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eVo7

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Very interesting article on the new Ampere articles. Perhaps the CUDA counts arent as impressive as once thought.

 

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Im honestly not a fan of Temporal anything, although they've had great strides with temporal AA and temporal upsampling over the last 10 years I feel it still makes things look too soft.
And that's where the Contrast Adaptive Sharpening is supposed to come in. It's hardware accelerated "checkerboard rendering" combined with Radeon Image Sharpening. I don't think its AI trained like DLSS 2.0, but it does use "low-precision" calculations to upsample. I guess that means it will run at native resolution 1440p instead of the recommended resolution of 1800p to get that 2X performance lift.

With TAA I tried turning it off and running some games at 2715x1527 and there is still quite a bit more shimmer than TAA at 1080p. Keeping TAA on and running Contrast Adaptive Sharpening through Reshade or Geforce Experience is a much better experience. If Reshade or Geforce's game filter has been blocked by the game then Sharpening in Nvidia's control panel works well also only with an acceptable increase in shimmering and jaggies.

So yeah, I didn't even realize just how much TAA was blurring my games. It makes you feel like there is something wrong with your eyes.
 
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I bought a Cooler Master N200 years back because it was the only case in my price range that was the style I liked and didn't have a side window.


I had enough sense to at least peek at a few reviews before I bought it so I knew that there wasn't a lot of space between the power supply and any GPU that I would install in the future. At the time, I thought "I'll just get a blower style GPU", wow.

This last GPU was a 1660ti that I managed to get on sale (new) for $220. I jumped at it because it has ball bearing fans.

I didn't stop to think that the card was on sale for a reason. Basically the card runs hot because it was poorly designed. It's very stable at stock speeds (compared to my previous GCN card) and it doesn't throttle but they got a lot of complaints from people because of poor overclocking compared to other 1660ti's.

Ultimately, I think the this GPU running hot combined with limited space between the GPU fans and power supply caused my second motherboard to malfunction. I ended up going with an "Ultra Durable" brand mobo that works fine now with an occasional hiccup anytime the room is bit too hot.

I'm very weary of trying to put a 200w RTX 30xx card in this thing.
 

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While it's definitely a monster card, I think Ill be fine with my 2080 Super for a while. Letterman.. Lennerman... Linnerman (?) comments about the 20 series are reassuring. I certainly don't need 200fps right now, lol. At least my card has the tech even if it's not as good as the 3080. Hell, my monitors are only like, 1200p, lol.
 

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I would like you guys to weigh in on this laptop. I already have a capable PC that I can ultra settings on most anything, but looking for something fairly budget for my gf a gaming laptop.

It's for high settings 1080p gaming mostly, and maybe some simplier VR.

 

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I would like you guys to weigh in on this laptop. I already have a capable PC that I can ultra settings on most anything, but looking for something fairly budget for my gf a gaming laptop.

It's for high settings 1080p gaming mostly, and maybe some simplier VR.

Not enough RAM IMO. 16GB of RAM is a pretty standard affair these days. Everything else looks more than capable though.
 
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Welp, as Nvidia does with their GPU launches, it was a paper launch. GPU's were sold out within seconds of going live on their page and every retailer's page. The PS5 pre-orders went smoother than this did.
 

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I would like you guys to weigh in on this laptop. I already have a capable PC that I can ultra settings on most anything, but looking for something fairly budget for my gf a gaming laptop.

It's for high settings 1080p gaming mostly, and maybe some simplier VR.



Performance looks good and it SEEMS like replacing the ram won't be too difficult either.
 
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Not enough RAM IMO. 16GB of RAM is a pretty standard affair these days. Everything else looks more than capable though.
My work Laptop has 32 gb ram, and it was at least 2 years old. It was mainly use for Automotive Catia CAD work.
 
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If I build my next Pc, I am going RGB to match my keyboard and mouse. I have a razor Blackwood mechanical keyboard and Mambo elite mouse.
 
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I was playing Skyrim with around 140 mods. And soon as I turn on the ENB with all those texture mods I started getting dips and framerate inconsistency. Really makes you appreciate a consistent 60 fps with a cheap IPS freesync monitor (gsync compatible). I realize now I don't think I could do 30fps again. It's something that you take for granted, having a consistent 60FPS. It doesn't wow you like high framerate gaming, but 30 or even an inconsistent 60fps really breaks immersion even if the framerate is at or around 60.
 
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I was playing Skyrim with around 140 mods. And soon as I turn on the ENB with all those texture mods I started getting dips and framerate inconsistency. Really makes you appreciate a consistent 60 fps with a cheap IPS freesync monitor (gsync compatible). I realize now I don't think I could do 30fps again. It's something that you take for granted, having a consistent 60FPS. It doesn't wow you like high framerate gaming, but 30 or even an inconsistent 60fps really breaks immersion even if the framerate is at or around 60.
I get what you say. I have a ps4 & didn’t play much until god of war. For the first few mins, I thought something is wrong with the disc as the game felt like slideshow. Then i realized low FPS is common in consoles.
 
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Medium will likely be the first game released on PC created with next gen console hardware as the lead platform. The recommended specs for the upcoming game Medium has the Ryzen 3700x as the recommended CPU and a 2500X as the minimum CPU.

So basically this is the beginning of the end for budget builds.

I get what you say. I have a ps4 & didn’t play much until god of war. For the first few mins, I thought something is wrong with the disc as the game felt like slideshow. Then i realized low FPS is common in consoles.
With the new Yakuza game Series S owners supposedly have to choose between 1440p/30 or 900p/60. That's 900p with no upscaling. They are also saying you need a 2080 to run it at Ultra at 1440p/60 on a PC.
 
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Been ordering Hard drive upgades for my gaming laptop as here soon it will become my daily driver as we have put our current home on the market and will be moving into my girlfriends fathers home for a few months while our new home is built from the ground up. Supposed to be done/settle in mid April.

My laptop which is a i7 6700HQ, 16GB of RAM and a 6GB GTX 1060 and the screen is a 1080p gsync screen. It came with a 256GB M.2 SATA SSD boot drive and a 7200RPM 1TB secondary drive. I upgraded the secondary drive to a Samsung 870 QVO 1TB SSD and the boot drive is on its way from amazon, a 1TB WD Blue m.2 so I will have plenty of fast storage for this being my daily for a few months.
 
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Well the good thing is that they are finally moving to a low level API for AC....I feel like that's very over due.
I'm not saying the engine won't make good use of that hardware, but it's still a pretty steep ask for a 5700XT or a GTX 1080 just for 1080p/60 at the high preset.
 
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I'm not saying the engine won't make good use of that hardware, but it's still a pretty steep ask for a 5700XT or a GTX 1080 just for 1080p/60 at the high preset.
Which is insane IMO. Especially for the 5700XT. Games just keep getting more and more demanding.
 
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