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    2D graphics rendering (Graphics Device...

    2D graphics rendering (Graphics Device Interface). A good measure of how the desktop graphics will perform IME.
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    My machine is performing better than ever. In...

    My machine is performing better than ever. In fact, the GDI performance on 1809 with the Spectre patch enabled is better than 1803 with it disabled, which translates to a better overall desktop...
  3. Thread: Introducing Component Firmware Update by Geneo
    Forum: Windows 10 News
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    Skimming over this it sounds like Microsoft has...

    Skimming over this it sounds like Microsoft has their eye set on controlling firmware updates on your device. Instead of the blue screen of death it would be the red of a bricked device. M$ +...
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    Sticky: Sure it does. When loading the OS's binaries into...

    Sure it does. When loading the OS's binaries into memory they have to be decompressed. That CPU cost to decompress may be insignificant compared to the storage savings and the fact that you need to...
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    Sticky: If you look closely at the policy it says it does...

    If you look closely at the policy it says it does not include drivers in "quality updates". That leaves it open for feature updates. I had that policy in effect and 1809 updated my Intel RST driver...
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    Sticky: Must be a Hero thing :p

    Must be a Hero thing :p
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    Sticky: Well don't post when you are inebriated :mad: ...

    Well don't post when you are inebriated :mad:

    Whoops :o
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    Sticky: Because software is written by humans and humans...

    Because software is written by humans and humans make mistakes, there will always be software bugs. When a software bug occurs in a OS device driver, it usually leaves the system in an inconsistent...
  9. Thread: Asus Z370 Maximus X Motherboards by Geneo
    Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
    Replies 478 Views 29,220

    Some early Hero MB got a VRM sensor, the rest...

    Some early Hero MB got a VRM sensor, the rest apparently did not.
  10. Thread: Asus Z370 Maximus X Motherboards by Geneo
    Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
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    And very good cooling (aside from delid vs...

    And very good cooling (aside from delid vs solder) , it could be running 33% hotter. And up to a 33% more load on VRM.
  11. Thread: 2018 Hardware Thread by Geneo
    Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
    Replies 1,468 Views 79,467

    Same as the 8700k with 2 more identical cores, no...

    Same as the 8700k with 2 more identical cores, no hyper-threading, and less cache/core. So I think the gain of more cores will be pretty much balanced by the loss of hyperthreading + less cache/core...
  12. Thread: 2018 Hardware Thread by Geneo
    Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
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    Well meltdown V3 was addressed purely at the OS...

    Well meltdown V3 was addressed purely at the OS level with no perceptible performance impact. So that leaves you with L1T. For L1T, unless you are using Hypervisor, the Windows kernel fixes it with...
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    Sticky: Don't think it is a placebo. I benched the GDI...

    Don't think it is a placebo. I benched the GDI performance to be about 25% better, and that has a real impact on the desktop experience.
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    Sticky: Performance was better for me. Sorry to hear...

    Performance was better for me. Sorry to hear that.
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    Sticky: I expect this was all a result of the top brass...

    I expect this was all a result of the top brass wanting to announce this during their October event.

    Maybe they will release a CU to prevent this from happening in future updates. Or you can...
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    Sticky: Hope they will have a patch.. If not an entire...

    Hope they will have a patch.. If not an entire update again if necessary.
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    Sticky: Well except for an updated driver issue, which I...

    Well except for an updated driver issue, which I fised by rolling back, I have had no issues with this build.

    Main like:
    Performance is up. The GDI performance (measured by CrystalMark09) is...
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    Sticky: I keep the data and OS on separate disks or...

    I keep the data and OS on separate disks or partitions for one very important reason - to keep the system and data backups separate. They have different requirements for backup. The OS requires a...
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    You need to include User file retention in the...

    You need to include User file retention in the list of removed features :shock:
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    Sticky: There is improved performance in the GDI by...

    There is improved performance in the GDI by around 25%. Makes a big difference in desktop performance IME. Spectre patches had knocked this performance down significantly but now, the performance...
  21. Thread: Asus Z370 Maximus X Motherboards by Geneo
    Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
    Replies 478 Views 29,220

    Dang what I feared. 1704 and new ME firmware and...

    Dang what I feared. 1704 and new ME firmware and my 5 GHz OC is no longer stable and no success so far. Get correctable WHEA L0 cache errors running realbench stress.

    EDIT:
    Back to 1101 and...
  22. Thread: Asus Z370 Maximus X Motherboards by Geneo
    Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
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    Steve - it is typical of the Asus support pages....

    Steve - it is typical of the Asus support pages. They have some weird caching across servers that seems to not settle down for a couple of days.
  23. Thread: Asus Z370 Maximus X Motherboards by Geneo
    Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
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    Just so you know, new behavior. It used to be...

    Just so you know, new behavior. It used to be that BIOS flashback would not update the Intel Management Engine firmware in the BIOS - you had to use EZ-flash. I was counting on that when I did a...
  24. Thread: Asus Z370 Maximus X Motherboards by Geneo
    Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
    Replies 478 Views 29,220

    On my code x support page bios tab

    On my code x support page bios tab
  25. Thread: Asus Z370 Maximus X Motherboards by Geneo
    Forum: PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
    Replies 478 Views 29,220

    There are new 1704 BIOS out. Stability. ME...

    There are new 1704 BIOS out. Stability. ME firmware, microcode.
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