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    Intel Core i9-13900KS Review: The World's First 6 GHz

    That's great if it makes no difference to you, for me the CPU is the limiting factor in almost every game I play and it has been so for years. It's not only because I have a top end GPU, but I like to run my games at a high refresh rate plus I play a lot of VR (and especially simulations) and...
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    Nvidia RTX 4090 power connectors melting?

    I guess any cable can melt if you don't plug it all the way in :P
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    Playstation VR Thread.

    The focal point is between 1 and 2 meters for most headsets today.
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    8800GTS 512MB -- Windows XP or Win 7?

    You did need Vista or 7 to use the DX10 features, Crysis just had both dx9 and dx10 modes. Besides considerably worse performance, dx10 gave you "3d" vehicle trails on the ground and ermmm, not sure was the other thing? reflection or water stuff maybe, it wasn't that impressive.
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    Thoughts on using RTX 4090 FE with i7-8086k

    There's always more frames you can squeeze somewhere but personally I was even considering the 13600k to go with a 4090 and my old DDR4 4000mhz kit. All the 3 choices you listed are fine too. As would be a 5800 X3D. Normally I'd go 13900k, but I like the idea of making my next build a bit more...
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    Thoughts on using RTX 4090 FE with i7-8086k

    It will bottleneck you pretty hard. Witcher 3 RTX patch is incredibly CPU heavy (apparently RTX increasing CPU usage happens in other games too but Witcher 3 is pretty much single threaded so it's really bad), it doesn't even run good with a 13900k, a 8700k will fare terribly there. CP77...
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    Battlefield 2042

    In some games I have seen specific niche situtations where a controller may be superior, at times, but that's it. And even then it'd only somewhat worry me IF it were controller users on a PC, because consoles have horrendus input lag compared to PCs (mostly due to their forced v-sync on at a...
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    Battlefield 2042

    There's no reason to disable crossplay to begin with. No matter how strong the aim assist they might put into some games, PC users will always have a night and day advantage, even for the average joe. Your game is way more responsive, sharper and your controls are way more accurate. I can...
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    Coil Whine on Nvidia 4090 and 4080 cards

    I don't know if you can have a high end GPU that won't whine ever anymore, at least under some types of loads (it's definitely not just about high framerate). But depending on your setup it may not be audible... or it may be horrible. It's just so many variables. I don't believe for a second...
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    42" OLED MASTER THREAD

    I'm at 10 000 hours with my CX, still looks as new. It's the only display connected to my only PC (my 2nd PC is a laptop that gets used only when I'm not home), using it for everything (don't even have a TV, it's literally the only screen in use at home) except work - since I haven't been...
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    42" OLED MASTER THREAD

    House of Dragon was the worst offender in recent memory because it was pretty long scenes so you'd have to bring up the OSD several times to fix it. I've seen it happen in a lot of other places though now that I know what to look for and how it works :D Even Andor briefly triggered it for me...
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    Look at the 4080 launch price chart compared to the last 8 launches omg wow

    I don't think the chart accounts for inflation etc. And honestly it's really missing the ti parts and some kind of performance metric. Because a name only means so much and nvidia and AMD are both abusing that as much as possible. Your chart makes Turing look good, but it wasn't like that. To...
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    42" OLED MASTER THREAD

    I've done so a month ago because I've ran into more and more HDR content that had extended dark scenes that would trigger unnecessary dimming as Vincent explains. Bit of a ridiculous issue honestly! LG needs to fine tune their algorithms, doesn't make sense to dim the display further down when...
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    42" OLED MASTER THREAD

    Dim in SDR games? Unless you're talking about using the display at 100% brightness in a bright room (please don't buy an OLED for that use case), it has more than enough brightness for anyone in SDR.
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    More DLSS...

    Nice. This guy has a nice review/opinion of DLSS 3 too :
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    Quest Pro

    Looking forward to your review.
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    AMD's RX 7900 XT cards allegedly support unannounced DisplayPort 2.1 connectors

    It will use the same as 3090 ti in the heaviest pure GPU scenarios, but less a lot of time (aka real world gaming) it will use less, sometimes significantly so. Not only is it more efficient in general but this gen of card is doing a better job of managing power depending on actual needs. For...
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    More DLSS...

    The last DF video on DLSS 3 is great. The tech is cool and some people will like it as it is I am sure, but it's far from perfect and not suitable for everything and everyone. Sensitivity to the issues it can cause will vary from person to person and game to game. It's a huge milestone and...
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    RTX 4xxx / RX 7xxx speculation

    Problem is that nvidia is competing with themselves. Because of mining and the insane demand during covid times, they mega-boosted production and now that mining is dead there's a ridiculous number of Ampere cards around (there's big inertia in manufacturing lines and the death of mining was...
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    More DLSS...

    Well sure but I'm pretty certain we are WAY more sensitive to any glitches and visual flaws when using VR vs flat screen since we are so close to the screens and literally see individual pixels. And in VR there is virtually no motion blur even with LCD panels due to strobing and other clever...
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    More DLSS...

