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    It's really damning that none of the internet's talking heads are bringing up how AWFUL Nvidia's drivers have become

    Let's not jump to conclusions when it's really more a matter of getting bored of waiting for someone to release a working product.
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    It's really damning that none of the internet's talking heads are bringing up how AWFUL Nvidia's drivers have become

    Uh, hi. Audio isn't supposed to cut out on expensive high end electronic equipment. There is no 99% of the time. It either works or it doesn't. If it happens in the middle of the movie a huge cleaveland steamer just got laid on your chest tarnishing the experience. The whole point of spending a...
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    It's really damning that none of the internet's talking heads are bringing up how AWFUL Nvidia's drivers have become

    The fact that any advertised feature in $2,000 video cards doesn't work and can BE a "low priority" to begin with says it all. There shouldn't be any priorities. The features you advertise either work or they don't.
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    It's really damning that none of the internet's talking heads are bringing up how AWFUL Nvidia's drivers have become

    I think that's what irritates me about Nvidia. If something isn't a meat and potatoes feature, it's fine for it to be broken indefinitely. The bottom line is that they sold video cards that supposedly support HDMI 2.1, and it basically doesn't work.
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    It's really damning that none of the internet's talking heads are bringing up how AWFUL Nvidia's drivers have become

    Another new Nvidia driver released today and HDMI 2.1 Dolby Atmos dropout still hasn't been fixed. Auto HDR is still broken. They sell $2,000 video cards that don't work. No one talks about it because they want to keep getting free review samples because Nvidia WILL blackball you if you...
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    Researching AMD processors for x570 chipset for gaming PC ( Ryzen 5800X3D vs. Ryzen 5950x )

    If I were buying a CPU today I'd get a 12900k without even thinking about it.
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    42" OLED MASTER THREAD

    I find it odd and amusing that you say it's "almost as responsive" as a fast TN panel. Uh, OLED should have LESS input lag than any TN panel. What the fuck is going on? OLED seems to be absurdly underperforming given what it's supposedly capable of. Aren't OLED panels supposed to be WAY faster...
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    As it seems there will never be a 16:10 with any gaming options I finally ordered a XG321UG to replace the 30" Dells

    It's absolutely ridiculous that there's basically zero consumer choice when it comes to displays. Cell phones ruined everything. No one cares about computer displays anymore. We should be at the point where you can literally select the exact screen size and aspect ratio you want and have an...
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    AMD announces Ryzen 7000 Zen 4 CPUs

    I'm pretty convinced that virtually no one on the planet actually tries to use any of these niche/advanced features with each other, because it seems like whenever you try to use them, nothing works, and yet you don't see anyone on the internet complaining about it.
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    transient power consumption spikes

    It's just a clickbait 30 minute video where he even admits it's nothing new and is basically a non story at the end. It's scummy.
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    transient power consumption spikes

    You let other people be guinea pigs and buy hardware combinations confirmed to be working by other people on the internet. It's not hard. That's some of the best advice anyone would ever get with building pcs on the internet, yet none of these streamer/vod scumbags will ever just say it.
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    transient power consumption spikes

    Clickbait crap. There's nothing to be concerned about, and if you just buy good PSUs that are compatible with whatever GPU you buy, you're not going to have any problems. I'm getting really bored of these scumbag patreon beggars.
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    Why don't PC cases have 5.25" external drive bays anymore?

    Nah there's nothing inherently good or bad about breaking laws. Some laws are immoral.
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    Why don't PC cases have 5.25" external drive bays anymore?

    Debatable. If it actually had value more people would be willing to pay for it.
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    Will Zen 4 be the real deal and a worthy upgrade from Zen 3

    I still think people are being too optimistic about the rate of adoption. We have decades of history to look back on this stuff. It took forever for companies to start using basically any new technology whether it was bump mapping, pixel shaders, etc. Also, I follow the Microsoft developer...
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    Will Zen 4 be the real deal and a worthy upgrade from Zen 3

    If you're being wildly optimistic, DirectStorage in games might be commonplace in 5 years. Movement on stuff like that is glacial. Almost everyone is just using an engine, almost everything that's going to be released within the next few years is already too far enough along to make big changes...
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    Will Zen 4 be the real deal and a worthy upgrade from Zen 3

    Sadly it's going to be like most AMD cpus. "OMG IT'S SO GREAT IT'S THE BEST EVER" and then Intel has a faster part out within 6 months.
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    High framerate and OLED

    What are you talking about? Tons of people would pay out. All I see is excuse making when it's obvious that they just drip feed incremental improvements to sell 4 times as many products.
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    High framerate and OLED

    The real question is why each one of these versions is such a tiny incremental jump. They're transparently milking it. They knew HDMI 2.1 wasn't good enough from day one.
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    High framerate and OLED

    Isn't there Display Port 2.0 or something with more bandwidth than HDMI 2.1 already?
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    High framerate and OLED

    Ugh. Figured. And kudos to all those wonderful tech sites and video bloggers who haven't said a PEEP about this for fear of losing access to their precious review samples. Dog shit industry.
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    High framerate and OLED

    OLED displays are supposed to be incredibly fast. We saw that news about the 500hz TN panel monitor. Is there any reason that these OLED screens can't already be 500hz besides manufacturers milking it and drip feeding people slow incremental improvements to maximize profits?
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    Apples M2 looks like a beast.

