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About Drexl

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  • Location
    Seattle, WA (USA)
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  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
  • Motherboard
    Asus PRIME X570-P
  • RAM
    Crucial Ballistix RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16
  • GPU
    NVIDIA RTX 3080 (soon)
  • Case
    be quiet! Pure Base 500DX
  • Storage
    Sabrent Rocket Q 1TB NVMe + TCSunBow X3 1 TB 2.5" SSD
  • PSU

    Cooler Master V750 Gold V2 White
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G915 LIGHTSPEED
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502 LIGHTSPEED
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro

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  1. I think I got it fixed. It appears that the latest (non-beta) firmware for this motherboard doesn't support this card at all. That's an issue I've never run into. I could only get it to work once I got into windows with another card AND update the GPU drivers. The performance issues are gone in the new system as well, so it seems unrelated to the GPU.
  2. Looks fine on paper. I'm not familiar with it. If you care about performance I'd try to find some response time and color accuracy tests. I'm a snob when it comes to that stuff though so.... Watch even one of Hardware Unboxed's monitor videos (like the one above) and you'll have a general idea what to look for. Edit: Each video you watch also increases the chance you'll never be able to purchase a budget display again. You can't unknow the truth. You've been warned.
  3. Bummer, that's a pretty great display, even at that price I'd say.
  4. This stretches your budget a bit at 360 USD which I think is around 300 EUR (assuming the monitor sells at that price in your region), but:
  5. System 1 Ryzen 5 5600x Asus Prime X570-Pro Cooler Master V750 Gold 16GB RAM 3600 System 2 Same, except it's a bootkit CPU from AMD (3100) I'm using to upgrade the BIOS System 3 i7-6700k Asrock Z270 Killer SLI1151 850W Gold PSU, can't recall brand. It's a good one though. 32GB RAM The 3080 is working on system 3, but provides no video signal on system's 1 and 2. My best guess is the power supply, but that makes no sense. 750w should be plenty. Also, I'm getting 9143 on Port Royal, when the average is 11614 for m
  6. I finally figured out the blurry image problem. I snapped some photos with my Pixel 3 which did a better job capturing it than expected. The issue only appears when in windowed or windowed fullscreen, but is much worse in windowed fullscreen (borderless) which is how I usually play unless frame-timings are really important for the game I'm playing. Focus on the threads at the end of the sleeve on Lara's left arm (at the top right of each image). Exclusive Fullscreen is better for both the Viewsonic and ROG display, but the Viewsonic display handles the image well in all three modes. The ROG di
  7. Helpful vid, but again this is just still images that I'm comparing. I can pause the game and it's still noticeable. The smearing during movement hasn't been an issue for me yet. Or perhaps I've been too busy trying to figure out everything else that I've not noticed. I wish I had a good enough camera to capture what I'm talking about, but my wife who isn't sensitive to this kind of stuff also could tell something was off right away. Again, in a mostly static scene when I switch from the ROG to the ViewSonic the ROG is noticeably blurry. I'll probably just return it, but I want to
  8. @xg32I don't think this is black level smearing. I was testing with a static scene (not moving my character), and swapping back and forth between the two monitors. Maybe I'm wrong and just don't understand what smearing is as I've always used TN or IPS panels. I do have all the games you mentioned, so I'll give one of them a shot. The blurriness is really getting to me though.
  9. My laptop came with software to stop charging at 80%. I'm sure you can find some if you do a google search. Not that it mattered in my case since I left it connected for too long. As for phones good luck. On android at least you have to root to get that functionality most of the time.
  10. At the rate most people swap out their electronics it's largely irrelevant I think. Your bigger issue is going to be how full you charge it. Li-ion batteries shouldn't be charged to their full capacity regularly, and definitely not left charging for prolonged periods of time. I killed the battery in a laptop once by leaving it plugged into the wall for a year. For maximum battery longevity you want to stop around 80%, and don't leave it plugged in for long periods of time. This has a larger effect on battery health than fast vs slow charging to my knowledge, but perhaps just saying this will t
  11. I use the G502 lightspeed myself, and I wouldn't switch to any of the ones on your list, but that's because I actually use all the buttons. I need more buttons, but Logitech doesn't make the mouse I used to use anymore. If you're including them as options though then you probably don't use everything on the G502. Regardless, if you've been using the G502 and have been happy with it keep using it. It's an excellent mouse.
  12. I'm running the PG35V at native res (3440x1440), 144hz, 10bpc, YCbCr444. My reference display is a ViewSonic XG2703-GS that I've used for years and been very happy with. The first issue I noticed right away is a generally blurry image in games. Shadow of the Tomb Raider lets you easily switch between monitors and it's immediately apparent going back and forth that the ROG PG35V is blurrier. It's actually somewhat painful to look at after a minute. I've also tried HDR On/Off in windows and in game. I've tried RGB mode, and 8bpc color depth. The results are all the same. This is the
  13. I'll take that as a no, they won't. Given that I have two of everything because I"m building two systems, and I tried it with both boards and both PSUs I'm disinclined to believe there are not any hardware failures, but I just wanted to check. I've always installed CPU and memory before trying to turn a system on, but I've read that some board will power the fans even w/o that, so I wanted to try. I guess that's a no then?
  14. I have an Ryzen 5 5600x, and I thought this board had BIOS flash-back, but apparently it doesn't, so I need to get ahold of a loaner CPU. In the mean-time I wanted to check that the board was working at least. I'm trying to spin up chassis or CPU fans, but with 24pin or even 24pin and 8pin power to the board no fans will spin when I press the MB power switch. The board lights up as soon as power is supplied, but that's as far as I get. Will this board not spin up fans w/o a compatible CPU and memory?
  15. I'm contemplating getting a Asus ROG Swift PG35VQ. It's a year old now, and display tech seems to improve rapidly. I'm not aware of any rivals other than the Acer Predator x35, but I'm sure others have their ear closer to the ground on this topic than I do. How likely are we to see this monitor get beat out in performance and image quality in the next month, or has that already happened?