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KarathKasun

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    KarathKasun got a reaction from Ben17 in Do I need more cores for games   
    You mean two cores and 6 extra threads.
     
    SMT has a positive impact when core count is an issue, and some games can use 8+ threads at this point.
     
    4C/8T is the MINIMUM I would get for a PC focused on gaming at this point in time.  Some games can still run into hitching and stuttering with that though.
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    KarathKasun reacted to Ryan_Vickers in Do I need more cores for games   
    Far Cry is an example of one of a small number of games that have not advanced enough to use more cores yet, but most have, and it's not just background tasks.  A proper system at idle uses maybe 2% CPU on average, not enough to make any meaningful impact on the game.  If you're infested with loads of malware and are idling with 1 or 2 whole cores pinned to 100% at all times sure, but that's not most people.  We saw this even with first gen Ryzen how the slower hex cores could keep up to or even meaningfully pass the faster quad cores, and it's been years since then, with more and more games being more and more multi-threaded.
     
    You can also see here a huge lead for the 8700k vs the 7700k
     
    Way more than can be explained by IPC or clockspeed differences alone.  Additional evidence for the benefit being due to core count and not other improvements is the few games shown here that don't show any benefit to the 8700k - obviously titles for which the 4 core limit still holds true.  This should eliminate any question of whether the previous example overstates the benefit of 6 cores due to comparing against only a 4/4 and not a 4/8.
     
    It's true that having more cores will allow you to not be negatively impacted by significant background spikes like OneDrive, system updates, etc. but most of the time background tasks won't add up to anything meaningful, and these spikes can be controlled in other ways.  Most of all though this is not the only benefit.  These tests should show that performance is meaningfully better with core counts over 4, even 4C/8T, throughout gameplay, not just as a means to avoid rare dips.
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    KarathKasun reacted to Ryan_Vickers in Do I need more cores for games   
    4C/8T is budget territory these days, the absolute minimum I'd ever suggest.  The thing is many games, despite what LTT keeps saying, can actually use 6 or more cores, and the slower your cores are, the more apparent this becomes.  4C being budget means that they are also likely the slowest 4C you can get, and so for that reason going to 6 really does help
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from Fasauceome in New cpu?   
    Just because it has the same socket does not mean it will work.  The board has to support 3rd gen core series CPUs in BIOS/firmware or it wont work.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from Thaddeaus in GTX 750 or RX 460 - Bottleneck Issues   
    Mechwarrior Online, Elite: Dangerous in some environments with ultra details, Elder Scrolls Online, etc.  Mostly games from the horrid days of multithreaded programming.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from Thaddeaus in GTX 750 or RX 460 - Bottleneck Issues   
    I have such a setup, it struggles with keeping GPU usage up on an RX 470 on some games, in some cases only pushing 30-60 FPS.
     
    R5-1600 has issues with the same games due to it being roughly the same on a per core basis.  It has better per clock performance, but lower clocks.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from Thaddeaus in GTX 750 or RX 460 - Bottleneck Issues   
    Correct.  Just crank SSAA or something similar, instantly GPU bottlenecked again.
     
    Get the best GPU you can afford in your budget, the CPU/MB should be upgraded soonish though.  2nd gen i7 + H61 board will get you a platform that can push up to a 1060 without much struggle.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from Ryan_Vickers in Do I need a sound card for ASUS ROG Delta USB C headset?   
    Any USB audio device has its own sound processing hardware built in.  You can use a USB headset on a PC with no audio device installed and it will work fine.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from Kilrah in Do I need a sound card for ASUS ROG Delta USB C headset?   
    Any USB audio device has its own sound processing hardware built in.  You can use a USB headset on a PC with no audio device installed and it will work fine.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from Thomas001 in Do I need a sound card for ASUS ROG Delta USB C headset?   
    Any USB audio device has its own sound processing hardware built in.  You can use a USB headset on a PC with no audio device installed and it will work fine.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from KnowledgeByTech in ?Overheating? CPU on post, won't let me into BIOS before losing all power   
    Make sure a fan with a RPM signal is connected to the CPU fan header.
     
