Computers and studio gear http://personal-view.com/talks/categories/computers-and-studio-gear/feed.rss Sun, 21 Jan 18 07:48:18 -0700 Computers and studio gear en-CA Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro - MacBook Pro competition http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17719/xiaomi-mi-notebook-pro-macbook-pro-competition Mon, 11 Sep 2017 07:40:24 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17719@/talks/discussions image

  • 15.6″ FHD display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • 4 core i8 CPU up to 4.0GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce MX150
  • 8-16GB dual channel 2400MHz DDR4 RAM
  • 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD
  • one free SATA SSD slot for SSD or HDD
  • Dolby Atmos support
  • 60 Wh battery
  • Connectors - HDMI, 2 х USB 3.0, 2 х USB Type-C, 3,5-mm headphones out
  • 360,7 х 243,6 х 15,9mm
  • 1,95 kg
  • Prices
    • i7 + 16GB + 256GB: CNY 6999 ($1073)
    • i7 + 8GB + 256GB: CNY 6399 ($981)
    • i5 + 8GB + 256GB: CNY 5599 ($858)

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Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16220/-xiaomi-mi-notebook-pro Thu, 22 Dec 2016 15:59:09 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16220@/talks/discussions Will come tomorrow in two sizes - 12.5" and 13.3" screen .

Main specs

  • Intel i7-6700HQ CPU
  • GTX 960M GPU
  • 16GB RAM
  • 4K screens
  • 4G connectivity
  • 512 GB SSD drive
  • $863 price

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Keyboards http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/2982/keyboards Mon, 23 Apr 2012 10:00:15 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 2982@/talks/discussions While in camera world we have clear progress year after year, in keyboard business things in mass market are going in reverse.

If you get IBM PS/2 keyboard from 1991 and after working on it you go to your shop and try various keyboards you'll be in shock. Starting from $5-10 crap invented only to type up to 140 symbols a day (makes you understand twitter popularity), to pricey junk "space ships" designed to run video player.

And gaming keyboards. This is long story. Not only you must send all your time down the pipes, but you must do it on cool keyboards. I am not even start the story of motherfuckers who place extra keys in the bottom row, more and more. Inventor of Windows keys (and Fn keys on notebooks) must be found and executed in public using some very paintful way.

This was few thoughts I got after looking at keyboard market and getting Razor BlackWidow (not big choice of localized mechanical stuff is available really).

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This is mechanical keyboard based on Cherry MX Blue switches

Razor keyboard is very good example of modern "inventors".

  1. Key size is slightly reduced compared to normal keyboards (whole main block is smaller than normal keyboard).
  2. Typeface used for keys is just awful, not major, really, if you type constantly, but anyway.
  3. As this is "gamers keyboard" it has macro keys that are on the left and placed in such distance that makes harder intuitive use of left Ctrl.
  4. It is glossy and keys are made from quite cheap plastic (if you compare to IBM keyboards)

But overall, of couse it can't be compared to rubber dome crap, even good one as some Microsoft keyboards.

It not have ideal main key block layout like some keyboards:
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As Enter is still small.

May be in future we'll see something ideal, like IBM keyboards, but with larger bottom row, no widows keys and with buckling spring or mech switches options.


Available at:

Note: You can get older (not 2013) version, it is cheaper but absolutely the same from practical standpoint

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Xiaomi Mi Air, same as Apple but cheaper http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15427/xiaomi-mi-air-same-as-apple-but-cheaper Wed, 27 Jul 2016 10:20:11 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15427@/talks/discussions

Info

  • 12.5" model is $525 Core M3/ 4GB RAM/ 128GB SSD/ USB 3.0 and HDMI ports + USB-C port, 11.5 hours battery
  • 13.3" model is $750, Core i5-6200U/GeForce 940MX/8GB RAM/256GB SSD, 40Wh battery, 0.6" thick, 2.8 pounds
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Capitalism: Planning and DRAM http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17041/capitalism-planning-and-dram Mon, 29 May 2017 08:04:14 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17041@/talks/discussions image

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Capitalism is very efficient, somewhere. DRAM prices (same as NAND) is kind of mad, due to production/consumption issues and cartel agreements that followed.

