Recent content by cp_kirkley

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    The great video card dump of 2020 has begun!!!

    I'm increasingly glad I made the decision y'all helped me make - it's removed the stress/anxiety from trying to snag one on Thursday.
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    The great video card dump of 2020 has begun!!!

    Dropping in with an update to my situation. Best buy employee gave me the knowing nod when I asked specifically for the EVGA 2070. $569 price, roughly 615 after tax. They had an FE 2070 S, in stock at 499, and they had an MSI 2060 S card listed at 449, which made me chuckle. That said...
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    The great video card dump of 2020 has begun!!!

    I figured as much. As long I get confirmation that I am on the list, and I have a solid performing card as the stopgap, I won’t mind the wait. Probably allows me to appreciate the leap that much more. Even before it died, the nitro couldn’t play Horizon at native res with high enough frames to...
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    The great video card dump of 2020 has begun!!!

    Ok, just re-acclimated myself with the program. That settles it, Theres an Evga 2070 Super at my local Best Buy I can pick up today. I’ll have 14 days to NOT register it in case I’m able to pick up a 3080 on launch day.. so I can return without jacking it up warranty rights for the next person...
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    The great video card dump of 2020 has begun!!!

    Thanks for this. Just to clarify, if I were to spring for a 2070 Super, it doesnt lock me into the x70 lineup, does it? I would be able be able to step up to the 3080? That pretty much solves the problem right there. Its not a problem of the price tag, I've known I was upgrading this generation...
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    The great video card dump of 2020 has begun!!!

    That just isn't a realistic scenario until 3070 are easy to buy. Yeah it makes sense from a performance per dollar standpoint, but availability counts for something. As soon as 3080s and 3090s are on back order (which means after the first day) it wont be hard to continue selling Turing at 10-15...
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    The great video card dump of 2020 has begun!!!

    For sure. I guess I'm also pushing back against the notion that I'm a sucker because I still find a high end 2080 at a nice discount as a plus value for me. Maybe if I had a working card my calculus would be a little different. But I'm not trying to wait until November to be able to comfortably...
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    The great video card dump of 2020 has begun!!!

    I'm in a bit of a bind. Primary rig is down with the death of my Sapphire Nitro+ V56. I had been planning to ride it out with Vega until 3080 was in reliable stock. I'm uninterested in purchasing anything below a 2070 in performance, because, while yes, its better to wait, I also believe that...
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    Radeon RX Vega 56 is 279.99

    I bought a Sapphire Nitro+ V56 for 340 like a week and a half ago off of Amazon - Im so glad I went with the Sapphire, I picked up a reference cooler from my local microcenter to hear the difference and sweet googly moogly is the blower fan loud. Im using it in an eGPU set up with a MBP15, so...
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    AMD Could Do DLSS Alternative with Radeon VII through DirectML API

    So much truth here. That said, I had been spec'ing out laptops to replace my aging Aorus, and have made the decision to switch out my entire setup. I'm moving very consciously away from Nvidia this cycle because I am tired of criticizing them, but caving and buying green anyway. I do enjoy the...
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    What was your first HOLY COW! moment with an actual video card?

    Bought a Radeon 9800 XT back in the ealry 2000's - I remember installing the Animusic demo and blowing my friends away with how amazing it looked on my 2048x1536 CRT monitor lol. My room was hot enough to heat the hallway outside of my bedroom lol. Good times
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    Warm? - Acer X34 Predator - $999 on Newegg

    Correct, 35 is AMVA. Still nice though. I have an xb321hk, Everytime I see one of these Im tempted. 4k Gsync is amazing, but sometimes I really wish I could appreciate 60+ fps.
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    FreeSync vs. G-Sync Delay Analysis

    THIS. This was a really big sticking point with me when I was making my purchasing decision a few months back. I opted to go to the G-Sync side because the more I read the more clear it became to me how tightly Nvidia controls the specifications that earn the G-Sync badge. It says nothing about...
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    Forza Horizon 3 - XB1 & PC

    Im really loking forward to FH# on PC, but if it lacks 21:9 support (like APEX does) its really going to put a damper on the enthusiasm for me.
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    EVGA GTX 950 SC (LP - 75W version) - $99.99 after MIR

    I love these little powerhouses. My only wish for them is that they took the next step and gave us a Low Profile edition so it can fit in the SFF 9010 or 9020s (and similar chassis). I have a 9010 with a i7-3770S and 2gb 750ti thats still kicking (and still rocking out out on 240w PSU...)...