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News Comments > Steam Hardware Early Preorders Sold Out
11. Re: Steam Hardware Early Preorders Sold Out Jun 29, 2015, 16:03 Dagnamit
OldDirtyEwok wrote on Jun 29, 2015, 15:51:
The Link and controller are definitely interesting but a machine that runs a Linux OS won't have many games available.

I pre-ordered the link. I can't wait to try it out. It's also a good excuse to upgrade my router to 802.11ac.
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
4. Re: Hardware Reviews Jun 24, 2015, 11:20 Dagnamit
Silicon Avatar wrote on Jun 24, 2015, 10:54:
So Fury X costs around the same as a 980 TI, doesn't perform as well, and it consumes more power too?

It seems like a loser out of the gate unless they ratchet all the prices down in a hurry. This card seems "meh" for the price point - am I missing something?

Major Thanks to Tech Power Up for showing scores in resolutions people actually play at.

AMD is in big trouble. The specs of this thing represent the pinnacle of what is possible in a GPU. 600 mm^2 is about as big a GPU die can get and have reasonable yields. 9 billion transistors is as dense as they can get at 28nm. HBM give more bandwidth than any other tech. It's water cooled. It has 33% more shaders, than GTX Titan X (though less ROPs which is what likely killed them here.) That's everything AND the kitchen sink.

This is their best shot and it's more or less a tie with Nvidia's 2nd best card. It's not beating a Titan X, which is more or less 150% of a GTX 980 with 384 bit memory interface, and kinda a ho-hum placeholder release, imo. I'd love to see what AMD can do at 14/16nm, but I fear they'll be dead. This is not the product that will reverse the trend and they're running out of time.
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News Comments > New NVIDIA Drivers
1. Re: New NVIDIA Drivers Jun 22, 2015, 12:36 Dagnamit
hopefully this driver takes care of the driver crash issues of the last two updates. I had to roll back to 347 to stop the problems.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
6. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 19, 2015, 14:43 Dagnamit
Silicon Avatar wrote on Jun 19, 2015, 14:24:
Good to know about the zero fan mode thing. I may look at that. Right now I have a case fan that is pretty noisy and I'm thinking about replacing it when I replace my video card. The PC should be pretty quiet after that.

It sounds like the 970 memory thing is not that big of a deal.

I imagine most people will have cards with 1 or 2 gigs onboard for the near future.

That is what I kind of hate about most review sites - they make all the reviews at 4k resolution with some beast machine but what I want to know is what I can expect at 1080p with an older i7.

When I look at the Steam Hardware Survey my specs are still above average for most gamers so I don't know why hardware sites have to push the $999 video card when everyone is really spending less than $200.

Noise of Resounding Agreement.

The 4k benches are out of control on the review sites. All they tell me is that native 4k gaming at reasonable price point is at least 2 years away. Gaming at below 60 fps is just unacceptable to me, so when I see those benches in the 30-50 range, from a Titan X no less a $1000 card, I just roll my eyes.
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 19, 2015, 11:40 Dagnamit
Silicon Avatar wrote on Jun 19, 2015, 10:26:
AMD's new architecture is interesting I guess but what I really want to see is real-world benchmarks from 3rd party reviewers. I assume those will come out on day 1 of product release.

Currently I'm looking at 980s but I'm going to wait until winter to buy anything. By then there will be price drops and maybe Christmas bargains.

The 970 is closer to what I really wanted to pay but apparently there is some issue with it effectively having 3.5GB of video RAM instead of the advertised 4GB and fans are so mad I can't tell if it matters or not. Maybe the Fury Nano is what I will want. Nobody knows because all we have at the moment is a bunch of charts and speculation and no product on the shelves.

I will probably still be playing at 1080p for the next 2 years or so. I am just not that excited for 4k.

It matters a little bit, but really only if you're pushing super high-end features for image quality.

At that point you're pushing fps down far enough that if WANT to use those features you should just buy a 980 or 390x, in which case the RAM becomes a non-issue.

In other words, a 970 at 1080p on high settings will be enough for any current games, and at least the next year. Most still make PC games with 2GB cards in mind, Witcher 3 included. 2 years is anyone's guess.

Personally, I would wait to see what DX12 brings in terms of performance before buying anything with 1080p in mind. If it really does bring significant overhead reductions, then a 960 w/ 4 GB may be enough to push 1080p at acceptable levels. We just don't know.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 15, 2015, 14:24 Dagnamit
jdreyer wrote on Jun 15, 2015, 14:10:
Also, just in case you have never ever bought a CoD game in your entire life, Activision is making the entire collection available as a bundle, just in case you wanted to buy them all in one shot. All of the games, and all of the DLC can be yours for the low, low price of $299.99. Allthumbsup

Advanced Warfare isn't even in that bundle. LOL
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News Comments > Indie Developers on Steam Refunds
10. Re: Indie Developers on Steam Refunds Jun 8, 2015, 10:25 Dagnamit
Icewind wrote on Jun 8, 2015, 10:17:
It's just angry little pissant nobody developers (Who are SJWs) whining about finally being unable to trick people into buying their garage-developed garbage.

