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  1. garwynn

    Thread [Review WIP] Sapphire Radeon 5600 XT Pulse

    Hello everyone! The Radeon 5600 XT was released today and we are in the process of putting it through its paces. But in an attempt to get some of that information more quickly to our readers I'm going to be posting information as we go. GPU being tested: Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 5600 XT...
  2. garwynn

    Thread PC Hardware Coverage for XDA in 2020

    Hello everyone! I didn't know where to really put this and the forums are still one of the places I feel most comfortable on the web. In 2019 we did a far better job of covering more new PC hardware components than the previous year. Some of our reviews took longer than expected, but I stand...
  3. garwynn

    Thread [Review WIP] Testing Threadripper 1950X & Intel Core i9-7900X

    As mentioned in the "Behind the Scenes" update, we now have a CPU sample from AMD and Intel to do some high end desktop testing. If there is something you want to have tested, please add it here. If we don't include it in the review we'll add that information here. My plan of attack on both is...
  4. garwynn

    Thread Behind the Scenes Update: September 2018

    Hey everyone! I've been silent for a while for personal reasons. But we're at a point where things are about to heat up... literally! Many things have changed since my last update, so I'll give a rundown of those changes here. This should also help readers know where we're headed in the next 3...
  5. garwynn

    Thread The 1700 is back from the dead

    So I'd like to share a story about a Ryzen 7 1700. One that I wrote a eulogy for because it refused to boot. https://www.xda-developers.com/ryzen-gigabyte-ab350n-gaming-wifi/ I have a new motherboard, some new BIOSes. Tried booting it recently on stock. It booted! So the good news of this is...
  6. garwynn

    Thread Vega 56/64 Ubuntu Setup (Graphics, ROCm, OpenCL)

    I'm opening this thread since one of our goals in GPU reviews is to test not only how they work but how to set them up. This will be done using the Powercolor Red Devil Vega 56 but should apply to any Vega graphics card. OS: Ubuntu 17.10 Kernel: 4.15 rc5 (AMDGPU) Graphics: Obtain firmware...
  7. garwynn

    Thread GamePad Digital Pocket 7.0 Non-Review Content

    Similar to the one I posted for the Vega 56 we also have a GPD Pocket 7" in the house for review. It's another one of those devices that blurs the lines between mobile and regular PCs since it's powered by Atom but doesn't feature any 3G/4G/LTE capabilities. I have mine in dual boot config at...
  8. garwynn

    Thread Powercolor Vega Red Devil 56 - Non-Review Stuff

    Hello folks! You may have noticed on Twitter that we have the Powercolor Red Devil Vega 56 in the house for review. But since our reviews will remain largely focused on Linux, even for GPUs, I wanted to find a place to ask and discuss anything else that readers may want to know. That's where...
  9. garwynn

    Thread [Project][WIP] The multi-user machine at a much lower cost than before

    Note: This is a migration of a discussion from Medium to here. Do you remember seeing this from Linus Tech Tips last year? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXOaCkbt4lI $30,000 is not cheap by any standards. Nor does someone really need 7 gamers on one PC. But given a average household of 2...
  10. garwynn

    Thread [Portal Article] First Look: Team T-Force Night Hawk DDR4 & Cardea m.2 SSD

    The video is still in the works but here's our first look at a RAM/SSD combination from Team Group. https://www.xda-developers.com/team-t-force-night-hawk-ddr4-cardea/
  11. garwynn

    Thread [Portal Article] XDA PC Hardware Analysis : Intel Core X and AMD Threadripper Face...

