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    Expecting to much from Vega 64?

    What you are describing is a classic sign of CPU bottlenecking. Your CPU launched in 2012 and is about 1,000mhz slower than most modern CPUs. At the veryleast, you should use Display Driver Uninstaller aka DDU. And do a clean wipe of the drivers. But in my personal opinion, a major GPU upgrade...
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    RTX 3xxx performance speculation

    Nvidia's President and Chief Executive Officer says Turing adoption is faster than Pascal's.
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    A replacement (new) GPU for $500

    hate to say it but 3770k is gonna bottleneck you in new games. 6 months from now, new cards will be out. I suggest saving as hard as you can for a Ryzen 3600 upgrade (or better), as well.
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    Best top down air coolers?

    I recommend the Scythe as the best value. Its significantly less money than Dark Rock TF or Noctua C14. Will give you solid performance. Scythe stuff is great quality. t If you'd like something a little bigger, but not a whole lot more money, look at the Shadow Rock TF2. Its a 135mm fan (and...
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    Sony Is Struggling With PlayStation 5 Price Due to Costly Parts

    talking about inflation since PS4 as if that should make a more expensive PS5 ok, is rubbish. Pay doesn't generally match inflation and on top of that, cost of living is way up in many areas, since 2012. Nearly everything is more expensive. The lower the price, the better. if these things cost...
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    Sony Is Struggling With PlayStation 5 Price Due to Costly Parts

    I was reading an article from 2018 that iPhone X did like 20 million units in half a year. PS4 took 7 years to do 75 million units. Square/Enix have some of the most successful console games and their main mobile game dwarfs them all in sales.
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    Sony Is Struggling With PlayStation 5 Price Due to Costly Parts

    I don't think this will be a long term problem. Sony will be ordering 70+ million of these, over the next 7-ish years. While phone tech this year may be overlapping and i-phones sell a lot more than consoles; in a couple of years, its likely the phone tech won't be directly overlapping anymore.
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    Gamers are ditching Radeon graphics cards over driver issues

    AMD has no track record in regards to what you are describing (punishing reviewers by not supplying reviewers). Whereas Nvidia literally issues hush paperwork to sign, or you don't get anything. Kyle and [H] were very vocal about this. *I bought my RTX2060 used, so as not to support Nvidia in...
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    Are the AMD drivers really that bad?

    Oh yeah, I also had to quit playing Subnautica about 3 months ago. Because everytime I would surface from a dive, the game would hang for about two seconds. And it even hard locked a couple of times, forcing me to hard reset the system. RTX2060. But, I played it again about a month ago and it...
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    Gamers are ditching Radeon graphics cards over driver issues

    Did you read the article?
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    Ryzen - Tweaks?

    7700K is still a beast in games which don't gain much from having more than 4 cores. And in those cases, the extra clockspeed is going to win. However, if you look at CPU reviews, there are plenty of games nowadays, which do scale pretty well with 6 cores. And even some which do have appreciable...
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    Will AMD Ever Beat Intel in Single Threaded Performance?

    Some people are getting confused. They already do beat Intel in IPC in some tasks. Single threaded performance is overall, still in Intel's favor. And that is due to clockspeed. AMD's IPC wins are not good enough to overcome the gap in clockspeed.
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    More DLSS...

    what is this supposed tell me, as a response to my post?
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    More DLSS...

    And how much does it cost right now to do 60fps at 1440p internal res --- with Ray Tracing?? You're still looking at the same cards/money, as 4K. Ray Tracing is currently also a very bad ROI. My RTX 2060 is considered a 1440p card. But with Ray Tracing ----- most of the time you are under...
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    Dark Souls 3

    Parrying works pretty well in PVP. You often get a rather large window, due to lag. And if you use a weapon which gets a large damage modifier for parry's, it can be pretty killer.
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    Are the AMD drivers really that bad?

    Well you've been lucky. I've had virtually every kind of PC part fail, over the years. My current motherboard is a Z170. It died after two weeks. Just didn't turn on, one day. The replacement has been great ever since. But, its another example in a long story of various hardware issues, not...
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    Are the AMD drivers really that bad?

    "Are they really that bad" --- in general, no. I had a 7870 from 2012 until last summer. And before that, a 3870. The only prevalent issue I had was the random mouse pointer corruption in windows 7, with the 7870. I have also had Nvidia cards in the past, such as 7900GTX, 6800 non ultra, Ti...
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    Dark Souls 3

    I enjoy a variety, however. I like having some of the gimmick bosses and/or boss rooms with varying sizes or more interesting architectures. It can get old circle dogding in big square rooms.
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    What’s your go-to GPU stress test?

    I like Unigen's Superposition. It hits all angles (resolution, big textures, high quality shader and lighting effects, physics, interactivity). So, it feels more like an actual game area. And it does it all in a relatively small area. So you can just point the camera in one spot and let the heat...
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    i9-10900X or i9-9900K

    All signs point to current AMD processors being more secure than current Intel.
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    i9-10900X or i9-9900K

    You can get a 12 core AMD 3900x for the same or less than a 9900k. And it has native PCI-E 4 support. Or you can save some cash and get AMD's 8 core 3700X and still have that PCI-E support. Also, waaaaaaay less vulnerabilities to patch on AMD processors.
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    What Is Your Personal Favorite Video Card of All Time?

