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  1. birdie

    NVIDIA to Enable DXR Ray Tracing on GTX (10- and 16-series) GPUs in April Drivers Update

    So many brainless idiots in this topic it's actually cringe-worthy. They have absolutely no clue as to what ray tracing is, how it works, why rtx is essential for it, and why this news means you can try it on RTX-less cards but you won't really be able to enjoy it. Also DXR is a D3D12 extension...
  2. birdie

    The Division 2 System Requirements Outed - RX 480 Enough for 1080p @ 60 FPS, DX12 Renderer Offers Much Improved Performance

    For some reasons the game looks worse than the original. I cannot explain why. As if the Snowdrop engine has been downgraded even further.
  3. birdie

    NVIDIA Unveils the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB Graphics Card

    That power efficiency - NVIDIA has outdone themselves. I shudder to think what NVIDIA will do to AMD once they release Turing on 7nm - those cards will literally fly. And I wouldn't call the lack of RTX/DLSS a disadvantage. There are just two games utilizing RTX (where it's hardly visible) and...
  4. birdie

    AMD Radeon VII 16 GB

    A decent card for hardcore AMD fans who want to get top performance. TDP for such cards doesn't really matter since you're better served with water cooling anyways. The only issue is that NVIDIA has leeway in regard to lowering prices (NVIDIA doesn't use super expensive HBM2) and releasing...
  5. birdie

    Metro Exodus Developer Discusses Boycott of the PC Platform for Sequels over Steam Review Bombing

    There's no source in English, the original post was in Russian. Mind that I translated it earlier and WCCFTech translation looks like to be loosely based on mine - they even copied my round brackets verbatim, lol.
  6. birdie

    Metro Exodus Developer Discusses Boycott of the PC Platform for Sequels over Steam Review Bombing

    As a native Russian speaker I have to disagree with this loose interpretation of his words. Here's his full post (© 2019 Artem S. Tashkinov):
  7. birdie

    NVIDIA Revises Financial Outlook for 2019 by $500 million, Immediately Hit Back by the Stock Market

    Dark times only for stupid investors seeking for a quick buck - NVIDIA is doing fine. Also, as their customer I couldn't care less what their stock price is. Also, lower stock price means cheaper stock buyback. In short, only NVIDIA haters will cheer on this news. The others don't need to apply.
  8. birdie

    TSMC Fab 14 B Hit With Chemical Contamination; NVIDIA, MEDIATEK, Huawei, Hisilicon Lines Affected

    Nowadays CEOs are let go with a golden parachute. The larger the devastation to the company the larger the parachute.
  9. birdie

    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Founders Edition 6 GB

    A very nice review, @W1zzard, I especially liked this part in the conclusion: Yes, the RTX 2060 is expensive to be a truly midrange card but it's not in the same class/league as the GeForce 1060 was/is. Still, I'm gonna skip this entire generation because it looks like a stopgap before NVIDIA...
  10. birdie

    Lenovo Confirms Mobile GeForce GTX 1160 GPU, Or Does It?

    Nothing to see here - most likely it's gonna be the same as the GeForce 8xx series (a rebadged 7xx series) which was created only to appease laptop vendors who needed a refresh of their laptops' specs.
  11. birdie

    Battlefield V Tides of War GeForce RTX DirectX Raytracing

    Much to the chagrin of the NVIDIA haters DXR has turned not to be a dud/failure it was portrayed to be. Also, just also, real time ray tracing has been a pipe dream up to this moment however for some reasons people fail to appreciate the monumental work that NVIDIA has poured into the technology...
  12. birdie

    DICE Prepares "Battlefield V" RTX/DXR Performance Patch: Up to 50% FPS Gains

    NVIDIA haters: NVIDIA sucks. NVIDIA is ripping everyone off. NVIDIA is a monopoly. DXR sucks. DXR performance sucks. RTX buyers are alpha testers for DXR/Vulkan RT. Except, DXR is brand new; currently used in just one game; it's the first implementation ever; we're already seeing impressive...
  13. birdie

    Steam ID link is broken

    Right now it points to http://steamcommunity.com/id/XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX/ and it should link to https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
  14. birdie

