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It absolutely is.
Which router did you get that can do firewall duty at line rate and not be a bottleneck for your internet access? That was my big hangup when building my network out, and why I went with a separate (far too expensive) firewall + APs rather than an all-in-one wireless router.
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I’m part of that 5%. I’ve spent far too much on network upgrades this last year. The fact that 2.5Gbps networking is still prohibitively expensive is a joke when 10GbE is being pushed out of the datacenters for being too slow.
- ~$200 on a new cable modem with a 2.5Gbps LAN port.
- ~$170 on a new 8 port 2.5Gbps switch to drive my core network (WARNING: Amazon Link)
- ~$150 on a 10GbE adapter (MultiGig support for 2.5Gbps compatibility) for my NAS
- ~$1000 for a NUC with dual 2.5Gbps interfaces for my firewall
- ~$350 on 2 WAX620 APs for my wireless network (2.5Gbps network ports)
Was it worth it for anybody but me? No. Definitely not.
That’s about $2,000 to get 2.5x speeds vs. GbE on my local network. I like it, but I’m also home 24/7 these days due to remote work in my industry. My transfers on my local network are around 250-275MB/s.
Honestly, those prices should be what 10GbE networking cost for the home/prosumer market these days. But this industry’s price fixing has been going on for a decade, and nobody has done a class action lawsuit against it like they have against the memory manufacturers.
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It’s launching multi-gig symmetrical speeds next year, which will enable multi-gig speeds for both downloads and uploads.
I’ll believe it when I see it.
The fact that DOCSIS4.0 Support 10Gbps Down/6Gbps Up and explicitly calls out increasing upload speeds as a reason for the technology shift is in direct contrast to Comcast et al. insisting a 40:1 ratio of download-to-upload is acceptable.
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Honestly that feature list is appealing.
How is Sony software/UI these days? Are they going Google One? Or more Samsung One?
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We are definitely revisiting the Pentium 4 era, where increases in performance were simply scaling with increased power draw, not architectural changes.
The 5900x was a 105w part
The 7900x is a 170w part
An extra 65w gets us a 1GHz base clock improvement. Impressive sure, but I’m sure some folks were feeding their 5900x’s an extra 65w and getting the same results.
It will be telling if the extra L2 cache, DDR5, and AVX512 is enough to really show a notable difference. I hope someone does a clock-for-clock comparison, downclocking the 7xxx series to match the 5xxx series to see the actual improvements that aren’t related to power draw/clock speed.
I only have one major gripe about the game: hitching when you have a decently built-up cult with 22+ members. It’s so bad that it’s a real struggle to cook higher level food reliably.
- RTX 2070
- 64GB of RAM
- Samsung 980 Pro.
And that is after setting graphics to low, 1080p resolution, and turning off extra graphics options. Very odd. I’m guessing it’s something about the number of sprites on the screen + particle effects?
Whatever it is, it makes this gem of a game frustrating in the extreme when you get back from a crusade and you have to feed everyone in a hurry.
Not enough to stop us from playing it every night for the last two weeks, but it is a definite "con".
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citing the failure of one of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket’s four engines to reach the appropriate temperate.
Is temperate the right word here? Or should it be temperature?
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That’s one thing that kills me about these high end monitors. This is probably the one monitor in your life. Why not include features to make it more functional like TB/USB-PD connectivity for those of us who have a laptop for work, and a gaming desktop in the same space?
I get the hardcore community focus, but some of us have finite resources, and would like both a quality gaming monitor, and something that makes WFH more feasible as well.
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I would imagine that consumer PCIe 5.0 SSDs are going to be completely dependent on heatsink or even HSF solutions for cooling in the short term. Most of the PCIe 5.0 controllers currently are still in the 10-20w range in the datacenter space.
Honestly part of me wonders if this new Samsung 990 drive isn’t just faster because they managed to keep the controller thermals in check so it isn’t throttling as often.