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News Comments > New GeForce GPUs & Drivers
26. Re: New GeForce GTX 980 & 970 GPUs & Drivers Sep 19, 2014, 13:59 Verno
 
I run at 1080p with at least 2xAA with a 570 but don't get 60fps in newer titles.
You're suggesting the 970 is an overkill upgrade?

Also, my MSI 570 OC runs pretty quiet until intense load. Might have to grab from MSI again

Well I mean its up to you of course but you can get 60fps from a lesser card in most titles, especially if you back off Ultra settings/detail maxes. There are of course outlier titles so its hard to account for everything. In general 1080p isn't very demanding and I'm sure there will be a 960 at some point too for 1080p configs. This kind of card is better for a 1440p+ type setup IMO.

Some people prefer to spend a bundle up front and not have to worry about it for 4 years though so to each his own. I'm grabbing a 970 to OC and drive a 1440p config but if it was just my old 24" 1080p Dell then I would just wait a bit and see what else pops up.

 
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News Comments > New GeForce GPUs & Drivers
23. Re: New GeForce GTX 980 & 970 GPUs & Drivers Sep 19, 2014, 13:47 Verno
 
If you want quiet/cool I would go for the Asus Strix or MSI TwinFrozr. The former doesn't even run its fan until its under load and is relatively quiet. MSI made really good quiet models last gen too.  
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News Comments > New GeForce GPUs & Drivers
20. Re: New GeForce GTX 980 & 970 GPUs & Drivers Sep 19, 2014, 13:28 Verno
 
It's worth noting that the 970 has a lot of headroom for OCing too, a few sites already had it surpassing the 980 in some benches.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 19, 2014, 11:49 Verno
 
Its been a bit divisive but most of the 100+ people on my PS4 friends list have been playing nothing but Destiny since launch so I think they're doing just fine. Shame that it might cost Bungie a performance bonus though.  
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News Comments > New GeForce GPUs & Drivers
13. Re: New GeForce GTX 980 & 970 GPUs & Drivers Sep 19, 2014, 11:17 Verno
 
Anyone know if the GTX 770 is actually any better then the new GTX 970 card? I've looked over the stats, and yes the 970 does have a little better specs compared to the GTX 770. so, im wondering which card is actually better.

The 970 is significantly better than the 770, almost twice as fast in some benchmarks and usually at least a 20% bump in others. It also runs cooler and quieter while using equivalent power.

It also depends on what games you play and what resolutions obviously. If you're just running at 1080p you don't need any of this stuff, its complete overkill.

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News Comments > New GeForce GPUs & Drivers
11. Re: New GeForce GTX 980 & 970 GPUs & Drivers Sep 19, 2014, 10:36 Verno
 
ForgedReality wrote on Sep 19, 2014, 10:19:
Thinking of getting in on the 980. That will be a pretty impressive upgrade from my aging 3gb 580, which was $700 at the time it came out, and it's like double the power draw.

But the 28nm... I dunno. Should I buy now so I can play GTA5, or wait until the 20nm variants come through? OR buy now, then sell when the new ones arrive...?

These things are already pretty powerful, running very cool and have low power draw for the performance. I'm not waiting, there's always something better around the corner in the tech industry. With TSMCs constant yield issues who knows when we'll even see them.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
57. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 19, 2014, 10:05 Verno
 
Crunch wrote on Sep 19, 2014, 09:42:
Verno wrote on Sep 19, 2014, 09:31:
The discoverability on the forums is fairly poor (the site in general has a very "busy" dual nav with many outdated aspects that could be removed).
You mean the navbar on the left? Dang, it still has a link for .plan files fingering. It's great that it's still here for sentimental value though..

Yeah there's several different nav bars, much of it outmoded. The PDA link still makes me chuckle a bit. The lan party link makes me nostalgic though.
 
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News Comments > Wasteland 2 Released
2. Re: Wasteland 2 Released Sep 19, 2014, 10:03 Verno
 
Awesome, one of the few KS I backed. Too bad I'm really into South Park right now, what an underrated game.  
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News Comments > New GeForce GPUs & Drivers
4. Re: New GeForce GTX 980 & 970 GPUs & Drivers Sep 19, 2014, 10:02 Verno
 
There are some ACXs out already but I think the Asus Strix is the more impressive showing, at least of the launch profile cards. No fan activity until the card hits 67 degrees is pretty impressive.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
55. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 19, 2014, 09:31 Verno
 
Creston wrote on Sep 18, 2014, 11:39:
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 17:12:
Let me reiterate, I have been lurking here for 10 or so years... Blues has a Forum? Isn't every news post a new forum topic, essentially?

Yes, but they basically vanish after two days, (or a week if it's large enough to be in the popular threads category) and our thinking at the time was that this caused certain hotly debated topics to keep spilling over from comment section to another, like the current #gamergate (my apologies for using that terrible term) discussion is doing.

So we figured that if we had a forum, we'd all just take that kind of stuff to the forum so we didn't all keep repeating the same points in 5 different comments sections.

It never really happened, unfortunately, so Frans/Blue did quite a bit of work for little pay-off. Sorry about that, Blue.

The discoverability on the forums is fairly poor (the site in general has a very "busy" dual nav with many outdated aspects that could be removed). Normally if you want people to use a forum, you have to drive traffic there. That's even more true on a site like this where you also have a competing comment system. It also needs to have the features people are used to which the forum here does not. I don't use the actual forums here because of poor visibility, lack of modern features and the prevalence of the comment system.