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Lenovo: Story of idiots http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/5856/lenovo-story-of-idiots Mon, 21 Jan 2013 09:08:05 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 5856@/talks/discussions image

Lenovo will continue to destroy all advantages of ThinkPad design.

They do it one by one:

  • Making construction cheaper and weaker
  • Horrible cheap materials now used for most models
  • Rock solid, best notebook keyboards first were made quite flimsy
  • Secondly keys were replaced to modern cheap ones
  • Famous very good IBM layout had been replaced by one used in cheapest IdeaPads
  • Now we can see fully removed TrackPoint buttons because some designer figured out that it'll be cheaper to force you press trackpad.

Btw, Ideapad brand will be destroyed as complete failure. And ThinkPad will be widened to try to sell all their crap.

My IBM 600e looks like something made by alients compared to my modern ThinkPad.

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AMD Ryzen aka Zen CPU - Broadwell-E Performance at a Lower Price Point http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15549/amd-ryzen-aka-zen-cpu-broadwell-e-performance-at-a-lower-price-point Fri, 19 Aug 2016 07:04:20 -0600 Tron 15549@/talks/discussions Potential rendering monster at an affordable price if benchmarks can meet the hype - http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Processors/AMD-Zen-Architecture-and-Performance-Preview

  1. The IPC of Zen is on-par or better than Broadwell.
  2. Zen will scale higher than 3.0 GHz in 8-core configurations.

Up to 8 cores / 16 threads (Rumored $300-$400 price vs. Broadwell-E at $1000-$1700). AMD will unify all CPUs on one socket (AM4). To be released in Qty early 2017.

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Intel Core H and G processors with AMD Vega GPUs http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18145/intel-core-h-and-g-processors-with-amd-vega-gpus Mon, 06 Nov 2017 14:57:01 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18145@/talks/discussions image

Today, we’re sharing initial details on a new product that does exactly that, reducing the usual silicon footprint to less than half that of standard discrete components on a motherboard. That’s more freedom for OEMs to be creative and deliver innovative thin and light designs with improved thermal dissipation. It also delivers space to add new features, create new board layouts, explore new cooling solutions or increase battery life.

The new product, which will be part of our 8th Gen Intel Core family, brings together our high-performing Intel Core H-series processor, second generation High Bandwidth Memory (HBM2) and a custom-to-Intel third-party discrete graphics chip from AMD’s Radeon Technologies Group* – all in a single processor package.

It’s a prime example of hardware and software innovations intersecting to create something amazing that fills a unique market gap. Helping to deliver on our vision for this new class of product, we worked with the team at AMD’s Radeon Technologies Group. In close collaboration, we designed a new semi-custom graphics chip, which means this is also a great example of how we can compete and work together, ultimately delivering innovation that is good for consumers.

https://newsroom.intel.com/editorials/new-intel-core-processor-combine-high-performance-cpu-discrete-graphics-sleek-thin-devices/

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Atomos Ninja Assassin, HDMI only 4K 10bit recorder http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13640/atomos-ninja-assassin-hdmi-only-4k-10bit-recorder- Tue, 01 Sep 2015 09:32:19 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 13640@/talks/discussions

Price - $1295 (same in EUR)

http://www.atomos.com/ninja-assassin/

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NVidia Volta GPUs http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17790/nvidia-volta-gpus Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:46:31 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17790@/talks/discussions For now only GV100 based pro solutions are available, but they can give some insight on performance.

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iMac Fake Pro Computer coming fall 2017 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17097/imac-fake-pro-computer-coming-fall-2017 Mon, 05 Jun 2017 14:09:19 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17097@/talks/discussions image

