DukeFNukem wrote on Dec 3, 2020, 09:48:VaranDragon wrote on Dec 3, 2020, 02:57:
Let me share my experience with Covid. It's relatively light compared to what was written here but it is still sobering as to how dangerous it can be.
So I play in a a band. We got together for rehearsal about two and a half weeks ago on a Sunday. We were avoiding playing together up until then as there are no gigs to be had during this time, but on Monday we were due in a recording studio to record a new tune and felt we had to practice it some. We played for about an hour and a half, two tops. All of us were healthy no symptoms. The very next day, early in the morning our singer let us know that he developed flu like symptoms with a body temperature of 38.5. We all went into self-isolation just as a precaution. Anyways to cut a long story short, he managed to infect ALL of us. Yes we all got tested. That's 5 other people that were there (4 others in band, 1 producer who was with us for 15 minutes!) All of us developed relatively mild, flu like symptoms except for our other guitarist, who developed early onset pneumonia had pretty high body temperature for two weeks before finally pulling through. He is still bedridden. They wouldn't admit him to a hospital due to being swamped by more serious cases of Covid 19. Gave him some antibiotics and sent him home.
100% infection rate from our singer who we later found out attended a wedding three days prior and didn't let us know. (Where he probably got infected).
Im not saying everyone is that infectious, but apparently there are people out there who are.
So yeah. There it is. Stay safe. For most this is a trivial disease, but why take the chance you end up being one of the few for whom it isn't. Or even worse, infect someone else who ends up having serious complications.
A body temperature of 38.5? Was he dead? You mean 98.5, okay.
Stay safe how? By not living your life at all? By letting fear of a germ rule every aspect of your very existence? Why take the chance? Because life is a chance. Because everybody dies. There are now over 12 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States. If you know anything about exponents, you know that there is nothing you can do to prevent the spread now short of immersing yourself in a black pod filled with red jello and a breathing tube and remaining in suspended animation for the rest of your life.
People die all the time on airplanes, motorcycles, trains, skydiving, rock climbing. Why take the chance? Sure the statistics of people who die flying on planes is small, but still, why take the chance? Anybody got any stories of somebody they know who died on a plane or motorcycle so that we can be safe by not doing those things any more? *face palm*
Statistics tell us what we need to fear. And statistics show us that COVID-19 is really nothing to be fearful of. The less exposure you have to viruses the more weak your immune system becomes. You're not going to prevent anything from spreading at this point by looking like a mental patient because you're wearing a mask, when driving down the highway in your car with a mask on.
With a 99% + recovery rate for most people and a 95%+ recovery rate for elderly people it's insane that were still talking about this bitch called COVID-19 as though it were the most ferocious killing virus on the planet. It's not. The only pandemic going on right now is one of brainwashing people into thinking that the only solution to a virus that has one of the lowest case fatality rates in history is a rushed vaccine. Sorry, vaccines aren't magic bullets for old people. Everybody dies.
When they can produce a vaccine that gives me eternal life I might be interested in that one. Until then, it's all snakeoil sales gimmicks. It's all about the Benjamins!
jdreyer wrote on Dec 2, 2020, 14:31:VaranDragon wrote on Dec 2, 2020, 11:20:
Im sorry theglaze but 7 out of the 13 games tested were using the Unreal engine, where obviously Nvidia has the upper hand. So it's more like 6 games tested. In DCS (which is what im interested in for VR mostly) initial reports put the 6800XT ahead of the 3080 in frame-time analysis.
Since RDNA2 is what is powering the next gen consoles, I wouldn't bet against performance swining back into AMD's favor in newly developed games. Where AMD has so far failed to impress is ray tracing, so there is that to consider too.
Why is a game invalidated if it uses UE? UE games are a huge segment of AAA games.
Acleacius wrote on Dec 1, 2020, 20:05:
As everyone has mentioned, it's more powerful than last generations top card 2080ti, iirc. At $400 it's also half the price of the 2080ti at release.
I don't see how anyone could consider this less valuable than $300, so the debate is over $100. It's a card in hand atm, if you've got access to buy these
mysterious and unknown 3090 and 3080 cards please share their vendor link. Not to mention buying this now, gives something until prices and supplies settle
down on the top tier cards 2021. Nor do I want to wait for ATI to develop and add in their own RT which could take another 6 months.
So it looks like all that's worth $50 buck, if not the $100 at least imo.
MeanJim wrote on Dec 2, 2020, 03:21:
I'm pretty desperate for a GPU upgrade since I'm still on a GTX 970. When I built my system, the 10XX GPUs had just come out. I tend to upgrade every other GPU generation, so I decided to see how my system performed with the old 970 first. It ran everything I had maxed out at 1080p 60fps, so I didn't see the need to upgrade. Then I got hit with a bit of bad timing when my monitor crapped out. Rather than just replace it with another 1080p 60Hz display, I decided to splurge on a 1440p 144Hz display, and the 970 just can't cut. I decided not to waste money on a 1080 since the the 20 series releasing soon, so I waited. I didn't pull the trigger on a 20XX GPU because the price didn't seem worth it compared to their performance over a 1080, and pretty much everyone was saying to wait for the next gen.
Ive been going through my back log and playing low requirement games anyway, but I've got some games I want to replay that the 970 couldn't handle without lowering the quality, and Cyberpunk 2077 is coming out soon, which I've already pre-ordered a boxed copy.
If these don't sell out immediately, and I can get one, I can't decided if I should get one or wait and hope I can get a 3080. Spending $400 for something I would have spent $700 on last year isn't bad, and it could be enough to hold me over until the 40 series and/or my next full system build. Then again, spending a bit extra if the 3080's come back in stock, seems to be the better long term investment. So it comes don't to waiting and taking a gamble that the 3080s ever become available again, or get a 3060ti tomorrow (that is if they're not sniped immediately).