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    2080ti Pricing?

    COVID-19
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    DOOM for potato heads still crunching z80s

    So it’s true, a potato can literally run Doom.
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    Need a new video card by next Tuesday, choices are 5700XT or 2060 Super (yuck to both), which one for WoW?

    The hate is that it’s AMD, and people who haven’t owned an ATI card since the Rage 128 want you to know that their drivers suck.
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    Has your G-Sync display locked you into the Nvidia EcoSystem?

    I don’t have a brand preference, but my current monitor is G-Sync and I’ll be going with Nvidia this time around for that reason. I would have much preferred a Freesync monitor, but the best deal at the time I bought my monitor happened to be G-Sync if you can believe it, and since Nvidia cards...
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    AMD Confirms Zen 3's Performance Is Monstrous and Speculation Thread

    Anyone who believed that was an idiot to begin with. They’re a publicly traded company. They exist to make money for their shareholders, they don’t exist to do anyone a solid. AMD raising prices when they have a solid lead should surprise no one.
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    3080 - What's the difference? Asus ROG vs TUF?

    It does for the 3090, but we won’t be able to say for the 3070 until the it launches. My understanding is that the power for the 3080 and 3090 is being limited in the video BIOS which is limiting gains from overclocking in the 3080 and 3090. Whether or not the same design decision is made in...
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    3080 - What's the difference? Asus ROG vs TUF?

    This. I don’t see the point of paying an extra $150 for the Strix when overclocking these cards is only yielding like 3% extra performance, and the TUF is unlocked anyway and has good thermal performance. Save your money, just get the TUF. The $700 version of the TUF looks like it’s one of...
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    RTX 3070 Mobile Rumors and Speculations Thread

    It’s probably the same scale they used to say the 3080 was double the performance.* *Double the performance in Minecraft and Quake II RTX. This is why people shouldn’t panic sell a video card based on marketing claims.
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    Leaked Galax slide confirms NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 20 GB, RTX 3070 Ti, RTX 3060 and RTX 3070 inferiority to the RTX 2080 Ti

    To be fair, I don’t entirely fault Nvidia for the current supply issue for a few reasons: 1) From what I’ve been seeing, retailers said that launch inventory was not smaller than normal, so this is an insatiable demand problem more than anything else. That and bots. Something needs to be done...
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    Leaked Galax slide confirms NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 20 GB, RTX 3070 Ti, RTX 3060 and RTX 3070 inferiority to the RTX 2080 Ti

    It’s not just Nvidia. Don’t take marketing claims seriously in general, period. Remember “wait for Vega”? How’d that work out for everyone?
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    Leaked Galax slide confirms NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 20 GB, RTX 3070 Ti, RTX 3060 and RTX 3070 inferiority to the RTX 2080 Ti

    Yes, but with a 5700XT instead of a 2060, you don’t get to run RTX and experience gaming in all it’s ray traced glory at 20FPS.
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    Leaked Galax slide confirms NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 20 GB, RTX 3070 Ti, RTX 3060 and RTX 3070 inferiority to the RTX 2080 Ti

    You’d think, though, that someone who ponied up $1200 USD for a 2080Ti only to sell it at a fire sale price less than two years later would know enough by now to not make a decision like that based on a marketing slide showing benchmarks from unidentified games. Don’t we all know this by now...
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    What is 8k gaming?

    1) DLSS isn’t actually rendering 8K pixels, so it doesn’t count. It’s still an approximation, albeit a good one. 2) Even if you could count DLSS as 8K, only select titles currently support it, there aren’t many yet, and even in the ones that do, performance varies, with titles for graphics...
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    This is a carbon copy of the 2000 series launch

    Driver issues eh? Maybe they should call up AMD for some help fixing those...
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    How to make a Scalper pay

    The best way to make a scalper pay is simply to not buy from them. Guys, it’s a video card. Be an adult, wait a few weeks, and buy it through normal channels. Let the scalper idiots bury themselves in a pile of video cards that no one will buy.
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    Apparent racial bias found in Twitter photo AI algorithm

    I guess you didn’t get the memo. It’s 2020, we’re supposed to get worked up about everything, no matter how minor and/or easily corrected.
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    Microsoft acquires ZeniMax Media and Fallout maker Bethesda for $7.5 billion

    Yeah, but just think of the potential when you get to combine the bugs from Bethesda with the bugs from Microsoft. It’ll be like super bugs!
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    Cyberpunk 2077's Minimum & Recommended Specs Revealed

    That’s tough to do because everyone has different expectations of what constitutes a “good” gaming experience. Either way though, does it really matter? I’ve been PC gaming since the 90s, and I can’t think of a time I’ve ever looked at “recommended” specs, let alone allowing it to dictate what...
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    AMD Confirms Zen 3's Performance Is Monstrous and Speculation Thread

    Is there anything you’re optimistic about, or have a positive outlook on?
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    Cyberpunk 2077's Minimum & Recommended Specs Revealed

    Not to sound rude, but it really isn’t CDPR’s responsibility if people don’t understand basic computer hardware. They can’t write an entire guide explaining the difference between a 4th gen i7 and a 10th gen i5 when telling people the minimum specs required to run their game.
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    The Great RTX 3080 Scalping event has begun!

