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.
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.
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.
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?
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
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.
DarkCntry wrote on Sep 21, 2020, 18:45:
inXile games are on GOG, aren't they?
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?
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?
The Pyro wrote on Sep 21, 2020, 11:03:
Please don't make me use a Microsoft account to play TES 6...
jacobvandy wrote on Sep 16, 2020, 12:55:wtf_man wrote on Sep 16, 2020, 11:44:
For those of us that still run in only 1080p, the Tom's Hardware CPU scaling for the 3080 is really interesting....
At 1080p Ultra, my old 3570k (which is 1 gen below the lowest CPU they test (4770k Overclocked) would bottleneck the 3080 by at least 50%.
What is telling... is that CPU doesn't matter as much at 4k Ultra... 4770k OC vs. i9 9900k is maybe 10%
So the solution is supersampling. Render the game at 4K or thereabouts, even if your screen is only 1080p. You get a better image quality than with antialiasing, and you won't let all that extra GPU power go completely to waste.