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KyadCK

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  1. The communication medium does not describe the quality of the source file, only the maximum rate at which data can be moved. "4K HDMI" is not a thing. That is not a standard that exists. Every HDMI standard back to HDMI 1.4 is capable of producing a 4k signal, albeit at 30hz. HDMI 2.0 and 2.1 are still just 24/192 PCM per channel. It is no different from HDMI 1.4 which is also 24/192 per channel, and S/PDIF which is also 24/192 PCM per channel. The only difference is that HDMI 2.0 bumped the total channel count from 8 to 32. Your testing environment is flawed, or you ar
  2. The argument I am making is that HDMI itself is irrelevant and for whatever reason you think that HDCP is somehow involved even with just lossless music. HDCP isn't even audio related, it's an anti piracy measure. High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection. The majority of lossless music is in 24/48 or 24/96 stereo, aka, 2.3mbps or 4.6mbps. S/PDIF TOSLINK is capable of up-to 125mbps, though my AE-9 can "only" output to (and my RX-V375 accept input of) 24/192, or 9.2mbps over this interface. USB can obviously do >400mbps. Bluetooth 5 can do 6m
  3. HDMI will provide no sound at all as it is not an analog signal that you can plug into a speaker. http://manuals.marantz.com/SR7012/EU/en/DRDZSYyrtgycpw.php Original sound mode > Multi Ch Stereo > This mode is for enjoying stereo sound from all speakers. Original sound mode > Virtual > This mode lets you experience an expansive surround sound effect when playing back through just the front (L/R) speakers only, and when listening with stereo headphones. Standard feature on nicer Receivers and Preamps, I use it on my AV7703 all the t
  4. HDMI does not equal sound card, they are not comparable. Receivers or DACs equate to sound cards, and there are plenty of junk ones, just as there are junk sound cards. HDMI is a digital communication medium that is capable of 8 channels at 24/192k PCM for 1.4 or 32 channels for 2.0/2.1, but nothing about HDMI itself has anything to do with the quality of the sound. If you want to compare in raw useless numbers, my AE-9 does 32/384k, which is technically 512x more detailed than HDMI 1.4, but that doesn't make it so given most lossless is recorded in 24/48k. The one bene
  5. Right, this thread will let me get a bit more wild than the Headphone club. So... Front room; Onkyo TX-8050 and a pair of Cerwin Vega S1s Computer room; Yamaha RX-V375 and a pair of Cerwin Vega E-312s ... and then the actual theater; Marantz AV7703 - 3x DCX2490 - - NU3000 - - - (FL) Cerwin Vega S2 - - NU3000 - - - (FR) Cerwin Vega S2 - - NU1000 - - - (C) Cerwin Vega SL-45C - - NU4-6000 - - - (S1) 2x JBL 4645Cs - - - (S2) Cerwin Vega CLS-15S (in passive) - - NU4-6000 -
  6. HDMI is full digital, and thus any card with only HDMI would just be, at best, a hardware decoder/reencoder for the various audio codecs to PCM, DTS, or Dolby, whatever you have on the other end. An actual sound card is significantly more than that, including a two channel DAC at minimum, and usually a lot more including 5.1/7.1, line in, mic, DACs, ADCs, and usually a headphone amp, plus some software for various features. When you are using HDMI, the Receiver is you soundcard, ad it provides the headphone jack, speaker jacks, and DAC to process your audio. HDMI off of
  7. Just so we are in the clear, he is basing this entirely off of one twitter post, and ignores that the 3080 has 10-40% more active transistors than a theoretical doubled 5700XT on a lesser node? And then for some reason doubles the Fan/Other power for AMD over nVidia because... reasons... and states plainly that they're making assumptions about the VRM lineup. I'm not calling him a liar, but that's... not really convincing. Not to mention that the thus far teased Big Navi chip has dual 8-pin, which would put PCI-e power at 300w. Not that AMD hasn't bypassed P
  8. Heck of a claim saying their 2+4 CPU is going to be faster than a 2.4Ghz+ 8c/16t, but I guess that's what an asterisk and fine print are for. I guess we'll find out when it's actually available in a product that can be benchmarked more easily than a phone, but makers of ARM CPUs have been trying (and failing abysmally) to claim the performance crown from x86 for a while. Is it really winning when you intentionally handicap your competition so heavily? That said it makes perfect sense for Apple to unify their hardware given their walled garden. There is a lot to say abou
  9. Out hospital system bought a few thousand laptops when we kicked everyone we could out to work from home, so yet another vote on that. That said, people have certainly been buying PCs to spend their time on at home as well given the shortages over the last few months.
  10. They have the BIOS to run it now. So provided the site you order from had it's stock roll over between now and then, yes. If no one ordered anything and you're getting stock from July, then no. Worst case you can always email your vendor and ask when they got the latest shipment of whatever board you want to buy, or you can email AMD and they'll send you a cheap APU to upgrade BIOS with and return.
  11. Pretty dead on, yea. Depending on cost I might swap the 4x8 for 2x16 sticks to lessen the load on the IMC (and it just happens to be a bit cheaper). 3600X is the right choice, not because it performs any better than a 3600, but because you get a better cooler out of the deal. As noted, you'll also be able to step up to Ryzen 5000 if you need the extra grunt. That said, there is a case for intel in this bracket since that will stop you from needing to buy a GPU at all, and their hex cores are price competitive with AMD's. AMD example; https://uk.pcpartpicker
  12. TDP is a measure of cooling required to maintain a specific temperature at a given power level. A reference point of the minimum to not have runaway thermals. TDP has never been representative of power consumption, it just happened to be close enough to not matter. At least until modern turbo/boost standards.
  13. Because Ryzen doesn't work the way traditional CPUs do in regards to power curves and boost/turbo. Instead of saying "This CPU runs at this frequency at this power", AMD says "The CPU is given this much power. We guarantee it will run this fast (base clock), but it may go higher, power and thermals permitting". This gets you power graphs that look like these; Notice how when the used core count goes up, the clocks reduce on each thread which helps reduce the overall package power. AMD can throw in 33% more cores and sacrifice only 3% clock speed at
  14. They did buy SeaMicro back in 2012. FPGAs, just another thing for AMD's semi custom division. Makes sense really.
  15. This post has aged well. AMD claims at least that CB20 ST is ~25% higher than the 3900X. 652 is, pretty much dead on, 25% higher than a 3900X. This is plausible.
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