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    Decent online Multiplayer game that isn't rampant with cheaters?

    Ok, so I'm just looking for something to fill my multiplayer needs... Back in the day it was the Battlefield series and times were good, but these days it's all this BR bullshittery, rampant with cheaters. Cheaters aren't new, but what I'm seeing these days is just a whole new level. Apex...
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    Zen2/Navi conference in August, So no Zen2 till then?

    https://www.guru3d.com/news-story/hot-chips-conference-announced-amd-holds-keynote-on-zen-2-and-navi-in-august.html I can't believe they'd host that kind of content right after a release, so it's clear to me with this conference on 19th August, we won't see Zen2 till September. Not sure what's...
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    3D Tech demos, where are they and what does that say about RTX?

    I've been thinking in recent years, and more so lately, that I really miss the old tech demos that would coincide with each new generation of graphics cards. I mean, nothing used to get me all jelly like a shiny new tech demo that my current rig either couldn't run, or not so smoothly. But...
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    Racing Games: Do you play 1st person or 3rd?

    Just saw this comic over at Penny Arcade and got me thinking... Personally I can't stand 1st person, but that mostly because I find it so much more difficult than 3rd so it's never worth it imho. I get it if you've got the whole steering wheel setup, but if on a gamepad, it just makes no...
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    So what's the betting RTX cores are actually mining cores?

    I was surprised when nvidia didn't seem to actively go after mining last year. Surely they could have whipped up some basic asic or something, but no. I'm sure the RTX cores absolutely do their job as Ray tracing accelerators, but that isn't going to help gamers any time soon. Maybe a year from...
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    Driver versions/release date predict new cards release ~ July 30th!

    Hey all, take this for what it is, but here goes... Based on a hunch that Nvidia would coincide their 400.xx series graphics drivers with the release of their new cards, I decided to plot driver version versus release date to see when we'd cross into the 400's. Sure enough, it's just 9 days...
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    Z390 not likely to bring 8-core CPUs?

    Ok, so that's entirely speculation on my part, based on... Biostar leaked their B360/Z390 combined manual: http://www.guru3d.com/news-story/biostar-motherboard-manual-reveals-existence-of-intel-z390-chipset.html Firstly, that confirms the chipset, but having read the manual (downloadable here)...
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    NVIDIA P102-100 GPU Spotted For Crypto

    http://www.guru3d.com/news-story/nvidia-p102-100-gpu-spotted-for-crypto-has-3200-shader-cores-and-5gb.html *This* is what I bet Nvidia will be announcing at GTC.
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    Nvidia's next Gaming GPU is codenamed Turing

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-nvidia-results-research/frenzied-demand-for-nvidias-graphic-chips-shoot-prices-through-the-roof-idUSKBN1FT2AW
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    G-Sync - Fundamentally flawed, if you play games

    So I bought myself a shiny new G-Sync monitor the other month, Acer Predator z35. I'm a strictly 'v-ync off' guy. I absolutely cannot stand the input lag of v-sync. So I was hoping G-Sync would finally sew it all up. However, it didn't take even a minute to discover that it is just annoying...
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    MSI Afterburner - Enable voltage overclocking for Titan XP

    ...because sharing is caring and apparently no one has yet... :) Assuming you've already got and installed MSI Afterburner Beta 4: 1. Go to the Profiles folder in your Afterburner install location and open the following file: 2. Add the following 2 lines anywhere you feel like: [Settings]...
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    Titan XP - Geforce 2 Waterblock Franken-mod

    Hi all, So I finally got round to modding an old Innovatek Geforce 2 waterblock onto my shiny new Titan XP. Took the better part of a day slowly dremelling away, but got there in end... Enjoy... :) Filthy old Innovatek VGA waterblock! Modded ages ages with crazy blue plastic barbs that I...
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    Asus DCII 780ti Waterblock on Asus Strix 980 ?

    My Asus DCII 780ti died on me, and I was given a refund rather than replacement, so I was planning on getting a 980 to replace it. Now, having googled images of the two PCBs, they look identical to me. Can anyone see any reason why an Asus DCII waterblock wouldn't fit onto a Asus 980 Strix...
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    780ti - output 4K@60hz into HDMI 2.0 port?

