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    Following ASUS' Lead, EVGA and ZOTAC Increase NVIDIA RTX 30-series Pricing

    Guess AIB's are feed up with all those resellers making a pretty penny. Why leave all that money on the table instead of pocketing it yourself? :rolleyes: And the MSRP for the RTX 3060 will be supposedly 329,99$...sure.
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    Noctua Passive Heatsink Launch Postponed According to 2021 Roadmap

    Supposedly the type of fibre-glass reinforced thermotropic liquid crystal polymer they are using for the impeller on the NF-A12x25 is hard to color to a certain degree and consistency in color seems to be an issue too. If one looks at the impeller of a Thermaltake TOUGHFAN, which most likely...
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    Free Games Thread

    That would be 5/15. Webpage seems overloaded thou, can't log in, getting "502 Bad Gateway". https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/alien-isolation/home
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    3.00 GHz OC Possible on AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT; RX 6800 XT Capped at 2.80 GHz

    Offtopic: 1. If a company has a strong position with its product, it can create an initial short supply of it and raise the price. 2. Once the new pricing is established, they slowly ramp up supply. If done right, one ends up with a higher margin without losing any meaningful amount of potential...
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    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Fire Strike and Time Spy Scores Surface

    I took what was more or less there. Thought about comparing chips in the same class of each architecture, but that is a mess in itself. Coming up with performance tiers would also be kinda subjective, as would just setting price tiers and compare performance over generations. SKU was the...
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    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Fire Strike and Time Spy Scores Surface

    Well, one has to choose a metric to make a comparison. I would argue, that the x60 SKU was split into RTX and GTX because it was right at the border at which RTRT could still be reasonably supported.
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    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Fire Strike and Time Spy Scores Surface

    Street prices and consoles aside, both are entirely different beasts. As previously stated in the 3070 thread, prices are rising past just the inflation rate in recent generations. 2010 - GTX 460: $199 2010 - GTX 465: $279 2011 - GTX 560: $199 2011 - GTX 560Ti: $289 2012 - GTX 660: $230 2012 -...
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    Assassin's Creed Valhalla Benchmark Test & Performance Analysis

    Not to take away from the review, but I would agree that this part also sounded a bit over the top to me as well. It still runs on AnvilNext 2.0 (which had its debut in 2014 with AC: Unity). Sure it got modified over time, none the less, Valhalla does "only" look like a more polished version of...
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    NVIDIA Releases GeForce 457.09 WHQL Drivers

    And shit is selling like hotcakes for those prices... Highest I saw so far, that got listed as sold out later on: RTX 3090: 2999,99€ (MSRP 1599,99€) +88% RTX 3080: 1299,99€ (MSRP 699,99€) +85% RTX 3070: 849,99€ (MSRP 499,99€) +70% Especially after the RX 6000 series announcement yesterday, it...
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    Absent of Official Announcement, NVIDIA RTX 3060 Ti Graphics Cards Up for Preorder in China

    Indeed! It was the second-highest tier available but still marketed as just high-end. The reason was, that the first iteration of Fermi (aka Thermi) was a burning electric furnace and they could not support anything past the GTX 480 (Enthusiast card), which also was a cut-down version due to the...
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    Absent of Official Announcement, NVIDIA RTX 3060 Ti Graphics Cards Up for Preorder in China

    Well, well! The next few days might become rather interesting. Offtopic: 2010 - GTX 470: $349 2010 - GTX 570: $349 2012 - GTX 670: $400 2013 - GTX 770: $399 2015 - GTX 970: $329 2017 - GTX 1070: $379 2018 - RTX 2070: $499 2019 - RTX 2070S: $499 Greedy Customers! ;) Yes, perspective matters...
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    Current Sales, Bundles, Giveaways

    Total War Warhammer I : 14,99€ + DLC: 39,93€ = 54,92€ Total War Warhammer II: 20,39€ + DLC: 51,08€ = 71,47€ Grand total: 126,39€ with discounts of -33% to -75% on the items. Its a good game series, although it is 4 years old by now. But boy! Even on such a sale that pricing still stings.
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    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Founders Edition

