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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
59. Re: More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney Jul 26, 2016, 13:33 HorrorScope
 
Razumen wrote on Jul 26, 2016, 13:13:
They're not going to just throw it out the window, it'll all be done in small steps. Many that may seem innocuous at the time, but it will all add up eventually to the point where developers will be "incentivized" to developer to UWP and ditch Win32 completely. They've done it before (IE, DX) and they're going to continue doing it.

20 or 30 year plan? Perhaps this is correct, it would take a lot of upfront time. So then I start to ask, ok we have the worst ideas of what UWP can bring us. What are some of the good things it can bring? There has to be something.

I can assure you though my company like many others, won't be moving to that any time soon. It really is a loooooong term plan that MS would have to be very clear at a certain point this is happening and then giving everyone a decade at least.
 
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
58. Re: More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney Jul 26, 2016, 13:29 HorrorScope
 
Wesp5 wrote on Jul 26, 2016, 13:17:
HorrorScope wrote on Jul 26, 2016, 12:57:
Wesp5 wrote on Jul 26, 2016, 10:25:
If it weren't for GOG and other small sites, Steam on PC would already be pretty much a closed platform...

There's a difference between closed and choice, Steam has always been a choice.

Really? Nowadays even when you buy a retail game most of the time you need to register it on Steam to make it work. The only exceptions are some publishers trying to pull off the same thing like with Origin and GOG without any DRM. No wonder Microsoft wants a piece of the cake!

Yes really, it is not the same. Steam is still a application running on an open PC that anyone has the chance to compete with. Would it be hard? Yes. They've done quite well over at Steam to compete against.
 
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News Comments > More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney
44. Re: More Win10 Concerns from Tim Sweeney Jul 26, 2016, 12:57 HorrorScope
 
Wesp5 wrote on Jul 26, 2016, 10:25:
If it weren't for GOG and other small sites, Steam on PC would already be pretty much a closed platform...

There's a difference between closed and choice, Steam has always been a choice.

Anyway, yeah if MS makes that move, then it becomes an obvious shitfest and then it actually truly does begin the process to something else. I'd say they wouldn't do it, but they do some of the dumbest shit over there. I'm not going to worry again if it happens another option will appear shortly after.

As for allowing only UWP apps to run, well there goes all my companies software running on 100's of thousands of units moving commerce as well as our competitors. The US gov't honestly would step in because the system would break. MS isn't even that stupid.

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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
17. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 25, 2016, 16:11 HorrorScope
 
I get the point, but it's not like Nvidia is only about pure muscle and nothing else, it is more efficient as well vs the other brand. Yes they don't have a couple emerging techs in the current line. But the overall performance is still second to none and when they put the emerging tech into their boards as well, great. Is Pascal the be all end all? No. But in tech it never is, there is always something else out there.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jul 25, 2016, 11:21 HorrorScope
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 25, 2016, 11:07:
El Pit wrote on Jul 25, 2016, 10:58:
Timmeh wrote on Jul 25, 2016, 10:39:
no just get a Radeon 480X.

A Radeon RX480 is not of interest to potential buyers of the 1070 or 1080. People interested in buying a 1060 might take a look at the RX480, though.

It's like comparing apples and cinder-blocks. Those that upgraded this cycle will pass when Volta rolls around.

First if one is thinking of a Titan X, they are in another league, they should buy it now and then next year to. They got the dough, why not?

In general though correct one would generally skip the next, however it does come down to what kind of boost are we talking. Typically a 25% boost is what we probably should expect, yep skip. But this last time was over 75%, if they did anything close to that again, I'd get a card that gen to. I'm wanting a card that can kill 1440P at 144 and not be over $450, others want 4k at 60+ for everything. If that next card could do it, there is reason to upgrade faster than one normally would I feel.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
5. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jul 23, 2016, 13:47 HorrorScope
 
Tachikoma wrote on Jul 23, 2016, 05:03:
Aero wrote on Jul 23, 2016, 00:21:
I've been running a 4.7GHz 2600K for what seems like forever now and at least as far as gaming goes, even with money burning a hole in my pocket, there's nothing to replace it with that would be remotely worth it.

