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    Escobar Inc. Fold 1/2 smartphones

    Right... and you can only pay by direct bank transfer or cryptocurrency (see below). TOTALLY not a scam at all. Please go ahead and enter your bank account numbers into a site owned by a drug lord. Its not like the cartel kills people, robs people, or steals things. Roberto Escobar is also...
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    Are the AMD drivers really that bad?

    I alternate between AMD and NVidia cards. I will say that I've had much more trouble with AMD drivers on triple monitor setups. Its one of the reasons I switched to ultrawide--much less trouble. Never had an issue with multi monitor on Nvida drivers. I still buy AMD when the performance...
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    Does the Rift S possess any features that would make it a must-have over the Odyssey+?

    For all VR headsets, comfort really depends on your head shape. The O+ fits my wide head like a glove, I slip it on at its max size give the knob three clicks and its on. For me, way better than original Rift. As others have mentioned the ergonomics of a halo styled band is either great or...
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    Samsung Odyssey+ VR Headset ($229 Live Again 1-27)

    I had a rift and this is much larger for glasses but would obviously depend on the dimensions of your glasses. I wear my glasses with mine--would recommend getting screen protectors for the lenses to prevent accidental scratches. Including the dimensions of my glasses below for reference if it...
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    Samsung Odyssey+ VR Headset ($229 Live Again 1-27)

    Very strange. Just tested on mobile chrome and seemed to work for me.
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    Intel Xe DG1 GPU Up To 40% Faster Than AMD Vega Integrated

    I'm not impressed. The XeDG1 is a 25W part on the discrete GPU alone being compared to an ryzen 4800u which is a 15W laptop APU part for both the CPU and graphics. This means its LESS power efficient... basically like 100% more power for 40% more performance at 3Dmark. Then this is not even...
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    Is VR even worth it?

    Thanks thats helpful. I think I'll wait for a quest 2 with native PC support then. O+ and daydream works well enough for me at moment. Would be nice to have one device to do it all though with more portable capability than the daydream.
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    Samsung Odyssey+ VR Headset ($229 Live Again 1-27)

    I use some I got on amazon. With extensions you can run into problems with lack of power leading to audio issues. I use a powered USB hub at the end of my USB extension cable for best results. Bundle it all together with zip ties for less tangle. If your USB ports are good like you mentioned...
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    Samsung Odyssey+ VR Headset ($229 Live Again 1-27)

    Similar or better than a 2 sensor Oculus rift and worse than a 3 sensor setup/vive. Works very well in front but cannot track behind head. Its good enough for most games. The one issue you may experience is with bow and arrow aiming inaccuracy if you draw the controller past your head then...
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    Is VR even worth it?

    Yeah, the O+ is the best bang for the buck in terms of visual quality-- just excellent overall. I've been thinking about a Quest in addition to the O+ but the slightly lower resolution, the 72Hz refresh rate, and the compression/latency on PC tethering lead me to be skeptical. Bobzdar, I...
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    Is VR even worth it?

    In terms of screen door effect, the Odyssey+ is one of the best in the lower price category. It has the same resolution as the Index but uses a light diffusion layer to spread the light a bit from each pixel (since OLED pixels have bigger gaps than LCD). I barely notice the effect at all and...
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    Samsung Odyssey+ VR Headset ($229 Live Again 1-27)

    I'd definately recommend running VR on the 1080ti rig if possible. The Odyssey+ and Index have the same resolution at around 4.6 million pixels which is slightly more than 1440p (3.6m) and more than double 1080p (about 2m pixels). The more GPU power you have for VR the better as it makes a...
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    Samsung Odyssey+ VR Headset ($229 Live Again 1-27)

    Good for you! I think you and your GF will enjoy it. One tiny suggestion from personal experience--sometimes it doesn't go over well if I say something like "I'm getting the best for myself and something lesser for you." Haha. Since you don't know if you are getting a Index due to it being...
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    Is VR even worth it?

    For those still considering getting into VR, the Samsung Odyssey+ is back on sale for $229 (use cashback websites for an additional 8% off). Probably the best bang for the buck you can get right now in my opinion. I think VR is worth it at that price...
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    Samsung Odyssey+ VR Headset ($229 Live Again 1-27)

    Live again bump. Still a good value in 2020 at 229. Make sure to used the 5-8% Samsung cashback at various cashback sites like topcashback and rakuten.
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    Crytek's lawsuit over Star Citizen using Cryengine continues heating up

    While I'm not a fan of the way CIG has handled the development of the games, Crytek should never have brought the lawsuit. There were a bunch of dubious claims about what an exclusive license is... Cryteks lawyers were incompetent to think that it locks CIG into using their engine. Its a...
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    Is VR even worth it?

