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  1. Hey Midnitewolf, 


    I've seen a lot of your posts and it looks like we have similar setups. I have a Ryzen 3800x and MSI Ventus OC 2080 Ti in the Lian Li Lancool 2. I saw your post inquiring about the Arctic 34 Esports Duo and I tried it. Overall, my processor is limited by this cooler. I have all fans mounted in the case and get idle CPU temps between 40-60°C and moderate workloads up to 80°C. All clocks rarely get past 4.1 GHz and I believe it's because of the cooler. I have not tried overclocking because idle temperatures seem high and varied for my taste. I will likely be switching it out for a 240 mm aio or the Noctua NH-D15 Chromax Black when it becomes available. Let me know if you tried out any of these setups!




  2. Honestly I forget the exact reason this occurs but it seems to be common whenever adaptive sync is being used. I seem to recall it has something to do with the frame rates momentarily dipping outside the adaptive sync range which is what causes the momentary flickers.
  3. Get the best GPU you are comfortable paying for. I say this because 144 hz gaming is no joke, in fact it is more demanding then 4k60hz. Even a 2080ti can't run Metro Exodus and RDR2 1080p at ultra settings and push the 144 fps you ideally want for 144 hz gaming and your going to be down to like probably 80 fps at 1440p. Of course this is only true for the half dozen or so most demanding titles and setting your game settings down to High instead of Ultra works wonders but just be aware that if you looking for the best of the best graphics and 144 hz (144 fps) gaming on all games, your going
  4. Just to reiterate what other have said, for current games your not going to see much difference between a 3600 and a 3950x, perhaps 1-2% at each step or about a 5-10% spread across all processors. However, in the future this might be different. Let's face it we are getting to the point where we just can't push the raw clock speeds any further which is why every chip is going further and further toward multicore/miltithread as the focus. That being the case, more and more games are going to start being developed to leverage the mutlicore/multithread capabilities of these processes
  5. I am waiting and still limping along on my Vega 56. There is talk we could receive announcements for both Ampere and Big NAVI as soon as March and maybe have a launch relatively soon after. That being the case, there is no reason to pay $1100 plus for a card and technology almost 2 years old. Even if neither of the next gen card launch until Q3, it will still be worth the wait especially since early rumors have both Ampere and Big NAVI outperforming the 2080 ti by 15-30% or more. Further, since Nvidia will actually have a high end competitor coming out near the same time, pricing at the ve
  6. Nope. From what I have seen, the benchmarks are specifically designed to hit all cores to max which is why you see all cores operating at the same speed. The only time you really see the fluctuation is during normal operation or at least that is the only time I ever notice it.
  7. You can also try to manually set the timings. I know my new 3800X for some reason wouldn't work with the XMP profile enabled but when I manually set the timings to what they were supposed to be, it works like a charm and at the proper speeds.
  8. On the other hand just because the game will scale down to lesser specs, doesn't mean that having a 2080 ti wouldn't offer a jaw dropping visual experience compared to the scaled down experience. I honestly feel that you can really never have enough GPU power because when you consider the cutting edge AAA titles, the GPU is almost always the biggest limiting factor at some point in the lifespan of your computer. Generally speaking I have find myself replacing GPUs almost twice as often as CPU's over the years. For what is it worth though, I think that the demos we have seen for
  9. The problem with that poll was it did not specify a time frame. We all know there were tons of driver issues at release so even if there were zero problems right now, this instant, the poll would be corrupted by those people who are responding based on their experience with them from months and months ago. A better poll would have been "How many people have had driver issues within the last 30 days?" I would bet in that case, the numbers with problems would be not much bigger than people who have had issues with Nvidia. Honestly this illustrates the problem with polls in general. Most of
  10. I pretty much agree with everything you said. Honestly the biggest problem I have with Nvidia is that they are price gouging us and have been for some time now. I will admit that I think Nvidia does have an edge but it is an edge worth maybe $20-$30 more, not $100 more at least when your comparing the 5700xt vs the 2070 Super, and it is just ridiculous that the 2080 ti is selling for around $1200 on average when the 1080 Ti was only about $800. That puts a bad taste in my mouth and makes me NOT want to buy Nvidia or support them, especially when there is another option available
  11. Here is the honest truth. Nvidia, when released has better drivers.....every time. In fact they probably have better drivers period. Additionally because the 2000 series has been around so long, Nvidia drivers for them are quite mature and stable. AMD on the other hand always has a rough release of drivers with any new architecture and it always takes longer for them to fix the drivers than it does Nvidia to fix theirs. Also their software in general is a step behind Nvidia. Combine that with the 5700 series being a new architecture and it is going to be pretty obvi
  12. I don't think this is the problem. I was following the whole drive issue almost daily from the release of the card and most issues seemed to be incompatibility with 3rd party software like MSI afterburner. Most of the major issues seemed centered around setting up custom fan curves and using FPS overlays though screen flicker and black screen issues were a problem as well and those were the most damning of the issues that were occurring.. There were also some issues with enabling enhanced sync and I think one other setting in the Radeon software. About 3 months or so in, most of the screen
  13. I think the "issues" are really overstated. I have used a Radeon GPU in my machines for the last 6 years or so and never had anything I would actually classify as an "Issue" occur. Sure there have been some minor annoyances here or there but nothing game breaking. Also most of the 5700 series issues have been causes by using overlays, setting custom fan curves, some minor feature like enhanced sync or using some other 3rd party software and most of these issues were easily avoided once identified and the majority have been fixed. Lastly, most of the negative press that exists now around th
  14. Most of the issues that the 5700XT was having with its drivers have been corrected as I very rarely see anyone complaining about them any more. That being the case, you really can't beat the 5700XT for price to performance value.
  15. All I can say is that despite building a new PC at Christmas, I am absolutely waiting for the new GPUs to come out. To me it doesn't make sense to buy the last gen cards 3-6 months before the next gen cards release, especially since I am targeting the upper high end GPUs. However, if I was looking to spend around $400-$500, honestly I probably would have just went ahead and picked up a 5700XT. The price to performance on the card is very good and I don't really think your going to get much better in the price range just because you wait 6 months.