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    -rascal- got a reaction from BTGbullseye in DISCUSSION, PREDICTIONS ON 4 WAY SLI   
    SLI / Crossfire DOES NOT scale linearly with the number of GPUs.
    It's an exponential decay...
     
    Sure, you'll get 80% ~ 90%+ scaling with the second card, BUT the third may be +30%, and the 4th +10%.
    From what I know, most games (that DO support multi-GPUs) are coded for 2 GPUs .... maybe 3.
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    -rascal- got a reaction from Electronics Wizardy in PCI-E Lanes 16/16/8   
    It looks like the RTX 2070 Super is only limited to 2-way SLI anyways...
    Don't recall the RTX 2000 series supporting more than 2 GPUs.
  3. Agree
    -rascal- reacted to GrockleTD in Help I was Sold a faulty Graphics Card, Can I fix it. Any suggestion is a good one, I'm considering heat method.   
    never meet at a gastation or wherever, it'd be best if you can meet them at their house so they can show it working. that said, might be able to report them to the police? not sure how that would work though
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    -rascal- reacted to Senzelian in DISCUSSION, PREDICTIONS ON 4 WAY SLI   
    For sake of education I'll do it.
     
    The frametime is the time it takes to render out each frame - so simply the time between each frame.
    In a perfect world at 60FPS you'd have a consistent frame time of 16.6ms. (1000ms / 60)
    Everything's fine here.
     
    Now imagine your framerate is still 60FPS - seemingly everything is fine, but your frame time fluctuates. Sometimes its 8ms, sometimes its 30ms and sometimes it might even be as high as 50ms. Even tho your framerate is still 60FPS, you will experience massive stutters in game, which make any game a very unpleasant experience.
     
    That's one thing. Then there's also 1% and 0.1% lows.
    Not gonna talk about that now. Plenty of information out there.
     
    In the screenshot I posted you can see different frametimes and the fluctuations of those frametimes with different setups.
    It doesn't take rocketscience to notice, that your frametimes spread over a larger area with SLI than without. Depending on the game and how well its optimized this can vary a lot.
    It's often fine with 2-way SLI, but usually not fine anymore with 3-way or 4-way SLI. This is where you will see frametimes dance all over the place. It's not like it hasn't gotten better, but it's still nowhere near good enough, which is one of the reasons why NVidia decided to no longer support SLI.
     
    So yes, you might end up with good avg. FPS and maybe even good frametimes with 2-way SLI in a lot of games, but 4-way SLI is so janky and so little supported, that you're basically throwing your money out the window. 
     
    On top of that, it doesn't scale like you wish it would scale. There is no 4x improvement. Not even 3D mark scales 4x (more like 3.7x).
     
    And now you're also squeezing those 4GPUs together. They're going to run incredibly hot, which will result in lower frequencies. Your overclock is worthless, when the cards will hit their Tjunction at 92°C and start thermal throttling. At that point you might end up with 1600Mhz TitanXPs, which are running at a 20% slower frequency than a GTX 1080 - and therefor barely any faster overall.
     
    So you might end up with 3x the performance of a GTX 1080 and a laggy experience. Instead you could've bought a RTX 3090, have a stable experience, lower power consumption, more reliable hardware, a new warranty, RTX, more VRAM, ... 
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    -rascal- got a reaction from Slottr in Custom cables or just get cable management combs?   
    It will depend on WHICH PSU you get, and what / how the cables are sleeved.
    If they are individually sleeved cables, they will work.
     
    The picture were the stock cables included with the Corsair TX / RM / HX PSUs.
    Using that as an example, those cable combs will not work with those cables.
  6. Agree
    -rascal- got a reaction from CommanderAlex in DISCUSSION, PREDICTIONS ON 4 WAY SLI   
    SLI / Crossfire DOES NOT scale linearly with the number of GPUs.
    It's an exponential decay...
     
