Recent content by tryin49

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    RTX 4xxx / RX 7xxx speculation

    There's a part of me that wonders if they priced the 3000 series so low, at least comparatively, at launch because they anticipated raising it down the line and placing all the blame on the supply chain, scalpers, and mining demand while trying to appear the good guy.
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    RTX 4xxx / RX 7xxx speculation

    The quashed dream of a competitively priced lineup in the wake of the crypto selloff and a glut of unsold stock reminds me of the fabled sub-$500 2080Ti's that would flood the streets back when the 3000 lineup was announced.
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    Odyssey Neo G8 - 4K 240 Hz 32" Quantum Mini LED

    First thing I should have done was check [H] about this monitor. I got one at launch and its been an interesting time with it. For some reason my monitor not only had scanlines at 240hz but they showed up at 120hz and even all the way down to 60hz. Samsung accepted a repair claim but after a...
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    Steam Deck officially announced by Valve

    My biggest concern was the comfort level of the stick and button placement. Watching the Linus video it looks to be fine, glad to see it. Hopefully it does indeed feel as good as it looks whenever I can actually get one sometime halfway in next year.
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    The Current Dilemma: RTX 3080 vs 6900 XT

    If you don't want to use any of the features of the 3080 and the games you're playing would get some appreciable fps gain while you make a couple hundred bucks, go for it. I would try to get more than 50 to 100 bucks, assuming it's non lhr (and even lhr cards can be used for altcoins) because I...
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    Remembering deals of yesteryear

    Those are some impressive deals, nice. I never took the risk of buying on ebay, even though I'm sure it's just fine most of the time. But I do remember back when I bought my first GPU I went with a 8800 GTS 512 for something like $300 because there was no way I was spending double that for a...
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    have you gotten your new NVidia/AMD upgrade card yet? Why not?

    A little bit of all of the above gets you a card eventually on a long enough timeline. Without buying from third party scalpers I've managed to buy a 3080, 3090, 3070, and a 3080Ti. It's already late at this point, but tips for next gen release. Assuming the queue system like on EVGA exists...
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    Mining on GPU, exploit or part of intended use?

    I don't get this "normal intended usage". The GPU's usage is whatever I, the owner of the card, intend to use it for. If it can draw games faster than any other card, I'll use it for gaming. If it can also mine faster than everything else, I'll also use it for some mining. And if the thing...
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    I'm not going to buy a GPU with a hash limiter

    Kyle mentioned it earlier and DPI quoted it. If they sell specialized cards for mining they avoid creating a massive glut of used cards available to gamers down the line whenever those cards become unprofitable to the miners. You or I, or many of the people here, may be hesitant to buy a card...
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    Identify a used GPU card that was used in mining?

    Don't see a way to confirm a card hasn't been used for mining, but if you're using something like ebay which lets you see the person's selling history you may be able to sus out if they are more likely than not mining cards. Someone who has a listing for multiple cards for sale, or has a...
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    Zen 3 Launch Availability

    There's a bit of blame to go around for these availability issues. Regarding the retailers, whether they're selling it to the end user, some scalper, or a bot mass ordering product, they get paid either way. I've heard a few stories of anti-bot implementations for stores but nothing...
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    Zen 3 Launch Availability

    Actually was this very thread. :p Was reading it the night when the preorder went up and just decided to go for it. Was stuck like many waiting on the Dec 21st estimate until I got the email saying it probably wouldn't arrive until next year. The order from Amazon I got in on Dec 14th. I...
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    Zen 3 Launch Availability

    Hate to quote myself, but you can't make this stuff up. Just got this a bit over an hour ago. Congrats to you too Tanquen, and anyone else who may have gotten their chip shipped!
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    How did you purchase your Nvidia 3xxx series card? Owners vote only please.

    I managed to pick up an EVGA 3080 XC3 by showing up at Microcenter searching for new Ryzens unsuccessfully. Got lucky with the 3080 in stock though. Now I'm supposed to be getting a 3090 FTW3 Ultra tomorrow thanks to the EVGA queue. Probably incredibly wasteful, but I can resist everything...
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    Zen 3 Launch Availability

    Got an update from Amazon with an estimated date of January 18th for a 5950X. Placed my order on December 14th and initially had an estimate of anytime between then and May... that would have been fun. Still have an order in with B&H from pre-order night. Had the December 21st estimate which...