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Jon Jon

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  1. It may be worth it to sit at 16GB until I absolutely need to upgrade my RAM. I do not want to take a performance hit unless I have to. At the very least, I figure I could set some aggressive timings to get equivalent performance at 2933. Hopefully :).
  2. I have a feeling it will have to down clock to 2933 to hit those speeds, or will I be able to sustain 3200? The challenges I am hoping there are others here who have attempted similar.
  3. I have been considering upgrading my RAM to 32GB in my current build. My challenge is, I do not want to downclock below DDR4 3200 speeds to do it. Has the memory support improved enough to not worry? The same kit I bought 2 years ago is on sale currently, so sticking with a proven kit may help, but I am not 100% sure. What are your thoughts? Thanks!
  4. You say that, but it really is a major boost for those doing content creation and running a home server. More bandwidth and faster read/write speed will always be better for those types of use cases. For gaming? You can only load a game so fast. They are getting bigger though, so it is an only a matter of time until that is beneficial. That's why, IMO, the faster storage is the biggest perk of PCI-E 4.0. I bet in 3-5 years, We will all be itching for those speeds. It's just how the technology goes.
  5. I would get DDR4 3600 memory just to max out the CPU. I can vouch for both the D15 and the Corsair RMx PSU. Both in my build are great. If you are getting an RX 5700XT, People love the Powercolor Red Devil. It has an awesome cooler for the price.
  6. With that said, X570 and Ryzen 3000 is the way to go. X570 is the most future proof platform on the market, thanks to supporting much faster storage and the new PCI-E spec. In all of my years doing this stuff, I'd say having that stuff is probably more important than everything else. With Socket AM4, you can go up to Zen 3 without much issue. RAM and Storage are easier to upgrade. Video cards will be upgraded. Changing your entire platform because you want faster storage and video cards a few years from now potentially being limited by PCI-E 3.0? That's a heavier lift. People here may argue that we are a long time away from needing PCI-E 4.0 for graphics, but I think if we make any major advancements in ray tracing compute, we will hit that wall sooner rather than later.
  7. 6 years is a major ask. Just get the 2070S and an 8C/16T CPU. Don't get anything less.
  8. It is true. I was toying around with AC: Origins yesterday and was surprised to see it consume 8 threads. I look into it, and apparently that game will gobble up compute if you have it.
  9. DVI does do 144hz at 1080P, which is the target. He can easily just get a display port to DVI adapter for cheap on Amazon. I did as my secondary monitor is DVI only (It is 11 years old, lol). Below is the one I bought and works fine with my RX 5700 XT: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07J4WQ2H4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 That setup would be great for what you are targeting. Yeah, sadly for what you are targeting, you need a new machine. I personally have a bit of the itch to upgrade even with my Ryzen first gen as I am starting to target 100-200fps in all games, and I can tell my 5700XT is being held back a bit by it. For example, I notice in Quake Champions, even on low, I can only peak at 120fps~.
  10. DVI does do 144hz at 1080P, which is the target. He can easily just get a display port to DVI adapter for cheap on Amazon. I did as my secondary monitor is DVI only (It is 11 years old, lol). Below is the one I bought and works fine with my RX 5700 XT: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07J4WQ2H4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  11. You could enable vSync and set an FPS limit to also reduce the need of the card. I don't consider 82C to be that hot at full load, but I am also used to running AMD cards where it isn't uncommon for them to run 75C-85C at full load (from my experience). What is your fan layout in the case? What CPU cooler are you using? Some positive air pressure tweaks I think could reduce temperatures. Here is a good thread on Anandtech discussing your card: https://forums.anandtech.com/threads/gigabyte-geforce-rtx-2060-super-max-temperatures.2567825/ It looks like this isn't that uncommon for the Gigabyte model, but it is within safe operating temperatures.
  12. What frame rates are you getting now? I would plan to do a full upgrade to ensure you get what you are asking for. For the price of a 2080, you could get: 16GB DDR4 3600 RAM Ryzen 5 3600 w/ stock cooler Socket AM4 (B450) motherboard and an RTX 2060S / RX 5700 That will get you the frame rates you are looking for too, while getting you better performance for basically everything else. You can even spring for an after market cooler to overclock the Ryzen 5 too if you aren't hitting 144hz, but tbh, I am hitting 150+ fps in most esports titles with my Ryzen 7 1700 at 3.9ghz with an RX 5700XT just fine, so I imagine a Ryzen 5 3600 with the stock cooler will do the job without an issue.
  13. I think most of us are running RX 5700s on PCI-E 3.0. I personally have no performance hit or issues. I wonder how much GTX 1070tis are going for on ebay, when you can find an RTX 2060 for $300~ USD right now for similar performance, and all of the new features.
  14. I would take @Streetguru's advice. A GTX 1070ti is quite supported on all capable video editing programs. Your system is fine, the software you are using needs to change.
  15. Yeah and not many reviewers really cover ultra-wide benchmarks. I actually do a bit of guess work as 2560x1080 is right in between 1080P and 1440P, so looking at both gives me an idea of what I'll get. In your case, it really will be some guess work. I am impressed by your performance with the 5700XT though.
  16. That's awesome! I mean, you are targeting 1080p60, so that card will last you a good while for that on high/ultra settings.
  17. What's the price difference? If they are similarly priced, I would get the RTX 2060. You get the new NVENC on RTX along with DLSS, which both I think are worth having.
  18. I second this, as the Taichi is advertised for this task. This is actually the unique niche that justifies the Taichi's cost. I highly recommend pursuing this variant as you need this. https://www.asrock.com/Graphics-Card/AMD/Radeon RX 5700 XT Taichi X 8G OC+/
  19. I am running multiple displays and can confirm I would get a weird flicker coming out of standby trying to play games full screen. A reboot fixes it. I wouldn't classify this problem as a reason to avoid the card. I did just upgrade to 19.10.2 and the experience has been far more stable while toying with the AMD Overlay. Also, I have been playing Metro Exodus on Ultra butter smooth.
  20. I recommend doing another DDU and then doing an express install of the optional 19.10.2 drivers. If you have not installed the AMD chipset drivers, please do so. I find a lot of people don't install these.
  21. I recommend seeing how you perform on the monitor before upgrading. I would also recommend overclocking the 1070 to squeeze out some more performance. I wouldn't recommend anything less than a 2080S though for what you are targeting, if you do decide to upgrade.
  22. The Gigabyte card is really good. I would recommend that between the two.
  23. As a first generation Ryzen owner, I've seen similar weirdness happen too. I hope you aren't using Ryzen Master, as I've seen Ryzen Master do weird things, like lock the CPU to 1.5ghz for literally no reason back in 2017. I know you have done some of these things, but here is the order I would pursue. My recommendation would be to: Update the BIOS and set to factory defaults. Reinstall Windows (fresh, not from a reset). Install latest AMD chipset drivers and graphics drivers. Test If test is successful, then introduce your overclock. With a 1700X you should be able to run 3.8ghz-4.0ghz stable without much issue. I think your biggest problem here, which is a hugh bottleneck, is using DDR4 2400mhz memory. We are talking easily 10%-20% performance loss. The magic RAM number on gen 1 Ryzen is 3000, with 3200 being the absolute max for performance and compatibility. Though others may disagree, I would NOT use Ryzen Master with a generation 1 Ryzen CPU and stick to using the BIOS exclusively. That caused me such headaches back two years ago, to the point where I do not trust it in the slightest. The story may have changed, but I stick by my recommendation on this