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    Intel shows off Granet Rapids at Taipei Intel Innovation Event

    The leaked Sapphire Rapids SKUs show `X` models which are likely unlocked like the old Xeon W-3175X. The new Xeon W5-3435X is a 16-core model and would be a great HEDT part even if it doesn't have the full 80 PCIe lanes. AMD did the same thing with with the DIY market Zen 3 Threadripper PRO...
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    Optane 905P - Still Worth it as an OS Drive?

    I too upgraded from an Optane 900p 280 GB to an Optane DC P5800X 800 GB. Unfortunately the real-world performance of the P5800X in games and on the desktop is identical to Phison E18 PCIe 4.0 drives like the FireCuda 530 and Corsair MP600 XT. The 900p destroyed my old Samsung 950 Pro in...
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    So if video card prices stay elevated for years, then what happens?

    Play through your backlog of games and appreciate the classics which will take a couple of years. For the first time in console history, PS5 and XSX games are 85% as good as my 5-figure priced PC with an RTX 3090, while costing 1/20th the price. The only games which are unplayable are FPS...
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    LG 48CX

    The PA32UCG does support Dolby Vision input over HDMI.
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    LG 48CX

    Yeah, I also randomly found a 3090 in stock at Best Buy at MSRP soon after it launched and casually checked out! Now they are never in stock even if you use alerts. At the time I thought the price was insane over the 3080 but now it's the best purchase I made in the last 1.5 years.
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    LG 48CX

    Refresh rate increases smoothness independent of pixel response time. I use a G1 OLED as my primary desktop monitor. My 240 Hz TN monitor is way smoother than my G1 when just moving the cursor on the desktop. There is definitely more smearing between frames on the 240 Hz, but there are more...
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    LG 48CX

    The Sony has a better motion interpolation algorithm. It is generating frames in-between, instead of holding a single 24 fps frame for 5 frames. That's all it is. If you crank the slider up to 10 you get the so called soap opera effect with maximum smoothness.
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    LG 48CX

    That's smearing. It's less accurate even if you prefer it. The correct solution to sample and hold blur is to increase the frame rate of the content. Sample and hold is neither good nor bad - it's an exact representation of the source frames over time. Non-sample and hold displays smear frames...
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    LG 48CX

    PQ is absolute. The only HDR displays that follow PQ are the LG in HGIG mode, the G-SYNC Ultimate monitors, and $30 k reference monitors. Everything else is non-standard tone mapping and is inaccurate. You actually prefer the inaccurate oversaturated colours of the Sony OLED over accurate PQ. It...
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    LG 48CX

    You can toggle between SDR and HDR in Windows with the SDR content brightness slider set to 10 which is guaranteed to be 120 nits in HGIG mode (0 is 80 nits). It looks about the same as SDR with OLED Light set to 35. This is consistent across my CX, C1, and G1.
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    LG 48CX

    All VRR monitors synchronize at 1 fps with LFC. LFC is done in the GPU. There is no advantage to hardware LFC in the G-SYNC module either, because once the module begins to double a frame, it cannot respond to new frames until the doubled frame is completely drawn, resulting in the same...
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    LG 48CX

    The OLEDs are effectively hardware G-SYNC, just not made by NVIDIA. They need LG's custom controller to drive the individual pixels with G-SYNC certified VRR, unlike LCD monitors from manufacturers who make half-baked VRR firmware for existing controllers. NVIDIA's hardware G-SYNC module just...
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    LG 48CX

    It's likely a bug and will result in variable brightness when the frame rate fluctuates.
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    LG 48CX

    Use Win + P to disable the C1 and move all windows to the other display. The problem is the C1 doesn't disconnect its HDMI input after powering off - it takes a few minutes.
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    LG 48CX

    The SDR content brightness slider has an effect on how Auto HDR looks with Intensity at 0. You may want to try switching off the Auto HDR checkbox completely and increasing SDR content brightness to 30 (200 nits) or above. If you use Auto HDR, zero or low values on the SDR content brightness...
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