1/

I love the setting and the creepy story.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is too much cooling a bad thing?"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Was just about to post this, it basically violates the laws of thermodynamics. The only reason air cooling works is because the thing radiating heat (the CPU) is hotter than the ambient air temperature, so condensation is never going to happen.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Good Mic for a Cheap Price?"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I like the Samson Meteor mic: https://www.amazon.com/Samson-Meteor-Studio-Microphone-Chrome/dp/B004MF39YS

It has most of the same features as the Blue yeti but is slightly cheaper. Got one for a friend and he seems to like it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Will there be a laptop case just like there is a desktop case in the near future?"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

This.

The size/weight requirements of a laptop are so strict that typically non-standard (ATX) parts and assemblies are used. Manufacturers use their own proprietary boards and drivers, so building one from scratch like you can with a desktop isn't really feasible.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "United States of America - Trump"

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Criticizing him on policy is somewhat difficult to do as he's never really had a cohesive policy or plan. His official policies are usually "Make stuff better" and letting the GOP fill in what that actually means.

I mean so far the thing the GOP seems to be spending all their energy on is repealing the ACA and replacing it with a glorified tax cut for the wealthy that will boot 20+ million people off of insurance according to the CBO reports.

Has our economy or employment even changed since he was elected? I know he tried to claim the success of Obama's economic policies as his own almost immediately after being elected but I haven't really heard him say much else. I know he's trying to bring back coal jobs which... seems a bit of a lost cause to me.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "amd 9590 cpu"

  • 31 months ago
  • 3 points

144 FPS

Fahrenheit Per Second.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My change from console to PC."

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

My switch was HUGE. I went from my Xbox 360, to my crappy laptop for college, to a full blown gaming rig for my graduation.

Playing it for the first time was like a revelation! That full, crisp 1080P and buttery smooth 60fps were stunning after so many years struggling to run anything modern on my terrible school laptop.

Plus, having an actual gaming rig I could finally actually make proper gaming videos which is what got my into editing as a hobby.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "amd 9590 cpu"

  • 31 months ago
  • 4 points

Please god no.

Performance wise it's.... ok. Not great. But really after you factor in the expensive mobo and cpu cooler to handle it you aren't really saving any money at all.

Cores and clocks aren't everything. IPC and thermals matter a lot for CPU's too. Just look at how a lower end i3 brutalize it in single thread for 1/4 the Wattage: Link

Plus you give up advantages like being on a newer platform and DDR4 memory.

If you want a good CPU for less (CPU+MOBO+COOLER) I recommend the R5 1600: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/mV98TW/amd-ryzen-5-1600-32ghz-6-core-processor-yd1600bbaebox

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Future proof cpu A couple of years?"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Well... I mean could you get the same sized 1440P just at 60 hz? Or go with a different brand of 4K monitor?

If it's honest-to-god OCD I'm not sure I can help much lol

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Future proof cpu A couple of years?"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Why are you getting two 144hz monitors? If you're only planning on using one at a time for gaming (and not doing a fancy eyefinity setup) it might be better to save on one of them and just get 60Hz for secondary applications.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Video Recording Software"

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Well, I dunno what GPU you have but both AMD and Nvidia have software for that, or you could just use the windows 10 DVR feature: http://support.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-on-windows/social/record-game-clips-game-dvr-windows-10

Nvidia: Shadowplay, comes with your drivers.

AMD: ReLive, comes with your drivers.

Windows 10: Xbox app, has the same DVR feature.

OBS: Amazing, flexible open source video capture and streaming software. Has a learning curve.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "United States of America - Trump"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Allegations are allegations, they have neither been definitively confirmed or refuted in my view.

Which is why the Mueller investigation is so important. The only way this issue can be resolved with any sense of closure is if it is allowed to be investigated without obstruction. My biggest concern is that at some point Cheeto Mussolini decides he doesn't like being investigated and has AG Sessions fire Mueller for him, and then **** will really hit the fan.

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