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Ertman

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    Ertman got a reaction from Nakko in GTA 5 online hack attack crashed pc   
    Probably not "ok" with it. There is a probably legal reasons why it comes across that way.
     
    I guess the only true way to keep people safe is to scrap multiplayer games entirely.
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    Ertman reacted to Spotty in GTA 5 online hack attack crashed pc   
    A refund? Did you actually buy it or did you get it for free? They were giving away the game for free on Epic Games for a while.
    "We're sorry that there's so many hackers and cheaters infesting our game that it ruins the experience for anyone trying to play online. Here's you $0.00 back and the game has been removed from your library."
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    Ertman got a reaction from 1ppOverheat in GTA 5 online hack attack crashed pc   
    Probably not "ok" with it. There is a probably legal reasons why it comes across that way.
     
    I guess the only true way to keep people safe is to scrap multiplayer games entirely.
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    Ertman reacted to Dillpickle23422 in I hope I could make your day, whoever redeems this.   
    So, I bought a new controller, and I already have game pass. I recieved a 14-day free trial for xbox gamepass, and as I am already a customer, I cannot redeem it :(. To whoever redeems this code, I hope you have fun playing games!! (fyi you have to be a new customer to game pass, you can't have already have it, it won't accept the code, saying you have to be a new customer).

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    Ertman reacted to Dillpickle23422 in I hope I could make your day, whoever redeems this.   
    Thx! I was just sad I didn't know about it before.
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    Ertman reacted to SteveGrabowski0 in PS4 Pro is the most disappointing console of last gen   
    Funny how there can be a few decent Xenons out there. My original Xenon was good for a year and a half but the disc tray wouldn't open anymore so I sent it in for warranty service begging them to not switch me out with a different console and just to fix the drive tray. Nope, got back a different Xenon that RROD'ed on me within 2 weeks. RROD -> Warranty Service --> RROD cycle never ended until they sent me an Opus board 360 finally. Everyone else I knew who bought a Xenon 360 had RROD though and had to replace it multiple times with Microsoft.
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    Ertman got a reaction from funtaril in Shady stuff with PC secret shopper dell,maingear,ibuy,HP   
    I doubt that you'd think twice if you didn't already know they were doing this.
     
    This also shows that you wouldn’t know who it is, as that is not her name.
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    Ertman reacted to Eigenvektor in AMD APUs and more ram   
    No. Integrated GPUs are too slow to benefit from additional memory. In most cases the amount of memory you can dedicate to an iGPU is limited (for that very reason).
     
    The speed is primarily dictated by the speed of the GPU core. Its speed may be limited by how fast it can access memory, so faster memory helps up to a certain point. Beyond that point, additional memory speed is not going to improve performance since the GPU core can't make use of it.
     
    Similarly, speed may be limited when the data that is needed doesn't fit into its memory. So stuff needs to be swapped in and out of memory a lot. Once you have enough memory to hold everything you need, additional memory has no benefits.
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    Ertman reacted to HD1 star wars in Upgrade AM3+ CPU? or is it a waste of money?   
    all of these cpus are just overclocked versions of yours so if you want the performance of those cpus all you will need to do is overclock your 8320e to those clock speeds. 
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    Ertman reacted to Slottr in iPhone magsafe corrupting hdd?   
    How often do you intend on placing the phone directly on top of a hard drive..?
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    Ertman reacted to Electronics Wizardy in Upgrading CPU for Plex server and desktop browser   
    Id try to find a used cpu motherboard ram combo for sale then.
     
    You can't really upgrade your cpu on the current board, you can get a slightly higher clocked chip, but its really not worth it.
     
    Can you overclock.
     
    I still think a ssd would make a massive difference.
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    Ertman got a reaction from lewdicrous in Why do people insist on avoid chrome when they use Google services?   
    AFAIK, At one point it was because it was a memory hog.
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    Ertman got a reaction from Ryuzakimorgoth in Current gen vs Next gen   
    I agree, but it’s diminishing returns and you see the same problem in PC gaming too, it’s just that consoles have generations so it’s easier to compare.
     
    It requires significantly greater amount of processing power to to achieve a the same noticeable visual impact. It could probably be represented by an exponential curve. This decreasing visual jump is nothing new and it was discussed last Gen as even though the graphics had improved quite a bit it wasn’t the same experience as going from ps2/Xbox to ps3/360 and that wasn’t the same as ps1 to ps2.
     
    Overall I don’t think it’s a bad thing developers will have the ability to prioritize other gameplay factors without necessarily risking the apparent visual fidelity.
     
    Like I said at the beginning,  this is happening in pc gaming too, just it’s less obvious in comparison. The hardware just can’t keep up and you kind of hit a wall and need to focus on other design elements.
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    Ertman got a reaction from Jason 57 in The best Simulator sterring wheel on a BUDGET (pounds)   
    What budget?
     
    Usually the best option would be to go used. Then it kind of depends on your budget and features you want. PC gaming does make it easier.
     
    I can't speak to your local market, availability and price, but it usually goes a little something like this:
     
    Logitech DFGT
    Logitech G25/G27 (only because older and might be more worn, less used versions are pretty good) 
    Thrustmaster T150/TX (? Not sure if they had a previous model)
    Thrustmaster TMX
    Logitech G29/G920
    Thrustmaster TX/T300
     
    This is general land a quick list off the top of my head and I am sure others can probably point out a preferable order
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    Ertman got a reaction from skywake in Current gen vs Next gen   
    Neat bit. However diminishing returns doesn’t just apply to poly counts. The concept I am talking about is after a certain point improvements become a bit more nuanced and less dramatic. Then of course you run into hardware limitations when introducing or utilizing techniques to   Improve visuals.
     
