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#51080 - CatHatMan
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(2 hours ago) [-]
I've never seen or used a 144hz monitor before but I ordered one. The potential for buyers remorse is so high it feels like the room temperature has gone up to 100'F
www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01BV1XBEI/ref=oh_aui_de
#51081 to #51080 - sniffythebird
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(2 hours ago) [-]
But then, 10 minutes into testing it and playing games, you'll be like
#51082 to #51081 - CatHatMan
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(2 hours ago) [-]
Hopefully it wont be like unboxing my current monitor. I got it on black friday as a christmas present to myself. So when I opened it up a few weeks later it had already passed the doa time period.
#51083 to #51082 - sniffythebird
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(1 hour ago) [-]
Warranties m8
#51084 to #51083 - CatHatMan
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(1 hour ago) [-]
yeah apparently asus has an acceptable amount of dead pixels as long as it's not DOA. But since I actually waited until Christmas to use it I had passes the DOA time period
#51072 - buckymcbadbait ONLINE
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(21 hours ago) [-]
Friendly reminder that there was a point in time when people seriously said things like, "Why would I use a computer to do division when it's so much easier on paper?"
#51076 to #51072 - RuskiyPimp ONLINE
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(13 hours ago) [-]
There was also a time when people said that no human could survive at speeds past 35mph.
#51077 to #51076 - sniffythebird
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(7 hours ago) [-]
There was also a time when there were no people
#51069 - kothaex
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(23 hours ago) [-]
Can anyone recommend any large power banks that have wireless fast charging and multiple coils?

It's a dream of mine to walk around with both that and my phone in my pocket so it'll charge while I walk
Hey a solar panel would be great too lmao but I know that ain't happening.
#51073 to #51069 - atoaster
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(18 hours ago) [-]
Why wouldn't you just get a power bank?

Having wireless charging wastes a lot of energy, I believe, which is why it's always a module plugged into a wall. Then if you have a solar panel, you'd need one the size of a ping pong table or something, I'd imagine.
#51067 - sniffythebird
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(07/22/2016) [-]
Dah 1060 ees verreh stronk jaaah!
puu.sh/qaMzX.png
#51065 - blazingsoul
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(07/22/2016) [-]
So something weird just happened with my laptop, first skype wouldn't completely load only showing people are available or offline and not away or anything else, I couldn't send messages and I reinstalled it only to have it still be there. Then skype finally loaded but was super slow and it took minutes to quit skype. Then my laptop completely dropped its internet when I tried to contact skype customer support, turned off my laptop and took out the battery and cycled the power for 50 seconds. Turned it back on and its seems ok now, what the hell happened?
#51074 to #51065 - atoaster
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(18 hours ago) [-]
Probably nothing. I've known Skype to be super laggy on startup too, but maybe it just ate up all of your RAM or something? I don't know how Skype works.
#51064 - bouazizforever
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(07/22/2016) [-]
I need advice: I don't have any speakers for my computer and I have to buy. Should I take "simple" ones (only speakers) or Speakers+ subwoofer (a bit more expensive ofc)
I know the subwoofer one isn't necessary but of course it would be better than the simple speakers.
Btw I have a gaming computer, so I don't know if its necessary.
Thanks in advance for the reply
#51066 to #51064 - CatHatMan
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(07/22/2016) [-]
personally I use headphones with my computer and just use speakers on my stereo system & tv.
#51068 to #51066 - bouazizforever
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(07/22/2016) [-]
Yeah that's what I do currently but it gets painful sometimes to use headphones for a long period of time
#51075 to #51068 - CatHatMan
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(18 hours ago) [-]
I think I have a solution.
#51061 - meandyamcha
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(07/22/2016) [-]
Sniffythebird that Titan was announced, go get 'em boy.
#51062 to #51061 - sniffythebird
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(07/22/2016) [-]
Just saw it, but what the actual fuck is this... same name, no HBM2, 11 TFLOPS whereas the 1080 has 8.9.

