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  1. STEM

    Is using "Infinity Cache" for Navi 2X a good move?

    Repeat after me: "I donno how this woks, but I like to pretend I do!" :ROFLMAO:
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    Will the 5900X or 5800X be your next gaming CPU?

    Well, us, enthusiasts upgrade for less than that. Remember when Intel was the only contender? Folks would upgrade for 3%~5% better performance and, albeit questionable, more overclocking potential. AMD might have four threads per CPU with Zen 4 amongst other things. They're like the NVIDIA of...
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    Will the 5900X or 5800X be your next gaming CPU?

    Marketing Voodoo shenanigans. AMD went from 3000 series to 5000 series because it sounds and looks better than 4000 series. The higher number and skipping a generation indicate magical levels of performance gain... Shut up and take my money, AMD! I have serious doubts that it will be "that...
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    AMD Zen 3 Launch Event Discussion

    AMD should price the 5950X at $999, just for the hell of it. The TRX40 platform is already priced in enterprise/commercial territory. We live in a world where $500 motherboards are now considered mid-range. If you want the decked out, nicely decorated mobo, you better fork over $750~$800. The...
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    So, apparently MOSTLY everyone needs to return their RTX 3080 / 3090 because of "cheap" components. I'm def returning my EVGA 3090.

    Nah, it's actually planned obsolescence. Even they can't predict the future that accurately, otherwise, we wouldn't see a screw up every so many generations. Basically, they need their customers to keep upgrading.
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    So, apparently MOSTLY everyone needs to return their RTX 3080 / 3090 because of "cheap" components. I'm def returning my EVGA 3090.

    You're absolutely right. I've been buying reference cards for a few years now, with a few EVGA GPUs sprinkled here and there. It's actually sad when the reference design is so much better than whatever AIBs have to offer.
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    So, apparently MOSTLY everyone needs to return their RTX 3080 / 3090 because of "cheap" components. I'm def returning my EVGA 3090.

    Well, this is what happens when manufacturers and AIBs take advantage of the good faith of their customers. I bet everyone used every single leftover and/or overstock component they had laying around to build these GPUs. The demand is such for these GPUs that most will just be happy to get their...
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    Who is buying a 3090?

    Congrats, I guess? I don't know, I'll wait for a Founder's Edition to become available. If I'm giving up the 2080Ti SLI setup then at least I want something nice in my 3970X system.
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    Who is buying a 3090?

    I know, but they shouldn't have done this in the first place. Think before you greenlight manufacturing and release a product?! Just saying...
  10. STEM

    Who is buying a 3090?

    Oh ... well... I might one next year after this craziness is over.
  11. STEM

    Who is buying a 3090?

    That's like $1799+tax+shipping... ouch. I can't get over the fact that when you turn the card the front and back look like clown lips:
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    Who is buying a 3090?

    You're absolutely right, and then there is also the shareholder aspect and stock price. "Look how insane the demand for our product is!" - that pushes share prices up. To get the big picture you have to look at their share price over the past 6 months to a year a least. Jensen Huang wants to...
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    Who is buying a 3090?

    BestBuy has several 3090s in stock, though they're all more expensive than the FE card, and ... I wonder how bad GPU sag will be with any of these...
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    Ugly GPUs

    Back in 2004, every single 5000 series NVIDIA GPU that I tried was utter garbage. I still have nightmares about how bad those GPUs were.
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    Ugly GPUs

    Actually, these look far worse:
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    Ugly GPUs

    All GPUs on this thread, without exception, are vomit-inducing.
  17. STEM

    I Bought a RTX 3080 Today!

    The RTX 3090 is shit-value for gamers, as it's going to be barely faster than the 3080. Unless you have any real use for that huge 24GB framebuffer, it's a waste of money. But hey, since NVIDIA won't provide any professional drivers for it, it is mostly a waste of money. Unless, of course...
  18. STEM

    I Bought a RTX 3080 Today!

    Huh? What VPN?
  19. STEM

    I Bought a RTX 3080 Today!

    Web server connection limit by IP, not rocket science. Took 'em geniuses long enough to implement it. The hysteria around this RTX 3080 GPU is hysterical!
  20. STEM

    I Bought a RTX 3080 Today!

    It's because they feel incomplete without it... :ROFLMAO: Apple's iPhone price hikes curved the iPhone addict's appetite to upgrade every year... Wait, they started giving them an Apple credit card :ROFLMAO: Never mind then...
  21. STEM

    I Bought a RTX 3080 Today!

    Can someone explain to me how buying a GPU is an "investment"?
  22. STEM

    I Bought a RTX 3080 Today!