Good God. Get help now.
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News Comments > DayZ Downturn
4. Re: DayZ Downturn Jun 5, 2015, 09:51 Dagnamit
In before all the people that don't even play the game chime in.

I've put about 100 hours into this game. I don't really play it anymore, mostly because of server and engine performance ridiculousness.

For a game all about immersion, and one that does it much better than most, they need to sort out how the servers will work. every server disconnects about once every couple hours.

My guess is that people stopped playing because the last major patch shifted the focus from unfettered pvp (which is this game has nailed btw, the pvp in this game is unlike any other) to focus on survival mechanics. It was jarring, but I can see how it could turn-off the pvp junkie.

I wish they would just say eff it and port the whole mess to Arma3 already. It would probably solve a whole host of issues. Arma2 engine is just so shitty words can't adequately describe it.

I really, really like this game, and wish it was in better hands. I just can't take the performance issues anymore, with no end in sight. That said, I've more than gotten my money's worth on it, so if I have to walk, then at least it was fun.

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News Comments > Morning Screenshots
6. Re: Morning Screenshots Jun 4, 2015, 12:42 Dagnamit
nin wrote on Jun 4, 2015, 10:39:
Task wrote on Jun 4, 2015, 10:37:
*Shrugs* I don't know - for me the excitement isn't totally there for slightly different reasons (like it not being Isometric), but everyone has there own take on FO now (for me the series peaked in 1998/2001). I'm surprised there is already a pre-order up.

(Perhaps overly optimistic) Rumor is this fall. I was surprised by the preorder as well, as I expected the game next year (still am, actually).

Guess we'll see in a couple of weeks.

7 years since FO3 and almost 4 years(!), if you can believe it, since Skyrim. That's a good chunk of time, even for a game like this. I'll be buying whenever the first game fixing mods hit.
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News Comments > 3D Mini Golf Released
1. Re: 3D Mini Golf Released Jun 3, 2015, 09:41 Dagnamit
This just made thing about how cool a mini golf game would be on the oculus rift.  
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
18. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs May 30, 2015, 23:36 Dagnamit
Kris Redbeard wrote on May 30, 2015, 23:22:
Dagnamit wrote on May 30, 2015, 22:55:
See but you're so quick out of the gate with the SJW stuff, that I can't really believe that it's just about ethics in journalism. Someone tell me, what does GG want? Please.

More beer.

well, shit. why didn't you just say so?
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
16. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs May 30, 2015, 22:55 Dagnamit
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on May 30, 2015, 22:39:
Yeahyeah Yeah wrote on May 30, 2015, 22:20:
You're going to end up with far more GG critics in prison than GG supporters if laws against such are enforced.

I can't wait. You're also going to find a lot of SJW's, atheism+ and so on supporters in jail.

See but you're so quick out of the gate with the SJW stuff, that I can't really believe that it's just about ethics in journalism. Someone tell me, what does GG want? Please.
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News Comments > Borderlands Drop Rate Increases
14. Re: Borderlands Drop Rate Increases May 27, 2015, 22:31 Dagnamit
Wow. and here I thought I was crazy for thinking I was the only one that thought BL2 was a fun, yet fatally flawed, game. Drop rates and scaling. My thoughts exactly.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen Asset Leak
4. Re: Star Citizen Asset Leak May 25, 2015, 12:46 Dagnamit
The Half Elf wrote on May 25, 2015, 11:29:
If they can produce a game,and this ship as shown in the 1st video released for Star Citizen/Squadron 42, AND not take a fucking mega computer sent from the future to run it... then awesome.

But until then everything released is a bullshot.

