Windows 11 isn't even out and TPM has been hacked. LOL.
However, this is a pretty sophisticated attack and requires physical access and special tools.
So Valve has confirmed ray tracing support for Steam Deck.
Anyone what to guess the kind of performance we will see? 30fps or 60fps?
Also, ray tracing is iffy...
So I've been dual booting for a few years, and went full Linux on my latest AMD machine I built a few days ago.
On thing I have noticed, playing games on Proton (even with slightly less fps) seem to feel smoother or more responsive on Linux (Ubuntu) than Windows 10.
Not sure if it is placebo...
Couldn't take it. I bought a GPU off a scalper. The XFX Speedster MERC319 6800XT.
Cost me $1,500 but I should be able to sell my 2080 Ti for a decent price, so it won't be too bad.
No, I don't feel great about it, but I had a little extra money this month and decided to treat myself.
For some reason, I was sure I tried this before (and it didn't work) but I'm able to burn Blu-Ray discs in Ubuntu just using the file manager (like a USB drive).
I guess people don't care about optical media anymore, but I like it as a second backup, and I had the burner already. Really happy...
So much for being "unhackable"...
EDIT: Looks like it was fake news... oh well, carry on.
I've been wanting to try the Innovation Cooling Graphite Thermal Pad and I finally got a chance. It works great.
The machine I'm using in a Mini ITX board with a 4790K and GTX 1060 6GB...
I just went and played the first hour of cyberpunk on Stadia and it was actually alright.
Granted, it looked more like a video stream than a real-time game, but it was totally playable.
Surely, if you have a...
So I've been trying to switch to Linux for about 2 years of dual booting. I was on Ubuntu for about 6 months straight last year, and then went back to Win 10 for gaming.
Windows was bothering me for the usual reasons, so I was distro hopping for a bit. Tried KDE Neon (which was decent)...
I'm interested in the new RTX 3080 or maybe 3090. However I wonder if there will be Linux drivers at launch.
Anyone else buy a new Nvidia card at launch that can comment how long it took for Nvidia to release a Linux driver for it?
I tried Radeon Chill when it first game out, and all it seemed to do was hurt performance, so I wrote it off.
However, today I was looking into setting a frame cap with AMD software only (having problems with MSI Afterburner, but that is for another thread). I found Chill actually works!
https://www.newegg.com/p/3D4-0010-00003 (on sale for $750 for the next 4 hours)
Anyone know anything about this monitor? Can do 4K 144Hz on 1 DP cable and Semi-HDR (not certified)
So I have two new displays, one is 10-bit native and the other 8-bit + dithering.
In games (especially in HDR) I believe I see a difference (like in the smoothness of the sky gradient) but I'm wondering if it is placebo.
For example, if you have a desktop wallpaper, the JPEG image must be...
So I just stumbled upon this monitor, the LG 32UL500-W, and it seems like an amazing kit for only $329.
32" 4K UHD resolution, FreeSync, HDR10 (not VESA certified), 10-bit color, DCI-P3 95%, low lag for a 60Hz panel.
So I recently purchased the Aorus CV27F. A 27" 1080p VA panel at 165Hz for $319.
Marketing was good on this product, checked a lot of boxes: 10-bit color, high refresh, 1ms response, HDR, FreeSync 2, etc.
There were almost no...
So my new LG monitor is HDR 400, and I love it, but I'm interested in at least seeing what HDR 1000 looks like in gaming.
What would be the best way to test out a set to see if I'm missing anything?
I usually don't like using store return policy as a rental program, but what options do I have...
So I have purchased this monitor, the LG 34GN850-B: https://www.lg.com/hk_en/monitor/lg-34GN850-B
It's 3440x1440, 160 Hz, FreeSync 2 / G-Sync Compatible, HDR400, IPS w/ 1ms response. Overall I am enjoying the monitor, it just came in this afternoon and I have tested a few games. Note my...
I'm currently using an LG 34UC89G-B, which is a 34" 2560x1080 IPS 166Hz panel.
I am happy with the monitor, but I'm interested in HDR and also maybe going up to 3440x1440.
I did some searching, and this monitor looks nice but it got some bad reviews...
So I've been dual booting Win10 and Ubuntu for about 2 years, and switched over almost exclusively on Ubuntu for 6 months. At first, things seemed great but I have consistently found little problems with Ubuntu that made me question using Linux at all.
Namely, I could not get smooth desktop...
DOOM Eternal Tested on Low-end Graphics Cards
"When it comes to really old GPUs, AMD delivers the best results with relics like the HD 7970 never dipping below 50 fps in our test.
The R9 380 was extremely impressive with an average of 70 fps. To think this GPU once did battle with the GTX 960...
Though I don't play competitively anymore, I do like that 360Hz will now be a thing.
And, yes, before it starts, I have a 240Hz monitor and I can see a difference. Cheers.
Went in with low expectations (due to bad reviews) but the experience is actually pretty good.
GRID looks and plays awesome!
First I tried GRID and honestly I was blown away. I'm using a 4K HDR TV and the graphics looked great. From a seated distance, it looks like true 4K. Looking close up I...
Been using Ubuntu Linux straight for over a month and I am more than happy.
Just had to boot into Windows for my school (they use software for the test that doesn't work in Linux).
I am treated to Windows update which has taken an hour and is still not done.
Then I got a friggin advertisement...
While Proton works pretty good, there are of course many games that are still Windows only. Since I have two machines running, my main one on Linux Ubuntu now and a spare Win 10 machine, I decide to try Remote Play (new name for In-Home Streaming). It actually works well.
Here are some pics for...
Wow! I'm trying to switch to Ubuntu as a daily driver and have been giving the Steam beta and Proton a test.
It is actually really good. I'm surprised how many games work, and performance is fine.
I even found a way to get Flawless Widescreen to work with it, very surprised it's even possible...
I'm trying to get a Genesis emulator working on my AMD Navi box. The emulator is Kega Fusion and looks like it uses DirectX 7. However, it only displays a blank screen. On my Nvidia 2080 Ti (separate machine) it works perfect no problem.
I think I have narrowed it down to DirectX 7. I tried...
I have a Gigabyte B350 motherboard (GA-AB350M-HD3) and a Corsair Force MP500 M.2 NVMe SSD drive.
Everything was working perfect, then all I did was swap the 1600X for a 3600X CPU with no other changes.
BIOS was updated to latest before installing new 3rd gen Ryzen CPU.
Now the SSD cannot be...
Apparently this Asus monitor (VP28UQG) came out in 2017, but I didn't see anything posted here about it.
Was looking for a budget 4K monitor to test some things with, and this one was cheap at around $300. And it's not bad.