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Windows 7: Intel fakes DirectX 11 demo at CES

22 Jan 2012   #21
Maguscreed

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yeah I put mine in a phantom reasonably priced very large case comes in white or black. Only complaint is it comes with the mounts and even a filter for a 220mm fan in the side panel that is not included. I wound up grabbing that separately. It is very large though hard to tell with it on the floor of my workshop in that picture.

Took those back when I was putting it together, you'll have to excuse the quality flash on the galaxy S is way stronger than it needs to be.
I have of course upgraded to the 580 and doubled the ram since then.

At any rate performance wise it makes arkham city a thing to behold. dx11 + physx from one card is impressive as well. I'm currently not clocked but while I was stress testing the hardware 4.5ghz was obtainable without too much coaxing.

Of course with the z68 it's also nice if you can get a small ssd and make use of the new caching feature the Intel rapid storage provides.
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/...s-chipset.html


I went with this board,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813157264 in the end mostly for the 8 sata ports. Over the others.
Of course there is the x79 now too, but that would mean a new cpu.




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22 Jan 2012   #22
Katsumoto

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Magus, that is an excellent setup. I loved your cable management. My Antec DF30 also has the mounts on the window for a fan but it was not supplied. I will have to take care of this before I pass the rig onto my brother. Alas, it has nothing in terms of grommets for cable management, so it is a little bit of a mess.

What I like about Sandy Bridge onwards, is that you can become a little more familiar with the tech - previous gens of cpu's and related parts (apart from the gpu's, and the higher end i7's (950s etc), were all a little amorphous. How many cpu's we used to upgrade and I still cannot name you one of them. I like the way Intel have panned out their product line with this current Gen. You get to know the tech, much more intimately.

But, why did the x79 suffer a loss of two of its cores? (Ie, the i7-3960X)
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22 Jan 2012   #23
Maguscreed

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Yeah, I'm not normally a big cable management guy but this case is so well done in that regard it felt wasteful not to at least straighten it out. Only real complaint is I was only just able to fit the 8 pin through the hole up top.

as for the x79... I'm not entirely sure, to be honest I haven't been reading on it being as how I don't plan on a personal upgrade again for a couple of years and none of my clients have yet to take interest.
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23 Jan 2012   #24
Katsumoto

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Cable management is, definitely, the one thing I will have to get into..... hot Aussie summers don't tend to lend themselves too well to electronic equipment.

The only place where I have seen a mention is in a big (circulation-wise, I mean) local computing magazine 'APC' where the claim was that it was to keep the price down of the chips. It may indeed be the case, but have these Extreme Editions ever been cut down before? Just seems a little odd.
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23 Jan 2012   #25
lehnerus2000

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Katsumoto View Post
The only place where I have seen a mention is in a big (circulation-wise, I mean) local computing magazine 'APC' where the claim was that it was to keep the price down of the chips. It may indeed be the case, but have these Extreme Editions ever been cut down before? Just seems a little odd.
I wouldn't be surprised if it's like the 3 core AMD chips.

Some chips don't pass the testing after production, so instead of ditching them, they call them something else and release them anyway (with 2 cores disabled).
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23 Jan 2012   #26
Katsumoto

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
I wouldn't be surprised if it's like the 3 core AMD chips.

Some chips don't pass the testing after production, so instead of ditching them, they call them something else and release them anyway (with 2 cores disabled).
Oh wow, didn't know it could be so severe with the AMD chips. In that same article, the author wrote that although AMD releases cut-down core versions, they end up 'switching them back on'. Is that true? I haven't bought an AMD CPU since about 10 years ago (when I used to play Day of Defeat).
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23 Jan 2012   #27
DaGooN

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i don't think it was a smart move, but smart marketing if you know what i mean

AnandTech - Intel Confirms Working DX11 on Ivy Bridge

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Earlier this week, we reported that during Intel's CES 2012 press event, it showed a demo of a racing game, Codemasters' F1 2011, running on DirectX 11 on an Ultrabook. Except that it wasn't a live game demo at all but merely a video of the game. Now Anandtech has received an explanation from Intel about the CES 2012 demo. Intel claims that the game demo was a late addition to its press conference and as a result the company didn't have enough time to run the demo as a live gameplay presentation.
Despite this apparent attempt at deception, Intel does insist that if it had time to get the F1 2011 game up and running, it would have worked. As proof, the company showed the web site a notebook that, while not the same one that was used in the CES 2012 press event, ran the game on a 2.5 GHz engineering sample and on a single GPU with Ivy Bridge graphics. The above video shows the notebook running F1 2011 live, with DirectX 11 graphics enabled.
While this may be proof that Ultrabooks can run DirectX 11 games, it's a shame that Intel tried to pull a fast one on a tech savvy media audience at its CES 2012 press conference. They would have been much better off had they simply not shown the demo at all and instead had private meetings showing the F1 2011 demo running live. This should be a lesson to any other tech company that tries to do something similar to members of the media who are more than likely to catch such an blatant attempt at deception.
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23 Jan 2012   #28
lehnerus2000

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Katsumoto View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
I wouldn't be surprised if it's like the 3 core AMD chips.

Some chips don't pass the testing after production, so instead of ditching them, they call them something else and release them anyway (with 2 cores disabled).
Oh wow, didn't know it could be so severe with the AMD chips. In that same article, the author wrote that although AMD releases cut-down core versions, they end up 'switching them back on'. Is that true? I haven't bought an AMD CPU since about 10 years ago (when I used to play Day of Defeat).
This was a couple of years ago (I assume that it still happens).

I'm not sure that it's specifically an AMD problem.
IC components (e.g. CPUs) are so small, the tiniest impurity can render them "sub-optimal".
Rather than throw them away, they can "lock" out the dodgy sections (e.g. cores on CPUs).

I'm not sure what criteria is used to decide if cores should be locked out.
There may be stability issues, when certain tests are run.

You may have noticed that some MBs have the ability to "unlock cores" on some CPUs.

If you are lucky, you could buy a 4-core and unlock the locked cores, to turn it into a 6-core.
If you never perform the functions that caused the issues during testing, you've got a more powerful CPU at a discount price.

On the other hand, the dud cores may cause your PC to misbehave.
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25 Jan 2012   #29
Katsumoto

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I see. I got the sense from the article that it seems a whole production run, due to a design flaw or something, was the cause of the cut-down cores of certain CPUs. I'm not sure we've (my brother and I) ever bought a CPU that caused us the grief that you've described. Behaviour problems have arisen because of that dreaded 'Windows rot' (and a couple BSOD's via gaming or other tasks)
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31 Jan 2012   #30
Coke Robot

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I can't help but to wonder, since DirectX 11 has been out for a couple years now, why is it that GPU manufacturers haven't adopted that yet and are still using DirectX 10 compliant GPUs?
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