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Signed On Oct 13, 2002, 02:16
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News Comments > DOOM Adds Vulkan Support
15. Re: DOOM Adds Vulkan Support Jul 11, 2016, 23:15 Overon
 
Enough posturing, prove it with benchmarks. I want to see.  
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News Comments > DOOM Adds Vulkan Support
8. Re: DOOM Adds Vulkan Support Jul 11, 2016, 20:25 Overon
 
I want to see more benchmarks with amd and nvidia hardware. MORE  
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News Comments > Op Ed
10. Re: Op Ed Jul 10, 2016, 15:37 Overon
 
I think steam reviews can be bad and individually they are, but there are some gems. I think paid reviews would be worse than steam reviews. So I think the solution would make things worse not better. It would go from bad to worse.  
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News Comments > Evolve Stage 2 Details
28. Re: Evolve Stage 2 Details Jul 7, 2016, 22:26 Overon
 
DarkCntry wrote on Jul 7, 2016, 19:55:
Overon wrote on Jul 7, 2016, 17:51:
These devs/publisher are beyond pathetic. Nobody is buying their game, so they figure they will make money selling skins than buying the game. And what's equally pathetic is that they are right. It amazes me to this day that people will pay money for cosmetic virtual goods. Donate that shit to a charity instead. What's the matter with you?

What does it matter to you what other people spend THEIR money on? Every day people buy stupid shit and that's their own prerogative, since it doesn't affect you in any way, it shouldn't even matter.

I remember when the game was released and you needed a fucking spreadsheet to figure out what all the DLC packages and game editions that it came with. Fuck these devs/publisher. But gamers seem to have a very short memory. Send a message that behavior is anti consumer and not acceptable.

A spreadsheet for what?

Game
Season Pass
Game + Season Pass
Cosmetic DLC

That was what was available at release. I remember the same bitching over when Company of Heroes 2 was released, and the same teeth gnashing over shit that wasn't even worth the time to bitch about.
Of course people can buy whatever they want, ultimately. That doesn't mean I can't try to persuade them not to.

There were editions for different preorder bonuses from different places which had different DLC included.
 
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News Comments > Evolve Stage 2 Details
26. Re: Evolve Stage 2 Details Jul 7, 2016, 17:51 Overon
 
I'm going to setup a site where you can gamble for Evolve skins that are surely to come and make thousands of dollars.

These devs/publisher are beyond pathetic. Nobody is buying their game, so they figure they will make money selling skins than buying the game. And what's equally pathetic is that they are right. It amazes me to this day that people will pay money for cosmetic virtual goods. Donate that shit to a charity instead. What's the matter with you?

I remember when the game was released and you needed a fucking spreadsheet to figure out what all the DLC packages and game editions that it came with. Fuck these devs/publisher. But gamers seem to have a very short memory. Send a message that behavior is anti consumer and not acceptable.

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News Comments > DOOM Patch Thursday
7. Re: DOOM Patch Thursday Jun 29, 2016, 17:12 Overon
 
They promised vulkan support after release. Where is it?  
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News Comments > Battlefleet Gothic: Armada Space Marines Released
1. Re: Battlefleet Gothic: Armada Space Marines Released Jun 22, 2016, 00:10 Overon
 
Tau are coming next.  
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News Comments > DOOM Demo Extended
19. Re: DOOM Demo Extended Jun 21, 2016, 12:00 Overon
 
When is the Vulkan patch coming out?  
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News Comments > DOOM Balance Patch
9. Re: DOOM Balance Patch Jun 11, 2016, 15:13 Overon
 
What about the promised Vulkan support?  
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News Comments > Watch Dogs 2 SF Setting and November Release Revealed?
3. Re: Watch Dogs 2 SF Setting and November Release Revealed? Jun 7, 2016, 17:28 Overon
 
Get ready for another patented Ubisoft graphics upgrade. They will show you awesome graphics at E3 for Watchdogs 2 which will be followed by a graphics downgrade when it comes out. Learn from the past.  
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News Comments > Allison Road Cancelled
4. Re: Allison Road Cancelled Jun 5, 2016, 23:54 Overon
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 5, 2016, 17:36:
Overon wrote on Jun 5, 2016, 12:41:
Are they going to reinstate the kickstarter now?

What they asked in the KS wouldn't have financed a game like the one they pitched anyway... and apparently neither can the money Team17 wanted to invest.
They got 145,000 toward their 250,000 goal, so it seems KS would have financed it.
 
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News Comments > Allison Road Cancelled
2. Re: Allison Road Cancelled Jun 5, 2016, 12:41 Overon
 
Are they going to reinstate the kickstarter now?  
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News Comments > The Witcher III: Wild Hunt Patch
21. Re: The Witcher III: Wild Hunt Patch May 31, 2016, 00:19 Overon
 
Quboid wrote on May 30, 2016, 23:20:
It would be nice if AMD competed more but I'm not prepared to buy their card out of charity. Still, who has the performance crown doesn't really matter to me, I'm buying mid/high range and maybe the AMD Vega will be an option in a year's time. Thanks for the info CJ_Parker, I don't know much about AMD these days.


Overon wrote on May 30, 2016, 21:29:
I'm in the market for a graphics card. I have an I7 860 Lynnfield. Would I need to replace my motherboard and get a new processor in order to take advantage of something say a gtx 1070? In other words what's the cpu scaling? How much would that cpu bottleneck graphics performance?