    Of course your post details much more of what I vaguely mentioned in the post you quoted.
     
    As it is right now There is still plenty of room for visual improvements, it’s that the expectations of seeing those dramatic differences as seen in other console upgrades is unrealistic.
     
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    Ertman got a reaction from PlayStation 2 in Current gen vs Next gen   
    I agree, but it’s diminishing returns and you see the same problem in PC gaming too, it’s just that consoles have generations so it’s easier to compare.
     
    It requires significantly greater amount of processing power to to achieve a the same noticeable visual impact. It could probably be represented by an exponential curve. This decreasing visual jump is nothing new and it was discussed last Gen as even though the graphics had improved quite a bit it wasn’t the same experience as going from ps2/Xbox to ps3/360 and that wasn’t the same as ps1 to ps2.
     
    Overall I don’t think it’s a bad thing developers will have the ability to prioritize other gameplay factors without necessarily risking the apparent visual fidelity.
     
    Like I said at the beginning,  this is happening in pc gaming too, just it’s less obvious in comparison. The hardware just can’t keep up and you kind of hit a wall and need to focus on other design elements.
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    Ertman reacted to JZStudios in Current gen vs Next gen   
    Two things.
    1. You have no idea how absolutely fucking mind boggling it is that a home console will now do real time ray tracing. If that's not a generational leap, then I can't help you.
    2. Diminishing returns. Many games already have a pretty close to photorealistic look while running at 4k, which is also pretty mind boggling considering how shit PS360 games looked at 720.
     
    Think of it like this;
    PS1:
    Tomb Raider main character poly count ~250 on the high end. Textures basically non existent. Max tex size: 256x256 Highest resolution output: 640x240p. Most games were interlaced. PS2:
    Kratos poly count ~5,700. Uses 5 textures. Textures still seem around 256. Maybe 512 on the higher end. Most common output resolution: 480i. A handful of games could do 480p PS3:
    Kratos poly count ~64,000. Can't find an easily identifiable texture resolution. I'd still say 512 was pretty common, with maybe 1024 on the high end, or near end of life. Most common output resolution: 720p. Some games might hit 1080. PS4:
    Kratos poly count ~80,000 Uses over 140 textures. Again, can't find an easy count. I'd say in the ballpark of 2048 on the high end. Most common res: 1080, up to 4k. Now next gen consoles once again have a leap in output resolution, texture size, poly count, and freaking ray tracing that didn't even exist 20 years ago. You people need to go back and play some older games, because holy hell. I'm tired of hearing "This new game looks like PS2!" You need to be slapped. The poly count as it continually increases gives less and less visual effect.
    links to check:
    Playstation games
    Character poly counts
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    Ertman got a reaction from Tristerin in AMD Radeon RX 5300 Officially Announced   
    My guess is that its just cut down silicon that didn't pass QA and they are just trying to make lemonade from those lemons. The product doesn't make much sense at this point, and they already have options for users who just need a video out.
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    Ertman got a reaction from Sarra in AMD Radeon RX 5300 Officially Announced   
    My guess is that its just cut down silicon that didn't pass QA and they are just trying to make lemonade from those lemons. The product doesn't make much sense at this point, and they already have options for users who just need a video out.
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    Ertman got a reaction from thechinchinsong in AMD Radeon RX 5300 Officially Announced   
    My guess is that its just cut down silicon that didn't pass QA and they are just trying to make lemonade from those lemons. The product doesn't make much sense at this point, and they already have options for users who just need a video out.
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    Ertman got a reaction from Vishera in AMD Radeon RX 5300 Officially Announced   
    My guess is that its just cut down silicon that didn't pass QA and they are just trying to make lemonade from those lemons. The product doesn't make much sense at this point, and they already have options for users who just need a video out.
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    Ertman got a reaction from Mateyyy in AMD Radeon RX 5300 Officially Announced   
    My guess is that its just cut down silicon that didn't pass QA and they are just trying to make lemonade from those lemons. The product doesn't make much sense at this point, and they already have options for users who just need a video out.
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    Ertman reacted to Mateyyy in AMD Radeon RX 5300 Officially Announced   
    Trying to figure out the point of releasing it, especially now:

     
    Edit: Okay now I actually checked the specs. I think it's pointless.
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    Ertman got a reaction from gloop in Apple now worth TWO TRILLION US$   
    I respectfully disagree.
     
    I do think their computing products have been disappointing, the rest of their products and services on a whole have been pretty strong. 
     
    As for the stupid fan base, you have checked out this forum your posting in right, because every company seems to have the same stupid fan base, and they are getting more and more toxic as time goes on.
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    Ertman got a reaction from mr moose in Apple now worth TWO TRILLION US$   
    Not much different then when used to see people lining up for days for console releases. People used to do that kind of thing for just about anything, concert tickets, movie premiers,  or anything where there’s a limited supply and high demand that required you to be a specific location to get your hands on it. Concert tickets and movie premiers are different now as the internet took away the need to be physically in a location to get tickets. Apparently sneakers is a big thing in some communities. Consoles are still kinda big for hype and people waiting in line. I am sure there are many others.

    I guess if Apple has licensed their tech away and there were several iOS phones being launched throughout the year then there would be relatively no lineup for an Apple phone. 
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