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  1. SPARTAN VI

    AMD Fidelity FX Super Resolution

    Is Godfall using RT global illumination? If so, could be partially due to the spinning cube's shiny bezel reflecting light rays around the room in the native shot, where the black opaque surface of the cube is facing the camera in the Ultra Quality FSR shot? The Quality FSR shot has the cube's...
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    AMD Fidelity FX Super Resolution

    Thanks! What's neat is that FSR did a good job of bringing back detail in the background, but presented a softer overall foreground. Check out this comparison between the pillar detail on the left (foreground) versus the statue (background). Native FSR Ultra Quality Tip: Open the above in...
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    AMD Fidelity FX Super Resolution

    The native and FSR ultra look virtually identical, but it appears the images were scaled down to 2000x838, so we can't really make an accurate 1-to-1 comparison with these. Can you reupload those at 3440x1440?
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    AMD Fidelity FX Super Resolution

    Having a friend play around with it Anno 1800 and noticed some unusual screen space reflection artifacts. It seems where ever SSR is in the render stack doesn't play well with having its lower internal resolution upscaled via FSR sorcery. Basically water is inaccurately reflecting the terrain...
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    More DLSS...

    YouTube is still processing the video, so this is about as clear as mud at the moment, but should sharpen up when the 1440P render is complete. Edit: Render is done but YouTube compression artifacts aren't doing this comparison any favors... Here's a still frame comparison while that's...
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    More DLSS...

    It basically redownloaded the entire game it seems (over 60GB). The nvngx_dlss.dll from R6S worked great. At the "quality" DLSS preset, there were no visible ghosting/trailing that I typically saw in prior DLSS games. Some magical unicorn dust they worked into it this time. Restarted the game...
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    More DLSS...

    I just bought Exodus EE yesterday, looks like you have to manually enable "Enhanced Edition" from the beta options. I'll try it again in a moment.
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    More DLSS...

    IDK how they did it, but when I apply the R6S's nvngx_dlss.dll file to Metro Exodus, it refuses to toggle on DLSS (even if it was already on prior to swapping nvngx_dlss.dll).
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    Determining if SSD has been replaced

    Kinda just had something similar happen. Purchased an open box WD SN550 Blue 1TB NVMe drive at a 25% discount, tested it on my USB to M.2 adapter to see what CrystalDisk had to say about it... "Open box" 40TB written in the span of (at the time) 199 power on hours. Holy shit. By comparison...
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    Determining if SSD has been replaced

    Holy shit. Chia maybe? I'm not very familiar with mining/pharming tbh.
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    Determining if SSD has been replaced

    Looks legitimate to me when compared to other images on the web. Load it up with Samsung Magician, it should tell you pretty quickly if it's genuine or not.
  12. SPARTAN VI

    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD, Nvidia, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    Aaaaand... I had just designed and 3D printed a white backplate for his Dell OEM RTX 2060 (that hideous green PCB you see above) that he bought as a temporary GPU. Just finished printing it last night, and now he doesn't need it. xD
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD, Nvidia, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    Buddy just clinched the white 3070 STRIX, which is the 3rd shuffle win between the 2 of us and the last piece of the puzzle for his black & white build.
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    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD, Nvidia, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    Prime Day and Newegg Shuffle had raw and awkward sex in a windowless van. Today's shuffle is their rotten offspring.
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    What is your "coping" strategy for the time until you can get a latest-model Nvidia/AMD GPU?

    If I were in a situation where I couldn't upgrade and my gaming performance was suffering for it, I'd adapt by turning down the settings.
  16. SPARTAN VI

    Vetroo V360 Black/White ARGB 360mm AIO Cooler - $50

    No rebates or coupon codes. Comes in black or white: https://www.newegg.com/p/2YM-006M-00003?Description=vetroo%20360%20aio&cm_re=vetroo_360%20aio-_-9SIAPNCCV32096-_-Product&quicklink=true Edit - Deal is Dead.
  17. SPARTAN VI

    More DLSS...

    Updated for the new "feature."
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    Official EVGA Ampere Queue Thread

    x509 the "DateEntered" column shows when I signed up for those. My RTX 3060 Ti reservation came up on 3/3/21, and the RTX 3060 reservation came up 7 days later on 3/10/2021.
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    Official EVGA Ampere Queue Thread

    FYI, my notifies as of 5/18. I bought the RTX 3060 and 3060 Ti, still waiting on 3070s and 3080s.
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    Gigabyte B550M Aorus Pro mATX Motherboard

    My buddy in Florida got this from the shuffle I won. Priced well below MSRP. Currently $120 obo. Brand new in box: https://www.ebay.com/itm/GIGABYTE-B550M-AORUS-PRO-AM4-AMD-Micro-ATX-Dual-M-2-SATA-6-GB-s-Motherboard-/174761162986?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286
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    How Many CPU Cores Do You Need For Great PC Gaming?

