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    Best GPU options for me?

    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...
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    Bricked custom NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GPUs during the game Diablo IV

    Didn't StarCraft 2 do this as well?
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    Worst CPU's of all time?

    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.
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    Is it really that simple?

    I suppose that you are in luck if you are still using such an old card. You would probably see an improvement if you upgrade to something as recent as your current psu.
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    7800X3D will be an utter failure of a CPU

    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.
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    Is it really that simple?

    Assuming that you also changed the GPU once or twice? You have that monitor. You're obligated to get the latest, even if it means getting the next one before the previous one arrives at the door.
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    Can anyone tell me where CPU scaling ceases with a 1080 Ti?

    It harder to quantify these days because people have been prioritizing 60+fps and letting a game dynamically adjust accordingly.
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    Pixel 7 / Pixel 7 Pro / Pixel 7a

    Now all they need to do is design the whole profile of the phone so that it won't slide off every single surface that isn't level.
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    so many games just close to desktop

    That was the most helpful crash dialogue I have ever seen.
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    First-person shooters have been getting perspective wrong all along

    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...
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    Listening mp3 songs/albums in the car

    Compared to an fm tuner going through a city? I'ma agree to disagree on that one.
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    Are these gadgets GPUs or Graphics Cards?

    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.
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    Are these gadgets GPUs or Graphics Cards?

    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...
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    Building A New Gaming PC But No Idea Where To Go To Meet My Needs With The Current Insane GPU Pricing - Need Your Advice and Expertise

    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...
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    AMD Ultimate Tech Upgrade to replace Intel Extreme Tech Upgrade

    I stopped watching those upgrade videos because I realized that it was only going to his employees. It sucked all the life out of that series.
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    Dead Space remake (2023)

    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.
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    Square one again passing the blame

    I wish you smooth sailing. Try not to lose too many brain cells along the way.
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    Square one again passing the blame

    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.
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    Building A New Gaming PC But No Idea Where To Go To Meet My Needs With The Current Insane GPU Pricing - Need Your Advice and Expertise

    The best deals are always going to be right after the return window closes. Split the difference and make a choice. Otherwise get a console and stop worrying.
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    Worst Game Ever?

    I had more fun following the development of that game over the years then I ever did playing it.
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    Pixel 6 / Pixel 6 Pro / Pixel 6a

    It's not a good look for Google or T-Mobile.
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    The rumored RTX 4090Ti/TITAN

    I hate everything about this. I'd rather have rumors about a single slot card that runs as fast a 1080ti.
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    Worst Game Ever?

    Rebel Assault 2 is the only game that I don't have any misplaced nostalgia towards. Wait something is coming is coming to me. Those shitty Tiger Electronics hand-held versions of good game properties.
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    PCIe 3.0 and 6600k Recommendations

    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.
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    Do you enable or disable the music in a game?

    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...
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    8800GTS 512MB -- Windows XP or Win 7?

    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.
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    After picking up a 4090 Founders from Best Buy i feel the price is worth it.

    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.
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    8800GTS 512MB -- Windows XP or Win 7?

    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.
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    8800GTS 512MB -- Windows XP or Win 7?

    I don't think that I ever saw more than 30 fps at any point back then. Even when I was running 8800 640 GTS in SLI
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    Is medium to high end Pc gaming becoming too niche ?

    It's definitely a weird place. More people should obviously be able to play how and what they want. It just seems like we lost a couple of genres along the way.
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    Is medium to high end Pc gaming becoming too niche ?

    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...
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    Fx 4300 really is slow

    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.
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    Is medium to high end Pc gaming becoming too niche ?

    Of course none of this really addresses the actual topic. Which kind of answers the question with a resounding yes. High End PC Gaming became too niche.
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    NVIDIA's RTX 4080 Problem: They're Not Selling & MSRP Doesn't Exist

    It's still a better deal than what I paid for the 3080 12 Gig
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    AMD at CES 2023: 7950X3D, 7900X3D, 7800X3D - VCache Party In Here

    Don't do it. It's a trick. Just because there's an upgrade path doesn't mean that it's a good idea. Wait a couple more months.
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    GTX 1070 no display out on AM4 board?

    Display port is kind of a shit show between the monitor, GPU, and cable it will consistently find a way to fail a handshake
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    Yet another 'help me upgrade my desktop' post - GTX 970 build

    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...
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    Yet another 'help me upgrade my desktop' post - GTX 970 build

    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.
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    Pixel 8 / Pixel 8 Pro

    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.
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    Is medium to high end Pc gaming becoming too niche ?

    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...