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    RDNA 3, Driver 23.1.2 fixes Mesh Shader performance issue

    There was a concern about a possible hardware issue with Mesh Shaders with the 7900 XT/XTX due to rather poor results in 3DMark Mesh Shader feature test. With driver 23.1.1 with Mesh Shader on, it was only 11.9% faster then with it off. With 23.1.2, look at the difference between the two: AMD...
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    New to AMD. Just received my 7900XTX. Need software settings advice.

    That is generally true. AMD just has nuisances that can drive you batty. XFX Merc 310 7900 XTX. First go around with latest drivers, Tuning (OCing) would not change Power Target, vRam would change except it didn't change vRam speeds, none of the Presets worked, none of the driver OC setting...
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    New to AMD. Just received my 7900XTX. Need software settings advice.

    Have not seen this yet in discussion, anyways some of the settings I use on the 7900XTX Merc 310 and in general with AMD: Under Display AMD FreeSync Premium - Enabled Virtual Super Resolution - Enabled GPU Scaling - Enabled Scaling Mode - Center or Preserve aspect ratio With 42" OLED C2, I...
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    Tips on actually getting a 4090?

    Still available. Lol it was this or the 7900xtx Merc, Merc won because it was available first, the Tuff now becomes available and still is at time of this post. Should I buy? Hmmmmm . . .
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    Anyone undervolting the 4090?

    Just use vsync or frame rate limiter so the card is not renderings frames that cannot be displayed on the monitor in a pointless fashion. Meaning you have 100% capability when needed and lower power when not. Not limiting performance at all. Of course competitive gamers may want uncapped frame...
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    Which RTX 4090 card are you planning or consider to get?

    I've found it is really game dependent as well, some games just run well less affected by the CPU given to it. Have a 6900 XT in the 3960 rig which actually does better than the 3090 due to this. My 7900 XTX should arrive tomorrow so the 3090 will go into the 5800x rig with a Sony TV and not...
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    Which RTX 4090 card are you planning or consider to get?

    I've found it is really game dependent as well, some games just run well less affected by the CPU given to it. Have a 6900 XT in the 3960 rig which actually does better than the 3090 due to this. My 7900 XTX should arrive tomorrow so the 3090 will go into the 5800x rig with a Sony TV and not...
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    Which RTX 4090 card are you planning or consider to get?

    You will be limiting that 4090. 3960x here as well, it limited my 3090 with abysmal lows at 4k, 36fps drops in Farcry 6, with 5800X3D, nothing goes below 60 FPS. 2020 Flight Simulator, in San Francisco, below 40 FPS at 4K, with 5800X3D, over 60 FPS. The averages may not be as significant since...
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    Who else is waiting on Zen 4 x3D before upgrading?

    63 and definitely tell the difference between 4K and 1440p while the dreadful 1080p reminds me of VHS days going to Bluray, a.k.a 1080p is the new VHS. Age is not the issue. The differences can also be panel tech as well, going from VA panels to OLED, good grief, the 42" C2 makes the Sony 50"...
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    Nvidia releases DLSS 2.5.1

    The differences are amazing, this looks like lower quality DLSS settings are now more viable as well as lower resolutions using DLSS. I am not sure AMD would ever catch up to Nvidia upscaling if not using AI. Game world complexity is just to complicated and changing in my opinion for a...
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    We all need a little more of this in our lives. NFT Market Collapses Just As Square Enix Sells Tomb Raider To Bet Big On Blockchain

    By work of course, here is an example where you can contract out anyone virtually in the world with or without a bank account: https://electroneum.com/anytask/ Could be ART, Teaching, Study Guides, Music, Photos of exotic places, Tutoring . . . for those folks who governments are so fraudulent...
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    We all need a little more of this in our lives. NFT Market Collapses Just As Square Enix Sells Tomb Raider To Bet Big On Blockchain

