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  1. drutman

    Who's making moves to get ready for the new release of cards?

    Problem is people do not understand the concept of depreciation and sell on emotion. Ever wonder why retailers charge a restocking fee it covers depreciation. Once item is sold it cannot be sold as new again. For example,I buy a car it leaves lot, it loses value immediately. GPU and CPUs are...
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    GPU - diminishing returns reached

    Yeah but it not worth a mortgage payment and unless you are doing computational science GPU horsepower does not benefit much. As an undergraduate our lab computers were connected to the Cray which at the time was the faster supercomputer in the world, we did molecular determination. When I ran...
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    GPU - diminishing returns reached

    Another problem is the constant pressure to buy the latest and greatest, for example we built a custom 2080 super rig for a customer on a 299 platform. Out of curiosity I plugged his system in to my 1440p LG VA 144 Hz and gave it a spin and found that the gaming experience was not worth...
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    Nvidia Ampere Rumors Point to 305W+ TDP 230 Amps , Up to 24GB of VRAM

    Funny if AMD had a 350 W card the forum would be screaming for a recall due to fire hazard, but if team green has it it no problem.
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    Fresnel Lenses Alternatives?

    Good optics do not come cheap, I remember when we purchased a 1.5KW CO2 industrial laser off a textile floor facility to do ablation resaerch for 100 grand, the optics alone cost more than the laser. The laser looked like a industrial clothes dryer about 12 feet tall, scared the hell out of the...
  6. drutman

    PRUSA mk III, thoughts?

    Fantastic printer has learning curve as do all printer tech. See my print video I posted earlier.
  7. drutman

    Sizing Window AC for room

    Basic thermodynamics
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    Sizing Window AC for room

    Down here in Texas we have high humidity and air temps, heat index is around 110 degress F with RH of 80%. I would buy a unit with 240 V power not 110 V more efficient. At best a system will provide a Delta T of 25, so the thermostat going to 50 or 60 is BS. If it is 100 outside at best 75...
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    confirmed: AMD's big Navi launch to disrupt 4K gaming

    Apple is a tough customer when it comes to pricing and their standards of retail. We had a macbook with a recalled/bad battery and was overcharged for the swap guess what happened next? Apple came to the shop and shut them down for misrep/fraud. I actually had the Apple fraud investigators...
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    confirmed: AMD's big Navi launch to disrupt 4K gaming

    Actually this is what make Apple the business model we need. If you are an authorized Apple dealer or reseller you must sell at their MSRP or your inventory is pulled. no gouging is allowed. This is why when a phone is released the price is fixed irregardless of demand.
  11. drutman

    Steam Summer sale

    Yea it will not load store page, slow as molasses even on Gig fiber.
  12. drutman

    confirmed: AMD's big Navi launch to disrupt 4K gaming

    https://www.thefpsreview.com/2020/06/10/xfx-rx-5700-xt-thicc-iii-ultra-video-card-review/6/
  13. drutman

    confirmed: AMD's big Navi launch to disrupt 4K gaming

    They run it on ultra with max MSAA.
  14. drutman

    confirmed: AMD's big Navi launch to disrupt 4K gaming

    Me too long term AMD GPU user, but I believe most people today assume AMD has to compete at the halo end, as long as they stay under 600 and perform well I will buy them. I did not see a 980 Ti at $700 being that much faster for the price diff at 1080p. I settled on a XFX $350 Newegg sale for...
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    confirmed: AMD's big Navi launch to disrupt 4K gaming

    Why bash AMD peeps, they never were in the halo product line. For example when I bought my 390X it was within Ti performance for 300 less, value over performance buy. Nvida issues are huge dies, poor yields. Until one breaks NDA and states exactly what is cost to make and package a 2080 Ti...
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    Radeon VII prices...

    The problem is you have no control over how the sim is coded, one cannot use a vidoegame as a calibration reference. Your visual fidelity is only as a good as the source. I recommend getting a colorimeter such as a Spyder and calibrate your monitor. Second the quality of 4K and 8K varies...
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    Gpu has exceeded temperature threshold

    Resale on used card is about 100 bucks there is nothing wrong with those stock cooler temps. If you stay with AMD get a 5700XT around 400 USD. Here is the upgrade reality if you stay at 2K and do not need RTX/DLSS you will notice very little game performance increase on a free sync system...
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    Gpu has exceeded temperature threshold

    What is the delta T between case ambient and GPU running full tilt? Mine is 39 C to 80 C max under Kraken loop. Was 90 C tops with XFX stock cooler. Too many people "measurebate" over temp specs, as long as it does not shutdown enjoy it. The VRM and other chips are rated to 120 C.
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    Best Power Supply that's actually in Stock?

    I just got bad vibes with Corsair or am statistically cursed with them.
  20. drutman

    Best Power Supply that's actually in Stock?

