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by LostCat
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: LG 27UD59P-B 4K, IPS, FreeSync on sale for $275
Replies: 12
Views: 755

Re: LG 27UD59P-B 4K, IPS, FreeSync on sale for $275

If they do that little gaming though spending that much on a GPU seems pointless with the rest of the system being that old. I'd still recommend a decent 1080p monitor over that 19" at least.

(With the added benefit that they can be super cheap these days.)
by LostCat
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Xbox One X
Replies: 83
Views: 12461

Re: Xbox One X

Does the XboneX have optical output? And I guess more importantly, does your receiver have optical input? That might be a way to weasel around those problems. Or if your TV/monitor and receiver support ARC you can go direct into the TV and output through the receiver. I do that with the PS4 Pro and...
by LostCat
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Xbox One X
Replies: 83
Views: 12461

Re: Xbox One X

Weird. They're adding 120hz output as well. Huh.
https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-a ... rsion-1805
Never expected to see that or 1440p on a console.
by LostCat
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: LG 27UD59P-B 4K, IPS, FreeSync on sale for $275
Replies: 12
Views: 755

Re: LG 27UD59P-B 4K, IPS, FreeSync on sale for $275

I think a 4K Freesync mon with a system that can't even use 4K or Freesync is a bit of an odd choice unless you plan to get a GPU later.
by LostCat
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Midwest blizzard
Replies: 34
Views: 1001

Re: Midwest blizzard

Meanwhile in Roch
https://1drv.ms/u/s!Ai9dAKNW5105nb9u1vAYdsOI3Jr23w
where the hell is everyone it's not even that bad here :p
by LostCat
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Midwest blizzard
Replies: 34
Views: 1001

Re: Midwest blizzard

We're getting lots of snow in Minnesota, but that's not exactly a rare phenomenon. Usually we don't get the snow and the wind at the same time though. Down near Roch we didn't really get much. It was a bit awkward but nothing like I'm hearing for SW and up there. Though I bet y'all are stealing all...
by LostCat
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Midwest blizzard
Replies: 34
Views: 1001

Re: Midwest blizzard

I didn't think my car cover would actually come in useful until its 80+ out. Heh.
by LostCat
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Samsung FreeSync TVs in 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 1911

Re: Samsung FreeSync TVs in 2018

Redocbew wrote:
Of course they were quick to say that they'd be working with the rest of the industry, but we've all seen this movie before, right?

So basically like Mantle turning into Vulkan?

Heh. And the jury's still out on whether DX12 was based on Mantle as well.
by LostCat
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: RyZen+ Preorder: DO IT NOW!
Replies: 34
Views: 1746

Re: RyZen+ Preorder: DO IT NOW!

Kretschmer wrote:
No self-respecting TR reader would buy before the benchmarks are out. Fanboys, on the other hand...

It depends. If someone was rockin a 1500X or 1400 and wanted to upgrade to a 2700 or so I could see it.

Myself...I'm still waiting on the results of my RMA testing on my motherboard.
by LostCat
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Game Stuttering With FPS Drops After Windows 10 Creators Update
Replies: 22
Views: 1233

Re: Game Stuttering With FPS Drops After Windows 10 Creators Update

It's been known? That sounds like BS to me. The overlays have always been a little problematic (in that they don't work consistently in some modern games), but I refuse to believe there's anything there that would cause stuttering in games especially given that it's typically open when overclocking...
by LostCat
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Samsung FreeSync TVs in 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 1911

Re: Samsung FreeSync TVs in 2018

https://developer.nvidia.com/physx-source-github https://developer.nvidia.com/gameworks-source-github This aside, picking a white knight between these organizations, is only gonna get you burned one day. Those links are useless unless I register. I'm no developer, so no thanks. The only thing I'm b...
by LostCat
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Game Stuttering With FPS Drops After Windows 10 Creators Update
Replies: 22
Views: 1233

Re: Game Stuttering With FPS Drops After Windows 10 Creators Update

MSI Afterburner is pretty much anti-crapware IMO. It serves its purpose with aplomb and bundles no junk. Am I missing something? It's one of the first things I install if I'm doing any GPU tweaking... It has been known to cause problems with games in major Windows 10 updates. I don't know which one...
by LostCat
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Samsung FreeSync TVs in 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 1911

Re: Samsung FreeSync TVs in 2018

If that was purely altruistic, then it wouldn't have AMDs name all over it. :P It's basically the same thing as giving stuff away to film crews hoping they'll use some of it in the movie. Marketing people don't look at these things as gifts. It's just money spent as part of their budget for promoti...
by LostCat
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Samsung FreeSync TVs in 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 1911

Re: Samsung FreeSync TVs in 2018

@ the While you may end up being right about Intel, from a logical standpoint, people using those integrated GPUs have almost zero impact on the sales of gaming displays, nor care anything of VRR. The two major consoles, as pure gaming machines, should be the real 800lb gorillas. Of course things d...
by LostCat
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Samsung FreeSync TVs in 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 1911

Re: Samsung FreeSync TVs in 2018

All that open source code for their game tech vs PhysX/Gameworks kinda speaks for itself. I'm not sure exactly what you mean by "all that open source code", but FreeSync 2 requires LFC, and LFC is a "secret sauce". Whether it's done in hardware or software I don't think is parti...
by LostCat
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Samsung FreeSync TVs in 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 1911

Re: Samsung FreeSync TVs in 2018

Ryu Connor wrote:
They're a for profit business, you're not gonna find any Saints around here.

