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    Yeah, I believe that benchmark was run by Toppc, who's an overclocker.
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    We have come a long long way from the days of CGA monitors (320x200) 4 colors and PC's that took 5 minutes to boot up.

    I had pool (billiards) game running on an original IBM PC and it took like 2 minutes between shots.

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    First computer I programmed was several hundred pounds. The only input/output was a flexowriter. A typewriter with a paper tape reader/puncher. You couldn't just change a line of code on paper tape. Had to read it in and punch a new copy. Many years later we got to use CRTs instead of punch cards and printers. I remember when we got 300 baud modems to replace our 110 baud modems. We watched in glee at the huge speed increase. Now I have a optical fiber I'Net connection at one gigabit and complain if it slows down.

    Long before asteroids became popular, I played it at IBM on an IBM 2250 display attached to a dedicated IBM 1130 computer. The 2250 cost about $2,000,000 in current dollars. The 1130 rented for about $8,000 a month in current dollars. And people complain about the price of games these days.
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    First computer I programmed was several hundred pounds. The only input/output was a flexowriter. A typewriter with a paper tape reader/puncher. You couldn't just change a line of code on paper tape. Had to read it in and punch a new copy. Many years later we got to use CRTs instead of punch cards and printers. I remember when we got 300 baud modems to replace our 110 baud modems. We watched in glee at the huge speed increase. Now I have a optical fiber I'Net connection at one gigabit and complain if it slows down.

    Long before asteroids became popular, I played it at IBM on an IBM 2250 display attached to a dedicated IBM 1130 computer. The 2250 cost about $2,000,000 in current dollars. The 1130 rented for about $8,000 a month in current dollars. And people complain about the price of games these days.
    My first programs were developed on an IBM S/360 mainframe. Fortran IV, Cobol and Assembler. I remember those punch cards where each card represented a line of code.

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    AMD Ryzen 7000 “Raphael” Desktop CPUs & X670 Motherboards Launch on 15th September, Announcement on 29th August-

    https://wccftech.com/amd-ryzen-7000-...5th-september/
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    I'll add - AMD's pre-conference is due tomorrow. 4 August.

    Are looking forward to ! And it looks like Zen 4 is really a breakthrough. Well, imagine that I am tearing Norm and ICaT computers with my 7600x ( now 5600x ))
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    It won't be pleasant considering the 3rd qtr forecast. 4th qtr will be better.
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    It won't be pleasant considering the 3rd qtr forecast. 4th qtr will be better.
    Only with Intel Meteor vs AMD ? ))
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    Overall PC purchases are down and will likely remain down for another qtr. Also, their manufacturer, TSMC, is increasing prices. Also, TSMC is in Taiwan. I have enormous respect for TSMC -- but this is scary, even though they are heavily expanding in the US.
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