    He seems to have verbal diarrhea. It's either that he wants to milk the YouTube algorithm for viewer watch time, or that he's not smart enough to be concise and to the point in his statements. I don't like people who lament over and over again about a subject, which is what he's doing in his videos.
  23. STEM

    I Bought a RTX 3080 Today!

    He might carry a dormant balding gene, at least, one can only hope. 😉 All of these TechTubers (that's the correct term) try to present themselves as highly technical - highly skilled reviewers, elevating their dumb videos to factual science. JayzTwoCents always tries to play down his lack of...
  24. STEM

    I Bought a RTX 3080 Today!

    I have worked with cards from all the major manufacturers, so I have a slight idea about what I'm talking about. I'm also entitled to my own opinion, and I'll leave it at that. Everyone else is free to spend their own money how they see fit. I'm not buying any PNY cards, and that's that.
  25. STEM

    I Bought a RTX 3080 Today!

    They're built with "the cheapest everything." They might have worked well for your particular application, but that still doesn't qualify them as a quality product. Anyone can do what they like with their own money. I, for one, am not buying any of their junk.
  26. STEM

    I Bought a RTX 3080 Today!

    Thanks, but no, thanks. I'm not too fond of their products, as their QA and build quality leaves a lot, and I mean A LOT to be desired. This thing is hideous, and those fans look like they can't wait to rattle:
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    I Bought a RTX 3080 Today!

    NVIDIA perfected playing this game of supply and demand. They release their products with built-in scarcity, and this helps them keep prices and demand high. The GPUs I am interested in are the 3090 and Big Navi. I need the GPUs for a bit more than just gaming. The 3080 has 10GB of RAM. I guess...
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    I Bought a RTX 3080 Today!

    I considered buying it for a second. Then again I have a pair of RTX 2080 Ti cards. Then again if I found it in stock somewhere I know I couldn't help myself. Kids take priority, maybe not over NVIDIA :ROFLMAO: I would love to find out what caused the space invaders issue on the "old" RTX cards...
  29. STEM

    The AMD CES 2020 High-Performance Computing Keynote Live Here!

    Sometimes I wonder if this is where we're headed:
  30. STEM

    Intel reportedly reserved $ 3 billion in 2019 to competitively block AMD

    Give me one billion, I'll cockblock AMD
  31. STEM

    Intel 10nm/7nm CPU/GPU Rumor Thread : Cannonlake, Icelake, Tigerlake, Sapphire Rapids, etc.

    I'd like to see how the 9900K performs in all those cool AVX-512 desktop apps versus the 3900X ;) In other news: I find it hilarious how far the brand loyalty for Intel goes. Brand loyalty and fanboyism suck big time. However, being brand loyal to Intel is like being a triple-masochist. First...
  32. STEM

    Intel 10nm/7nm CPU/GPU Rumor Thread : Cannonlake, Icelake, Tigerlake, Sapphire Rapids, etc.

    History rhymes more often than it repeats. I didn't say AMD will beat Intel. I said that they already did and next year they will dominate Intel with their Zen 3 architecture. And this isn't because Intel doesn't have capable engineers, it's more like upper management, their board and CEO can't...
  33. STEM

    Intel 10nm/7nm CPU/GPU Rumor Thread : Cannonlake, Icelake, Tigerlake, Sapphire Rapids, etc.

    Have to love Intel marketing. Whoever is in charge of their marketing department needs to get fired Today along with the entire team. Start fresh on Monday at 9:00 am ;)
  34. STEM

    Intel 10nm/7nm CPU/GPU Rumor Thread : Cannonlake, Icelake, Tigerlake, Sapphire Rapids, etc.

    AMD were total screwups to the point that when the rumors about Zen were "leaking" I discounted them as vaporware. If I had known better, I would have bought AMD stock back then. Unless you have insider info or a crystal ball, you can't predict the future. AMD will fall behind again if they have...
  35. STEM

    Intel 10nm/7nm CPU/GPU Rumor Thread : Cannonlake, Icelake, Tigerlake, Sapphire Rapids, etc.

    Missing targets is putting it very mildly. AMD is hungry right now, and they will deliver for the foreseeable future. That said, I don't ever again want to see one company rule an individual market segment for extended periods. Intel is in decline at the moment, and their CEO isn't doing a great...
  36. STEM

    Intel 10nm/7nm CPU/GPU Rumor Thread : Cannonlake, Icelake, Tigerlake, Sapphire Rapids, etc.

    So much fighting, but over what? Right now, AMD is just closing the lid on Intel's casket. But next year, in 2020, AMD is hammering the final nails in Intel's coffin with Zen 3. I wouldn't mind seeing Intel in second place for the next decade. They deserve it.
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