  • 27" IPS 5K 500nit screen (means no HDR)
  • 8-bit panel, uses dithering to emulate 10 bits
  • soldered Xeon CPUs
  • soldered RAM
  • soldered SSD
  • soldered GPU
  • completely non upgradable mess
  • cost from $5000, but it is only 8 core CPU, minimum ram and HDD
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HKC B6000/B7000 - 25inch/27inch 2k IPS Monitor - $340 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18556/hkc-b6000b7000-25inch27inch-2k-ips-monitor-340 Fri, 22 Dec 2017 12:21:13 -0700 shoe_e 18556@/talks/discussions enter image description here So normally I'm pretty selfish about these things. If I find something super awesome floating out among the interwebs, I tend to keep them to myself until I've made sure I've had my fill. Having said that, I actually bit the bullet (since I already had 2 very solid ips panels, 1 decent ultrawide ips, and one super cheap ips panel), and bought myself the 25" B6000. If you can find the B7000 in stock somewhere, good for you. I'm always searching for stuff, so I always find all this random stuff on places like Gearbest, or Lightinthebox, or Banggood. Most of it is untested and have little to no reviews, but for certain things I'm willing to be the guinea pig. In the case of the HKC B6000, the sleekness and alleged specs seemed way too awesome for the price. enter image description here

After some painstaking Google Translate and tons of research, I managed to find some fantastic reviews of the monitor. They were all in a foreign language (which to me is pretty much anything that isn't English), but after translating the pages made me believe that this may actually be a fantastic purchase. Yes you can find 2k ips monitors for cheaper than this, but not sleeker. This is actually a giant chunk of metal. I've had the monitor for about 3 weeks now and my un-technical review is the following: I definitely plan on picking up a spydercolor elite or something to calibrate the monitor. That being said, according to the specs page and many reviews (which I'll post below this blurb), this is a 10bit monitor with 99% Adobe RGB. From what I've seen, the display is amazing and the color is fantastic, but at the same time since I haven't calibrated my monitors, I'm not sure which colors are off. Once I do that, I'll have a better review. In terms of bezel, this thing actually has picture-accurate thin bezel. I thought the bezel on the Viewsonic VX2370SMH was very good, but this is much thinner. As I mentioned before, this is one seamless piece of metal, so it is not a light monitor in any fashion. It also tends to run hotter than monitors in plastic housings, but I haven't run into any overheating issues yet and I don't think it's an issue. The menu does come in Chinese, I believe. No disrespect, I just don't know the differences between those languages and I don't mean to insult anyone with my ignorance on the topic. You can change the language to English. If I missed anything, please feel free to comment and I'll try to respond in a reasonable time. In the meantime, enjoy these reviews and images. Most of these contain detailed color analysis of the monitors. Again, none of these reviews are in English, so translate if necessary.

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Ryzen Mobile CPUs http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18064/ryzen-mobile-cpus Thu, 26 Oct 2017 13:53:56 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18064@/talks/discussions image

  • Ryzen Mobile 7 2700U 4 cores, 8 threads, 2,2GGhz base, 3.8Ghz boost, 10 GPU blocks of Vega class with 1,3Ghz frequency, double channel DDR4-2400 controller.
  • Ryzen Mobile 7 2500U 4 cores, 8 threads, 2GGhz base, 3.6Ghz boost, 8 GPU blocks of Vega class with 1,1Ghz frequency, double channel DDR4-2400 controller.

As usual it is actually one chip, but all lower models are made by disabling parts.

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Put your desktop 100 meters away, new card http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18507/put-your-desktop-100-meters-away-new-card Sun, 17 Dec 2017 11:09:07 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18507@/talks/discussions image

Advoli TA6 Graphics Card

  • 5 HDBaseT outputs with 4K output via network cable up to 100m
  • Radeon E9550 via MXM module (Polaris generation GPU)
  • Presentation at ISE 2018
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Nvidia Titan V for $3000, GPU for editing family youtube videos http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18429/nvidia-titan-v-for-3000-gpu-for-editing-family-youtube-videos Fri, 08 Dec 2017 01:31:56 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18429@/talks/discussions image

Specs

  • Volta architecture
  • 110 teraflops
  • 21.2 billion transistors
  • 5120 CUDA Cores
  • 640 tensor cores
  • 3072-bit memory bus
  • 12GB HDM2 memory
  • 652,8Gb/sec memory throughput
  • $2,999 price

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Proper computer case http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18441/proper-computer-case Sun, 10 Dec 2017 08:15:50 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18441@/talks/discussions image

Jonsbo UMX5

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Intel Roadmap http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18406/intel-roadmap Tue, 05 Dec 2017 17:12:16 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18406@/talks/discussions image

