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    So, 6800 from 1080 a worthy upgrade?

    Sure. I just downgraded from a 6900xt to a 6600xt and went from 120fps at 1440p to 110fps at 1440p on Apex arenas. If the 6600xt is this good, you should be fine with a 6750/6800. My 3900x cpu bottlenecks me. edit: are you still using a sandy bridge CPU? id replace motherboard, cpu, ram...
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    What game made you a PC Gamer?

    Leisure suit larry! j/k. star control 2? masters of magic, masters of orion? consoles didnt really have games like this. First time i played doom though, just floored me. Oh yeah, we played a lot of kings quest, space quest, police quest. Anything by Sierra.
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    Anyone try hashcat on a 7900xt?

    I have a 6900xt, 6600xt, and an amd fury. Curious where the 7900xt falls on hashrate. I have read a 6900xt will do around 100mh/sec for NTLM but with my wordlist, rules, settings im getting around 30mh/sec My 6600xt gets 22mh/sec and my fury gets around 11mh/sec -- thinking of setting up a...
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    Cooking amd 6800s, must watch.

    Thats a good idea, but you know whats crazy. Going from a 6900xt to a 6600xt had basically zero impact on my FPS at 1440p@144hz. I havent been super motivated to figure it out.
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    Cooking amd 6800s, must watch.

    I have a powercolor 6900xt that might be going bad. Lately its been crashing everyday, i checked event logs, tried different drivers, ddu, etc swapped in a 6600xt hasn't crashed since. Id like to try it in a different rig, but its to big to fit in my other builds. It can run NTLM cracking in...
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    Bambu Labs Printers

    I had an ender 5, then a neptune 2s, was sick of manually leveling the bed and inconsistent print results. Was looking at getting a voron, but didnt want to deal with 30+ hours of assemble and tuning
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    Bambu Labs Printers

    I have a carbon x1 on preorder.
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    Anyone seriously considering the 4070 TI

    id probably get a 3060ti as a placeholder and wait until 4070s are like $400. I just switched from a 6900xt to a 6600xt and didnt notice any difference at 1440p.
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    How you know when you're old.....

    I don't care at all about bandwidth. I care about stability, latency, and price. Charter forced 200mbps on me, i was fine with 100. I really dont think id want less then 50mbps considering my kids are on youtube and sometimes my wife streams 4k content on netflix
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    What are you doing with your hardware if you stopped mining?

    I was planning to keep my cards in the hopes of another coin coming along.. however a new generation of cards had higher MSRP and allowed me to sell the cards i was sitting on for 80% so i opted to get most of my money back. I kept the 6600xts for future gaming rigs, friends, family, etc. Kept...
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    Desktop GPU Sales Hit 20-Year Low

    I assume sarcasm? Otherwise i disagree. I think i paid $200 for my XP barton 2500? inflation between 2005 and 2023 is 1.5x so thats $300 for a mid range cpu today. I just bought my daughter a Ryzen 5 5500 for $98 and i frequently see ryzen 7 5700x under $200. Even the flagship 7950x is...
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    Samsung S22 vs. Huawei P30 photo shoot-out

    I recently switched from oneplus to samsung s22. I like the oneplus phones a lot better. I miss having more choices in the marketplace. I loved my essential phone and LG phones. Oneplus phones are awesome but would rather have a domestic product ( i don't consider iphones made in china...
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    Desktop GPU Sales Hit 20-Year Low

    I miss those days because thats when overclocking and tweaking actually meant something. I remember i overclocked my AMD XP Barton chip from 1.83ghz to 2.4ghz and saved $800 just on the CPU cost alone. I went from PC gaming -> benchmarking -> crypto mining -> to now... i just surf the internet...
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    Anyone seriously considering the 4070 TI

    A friend of mine just bought a 4070ti. I don't want to say its good value but if someone wants to drive a 4k monitor without spending $1000+ there really isnt a lot of options. just a couple months ago, i thought my 6900xt was going to have some legs, and now i look at benchmarks and see how...
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    NVIDIA's RTX 4080 Problem: They're Not Selling & MSRP Doesn't Exist

    I sold all seven of my 1080s for around $900 used, when i quit mining. Its much easier to justify a $550, $900, or $1500 video card when it generates an ROI. I was never into mining because i cared about crypto. I was in it, because i love computer hardware.
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    X570 or X670E

    if i was in his boat, id probably go with the X670 -- then he could drop in newer processors down the line without having to also swap the ram and motherboard. I havent done the research yet, but if there is no qwerky no platform issues then id go that route for sure. I am here on an X3900 and...
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    Fx 4300 really is slow

    Id almost bet on a bad ssd or trim isnt enabled?
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    Fx 4300 really is slow

    this is exactly how i feel about the I3-6300 or i5-7300u we have at work -- and they are A LOT faster then a fx4300 in ipc at least. I wouldnt mind having an old FX system around as my retro gaming PC, but they sell for too much on the 2nd hand market for my taste. Just bought an AMD r5 5500...
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    Please help us [H]. Disheartening looking for a new phone for the wife and I.

    I pay $90 a month for 4 lines, unlimited through google fi(tmobile). service isnt as good as cricket(att), but were saving $45 a month. When we switched to google fi, the promotion was port a line and get an S22 unlocked for $299 each. My kids use a motorola G power, i cant fathom being stuck...
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    Desktop GPU Sales Hit 20-Year Low

    Tell me about it. When all my friends were gaming on xbox 360, ps3, xbox one, i just wanted to throw up in my mouth. First you have to pay a monthly fee to play online, two you cant play very popular mmorpgs, three you low detail, choppy framerate -- computers have been doing 60fps/60hz for...
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    4070ti 800$ minimum...lol no thanks nvidia! My 3080 is lookin better and better everyday.

