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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits

16. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Jan 18, 2020, 21:27 wtf_man
 
AMD confirms ‘Nvidia killer’ graphics card will be out in 2020

Killer to what? Over a year old Turing? Or ready to retaliate Ampere?

nVidia is nowhere near in the situation that Intel is... so they need to be careful with that statement.

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News Comments > Valve: Left 4 Dead 3 Not in Development

2. Re: Valve: Left 4 Dead 3 Not in Development Jan 17, 2020, 19:44 wtf_man
 
But we are absolutely not working on anything L4D related now, and haven’t for years."

... nor Half-Life 3, nor Portal 3... nor any other game that requires development.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits

17. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 10, 2020, 17:01 wtf_man
 
Most folks are not enthusiasts of the tech.
Just like 3D TVs / Movies.

It's a niche market. Is it doing better than 3D TVs / Movies?

I'm not following it enough to know.... but I don't think VR will be mainstream any time soon.

So, Im going to say the only thing "wrong" with it, was the overhyped prediction of how quickly it would become mainstream.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA and ASUS Introduce 360Hz Monitor

23. Re: NVIDIA and ASUS Introduce 360Hz Monitor Jan 6, 2020, 15:59 wtf_man
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 6, 2020, 14:06:
wait till you see 800HZ Razer burn and pimples on pron at 4k!

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News Comments > NVIDIA and ASUS Introduce 360Hz Monitor

14. Re: NVIDIA and ASUS Introduce 360Hz Monitor Jan 6, 2020, 13:55 wtf_man
 
ForgedReality wrote on Jan 6, 2020, 11:33:
LUL. Imagine using a 1080p monitor in 2020. :D

I run 1080p and I'm perfectly satisfied with it. 27" monitor about 2.5ft - 3ft in front of me.
I also don't do competitive gaming.

So what gives?

It's Cheap.

Since 1080p became the "bottom resolution target" and 1440p is now "mainstream"... I get a lot more lasting time with the GPUs I purchase. The days of me spending 1000+ every 12-18 months on a gaming rig are gone.

All my TV's are still 1080p too. No need to upgrade when 1080p is still clear enough to see the pot marks on that actor's face under the makeup.

/shrug
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits

1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jan 6, 2020, 13:32 wtf_man
 
Intel is prototyping PCIe 4.0 SSDs, but needs AMD CPUs to test them.

The headline is a little misleading. Of course, internally, Intel has PCIe 4 capable CPUs... so they don't need AMD at all. It's the 3rd party developers that they are offering to test the product that may need AMD... unless Intel is also providing unlaunched CPUs / Motherboards.
 
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News Comments > GOG.com Winter Sale Finale - Get Tower of Time for Free

22. Re: GOG.com Winter Sale Finale - Get Tower of Time for Free Dec 31, 2019, 11:28 wtf_man
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 31, 2019, 11:03:
wtf_man wrote on Dec 31, 2019, 10:56:
Some of you would rather get a free game with a DRM launcher, than the same free game without.
I don’t think anyone here said that.

Well, that's the impression I get when there's a post about another store giving the same game away for free.

That includes the Witcher 3 thread above this one. Why the hell would anyone choose to buy it on Steam instead of GOG? (Unless you are absolutely a "one store only" type).
 
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News Comments > GOG.com Winter Sale Finale - Get Tower of Time for Free

20. Re: GOG.com Winter Sale Finale - Get Tower of Time for Free Dec 31, 2019, 10:56 wtf_man
 
So, let me get this straight... some of you rather get a free game with a DRM launcher, than the same free game without (GOG Galaxy is completely optional, and I don't run it). Disappointed  
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News Comments > Squadron 42 Video

38. Re: Squadron 42 Video Dec 27, 2019, 18:53 wtf_man
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 26, 2019, 22:25:
wtf_man wrote on Dec 26, 2019, 18:07:
Hmm... a 3 and half minute 3D Studio Max rendering.

Meh, it's all in-engine, but yeah, no game play.

Yeah... I know it's in-engine, but it might as well have been just a rendering.
 
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News Comments > etc.

8. Re: etc. Dec 26, 2019, 18:33 wtf_man
 
jacobvandy wrote on Dec 26, 2019, 12:07:
Steam stats show everyone who has the game running, period, unless they're not connected online at all. But I'm not sure if the game let's you do that, with its Rockstar launcher requirement.

I played GTA5 offline... unplugged the network cable as soon as I got in the game.

I don't participate in forced telemetry.