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Philips 356M6QJAB/11 Monitor with Ambiglow http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18334/philips-356m6qjab11-monitor-with-ambiglow Mon, 27 Nov 2017 09:44:43 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18334@/talks/discussions image

Specs

  • 34,6" panel FullHD IPS panel
  • 1000:1 contrast
  • 102% sRGB
  • 250nits
  • Ambiglow lighting
  • Flicker-Free
  • DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 1.4 (×2), VGA
  • AMD FreeSync
  • Build in speakers

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Proper video editing PC found http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18320/proper-video-editing-pc-found Sat, 25 Nov 2017 16:26:08 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18320@/talks/discussions image

  • Ryzen 3 1200
  • GTX 1060 3GB
  • 8GB DDR4
  • 120GB SSD
  • 1TB HDD
  • Win 10 Home
  • $799 BF sale

https://flash.newegg.com/Product/9SIA08C6M27422

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Mobile Coffee Lake to include i9 six core CPUs http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18316/mobile-coffee-lake-to-include-i9-six-core-cpus Fri, 24 Nov 2017 16:44:28 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18316@/talks/discussions Approximate lineup:

  • Core i3-8300H: 4-core/4-thread with 8MB cache
  • Core i5-8400H: 6-core/6-thread with 9MB cache
  • Core i7-8750H: 6-core/12-thread with 12MB cache
  • Core i7-8850H: 6-core/12-thread with 12MB cache
  • Core i9-8950H: 6-core/12-thread with 12MB cache
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Intel Coffee Lake i8xxx CPUs, official topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16068/intel-coffee-lake-i8xxx-cpus-official-topic Sat, 19 Nov 2016 12:29:14 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16068@/talks/discussions image

Both desktop and notebook performance lines will have 6 cores.

Yet, display and decoders support will be as Kaby Lake.

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Also no progress with HDMI 2.0 support, again motherboard must have build in DP 1.2 to HDMI.

Check more at http://wccftech.com/intel-coffee-lake-2018-cpu-details/

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Blackmagic Video Assist 4K http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14980/blackmagic-video-assist-4k- Mon, 18 Apr 2016 12:35:18 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 14980@/talks/discussions image

  • 7" 1920 x 1200 screen
  • 2 mini-XLR audio inputs with phantom power
  • 2 SD cards
  • 2160p30 support
  • 10-bit 4:2:2 HD ProRes or DNxHD recording.
  • Dual UHS-II SDHC card recorders
  • -128dBV noise floor for high quality audio recording.
  • LANC connection for remote control.
  • Auto start/stop recording using HDMI or SDI triggers.
  • Includes slots for 2 hot pluggable batteries as well as 12V DC power input.
  • Full compatibility with editing software such as DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro X, Avid and Premier Pro.
  • All in one design, mount to cameras, hold in your hand or set up on a table with the included kickstand.
  • Includes 6G-SDI input allowing it to be used as an Ultra HD monitor.
  • Available at https://www.adorama.com/bmvideoas4.html

https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/uk/products/blackmagicvideoassist

PR

Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic Video Assist 4K, a portable all in one professional monitor and video recorder that can be used to add professional recording and monitoring to any SDI or HDMI camera. Blackmagic Video Assist 4K features a bright, high resolution 7 inch monitor for checking focus and framing, two high speed recorders for non-stop HD and Ultra HD recording, two extremely high quality XLR microphone inputs for professional audio recording, a built in speaker and more.

The Blackmagic Video Assist 4K is perfect for customers that need better monitoring and higher quality recording. Older cameras often feature custom and hard to use file or tape formats, while lower cost consumer cameras often have poor quality file formats and small screens, limiting their professional use. Blackmagic Video Assist 4K solves this problem because it works with every type of camera from DSLRs to older tape based camcorders, and even the latest digital film cameras.