Third party integration like Disqus would be a decent option if they don't have the time or resources but it seems like most users here are strongly adverse to any change (good or bad) so I think its more likely things will keep going as is I'm not unhappy with that, I enjoy the community and appreciate the news aggregation but I would also love to see some modern features and would be happy to help out if it was needed.
 
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
1. Re: Hardware Reviews Sep 19, 2014, 09:09 Verno
 
The 970 is the real prize winner there. $329 is very very reasonable for the performance and features. AMD is going to be forced to drop prices across the board.

I would avoid the eVGA ACXs this time around, I was reading other benchmarks and in some cases they were showing worse numbers than the reference series.
 
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News Comments > FINAL FANTASY XIII for PC Announced
28. Re: FINAL FANTASY XIII for PC Announced Sep 19, 2014, 09:07 Verno
 
I'm always amazed at how subjective taste is, I thought FFXIII was a train wreck. I hear 13-2 redeems it but I can't bring myself to play it, XIII left such a bad impression. People compare it to FFX but I think that's being too favorable, FFX was linear where it had to be but had more than enough freedom to allow for the usual collectibles, hidden weapons and so on. FFXIII had Gran Pulse and then you're back on the train. The level design in FFXIII was insulting too, literal corridors everywhere, no ability to backtrack or explore.  
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News Comments > MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed
133. Re: MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed Sep 19, 2014, 08:26 Verno
 
They also murdered them all  
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
7. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Sep 18, 2014, 15:25 Verno
 
Hyatus wrote on Sep 18, 2014, 15:09:
Just because you are not oppressing someone doesn't mean that it is not a problem in our white, heterosexual male community. We are at a point where, I believe, most of us will tell someone using the n-word or other racially-based insult to STFU. That is not (generally) true when someone uses insults based on sexual orientation.

That's too regional though. Some places are horribly backward in both respects, others are very progressive. You would never get away with either around here. I love cons and have attended many in several countries, I've never encountered an unsafe (as they put it) environment for LGBT.

It's their money so hey if they want a con then no skin off my back. I just think its a bit exclusionary and ultimately unnecessary.

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News Comments > Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Trailer & Skill Trees
18. Re: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Trailer & Skill Trees Sep 18, 2014, 13:04 Verno
 
Creston wrote on Sep 18, 2014, 12:46:
The Witcher Wild Hunt isn't coming out until February 2015. But other than that, yeah, it's an embarrassment of riches this year.

The great thing about having limited time to play is that I can pick them all up in a year for way less I think I'm just going to grab The Evil Within (if reviews pan out) and Witcher 3 on release.

I've read/seen very little on Gauntlet, is it a full on modern remake?
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
2. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Sep 18, 2014, 12:25 Verno
 
I don't have any practical objections to yet another gaming con but it seems superfluous, I've been to dozens of conventions and never once witnessed anyone being "ostracized" except perverts and drunk people. I think the reality is more that they want to create something for their specific interest group, nothing wrong with that but lets be honest about it.

I don't think of myself as a "straight gamer", I'm just a guy who plays games. So I think its kind of odd to identify yourself by both your sexuality AND your hobby but hey, whatever makes you happy I guess.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
64. Re: So why do publishers keep doing it? Sep 18, 2014, 12:20 Verno
 
ASeven wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 17:35:
Well, this is it. Milo has now done some investigative journalism and found a secret mailing list containing most of those "gaming journalism" sites belonging to the SJWs.

This is pretty much the endgame for GamerGate and something no SJW can squirm out of now.

One of the Arstechnica writers who came out in defense of Quinn several times admitted to starting this. But of course hes claiming that it isn't what people think it is, oh no

I don't know how anyone can square a defense of this idiocy, these people have been caught making things up then laying the blame on "gamers". Reading some of the bigoted shit Alexander has said on twitter was a real eye opener too, this is the social justice champion? Wow. What a bunch of fucking hypocrites.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Trailer & Skill Trees
11. Re: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Trailer & Skill Trees Sep 18, 2014, 11:34 Verno
 
Darks wrote on Sep 18, 2014, 11:03:
This is not an add-on. Its a full blown game. In fact the game is extensively longer then BL1 was. if that constitutes as an add-on, then I'm confused. Because BL1 was a pretty long game. 15 to 20 hours if you did all the main quest. longer if you did the side questing.

The game isn't out yet so we don't know how long it is beyond PR talk which isn't worth anything.

Definitely a wait for reviews thing, my crew is bored of BF4 and looking for a new game so this would fit the bill but too many unknowns here. I can't think of a single good reason to preorder so *shrug*.

They need to really overhaul the mechanism for BL3. Give each character more skills, get rid of the stupid "90 billion guns!" thing, especially since BL2 it's really just about 20 different guns with a few minor stat changes over and over and over again, and go back to the system in BL1 where they at least felt different because of the levels of elemental damage they did.

Agreed, I like the style and setting of BL but they need to make the mechanics deeper and more interesting.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 18, 2014, 10:41 Verno
 
Artificial sweeteners may leave their users glucose intolerant.

They also make things taste awful.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
6. Re: Op Ed Sep 18, 2014, 10:23 Verno
 
A "real discussion" with people like Zoe Quinn, Sarkeesian and Alexander hasn't exactly proven to be anymore credible, in fact quite the opposite.  
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