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    4060 announced

    I see the point you're making, it's possible that production costs have increased so much that nVidia is making the same profit margin on the 4060 Ti compared to the 3060 Ti, even though it came out 2.5 years ago. Without knowing the BOM for all of the GPU's we can't say for sure. I think the...
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    4060 announced

    I think it's easy to see that nVidia is trying to nickel and dime gamers, especially when you look at the die size of this GPU compared to the previous card. RTX 3060 Ti = 392 mm^2 die for $400 in December 2020 RTX 4060 Ti = 190 mm^2 die for $400 in May 2023 If nVidia wanted to give a proper...
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    WD Caught Swapping Inferior NAND In SN550.

    IMO it's natural that a company might need to change flash chips or controllers over time, especially for an entry-level or midrange product, but it should be clearly marked on the SKU, or the packaging should say "WD SN550 V2" instead of "WD SN550 V1". The other problem that makes this issue...
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    Sacred 2: Gold Edition GOG $3.74

    Has anyone found a way to add controller support to this game? I love action RPGs but I don't like to play them with mouse only, either controller or KBM is more fun for me
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    Arctic MX-5 Thermal Compound Listed Ahead of Launch

    I'm going to get some of this paste in the next few weeks so I can repaste my GPU and hopefully it will improve my temp by 1-2* C. But the real reason I'm commenting is to talk about Arctic Silver 5, since other people are talking about it. I can't believe that company is still in business and...
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    Google replacing Google pay with less functional, entirely different app with same name, old service dead on April 5 (in US)

    I miss the old days of tech too. Windows 10 is so overbearing with advertisements and forced updates. I click the Start button and I see icons for apps that I haven't installed on my PC, and I have no idea what they are, but of course the maker of the app paid Microsoft for ad placement and now...
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    Intel's Rocket Lake Blasts Off With Fewer Cores, Higher Pricing

    This comment made me curious so I decided to benchmark my Dell XPS 8940 and Intel 10400 to see how much power limits were affecting my PC. I left the default power limit of 120 watts because I wanted to see the stock behavior of the CPU / motherboard. It's holding around 3.86 GHz after 45...
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    Intel's Rocket Lake Blasts Off With Fewer Cores, Higher Pricing

    The pricing on the K-series chips is kinda high but the regular processors seem like good deals. The 11400 costs $182 and the 11700 costs $323. If the performance on those two is anywhere close to the 5600X and the 5800X they will be winners. I just don't know if Anandtech's review of the 11700K...
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    Sony GDM-FW900 - NIB

    Thank you for taking the time to write this. Do you have any experience with high end LCD gaming monitors? I wonder how CRT like the Sony FW900 compares to high end monitors like the Samsung Odyssey G7 or the Viewsonic XG270QG.
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    GPU Bestbuy drop happening now

    In my opinion GPU prices have gone to shit but since you can mine crypto, the GPU will pay for itself over time (assuming that crypto prices do not change and the difficulty of mining stays the same). In that context, you can make roughly $6-7 per day mining with a 3070, so it's not bad. I would...
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    MSI GeForce GTX 1650 4GT Low-Profile Graphics Card in stock at BH Photo

    I agree with your point that this card might be good enough for light gamers, but I just want to point out, the RX 570 is faster than this card, and before the GPU shortage you could find RX 570 4GB for around $100-110. Now you have to pay $200 for a card with slower performance (power...
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    Sony GDM-FW900 - NIB

    I think you have a neat perspective about the FW900 vs. new monitors. Everyone who sees the FW900 says the motion clarity is better than any LCD, but I think to myself, is it really true that we can't beat 20 year old technology with the best screens of today? I would love to see a comparison...
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    Intel i5-10400F $126 shipped [Stolen from Slickdeals, Affiliate Links Removed]

    The Intel 10400 and 10100 have taken the place of the Ryzen 3600 and 3300X as the best budget gaming CPUs. About 6-9 months ago when you could find the Ryzen 3600 for $170 it was great, but now it's hard to find and Intel has slashed prices to rock bottom. I think anyone building a PC for up to...
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    Why did SLI and CrossFire die off?

    Don't you get worried about the longevity of a PSU when its 13-14 years old?!?! :sick:
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    Why did SLI and CrossFire die off?

    I was just watching this video about the Radeon HD 6990, 10 years after launch and I realized that both nVidia and AMD haven't released any dual GPU cards in almost 10 years. On top of that, the marketing for SLI and CrossFire has disappeared and hardly anyone discusses these techniques. When I...
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    So if your a normal user and hate GPU mining,get over it.Try this

    Hey Gerald, thank you for giving me the inspiration to do this. I just got the Dell XPS deal with the GTX 1660 Super and when I'm not playing games I'm going to mine with it. By my calculation, if prices do not change I will be able to pay off my new $600 PC in about 9 months. I'm pretty satisfied.
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    Intel axes consumer Optane drives

    When I heard about the creation of 3D Xpoint memory in 2015 I thought it was going to be a paradigm shift for storage but the actual product that we got didn't have the insanely low latency or the performance that Intel/Micron were originally promising, and the cost ended up being so high that...
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    Intel axes consumer Optane drives