Blackmagic Video Assist 4K features two built in high speed UHS-II recorders that work with the latest high performance SD cards, making them fast enough to record Ultra HD video up to 2160p30 on widely available, inexpensive SD cards. Files are saved as broadcast quality 10-bit 4:2:2 video in either ProRes or DNxHD formats, making them compatible with all popular editing software, like DaVinci Resolve, so you can start editing immediately without having to transcode or convert files. Recording can be triggered to start and stop using LANC or over HDMI or SDI from the camera. With two built in recorders, customers get non-stop recording because when one card is full it automatically continues onto the next. The new high speed SD cards are compatible with existing SD card readers so they can be mounted directly on a computer for cloning and backup using the included DaVinci Resolve software.

Blackmagic Video Assist 4K is also an extremely high quality audio recorder that features two mini XLR inputs with 48V of phantom power so customers can attach external microphones. This totally eliminates the problems with auto gain controls on DLSR cameras and, with an amazing low electrical noise floor of -128dBV, the recordings are incredibly high quality and sound dramatically better than camera audio. Sound is recorded into the same file as the video, so customers don’t have to worry about AV sync between separate audio and video files!

Durable and lightweight, the Blackmagic Video Assist 4K features a bright, 7 inch high resolution 1920 x 1200 monitor and touchscreen with a wide 135º viewing angle. The extra resolution of the screen lets customers view 16:9 sources and see critical status information without covering the image. The display is also a touchscreen that lets customers use simple tap and swipe gestures to display camera information, change settings and evaluate audio and video levels. Blackmagic Video Assist 4K features an elegant heads up display overlay that lets customers keep their eyes on the shot while viewing the current input frame rate, histogram, audio meters, timecode and more.

For power, Blackmagic Video Assist 4K features two standard LP-E6 battery slots that allow hot swapping of batteries while in use, and it can be powered using the 12V DC input. The batteries are discharged serially, so only 1 is used at a time. When there’s power, the batteries are charged in parallel, which saves time when recharging.

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HEVC Decoding and NLEs http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16921/hevc-decoding-and-nles Sat, 13 May 2017 04:09:34 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16921@/talks/discussions 4K Low mbit sample, LG_4K_View-the-Feeling (2160p@29.970fps ~25Mbps)

  • GTX 1060 - 217/223/227
  • GTX 1050 Ti - 195/199/204
  • Skylake HD 530 - 146/168/202
  • Kabylake HD 610 - 97/123/147
  • RX 470 - 101/107/113

4K High mbit, high fps - Crowd_run 4K@50fps -300Mbps

  • GTX 1060 - 139/145/147
  • GTX 1050 - Ti 115/125/128
  • Skylake HD 530 - 102/114/119
  • GTX 1050 - 94/106/114
  • Kabylake HD 610 - 72/92/98
  • RX 470 - 60/72/79

4K Very high mbit, 60fps, 8bit - Netflix_TunnelFlag_4096x2160_60fps_x265_8bit_700Mbit

  • GTX 1060 - 81/91/101
  • GTX 1050 Ti - 66/80/92
  • Kabylake HD 610 - 57/72/87
  • GTX 1050 - 49/64/74
  • GTX 960 - 47/59/71
  • RX 470 - 34/46/55

8K MBC UHD Music Core GFriend - Rough (4in1) 8k@60fps-80Mbps

  • GTX 1060 - 59/60/63
  • GTX 1050 Ti - 54/55/56
  • GTX 1050 - 52/54/55
  • Kabylake HD 610 - 24/25/29

From https://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?p=1799099#post1799099

If camera HEVC stream matches standard 4K HEVC native files (both 8 and 10bit) must be editable in properly made NLE on latest GTX cards or even CPU.

Yet most popular NLEs internal pipeline design is very old and so horrible...

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H.264 decoding and NLEs http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16925/h.264-decoding-and-nles Sat, 13 May 2017 23:35:09 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16925@/talks/discussions Follow-up to http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16921/hevc-decoding-and-nles

H.264 decoding in fps.