    We have had bad luck with Corsair products a PSU, a M.2 SSD and 3 keyboards failed. Only good note was the RMA process was fast and trouble free.
  21. drutman

    Finally completed a little 3D printing project I started

    See my Youtube channel to see what you can do down the road.
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    Best Power Supply that's actually in Stock?

    We use EVGA G series exclusively with our customers and my personal builds. Superflower and Seasonic platforms are good OEM options too. Do not skimp on PSU it is the backbone of your system with a decent UPS.
  23. drutman

    Cyberpunk 2077 delayed to November 19th

    Not in this times of COVID and economic uncertainty they do not. We build custom rigs and do networking and a lot of our customers are not going forward they are in retreat mode on spending.
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    Cyberpunk 2077 delayed to November 19th

    This is when you hype up game releases to look like a Hollywood main event, too much drama folks it is a 60 video-game not a life changer. You know the console version is more important than the PC one, no designer requires a top tier card to run their art, it is financial suicide to expect a...
  25. drutman

    Gpu has exceeded temperature threshold

    Go load MSI afterburner software and drop memory clock to 1200, -100 core voltage and see if that helps. Mine runs faster at memory underclock, timings are better. If I undervolt and down clock temps improve by -15 C. Leave GPU clock at 1050 default.
  26. drutman

    Nvidia Ampere Rumors Point to 305W+ TDP 230 Amps , Up to 24GB of VRAM

    Read somewhere that die is over 800 mm2 this will be expensive due to poor yields.
  27. drutman

    i7-8086k $800?

    Sucker born every minute, seller not understanding depreciation, think new car sitting on lot in December heavily discounted, PC components no different.
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    RTX 3xxx performance speculation

    Sounds like a winner if it can do 120 fps at 4 K @ $400 price point ? Some speculators believe Ampere 3060 will out perform 2080Ti on RT, seeing is believing on this claim. Refuse to pay anymore, not that I can't, just law of diminishing returns applies here.
  29. drutman

    How does the GTX 1070 Ti SC hold up now' a days?

    Should be good I use a five year old AMD XFX 390X at your resolution at it is fine @ 144 Hz with minimal lowering of settings. I am on the X99 platform and it does not even break a sweat.
  30. drutman

    AMD Ryzen 9 3900X $419.99

    Actually not, after 2 years past release date depreciation should yield 40% off msrp. Only a impulse buyer doesn't factor in depreciation.
  31. drutman

    No excitement about intel's latest offering??

    Cant get too excited about Intel, we have used AMD for a few customer builds, nice alternative to Intel. Still on 5820K I see no need to upgrade, it handles anything I throw at it. For the $279(new not used) I paid for it makes it hard to complain. Not totally sold on 7 nm platform yet...
  32. drutman

    Suggestions on backup power supply?

    The UPS has been a vital part of my system, down in Texas where I live I had been hit directly by three major hurricanes and never had a issue with brown outs or spikes. According to my neighbor who is the transmission manager for our utility company he tells me that the phase is the only thing...
  33. drutman

    What Mouse and Keyboard Are You Using Right Now?

    Corsair Strafe and Logitech G900 mouse.
  34. drutman

    Hoping somebody knows these brands M&K vs Paradigm

    Good choice I use a Paradigm center channel for my setup.
  35. drutman

    Unreal Engine 5 Revealed! Running real time on Playstation 5

    If I remember Jensen unveiled the Gigaray speech and then demod the SW scene live claiming a single GPU did this, when in fact it was rendered on a DGI rig.
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    Unreal Engine 5 Revealed! Running real time on Playstation 5

    Anyone notice the motion blur and slight lag when character is rotated and moving? I was get a tad nauseated even on a 144 Hz screen. Is it at 24/30 Hz cinema frame rate? Notice how there is no texture pop in, looks good. How do we know it wasn't rendered somewhere else and played back on PS...
  37. drutman

    PS5/XBOX X vs 3080Ti/Big Navi

    Why are people so emotionally involved with this? The pricing on high end gaming cards are ridiculous! No one is going to remove your PC if the consoles are successful, it will only force the PC manufacturers to be more competitive. When I show my customers the quote for a 4K 60 FPS rig they...
  38. drutman

    PS5/XBOX X vs 3080Ti/Big Navi

    Only time will tell on price and IQ. Do not discount the console crowd, they have marketing and brand loyalty, especially the under 30 crowd. Funny when I play COD Modern Warfare on PC 98% of my opponents and team are cross console players. We use an XBox1 as a media hub, apps are shit on...
  39. drutman

    This AIO Watercooler...

    Just because the box/manual says Cu I call bs. Read my earlier post https://hardforum.com/threads/ekwb-nickel-plated-2080ti-block-after-3-months-of-use-with-ek-clear-cryofuel.1994807/post-1044549414
  40. drutman

    This AIO Watercooler...

    It probably works okay warranty and service could be crapshoot. I have a Corsair H90i 140 mm AIO and it works fine for roughly same price, it is on my GPU a 390X which runs cool under water.
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