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Signed On May 29, 2008, 20:53
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
17. Re: Hardware Reviews Jun 29, 2016, 17:59 Wallshadows
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jun 29, 2016, 15:42:
Imo the 480 to be killer had to fall in-between a 970 and 1070, not a 1070. The 1060 is most likely going to take this out easily, because it's going to take out a 970.

Something I would like to throw out is that there are review sites that are stacking the deck against the 480 by comparing it to overclocked 970s while consistently equals to or pulls ahead of a stock 970 (This depends where you look though, different test beds and whatnot). If we are to compare an overclocked 480 to an overclocked 970, that's something we'll have to wait on since there's barely any headroom in the 480.

The hype though, holy shit. I was browsing the sub-reddit for several days and it was nothing but insanity. It went from being a cheap 390/970 for the masses and gradually became compared to Fury and 980 based on nothing but a screenshot of Firestrike. I'm sure it'll overclock nicely with more power and a better heat sink but they were really asking for way more than a $200 card could ever deliver. There's this but it's still likely handicapped by the single 6-pin power.

As for the 1060, I've heard rumors that it might be a 3/6GB card and fit in the $250/300 ballpark range but those are only rumors. I am curious but do you have a source for your information in regards to how it compares to the 970? I've seen folks theory out the numbers but even those aren't set in stone and likely came from the same rumor mill.

I'm not trying to be an AMD fanboy or anything but I don't think the 480 should be dismissed because it isn't performing as well as overly hyped fans had hoped. If anything, I hope the 1060 comes out swinging and be another price:performance champion.

Creston wrote on Jun 29, 2016, 17:57:
Hopefully we'll see a Twin Frozr version of this card. If we do, I'm pretty interested in it, since I currently game at 1080p anyway.

Third parties have already indicated that they'll be out "soon" and have released images but no hard date has been set. Some are using the PowerColor 'Devil' release date of July 10th as a reference. In fact, the Sapphire Nitro was just shown.

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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
2. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Jun 29, 2016, 14:46 Wallshadows
 
Not only do you need to comment, you need to have a top level comment.

Well boys, who wants to make a dollar?
 
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
14. Re: Hardware Reviews Jun 29, 2016, 14:33 Wallshadows
 
Shineyguy wrote on Jun 29, 2016, 14:19:
If it's less than 10% that's already better than reference designs as all people seem to be getting there is an average of 3.5% OC.

That sounds about right as the XFX model is ~4.5% after I double checked the boost speed. Still not worth the premium though, in my opinion. Would rather spend that extra on a lower-end AIB since, by then, this SKU will likely vanish and one will take its place.
 
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12. Re: Hardware Reviews Jun 29, 2016, 13:55 Wallshadows
 
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Jun 29, 2016, 13:43:
XFX is releasing an overclocked "Black" edition today. It has a custom back plate that is apparently better, but comes in at $270.


While true, it's less than a 10% overclock. Anything north of that and you're running in to power issues since it only draws from a 6-pin power connector. I never personally bought in to buying cards which have a higher price tag because they're slightly overclocked since I can do it myself in about 3 seconds. I'm not sure what the worth of that back plate on a reference card is either to be honest.

AIBs will solve power and heat issues but they might not be expected for weeks which I don't mind. I can play everything 'okay' on my 280 until then. They'll be more but if they come with DVI or two then that would offset the cost of having to otherwise buy DP to DVI adapters.

Rumor has it that the 1060 will be announced and/or released on the 9th of July so that could be interesting too if true.
 
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
10. Re: Hardware Reviews Jun 29, 2016, 13:05 Wallshadows
 
I'm not sure what those who are bagging on the 480 were expecting as it was never advertised as being even comparable to a 1070 for single card usage. It's a new card which allows the mainstream market to enjoy some of the bells and whistles which were typically reserved for cards that are much more expensive without breaking the bank. It's also worth noting that these are all reference boards so if you plan to overclock for more performance, you're shit outta luck for the most part until AIBs are released.

970/390 performance for ~$200/230 is phenomenal if you ask me and, if anything, it'll re-invigorate the battle of the mainstream which is where the vast majority of the market is found. We're all winners when shit like this happens.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
3. Re: On Sale Jun 28, 2016, 10:13 Wallshadows
 
fujiJuice wrote on Jun 28, 2016, 00:36:
Why is that? Did you change credit cards or not enable the authenticator?

I don't have Steam Guard on my account because I don't have an iPhone or a Droid. Even if I went and got one today, there is still a 15 day hold before I can use the market.
 
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News Comments > System Shock Specs
1. Re: System Shock Specs Jun 28, 2016, 09:53 Wallshadows
 
Pretty steep for being such a visually bland looking release. Not a strike against the game itself but the trailer and photos don't really show anything special on a technical level when compared to, say, DOOM which uses nearly identical (if not lower) requirements for minimum and recommended. Must be a Unity thing.

