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    God of War (Confirmed) - Official Thread

    Where does SSRTGI need to be checked on?
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    God of War (Confirmed) - Official Thread

    Hmm I tried but failed. The latest game ready driver but I don't see SSRTGI or anything like it in Game Filters when pressing ALT+F3 in the game. I look on nvidia's page for Freestyle too and don't see God of War listed so maybe that's why. ANyone else figure this out? I am not paying a monthly...
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    God of War (Confirmed) - Official Thread

    Any RTX, I have the Studio driver installed so can't try SSRTGI right now but am about to install the game ready driver and give it a go as it looks cool. I've been told it gets even better a bit later on too so I cannot wait.
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    God of War (Confirmed) - Official Thread

    Before it came out on PC I knew nothing about this game, hell I knew nothing about it even after I bought it other than watching a trailer and liking how it looked and reading forum posts. I'm only 7.9 hours through but it's nice and fun for sure. The SFX in this game and how fluid everything...
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    [H]ard Forum Storage Showoff Thread

    The funny thing is the Samsung Magician app reads only one temp, so you'd assume it was the controller but in actual fact it's the memory chips if checking side by side with an app that reads more sensor data like HWINFO64. Here's mine currently as an example:
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    [H]ard Forum Storage Showoff Thread

    From my understanding in recent times since upgrading my OS drive from a SATA Intel 730 series 480GB Skulltrail SSD to this Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1TB is that NVMe SSDs are designed to run hot for the memory chips whilst the controller should not his its thermal throttle limit else the IC will...
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    [H]ard Forum Storage Showoff Thread

    That is quite a lot to take in! Interesting though and yeah since those days of talks about SSD endurance being a thing, things have moved on drastically for the better where as you say, it's a total non issue now and SSD endurance is often outpacing HDD endurance as evidenced by Puget's...
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    [H]ard Forum Storage Showoff Thread

    Speaking of SSD long term reliability, Puget have now released their rundown of what they do each year, Samsung SSDs come out top for reliability, basically 0% failure rate. https://www.tomshardware.com/news/hardware-reliability-puget-systems-2021
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    [H]ard Forum Storage Showoff Thread

    If it was a real world issue then can you imagine all those USB flash drives out there that would be empty on a daily basis because most people don't use them all the time?! He'll even some retail drives that come with bundled software on the storage sit on a shelf or warehouse for months or...
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    [H]ard Forum Storage Showoff Thread

    Ahh a bit of confusion there oops!
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    [H]ard Forum Storage Showoff Thread

    I take back some of the info in my last post! I had to fact check myself lol and looked at the Samsung website again, the 870 QVO uses MLC chips: "Samsung V-NAND 4bit MLC" - https://www.samsung.com/uk/memory-storage/sata-ssd/ssd-870-qvo-sata-3-2-5-inch-8tb-mz-77q8t0bw/ So better than I thought...
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    12700k AIO cooling

    That is probably what I read about then! yeah my old Corsair AIOs all had round plates!
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    [H]ard Forum Storage Showoff Thread

    My 8TB SSD is a Samsung 870 QVO, so QLC 3D Vnand or whatever the terminology is for them. It has an 80GB write cache buffer though so as long as I'm not writing a large chunk of data in one go that is above 80GB then it won't slow down to around 120MB/s write speed during that operation. Any...
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    [H]ard Forum Storage Showoff Thread

    Hmm can only speak from my own experience in the reads/writes department as have been steadily upgrading the OS SSDs on the same Windows install via cloning for years ever since SSDs became a mass thing. The last SATA SSD I had on this Windows was an Intel 730 series 480GB (Skulltrail...
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    12700k AIO cooling

    Yep that's the one! I saw it talked about on reddit but don't know exactly which models that applied to at the time as I had already ordered the Arctic Freezer II.
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    [H]ard Forum Storage Showoff Thread

    I had no need for them any more really, there were 13TB in total and I wiped them over the course of a week (dban, natch) and sold them on Facebook marketplace where they were picked up within a day or two of the ads going up lol. Once the 5TB USB drive is too small for my backup needs I'll do...
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    Does a 12700K and Alder Lake CPUs run much hotter with DDR5 RAM than DDR4

    Gigabyte has this option set to auto by default but auto is off it seems until the BIOS deems it worthy? If I manually set it to enabled then Cinebench R23 takes my 12700K to 100 degrees fairly quick. With it on Auto the temp does not go above the mid 70s. The score difference in multi core is...
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    12700k AIO cooling

    Someone on the OcUK forums recently took off their Dark Rock as it had mounting issues and used a Noctua air cooler they had which fit perfectly. Temps were 30 idle and 70s running Cinebench. So a single or smaller AIO cooler is definitely capable of cooling a 12700K. Use good quality paste like...
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    [H]ard Forum Storage Showoff Thread

    With Gigabit internet I decided to ditch the bulk of my media storage drives and go 99% solid state as anything I need can be downloaded quickly or just streamed, so now my storage is 8TB Samsung SATA SSD, 1TB Samsung NVMe, and a 5TB USB 3 WD Passport drive I use to synchronise the 8TB SSD and...
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    How Often Should You Reapply Thermal Paste?

    When new paste brands/models come out. When I was using Arctic Silver for example years ago, Thermal Grizzly didn't exist, now my build has Grizzly's Kryonaut paste which is sublime and unless they release something that's even better in years to come, can't see myself redoing the paste again...
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    Finally.......a 3070 will I be happy about it?

