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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best choices for 1080 TI - is it worth it?"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

I know what what 3.0 does, I have a GTX 1080 myself. I just remember reading several reviews like this one when the 1070 ti was released. But I haven't kept up on it since launch to be honest. I guess I could be reading it incorrectly.

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/asus_geforce_gtx_1070_ti_strix_gaming_review,1.html

However, Nvidia has "limited" the product series two ways. First off, the 1070 Ti will use "regular" GDDR5 memory and not the all newer and snazzy GDDR5X type of graphics memory. Secondly, to prevent the 1070 Ti series to cannibalize the 1080 products, the cards all get a fixed clock frequency, and that means an equal clock frequency for all board partners. Now that doesn't mean you cannot tweak these cards yourself, contrary they tweak really well into the familiar 2 GHz domain on the dynamic boost clock to bring in that bit of extra gaming value. However, AIB partner cards, no matter what model you purchase, will get the same clock frequencies at a 1,607 MHz base clock with a 1,683 MHz dynamic boost clock.

A fixed base-clock doesn't mean it's a little beast though, contrary, as for Nvidia to enforce this measure means there's plenty of pixel horsepower under the hood. In fact, so much they had to temper it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best choices for 1080 TI - is it worth it?"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

I could be wrong but I think the 1070 ti does not boost to near 2ghz out the box like most Nvidia cards. You have to do it manually.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AMD Polaris RX 470 Monitor Disconnects While Gaming"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Oops sorry!! Try this.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009769&ignorebbr=1&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-PCPartPicker,%20LLC-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

I have this exact card and used this review as a basline for my overclock profile. I have it running rock solid at 1300mhz, 1050mv, power limit +45, and memory at 2000mhz. I could probably tweak it even better but it's in my living room PC so I don't want any issues and have to get off my lazy butt to troubleshoot. My card could not even hit its stock 1226mhz boost clock until I upped the power limit to +20 or something like that.

https://wccftech.com/review/visiontek-rx-470-punching-class/

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AMD Polaris RX 470 Monitor Disconnects While Gaming"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem! I have seen some "lower end" 144hz monitors that supposedly support freesync have issues with the screen going black but just for a second or two. Not the same problem but maybe related? Turning off freesync "solves" the issue. Check the 1 star reviews.

https://m.newegg.ca/products/N82E16824009769/reviews?stage=1&sort=0&ownerOnly=false&areGroupReviews=false

Not sure if you have tried already but maybe try turning up the power limit to the card. Try +25% and see if that helps. Your card should just throttle its speed if it is maxing out suggested power draw but I guess there is a chance it could lock up instead possibly. I would do this after trying to turn off freesync if that doesn't work.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AMD Polaris RX 470 Monitor Disconnects While Gaming"

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

I know you said you are not trying to troubleshoot but have you tried turning off free-sync?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking to upgrade an i5 4460."

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

A much higher clock speed and 4 more threads will yield higher fps even if it is running at or near 100%.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Rainbow Six Siege-4K"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

What legonate said. Any 4 core Intel from the last few years or a 4 core Ryzen is enough to push 60 frames in 4K.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help please quick reply"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Since we have no idea what the OP is using this PC for I was just giving an advantage of going with the G4600. Crap that is 50-100% more powerful than other crap is still better crap.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help please quick reply"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

The G4600 has a much better iGPU, which may or may not benefit the OP.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "GPU PRICES?!"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

It's really crazy how out of hand it has gotten. I picked up a blower style RX 470 4gb for my living room PC on Black Friday 2016 for $150. I gave it a slight overclock to push it to stock 480 performance. Now you can't even pick up a GTX 1050 for that price. And a RX 570 right now is more than double what I paid.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "High clock speed at idle"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

This ^

Go to Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Power Options > Balanced

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Fps shows its 200-250 but doesnt feel like it at all"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

You are not getting terrible screen tearing at those FPS with a 60hz monitor? Are you sure that V-Sync is disabled both in game and in Nvidia Control Panel? I would think that FastSync would have helped since it eliminates screen tearing at high FPS while being much more responsive then V-Sync, it did for me at least. Any chance it is server side lag or maybe your ISP router starting to heat up and take a dump (so to speak) after long intensive gaming sessions?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help with ryzen 3 1200 overclock"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I would definitely try to overclock the RAM some more, at least into the 2600mhz range if not higher. Even if you have to lower your CPU clock down to 3.7 or 3.6Ghz. Most systems get a healthy boost in FPS by having faster RAM, even more so then an extra .1-.2Ghz on the CPU.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "144HZ 1MS 1920x1080 VS 144HZ 1MS 2560x1440"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

For your budget I would go with a 1440p 144hz+ G-Sync monitor. These are the only ones currently in your price range.

https://pcpartpicker.com/products/compare/BcTrxr,CwgPxr,H3mxFT,7HFXsY/

I have the Dell S2716DG and love it. It is the only one in your price range that is 27". I personally believe that 24" is just too small to see all the extra detail that 1440p brings, but that is just my opinion. The other three are 23.8" and can overclock to a slightly higher 165hz.

