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    AMD's Checkmate

    He sounds like he should be on a male version of adult phone chat hotline, lmao.
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    AMD's Checkmate

    Ps5 seems alot more thermally limited than XSX so I doubt it will be a better performer especially during long gaming sessions. As far as next gen GPUs...its possible, but Fury and Vega were both overhyped and ended up underwhelming and overvolted to juice up their performance. I'll believe it...
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    Question for the veterans of PC gaming: why was the Radeon 9700 Pro such a big deal?

    That is incorrect, the 8800 GT launched with 512MB of VRAM. The 256MB was a cheap SKU that was launched way later, and hardly anybody wanted that model except the cash strapped who couldn't afford a $200 512 MB model because those gaming at higher resolutions had been avoiding the 320MB 8800 GTS.
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    Question for the veterans of PC gaming: why was the Radeon 9700 Pro such a big deal?

    The 640mb wasn't very affordable and the 320mb was VRAM starved, plus it cost more than the 8800gt, hence why I didn't mention it.
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    what the Size Happened?

    The "quiet" part is also extremely important. Back in the early 2000s people had 60mm delta screamer fans and you could hear a PC from a mile away. These days the expectation is for a quieter PC.
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    RUMOR: NVIDIA to announce the GeForce RTX 3000 in August

    Gotta release it before the next gen consoles steal all the thunder, especially if it's going to be another meh generation, the rumored >$1k 3080Ti card that's only ~30% faster than 2080 Ti.
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    Pleasantly surprised 65" 4k looks so good. Is DPI not as important as it once was?

    One other thing to consider is anti glare coating. TVs tend to be quite glossy compared to monitors so even at the same exact ppi it's still going to look "clearer" especially with vibrant images.
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    Question for the veterans of PC gaming: why was the Radeon 9700 Pro such a big deal?

    8800 GTX was too expensive for most people, most people had had to wait a year for the 8800 GT to get a taste of that performance. 9700 Pro launched at a normal price, and actually the 9700 was an even better deal at nearly $100 less.
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    Upgrade CPU or GPU? (2500k@4.0/GTX 780)

    Depends on the kind of games you play, AAA games that are running lower level APIs will let you get away with a weaker/older CPU. Indie games or games from smaller studios don't tend to be using fancy apis or aren't as well programmed though and will often be more CPU bottlenecked.
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    RTX 3xxx performance speculation

    Well if AMD doubles 5700 cores to 5120 you would get something about 20% faster than a 2080 Ti. A 3080 Ti that struggles to hit 40% faster than 2080 Ti would only be about 15-20% faster than flagship Navi 2X. If the price difference is substantial than it really could be an Nvidia killer...
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    RTX 3xxx performance speculation

    If this is what Ampere is offering, then it's time to quit PC gaming for 2 years and just get a PS5 or Xbox Series X. 3080 is basically a 2080 Ti with lower TDP.
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    Review out on the asus vg279qm

    Wouldn't crt even be better?
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    Rtx 2080 Super Waterforce Aorus or 2080 Ti ?

    3rd pc with 2080 Ti? You have 1 gaming PC in each summer home? Just go big or go home if you are that loaded lol.
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    Wait for HDMI 2.1 TV or get Dell 34" now?

    TVs are generally BGR subpixel so text quality tends to be worse than a PC monitor. I'm waiting for HDMI 2.1 TVs...for my living room.
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    Is this normal for rtx cards ?

    Lowering power target reduces maximum performance but also keeps the card cooler, so actually you might have just as good sustained performance while running cooler with less power draw. Even at 80% power target you should have about 95% of the performance. In fact even with as low as 65% power...
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    Speaker and Headphone Rigs Picture Thread

    GL with that, I'm always worried about lifespan of built-in amps.
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    G-SYNC enabled but I still get tearing.

    Don't you get tearing with pre-rendered in-game video though with vsync off?
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    G-SYNC enabled but I still get tearing.

    Vsync is still good if you play any games with cinematic video or pre-recorded cutscenes. Without vsync those may some tearing.
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    Buy 2080Ti now, or wait for holidays?

    If these core counts for 3070 or 3080 are to be trusted, they are basically mid end cards. So Nvidia isn't really going early because AMD already played its hand with 5700 XT, all Nvidia has to do is wipe AMD in the mid end with their 7nm cards. They can wait for Navi 23 before deploying 3080 Ti.
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    RTX 3xxx performance speculation

    Your eyelids are pretty translucent to light tho...
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    RTX 3xxx performance speculation

    Yeah, we don't know. Even if it's a Maxwell like 30% jump though, it will only roughly match 2080 Ti without a clockspeed boost. Of course the core counts could be completely different.
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    RTX 3xxx performance speculation

    I can't see the a 3480 CUDA core 3080 being much faster than a 2080 Ti unless the base clock is near 2GHz.
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    ACER PREDATOR CG437K monitor, better than ASUS?

