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  1. I dont know Luke's schedule but it's probably busy. I'm sure Linus would welcome Luke to make a video once in a while if he felt like it. I don't know Luke's exact skillset, but I would imagine it's got a mix of hardware knowledge, programming, setting up servers, and running a business, and all of these are represented by Linus, Anthony, and other LMG staff. If Luke has a particular passion project no doubt it will get featured, but I woukdnt expect too much outside of WAN Show and Scrapyard Wars.
  2. It's the CPU and RAM. Another way to tell your CPU is the bottleneck is if low, medium, high, and ultra all produce very similar frame rates.
  3. If you search the review sites there are differences in performance that may arise from improved component quality, but it's rare that board partners offer anythibg significant over their competitors. However, high quality binned GPUs vary from base-level boards in their ability to overclock, which is why the completely unlocked EVGA 3090 Kingpin is several hundred dollars more than other 3090 options. Top end cards are only worth it for extreme overclockers, or gamers with high performance custom water cooling loops that plan to run a moderately-high overclock for daily use.
  4. Maybe what you like has changed with age? I used to love platformers, but as my game proficiency increased over the years platformers have lost their challenge and a lot of their fun. Closest thing to a platformer that I've enjoyed recently was Dark Souls 3 and that's really more of a physical combat RPG with some platforming. That and multiplayer FPS games because other humans really are the best challenge
  5. Ah I havent heard E6600 in a long while! I remember buying a Q6600 back in 2006-2007 for my Crysis-capable PC. I never thought I would still be running 4 cores almost 14 years later though
  6. I wouldnt count on CPU upgrades for that motherboard. Intel will be moving to 10nm and 10nm backport to 14nm chips next which may require a new socket type that wont be compatible. AMD also is moving on to presumably AM5 for Zen 4, so neither has an upgrade path. The good news is that the 10600k will be a competent processor for now. One other note is that the new consoles are 8-core and game engines will no doubt be expanding their multicore utilization. This is what's making me look at 8 and 12 cores for my next upgrade, but I wouldnt call 8 or 12 cores necessary
  7. Can confirm, my 6700k has worked well enough for the last 5 years, but I'm still getting ready to upgrade to Zen 3
  8. Even if the 5600x did bottleneck the 3080 in your application, there's really nothing significantly faster that would help.....
  9. Agreed, and I sort of have a theory about resolution scaling. My theory is that if CPU performance progress hadnt stalled out then we would still be rocking 1080p. 1440p and 4k and I guess sort of 8k have all become viable since GPU performance improvements have outpaced CPU improvements. We advertise them as "features" but in reality they're just consequences of the disparity. I do like the idea of hi-res, but frame rates and smooth performance are more important for me.
  10. This sounds like a big dose of nostalgia which renders any past rosier than usual, but barring that I can see your point and I hope to offer an explanation. I believe that the barriers to improved graphical performance have begun to require more time / GPU power than is worth it to developers, and I believe that the diversity of experiences have grown substantially but not in the ways that games traditionally have in the past thirty years. Graphics Argument: 1) Ray traced lighting is a final frontier for lighting technology, but running ray tracing requires very comple
  11. Part it out or consider Intel if u need a computer upgrade during COVID. Check out a 10900k which is almost as fast as a 5900x, and bring over your old GPU. When you can finally get a new GPU, slot it in and do the water loop then?
  12. Running a 6700k @ 4.5, + a 1080Ti. Can confirm it still works great
  13. 4000 series are AMD's laptop chips. Zen 3 desktop will be 5000 series