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Tom's Hardware's Biggest CPU Shoot-Out, Ever
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    one-shot , April 1, 2009 6:50 AM
    I am grateful that Toms had an article about firearms and CPUs. I target shoot and own several guns myself. This is very welcome. Did you use 55gr FMJs with the .223? I noticed the muzzle velocity was 3200FPS, which sounds about right for 55gr bullets. I have two .223 caliber rifles myself, one hunting, the other target. I use 50gr in one and 69gr in the other. It's too bad FMJs couldn't have been used in the SKS. Great April Fool's joke/article!
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    neiroatopelcc , April 1, 2009 10:31 AM
    cangeliniSame here--that's why I had to add the bit about being in California. We have a .50 cal ban in effect, on top of all the other things that are banned here.

    The terminator doesn't like competition ...
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    dirtmountain , April 1, 2009 7:10 AM
    Best shootout ever!
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    cangelini , April 1, 2009 6:29 AM
    Happy April Fool's? :-P
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    one-shot , April 1, 2009 6:50 AM
    I am grateful that Toms had an article about firearms and CPUs. I target shoot and own several guns myself. This is very welcome. Did you use 55gr FMJs with the .223? I noticed the muzzle velocity was 3200FPS, which sounds about right for 55gr bullets. I have two .223 caliber rifles myself, one hunting, the other target. I use 50gr in one and 69gr in the other. It's too bad FMJs couldn't have been used in the SKS. Great April Fool's joke/article!
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    dirtmountain , April 1, 2009 7:10 AM
    Best shootout ever!
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    mrubermonkey , April 1, 2009 7:20 AM
    Finally an article that I can understand. Thanks Angelini.
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    cangelini , April 1, 2009 7:21 AM
    one-shotI am grateful that Toms had an article about firearms and CPUs. I target shoot and own several guns myself. This is very welcome. Did you use 55gr FMJs with the .223? I noticed the muzzle velocity was 3200FPS, which sounds about right for 55gr bullets. I have two .223 caliber rifles myself, one hunting, the other target. I use 50gr in one and 69gr in the other. It's too bad FMJs couldn't have been used in the SKS. Great April Fool's joke/article!


    Glad you enjoyed it one-shot. Yes, these were 55 grain Wolf FMJ cartridges. And because they were Wolf, that just meant more clean-up after the fact! I had FMJ on-site for the SKS as well, but as mentioned in the story, that shooter was just obsessed with HPs, so he insisted on his own ammo for that one.
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    chaohsiangchen , April 1, 2009 7:44 AM
    Though nothing to do with benchmarking, this is definitely one of the best story EVAR!!!!
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    kyeana , April 1, 2009 8:14 AM
    shear briliance! totally made for a good laugh!
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    howarchaic , April 1, 2009 8:16 AM
    You guys have been watching too much top-gear...
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    cangelini , April 1, 2009 8:29 AM
    howarchaicYou guys have been watching too much top-gear...


    Is there such a thing?
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    Tindytim , April 1, 2009 8:29 AM
    Stillborns? Those look like they were aborted!

    MURDERERS!!!
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    gkay09 , April 1, 2009 8:48 AM
    Please do a shoot out with some intel CPU too :p 
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    gkay09 , April 1, 2009 8:52 AM
    I would like to see how the intel's CPU package stands against those firepower :p 
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    hustler539 , April 1, 2009 8:54 AM
    HaHa! great article!


    ...Some say his droppings have been found as far north as York. And that he has a full size tattoo of his face, on his face. All we know is, he's called The Stig.
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    chaohsiangchen , April 1, 2009 9:02 AM
    gkay09Please do a shoot out with some intel CPU too


    I'd prefer that they'll be shooting products from Apple Inc. and taking motion picture with high speed camera.
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    neiroatopelcc , April 1, 2009 9:58 AM
    cangeliniIs there such a thing?

    Yes there is - if you are watching top gear australia at least ... it's so rediculous even one season is enough to satisfy a lifetime's need for it.

    The 'real' second generation top gear with jeremy though ... can't get too much of that really.

    ps. the very first topgear was very very rubbish - you should watch an episode just to get an idea how boring life must've been in the late 80s


    And - nice article. Different for sure. I'm not much into guns though, but I'd expected those shotguns to do more damage. Suppose a cpu is quite durable in the end.
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    curnel_D , April 1, 2009 10:04 AM
    I wish you guys could have used .50 armor piercing rounds too!
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    cangelini , April 1, 2009 10:18 AM
    curnel_dI wish you guys could have used .50 armor piercing rounds too!


    Same here--that's why I had to add the bit about being in California. We have a .50 cal ban in effect, on top of all the other things that are banned here.
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    neiroatopelcc , April 1, 2009 10:31 AM
    cangeliniSame here--that's why I had to add the bit about being in California. We have a .50 cal ban in effect, on top of all the other things that are banned here.

    The terminator doesn't like competition ...
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    cangelini , April 1, 2009 10:32 AM
    neiroatopelccThe terminator doesn't like competition ...


    LOL +1
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