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    Lets be real does 4K actually make a difference?

    Where things have been challenging is that until this MONTH any game that had 4K support has been - either somewhat or definitely - some sort of CPU pig. Burnout Paradise Remastered stands that theory absolutely on its ear. (I didn't discover it - and I won't claim it; besides, the data is on...
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    When will prices drop?

    Considering that I paid little more than half that for mine (new), it's a crappy deal - especially since it is unfit for etherium or any other sort of mining. (April of 2018 - which I pointed out here on [H].) Worse, the RTX 2050 will launch with similar - if not identical - pricing - and this...
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    Samsung to flood the market

    The bigger problem is that the flood will be NVMe-based - if you don't have support for it (and that is THE issue going forward - especially in terms of notebooks), you're screwed - you must purchase either new hardware that supports NVMe or an older (and smaller) SATA drive. (I am in exactly...
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    New cards in July

    The GTX1150 has its work cut out for it - the GTX 1050Ti (not the base GTX 1050) redefined what the floor could be (and wrecked the long-suffering GTX 750 Ti in the process - which AMD couldn't do). Unless it's another game-changer, I may well skip this cycle due to crypto-related shens with...
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    Anyone excited about nV's cloud GPU stuff

    It's not just Parsec - a far-more-available option in the eastern US (and one that I used until I switched to Pascal) is Liquid Sky; in fact, I primarily used it for an RTS (which is not as bound by latency as a shooter is). (The RTS in question is Anno 2205.) In the case of Anno 2205, it's...
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    Could Nvidia mitigate the mining situation with driver updates for old cards?

    Pascal is basically going to follow baby Maxwell into Legenday status - and for the same reason baby Maxwell got there. (I didn't call Pascal "Maxwell Redux" for nothing.) It wasn't JUST that big Maxwell (and GTX 1060+) redefined the mid-range at sane prices (until cryptocurrency reared its...
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    Could Nvidia mitigate the mining situation with driver updates for old cards?

    Only if you add features in those driver updates. Reminder - there has been no generic reason NOT use the current drivers going back when Fermi went to "legacy support" status; the only reason that anybody here at [H] did was to specific-case issues involving driver incompatibilties. (I had...
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    Looking to upgrade GT 640

    I have unhesitatingly recommended the GTX1050 series as the drop-in upgrade for any nVidia GPU sub-Pascal based entirely on my personal experience with mine. 1. It is dead-silent - literally. Despite the extra fan (compared to the Fermi-based GTX 550Ti it replaced), it is far quieter - in...
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    Starcraft 2 Goes Free To Play On 11-14-17

    Which is exactly how the deal works. If you didn't have the game at all (or only had the Starter Edition) you got Wings of Liberty for nit. If you had Wings, but none of the others, you got HotS for nit. If you had both Wings AND HotS, you got Legacy for nit. During Cyber Week, both HotS and...
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    What was your first HOLY COW! moment with an actual video card?

    In my case, it was my first AIW/Voodoo I (original) tag-team - AIW Pro and a "Brand X" (Best Data - remember them?) Voodoo I and GL Quake - then came the later followup of the AIW Radeon and a Diamond Monster 3D II (specifically, the Revision E) - I actually still have that in my parts library...
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    Looking to upgrade GT 640

    That is why I bought mine (and why I recommend them today) despite my coming from a GTX550Ti (which DID have that 6-pin PSU connector) - the GTX 750 Ti (which didn't have a 6-pin PSU connector in most layouts, either). If you insist on staying with EVGA, there IS the SSC - like the FTW, it's a...
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    Looking to upgrade GT 640

    Agreed on the GTX 1050Ti (check the sig - it's what I have). Replaced a GTX 550Ti (which is the backup). Four times the graphics memory, but is both quieter and uses less wattage. THE entry-level streaming card (and the only such for "weaksauce" CPUs, such as PentiumG).
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    Low-end/Integrated Graphics Gaming Thread.

