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  1. dave343

    I Bought a 6800 / 6800 XT Today!

    yeah... I had the 6800xt in my cart at 9am, went through the checkout, added my info, hit confirm order and was kicked back to AMD’s main homepage.
  2. dave343

    I Bought a 6800 / 6800 XT Today!

    that’s the problem with these launches, with how fast things sell out you really only have time to F5 one site. 1-2 minutes after 6am makes a massive difference. Last week I knew my best luck would be with AMD directly but on Wednesday I’d probably stick to newegg.
  3. dave343

    I Bought a 6800 / 6800 XT Today!

    I think the initial stock run is done, the AIB cards are dropping Wednesday anyways. I doubt anything will be in stock until then but if Kyle is right stock should be plentiful Wednesday, just make sure to break your F5 key right at 6am PST.
  4. dave343

    I Bought a 6800 / 6800 XT Today!

    Look what showed up today along with unexpected snow ❄️
  5. dave343

    I Bought a 6800 / 6800 XT Today!

    I bet eBay sold out of these today 🤣
  6. dave343

    I Bought a 6800 / 6800 XT Today!

    Why even tweet that though... ok, maybe he doesn't have special access and isn't given priority to buy one, but still, as an AMD rep, why would you toss that in everyone's face knowing most couldn't get one, and the cherry on top is he's the one who made that $10 bet.
  7. dave343

    I Bought a 6800 / 6800 XT Today!

    If I was 20 again, sure I'd go lineup... at my age, hell no, my wife would kill me lol.
  8. dave343

    I Bought a 6800 / 6800 XT Today!

    Yeah I think AMD was one up on the bots. It sucks that links to buy the cards were not well advertised, not just for AMD but Newegg as well I found, but I see it as a good thing.
  9. dave343

    I Bought a 6800 / 6800 XT Today!

    https://www.amd.com/en/direct-buy/ca is the link to buy them. afaik, that was the only way to reach them unless amd provided you an email link.
  10. dave343

    I Bought a 6800 / 6800 XT Today!

    Direct from AMD.com store. I didn't even bother trying Canada Computers or Newegg.
  11. dave343

    I Bought a 6800 / 6800 XT Today!

    Well, according to Kyle I don't think it'll be a dud launch. It may take a week to restock but it sounds like it'll pretty much be daily or close to that, and sounds 100x better than NV.
  12. dave343

    I Bought a 6800 / 6800 XT Today!

    Torontonian here... I was able to snag a 6800 but they went quick.
  13. dave343

    I Bought a 6800 / 6800 XT Today!

    Fingers crossed it'll happen. I hit the AMD page at 9am, and immediately hit the add to cart for the 6800 XT. I was able to go into the cart, through the checkout, add my info, and confirm order. Then... weirdly it brought be right back to the main page... ok... so I did it again, but now the...
  14. dave343

    Front USB Issue with Lian Li Lancool Mesh

    Thanks, makes sense. Wasn’t even aware of the interference issues with USB 3 and 2.4ghz devices.
  15. dave343

    Front USB Issue with Lian Li Lancool Mesh

    I'm having this weird issue with a Lian Li Lancool Mesh II case with the front USB ports. There are only 2 ports on the top, and they are both USB 3, one is occupied by a Logitech universal receiver which I use for a trackball mouse. The problem occurs anytime I plug a USB stick in there to copy...
  16. dave343

    Zen 3 Launch Availability

    At my local Canada Computers store, the lineup had about 20 people before I got there 1/2hr before they opened. The first person in line had camping equipment had apparently been there since yesterday afternoon, which is good for him since they only had 1 5950x available. They didn't receive any...
  17. dave343

    Zen 3 Launch Availability

    My mistake was trying to search for the 5900x / 5950x on newegg, it never appeared, and then I realized 5 minutes after 9am EST, you could get them through the promo links. Sold out. So then I drove over to our chain of Micro Center stores (Canada Computers) here in Toronto, and the manager came...
  18. dave343

    Zen 3 Launch Availability

    what a shit show
  19. dave343

    Your video card history

    I still own the Diamond V550 and it's running in a fully working PII 400 system for retro gaming. That X1950XTX was probably one of my all time favorite cards that I owned.
  20. dave343

    AMD vs Nvidia Encoders

    I've been using the Nvenc encoder for a while now and it's been pretty decent, but with the launch of the new Navi 2 cards, I'm interested in switching over but wanted to test the AMD encoder out first. With my Nvidia card, I've been using the following settings to record gameplay; Nvenc h.264...
  21. dave343

    AMD RDNA 2 gets ray tracing

    Awesome thanks. Yeah I was wondering if it was software based, so thanks for kicking me that info.
  22. dave343

    AMD RDNA 2 gets ray tracing

    I remember it happening this way... he wanted people on Vega nor Navi That sounds a lot like, no. So then the accelerators will help out with the processing of RT but a large part of the RT workload remains with the main CU's.
  23. dave343

    AMD RDNA 2 gets ray tracing

    Did AMD implement dedicated hardware for the RT, or is it being done by the same CU's as rasterization? I didn't catch any of that so far from what I've read.
  24. dave343

    So.....who's buying a 3070?

