performance

  1. V

    Advice about a new setup for my personal gaming and workstation PC?

    Hello all! I was wondering if I could get some advice about a change that I was going to make to my personal workstation and gaming rig. My system is as follows: ------------- Ryzen 7 3800x---Corsair H100i Liquid Cooler---EVGA Hybrid Cooled RTX 2080 Super---16Gb (8+8) Gskill Trident RGB Memory...
  2. Zarathustra[H]

    Very Excited About Upcoming 7nm Ryzen, but...

    ...I am worried. First off, let me be excruciatingly clear. I have been a long time AMD fan. Some of my favorite times in this computer hobby for me came when I started college, which perfectly coincided with the 1999 Athlon launch. Having been a long time PC builder (since I was 11 and...
  3. cageymaru

    Linux Gaming Across 9 Distros [Review in Progress]

    Jason Evangelho of Forbes has started a Linux series where he reviews various Linux distributions (distros) for ease of use and performance in regards to Linux gaming. Jason's series isn't about just running benchmarks as he asks questions that everyday users would need to find out. Where am I...
  4. cageymaru

    Mimicking RTX Global Illumination with Traditional Graphics Techniques

    Gamers Nexus created a demonstration that illustrates the positives and negatives of RTX usage by utilizing the DXR implementation in Unreal Engine. They create environments using traditional graphics techniques that fake RTX global illumination and then recreate them using the accuracy of...
  5. AlphaAtlas

    Apex Legends Performance Tested

    For a game that wasn't even announced until the day it launched, Apex Legends is doing very well. As EA pointed out last week, the game has already breached 1 million concurrent players, though they didn't break down the split between PC and Consoles. Yesterday Digital Foundry put Respawn's...
  6. cageymaru

    AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su Says EPYC Will "Double the Performance Per Socket"

    AMD president and CEO Dr. Lisa Su has joined the CNBC "Squawk on the Street" team for an exclusive interview where she discusses the recent AMD financial report and the company's guidance for 2019. Make sure you pay attention to her comments on EPYC performance doubling per socket beginning at...
  7. cageymaru

    The Official Metro Exodus Performance Guide Has Been Released

    4A Games has released its performance guide for Metro Exodus without DXR or NVIDIA RTX features turned on. Only an NVIDIA GTX 670 or AMD Radeon HD 7870, Intel CORE i5-4440, and 8GB of ram is needed to achieve 1080p | 30 FPS. An NVIDIA RTX 2060 or AMD RX VEGA 56, Intel CORE i7-4770K and 8GB of...
  8. FrgMstr

    Battlefield V NVIDIA Ray Tracing RTX 2080 Ti Performance @ [H]

    Battlefield V NVIDIA Ray Tracing RTX 2080 Ti Performance How many frames will NVIDIA Ray Tracing cost you in Battlefield V with the RTX 2080 Ti? We take an ASUS ROG STRIX RTX 2080 Ti OC and turn on NVIDIA Ray Tracing in BFV Multiplayer at 1080p, 1440p, and 4K to find out. We test VRAM capacity...
  9. L

    Are there any reasons you WOULDN'T buy a high Core Count i9(12c+) discounting Money?

    What do U guys think!! I wanna hear it ALL!! all your reasons <3
  10. AlphaAtlas

    World of Tanks to Get Better Multithreading Support

    Following the likes of World of Warcraft, Planetside 2, and other MMOs, Wargaming.net announced that the World of Tanks engine is set to get a multi-threading overhaul. In their recent dev diary, developers note that most of their userbase tends to upgrade CPUs relatively infrequently compared...
  11. cageymaru

    TechSpot Tests the Battlefield V DXR Ray Tracing Performance and Implementation

    TechSpot has tested Battlefield V to see how the Microsoft DirectX Raytracing (DXR) implementation in the WWII shooter affects performance. They tested all 4 DXR settings in-game to see how they differ in looks and performance at various resolutions. The NVIDIA graphics cards used include the...
  12. cageymaru

    AdoredTV Discusses Leaked AMD 'Rome' Specifications

    AdoredTV says that his sources are signaling to him that AMD has switched to a 9 chiplets design for the "Rome" 7nm server CPU. 64 cores, 128 threads, 256MB of L3 cache, 128 PCIe 4 lanes, 70% - 80% more performance and much more information has surfaced about the upcoming product launch in the...
  13. cageymaru

    NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang Is Ranked as One of the Best Performing CEOs in the World