1080p30 27Mbps, Twinpeaks

  • Haswell - 1070/1070/1070
  • CPU 4790 - 515/515/515
  • SandyBridge - 484/484/484
  • GTX 960 - 475/475/475
  • RX 470 - 288/308/326
  • Radeon - 5750 46/56/62

1080p24 4 ref frames, 112Mbps, Birds

  • GTX 960 - 171/177/176
  • SandyBridge - 151/160/161
  • CPU 4790 - 100/110/113
  • RX 470 - 75/86/92
  • Radeon 5750 - 13/27/47

1080p30 5 ref frames, 108Mbps Ducks Take Off

  • Haswell - 413/413/413
  • GTX 1060 - 249/258/249
  • GTX 960 - 181/191/192
  • SandyBridge - 168/183/183
  • CPU 4790 - 115/125/134
  • RX 470 - 80/98/110
  • Radeon 5750 - 0/30/58

Via https://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?p=1712350#post1712350

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GeForce MX130 and MX110 are rebranded 940MX and 920MX http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18256/geforce-mx130-and-mx110-are-rebranded-940mx-and-920mx Fri, 17 Nov 2017 02:18:17 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18256@/talks/discussions image

Make sure not to make error and buy note with such. They are based on Maxwell architecture (old and slow).

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Blackmagic DeckLink 8K Pro Card http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18254/blackmagic-decklink-8k-pro-card Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:26:13 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18254@/talks/discussions image

Blackmagic Design today announced DeckLink 8K Pro, a new high performance capture and playback card featuring quad link 12G‑SDI to allow real time high resolution 8K workflows. This new DeckLink 8K Pro breaks new ground in high quality as it supports all film and video formats from SD all the way up to 8K DCI, 12‑bit RGB 4:4:4, plus it also handles advanced color spaces such as Rec. 2020 for deeper color and higher dynamic range. DeckLink 8K also handles a massive 64 channels of audio, stereoscopic 3D, high frame rates and more.

DeckLink 8K Pro will be available in early January for US$645 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.

In addition, Blackmagic Design has also announced a new low price of US$895 for DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G.

DeckLink 8K Pro will be demonstrated at InterBEE in Japan on the Blackmagic Design booth 8211.

DeckLink 8K Pro is the ultimate digital cinema capture and playback card. Featuring four quad link multi rate 12G‑SDI connections, DeckLink 8K Pro can work in all SD, HD, Ultra HD, 4K, 8K and 8K DCI formats and is compatible with all existing professional SDI equipment. The 12G‑SDI connections are also bi-directional so they can be used to either capture or playback quad link 8K, or for the simultaneous capture and playback of single or dual link SDI sources.

When it comes to quality, DeckLink 8K Pro is better than any other solution because it lets customers work with both more pixels than ever before and better pixels than ever before. The 8K images have 16 times more pixels than a regular 1080 HD image, which lets you reframe or scale shots with incredible fidelity and precision. DeckLink 8K Pro also works in 12‑bit RGB 4:4:4 as well as Rec. 2020, which is a massive color space designed for high dynamic range Ultra HD and digital cinema work in 4K and 8K.

The combination of higher resolution, a vastly larger color space and incredible dynamic range means that DeckLink 8K Pro delivers the sharpest and most vivid images customers have ever seen for editing, color and high end visual effects work.

DeckLink 8K Pro supports capture and playback of 8 or 10-bit YUV 4:2:2 video and 10 or 12‑bit RGB 4:4:4. Video can be captured as uncompressed or to industry standard broadcast quality ProRes and DNx files. DeckLink 8K Pro lets customers work at up to 60 frames per second in 8K and supports stereoscopic 3D for all modes up to 4K DCI at 60 frames per second in 12‑bit RGB.

The advanced broadcast technology in DeckLink 8K Pro is built into an easy to install 8 lane generation 3 PCI Express for Mac, Windows, and Linux workstations. Customers get support for all legacy SD and HD formats, along with Ultra HD, DCI 4K, 8K and DCI 8K, as well as Rec. 601, 709 and 2020 color.

DeckLink 8K Pro is designed to work seamlessly with the upcoming DaVinci Resolve 14.2 Studio for an incredibly seamless editing, color and audio post production workflow that lets you master full resolution high dynamic range projects in full 8K resolution. In addition, DeckLink 8K Pro also works with other professional applications such as Final Cut Pro X, Media Composer, Premiere Pro, After Effects, ProTools, Nuke and more. There’s even a free software development kit so customers and OEMs can build their own custom solutions.