    Anno 2205 will run decently on Intel HD4400 (in fact, it will run better on it than nVidia Fermi - which used to be my default); however, nV Maxwell or better (let alone Pascal - my new default) will put a waxing on it. Still, integrated graphics no longer necessarily means "bad/awful".
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    Nvidia GeForce 388.00 driver

    The 388.00 driver and RS4 FINALLY fixed the issues I was having with Ashes of the Singularity and DX12 - it no longer crashes with DX12 active.
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    Prices plummet for Nvidia GTX 900-series graphics cards, but you still shouldn't buy them

    No - the real issue is Steam - which doesn't support DX12. (Does it support Vulkan?) Steam basically represents an artificial cap on game APIs - it also remains the most popular gaming service (whether because OR despite that cap is irrelevant - the cap is there, and it is, in fact, unique to...
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    Are you happy with your Pascal investment?

    I posted WHEN I did because I came to Pascal late - however, the point I made applies no matter WHEN you come to Pascal - because it applies if you come to Pascal at all. It would not have applied to me if I hadn't come to Pascal - and I wouldn't have posted in the thread.
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    NVIDIA Introduces GeForce GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti

    Really. Also, the OTHER reason I have stayed put elsewhere is that 4K is not (and won't be for a while), my focus as I'm in DST (Dead Socket Territory) and am NOT looking to spend my way out of it (mostly because I can't - I'm retired). I'm display-capped - and know it (by display-capped, I...
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    Are you happy with your Pascal investment?

    I went from a powered Fermi to an unpowered Pascal (GTX 1050Ti) and I not only regret absolutely squat, but have been pushing it to all and sundry as THE sensible upgrade for low-end desktops - and based entirely on what I've uncovered in my own use. The driving force to the spendage was one...
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    why cant I get a good MMO on my phone already....

    You have a hate on for the RTS games that are already out for Android/iOS? (Most started on iOS, but came to Android later.) One of the latest is, in fact, Final Fantasy XV (both iOS and Android) at a cost of nit.
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    Forza 7 Announced: Also coming to Windows 10!

    And especially since it was, in fact, announced as one of several Plays Anywhere titles at GamesCom last year (along with ReCore and Crackdown 3).
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    NVIDIA GeForce Graphics Drivers 385.41 WHQL is out

    Did anyone check out the Destiny 2 beta support of this driver? (Since I was running this driver when the open beta went open, I did, of course, give it a proper shakedown.) First, the boggle factors - the official floor is supposed to be a quad-core - not an i3, but an i5; I have a G3258...
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    Destiny 2 on PC Will Have Restrictions for Specific Applications :)

    ShadowPlay and AMD's ReLive ARE supported; however, OBS and XSplit (the popular alternatives to those two) will not be - they are popular alternatives primarily due to the supporting cards that are NOT compatible with ShadowPlay (non-GTX GPUs) or GPUs from AMD that don't support ReLive.
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    Possible to play games using an older game`s engine?

    And not every game uses a hypernew engine - Titanfall (the original one) uses the original Valve Source engine (tweaked a bit, but the tweaks aren't that major) - and the engine was not why it got bashed. GTX 1060? Please - GTX 1050 Ti (even though a lot of those are still being snapped up...
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    Brink is free on steam now

    If I remember right, it fell flatter than the original Titanfall (which was was accused of falling pretty flat itself).
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    GPUs: Gamers Left Behind as the Compute Market Taking Priority

    Or GTX 1050 Ti, for that matter - even Amazon.com can't keep them in stock. The reason I was able to get mine at all is that the various brands have different restock dates, and I was able to pull the trigger of mine on a Saturday - not exactly a high-demand day for orders
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    Anno 1800

    And why the hate on 2205? (Yes - I'm serious.) 2205 has been the best Anno to date (especially graphically speaking) - if anything, upgrading to a GTX 1050Ti drives that point home with a jackhammer. I bought 2205 on the Ubi Store for price reasons - period. If Steam had a better price, I would...
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    NVIDIA Introduces GeForce GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti

    Lower TDP than GTX750Ti (which means that it will fit in the same PCs) More powerful than GTX750Ti. Most designs don't require a 6-pin. Combine it with DX11 games and even a Haswell or later dual-core, and you are most of the way to 1080p@30 fps with no other upgrades.
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    NVIDIA GeForce Graphics Drivers 385.41 WHQL is out

