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Forum: OC3D News Yesterday, 07:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 163
Posted By tgrech
While I agree with actual games, these kind of...

While I agree with actual games, these kind of things are good for tech showcases because you can often get titles where people have memorised a games original aesthetics through hundreds of hours of...
Forum: OC3D News Yesterday, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 118
Posted By tgrech
Depends a lot on how well TSMC's EUV node matures...

Depends a lot on how well TSMC's EUV node matures I think, AMD can clearly make chips Ryzen that can hit 4.7Ghz, but seemingly only on like one core per 16 core CPU with current 7nm. If the node...
Forum: OC3D News Yesterday, 05:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 128
Posted By tgrech
10nm is mostly to please the shareholders at this...

10nm is mostly to please the shareholders at this point, iirc they scrapped three quarters of the fab space planned to be used for it a while ago and behind the scenes moved most of the focus to 7nm,...
Forum: OC3D News 10-10-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 277
Posted By tgrech
I think NeverBackDown is right here, Mark Cerny...

I think NeverBackDown is right here, Mark Cerny said in his interview with Wired in April it would be 8 cores, the name and confirmation of SMT is the new bit here I think

Wired's Mark Cerny...
Forum: OC3D News 09-10-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 624
Posted By tgrech
At no point have I ever said SLI works in DX12,...

At no point have I ever said SLI works in DX12, just that multi-GPU systems can work in DX12. Some people call two NVidia cards in one system "SLI" as shorthand slang, which is perfectly acceptable I...
Forum: OC3D News 09-10-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 624
Posted By tgrech
Nah man it was previous obvious that when I said...

Nah man it was previous obvious that when I said SLI doesn't work in DX12, I meant SLI doesn't work in DX12, not multi-GPU doesn't work in DX12, we all know there are rare examples like Civ and...
Forum: OC3D News 09-10-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 624
Posted By tgrech
The confusion is regarding my use of "SLI" to...

The confusion is regarding my use of "SLI" to refer to the technology and his use of "SLI" to refer to having two NVidia cards in the system, my original statement is still correct using the stricter...
Forum: OC3D News 08-10-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 624
Posted By tgrech
Well I'm delightfully corrected that there is a...

Well I'm delightfully corrected that there is a game that finally uses the AFR libraries for DX12 mGPU support though of course this isn't through the SLI system software wise and it's still the case...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 08-10-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 10,258
Views: 1,018,475
Posted By tgrech
I've used one of these for about 2 years now,...

I've used one of these for about 2 years now, bought it for £30, blue keys (mx chinese clones ofc but abit clickier and louder than cherry blues), found it a nice move from my full sized one, a lot...
Forum: OC3D News 08-10-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 624
Posted By tgrech
EUV is not going to be a dead end for quite a...

EUV is not going to be a dead end for quite a while now and these node shrinks should be pretty useful for now, Ampere should be a huge node step as it's going from an update of a 20nm process to a...
Forum: OC3D News 08-10-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 517
Posted By tgrech
You can't compare console, smartphone/OS/app,...

You can't compare console, smartphone/OS/app, retail ect stores to Steam. The over heads for the former options, where the large store cut is necessary often just to break even with console, retail...
Forum: OC3D News 07-10-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 517
Posted By tgrech
The whole argument falls down on the fact that...

The whole argument falls down on the fact that Epic isn't bribing anyone, they're offering a better deal to their product suppliers to get exclusive supply agreements, do you usually protest this in...
Forum: OC3D News 07-10-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 517
Posted By tgrech
Customers do always have a choice, to buy a...

Customers do always have a choice, to buy a product or not. If a customer doesn't like the method of distribution for an entertainment product they can choose not to buy it. But claiming a customer...
Forum: OC3D News 07-10-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 517
Posted By tgrech
Guys can you actually point to any moral reason...

Guys can you actually point to any moral reason you object to exclusivity in this case, or is it just that you don't like using multiple launchers?(Which by the way can be easily subverted using...
Forum: OC3D Reviews & Videos 07-10-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By tgrech
Yeah I feel like i5 3570 -> r5 3600 is a step a...

Yeah I feel like i5 3570 -> r5 3600 is a step a lot of people will be making from what I've heard so far.
Forum: OC3D News 06-10-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 510
Posted By tgrech
Yep this roadmap shows the use of SP3 for Epyc...

Yep this roadmap shows the use of SP3 for Epyc upto and including Zen3, TR4 (Threadrippers current socket) is SP3r2 so this indicates TR should be on the same socket until then, with Zen4's TR...
Forum: OC3D News 06-10-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 510
Posted By tgrech
Actually power efficiency and saving the earth is...

Actually power efficiency and saving the earth is a big reason why DDR5 parts are unlikely to be able to be designed to accept earlier sticks. Switch to DDR5 unlike previous jumps, the whole power...
Forum: OC3D News 06-10-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 510
Posted By tgrech
This is not quite true though, you've...

This is not quite true though, you've misunderstood the term. No one has ever disagreed that 7nm contributed to Zen2 performance gains, me and Mark are both pointing out that IPC gains are a very...
Forum: OC3D News 05-10-19, 10:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 510
Posted By tgrech
I think you're mixing up single threaded...

I think you're mixing up single threaded performance and IPC @NeverBackDown, as the slide you've posted shows, the gains from the node shrink is separate from the gains from IPC. While you can rarely...
Forum: OC3D News 05-10-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 624
Posted By tgrech
I think it's probably true we wouldn't have got a...

I think it's probably true we wouldn't have got a wide consumer release of Turing if AMD were more competitive, but work on Turing began in 2014 and none of NVidia's official roadmaps before Turing...
Forum: OC3D News 05-10-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 358
Posted By tgrech
The industry will always move ahead, best to just...

The industry will always move ahead, best to just buy what's best for you at the moment imo, GPUs don't usually depreciate in resale value too much during their lifetimes anyway, it's a very nice...
Forum: OC3D News 05-10-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 624
Posted By tgrech
They confirmed a while ago this would be Samsung...

They confirmed a while ago this would be Samsung 7nm which hasn't had any reported capacity issues yet or many other customers having only gone into full production a matter of months ago, only...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 05-10-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 804
Views: 29,865
Posted By tgrech
Ahoy (Probably the best documentary producer...

Ahoy (Probably the best documentary producer online imo) has a new video out where he attempts to discover the first video game over an amazingly well produced 1 hour documentary that covers a fair...
Forum: OC3D News 05-10-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 624
Posted By tgrech
Plus 7nm has a larger physical shrink than they...

Plus 7nm has a larger physical shrink than they have power reductions, so the surface area(An x^2 value ofc) shrinks faster than the heat output, so these products will likely be harder to cool than...
Forum: OC3D News 04-10-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 365
Posted By tgrech
Not gonna lie I didn't think it would come within...

Not gonna lie I didn't think it would come within a year of consoles launch, thought we'd be waiting for the next gen again, the two free games and the bundle "ultimate edition" content for free is...
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