It's going to take a mega computer. Roberts was very up-front that the requirements would be steep. I wouldn't worry if you have a 970 or 290. This looks fantastic, imo.
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
10. Re: Sunday Tech Bits May 24, 2015, 22:42 Dagnamit
NewMaxx wrote on May 24, 2015, 18:55:
AMD is likely to get bought out. Right now Samsung is a strong contender, although in the past I suggested perhaps NVIDIA. NVIDIA's strategy, however, has sharply diverted from that path over the last few years. My money's on Samsung for a variety of reasons; they have their own fabrication capabilities that can match or beat Intel, they wouldn't face anti-trust issues that NVIDIA and Intel would, they already make their own versions of mobile SOCs (effectively APUs), they have the cash and leverage, and it fits their current market strategy (plus, AMD and Samsung are already in a cooperative agreement). They'll wait for the right moment where there is a convergence between low AMD stock value and low competition for a buyout. This is still a while out, so put away your pocketbook for now.

it doesn't matter who buys them out, no one else will be interested in competing with intel for x86 processors. It's the rise of ARM that killed AMD, otherwise someone would have bought them out years ago. Samsung would only buy AMD for patents and GPU tech. ARM designs will eventually push even intel out of the ENTIRE consumer market. x86 is living on borrowed time and intel knows it.
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
4. Re: 9500 per hour May 21, 2015, 23:50 Dagnamit
harlock wrote on May 21, 2015, 19:20:
wow thats a good gig if you can get it

it is, and I only bill $150 per hour.
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News Comments > Age of Conan Turns Seven
5. Re: Age of Conan Turns Seven May 20, 2015, 18:04 Dagnamit
Man, the first of the great so-called "WoW killers". There were so many.

AoC, Warhammer Online, Matrix, etc...
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News Comments > The Bard's Tale IV Kickstarter Next Month
5. Re: The Bard's Tale IV Kickstarter Next Month May 18, 2015, 12:50 Dagnamit
Darks wrote on May 18, 2015, 11:25:
The game just wont be the same without Tony Jay voicing the narrator part. Great guy and voice.

They should get Tony Jaa. That would be an interesting twist... Bard's Tale IV: Ninjas of Skara Brae.
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News Comments > Saturday Screenshots
34. Re: Saturday Screenshots May 17, 2015, 13:34 Dagnamit
HorrorScope wrote on May 17, 2015, 13:22:
Yeah that was a little thick on the AMD. But like Win10's plan, the O/S, front ends of current gen... these need to now become long term fronts. Meaning, if it goes as it has, we are stuck here for another 7 years.

We need to embrace change and that change is game systems that get enhanced now and remain 100% compatible, but with better innards. Everything else is doing that and at a much larger scale and to even a more casual base. Console gamers can't handle this? Really? It can work AND AND AND it keeps us moving forward timely. PS Sell at a profit like phones, you make money when gamers go out and by the new units, win!. The old units still work, so those that want to wait, can. Many want the better stuff if you'd just give them the opportunity to buy it.

To me that is the next step for consoles to make. How do they see getting big into VR with those mid-range specs, which will soon be unquestionably low-range?

If VR takes off, they will have to release new hardware or bow out. I think they bow out of gaming consoles no matter what happens. There's just not enough money in the way the current platform operates.

The company in the best position is Valve, but I don't think they have the cultural wherewithal (i.e. no killer corporate instinct) to pull it off. They could absolutely own the high-end gaming market with SteamOS.
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News Comments > Saturday Screenshots
30. Re: Saturday Screenshots May 17, 2015, 12:55 Dagnamit
You can all thank AMD for that. AMD hardware is fucking garbage. But they marketed it well enough to Microsoft and Sony, with enough of a discount over nVidia that they bought the marketing and stuffed that trash in their consoles. And now we all fucking suffer for it. Good going, PR. You're literally holding back progress. The last console gen was actually a huge step up from the one before it, but now that AMD is involved, it's barely an improvement, let alone a generational leap.

I don't know if I should blame AMD for not being able to compete or nVidia for spoiling us with actual innovative hardware. I tend to think that progress is the better path to take though, rather than cutting corners constantly the way AMD does. I wish some rich investor would step up and inject tons of funding into AMD so that we don't have to keep being tied down to this utter trash we keep having to deal with from them.

I guarantee it's going to be the same fucking bullshit with their 300 series of GPUs too. All the fanboys are trumpeting it as the thing that will finally bring down nVidia. No. 3d memory isn't going to do jack shit. They'll still be number 2, and their idiot fanboys will still defend them, despite the fact that the majority of the series will merely be rebrands, and the one that has the new stacked memory will cost far more than it's worth. When will people wake up and stop buying their shit just because it's cheaper? Force them to actually make advancements instead of holding the entire fucking industry back. >:\

Wow. I'm no AMD fan, but they built those SoCs to spec for their clients. MS and Sony could have ordered heftier parts but cheaped out and/or made an agreement not compete on the performance front.

What I've always wondered was if they can build those chips for consoles, what's stopping them (beside contracts, likely) from making a super-beefy SoC's designed to run windows? That would be a killer HTPC solution. Their A10 and A8 lines are joke. If they can build a chip with the specs like a PS4 and sell it, at a profit, for $100-$150 to Sony. Why the hell wouldn't they make chip to sell to PC peeps with similar specs for $200?
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