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  1. Novacaine

    Novacaine Member Guru

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    Whew, I have been busy for the past year, so I haven't been logging on the forum or keeping up with the latest hardware.

    Anyone of you fellers mind filling me in on anything important I need to know?
     
  2. Cybermancer

    Cybermancer Don Quixote

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    ATI just released their new graphic card series (5870, 5850, etc.), Nvidia is fashionably late with their new generation, Windows 7 goes public on October 22nd, Intel Core i7 is still the fastest desktop CPU, USB 3.0 products are starting to appear, SSDs are getting cheaper, and CoD MW 2 was delayed until November 24th, 2009.

    Besides that, everything's the same old, same old. :D

    Welcome back, Novacaine. :)
     
  3. Novacaine

    Novacaine Member Guru

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    Hey there, thanks :)

    What's this, USB 3.0??
     
  4. Pzykotik

    Pzykotik Ancient Guru

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    It comes after USB 2 =P

    Features

    * A new major feature is the SuperSpeed bus, which provides a fourth transfer mode at 4.8 Gbit/s. The raw throughput is 4 Gbit/s, and the specification considers it reasonable to achieve 3.2 Gbit/s or more after protocol overhead.
    * When operating in SuperSpeed mode, full-duplex signaling occurs over 2 differential pairs separate from the non-SuperSpeed differential pair. This results in USB 3.0 cables containing 2 wires for power and ground, 2 wires for non-SuperSpeed data, and 4 wires for SuperSpeed data, and a shield (not required in previous specifications).
    * To accommodate the additional pins for SuperSpeed mode, the physical form factors for USB 3.0 plugs and receptacles have been modified from those used in previous versions. Standard-A cables have extended heads where the SuperSpeed connectors extend beyond and slightly above the legacy connectors. Similarly, the Standard-A receptacle is deeper to accept these new connectors. A legacy Standard-A cable will operate as intended and will never interact with the SuperSpeed connectors, ensuring backward compatibility. The Standard-B modifications could not be made as elegantly; the SuperSpeed connectors had to be placed on top of the existing form factor, making legacy Standard-B plugs workable on SuperSpeed Standard-B receptacles, but not vice versa.
    * SuperSpeed establishes a communications pipe between the host and each device, in a host-directed protocol. In contrast, USB 2.0 broadcasts packet traffic to all devices.
    * USB 3.0 extends the bulk transfer type in SuperSpeed with Streams. This extension allows a host and device to create and transfer multiple streams of data through a single bulk pipe.
    * New power management features include support of idle, sleep and suspend states, as well as Link-, Device-, and Function-level power management.
    * The bus power spec has been increased so that a unit load is 150 mA (+50% over minimum using USB 2.0). An unconfigured device can still draw only 1 unit load, but a configured device can draw up to 6 unit loads (900 mA, an 80% increase over USB 2.0 at a registered maximum of 500 mA). Minimum device operating voltage is dropped from 4.4 V to 4 V.
    * USB 3.0 does not define cable assembly lengths, except that it can be of any length as long as it meets all the requirements defined in the specification. However, electronicdesign.com estimates cables will be limited to 3 m at SuperSpeed.
    * Technology is similar to a single channel (1x) of PCI Express 2.0 (5-Gbit/s). It uses 8B/10B encoding, linear feedback shift register (LFSR) scrambling for data and spread spectrum. It forces receivers to use low frequency periodic signaling (LFPS), dynamic equalization, and training sequences to ensure fast signal locking.

    Welcome back btw. :banana:
     

  5. nvlddmkm

    nvlddmkm Banned

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    Welcome back. :)
     
  6. masterchiefx2

    masterchiefx2 Banned

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    welcome back old freind

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  7. Tat3

    Tat3 Ancient Guru

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    Welcome back!

    i7 & i5 have been released so perhaps look for and upgrade? :)
     
  8. hallryu

    hallryu Don Altobello

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    Welcome back:thumbup:
     
  9. pimp_gimp

    pimp_gimp Ancient Guru

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    Welcome back! to the hub of guru3d! and oh another thing that happened recently Nvidia disabled PhysX on systems with an ATI card present (including an IGP) lame!!!!!
     
  10. Novacaine

    Novacaine Member Guru

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    Yeah, for sure. ;)
     

  11. Jonnyboy

    Jonnyboy Ancient Guru

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    prepare to spend a lot of money on a i7 but and i5 on new egg looks like a decent price kinda like the Q6600 being 200usd but this i5 being for that price it miost likely to be a very better choice then the Q6600.
    EDIT:darn these edits but welcome back novacaine
     
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    Welcome back...no dedicated servers for Modern Nadefare 2.....Making Battlefield: Bad Company 2 for PC !!!!
     

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