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    i7 860 with a GTX 980 Ti, good enough for 1920x1200?

    In some games max shadows will have a meaningful impact on CPU performance; I'm not sure why. Also many games are developed for and targeted at the console first so they may not chiefly be designed for having an uber GPU at their disposal.
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    Best Linux distro.. "best"..

    Thanks. I'm enjoying it. Best wishes and good luck to you :) -Nico
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    Best Linux distro.. "best"..

    I'm with you fluid :) I've Mint 17.3 tweaked nicely now. I've always appreciated their team and they really won me over with this one. I added Mirage for simple fast picture viewing. I love that app. Then I added SMPlayer as well. No, I didn't need them but I like them, so I threw them in the...
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    Best Linux distro.. "best"..

    I don't know about best but Mint 17.3 has been the easiest for a noob like me. Everything just works well, even my 7970. I did drop in the alternate AMD proprietary drivers that they suggested to use if you go that route. Haven't seen any tearing with videos etc. I do enable tear free in the CCC...
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    Windows 7 PC users refusing to move to Windows 10

    I removed updates related to the Win 10 "nag ware" then I took ownership of the folder where GWX was and deleted that. I've updates on my computer set to download but not to auto install. Now, I'm watching important and recommended updates closely.
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    ASUS R9 390X STRIX Gaming 8GB Review

    Good article, thanks for sharing :) I'm seriously considering the regular 390 version of this card.
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    AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 15.11.1 Update

    2560x1600 VSR is working well with these drivers on my old 7970. I've things from SweetFX piled on it too. FPS cap seems to be behaving properly as well. I've been gaming @ 1170|1600, that seems fine for most things with SMAA. I use a custom fan profile so the card peaks @75C.
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    AMD Launches New Graphics Software, Radeon Software Crimson Edition

    The Crimson hotfix driver works on my 7970; now the card defaults to automatic fan control rather than manual 20%. So far, it hasn't turned off the automatic setting like the previous driver did.
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    PSA: New AMD Crimson Drivers could be killing cards

    My 7970's fan didn't stop working; the driver would default to 20% manual fan speed. So it wouldn't increase under load, it just stayed at 20%. When I set it to automatic it would switch back to 20% manual when I quit the CP.
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    AMD Launches New Graphics Software, Radeon Software Crimson Edition

    Automatic fan control has started randomly disabling itself with these drivers. Rolling back.
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    AMD Launches New Graphics Software, Radeon Software Crimson Edition

    They limit me to 2560x1600 VSR with my 7970 on a 1920x1200 panel. Guess it's better than nothing. It seems to work fine.
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    AMD Launches New Graphics Software, Radeon Software Crimson Edition

    I'm still on Win 7 x64 here. I'm using a single 7970. Games seem fine and smooth. ComputeMark with these drivers is 9184 with the 7970 @ 1230|1660. That's a default run. Firestrike is up in the Graphics score. That was 10031 at the noted clocks. Yeah, that doesn't really matter but I...
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    AMD Launches New Graphics Software, Radeon Software Crimson Edition

    So far so good with my 7970.
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    Star Wars Battlefront benchmarks, looking good across the board.

    Yeah, I've had my 7970 since they were released and it's still going strong. I flashed it with a modified GHZ bios so it defaults to 1090|1500 1237 mV. I can OC it straight from the CCC to 1230|1660. It I want to do 1290 I use Trixx with 1287 mV. I'm sure I'll replace it at some point and it's...
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