    I'm a big fan of my Radeon HD7870. I bought it in 2012 and used it until last summer. Definitely long in the tooth the past couple of years. But it was absolutely fine until about 2017. Only around then, did games start really hammering it. Even still, Soulcalibur 6 played great on it, last...
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    FF VII: Remake. New news/teaser trailer

    FF7 is an all time classic. Yes, you should absolutely give it a shot. While this remake shares characters and some general story and location beats------its practically a different genre of game. Its also re-imagining things through modern Anime, rather than 90's Anime. Its so different, it...
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    What Paste Application Method do You Use in 2020?

    Reputable overclockers/modders have shown that spreading or "X" shapes are the only way to reliably cover the entire IHS.
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    More DLSS...

    It is indeed, the best showing of DLSS. For ray tracing its kind of a wierd situation. For performance, it isn't really any better than anything else. Its still a 40% - 50% performance hit. What saves it, is that general performance of the engine is so high to begin with; That even a 50% cut...
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    Intel Xe DG1 GPU Up To 40% Faster Than AMD Vega Integrated

    Yeah and lets see how many bugs and performance quirks it has, once loaded with really games.
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    Looking for aftermarket cooling options for PNY 1070ti

    The rule with liquid metal is don't put it on aluminum. Most heatsonks nowadays have a copper base plate, which is absolutely fine. I have seen reputable youtubers verify this after a whole year. Also, the thermal performance doesn't degrade after that year, either. I don't think liquid metal...
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    Looking for aftermarket cooling options for PNY 1070ti

    put liquid metal on it. Dropped my 2060 thirteen degrees in a repeatable stress test----and the ambient temps in yhe room were much warmer than the day I tested temps with the stock cooler. I used Thetmalright Silver King. You should also be able to gain some degrees and noise efficiency by...
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    Whats your "go-to" TIM ?

    Ceramique is great for long term stuff. Like repasting a laptop or a game console.
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    Whats your "go-to" TIM ?

    There's a dude on youtube who did several live stream tests of thermal pastes and he compared an old tube of GC Extreme Vs. a new one. The new one was significantly worse. Just one tube. Not conclusive. But could be a bummer. I was a fan of GC Extreme. Because of his tests, I bought some...
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    Loque Ghost S1 with 3900X Recommendations (Thermal issues)

    I would try the following: try flipping the radiotor so that its intake and exhaust. see which is best. try a liquid metal thermal material. I got really good results with Thermalrgiht Silver King. try upgrading the fans on the radiator. you might be able to sneak a few more degrees for about...
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    Intel Core i9-10900K 10-Core Comet Lake-S Monster CPU Leaks With 5.1GHz Turbo Clock

    I've got a Z170 board with a Kaby Lake in it, after a bios update.
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    NVIDIA’s Next-Gen GPU Is Up To 75% Faster Than Current-Gen – Will Be Deployed in Big Red 200 Supercomputer This Summer

    Its all rumors but assuming this and the AMD rumors are true: Nvidia finally has competition. They can't just trickle things out to us, like the past. It sounds like Nvidia's new stuff will release after AMD's new stuff. So, Nvidia may need to release all of that performance, to maintain the...
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    Ryzen 5 2600 vs Ryzen 7 2700 for daily driver desktop

    Techpowerup seems to do more productivity tests than most other sites. You can compare each generation of Ryzen with different core counts, in this review:
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    Radeon RX 5600 XT Launch Review Round Up

    Actually, motion is still one of the weak points in Control's DLSS. And it is even kind of exacerbated by the already noisey nature of Control's VFX. Youngbloods' DLSS seems to have improved motion handling a lot.
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    Building a new rig, looking for suggestions

    according to this techpowerup review of the 3600: its about 9% better on average, than a 2600, in gaming, at 1080p. They don't do an average score for the other types of tests. But if you look at compression, encoding, productivity, etc...
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    Building a new rig, looking for suggestions

    Yeah if you got an RX570, you could take the money saved and get a Ryzen 3600.
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    New Forum Software Feedback

    Is there a setting to scale down the sizing of things, while inside a thread? Everything looks nice. But, it feels a bit cramped on my 13 inch laptop with 720p screen.
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    Radeon RX 5600 XT Launch Review Round Up

    DLSS doesn't make RT work better. DLSS actually has nothing to do with Ray Tracing and does not need Ray Tracing enabled, in order to use it. You run the game internally in a lower resolution (so the game is easier to run) and then an algorithm based on an AI research model, upscales the image...
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    Radeon RX 5600 XT Launch Review Round Up

    To be clear, RT is basically a 50% performance hit in Youngblood. Relatively speaking, that's not any general improvement in performance, compared to other games so far. Aside from Youngblood's Vulkan implementation being very high performance (so that 50% is still acceptable): DLSS is carrying...