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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:15 am 
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I had heard some RX580s aren't supported and he's a real stickler for official Apple blessings so I gave him the technote on which cards are supported. Hell I saved him over $150 (Now that I think about it his was $170 to $180 on Amazon, so it could have been more than $150).


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:42 am 
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Aren't there 2 different "versions" of the RX580?


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:06 am 
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There's the 4GB and 8GB version. But the problem way back when was that some board IDs (from different manufacturers) weren't recognized as RX580 or at least wouldn't light up all the features that an "official" card would support. Sounds like they figured that part out.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:09 pm 
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Hey guys . . . um . . . has the Team been put on a "weight loss" program? I think I've moved up quite a bit, even though I haven't been able to get into my OSX partition to run dist.net until today . . . I thought I was in the mid-200s a few weeks back, now I'm in the mid-high 100's???

Have some of the other "back markers" been cleaned out to make it easier? Or, nope, same number, somehow I've kicked out enough stats to actually "earn" my team member in 171th place position??

TTG


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:59 pm 
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Congrats on moving up again, 21876-1751=20125, which would've put you aqt 172nd place before today's submission. :)

Submissions this year...
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06-May-2019 1,635
29-Apr-2019 1,784
22-Apr-2019 1,503
06-Apr-2019 845
01-Apr-2019 1,717
25-Mar-2019 2,280
16-Mar-2019 1,634
13-Mar-2019 2,421


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:09 am 
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BDAqua wrote:
Congrats on moving up again, 21876-1751=20125, which would've put you aqt 172nd place before today's submission. :)

Submissions this year...
29-Jun-2019 1,751
06-May-2019 1,635
29-Apr-2019 1,784
22-Apr-2019 1,503
06-Apr-2019 845
01-Apr-2019 1,717
25-Mar-2019 2,280
16-Mar-2019 1,634
13-Mar-2019 2,421


@BD:

Thanks, it's all very humbling . . . to be part of this esteemed effort . . . I'd like to thank my wife of many years for her support while the machines have been crunching stats, while I stand next to it with a hand fan to keep it running cool and steady . . . as well as LADWP for offering me discounted electrical rates so that I could afford to crunch out these big numbers . . . . :coffee:

So, it seems like you are saying that the team hasn't been surgically altered by removing non-active members out of the way, but that the Towel Guy has slowly worked his way up the ladder to new dizzying heights all on his lonesome??? :emphatic-eek:


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:29 am 
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I was about to jump back in to crunching numbers, but I ran into some heat issues, so I am trying to learn as much as I can about that stuff first!


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:40 am 
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I see no trimming, but it would be possible for a no longer participating member to change teams & take their points away with them... but that seems unlikely. :)


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:35 pm 
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Indeed it would. But keep in mind many of those long-idle members were doing CPU crunching on 601/603/604 CPUs, so their block counts, though small by today's standards, were very respectable for the time they were active. Today a single blast from a GPU can overwhelm their lifetime count. Technology marches on.

I remember setting up an entire lab of System 8.x / Mac OS 9 testing systems to crunch dnetc blocks during non-crunch periods. The end of game development is crunch time, you see...


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:48 pm 
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AMD's next generation launched today, Radeon RX 5700, 5700XT, and RX5700XT Anniversary Edition. $349, $399, $449 I think. They'll be sold out in a day or two.

Vega 56 is still hovering at around $299. Hopefully once they start shipping Navi chips in quantity and non-reference designs come out the Vega will drop.

For me with a 480 the 580 or 590 really isn't much of a jump. The Vega represents a big enough jump, though I don't like spending much more than $200 which is why I play this waiting game on previous generation hardware. But even if it was $200 tomorrow I'd still have to say no, my poor car needs to be taken out back and shot.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:07 pm 
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Thanks MB for keeping a finger on the pulse of the market!

My recent jump in stats is due to a xfx rx 580. I traded with a coworker for a Dell XPS 8500 tower and I needed a video card and power supply to get the whole thing going. Part of the deal was a core i7 2600 salvaged from an old iMac. I got Mojave 10.14.5 going on it. I was inspired by Leo's screen grabs with his working 580s. The video card was literally plug and play easy!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:19 pm 
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Yeah the RX 580 is remarkably easy to come up, it did have a lot of fits and starts at first but it seems like Apple's iron fist has slipped loose just enough to allow a wider variety of cards to work.


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