    Sure, you'll get 80% ~ 90%+ scaling with the second card, BUT the third may be +30%, and the 4th +10%.
    From what I know, most games (that DO support multi-GPUs) are coded for 2 GPUs .... maybe 3.
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    -rascal- reacted to m9x3mos in another silly loop order..... Question.   
    @Volanaro
    The only thing that matters is res to pump. Other than that, run or how you would like or what looks best to you. 
  8. Agree
    -rascal- reacted to Bombastinator in 2GHz Infinity Fabric on Ryzen 5000 series CPUs   
    I got a suspicion that was already factored in and might be being counted twice.  As always, independent reviews will tell.
  9. Agree
    -rascal- reacted to Kilrah in Core i5 6600K 100°c temp -thermal throttling & 100% Usage. Please help.   
    For it to be that bad that AIO is probably not operating correctly.
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    -rascal- reacted to Fasauceome in Used CPU - 1151 7th Gen   
    A damaged CPU is not a source of power so it won't be able to damage a motherboard, but the motherboard supplies power to the CPU so it can definitely fry a CPU if it has a problem.
  11. Informative
    -rascal- reacted to CottonSWAB AKA CottonSHIFT in DISCUSSION, PREDICTIONS ON 4 WAY SLI   
    Have you seen the video's of some guy on youtube comparing the 3x sli and 4x sli ?
     
    I totally agree it depends on the game... I will be posting fails and successes for SLI in Different games... The first one being World of Warcraft.
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    -rascal- got a reaction from jumbo9i0 in Question about TSMC, Foxconn   
    The "5nm" or "7nm" is just the...marketed size.
    That number itself doesn't mean anything.
    it is basically saying a V6 and V8 engine...but a Toyota/Lexus V8 is different from a Ford V8.
     
    TSMC's 7nm, GlobalFoundaries' 7nm, Samsung's 7nm, are all different.
  13. Agree
    -rascal- got a reaction from BTGbullseye in Question about TSMC, Foxconn   
    The "5nm" or "7nm" is just the...marketed size.
    That number itself doesn't mean anything.
    it is basically saying a V6 and V8 engine...but a Toyota/Lexus V8 is different from a Ford V8.
     
    TSMC's 7nm, GlobalFoundaries' 7nm, Samsung's 7nm, are all different.
  14. Informative
    -rascal- got a reaction from Bad5ector in Should I enable X.M.P?   
    Gamers' Nexus did their own "under cover" investigation on this...about X.M.P. and Intel's warranty.
    They called Intel's Customer Support (multiple times, different Intel reps) about a dead CPU, and enabling X.M.P.
    Basically, Intel will still replace / warranty the CPU.
     
    I had to RMA my $500 i7-6800K earlier this year -- RMA ended up being a full refund.
    They asked if X.M.P. was enabled or not, and I went with the honest route, and said yes.
    Told me the copy-paste enabling X.M.P. voids warranty...but they accepted it anyways.
    So....
     
  15. Agree
    -rascal- reacted to Mateyyy in AMD ITX Motherboard & CPU recomendations   
    Eh, the VRM on the Gaming Plus is what makes it so good for the money, but if you care about Intel LAN or fancy onboard audio, the Strix really wasn't/isn't too bad of a choice for ~$20-30 over the MSI board imo.
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    -rascal- got a reaction from Hymenopus_Coronatus in Tips for removing Wraith Prism   
    @dpeter
     
    As already mentioned by a few other forum members, twist the CPU cooler, and pulling slightly should help loosen the CPU cooler from the thermal paste.
     
    Another good top ON TOP of that, remove the CPU cooler while the thermal paste is still hot / warm.
    Meaning, use the PC, or let it idle on Desktop for maybe 15 ~ 30 minutes, and let it warm up the heatsink + thermal paste, so it is not as hard / sticky.
    Hell, or run it through a quick gaming session, or stress test if you want.
    Old thermal paste can be like glue, while hot/warm thermal paste can be more liquid.
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    -rascal- got a reaction from svmlegacy in what is the highest RAM frequency for 6700hq and 6700k processor?   
    WITHOUT overclocking (e.g. enabling XMP), the i7-6700HQ and i7-6700K supports up to DDR4-2133.
    DDR4 RAM JEDEC fail-safe standard is DDR4-2133 (yes, there are engineer regulations + standards that must be followed).
    Anything over that speed is considered overclocking.
     
