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    RTX 4xxx / RX 7xxx speculation

    Totally agree, it’s a phone, if it can make calls I’m happy. My iPhone 5 lasted me until 2021 so I bought an iPhone 12 mini. I’ll be holding onto the 12 until it no longer functions properly in 7 or so years.
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    Upgrade or New Build?

    Okay good! I was about to comment that the first gen ryzen motherboards are notorious for having barely adequate VRMs so although a 5900x would socket in and turn on I would be very surprised if your CPU didn’t throttle due to VRM thermals and voltage ripple. That B550 is much better built
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    Adventures in 2700X Overclocking

    I’m glad you figured it out! I’ve built many ryzen based systems and they all boot in short order.
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    Adventures in 2700X Overclocking

    Really?….you are surprised that a 2021 intel processor that is 3 years newer is faster than a 2018 AMD processor?
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    Where to get laptop vid cards?

    I mean that would be the route that I would go, I bought a laptop with a discrete gpu in it so I could play my games on business trips (which is like 70% of my year) and I tried to play once and hated it. Some laptop gaming lovers are gonna hate me but theres just something about having a 34”...
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    6900 xt won’t boot on PCIE1

    Interesting, it could be the new pcie5 signal amplifiers that need to be used along the traces to the pcie slots, as the pcie5 protocol’s drawback to the higher throughput is increased signal degradation over travel distance, maybe they are causing the compatibility issues with pcie gen 4...
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    6900 xt won’t boot on PCIE1

    Hmm that is very interesting….is it a brand new 6900xt? Right now with the info you’ve given me it’s hard to pin point the problem. The only thing I can think of is thaw fact that pcie1 is a full 16x and pcie2 is 4x, perhaps there is a fault on the other 12 pcie lanes on the graphics card that...
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    Z690 with 6900 xt issues

    Hmm that is very interesting….is it a brand new 6900xt? Right now with the info you’ve given me it’s hard to pin point the problem. The only thing I can think of is thaw fact that pcie1 is a full 16x and pcie2 is 4x, perhaps there is a fault on the other 12 pcie lanes on the graphics card that...
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    How often do you replace power supply?

    I generally replace my car when it runs out of gas….I’m too important to learn how to refuel hahaha jk
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    4c/8t 6700k (stock) vs 6c/12t 3960x (4.7ghz oc) for my son in laws first PC. Need advise

    Hey didn’t know this thread was still getting hits. So update, the motherboard for the 6700k got warped in storage and so several cpu coolers I tried couldn’t get a good seat on the heat spreader, getting 93C on prime 95 at stock settings. So just decided to open my wallet and got him a new core...
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    How often do you replace power supply?

    Nope I run a sealed positive air pressure system with ultra fine mesh filters. Visually checked my psu and the internals still look shiny and new 9 years later. Plus look up the component data sheets for the capacitors, mosfets, etc. and you will see that their lifespan is inversely correlated...
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    4c/8t 6700k (stock) vs 6c/12t 3960x (4.7ghz oc) for my son in laws first PC. Need advise

    GPU would be a gtx 960 so nothing powerful but in the future I will give him my 1080 once I upgrade when prices are sane.
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    4c/8t 6700k (stock) vs 6c/12t 3960x (4.7ghz oc) for my son in laws first PC. Need advise

    Hi all, so my brother’s wife’s son is looking to build his first PC and they don’t have the funds to pay for it. I offered to use my old components just sitting in my closet. My question is which cpu would be better for his computer for modern games. A 4c/8t 6700k that will remain stock as it is...
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    Looking for feedback: 6900xt vs 3080

    Okay I understand your argument now, apologies for the misunderstanding
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    Looking for feedback: 6900xt vs 3080

    SAM/resize-BAR and gddr6x has nothing to do with having enough vram to store all the data needed to render frames without having to wait for main memory or page-file. If you had said today’s card have better delta compression then yes that helps, but no, what you said has nothing to do with...
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    Looking for feedback: 6900xt vs 3080

    Even 12GB is low in today’s world. I mean it’s only 1 more GB than the 1080 Ti from 2016….if I were in the market today I wouldn’t get anything less than 16GB which means 6900xt or 3090. Anything else is mid tier class in 2 years or less
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    Looking for feedback: 6900xt vs 3080

    Use the Radeon anti-lag feature. That should help the frame time issue. Radeon anti-lag Adrenaline software description: “Dynamically adjusts frame timing to reduce the lag between user inputs and visual responses.”
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    Looking for feedback: 6900xt vs 3080

    Oh sorry about that, I’m on a business trip so I’m away from my desktop and its been forever since I’ve been in the adrenaline settings. If I remember correctly it’s called “Radeon anti-lag” it basically forces the gpu to put out as many frames as possible while keeping output at the monitors...
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    Looking for feedback: 6900xt vs 3080

    You do realize that there is a setting in the adrenaline drivers that fixes this. I have a 6900xt and I’ve never experienced what you are saying, mechwarrior online, Starcraft 2, war thunder, rising storm 2, etc all play flawlessly
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    Which monitor manufacture is good?