So am I, only at 4Ghz. This industry was always centered around hype and proportion of price vs gain skewed as hell.

It`s the same with the GPUs. Even if I was buying a new (new-used of course) card now, I`d still go for 780Ti instead of 1060. The gains seem to be minimal, meanwhile price is substantially lower.

Anyway, since G-Sync appeared on the scene it should be an ultimate priority for anybody upgrading in the first place.


Well I don't think one is buying 780ti's new and if one could find one new it won't be cheaper than a 1060. As for used, you will be able to find one around $175-$225 now, but I'd rather have a new 480 or 1060 vs used.

We just paid actual retail and no more on a 1060 if you could believe that, it was on back order, but was shipped out only 2 days later, no big.

But looking at the numbers a 780ti and 1060 will be close, but I'd probably give the edge to the 1060, plus you have a new card, newer tech and what comes with that. I don't know why I would go 780ti over a 1060, unless I already had a 780ti and one was wanting to sli it.

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News Comments > New NVIDIA TITAN X Announced
33. Re: New NVIDIA TITAN X Announced Jul 23, 2016, 00:49 HorrorScope
 
Qbex . wrote on Jul 22, 2016, 20:13:
This card is just a pure cash grab from nvidia and not a proper "titan" ie - bridging card with strong fp64 for computation like predecessors. Its clearly top dog gaming card for rich folks. Sadly this is what lack of competition does for top end. Until we get some amd card in that segment this will continue - inflated prices of 1080s and stock shortages to create more demand. Forget "non Founder" prices just like I predicted on launch (not a single 599$ card sold since the launch) Yet pr outfits - ie tech press almost creamed themselves over 1080s 599$ value. Getting shafted on cpus from intel now same thing on gfx side. Depressing.

This makes sense if this generation has standard gains of say 25% over the previous. But we are around a 75%+ gain, so there is no shame at all in any of these cards. I'm cool seeing what a Titan can do, but I'll never own one, no big. Smart biz getting rich mans money.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jul 23, 2016, 00:46 HorrorScope
 
Yeah your 2600k and 4.7 is still keepin on.

Son moved from 660 to 1060@1080P, kaboom. His numbers are crazy what's he's getting now. I know people bench on ultra, but you can bring some settings down just a bit and gain a very healthy number of frames back. In general AAA games he's now looking at 100+ frames pretty much all the time. A 2x gain was very common to see, 3x was happening as well, Doom was one of those.

EDIT: My son runs a stock i5 4570 at 3.2GHz

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News Comments > New NVIDIA TITAN X Announced
23. Re: New NVIDIA TITAN X Announced Jul 22, 2016, 15:25 HorrorScope
 
AmericanWulf wrote on Jul 22, 2016, 11:59:
MacLeod wrote on Jul 22, 2016, 11:42:
Can someone actually explain the Titan to me? I don't get it.

According to videocardbenchmark, the TitanX has a lower G3D Mark score than the 980ti, but is over 3x the cost.

the titan series of cards are geared more for the content creators, the graphic artist, or the power needed for graphical rendering. It is really not marketed nor designed as the ultimate gaming/gamer card, never has been.

Right here right now it is being marketed as the Ultimate with no boundaries attached.

Yes this isn't a bargain card, it's a BMW... my Corolla can hit the speed limit, keep me cool and do well at the pump. But some just want more even if it doesn't make price/performance sense, news at 11.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
11. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jul 21, 2016, 20:03 HorrorScope
 
Timmeh wrote on Jul 21, 2016, 17:31:
Women's "rights" should not include deciding on who gets to be born into the world or not. they did not create that life by themselves.

Giving women the unmitigated power of life or death on every human that comes into the world is completely asinine. PERIOD. Not one of the main arguments for abortion hold up. For instance .... Its her body... No Its your body AND the baby's body. Furthermore its also her body that has to feed, clean and take care of the child after its physical umbilical chord is cut. There is still a very real yet invisible umbilical chord that extends from the mother to the child for years to come.

Also.. Look into who pays women better and offers better care in the real world. Even Hillary underpays women that work for her.

