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    Intel iris xe graphics equivalent

    Neither the Iris Xe nor the fastest iGPU (7940hs) is anywhere close enough to meet those minimum specs (either a GTX 970 or a RX 480). He would need a laptop with discrete GPU, or an e-GPU.
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    Cablemod 90° and 180° adapters now for sale/pre-order.

    It seems like the problem with Cablemod is they cheaped out on the 90 degree connectors. Their first pre-order run all used the 4-pin NTK connector, which is recommended now by Intel. As far as I can tell, not a single 4-pin NTK connector has ever been shown to cause a 12vhpwr connector failure...
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    Anyone savin up and or excited for the 4090 Ti?

    I definitely would if it came with the new 12V-2x6 connector (& adapter) instead of 12vhpwr.
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    From RTings: Anyone seen a cheap cable can achieve chroma 4:4:4 but a good cable cannot?

    There are multiple generation of redmere cables and have their own specs because they are active cables. As I recall the first generation redmere cables were labled as capable of 4k60 but my experience with them they were only able to pass 4k60 at 8bit for 4:2:2 chroma. I generally avoid...
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    4090 Power Cable Melting...

    Since the latching process isn't fully secure, the cable can also wiggle out over time from vibrations in the case, and it's speculated to be the issue with a lot of these GPU connectors that are burning months or even half a year afterwards of use. That's why MSI's yellow tipped 12VHPWR cable...
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    SAMSUNG 980 PRO SSD 1TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe Gen 4 $66.49

    Yep, NAND and RAM prices are all crashing like most PC components. The only thing holding up is GPU prices, and that's because neither AMD nor Nvidia are particularly concerned about gaming GPU revenue at this time, so its a low priority for them and allows them to keep supply low and prices...
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    Intel Beast Lake: 10 performance cores and huge clocks

    I think the issue is Intel can't keep it's power consumption/temps under control though with more P cores. A 10P + 24E configuration or 12P + 16E configuration would probably be impossible to cool without a redesigned IHS + an insane liquid cooling system, and a 16P configuration would probably...
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    How many of you actually use ray tracing in the games you play?

    I turn it on with DLSS if available. Unless it causes weird graphical glitches. Not sure if its improved now but Witcher 3 Next Gen at launch had all sorts of weird visual artifacts with RT on.
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    Cablemod 90° and 180° adapters now for sale/pre-order.

    He also said he had over 250 4090s and 4080s waiting to be repaired, so if anyone thinks having 8 related to cablemod adapters means there's something uniquely bad with cablemod, I think that's an overreaction for sure.
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    RTX 4xxx / RX 7xxx speculation

    Here you go, have fun: https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/nvidia-rtx-6000-ada-generation-graphics-card/apd/ac442879/parts-upgrades?gacd=9684992-1102-5761040-266906002-0&dgc=ST&gad=1&gclid=CjwKCAjw67ajBhAVEiwA2g_jEFu357_VmLRiGokxwV8wD7qzGNWIaqXpYGA1o2i53MAVdw7XoAVeGRoCtBYQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
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    RTX 4xxx / RX 7xxx speculation

    Pro is an abbreviation for the word professional.
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    RTX 4xxx / RX 7xxx speculation

    Technically its been out for 6 months, just in a pro SKU. Nvidia will launch it whenever they feel like it. (Which, given the current lack of demand in gaming and the ample demand in AI research and ML, is probably a while).
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    Does keeping Hyper Threading enabled make any sense for home systems? Especially on AL/RL CPUs...

    Once you have enough physical cores to cover all workloads, HT only becomes a detriment. If you try gaming on a 13900k for example you'll find in 95% of cases you'll see a 2-5% framerate regression with HT on vs off. Most games only use 8 threads but some (like the frostbite engine) scale up to...
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    I want to buy a 4k monitor

    The best = unlimited budget?
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    Sony is killing me (Only 2 HDMI 2.1 on the A95L)

    Not much better on the receiver front either, plenty of 2022 models are still nickel and diming us with limited 40gbps hdmi ports...
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    Desktop flickering rainbow pattern briefly Gigabtye OC 4090

    Interesting. I get randomly flashing rainbow colors in games if I overclock my VRAM, but at stock its fine.
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    RTX 4090 / Assetto Corsa / 2000 + RPM noise

    I don't think I could suffer from 28fps these days...
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    12700k or 13700k vs 13900k for 4090

    It only makes sense if money is not a concern for you. Upgrading to a CPU refresh generation isn’t great bang for the buck. The other thing is there is even less of a difference while using DDR4, and upgrading to a new platform with DDR5 just to buy a CPU refresh seems kinda crazy. Arrow Lake in...
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    Can anyone tell me where CPU scaling ceases with a 1080 Ti?