    Samsung and LG both make their own panels so they are a good company to start with. It’s not always the case (Samsung and lg do make affordable monitors), but most of the time Samsung and lg will keep the better panels in a production lot and sell the lesser production lot panels to more...
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    AMD working their driver magic!

    Me too, never had a problem but now with the new driver and stock settings I beat my friends 3090 overclocked!
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    AMD working their driver magic!

    I get what you are saying but give AMD time. They are just now becoming a successful company with zen. For 6 years straight they have invested all their R&D money in Zen while riding out bulldozer as a last ditch effort to become relevant again so the Radeon department has been lacking in...
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    AMD working their driver magic!

    So when I first got my 6900xt back in February I couldn’t get above 10500 graphics score in timespy extreme with my max OC and pushing power target all the way to 450 watts but now in November I revisited 3dmark and got 10500 on stock settings and 11200 with max OC but only using 289 watts. I...
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    What Ryzen CPUs can this cool sufficiently?

    Basically what kirbyrj is saying is that your cooler might be able to cool a 5900x or 5950x sufficiently in a cpu only load in a case with proper airflow while the video card is idling, however if your video card is stressing and is dumping hot air into your case then the ability of your cpu...
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    How bad is this blem?

    Ahh the good old days when cpus were direct die cooling….I have a number of those athlon XP’s lying around collecting dust
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    How bad is this blem?

    sand to your hearts content! If you see a transistor you’ve gone too far lol!
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    XFX Speedster Zero WB Radeon RX 6900 XT

    I had a 2700x with my 6900xt and got >20,000 graphics score then upgraded to 5900x and maybe got 300 more graphics points. The CPU is not the problem.
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    ASUS DARK HERO

    If you look at all the ryzen performance in gaming benchmarks the 5900x barely inches past the 5950x in performance which is what they were asking about. But as games become more thread happy the 5950x will stay relevant longer.
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    ASUS DARK HERO

    It’s barely faster in games vs the 5950x but in the long term the 5950x will stay more relevant as more cores are utilized in games in the future.
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    Virtual Super Resolution?

    Yeah they cap it to 5880x2880 which I understand why, it’s their max resolution quoted in the hardware specs for their graphics cards, but they need to focus on making their graphics options at least on par with nvidia since they are trying to re-take ground in the graphics territory.
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    Virtual Super Resolution?

    Yeah when I upgraded from a 1080 to a 6900xt I was let down by VSR. I was looking forward to playing older games at 6880x2880 but hit a hard limit at 5120x2880. AMD….let us have 4x resolution like nvidia gives us
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    AIO and 5950x temps

    Well apparently, according to Steve at Gamers Nexus, cold plate contact uniformity is actually atrocious for a lot of aio coolers out there. I bought his number 1 pick for aio cold plate uniformity, the ekwb aio’s. Nothing came close to having uniform mounting pressure on the different CPU’s he...
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    Anyone still running an X99 Broadwell-E system?

    Bro I’m still running my 3960x on x79 and it’s still very relevant. Have had it overclocking for 8 years now at 4.9 ghz all core at 1.35V. This thing is a beast!
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    AIO and 5950x temps

    That sounds pretty high for idle, my 5900x runs at 32C at idle and 68C full load with PBO and CO. How’s your cold plate mounting pressure? And did you use the paste the cooler came with?
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    What's a good therman grease? Are thermal pads any good?

    That’s interesting, I still have my original spread of kryonaut on my 2700x built in 2018 and my recorded temps have not gone up since. That makes it 3 years old at this point…I wonder if maybe you don’t have enough mounting force on your cpu. Maybe the tighter the gap the more friction there is...
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    What's a good therman grease? Are thermal pads any good?

    My favorite thing to see when tech reviewers use the carbon pads is that they aren’t wearing gloves and putting their body oils all over the pad before slapping it down on the cpu. Gotta love YouTube hahaha
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    Just ordered a 5900x and Asus Dark Hero VIII x570s

    Unfortunately my 5900x’s memory controller can’t do 1900 mclock but will do 1866 all day with 3733 ram at 14-14-14-28-cr1 and tight secondary and tertiary timings
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    Just ordered a 5900x and Asus Dark Hero VIII x570s

    I would go ahead and try them out, then determine if you need new ram
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    RTX 3060 Ti broken capacitor

    RazorWind is an awesome and knowledgeable person for helping out so many people with their graphics card problems, I could be wrong but I doubt he would appreciate people advertising to go to him with their problems across the internet. I relate it to something I’ve had to deal with time and...
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