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About AluminiumTech

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    Technology and Gaming
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    Student at Uni


  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
  • Motherboard
    MSI X370 Gaming Pro Carbon
  • RAM
    32GB DDR4-2666 (2x 16GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX
  • GPU
    Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX Vega 56
  • Case
    NZXT S340 Elite
  • Storage
    500GB Samsung 860 EVO, 6TB Seagate Barracuda 5400rpm (2020)
  • PSU
    Corsair RM850i
  • Display(s)
    2560x1440 27" Gigabyte G27QC 165Hz VA with FreeSync Premium + Asus VX 238H 23" secondary monitor
  • Cooling
    1x Corsair ML 140 Pro, 1x Corsair ML 120 Pro, 1x Corsair H100i v2
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K70 LUX RGB MX Brown
  • Mouse
    Logitech G903 Wireless
  • Sound
    Sennheiser HD 450BT Wireless Headphones
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
  • Phone
    iPhone 8 Plus 64GB Gold

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  1. Replacement CPU is here, new CPU cooler is here, and new case fans are here.


    The replacement CPU I got after the refund for the 3900X came in since the 3900X was out of stock. It cost me £30 more for the 3900XT but it's available.


    New CPU cooler is Noctua NH D15 cos I'm not gonna be using the H100i v2 since it's resulting in bent pins on my CPU and also stupidly bad thermals.


    And the new case fans are cos I needed new ones so I got a 2 pack of Corsair ML120.

    1. Show previous comments  2 more
    2. AluminiumTech


      @FloRolf Idk. the CPU gets stuck to the AIO and then taking the AIO out rips the CPU out of the socket.

    3. FloRolf


      But that can happen with every cooler can it not? 


      Anyways, good decision going the the D15 anyways as I feel like my H100i GTX doesn't hold up to the 3900X good enough. 

    4. AluminiumTech


      @FloRolf idk to be honest, It's happening a whole hell of a lot with me lately so I don't know if it's me causing it, if the motherboard is causing it, or if something else is causing it. I mean the AIO cooler was broken anyways so replacing it is not the end of the world.

  2. REEEEEEEEEEEEEE. Elon Chan has sent his minions to download Signal and the Signal org people are running as fast as they can to add server capacity but so far is temporarily down.


    Also obligatory: I used Signal before it was cool :D.


    1. ARikozuM


      How long until Signal becomes just another mainstream service? I hope it doesn't, but I've lived through this a fair number of times and this is inevitable. 

    2. AluminiumTech


      @ARikozuM wdym? until it turns into the thing it swore to destroy?


      I mean they're keeping it as is and probably will for as long as possible.

    3. ARikozuM


      Twitter before them. Telegram before them. It’s inevitable for platforms to succumb to moneyed interests. 

  3. I respectfully disagree. Nvidia walked right into this one. They could have just called their top mobile GPU "RTX 3070 SUPER for Laptops" or "RTX 3070 Ti for Laptops" and be done with it. We're not comparing a Ti or a Super to a vanilla chip. This is literally taking a 3070 desktop chip with a few extra cores and calling it a 3080 for Laptops with a slightly reduced TDP and clockspeed. This is the equivalent of Intel calling the 10980HK the "10900K for Laptops" instead and keeping the same core count and clockspeed. Neither of them are the same product. Not even
  4. Moore's law Is Dead in his video yesterday said that AIBs threatened to cause problems for Nvidia if Nvidia sold the 3060 for the originally intended MSRP of sub $300 with 6GB VRAM because the sub $300 MSRP would not be high enough for AIBs to sell cards for a profit. So Nvidia compromised and turned the 3060 Ultra with 12GB VRAM into the 3060 with 12GB VRAM for $329. AIBs are still pissed at Nvidia and are still threatening to cause problems for Nvidia as far as I understand it from yesterday's video.
  5. If this came to market, I'd probably actually buy one. I have to say though one of the biggest problems still yet to be addressed with masks is how do you drink water or any liquids with a mask on. You right now have to take the mask off to drink water and then put the mask back on.
  6. Nvidia is saying RTX 3060 is 2x faster than GTX 1060 in rasterisation.


    12GB GDDR6 for $329.


    Essentially youre getting 2070 performance for 2060 price -_-. What a joke. Performance per dollar is barely an improvement over 2060.

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    2. PCGuy_5960


      Isn't the PS5 RTX2080ish in terms of performance? It doesn't seem that far-fetched if you take into account that the benchmarks are probably somewhat cherry picked.

    3. AluminiumTech


      @PCGuy_5960 Okay but how do you square 3060 being 2x faster than 1060 (e.g. 1080 or 1080Ti performance) and being 1.3x faster than PS5's basically RTX 2080 performance?

    4. PCGuy_5960


      In some crazy ray-tracing scenario, it wouldn't be impossible. Nvidia's RT is quite a bit better than AMD's and Nvidia seems to think that everyone plays with RT on.

  7. Seems that Qt decided to follow through on their threat to punish open source users in favor of paying customers.


    LTS (Long Term Support) releases for Qt are now only available commercially meaning Qt 5 at this point is essentially commercial only if you want to use a version without security vulnerabilities.


    I do hope KDE and others do fork the project and split it off from the Qt source cos this is ridiculous.


    Yes, Qt 6 does exist now but it is severely lacking in the features available and will continue to be behind Qt 5 until Qt 6.2 is released which itself will also be an LTS release.




    Edit: And just to add, I know Qt has to make money but surely there are better ways than this. They've already made all new projects dual licensed under GPLv3 and Commercial license as opposed to dual licensing LGPL and Commercial license. And something tells me they won't stop and they'll eventually just try to kill off the open source version entirely if they can.


    Not gonna lie, Louis' video response is pretty good.

    1. Tristerin


      10/10 only watching this cause Louis

    2. Tristerin


      "Not under warranty when you crack it mutha fucka" - Louis


    I meant to upload this a while ago but here.


    Probably my final Casino Heist approach analysis.



    this is incredibly painful for MBP. It’s running 80C on CPU and GPU trying to run GTA.


    Playing at 1080p with 75% resolution scaling on lowest settings this game runs at 30fps.


    Even the loading screen is demanding for this setup. I guess consolation prize is title song plays without stutters.



    1. AluminiumTech


      Which makes sense considering this GPU should be only 10-20% weaker than 2013 Xbox One GPU.

  11. Sneak peak/preview in one of the Before and After benchmarks. This is one of the Before benchmarks cos I don't have 3900X data yet cos long story but 3900X is dead and needs to be replaced. Anyways:


    bUt eVeRyBoDy sAyS yOu oNlY nEeD 4 cOrEs fOr gAmInG.


    Ran this at 1280x1024 Low since that's what i could run both on whilst forcing the CPU to work as hard as it can.



    Assuming both run at 2.5GHz instead of the clockspeed advantage the 1700X has, the result per MHz * 2500 is 24. So basically 70% more perf when doubling the core count. Not terrible scaling all things considered.

  12. This is a bad idea but I'm doing it since Main Rig is still out of action pending CeX receiving my RMAed 3900X and the dead AIO pending RMA.


    Bootcamp MBP running GTA Online Attempt 2 (or is it 3? idk tbh)


    This time running Radeon PRO Software 20.10 as supported by Bootcamp on M370X :D.




    In case you don't believe me about running Radeon PRO Software:




  13. "Accidentally" purchasing 25 GPUs :P.......



  14. An Asus Employee has said that Asus GPUs and Motherboards MSRPs are gonna increase.