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    RTX 4xxx / RX 7xxx speculation

    There's a part of me that wonders if they priced the 3000 series so low, at least comparatively, at launch because they anticipated raising it down the line and placing all the blame on the supply chain, scalpers, and mining demand while trying to appear the good guy.
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    RTX 4xxx / RX 7xxx speculation

    The quashed dream of a competitively priced lineup in the wake of the crypto selloff and a glut of unsold stock reminds me of the fabled sub-$500 2080Ti's that would flood the streets back when the 3000 lineup was announced.
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    Odyssey Neo G8 - 4K 240 Hz 32" Quantum Mini LED

    First thing I should have done was check [H] about this monitor. I got one at launch and its been an interesting time with it. For some reason my monitor not only had scanlines at 240hz but they showed up at 120hz and even all the way down to 60hz. Samsung accepted a repair claim but after a...
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    Steam Deck officially announced by Valve

    My biggest concern was the comfort level of the stick and button placement. Watching the Linus video it looks to be fine, glad to see it. Hopefully it does indeed feel as good as it looks whenever I can actually get one sometime halfway in next year.
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    The Current Dilemma: RTX 3080 vs 6900 XT

    If you don't want to use any of the features of the 3080 and the games you're playing would get some appreciable fps gain while you make a couple hundred bucks, go for it. I would try to get more than 50 to 100 bucks, assuming it's non lhr (and even lhr cards can be used for altcoins) because I...
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    Remembering deals of yesteryear

    Those are some impressive deals, nice. I never took the risk of buying on ebay, even though I'm sure it's just fine most of the time. But I do remember back when I bought my first GPU I went with a 8800 GTS 512 for something like $300 because there was no way I was spending double that for a...
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    have you gotten your new NVidia/AMD upgrade card yet? Why not?

    A little bit of all of the above gets you a card eventually on a long enough timeline. Without buying from third party scalpers I've managed to buy a 3080, 3090, 3070, and a 3080Ti. It's already late at this point, but tips for next gen release. Assuming the queue system like on EVGA exists...
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    Mining on GPU, exploit or part of intended use?

    I don't get this "normal intended usage". The GPU's usage is whatever I, the owner of the card, intend to use it for. If it can draw games faster than any other card, I'll use it for gaming. If it can also mine faster than everything else, I'll also use it for some mining. And if the thing...
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    I'm not going to buy a GPU with a hash limiter

    Kyle mentioned it earlier and DPI quoted it. If they sell specialized cards for mining they avoid creating a massive glut of used cards available to gamers down the line whenever those cards become unprofitable to the miners. You or I, or many of the people here, may be hesitant to buy a card...
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    Identify a used GPU card that was used in mining?

    Don't see a way to confirm a card hasn't been used for mining, but if you're using something like ebay which lets you see the person's selling history you may be able to sus out if they are more likely than not mining cards. Someone who has a listing for multiple cards for sale, or has a...
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    Zen 3 Launch Availability

    There's a bit of blame to go around for these availability issues. Regarding the retailers, whether they're selling it to the end user, some scalper, or a bot mass ordering product, they get paid either way. I've heard a few stories of anti-bot implementations for stores but nothing...
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    Zen 3 Launch Availability

    Actually was this very thread. :p Was reading it the night when the preorder went up and just decided to go for it. Was stuck like many waiting on the Dec 21st estimate until I got the email saying it probably wouldn't arrive until next year. The order from Amazon I got in on Dec 14th. I...
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    Zen 3 Launch Availability

    Hate to quote myself, but you can't make this stuff up. Just got this a bit over an hour ago. Congrats to you too Tanquen, and anyone else who may have gotten their chip shipped!
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    How did you purchase your Nvidia 3xxx series card? Owners vote only please.

    I managed to pick up an EVGA 3080 XC3 by showing up at Microcenter searching for new Ryzens unsuccessfully. Got lucky with the 3080 in stock though. Now I'm supposed to be getting a 3090 FTW3 Ultra tomorrow thanks to the EVGA queue. Probably incredibly wasteful, but I can resist everything...
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    Zen 3 Launch Availability

    Got an update from Amazon with an estimated date of January 18th for a 5950X. Placed my order on December 14th and initially had an estimate of anytime between then and May... that would have been fun. Still have an order in with B&H from pre-order night. Had the December 21st estimate which...
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    Zen 3 Launch Availability

    Just checked and received the same email. Order was for a 5950x. Was really not being too hopeful on it despite getting the Dec 21st email, so I'm not too surprised. Curious to read if anyone else here who ordered and got the Dec 21st email have heard anything else, maybe someone who got...
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    So who else ordered a Ryzen 5000 series CPU?

    For you guys who didn't get an email from B&H, does the order page still show it being on backorder? From the post last page showing the exchange with customer support it seems they'll know what supply they got next week, so I imagine whoever ordered early enough will get updated then. If I...
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    So who else ordered a Ryzen 5000 series CPU?

    Also got the email, estimate for 12/21 on the 5950x. Order placed in at 12:55am EST. Will follow and keep updated whenever there is more info on the order. Feel for you all who got the March date. Hope you all are able to find elsewhere or maybe some orders clear up before then.
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    Official NVIDIA Ampere In-Stock Thread

    Had a similar experience at my local Microcenter yesterday. Pre-ordered one of the new Ryzens from B&H but since I have no idea when that will ship went to check if I couldn't score one at Microcenter which showed they had a decent amount in stock. Didn't wait in line before opening but got...
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    Valve Index

    Alright, Boneworks looks pretty fun and I have to say I'm impressed with tracking on all the fingers on this controller. Hope this plays well on other sets because I held off on pre-ordering the Index.
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    Do you really need z390 for 9900k?