All that open source code for their game tech vs PhysX/Gameworks kinda speaks for itself.

I don't need to find a reason to hate NVIDIA, they parade their reasons right out in the open.
by LostCat
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Buying a console
Replies: 24
Views: 1229

Re: Buying a console

DPete27 wrote:
Sounds like you can connect a mouse and keyboard to PS4 or XB1.
I like the irony.

The general method might be disabled in the future, depending on the developers.
https://twitter.com/XboxQwik/status/965334394662567936
by LostCat
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Samsung FreeSync TVs in 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 1911

Re: Samsung FreeSync TVs in 2018

If you're speaking specifically to the opening post TV, I'm not sure what you expect NVIDIA to do. FreeSync HDMI is proprietary, as is the FreeSync 2 HDR tech. I imagine getting the rights to use those would be fairly cheap. Obviously I can't speak for AMD either way, but they haven't shown to be n...
by LostCat
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Game Stuttering With FPS Drops After Windows 10 Creators Update
Replies: 22
Views: 1233

Re: Game Stuttering With FPS Drops After Windows 10 Creators Update

I don't think I'm in the minority but I've never had any problems gaming with the Creators Update (or Fall Creators Update). And yes, I know me sharing this might not be helpful, but I don't think the issue is the Creators Update itself, there could be thousands of other possible culprit. It's usua...
by LostCat
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Samsung FreeSync TVs in 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 1911

Re: Samsung FreeSync TVs in 2018

Does HDMI 2.1 not automatically imply eARC anyway? That'll work for me. I've always prefered to use my HDTV as an HDMI hub for one-remote simplicity. These aren't 2.1, though they'll have features from it? And I don't know if the receiver also has to support eARC or not. As a bit of a sidenote, I'm...
by LostCat
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Samsung FreeSync TVs in 2018
Replies: 49
Views: 1911

Re: Samsung FreeSync TVs in 2018

These sound perfect for all my systems, though I do hate that I have to choose between my sound system and Freesync. I wish I could find a proper workaround for that (before eARC hits.)
by LostCat
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: I broke down -
Replies: 27
Views: 2025

Re: I broke down -

MileageMayVary wrote:
Dell is actually going to make a Ryzen Laptop?!

I'm still waiting for more AMD Ryzen options and it just feels like no one is making any.

They're already released. IIRC I only ever saw one non APU Ryzen build so I think manufacturers were just waiting for AMD to get their crap together.
by LostCat
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: So when are DDR5 and PCIe 5 going to be out? Needed?
Replies: 20
Views: 642

Re: So when are DDR5 and PCIe 5 going to be out? Needed?

Ahh, el wiki In June 2017, PCI-SIG preliminarily announced the PCI Express 5.0 specification.[50] Bandwidth is expected to increase to 32 GT/s, yielding 128 GB/s in full duplex networking configurations. It is expected to be standardized in 2019. So yeah hardware with that would be late 2020 or 2021...
by LostCat
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: So when are DDR5 and PCIe 5 going to be out? Needed?
Replies: 20
Views: 642

Re: So when are DDR5 and PCIe 5 going to be out? Needed?

Speculation is generally only as good as the info available. I'm not sure I've heard anything with regards to those standards. PCIe 4 was just announced mid last year and I don't think anyone is shipping products with it yet. As for higher performance iGPUs I suspect only where single channel was us...
by LostCat
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: 1.1.1.1 feels like 127.0.0.1?
Replies: 38
Views: 1849

Re: 1.1.1.1 feels like 127.0.0.1?

Glorious wrote:
...Not hearing a lot about "tech".

Congrats, you're not hearing a lot about tech since you went hostile and off topic.

I was discussing the service and the company providing it.
by LostCat
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: 1.1.1.1 feels like 127.0.0.1?
Replies: 38
Views: 1849

Re: 1.1.1.1 feels like 127.0.0.1?

Glorious wrote:
[Yes, you have a hobby-horse and you assume everything else in the universe relates to that.

Maybe, just maybe, it doesn't?

I love tech? Really? Fascinating. I didn't know.
by LostCat
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: 1.1.1.1 feels like 127.0.0.1?
Replies: 38
Views: 1849

Re: 1.1.1.1 feels like 127.0.0.1?

I only mentioned it because they were getting flak about it for months before it got dealt with IIRC. (So yes, they dealt with it, but not mentioning how long it took is some revisionist history BS.) That entire discussion (including whether or not they should) is for another topic IMO. So, as I sai...
by LostCat
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: 1.1.1.1 feels like 127.0.0.1?
Replies: 38
Views: 1849

Re: 1.1.1.1 feels like 127.0.0.1?

I'll be sure to care next time I don't care.
by LostCat
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: 1.1.1.1 feels like 127.0.0.1?
Replies: 38
Views: 1849

Re: 1.1.1.1 feels like 127.0.0.1?

Glorious wrote:
It sure sounds like you care.

I would, if I ever did business with them in the first place. I haven't.

Are you saying I should not put my money where I'm already not putting it?
by LostCat
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: I broke down -
Replies: 27
Views: 2025

Re: I broke down -

Looks like Dells 13.3" Ryzen builds just hit the market...a couple I definitely would've wanted just showed up at my local BB.
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