    No but the OP did say they are planning on running at 2K with the hope of future 4K, which is what my comment was in ref to mostly. I know there is no hope of 4K at a decent fps with RT on even with DLSS, hence why I mentioned 1440p range which is entirely possible on a 4K display as OP already...
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    Currently using i7-6700k - what to move to for better single-threaded performance?

    I went from 6700K to 12700KF, the 12th gens win for single core, a 12700k walks away from even a 5950x:in single core.
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    Finally.......a 3070 will I be happy about it?

    3080 Ti FE here undervolted and I have locked my game to 60fps and it sits comfortably at that all day long in game with Psycho RT Lighting and SSR, everything else on Ultra/highest at 3440x1440. The difference on mine is that I'm on a 12700KF (stock). I see no reason why a 3070 non-Ti should...
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    Cyberpunk 2077: Night City Wire premieres June 25

    3080 Ti FE here and 12700K and I maxed out everything with Psycho SSR and RTX Lighting. DLSS set to Balanced and get a locked 60fps at 3440x1440 for reference. You will gain more frames with DLSS on Performance. I am now playing Red Dead 2 on PC and with similar config, settings now whacked up...
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    Cyberpunk 2077: Night City Wire premieres June 25

    Pretty soon with Unreal Engine 5 we will see a new depth in what photo realism at 60fps is like. That new Matrix tech demo on the consoles proves that really and cannot wait for PC games to come out running this engine.
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    Looking for feedback: 6900xt vs 3080

    It's all good!
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    Looking for feedback: 6900xt vs 3080

    My context was based on efficiency, not capacity. Yes more is always better but a 1080 with 24GB VRAM will not be running games in any way shape or form better than a 8-12GB 30 series. It could be argued what if you game at 4K, well a 1080 24GB won';t be running any games at 4K because it's just...
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    Cyberpunk 2077: Night City Wire premieres June 25

    I am funnily enough haha! This is me: https://www.instagram.com/robbiekhan/ Cheers all, did not know that twitter screenshots and tags were a thing for game screenshots so will post some up! Also yes agreed fully, one of the best looking games I have ever seen or played. Yeah there are some...
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    Cyberpunk 2077: Night City Wire premieres June 25

    I completed the game way back on my RTX 2070 Super with RX off at 2560x1080 mostly Ultra settings and thought it was fine. bugs aside I piled through the main story in around 100 hours or so throwing in mixed exploration. Now that I am on a 3080 Ti FE I figured I'd see what I'd been missing out...
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    Looking for feedback: 6900xt vs 3080

    But those GPUs did not make use of VRAM as efficiently as modern cards like these do. There' SAM/Resize-BAR for starters, and the 30 series uses GDDR6X. More is always better, but it's not the be all and end all depending on the card class itself.
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    Looking for feedback: 6900xt vs 3080

    That video refers to FC6, My post was in reference to Cyberpunk 2077 which is why I added screenshots in my original comment of this game. I have not played FC6 and do not know to what extent RT isutilised in that game but do know what RT technologies are used in Cyberpunk and there is a visual...
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    Looking for feedback: 6900xt vs 3080

    I suppose RT in games like 2077 are noticeable to those who do look at visual things though. There is a marked difference in RT reflections for example and the subtle realism of shadow casting and light illumination on a global scale. DF showcased it best, the differences are definitely...
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    Looking for feedback: 6900xt vs 3080

    RTX is lacklustre? Ok sure..... Needless to say my upgrade lastw eek from 2070 Super to 3080 Ti FE was a huge one. 19fps on the 2070 Super to no less than 60fps on the 3080 Ti. Exact same settings: 3440x1440, Ultra + all RT on (Psycho RT Lighting), DLSS on balanced.. The 12700KF seems to...
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    Keep 2070 super or 'upgrade' to XLRB 3060

    Even a 3070 isn't a sizeable upgrade over a 2070 Super let alone a 3060. I just bought a 3080 Ti FE as managed to get right in this even as UK stock arrived at nVidia at original RRP having spent months looking at reviews, options, upgrade paths etc as I game at 3440x1440 and whilst the 2070...
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    Are traditional HDDs still the preferred storage drive vs SSD?

    I got rid of my HDD storage drives and consolidated into a single 8TB SATA SSD for my data and media. Never looked back. PC is quieter, read and write times are much faster when working off those drives in apps too. A lot more cost, the Samsung was £640 but it was well worth it. An NVMe 1TB is...
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    i7 7700k to i7 12700k worth it ?

    Are you sure? because there is no such card as a GTX 3070 Ti lol. As for the 9700K to 12700K... yes, a big jump in both multi and single threaded workloads.
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    i7 7700k to i7 12700k worth it ?

    What are the chances you will ever need an iGP? If you've not used onboard gfx in the past the chances of needing it in future are just as remote. There is no other everyday use or gaming difference between K and KF otherwise. And it's not like the iGP is any good either so only really useful if...
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    i7 7700k to i7 12700k worth it ?

    Why exactly? To this day I have yet to read of a legit reason why someone does not want Win11 other than "don't like start menu lol" or something along those lines which is silly because StartAllBack etc exist for this very reason and give you more control back than even standard Windows 10 has...
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    Will never buy an Intel CPU again.

    Neither did Intel. YOU chose a DDR5 board to go with ADL instead of a DDR4 board even though everything online pointed to supply issues with DDR5 and the minimal performance difference between 4 and 5 currently which will stay that way for at least a year or two. This is a problem that is on...
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    Alder Lake launching November 4th

    I don't actually know what the differences are in core scheduling between Balanced and Max performance power plans as have always had it in Max Perf - Time to investigate!
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