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Signed On Feb 20, 2011, 16:53
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 21, 2017, 16:47 Mordecai Walfish
 
The Fractal R6 has some good changes, namely:

-No longer having the SSD/2.5in mounts directly behind the CPU
-No longer necessary to use drive cages for HDDs, for better airflow
-Ability to move the mounting of the GPU to the bottom of the case with the supplied adapter
 
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News Comments > New NVIDIA GeForce Drivers
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 20, 2017, 22:18 Mordecai Walfish
 
"Such is the level of optimization that you can now play PUBG at over 60 FPS, with High settings, at 1920x1080, on an affordable GeForce GTX 1060"

That's a pretty big leap in performance if it actually can maintain 60fps on a 1060 now.
 
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News Comments > Destiny 2 is Activision's "Biggest PC Launch"
29. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 20, 2017, 22:04 Mordecai Walfish
 
Beamer wrote on Dec 20, 2017, 17:55:

whole lotta awesome..


Comparing this year to '87, I'd say the winner is '87. I'd take Reagan over Trump any day, and there are many more memorable movies on that list than anything that's come out this year. The series on Netflix and HBO are better than most of the stuff that is coming out in movie theatres nowadays.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 20, 2017, 21:45 Mordecai Walfish
 
In a game with such great graphic quality as Witcher 3, I would probably be alright with 30fps 4k on console, being that it isnt something that really "needs" 60fps, like a shooter or a racing game. I'd imagine that would look pretty amazing on a huge 4k TV, and I'm really glad that consoles are finally realizing that having the ability to play at 60 fps is something people prefer as well as higher resolutions, as well at the capability to hit those higher resolutions more reliably. The X seems like a way of them saying "we get it now", compared to the shitty original xbox one hardware and it's original intent to be some kind of all-encompassing media device instead of just a balls-to-the-wall gaming machine first and foremost.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 19, 2017, 18:45 Mordecai Walfish
 
MajorD wrote on Dec 19, 2017, 11:42:
That's pretty funny. What are the chances of them crossing paths?


I would think the chances are much greater than you or I seeing either vehicle, simply based on how much time they both spend on the roads
 
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News Comments > Unannounced Blizzard First-Person Game Features Vehicles
19. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 19, 2017, 17:54 Mordecai Walfish
 
I would blow many loads if they threw their weight into the gta-type genre with the interstate76 IP and some solid single-player to go along with the inevitable multiplayer portion.  
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News Comments > Get Layers of Fear and Soundtrack for Free
6. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 19, 2017, 00:01 Mordecai Walfish
 
jacobvandy wrote on Dec 18, 2017, 23:12:
FYI, this is one of those giveaways with a deadline to redeem your key (two weeks here). It doesn't happen often, but I missed out on one of the games they were giving out a few months back because I claimed it to my Humble account but didn't follow through with redeeming on Steam for a while... Came back to see that it'd expired and the key was erased.

Not sure why that kind of stipulation is made when they cut deals like this. Is it not enough of a limitation to only give out keys for 48 hours, you have to make unused ones expire after a while, too? Afraid they'll run out, maybe?

It is a counter-measure for online games key sellers/sites.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 18, 2017, 01:48 Mordecai Walfish
 
rawbelly wrote on Dec 17, 2017, 17:13:
FF Quantum is my browser of choice as well.

I switched back from Chrome recently too. Loving it so far.

For users of the Tree Style Tabs add-on, add the following bit of code to the "%AppData%\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile name>\chrome\userChrome.css" file (create the file and the chrome directory if they are not there) to hide the redundant tabs at the top, and hide the "tree style tabs" header on the left side of the screen, in order to clean things up a bit:

@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul");
#TabsToolbar {
visibility: collapse !important;
}
#sidebar-header { display: none; }
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 15, 2017, 18:28 Mordecai Walfish
 
If you get the double-action revolver in GTA Online, and complete the headshot challenge with it, it will unlock the same gun in Red Dead Redemption 2 when it releases.

