Teddy wrote on Sep 27, 2022, 23:29:Prez wrote on Sep 27, 2022, 22:07:
Normally I would balk at the thought of a big corporation recording and storing what people say. But having heard and seen the horrendous things that people say to one another in chat in Overwatch there is no other way there would be any deterrent at all to someone being a complete shit bag. I despise the idea of giving out my phone number to any corporation, especially one as greedy and unsavory as Activision/Blizzard but given how despicable people were in the paid game I shudder to think how bad it could get in the free version if they didn't do something like this.
As weird as it is, you can likely get away with using a $10-15 burner phone to avoid giving them your actual number unless it regularly forces you into a two-factor ID through the phone you chose.
VaranDragon wrote on Sep 27, 2022, 04:55:
What the hell, I thought this was a mod for XCOM?
1badmf wrote on Sep 20, 2022, 14:59:Overon wrote on Sep 20, 2022, 14:41:ZandarKoad wrote on Sep 20, 2022, 14:01:The fact that Nvidia intends to sell 12 GB VRAM 4000 series cards means they have their heads up their ass. The fact that they are selling 3000 series cards with 8 and 12 GB of VRAM means they had their heads up their ass already. Also don't forget expect triple slot cards and power requirements through the roof.
I'm only in the market for 3090's for the foreseeable future. Especially EVGA 3090's.
I don't give a damn about games. I need VRAM for my language models. 2x3090 is just barely enough to fit a lightweight version of GPT-NeoX for fine tuning.
40xx series does nothing in the VRAM department, so there is no reason to look at that generation.
yeah the 4080 12GB is 100% bullshit. 12GB is not enough today for a top end gamer card, and only 192 bit memory bus too. that'll start hitting memory limits sooner rather than later which is completely unacceptable for an $800 card. for that price it needs to last the entire product cycle. it SHOULD be a 4070.
WannaLogAlready wrote on Sep 8, 2022, 14:40:
Devs are very enthusiastic with the new Spaceman Health Care replacement plan.
Will be implemented in 2 weeks.
Rhett wrote on Sep 1, 2022, 22:04:
Man the patching for UE4 games is the absolute worst. Even with an M.2, this patching process brought my computer to a halt. Just like Insurgency and ARK.
Curious to check out the patch though.
BigVlad wrote on Sep 1, 2022, 19:45:
I'd like to give this a try but I ain't playing without mods that make the game single-player friendly and less grindy. Did this update break mods? I need my carry weight bump and unlimited skill points.
Argonius the 3rd wrote on Aug 16, 2022, 14:07:*AMD will announce its next generation Ryzen processors on August 29.
*NVIDIA & AMD GPU Prices Expected To Fall Further By End of August.
I am looking to upgrade my 8 year old desktop, is this a good time, or it's better to wait for the next graphics cards/AMD cpu's ?
Simon Says wrote on Aug 8, 2022, 12:51:
nofb wrote on Aug 7, 2022, 04:47:
It's time people understand this is useless and only hurts the global economy.
Simon Says wrote on Aug 5, 2022, 13:59:BIGtrouble77 wrote on Aug 5, 2022, 13:20:
For my next GPU purchase, I'm pretty sure I'm going to do what I did when I bought my GTX 1080 TI for $600... I'm just going to buy the best card I can when the 4000 series is announced. I need an AMD card this time around, so hopefully the RX 6900XT is nearing $600 by then.
Even if the next gen cards are available and reasonably priced, my board from 2018 is only PCI 3.0 (so I will be leaving performance on the table) and I also don't want to deal with the absurd power requirements they are going to have.
AMD's upcoming cards are rumored to be much more frugal than Nvidia's and that PCIe 3.0 16x probably won't bottleneck much if anything at all until testing proves otherwise.
Undervolting is also always an option and can cut down almost as 3 quarters of the power consumption depending on how low you're willing to go.
For example, my current 3070 at default settings with power limits at 120% can guzzle up to 265 watts. 100% will guzzle 220W. A simple undervolt resulting in a higher than default clock ( by default it hovers around 1850mhz, the UV drops it down to ~180-190W, this "performance" focused undervolt runs at 1965mhz with a 900mv cap ).
This "performance" focused undervolt has better perf than even the 120% power default settings 265W config and basically slashed ~80W out of 265W with a slight performance bump.
You can have similar results on AMD cards ( RDNA 2 and 1 at least ).
Nvidia pushes them way too far up into inefficiency territory.
The second UV setting is at 800mv and hits 1770mhz, resulting in a barely noticeable perf drop compared to defaults, around 3 to 4%. Power consumption drops to around 140-160W, sometimes lower.
3rd UV setting is at 712mv and hits 1530mhz, perf drop is around 10% and power consumption hovers around 100 to 120W. This is basically my go to setting on hot summer days when I don't need the extra oomph. When I do, I go with setting #2.
I also have a last UV setting at 667mv ( the lowest Ampere will go ) at 1335mhz that I use when I don't game to minimize desktop power consumption or for games that aren't very demanding. Power consumption hovers in the 60 to 80W range when pushed to 100% usage and performance still kicks some serious ass. Otherwise it can go as low as 45-50W under non-100% usage ( altho not idle, idle is around 17-20W ).
For around half the power consumption, you still have 90% of the performance and for almost a quarter of the power consumption you can have about 70-80% of the default settings performance.
Hope that helps folks around here in their decision making process. Altho ofc YMMV with NV's 4000 series and AMD's 7000 series.
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Jul 21, 2022, 14:41:
And Shop Titans is the first Epic giveaway I'm not gonna claim.
Beamer wrote on Jul 4, 2022, 21:15:Dacron wrote on Jul 4, 2022, 18:09:
Would love a RDR remaster. Bought RDR2 day1 on PC and just couldn't get into it. Still installed so hopefully I'll go back, but I still remember crossing the bridge into Mexico during the thunderstorm (pretty sure its part of the story) in RDR, was epic.
2 is better, but the linear first few hours is a bummer decision
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 22, 2022, 21:11:Simon Says wrote on Jun 22, 2022, 20:40:Some of us want to know what the game is like and not the opinion of some review-bombing, basement dwelling incel upset because there's a woman with a prosthetic arm in a World War II game that is known for its zany gameiness.Slashman wrote on Jun 22, 2022, 20:34:RedEye9 wrote on Jun 22, 2022, 20:12:
They put some thought into it, hope it works.
Anything has to be better than the current systems.
Yeah a lot of good games have gotten crappy reviews over some really stupid shit that has nothing to do with actual gameplay.
Sometimes there are things that are mort important than gameplay.
All I see is coping when I see sites try to fight review bombing.
It's like trying to ban protests.
If you're that afraid of criticism, no matter the criticism, boo f'in hoo.
Cutter wrote on Jun 21, 2022, 21:35:GothicWizard wrote on Jun 21, 2022, 20:37:Cutter wrote on Jun 21, 2022, 19:56:
Cool beans - except the Battle Pass bullshite. I wish they'd release an NPC editor so people could populate the world and create text for said NPCs. That's where the game falls down for me. There's no real life to the world with the NPCs as is. Still, I love this game.
The Pippi mod does EXACTLY that.
Sweet! Thanks for the heads up on that! Do you know of any servers utilizing it?