    NVIDIA TITAN RTX Graphics Card Launching Soon

    Will this anti-NVIDIA whining ever stop? NVIDIA doesn't force you to buy any of their GPUs ever. You don't like their pricing? Don't buy NVIDIA then. Ever since AMD has stopped being competitive at the top, everyone has suddenly become (price)sensitive and NVIDIA has become a monster...
  15. birdie

    Battlefield V with GeForce RTX DirectX Raytracing

    @W1zzard I'm tired of hearing that. DXR is now official with Vulkan 1.1.91 which works on Windows 7. It's not NVIDIA's fault that most game engines default to D3D - some companies have actually the guts to use Vulkan like id Software. Also, quite a lot of modern engines have Vulkan backends...
  16. birdie

    Intel Increases L1D and L2 Cache Sizes with "Ice Lake"

    Here's a comparison with a similarly clocked Kaby Lake CPU (SkyLake uArch): https://browser.geekbench.com/v4/cpu/compare/9473563?baseline=10445533 I can't say Ice Lake is impressive - there are some gains but overall it's a minimal advantage.
  17. birdie

    Remedy Shows The Preliminary Cost of NVIDIA RTX Ray Tracing Effects in Performance

    You don't need to repeat the idiocy. NVIDIA had to start with RTX and hadn't they done that now, that would have postponed for several years longer. AMD don't even have plans for RT at all - how much would we have to wait for them to realize that RT could be implemeneted right here, right now...
  18. birdie

    Latest 3DMark Update adds Night Raid DX12 Benchmark for Integrated Graphics

    Doesn't run ... oh, wait, I'm on Windows 7 and I couldn't care less about D3D12.
  19. birdie

    NVIDIA Fixes RTX 2080 Ti & RTX 2080 Power Consumption. Tested. Better, But not Good Enough

    No. Extra 30W more is almost nothing in a long term. People who shell out at the very least $500 for a GPU and also for an extra monitor couldn't care less about this extra wattage.
  20. birdie

    NVIDIA: Don't Expect Base 20-Series Pricing to Be Available at Launch

    Lies on top of lies on top of meaningless/false accusations - it's getting really old already ;-) 1) NVIDIA doesn't force anyone to buy their GPUs. Let me repeat that, you are not forced to buy Turing GPUs ;-) 2) NVIDIA sets the prices as they see fit (actually they have very smart...
  21. birdie

    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080, 2070, and 2080 Ti Specifications Revealed

    It's faster in RTX which means nothing for 100% of games out there except for the four announced ones which are not even in a beta stage. Nothing is known about the old-school graphics at this point. Reviewers are just receiving the cards. And the RTX 2070 at $500 does sound terrible considering...
  22. birdie

    The Turing line-up (NVIDIA 20xx) has been revealed

    AdoredTV has revealed the NVIDIA 20XX series: The RTX 2080 looks too good to be true but we'll soon know. Ostensibly the cards will be announced at Siggraph 2018 (12-16 August, 2018 ). Still I call it all BS: just look at the VRAM column. The naming might be right but other than that it's a...
  23. birdie

    NVIDIA AIB Manli: GA104-400 Registered, GeForce GTX 2070 and 2080 Listed

    As for Russia, in order to import electronics to the country, you have to certify your products and prove that they don't contain certain "bad" encryption algorithms. This is why this website exists and why it's strictly in Russian. The document you're seeing is a "notification" which contains...
  24. birdie

    Thinking Outside the DRM: Denuvo Sues Founder of Piracy Group "REVOLT"

    I hope someone nukes Denuvo. Yes, I have a grudge even against their employees, like programmers and other staff because DRM is the worst thing in the programming industry you could be part of. You could as well work for the mafia.
  25. birdie

    Editorial Revised NVIDIA Reviewers NDA Raises Eyebrows: Our Thoughts

    Are you an idiot? You won't get product samples to write reviews for unless you sign an NDA. A good review takes a week to complete and oftentimes newly released products have very limited availability. If you don't sign an NDA, you'll then have to buy a product to review, your review will be...