    There (WU) in 40 countries digitally meaning fast transfers, don't know about their normal service which use to take hours but still relatively fast. They also restrict to Countries for good or bad reasons. In both cases Crypto can reach way more people World wide with less restrictions, don't...
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    We all need a little more of this in our lives. NFT Market Collapses Just As Square Enix Sells Tomb Raider To Bet Big On Blockchain

    While Paypal is virtually world wide it also has restrictions, country by country requirements. It is it's own digital financial network, they were working on there own Digital coin (Crypto Coin, not sure if they will release it if ever). Russia is off limits at the moment with Paypal, China...
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    Apple launched the M2 Pro and the M2 Max

    That was very interesting and unique. I just have not kept up with Apple things. May get me a mini in the future to play around with.
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    Whats Causing This?

    I can see several possible reasons: Cable not fully seated Driver updated the display in a less than 100% connected state -> lower connection speed TV - GPU miscommunication when plugged in Wrong color settings Driver glitch Windows glitch Software interaction Only thing I can suggest is...
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    We all need a little more of this in our lives. NFT Market Collapses Just As Square Enix Sells Tomb Raider To Bet Big On Blockchain

    I can send Tether or USDC to anyone in the world who has an internet connection, within minutes, coins supposedly backed 1:1 with the US dollar. No governmental issued currency can do this, even the mighty dollar. That ability for fast transactions to anyone network allows for a much more rapid...
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    Nvidia RTX 4090 power connectors melting?

    I was thinking similar with the bigger ass cards + more cables adding weight making cable management tighter/harder. I am wondering if heat and weight/bends of the cables, heat cycles as well is actually causing some of these cables to overcome the lock? Anyways something is different enough to...
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    Apple launched the M2 Pro and the M2 Max

    I don't know about the numbers of NUCs vs. Mac Mini. Anyways there are a hell a lot of NUCs being used in all of our plants for manufacturing data point recording plus normal day to day business type work loads. In the vast majority of business environments, how many would actually use a Mac...
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    Nvidia RTX 4090 power connectors melting?

    I've have yet seen a good answer to why the 3090/3090Ti did not seem to have this sort of problem with a similar power envelope. With way more of them in service including mining farms etc. What is different besides sense pins? Users less intelligent?
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    ARC A380 + nVidia GPU in same system? (Resizable BAR)

    I say just try it. I've have done a number of times Nvidia + AMD combo's with Windows 10 and 11 without issue. Seems like together they work better than trying to change from one card from one GPU manufacturer to another. Now I think you may have an issue with the GTX 980 with Rebar on. Now I...
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    Anybody plan on grabbing one of the new RX7xxx Navi cards on launch?

    A XFX Merc 7900XTX coming my way, Jan 26 from BB. It was either that or the ASUS Tuf 4090, whichever was available first. AIBs need to pick up more on AMD GPUs, it has been bleak for the 7900XTX. Nvidia 4090 availability is also very weak, maybe more on the one I wanted that is.
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    4090 worth it over 7900 XTX?

    It could also be said the same with games with Nvidia, the variance between the two can be over 30% in the same game between the two. I attribute that to the more direct to the hardware the modern api's are and how much time , effort, resources available to the developer to optimize for the...
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    Who else is waiting on Zen 4 x3D before upgrading?

    I expect AMD to have a method for games. As in game mode (least preferred). Better yet using the drivers game profile which automatically assign the right cores (except this would be limited to AMD GPUs unless Nvidia plays along). Best if OS correctly assigns the correct cores per application...
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    Optimal thermal paste method for Ryzen 7000 CPUs?

    I wash my fingers first, oil free 😌. Never had an issue with method, very consistent temps. Just something different plus I highly doubt finger tip would damage the paste, might make it perform better. :D
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    Optimal thermal paste method for Ryzen 7000 CPUs?

    Bare finger, grrrr. No condom thingy. Spread it thin and I put a small dab/pea in the middle (maybe to push air out, maybe for nothing). Seems to work good.
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    Which RTX 4090 card are you planning or consider to get?