The problem with liberals is they have been completely brainwashed and duped into worshiping the very people that are holding them down, lying to them and ruining their lives.


This is stupid shit from start to finish. From a woman's body isn't a woman's to labeling a whole ideology as being a certain way. Hell I'm solely liberal based on "People are different, always have, always will. I look at it as natural fact. One party is inclusive to this while another is exclusive.". That's it, I believe so strongly in that that it slants me liberal. A lot of the man made issues on both ends are BS, that said I believe in fiscal responsibility, I believe in working, I do believe others are less fortunate though as well and a humane side should exist within us. But mainly I believe in people are different and excluding those that are different is as wrong as it gets.

I don't like Hillary or Trump and there is a no presidential vote for me this time around. However whoever wins, I'm for them succeeding, we can't afford to stay prideful and divided.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
39. Re: Morning Metaverse Jul 20, 2016, 19:09 HorrorScope
 
Oh more online drama queens, ignore.  
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
16. Re: Hardware Reviews Jul 19, 2016, 20:09 HorrorScope
 
Doing some generational comparison. 560 is the baseline and each version after is in comparison to the last percentage wise. The number at the end I'm starting with a game running 30 FPS on the 560 and adding the % from there to get a FPS picture:

560 --------- 30
660 +40% 42
760 +15% 48
960 +20% 57
1060 +80% 102
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1070 +35% 137 (over the 1060)

So this is the '60 you've been waiting for if you are in the mid-range market. If I were to do it for AMD on the 80 series, most likely similar. Trying to say... 2016 was an exceptional video card year.

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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
12. Re: Hardware Reviews Jul 19, 2016, 16:50 HorrorScope
 
Dentorro wrote on Jul 19, 2016, 16:17:
More graphics cards that will be nowhere to be found.

There were available to around 9am PST. Good news you can still buy as back order and get it soonish, the cheap 1070's don't even have that option.
 
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
9. Re: Hardware Reviews Jul 19, 2016, 15:38 HorrorScope
 
Here's a nice little chart to compare:

http://tinyurl.com/jtohzrd

 
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
5. Re: Hardware Reviews Jul 19, 2016, 11:31 HorrorScope
 
I see you can already get these for $250 (and now their gone), they're a solid deal, basically a 980.

In comparison 1060 vs a 480 one may look at it this way:
(I do consider these 1080P cards)

In the next 3 years if you feel you will be doing a lot of dx12 gaming you may lean towards a 480.

If you feel VR with multi-projection may be your thing than a 1060.

But to me if you have a slight bias you can stick with your bias choice AMD or NVidia and be close enough, if you are looking at a $250 dollar card.

Personally I wanted to see a 1060, major update for generational '60 owners vs the previous gen. But I'm now awaiting for std retail price on a 1070 whenever that happens. That and the 1080 just blow off the charts.

If today you have a 970 equivalent or better you may want to sit out this generation.

I'll be looking at a 29"/32" 1080P Ultra Wide and there are some rumors on a Vive revision coming late this year or early next.

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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
8. Re: Morning Consolidation Jul 18, 2016, 12:45 HorrorScope
 
HoSpanky wrote on Jul 18, 2016, 11:53:
Creston wrote on Jul 18, 2016, 11:33:
some delusional MS executive

Hahahaha.

I wonder if "demand is high" because people see the S and think this is Scorpio, a year early. I hope not. That'd be...very disappointing.

Yeah another MS marketing fail. I assume the S is slim and it's basically just a slim bone. Don't care if I'm right or wrong on this one.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
9. Re: What media companies donít want you to know about ad blockers. Jul 17, 2016, 14:08 HorrorScope
 
Simon Says wrote on Jul 17, 2016, 12:12:
What media companies donít want you to know about ad blockers.

After careful consideration, I've come to a new realization about this debate...

The advertisers argument that we are blocking their ads is upside down. Its more about wanting to prevent us from not ALLOWING them to use our bandwidth.

There can be varying reasons, I don't have the same issue you have with caps, so that isn't a large concern for me, I'd say if it affects my browsing speed, these additional ad's, that is a problem.

