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#76
If patreon money would lead to testing of maybe lower end or not so often reviewed hardware, I have a request.

I would like to see a cpu comparison test every so often comparing modern cpu's to each generation of cpus going back a ways. For example, cpu's in the $200-$350 range such as the 4770k, 3770k 2600k, i7 930, AMD phenom and so on compared to modern cpu's in modern benchmarks.

I see no need for this kind of comparison to happen every new release. Maybe every other year. Maybe only as often as the pci bandwidth tests. But I would like to see it happen every so often.
That's a lot of hardware to keep on hand ,even just for five years back. you'd be looking at least three sockets for Intel, likely a couple of sockets for AMD, the CPUs and ram to go with it ,cooler's, mobo's, storage for the parts, certainly not impossible, but certainly a decent bit of work.

An easier way would be, to look at how a 2500k (for example) ,performs in some type of software that allows you to "benchmark" its performance. then look at the results of a more modern cpu, in a similar type of software ,that allows you to "benchmark" its performance. Then compare those two results, you could even do it yourself very quickly by looking up the results someone posted for the cpu/components in question.
I think it'd be more beneficial to see some of the high end, new GPUs benched with what was once higher-end CPUs from a handful of generations ago. They don't have to be in depth benchmarks/reviews. Just a few modern games at 1080p and 4k to give people a better idea of what kind of experience they may expect from their aging CPUs if they grabbed a new GPU.

Example - 3770k. While this specific CPU is pushing 6 years old, people are still running them in their systems. You don't need a high end MB, something that can give a moderate/decent OC, 8GB of DDR3 and slap in a RTX 2080. Then do the same for an AMD FX 8350.

Nothing special, just a couple of older CPUs so those people that are on the edge for upgrading can get an idea if their CPU can handle newer games with a newer GPU. When you see benchmarks coming out for newer GPUs, they're almost always paired with a new, high-end CPU. Not everyone has one of those fancy, costly high-end CPUs.
 

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#77
I think it'd be more beneficial to see some of the high end, new GPUs benched with what was once higher-end CPUs from a handful of generations ago. They don't have to be in depth benchmarks/reviews. Just a few modern games at 1080p and 4k to give people a better idea of what kind of experience they may expect from their aging CPUs if they grabbed a new GPU.

Example - 3770k. While this specific CPU is pushing 6 years old, people are still running them in their systems. You don't need a high end MB, something that can give a moderate/decent OC, 8GB of DDR3 and slap in a RTX 2080. Then do the same for an AMD FX 8350.

Nothing special, just a couple of older CPUs so those people that are on the edge for upgrading can get an idea if their CPU can handle newer games with a newer GPU. When you see benchmarks coming out for newer GPUs, they're almost always paired with a new, high-end CPU. Not everyone has one of those fancy, costly high-end CPUs.
None of these suggestions will matter if we don't get more backers.;)
 

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#78
None of these suggestions will matter if we don't get more backers.;)
I think putting it front and center is the best way to get attention to it. Then the suggestions can be looked at better. Essentially what you said
 

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#80
I think putting it front and center is the best way to get attention to it. Then the suggestions can be looked at better. Essentially what you said
I mentioned this in the initial pm to W1z. And noticed you said as much earlier in the thread as well. Said he'd think about it as a front page fixture. With all the recent launches and whatnot I'm not surprised it's a back burner thought for now.
Hell I even thought of bumping this thread like the buy sell trade forums just to keep it towards the top of the feed lol.
Edit: Oh well guess W1z is on it. :rockout:
 
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I have a better one. Made it myself in a 90s era photoshop class:

devil geber baby.jpg


Haha yes... More infant human souls for the frog god... I mean TPU...
 
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#82
None of these suggestions will matter if we don't get more backers.;)
You'll get no argument from me. I wouldn't mind backing, but things constantly go up in cost and my wages at work.....well, not so much.

This year alone my property taxes jumped $750 simply due to the addition to the new high school that was built 6 years prior (yes, I said addition. They finished building a high school back in 2012, but decided against actually building it to fit the estimated future growth of my town. Now they need to expand the new high school and spent the last 2 years doing the addition, which was finished just in time for the start of this school year. Not to mention that they just redid the community center which added 2 indoor hockey rinks, a pool, new workout area with equipment and so much more.......).

My association dues also went up $20 a month and health care costs adjusted up so an extra $20 or so a month on those....I'm now forking out roughly an extra $100 a month over what I was paying at the start of the year. I'm sure my property taxes will go up again in 2019 because they can't get enough of my money.....

I guess it also doesn't help that my town had a corrupt school super that was caught laundering/stealing and we had a $2 million deficit for the school education system.....what a cluster f.....the guy was even a questionable hire simply because one of his past employments, after leaving, the district found out they couldn't account for a couple hundred grand.

I know that $3 a month isn't much, but when everyone else is nickle & diming me, it doesn't leave anything leftover for things like this.
 
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#85
Cool, I am also staff somehow (I am well aware not really, heh. Probably due to my posting rights)

Guess I need to write you an article too, eh w1zz? I may be in touch via skype about a closeup to the whole crypto line I kinda left hanging, I have some ideas. Freebie since I owe you. :p
 

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