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  1. Elthy

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    I would bet on Elons Twitter account...
  2. Afaik Intels Skylake CPUs are still supported in Windows 7, everything more recent is kinda a mess. Even if you can get it to work now the next update might break the workaround, so its definetly not recommeded for the average user. Since Intel didnt change the CPU cores since Skylake you can actualy get decent performance out of a i5 6600k/i7 6700k, Kaby Lake and Coffee Lake only offer slightly higher clockspeed (due to better fabrication) and more cores, which arent that usefull for KSP. Mabye you can get a good deal for a used CPU. Ryzen 2XXX will be a bit slower than those Intel CPUs in KSP, but still be way faster than your old FX processor. So if you rather want an AMD CPU you can definetly get one, the speed difference in KSP will be to small to notice and you get superior performance for most productivity workloads.
  3. CPUboss shows the R5 1600 as "rumored", it doesnt even have kaby lake. Also number like cache and expansions like SS3 are completly meaningless, the only thing that realy counts is performance, and CPUboss doesnt show a single benchmark. The same thing can be said about its sibling GPUboss, which is famous for its extremly bad advice.
  4. With any recent CPU you have to use Windows 10, so you need to do a clean install anyway. When it comes to maximum performance per core Intel is still leading, but not as much as in the FX days. AMDs Ryzen processors offer superior multithread performance and are only a little slower for single core tasks as KSP, so you could go with e.g. a R5 2600(X) instead.
  5. Keep away from this CPUboss website, its outdated and only compares useless numbers. If you want maximum FPS in Kerbal Soace Program but dont care about anything else i would go for an i5 8600k with a Z370 mainboard for overclocking.
  6. You have to reinstall Windows to change the boot drive.
  7. Elthy

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    Is there anything official regarding the usage of BFS as a SSTO? I know SpaceX stated it could SSTO, but thats also true for the Falcon 9 first stage.
  8. Elthy

    A whole family in the living room watching TV

    Of course you are free to do, im just taling about what everyone else is going to do. Dont complain if you cant evade the spoilers ^^
  9. Elthy

    A whole family in the living room watching TV

    Exactly. Almost everyone who could watch it did. The UDSSR didnt broadcast live, almost everyone else on earth was to poor for a TV (not to mention there were only 3,5 billion humans on Earth back then). I doubt there ever was a TV event with higher global viewing figures. Also i seriosly doubt people will watch it on youtube a few hours later, this is just like world chapionship final, you have to watch it live for the real tension.
  10. Elthy

    A whole family in the living room watching TV

    It will be just like the world championship but with every nation in the finals. I cant even begin to imagine the hype buildup... Just like with the moon landing everyone with access to a screen will watch it, no matter if they were interested in space before. This now propably means the majority of earths population, >5 billion people.
  11. If you rebuild from scratch you shouldnt go for the outdated kabylake series, you will get more cores for the same price with an Intel Coffeelake CPU (i3/i5/i7 8XXX) or AMD Ryzen 2 (R5/R7 2XXX), which were released just yesterday.
  12. Once you got that running you dont need to deal with all the challenges of nuclear engines, just use regular ones...
  13. There is simply no Mission where they make any sens: Since they get extremly radioactive you can only use them once on missions permanently leaving the earth, which means probes to other plantes. We need that capability only once every few years, instead of building and testing expensive NTRs you can simply use a bigger rocket...
  14. Intel didnt change the CPU cores since skylake, they just improved the production which enabled higher clockspeed/more cores with the same power consumption. So at least for the 6XXX to 8XXX series you can compare the clockspeed realy well.
  15. Elthy

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    SpaceX tries to keep the cost down, and land based launchsites are way, way less complicated than those at sea. I think those offerings are maybe for an upgraded barge, one that is a proper remote controlled ship which can travel on its own and is faster than the current solution...