Cant make a conclusion until its released and benchmarks are out, but this seems a little lackluster... Gonna wait and see what the pricing is here in Norway and see how it compares to the 1080 and 980 SLI to get an idea.
#51063 to #51062 - meandyamcha
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(07/22/2016) [-]
I think the idea of nvidia saving hbm2 is just for profits atm. They'll do an architecture refinement like a 2nd generation of pascal. Like they did fermi and kepler and i believe they know performance gains would be minor so theyre saving hbm2 for the performance gains to go with it. After all pascals memory controller has hbm2 support.
#51070 to #51063 - sniffythebird
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(22 hours ago) [-]
That's exactly what bugs me, even way before Pascal released there were rumours about HBM2, and when GDDR5X was more or less confirmed, we'd think there'd be HBM2 versions of cards too.
#51071 to #51070 - meandyamcha
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(22 hours ago) [-]
im gonna guess on a 2nd gen pascal to have HBM2 so they can have another generation of cards to release so they can save the next architecture for later on. But it bugs me a lot considering the Tesla they made has HBM2 and NVlink.
#51060 - charizarddad
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(07/22/2016) [-]
do you guys think KAT will be back up? whats a big torrenting site besides TPB? mostly movies and music
#51057 - reginleaf
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(07/22/2016) [-]
The GeForce beta seems pretty damn stable. Anyone else played around with it much?
#51078 to #51057 - voltkills
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(5 hours ago) [-]
>STILL NO MOUSE SUPPORT FOR PUSH TO TALK
#51079 to #51078 - voltkills
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(5 hours ago) [-]
still only choice between push to talk with keyboard key or ALWAYS ON, not even voice activated.
#51059 to #51057 - sniffythebird
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(07/22/2016) [-]
It's pretty neat. Not having to tab out of games, but just pressing Alt + Z instead to access the settings is fookin handy, m8.
#51034 - averagewhitekid
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(07/21/2016) [-]
Hey board
My PC has been pretty solid for a couple years now, but kinda feel like upgrading the video card since its the biggest bottleneck on the system right now and I have a little extra money in the bank.
I have a GTX 760 2GB right now, interested in getting something for under 300 bucks, way preferably at around 250 or below.
So far, I'm really just looking at the GTX 1060 and the RX 480 (but open to whatever suggestion I guess ya got)
I probably will only be using this card for another 2-3 years, since by then I will be graduated and getting a job so I can probably get some more cashola than I can now.
It seems like the common consensus is that the 1060 outperforms the 480 now, but down the line the 480 is getting stronger results for new games on DX12 and whatnot. But since I'm not gonna have this next card for a large amount of time, it would be alright to just get the better of the two now, right?

I dunno, just looking for some alternate opinions and whatnot. Might not even upgrade and just sit on the 760 for another year if nothing else.
#51055 to #51034 - reginleaf
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(07/22/2016) [-]
I'd go with the 1060 if I were you. The 480 and it have pretty similar performance, but the 1060 is an nvidia card, which you already have. So all you'd have to do it remove your drivers and install new ones for the new card. (Instead of needing to remove geforce and the rest of nvidia's stuff). Also shadowplay :^)
#51056 to #51055 - averagewhitekid
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(07/22/2016) [-]
Yeah, I was thinking that anyways
For some reason every card from both of the two models are sold out other than the 280 buck plus ones, and NVidea always restocks faster, so I'll just stick with them
#51042 to #51034 - bendeman ONLINE
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(07/21/2016) [-]
unless you have a G-Sync monitor or use shadowplay, i'd go for the 480. Personally, i'm going to wait and splurge on the 1080ti
the 2 cards are almost identical in performance in DX 11/12, but the 480 wins by a landslide in DOOM when used with Vulkan.
#51048 to #51042 - sniffythebird
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(07/21/2016) [-]
Spotted the AMD nugget.

That "landslide victory" is like 5-15%, and that's currently only in Ashes of the Singularity or the new Hitman game.

Identical in performance? At stock speeds the 1060 beats the 480 in like 9 out of 10 games. As for overclocking headroom, well.... Have you tried overclocking an RX 480? They stop dead even when doing just a tiny OC. I got the cheapest 1060 from Gainward, and it easily overclocked to 2025mhz (stock boost is 1708), and I haven't even messed with the voltage yet.

Last but not least the difference in power consumption, now that's a landslide.
#51050 to #51048 - bendeman ONLINE
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(07/21/2016) [-]
>AMD Nugget
using a 780 with a g-sync monitor, so probably not

>only in Ashes of the Singularity or the new Hitman game.
did you even read my comment?

>At stock speeds the 1060 beats the 480 in like 9 out of 10 games
by a few frames at best, comparable to your 5-15% remark

>overclocking headroom
I haven't overclocked a gpu, so I didn't comment on it.
#51051 to #51050 - sniffythebird
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(07/21/2016) [-]
Okay, sure.

It beats the 480 in most games, because it IS a more powerful card?

