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Re: NVIDIA RTX 3090 Reviews
Sep 24, 2020, 19:05
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Re: NVIDIA RTX 3090 Reviews Sep 24, 2020, 19:05
Sep 24, 2020, 19:05
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 24, 2020, 13:53:
Again, though, this is the new TITAN. No one bought that, either, because the bump wasn't huge, and because it wasn't aimed at your general enthusiast.
I'd be shocked if more than one person here owned a TITAN, but if you walk into any dev studio, and plenty of graphics design firms, and you'd find quite a lot of them.

Not debating the other workloads for the intent of the card... although keeping the consumer series naming convention for something not exactly intended for consumers is kind of dumb ("3090" instead of "TITAN 2" or something).

I still think the real issue that there isn't enough modern CPU to push the 3090 any further for 4K gaming, given 3080 CPU scaling tests

This comment was edited on Sep 24, 2020, 19:18.
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Re: NVIDIA RTX 3090 Reviews
Sep 24, 2020, 12:51
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Re: NVIDIA RTX 3090 Reviews Sep 24, 2020, 12:51
Sep 24, 2020, 12:51
 
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Sep 24, 2020, 12:42:
Is the memory increase the main reason for the perf improvement? I'm curious if the 20gb 3080 cards narrow that gap.

Honestly, from what I saw on the CPU scaling tests of the 3080... I don't think there is enough CPU on the market to feed the 3090 @ 4K.
As others have said... maybe 8K.

For example the latest Intel processor vs. a 4770k on the RTX3080 @ 1080p loses over 40% framerates from the CPU scaling tests I read.
The same latest Intel processor vs. a 4770k on the RTX3080 @ 4K only loses over 10-ish% framerates from the same CPU scaling tests I read.

So, I really don't think there's enough CPU in the current market to push the 3090 @ 4K.

And yes, I believe a 3080 with more memory would yeild near the same as a 3090 at max setting 4k and most performance intensive AA set.

This comment was edited on Sep 24, 2020, 13:03.
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Re: NVIDIA RTX 3090 Reviews
Sep 24, 2020, 12:34
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Re: NVIDIA RTX 3090 Reviews Sep 24, 2020, 12:34
Sep 24, 2020, 12:34
 
Double the price for increased 10%-ish 4K FPS? Uhm... no.

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Re: Baldur's Gate 3 Early Access One Week Delay; System Specs Revealed
Sep 24, 2020, 09:54
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Re: Baldur's Gate 3 Early Access One Week Delay; System Specs Revealed Sep 24, 2020, 09:54
Sep 24, 2020, 09:54
 
So let me get this straight (looking at screenshots)... they're keeping isometric but mixing it with full 3rd person in camp and in cut scenes to be like Dragon Age?
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Re: Hardware Reviews
Sep 22, 2020, 16:15
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Re: Hardware Reviews Sep 22, 2020, 16:15
Sep 22, 2020, 16:15
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 22, 2020, 13:54:
NVME m2 cards are PCI-E cards (just that your mainboard might have a custom slot assigned for it), and run over that. SATA is own thing, with own controller and driver requirements. Completely different system wise.

Actually, I believe, SATA ports (On the motherboard) take up / share like 2 lanes of the PCIe bus.
M.2 slots have 4 PCIe Lanes dedicated... so, yes you could run one as SATA if you wished with no performance impact on the second slot being in NVME mode. But obviously buying a SATA M.2 SSD is a waste of potential bandwidth.

SATA is just a protocol running over a PCIe Lane (Bus). It has a lower bandwidth limit and way more overhead than NVME (which is closer to native PCI Express as far as protocols are concerned)
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Sep 22, 2020, 13:43
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 22, 2020, 13:43
Sep 22, 2020, 13:43
 
Ozmodan wrote on Sep 21, 2020, 20:30:
The administrators that say Windows 10 updates are useless are stupid and just lazy. They just do not want to update all the computers that are responsible for. It is also quite dangerous. A very good friend works for a hospital that did not bother to update windows and got hit with a ransomware attack that used a vulnerability that was patched by Microsoft. Needless to say several of the high-level execs were fired along with the computer administrator.