The 27" Dell is amazing. It does have some color-banding with really dark scenes but I hear that is common with TN panels. Right now it is $500 but it routinely goes on sale for $350-400. Same thing with its little brother the S2417DG.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "144HZ 1MS 1920x1080 VS 144HZ 1MS 2560x1440"

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Do you have a budget in mind?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Should i install my OS on an SSD or HDD?"

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

OS definitely on your SSD. Also any other frequently used programs and programs you want to open on Windows start up. After that as many of your most played games as you have room for.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Bottleneck or Not?"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Assuming you have a decent motherboard you should be able to overclock your CPU to around 4.5Ghz or more. That will definitely help with pushing more frames. The FX's don't really open up until you put a healthy overclock on them.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i5 7500 vs i5 8400"

  • 20 months ago
  • 3 points

sketchy

"You Keep Using That Word, I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means" - Inigo Montoya

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i5 7500 vs i5 8400"

  • 20 months ago
  • 3 points

Because they just removed it for all the relevant CPUs. Lol

This review is four years old and clearly shows ONLY base clock and single core boost clock.

https://www.anandtech.com/show/7963/the-intel-haswell-refresh-review-core-i7-4790-i5-4690-and-i3-4360-tested/2

Except there is. You're just blind to it, like all the other intel fanboys out there.

You are literally making things up to push your agenda and yet you call others fanboys.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i5 7500 vs i5 8400"

  • 20 months ago
  • 4 points

You are confusing TDP with power consumption like many others.

The thermal design power (TDP), sometimes called thermal design point, is the maximum amount of heat generated by a computer chip or component (often the CPU or GPU) that the cooling system in a computer is designed to dissipate under any workload. The TDP is typically not the largest amount of heat the CPU could ever generate (peak power), such as by running a power virus, but rather the maximum amount of heat that it would generate when running "real applications."

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i7 4790 in ac origins"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Stick with the 4790, it will be relevant for several more years. I have a 4790k and will ideally keep it for 3-5 more years. By then an upgrade will justify the price of a new mobo, CPU, and ram.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i5 7500 vs i5 8400"

  • 20 months ago
  • 5 points

They lowered the base clock in respects to the boost clock.

That is how base and boost clocks work. One is lower then the other. Don't know what else to say there.

Not when they just started hiding those boost clock numbers for multiple cores. If you don't think that's shady... Wow.

They have been doing this for years, nothing new. Check the Ark pages for any Intel CPU in the last 5 years minimum and it is like that. The same holds true for my i5-4590 in one of my builds. That thing is 4 years old.

Nice assumption you got there.

Literally every time you have posted my point number has gone from 2 to 1. Except this time of course.

You seem to think there is some type of conspiracy and cover up going on here. This is just Intel day to day business going on.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i5 7500 vs i5 8400"

  • 20 months ago
  • 5 points

You stated repeatedly that Intel lowered their base clock. I just provided proof that they have not since their last die shrink (Skylake).

Now you are talking about the discrepancy between base clock and boost clock. All Intel states is that the base clock is 2.8Ghz for all cores and turbo boost 4.0Ghz for one core. If it so happens that all cores can turbo boost somewhere in between those numbers (3.8Ghz for all 6 cores to be exact) then that is just a bonus for consumers. No shady business going on that I can see. Just an added benefit.

Not sure on why you keep downvoting me either lol. You are just speculating on "sketchy" behavior, I am just stating facts.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i5 7500 vs i5 8400"

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Not sure what the problem is? You were talking about the base clock being lowered. I was just stating that they have had similar base clocks for three years running.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i5 7500 vs i5 8400"

  • 20 months ago
  • 4 points

Keep in mind that Intel lowered the base clock...Another reason Intel decided to lower the base clock...Intel is being wayy more sketchy than normal.

The last two generations had similar base clocks...
7400-3.0Ghz
6400-2.7Ghz

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Whats a Good Video Card for Less Than $290?"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

It will always be more powerful... Always.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Swapping from 7700k to 8700k.. what to do?"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

If it is an OEM version of Windows then he/she will have to repurchase OS.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Advice on connections.."

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Does DisplayPort also support audio? Yes, DisplayPort supports multi-channel audio and many advanced audio features. DisplayPort to HDMI adapters also include the ability to support HDMI audio.

https://www.displayport.org/faq/

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i3 8100 viable choice?"

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Both these low-end CPU's can push 60-75hz at a fraction of the cost it took just 1-2 years ago. There is no reason someone couldn't use an i3 in a 4k setup since the max refresh rate is just 60hz.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i3 8100 viable choice?"