    Nope, I set the offset to 0 and it doesn't seem to have any trouble with it. Gets a bit toasty when benchmarking, but I'm going to have better water cooling for it in the case it's eventually going in.
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    EVGA 2080 Ti XC burst into flame !!

    That's horrible. Glad you and your family are alright. Were there any other issues with card before this happened?
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    Do you really need z390 for 9900k?

    Thread is a bit old but I remembered seeing it and since I've begun work on swapping in a 9900k into an ASRock z370 figured I'd jump in to say it works. Immediately cranked it up 5ghz and it can handle it, even with the pretty average cooling its currently got. I get the feeling I could...
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    How important are cores when gaming/streaming? My findings

    Yes, that is what I wrote. Apologies if it was worded awkwardly. Craigdt, I meant to ask you earlier what settings you're using in OBS? The performance difference in our benchmarks are likely down to that as the more intense CPU presets really start beating the hell out of the processor and I...
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    Who here Pre-Ordered i9 9900k thru Amazon?! Please post in here

    Finally got an email that my order from Amazon has been shipped as of two hours ago! It's supposed to be arriving Tuesday, which has me a bit annoyed considering it's supposed to be two day shipping and I thought that normally includes weekends or at least Saturdays. Eh, I guess I should just...
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    Do YOU have Problems with YOUR RTX card?

    My RTX 2080 Ti FE that died started with 03236. I've posted about it elsewhere, but I had no problems for two weeks until it started artifacting which quickly turned into a blue screen after a session of playing Kingdom Come Deliverance. Not surprised, that game does run the GPU pretty hard...
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    Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards are dying on a lot of users

    Yeah, that's what they did for me anyway.
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    Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards are dying on a lot of users

    I've gotten my replacement. My original card failed on the 19th and when putting in for the RMA that evening they said it'd take about 3 or 4 business days to ship it. Since it was the weekend I'd have to wait a bit. They eventually shipped it on Friday from Hong Kong and it arrived this...
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    Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards are dying on a lot of users

    That is the same error code I had on my FE card that I had to RMA. For me the failure was preceded with artifacting in game and then a bsod. Hope you manage to get things resolved.
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    2080ti 2080 Ownership Club

    My replacement 2080Ti came in today. While I was waiting I was checking out this thread and some of the posts warning about multi-rail power supplies which made me check out my own power supply. It's an Antec HCP1300, it has four 12V rails rated for 50 amps each, so I'm fairly sure we're good...
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    How important are cores when gaming/streaming? My findings

    I completed some tests playing around with my 5960X. Decided to test it out with GTA V since it was requested and so I could beat craigdt to the punch! :p Good call by Nightfire to suggest throwing 8 core w/o HT into the mix. It was certainly interesting. The top results show what...
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    How important are cores when gaming/streaming? My findings

    This is a good point, frames can be lost due to encoding lag if the processor is being overworked. OBS will display a warning if this is the case, but you can also check OBS logs to see if any frames were lost due to this, rendering lag, or dropped due to bitrate/connection issues. I do some...
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    2080ti 2080 Ownership Club

    Guess I was one of the unlucky ones. My 2080Ti FE started artifacting and caused a blue screen in the middle of playing some Kingdom Come Deliverance. After that the card wouldn't even work properly. Nvidia Control Panel was inaccessible, Windows couldn't even detect the card correctly and...
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    Gamer Threatens to Blow Up Nintendo World NYC over Super Smash Bros. Games

    The phrasing of this makes it sound like Mitsu was the one sending the threats, but reading over the source it sounds like he was the one reporting on it over twitter. Found the original tweet here.
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    Is Corsair HX850 enough for GTX 480 SLI?

    I'm not sure about the power difference between the two cards, but throw in the overclock on the i7 and you have some serious power demands there. This guy here tried something similar and it didn't work out. Now obviously we'll state the...
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    Who wants/is getting a Nexus One when it comes to Verizon? VS Droid?

    I was really looking forward to this phone at the beginning of the year but with 4g on the horizon on and no nexus one release yet, I'm thinking about skipping it.
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    Build for Parents (suggestions wanted)

    If you are still looking for the video card the 4850 could be had for $70 after rebate at newegg today. It is the 512MB version though, not sure how that stacks up against the 1GB. Promo Code: EMCYRYW53
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    Shipping SSD for RMA

    I'm sending my supertalent ssd out for RMA soon and I have a question. Since there are no moving parts can I just ship it in the smallest box I can find without much packing material? The box that the ssd resides in is layered with a foamy material so I'm thinking it is pretty secure in...
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    Buy now or wait till summer?

    Unless Intel is bringing out some lower cost six core options, I don't think there is anything to wait for on the high end until sandy bridge next year.
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    Just Cause 2 - GTX 280

    Can't say I'm a big fan of the grain effect myself. I turned off the Bokeh Filter (what does that even do?), the GPU water simulation, and ambient occlusion. I left the rest of the settings around high and it plays good enough for me on the 280.