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  1. swirl09

    ASUS Intros RT-AX89X AX6000 Gaming Router with Dual 10GbE Ports

    I must admit, I went with the winged style Nighthawk one purely for aesthetics - despite it being pretty much out of view. These spider-like ones are just too ugly.
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    HiFiMAN Deva with Bluemini

    Ive used a pair of Sundaras for over a year and a pair of Anandas for about a year and they are both as good as the day I got them. It was mainly the models with the plastic hinges that were terrible for breaking. I dont know who thought that was a good idea, but if you see any brand using thin...
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    CD Projekt Red Releases Latest Cyberpunk 2077 Trailer Featuring DLSS 2.0 & Ray Tracing

    That is an obnoxious amount of chromatic aberration.
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    Assassin's Creed Valhalla Announcement Trailer Released

    Looks amazing! Cant wait.
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    Apple's A12Z SoC Features the Same A12X Silicon

    I literally just got it for Wifi6, I might be annoyed if one does launch in Oct with a new chip, the rumour was just regarding the display. My 1st gen is still working fine, but streaming games via Steam app just needed a little more help.
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    StarVR One VR Headset Now Available for Purchase

    There is a little Korean startup you should look out for, I cant think of the name of it - maybe someone else knows, but they sold a not terrible HMD for just over 200 bucks (US). I mean, there are only so many notches left on the price slider before you hit "sellotaped to the side of a cereal box."
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    Newegg Offering Free Face Masks with All US Orders

    What a great PR move. Most places with spare inventory donate them to hospitals. I assume these are junk then, so this is a twofer.
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    Cyberpunk 2077 Delayed Five Months to September 2020

    Its a LOT harder to recover from a bad launch than it is to delay something til its actually ready. So this is the right call. It was my plan anyway, so this has probably just flipped the order they come in. Also, I think we all know this will be a large game. Some folks with poop internet...
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    Intel Unveils Xe DG1-SDV Graphics Card, Demonstrates Intent to Seriously Compete in the Gaming Space

    I dont think anyone is that pushed with RT yet to make it something people need to chase, and I dont think 4K60 at a grand is a great bar either. Those GPUs will likely be 3 and a half and 2 years old respectively by the time something is launched, so I dont want to know about "competes with", I...
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    NVIDIA Announces GeForce v441.87 CES Game Ready Driver with New Features and "Youngblood" RTX

    VRSS does look sweet. I usually play at 120Hz, with just the odd switch down/up depending on the game (Euro Truck 90Hz, Beat Saber 144Hz, etc). While its a much improved situation over the early days of taking off and on your HMD to fiddle with settings and do restarts, being able to adjust both...
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    AMD Could Launch Next Generation RDNA 2 GPUs at CES 2020

    I REALLY would love to buy a monster GPU from AMD. The R7 was DOA, but considering what it was built on, it was what it was. Navi is decent, so can you imagine a refined XL version? RX6900? Count me in ;)
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    PC Version of Red Dead Redemption 2 now Available for Pre-Order

    I dont even think the 2080ti is worth it, so I certainly wont be buying a Titan XD
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    PC Version of Red Dead Redemption 2 now Available for Pre-Order

    Did the consoles not have HDR? Am surprised by this since they have been on top of it better than the PC space. Altho I do hope they managed to do a better job with it than what I experienced with RDR1, it was so badly implemented in that game that it is literally the only time Ive ever had to...
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    Control Benchmark Test & RTX Performance Analysis

    RTX looks very nice in this title. But the performance cost, as ever, is too great for what you get. Im still glad its there, and that with a nice amount of options you can get it to run at your desired fps. I would much rather devs put in this amount of detail and options so that the user can...
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    Ghost Recon Breakpoint PC System Requirements Revealed

    "1080p thru 2K" ^.^ I really like how Ubisoft does these system requirements. The amount of games that dont bother giving an AMD equivalent, or a recommended (or worse, Ive seen recommended specs with lesser parts than the minimum), or what setting its for etc., is very common on steam now...
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    just bought a palit 2080TI..

    I did not know that! My first 2080ti started acting up on me. Contacted Scan, painless process, got a new GPU (with samsung memory too - doesnt hurt.) Really hoping it was just the early models that were dodgey. I am 4 months with my replacement and thankfully its behaving.
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    NVIDIA CEO Says Buying a GPU Without Ray Tracing "Is Crazy"

    My first thought on reading the headline was this. Taking a dump on people who recently bought one of these cards, which are great for 1080p, is a crazy thing to say. As if the AIB of AMDs newest offerings didnt already look great, now you have the added incentive of not giving money to man who...
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    Assetto Corsa Competizione Dumps NVIDIA RTX

    Dont do it! I watched it live and despite being hyped and buying the product (to be fair, woulda anyway), it was boring af and I still want my time back. Anyone actually looked to see how many of the games that appeared in the keynote now have support for RTX? There was a grid of a couple of...
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    3700X vs 9900K, that is the question...

    Is there a reason you are not considering the 9700k? Its within 1% of the 9900k, and considering there is a small clock difference which you can make disappear without effort... You also get to skim over the monthly articles about HT exploits. Sold me anyway lol
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    MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Super Gaming X Trio

    The 1080ti just keeps looking better and better! Even as good as it was on day1, for a flagship (excl the Titan) to even be in the realm of being able to say "bang for buck", it really did seem to offer a lot for the money. When the RTX lineup was revealed and those who said either that they...
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    Monster Hunter: World Gets High-Res Texture Pack Update

    https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Performance_Analysis/Monster_Hunter_World/4.html They had VRAM to burn, even with those lower targets in mind. And if youre gaming at 1440p or up and have less than 6GB of VRAM, its time to upgrade. *E: Just turned it on for a bit to see how it looks. As far...
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    Monster Hunter: World Gets High-Res Texture Pack Update

    Well its about time! This game had some awful textures. It was one of the reasons I gave it a negative review. Not because textures make a game, but if a large studio with a big budget title manages to port a game over while decreasing textures (seriously, how do you do that!? There were scenes...
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    Borderlands 3 Confirmed to be EPIC Games Store Timed Exclusive on PC, Developed in Partnership with AMD

    Ill wait til 2021 and get the GOTY ed marked down. Would have bought this day1 otherwise, as I did with previous entries.
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    RTX and DLSS in Shadow of the Tomb Raider

    I probably sounded overly enthusiastic about it. A case of conditioning maybe, considering the other games with DLSS support have been so bad. If I needed to find some performance, it still wouldnt be my first choice, but at least Id consider it an option here after trying X and Y, which is an...
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    RTX and DLSS in Shadow of the Tomb Raider

    Well this is a first. RTX is underwhelming and DLSS is a winner here. RTX has been making more of an impression on me than I thought it would, not that I dont like or believe in it, just I feel its a feature that is really going to take some time before its impact is real - ie a good range of...