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Everything posted by KarathKasun

  1. You are better off using one of the ports on the 1660 for that.
  2. Yes, except with more overhead so it will be a bit slower.
  3. It doesnt matter if you are using Windows. The secondary GPU is just used as an output device, anything displayed on its connected screens is rendered by the primary GPU.
  4. RX 5500 is the RX 570/580 replacement, which is faster than the GTX 1050 Ti. Get whatever GPU you want, just know that you will likely need to move up to 8 threads for any modernish games. The quadcore in my laptop has issues keeping up with Destiny 2 so bad that it interferes with controller input (input gets stuck due to the game hogging 100% of the CPU) unless I limit the game to 30 FPS.
  5. I have used a setup like that, it is horrid. My I5 7300HQ laptop bottlenecks a 1050 Ti.
  6. 1030 GT. Dual core is garbage tier these days, and will bottleneck pretty much any GPU. The main problem with any new-ish game will be stuttering and pausing, not just low FPS.
  7. For Windows 10... https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/windows-usb-dvd-download-tool For ALL other Windows versions... https://rufus.ie/
  8. You dont put the file on the USB, you use the tool from the website to create the USB boot device from the ISO.
  9. They need an amp of some kind, most TVs will not drive external speakers without one. Something like this... https://www.newegg.com/pyle-pca2-other/p/N82E16882184457?Description=pyle&cm_re=pyle-_-82-184-457-_-Product
  10. It drives me crazy when people ignore minimums. In many games it takes 100+ fps average to have minimums not drop below 60.
  11. 90c and above is hot for a gpu, 80c and under is not.
  12. My R5 2600 desktop is mothballed currently, I only have an i5 7300HQ laptop at my disposal currently. I can tell you that games like Elite Dangerous can definitely push 6 to 8 threads and Ashes of the Singularity can push N threads to good effect. Triple A titles are just now pushing 8+ threads, and you do gain performance in many of them by going from 4c/8t to 8c/8t. The problem is that the average FPS is usually the same, the difference comes with dynamic content loading in. 4c/8t results in more chop moving through levels at high speed due to the performance penalty of HT/SMT occasionally hitting the primary game thread when the threads for loading content bog down. I think Digital Foundry has done side by side comparisons on this particular issue in some games.
  13. Its not cache. You can test the impact of having more threads by setting thread affinity in task manager.
  14. You do not get a linear increase in performance with multithreading unless its an embarrassingly parallel task. Games still fall back on a single state management thread, meaning that you do gain performance from adding cores as long as you have some task that is still sharing a core with the primary thread. Low settings is also not a proper CPU benchmark. Low settings reduce the number of item states in flight in nearly all game engines (less items drawn and tracked), which makes the benchmark almost completely about performance in the primary state management thread instead of game performance for a given core count.
  15. Many have fewer threads or lower clocks, simple as that. You cant compare apples and oranges.
  16. Just going to point out that 7700k minimums are generally lower on those older games, which is where performance matters.
  17. Its built into Windows 10, I believe its called night mode in display settings.
  18. If you have any use cases that benefit from the extra cores, sure. If not, you will lose some game performance on the CPU side.
  19. If its a drive you placed into an external enclosure, you will likely have to re-partition the drive. I have many enclosures that do not map the drives layout the same way as a motherboard does if they are larger than 1 or 2 tb. As a result, the data on the drive will appear corrupted and it will need to be partitioned and formatted before you can use it.
  20. You should probably check the manufacturers website before buying parts. That would give you your answer. Z68 boards, in general, will likely not support that CPU out of the box. Most will need at least a BIOS update, which would require using your 2400 to even boot the board, then installing the latest BIOS from the website if there is a version that supports 3rd gen CPUs. 70 series chipsets were the ones released with the 3rd gen CPUs.
  21. Contrary to popular belief, pretty much any name brand PSU with a warranty will be fine. I have several EVGA Bronze 500w units running basic builds with zero issues. They can be had for around $40 US.
  22. Open the monitor up, the actual panel information is usually printed on the back of the panel itself. Just order a panel with the same part number.
  23. Dont get a G series CPU if you are getting a dedicated GPU. Get an R5 2600 or 3600 at minimum.
  24. If you are using the integrated graphics, yes the speed will matter. Also make sure to use two modules, using a single module will cut graphics performance approximately in half.
  25. Only if you format the drive. You may have to dig around for them though.