I saw somewhere that the 7900xtx is about as powerful as the 3080 for RT which obviously pales in comparison with the current 40 series of RTX cards.
I paid about $1,300 after tax for a 3080 just before the end of last year and now the 4080 costs as much and blows my card out of the water...
I have one of the first generation Asus eeepcs even in 2006 800mhz should have been able to perform better than that piece of shit. It would choke when I was typing in notepad.
I have nothing but rose tinted glasses for the K6-2.
If AMD wants to flood their market with multiple SKU's and what not per socket generation I'm all for it. The illusion of an upgrade path is makes lets them convert wary cheapskates like me into performance fiends looking for the cheapest fix.
I'm willing to bet that early fps engines were more concerned with rendering overhead and general efficiency.
Am I tickled pink when I play something with Full body awareness? Absolutely. But I can kind of see my own nose when I look forward. Until this technology has slightly blurry nose...
I'm sure it's just patent shenanigans like how Intel had mmx and AMD had 3Dnow or the difference between a rail based shooting game like lethal enforcer and a guided experience like dead space extraction.
It's probably just a colloquialism by way of marketing. Like how some people call vacuum cleaners a hoover. Everyone else is certainly correct about Nvidia being the first place that they read about a GPU. Back in the day I called them 3D Accelerators I remember the magazine ads with that guy...
Something to keep in mind about articles like that one is that often they're written several weeks before they get published. The author was probably alluding to the current generation of GPUs from AMD and Nvidia. Which was either under an extreme NDA or simply pure speculation when that piece...
I haven't had any issues with stutter yet. Of course the only other PC game that I have played lately has been Icarus, which has some fucking insane stutter compared to what that DF video found so atrocious.
Square Enix is the type of publisher that THQ and Midway were back in the PS3 and 360 era. Barely holding on.
I think that the only thing keeping them afloat is a devout sense of traditionalism and the blind faith of unreasonably expectations.
Because you have been making due with your R290 for so long you actually don't need to go with the latest mid low to mid range cards.
The 1660 cards from Nvidia and from AMD I imagine RX 5500 and up will give you a decent performance uplift.
If it's the first playthrough I'll leave it on. The longer I play the more likely I will mute all the audio and listen to something else. I don't really play multiplayer anymore so don't pay as much attention to audio cues. Back when I was in high school and playing TFC and every half way...
Most of it was tied up with DRM of some kind of half baked hardware support from both directions. Whether it was store bought systems that could barely launch newer window or Nvidia allegedly over extending themselves to the point that nobody but "Gamers" would touch their products.
I can't think of a better way to test the limits of a top of the line GPU than going the opposite direction with everything else. Maybe it could break the spell over all of us about the relative worth of any upgrades of the sort.
I don't know about win7 since I skipped it but sometime between Vista and 10 it became impossible to play Deus Ex Invisible War unless you installed it on an external hard drive. Only true sickos like myself would ever run into that.
The one game that I ever seem to play anymore is Icarus and higher end hardware can't alleviate the performance issues that game has. Which used to be a major selling point for mid to high end PC Gaming.
Oblivion could run a PS3 but it was more stable on the 360. On the PC, at launch with...
It probably doesn't help. If it's a storage issue then you should be able to tell simply by opening task manager upon a reboot. Hell. You might be able to do that selective startup that used to be all the rage before multi core and SSDS were so affordable.
I haven't really delved into the complete system upgrade discussion yet for two reasons. Barring a catastrophic failure, I am all in with AM4. The other reason is that when I initially switched to my current platform I was using my old 970. I had the same motherboard as you with a 7700k and a...
Upgrade the GPU to something with 6 or more gigs. Maybe add a new case fan or something and keep on keeping on.
I've never been able to determine whether the RX6600 ran the appropriate x16 speeds on PCI E 3 boards.
I hope that the slight drop in screen resolution is an indication that they're not just cutting a cost but gaining some thermal headroom. Going from the 6 to the 7 Pro and experiencing many of the same overheating issues as the 6 Pro continues to frustrate.
I think that the rise of High End PC Gaming coincided with the decline of the post crash Arcade scene. At least in the US, also there's no denying that software plays an integral role here. After all there needs to be a killer app. However I believe that period is the most pronounced and easily...