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by auxy
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: How do you actually run games on high-spec monitors?
Replies: 39
Views: 736

Re: How do you actually run games on high-spec monitors?

GPU requirements for games are grossly overblown and overstated all the damn time. It's just not that hard to run games. I used to play stuff at >100 FPS in 4K reso on a 4K60 monitor, and also in 3840x2160 @ 120Hz using Nvidia DSR on a 1920x1080 @ 144Hz monitor, which is MORE demanding than native 4...
by auxy
Tue May 08, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: 'Gipsy Danger' Workstation
Replies: 19
Views: 2514

Re: 'Gipsy Danger' Workstation

Mr Bill wrote:
Windows 10 is a good enough multitasking platform to let you run muptiple instances?

Is this even a serious question... _(:3」∠)_
by auxy
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: How to turn off windows 10 os update?
Replies: 28
Views: 2501

Re: How to turn off windows 10 os update?

She's very staunch in her position that both updates and Windows Defender can and should be disabled. She uses basically the same reasoning I'm hearing from Bauxite. If you are going to bring me up in threads I'm not even involved in you should at least take the time to read my posts. It's abundant...
by auxy
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: How bad is Windows 10 Really?
Replies: 218
Views: 13400

Re: How bad is Windows 10 Really?

* Windows just works 99% of the time, but if something does go off the rails, I know I'm in for a bad day. Linux just works 98% of the time, but it gives me the freedom and documentation to fix whatever it can throw at me. When fixed, it also tends to stay fixed a lot better than Windows. You can a...
by auxy
Sun Jun 19, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: AMD Radeon RX 480= 980 GTX in 3D Mark 11
Replies: 314
Views: 36107

Re: AMD Radeon RX 480= 980 GTX in 3D Mark 11

Techpowerup is just guessing based on the numbers we have already. There's no reason to assume that resource allotments in GCN4 aren't changed from prior revisions of the design. Besides that, GCN chips don't necessarily have fixed ratios of compute units to ROPs the way NVIDIA designs do. If this r...
by auxy
Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: AMD Radeon RX 480= 980 GTX in 3D Mark 11
Replies: 314
Views: 36107

Re: AMD Radeon RX 480= 980 GTX in 3D Mark 11

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by auxy
Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: AMD Radeon RX 480= 980 GTX in 3D Mark 11
Replies: 314
Views: 36107

Re: AMD Radeon RX 480= 980 GTX in 3D Mark 11

morphine wrote:
Just wondering, do you still have both feet? :lol:
W... why? Do you know something I don't? (´・ω・`)
by auxy
Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: AMD Radeon RX 480= 980 GTX in 3D Mark 11
Replies: 314
Views: 36107

Re: AMD Radeon RX 480= 980 GTX in 3D Mark 11

Some fanboy's wishlist? (*´∀`*) Polaris 10 ("Ellesmere", though I wish they would quit calling it that) doesn't have 64 ROPs. I will eat my foot if it does. With regards to the earlier conversation it absolutely does not seem impossible that Polaris 10 could outrun a Nano. Fiji is grossly ...
by auxy
Sun Jun 12, 2016 7:07 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: AMD Radeon RX 480= 980 GTX in 3D Mark 11
Replies: 314
Views: 36107

Re: AMD Radeon RX 480= 980 GTX in 3D Mark 11

biffzinker wrote:
I'm guessing he meant he doesn't have stacks of money to be just thrown away whenever?
Well obviously; neither do I. That's why I buy AMD and Hyundai and Pelican and Faded Glory and Clover Valley. They present a better value. One might even say a Great Value. Hehe. ( *・艸・)
by auxy
Sun Jun 12, 2016 12:08 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: AMD Radeon RX 480= 980 GTX in 3D Mark 11
Replies: 314
Views: 36107

Re: AMD Radeon RX 480= 980 GTX in 3D Mark 11

Thats why people buy Toyota/Honda. Safety in numbers. It is the long term, safer option. Going cheap for better value with Hyundai is a gamble, where in long term they f- you over by not including your car that was in NY for majority of time in a rust recall because at time of recall, your car is i...
by auxy
Sat Jun 11, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: AMD Radeon RX 480= 980 GTX in 3D Mark 11
Replies: 314
Views: 36107