    Yup, more obvious bullcrap. After all the smoke blown up your asshole it'll come out and be 10% faster than the last one. Whatever.
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    So, am I the only one that AMD treats like a criminal when requesting an RMA?

    I actually think it's more insidious than that. I wouldn't put it past companies like Intel and AMD to intentionally design it that way so they have an out when it comes to RMAs. "Oops, you pulled out the pins of the CPU when taking it out to RMA it. Sorry, you're fucked. Thanks for the money...
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    So, am I the only one that AMD treats like a criminal when requesting an RMA?

    A good design should be pretty braindead and idiot proof. Shouldn't require specific movements in specific orders. CPU packaging in general blows with the error prone pins and other stupid shit. There's got to be a better way.
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    So, am I the only one that AMD treats like a criminal when requesting an RMA?

    It's just bad engineering. The AM4 socket is fucking crap. The lever on it is so flimsy and weak. Intel sockets have always been better.
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    So, am I the only one that AMD treats like a criminal when requesting an RMA?

    Not buying it. It's been well documented that the first batch of 5950xs had a fuckload of defective CPUs in it. I think it's a fallacy, honestly. 30 years ago someone said "CPUs rarely fail," and so it just gets repeated, but I don't see any facts to back that up. The thing that's interesting is...
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    Are games starting to out-pace GPU development?

    No AAA games where performance matters are even written using C# or .NET framework. It's not like the performance in some 2D Unity turd even matters. Sure, it might require a computer 18 times more powerful than it should need to run, but it'll still hit 60hz on almost anything. All the real...
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    AMD announces Ryzen 7000 Zen 4 CPUs

    You need VRR so that's either HDMI 2.1 or a DP display with gsync or freesync.
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    AMD announces Ryzen 7000 Zen 4 CPUs

    Yup although technically this is pillarboxing. You get an effective 2160x1620 resolution. Emulators like MAME have a -ror or -rol switch that rotates the screen left and right. You also have the side benefit of essentially getting actual vertical shmups etc. at their "native" rotation for free...
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    AMD announces Ryzen 7000 Zen 4 CPUs

    This illustrates it very well. See how the width of a rotated 42" 16:9 monitor is almost the same as the width a non-rotated 4:3 25" CRT. http://www.displaywars.com/42-inch-d%7B9x16%7D-vs-25-inch-4x3
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    AMD announces Ryzen 7000 Zen 4 CPUs

    Because the 42" mounted vertically in a cabinet just happens to fit 25" 4:3 cabinets perfectly and ends up being roughly the same size when you rotate the display of the game.
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    Question about possible defective 5950x

    I'm using DOCP and PBO. Basically everything else is default. The thing is, it only ever happened when the system was basically idle. The machine ran Prime95 for 24 hours successfully too.
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    Question about possible defective 5950x

    My computer used to occasionally reboot when it was idle or near idle (like if I left a playlist on in VLC overnight or something like that). Never happened during load or while playing a game. After I changed the idle power setting and disabled c states in the BIOS, it's been rock solid. Is it...
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    RTX 4xxx / RX 7xxx speculation

    I think even 30% is being pretty optimistic.
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    RTX 4xxx / RX 7xxx speculation

    Every generation there are tons of bullfuck rumors and everyone thinks the next card is going to be something ludicrous like 75% faster, then the new cards come out and the high end one is 15% faster than the previous generation. Every. Single. Time.
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    AMD announces Ryzen 7000 Zen 4 CPUs

    I don't get what you mean. Inventing what problems? What did you do with your 4830 and 7870?
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    Questions about HDMI 2.1 AVRs with the PC, max speaker support, Atmos, etc.

    Have you installed that Dolby Access app for Windows? I know what you mean about spatial audio, though. It seems to basically create an Atmos stream for you based on the coordinates of the sound objects you give it. I'm just curious if any setups actually let you explicitly set the output...
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    AMD announces Ryzen 7000 Zen 4 CPUs

    So for giggles, I did a query on all games in MAME that run above 60hz, and there are 824 of them. So there are 824 games that will hitch in MAME, even with a VRR monitor, if it doesn't run above 60hz.
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