    Depends on the era of the game. The 6700K was the fastest CPU when the 1080 Ti was released, and it was perfectly fine for the games of its generation, in fact even a Haswell CPU wasn't really a bottleneck back then. Depends on the game engine and how many draw calls it really throws at the CPU...
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    bought a 3090 FE with a bad fan, bad idea?

    Well you're choices is DIY a fan system or slap a AIO hybrid cooler at this point. Buying things that aren't fully functional isn't necessarily a mistake, overpaying for it certainly is.
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    4770k and I just bought a new GPU

    Depends on the age of the games. Remember the GTX 1080 Ti and the 4770K certainly co-existed in many gaming systems, and the aftermarket 1080 Tis are about 33% faster than a stock RTX 3060. When the 1080 Ti came out the fastest gaming CPU was the 6700K, which was only about 10% faster than a...
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    What happened to Graphics Card box art babes?

    Waifu edition 4090s
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    Coil Whine on Nvidia 4090 and 4080 cards

    Or his case fans are so loud that it's completely masked the sound of coil whine. It reminds me of the high frequency whine of the gas turbine engine of the M1A2 Abrams. It sounds like nails on a chalkboard until the vehicle starts moving, at which point you don't really notice it anymore...
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    PS5 price cuts, Digital Edition $400 and disk version $500 at Walmart

    PS5 released a 6nm die shrink just a few months ago, I don't think they are going to tape out a new chip again so soon, especially in a recession.
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    Anyone running a 4090 on sub 1KW PSU?

    It means he has a golden sample card more likely than not. Frame Chasers (whether you like him or not) tested a bunch of 4090s running Furmark. AFAIK one card pulled like 460W, another pulled 430W, but one of them only pulled 320W, all at 100% power target with out of the box settings. 70% power...
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    Picking X670 seems to be a real hassle with neg reviews

    Another problem is a lot of complaints of USB disconnecting with X670E boards that dont seem to exist for B650. I wonder if it has to do with its implementation of PCIE 5.
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    Cablemod 90° and 180° adapters now for sale/pre-order.

    Hmm, so since the sense pins are usually on top for most card models, it seems you would get Adapter (B) generally if you are routing cables below the card, no?
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    Is A High Quality 750w Power Supply Adequate For An AMD 6950XT?

    AIB cards can vary from the FE as far as their transient load on a PSU, and those are generally the ones you want to worry about. Some AIB 3080s were tripping 850W+ PSUs at release.
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    EVGA 3090 FTW3 limited to 400w on any BIOS, shunt mod?

    Have you tried undervolting to get higher clockspeeds at lower power?
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    Why OLED for PC use?

    Don't know if it's that big of an issue. The auto-dimming to me is the bigger issue in terms of general productivity use outside of gaming.
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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

    Oh god not SLI, the micro stutters were terrible. I remember having a GTX 980 back in 2014 and stuff that weren't close to Crysis tier like The Evil Within, Dragon Age Inquisition, Shadow of Mordor felt like near slide shows at 4K. I can't imagine trying to game in 2023 with a card 20% slower...
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    What happened to Graphics Card box art babes?

    In general you see less and less of that in advertising so I'm sure it's a culture shift as well overall when it comes to ads.
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    Coil Whine on Nvidia 4090 and 4080 cards

    My 4090 coil whine increases both with higher framerate and higher power consumption independently. So even on a 200W load, if the fps is 1000, it will coil whine. So my solution is both a 116fps framerate cap with gsync on and also undervolt + power limit to 285W. Above that the buzzing sounds...
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    4090 Performance in 8x PCIe Slot

    Noctua edition
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    Anyone running a 4090 on sub 1KW PSU?

    You'd have to research the specs of your PSU. Manufacturers have anywhere from 1.2x rated power to as high as 1.5-1.6x for tripping OPP protection. And this is assuming the product is working to spec--there is always going to be some variance. I find the easiest way to trip power protection...
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    4090 vs 2k 270 what's your choice?

    Seems like a false dichotomy. What 2k 270 monitor costs as much as a 4090? Get the 4090 and figure out your monitor budget separately.
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    Need help - I RMA'd my 2080 Ti XC2 Ultra with EVGA and have been given the choice between a 2080 Ti FTW3 Ultra, or a 3070 Ti XC3 Ultra. Which one?

    The VRAM difference is irrelevant for gaming workloads for modern games because of DLSS (and because higher VRAM requirements of RT would be offset by DLSS in any workload that’s appropriate for either card). The only real advantage is really older games with ultra high texture pack mods where...
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    How can i check the maximum power usage of my 4090?

    Some cards are golden samples. I’ve seen some channels test multiple 4090s and some cards will pull 450W and others pull as little 320W on the same workload at stock voltages, without even needing to undervolt. (I.e., there’s even more gains possible from undervolting).
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    8800GTS 512MB -- Windows XP or Win 7?

    Yeah but is it on Very High settings though... :D
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