    And it's pretty damn good in VR already. I think of DLSS 3 as (hopefully) a new and better iteration of that, which also works for flat screen gaming. The potential is absolutely huge, it could literally be a revolution... IF it works well enough. We will see, I'm looking forward to...
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    RTX 4xxx / RX 7xxx speculation

    4k 120hz+ needs all the power we can get, and VR. I completely disagree with "GPUs seem to be advancing faster than graphics and monitor technology." - without even talking about Raytracing.
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    42" OLED MASTER THREAD

    Me too but I can definitely see the issue on some occasions (or if I look for it on purpose). But it has just never been an actual problem for me. Daily driver for a bit more than 2 years now.
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    RTX 4xxx / RX 7xxx speculation

    Yeah I'm the same I guess. I'm on 350w right now but I think I'll wait for the following gen so that I may still get a significant performance increase while lowering the wattage to maybe 250w or so. I'm sure a 350w (maybe even 300w) RT4xx will be an upgrade already but I'm afraid it'll only be...
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    It's really damning that none of the internet's talking heads are bringing up how AWFUL Nvidia's drivers have become

    I am sorry that you are having issues with specific features you care about (I don't use those two). For me nvidia drivers have the best they've ever been, including with some niche uses/games I had trouble with in the past. So from my point of view... they have only gotten better than ever.
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    42" OLED MASTER THREAD

    There is no point running it manually basically. If you notice an uniformity issue that you are certain wasn't there before, then you can try to force it, and it may help. But most people shouldn't worry about it. Saying you are dimming the panel every time it runs is not wrong but those...
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    RTX 4xxx / RX 7xxx speculation

    Yes I agree. I don't want a 500-600w card but I am not complaining, next gen will still improve performance for whatever wattage I am fine with, it's all that matters at the end of the day. But also I appreciate the fact that this power consumption gives us something in return now, unlike...
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    RTX 4xxx / RX 7xxx speculation

    Oh yes I forgot one reason, the heat in summer! This setup has been a life changer for me.
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    RTX 4xxx / RX 7xxx speculation

    I keep my pc in a separate room (long-ish cables and fancy routing) from the one where my desk actually is, for the reasons listed. I don't want to see it, nor hear it. But I want it to perform, definitely.
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    Over-ear headphones that are comfortable for long periods?

    Beyers DT-880 remain my all time favourite comfort wise, with big glasses. Have had extremely long sessions (from waking up to going to bed literally) with them and totally forgot they were even on my head. So light and so soft! I broke them (by dropping them too many times, after 10 years of...
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    ASUS RTX 3080 TUF 10GB LHR - unpleasant RMA experience.

    I have an ASUS 3090 TUF and it behaves like your card so no. The funny thing though is I wouldn't have known about it if a friend of mine hadn't insisted on making me try his miner app. I have no found any other way to get the memory hot enough to get the fan speed to ramp up noticeably. Which...
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    Dell Alienware AW3423DW 34″ QD-OLED 175Hz (3440 x 1440)

    "Quiet", "inaudible"... those are subjective terms. Some of us will hear the fan and be bothered by it. My PC case is actually in a separate room (long-ish cable run) vs the one where I am sitting behind the monitor, so there is zero source of noise coming from inside that room (other than the...
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    42" OLED MASTER THREAD

    Yea that and lack of VRR make me never use BFI in practice on my CX. But like the guy above said it's optional and more options is always good as long as they are of use to some.
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    Dell Alienware AW3423DW 34″ QD-OLED 175Hz (3440 x 1440)

    You can do whatever you want. But OLED tech really shines in dark rooms (HDR content is also mastered in dark rooms with a target of around 100 nits average, similar to SDR movies). Otherwise the true blacks and infinite contrast won't do anything vs a good LCD because of how our eyes work. Of...
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    Battlefield 2042

    I thought BF1 and BF V were fantastic, especially the latter with infantry combat that feels amazing (very smooth and natural movement system combined with solid gunplay). My problem is I'm not really a fan of those eras (though I like WW2 planes but I do that in VR with IL-2 Sturmovik already)...
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    Battlefield 2042

    I don't know why I let people convince me that the beta was an early build or w/e. None of it made any sense. But I was in the middle of a slow and painful breakup and I really wanted a new BF game to go crazy in. I didn't lose faith after the beta, but I sure did with the full game. Doesn't...
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    LG 48CX

    Ok, you mean the secret menu for which you need a different remote or an Android phone with an app. Well I don't have any of that so I'm out of luck right now. Not a big deal anyway but thanks for the info.
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    LG 48CX

    There is no powered on time information on EU sets like mine, IDK why... But with a bit of math and knowing the big pixel refresh runs every 2k hours I know I'm getting close to 5k hours now (and yes it looks perfect, but 20 OLED light in a dark room).
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    HDD Power on time 3068 days...

    Looks completely fine! And the benchmarks too. I have a lot of old drives, overall I've rarely had any failures and almost always the failures started with bad sectors and happened within the warranty period aka they showed up really fast on brand new drives.
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    42" OLED MASTER THREAD

    Yea, I like glossy but even in my dark room I've still had to cover a lot of LEDs from various devices (including surround speakers) because the reflections on my CX were pissing me off in dark scenes.
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