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About GabenJr

  • Title
    Probably some kind of turbo-nerd

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  • Location
    Surrey, BC
  • Gender
    Not Telling
  • Interests
    PC gaming and everything that goes with it, electronics, aviation, pushing the envelope to the point of absurdity
  • Biography
    Yo Twitch Chat,
    I am Anthony, I come from Newfoundland, and I write about things.
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  • CPU
    Ryzen 9 3900X
  • Motherboard
    ASUS Crosshair VIII Hero (Wi-Fi)
  • RAM
    G.Skill TridentZ RGB DDR4-3600 16GB x2
  • GPU
    ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 OC
  • Case
    Fractal Design Define R5 w/Window
  • Storage
    1x Samsung 950 Pro 512GB
    1x Samsung 850 Pro 256GB
    1x WD Black 6TB
    1x WD Blue 6TB
    1x WD Black 1TB
    1x WD MyBook 6TB (shucked)
    1x WD MyBook for Mac 3TB
    1x WD MyBook 8TB (shucked)
    1x ADATA SU800 1TB
  • PSU
    EVGA P2 850W
  • Display(s)
    1x Acer Predator X34
    1x ASUS VG27AQ in portrait
  • Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15S LTT Edition
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K70 RGB
  • Mouse
    Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum + Artisan Shiden-kai
  • Sound
    Sennheiser PC360 (desktop)
    Sennheiser Momentum (VR)
    Aurisonics Rockets (mobile 3.5mm)
    Apple AirPods Pro (mobile iPhone/AAC)
    Anker SoundCore Liberty 2 Pro (mobile Bluetooth/AptX)
  • Operating System
    Manjaro Linux
  • Laptop
    15" MacBook Pro Late 2011
  • Phone
    iPhone 11 Pro Max

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  1. It might be (I saw that mentioned in the BIOS somewhere), but this board was flaky and frankly we had trouble getting it to run with two sticks, let alone four.
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  9. ... Does context mean nothing to you? It was in reference to Shadow of the Tomb Raider's 1440p raster performance, not an overall statement. I don't think amount of main system memory is a bottleneck here - SAM made plenty of difference in multiple benchmarks, just not in MSFS. AFAIK, addressing 16GB of VRAM doesn't mean assigning 16GB of system RAM to mirror it. Thinking AGP aperture size - You could run with less main memory than the card has and still be fine. They're not directly related (as I understand it, some system RAM is used to cache the address registers, but not the
  10. The problem with sorting by FPS is that the positions in the stack can change constantly, and when we used to do that, people complained quite loudly about it. If I'd had my time back for this video, I would have done this order: 6800 XT SAM 6800 XT 3080 6800 SAM 6800 3070 Including SAM results was probably the thing that caused the most clutter, but I didn't want to go through a second round of graphs with SAM on vs off.
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