Re: AMD Radeon RX 480= 980 GTX in 3D Mark 11

First, I bet Vega will have more than one die size, like Polaris but they have only shown big Vega as far as I have seen. I confirmed that in my post. ( ̄ヘ ̄) You will see that the Vega architecture is designed for HBM2 memory, not GDDR5 or GDDR5X. I talked about this in my post too. You should read ...
by auxy
Sat Jun 11, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: AMD Radeon RX 480= 980 GTX in 3D Mark 11
Replies: 314
Views: 36107

Re: AMD Radeon RX 480= 980 GTX in 3D Mark 11

I don't understand the confusion, AMD has shown three pieces of silicon, Polaris 10 which is the RX 480 but might have 1 CU disabled so that a RX 480X or RX 490 could be made from the same die, Polaris 11 which is about half the size of Polaris 10 for the low end and Vega which is a big die with HB...
by auxy
Sat Jun 11, 2016 5:27 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: AMD Radeon RX 480= 980 GTX in 3D Mark 11
Replies: 314
Views: 36107

Re: AMD Radeon RX 480= 980 GTX in 3D Mark 11

Speaking as an AMD fangirl, the GTX 960 with its "hobbled" memory interface certainly does (frustratingly) well against the R9 380. (・へ・) Enough that I would say that in 1080p it is generally the superior experience... I do think the RX 480 is positioned to do well but I doubt AMD is gonna...
by auxy
Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: AMD Radeon RX 480= 980 GTX in 3D Mark 11
Replies: 314
Views: 36107

Re: AMD Radeon RX 480= 980 GTX in 3D Mark 11

It is faster than Tonga which is/was at this price point. If you're talking about beating Hawaii, that's comparing a ~250 mm^2 chip (I know the link isn't from a reliable source but that is the best I got from a quick google search and makes sense considering how many transistors can be fit in the ...
by auxy
Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: AMD Radeon RX 480= 980 GTX in 3D Mark 11
Replies: 314
Views: 36107

Re: AMD Radeon RX 480= 980 GTX in 3D Mark 11

Listen auxy, you've continually had issues on these forums, with many people. Just don't say stuff that is going to even remotely offend people, as you have consistently in the past, and maybe you won't have any issues. It's not that hard, just don't be rude. That's the sort of thing that should be...
by auxy
Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: AMD Radeon RX 480= 980 GTX in 3D Mark 11
Replies: 314
Views: 36107

Re: AMD Radeon RX 480= 980 GTX in 3D Mark 11

Apparently you're just assuming the 8GB and 4GB RX 480 cards are clocked exactly the same and the only difference is RAM size? I wouldn't do that, but go for it! Why not? Historically speaking that has been the case. See GTX 960 4GB/8GB, R9 380X 4GB/8GB, R9 290X 4GB/8GB, etc. In fact historically s...
by auxy
Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Machine "feel" and "platform latency"
Replies: 94
Views: 6934

Re: Machine "feel" and "platform latency"

I'm guessing, but I wonder if poor power meant it couldn't up the voltage to the cores when it needed to and so the clocks didn't ramp up like they were meant to and that gave you poor latency. Well, it wasn't that, anyway. I had no trouble overclocking my CPU and it gave the expected performance i...
by auxy
Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: AMD Radeon RX 480= 980 GTX in 3D Mark 11
Replies: 314
Views: 36107

Re: AMD Radeon RX 480= 980 GTX in 3D Mark 11

DancinJack wrote:
Except the part you guys are missing is that it was the 8GB version in the benchmarks. So no, you're not getting GTX 980 performance for 199USD.

Are you stupid? GTX 980s have 4GB VRAM. (´Д⊂ヽ

And the 8GB version is supposed to only be $249 anyway.
by auxy
Fri Jun 10, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: AMD Radeon RX 480= 980 GTX in 3D Mark 11
Replies: 314
Views: 36107

Re: AMD Radeon RX 480= 980 GTX in 3D Mark 11

How is the 480 being on par with a 980 GTX "looking good?" Normally I wouldn't pay much attention to 3DMark, but AMD is sure to have paid attention to it because of it's popularity if nothing else. If matching a 980 is the best they can do it's not a good sign. RX 480 at $199 matching the...
by auxy
Fri Jun 10, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: DOOOOOOM
Replies: 172
Views: 28533

Re: DOOOOOOM

Denuvo... (´;ω;`)
by auxy
Thu Jun 09, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Sapphire RMA experience; typical?
Replies: 60
Views: 6210

Re: Sapphire RMA experience; typical?

