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by jihadjoe
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Lots of Minor Issues after Graphics Card Upgrade
Replies: 21
Views: 668

Re: Lots of Minor Issues after Graphics Card Upgrade

I've had something this happen to me before and the culprit was indeed the PSU. It was a pretty long time ago though and my rig then was a Q6600+8800GT. To be specific, it was getting artifacting in games, generally low framerates and overall system instability. Occasionally it would get glitchy eve...
by jihadjoe
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: AARGH!
Replies: 13
Views: 425

Re: AARGH!

Yeah dude! Mobos and BIOS/firmware updates suck. I had similar **** happen to me when I got a bunch of DDR3-2400 for cheap off a friend who upgraded to Ryzen. So I popped it into my system (Gigabyte X79-UD7 on the F10 BIOS) and found it didn't play well. I thought it might be because my CPU is a loc...
by jihadjoe
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: AMD: Remember When we said we'd kill Nvidia last? WE LIED!
Replies: 53
Views: 1960

Re: AMD: Remember When we said we'd kill Nvidia last? WE LIED!

Disappointment. It is just Vega 20 rejects that didn't make the FirePro/Frontier cut. It'll be merely contesting the 2070 at best and be undercut by it while making 2060 a good buy by comparison. I suppose it is better than nothing and Navi isn't ready yet. According to the graphs it looks to be eq...
by jihadjoe
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: nVidia FreeSync support is coming?
Replies: 55
Views: 1426

Re: nVidia FreeSync support is coming?

ptsant wrote:
auxy wrote:
https://techreport.com/news/34369/nvidia-expands-g-sync-to-encompass-adaptive-sync-displays

Oops, I somehow missed the techreport news. However, I got the Anand article in my Twitter feed. Thanks for the heads up.


Well your post was ahead of TR news by about an hour so no fault of yours.
by jihadjoe
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: nVidia FreeSync support is coming?
Replies: 55
Views: 1426

Re: nVidia FreeSync support is coming?

I think it might have been Intel hinting that they'll support VESA Adaptive Sync that tipped Nvidia over the edge on this one. They can't pass Freesync off as just AMD's standard anymore when the biggest manufacturer in PC is supporting it.
by jihadjoe
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 826
Views: 112375

Re: What are you playing right now?

I am having a blast playing old stuff from the Street Fighter 30th anniversary collection. Man input detection in the first Street Fighter was really unforgiving.
by jihadjoe
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Is 3d Graphics the hardest kind of programming ?
Replies: 3
Views: 492

Re: Is 3d Graphics the hardest kind of programming ?

Like said 99% of '3D graphics programmers' nowadays will be making use of existing engines with a wealth of libraries. Carmack is the guy who makes the actual 3D graphics engine from scratch. I guess if you were looking for his modern-day equivalent, it wouldn't be anyone making an actual game, but ...
by jihadjoe
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Half FPS vs Gaming Site's I7 4790 with GTX 1070 WHY?
Replies: 48
Views: 2150

Re: Half FPS vs Gaming Site's I7 4790 with GTX 1070 WHY?

It's not just older stuff, FC5 also seems to hate the 9700k. In its GamersNexus review the 1% low framerate of the 9700k is markedly lower than the 9900k, or even the 8700k: https://youtu.be/QuUwLuQGPj4 Here's their FC5 chart. I've highlighted the 9700k and 8700k results to make them easier to spot ...
by jihadjoe
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Almost 20 years
Replies: 97
Views: 3056

Re: Almost 20 years

K6-III was pretty good and competitive with Pentium. It wasn't until Pentium II that Intel started pulling away for a bit (yes Pentium Pro was a thing but it was basically the HEDT platform of the day).
by jihadjoe
Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Suggest Games with 4K graphics
Replies: 12
Views: 1546

Re: Suggest Games with 4K graphics

Among modern games IMO F1 2018 wins this list by virtue of actually being playable at 4k.
by jihadjoe
Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Half FPS vs Gaming Site's I7 4790 with GTX 1070 WHY?
Replies: 48
Views: 2150

Re: Half FPS vs Gaming Site's I7 4790 with GTX 1070 WHY?

I guess FC5 just occasionally screws itself up?

I googled and turned up with this result: A dude with an 8700k and RTX 2070 getting 45fps at 1440P, so I guess you're not the only one experiencing this sort of problem.
https://steamcommunity.com/app/552520/d ... 988694954/
by jihadjoe
Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Almost 20 years
Replies: 97
Views: 3056

Re: Almost 20 years

The blogs and podcasts were a highlight back then. The Damage Report, Tech Dissonance, etc. Especially hard hitting was Cyril's piece on government surveillance and I really liked how each podcast episode will somehow involve talk on stuff to eat around NYC. Mmmm cronuts! I understand starting with ...
by jihadjoe
Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: Ryzen RAM OC is successful but has no effect on performance
Replies: 6
Views: 549

Re: Ryzen RAM OC is successful but has no effect on performance

Performance gains greatly depend on the application in use IIRC. Most rendering workloads see little to no improvement with increased RAM spead, aside from Euler and Corona (which does seem to show some performance improvement on your setup). Check out TPU's render benchmark scaling: https://www.tec...
by jihadjoe
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Half FPS vs Gaming Site's I7 4790 with GTX 1070 WHY?
Replies: 48
Views: 2150

Re: Half FPS vs Gaming Site's I7 4790 with GTX 1070 WHY?