    I mentioned 1440p@120+ and 2160p@60, because that is why someone most likely was willing to go for a 700€+ card, actually much more giving Turing's pricing. Further, the reference point was 1080p@144+ with all the jazz (Paneltype, proper HDR, colorspace, contrast, backlighting, etc.), which is...
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    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Founders Edition

    Well, I wouldn't completely mark it down to unwillingness. Getting a PC + Display to enjoy all the bells and whistle settings you had on 1080p at resolutions of 1440p @120+ or 2160 @60 without selling organs, just started to get feasible now. Let's hope RDN2 delivers as well in October and...
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    Free Games Thread

    GTA V released in 2013 on consoles (generating one billion dollars in sales after 3 days) and 2015 on PC (passing 6 billion dollars). Before it went free from May 14th - 21st on Epic store, the game had sold over 130 million copies on all platforms. The last couple of years Take-Two/ Rockstar...
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    Intel Scores Another AMD Graphics Higher-up: Ali Ibrahim

    It is very much wanted! Maybe not by some consumers, but by the other parties. The same reason "Games as a service" gets pushed hard. It puts all the cards in the publisher's/developer's hands. - No piracy, since the consumer only gets access to remote hardware/software via a client, nothing is...
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    Free Games Thread

    Free Fallout 76 incoming. ;)
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    UL Benchmarks Outs 3DMark Feature Test for Variable-Rate Shading Tier-2

    Yeah, my thoughts too. Let us see the whole thing close up, in motion, in dark scenes, in mixed scenes, with all bells and whistles of post-op processing and AA. The tech inherently gets its performance through lowering image quality, the question is, if its improvement in performance can be had...
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    Intel and Wargaming Join Forces to Deliver Ray Tracing to World of Tanks

    I can only speak for myself and to clarify, I do believe that RTRT belongs in future 3D render engines. The major caveats, in my opinion, are that NVidia halfassed the implementation big time. We know, that rendering with RTRT can deliver better illumination, shadow casting and reflections than...
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    NVIDIA CEO Says Buying a GPU Without Ray Tracing "Is Crazy"

    Given that all 3 (three!) current titles featuring RTX, had their implementation scaled down (resolution of reflections, object culling in reflections, reducing the number of rays and bounces, etc.) to even make anything but the 2080 Ti viable with RTX on. We all should buy a 2080 Ti now to be...
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    RX 5700 XT Navi Crosses 2.2 GHz Thanks to Custom SoftPowerPlay Table Registry-Mod

    I think the "trolling" is missing the context, on Stock a 5700XT might run 8+ years without issues, while @2200 MHz core it "only" manages ~2 years before needing more voltage or failing completely at that clock. Guess people extrapolate from the success of the HD 6950 and HD 7970. Bought a...
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    AMD Readies Ryzen 9 3950X 16-core Processor to Awestrike Crowds at E3

    Ryzen 9 3950X for 749$ and "The entire lineup [Ryzen 3000 / Radeon 5700 shown on screen] will be available on shelf worldwide! 7th July!" AMD Next Horizon Gaming E3 2019 @ 01:33:16 Can't wait for the Reviews and Benchmarks! Edit: Double checked Stream
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    Noctua Showcases Next Generation of D-type Coolers, Chromax Coolers and More at Computex 2019

    Ah, bugger! When I saw the new D15, I thought: "Yeah, they said last year that they need more time for the NF-A14, guess they wanted to release the new D15 with those". Nope - NF-A14's are still in development. There aren't many, but they did exist already. Thou 120-watts dissipation fanless is...
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    The Cyberpunk 2077 E3 Demo Ran on a Modern, Yet Achievably-Specced PC

    Well given, that CD PR Quest Designer Patrick Mills stated: "The current console generation is what we're aiming for. We are aiming for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and of course PC as well." (Source). We might see a downgrade change in the Rendering-System, like in Witcher 3 because it didn't work...