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    What Facebook Could Look Like On Oculus Rift

    There will be no need for cuting edge low latency hardware in Oculus to do this sort of thing, so if this is their proposed usage scenario they are going to produce something that will be of no use for gaming, if it was more expensive and better speced for gaming then joe public would not buy it...
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    Oculus Responds To Internet Outrage

    Lucky..."Hey Mark we've just got support in another major game engine and we're getting the head tracking latency down to 20ms" MZ....."meh...okay....but Im much more interested in pushing this into VR sports events and movies, we don't need such cutting edge specs for that just go with the...
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    AMD Mantle Performance Preview in Battlefield 4 @ [H]

    Don't forget multi gpu setups......those that have got it working are having very good results. Scaling appears very high and reducing the cpu load imposed by multi gpu systems is allowing for high perfomance increases....one guy at OC.net reporting 95% increase going from DX to mantle in a...
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    AMD Mantle Performance Preview in Battlefield 4 @ [H]

    I've found that it crashes on Mantle if you have MSI afterburner running....I just apply the overclock and then exit out of it......think there are a lot of things to be sorted yet....that's why we are getting such varied and different accounts from different users....but this is just the first...
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    AMD Mantle Performance Preview in Battlefield 4 @ [H]

    Wow some guy over at that thread reporting a 95.7% increase going from DX to Mantle with a trifire 290 setup....incredible. Also looking back at the german site linked to earlier shows the crossfire scaling at 99% when going from one to two 290x's under mantle while the scaling with DX at the...
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    AMD Mantle Performance Preview in Battlefield 4 @ [H]

    I may be wrong but 3.9ghz is not the stock speed of the 3960X it is 3.3ghz......3.9ghz is only the boost speed when only one core is active afaik.... so this have been oc'ed to 3.9ghz on all cores. I also found that link very interesting, firstly in how the DX version was virtually...
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    AMD Mantle Performance Preview in Battlefield 4 @ [H]

    Good read..thank you. I also found the odd hitching noticeable in the test range. Think time will allow developers to further optimize for the gpu so that gpu limited scenario's will get a bigger boost. Also in addition to this helping lower/mid power systems I also think that it will help...
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    AMD Catalyst 14.1 Beta Now Available

    sorry to be thick but how do you access the internal fps counter in bf4?
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    AMD Catalyst 14.1 Beta Now Available

    2700K @4.5ghz and R9 290X windforce edition on win7 64 bit here.....getting massive speed up going from d3d to mantle in star swarm. but not able to get fraps to run with mantle in bf4 so not able to make comparison. Will say though that I get quite frequent "hitching" in BF4 with mantle...
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    ASUS R9 290X DirectCU II OC Overclocking Review @ [H]

    Hey laugh all you want...glad to provide the entertainment. I just find it hard to understand how or why it appears that the Hawaii chip itself can show such large variation in overclocking ability....I mean a 20% increase in voltage for a 6% increase in out of the box settings as has occurred...
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    ASUS R9 290X DirectCU II OC Overclocking Review @ [H]

    I know that the amount of overclock can vary but you seem to have a very bad sample there. I have a Gigabyte 290X oc windforce (no not a fan boy just upgraded from my 2x gtx 460s which were great) I can hit 1115mhz with a voltage increase of just +25 milivolts the core runs at about...
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    ASUS R9 290X DirectCU II OC Overclocking Review @ [H]

    I know this....I only refer to watercooling as the results are at difference with what has been stated here. As I've conceded it may be that using less efficient air cooled solutions may reverse this result as the 290x is more difficult to cool....but this review has not proven that...and...
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    ASUS R9 290X DirectCU II OC Overclocking Review @ [H]

    That may be the case but you would have got a higher stable overclock at 100% fan speed. The 290X having a smaller die size and so greater heat density is going to be very susceptible to reducing the cooling efficiency as you have done by limiting the fan speed. Additionally running at...
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    ASUS R9 290X DirectCU II OC Overclocking Review @ [H]

    Just google around for watercooled benchmarks....I don't have any to hand atm....but that was the take home message I got from reading several different ones.
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    ASUS R9 290X DirectCU II OC Overclocking Review @ [H]

    Seriously!!!....dude you seem a little too sensitive if my posts offend.....but of course that is a matter that is also very subjective.....very much like this article....after all there has been no measurement of the sound levels to verify that these cards are even running at similar sound...
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    ASUS R9 290X DirectCU II OC Overclocking Review @ [H]

    And given what you say about acoustics there is no measurement of that here?....that would at least be one equal factor which you could hang your hat on and say that is fair. But no there is no measurement of that to show they are equal and in fact no measurement of what level the author has...
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    ASUS R9 290X DirectCU II OC Overclocking Review @ [H]

    ^^.....I see no reason or logic in comparing two cards when you use unequal settings.....if you are not going to use 100% fans on both...which you should in a performance test....this is a performance test not an acoustic test isn't it?....then at the very least use the same fan speeds on both...
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    ASUS R9 290X DirectCU II OC Overclocking Review @ [H]

    I did say it was debatable and you may well be right there.....but using monitoring software that samples values at a set rate when the underlying values being measured are more rapidly varying can lead to erroneous results......but granted should tend to average so long as the sample size is...
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    ASUS R9 290X DirectCU II OC Overclocking Review @ [H]

    I don't think it is fair testing these cards at different fan speeds....the only way to fairly test them is with both with 100% fans regardless of noise. You say there was no throttling as you kept temps below 94c....that is debatable, power tune alters settings in fractions of a second and if...
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    How AMD's Mantle Makes Games Better