There's a huge difference between security patching and bi-annual builds.
If you looked at the article you would know they were talking about the bi-annual builds not being much value (aka minuscule new desktop "features")
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Re: Hardware Reviews
Sep 22, 2020, 13:22
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Re: Hardware Reviews Sep 22, 2020, 13:22
Sep 22, 2020, 13:22
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 22, 2020, 13:10:
Question about NVMEs. Do they have their own separate bus from SATA drives? I have two SATA SSDs and a SATA 7200. The first one I use for system and system apps. The second is for modern games that are more demanding and want better speed. The 7200 is for media storage and old games. I'll want to keep that setup in my new PC, but throw a NVME into the mix solely for games - and the most demanding ones at that like Cyberpunk, et al. I'm presuming the legacy drives are all chained on the system bus and the NVME has its own? Is that how it'll work?

For the most part, yes. Most chipsets have SATA (Built in sata connectors on the motherboard) on a different PCIe lane than the nvme capable M.2 slots.
However, if you run M.2 slots in SATA mode, you are occupying that PCIe lane for SATA, not nvme. Whether a second M.2 slot has it's own lane or not, I don't know (I would guess that it would).

Moral of the story... don't run M.2 slots in SATA.
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Re: Hardware Reviews
Sep 22, 2020, 12:52
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Re: Hardware Reviews Sep 22, 2020, 12:52
Sep 22, 2020, 12:52
 
I would think that any modern nvme SSD (even a budget one) would do more than a decent job for loading OS, applications, and game levels.

I'm running a 1TB SATA SSD with windows 7... and when booting from completely turned off... the startup desktop sound plays before my monitor can even come out of power-save mode. That's pretty dang fast, and it's was a budget sata drive by comparison. Game loading / Level loading times... you are only looking at maybe 2 seconds faster max, for top o the line vs budget (For initial application loading).

About the only time you need Top 'o the line SSDs like an 980 or an Optane, would be heavy database usage (which would be in a server anyway), or editing large / high resolution video clips, or some such non gaming activity.

Just saying... if Samsung is your pick... the EVO line is way better bang for basic Loading apps / levels buck.
Don't let your eyes get squirreled away with a ton of useless benchmarks. Always look at the real-world load times for applications... because that is mostly what you would be doing.

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Re: NVIDIA on Restocking Sold Out GeForce 3080s
Sep 22, 2020, 11:02
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Re: NVIDIA on Restocking Sold Out GeForce 3080s Sep 22, 2020, 11:02
Sep 22, 2020, 11:02
 
bigspender wrote on Sep 21, 2020, 21:17:
I would have thought most people were smart enough to wait for AMD to launch 6000 series radeon cards, wven if they arent better it'll mean nvidia will drop prices

Depends.
Last few generations, AMD hasn't been able to really compete in the upper end, so even when they did released cards... nvidia's prices didn't drop.
nVidia's pricing has lasted well over a year after launch.

We'll see what Big Navi brings to the table, though.
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Re: John Carmack on Microsoft's id Software Ownership
Sep 22, 2020, 09:59
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Re: John Carmack on Microsoft's id Software Ownership Sep 22, 2020, 09:59
Sep 22, 2020, 09:59
 
Probably the only real good thing about this is that Microsoft is a little less sue happy for gaming Intellectual Properties.
Zenimax would sue a fan if they looked at one of their games cross-eyed.

Of course now that Lynda Carter's Lawyer husband has a good chunk of that 7.5 Billion in his pocket... he can retire.
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Sep 21, 2020, 19:13
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Re: Morning Consolidation Sep 21, 2020, 19:13
Sep 21, 2020, 19:13
 
ldonyo wrote on Sep 21, 2020, 11:06:
... If the industry moves to $70 as the new normal, I'll just wait until the 'everything' editions come out AND go on sale.

I pretty much already do that with 95% of the current $60 games that come out.

There's very few games that I would consider 'Pay Full Price early after release' purchases anymore.
The only one coming up for me may be Cyberpunk. Everything else is 'wait until the 'everything' editions come out AND go on sale'.

It's not because I'm cheap. It's because a majority of modern games are too short and initially very buggy. By the time the the 'everything' editions come out, they are good value and usually patched well.
Of course... I'm talking PC... not Consoles. I buy very few console games... and usually those are for guests.
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Re: Microsoft Buying ZeniMax
Sep 21, 2020, 19:00
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Re: Microsoft Buying ZeniMax Sep 21, 2020, 19:00
Sep 21, 2020, 19:00
 
DarkCntry wrote on Sep 21, 2020, 18:45:
inXile games are on GOG, aren't they?

No mention of Microsoft as a publisher on those games so I have to assume a deal was done with GOG before Microsoft bought inXile (maybe even including all the way up through Wasteland 3... some long contract with GOG... I mean wasteland 2 started out as a kickstarter and was promised to be on GOG... so maybe they had some ongoing contract). Given Microsoft's stance on DRM... I don't foresee them supporting a DRM-Free store front.