Also, that graph is pure bogus. There's no way a 970 beats a 1060. Why? I have both cards myself. Even at factory clocks my 1060 beat my 970 that's OC'ed as far as it can go without crashing. Add the overclock to the 1060 and it's a pretty significant difference. Hell, I just got back from playing GTA 5 for like 5 hours, the 1060 runs it noticably smoother.

How about that DX12 Async Compute everyone is making such a fuss about? Yeah even with DX12 and Async in Tomb Raider, the 1060 is better. What about a game engine that inherently runs better on AMD cards, such as Far Cry 4? Where the R9 390 would beat the 970? Aw snap: puu.sh/q9SA2.png Or how about a very GPU intensive title like Crysis 3? puu.sh/q9SGm.png

And those are all with the cards at stock speeds. The 1060, for how tiny the chip is; overclocks really well. If you've never overclocked a GPU, you're missing out. Even the 780 has a good amount of headroom as long as you keep temps in check. It has a GK110 chip for a reason.
#51052 to #51051 - bendeman ONLINE
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(07/21/2016) [-]
since you seem to be avoiding it like the plague, I'll point out what exactly you missed both in the original comment and the graph

DOOM
VULKAN

I never said it was better. for all intents and purposes, they're both high to mid-range cards for 1440p 60fps gaming

if i'm an amd nugget, you're an nvidia fangay twice over
#51053 to #51052 - sniffythebird
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(07/21/2016) [-]
You know it's like a broken record when people scream Vulkan. Do you even know what API it's based off? Mantle? No. And I don't get why 9 out of 10 people think Vulkan is the new Mantle as if it's some special exclusive API for AMD. But guess what? It's OpenGL. It literally is nothing more than a newer version of OpenGL, with a new name slapped on it. It works on both AMD and Nvidia hardware. But then it's open source, right? Which is what has been the "argument" for AMD so often lately. And don't say FreeSync. It's just as propriatery as G-Sync.

Now let me burst your bubble. Doom ran like crap on AMD cards on the old OpenGL to begin with. That bigger FPS gain you see from them using Vulkan has almost nothing to do with Vulkan, it's just that AMD had driver issues with OpenGL in Doom. A driver update helped it a little bit as the R9 390 got closer to GTX 970 performance. Vulkan only gave it that slight nudge further, and really, the actual performance gains are fairly similar all around. www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNE_P-g_-Ts

As for the whole SLI argument... as someone who's previously had two 980's in SLI, I can safely say that putting MID tier cards in SLI is absolutely idiotic. You're much better off with a single card that's more powerful. One 1070 > Dual 1060's, any day, period. Even if some combos of dual entry/mid tier cards can get a slightly higher FPS for the buck than their more powerful single card, it doesn't quantify the ACTUAL perceived smoothness. 90 FPS on dual GPUs is objectively worse than 70 FPS on a single card because of the much wonkier frame pacing you WILL get. Not to mention not even half of most popular games even scale as well as benchmarking applications do. So because some idiot looked at how dual 950's got a higher 3DMark Fire Strike score than a single 970, they think they're getting a better deal out of those. When in reality it's not. I'm glad there's no SLI bridge on the 1060. Any card in this price and performance tier isn't even meant for that. Let developers support it how they want with Explicit LDA or MDA. And sure there's the argument of "buy one card now, add another later to upgrade" but IMO "start with a budget card, then get a high end card later" is a much better method.
#51049 to #51048 - sniffythebird
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(07/21/2016) [-]
And don't use Vulkan as an argument. I know a lot of people think it is the new Mantle, but it's really just a new OpenGL, which guess what... is supported on both AMD and Nvidia.
#51043 to #51042 - averagewhitekid
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(07/21/2016) [-]
Yee, I mean that's what I was saying at the end there. I know that overall the 480 would be better for longevity since more games will come out with DX12 and Vulkan shit making it better, but if I can upgrade in another 2 or 3 years it might really negate the need for it.
Is it basically whichever I can get cheaper at this point then?
#51044 to #51043 - bendeman ONLINE
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(07/21/2016) [-]
yep.
Side note that the 1060 cannot SLI. I don't bother with it, but some do.
#51045 to #51044 - averagewhitekid
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(07/21/2016) [-]
Fair nuff
Yeah I don't either
#51040 to #51034 - sniffythebird
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(07/21/2016) [-]
Personally I would get the 1060 cause it's slightly more powerful and draws considerably less power. I just bought one myself today, in fact.