“DeckLink 8K Pro is our most advanced PCIe capture and playback card ever,” said Grant Petty, Blackmagic Design CEO. “It’s exciting because the 8K images have so much clarity and detail that it’s as if you’re looking out a window. Whether it’s for the 2020 Olympics or the next generation of Hollywood blockbusters, DeckLink 8K Pro has the speed, quality and compatibility customers need to do their best work!”

Availability and Price

DeckLink 8K Pro will be available from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for US$645 in early January. DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G is available now from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for US$895.

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GDDR6 Memory Coming Soon http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18213/gddr6-memory-coming-soon Sun, 12 Nov 2017 23:54:49 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18213@/talks/discussions Samsung will start to offer GDDR6 in 2018

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BenQ Trevelo - Portable electrostats http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18210/benq-trevelo-portable-electrostats Sun, 12 Nov 2017 09:40:48 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18210@/talks/discussions image

From $269 https://www.amazon.com/BenQ-Bluetooth-Electrostatic-Experience-Classical/dp/B00PGBDB86/

Smaller ones

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BenQ SW271 Monitor http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18087/benq-sw271-monitor Sun, 29 Oct 2017 12:23:27 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18087@/talks/discussions image

BenQ’s dynamic new SW271 monitor offers professional photographers a picture-perfect performance

  • Latest colour technology and standards: HDR-enabled SW271 27” monitor offers stunning colours and specialised features for photography professionals
  • Colour accuracy: BenQ’s AQCOLOR™ technology allows users to see true-to-life colours and relive every moment they have captured
  • Easy connectivity to devices: The SW271 has the latest USB-C™ connectivity for transmitting video and data signals using just one cable

BenQ, an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions, today introduced a new 27” 4K UHD monitor that offers professional photographers unprecedented colour accuracy through new AQCOLOR technology, high specifications and a picture-perfect performance.

Building on the success of its award-winning predecessor the SW2700PT, the SW271 sets a new benchmark by taking image quality to the next level. The HDR10-enabled monitor allows users to see their images and videos in a wider dynamic range than a typical monitor. This impressive feature has to be seen to be believed.

The sleek new SW271 is user friendly and offers colours so true that it brings out the fine detail and creative essence of every photo, whether it’s been taken by a seasoned professional or an amateur hobbyist.

BenQ’s AQCOLOR technology allows users to have complete colour control over images. AQCOLOR uses a combination of hardware calibration, BenQ’s signature Palette Master Elements software and Technicolor® Color Certification, which ensures the monitor meets the strict colour accuracy standards used in Hollywood and the entertainment media.

“We are proud to present the SW271, which joins our full line of professional monitors, developed for photographers,” said Conway Lee, President of BenQ Corporation. “The SW271 brings users specialised tools and advanced hardware calibration for colour-critical applications. It also has USB-C™ connectivity for transmitting video and data signals using just one cable for convenience.”

The SW271 features 99% Adobe RGB, 100% sRGB and Rec. 709. It also displays the DCI-P3 colour space. Users are given an unrivalled image performance for visual perfection in professional photo editing. The SW271 also features Delta E≦2, with its true 10-bit IPS panel and advanced 14-bit 3D lookup table (LUT).

GamutDuo enables users to view content simultaneously in different colour spaces side-by-side, and a Hotkey Puck allows users to effortlessly switch between a variety of modes, such as Adobe RGB, sRGB and Black & White modes.

The monitor also features an SD card reader, USB 3.1, USB Type-C, HDMI 2.0, and DisplayPort 1.4 ports. A detachable shading hood is also included to reduce the monitor’s screen glare.

The SW271 monitor retails at £1,067 incl. VAT and is available to purchase through leading photo and video retailers.

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Nvidia 1070 Ti GPU http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18067/nvidia-1070-ti-gpu Thu, 26 Oct 2017 15:23:16 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18067@/talks/discussions image

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  • 1607–1683Ghz frequency
  • 2432 stream processors
  • 152 TMUs
  • 64 ROPs
  • 256-bit memory bus
  • GDDR5 throughput reduced to 256Gb/s from 320–352Gb/s for GTX 1080
  • $449 price
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