Monday, September 19


Daily News Stuff 19 September 2022

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  • The case for my new computer - the limited edition Hololive one - has shipped.

    I don't have any parts to go in it, but I'll sort that out in coming months.

    One thing: The case is laid out such that the graphics card is vertical, using a right-angle PCIe adaptor.  This is common in the kind of flashy show-off cases I don't usually buy, and by usually I mean ever.

    The PCIe adaptor is PCIe 4.  The CPU, motherboard, and graphics card I'll be buying will all support PCIe 5.  I think it will automatically fall back to PCIe 4.  If not I will be quite irked.

  • Google and Facebook now control only 80% of all online advertising.  (The Economist via

    Down from 85% previously.  The main new competitor is TikTok, which is not an improvement.

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1 "I think it will automatically fall back to PCIe 4."
Yes, PCIe devices autonegotiate bandwidth, and the device and motherboard will figure out the fastest generation they both support and then use that.

Posted by: Rick C at Monday, September 19 2022 11:18 PM (BMUHC)

2 Apparently that doesn't take riser boards/cables into account.  I did a bit more digging and this happened a couple of years ago with PCIe 3.0 riser cables and PCIe 4.0 GPUs - all sorts of sadness.

Solution is to go into the BIOS settings and manually adjust the PCIe slot back to whatever is supported by the riser cable.  Which is good enough; even PCIe 4.0 x8 is enough for gaming.

If Hyte comes out with a matching PCIe 5.0 riser card I'll get it, but in the meantime I'll cope with only having 32GBps to the GPU while I play Minecraft.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tuesday, September 20 2022 02:50 AM (PiXy!)

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