    I've actually been *waiting* for this driver - so far, I've been having a LOT of fun basically "pulling low" with this Haswell dual-core+Pascal tag-team - a grand total of ONE game has refused to cooperate so far (Forza Horizon 3 demo).
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    GT 1030 and GTX 1050/Ti single fan vs dual fan / normal vs low profile

    I had both single-fan and dual-fan versions of the GTX 1050Ti in my decision matrix - wanting to avoid using a 6-pin need still left both sorts in the decision tree. (EVGA, for example, has all of ONE GTX 1050 Ti that requires a 6-pin - the FTW; the SSC - which like the FTW, is a dual-fan...
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    GT 1030 overclocking

    The GTX 1050Ti power draw is twice that (a mere 67 watts at worst for a no-extra-power version - such as my MSI GT OC, or EVGA's GTX 1050Ti SSC). Unless you explicitly need a low-profile version, either will in fact do. Thirty-seven watts is typically not going to be a PSU breaker, even at the...
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    What's your fallback card?

    As you can see, that is what happened last week.
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    I wonder how many PC gamers have moved on due to lack of mid-priced cards

    I bought my MSI GTX1050Ti 4GB GT OC for $169 @ Amazon (they were also the seller); the hard part was catching them in stock (wound up pulling the trigger on a Saturday with two-day Prime USPS - which cost all of nit;shipment left Lexington, KY Saturday afternoon for Baltimore where it arrived...
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    Brand preference?

    That is true of any GPU - even the integrated stuff from Intel and AMD. I went MSI this time (coming from refurbished EVGA); however, that was due to stocking issues with the two EVGA options I had been considering (I had purchased from Amazon); that I have an MSI motherboard was actually...
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    Forza Motorsport 6: Apex thread

    Actually, it has - it's called Forza 6 Apex: Premium Edition, and is on the Store now. It has the same system requirements as well. And you DEFINITELY need a wheel for any of the Forza games - the keyboard won't cut it. (The only ding I have against the series, actually.)
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    Best budget gpu for Pentium G4400

    Not as limited (even in Crysis 2 OR 3) as expected. That may be true of older GPUs (older than Pascal, but newer than Fermi - which means Kepler and both generations of Maxwell). While Crysis 3 doesn't go to Ultra by default (it is likely more multicore-favoring than Crysis 2) it stays right...
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    Whats up with AMD Video Card Prices?

    buttons, you just (without knowing it) answered the OP's question (it mirrored my own question regarding pricing (and stocking, for that matter) for sub-GTX1070 nVidia GTX 10 series cards - mining. Cryptocurrency has become the equivalent of a new hustle - which is why I only have theoretical...
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    GT 1030 overclocking

    Thing is, the GT 1030 doesn't support direct streaming; in fact, has ANY GeForce GT ever supported it?. Also, has any GTX (Ti or not) NOT supported streaming since nVidia kicked the CPU requirement to the curb? They are quite fair questions - especially since the GT 1030 and GTX 1050 Ti can -...
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    Is it possible to game on a remote machine?

    It's possible - in fact, I have personally done so - however, you really can't have any sub-5 GHz wireless legs in the trip between the remote PC and you (by sub-5 GHz-N, I'm also including 100 mbps wired Ethernet as well; basically all legs MUST be either wired gigabit OR 5 GHz-N; it applies to...
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    Which games do take advantage of many CPU cores?

    DX12-based games all have at least an i5 as the stated minimum (the sole exception being Forza 6: Apex) - the likely impetus of THAT means that developers leveraging either API are likely developing using 6-core or better coding hardware - which IS more plentiful today than it was when DX11 and...
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    Which games do take advantage of many CPU cores?

    When I redid my desktop, I actually dropped cores - going from Q6600 to G3258 (four cores to just two), and I only took it in the neck in maybe TWO games in my rota at the time. I've changed the rota - however, rather surprisingly, the lack of cores is not a factor in it. That was, however...
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