Interesting cross-universe tie-in there, and I figured it was RDR related simply from the font they used in the linked Rockstar page, before reading any of the specifics.
 
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News Comments > Quake Champions Gets Keel This Week
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 12, 2017, 01:58 Mordecai Walfish
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 11, 2017, 22:26:
https://steamdb.info/app/611500/graphs/ and it's dead.

Many people who are playing QC don't go through Steam, so those numbers are not at all a good representation of the playerbase. Probably only a couple thousand playing regularly, but no way to know without having stats from how many are going directly through the Bethesda launcher as well.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
18. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 11, 2017, 21:51 Mordecai Walfish
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 11, 2017, 18:04:
2 questions.

1. What are your ideas on ram speed when it comes to CAS timing and Frequency. For example
DDR4 2133 (PC4 17000)
Timing 13-15-15-28
CAS Latency 13
-versus-
Speed
DDR4 2400 (PC4 19200)
Timing 17-17-17-39
CAS Latency 17
I would think the low frequency memory would perform just as well as the faster memory due to it's better CAS latency.
Where do you think the current sweet spot/crossover is.

and 2.
I have researched the pagefile "always" question and I can never find a reason that you have to have a pagefile besides 'because'.
Can you point me to where it explains why you have to have a pagefile, especially if you have oodles of unused ram an ssd and a 4 core 4 ghz processor.

For the first question, both of those configurations would perform similarly but the 2133 configuration would probably be the best option. The way Ryzen and intel's new processors utilize ddr4 ram is different, so depending on your cpu/motherboard, you may even have *slightly* better performance with the ddr2400 timings instead of 2133. For gaming you typically want to go for the lowest latency possible, but other desktop applications may perform better with higher mhz ratings.

Best way to be sure, is to test the timings on your pc in the two configurations you are considering, and run AIDA 64 memory tests as well as a gaming benchmark in something that is more modern/demanding with both configurations. With DDR3 ram, going above 2133 made little to no difference, but DDR4 can have a much higher impact depending on your CPU/motherboard. Test it if you are interested at all in finding the best for your particular setup, but both of those are very similar in speed and will have little overall difference. I've tweaked memory timings for years and optimized ram setups to get that last bit of performance out of them. The difference is very minimal, but i did have a good speedup on my old phenom II rig by tightening timings and adjusting some things. It's really up to you whether you find it worth your time to go through all the stability tests and benchmarks just for a *very* minimal improvement though.

For the pagefile question, you don't lose *any* performance by having it enabled, even if you have tons of memory, etc. Some older games/programs will have issues with it disabled because they were programmed to always take pagefile into account. You can roll the dice and disable it and hope that nothing funky occurs, but you literally are not losing any performance by leaving it enabled, just a bit of disk space.

EDIT:

To compare by the actual latency of the two examples you gave:

DDR4-2133 @ cas latency 13 would have an effective latency of 12.19 ns

DDR4-2400 @ cas latency 17 would have an effective latency of 14.17 ns

The formula for this is (2000 x CL) / rating, and going by these numbers you would be better off with the DDR4-2133 @ CL 13 setup. DDR4 3200 ram is commonly sold at CL 16 ratings, so DDR4-2400 @ CL 17 is not very good. the actual minimum frametimes and frame stability are most dependent on the latency of your ram, so going for the lowest number using that formula generally results in the best performance in games, especially when running at higher framerates (90+fps).

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News Comments > Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection Announced
10. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 11, 2017, 20:45 Mordecai Walfish
 
Pr()ZaC wrote on Dec 11, 2017, 15:20:
You should play the Rainbow editions and Capcom should include them all:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W74KS-DRUPE

I remember playing the hacked version int he arcade before, and doing pretty much the same thing on the SNES version with game genie. There were so many awesome game genie codes.

Definitely gonna pick this up, there are a bunch of gems in this collection, including SF Alpha 3, which is a truly awesome game. Karin was first introduced in that one I think, and great fun to use with her counters and combo possibilities. Online play and PC day1 release also! Fuck yes.
 