That said... I have pretty much zero interest in RDR2 with the same crap. And while I enjoyed GTA5... I probably won't get GTA6 because of the Rockstar launcher BS.
 
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News Comments > Castle Wolfenstein Creator Profiled

2. Re: Castle Wolfenstein Creator Profiled Dec 26, 2019, 18:14 wtf_man
 
and the tale of how id Software acquired the rights to the title for Return to Castle Wolfenstein in 1992

Uhm.... "Wolfenstein 3D" came out in '92.

"Return to Castle Wolfenstein" came out in 2001. (And is still my favorite)
 
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News Comments > Squadron 42 Video

23. Re: Squadron 42 Video Dec 26, 2019, 18:07 wtf_man
 
Hmm... a 3 and half minute 3D Studio Max rendering.  
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News Comments > Christmas Eve Tech Bits

5. Re: Christmas Eve Tech Bits Dec 24, 2019, 13:50 wtf_man
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 24, 2019, 12:36:
A gpu that costs twice the price of a console is more powerful .. inconceivable

Right. The PS4 and the XBone didn’t even have near the top of the line gpus of the time, when they launched.
 
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News Comments > Epic Games Store Wishlist and Review Plans

3. Re: Epic Games Store Wishlist and Review Plans Dec 19, 2019, 11:17 wtf_man
 
Wish-List: Go DRM Launcher free like GOG and I'll start buying stuff from you.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits

14. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 19, 2019, 10:51 wtf_man
 
Slick wrote on Dec 18, 2019, 19:50:
Fuck Intel.

Fuck nVidia.

Long live team RED!

And next eyar when they drop "Big Navi" I'll get that, and my computer will last the next 7 years until the next console cycle begins.

OOOOOH RAH

I just buy whatever is best at the time for my upgrade. I'm "Vendor Agnostic".

That said, my core i5 3570 gaming rig is going on 7 years old... with only an SSD upgrade, and 1 GPU upgrade over that time... and I bought the upgraded GPU used last year (GTX680 to a GTX1070).... and I only game at 1080p... so waiting for the Ryzen 4000 and whatever Intel has to offer late next year is ok by me. AS for upgrading the GPU again... I probably can wait an extra year after that to see who has the better cards. The 1070 for now is plenty for 1080p.

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits

11. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 18, 2019, 19:43 wtf_man
 
P4 vs Athlon... AMD Spanked Intel for Several years. (P4 sucked that bad and I ran AMD Back then because of it... same issue as today... who ruled with IPC)

Core vs anything AMD... Intel Spanked AMD for the last decade and a half.

Currently, AMD has pretty much caught up IPC-wise and started spanking on multi-thread.

Next year will be very interesting.
 
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News Comments > New AMD and Intel CPU Reviews

18. Re: New AMD and Intel CPU Reviews Nov 26, 2019, 09:58 wtf_man
 
VaranDragon wrote on Nov 25, 2019, 14:04:
mirthy wrote on Nov 25, 2019, 13:57:
Most games don't thread that well do they? All those extra cores can't be taken adv of today can it?

This is the main reason why upgraded to the i5-9600k instead of i7 or i9. The price/performance ratio is simply not there.

Same reason why I stuck with Intel over AMD. The single threaded performance of the Intel chips beat the AMD processors hands down every time. In the few instances where games use multiple cores/threads it's usually up to a max. of 4 threads. It's pretty hard to code game engines to be multithreaded and truly scalable to multiple cores.

This.

Intel still has better IPC. AMD has improved quite a bit though, so I am curious to see how the Ryzen 4000's IPC performs.

I'll either be going Ice Lake (Fschk Comet Lake) or whatever 10nm desktop offering Intel comes out with, or Ryzen 4000.

I'm still on a i5 3750k, so I'm definitely due for an upgrade.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

9. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 20, 2019, 14:41 wtf_man
 
Never was a big fan of his “Vision”, but RIP, Brad.  
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News Comments > John Carmack Working on AI

14. Re: John Carmack Working on AI Nov 14, 2019, 12:30 wtf_man
 
Pretty much stopped caring when he got out of engine development.

That said... id Tech 5 wasn't one of his better releases... probably unfinished due to his distracting interest in VR at the time.
 
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News Comments > The Sims Earnings Pass $5 Billion

7. Re: The Sims Earnings Pass $5 Billion Nov 4, 2019, 14:26 wtf_man
 
5 Billion....and EA still gutted Maxis. LOL  
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