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by l33t-g4m3r
Sun Jun 28, 2015 5:48 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: 'Upgrade' to 780Ti now from Reference R9 290 or wait?
Replies: 24
Views: 2342

Re: 'Upgrade' to 780Ti now from Reference R9 290 or wait?

We're on 14.12 for stable, and 15.5/6 for beta. Try one of the newer drivers, maybe even the modified w10 driver, but use DDU to uninstall beforehand. Perhaps there's some leftover cruft causing issues. The 290 as a single card is faster than the 780, and I recently did the reverse of what you're su...
by l33t-g4m3r
Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:38 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: What is wrong with the Fury X?
Replies: 71
Views: 5658

Re: What is wrong with the Fury X?

Scott said in the podcast yesterday that he used drivers that were available directly from an AMD FTP site for the press. Saw that. Then they either mis-reported the version number, or AMD's internal FTP driver didn't call them 15.15. Either way, the official version available to the public is 15.1...
by l33t-g4m3r
Fri Jun 26, 2015 2:44 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: What is wrong with the Fury X?
Replies: 71
Views: 5658

Re: What is wrong with the Fury X?

Appears much less likely to be a driver mismatch: http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?p=28230087#post28230087 How is that? He's referring to different versions of 15.15, not 15.5. There has to be something going on with the driver, because sites using 15.15 are getting better numbers: h...
by l33t-g4m3r
Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: What is wrong with the Fury X?
Replies: 71
Views: 5658

Re: What is wrong with the Fury X?

This sounds absurdly unlikely. Then you haven't been following AMD at all for the last several years. It's happened numerous times on numerous occasions. The Rage driver was one of their most notorious screwups, as it took several releases to finally get the right version out. It looks like AMD had...
by l33t-g4m3r
Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:09 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: What is wrong with the Fury X?
Replies: 71
Views: 5658

Re: What is wrong with the Fury X?

http://www.reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace/comments/3b2ep8/fury_x_possibly_reviewed_with_incorrect_drivers/ maybe this is wrong Maybe not. They've done it before on multiple occasions. TR mentions they used driver version 15.5. 15.15 is the official R300 driver. Wouldn't surprise me in the least if this ...
by l33t-g4m3r
Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: What is wrong with the Fury X?
Replies: 71
Views: 5658

Re: What is wrong with the Fury X?

What was your issue with the MG279Q cable? I get an occasional error that mentions displayport. Or are you referring to a physical mismatch? (I have the large DP connector connected to my 290X and the small side plugged into the MG279Q. Physical mismatch, but you're saying the monitor supports the ...
by l33t-g4m3r
Thu Jun 25, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: What is wrong with the Fury X?
Replies: 71
Views: 5658

Re: What is wrong with the Fury X?

It is just how the shader blocks are structured. It does reflect this in the synthetics where anything that cares about fill-rate and shading prowess the Fiji silicon blows away the competition but when you start dealing with geometry. The Fiji chip fares no better than its Hawaii predecessor. Do y...
by l33t-g4m3r
Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:13 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: AMD withdrawing fury samples unless favorable?
Replies: 43
Views: 4775

Re: AMD withdrawing fury samples unless favorable?

Meh. Certain sites show discernible bias, and it would be a waste to send a biased site free hardware. I'm not saying AMD should be asking for favorable reviews, but it is their right to ask for an unbiased one, and refuse review samples to sites that would just publish a hit piece. also: Kitguru br...
by l33t-g4m3r
Sun Jun 21, 2015 2:48 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Nvidia Pascal the holy trifecta?
Replies: 239
Views: 26774

Re: Nvidia Pascal the holy trifecta?

I don't think speculation matters at all, and is quite pointless to discuss until actual launch. If you want to play games today, pascal doesn't matter, what is available today matters. We'll find out how pascal performs when it comes out, but it really isn't relevant until it does.
by l33t-g4m3r
Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:42 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: AMD Radeon 300 Series Arriving To Retailers Today – R9 390X
Replies: 20
Views: 2744

Re: AMD Radeon 300 Series Arriving To Retailers Today – R9 3

the lower power draw Does power use really matter? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBeeGHozSY0 I don't think it does, unless you're talking about a difference greater than 100W. Also, the 285 uses more power than the 280, so I don't know what you mean, unless general terms of perf/watt efficiency o...
by l33t-g4m3r
Sat Jun 13, 2015 5:00 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: AMD Radeon 300 Series Arriving To Retailers Today – R9 390X
Replies: 20
Views: 2744

