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Alex Atkin UK

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  • CPU
    i9 9900K
  • Motherboard
    Asrock Z390 Taichi
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    32GB DDR4 3200
  • GPU
    RTX 2080 @ 2Ghz
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    be quiet! PURE BASE 500DX
  • Storage
    500GB 960 EVO Boot Drive + 2TB Intel 660p for Games
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    Cooler Master MASTERWATT 650W
  • Display(s)
    Acer 24" 4K IPS K242HQK
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    Noctua NH-D15S
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    Geezer Mechanical
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    Logitech M720
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  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home / Fedora Linux
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    ASUS ROG Strix GL703GS

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  1. Sounds rather suspect to me, like AMD deliberately made it use more VRAM to make their card more appealing. https://www.reddit.com/r/nvidia/comments/jspy61/godfall_requires_only_6gb8gb_vram_at_4k_maxed_out/
  2. Same issue, it depends if the router supports a cellular modem either in RNDIS or serial mode.
  3. This is Sony, I know from past experience with a PSVita I imported from Japan, you cannot register the serial number of a console from one region in a different one.
  4. If the router and phone support RNDIS then possibly, but the problem with using a phone for this is Internet sharing is not designed to be kept turned on. It might discharge the battery if the router cannot provide enough power to the phone, also Internet sharing can periodically turn off. Your phone contract may also not allow tethering, in which case doing so could result in your contract being cancelled or maybe a fee. Dedicated 4/5G routers also tend to have better reception than phones, due to being able to use much larger antennas.
  5. No, because at best if you need warranty you will have to send it back there, at worst you wont have any warranty at all.
  6. Oh dear, I suspect both him and maybe his parents are indeed on AT&T. But we've taken this thread WAY off topic now.
  7. Oh absolutely, no denying that COAX is more suitable for broadband, its amazing what they've expanded DOCSIS to achieve. In theory, DSL has been pushed up to Gigabit but only over very very short loops which is largely useless for an existing telephone network. It could possibly be a cheaper option for high density apartments to avoid the length limits of ethernet cabling and hassle of fitting fibre. Like it or not, DSL has been invaluable to get broadband to lots of people, myself included. I'm still a few years away from FTTP, many others its still nowhere in sight. I kno
  8. DSL is still big in some countries, its certainly better than nothing. If the telco is only willing to bring fibre to the street but not the house (there can be wayleave issues to deal and just a lot more expense running fibre to ever property directly), then VDSL to the street cabinet is a huge improvement over ADSL all the way to the exchange. I'd argue that COAX is almost as dead a technology, as you are still pushing radio signals down copper in either technology. You can end up with LESS contention on VDSL as every user has a dedicated piece of copper, at the cost that you cannot g
  9. I'd be wary to advise this, it sounds like they might have DSL and powerline is notorious for interfering causing a reduction in your Internet speed or instability. I'd get a decent router, place it as central as possible and worry about coverage later. Unless you have money to burn and the ability to run ethernet all over the house, planning is somewhat pointless compared to real-world testing.
  10. That doesn't mean VRAM usage will suddenly double. Most games reserve more VRAM than they actually use and having more direct access to VRAM (so things can be moved in and out quicker) potentially means LESS VRAM is required for the same task in the future. Also, the 3080 has dramatically more memory bandwidth, which could work out more useful in the long run. At the end of the day, building to be future proof is folly, we do not know how game engines are going to scale going forward. However if Xbox/Playstation is anything to go by, games will be focusing on more efficiently using
  11. The problem with WiFi speeds is its both related to the number of MIMO streams the device/router can handle and the channel width. Phone type devices (such as the headset) usually support around 2x2 MIMO and 40Mhz channel width, possibly 80Mhz. For example I get around 625Mbit peak on my Galaxy S10 at 2x2 MIMO 80Mhz. However, latency is potentially better on a lower channel width (as there is less interference to cause packet loss/delays). So it might also be worth setting the router you are using for the headset into 20Mhz channel width to see if that reduces the latency spi
  12. I disagree, they are adding a long distance for the WiFi to travel and USB overheads, vs the router nearer the headset that is going wired and to the more efficient PCIe NIC in the PC. @Mbrown278 What might work better is to have the second router near the headset also, but put it into Access Point mode. Probably also wise to turn off 2.4Ghz on it. Now make sure its 5Ghz is set to a completely different channel to the main router with a different SSID, so you effectively have a WiFi network dedicated to the headset only which is the best-case scenario you can get for latency.
  13. What gives you the impression you need so much VRAM? As many tech YouTubers have said and has happened time and time again in the past, by the time you need that VRAM the rest of the GPU will be too weak to use it.
  14. I don't see why not, its only a 200W card so only 50W more than your current one.
  15. Firstly, there is no reason NOT to use NVENC if you are getting a 3080. Its been comparable to Medium x264 in quality since the 2000 series. Even so, a 5900x is probably more than enough, overkill even for any current game.