    HEDT processors and platforms are some of the hardest to get when it comes to reviews. Given how new we are to the scene we're actually not surprised that we didn't receive samples... but the tests still needed to be done somehow. Thankfully a friend now at AVADirect (Shannon Robb) was able to...
  12. garwynn

    Thread [Portal Article] Computex 2017: Intel, AMD Bring Server Core Counts to Consumers

    Article Posted: June 6, 2017 At Computex both Intel and AMD announced some staggering high core and thread counts for consumers. So what in the heck is going on and how does that change the scene? Read more here...
  13. garwynn

    Thread [Portal Article] XDA Takes on Ryzen: In-Depth Look of AMD’s AM4 Processors On Linux

    Article Posted: April 24, 2017 When we heard AMD was working a new processor lineup - one that could compete against Intel's 8-core, 16-thread i5-5960X in performance... we definitely wanted to test that. Curious what we found? Read the article here...
  14. garwynn

    Thread [Portal Article] You Asked, We Answer – AOSP Build Times on AMD Processors

    Article Date: June 13, 2016 Our first delve into PC hardware topics - checking how long it took to build an AOSP ROM from source on AMD processors. Read the article here: https://www.xda-developers.com/you-asked-we-answer-aosp-build-times-on-amd-processors/ Update: Our Ryzen review shows just...
  15. garwynn

    Thread Welcome & Introduction

    To all forum readers and lurkers, welcome to a new and experimental section of the forums! The PC Hardware forums are part of our expansion into a limited discussion of PC hardware for our enthusiasts and developers. So while the normal forum rules apply you may notice that things here will be...
  16. garwynn

    Thread Welcome & Introduction

    To all forum readers and lurkers, welcome to a new and experimental section of the forums! The PC Hardware forums are part of our expansion into a limited discussion of PC hardware for our enthusiasts and developers. So while the normal forum rules apply you may notice that things here will be...
  17. garwynn

    Thread Welcome & Introduction

    To all forum readers and lurkers, welcome to a new and experimental section of the forums! The PC Hardware forums are part of our expansion into a limited discussion of PC hardware for our enthusiasts and developers. So while the normal forum rules apply you may notice that things here will be...
  18. garwynn

    Thread [RESTORE][TOT] Sprint LG G5 (LS992) ZV5 TOT

    Hi guys, you should know the drill by now, so let's get to it. Download link for ZV5 (rwilco12.com) Sorry for the delay, was trying to get it up earlier yesterday.
  19. garwynn

    Thread [ROM] [AOSP][6.0] Slim6 Early Alpha 0.1

    Link to Thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-s3-att/development/rom-slim6-alpha-0-1-t3375639
  20. garwynn

    Thread [ROM] [AOSP][6.0] Slim6 Early Alpha 0.1

    Link to thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-s3-att/development/rom-slim6-alpha-0-1-t3375639
  21. garwynn

    Thread [ROM] [AOSP][6.0] Slim6 Early Alpha 0.1

    Link back to main thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-s3-att/development/rom-slim6-alpha-0-1-t3375639
  22. garwynn

    Thread [RESTORE][TOT] Sprint LG G5 (LS992) ZV3 TOT

    Well, another device, another round of TOT files that I need to pull. NOTE: As of posting there is no known way to flash this yet. I know others are working on this so will go ahead and post this. That way when it's ready, this isn't holding it up. By the way, any future releases will be...
  23. garwynn

    Thread [RESTORE][TOT] Sprint LG G4 (LS991) ZVB TOT

    Well, based on multiple requests I've picked up and am now hosting the ZVB .tot file on Rwilco12.com Short link to it: http://rwilco12.com/downloads.php?dir=Files/Devices/LG%20G4%20%28LS991%29/Stock%20ROMs/ZVB Note: Anti-Rollback version is incremented in ZVB. You will be unable to revert to...
  24. garwynn

    Thread [RESTORE][TOT][OFFICIAL][M] Sprint LG LS991 ZV9 TOT

    Update 12/17/2015: This is now official since Sprint has announced the release. Well, you got it here before even it was announced. M has come to our G4 and you can flash it now using this TOT. Read the second post for further information on how to downgrade and use LGUP. Once you're on ZV9...
  25. garwynn