Re: AMD Radeon 300 Series Arriving To Retailers Today – R9 3

Eh. GCN 1.2+ is nice, but 1.1 is still fully dx12 compliant, and faster than a vanilla 780. Unless you need 8GB, the real bargain is on the 290's, and you can count on AMD supporting it for a good while.
by l33t-g4m3r
Thu May 28, 2015 10:44 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Witcher 3 Performance Stuff
Replies: 54
Views: 3898

Re: Witcher 3 Performance Stuff

Didnt they say it was because Maxwell does tessellation much better than kepler? No. There is no way Kepler has tessellation issues. All NV cards since Fermi have had outstanding tessellation performance. Kepler should be obliterating the 290 in every game that uses tessellation, but that's simply ...
by l33t-g4m3r
Thu May 28, 2015 9:20 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Witcher 3 Performance Stuff
Replies: 54
Views: 3898

Re: Witcher 3 Performance Stuff

Good luck with that. I tried it and was back to Nvidia after a year. I did too, as I tried "upgrading" to a 7970 from a 470, and it was worse, so I went with the 780. However, that simply isn't the case now, as NV has dropped kepler like a hot potato, and the 290 is beating my 780 in near...
by l33t-g4m3r
Thu May 28, 2015 6:40 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Witcher 3 Performance Stuff
Replies: 54
Views: 3898

Re: Witcher 3 Performance Stuff

I put Nvidia's recommended settings on, with a single 2GB GTX670 at 1600p, and it runs decently (and looks decent) set at low across the board. Better watch out, leetgamer will be here any minute to call you a liar and a variety of other things for claiming that Witcher 3 actually runs on a Kepler ...
by l33t-g4m3r
Wed May 27, 2015 1:55 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: I bought a saphire 9800se 128MB... HELP!
Replies: 48
Views: 5929

Re: I bought a saphire 9800se 128MB... HELP!

How does the 8500 help running Glide? I'm using an obsidian x-24. That's dual voodoo2 sli on a stick. The pass-thru cable is superior to the regular voodoo2 cable. Do you have pics? I'd love to have a vicarious retro PC experience. I made a thread about it years ago, locked due to people trolling m...
by l33t-g4m3r
Tue May 26, 2015 10:33 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: I bought a saphire 9800se 128MB... HELP!
Replies: 48
Views: 5929

Re: I bought a saphire 9800se 128MB... HELP!

Ah, but the R300 cards have an important and largely unsung advantage: multisampled antialiasing is only supported with a 32-bit framebuffer. Hmm. I think there were also some performance tweaks that were enabled when using AA, so I had usually had AA enabled at all times with my 9800. Didn't know ...
by l33t-g4m3r
Tue May 26, 2015 8:15 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: I bought a saphire 9800se 128MB... HELP!
Replies: 48
Views: 5929

Re: I bought a saphire 9800se 128MB... HELP!

SmoothVision is higher quality than 3dfx's AA, and ATI had "free" AF unlike NV. That, and there are a few old games that you might want to try with truform. Don't use Quincunx on Nvidia, use MSAA + AF. I think you will get similar quality to the 8500's AA, and the 4200 would be still fast...
by l33t-g4m3r
Tue May 26, 2015 6:21 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: I bought a saphire 9800se 128MB... HELP!
Replies: 48
Views: 5929

Re: I bought a saphire 9800se 128MB... HELP!

8500?! Nah. Either get a Ti 4200 64MB, or if you want to stick with ATI, and get better performance but maybe slightly less compatibility, a 9500 Pro. Nope. You don't get it. I have the 128mb 8500, and it does SmoothVision. SmoothVision is higher quality than 3dfx's AA, and ATI had "free"...
by l33t-g4m3r
Tue May 26, 2015 5:17 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: I bought a saphire 9800se 128MB... HELP!
Replies: 48
Views: 5929

Re: I bought a saphire 9800se 128MB... HELP!

