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Forum: Serious Discussion 06-10-14, 04:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,985
Posted By Mr Whippy
This was an interesting little video showing the...

This was an interesting little video showing the PCI-E bandwidth not really being a huge bottleneck.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rctaLgK5stA

4k gaming and halving the PCI-E bandwidth from...
Forum: Graphics - Other 02-10-14, 10:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 22,822
Posted By Mr Whippy
I've used both pro/gamer cards over the years in...

I've used both pro/gamer cards over the years in a range of systems from dual CPU AMD to multi-CPU/core Zeon stuff.
I've had just as many issues in 3D/video editing/2D editing apps with the OC'd...
Forum: Mainboard & CPU 27-09-14, 06:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 758
Posted By Mr Whippy
Pah, updated it all and it's still got the cruddy...

Pah, updated it all and it's still got the cruddy limited fan specs via bios leaving the machine way too noisy even at idle.

But I updated to the latest AI Suite and that allows nice quite fans...
Forum: Mainboard & CPU 26-09-14, 01:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 758
Posted By Mr Whippy
Z87 Pro/4770k confusion on BIOS requirements

It seems I'm running 1007 bios but it says to run a much later one (1707) for 4th Gen Intel chips, which apparently the 4770k is?

http://www.asus.com/uk/Motherboards/Z87PRO/HelpDesk_Download/

...
Forum: Mainboard & CPU 25-09-14, 07:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,784
Posted By Mr Whippy
I'd spend the extra on a 980 and go with the i7...

I'd spend the extra on a 980 and go with the i7 4790k and 16gb of nicely matched ram... it'll blast through this generation of games, and next gen ones on newer API's perfectly well in 'normal'...
Forum: OC3D News 25-09-14, 02:17 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 17,772
Posted By Mr Whippy
I think if they were that relaxed they'd have...

I think if they were that relaxed they'd have just skipped this generation altogether and focussed on the smaller process stuff for the 9xx release.

Their 7xx are still competitive vs the...
Forum: OC3D News 25-09-14, 09:53 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 17,772
Posted By Mr Whippy
If you knew you were going for the commercial...

If you knew you were going for the commercial workstation market you'd put in a # tag to make it clear this wasn't to make your gamer market get excited.

The fact they let millions of gamers get...
Forum: Games 24-09-14, 02:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,368
Posted By Mr Whippy
I agree that it's worthwhile trying... but I'm...

I agree that it's worthwhile trying... but I'm just curious how big the market is to invest the time in the HQ content and game engine... will it be possible to make a ROI?


But yes games have...
Forum: OC3D News 24-09-14, 01:02 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 17,772
Posted By Mr Whippy
Haha #fail indeed if that is the case. But I...

Haha #fail indeed if that is the case.

But I suppose you'd best wait to see if that is really the case.

They may be announcing their old and some new products for the India market.
Forum: Serious Discussion 24-09-14, 12:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,985
Posted By Mr Whippy
What's a bespoke lodding system? Isn't this...

What's a bespoke lodding system?

Isn't this stuff built into the API and so transparent?

Ie, when the draw call is made the CPU just says that the GPU needs to load texture X from system memory...
Forum: Games 24-09-14, 12:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,368
Posted By Mr Whippy
Re-inventing the genre will always go wrong...

Re-inventing the genre will always go wrong because it's not something new.

All the games that defined the genre at the time were completely new at the time.



But if you're just re-building...
Forum: OC3D News 23-09-14, 12:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,801
Posted By Mr Whippy
I think the problem is that the new API's are...

I think the problem is that the new API's are going to add features that the older cards might not work very well with, or support at all.

I'll agree that things might still look nice on a 780Ti,...
Forum: Games 23-09-14, 11:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,368
Posted By Mr Whippy
I agree, but there has to be more to the recipe...

I agree, but there has to be more to the recipe than just a specific style of game-play.

I used to play Quake 1, Q2, Q3 a bit, Unreal and UT, HL and loads of HL1 mods, CS beta, CS, CS Source,...
Forum: Serious Discussion 23-09-14, 10:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,985
Posted By Mr Whippy
Can a mip really be requested over PIC-E bus by...

Can a mip really be requested over PIC-E bus by the graphics card from system ram?

Surely it'll load the full one and grab the mip it requires? Unless the system ram allows storage and retrieval...
Forum: Serious Discussion 22-09-14, 08:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,985
Posted By Mr Whippy
If you only have say 512mb vram after overheads...

If you only have say 512mb vram after overheads and your scene has 1.5gb of textures, it must be sending ~ 1gb per frame from system ram to get all that texture data rendered in scene.

It needs...
Forum: Games 22-09-14, 07:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,368
Posted By Mr Whippy
Games like this are all about gameplay, they...

Games like this are all about gameplay, they always were, and still are.

So why not fire up Quake 2 or UT and enjoy them rather than pay for the same thing again with added eye candy you'll...
Forum: Serious Discussion 22-09-14, 05:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,985
Posted By Mr Whippy
Well in this case the test was done to find the...

Well in this case the test was done to find the impacts of texture distribution and batch optimisation somewhat for that game engine.
Ie, would batch X on geometry Y that was LOD'd out cost GPU VRAM...
Forum: Serious Discussion 22-09-14, 05:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,307
Posted By Mr Whippy
I'm the same, better to do it yourself and...

I'm the same, better to do it yourself and learn/be proud of your creation, than just pay someone hehe.

I'm not sure on the best approach really. Gazebo will work ok, and bathrooms are also...
Forum: Serious Discussion 22-09-14, 04:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,307
Posted By Mr Whippy
I guess that is all just tins of water based or...

I guess that is all just tins of water based or cellulose based paints then which is a bit kinder.

Like all spray work, all the work is in the prep really.


Primer can be done outside on a...
Forum: Serious Discussion 22-09-14, 03:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,307
Posted By Mr Whippy
What are you planning on painting, and with what...

What are you planning on painting, and with what materials?

You can go all the way from air-fed mask and filters for spraying with 2 pack paints/clear coats, through to just doing water based...
Forum: OC3D News 22-09-14, 03:22 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 17,772
Posted By Mr Whippy
Sounds good, I'm excited to see your data! I...

Sounds good, I'm excited to see your data!

I did some rough tests here on my old GTX275/p867 mobo/2500k.

You'll have to excuse the less than scientific approach but it was just checking the...
Forum: Serious Discussion 22-09-14, 03:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,985
Posted By Mr Whippy
Sounds good, I'm excited to see your data! I...

Sounds good, I'm excited to see your data!

I did some rough tests here on my old GTX275/p867 mobo/2500k.

You'll have to excuse the less than scientific approach but it was just checking the...
Forum: New Build Advice 22-09-14, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,608
Posted By Mr Whippy
That sounds like great news for those options...

That sounds like great news for those options then!

Thanks for the exact specs on the Zotac length. It looks to be a perfect little card given the power for SFF boxes.
No overhead above the PCI...
Forum: New Build Advice 22-09-14, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,608
Posted By Mr Whippy
I've done super rough measurements and it looks...

I've done super rough measurements and it looks like this Zotac one just fits, but the reference ones looks about 5cm too long :(

The alternatives are a Node 304 case but I really like the idea of...
Forum: New Build Advice 22-09-14, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,608
Posted By Mr Whippy
Cooltek U2 build, sense check before I go too far.

I'm wanting to have a second machine as a backup for work and also for a dedicated gaming set up for driving games, so also having decent GPU to power something like a trio of 1080p 27" screens, or a...
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