bigfatron

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  • Commented on article Canon EF 35mm F2 IS USM gallery

    Its actually not that small a lens, not like a 40 pancake is anyway. It is however light enough that it rarely leaves my bag. In 'bang per buck' terms its been a great lens for me and i've rarely...

  • No. Last time through Berlin (08/09 I think) I was taken to one side and had swabs taken from my camera bag and them screened for explosives, and i'm very much 'European' looking. I'd say about...

  • Ironically that little of LR is heavily threaded that throwing more cores at it will make little or no difference in many areas of the product as it stands. The best overall experience currently...

  • When you find they aren't lasting as much as you need. The charging conditioning indicator things i've always found to be utterly meaningless.
  • Why not actually wait for the terms to change or the service to begin to deteriorate before bailing out and effectively wasting your money?

  • I know they can last a good while, i've still found no reason to replace the 4670K I have now (admittedly its running a bit faster than stock spec).  Although the fact things really haven't moved ...
  • That's a used chip though.  I was talking about the prices for new examples of discontinued chips rarely dropping like some people seem to expect.
  • It almost always never works out like that.  Like if you search for places where you can still get socket 1150 CPUs (e.g the 4790K) then they're more expensive than equivalent/faster CPUs on ...
  • Yes, if you already own one then there is little reason to change it.  As has been said, you wouldn't buy one now unless you absolutely have to own something of that ilk before the i9 chips ...
  • As a short term outlook, yes.  Software that scales better with multiple cores is becoming more common now that multi-core CPUs are the norm.  And that frequency glass ceiling is partly how we got ...
  • Not unless you're inferring lack of headroom to further overclock above officially supported stock speeds as "already overclocking".  It's not like you need to cock around with the voltages or ...
  • Yes, a Haswell i5 (4670K) most recently. Lasted about a couple of minutes of torture before throttling back the multiplier slightly and the ambient wasn't even that high (mid 20s C). Does much ...
  • No, really they don't.  That's why out of the box the CPU isn't just running at turbo frequency constantly.  Throw a decent £50+ cooler at it and it'll be fine all day, but the stock one won't cut ...
  • Try running an i7 hard enough for 'turbo mode' to kick in with a stock cooler in a hot environment and let me know how long it stays at peak frequency for. And the AMD overclock (limited as it is) ...
  • What about it is 'dirty tricks'?   I don't think anyone has tried to claim it has as much overclocking headroom as some have got out of i7s, and the temperature probe issue (which will probably be ...
  • That and CUDA only supports one of the big 2 GPU makers anyway.
  • Depending on the task then the GPU can be faster, period.  I can configure NeatImage for instance to run on any permutation of CPU and GPU and the GPU on its own absolutely blitzes the CPU (in my ...
  • it is also a third generation i7 (2012) and per clock performance has increased since, so the gap may well be closer if they compared an equivalent clocked Kaby Lake i7. As you say, the benefits ...
  • The 24-105L II's biggest drawback appears to have been expectation. In reality they appear to have replaced a not-spectacular but perfectly reasonable 'jack of all trades, master of none' kit lens ...
  • How often does one go diving and forget they had a USB stick on their person? If they just say "it'll survive a 40C wash" then that probably covers most extreme eventualities one would subject a...

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