    Pretty much see it that way as well. Not even sure my gaming experience would be noticeably improved to extent that I would be glad of the purchase. Prices may also drop like a rock as time goes on making waiting or more exactly not bothering until something interesting comes up more prudent.
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    Which RTX 4090 card are you planning or consider to get?

    Not buying is a choice, if what you want is not available.
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    Which RTX 4090 card are you planning or consider to get?

    4090 back on potential buys but only the ASUS models. TUFF mostly. Reason being they have two HDMI 2.1a ports. In my case I look for 3-5 years of use. Normally use two monitors combine tbat with next generation of VR, those higher speed video output ports are absolutely needed. Also I am...
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    Samsung Odyssey OLED G9 49" 5120x1440 super ultrawide (QD-OLED)

    Yuck, another limited monitor that will consume your whole desk. I would be all over this if 5120 x 2160 (21:9), DP 2.1 + HDMI 2.1. Preferably flat.
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    NVIDIA's RTX 4080 Problem: They're Not Selling & MSRP Doesn't Exist

    Well looks like Nvidia figured out a solution for the dust collecting 4080's on shelves -> Just allocate them for GeForce Now, with monthly subscriptions going straight to Nvidia without having to share the loot with anyone else. New Ultimate membership Go beyond fast with RTX 4080 power in the...
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    Who else is waiting on Zen 4 x3D before upgrading?

    Ryen 4 X3D looks like a worthy upgrade. For the 7900 X3D and 7950 X3D I expect AMD to have a gaming mode option -> single chiplet option with the X3D so one can get the full benefit in gaming until Windows and Linux catches up for gaming. I would not look at averages for the performance...
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    NVIDIA's RTX 4080 Problem: They're Not Selling & MSRP Doesn't Exist

    I just look at what is available at the time, what it does and careless about the name or even who made it. Agree with you on buying performance but not limited to one brand. Then again having a variety can give you the benefits of like both AMD and Nvidia. Energy costs up, worker pay is up...
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    Some benchmarks results of the Sapphire Nitro+ 7900 XT... Updated Scores: 1/3/22

    Plus what game is picked can have a wildly different result. Picking for example COD Modern Warfare where AMD has a significant lead over Nvidia would skew it one way while Metro Enhanced Edition towards Nvidia. 30%+ differences in frame rates. I think the real champion for power efficiency is...
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    Why I will probably buy 7700X instead of 5800X3D or even 7800X3D [please tell why shouldn't I]

    You might want to see what CES brings in a few days and if any dates, maybe pricing for X3D models. Your the best person to decide what will work for you, your budget etc. Pretty much agree, unless upgrading a current AM4 system to keep the costs low if budget constrain with a 5800 X3D, it makes...
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    My recent GPU experiences with AMD as a long time nVIDIA user...

    Great reporting and research. See what AMD says and does to address this issue.
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    Some benchmarks results of the Sapphire Nitro+ 7900 XT... Updated Scores: 1/3/22

    Not sure your point on power hog where the chart you posted shows otherwise??? Some other fan? If it is more efficient then the 4080 per frame -> More efficient. What am I missing here?
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    4000 Series Shortage?

    Having 23 days to go for Chinese New year, 16day + shutdown probably won't help 1st qtr of 2023. I say patience and maybe a good window for the next couple of weeks may open up and then close until late March/April.
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    AMD 7900 GPU series reviews are up.

    Foolishness looks more like your post. Turn on DLSS and then FSR2, getting more smoother and playable framerates. Making those Lovelace cards to render at 1440p or 1080p and see how well the 7900XTX catches up. What, you don't want to discuss a 7900 XTX review showing RT performance? When it...
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    AMD 7900 GPU series reviews are up.

    Well for sure then the superior RT card and rasterization should not even hiccup on such a light load. 🙃 I see, if it performs like crap on AMD it must be heavy, if it performs well, it is lite and not even RT. Nvidia has a hardware limitation which can only be overcome by the most expensive...
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