But I think we all sort of know what we don't like.

Evasive ads. (Taking up too much real estate, in your face, slowing you down)

Ad's leaving us less secure and tracking, like because you visit a page, they have a right to follow you anywhere. That is criminal imo.

Ad's that can cause the pc to run less optimally.

I do agree with many here that there has to be a standard created for ad's to the point they are acceptable. But we are so far away from that, so in the mean time I'll make sure I stay on the cutting edge of ad blockers. For example they are picking up some ad blockers now and doing something based on that, but there are other ones they haven't caught up with. That is where you want to be.

My pc booting up and running well is PC initiative A1 for me and visiting a site that can in any way threaten that is them breaking those rules, I'm just reacting and assuming they are all breaking those rules. I'm being vigilant like my president told me to.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Free Fly Week
29. Re: Star Citizen Free Fly Week Jul 17, 2016, 12:27 HorrorScope
 
The sad conclusion is marketing from other companies still don't see a needing player base somehow for a fleshed out space sim. These guys got a 120 million upfront, how do these other companies conclude, "space sim's are dead"? It also isn't a technical monster recreating things we've had in the past, just update it 10 years later. Something is very off with space sims in the gaming market, the math isn't checking out. Lets make another Prey and change up it's whole story.  
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News Comments > GeForce 10 DPC Latency Issue
21. Re: GeForce 10 DPC Latency Issue Jul 16, 2016, 12:24 HorrorScope
 
Redmask wrote on Jul 16, 2016, 06:48:
Nvidia has the entire market locked up. AMD doesn't exist at the high end and no Vega until 2017. Nvidia beat them to the low and mid range supremacy too. All AMD can do now is discount to bargain bin and hope for the best. Nvidia's gross margins are something ridiculous like 52%, I'm not sure AMD is even besting 5% anymore. It's a green world apparently and AMD can no longer be competitive with their reduced R&D and meager marketing budget. The Steam survey was pretty WTF worthy in terms of market share.

We need a real competitor back in this space to keep Nvidia honest.

And by keeping NVidia honest we mean keeping the prices at retail and not above. They are doing their job performance wise, I wish others would keep up not only in gpu's. I would say if vulkan became a popular thing, AMD HW looks quite a bit better. Until we have solid facts on the 1060, the 480 is a worthy card for the price, it is a wonderful budget build card currently. I see EVGA though is having a nice sale on 9xx gen cards.
 
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News Comments > GeForce 10 DPC Latency Issue
15. Re: GeForce 10 DPC Latency Issue Jul 15, 2016, 17:09 HorrorScope
 
Scheherazade wrote on Jul 15, 2016, 15:28:
Peter M. Smith wrote on Jul 15, 2016, 15:21:
Scheherazade wrote on Jul 15, 2016, 14:51:
Mine was doing this real bad.

Ran DDU and installed latest drivers - it helped a lot, but still was janky.

Then I restored a clean image of my OS (fresh install with no drivers added), and installed only the latest drivers all-around.

Night and day difference. Silky smooth and stutter free.

-scheherazade

When you installed the drivers originally, did you check the "Get rid of everything, install fresh" option?

Always.

But that's not the same as DDU.

The 'fresh install' option just does an uninstall of the current version before installing the new version.
It's not a system sweep of any/all files/references/etc like DDU tries to do.

Realistically, the only way to guarantee that there is no junk/infestation from old drivers, is to load a clean image and install fresh. Can't be infested by something that didn't yet exist (in that system).

-scheherazade

Mileage varies wildly. It seems most do the clean install on new drivers, that sounds good. But what happens when you make a lot of little tweaks per game for optimal behavior? You lose all of that. It's like a lot of gamers simply have very few games installed and loaded ready to play. Where as I have tons of games loaded and ready to play at any moment. Doing a clean install actually would set me back hours, losing settings that can help in stutter, tearing from game to game.

I will thank my lucky stars, in general I've been very blessed with expected results almost always, but not always, but it seems well above the average.

I agree if Nvidia's clean install isn't as good as DDU, then why the hell not? You are specially wanting to purge and start fresh. First party app not being as good as a 3rd party.
 
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