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    Anybody plan on grabbing one of the new RX7xxx Navi cards on launch?

    I agree...and that's why you see what you do in my sig. ;) But, on-topic, I'm leaning, hard, to the 7900 XTX based on the small price difference between that and 7900 XT. Edited to add: Of course, I'll be waiting for reviews, first.
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    I microwaved a R9 390X gaming and now my pc won't run after 3rd time

    All newer generation cards fare quite well. Use "Hi" for 3 minutes. EXCEPTION: the RTX4090, due to its well-known high power consumption, needs "Defrost" for 30 minutes. (Or, just set the microwave to frozen ground beef, 10 lbs.) (Unless your microwave does not use 120v/60Hz. If you're on...
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    Anybody plan on grabbing one of the new RX7xxx Navi cards on launch?

    Not on launch. I learned my lesson years (decades?) ago. I'll wait for the reviews. But, yeah, I'm in. Especially after seeing the highlights on AdoredTV, GN, JZ2c, HU, etc.
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    Anyone “upgraded” from 5900X to 5800X3D for gaming?

    Just ordered a 5800x3d to put into my 5800x rig. That'll go to the 3700x. That, in turn, will replace a 2700x Gotta love the AMD compatibility. As for any faster speeds...well, I was curious, so now I'll find out. (As for the next gen...I may skip that, and wait for the gen beyond that. If I...
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    New CPU installed and PC now lags

    run a sfc /scannow and see what's up with your OS.
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    The Witcher | Official Teaser | Netflix

    Onto my watchlist. Thanks.
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    Insane GPU prices in 2022 WTF?

    I have nowhere near the rich (pun intended) history some folks have with video cards. Yeah, the 3dfx Voodoo2 I bought for ~$350 was the big one. (That, plus two of something else in SLI. Cutting edge video...20+ years ago. ;) ) I've tried to keep my rigs, if not cutting edge, at least...
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    Going to go from a GTX670 to an RX6600...

    Card is ordered (MSI Mech). 269 and then a 20 rebate, so 249 (plus tax).
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    Going to go from a GTX670 to an RX6600...

    I've got an older rig, 4790k that my son is running. Currently a GTX670 (the =4= Gig version! :) ) is handling GPU duties. Looking at the prices of the RX6600's, I think I'll grab one for him. He's gaming (Fortnite, etc.) on a 1080 screen. I think he'll definitely see an improvement! Keep...
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    Modern GPU Stability Test?

    Great thread. I just got a video card back from MSI's repair center. They didn't list what they did, just "repaired". WTF? I'd like to stress-test the card and find out if it really is fixed (and if it isn't, to isolate the failure mode), so this thread is very timely. Thanks
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    RTX 4xxx / RX 7xxx speculation

    Yeah...gonna do the 5800x3d. It'll replace the 5800x...which will replace a 3700x...which will replace a 2700x. The AMD waterfall... ;) Meantime, I may get a placeholder 6600xt and see what this fall/winter brings for GPUs. If there's something exciting (and available and not overpriced)...
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    Upgrade or New Build?

    Well, I'm on the AMD-wagon at this point in my PC build journey. See my sig. I =love= being able to drop an upgraded cpu into my "fleet lead" and then let that cause cascading upgrades to the rest. So, I'd be on board with the idea of keeping your mobo and just adding in a new AMD cpu. Right...
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    So, am I the only one that AMD treats like a criminal when requesting an RMA?

    I had an Intel cpu fail. It had an intermittent bad math processor. I was extremely lucky how it was caught. But, a phone call to Intel, literally 2 minutes talking with a tech establishing my bona fides and describing the test failure, and they cross-shipped me a new processor. Had it within a...
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    RTX 4xxx / RX 7xxx speculation

    Yesterday, something occurred that will ensure that RDNA3 will be a revolutionary leap ahead in performance: I ordered an RX6700XT. Yep...since I finally committed to a new card, it guarantees that the NEXT card will be the one I should've waited for. Sigh....
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    AMD announces Ryzen 7000 Zen 4 CPUs

    I've wished for an igpu several times when having issues. I'm glad AMD are including it.
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