    Amd's mantle is not proprietary and is open to Nvidia.....if you want to talk proprietary then consider Nvidias "GeforceWorks" initiative....black box libraries that developers are prevented from sharing with AMD via license agreements.....black boxes that have been shown to not only optimize...
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    Keyboard And Mouse Support For New Consoles

    That's the beauty of XIM, it pretty much allows you to use whatever peripherals you feel comfortable with and the button layout you find most efficient. I started as a console gamer who went to pc for the better graphics....but never got used to the keyboard but appreciates the better...
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    Keyboard And Mouse Support For New Consoles

    That's the beauty of XIM, it pretty much allows you to use whatever peripherals you feel comfortable with and the button layout you find most efficient. I started as a console gamer who went to pc for the better graphics....but never got used to the keyboard but appreciates the better control...
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    Keyboard And Mouse Support For New Consoles

    They can't detect it, the original controller is still connected to the console...sort of passes through the xim.....as far as the console is concerned the controller is being used.
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    Keyboard And Mouse Support For New Consoles

    I was an early adopter of xim3 and was put off a little initially as there was that runtime bug that was affecting responsiveness a little....but understand that has long since been corrected.....I've just spent £500 on a new graphics card so still pretty invested in PC but once xim4 comes out...
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    Keyboard And Mouse Support For New Consoles

    It's not just MS and Sony....even though I think there was support for some mouse/keyboard no game developers actually supported M/K use to any extent. With Xim almost any game can be supported......and while some were more difficult to adapt and gave sub par control others like the COD...
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    Keyboard And Mouse Support For New Consoles

    Yeah using a well implemented mouse/keyboard adapter like xim turns a mediocre gamer into a god in console multiplayer...that was one big negative about returning to pc gaming for me.....realizing how crap I am. :o
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    Keyboard And Mouse Support For New Consoles

    I had both xim2 and xim3, the xim3 was a very advanced bit of kit...he uses simulated mouse movement and continuous capture of game screen image movement to build a profile..the translation profile...for each game so you get a one:one ratio of mouse movement to game look movement....this is...
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    Oculus Rift Raises Another $75 Million

    My concern is hardware compatibility.....a comment came out of AMD recently about 3D to the effect that it was a failure and not an area they were actively pursuing....obviously Oculus is going to use 3D so will it work with AMD hardware?.....want to know before I buy a R9 290
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    HDD vs. SSD Real World Gaming Performance @ [H]

    So the expresscache has the ability to specify files and folders via command line as well as general caching of frequently used stuff......that sound just like what I want. Does Intel SRT also have the ability to specify individual files/folders for preload? Is expresscache purchaseable...
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    HDD vs. SSD Real World Gaming Performance @ [H]

    That's interesting Traciatim, I've no actual hands on experience of caching tech.....so that allows you to preselect a given drive partition to be cached on the ssd as well as caching frequently used files?....would be better though if you could select individual files or folders to be cached so...
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    HDD vs. SSD Real World Gaming Performance @ [H]

    Like many have already said this would have been better tested using games which actually DO access the drive during game play.....also frame time variance would be a far better indicator of improvement than simple average FPS. I wish the industry would get to grips with the ssd/hdd...
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    Gamers Are Lazy And Don't Want To Exercise

    This type of virtual reality interaction while it will be obviously more immersive it will not be as fast or competitive as traditional control methods so I doubt will be used by those interested in competitive online play. Personally I'd prefer to use just the occulus and not even have head...
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    Microsoft Releases W8.1 Patch for Mouse Gaming Lag

    Oh but I did know that a fix had been done already...at least for some games...and that a registry edit is required for others...whether that will solve all games affected in this way I don't know.....but again you skirt the real issue....how much research should joe public have to do to play a...
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    Microsoft Releases W8.1 Patch for Mouse Gaming Lag

    Grow up....there's condescending of you...lol....and your reply sort of proves my point...yes I remember the previous mouse problem....and that is just it...the pc is a continuous stream of such problems from more major things like that and the more recent win 8 /mouse movement problems, to...
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    Microsoft Releases W8.1 Patch for Mouse Gaming Lag

    Not being a coder or having anything other than limited self taught IT knowledge this really annoys me. I don't care who is to "blame" but this sort of thing is just another reason to move away from pc gaming. So I now I either have to stay with an older iteration of windows or learn how to edit...
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    Oculus Rift to Produce Only One Version for PC and Android

    But lets get this more back on track......I'm just wondering as occulus can be used with low power android/mobile devices then how much gpu performance is it going to need on the pc?.....not sure if uptake of occulus through developers is going to be wide spread enough...but if it is then I'd...
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    crazy submersion phase change system

    Hi Joe, I haven't done extensive testing with this new cooling system yet....but do have some results. http://imageshack.us/a/img27/7871/h8of.jpg http://imageshack.us/a/img35/2852/o4qy.jpg Temps aren't all I hoped they would be considering the mobo is submerged in a phase changing...
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    crazy submersion phase change system

    Yes that bit is a little bit of a potch....basically I've run cable extenders from the mobo through the chamber wall where they are sealed as they pass through....but obviously internally they are still open. They are then joined to the main cables inside an upward pointing 90 deg bend pipe...
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    crazy submersion phase change system

    Well the ac unit has a cooling power of 3.6kw...so that is the ultimate limit on the system.....I have no way of measuring this but the amount of condensate that is flowing gives an indication of the heat flowing through the system.....1ml of liquid equates to 220 joules...so 1ml/sec of...
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