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Re: NVIDIA RTX 3090 Reviews
Sep 24, 2020, 16:20
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Re: NVIDIA RTX 3090 Reviews Sep 24, 2020, 16:20
Sep 24, 2020, 16:20
 
According to what I've been reading lately, the 3080's that have been sold so far are causing some people quite a bit of trouble...even on the nVidia forums. nV has lots of stuff to iron out. As already stated, 10% increase for 200% of the money is really no deal at all. Smart money will wait before jumping on these GPUs--until more of the production units roll out. Review units from nV are traditionally cherry picked and configured.
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Re: NVIDIA on Restocking Sold Out GeForce 3080s
Sep 21, 2020, 22:44
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Re: NVIDIA on Restocking Sold Out GeForce 3080s Sep 21, 2020, 22:44
Sep 21, 2020, 22:44
 
"The demand for the GeForce RTX 3080 was truly unprecedented. We and our partners underestimated it."

So you put on that big reveal showing "up to 2x faster", and you quoted all of those lower-than-2000-series "starting at" prices--but you didn't expect any sort of high demand for them. Sure thing--oh, yes, of course, that was it. I'd forgotten that nVidia has never launched a GPU before and of course just had no idea of what to expect.

It doesn't really bother me that few if any cards were actually available on Sept 16, was it?, because sometimes paper launches might be the best way to go. Last July, AMD announced the reveal and shipping date for Zen2 and the 5700XT
on June 7--for July 7, 2019 7/7. AMD gave us a month's head's up. And on 7/7 my Zen 2/ x570 mboard/and 5700XT were available--just as promised and I ordered all three. Got the CPU & mobo on July 09, the 5700XT on July 11 (because the AMD store took a couple of days to process the order.)

So, nVidia, since you planned to ship ~ Sept 16-ish, seems like you could have done the reveal on the ~16th and advertised availability beginning Oct 1, eh? Or Oct 16, etc. In order to have plenty in stock, ready to go. Surely you could have anticipated that. (rhetorical questions, these.)

Here's betting that on Oct 28th AMD will have the reveal and the channel full and ready to go!

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Re: John Carmack on Microsoft's id Software Ownership
Sep 21, 2020, 22:17
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Re: John Carmack on Microsoft's id Software Ownership Sep 21, 2020, 22:17
Sep 21, 2020, 22:17
 
Glad to see ZeniMax no longer in the blood-sucking business. They probably settled for $7.5B because Microsoft ponied it up in cash. Nice, clean deal!
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Sep 21, 2020, 11:17
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 21, 2020, 11:17
Sep 21, 2020, 11:17
 
That Tech Radar crew sure has a hate-on for Win10...;) Real IT Enterprise people using Windows will be using Enterprise/Server, not bog standard Win10 Pro--but the authors make no distinction--maybe they just don't know. I wouldn't be surprised, judging by their past propaganda in this vein.
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Re: Evening Tech Bits
Sep 19, 2020, 11:25
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Re: Evening Tech Bits Sep 19, 2020, 11:25
Sep 19, 2020, 11:25
 
ME wasn't that bad--certainly no worse than any Win9x OS. I've always read other people talk about how bad it was but I don't recall having any special problems with it. Win8 came as the result of that moron Ballmer in Microsoft not knowing what to do as the CEO--so he just tried to copy Apple and he put this Mac shill @ Microsoft in charge of OS design. Both that guy and Win8 are history (as is Ballmer, thankfully.) A little known fact about Win8 or Win10, for instance, is that tiles are 100% optional. Win 8 killed the start menu, too--another terrible move. I use the standard start menu in Win10--it's fine--and, again, I use it sans tiles. I've been running versions of Win10 since Oct 1 2014 (Insider's beta program) and have never used tiles. I think tiles are fine for touch-sceen devices, but you don't want them in mouse-kybrd operation, imo--too big, waste too much screen space, and ooogly...;)

What I bought Vista for was the 64-bit Version, which I ran on my AMD A64 CPU at the time, back when Intel was trying to sell the world on IA64--unsuccessfully, thank goodness. Very few drivers...but fortunately I found that using Winx64 drivers usually worked with my hardware at the time, IIRC.
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Re: Into the Black
Sep 19, 2020, 10:59
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Re: Into the Black Sep 19, 2020, 10:59
Sep 19, 2020, 10:59
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 19, 2020, 10:44:
WaltC wrote on Sep 19, 2020, 10:41:
Finally...the poor woman should have resigned a couple of years ago--guess she has no family to have shared her last days with. The good thing I will remember about Ginsberg is that although she did vote contrary to statutes and the constitution many times in her career, she did vote with the President more than once in 2020 on some fairly important, bedrock rulings.

Give several examples of her doing this, and demonstrate that it wasn't actually just doing her job.