    Thread LS990ZVC in the works

    OK, unless they're rolling back the version machine this is just a shell. But it does tell us something in the works. device.sprintpcs.com/LG/LS990-SPRINT/LS990ZVC.rdf Now, 2 possibilities: Some sort of urgent fix for both the G3 and G4 (since they both now have one in the oven) is one...
  26. garwynn

    Thread Another review of the SHIELD Android TV

    Well, it's been a while since I've been doing posting away from my normal "hunting grounds" but since I wrote this up and know there are probably questions out there I'll just throw this review out for consideration. What surprised me is that this changed my perspective on Android and has...
  27. garwynn

    Thread ZV7 Discussion

    No, ZV7 is not out yet. But it is in development as indicated by the new RDF. http://device.sprintpcs.com/LG/LS991-SPRINT/LS991ZV7.rdf Now I checked a few days ago and this wasn't here. It's also noteworthy that with the H815 getting 6.0 this might be what's coming our way. We saw something...
  28. garwynn

    Thread [RESTORE][TOT] Sprint LG LS990 ZVB TOT

    Was asked to get this and the anonymous source was able to help. So here is the ZVB restore TOT for the Sprint LG G3. Link: http://rwilco12.com/downloads.php?dir=Files/Devices/LG%20G3%20%28LS990%29/
  29. garwynn

    Thread [RESTORE][TOT] Sprint LG LS991 ZV6 TOT

    Hey guys, Thanks for bringing this to my attention. Be aware that this one includes factory reset protection. Those of you having issues trying to revert - this is probably why. I forget how this works to revert but would check out the G3 forums to see how this was handled. ZV6 (and now ZV5)...
  30. garwynn

    Thread [TOT][RESTORE] LG LS991 ZV5 TOT

    NOTICE: ZV6 or higher Users - Received reports that attempting to revert to ZV5 may brick your device. Recommend holding off for now, will try to get ZV6. (Also attempting to confirm.) OK, I know folks have been in need and an anonymous source has been kind enough to share. Here is the TOT for...
  31. garwynn

    Thread No questions or requests in this section, Themes and Apps only please

    To all visitors of this forum: This section is for the posting of Themes and Apps only. All questions, Help issues, Troubleshooting or request threads should be posted in the Q&A, Help and Troubleshooting section. Any questions, please contact your moderation team. We can be found at the top...
  32. garwynn

    Thread No questions or requests in this section, Themes and Apps only please

    To all visitors of this forum: This section is for the posting of Themes and Apps only. All questions, Help issues, Troubleshooting or request threads should be posted in the Q&A, Help and Troubleshooting section. Any questions, please contact your moderation team. We can be found at the top...
  33. garwynn

    Thread No questions or requests in this section, Themes and Apps only please

    To all visitors of this forum: This section is for the posting of Themes and Apps only. All questions, Help issues, Troubleshooting or request threads should be posted in the Q&A, Help and Troubleshooting section. Any questions, please contact your moderation team. We can be found at the top...
  34. garwynn

    Thread No questions or requests in this section, Themes and Apps only please

    To all visitors of this forum: This section is for the posting of Themes and Apps only. All questions, Help issues, Troubleshooting or request threads should be posted in the Q&A, Help and Troubleshooting section. Any questions, please contact your moderation team. We can be found at the top...
  35. garwynn

    Thread No questions or requests in this section, Themes and Apps only please

    To all visitors of this forum: This section is for the posting of Themes and Apps only. All questions, Help issues, Troubleshooting or request threads should be posted in the Q&A, Help and Troubleshooting section. Any questions, please contact your moderation team. We can be found at the top...
  36. garwynn

    Thread No questions or requests in this section, Themes and Apps only please

    To all visitors of this forum: This section is for the posting of Themes and Apps only. All questions, Help issues, Troubleshooting or request threads should be posted in the Q&A, Help and Troubleshooting section. Any questions, please contact your moderation team. We can be found at the top...
  37. garwynn

