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Forum: Games Today, 04:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 96
Posted By tgrech
Personally my go to has been the Forza Horizon...

Personally my go to has been the Forza Horizon games for a while, can have a lot of fun just exploring the big open world and the variety of cars(I particularly liked Horizon 2's world but maybe...
Forum: OC3D News Yesterday, 04:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 212
Posted By tgrech
Yeah this, for playback alone Nyquist's theorem...

Yeah this, for playback alone Nyquist's theorem dictates that 40kHz is adequate for the full range of human hearing, we only really need to go abit above that to account for foldback aliasing at the...
Forum: New Build Advice Yesterday, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 215
Posted By tgrech
Yeah the case has a max CPU cooler height of 65mm...

Yeah the case has a max CPU cooler height of 65mm while the Wraith Stealth that comes with the 2600 is upto 55mm(Should be a bit less when installed).
Forum: OC3D News Yesterday, 09:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 212
Posted By tgrech
Hi-Fi is a term that originates from the 1940's,...

Hi-Fi is a term that originates from the 1940's, massively predates CDs so while some may use it refer to better than CD quality now it's definitely not a strict definition and traditionally has...
Forum: Software Section 18-09-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 270
Posted By tgrech
I had this exact issue when my PSU started to go...

I had this exact issue when my PSU started to go off, changed GPU and it was fixed, but it was not to do with either GPU, rather because that GPU swapped in was lower end with lower power draw and...
Forum: Software Section 17-09-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 270
Posted By tgrech
Well if we go back to the original issue with a...

Well if we go back to the original issue with a clear mind Can we rule out hardware as an issue? Might be worth checking the voltages reported to your motherboard from your PSU (12v/5v/3.3v) are...
Forum: OC3D News 17-09-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By tgrech
They're sort of behind on the CPU side until they...

They're sort of behind on the CPU side until they update to 7nm, but it's still a step up from the 8th gen U CPUs available on the Surface Laptop 2, and more importantly for ths target market a huge...
Forum: Software Section 16-09-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 270
Posted By tgrech
The Discord overlay would cause me a lot of...

The Discord overlay would cause me a lot of issues disabling that in the settings might help.
Forum: New Build Advice 15-09-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 215
Posted By tgrech
If you wanted all new then a good balance with...

If you wanted all new then a good balance with that GPU would probably be around a Ryzen 2600, B450 mITX motherboard and 8GB of DDR4, should end up a tad under £300(You could spend ~£60 more on the...
Forum: OC3D News 13-09-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 279
Posted By tgrech
Yeah in terms of raw single threaded performance...

Yeah in terms of raw single threaded performance I don't think we're going to get much better till 2021, it looks like Intels top end performance for desktop will still have to come from Skylake on...
Forum: Off Topic Chat 12-09-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10,215
Views: 1,001,451
Posted By tgrech
Bought my first DVD for like a decade, couldn't...

Bought my first DVD for like a decade, couldn't find this classic anywhere else in any other form at all legit or otherwise. Gotta dig out the old USB disk drive now....
Forum: OC3D News 12-09-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By tgrech
^ That's a fair whack cheaper than the UK...

^ That's a fair whack cheaper than the UK nowadays too. Not sure the small collection of games would be a worthy rebate on the Asus tax for most given the somewhat monumental gap to competing cards...
Forum: OC3D News 11-09-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 175
Posted By tgrech
Sony has kinda toyed with hardware "emulation" a...

Sony has kinda toyed with hardware "emulation" a little, they did include the PS2's Emotion engine chip in original PS3 models but that was very short lived not even making it to the 80GB fat PS3....
Forum: OC3D News 11-09-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 332
Posted By tgrech
AMD were key to the development of DXR(An...

AMD were key to the development of DXR(An extension for DX12), just as NVidia and Intel were, just as all GPU vendors fundamentally dictate the way any graphics API will go as it's their hardware it...
Forum: OC3D News 11-09-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 332
Posted By tgrech
I think a big part of the reason there's less of...

I think a big part of the reason there's less of a difference in noticeable graphical fidelity now is because traditional raster graphics have kind of hit a wall and not really had much in the way of...
Forum: OC3D News 11-09-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 332
Posted By tgrech
The fact that PC doesn't have the same calibre of...

The fact that PC doesn't have the same calibre of hardware upscailing as consoles is a massive hit against PC atm imo, but as you point out we do have band aid solutions that are rapidly improving,...
Forum: OC3D News 10-09-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4,043
Sticky: Quick News
Views: 424,143
Posted By tgrech
Looks like the first processor to use EUV with...

Looks like the first processor to use EUV with TSMC's 7nm+ will be the Huwaei Kirin 990, making headlines recently as the worlds first SoC with a built in 5G modem, allowing them to increase...
Forum: Cases & Power 09-09-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By tgrech
Yeah I guess nowadays it might be more common to...

Yeah I guess nowadays it might be more common to get people swapping new GPUs into what could be a 7 year old Ivy Bridge system or something still with its 7 year old PSU and overall power...
Forum: Cases & Power 08-09-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By tgrech
That should all be good even at peak load, with a...

That should all be good even at peak load, with a 65W TDP(~90W peak draw at stock) processor with a 225W TDP(~260W peak draw) GPU, you wouldn't expect much more than 400W full system load unless with...
Forum: OC3D News 06-09-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 602
Posted By tgrech
https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-...

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2019-amd-ryzen-7-3700x-review

In Digital Foundry's 3700X review there's only 1 game at 4K with a more than 1fps difference in 1% mins against a...
Forum: OC3D News 06-09-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 602
Posted By tgrech
I think that applies well for a lot of...

I think that applies well for a lot of multiplayer games like CSGO, Arma, Destiny, BF, WoW and so on, but not so much for most single player titles.
Forum: OC3D News 05-09-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 485
Posted By tgrech
These don't seem to be unattainable differences,...

These don't seem to be unattainable differences, 25-50Mhz off.
Forum: OC3D News 05-09-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4,043
Sticky: Quick News
Views: 424,143
Posted By tgrech
The bug is in Windows(Introduced with Windows 8...

The bug is in Windows(Introduced with Windows 8 and has caused issues on every new CPU launch since), it's just already been patched for Intel CPUs(Because they haven't had a new arch since Win10...
Forum: OC3D News 04-09-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By tgrech
It's for people who don't always game in the same...

It's for people who don't always game in the same place I guess. I have a laptop with an eGPU dock I made for it so I can still have a gaming system when I've got a contract in a further out city, or...
Forum: OC3D News 03-09-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By tgrech
There's no doubt China does engage in some degree...

There's no doubt China does engage in some degree of industrial espionage, but I think that's much more an issue when it comes to military designs(Like their clone of the F35) than in this much less...
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