    Harvard Business Review (HBR) has ranked NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang as the second best performing CEO on its list of the Top 100 Best Performing CEOs in the World 2018. HBR calculates leadership and performance with a score that looks at the long view of financial returns over the CEO's entire...
  14. cageymaru

    Motion Smoothing Feature in SteamVR Allows Lower-End GPUs to Become VR Ready

    Valve Software has added a new feature to SteamVR that has the potential to allow many lower-end GPUs to become VR ready, while improving performance on higher end GPUs. Motion Smoothing senses when a VR application isn't going to make framerate and synthesizes the missing frame by looking at...
  15. cageymaru

    Google Pixel USB-C to 3.5mm Headphone Adapter Performance Review

    Most everyone misses the headphone jack on modern phones. Companies such as Google and Apple have replaced them with USB-C dongles with a DAC+amp built into them. Audio Science Review performed testing on 3 flavors of adapters to find out just how well designed are these USB-C to 3.5mm...
  16. cageymaru

    Dynamic Local Mode for the AMD Ryzen Threadripper WX Series Processors

    In a new blog post, AMD's Robert Hallock has announced Dynamic Local mode for the 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX and 2970WX processors. Dynamic Local Mode is a new piece of software that automatically migrates the system's most demanding application threads onto the Threadripper 2990WX and...
  17. cageymaru

    Hunt: Showdown Update 2.4 Is Now Live

    The Hunt: Showdown 2.4 update is now live and it adds a ton of new features and performance enhancements. The number one performance enhancement is the addition of new graphics options including resolution scaling. Resolution scaling allows text to still be scaled at the system's default...
  18. cageymaru

    Intel Core i7-9700K Review Posted Online

    The Intel Core i7-9700K has been reviewed by the website El Chapuzas Informatico. This Intel CPU doesn't have HyperThreading, so it has to rely on 8C/8T. According to the article it has a base speed of 3.60GHz and turbos to an all core speed of 4.60GHz, with a single core speed of 4.90GHz...
  19. cageymaru

    AdoredTV Dissects the Marketing to Make Nvidia Turing RTX Performance Predictions

    AdoredTV has a new video where he explains how the marketing from Nvidia works and why it is meant to obfuscate the true performance potential of the upcoming Nvidia Turing RTX lineup. By analyzing previous performance metrics released by other reviewers on the internet, comparing hardware...
  20. L

    Poor responsiveness after changing RAM speeds--even after setting them back.

    Main problem/TLDR: System unresponsive after playing with RAM settings--even after reset to last known good settings where system was perfectly responsive. How to fix? I think it's mostly likely a RAM or SSD issue. I haven't ruled out a defective motherboard, or software issues as a possibility...
  21. DooKey

    Does Denuvo Slow Game Performance?

    Since Denuvo has been around there's been a debate raging about its effect on game performance. YouTuber Overlord has decided to put this to rest and he tested 7 games with Denuvo installed and with it officially patched out. His test rig utilized an i7 2600K running stock with a stock clocked...
  22. FrgMstr

    NVIDIA GPU Generational Performance Part 2 @ [H]

    NVIDIA GPU Generational Performance Part 2 In Part 2 of our NVIDIA GPU Generational Performance evaluation today we are going to cover the GeForce GTX 780 Ti, GeForce GTX 980 Ti, and GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. We will test all three video cards in fourteen games at 1440p and 4K to see how performance...
  23. spacedrone808

    Fastest laptop possible with quality Windows 7 support

    Your suggestions and thoughts....
  24. FrgMstr

    The Crew 2 Video Card Performance and IQ Preview @ [H]

    The Crew 2 Video Card Performance and IQ Preview We’ve got early access to The Crew 2 thanks to the Gold Edition, a brand new open-world racing game for the PC. Let’s find out how The Crew 2 performs on today’s GPUs in this preview. We also look at graphics settings and hit a little on Image...
  25. FrgMstr

    State of Decay 2 Video Card Performance Review

    State of Decay 2 Video Card Performance Review The new game State of Decay 2 is out, running on the Unreal Engine 4. This is an open world zombie survival shooter and is getting a lot of traction with millions of players. We test and compare video card GPU performance in this brand new game. We...
  26. FrgMstr

    Far Cry 5 Video Card Performance Review @ [H]

    Far Cry 5 Video Card Performance Review We test eleven GPU's performance from the low-end, to the top-end in Far Cry 5. Our goal is to find what settings are playable on each video card in Far Cry 5, and to compare the performance. We will also look at AA and Volumetric Fog performance. If you...
  27. R

