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About YoungBlade

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  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
  • Motherboard
    MSI B550
    Gaming Edge WiFi
  • RAM
    48GB TeamGroup Vulcan Z
    DDR4-3000 16-18-18-38
    2x8+2x16 OCed to 3200
  • GPU
    Gigabyte Windforce OC
    RTX 2060 Super
  • Case
    Phanteks P300A
  • Storage
    1TB WD SN750 Nvme
    1TB Crucial P1 NVMe
    2TB Samsung 860 EVO
  • PSU
    Enermax Revolution D.F.
    750W 80+ Gold
  • Display(s)
    Gigabyte M27Q 1440p 170Hz
    Acer G257HL 1080p 60Hz
  • Cooling
    Scythe Fuma 2
  • Keyboard
    Dell SK-8115
  • Mouse
    Anker Precision Gaming Mouse 2000 DPI
  • Sound
    OneOdio Pro-10 Wired Headphones
    Logitech Z130 Speakers
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
  • Laptop
    HP Probook 6470b
    Core i5 3320M
    10GB DDR3-1600
    240GB TeamGroup L3 EVO
    Ubuntu 20.04
  • Phone
    Moto Power G 2020

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  1. Control and Horizon Zero Dawn are punishing games for literally any GPU. Control especially. If you ever look at CPU scaling for Control, there just is none. From a 3770K to a 5950X, there's no performance difference. It is 100% GPU bound even with a 3090. I don't think there's anything wrong with your system nor anything you can do to fix it. It's the nature of pushing the limits of your hardware.
  2. There's a chance 3200 won't work, but there's also a chance it works just fine and can even be overclocked. That's just the nature of adding RAM. If you buy the same kit from the same brand, with the same speed and timings, using chips from the same manufacturer, they can probably at least do XMP.
  3. I believe "i nine e-lev-en nine hun-dred kay" has 9 syllables, not 8. And the i9 12900k drops back to 7 because "twelve" is a one syllable word. And before, people said things like "i se-ven eigh-ty seven hun-dred kay" which is 10 syllables. I'm not sure syllable count is an issue for naming. The issue with putting stats in the names is that some stats don't matter. Even core counts. A Core 2 Quad is going to perform worse than a modern Pentium G, despite both being from Intel and the slower one having double the cores. Product names are supposed to convey which
  4. @Mister Woof@IkeaGnome Since this architecture has such a fundamental shift, why not just drop the "Core i" naming scheme? Intel came up with Pentium for the successor to the i486 by using the Greek number for 5 and the Latin suffix "-ium." Unfortunately, Duodecium doesn't sound very good, and is way too long. However, Pentium is probably the most famous of Intel's product lines, and in recent years, they've used Pentium Gold and Pentium Silver to distinguish between desktop chips and low-power chips. The thing that makes 12th gen distinctive is the fact that it uses bo
  5. GSync is a proprietary Nvidia thing, and there are some monitors that use a GSync module made by Nvidia for variable refresh rate. Those monitors tend to be more expensive because the module is expensive. A few years ago, only GSync monitors worked with Nvidia graphics cards. Then AMD came out with FreeSync, which as the name implies, is a more open standard, so it's easier and cheaper for monitor makers to implement. And, eventually, Nvidia opened it up so that their graphics cards could work with FreeSync, and AMD cards can work with GSync. The M27Q does work with GSync, and I wa
  6. I really like the M27Q. It's by far the best monitor I've ever owned. It has good color and a single overdrive mode that works for all refresh rates. It's 27", 1440p, 170Hz with a height adjustable stand, and if you're in the US, Newegg has it on sale for a crazy good price. I bought it for $330, but it's just $290 right now. EDIT: However, it's only GSync compatible, not true GSync, if that matters to you. Works well with my 2060 Super, but if you're looking for "true" GSync, this doesn't have it.
  7. An important thing to note about stability with an overclock is that it can be hard to determine without a lot of testing. For example, my card can OC to +180 on the core in Afterburner and it will run the Heaven and Kombustor benchmarks just fine. It's also fine in a number of games... except Control. In that game, it'll crash if it's anything above +125. It seems stable at +135, but it often crashes right after I try to levitate. I haven't taken the time to dig into logs or anything, but I have a suspicion it has to do with the sudden change in perspective that levitation causes.
  8. Yes, but most consumer RAM is single rank. The 16GB modules I have, for example, are single rank despite their high capacity.
  9. Actually, 4x8 will run a bit faster because the RAM will behave as if there are dual rank modules installed. Dual rank is not the same thing as dual channel. The modules cannot be written to simultaneously like with 2 channels, but while one is being refreshed, the other can be written to. This can give a speed boost in some applications, like gaming.
  10. Banking on mining profits is risky right now, because Ethereum is moving away from mining. Given that, you probably won't earn enough to justify the cost. I'll use the 1660 Super as an example. That's going for about $500. With NiceHash, it currently earns about $2-3 a day, so it would take about 7-8 months to pay it off if those earnings stay flat. But that's a big "if" considering the uncertainty of the future of Ethereum mining once the transition to proof-of-stake starts next month. I don't think it's worth the risk, and apparently a lot of miners feel the same way,
  11. My current desktop is all solid state. 2 NVMe drives and a larger SATA one for storage. The only hard drives I have sit outside in a docking bay for backups. I think SATA is on its way out. In 10 years, seeing a SATA SSD in a brand new PC is going to feel like seeing a HDD in a new PC today. I agree that Cat 6A is basically mandatory at this point if you're wiring in the walls. That should be the bare minimum. And I understand that Cat 8 expensive, but even at more then 3x the price, it still offers almost 3x the speed. 25Gbps is 3.125GB/s. When I look at that number, my thought is
  12. Exactly. I always tell people that the first thing your computer needs to do is meet your present needs. Nice things are always nice, but necessary things are necessary. And, yeah, obviously cabling should be as high-end as you can afford. No point in putting yourself through that misery twice (or spending thousands twice to save a few hundred). If I run cables in the near future, I'm going to run Cat 8, and if someone asks me why I spent the extra on Cat 8, I'll say "Because I couldn't run Cat 9." Well that's because "8" core FX chips are really 4c/8t chips when it
  13. You didn't address the main points of my argument. 1. Idle computers don't actually use that much power when compared to other household items, like conventional light bulbs 2. Some people actually need high performance PCs to do actual work, it's not just gamers 3. High performance PCs can actually be more efficient when doing that work, because of better efficiency per watt I don't think this is something that needs this sort of blanket regulation. Consumer electronics don't use much power compared to other household appliances. An electric oven uses on aver
  14. The human brain doesn't "see" in frames. It's not like your brain processes vision in discrete chunks. It's a continuous stream. But it has limits. Neurons fire in the millisecond time range, so your brain isn't capable of processing information faster than that. Once monitors get close to 1000Hz, we'll be at the edge of the human ability to perceive a difference. Granted, neurons work in parallel, so perhaps you could "feel" a difference beyond that, but we already experience things beyond that limit in the real world. There's a reason you can't see the individual blad