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News Comments > Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition Season 3 Cast Revealed
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 11, 2017, 20:40 Mordecai Walfish
 
deqer wrote on Dec 11, 2017, 13:04:
So stupid...

Stop changing the game, you FUCKS.

Huh? SFV was always planned to have character releases regularly and balance changes to come along with them. Arcade Edition is just the name of the current patch coming in January, and is free for everyone who owns the game already. I don't see where the rage is coming from.. they have had to balance their game repeatedly since day 1, just like all games in the series.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 9, 2017, 15:47 Mordecai Walfish
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 9, 2017, 15:24:
Didn't know Netflix was making a Witcher series. That's got some potential.

I havent read all the books/source material but hopefully they have enough to make it last a while if it does well, without going full retard like The Walking Dead
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 9, 2017, 15:16 Mordecai Walfish
 
That optical illusion is "breaking their brains"?

Its really fucking simple. the lines are shaded differently in the alternating rows, and when the split between the shades is at the apex of the curve, the lines appear straighter than the ones that are not split on the apex of the curves. The shaded sections being in the straighter areas instead of the curved areas gives the illusion. Took all of 5 seconds to realize whats going on there.. not very "brain breaking", but I guess it's just a clickbait headline.
 
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News Comments > SOULCALIBUR VI Announced
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 8, 2017, 16:18 Mordecai Walfish
 
Bamco's been on a roll lately! Perhaps it's helped them a bit that they are largely using Unreal Engine 4 for everything now instead of having to design their own engines in-house as they had in the past. As an added bonus they are generally releasing on PC alongside consoles now as well which is a *very* welcome change!  
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News Comments > Dying Light: Bad Blood Battle Royale Expansion
16. Re: Dying Light: Bad Blood Battle Royale Expansion Dec 7, 2017, 19:03 Mordecai Walfish
 
Acleacius wrote on Dec 7, 2017, 14:21:
Lmao, how could this possibly be PvE? They are spinning some utter bullshit there.

Zombies, how else?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 7, 2017, 18:58 Mordecai Walfish
 
Huge mega-heist coming to GTA online Dec 12th. flying deloreans, jetpacks, possible conclusion to the 4yr Chiliad mystery. Looks pretty cool.

https://youtu.be/oCZgVGFwKo0

Some mystery force at hand in this one apparently. My guess is aliens
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 7, 2017, 01:40 Mordecai Walfish
 
Creston wrote on Dec 6, 2017, 22:18:
HoSpanky wrote on Dec 6, 2017, 21:49:
I don't get why EVGA has so many 1070ti models....they can't bump up the speeds on them, Nvidia locked that down so you can't push a 1070ti faster than a 1080.

? I think you can. They just don't want them clocked that way straight out of the gate.

The big advantage a 1080 has over a 1070ti is that it has 3GB more memory, but other than that, the 1070ti is a goddamn monster of a card. I got the MSI Gaming one, and the thing is COMPLETELY quiet. I'm not being hyperbolic. It is COMPLETELY quiet. While I'm playing a game, I can't hear it. Right now while I'm on the web, I can't hear it.

I turned the fan to 100% to see what it'd sound like, and it's literally barely a whisper. It is AMAZING how quiet they made that thing, especially considering the heatsink weighs like 9000 lbs. (I was seriously worried about the weight of that card hanging in that PCI-E slot. It's the heaviest graphics card I've ever owned.)

My old GTX970 (by EVGA, coincidentally) is a fucking twin-turbo vacuum cleaner compared to the 1070ti.

I have a MSI Gaming 980ti that is similar. Fans don't even kick in until it is over 60 degrees, because of the massive copper heatsink on it, and the fans are dead silent when they do kick in because they are larger and running at low rpm, but still pushing lots of air through those pipes. They make the best air cooling solutions out there for GPUs, IMO.
 
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News Comments > Antigraviator Announced
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 6, 2017, 19:36 Mordecai Walfish
 
I've been playing Redout on and off for the past half a year and it's a pretty sweet wipeout clone. No weapons or anything just racing, but a good variety of tracks and a portal system that combines the tracks together for huge endurance races.

 
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