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This is awesome.

Who cares about the price? It was a concept to show us what's possible.

Each VM could have been fine enough for gaming with 8gb instead of 32GB Ram. A pair of 8 core xeons would drop down costs by thousands and still be able to provide 4 threads to 8 Vms. You could ditch the expensive Predator monitors. You could use mechanical drives. The costs could be cut by a great deal, especially if you're willing to drop it down to maybe 4 players and be a bit more sane tongue.gif
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This is awesome.

Who cares about the price? It was a concept to show us what's possible.

Each VM could have been fine enough for gaming with 8gb instead of 32GB Ram. A pair of 8 core xeons would drop down costs by thousands and still be able to provide 4 threads to 8 Vms. You could ditch the expensive Predator monitors. You could use mechanical drives. The costs could be cut by a great deal, especially if you're willing to drop it down to maybe 4 players and be a bit more sane tongue.gif

I thought 8 GB wasn't enough these days for really modern games? Could have sworn I was just reading that here a few weeks ago.
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I thought 8 GB wasn't enough these days for really modern games? Could have sworn I was just reading that here a few weeks ago.

It's possible, I'm not hip to all of the brand new games. Even still, for 7 VMs that would mean 128GB instead of 256 which would probably be a significant change in price especially for high speed memory. If you're really cost cutting, I'm sure 8 per rig is fine for the most part, I do a lot of gaming on a machine with only 8 gb. I beat TW3 and some other current titles on it, so I'm sure you could get away with 64gb total, though it may be sacrificing some performance in practice. using 4 threads instead of 4 cores is also going to cause a big hit, I just made the comment to show that it doesn't have to be this extreme, especially for a 4 player rig
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It's possible, I'm not hip to all of the brand new games. Even still, for 7 VMs that would mean 128GB instead of 256 which would probably be a significant change in price especially for high speed memory. If you're really cost cutting, I'm sure 8 per rig is fine for the most part, I do a lot of gaming on a machine with only 8 gb. I beat TW3 and some other current titles on it, so I'm sure you could get away with 64gb total, though it may be sacrificing some performance in practice. using 4 threads instead of 4 cores is also going to cause a big hit, I just made the comment to show that it doesn't have to be this extreme, especially for a 4 player rig

Maybe I'm dreaming it. Could have sworn there was some game that people were playing and had 8 GB that was going to the pagefile and when they got 16 GB it was better.
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Maybe I'm dreaming it. Could have sworn there was some game that people were playing and had 8 GB that was going to the pagefile and when they got 16 GB it was better.

I don't doubt it, I missed the article/thread you must be talking about. Blockbuster games are few and far between for me, last time I checked 4 GB was the recommended amount.. I guess that was a long time ago now though tongue.gif
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I don't doubt it, I missed the article. Blockbuster games are few and far between for me, last time I checked 4 GB was the recommended amount.. I guess that was a long time ago now though tongue.gif

That's what I saw on this article I just found so I believe it: http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/new-testing-suggests-pc-games-dont-need-more-than-4gb-of-ram/
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Berchem ^^
We should have drinks sometime thumb.gif

Yaeh... but when I start, I can't stop tongue.gif and it's a loooong drive home wink.gif (and I DO drive devil-smiley-019.gif)

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I don't doubt it, I missed the article/thread you must be talking about. Blockbuster games are few and far between for me, last time I checked 4 GB was the recommended amount.. I guess that was a long time ago now though tongue.gif


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