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Camper-Hunter

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In Topic: iMac Pro lands 14 Dec

Today, 02:34 PM

View PostThain Esh Kelch, on 15 December 2017 - 06:44 AM, said:

Yes it is. By your argument a standard self built chassis PC would be not upgradeable, because my mom wouldn't be able to.

It is an annoying upgrade due to the glue, but you can definitely do the RAM upgrade yourself.
I'm sorry but that's a dumb example. A "standard self built chassis PC" is designed to be user upgradeable, without voiding the warranty (and even a prebuilt standard chassis lets you upgrade RAM without voiding warranty). The iMac Pro isn't designed for this, in Apple's words, and doing it yourself will void warranty.

Here's IMHO a better example: a good mechanic can replace a car's engine; that doesn't make it upgradeable either.

View PostSneaky Snake, on 15 December 2017 - 08:21 AM, said:

As long as stuff isn't soldered on and you have some way of getting to it, I would consider it upgradable. Huge pain in the ass, but still upgradable.
Soldered stuff can be unsoldered and replaced, with the right skills and equipment. So basically anything can be upgradable.

I think I should have emphasized I meant "normal" user upgradeable, no warranty voiding.

In Topic: iMac Pro lands 14 Dec

Yesterday, 03:33 PM

No it's not. Having to disassemble the glued screen and motherboard is not the definition of "upgradable", but rather it's advanced customization and a huge PITA.

In Topic: iMac Pro lands 14 Dec

13 December 2017 - 04:47 PM

View PostDirtyHarry50, on 13 December 2017 - 01:12 PM, said:

So for that kind of cash, can the GPU be upgraded as desired later on? I mean, I would hope a system with 18 cores, 128 GB of RAM and 4 TB of internal storage wouldn't become obsolete well before its time because you can't update the GPU.

Even the RAM isn't upgradable, and you'd like to change the GPU? Good joke, you're a funny guy. ;)

In Topic: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided for macOS now in final stages of development

13 December 2017 - 04:38 PM

Something's very wrong if a GTX 1070 can only handle Medium settings at 1920x1080. Like awfully poor drivers. On Windows, you can get 73 fps on high quality at this resolution...

In Topic: What games are people playing these days!?

10 December 2017 - 05:36 PM

I decided to finish some games I started long ago and never completed.

Sacred (Gold edition): I don't get how this Diablo II clone got a Very Positive rating on Steam. I completed it this week-end, after letting it sleep on my hard drive for almost two years: I was bored with the game and couldn't bear to finish. Now I did, but it was a chore, and games should be fun instead! Long, repetitive, endless respawning monsters, too much is too much; and some of the worst voice acting I ever suffered from (thanksfully there aren't many dialogs). I'll certainly not play Sacred 2.

Previously: Sniper: Ghost Warrior: now this was fun, despite the typical shortcoming where enemies are able to shoot with supreme accuracy (at least when playing on Hard difficulty) in order to compensate for the dumb AI. I'll certainly play Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 (then 3).

And the silly The Quest for Achievements II. It's also repetitive and not very good, like Sacred, but at least it's over in a few hours. :) With 1510 achievements, how silly can they get?