    Overclocking anything will carry the "your mileage may vary" quote.
    You MAY or MAY NOT be able to reach such aggressive DDR4 RAM frequencies...like DDR4-3600+.
    The CPU's Integrated Memory Controller (IMC) might not be able to handle such aggressive frequency.
    The motherboard you have paired with the CPU might not be able to handle such aggressive frequency. 
     
    The document you linked to is what Intel has tested in THEIR labs.
    Keep in mind, what they test in their labs may/will vary from what YOU will actually achieve.
  18. Agree
    -rascal- reacted to boggy77 in My overclock isn't overclocking   
    i have a 2600x and a asrock b450 pro 4.
    i had similar issues to get ram working.
    what worked for me:
    - sticks in slots 2 and 4
    - enable xmp profile
    - manually reduce the frequency to 2933
    - make sure DRAM voltage stays at 1.35
    - increase SOC voltage to 1.1
     
    this set of settings seems to work for me.
  19. Agree
    -rascal- reacted to Fasauceome in You're gonna be waiting for a bit - AMD R5 5600 Rumored to arrive next year   
    How different is this from the previous gen? Did we get all products available at launch?
     
    We had to wait quite a while for the 3300X and 3100.
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    -rascal- reacted to AbydosOne in Asus Maximus XII Extreme Gundam Edition   
    I would immediately rebuild my machine if I could get my hands on a Unicorn/Banshee/Phenex-themed motherboard.
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    -rascal- got a reaction from AbydosOne in Asus Maximus XII Extreme Gundam Edition   
    That RX-78 Gundam GPU in white looks pretty B0SS thooo...
    If they do a Gundam Unicorn themed version...THAT would be pretty damn cool
     
     
  22. Funny
    -rascal- reacted to DeScruff in Asus Maximus XII Extreme Gundam Edition   
    I just sent this to a friend and his response:
    Told him that the board BEFORE branding is like ~$750.
    (That the Termaltake Hatsune Miku case is 12,000 yen, while the regular version on Amazon jp is ~4,400-6000 yen)
     
  23. Agree
    -rascal- reacted to Tanaz in Questions regarding MSI's RMA claims.   
    It's not about what they should do though it's about what they're willing to do. A regular customer doesn't hold enough weight to pressure MSI into paying the full MSRP of the card. Only option is if somehow this blows up from a big tech reviewer calling them out or in a more realistic scenario from legal action. But even that is not realistic because of the legal fees that will come with it. Best thing OP can do is take the 400$ and speak with his wallet from now on by never purchasing an MSI product again. A lot of people have been disgusted by them and that got even more traction when Steve from GamersNexus did the killshot video and with the recent scalping scandal. Buy from brands that are reputable and always remember that those brands can change. For me right now as far as GPUs go it's ASUS and EVGA as far as great customer support and quality products go.
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    -rascal- reacted to Stahlmann in First time Custom Waterloop Help   
    Thank you!
     
    Just standard 30mm EK slim radiators. A 360mm in the front and a 240mm on top.
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    -rascal- reacted to Stahlmann in First time Custom Waterloop Help   
    @-rascal- @Bananasplit_00 @For Science! @Lipe123
     
    Just a heads-up for you guys. Thank you again for all your help. With the arrival of my 3080 and the waterblock i could finally finish this upgrade. Everything worked flawlessly and i even had a convenient place to put a drain. No leaks whatsoever.
     
    Temps with Furmark CPU & GPU burner active at the same time and after the water hitting equilibrium:
    CPU (3700X) stays at ~60°C while running stock
    GPU (3080) stays at ~52°C while OCed to 2,15GHz core and 12,5GHz memory. (Gotta say my PNY 3080 is an excellent overclocker. I didn't expect to hit stable 2150MHz at all!)
     
    Pump stays at 1500RPM, fans run at 500RPM and then slowly climbing as soon as the water temp rises above 40°C until reaching full speed at 50°C. Water equilibrium now is at ~42°C  with fans running at ~800RPM with both CPU and GPU running Furmark. So my goal to hit great temps and a absolutely silent system both worked out great.
     
    I still have to work more on my cable management, but first i wanted to test the newly put together loop. I don't regret going full costom watercooling at all!

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