joannanelius
Joanna Nelius
joannanelius
Staff Reporter, Reviews at Gizmodo. Formerly PC Gamer, Maximum PC.
Jan 22
1

Apologies, wrong state, I was thinking of Delaware (which is the second smallest). I just forget RI existed

Jan 21
1

It’s definitely worth it to ask if your ISP has special deals for households k-12 dependents. My kids homeschool and my ISP said they do 30mbps/2.5mbps for families in my case. It’s also unlimited data. And it’s $14.99 a month. It’s not going to blow you away on the speed, but with all of us streaming and zooming at Read more

Jan 19
3

“Bricking” something means that it becomes unusable for good (or at least to a level that restoring working condition is only possible by service personnel and using special tools). Read more

Jan 19
4

it’s not bricking in the traditional sense.  bricking means unfixable.  in this case, you could reformat the drive and reinstall Windows 10.  use your Microsoft account credentials and you have almost everything back.  the only stuff that wouldn’t be back would be stuff that wasn’t backed up to the cloud.

Jan 19
3

That sounds like they need to boot from USB and re-install Windows, which sucks but is still not bricking. I thought bricking meant rendering the hardware unusable

Jan 19
11

This article says at least one of the test PCs was put into a boot recovery loop after the BSOD which they were not able to recover from.

Jan 19
3

It would have been hilarious if you made that an active link and left it up to Darwin.

Jan 15
13

Thank you, and I mean this from the bottom of my heart...thank you for not making this a slide show

Jan 15
2

I thought supply is tight because AMD has their hands in too many pies (Zen 3, playstation, xbox, big navi) and they have maxed out their fabrication allocation from TSMC while Samsung is having relatively low yields on their dies on the nvidia side of things. 3000 series have so far blown away the 2000 series, but Read more

Jan 15
1

Hit up the unofficial Micro Center discords to find people who can get you a card at msrp. It’s not impossible to get one at msrp plus tax.

Jan 15
1

It really is ridiculous. The last time I bought graphics cards was in 2016, when the Pascal series was released, and I remembered thinking they were in such short supply because Nvidia would only sell me two of them. Fast-forward to today and it feels like the only way to get a 3000 series card is to buy a new PC from Read more

Jan 15
2

I don’t think the supply is scarce. Just go to eBay, Amazon etc. You can buy or bid on all you want “for the right price”. I see a lot of New cards for sale, but the seller has 1 star, when you read the opinion it says; “Scalper”. Read more

Jan 13
1

Wouldn’t the guest just turn off the guest mode himself? I always wondered why google doesn’t make use of our voice/face recognition on Hub Max when somebody talks to it.....

Jan 6
2

At this point PCI-E 4.0 isn’t really needed. With a nvme drive, excluding the super high end ones, your averaging about 3,000 MB/s sequential read speed in the best cases, PCIe 3.0 nvme drives which use 4 lanes gives you about 4 GB/s of bandwidth. So your close to saturating PCIe 3.0 but there is still head room. I Read more

Jan 5
8

This is why I moved back to AMD on my last build. I had been running an i7 4770K when the motherboard took a crap. Trying to find an LGA 1150 motherboard meant either a really no-name brand with almost nothing on board or paying a premium for a board with really out-dated tech (this was about 2 years ago). Read more