That would be quite a bottleneck but if your motherboard can handle it (check that its PCIe slot is compatible) you can crank up settings like resolution, textures and multi-sampling antialiasing which are GPU or VRAM dependent.
Why wouldn't my PCIE slot not be compatible?
 
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News Comments > The Witcher III: Wild Hunt Patch
17. Re: Evening Legal Briefs May 30, 2016, 21:29 Overon
 
CJ_Parker wrote on May 30, 2016, 19:49:
Yeppers. Polaris will compete below the GTX 1070 level (probably at the GTX 980 performance level) and the NDA for Polaris drops on June 29 (it is unclear whether that is also the launch date).

Vega is still officially scheduled for early 2017. There was a rumor recently that AMD might have plans to release Vega early in October but I have done some research on the source of the rumor and it seems to be based on a single post in a German forum. The post was made on the same day as the GTX 1080 NDA was lifted, i.e. when hordes of salty AMD fantards tried to spread FUD about GTX 1080 and how Vega is gonna kick its ass. I give that rumor a 1/10 on the credibility meter.

If AMD really had plans to release Vega early then right about now would have been a perfect time to announce those plans to keep people from buying Pascals.
AMD's silence speaks volumes. They are not going to have anything to counter Pascal for a long time. Vega won't be here before early 2017. It might have HBM2 and beat the GTX 1080 but nVidia will have big Pascal a.k.a GP-102 by then to counter Vega.

It is also unlikely that those chips will do much to GTX 1080/1070 pricing. AMD should have learned their lesson by now that price wars are stupid. It has not helped them gain a lasting market share in the past, but what it has done, it has helped them amass a fuckton of debt.

GP-102 and Vega will most likely just occupy the space above $699. Neither nVidia nor AMD is going to give away HBM2 cards for low margins. They'll make sure to charge premium prices for their premium products.

14nm (AMD) and 16nm (nVidia) is still pretty immature. Wafers are fucking expensive. Yields are (relatively) poor. Those high end chips like Vega and 1080Ti/Titan are going to cost a pretty penny when they first come out.

All that said, I have zero interest in buying a AMD GPU anyway. The Witcher 3 is a Gameworks game. I want to play this shit with a high end nVidia card and not some gimped, hot, noisy GPU based around a shitty driver with only half the features that *might* come out early next year.

As for DX12: GTX 1080 is the fastest single GPU right now. Who gives a fuck if an AMD card gains more in some games? The only thing that counts is results and those are in favor of nVidia. I also don't see DirectX 12 playing a huge role any time soon, let alone Async Compute which requires lots of effort from the developer on the implementation level (check here for an interview with Crytek on the subject).

Snnniiiiiipppp:
Currently we’re using Asynchronous Compute in VR development, where a technique known as Async-Timewarp/Reprojection is used by VR APIs to reduce latency and offset the negative effect of occasional frame drops. We’re also in the process of evaluating and experimenting with other uses for it. The possibilities are interesting, but at least for the time being, it also introduces non-trivial added complexity in PC space due to lack of standardization and the relative immaturity of the hardware that supports it, where many GPUs come with sometimes problematic restrictions on pre-emption granularity, etc.

Translation: Async Compute might play a role in a couple of years and by then there will be better support for it on both AMD and nVidia cards alike so this is a total non-issue right now and just AMD fantards badmouthing nVidia over nothing.
The consumers job is not to keep companies afloat. But I wonder what would happen if Nvidia had no AMD competition. It appears that in the high end, AMD is bowing out and trying to compete on the midrange and on volume. Steam hardware surveys show that such a tiny percentage of the market has the very high end graphics hardware the kind that the gtx 1080 and 1070 represent. Most people have midrange hardware. People can expect to pay for the 1080 and 1070 like there is no competition there, which there isn't.


I'm in the market for a graphics card. I have an I7 860 Lynnfield. Would I need to replace my motherboard and get a new processor in order to take advantage of something say a gtx 1070? In other words what's the cpu scaling? How much would that cpu bottleneck graphics performance?

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News Comments > The Witcher III: Wild Hunt Patch
2. Re: The Witcher III: Wild Hunt Patch May 30, 2016, 14:31 Overon
 
I'm glad they are making improvements to the game still. I always says that the best game experience is had after waiting. I know it's hard for gamers to wait instead of buying day 1. Seeing everyone else playing it. Multiplayer games I can understand. But single player games you have no excuse. If you wait, not only will you get the most polished game, but also it will cost you the least amount of money.  
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News Comments > Overwatch Video Drivers
4. Re: Overwatch Video Drivers May 24, 2016, 00:52 Overon
 
Thanks for the info guys.  
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News Comments > Overwatch Video Drivers
1. Re: Overwatch Video Drivers May 23, 2016, 20:05 Overon
 
What are these drivers ready for that the previous drivers weren't ready for? I don't get this whole "game ready" shit. What does it mean exactly?  
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News Comments > Homefront: The Revolution DLC & Framerate Patch Plans
1. Re: Homefront: The Revolution DLC & Framerate Patch Plans May 20, 2016, 18:06 Overon
 
Game has more problems than framerate.  
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News Comments > Homefront: The Revolution Released
9. Re: Homefront: The Revolution Released May 18, 2016, 06:56 Overon
 
Forget the premise, that's the least of the game's problems, if that even is one.  
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News Comments > Homefront: The Revolution Released
2. Re: Homefront: The Revolution Released May 17, 2016, 22:31 Overon
 
Game is getting really bashed, especially the PC version for being shit. Be extra careful.  
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