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  1. RPGWiZaRD

    Star Citizen - media blowout, Chris Robert's new game

    By the time Squadron 42 reaches Beta the NPCs are able to make twitter posts.
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    Upgrading from 9700K to 12600K/12700K worth it?

    Will next gen support DDR4? Or are we talkin as in Alder Lake "refresh" that I suppose also supports current Z690 highly likely. The whole purpose of the thread / upgrade rash is to be able to keep the current DDR4-3200 CL14 32GB Samsung B-die kit that I got when the DDR4 RAM pricing was the...
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    Upgrading from 9700K to 12600K/12700K worth it?

    I'm going back n forth on this one, my biggest reason as to why now would be in order to keep using my current Samsung B-die 4x8GB (32GB) DDR4-3200 CL14 I run at DDR3400 CL14 currently (a relatively safe 1.385v though, some run these mf at 1.45v at which it probably would do DDR4-3600'ish) until...
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    Alder Lake launching November 4th

    I'm debating when or if to go for last final straw of a DDR4 setup before jumping to DDR5 as I already have a 32GB Samsung B-die setup that I'd gladly keep slightly longer but currently I find the CPU of Alder lake (12700K is what I'm eyeing) and the Z690 motherboards fairly costly upgrade for...
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    Kingdom Come: Deliverance

    What about if you bought the base game through GOG site? Do you know if you can pair it with your GOG install? :)
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    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti is real

    Is it only me that is worried about PC gaming's future if it keeps continuing like this, why don't we already see headlines like "The graphics cards are too expensive -Tim Sweeney" You'd think high profile industry figures would start to react but it's been rather silent so far. PC tends to be...
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    Star Citizen and Squadron 42 are still years from launch, CIG confirms

    As long as there will be a steady cash-flow there won't be any incentive to finish this anytime soon, instead they'll just keep adding forever new features and shift goal posts. They are living the dream as a game developer, not having to worry about if the funds will run out and have any angry...
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    Nvidia’s new G-Sync monitors let you switch between 1440p and 1080p

    This feels like they finally wanna ditch the 24.5" 1080p panels probably due to lackluster sales at this point outside a smaller competitive group and came up with this built-in "shrinked" format in order to cater to those low-res pro e-sports CSGO players. Wonder if you can play at the reduced...
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    Intel introduces new high-performance graphics brand: Arc

    I hear ya, in other circumstances these cards might have been sold for $399 but let's say it performs RTX 3070 levels for the top card, those cards go for like $1100+ (insanity yeah) and they could price themselves like $799 and would still laugh all their way to the bank. I'm betting on "MSRP"...
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    Cyberpunk 2077: Night City Wire premieres June 25

    It's been a while since I finished the game now but I had a really good time with it despite it's flaws (bugs?). I didn't encounter so many bugs personally but I was more bothered about lack of content or stuff to do and the many various things that were showing off the rushed development pace...
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    Intel introduces new high-performance graphics brand: Arc

    If price vs performance is right I'll buy one for sure. My newly picked up 1440p / 165Hz really struggles with a 1070 Ti
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    So in my never ending quest to find good virtual surround for headphones I have a new favorite.

    Didn't work well for me because the sound quality took a big hit and EQ can only partially help to restore a bit better balance from the big bass boost / mid-highs drop but yea I prefer's Dolby Atmos for Headphones no noticeable impact to sound quality.
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    So in my never ending quest to find good virtual surround for headphones I have a new favorite.

    OK yea worked in Firefox, neither in Chrome/Edge. I might give this one a go, been using Dolby Atmos for Headphones with some games that has worked quite okay but this might be slightly better. I notice the typical slight smoothened out highs from the demo like typically is the case with these...
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    So in my never ending quest to find good virtual surround for headphones I have a new favorite.

    I didn't like head-tracking by Nx personally but I do like good working surround sound algoritms, is it even possible to turn off head-tracking in case you don't like it? Reason I don't like at least the one by Nx is because it's "far too aggressive" in the stereo volume alignment according to...
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    LHR for current gen cards are a horrible idea

    The only time it would help bring up availability and lower price is if EVERY gaming card got ALL the cryptos limited which I doubt would even be possible and Nvidia is making a fortune off this crypto boom so why would they...
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    Sony has formed the ‘PlayStation PC’ label for its PC games push.

    Good. Hopefully Sony would bring out sometimes a PC but not a handheld device and just focusing on offering a decent PC packaged hardware to a great price (obviously would tightly tied to the services they offer but that's okay). The expensier the PC parts gets, the more these Steam Deck-like PC...
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    Intel GPU pricing revealed?

    At this point I've only managed to summon wood screws so far but I'm working on it!
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    Intel GPU pricing revealed?

    I like how you americans are complaining when you can at least pick up MSRP cards in a local store. Us european customers have been stuck forever now to select online stores that drops a couple of Nvidia sponsored rebate AIB "MSRP cards" at random intervals. Recently some have started auctioning...
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    LHR for current gen cards are a horrible idea

    Just make it illegal to buy and resell electronics, sanitary, health products etc for the sole purpose of profitize for own gain, it's more harm than good especially as the scalper won't pay any taxes off its sales eitherway. It's a middleman noone needs or wants and brings personal gain for...
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    What new display type are you looking for in 2021?

    Judging by the threads here I'm in the minority for looking for a new good 32" 1440p 144Hz+ panel alternative to come out, the current ones aren't quite the best besides the 32" Samsung G7 one but 1000R curve is too much imo.
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    What's a computer?

