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    Should I upgrade my 65" Samsung KS8000?

    I also have the KS8000 and frankly speaking, Every few months I look at possible upgrade options and nothing other than an OLED impresses me enough to make it worth the effort. Recently we are starting to see some HDR 1000 displays that are capable of brightness levels well beyond the KS8000...
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    What is Official 3080 Sales Time For Thursday?

    nVidia can’t be said to take this seriously. They have the most obtrusive captcha for GeForce Experience and that is not a bot prevention measure in the slightest—we are doing free annotations to train their ML perception networks for autonomous mobility. That’s the reason it’s there. So, if...
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    **buyers only** Were you able to secure a 3080?

    I was able to purchase a couple of 3080s. https://www.adamsrite.com/en/products/trim/3080-series-entry-trim/
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    Just want to extend a big fat middle finger to every major hardware review site/channel out there

    well in all seriousness, it’s true that the most popular, well heeled and tenured online / YouTube tech reviewers are approaching an evaluation skill set on par with what a test engineering intern at one of these GPU companies would develop after a few months. So, kudos to them but I think the...
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    What is Official 3080 Sales Time For Thursday?

    The lovely thing about this is that we all win by having more time to evaluate the options. Well except for those who sold their cards last night, with no older card to fall back on, confident in availability this morning. this also seems par for the course. We’ve been through Intel and AMD CPU...
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    What is Official 3080 Sales Time For Thursday?

    Multiple Microcenters have precisely 12 each? Hmm.
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    After Ampere Launch Survey

    I will try for a 3080 tomorrow. It is a tremendous upgrade from my 1080 and there is nothing I am playing in the near future that will have problems with 10GB. A few months from now my wife will upgrade her PC and generally does not want an expensive card. If in a couple of months the AMD option...
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    Just want to extend a big fat middle finger to every major hardware review site/channel out there

    I don't disagree with the OP that this is an important thing to know - historically, support for new display comms standards has been exceptionally hit-or-miss and I am worried that there is a gotcha or catch with the RTX 3000-series. I also believe that while not an entirely mainstream...
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    RTX 3080 Founder's Edition Review by Gamer's Nexus.

    read it. It did not establish beyond a shadow of a doubt that the game is VRAM limited since that would have required a back to back test with another card with more VRAM showing good performance, for example a titan card. The article at best can only hypothesize that VRAM limitation *may* be...
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    Private data gone public: Razer leaks 100,000+ gamers’ personal info

    as of a couple of weeks ago anyway, geforce experience still required a login to use. Fortunately it’s quite easy to download drivers direct from their website, so no major issues there, though I am not clear how many value add and nVidia services depend on GeForce experience rather than the...
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    Softbank selling ARM to Nvidia, finally after year of speculation...

    great post & insights. another speculation: nVidia’s primary competition (AMD, Apple, Intel) all have General purpose CPU and GPU initiatives and products and are diversified to protect against possible long term convergence. NVidia was not, until now. As CPUs become Increasingly parallel while...
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    Why don't PC cases have 5.25" external drive bays anymore?

    I don’t mind said decline too much, nor subscription services. It’s a great equalizer. physical Media, for its pros, also created a keeping up with the joneses situation that I’m glad is behind us, at least with music and increasingly movies. Can’t wait until games are part of the same picture...
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    Softbank selling ARM to Nvidia, finally after year of speculation...

    The thing about appliances is that everyone loves them, but "tech enthusiasts" of most stripes hate admitting it. They'll happily expect their washing machine to be just that, but heaven forbid someone wants to regard a small pocketable communication device in the same way. In reality, most...
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    Soooooo, anyone now considering an 8K TV after the 3090 DLSS demo?

    I’m not opposed but would need to see native 8k content on an 8k display first. I have not seen it to date and don’t feel I’m in a position to judge. That said i would prefer brightness, HDR and wide color support over beyond-4K resolution. I also would prefer to scale up to ~200Hz refresh rate...
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    Potential RTX 3000 buyers...what monitors will you be driving?

    3080 for me I believe... 3090 value proposition seems low given price vs. advantages, and the two functional differences (nvlink and 24Gb) are unlikely to be used by me. I will stick with my Samsung 40” 4K/60Hz display and secondary ASUS 27” 1440p/175Hz Monitor until I can get a 40” 4K/120Hz...
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