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  1. IdiotInCharge

    So buy Ampere or wait for AMD response?

    I always thought the purpose of the FE was 1) OEMs and 2) to yank that cooler off for something else.
  2. IdiotInCharge

    AMD's best Big Navi GPU may only be a match for Nvidia Ampere's second tier

    The noise-cancellation tech helps pretty much anyone that uses a mic on a computer. I wish I could gift it to some of the people I have to listen to... That's a big part, though there are certainly detractors of this school of thought ;) Based on the total lack of enthusiasm for the Xbox...
  3. IdiotInCharge

    AMD's best Big Navi GPU may only be a match for Nvidia Ampere's second tier

    My first in that class was the 1080 Ti that I'm running today. Paid US$700 for a hybrid unit, which was MSRP for the base model, sometime during one of the major mining shortages. Somehow, I was happy to pay that! Fun part is, this thing's actually more than enough for most 1440p gaming at...
  4. IdiotInCharge

    AMD's best Big Navi GPU may only be a match for Nvidia Ampere's second tier

    And it has quite a bit of application outside of gaming. You should be able to do it all on a laptop. And not even a gaming laptop, at that; a hypothetical mobile 3060 should be enough to push your typical esports stuff with the settings in check. Add a decent enough mic or just above-average...
  5. IdiotInCharge

    AMD's best Big Navi GPU may only be a match for Nvidia Ampere's second tier

    A big disparity, especially when it comes to the inevitable Ampere parts below the 3070, will be the 'extra' stuff Nvidia has been developing for streamers. Real-time transcoding with no significant performance loss, real-time noise cancellation for their mics; and then DLSS. Stuff that is...
  6. IdiotInCharge

    So buy Ampere or wait for AMD response?

    Buy what you need, when you need it; Nvidia's pricing looks good enough, even if that's more or less a result of conditioning. If you actually need the performance, grab it day one. If I already had a 48CX, I wouldn't hesitate. But if you don't need the performance, it's hard to argue buying...
  7. IdiotInCharge

    Guess the price of 24GB RTX 3090 FE

    For PCIe bandwidth to make a GPU faster, said GPU has to be dog slow. Otherwise it'd just slow the GPU down. We're talking about per-frame performance here. Loading performance could make a difference depending on the size of the assets etc., and if a PS5-style streaming solution is in play, it...
  8. IdiotInCharge

    AMD's best Big Navi GPU may only be a match for Nvidia Ampere's second tier

    Yeah they did. Fun part is that it works quite well when implemented properly; not fast on Turing, but not unplayable. Much of that was due to Nvidia working with developers. Sort of? Reality is that all of the big engines already have all of the plumbing ready. Every major engine house...
  9. IdiotInCharge

    LG 48CX

    I'd want to know right quick if they're both HDMI 2.1...
  10. IdiotInCharge

    Guess the price of 24GB RTX 3090 FE

    The 3090 with 24GB of VRAM? Unless we're talking load times, with absurd settings, and a minimum of 32GB of system RAM and also PCIe 4.0 NVMe, like maybe? PCIe 4.0 is only twice as fast as PCIe 3.0, and both are still an order of magnitude slower than VRAM (at least).
  11. IdiotInCharge

    Nvidia 3000 Series pricing and specs

    I just want a 3080 Hybrid. Or Ti / 20GB version if that comes out when I'm ready to buy, because there's a new monitor involved that's going to cost even more... and probably a new case as well.
  12. IdiotInCharge

    AMD's best Big Navi GPU may only be a match for Nvidia Ampere's second tier

    The hardware will be there, but Nvidia has put in a lot of work with developers between RTX and DLSS to make RT work... at all. The highlight of the consoles isn't RT... it's... accelerated storage compression. For engines that don't use RT. So yeah, it's a given that AMD is shipping hardware...
  13. IdiotInCharge

    Unreal Engine 5 Revealed! Running real time on Playstation 5

    Answers that "I wonder if..." that's been sitting in the back of my mind. Yeah, desktop GPUs should be able to do that, it would just take some cooperative effort. Seems Nvidia has already made that leap; will AMD be able to do something similar with their desktop GPUs, considering that the...
  14. IdiotInCharge

    Guess the price of 24GB RTX 3090 FE

    The potential for the problem should be addressed, yes. It's a problem with image reconstruction regardless of domain. Note that I'm interested in Nvidia and developers explaining how they're handling the potential for false detail causing problems.
  15. IdiotInCharge

    Trying to decide between RTX 30 series cards for new build next month

    If you can afford the 3080, no real reason to go lower?
  16. IdiotInCharge

    LG 48CX

    They didn't omit its performance -- they omitted the whole product SKU entirely. As of right now, the 3080Ti doesn't exist.
  17. IdiotInCharge

    LG 48CX

    You do?
  18. IdiotInCharge

    Guess the price of 24GB RTX 3090 FE

    Really depends on whether that detail even fits. Think in a something like a battle royal shooter, where either DLSS adds detail for an enemy / item that isn't really there due to cuing off of some partial detail from the low-res sample, and this provides and opportunity for the player to...
  19. IdiotInCharge