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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale Jun 27, 2016, 23:58 Wallshadows
 
Thank you, Steam!  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
7. Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 26, 2016, 17:18 Wallshadows
 
All I bought so far is This War of Mine and Stalker - Call of Pripyat which I've gone ahead and modded but not played. TWoM isn't really as grim as many say but I have a feeling those who say it is are probably the types who eat a tomato and say it's spicy.

As for Ark, well, for the first time since I was gifted it several months ago, I decided to give it a try. I joined my friend's private server and he literally had a god damn giant beaver with a saddle on it and I was instantly sold on the game. I'll come back to it later after I finish my new FO4 playthrough and dabble in TWoM/CoP.

 
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News Comments > Steam Summer Picnic Sale Underway
1. Re: Steam Summer Picnic Sale Underway Jun 23, 2016, 13:11 Wallshadows
 
Steam is trying real hard to not crash right now.

Oh, there it goes!

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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jun 23, 2016, 11:30 Wallshadows
 
Good, stick it to Oculus with their shitty lockdown shenanigans.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 22, 2016, 09:17 Wallshadows
 
I cancelled my sub once they region locked and upped the price of their service.  
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News Comments > Battlefield 4 Second Assault for Free
2. Re: Battlefield 4 Second Assault for Free Jun 22, 2016, 08:49 Wallshadows
 
I tried Battlefield 4 when I found out it had a free week-long trial and wanted to satisfy some much needed desires for FPS destruction. I remember back then how none of the links within Origin would work and I would always get the 'temporarily unavailable' page. Fast forward several months and I just now logged and literally every page other than My Games is 'temporarily unavailable'.

Fucking garbage.
 
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News Comments > Umbrella Corps Released
1. Re: Umbrella Corps Released Jun 22, 2016, 08:39 Wallshadows
 
Dead in a month.  
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News Comments > DOOM Demo Extended
23. Re: DOOM Demo Extended Jun 21, 2016, 13:39 Wallshadows
 
Game ran a lot better than I expected on Medium but the in-game performance tool leaves me a little confused. It doesn't seem to go from 1 - 100% usage because once my figures hit high teens they would turn red while my system was being stressed. Might have to run Afterburner and core temp for processor load to really get an idea and then crank up the settings to see what's bottle-necking what.

Either way, was surprised. I liked DOOM back in the day but I was never one of those hardcore fans who still play modded versions of the original and see it as the unholy grail to gaming. This, for me, is a solid deep sale / GOTY purchase.

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News Comments > Morning Patches
1. Re: Morning Patches Jun 21, 2016, 12:53 Wallshadows
 
Looks like the new Fallout 4 DLC is on the horizon. Nuka-World.

Take a trip to Nuka-World, a vast amusement park now a lawless city of Raiders. Explore an all-new region with an open wasteland and park zones like Safari Adventure, Dry Rock Gulch, Kiddie Kingdom, and the Galactic Zone. Lead lethal gangs of Raiders and use them to conquer settlements, bending the Commonwealth to your will. Nuka-World features new quests, Raiders, weapons, creatures, and more. Enjoy the ride!

I ended up buying the Season Pass from G2A for $35 because mods were already throwing dependencies in to Far Harbor and I honestly liked the two which were announced at E3 if only for added time sinks. By then, I figured if I got both of those and Far Harbor when the price comes down, I'll basically be paying the same as I would be for the Season Pass on G2A and went with it.

I fixed my stability issue too. Turns out I had one mod which wasn't up to date. Was frustrating to go through 65+ mods to find it but now I am glad a I did.
 
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News Comments > Different Steam Top 10
7. Re: Different Steam Top 10 Jun 20, 2016, 13:59 Wallshadows
 
It looks alright. You have various killers who all have their own ability and perspective, procedural generated environment which can either be done solo or with a group and limited rewards which you pick up along the way.

Whether or not it has replay value, who knows. I kind of wonder why the killer doesn't just camp the exit but overall seems to be built on a much better asymmetrical premise than Evolve and it's only $20.
 
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News Comments > New Turtle Rock Studios IP
5. Re: New Turtle Rock Studios IP Jun 20, 2016, 11:13 Wallshadows
 
No pre-order button ready at the go with 12 different versions to choose from?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 19, 2016, 20:41 Wallshadows
 
Friends discovered the young actor's body after Yelchin was several hours late for a scheduled rehearsal on Saturday night. "They went to his San Fernando Valley home at around 1AM and found him pinned between his car and a brick mailbox, which was attached to a security gate," the report claims. The engine was apparently still running, with the car placed in neutral.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 19, 2016, 19:31 Wallshadows
 
Ain't that a god damn bummer about Anton Yelchin. Jesus Christ. I wonder how Walter Koenig feels knowing that he's lived longer than his reboot.

From what I heard, he got pinned between his car and his mailbox? If so, this is why you turn your wheels on a slope...

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