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Herman Miller x Logitech – Embody Gaming Chair Review

Herman Miller x Logitech – Embody Gaming Chair Review





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Introduction

As a lifelong gamer and IT professional I have spent a large part of my life at a computer desk. As you get older and move away from the typical “gaming chairs” you begin to think more about your health and your posture. Herman Miller is one of the most recognized brand names in the world. They have been around for a long time and have released a gaming chair based on the original Embody design. Herman Miller partnered with Logitech to create a chair to assist gamers for long gaming sessions. This is also great for content creators and those who are on their PCs for several hours. HM chairs have always carried a premium price. As of Q2 - 2022 the Herman Miller x Logitech Embody Gaming Chair currently retails for $1,795.00 (plus tax – free shipping).

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X58 + RTX 3080 Incoming!

X58 + RTX 3080 Incoming!


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So as I was finishing up my RX Vega 64 2021 Review a package was delivered at my door. Inside was one of the hottest and hard to find GPUs out right now. I was able to snag one near MSRP since I refuse to pay crazy scalpers prices. Once I finished my first YouTube Review and the RX Vega 64 article I immediately installed the RTX 3080 on my 2008 Intel X58 platform. I thought I’d share a few of my thoughts and gameplay video’s with you enthusiasts just in case you were wondering what the X58 + PCIe 2.0 can do in 2021.

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Analyzing AMD "Scorched Earth" Strategy

Analyzing AMDs "Scorched Earth" Strategy

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“A cornered fox is more dangerous than a jackal!”

Introduction

That legendary quote has never been more true in the case of the ongoing AMD vs Intel battle. I feel that AMD is using a "Scorched Earth" type of strategy during their battle with Intel at the moment. Throughout history AMD has had their ups and downs against Intel. Many years ago AMDs Athlons with much lower clocks were matching or outdoing highly clocked Pentiums. AMD Opteron was doing pretty well during those times as well. Long story short AMD was rising and Intel had to do something about that. Unfortunately, one path that Intel took consisted of “bribing” companies into not shipping units that contained AMD processors. Intel only wanted “Intel inside” literally because Intel figured that AMD can’t make money if there aren’t any AMD products on the shelves right?

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Nvidia, AMD & Intel - This is why you should NEVER paper launch a product









Nvidia & AMD
This Is Why You Should NEVER Paper Launch A Product

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What does Nvidia, AMD and Intel all have in common; at some point they all have paper launched a product. A very basic definition for a paper launch is showing a product with great specs on paper then launching the product before enough units are available to be purchased. Paper launching isn’t limited to GPUs since many industries have had to deal with paper launches over the years. A lot goes on behind the scenes and the technology industry is more competitive than ever so typically the first company to release a new product can start racking in the cash. Tech companies also want to be seen as a “leader” in the field and never a follower behind the latest trends. AMD has been on fire with their Ryzen CPUs and in the typical Nvidia fashion, Nvidia wanted to be the first to release their latest GPU architecture to gamers and prosumers. Once again we will get a very nice reminder of why paper launches are a headache.


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Analyzing Futuremark Time Spy Benchmark

 

 

Analyzing Futuremark Time Spy Benchmark

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DirectX 12 has been the talk across the web for years and a lot of people have been waiting for Futuremark to update 3Dmark with a DX12 API. Last year we got a glimpse of the benchmark running and now we can finally get our hands on it and benchmark for countless hours. Time Spy is basically the same as older benchmarks from Futuremark except there is no “Combined Score” test. DX12 is the future and the future is here. There have been some issues surrounding the Time Spy benchmark.

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