I guess we'll just have to see what pans out.
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Re: Microsoft Buying ZeniMax
Sep 21, 2020, 18:26
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Re: Microsoft Buying ZeniMax Sep 21, 2020, 18:26
Sep 21, 2020, 18:26
 
Spektr wrote on Sep 21, 2020, 18:16:
I have a bad feeling about this...

This doesn't bode well at all for Id games running on OpenGL/Vulkan. And I guess id software games on Linux belonged to another era.
In fact it doesn't bode well for pretty much anything I can think of.
Is MS trying to become the Disney of video games?
Did I mention that this doesn't bode well?

It also doesn't bode well for any more Zenimax / Bethesda / iD games going to GOG.
There are zero Microsoft published games on GOG.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Sep 21, 2020, 16:43
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 21, 2020, 16:43
Sep 21, 2020, 16:43
 
Win 10 Enterprise (normal) still has the bi-annual "builds"
Win 10 Enterprise (LTSB / LTSC) pretty much can't be installed on newer chipsets (After a year or so of the version in question), thanks to Microsoft crippling it order to force you onto the Bi-annual builds.

Microsoft first marketed LTSB as "If your environment is sensitive to change, then you want LTSB' then changed it to "you don't want LTSB for anything touching the internet"

It's all bullshit to force you into their ridiculous SAAS BS.

Even Server 2019 has a bi-annual build version called "Windows Server" (Instead of Server 2019).
They are also actively crippling on-premise to try to force you into Azure. Eventually you will have to go with a Linux infrastructure if you want to remain on-prem.
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Re: Microsoft Buying ZeniMax
Sep 21, 2020, 12:54
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Re: Microsoft Buying ZeniMax Sep 21, 2020, 12:54
Sep 21, 2020, 12:54
 
Slick wrote on Sep 21, 2020, 12:15:
Dr_Dissent wrote on Sep 21, 2020, 12:09:
Bethesda already said it would be a new engine for both Starfield and ESVI.

Yeah, but we've heard that song before. Remember the "new engine" that Skyrim was running on?

This. They seem to think tweaking Net Immerse / Gamebryo constitutes a "new engine".

That said... I highly doubt that Microsoft will make them switch engines, especially if TES6 is already in mid development.
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Re: Microsoft Buying ZeniMax
Sep 21, 2020, 11:10
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Re: Microsoft Buying ZeniMax Sep 21, 2020, 11:10
Sep 21, 2020, 11:10
 
The Pyro wrote on Sep 21, 2020, 11:03:
Please don't make me use a Microsoft account to play TES 6...

Pretty much you can count on that happening. Looks like I'm done with Bethesda / iD games.
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 System Requirements; Trailers
Sep 19, 2020, 12:04
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Re: Cyberpunk 2077 System Requirements; Trailers Sep 19, 2020, 12:04
Sep 19, 2020, 12:04
 
Hmm... looks like my old rig can stay on windows 7 a while longer. I didn't want to change OS's until I built a new rig anyway... so that's good.

That's assuming I buy Cyberpunk before I build a new rig... which is likely since I'm targeting spring of next year when Zen 3 and Nvidia 30 series should be widely available (or possibly Big Navi and whatever Intel's best is at the time).
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Re: Michel Ancel Leaving the Games Industry
Sep 18, 2020, 17:17
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Re: Michel Ancel Leaving the Games Industry Sep 18, 2020, 17:17
Sep 18, 2020, 17:17
 
Not sure why folks are jumping to the conclusion that this has something to do with Ubisoft's harassment issues... 30+ years means the guy could simply want to move on.

/shrug
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Re: Michel Ancel Leaving the Games Industry
Sep 18, 2020, 13:55
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Re: Michel Ancel Leaving the Games Industry Sep 18, 2020, 13:55
Sep 18, 2020, 13:55
 
PC
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Re: Apple: Epic's Fortnite Harm
Sep 17, 2020, 10:02
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Re: Apple: Epic's Fortnite Harm Sep 17, 2020, 10:02
Sep 17, 2020, 10:02
 
Look folks, Apple is free to run their platform the way they want and it's totally LEGAL. Period. No matter how much folks want to throw the "anti-competitive / monopoly" buzzwords around.

Until there are anti-trust laws that ACTUALLY deal with duopolies and oligopolies... Apple's behavior will remain legal.

Laws for duopolies / oligopolies need to be passed FIRST.
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