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About Dogatron

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  • Location
    Washington DC


  • CPU
    Intel 4770K
  • Motherboard
    Asus Z87-Pro
  • RAM
    Corsair DDR3 1600 16GB + EVGA DDR3 1600 8GB
  • GPU
    Asus GTX 1070
  • Case
    NZXT S430
  • Storage
    Samsung 970NVME 1 TB
    Samsung 950 SSD 1 TB
    Samsung 950 SSD 250 GB
  • PSU
    Corsair big enough
  • Display(s)
    Big Ole 1080 TV for now + crappy LG 4K 32" monitor
  • Cooling
    Corsair H100i
  • Operating System
  1. Thanks for the CDM Bench suggestion! The perf numbers for the M.2 when it is sharing PCIe3 with the GPU are almost identical as when the M.2 drive is hogging the PCIe3 lane by itself. This appears to me like the GPU isn't killing the perf of the M.2 when the 3.0 lane is shared. Whether the inverse is true remains to be seen. On the other hand, connecting the M.2 to the 2.0 chipset lane of the PCIe 2.0,- oof! - M.2 perf drops down to SATA3 numbers. Thanks again, guys for your insight and suggestions! -Dog
  2. Oh, the M.2 works as plain storage regardless. Getting it to work as a W10 boot drive was a Bear that I fought for 5 days; you are correct, it requires a custom BIOS. All good now booting W10 off an M.2 on an old Z87. Now that you mention it, wondering if the non-native NVME support is what is causing the M.2 to run slower than spec. Very cool. -Dog
  3. Uh, Thanks? In my defense, I am strongly considering GlassWire. You guys rock t*ts. Stay cool and safe! -Dog!
  4. Lemme get back to you on that because I may not be using the most reputable benchmark. I'll run Crystal tomorrow. You guys are super helpful. That sandal and sock wearing foo wasn't kidding. -Dog
  5. Bro, don't put me on blast like that. I'll tell you this: Started Skyrim on PS3, put about cough cough some hundred cough cough and then got tired of load screens Skyrim on PC and dipped my toes in mods SSE and SKSE and Nexus Mods - the beginning of the end Discovered that an exclusive M.2 NVME JUST FOR SKYRIM don't do jack for load times About 200 mods 2K and 4K textures always Always try no to end up as a stealth archer Lydia and/or Jenassa, always We good? -Dog
  6. Maybe I should have clarified: the Asus Z87-Pro does not have an M.2 slot. I'm using a PCIe adapter. The 2 PCIe 3.0 slots go to the CPU while the PCIe 2.0 slot goes to the chipset. This is also a shared lane, but I don't care about this since I'm not intending to use other high-bandwidth PCIe peripherals.
  7. Das ist eine gute Idee! Think I'll try that, since i still have a pile of PC guts in the living room. Thanks! -Dog
  8. So you're suggesting put the GPU to the 4770 and the M.2 to the chipset? You guys are ridiculously quick and helpful. Thanks! -Dogatron
  9. Damn, that was fast. Thanks! Samsung Evo970 1TB 3D VNAND Flash. Just looked at the specs and it says PCIe Gen 3 x 4. So this mf doesn't even run at x16? Keep getting disappointing or below the curve results on benchmarks. Thanks again for your attention. -Dogatron
  10. Hey folks, I'm on a Z87 MoBo with an 1150 Intel 4770K. I'm not trying to run Crysis at 4K 300FPS. 60-120 is good enough for me; I mostly play older games because I'm cheap. Don't ask about my hours on Skyrim, or the number of mods. My M.2 seems doesn't seem to be living up to its potential when it is using a shared PCIe 3.0 slot; I'm not trying to reach the theoretical read/write limit, but I think the fact that this NVME M.2 drive and the Asus GTX 1070 are running on a shared PCIe 3.0 lane is crippling the performance of the NVME drive. The question: Will plugging the GTX 1070 on a PCIe 2.0 slot degrade performance or cause bottlenecks? I've researched this but the only answers I find are 7-8 years old. Thanks for your attention. -Dogatron PS: 24GB RAM (DDR something, 1600, I think)