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Unless you've got DLSS, the 1070ti does outperform a 3050
Bit craycray there.

It's not just the performance (that was expected), but construction and behavior. This particular 1070 ti is just better designed than my 3050, which also happens to be from EVGA. EDIT: I also like my RX 470 more than the 1060 and 3050 I have. It still got retired for being too slow. Sentiment only gets you so far.
 
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It's not just the performance (that was expected), but construction and behavior. This particular 1070 ti is just better designed than my 3050, which also happens to be from EVGA. EDIT: I also like my RX 470 more than the 1060 and 3050 I have. It still got retired for being too slow. Sentiment only gets you so far.
True, some cards are just designed better

I've always enjoyed cards that got the PCB and cooler of higher models slapped on them - they'd be so cold and quiet
 
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Got this from EVGA B-stock. One short game test and I already like it better than my 3050.
This begs the question: Why?

Unless you've got DLSS, the 1070ti does outperform a 3050
Bit craycray there.
Really? How have I missed those numbers...
EDIT: Answer, I didn't. W1z never tested the 3050 against the 1070ti. But he did test it against the 1660ti which the 1070ti beat out.
 
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This begs the question: Why?

Like Mussels said, there's performance. The TPU chart puts the 1070 ti 11% ahead of the 3050, but early numbers suggest ~25% faster in F@H. Standard disclaimers that the chart is gaming focused and estimated/calculated, and F@H is a much different load. The fans don't "grunt" when spinning up from zero, and the curve is better set, IMO. The stock curve on the 3050 would have them start/stop on a fairly frequent basis. Had to end-run that by setting a custom curve where they ran all the time. Also needed to offset the speeds from each other, or they seemed to produce a resonance frequency. The 1070 ti's fans have a more pleasant sound signature; I can let them run at 1800 RPM on the BIOS curve, while I ended up underclocking the 3050 so that the temps were in check at ~1400, because they were annoying any faster than that.

I've had it all of 20 or so hours at this point, so my opinion may change. But I'm rarely this pleased with something out-of-the-box.
 
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True, some cards are just designed better

I've always enjoyed cards that got the PCB and cooler of higher models slapped on them - they'd be so cold and quiet
True, just like my Aorus 1060 which got those from a 1070. Total overkill cooling. Mined Zcash with temps under 50°C at fixed 50% fan speed for more than a year. Core and RAM overclocked.
 
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Like Mussels said, there's performance. The TPU chart puts the 1070 ti 11% ahead of the 3050, but early numbers suggest ~25% faster in F@H. Standard disclaimers that the chart is gaming focused and estimated/calculated, and F@H is a much different load. The fans don't "grunt" when spinning up from zero, and the curve is better set, IMO. The stock curve on the 3050 would have them start/stop on a fairly frequent basis. Had to end-run that by setting a custom curve where they ran all the time. Also needed to offset the speeds from each other, or they seemed to produce a resonance frequency. The 1070 ti's fans have a more pleasant sound signature; I can let them run at 1800 RPM on the BIOS curve, while I ended up underclocking the 3050 so that the temps were in check at ~1400, because they were annoying any faster than that.

I've had it all of 20 or so hours at this point, so my opinion may change. But I'm rarely this pleased with something out-of-the-box.

Something that occurred to me after the fact: The F@H comparison isn't completely valid, as it's between the 1070 ti at stock and the 3050 underclocked. It'll be interesting to see longer-term results with the two cards on "equal" footing.
 

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Significant upgrade to the home wired/wireless environment. And 30% off to boot!
 

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TPU HUSTLER AWARD NOMINATION 2022...:laugh: that's a hell of a steal...got any of those Asus Pro Art boards lol
And that wasn't even from a stupid dude who sells good stuff cheap as always; hell, that dude is more an enthusiast than I am. :D
 

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I need a steal like that... :laugh:
Being in some discord channels and having a hardware enthusiast as a friend works for me.. :laugh: I know the guy IRL, seen him few times as he's also a Finn like me and our country isn't that big, so I see sometimes online buddies if they go through Central Finland.

Sorry that this is in Finnish; purchased two 80mm fans and a 8g syringe of MX-4.

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"yo Lenne, why 80mm fans?" I put those to my 290X - I'll put an universal block to it and those will cool its RAM/VRM.
 

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My x3D just shipped
Did i post here about my Quest 2?

I'll sort stuff out when i rebuild everything

I bought new shelving and stuck my PC on it, That counts i guess as it's technically computer storage
all the RGB made camera go BRRRRRRRRRR and turned the world blue dabadeedabadie
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My x3D just shipped
Did i post here about my Quest 2?

I'll sort stuff out when i rebuild everything

I bought new shelving and stuck my PC on it, That counts i guess as it's technically computer storage
all the RGB made camera go BRRRRRRRRRR and turned the world blue dabadeedabadie
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Oh I thought you got it already I guess I took it from you :roll:

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Motherboard/memory?...

That's gonna be a surprise because I think I got a good deal for £200 if you look at one my upper posts where I teased a bit. Still got one year warranty left.

The normal price is over £400 and I am waiting on it to get delivered today.

I am thinking about reusing my current DDR4 which worked great in my previous AMD Ryzen 9 3900X system but not in my current Intel 11th gen system.
 
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Now just need a good deal on some DDR5 and probably a B650 mobo. Hoping NZXT send me the AM5 bracket for the AIO in advance as i can't provide an invoice for the board as i don't have it yet :laugh:
 
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I am not totally up and running but did a clean install of Windows 11 Pro 22H2 on the Gigabyte M30 1TB I purchased last month and wow it's fast o_O

This motherboard here is like the holy gravel of X570 for me never expected to get something this good ever and then paired it with the 5800X3D because seriously the AM5 is just too expensive for me :fear:

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My x3D just shipped
Did i post here about my Quest 2?

I'll sort stuff out when i rebuild everything

I bought new shelving and stuck my PC on it, That counts i guess as it's technically computer storage
all the RGB made camera go BRRRRRRRRRR and turned the world blue dabadeedabadie
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Mine is on the way. It will be good Friday!!
 
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It's crazy that about half of TPU forums all decided to switch to 5800X3D at the same time.
The price has dropped to where it makes sense. I feel they are selling well though as Newegg has raised the price for their own up to $520 CAD from 499 on Monday. Last week it was on back order.
 
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Display(s) 3x LG QHD 32" GSM5B96 | TBD
Case Dell | Heavily Modified Phanteks P400
Power Supply Dell TFX Non-standard | EVGA BQ 650W
Mouse Monster No-Name $7 Gaming Mouse| TBD
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