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Forum: 3D Hardware, Software & Output Devices 08-Apr-2014, 15:39
Replies: 27
Views: 1,845
Posted By Zaphod
Anyone seen any benchmarks on a weaker gaming...

Anyone seen any benchmarks on a weaker gaming CPU, say an i3 or something from AMD?
Forum: PC Games 02-Apr-2014, 09:18
Replies: 43
Views: 1,412
Posted By Zaphod
It does work well on my Windows tablet. Just...

It does work well on my Windows tablet. Just place a thumb on the screen and use it as a virtual thumbstick (hold and drag).

The placement of the summons and the buffs makes it so that you'll need...
Forum: PC Games 31-Mar-2014, 07:09
Replies: 43
Views: 1,412
Posted By Zaphod
Same here. Don't know, really. I guess you...

Same here.

Don't know, really. I guess you can't please everybody with a single setup. For me it was mostly getting movement on my "wrong hand" making things very difficult in such an hectic game....
Forum: PC Games 30-Mar-2014, 20:01
Replies: 43
Views: 1,412
Posted By Zaphod
A couple of quick comments. Game mechanics...

A couple of quick comments.

Game mechanics are not entirely obvious to the player. Might need better tutorializing or a help screen. The shop descriptions helps for the city upgrades, but...
Forum: PC Games 30-Mar-2014, 13:21
Replies: 43
Views: 1,412
Posted By Zaphod
I used 3CRVY-093EJ-QV0YN. Looks fun. Will...

I used 3CRVY-093EJ-QV0YN.

Looks fun. Will give it a spin and report back. :)
Forum: PC Games 21-Mar-2014, 18:40
Replies: 16
Views: 873
Posted By Zaphod
If only. IIRC, the mobile version was built with...

If only. IIRC, the mobile version was built with unity, so I don't really expect the PC version to be any different. Had they been using the DX:HR assets/engine on the PC, at least I'd expect it to...
Forum: Hardware & Software Talk 21-Mar-2014, 07:15
Replies: 10
Views: 671
Posted By Zaphod
A bit of a catch 22 that: It wasn't really useful...

A bit of a catch 22 that: It wasn't really useful enough for people to test it during normal use, but in order for it to get better they needed more people to test it.

As opposed to the normal...
Forum: Hardware & Software Talk 20-Mar-2014, 10:34
Replies: 10
Views: 671
Posted By Zaphod
They actually pulled the Modern UI ("Metro")...

They actually pulled the Modern UI ("Metro") version that was supposed to go into FF 28 at the last minute.

Probably just as well, because it pretty much sucked. The UI itself wasn't all bad, but...
Forum: 3D Programming & Tools 13-Mar-2014, 06:30
Replies: 1
Views: 350
Posted By Zaphod
Also: https://github.com/ValveSoftware/ToGL

Also: https://github.com/ValveSoftware/ToGL
Forum: Handheld Technology 14-Feb-2014, 08:58
Replies: 8
Views: 736
Posted By Zaphod
Broadcom bought this stuff late last year, at the...

Broadcom bought this stuff late last year, at the time focusing on acquiring a carrier validated, production ready LTE SoC.

http://www.broadcom.com/press/release.php?id=s788513
Forum: PC Games 21-Jan-2014, 14:39
Replies: 70
Views: 9,720
Posted By Zaphod
I loved the atmosphere. That includes art,...

I loved the atmosphere. That includes art, writing, voice acting, music, etc.

Less enamored with the interface being simplified all the way to a single button. I missed a dedicated "look" command...
Forum: 3D & Semiconductor Industry 15-Jan-2014, 21:45
Replies: 3,208
Views: 431,190
Posted By Zaphod
Probably not for dual graphics, no. But isn't...

Probably not for dual graphics, no. But isn't there still the possibility that HSA/Mantle-optimized Kaveri get games/software where it could take on a role analogous to a dedicated PhysX card or some...
Forum: PC Games 14-Jan-2014, 20:02
Replies: 70
Views: 9,720
Posted By Zaphod
So, the (first half of the) game that started...

So, the (first half of the) game that started both this thread and the Kickstarter craze for games almost two years ago is now out for backers.

