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Forum: OC3D News 25-09-20, 02:46 PM
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Views: 341
Posted By looz
No, because you might end up spending money on...

No, because you might end up spending money on {PRODUCT}.
Forum: OC3D News 25-09-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 341
Posted By looz
In addition, why would anyone order now? Too late...

In addition, why would anyone order now? Too late to have a reasonable delivery or launch prices, too early for supply to arrive and drive prices back to a reasonable level.
To make it as polarising...
Forum: OC3D Reviews & Videos 25-09-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 533
Posted By looz
^ Technically true, since in some workloads it...

^ Technically true, since in some workloads it will be better, in others it will be worse.
Forum: Off Topic Chat 23-09-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 11,229
Views: 1,209,994
Posted By looz
^ Such a clever solution! Bought...

^ Such a clever solution!



Bought pretty boring items - USB hub, long USB 3.0 Type B cable and a longish DisplayPort cable. Now there's basically two cables between my computer and the desk,...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 23-09-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 1,848
Views: 89,176
Posted By looz
Just ripped out my NZXT smart device since I...

Just ripped out my NZXT smart device since I really dislike its habit of forgetting its settings when PC is taken off mains - I generally don't run background software unless absolutely necessary and...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 23-09-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 1,848
Views: 89,176
Posted By looz
https://youtu.be/8IDMS54jEFM First...

https://youtu.be/8IDMS54jEFM


First teardown of a Strix 3080, hot damn those power stages. But that's absolute overkill unless something changes with overclocking, diminishing returns hit fast...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 23-09-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11,229
Views: 1,209,994
Posted By looz
That's more on coilovers than I spent on my car a...

That's more on coilovers than I spent on my car a little over a year ago and required maintenance since. :D


Are you planning to track it?
Forum: OC3D News 23-09-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 757
Posted By looz
Well the problem with groups formed on an ironic...

Well the problem with groups formed on an ironic notion such as "PC Master Race" is that it will eventually get permeated with individuals who actually think that way.
Forum: Off Topic Chat 22-09-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11,229
Views: 1,209,994
Posted By looz
I hear those Swifts are really good fun for the...

I hear those Swifts are really good fun for the money, and reasonably well built as well! Enjoy!
Forum: OC3D News 21-09-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 757
Posted By looz
Whatever the approach, I doubt 200€ will be...

Whatever the approach, I doubt 200€ will be enough for that extra 10GB - making those cards DoA in my opinion.
Forum: Off Topic Chat 21-09-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 1,848
Views: 89,176
Posted By looz
In most ATX builds, GPUs aren't responsible for...

In most ATX builds, GPUs aren't responsible for moving the hot air out, but it's instead vented through the roof and rear panels.

I'm not sure if it comes with those tiny adhesive heatsinks, but...
Forum: OC3D News 21-09-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 467
Posted By looz
I rejoiced about competent engineers in Quick...

I rejoiced about competent engineers in Quick News thread, but my friend brought up a good point - owning Id didn't save Bethesda's IPs. :D


Edit: They also just bought the most prominent Vulkan...
Forum: OC3D News 21-09-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 757
Posted By looz
Agreed with Warchild, with addition of...

Agreed with Warchild, with addition of responsiveness, which is very much tied to smoothness.


Flexible input methods are also a big deal for me. I don't want to be restricted to a controller,...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 21-09-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 1,848
Views: 89,176
Posted By looz
Doesn't NZXT G12 come with a fan for VRM/Memory...

Doesn't NZXT G12 come with a fan for VRM/Memory cooling?
Forum: OC3D News 21-09-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4,526
Sticky: Quick News
Views: 575,508
Posted By looz
Wow, Bethesda finally has access to competent...

Wow, Bethesda finally has access to competent engineers. :-P
Forum: OC3D News 21-09-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 757
Posted By looz
In addition, circumventing VRAM shortage is...

In addition, circumventing VRAM shortage is fairly trivial. Just drop texture quality - going from Ultra to High textures is barely noticeable in most titles. Though I'm not aware of any titles which...
Forum: OC3D Reviews & Videos 21-09-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,014
Posted By looz
Would be just uncouth to get excited about new...

Would be just uncouth to get excited about new GPUs on a tech forum.
Forum: Graphics Cards 17-09-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 499
Posted By looz
We don't take kindly to optimism on this forum. :D

We don't take kindly to optimism on this forum. :D
Forum: Graphics Cards 17-09-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 499
Posted By looz
There were some Asus TUF and Gigabyte cards in...

There were some Asus TUF and Gigabyte cards in stock for launch in Finland, Founders edition just went immediately out of stock.


Personally I back ordered EVGA XC3 ULTRA, let's see if that ever...
Forum: OC3D News 17-09-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By looz
I smell more bull coming from Facebook in regards...

I smell more bull coming from Facebook in regards to Oculus brand, which would not fly with PCVR users.
Forum: OC3D Reviews & Videos 16-09-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,014
Posted By looz
Paying 30% more for 30% more sounds reasonable in...

Paying 30% more for 30% more sounds reasonable in tech, generally you hit diminishing returns quite hard.
Forum: OC3D Reviews & Videos 16-09-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,014
Posted By looz
Almost took the review for granted, thanks Tom...

Almost took the review for granted, thanks Tom and people who assisted - other reviewers don't really go through everyday characteristics of the card like the thoroughly warm alloy construction and...
Forum: OC3D Reviews & Videos 16-09-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,014
Posted By looz
Found the following video of a card which managed...

Found the following video of a card which managed -100mV, which slashed power consumption by 50W with very little impact on performance.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1B4qZFDpYE


Also ran...
Forum: OC3D Reviews & Videos 16-09-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,014
Posted By looz
With proper tools I'd expect good units to...

With proper tools I'd expect good units to respond well to undervolting, not unlike recent AMD cards.
Forum: Cases & Power 16-09-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By looz
If you're going with a large case like any of...

If you're going with a large case like any of those fractals, I don't see the point in spending money for an AIO. 3700X runs perfectly happily under a large noctua, cryorig or similar. Cheaper,...
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