    Hunt: Showdown Performance Patch Now Available

    It's not secret that HardOCP loves Hunt: Showdown and we wrote on March 29th how it was getting a performance patch, and today is the day that it is available. The new patch comes in at only 164 MB, but packs a lot of optimization, including lowering the memory footprint, a number of CPU...
  28. FrgMstr

    Far Cry 5 Video Card Performance Preview @ [H]

    Far Cry 5 Video Card Performance Preview Far Cry 5 is finally in retail, and in this preview of video card performance we will compare performance of a few video cards, using real gameplay. This will give you an idea what you need to play Far Cry 5, what image quality settings are playable, and...
  29. DooKey

    Taking a Look Back at the GTX 680

    Everyone who's in the market for a new GPU knows the prices have been inflated due to cryptocurrency mining and shortages of GDDR. Even the low end is inflated and those that want to build a budget gaming rig are feeling the pinch. However, a used video from a few years back might be the way...
  30. DooKey

    Microsoft Adding Ultimate Performance Mode to Windows 10 Pro for Workstations

    The latest Windows 10 preview build for Pro for Workstations includes a new mode called Ultimate Performance Mode. Supposedly it will eliminate latencies and give you a boost of raw speed. I guess the rest of us plebes that run regular Pro or Home are left out in the cold on this one. If you...
  31. R

    iPhone Users WIll Be Able to Turn Off Performance Throttling

    Apple CEO TIm Cook has stated in an interview that an upcoming iOS update will give users more information on the health of their devices battery. More importantly the update will give users the option to disable the CPU throttling to maintain normal CPU performance, but will be at risk of...
  32. FrgMstr

    Windows Systems Performance Impacts from Spectre and Meltdown

    There has been a lot of discussion about Spectre and Meltdown since last week and now Microsoft has something to say about Windows Systems performance after patching. In general, our experience is that Variant 1 and Variant 3 mitigations have minimal performance impact, while Variant 2...
  33. FrgMstr

    AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition Performance @ [H]

    AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition Performance We take the AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 and AMD Radeon RX 580 and test performance in 13 games (DX11, DX12, Vulkan) from video card launch press drivers to the latest AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 17.12.1 driver released in December. We will...
  34. FrgMstr

    Need for Speed Payback Video Card Performance Review @ [H]

    Need for Speed Payback Video Card Performance Review Need for Speed Payback is out, we’ll look at feature performance and video card performance comparisons in today’s latest video cards. We’ll find what’s playable, and examine graphics quality setting performance among eight video cards. We...
  35. FrgMstr

    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Performance Review @ [H]

    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Performance Review Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is out; this new game uses the id Tech 6 game engine and Vulkan API to give you a great gaming experience on the PC with today’s latest GPUs. We will compare performance features, see what settings work best...
  36. DooKey

    Aluminum Really Can Improve Your Wireless Performance

    Get rid of that Pringles can and aluminum because you can now 3-D print a cheap, customized reflector that directs wireless signals to where users need them most. A team of Dartmouth College researchers has finally solved the problem of how to inexpensively improve indoor spaces with multiple...
  37. FrgMstr

    Dirt 4 Real Gameplay Video Card Performance Review @ [H]

    Dirt 4 Real Gameplay Video Card Performance Review - Let’s find out how well the new game Dirt 4 performs across seven GPUs. We put a heavy focus on MSAA performance, CMAA performance and EQAA performance across every GPU to find which is more efficient at AA at high resolutions.
  38. FrgMstr

    NVIDIA Finds Lost Titan Xp Performance

    Competition is a great thing, but you have to ask yourself, "How do you speed up an application by 300%?" Thank you AMD. I am sure that new Radeon Pro cards had nothing to do with this. Our latest driver — available today — delivers 3x more performance in applications like Maya to help you...
  39. FrgMstr

    Ethereum Hashrate Performance Drop Might Be Coming

    Nathan "Numchuck" Kirsch of Legit Reviews fame has an article up today addressing some of the questions that are on Miners' minds. The first and foremost being, "Did I just drop a huge amount of money on a Radeon based video card for no reason?" I know I unloaded two of the RX 480 cards that I...
  40. Zarathustra[H]

    New AGESA Parameters May Allow for Higher Ryzen RAM Speeds

    In AMD's latest Community Update titled "Let's Talk DRAM!" they tease some interesting updates coming up in AGESA v1.0.0.6. These updates add 26 new RAM parameters largely targeted towards improving the stability of overclocked RAM, and may allow for speeds as high as DDR4-4000, which is a...
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