    Nvidia 3000 Series pricing and specs

    A lot of people are going to discount the additional hardware and software stack that enable features for livestreaming... but this is technology that pushes capabilities wider. Previously you'd want twelve or sixteen cores to do that, a treated room, a sound setup that rivals the price of the...
  20. IdiotInCharge

    Guess the price of 24GB RTX 3090 FE

    If they're talking about a game that supports at least DLSS, do we have a reason to test without it, other than answering the academic questions? I still have some reservations with respect to DLSS showing false detail where it really isn't, or missing small things that would otherwise be seen...
  21. IdiotInCharge

    The Division 1 is Free on UBI launcher expires 9/8/2020

    Should probably get this for my wife so she can start learning FPSs, since this is coop as well
  22. IdiotInCharge

    Paragon Submits Third Version Of New NTFS Kernel Driver For Linux

    ...soon as you convince Microsoft to support OpenZFS...
  23. IdiotInCharge

    Cubey has screwed the pooch. Need some suggestions

    You keep comparing what you do to industry professionals; as I mentioned above, I work with industry professionals that use Linux. They definitely don't use it the way an enthusiast would. This is a bunk comparison IMO. Attempting to do the same gaming and content creation stuff I do on Windows...
  24. IdiotInCharge

    Why don't PC cases have 5.25" external drive bays anymore?

    I tossed my Blu-ray burner into a USB3 enclosure. Still never burned a Blu-ray with it. Gave up on trying to play Blu-ray movies on the desktop years ago.
  25. IdiotInCharge

    Intel Iris Xe GPU Spotted With An Impressive 1650 MHz Overclock

    Most impressive would be for them to have the drivers hammered out for this thing. Their current drivers are pretty solid, but if this architecture is a substantial change, well, Intel hasn't done that in a while. I was somewhat disappointed that Iris Pro didn't become a common thing. Pretty...
  26. IdiotInCharge

    Death Stranding (first title from Kojima Productions)

    This is with mouse and keyboard... and having the W key pressed with the wheel not turning. Or pressing A or D and having it not turn. Or pressing S and having it not stop...
  27. IdiotInCharge

    nVidia now owns Mellanox

    Machine learning at the boundary is going to be an interesting field of research. And it's going to take a lot of research to make it practicable. Don't want the IPS shutting off commercial traffic because it's in a bad mood!
  28. IdiotInCharge

    New Silverstone FT02

    Looking at 16+ overclocked CPU cores and 300W+ GPUs going forward, 'silent on air' seems like it won't be much of a thing in the near future. Going to have to make compromises to make that work IMO. While looking for a replacement for my Define R5... and looking for that mythical combination of...
  29. IdiotInCharge

    Cubey has screwed the pooch. Need some suggestions

    Gotta use the products that actually work.
  30. IdiotInCharge

    Paragon Submits Third Version Of New NTFS Kernel Driver For Linux

    I've just been using the repo-available NTFS support when needed; if we're going to get real support, that would be nice for larger external volumes. [of course, I'd rather just have transparent EXT4 / XFS / ZFS / BTRFS support in Windows, but baby steps where can be]
  31. IdiotInCharge

    Cubey has screwed the pooch. Need some suggestions

    That's a bit like switching from Chevy to GMC though... right? What do you find about Ubuntu that makes Debian attractive?
  32. IdiotInCharge

    Cubey has screwed the pooch. Need some suggestions

    I don't use them at home. I also don't know a corporate desktop that doesn't, and there are no replacements. No. And no. Creative Cloud? Will it work once, update once, and then stop working? Lol. If they didn't notice the difference, then 'used' may be a real stretch. I could keep a Linux...
  33. IdiotInCharge

    Cubey has screwed the pooch. Need some suggestions

    This is exceedingly idealistic. Linux hasn't taken over the world because the quality and the integration just isn't there. And that's just the OS. You're still missing stuff like Exchange and Outlook, or Photoshop and Capture One, and so on. And yeah, I know that there are half-assed FOSS...
  34. IdiotInCharge

    Death Stranding (first title from Kojima Productions)

    WIth the truck, yeah. Sometimes that's how I got stuck, getting the truck in places where it probably shouldn't be. I think I've stuck three or four already. Sometimes it's just falling down a mountain wrong. Kind of wish there were some way to 'push' the truck out; even a grenade working would...
  35. IdiotInCharge

    RTX 3xxx performance speculation

    And more RAM period...
  36. IdiotInCharge

    Samsung 980 PRO

    Performance has simply eclipsed desktop user needs, but also not in a direction where it would actually make a difference like Optane. I'd use Samsung Pro drives if I were actually doing significant amounts of video editing. I've seen lesser drives just tank under sustained drive loads, and...
  37. IdiotInCharge

    Samsung 980 PRO

    Wouldn't that be the flash that's changing? The controller doesn't have to change.
  38. IdiotInCharge

    Samsung 980 PRO

    Why not? That's just the controller.
  39. IdiotInCharge

    Samsung 980 PRO

    If it holds up, why not? MLC was once reviled next to SLC.
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