    Well this article suddenly made me feel old.... I partially blame the Apple philosophy, they want their software to do everything for the customer (ideally even do the thinking too) and hiding the technical stuff as it's just "noise" no user "cares about", even Microsoft is trying to slowly...
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    Windows 11 available on October 5

    As a network admin and IT support myself I feel you. 1000+ computers to manage. Luckily majority of computers are switched out every 3 years as most of them are on lease. Let's hope for an easy/smooth upgrade this time around, at least Windows 10 build upgrades were made easier starting from...
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    Samsung Odyssey 1440p VA monitors 240hz curved

    I don't think adaptive sync has worked that great from its introduction, seems to also cause various issues, noticeable flickering in this one, noticeable ghosting (or crosstalk?) in other monitors when refresh rate drops too much (ie. the "useable"/beneficial range is too limited). Can this...
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    8 states to allow iphone and apple watch to be used as drivers license/state i.d.

    I was so sad when they removed the beta app for driver's license in my country as there will be some universal EU solution in the near future. Felt nice to not have to carry a wallet around, would love to have the ability on a Wear OS 3 watch.
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    Nvidia New Crypto CMP 170HX Mining Monster Spotted

    I think this is the best strategy in order to make crypto miners stop buying up all graphics card stock is to optimize the CMP cards to bring even better hashrate vs power consumption than the normal cards. As long as CMP cards will be WORSE at doing they will recieve a "meh" attention, at least...
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    Intel introduces new high-performance graphics brand: Arc

    I don't expect these to be overly expensive given Intel's bank and introduction into the high performance GPU market and having lots to improve probably in the driver department and functionality etc. They would shoot themselves in the foot to ride too much on the current GPU pricing inflation...
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    Great news everybody! RTX 30 series hashing limiter partially defeated!

    So why should we as PC gamers accept a lower standard than what's possible? Don't tell me it wasn't exciting in the past to have more significant grapical progresses every 1-2 years or so instead of maybe every 5 years or so now and PC leading the pack very clearly in the past. Yes it won't get...
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    Great news everybody! RTX 30 series hashing limiter partially defeated!

    I think you're missing the point, the point is miners have a higher threshold they wanna spend as long as they can make it profitable, gamers pay for entertainment value and that doesn't come back as profit and thus the threshold is lower and that's why they drive up the prices so much. If we...
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    Great news everybody! RTX 30 series hashing limiter partially defeated!

    QFT! I'm worried how it will start look like in 4-5 years when indie PC game developers have to start closing doors, this kind of pricing won't be sustainable to the PC gaming market especially as this problem doesn't exist in the console market. Will see how those pro-miners in this thread will...
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    Apple will remotely install software to scan all US phones for child sex abuse images

    I don't see how this will go past EU privacy law legislation. US probably not a prob with how strongly a company can dictate the rules (take it or leave it™ customer approach)
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    GPU prices — is the worst behind us ?

    Agreed, hasn't been a huge step-up in graphical fidelity for ages, just minor iterations. The first time I was wowed was when seeing Wolfenstein 3D as a small kid (yes don't ask about the age pls :p) on my aunt's place (her BF was a comp nerd) and (shortly after) Duke Nukem 3D at a friend's...
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    Amazon’s New World game is bricking GeForce RTX 3090 graphics cards

    Wonder what kind of coil whine those 9000+ fps brings out, I remember The Witcher's menu creating some good squeel on a previous card of mine when it went to like 2000 fps :D
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    Intel 12900K benchmarks leaked

    That's it, looks like this 9700K CPU will have a short lifespan in my current system.
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    Windows Sonic for Headphones: better on or off?

    I don't feel like starting a new thread and it's close enough to the topic. Recently a free 10 day trial of Dolby Access in the Microsoft Store showed up for me so thought I'd give it a go. At least I think Dolby Atmos for Headphones have changed slightly more recently as it seems to perform...
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    GPU prices — is the worst behind us ?

    At least in europe the pricing has stalled completely and bet they are very reluctant to lower it, no wonder... hopefully something starts happening soon, the pricing both makes me laugh and cry at the same time.
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    Take Two taking down GTA mods.

    Isn't' GTA community so large that they can simply cry in social media and Take Two would have to act due to "bad marketing influence". Usually it works these days whether the company like Take Two is very conservative or not. Shutting down mods isn't 2021 of handling stuff. I know I won't ever...
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    Why is Microcenter scalping people.

    Maybe for the simple reason because as long as there's enough people that buys the cards at whatever price the manufacturers can demand that kind of pricing? It affects everyone, those who aren't willing to pay such a price and if NO ONE would buy the cards at these ridiculous prices the pricing...
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    What is a 24" 240hz+ LED monitor with great contrast ratios and black levels?

    I believe running as high as 240Hz(+) will have detrimental effects on contrast on most panels out there today, at least that's what I noticed on my BenQ 240Hz one (and also less sharp looking) so stuck with the strobing mode + 144Hz which seemed like a good compromise (UFO test looks nearly...
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    EVE Spectrum: 27" 1440 144/240 Hz IPS or 4K 144 Hz IPS

    Can you use static strobing and not the newer fancier "VRR" with this monitor I wonder. Personally I think VRR implementations with strobing cause more cons than pros. I'd rather use a static strobing setting like I do now at 144Hz on my BenQ monitor. I'd rather use some 144/165/180Hz static...
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    Bitcoin miners leave China for US

    I don't know about the Finland part really. Not when the climate activists finds their mining farms they'll wreak havoc there. :p Currently there's an ongoing protest where they blocked down a busy street in Helsinki for 2 days now and Police is just standing by currently negiotiating with the...