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  1. Well, good news bad news: Good news: there's a season 4 and we know the date The Expanse is coming back. Bad news: Its December 13th Gotta wait 5 more months. I haven't waited that long for anyth... oh wait.
  2. Couple of good Ballista videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmOC2gVfh7U https://www.twitch.tv/theastropub/clip/SnappyHardBottlePhilosoraptor (Not embedded because these forums choked on the Twitch video when it was embedded).
  3. Price increase! Now $35. Seems strange to be happy about it, but when its your LTI token, that's $5 less you have to pay for anything you upgrade it to.
  4. You probably want to wait until mid-August to buy one of these:
  5. Yeah, its unclear to me that 3800X is "worth it" or not. Certainly not from a price/performance aspect, but possibly from a "performance at not that much more" aspect. Its going to be faster than the 3700X, obviously, its stock clocks are higher. But will it be much faster than the 3900X? The chiplet design doesn't seem to have any real drawbacks from what I've read, so that fear seems to be unfounded. I found the 3800X in stock a few days ago, hopefully some review sites bought it and are in the process of reviewing it. Right now we have little more than a couple anecdotes. Then there's the whole overclocking aspect, which is still a complete unknown. I wish HardOCP was still in business, they'd have all this done by now, and if not, they'd be transparent without being asked about what was holding them up.
  6. 3800X is in stock at Newegg: https://www.newegg.com/amd-ryzen-7-3800x/p/N82E16819113104 Hopefully there's reviews of it soon.
  7. And the reviews are popping up on the web. Here's Anandtech's: https://www.anandtech.com/show/14605/the-and-ryzen-3700x-3900x-review-raising-the-bar Now why didn't Anandtech review the 3800X instead of the 3700X? The 3700X is the downclocked version and the 3800X was the one I thought was most interesting, but they didn't review it (yet?). Still it went exactly as I predicted. If you're a gamer, the already-existing i7 and i9 are better, albeit only slightly. But they're also no more expensive. You can certainly make a case for AMD though for other tasks, like video encoding. In fact, if you software encode your gaming sessions on one PC instead of using NVEnc/Shadowplay or using a 2-PC setup, the 3900X is a clear winner. I don't plan to spring for these, I'm sticking with my i7-4770k and am waiting for Intel's long-delayed process node shrink. Intel better not wait too long, because at this rate I'll be getting AMD's 4th Gen Ryzens, if they come out first.
  8. If you want to shame Beijing, get people in inflatable boats and try to sail to Taiwan like people in Libya who try to sail to Europe. Symbolically it'll be huge.
  9. Nvidia is refreshing their lineup to screw over AMD's new GPU releases on the July 7th: https://www.anandtech.com/show/14586/geforce-rtx-2070-super-rtx-2060-super-review This is what the RTX series should have looked like from the start (or maybe not even, but its closer to it). The problem is that its now almost a year later. Looks like I was pretty close to the mark on that one, just not on the 2080 Ti (yet?).
  10. Here we go: Its been a wait, hasn't it? Looks great though.
  11. They previously made this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJOC033pp8I lol
  12. So Crytek's options are what? Not putting up the cash, and getting a summary judgement against them, or putting up the cash, and losing their case and losing the money? Wonder which they'll choose.
  13. I know its easier when you have 550 employees but... Star Citizen is doing an excellent job lately of knowing when to listen to its fans/backers and when to ignore them. This time they listened.
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