I concur with Voldenuit's suggestion: run some monitoring tools while doing the game benchmarks. Are the CPU and GPU getting properly loaded up? Are the memory and core clocks ramping up as they should? You might want to take out the drives you have now (to prevent any possible data loss) and try a ...
by jihadjoe
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: A modern vacuum tube
Replies: 47
Views: 973

Re: A modern vacuum tube

To be fair, guitarists and distortion are pretty much inseparable.

The use case is very different from normal sound reproduction.
by jihadjoe
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: I7-930 Upgrade Opinions/Options? ($300-$600ish)
Replies: 14
Views: 892

Re: I7-930 Upgrade Opinions/Options? ($300-$600ish)

If you're not doing a full build you might want to consider X79. Sandy Bridge Xeons (and I believe Ivy Bridge too) have gotten super cheap. I got an E5-2690 for like $106. Add another $60 for a board and it's a cheap upgrade that lets you re-use the DDR3 RAM you have while waiting for whatever new t...
by jihadjoe
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Merry Christmas to me!
Replies: 19
Views: 847

Re: Merry Christmas to me!

OT: The shape of those little christmas trees on top of the speakers make me think of green poops lol
by jihadjoe
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Ryzen/Radeon 3000
Replies: 22
Views: 1768

Re: Ryzen/Radeon 3000

Would be a shame if they copy Nvidia's numbering scheme. They had a perfectly good one before (7700, 7850/7870, 7950/7970 etc), and the Vega scheme of including the GPU codename was interesting. I'd rather see "Navi 20" than Radeon 3080.
by jihadjoe
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows Core OS = Windows Lite?
Replies: 15
Views: 850

Re: Windows Core OS = Windows Lite?

derFunkenstein wrote:
sweatshopking wrote:
Windows is too heavy for thin and light devices. They'll keep trying. You'll be happy to hear that they're killing edge.

Then what will I use to download Chrome?

ftp via command line?
by jihadjoe
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?
Replies: 4092
Views: 578896

Re: What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

All sorts of covers, rearrangements and remixes of "Gato's Song" from Chrono Trigger.
Have no idea how I got started, but god that tune is catchy!
by jihadjoe
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Bad eye strain with new monitor
Replies: 27
Views: 1449

Re: Bad eye strain with new monitor

OP's monitor is good in that regard. Pure DC voltage to control backlight, and absolutely no flicker at any brightness level. I think my first reply should have a link to the TFTCentral review.

Edit: guess it didn't. Link here http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/dell_s2716dg.htm
by jihadjoe
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Bad eye strain with new monitor
Replies: 27
Views: 1449

Re: Bad eye strain with new monitor

Maybe you just need to drop the brightness some more. According to TFTCentral's review your monitor would be outputting 100nits at 20% brightness, and is still close to 70nits even down to 10%. It seems the W-LED backlight Dell used is just really effin bright! If you need more help then run a progr...
by jihadjoe
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: *plunge 3.0* Bought a $999 2080 Ti
Replies: 66
Views: 2442

Re: *plunge 3.0* Bought a $999 2080 Ti

Curious if it's an A or a non-A chip like how the 2070 is apparently being segmented.
by jihadjoe
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Is x86 RISC or CISC?
Replies: 38
Views: 1826

Re: Is x86 RISC or CISC?

New instructions like SSE and AVX definitely lean toward CISC though, and the performance gains are so good that even chips that started from a pure RISC design are using them.
by jihadjoe
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows 10 License and Clean install
Replies: 14
Views: 763

Re: Windows 10 License and Clean install

To be sure the key is removed from the old machine:

Run from an administrator command prompt: slmgr.vbs /upk

upk = Uninstall Product Key


But you might still need to contact MS by phone or through support when activating your new PC. They will ask for an install id provided by Windows setup.
by jihadjoe
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Replacing PC audio setup
Replies: 12
Views: 893

Re: Replacing PC audio setup

You don't need a special DAC just to do EQ. Just run Equalizer APO on your computer.

It works with profiles generated by REW.
by jihadjoe
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: 2017 MBP running super-hot on Windows
Replies: 12
Views: 778

Re: 2017 MBP running super-hot on Windows

That's interesting. So I guess the power/thermal limits/balancing was done through the drivers which made getting the right ones really important.

Perhaps the AMD bootcamp drivers only implemented power/thermal limits for the GPU side?
by jihadjoe
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Blizzcon
Replies: 81
Views: 2170

Re: Blizzcon

It may be meh, but I'm down with Reforged. I still fire up WC3 every now and then because the custom games are incredibly fun. Something that brings it up-to-date to run better on modern systems while preserving the original gameplay is just what I need.
by jihadjoe
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple A12 SPEC2006
Replies: 71
Views: 3221

Re: Apple A12 SPEC2006

Yeah but majority of distributed binaries obviously don't want to target very specific codepaths otherwise they limit usability. Knowing exactly what hardware is going to be in any IOS device is where Apple gets an advantage. Chrome (and a lot of other x86 sofware) could be much faster if for exampl...
by jihadjoe
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Apple A12 SPEC2006
Replies: 71
Views: 3221

Re: Apple A12 SPEC2006

Say what you might, but this is an advantage Apple gained by controlling the entire hardware/software stack from top to bottom. Even x86 would be a lot faster if you could recompile the entire software stack to make use of specialized instructions sets. Perhaps almost as important is keeping cruft o...
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