    I am thinking of doing the same thing, either Optane or a caching SSD. Does it feel like you are running an SSD once the Optane has a chance to cache the game files and the operating system? Does it feel fast and responsive?
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    Memory pricing expected to increase

    Just the kind of news we needed! First covid supply issues, then crypto, then tariffs, and now this. /s
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    GameStop Stock keeps going up no end in sight

    If any of you have been keeping up with the Gamestop situation and you've gotten interested in investing let me give you some advice, read The Little Book of Common Sense Investing by John Bogle and google "Target Date Fund". You can thank me later
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    Can't believe it

    After I post this I'm going to be excommunicated from the PC Master Race Club but I just bought a Dell XPS computer with a GTX 1660 Super because of how hard it was to find a GPU. The entire stock of GPUs has dried up and the ones that are available cost way too much money.
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    2 TB Samsung 980 Pro Now Available

    The 980 Pro is one of the fastest SSDs you can buy right now but I just want to point out this drive does NOT use MLC flash anymore, they switched to TLC. That is probably the main reason that it costs so much less than the old 970 Pro. The write performance of TLC memory is slower than MLC so...
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    The [H]ardforum video card all time power ranking poll nomination thread.

    Everyone else has already listed the most important/best GPUs so I'm going to give an honorable mention to the GTX 460 because it's monster overclocking headroom and because it gave the benefits of the Fermi architecture and good tessellation performance without having the power/heat/noise...
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    WTS: i5-7400, BNIB AsRock rx 570 phantom 4gb

    RX 570 costs $129, how much is that in foot rubs?
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    FS: Little bit of everything, HDDs, Keyboard, Memory, Gaming laptop

    Excellent price on the RAM sticks it's a shame my new PC needs 2666 MHz or else I would buy some
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    Should the 5700xt be considered one of the greatest of all time?

    I was 7 years old playing Pokemon Blue/Silver on a Gameboy Color when 3dfx Voodoo 2 was the best GPU, what did it do to make it the best of all time? And the Radeon 4870 was a good GPU, but why did you choose that one as the best? For the Radeon 9700 and nVidia 8800 I know the story behind...
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    It seems ASUS have increased their MSRP of their 3000 series

    I saw that same video from Gamers Nexus and I have a mancrush on Steve because he's so reasonable and well informed about PC gear/gaming but I think there is a mistake somewhere in their methodology. Digital Foundry looked at AC Valhalla and tried to match the PS5's settings to the PC version...
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    Should the 5700xt be considered one of the greatest of all time?

    I have to agree, the 8800 GTX had more than the 2x the performance of the 7900 GTX and unified pixel/vertex shaders were such a good idea that we still use it today. After that I think the GTX 460 was one hell of a GPU for $230. The stock speed was 675 MHz and people were routinely hitting 850...
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    Question for the veterans of PC gaming: why was the Radeon 9700 Pro such a big deal?

    I kept up with the nVidia 6800 series when it came out and I never heard of the 6800 NU. I knew about the vanilla, GS, GT, and Ultra, but never heard of that.
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    Question for the veterans of PC gaming: why was the Radeon 9700 Pro such a big deal?

    In my case it was the Radeon 9800 Pro, I got it on Christmas of 2003 so I could play Counter Strike. It was mindblowing to see CS 1.6 with the same quality as my local internet cafe. But sadly my 9800 Pro never got to flex its muscles because I had a Pentium 4 1.7 GHz Willamette, it totally held...
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    Question for the veterans of PC gaming: why was the Radeon 9700 Pro such a big deal?

    I've been in PC gaming/hardware for around 15 years but the 9700 Pro was just before my time (plus I was 10 years old so I wasn't mature enough). All of the comments I've read about it are along the lines of "Best GPU of all time!" and other similar remarks. Can you guys tell me why it was such...
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    Selling: Amazon Gift Cards (92%) and Spotify Gift Card

    Here is my HeatWare. Here is a picture with proof of all the gift cards. Payment method: PayPal (fee must be paid by buyer), Google Pay, or Venmo. Delivery: I will send you the serial number and PIN number for the GC through private message. I will NOT ship physical gift cards to you unless...
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    Buying: 840/850 Pro 128 GB

    Topic is closed, I found an SSD!!! I want one of either of these SSD's please. My ZIP code is 91214, I can pay with PayPal, Google Wallet, or Venmo. Other payment methods can be discussed too. Thanks! Topic is closed, I found an SSD!!!
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    How does overclocking work on non-K processors?

    So I'm talking about 6h, 7th, and 8th gen processors, for example the i5-8400 or something like that. Can it OC anywhere past 4.0 GHz? (the Turbo speed is exactly 4.0 GHz) The reason I'm asking is because I remember back in the Sandy Bridge days, if a CPU had a Turbo speed of 3.6 GHz, it could...
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    FS: Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP/Server2k8 Licenses, DDR2 Kits

    Bump for a great seller, the W10 Home license I purchased is working great.
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    FS: SSD,ducky,sonicwall,HDDs,GPU's,cpu+ motherboards constantly adding stuff

    Flaming hot deals on the two motherboard combos, wow. If it was more than a sidegrade for me I'd be all over it.