    Hi, Hopefully someone can answer this for me please... I'm looking to buy a Vizio P series TV in the next few months, which can do proper 4K@60hz, but only has an HDMI 2.0 port for this purpose. As my 780ti only has an HDMI 1.4 output, is it possible to use an adapter to take either a...
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    Going to 4 Player LAN - Anyone got any good 4 Player coop recommendations?

    So, this old question again, but I wonder with the rise of steam and its indie games if there's some gems out there I've probably missed. Often I've seen these threads end up with hundreds of any and all games listed and it becomes difficult to select any as there's so many. So... could I ask...
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    EK 680 DC2 Waterblock MASSIVE Galvanic Corrosion in 24 hours from new! Pics inside...

    Ok, so the other day I got a brand new Asus 680 DirectCUII card and a shiny new EK 680 DC2 waterblock to go with it. So I installed it yesterday, everything went perfectly, and I was up and running in no time. Left the PC on over night, and then morning, upon inspecting the back of my PC I...
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    GTX 580 volt mod - Can't seem to find it anywhere! Google is not my friend!

    Hi Guys, I know this card is last gen, but I wonder if one of you could me out here and help me find instructions for the GTX580 gpu volt mod please? I've spent a few days searching and can't find anything solid. It's as if this card never existed in the modding world! Oddly enough I found...
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    So, my gang's 'BF Night' has turned into 'MW Night', and we're not looking back

    So yeah, since BF3's release, every Wednesday has been 'BF Night' for me and mates. However, it didn't go down well from the start. Game was just frustrating, and the sense of teamplay and fun almost completely absent behind the fundamentally irritating gameplay. You never feel in control in...
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    When has Intel stated they will be cherry picking 2700K's?

    Yeah I've heard the rumour, and lots of people seem to be just flat out assuming Intel will be cherry picking these cpu's as the part seems so pointless otherwise. Not pointless for Intel though; fool a few fools - easy money. So can anyone point me to where Intel, themselves, have stated the...
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    Utility to re-assign cores to a different order

    Hey guys, I've done some googling but found nothing. I'm just wondering; is there any utility out there that'll let you re-assign a cpu's cores to a different order? I've always found with any multi-core cpu I've owned that the cores will be ordered with hottest first and coolest last. Right...
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    Battlefield Bad Company 2; Anti Aliasing works for ATI, not Nvidia (WinXP)

    Hey all, I'd like to have something clarified for me... Regarding BC2 and Windows XP I've always just assumed AA was totally not possible, and with my new 470GTX (and older 8800GTS 512) this seems to be true. However, my friend has recently bought an ATI 6870 and can force AA in the Catalyst...
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    Nvidia GTX470 or ATI 6870? - Overclocking, Watercooling, Volt Modding (hardwired)

    Hi everyone, I'm hoping you guys can help me choose which card to get with regards solely to watercooled overclocking potential. Right now, in the UK at least, the GTX470 and ATI 6870 are pretty much the same price at just under £200, so cost is not a factor between the two. From what I've...
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    My Pet hates in modern gaming, feel free to add yours...

    Ok, so I find myself more and more frustrated at the direction modern games have taken. Call me 'old skool' but some of these newer gameplay dynamics don't seem to, at me at least, add to the real gaming experience of a sense of accomplishment and/or gaming experience. So here are my current...
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    New LG24" Monitor detected as HDTV - Any way to force as monitor?

    Hey guys, I bought myself a shiny new LG 24" widescreen monitor the other day, which is very nice, but I have an annoying problem with the nvidia control panel... I want to change the scaling to not be fixed aspect ratio, but when I go into the section where this is normally ("Adjust desktop...
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    Wanna give DOOM3 another play-through; any good graphics mods?

    Hey all, as the title says, I feel like giving Doom3 another play through. I don't expect there to be anything like the HL cinematic mods out there, but are there any quality graphics mods worth getting? I seem to remember at the time there was a parallax bump mapping mod or something, but it...
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    What's the fastest speed you've actually gotten out of your Wireless setup?