    Its also possible that the AIO pump has failed, resulting in a 0 RPM reading and excessive temps triggering over temp protection.
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    KarathKasun reacted to Lurick in Old Motherboard ram question   
    Negative, you could try to use it as it won't damage anything that I'm aware of, but it will just refuse to POST in all likelihood.
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    KarathKasun reacted to emosun in Black bleed in sleep? Why does the monitor glow when it's in sleep? 27" 1440p 144 Hz IPS   
    that monitor isn't in sleep mode it's just on showing a black image
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from Afornell in Adapter not working   
    Doesnt work like that.
    You cant just plug a PCIe device into SATA and have it magically work, the signals are not compatible.
     
    SAS has an implementation that carries native PCIe signals (U.2), which is why these adapters exist.  The cheap SAS to USB adapters only work with the SATA based implementation of SAS.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from darksquall in Jagged Shadows,Pop in,Low LOD and jagged aa   
    No, stop pulling stats out of your rear.
     
    The total impacted number of users is more like 0.1%.  There is not enough being reported to assume that it is over ~10%.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from BTGbullseye in Mutli GPU FPS Issues   
    Windows renders ALL displays on the primary GPU then copies the image to the secondary GPU.  In effect, it just streams the other displays to the RX 580 for display.
     
    The last MS OS that actually used multiple GPUs for the desktop was XP.  The change was made because of things like video decoding and GPU accelerated apps being broken between displays.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from Tristerin in Mutli GPU FPS Issues   
    Windows renders ALL displays on the primary GPU then copies the image to the secondary GPU.  In effect, it just streams the other displays to the RX 580 for display.
     
    The last MS OS that actually used multiple GPUs for the desktop was XP.  The change was made because of things like video decoding and GPU accelerated apps being broken between displays.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from Kilrah in Ryzen 7 3700X Running Very Hot Mini-ITX Build   
    Did you put the LNA on the fan?
     
    Your motherboard is likely overriding the stock boost limits, running the CPU at ~95w (or more) all the time.  You will likely need to disable boost override and any other "cpu performance boost" type option in the BIOS.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from Lurick in SSD vs CPU   
    The Dell is Grade A, its in the listing title and in the description.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from DJ46 in Am i having a bottleneck?   
    Memory speed will be limited to the slowest module.  16gb at ~3200 will perform better than 32gb at 2133, unless you are actually running out of free memory.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from TimoHalofan in Legal recourse for botched computer repair? (Canada)   
    Thats not thermal paste in the socket.  Looks like a ghetto pin repair job using clay to support a broken pin.
     
    Anyway, the CPU is likely fine.  Overpasting doesnt kill CPUs.  Crap in the socket doesnt kill CPUs either.
     
    My question is, if you had the knowledge to even take the CPU out and examine it, why did you take it to a repair shop for a simple MB swap?  Thats like a 10m job.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from Lurick in Why not use liquid metal in watercooling?   
    Liquid metal is not as good as water in many respects.  Its thermal capacity is much lower compared to water.  Its more difficult to pump than water.  it eats other metals very quickly (put any gallium or mercury compound on aluminum).
     
    Gallium compounds also solidify at around room temp.
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    KarathKasun reacted to Den-Fi in Unpopular Tech Opinions   
    AMD DOESN'T CARE
    ABOUT YOU.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from BrinkGG in Why not use liquid metal in watercooling?   
    Liquid metal is not as good as water in many respects.  Its thermal capacity is much lower compared to water.  Its more difficult to pump than water.  it eats other metals very quickly (put any gallium or mercury compound on aluminum).
     
    Gallium compounds also solidify at around room temp.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from TetraSky in Legal recourse for botched computer repair? (Canada)   
    Thats not thermal paste in the socket.  Looks like a ghetto pin repair job using clay to support a broken pin.
     
    Anyway, the CPU is likely fine.  Overpasting doesnt kill CPUs.  Crap in the socket doesnt kill CPUs either.
     
    My question is, if you had the knowledge to even take the CPU out and examine it, why did you take it to a repair shop for a simple MB swap?  Thats like a 10m job.
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