  25. dave343

    So.....who's buying a 3070?

    So... anyone actually see the "Out of stock" actually change to "Instock" and nab one
  26. dave343

    Radeon 6000 series speculation

    no RT performance numbers which is odd. If they were crushing NV on RT as well, you'd think they would show that... nevertheless I will grab the 6800xt but would be nice to have seen some RT numbers.
  27. dave343

    Where Gaming Begins: Ep. 2 | AMD Radeon™ RX 6000 Series Graphics Cards - 11am CDT 10/28/20

    It’s odd they didn’t show ANY RAy Tracing performance numbers... I wonder if this is a situation like back with the 5000 series where with first gen tesselation hardware AMD couldn’t compete. I still want the 6800xt but would have been nice to see some numbers of RT performance.
  28. dave343

    Radeon 6000 series speculation

    Margins are not like Apple, they do need to make some revenue.
  29. dave343

    Did Nvidia Cancel the RTX 3080 20gb and RTX 3070 16gb

    You really have to wonder how Nvidia got themselves into this position... although I guess one can look at a company the size of Intel :D I guess AMD took a chance with TSMC and the relationship has paid off in massive dividends.
  30. dave343

    Radeon 6000 series speculation

    If they are aiming to take advantage of the Nvidia launch fiasco, then it would make sense for them to release at least the high end to mid range cards. I think (based on rumors) that would include the 6900XT, 6800XT, 6800XL, and 6700XT... with 80, 72, 64, 40 CU's respectively. I really want...
  31. dave343

    The [H] RTX 3080 owners thread.

    100% Truth haha. To get a feel for how hot the card is running, I only have to feel my glass side panel.
  32. dave343

    Used GPU Market Crash of 2020

    I bought a 2080 Ti back in very early summer for full price, as I was building a new system and had no idea when NV planned on releasing the RTX 3080, or if I'd be able to get one. I sold mine for $650 on the day of announcement. I got lucky and scored the MSI Trio X 3080, and now plan on...
  33. dave343

    Did Nvidia Cancel the RTX 3080 20gb and RTX 3070 16gb

    Did Nvidia get any of TSMC 7nm availability for 2021 or was their plan for 8nm on the entire Ampere lineup? I’ve read rumblings of Nvidia moving to 7nm next year, so maybe this makes sense... I just thought Nvidia didn’t get much of TSMC availability.
  34. dave343

    20yrs of [H]

    Anyone remember when the [H]ardForums had a [G]enmay section that detached onto it's own site? Still exisits but absolutely nowhere near what it was back in the day.
  35. dave343

    20yrs of [H]

    20 years on the [H] - Well guys it's been awesome, hopefully the [H] forums stick around for decades more! Signed up back in college and never thought I'd be posting this 20yrs later. I've been to one [H] meetup in Toronto back in 2001 at the Skydome Hard Rock Café where we racked up an...
  36. dave343

    Radeon 6000 series speculation

    That's pretty much how I feel in regards to RT. Most games right now are meh, I just beat BF5 with RT on Ultra for the first 2 war stories, and the last 2 stories I turned RT off. Actually I turned RT off mid way through the 3rd Norway story, and unless someone could put images side by side, I...
  37. dave343

    RTX 3xxx performance speculation

    I just beat BF5 on Ultra settings, 1440p on the 3080. For the first 2 war stories I played with RTX on Ultra. The remaining 2 war stories, I played with RTX off. Both were smooth as silk. But both also looked the same... and playing with RTX off, I wasn't even sure what I was missing.
  38. dave343

    If Navi matches 3080 in Raster performance but not Ray Tracing... will we care?

    Well, technically I don't think it's AMD's first try... RT can... be done on Navi albeit in software mode... and I think in preparing Navi2 for the consoles they have a pretty good idea of it's performance, as well as time to tweak the performance. But this whole thing does remind me of the...
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