    Wireless seems totally crap to me, and utterly unable to achieve even a fraction of the rated connection speeds. When I had a 54g D-Link Router, even with an excellent 5 bar connection, it couldn't even keep up with my 10mbp internet connection. As for copying files computer to computer, it was...
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    Who has the best drivers? A novel (trust me) approach to this question

    Right, so you might have come into this poll expecting a flamewar or the start of one; not so I'm afraid. You can't choose ATI or Nvidia, only your relative feelings. I created this poll as I found myself wishing I owned an ATI card because I felt that ATI's driver were better. However, the...
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    Reasonable maximum vcore for overclocked watercooled Q6700? 1.55v? 1.60v?

    Hi all, I just wanna get a feel here for what vcore people have had their Q6600/Q6700 overclocked chips at in 24/7 setups, especially when watercooling. Right now I've got my Q6700 at 3.8ghz and it needs about 1.56v to do it. It's a 65nm chip, I've already lapped the IHS to copper, and it's...
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    Assassin's Creed 2: Ubisoft DRM, but who was ACTUALLY going to buy for the PC anyway?

    So there's the thread about Ubisoft's hilarious DRM which forces constant internet connection all the time else you'll be kicked out mid game even in single player. Well yeah, obviously it's retarded. Obviously they'll be up to their ears in tech support on release, but the real question here...
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    Left 4 Dead 2 No longer runs - "Incomplete Installation of Left 4 Dead 2 (55)"

    So I go to fire up Left 4 Dead 2 today (February, 2010), having not touched it in over a month, and I now find it refuses to load. It attempts to complete installation, gets to 1% and then throws up a stupid error message, "Incomplete Installation of Left 4 Dead 2 (55)". I've been scouring the...
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    Tessellation; Can someone please clarify something for me...

    Ok, so we've all heard how wonderful and amazing tessellation is/will be; how it will revolutionise gaming etc, but there's something I'm a little hazy on... As I understand it tessellation takes a low polygon count object and massively boosts it to create rounded edges. What I don't get is...
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    The Official "I like Left4Dead and I'll probably get the sequel if it's good" thread

    Yeah, so I'm sick and tired of all these threads bitching about left4dead. .. I dunno, maybe I'm just getting older, but I picked up left4dead on release and have just enjoyed it ever since. It's probably due to me not playing it aggressively every single day like some poeple must try to do...
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    Left 4 Dead Survivor Mode: First impressions

    So just had a few goes and a few rounds on the Survivor mode. Definitely a nice addition to the game and very fun. But you absolutely positively need competent players, and preferrably all mates, and as others may have noted already, microphone communication is a must. Having just finished a...
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    Where is Intel's Larabee Graphics chip?

    So I remember they were supposed to have samples out by end of 2008, but I haven't heard anything more on this lately. A quick google search and a search of this forums reveals nothing. Anyone got any more info on this? :confused:
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    Forceware 180.43 and GRID - Texture flickering

    So I've been testing and it seems that these 180.43 drivers cause a weird texture flickering bug. It seems to be a shader related thing, but that's just a guess. Any, the problem is as follows. In the screenshot below the bottom white/grey texture right under neath the exhaust pipes will...
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    Crysis: Warhead - Now available for download through steam for UK!

    Just a heads up, it's 1am here in the UK 19th Sep and Warhead is now available for download from Steam. :)
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    Need help from someone with Unreal *original retail* CD (not piracy related!)

    Ok, so not many people may know nor noticed that when the original Unreal was first released it had really nice bass rich sounds for all the weapons and explosions etc. In a later patch these sounds were all changed and made all trebly and gritty. Presumably this was done for better clarity of...
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    Consoles, piracy, & why you won't need to upgrade your graphics card for a long time

    So I was thinking the other day, what with all this proclaimed 'piracy killing PC gaming', and the inevitable shift of developers making games primarily for the xbox/ps3 first; surely the need to uprade your graphics hardware will become almost needless? I mean, the xbox360 obviously can't be...
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    Enermax 625W Pro82+ and Modu82+, What's the difference?

    Ok, So I'm looking at getting either the Enermax 625W Pro82+ or the Modu82+. The Modu82 is modular (obviously) and is over £10 more expensive. Is that the only difference? Or is the modu82+ also better in another way in addition to this?
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    Hardware video decoding; Who cares?

    Like the title says. As each new gen of cards comes along we see more improvements in video hardware acceleration. Great. I've not had to worry about lack of cpu video rendering power since upgrading to a PIII 650mhz. Hardware video overlay is standard and is all that's necessary. Quicktime on...
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