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    ^^ More or less spot on. Intel i3 CPUs are more...

    ^^ More or less spot on. Intel i3 CPUs are more powerful on average, though their frame times aren't consistent at all, due to being, you know, dual cores. In that regard, no one other then Intel...
  2. Major Steam bug deletes all user files from hdd

    http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/197686-nasty-steam-for-linux-bug-can-wipe-all-your-user-files



    Whoops.
  3. So in other news, DX12 hardware is starting to...

    So in other news, DX12 hardware is starting to hit the shelves, and API is basically ready to go, and OGLNG isn't even defined yet. Way to stay behind the curve Khronos.
  4. The problem I've seen, is even when people point...

    The problem I've seen, is even when people point out Linux's flaws, the initial response is to deny anything is wrong.



    That's what we're doing where I work; We target Ubuntu, not Linux. And...
  5. Runtime libs can override the system ones on...

    Runtime libs can override the system ones on Windows too. That's why Windows typically ends up with a gazillion versions of the MSVC Runtime Library installed, since every game wants to install and...
  6. Here's the problem: Developers like me don't want...

    Here's the problem: Developers like me don't want to waste time debugging someone else's code. We have enough to do on our own without having to figure out why "some feature on some hardware"...
  7. Xaero, I'll actually go one step farther: I'd...

    Xaero, I'll actually go one step farther: I'd argue that as of Vista SP1/7, a clean Windows install is more stable then a clean Linux install. Say what you will about Microsofts design choices, the...
  8. AMD did that already; ATI had 7000 series GPUs...

    AMD did that already; ATI had 7000 series GPUs before the HD7000 series.
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    A cache miss occurs when the CPU checks to see if...

    A cache miss occurs when the CPU checks to see if the data it needs is located in the L2 cache. If it isn't there, it needs to grab it from L3 or main memory.

    This would make sense. If you are...
  10. Silly question, why ZSNES? It was great in it's...

    Silly question, why ZSNES? It was great in it's time, but Snes9x (or more specifically, forks like Snes9x GX) and BSNES/Higan have passed it by.
  11. It happens even on OSS; someone changes...

    It happens even on OSS; someone changes something, some application is reported as breaking, either app or source get updated to fix the problem.
  12. Not terribly shocking. On the Intel side, they...

    Not terribly shocking. On the Intel side, they have a number of OGL 3.3 functions that simply do not work properly on their HD3000/HD4000 series of iGPUs. On the AMD side, historically, going back...
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    Pretty much this. Visual Studio's...

    Pretty much this. Visual Studio's debugging/development capabilities far exceed anything else. I've had to work with GDB ONCE (frontend was GPS, for an Ada project. Choice of language was...
  14. There's these wonderful things called a CPU...

    There's these wonderful things called a CPU cache, register renaming, pipeline optimizations, and the like, that turn your hand-crafted assembly code into a really unoptimized mess. Unless your...
  15. Exactly. Implementation matters. In Linux, OGL...

    Exactly. Implementation matters. In Linux, OGL is implemented through MESA, in Windows, though a few .dll's.

    I mean sheesh, the GPU's understand the function calls, so that leaves you just...
  16. Actually, compilers do better at register...

    Actually, compilers do better at register allocation then humans. Take the iterator of a FOR loop; you'd think that keeping that in a register is good for performance, but most times, compilers will...
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    C+ allows developers to get things done without...

    C+ allows developers to get things done without holding their hands. C++ will let you do just about anything, but it won't hold your hand to protect you if you don't know what you're doing. It's...
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    You know the actual language used isn't a big...

    You know the actual language used isn't a big huge factor in performance if coded optimally, right? The algorithms used is a much bigger factor in performance. Those algorithms might be sub-optimal...
  19. Stupid question: Why are upstream projects...

    Stupid question: Why are upstream projects relying on functionality from the Init system? Seems to be there's a more fundamental problem at work here: one of basic kernel design.
  20. Uh, no. FX 8350 i7 2600k. Once you hit the...

    Uh, no. FX 8350 <> i7 2600k. Once you hit the 3770k, performance is pretty much always in Intels favor. Heck, we still see plenty of benchmarks where the i3 3220 matches the 8350, and that's just...
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