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Everything posted by Humbug

  1. So few games tested, too few to get a representative sample. LTT kinda falling behind on GPU reviews...
  2. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50527558942_8c0f0235be_o.jpg[/img
  3. Don't cap the framerate, and do not use vsync. Just turn on Enhanced Sync in the Radeon Settings along with Freesync for maximum smoothness. That allows the game engine to run unlocked with maximum fps. Even if it exceeds the monitors maximum refresh rate there will not be tearing as the GPU only sends the display the newest completed frame.
  4. Ok I did that, below is what I did in the BIOS. But look at what it says about the range of possible values on the right. btw when I enabled that control it defaults to 39 before I change it. Anyway I changed it to 58. After I set it to 58 and log back into windows below is what I get. tRC has actually gone up further.
  5. When i click on Advanced DRAM configuration I get the below. I can only change the items under Main Timing Configuration. From Sub Timing Configuration downwards everything is greyed out. Regardless of whether I am in XMP mode or not. If I go the advanced overclocking DRAM section I can see the below which looks like greek to me. Can I change the tRC to 58 from here? If so how?
  6. Verified with Ryzen Master. It confirmed all the CPU-Z readings. BIOS is up to date. Also as mentioned in OP my system runs fine even at 16-19-19-19-39, which is even a lower CL than what my modules are rated for, yet it's stable outside the XMP profile... But the tRC value is still really high.
  7. Hello I would like some assistance in getting my RAM to match the XMP spec exactly. The RAM modules I own are these 2 x 8GB DDR4 3600 T-Force VULCAN TUF Gaming Alliance DDR4 CL19-19-19-39 https://www.teamgroupinc.com/en/product/vulcan-tuf-ddr4 It shows up correctly under the SPD tab of CPU-Z as the only XMP profile. So then I enable XMP in the BIOS and it looks like the correct option in the BIOS as shown below. However when I log back into Windows and check CPU-Z I can see the be
  8. Seems quite likely. AMD is known to use the new architecture for the high end SKUs and rebrand last gen parts for the rest. I do hope there will be a big perf/dollar jump though. I.e. I hope RX 5700 XT performance is available for USD 200. That will allow people to build fast 1440p gaming PCs for cheap. Also AMD better have partner card designs available at launch. This is a very competitive launch because Nvidia is also launching at the same time, so AMD needs to give buyers options.
  9. I bought a Sapphire R9 290 vapor-x in 2014. It's still kicking ass in 2020 on the newest AAA games.
  10. Updated: 28th March 2020: Low Quality Testing on old and budget GPUs Please note that low quality in this game still looks great, you don't lose much visually. Shockingly bad results on Kepler. A former flagship GTX 780ti is losing to an even older low end Radeon HD 7790. https://www.techspot.com/article/2001-doom-eternal-older-gpu-test/
  11. Vega 56. It's already faster today and will age better with the extra VRAM and AMD's good long term driver support.
  12. Debatable. Being well technically polished certainly is of value to the games reputation, especially on PC. No doubt games like Assasin's Creed Unity and Batman Arkham Knight took a big sales hit because of bad performance, word gets around.
  13. I guess unlike id software most developers do not have the expert talent to really optimize graphics, including making the most of a low level API.
  14. This is the follow up to the acclaimed 2016 game. Doom Eternal by id software uses the idtech 7 engine. Graphics pipeline is natively Vulkan based, no fallback option for older DirectX or OpenGL versions. id software has developed a good reputation for being extremely technically proficient, the John Carmack legacy is still alive in the company. Their games tend to perform smoothly while looking good and making the most of available resources. Doom Eternals graphics are a step up from the previous entry. Please note the below benchmarks are absolutely maxed out, so you should be ab
  15. You are thinking in terms of regular 2d monitor games, and trying to map your wants from traditional fps games. The level of immersion playing a game with this production quality on a mid or high end PC with a good VR headset is next level. You feel like you are in the world, not looking into a window. For example when an NPC comes up to you you are very aware that there is somebody life sized standing next to you because your brain has bought into your presence inside the 3d environment. Combine that with good story motivation, gameplay mechanics, music, some horror elements etc..
  16. wow seems like lots of positive feedback so far on this release reddit link
  17. I have little doubt that AMD will indeed beat the RTX 2080ti without too much trouble. The RDNA architecture has been a huge step forward in terms of how much work it gets done per compute unit, and that is just RDNA 1.0 which we have seen thus far- in the form of small midrange GPUs with only 36-40 CUs. The bigger ones should be really fast with 60-80 CUs. The thing is it is so late! They will hold the crown just for a couple of months and then Nvidia will launch their next gen stuff as well. What AMD can do is bring sanity back to PC gaming in terms of pricing. By lau
  18. Ya in my experience too AMD has been a bit better than Nvidia for reliability, but judging by reports from others it seems like the last couple months have had an uptick in issues.
  19. Give it a shot though, it may still be fixed if it shares a common root cause with one of the other similar use cases they fixed.
  20. Looks like they pulled everyone on the software team away from performance and feature work for a few weeks and said just focus on bugs.
  21. It's been an interesting few months for the Radeon Technologies group. Their performance midrange Navi graphics cards have been selling well (source) helped by AMD's resurgent brand name thanks to the CPU division. However the last couple of months has also seen the reputation of AMD's driver team go up in flames with many users complaining of black screen issues particularly when using multi-monitor setups. This downturn in their driver quality comes at a time when the company is making good profits, expanding R&D and software teams and has more resources at it's disposal than