I'm sorry...you didn't catch the immigration votes of the last few months? Ginsberg voted with the administration. The left wing lost several key votes this year in the SCOTUS, and more than once Ginsberg voted with the President. I realize that in liberal circles the facts are often ignored when they don't suit the agenda, but try and do your own research. Or, are you talking about her votes with the other two liberal justices whose opinions are painfully rationalized when they vote against perfectly clear legal statutes? I really don't understand your question at all.
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Re: Into the Black
Sep 19, 2020, 10:53
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Re: Into the Black Sep 19, 2020, 10:53
Sep 19, 2020, 10:53
 
PHJF wrote on Sep 19, 2020, 10:07:

And also 250 years old. Did I miss the part of history wherein men became infallible and whatever whims born of the times were to be echoed into eternity?

The principles espoused in the Constitution are based on human nature, which hasn't changed a bit in the last 10,000 years...;) The world is still full of dictators who enslave their populations, exactly like it was 250 years ago. Anyone who thinks freedom of speech and religion is "old hat" needs a mental exam, imo...;) Both are extremely rare in the world today, and AFAIK, the US is the only nation on the planet to codify freedom of speech into its laws. Even in the EU today, if you say something a government official doesn't like you can be jailed for it! Check out Germany, for instance. Also happens in the UK. Because they don't have freedom of speech and religion enshrined in their laws at all. Only in the US is someone free to speak his mind politically, criticizing both politicians and the government, without fear of government reprisal. No country is perfect, but what we have is obviously the best of the best in 2020, no question. I mean, I *like* my freedoms, don't know about you...
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Re: Into the Black
Sep 19, 2020, 10:41
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Re: Into the Black Sep 19, 2020, 10:41
Sep 19, 2020, 10:41
 
Finally...the poor woman should have resigned a couple of years ago--guess she has no family to have shared her last days with. The good thing I will remember about Ginsberg is that although she did vote contrary to statutes and the constitution many times in her career, she did vote with the President more than once in 2020 on some fairly important, bedrock rulings.
It is well known universally that I do not make mistakes--so, if you should happen across an error in that which I have written, please be assured that *I* did not write it!...:)
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 System Requirements; Trailers
Sep 19, 2020, 10:30
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 System Requirements; Trailers Sep 19, 2020, 10:30
Sep 19, 2020, 10:30
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Sep 19, 2020, 04:43:
Hrm...those specs are almost suspiciously low, my current 'ancient' desktop can run this with no issues, apparently.

New desktop build... pushed back another year at least.

Look like 1080P specs...kind of surprising--but devs always aim for the largest markets. Actually, the game so far doesn't do much for me...I wouldn't live in Night City if they paid me...but CDPR wants me to pay them...;)
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Re: Fortnite Save the World macOS Support Ending
Sep 17, 2020, 21:27
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Re: Fortnite Save the World macOS Support Ending Sep 17, 2020, 21:27
Sep 17, 2020, 21:27
 
Apple is always so concerned with the users of its products, eh? Why should Apple care if yet-another-game-developer decides the Mac and/or iOS isn't for him? Apple has always put such a low premium on game support--this goes way back to the Apple IIGS--the first and the last of its line--the last "serious" attempt made by Apple to support gaming. That effort was buried by the C= Amiga at the time. Well, it's now a cell phone company...which is not surprising, really. Apple isn't about to let customer choice stand in the way of $$$. So instead of making 30% on the Epic games in the Apple store, Apple has decided making $0 is better for Apple. Typical, inscrutable illogical Apple logic...;)

Sweeney should figure out how to offer OS X upgrades and expansions and iOS software on the EGS independently of the Apple store. Just leave Apple completely out of it. That would be a better investment than paying lawyers at this juncture. I think if Apple tried to restrict him from doing that he'd have a great chance of getting a real anti-Trust suit going against Apple. I wish him luck.
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Re: Nvidia’s RTX 3080 is already sold out pretty much everywhere online in the US
Sep 17, 2020, 18:04
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Re: Nvidia’s RTX 3080 is already sold out pretty much everywhere online in the US Sep 17, 2020, 18:04
Sep 17, 2020, 18:04
 
Simon Says wrote on Sep 17, 2020, 17:16:
A computer hardware outlet in the US that sells 100s of Nvidia cards daily said they had 3 3080 cards to sell, for 10 stores.

Can you say PAPER LAUNCH?

Absolutely...NewEgg is running pages for four AIB models--none in stock--no reviews--because they haven't sold any yet, apparently...;) I think that AMD may be waiting to actually have stock in the channel to sell on 10/28--seems a really good bet. Even better bet when you know nVidia said "October" for 3070 availability.
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Re: New AMD and NVIDIA Drivers
Sep 17, 2020, 17:55
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Re: New AMD and NVIDIA Drivers Sep 17, 2020, 17:55
Sep 17, 2020, 17:55
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Sep 17, 2020, 17:34:
AMD still fucking the chicken on those Windows drivers:

"* Some games may exhibit stutter intermittently during gameplay on Radeon RX 5000 series graphics products."


I wish I could tell you that was happening on my 5000-series product...but I can't. So I guess "the chicken" is safe, eh?...;)
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Re: New AMD and NVIDIA Drivers
Sep 17, 2020, 15:47
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Re: New AMD and NVIDIA Drivers Sep 17, 2020, 15:47
Sep 17, 2020, 15:47
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Sep 17, 2020, 15:19:
Darks wrote on Sep 17, 2020, 14:50:
Plus we are seeing on eBay people selling the cards for 10K.
I don't get what's going on with that. There are cards on eBay with dozens of bids and currently sat at over 50,000 ($64,000). Is it fraud / money laundering or just really rich people that must have it now?