    If i was in the market right now, i think id be buying a 6750xt. Just checked, second hand 6900s are going for $620 which seems higher then id expect. I could swear 6900s were going for $500 around the launch of the 4000 series.
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    Desktop GPU Sales Hit 20-Year Low

    I miss mining so much. curse you PoS ethereum. Now i am forced to look for video games to play, but none of them are as fun for me. I think miners certainly impacted the market -- buying video cards on 0% interest knowing they were going to pay themselves off every 3-6 months (in the good...
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    New Years "resolution"

    im about to pull the trigger on an LG 42" oled c2. really sick of my 31.5" curved acer 1440p 144hz monitor. Its fine for gaming, but poor color for photo editing.
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    Desktop GPU Sales Hit 20-Year Low

    Frankly, i am shocked new cards are still priced so high when there should be a HUGE amount of used cards on the market. I sold both of my 3070s and my 3060ti. Keeping my 6600xts for my kids gaming rigs. I also have two space heater gpus that game fine AMD Furys, been to lazy to swap it out...
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    Anyone seriously considering the 4070 TI

    It doesnt need to suffer, just get an 6600 / 6650 for like $279. No one needs a 4070ti for $900 They will lower their prices eventually if people stop buying over priced cards.
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    AMD's Radeon RX 7900-series Highlights

    I am not defending the position that these cards are broken, 140+fps is still quite usable IMHO. I assume its just a driver update away from resolving the issue. https://www.reddit.com/r/virtualreality/comments/zm5ptg/7900_xtx_vr_benchmarks_by_babeltechreviews/
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    Should you pay considerably more for High end Motherboards

    I agree, overclocking at this point is pointless. You used to save hundreds of dollars by buying a cpu and overclocking it to flagship speeds, but the OEM boost levels are soo dialed in now, its hard to gain more then 5-7% and stay stable. I would pay extra for stability and extra PCI-E lanes...
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    AMD's Radeon RX 7900-series Highlights

    I havent seen any real world examples that poor, but i did see a few VR game benchmarks where the 6950 was maybe 10% faster than the 7900xtx.
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    AMD's Radeon RX 7900-series Highlights

    Some of my issues might of been self inflicted -- i had undervolted / clocked for mining. I was getting a lot of crashing in apex, but after installing the latest driver that fixed the issue. The only games ive played on the 6900xt are apex and DCS, other then that was just using it as a space...
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    AMD's Radeon RX 7900-series Highlights

    I confess, ive had more driver issues with my powercolor 6900xt then any previous AMD card i can remember going back to the ATI 4850. With that said, since updating them, its been fine -- ive also had an issue with the fan profiles -- the card wants to run silent (0% fan) to 100C and seems to...
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    AMD's Radeon RX 7900-series Highlights

    I spent $1500 on a 6900xt and i very much care about price. Of course back then a 6700xt was $1050 and a 3080 was $2000. I feel comfortable spending $600-800 for 85-90% of top tier performance. I am also plenty happy to just game on a 6600xt. If i remember correctly I bought a launch 7970...
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    AMD's Radeon RX 7900-series Highlights

    I want VR support in mechwarrior really bad. However i need a headset that is sharp enough to read the text of instrument panels and such. If probably buy an HP reverb g2 right now if i trusted its sensors / controllers.
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    AMD's Radeon RX 7900-series Highlights

    I was running VR on a mobile RX580 8gb -- I doubt the 7900xtx will have an issue with current VR headsets.
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    AMD's Radeon RX 7900-series Highlights

    I won't disagree that it could be the future but the only game i play that uses ray tracing, mechwarrior 5 -- i see people with geforce 4090's getting 40fps. I am not interested in ray tracing at all if my FPS is going to drop below 144.
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    AMD's Radeon RX 7900-series Highlights

    ray tracing is a gimmick IMHO.
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    AMD's Radeon RX 7900-series Highlights

    4090 vs 7900xtx, blah who cares. We should all be buying 3080ti or 6900xt half off. While I paid $1500 for my power color devil, I don't want anyone else making that mistake. Now that I see them for $600, I can max all settings 1440p 144hz on mine. What more do we need?
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    Is medium to high end Pc gaming becoming too niche ?

    We are playing apex, havent been on call of duty since black ops on the OG xbox one. All i can say is what we experience, my friends win a lot when its console vs console, and lose a lot when i join them from PC. Possibly the average console player is below mediocre in skill.
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    Is medium to high end Pc gaming becoming too niche ?

    In my experience, even with aiming assist, consoles dont stand a chance. Sometimes i play with my console friends from an xbox and they dominate most matches, if i join them from a PC we end up getting wrekt every match. If one PC person is in the party, they have to play against other PC...
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    Is medium to high end Pc gaming becoming too niche ?

    i feel like i could build a really nice gaming pc for $1200. I don't see the value in a console, i hate gaming on a controller and i cant use it to surf the web, post on forums, etc fluently. AMD 5600x $180 X570 MB $130 32gb of ram $140? 1tb nvme $120 Case + psu $200 6600xt $220 ?
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    Are you camping out / lining up for an RTX 4080?

    I have a 6900xt, that i paid wayyyyyy to much for... but id be completely happy with a 6600xt for my gaming needs. DCS does look really nice on the 6900xt, with all settings maxed but i honestly dont game anymore. I enjoy mining crypto more then gaming, if were being honest.
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