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About NF-F12

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    16GB G.Skill Ripjaws V 3200MHz CL14 DDR4
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    GALAX GTX 1080 HOF
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    Phanteks Enthoo Pro M
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    SM961 256GB (OS) 850 EVO 500GB (Games) Barracuda 1TB (Storage)
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    EVGA (Super Flower) 550 G2
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    Noctua NH-D15
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    Corsair Strafe RGB (MX Red)
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  1. You seem like someone who would be a WCCF reader.
  2. My advice is to not pick arguments with people over this kind of shit, if they are sweaty enough to make the initial statement then they will follow it up until you have to just take a step back and question why you entertained the idea of getting into it with them.
  3. @LinusTech Thank you for reading my post. With regard to IPS glow then, it may not bother you personally but if you were making a piece about an IPS panel which had really bad bleed you'd have to at least mention it. With IPS panels, everyone will address the elephant in the room which is backlight bleed/glow but with VA I feel that response time is the elephant. You could say that the amount of IPS bleed does actually vary from panel to panel of the same model and therefore you can't make a "1 size fits all" statement about it which is true, but the response time in darker shades of a VA is guarunteed to be equally poor in them all per model. For a gaming monitor that is a VA and has 1ms written on the box? You must let people know that even though 1ms is a box number that most monitors use a horrible overshooty mess of a top OD setting to achieve, it is totally unrealistic on a VA, more like a 1000000000000bazilion:1 dynamic contrast ratio number than realistic. Response time and refresh rate are unquestionably the 2 things gamers look at as priority when shopping for a monitor, if one is lacking they deserve to know before dropping hundreds. Thanks again for reading, I look forward to more G7 content from your team.
  4. I understand that this is a sponsored video but I still can't get the following out of my brain because I know that Linus knows very well how VA monitors work, and his tone of voice strongly indicates that what he is seeing should be taken as a positive aspect of the monitor by a potential consumer. Dragging a window around, the edge (black) transitions into a background image that is likely outside of the smear-prone shade range at least on the left side of the image, the pixel response can live up to the refresh rate here. The black borders around the window either transition into the background, or into the white of the window itself which will take place quickly. UFO test which has a black background, this masks smear of the edges of the images because they can fall into cushion of shade 0 between the images everywhere apart from the right hand side of the image, which will transition into a much brighter shade which will take place infinitely faster. Samsung's previous 240Hz curved VA (CRG5) had typical VA response transitioning in the 1-150 and in dark scenes it clearly doesn't matter what the refresh rate is, it is going to smear like crazy when you ask it to go dark to dark. I expect the same from this monitor. Here is my opinion on this mointor based on the previous iteration of the same technology by Samsung and my own assumptions. It doesn't have variable overdrive because it doesn't have a Gsync module (which has dynamic overdrive built in), Freesync doesn't mandate it to have it in the spec (almost no Freesync monitors do have it), it doesn't have witchcraft involved in it it's production. It has ELMB (backlight strobing), this is the advancement that this monitor includes to combat ghosting/smearing whatever you want to call it. The following things will likely be true about this monitor. Dark to dark transition performance will be notably bad (up to nearly 40ms bad), there will be smearing when you pan the camera in dark areas of games just like EVERY other VA panel and it will be unaffected by high refresh/frame rate, because pixel response is not controlled by those things. VRR on will impair performance of the overdrive because the fluctuations in refresh rate will cause overshoot some of the time (like any other Freesync panel, the spec doesn't mandate inclusion of dynamic overdrive and nobody seems to implement it, you have to buy a monitor with a Gsync module to get that.) ELMB will cause sensory system issues with certain people, we have flicker-free backlight as the standard now because PWM objectively causes sensory system issues in some humans. I don't regard ELMB as a complete solution to poor pixel response. The use of VA for a high refresh rate gaming panel is in my opinion being done because it allows the production of a curved display without spending too much money, Samsung have not gone out of their way to make anything fundamentally new here, it is a mish mash of existing technologies with a very high price tag, the sort of price tag it is almost a sin not to have a high quality IPS panel with a Gsync module at this resolution. I don't really expect a reply from the man himself but I know that his knowledge of this technology is as good as mine, and as a result I feel that this video is a little bit misleading because of sponsorship. Linus, you say at the end that you will have to properly test response times which I give credit for, but you cannot deny the impact of this first impressions video on consumers or that you are fully aware of the points I've raised being valid.
  5. If you can afford it, I recommend Miele brand machines because the quality of manufacture is very high and myself and many aquaintances of mine have used the brand for decades. Perhaps one of the W1 machines, the design is dated but there is no real need to change it, only to continue to produce it properly. It is not a cheap brand but you will not be buying another for a long time, the brand has not tried to make their products cheap to make at the cost of quality
  6. With Gigabyte specifically, they make and brand an enormous number of products (even monitors now). It is better to ask the question of if a specific product is good rather than the brand as a whole. I tend to buy computer parts from whoever is offering the best after sales service and RMA turnaround with the least amount of bullshit involved, Gigabyte perform well in my location while some other companies do not.
  7. If you want to stay stock and get a decent software experience, have all your stuff always work and potentially keep your phone for a few years with a decent resale value when you are finally done with it, you buy an iPhone. If you want to stay stock and get a decent software experience, have your stuff always work and don't care about resale value then you buy a Pixel. If you are technically minded, want to get a fully custom software experience, have your stuff work as well as you maintain it, and don't care about resale value then you buy a flagship Android device and visit XDA forums to get things going. Chances are when the OEM stops supporting the device, developers on XDA will not stop and you will get to run Lineage or something similar for years to come. Buying a flagship Android device for software longevity without being prepared to take over control of the software installed on it at around the 2 year mark is folly to me, you would be far better served with an iPhone where you can stay totally hands off with the technical/software side and it will just continue ticking along for 4-5 years fully supported by Apple.
  8. Someone is going to get absolutely reamed for this.
  9. It is important to remember that when purchasing digital content, you are very often purchasing a license to use the content rather than the right to a persistent/permanent copy of it.
  10. A keyboard is not an ergonomic device and can be used by either hand, either both together or one at a time. You are equally capable of using one as an amputee as you are as an ambidextrous individual.
  11. They are both pieces of software that allow software to inferface with hardware, and both of them utilize different methods of enabling the general purpose. Wikipedia can provide a decent enough basic explanation for both. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DirectX https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenGL
  12. The Verge is not a good source of unbiased and useful technical information, the most recent example of which would be their Nvidia 2000 series fluff piece linked below. https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/14/17854230/nvidia-rtx-2080-turing-architecture-specs-platform
  13. My advice is to wait for proper 2000 series performance analysis for your preferred display resolution, and make a decision from there.
  14. NF-F12

    Make me cold

    This is great news, I'm glad that you have worked it out!