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  1. Frag Maniac

    Are there any reasons to turn off vsync in games?

    It totally depends on the game. In some games Vsync is horribly implemented and can cause either severe lag or worse yet, a 30 FPS cap. Some will constantly cap at 30, while others will drop to 30 vsync when you drop a certain ways below 60. Also, some games don't have screen tear with vsync off...
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    Old Games vs. New Games

    I feel the quality of game production has steadily declined, and with hardware prices going crazy, it's very hard to take. It's hard to even imagine how much longer the gaming industry can endure this trend. More and more dev teams cannot afford to be independent, and quite a few have been shut...
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    Mafia 1 Final Mission Too Hard

    That was a kickass game. I recall even Playboy magazine endorsed it. A lot of attention to detail, even running out of gas, and getting chased for running red lights. You had to take firefights seriously too. Everything else they've done since then in the Mafia franchise has been over powered...
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    Crazy GPU prices, will we ever see an end to it?

    Even so, it's definitely not you're typical scenario. Anyways, back on topic please. We're supposed to be brainstorming ideas to solve this problem. Will it do any good? Maybe not, but it's more likely to than the gibberish that's going on.
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    Crazy GPU prices, will we ever see an end to it?

    We ALL have friends, how many though have rich, gullible ones willing to part with 2 perfectly good 1080 Tis for dirt cheap, especially at a time when GPU prices are out of control? I mean seriously, does no one here take the whole picture into perspective? He's hardly giving a typical example...
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    Crazy GPU prices, will we ever see an end to it?

    I can't believe you're a mod with such smarmy rhetoric. Seriously, you call those without these special undisclosed friends as "living under a rock" merely for buying new? Which also includes a 3 yr warranty of course. The fact that you have zero understanding of the value of warranties makes...
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    Crazy GPU prices, will we ever see an end to it?

    Which proves my point, it's been much more than a month, and it literally ruined holiday upgrades and builds for a lot of people, which is also a big part of the fiscal year's sales and economy for those whom sell them for gaming. Worse yet, there's no sign of it ending anytime soon.
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    Major Intel CPU Hardware Vulnerability Found

    The fact is most journalist walk a fine line between fact and fiction just due to the greedy corporate types they work for. Ever since news became a business, it can't fully be trusted. You always have to read between the lines.
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    Crazy GPU prices, will we ever see an end to it?

    I look at it more as what cards are mainstream, because those are the ones most buy. This is a how long has mining affected gaming in genral issue, not how long has it affected the top 10% that buy expensive GPUs. Anyway, I feel this thread has gone WAY off topic from it's intent of stirring...
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    Crazy GPU prices, will we ever see an end to it?

    Except I didn't intend this just as a rant thread as you seem to think. It's intended to provoke some thought as to solutions to the problem. So "Thoughts?" means what do you think of my suggestion, and/or what if any ideas do others have to combat it, not what do you think of bit mining. Either...
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    Crazy GPU prices, will we ever see an end to it?

    Except I didn't intend this just as a rant thread as you seem to think. It's intended to provoke some thought as to solutions to the problem. So "Thoughts?" means what do you think of my suggestion, and/or what if any ideas do others have to combat it, not what do you think of bit mining. Either...
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    Crazy GPU prices, will we ever see an end to it?

    I know Nvidia just announced a call to arms to retailers to help combat unstable availability and pricing by limiting purchase quantities, but it seems to me that is not going to get it done. The only way out of this I see is the manufacture of an affordable tier of workstation cards, combined...
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    Metro 2033 fails to work on windows 10!

    I don't recall you mentioning any trouble shooting steps attempted though. At the very least, doing a quick search and checking threads like this very well may have solved it for you. It's listed as compatible on MS' list of games that work with W10 for a reason, because many if not most are...
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    Metro 2033 fails to work on windows 10!

    Bet you wish now you'd come here before breaking those discs. It's a good argument for going Steam vs retail disc though, not that discs are commonly even an option anymore. On Bioshock 2, sometimes save files can get corrupted, causing a crash on startup. To fix that you have to copy and save...
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    YouTube Red 3 month free trial a scam?

    OMG, Twitch is so bad. As many times as I've cursed at the oft unpredictable censoring of YouTube regarding background music I've added to my vids, Twitch by comparison seems literally uncensored. A disabled friend whom passed away recently used to fall prey to sitting and watching for hours on...
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    YouTube Red 3 month free trial a scam?

    I don't really have a problem with YouTube, just YouTube Red. As far as I'm concerned YouTube will continue to be a viable way of posting and accessing user made videos for some time to come. YouTube Red though looks to be a scam to me.
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    YouTube Red 3 month free trial a scam?

    Sorry to dust off this old thread, but I thought it necessary to update. As I said in the above quote, I DID cancel this service shortly after signing up for the trial, and got confirmation it was indeed cancelled, only to be billed $11 the day after the 3 month period (1/12/18). Furthermore the...
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    Rise of The Tomb Raider DX12

    Yeah but the 970 has less than half the VRAM of the 580 too. You're always going to notice more FPS from Dx11 to Dx12 on a AMD GPU because they use more compute power specifically designed for Dx12, but their higher end models still can't keep up with Nvidia's ones. Also, despite the 970 and...
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    Rise of The Tomb Raider DX12

    I feel it's kind of misleading to use the worst case scenario to measure gains. Are we really talking about gains there, or just what a common sense rig can do verses a poorly built one? It's the same as saying Ryzen is way better than Bulldozer, or that AMD makes better use of Dx12 than Nvidia...
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    Rise of The Tomb Raider DX12

    Sounds like you're unaware of what ACE units are on an AMD GPU and what they do. They're necessary for proper Dx12 support, and the older AMD GPUs are very anemic when it comes to ACE.
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    Rise of The Tomb Raider DX12

    How much difference in performance you get between Dx11 and Dx12 depends on the game and the GPU. The more recent titles and latest AMD GPUs are going to yield best case scenario. I however on my 7970 with fewer ACE units don't see much difference.
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    Demand VS Optimization

    If you're referring to my prior post above, I gave specific reasons for limitations and explained why for each one, while all you did was claim it's just a controller thing. Furthermore, how can you profess to know my "intended content"? Are you claiming to be psychic, or just at too much a loss...
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    Major Intel CPU Hardware Vulnerability Found

    Never mind AMD's response, what's their excuse for not knowing, or at least claiming to not know this was going to be a problem when designing the chips? How is it when this kind of thing comes out, only Intel gets accused of cleverly hiding the truth? AMD may make a lot of bone headed marketing...
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    Demand VS Optimization

    I'd say it's still price point, controls, and long gen cycles. In the past the long gen cycles caused development stagnation, but we've yet to see if MS will keep their word on the claimed new shorter cycles. A lot will depend on how well One X sells and is supported by developers. Also, dev...
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    Major Intel CPU Hardware Vulnerability Found

    As far as I can tell, the only way this will affect my plans of an 8700k is positively. AMD will likely get some needed sales back, which may force Intel to be more competitive on pricing. I've already noticed a recent drop in price from $405 to $390 at Newegg on the 8700k. Performance wise I...
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