You guys ever get the urge to buy a bunch of ~12 year old hardware and put together a retro gaming rig? Already done. P3 tualatin, rambus, 8500 aiw, obsidian x-24, vortex2 sq2500. Just never got the kinks ironed out with board stability (or840+adapter), and scsi issues. Pretty awesome when it works...
by l33t-g4m3r
Mon May 25, 2015 2:59 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Firefox based alternative browsers
Replies: 34
Views: 8728

Re: Firefox based alternative browsers

OK, are you saying that ABP simply refuses to install? What about ub? (Which is what I use nowadays.) That plus click to run plugins wherever possible and third party cookies blocked works well for me. Yes. A lot of extensions that are coded for the new FF+Australis don't work, and/or don't install...
by l33t-g4m3r
Mon May 25, 2015 6:54 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Firefox based alternative browsers
Replies: 34
Views: 8728

Re: Firefox based alternative browsers

I'm using Adblock Latitude because Adblock Plus developers stated that they did not want to support a "Firefox clone" or another web browser. Don't. There are better options. Also, I use encrypted web and blur. Noscript is also great, but it annoys the hell out of me by breaking video lin...
by l33t-g4m3r
Mon May 25, 2015 5:25 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Firefox based alternative browsers
Replies: 34
Views: 8728

Re: Firefox based alternative browsers

I've tried both pale moon and cyberfox. Stick with pale moon. Cyberfox doesn't have a proper update mechanism. You have to manually download every update. They do have a update utility (not built in), but I never got it to work. Cyberfox potentially might have less issues than pale moon, but it isn'...
by l33t-g4m3r
Tue Apr 28, 2015 5:51 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: spammers
Replies: 77
Views: 5384

Re: spammers

Maybe there should be a 1 day posting timeout for new members in the regular forums.
by l33t-g4m3r
Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:50 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Nvidia on why G sync is better
Replies: 61
Views: 6386

Re: Nvidia on why G sync is better

Ghosting is an issue with the monitor not implementing overdrive. Most modern 60hz monitors offer it as an option, and the 144hz ones will offer stuff like lightboost. It's something the manufacturers have to add themselves, not AMD. This just seems like NV found an adaptive IPS monitor that doesn't...
by l33t-g4m3r
Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:10 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Anyone else underwhelmed by FreeSync launch?
Replies: 45
Views: 5775

Re: Anyone else underwhelmed by FreeSync launch?

I was really looking forward to upgrading my monitor to a FreeSync one this summer along with upgrading my 7870. But it's looking more and more like I'm going to have to wait (or jump ship to nvidia). All I read here is, "shillity, shill shill, shillity shill. I'm too impatient, buy nvidia.&qu...
by l33t-g4m3r
Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: How to use the Xbox One controller!
Replies: 60
Views: 6408

Re: How to use the Xbox One controller!

The problem is, you're holding it wrong! (*‘∀‘) (Thanks, Steve!) Wow. Except when I do that, my hand covers up the b button, and it's really uncomfortable. Instead if I use my middle finger for the trigger, it's usable, but my hand position still feels awkward. Try pushing the left thumbstick butto...
by l33t-g4m3r
Sat Mar 14, 2015 6:19 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Ridiculous increasing hardware requirements for games.
Replies: 69
Views: 8425

Re: Ridiculous increasing hardware requirements for games.

And the average enthusiast probley doesn't have anything we would even consider to be midrange much high end. Enthusiast usually means you built it yourself. People don't deliberately build gaming systems that can't play games, so no. Average is average. I'd say maybe an SSD paired with a 1-2TB HDD...
by l33t-g4m3r
Sat Mar 14, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Ridiculous increasing hardware requirements for games.
Replies: 69
Views: 8425

Re: Ridiculous increasing hardware requirements for games.

Today's first world problem Can I include YOU in that list? I don't really see any point to your comment, other than pure trolling. Even if you were in the 3rd world, people still play card and board games. This is akin to those people buying a new deck and being short a card. They'd be pissed too....
by l33t-g4m3r
Sat Mar 14, 2015 1:08 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Ridiculous increasing hardware requirements for games.
Replies: 69
Views: 8425

Re: Ridiculous increasing hardware requirements for games.

It is from increase in scaling up graphical content but I suspect most of it is due to lack of incentive to keep things small through optimization and compression since TiB HDDs are so commonplace and affordable these days. Compression, yes. Scaling, only somewhat. It's from storing multiple audio ...
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