If they spend that sort of money for a 3d card they won't be "rich" for very long...;) I think money laundering is more likely!
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Re: New AMD and NVIDIA Drivers
Sep 17, 2020, 15:45
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Re: New AMD and NVIDIA Drivers Sep 17, 2020, 15:45
Sep 17, 2020, 15:45
 
This morning I got a blurb from NewEgg...."Come see the new 3080's from nVidia!"--then it said "see availability"...;) Availability was, predictably, "out of stock"--no reviews-- on all four GPUS they had featured. That's really exciting, there, NewEgg...;) If you have none to sell, why bother?

Downloaded and installed 20.9.1's yesterday. Will be waiting on the RX-6000-series from AMD next month. Zen 3, then RDNA 2--should be a fun October!
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Re: RTX 3080 Reviews
Sep 16, 2020, 12:37
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Re: RTX 3080 Reviews Sep 16, 2020, 12:37
Sep 16, 2020, 12:37
 
Simon Says wrote on Sep 16, 2020, 11:52:

Very far from Nvidia's outlandish claims... Who would've thought?

Perf 2x? ( Hardware Unboxed data )
~30% avg on 2080ti @ 4k
~70% avg on 2080 @ 4k

Power efficiency 2x? ( Techpowerup data )
2080 85%
3080 100%

Yeah... As usual marketing = propaganda.

Nope, probably gonna wait for Hopper.

Sometimes it's 30% faster at 4k than a 2080Ti...it depends on the game. In some games it isn't much faster at all. At least, according to Tech Power Up's review. I'm always skeptical of first-review units nVidia sends out as they tend to be cherry-picked/adjusted units. I think the production units will tell a more accurate tale, certainly.

If people want a splendid 4k monitor that won't break your bank, I can highly recommend the BenQ EW-3270U HDR10--available now on Amazon for ~$440--it does a decent job in the few HDR titles that are worth running in HDR mode. There is a newer version--the EW-3280U--but it uses IPS instead of VA, and has a tad slower GtG response. It costs ~$770 on Amazon, but for some reason the professional reviews so far are not as good as those for the VA version of this monitor, I discovered. Originally, the 3270U sold for ~$770, too, but the price has been ~$440 for a good while. Also, the 3270U is a DP 1.4 monitor--which is what I use with my DP 1.4 5700XT 50th Ann. Ed.
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Re: RTX 3080 Reviews
Sep 16, 2020, 12:17
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Re: RTX 3080 Reviews Sep 16, 2020, 12:17
Sep 16, 2020, 12:17
 
No question I'm waiting on AMD...;)
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Re: RTX Fortnite Thursday
Sep 15, 2020, 16:55
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Re: RTX Fortnite Thursday Sep 15, 2020, 16:55
Sep 15, 2020, 16:55
 
aka_STEVE wrote on Sep 15, 2020, 13:21:
Yes, when I think FORTNITE - I absolutely think of it's stunning scenes that need to be rendered in all the Ray-tracing glory it deserves ..!!!!

...

Truly funny...;)
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Re: RTX Fortnite Thursday
Sep 15, 2020, 16:54
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Re: RTX Fortnite Thursday Sep 15, 2020, 16:54
Sep 15, 2020, 16:54
 
Do any of you guys actually play Fortnite? It looks like something for eight-year-olds, maybe--like a Saturday morning cartoon, etc. When I saw some screens shots of the game supposedly RT'ed I literally couldn't tell the difference between them and the regular screenshots.

Blockbuster? Please...;) The Sims is a fantastic seller--but I won't go near it...;) "Cultural phenomenon"...I wonder what culture they have in mind?

Probably going to swing for an RX-6000, RDNA2-product, maybe. But for sure Fortnite will not be on my shopping list...ever...;)
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Re: Out of the Blue
Sep 14, 2020, 13:00
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Re: Out of the Blue Sep 14, 2020, 13:00
Sep 14, 2020, 13:00
 
I guess if you want to discount the average surface temp on Venus being ~860 degrees F, with a perpetual acid ran from perpetual sulfuric-acid clouds, etc., you might talk about "life on Venus"...I guess...;)
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Re: Xbox Game Pass For PC Introductory Price Ends Next Week
Sep 10, 2020, 20:07
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Re: Xbox Game Pass For PC Introductory Price Ends Next Week Sep 10, 2020, 20:07
Sep 10, 2020, 20:07
 
Anyone know if the xBox Game Pass for PC has improved since last December? Got a refund on my full copy purchase from Microsoft because the copy protection was so bad I couldn't run the game from its own executable or *mod* the game in any way--game was The Outer Worlds. Bought the game from Epic for $10 less and *none* of those copy protection restrictions, I was relieved to see. Surprisingly, the copy protection was completely the work of the Microsoft store--not Obsidian or Private Division! Heck just bought the DLC for TOS yesterday for a mere FIVE dollars from the EGS--there was a $10 discount I had no idea I was going to get!
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