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GamerDude

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About GamerDude

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    FrakkingFraggingHeadFoneFanatic

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  • Location
    Somewhere deep in Asia
  • Gender
    Male
  • Occupation
    Retiree

System

  • CPU
    AMD AM4 R9 3900X/LGA2011 i7 3960X/LGA 1150 i7 4770K
  • Motherboard
    GB X570 Aorus Xtreme/Asus Rampage IV Extreme/Asrock Z87 Extreme6
  • RAM
    4X 8GB XPG DDR4 3200 D60G/16GB 2133mhz Corsair Dominator Plat/16GB 2133mhz RipJawsX
  • GPU
    Sapphire Nitro+ RX 6800 Gaming OC/PowerColor RX Vega64 Red Devil / Leadtek GTX1080 Hurricane OC
  • Case
    CoolerMaster H500M/Caselabs Magnum M8/Tt View 31
  • Storage
    256GB Sabrent Rocket NVMe PCIe M.2 (OS) + 2TB Samsung 860 QVO + 4TB Samsung 860 EVO + 6TB WD Black/250GB Samsung 860 EVO (OS) + 2TB WDC Blk + 3x 1TB WDC Blk/120GB Corsair Force GT + 1TB WDC Blk + 1.5TB WDC Green
  • PSU
    Corsair HX1000 Platinum/Seasonic X-1250/Enermax MAX REVO 1500
  • Display(s)
    Acer XR341CK 34" Freesync UW/Samsung C49HG90DME 49" 32:9/Panasonic 65" UHD TV
  • Cooling
    Tt Water 3.0 360 AIO/Corsair H150i Pro AIO/Tt Floe Riing 360 AIO
  • Keyboard
    CM Novatouch TKL, , Mistel Barocco MX Blue, Logitech G613
  • Mouse
    Armaggeddon HAVOC III/Logitech G502/Logitech G603
  • Sound
    Headgear: OPPO HA-1 + Philips Fidelio HTL9100/iFi Micro iDSD Black Label + Samsung HW-K651 /HiFiMan HE1000, Sennheiser HD800 (SDR Mod), Sennheiser HD6XX, Sennheiser HD600, AKG K812, Grado GS1000i, HiFiman HE4, HiFiman HE560, Denon AH-D7000, Beyerdynamic DT990/600, Audio Technica ATH-A900X LTD (red), Fostex T50RP+Alpha Pads Portables: HiFiMan HM901S + Dock 1, Fiio X3 II + JDS Labs C5/Tube Amp BL-2, Fitear Parterre+ALO SXC 24, Sennheiser IE800, Camp Fire Audio Jupiter+ALO SXC 24
  • Operating System
    64bit Win10 Pro/64bit Win10 Pro/64bit Win10 Pro
  • Phone
    Samsung Z Fold 2/Huawei P30 Pro/Xiaomi Mi Max 3