    Thread No questions or requests in this section, Themes and Apps only please

    To all visitors of this forum: This section is for the posting of Themes and Apps only. All questions, Help issues, Troubleshooting or request threads should be posted in the Q&A, Help and Troubleshooting section. Any questions, please contact your moderation team. We can be found at the top...
  38. garwynn

    Thread No questions or requests in this section, Themes and Apps only please

    To all visitors of this forum: This section is for the posting of Themes and Apps only. All questions, Help issues, Troubleshooting or request threads should be posted in the Q&A, Help and Troubleshooting section. Any questions, please contact your moderation team. We can be found at the top...
  39. garwynn

    Thread Rules for Posting in ORIGINAL Development Forums

    Just wanted to clarify what the differences are between android and original development. Here are some KEY points by our very own pulser_g2. The following are most likely “Original Development”: *Official releases of highly original and upstream custom ROMs (built from the ground up with...
  40. garwynn

    Thread Rules for Posting in ORIGINAL Development Forums

    Just wanted to clarify what the differences are between android and original development. Here are some KEY points by our very own pulser_g2. The following are most likely “Original Development”: *Official releases of highly original and upstream custom ROMs (built from the ground up with...
  41. garwynn

    Thread Rules for Posting in Android Development Forums

    Those who have been in the other device forums, it hasn't changed. For those who haven't.... A reminder of rules on what should and should NOT be posted in Development forums. And please note - the rules are different for Android Development versus Original Development forums. Only the...
  42. garwynn

    Thread Rules for Posting in Android Development Forums

    Those who have been in the other device forums, it hasn't changed. For those who haven't.... A reminder of rules on what should and should NOT be posted in Development forums. And please note - the rules are different for Android Development versus Original Development forums. Only the...
  43. garwynn

    Thread Rules for Posting in ORIGINAL Development Forums

    Just wanted to clarify what the differences are between android and original development. Here are some KEY points by our very own pulser_g2. The following are most likely “Original Development”: *Official releases of highly original and upstream custom ROMs (built from the ground up with...
  44. garwynn

    Thread Rules for Posting in Android Development Forums

    Those who have been in the other device forums, it hasn't changed. For those who haven't.... A reminder of rules on what should and should NOT be posted in Development forums. And please note - the rules are different for Android Development versus Original Development forums. Only the...
  45. garwynn

    Thread Rules for Posting in ORIGINAL Development Forums

    Just wanted to clarify what the differences are between android and original development. Here are some KEY points by our very own pulser_g2. The following are most likely “Original Development”: *Official releases of highly original and upstream custom ROMs (built from the ground up with...
  46. garwynn

    Thread Rules for Posting in Android Development Forums

    Those who have been in the other device forums, it hasn't changed. For those who haven't.... A reminder of rules on what should and should NOT be posted in Development forums. And please note - the rules are different for Android Development versus Original Development forums. Only the...
  47. garwynn

    Thread Rules for Posting in ORIGINAL Development Forums

    Just wanted to clarify what the differences are between android and original development. Here are some KEY points by our very own pulser_g2. The following are most likely “Original Development”: *Official releases of highly original and upstream custom ROMs (built from the ground up with...
  48. garwynn

    Thread Rules for Posting in Android Development Forums

    Those who have been in the other device forums, it hasn't changed. For those who haven't.... A reminder of rules on what should and should NOT be posted in Development forums. And please note - the rules are different for Android Development versus Original Development forums. Only the...
  49. garwynn

    Thread Rules for Posting in ORIGINAL Development Forums

    Just wanted to clarify what the differences are between android and original development. Here are some KEY points by our very own pulser_g2. The following are most likely “Original Development”: *Official releases of highly original and upstream custom ROMs (built from the ground up with...
  50. garwynn

    Thread Rules for Posting in ORIGINAL Development Forums

    Just wanted to clarify what the differences are between android and original development. Here are some KEY points by our very own pulser_g2. The following are most likely “Original Development”: *Official releases of highly original and upstream custom ROMs (built from the ground up with...