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  1. Hornet

    What is your "coping" strategy for the time until you can get a latest-model Nvidia/AMD GPU?

    I've kind of accepted the fact that it's unlikely I'll be able to get a card at MSRP within this year. I'm looking to get the PS5, hopefully soon before someone figures out how to mine on these consoles :eek: I've always had a PS console to play the exclusives, and JRPGs. So I'll focus on those...
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    So if ps3 store closes does patches go also?

    Well, its official now. At least we'll still be able to download our stuff after the store closure. For now anyway. https://www.techradar.com/news/sony-could-close-ps3-vita-and-psp-stores-in-july Wish I had collected more physical copies. Those things are going to increase in value now, lol.
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    Nvidia's GeForce GPU shortage isn't improving anytime soon...or later.

    I guess one good thing about gaming console is that you do not need to compete against bitcoin miners I think even the scalper prices are quickly dropping, making it less desirable to them I don't see an end to GPU woes, between scalpers and bitcoin miners buying them up, hardly anything is...
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    Sony removes Cyberpunk from the PS playstore

    While I agree that CPD needs to take responsibility for releasing the game in such a bad state on old consoles, I cannot agree with the media or content creators calling the entire game a failure, just because of how bad the game is on the PS4. If the game is working significantly better on the...
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    PC Gamer - AMD RX 6800 XT runs at almost half the frame rate of Nvidia's RTX 3080 in Vulkan Ray Tracing tests

    It surprises me that some still think RT is an nVidia gimmick, when AMD and the new gen consoles have all hop on it. RT is one of the marketed selling points for the new gen consoles. Back when programmable shaders were introduced, we didn't immediately get full dynamic lighting and shadows...
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    TMSC Is Reportedly Terminating Bulk Discounts and Increasing Prices

    I hope Intel can fix whatever issue they are facing with their fab and get back in the competition. This is bound to happen with the kind of market share TSMC have today.
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    GPU sales rise across the board, from AMD and Intel to Nvidia

    I hope availability wont be as bad if/when RTX 3080 Ti comes out. Already got my Cyberpunk 2077 copy, but no GPU to play it at the moment. Not with all the raytracing goodness anyway:cry:
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    How my current Gaming PC compares to 2020 Consoles

    My current PC is better on the CPU front (3950x, more cores and faster clock speed) But my GTX 1080 is certainly worse. This will be addressed once I get my hands on a RTX 3080 :)
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    Potential RTX 3000 buyers...what monitors will you be driving?

    Currently a 1440p @165Hz g-sync monitor. Once I upgrade my GPU, next year's upgrade will be the monitor, which I'm aiming for 4k @ 144Hz I'm a little disappointed that the new GPU will not come with Display port 2.0 Though, there's no any upcoming monitor with DP2.0 either
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    Would you choose a 12GB or a 24GB RTX 3090?

    With memory compression, I think its less straightforward to predict how much VRAM the new GPU will need. If it comes with a more efficient method, maybe it'll consume lesser VRAM compared to previous generations. I'll wait for the reviews to see if 24GB offers any advantage over 12GB when it...
  11. Hornet

    Microsoft interested in buying Warner Bros. games division

    I really dont want Microsoft turning all those franchises into Xbox exclusive. I'd rather have third party developers having those franchises and continue releasing them on multi platforms.
  12. Hornet

    PS5 - The Future of Gaming | The Power of V

    I wouldn't call it very futuristic, but I do like the PS5 design. I just hope the white parts won't turn yellow after several years. I keep all my consoles
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    Linus from Linus Tech to Possibly Retire

    I was attracted to his channel when I watched the "whole room watercooling" project. It is these projects they do that I enjoy most about his channel, and it's also what sets them apart from other youtube channels on PC stuff. Their product reviews are fine, but nothing that makes them stand out...
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    Ryzen 9 3900X vs. Ryzen 9 3950X vs. Core i9 9900KS In Nearly 150 Benchmarks

    I have been using Intel for all my past build for over 20 years, but this time around I went AMD, as Zen 2 is the only choice that excel in all important aspect of a CPU. I got the 3950X as I've always wanted to build myself a high end PC and 3950X is currently the best game in town for the...
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    AMD Ryzen 4000 Rumored to Offer Around 17% Increased Performance

    Here I am still waiting for 3950x to be available where I live here. I admit I'll be disappointed if the 16cores Zen 3 comes out 6 months after I build my PC. If it comes out 12 months later, I'd consider that a normal progression
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    AMD Ryzen 4000 7nm+ Zen 3 CPUs Spotted

    I wonder if this means we'll see Zen 3 within 6 months time? Will probably be a couple months before I can get a 3950x for my next upgrade, and I'm debating if I might as well just wait for Zen 3
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    Diablo IV Announced

    Looking forward to D4, to see how they improve from D3. I just hope they don't ruin this with loot box cancer.
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    Electronic Arts and Valve Announce Partnership to Bring EA Access Subscription and EA Games to Steam

    I live in Asia, and Steam is the only PC game store that offers localized prices that makes more sense to us than a direct conversion from USD. Gears 5 for example, on Steam it cost less than half of what it is in Microsoft Store. I don't see the harm in having options. Not like EA will stop...
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    Nvidia Creates New Studio To Remaster Classic Games With Raytracing

    Soldier of Fortune 2 (y) Heck I'd settle for a version that just works on Win 10.
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    GeForce FX 5800 Ultra vs Radeon 9700 Pro