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

If you can afford a GPU, you can probably also afford a better CPU, which means you can probably also afford the fastest RAM, which means you can probably also afford 1tb ssd's, which means you can probably also afford a tripple 4k monitor setup, which means you can probably afford an unlimited budget rig to put in your mansion.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1060 6gb/ radeon 580 8gb/ or 970"

  • 20 months ago
  • 4 points

Even though it may be a little frustrating, stick with the 970 for now. Wait until prices come down and by then there should a new generation of cards out anyways. No point in spending hundreds of dollars over MSRP for not a huge gain in performance.

Comment reply on JukeFactory's Completed Build: "RTIC XTAL" (aka Arctic Crystal)

  • 20 months ago
  • 17 points

How well does the mortar and pestle overclock with that Mobo? I've heard mixed things on it.

Amazingly thought out and execution on the build!!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "GPU reaches 70°C and games freeze"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Do the fans run full blast still?

Maybe roll back to a previous Windows update?

https://www.howtogeek.com/235474/how-to-roll-back-builds-and-uninstall-updates-on-windows-10/

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Battlefield V"

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

When it comes to Battlefront II last year, EA didn't just drop the ball, it was quite simply a disaster which lost them the rights to Star Wars.

Just rumors so far.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "GPU reaches 70°C and games freeze"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Check the fan header first that connects the fans/cooler to the pcb. Disconnect and reconnect and check for any frayed wires.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "GPU reaches 70°C and games freeze"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

The heat shouldn't be an issue. I had a r9 280 that ran mid 70's no issue. Sounds like maybe a wire for the GPU fan or a sensor or something may have come loose or is shorting. Can you take apart the GPU again to check?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "anyone know why my gtx 1080 strix is 77c?"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

You can't compare your card to a hybrid even if yours is a three fan cooler. The hybrids will run cooler by far.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "anyone know why my gtx 1080 strix is 77c?"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Seriously though, are you running the stock fan profile or have you adjusted it at all? Sometimes in reviews they will run the fan at 100%, same thing when they test CPU's.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "anyone know why my gtx 1080 strix is 77c?"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Probably about to die on you. I'll take it off your hands for $100 and throw in a GTX 980 because I'm so kind.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "People thoughts on disabilities/Genetic disorders in the future?"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Also, to point something out, Einstein is thought to have a form Down-syndrome

I think you meant autism or more specifically asperger syndrome.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Overwatch League"

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm rooting for Shanghai Dragons because of Undead. His McCree is scary.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help deciding gaming monitor - Aus for 1080TI"

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Personally I would go with the second one. It is 1440p, IPS, 144hz, and cheaper. Unless you have a fulltime job as a professional FPS gamer, then 144hz should be more than enough.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Deciding between I7-7700k or trying i5-8600 and new motherboard"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Gaming is a work load, what do you think gaming is on a computer, bud?

I wouldn't say a 20% - 30% performance lead in both single threaded and multi-threaded work loads a "tad" better

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2017-intel-coffee-lake-s-core-i5-8400-i5-8600k-review_1

https://www.gamersnexus.net/hwreviews/3157-intel-i5-8600k-review-overclocking-vs-8700k-8400/page-2

Doesn't translate to gaming.

And single core is NOT any better.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Deciding between I7-7700k or trying i5-8600 and new motherboard"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I wouldn't say a 20% - 30% performance lead in both single threaded and multi-threaded work loads a "tad" better

I never said anything about "work loads". I said gaming, which is specifically what the OP asked about. And yes it is around the same price for the CPU, but you also have to add in a motherboard and Windows copy.

For anyone on the Z270 platform, going to anything but the 8700k on z370 is an utter waste of money.

So someone with a z270 and a G4560 looking to get a i7-7700K is a complete waste of money? Ok bud.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Deciding between I7-7700k or trying i5-8600 and new motherboard"

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Looking at your "finished budget" build, it looks like you have a 60hz monitor and OEM Windows.

Your CPU is a beastly little thing for 60hz gaming already. Do you plan on gaming at a higher refresh rate? If so, then a 7700k would be advised. If not, then it would still help with minimum frame rates and "future proof" for future games for several more years to come. You will also need to pick up a decent cooler too. It is up to you if the $350+ is worth it.

Since you have an OEM Windows I would advise against getting a new Motherboard to run Cofeelake since technically your Windows is not transferable and you would need to repurchase. A 7700k is a tad better then a standard i5-8400 in gaming as of right now.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "R9 390 question!"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

*void your warranty

Comment reply on Forum Topic "R9 390 question!"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I've used Nvidia's control panel before to overclock a previous monitor with no issues. It should not good your warranty to use AMD's version as far as I know.

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