And so far I think it's pretty damn good.
Forum: 3D Architectures & Chips 14-Jan-2014, 16:56
Replies: 1,372
Views: 181,990
Posted By Zaphod
They then proceed to a couple of press deck...

They then proceed to a couple of press deck slides with benchmarks (http://www.anandtech.com/show/7677/amd-kaveri-review-a8-7600-a10-7850k/7).
Forum: 3D Architectures & Chips 14-Jan-2014, 16:42
Replies: 1,372
Views: 181,990
Posted By Zaphod
The 45W version is the most interesting, indeed....

The 45W version is the most interesting, indeed. I'd also be interested to see how a version with 4 CPU modules and half the GPU would fare (that should be roughly size neutral).
Forum: 3D Architectures & Chips 06-Jan-2014, 00:43
Replies: 1,372
Views: 181,990
Posted By Zaphod
Another mirror from the Mantle thread. ...

Another mirror from the Mantle thread.



Edit: The above link appears to have gone dead now, but this seems like a pretty complete set:...
Forum: 3D Architectures & Chips 01-Jan-2014, 18:43
Replies: 1,372
Views: 181,990
Posted By Zaphod
Considering that my Deneb@3.9GHz (which is...

Considering that my Deneb@3.9GHz (which is virtually ancient in CPU terms) just did 402/103 on a system that has't been rebooted in ages, those CPU scores aren't all too impressive.

Hope they've...
Forum: Processor & Chipset Technology 29-Dec-2013, 17:30
Replies: 112
Views: 15,805
Posted By Zaphod
Thanks. I see now that (unlike last gen) the...

Thanks. I see now that (unlike last gen) the Z-series tablet atoms actually list 64bit support (though, I haven't seen anything but 2GB 32bit models for sale).

With the available models showing...
Forum: Processor & Chipset Technology 28-Dec-2013, 21:00
Replies: 112
Views: 15,805
Posted By Zaphod
Anyone have any insights as to the real usage...

Anyone have any insights as to the real usage practical pros and cons of the Pentium Bay Trails vs. the Atom ones?

As far as I can tell, the Pentium gains a bit on max clocks, 64bit support and...
Forum: PC Games 12-Dec-2013, 16:04
Replies: 1,623
Views: 105,735
Posted By Zaphod
Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics for free...

Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics for free at GOG (for the next two days).

http://www.gog.com/news/free_games_fallout_fallout_2_and_fallout_tactics
Forum: 3D Architectures & Chips 02-Dec-2013, 20:47
Replies: 1,372
Views: 181,990
Posted By Zaphod
He probably means this one:...

He probably means this one: http://www.hynix.com/datasheet/pdf/graphics/H5GQ1H24AFR%28Rev1.0%29.pdf

[Source (http://forum.beyond3d.com/showpost.php?p=1784497&postcount=212)]
Forum: Console Forum 19-Nov-2013, 20:27
Replies: 4,559
Views: 202,603
Posted By Zaphod
That's where I disagree. The appeal of the gaming...

That's where I disagree. The appeal of the gaming Xbox One may make or break on the media features compared to other gaming systems. Or it may appeal to those seeing gaming as a secondary feature to...
Forum: Console Forum 19-Nov-2013, 08:19
Replies: 4,559
Views: 202,603
Posted By Zaphod
Paul Thurrott (in a bit of a "the swan song of...

Paul Thurrott (in a bit of a "the swan song of the gaming consoles" piece) have restated the prediction of an upcoming game-less Xbox.

What I find curious is the unqualified success prediction....
Forum: 3D Hardware, Software & Output Devices 24-Oct-2013, 17:08
Replies: 189
Views: 17,067
Posted By Zaphod
No it doesn't. It'll reach 95C regardless (unless...

No it doesn't. It'll reach 95C regardless (unless idle or clocked/loaded very low). There may still be ample fan speed headroom. In which one can increase clocks/power before hitting the fan speed...
Forum: 3D Hardware, Software & Output Devices 24-Oct-2013, 16:24
Replies: 189
Views: 17,067
Posted By Zaphod
I understand (thus my comment bout the "desired"...

I understand (thus my comment bout the "desired" feature also being useless), and I like your new way of controlling things things.

But having it would certainly have spared me reading the umpteen...
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