    I still remember being excited when I read about the benchmark result of the 9700 Pro. Those were the days when games were pushing hardware. Couldn't afford one thought, and I got the 9600 Pro instead. Which was still an amazing card for its segment at that time.
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    Sony and Microsoft to explore strategic partnership

    Well, next gen consoles may truly be the last of its kind, if these guys are working together to push for cloud gaming.:(
  22. Hornet

    (Wired) EXCLUSIVE: WHAT TO EXPECT FROM SONY'S NEXT-GEN PLAYSTATION

    I haven't been keeping myself up to date with the latest GPU news, but IIRC the last AMD offering was around the level of a RTX 2080 So, can I expect this PS5 Navi to be better than that? Or maybe a cut down version that is at least on par with RTX 2080.
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    Metro Review-Bombed: Dev Threatens Next Game Won't Be on PC If Sales Are Low

    Releasing the game exclusively on a new online store is a surefire way of ensuring your sales will be low. Why bother making such threat, knowing that the publisher have made a decision that will negatively impact the sales on PC. :banghead:
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    Are you ditching Steam in favor of Epic Store?

    I currently have Steam, Origin, and Blizzard App installed Wouldn't mind using Epic store if they have something really compelling, like a new Unreal game :D but as of now, I see no reason to add yet another one.
  25. Hornet

    Can You Detect When Ray Tracing Is Turned On?

    Raytracing have always been the holy grail of real time graphics. It'll take a lot of computation power, but it have to start somewhere. I guess people these days take programmable shaders for granted, forgetting how challenging it used to be when it was first implemented. Raytracing have to...
  26. Hornet

    Ubisoft Creates Exclusive Partnership with Epic Games to Sell The Division 2

    Thing is, it doesn't actually encourage competition when they remove the game from one store and sell it exclusively in another store. It's only when a game is available on multiple stores, that these stores have to compete for our purchase. Here I'll agree with you, that it's fine to have...
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    SemiWiki Compares TSMC's and Samsung's 7nm Processes

    IMO, the way process nodes are numbered have gone way off that it's meaningless to compare them.
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    Ubisoft Creates Exclusive Partnership with Epic Games to Sell The Division 2

    Taking the game off Steam isn't resulting in more choices for consumer, so I don't see how this is a win for consumer. You have to pay the same price, but now need yet another launcher.
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    Blizzard Responds to Diablo: Immortal Backlash

    As someone mentioned, Bethesda did it the right way, make the mobile game announcement a small one, alongside something the fans really want. It's that simple I don't know why Blizzard couldn't figure it out.
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    Blizzard Faces Hellish Backlash after BlizzCon Diablo Mobile Reveal

    I'd say the biggest problem here is how they announced it. Making it a major announcement at the end of Blizzcon is just asking for trouble. I get that they did it at Blizzcon for the press coverage, but you can't make it the main focus for your fans as well, knowing this isn't what they want...
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    Metro Exodus Developer Eyes 1080p 60fps Target for Enabling Nvidia RTX Features

    IMO this is similar to programmable shader. When it first came out, the first generation of cards could barely take advantage of the features. Raytracing will bring huge changes to graphics the same way programmable shades did. But it will have to go through similar transitioning period. I...
  32. Hornet

    Thoughts on Ray Tracing

    I agree with this. It will need time to take off the same way programmable shaders did, but I think the industry will eventually adopt it. And I hope that is the case. As I feel recent advancement have been kind of stagnant, with most focus revolving around VR and 4k HDR display, but nothing...
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    NVIDIA NDA & HardOCP - POLL

    Kyle, I don't need the lack of NDA to trust [H]. As long as you guys can give us an honest review, that is all that matters. And I'm very sure that you would not have contemplated this idea if you knew you could no longer provide us with an honest review. It is irrational to expect you guys to...
  34. Hornet

    Western Digital Formats Hard Disk Drive Factory as Demand Spins Down

    Moving forward, I could see WD phasing out their consumer level drives such as Blue, Black, and 2.5" drives. These market segment will eventually be dominated by SSD as they get cheaper. HDD will probably still be around for large storage application such as home NAS and enterprise storage.
  35. Hornet

    EA on Women in Battlefield V: Accept It, or Don’t Buy the Game

    IMO this is a non issue. The real problem with EA would be how they are killing all the great franchise they have. Such as their latest victim C&C :banghead:
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    Resident Evil 2 being officially remade!

    This looks amazing. This is how remake should be, from pre-rendered background to full real time rendered world. Can't wait to see the look of that William Birkin monster in this.
  37. Hornet

    The Last of Us: Part II

    I'm impressed by the combat shown :eek: Damn, I hope none of that was scripted
  38. Hornet

    The Elder Scrolls VI and Starfield Teased

    I'm super hyped for this. I'm so exited I can't even get mad about Fallout 76 being online game :D To be honest, this was sooner than I expected. I thought Bethesda would let ESO run for a couple more years at the least before releasing the next Elder Scroll game. I'm glad I was wrong. I hope...
  39. Hornet

    Fallout 76, Teaser Released and additional info. Update 05/31/18

    Based on the teaser I saw moments ago, my first guess would be some kind of building game, Fallout Shelter meets Mincraft kind of game
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    BioWare Employee Celebrates and Mocks TotalBiscuit’s Death

    I'll bet this idiot did not have any close friends or family who died from cancer. This is not something you'd celebrate no matter how much you dislike the person. No surprise he quickly became ex-employee of Bioware after it hit the media.
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