    I agree it's a fair representation of real world performance, it's just not a fair representation of the relationship of cores vs. gaming performance scaling. Ideally they'd supplement this by using something like a 5950X, then disable cores as they go down to simulate what core count does vs...
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    How Many CPU Cores Do You Need For Great PC Gaming?

    Granted they called out the difference in base/boost clocks between low/mid/high end CPUs, they don't appear to have done anything to CONTROL for that variable. Considering the 8 core and 10 core CPUs generally have higher base and boost clocks compared to their 4 and 6 core counterparts, their...
  23. SPARTAN VI

    Total War Warhammer 3

    I have maybe 1200 hours in WH2 alone, don't think I've ever encountered a slowdown in the late game campaigns.
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    Gigabyte Aorus 1TB NVMe PCIe Gen4 M.2 SSD - $143.99 w/ Promo Code at Newegg

    The reviewer's comments about requiring X570 and Ryzen 3000 was from 2019, it predates the Z590 launch and probably B550 launch as well. The 16% 1-egg reviews are a little bit higher than I'd expect though.
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    Gigabyte Aorus 1TB NVMe PCIe Gen4 M.2 SSD - $143.99 w/ Promo Code at Newegg

    Pretty good price for a PCIe Gen 4 NVMe drive. DRAM, Phison E16, TLC, and includes a chonky copper heatsink: https://www.newegg.com/gigabyte-1tb-aorus-gen4/p/N82E16820009018? 10% off w/ Promo code: EMCEWHT68 Performance Max Sequential Read Up to 5000 MBps Max Sequential Write Up to 4400...
  26. SPARTAN VI

    More DLSS...

    Post some side by side screenshots pls. I had a very hard time noticing the difference in still images of Mechwarrior 5 with DLSS on Quality vs native 1440P. The motion artifacting is a bit more noticeable, but have to look for it.
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    Official NVIDIA Ampere In-Stock Thread

    "scam" lol. That feedback was added in the last 50 minutes or so because he had none when I originally checked within the last hour.
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    Official NVIDIA Ampere In-Stock Thread

    Agreed. I just told my wife that "if this same seller pops up another 3070 TUF, then it's 100% a scam." 15 minutes later... sure enough....
  29. SPARTAN VI

    Official NVIDIA Ampere In-Stock Thread

    Just randomly checked Amazon from an hour old ATR Stocks / NerdSpeak alert, and this RTX 3070 TUF was in stock at $700, so I bought it. Seller "just launched," no feedback. Not really confident anything will show up. Yeah that tax hit is pretty spicy...
  30. SPARTAN VI

    Asus RTX 2080ti physical damage

    This one is on me. I referred the OP from the LinusTechTips forum over to you. (y)
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    Asus RTX 2080ti physical damage

    RazorWind is the only person who comes to my mind who might know if this can feasibly be fixed with readily available tools.
  32. SPARTAN VI

    Oculus Quest 2

    Never considered that before. Definitely interested.
  33. SPARTAN VI

    Oculus Quest 2

    Light and contrast is important for the Quest 2. The cameras map out your surroundings by placing virtual markers on areas of contrast to aid in tracking your position. Playing a Quest 2 in an empty black/white room with perfect lighting might sound like an ideal VR space, but without contrast...
  34. SPARTAN VI

    New WD SN850 M.2, why?

    Interesting. Did not know that, since I cloned my Crucial P1 (NVMe) to my SN850 over a USB-to-M.2 adapter.
  35. SPARTAN VI

    New WD SN850 M.2, why?

    I know it sounds a bit gimmicky at first glance, but try the "gaming mode" in the WD Dashboard. It disables the low power states and should improve responsiveness. Grats on the drive. 🍻
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    Oculus Quest 2

    I had a Rift CV1 3-sensor setup for about 2+ years and agree that the Quest 2's inside-out tracking is way more stable/less jittery for me. Yes, the range of motion is inferior, particularly directly below or behind the HMD, but accuracy and jitter is where it counts for me. Honestly expected...
  37. SPARTAN VI

    [Steam key] Endless Space - Collection (DEAD)

    Good game, even for $0.30
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    1TB Samsung 980 NVMe M.2 SSD for $99.99 via ebay

    The plot thickens. Noticed that the tracking info says it's shipping out of Tulsa, OK. Also it's OOS, so this "deal" is dead. xD (Edit) Buddy's order was cancelled by the seller today (5/11). Mine is supposed to be delivered by 5/12 (Edit) Delivered today, but nada. Got a couple deliveries...
  39. SPARTAN VI

    [H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD, Nvidia, Intel, PS5, XBOX

    Roguecast has some RX 6700 XT, 6800 XT, and 6900 XT's in stock. Prices are a bit oof: https://roguecast.com/category/f6e8f7fd-3efa-411c-861e-096a36e87e3e (This time in the right thread)
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    Official NVIDIA Ampere In-Stock Thread

    Just realized I posted that in the wrong thread. Derp.
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