    HDMI 2.1 displays later on this year will completely obsolete this monitor at much lower prices.
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    Former or current 1080 ti/Titan (Pascal) owners

    1080ti can do about 70fps average but in a couple places--Skillege after the wild hunt arrives, and in the wilderness in kaer morhen it drops to around 48-52fps. 2080ti averages around 90fps and can do 70+ in those tough scenes. I probably wouldnt care as much now that nvidia is supporting...
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    Former or current 1080 ti/Titan (Pascal) owners

    It was a worthy upgrade for me, before the 1080 Ti couldn't hold 60fps in Witcher 3 at 4K consistently even with hairworks and AA off, but with the 2080 Ti I can turn on AA and hairworks and I've never seen a dip below 60.
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    What Is Your Personal Favorite Video Card of All Time?

    9700 Pro and 8800 GTX lasted me the longest time so I have the most positive memories of those cards.
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    144hz needed?

    I find quality of life really improves once you get above 85hz. I find my CPU really struggles to keep consistent fps so I set my 144hz monitor to 85hz which really reduces the fps swings, and looks 99.99% as good.
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    Buy 2080Ti now, or wait for holidays?

    Hmm, well I was mainly looking at AMD's progress, they went from from 496mm2 to a 251mm2 die with about a 10% performance increase from 14nm to 7nm. So I assumed something similar would happen to Nvidia, a pure die shrink would reduce the 754mm2 2080 Ti to around 375mm2 on 7nm. Are you saying...
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    Buy 2080Ti now, or wait for holidays?

    Knowing Nvidia's typical cadence it's probably going to be a small die that comes out first. x80 Ampere will be 10-15% faster than Titan RTX for $799 FE. Reason why the next x80 won't have a 980 Ti to 1080 increase of 30% from die shrink is because the 2080 Ti is gigantic--754mm2 is 25% bigger...
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    Buy 2080Ti now, or wait for holidays?

    HDMI 2.1 requires new hardware, so no. Nvidia recently updated their Shield TV without HDMI 2.1 either, so I wonder if the same will happen if they release a 2080 Ti Super. Depends if they release a 2080 Ti Super card, then no the 2080 Ti resale value will definitely drop immediately.
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    Buy 2080Ti now, or wait for holidays?

    The 1080 Ti is probably the biggest performance surprise ever which is why it's still relevant nearly 3 years later (Titan X that it's based on is already over 3 years old). 2080 Ti on the other hand was a smaller performance uplift than any Ti over the last decade (780 Ti/980 Ti/1080 Ti gains...
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    Looking for 4K display with non-dull image typical of matte displays

    Most large 4K monitors are going to be semi-glossy, just the level of "matte-ness" will vary. Generally Acer and LG will have the least matte grain with their semi-glossy displays, Samsung is usually pretty bad.
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    I am now LCD free

    but not burn in free :D
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    AMD reveal next-gen ‘Nvidia killer’ graphics card at CES?

    I read "Nvidia killer" as a 400W RTX 2080 Super competitor at $50 less.
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    Buy 2080Ti now, or wait for holidays?

    not to mention it's basically DOA like the new Nvidia Shield Pro or BFGD displays. Being released with HDMI 2.0b ports when all hardware is on the verge of being refreshed to HDMI 2.1...
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    Buy 2080Ti now, or wait for holidays?

    There's basically no gap between the 2080 Ti and Titan RTX because both cards are power capped, a 2080 Ti Super isn't likely to make a practical gaming difference. With the release of gsync compatible (i.e. freesync compatible), I think from a practical perspective there really isn't any...
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    Next logical upgrade

    can't reduce fan speed below 41% unless you flash it with a custom bios. If that fails it's a $2500 to wait for an aftermarket 2080 Ti Super instead IMO
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    Every Monitor Sucks

    Wouldn't you prefer micro-LED? I mean everything good about OLED except no burn in?
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    AMD reveal next-gen ‘Nvidia killer’ graphics card at CES?

    Yeah because obviously Raja was the head of the CPU division of AMD right? Oh yeah...
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    AMD reveal next-gen ‘Nvidia killer’ graphics card at CES?

    Isn't that why Raja Kadouri left? Because Lisa Su only cares about semi-custom and doesn't care about competing at the top.