    True, I forgot about the thrill “Benefits Charity”
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    EA Announces Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond

    “aims to tell one of the most immersive World War II stories yet” It’s EA, so basically this means that you’re going to play as an amputee woman with a strong focus on fighting in Norway.
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    The Great RTX 3080 Scalping event has begun!

    The solution is to wait a few weeks, and then just buy it through normal channels.
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    Dear Nvidia,

    Just wait a few weeks and let those idiots sit on all of the cards they bought. It’s really not a big deal. If having to wait a few weeks longer to acquire a $700USD video card pisses you off this much in 2020 when there is a global pandemic and most of us are just thankful that we still have...
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    Walmart is selling Gateway PCs and no the year is not 1999

    Gotta bring back the Arnold prank calls to Gateway now as well.
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    Cyberpunk 2077 MP monetization will make you happy to spend real money

    Yes and no. Projects might be getting increasingly more ambitious, but publishing costs have plummeted. Most distribution is digital now. That means you’re not stamping CDs, printing boxes, manuals, etc, and now that every game company is making their own launcher, they can also cut out...
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    Cyberpunk 2077 MP monetization will make you happy to spend real money

    "The goal is to design monetization in a way that makes people happy to spend money." That sounds like something EA would say...
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    Call of Duty streamer accidentally reveals he's cheating, loses his Twitch channel

    Man, CS 1.6, that brings me back! While we’re on that subject with the whole private server thing, anyone else remember playing that on the [H] server back in the day?
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    (Rumor) NVIDIA Ampere Launch Window Leak

    Awesome! I can’t wait to see how the 3070 Super Ti compares to the 3080 Super Ti, or if I should save some money and just get a 3060 Super Duper Ti Special Edition.
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    (Rumor) NVIDIA Ampere Launch Window Leak

    I doubt it. The primary demographic for the 3090 is “I have to own the best, so I buy the best”, also, e-peen. No different than gamers buying the Titan back in the day despite being a few hundred dollars more for a moderate performance gain. There will probably still be enough of a gap to...
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    Facebook worried upcoming iOS privacy settings will ruin ad targeting business

    Maybe we can elect government officials who aren’t retarded and actually enact halfway-decent privacy legislation?
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    Windows 95 is 25 Years Old Today!!!

    That’s because it works really well with the keyboard and mouse format. As long as that still exists, so should the start menu. I remember the first time trying to use Windows 8 on a PC, it was an absolute nightmare trying to navigate. Microsoft eventually had to capitulate, which took long...
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    Windows 95 is 25 Years Old Today!!!

    While we’re on the topic of inhuman amounts of floppy disks, does anyone else remember iOmega ZIP disks? I still have my old internal drive. 100MB on a single floppy disk, homie! Too bad CD burners became cool shortly after, making the ZIP drive a bad investment in retrospect.
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    Windows 95 is 25 Years Old Today!!!

    Are you thinking of Lotus 1-2-3 or Quattro?
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    Windows 95 is 25 Years Old Today!!!

    Man, 25 years. I still remember making the switch from Windows 3.1 and DOS over the Windows 95. I absolutely hated it initially, probably due to my familiarity with DOS and with 3.1, as well as compatibility issues with some of the games I was playing at the time. I eventually came around...
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    GeForce event, September 1st

    www.techradar.com/amp/news/nvidia-confirms-geforce-event-for-september-1-it-looks-like-ampere-is-on-its-way Is your body ready?
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    Intel Brand Tie-ins: New Avengers Packaging

    This is what happens when bean counters run your engineering company Instead of actual engineers. This kind of marketing would never fly with DIY enthusiasts, none of them care, and anyone who isn’t an idiot would know that. You might get away with it for people that are trying to buy a DELL or...
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    Oculus to require a Facebook account

    To be fair, and not to defend Facebook, that’s literally all tech companies now. Heck, even Windows 10 is tracking everything now and sending that data back to the mothership, like malware is known to do.
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    5700XT driver situation August 2020

    Rumours have it that the new Nvidia cards are going to be launching in a month or two. Why would you want to upgrade now?
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    Snapdragon chip flaws put >1 billion Android phones at risk of data theft

    Another serious Android security vulnerability? Sorry to hear. - sent from my iPhone
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