    And that's probably the biggest question when you are considering whether VR is "worth it" or not-- how much did you have to pay to experience it? In my opinion if you can get a good PC VR headset for <$250 its definitely worth it. Samsung Odyssey+ has a great OLED screen with a similar...
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    Is VR even worth it?

    I use rechargable lithiums that I bought on sale for like $11ish for 4 if I remember correctly. Normal rechargables drop to a voltage that is too low for the controllers but the lithiums are higher. Glasses scratching can be prevented with watch screen protectors.
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    The AMD CES 2020 High-Performance Computing Keynote Live Here!

    4800H beating 9700k in Firestrike by 10% and beats the equivalent Intel laptop part (9750H) by 39%. Seems decent as a laptop processor. Yes, its just 3DMark but will still likely be a step forward for laptops in real gaming performance (just not 40%).
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    Best Buy 12TB WD Easy Store External HDD 179.99

    YMMV but I was able to get 20% off on Samsung Pay. Looks like new Samsung pay accounts on devices not previously used are more likely to see it but yeah its an even sicker deal when combined with 5% off paypal from some credit cards. Comes out to $150 after tax for me instead of $200 after...
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    Samsung Odyssey+ VR Headset ($229 Live Again 1-27)

    Odyssey+ is ideal for all kinds of video content. Its the highest res oled screen currently available. There are higher resolutions in much more expensive set like the index at $1000 but those are LCD so worse contrast and colors.
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    Samsung Odyssey+ VR Headset ($229 Live Again 1-27)

    The B&H Saturday closure thing is a religious thing since the owners are Jewish kinda like Chick-Fil-a is closed on Sunday because the owners are Christian. Good to see that amazon has price matches since then. However there are still states where BH doesnt collect tax but yeah.
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    Samsung Odyssey+ VR Headset ($229 Live Again 1-27)

    An insane price on a great headset. Same resolution as Vive Pro, OLED display, reduced screen door effect. A great value for anyone wanting to get into VR. https://www.samsung.com/us/computing/hmd/windows-mixed-reality/hmd-odyssey-windows-mixed-reality-headset-xe800zba-hc1us LIVE Again...
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    Youtube plans to join the ad extortion bandwagon...

    I'm honestly surprised at the number of people who expect google and the content creators on youtube to lose money by hosting videos without ads or any payment at all. People will cry about "extortion" if a company doesn't want to take a loss serving videos for free. A Youtube Premium family...
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    LG to offer G-Sync firmware updates for 2019 OLED TVs

    Err, I don't think you are comprehending what was written. The whole point of the post was that NVIDIA was artificially locking away the VRR displayport standard from working with their GPUs for the longest time. Then they stopped locking it way so a software update could enable VRR...
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    LG to offer G-Sync firmware updates for 2019 OLED TVs

    "G-sync Compatible" is another way of rebranding variable refresh rate technology. A firmware update will not add the G-Sync chips (which is now branded as G-Sync Ultimate) but can unlock adaptive sync via the variable refresh rate part of the Displayport standard. NVIDIA locked away VRR...
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    I want something new... 5700xt or 1080ti?

    10% eBay Bucks, 5% discover card on Paypal, 5% Samsung Pay cash back. +$20 mail in rebate from Newegg/EVGA. So if you count eBay bucks as cash it was ($550*0.8-20). A basic 2070S could be had for $400 or less but I felt the extra $20 or so was worth it for the better model. Some lucky...
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    I want something new... 5700xt or 1080ti?

    I would second a 2070S suggested by Reaper. It is closer to a 1080Ti sidegrade for you but with I'm hoping that it will be enough to enable at least some RTX reflections and diffused illumination for Cyberpunk since those neon reflections are a big part of that aesthetic. I feel that all those...
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    Oculus Quest Virtual Link (PC Mode)

    I mean it makes total sense. During the keynote, Carmack mentioned that the Quest was by far the most retentive set. Elsewhere he states that the two allowed them to do an A/B test to see what people preferred to buy. Oculus also said that the Quest sold $20 mil of games on their store in 4...
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    Oculus Quest Virtual Link (PC Mode)

    According to what I read its 150 Mbps for the video encoder on Snapdragon 835. This is really low so they have to use FOVeated compression reducing the quality on the edges of peripheral vision. If they could enable displayport functionality as an external display it would be great. The...
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    Oculus Quest Virtual Link (PC Mode)

    Did a bit more reading into Oculus link. Right now there is a latency penalty because VR video is compressed and sent over to the Quest where it is displayed by the Android OpenMax VR driver. Oculus states that they are trying to get Qualcomm to give them low level access to the snapdragon...
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