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About martward

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  • Birthday 1992-02-02

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  • Interests
    Artificial Intelligence, Soccer
  • Occupation
    Machine Learning Engineer / Developer


  • CPU
    Intel Xeon E3-1231v3
  • Motherboard
    MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition
  • RAM
    4x4GB Corsair Vengeance Pro 1600 MHz
  • GPU
    Gigabyte GTX 1060 G1 Gaming
  • Case
    Fractal Design Arc Midi R2
  • Storage
    Samsun Evo 512 GB and 2TB WD Blue
  • PSU
    Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 650
  • Display(s)
    2x Dell U2414H
  • Cooling
    CM Hyper 212+
  • Keyboard
    Corsair Vengeance K70
  • Mouse
    Steelseries Rival 100
  • Sound
    Logitech Z323 and a Razer Kraken USB
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 and Ubuntu

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  1. martward

    What monitor to buy?

    Oh that's weird, maybe you should make a thread about it instead, sounds like it should be a settings thing. I have no experience with G-sync so I really can't help you there. Can't you just disable the G-sync on your monitor?
  2. martward

    What monitor to buy?

    I'd go for a 1440p 144Hz screen (VA or IPS) and a monitor that has been tested for FreeSync performance with Nvidia cards. I don't know how many monitors have been tested yet, but you should be able to find some reviews on google and probably more coming the coming weeks.
  3. martward

    Will I upgrade to RTX 2060 from GTX 1060 6GB ?

    If you're going to keep playing on 1080p at 60Hz I would wait until you really feel the need in AAA titles. At least you can easily wait until Navi comes out and the whatever-nvidias-non-rtx-gpu-is-called to see whether there is better value there. I did that upgrade but I have a 1440p 144Hz screen, I wouldn't have on 1080p since the 1060 can still run most games at high settings on 1080p.
  4. Vsync aims to make sure the framerate your card is processing images at does not conflict with the amount of frames your screen can display a second. Basically if your screen is not done showing you the image before the card gives a new image you can get tearing, to prevent this the card will hold out presenting the frame until your screen is ready and then send it. The disadvantage of Vsync is that it can influence the latency, meaning that it is not very suitable for fast paced games where reaction time is key. The reason why reviewers never enable vsync is because it wil lock the fps to the frequency of the monitor, this obviously makes it very hard to tell the actual performance of the card, since there would be a chance that i'ts actually running at 90fps but only shows 60 because that is the maximum refresh rate of the monitor being used. Like I said, I set Vsync to Fast in the Nvidia control panel, as I understand it this is a nice trade-off between preventing screen tearing and low latency and it seems to work well for me. If you also need a monitor then I would look for one that has good FreeSync performance with Nvidia cards, unfortunately I don't know much about that but there has been a lot of attention to this, so you should be able to find which monitors work well with Nvidia's cards relatively easy by Googling.
  5. I have a 2060 and a 144Hz 1440p screen. You won't be able to reach 144Hz in demanding titles at 1440p, in AAA titles maybe not even at 1080p. But in my opinion 144Hz is mostly important for games like CS:GO where you are not really that interested in the graphics, but more in smooth gameplay. Having a higher FPS than the frequency of your monitor is fine. Personally I set the VSync stuff in Nvidia control panel to Fast, this basically allows you GPU to render all the frames it likes and just throws away the ones that are not being shown when your monitor can't hold up. This should have a relatively low effect on latency while also prevent screen tearing and stuff. If you're planning to play on 1080p I don't think you'll need anything more than a 2060. For 1440p it's also very good at least for me, though in time you will have to turn some settings down in AAA titles and you probably won't hit the high refresh rates in demanding titles.
  6. martward

    Don't buy Gigabyte products. Never.

    I'm on my second Gigabyte GPU now, never had any problems whatsoever. Before I had an EVGA GTX 950 which died in actual spectacular fashion though, there were sparks and even a bit of fire (without me overclocking or anything). I get that this is terribly frustrating but you can't really tell a brand's quality using a sample size of two whole products.
  7. martward

    Scary bios screen at school log

    I don't get it, what's the problem with the Asus bios?
  8. martward

    Rtx 2060

    It should work just fine.
  9. martward

    Can Sennheiser HD 4.40BT be used to play games on PC

    Ah okay I misunderstood. If there is a single wire then it depends on your laptop. The jack on my laptop for example is used for both the audio as the mic, so when I plug in my IEMs I can use the earpieces as well as the mic that is attached to them (basically the same situation as on every smartphone).
  10. martward

    Can Sennheiser HD 4.40BT be used to play games on PC

    If there are two wires coming from the headphones, you'll need to connect both to use the mic. AFAIK every motherboard has an input for both so you should be able to do this. If you connect via Bluetooth both should work as well, but that means your pc also needs to support Bluetooth.
  11. martward

    RTX 2060 Windforce OC temperature

    Tweaked some settings and adjusted the fan curve. Now I am getting around 75 degrees while boosting to 1905-1950MHz with an average of 1920MHz. The fans are audible when I turn off the sound during gaming but then again, why would I do that. Thanks
  12. martward

    RTX 2060 Windforce OC temperature

    Yeah so that's the thing. I don't know whether this is just GPU boost doing it's thing very well or the cooling not doing it's thing well. I mean it's oc'ing itself by +250MHz (reference boost clock is 1680, I'm running around 1930) and the default temperature limit is 83 degrees according to MSI Afterburner. Since the Card doesn't seem to really be trying it's best to not overheat (fans only spinning at 80%) it kinda looks like this is supposed to happen?
  13. martward

    RTX 2060 Windforce OC temperature

    Hmm well that doesn't sound good. I just remembered that the FE doesn't have a 0 rpm mode, if I adjust the curve so the fans spin at 20% I drop down to about 30 degrees on idle as well.
  14. Hi all, I got my new GPU today, a RTX 2060 Gigabyte Windforce OC. So far I am pretty happy with the performance, and it boosts to over 1900MHz without overclocking (1920-1965). The only thing that I am not too impressed by is the temperature. The idle temperature is about 45 degrees, and the max I have seen in game is 83 degrees Celsius. Even at 83 degrees the fans were only spinning at about 80%, so clearly Nvidia doesn't think this temperature is a problem. However I saw reviews about these chips being around 75 at load and 35 at idle, thing with this is that I don't know what frequency their card was running at under load since none of them mention the frequency except when they're overclocking. I would like to hear some thoughts on this. Should I be worried? Is there anything I could do to lower the temps a bit? Thanks
  15. martward

    Help! Black screen during OC scanner

    Right well I don't know what happened but powering down the system worked and I didn't need to clear the CMOS. I'm not touching that sh*t again Thanks!