I took it apart and some of of the caps look slightly bulged. (;'∀') My dad is an electrical engineer, I'll bring it over to his place. I need to go over there today anyway, as it happens! Is it really worth doing, though? I guess if it works again and I can take back this stupid $80 unit I got last...
by auxy
Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Sapphire RMA experience; typical?
Replies: 60
Views: 6210

Re: Sapphire RMA experience; typical?

morphine wrote:
What was the PSU in question, by the way?

My HX520 is running on ten years old and it's rock solid.

Silverstone Decathlon DA1000.
by auxy
Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: DOOOOOOM
Replies: 172
Views: 28533

Re: DOOOOOOM

I finished the game on Nightmare and now I'm working on Ultra-Nightmare. Well, now I'm playing Salt & Sanctuary . ( *・艸・) Overall I think Doom is a little too easy. I started out on UV and walked over the whole game without really trying. I think UV should have been 'normal' and Nightmare should...
by auxy
Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:10 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Machine "feel" and "platform latency"
Replies: 94
Views: 6934

Re: Machine "feel" and "platform latency"

So curiously I replaced my power supply to fix a problem with my GPU and it seems like my whole system is more responsive. Does THAT make any sense? ( ゚Д゚)
by auxy
Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:10 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Sapphire RMA experience; typical?
Replies: 60
Views: 6210

Re: Sapphire RMA experience; typical?

I replaced the power supply and it fixed it. Sigh. (´Д⊂ヽ The funny thing is, I started thinking about it, and I'm pretty sure I got that power supply in 2007, when I built the first machine I parted out and built myself. That machine had a Socket 939 Opteron 185 on an ASUS A8R-MVP motherboard and a ...
by auxy
Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:49 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Zen/Kaby Lake delayed till Jan 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 2936

Re: Zen/Kaby Lake delayed till Jan 2017

I did the i3-to-upgrade thing with Sandy Bridge. I sold my old Phenom II X6 machine for a grotesque amount of money and then bought a Core i3-2105 and Z68 motherboard as a holdover until Ivy Bridge. Ended up with a 3570K; I really wanted a 3770K but couldn't justify it. I almost split the difference...
by auxy
Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Sapphire RMA experience; typical?
Replies: 60
Views: 6210

Re: Sapphire RMA experience; typical?

Okay well I put it in my wife's PC and it ran Furmark for 30 minutes just fine. (ノ~`)・゜・。 So I guess it's my power supply. Even though this 580 is fine. I guess the 290X does have like 46W higher TDP. And this is a TurboXXNutterXXBastardXXNitro Edition or something. Blaaaah. That means I have to spe...
by auxy
Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Sapphire RMA experience; typical?
Replies: 60
Views: 6210

Re: Sapphire RMA experience; typical?

As power supplies age they begin to degrade . That's a really similar unit to what I have... blah ... (´Д⊂ヽ As for testing. A multimeter would be one way. Yah, I mean, I have a really nice Fluke meter and I know how to use it, but what would I test for? Voltage drop under load? I can already see th...
by auxy
Wed Jun 08, 2016 12:49 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Sapphire RMA experience; typical?
Replies: 60
Views: 6210

Re: Sapphire RMA experience; typical?

It has to be the GPU, because if it were the power supply or some other component it would have been doing this as soon as I got it. Not necessarily true. Poor power delivery can slowly fry the card's power section. I guess, but how would I even test this... (´Д⊂ヽ My PSU is really old, but it was t...
by auxy
Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:40 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Sapphire RMA experience; typical?
Replies: 60
Views: 6210

Re: Sapphire RMA experience; typical?

Well, the replacement 290X has started doing the same thing the previous one was doing. When I load it, all the monitors connected to the 290X immediately go black and then after a few seconds the whole machine hangs up, requiring a hard reset. I'm so tired of this. I'm going to ask Sapphire to eith...
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