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Chris Pratt

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About Chris Pratt

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  • Location
    Houston, TX, USA
  • Gender
  • Occupation
    Lead Application and Web Developer


  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
  • Motherboard
    MSI MEG X570 Unify
  • RAM
    G.Skill Ripjaws 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4 3600Mhz
  • GPU
    Sapphire PULSE RX 5600 XT
  • Case
    Fractal Design Meshify C (white)
  • Storage
    500GB WD Black SN750 M.2 NVMe SSD
    2TB Crucial MX500 SATA SSD
  • PSU
    EVGA SuperNova 650 G+ 650W 80+ Gold
  • Display(s)
    Samsung SJ55W 34.1" UW-QHD 75Hz HDMI DP FreeSync LED
  • Cooling
    Noctua NH-U12S chromax.black
  • Keyboard
    Razer Ornata Chroma
  • Mouse
    Razer Basilisk X Hyperspeed Wireless
  • Sound
    Logitech MX Sound 2.0
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
  • Laptop
    Surface Laptop 3
  • Phone
    Google Pixel 4 XL

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  1. I'm looking to purchase my first true gaming monitor. I mostly play single player games with a focus on visuals not FPS, so 60 Hz panels have served me well for the most part. However, I upgraded to a 3060 Ti, so I want to actually benefit from all those extra frames I'm able to push, now. I'm targeting 1440p, preferably 32 in, though 27 in will do if the monitor is just better. I have an ultrawide currently, and don't care for it. I'd prefer to stay away from those. I'm also a web developer, so color accuracy matters a lot, and while I know I'm not going to get true HDR in my $400-$500 budget
  2. Yeah. It is confusing. It looks like this is a Zen+ chip, similar to the actual Ryzen APUs, 3200G and 3400G, so I guess that's why it got the 3000 name, i.e. less than a Ryzen 3200G, even though it's actually an Athlon, and that is enough to distinguish it. It also looks like it should be supported by your board.
  3. The Ryzen 3000 ready is not the same as the 3000 in the Athlon 3000G. Totally different line of processors. Ryzen 3000 is Zen 2, which this chip is not. It is still AM4 socket, but not sure what chipsets you'd use with it.
  4. That and 20-series ray tracing perf is so abysmal, it might as well not be an option.
  5. Totally agree. Setting up something like an HR system isn't just building the CRUD. There's a virtual mountain of legal and regulatory stuff you have to take into account, as well as tax stuff, which of course changes every year. There's a reason why companies provide these systems, and people don't just roll their own. You'll be much better served just hiring some developers to make/improve integration points between the system's as necessary.
  6. CPU bottlenecking depends entirely on how you will be gaming. At 1080p, there is no CPU on the market powerful enough to not bottleneck a 3080, but at 4K, you'd be fine with even something like a 3600. Either AMD or modern Intel is going to require upgrading most of your system or building entirely new at this point, so I'd just plan to start new. However, I'd wait at least until Zen 3 comes out, it may even be worth seeing what Intel does with 11th gen, though that would be a much longer wait. AMD is going to be the more cost effective choice, but even though the Zen 2 chips are r
  7. The main boon here is individually OCing each CCX. There's nothing this tool does that you couldn't do yourself; it just takes much longer and requires many more trips to the BIOS and back. Doing an all-core OC is relatively easy, but you're then essentially capped by the slowest CCX, as if you OC higher than that CCX is stable at, the whole OC is unstable. In your results, there's a 150Mhz gap between the fastest CCX and the slowest CCX, which is not insignificant. This is also why this tool is most effective with higher CCX counts. If you only have one or two in your
  8. That's hogwash. From a purely basic standpoint, there is no penalty for using all your drive space. However, there's other factors in play here. With HDDs there's now different types, namely SMR and CMR. CMR is the more traditional storage mechanism, and there's no difference between writing your first byte and your last byte to the drive. However, with SMR drives, the writes are layered, with it obviously being slower to write to the lower layers. The more you fill up the drive, the slower the writes get. However, this is a progressive thing, so there's no like automatic penalty o
  9. That's as good a system as any. We went with authors in my home: Kerouac, Ginsburg, Salinger, etc.
  10. Any CPU will be a bottleneck for the 3080 at 1080p. There is nothing fast enough. The 3080 is a 4K card. It's overboard even for 1440p. Personally, I'd snag a 3070 or may be even a 3060 once those are out, and save some cash, if you're only going to be doing 1440p at max.
  11. Right now, that's X570. It's guaranteed to support basically anything that uses AM4 socket, and is the only chipset with PCIe 4.0 on both the CPU and chipset lanes. 600 series boards may debut with the new CPUs, but those obviously aren't available yet.
  12. I find it hard to believe that you found a number of streams all using the exact same specs as your machine. What are you talking about spec-wise. Same GPU?
  13. Yeah. I've only seen that on a few less than reputable sites, though. Not sure where this whole "it's actually going to be 5000 series" crap came from. Maybe there's something to it, but I'll believe it when I see it. It's also possible AMD is already testing the next next generation. Zen 3 is just 7nm+, and it's already been known that AMD is eyeing 5nm. They probably already have development 5nm in the pipeline, and that's what's popping up, not Zen 3.
  14. FWIW, AMD has already made bold claims that their upcoming launches won't be paper launches. That remains to be seen of course, but I'd imagine it's accurate. Remember that Nvidia's GPUs are using a totally new die from a much smaller fab (Samsung), so there's issues with both yield and supply in general. From everything known so far, neither AMD's new CPUs nor GPUs are using different processes, so availability and yield should be much better.