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  1. I don't really have a backup GPU, I do have an old HD7970 in my storeroom somewhere. I have three rigs, each is more or less capable of gaming at decent framerate and image quality. Should the RX 6900 XT require an RMA, I can either transfer my VEGA 64 Red Devil to my main rig as a temp card, or simply game on my 2nd rig. Ain't a biggie....
  2. I've heard of some who have gotten their RTX 3000 cards after joining the queue at eVGA site, of course, it'd take months but I understand that many have lucked out with eVGA. Whatever the case, don't preorder any MSI cards, I've heard of many who'd joined the preorder on one online seller site since the launch, or just after launch, of the RTX 3080. They were informed, after many months of counting the day till they get their preorder fulfilled, the model of RTX 3080 they'd preordered was EOL, they had to top up more cash for a newer card (a fair bit more cash IIRC), or simply get
  3. MSRP is like a mirage of a lake that thirsty desert traveler are gravitating to, it's just an illusion! That the RTX 3080 Ti is a distasteful and obvious cash grab is obvious to us, yet it somehow escapes the OP's thought process though. As I'd mentioned, if anyone could recall, the intended launch price of 1k USD was already a tad hard to stomach, but nVidia blatantly raised it to 1.2k USD at the last moment because they knew it would sell regardless with the present GPU shortage. IF that's not a blatant example of a cash grab, I dunno what is!
  4. Sounds like where I'm from, I went to the seller of a Leadtek GTX 1080 three years back to get that card, which was in an aprtment he'd rented to run his mining rigs (he'd decided to quit). I should have gone for a GTX 1080 Ti (he had a bunch of those too) but c'est la vie, right? Anyway, pretty happy with the GTX 1080 which is in my HTPC. Do you have a local tech forum? If so, there may be a 'Garage' section where some are selling their used hardware. I'd found the GTX 1080 in a local forum 'Garage' section, but now, the cards and prices being asked for RTX 3060/3080/6900 XT/3080
  5. Huh? What is it exactly that you're asking? Also, the RTX 3080 cost 500USD less (MSRP) vs the RTX 3080 Ti which beats it by. what? 10% or so? The RTX 3080 Ti cost about 71.5% more, does that sound like good value to you? If so, then you and I have very different definition of '"value". Now, IF you can't understand the hatred after all this, then I dunno what to say.....
  6. IF you have a GTX 1050 Ti right now, I'd suggest you not consider the GTX 1060 as, while it's an improvement over your present card, it's doesn't represent a big jump for the games you're looking at. Go for a GTX 1070 or higher. Also, I've noticed that you've listed only nVidia cards, have you considered AMD alternatives at all?
  7. Think of it this way, the RTX 3080 Ti is a straight money grab by nVidia and that's mostly why there's hate against it. Why introduce two refresh cards (RTX 3080 Ti/3070 Ti) when there isn't enough RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 to go around? The RTX 3080 Ti SKUs are probably SKUs that did not make the RTX 3090 cut, so instead of going to RTX 3080's which would normally be the case, nVidia came up with the RTX 3080 Ti (extra 2GB VRAM and bumped up speed at a 'reasonable' 500USD extra over the RTX 3080). Besides, the RTX 3080 is supposed to sell at 700USD, the RTX 3080 Ti going for 1200USD (
  8. It's similar to my PSU philosophy, why get a PSU that's just enough to serve my present needs? Should I wanna upgrade my GPU, or hell, upgrade my entire system to a more powerful one, I might find that my present PSU not up for the upgrade, hence more money thrown into getting a new PSU. Like downgrading from RTX 3070 Ti to RTX 3060/3060 Ti, a few years (heck, maybe even two years or so) down the road, you may find yourself needing more GPU processing power (should you step up to a 1440P 144Hz or higher monitor) which the RTX 3060/3060 Ti lacks. In line with this this p
  9. It seems a good number of GPU upgraders tend to forget this. When swapping out cards from different companies (AMD, nVidia) or simply upgrading cards from same company (AMD to AMD, nVidia to nVidia), it's always better to err on side of safety by running DDU first, before shutting down system to swap out the cards. Even when I'd swapped out my Vega64 to the 6900 XT, I'd run AMDCleanuputility (AMD's own sorta DDU) to wipe all traces of previous driver before shutting down and swapping out the cards. nVidia has this tab for 'Clean Install' and I think many misunderstand what it means
  10. I've played a number of games @ 3840x1080 (exactly half 4K) and in one or two of them, I saw VRAM usage hit just under 10GB, this was with max ingame setting (or damn near it). This is according to MSI AB which I had running to monitor temps/RAM/VRAM/GPU clk/etc. I think that perhaps certain game engines would dynamically limit themselves to however much VRAM is available on the cards being used. 8GB is still good for nVidia cards when DLSS is used as it cuts down on VRAM usage vs native resolution. Hopefully, AMD's FidelityFX Super Resolution would help AMD cards (and GTX 1000 se
  11. I've had minor to no issue with AMD drivers since I'd started out with ATi cards a ways back. Right now, I have Adrenalin 21.5.2 installed for my RX 6900XT and Vega64 Red Devil, in my main and 2nd rigs respectively, no issue whatsoever. I agree with those who'd said that the best driver is whatever works for you, I'm sure you've heard of the old saying, "One man's meat is another man's poison".
  12. Excuse me for asking this extremely newb question, but what the heck is Nioh?
  13. Exactly! My main rig is in my sig, and the monitor I have is exactly half 4K (3840x1080), and although my GPU can handle 4K, at exactly half that, my GPU should last me a longer time since I can probably still max out rasterized games a year to two down the road.
  14. The usual question applies here, like did you run DDU before swapping out the cards?
  15. Here's a screenshot Enclave, much reduced in size of course, I find it amazing that such an old game as this scales nicely @ 3840x1080. UT3 scales badly, it looks like a regular 1920x1080 image stretched to fit 3840x1080, I play it at 1080P, meaning I'd have black columns on left and right sides, works well so I can't complain.
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