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Old 23-01-14, 12:23 PM
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Thats geniusly explained
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Old 23-01-14, 12:38 PM
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i wouldn't say its greed, its more like what i say when i was building cars for people, 'forever chasing numbers'

having 300bhp(780) as a daily driver is more than adequate, its economical, comfortable to live with and fast enough to have some fun with when you feel bored.

400bhp(780Ti) this is where in the pub people shout numbers, I have 400hp, but the skimpy 15" wheels(screen resolution) don't get the power down properly, and its quite thirsty and uneconomical, im also afraid to give it full beans because if anything breaks its expensive to replace!

500bhp(Titan Black/Ultra Etc) this was stupidly expensive to build, and you cant fully see what its capable of because there isnt anything which allows you to no holds bar give it some (excuse my French), then in order to see what it can do, you end up paying for serious track days (more screens, psu, cpu etc) and you've just fully entered the world of a bottomless pit because from there 600hp is the next step (maxwell or what ever is next on the cards)

that's the best way i can describe it, and im actually victim to this, i have had my fair share of cars, turbo's, super chargers, ive driven alot of cars people only see in a car park, and the owners always say the same thing, i want xxx amount of hp, then you explain that the disadvantages outweigh the advantages 10 fold, and they respond with well i want it because i can, not because i need.

nvidia just keep releasing stuff, because they know consumers will buy because want it not because they need it. Forever chasing them FPS!
Then you get those lovely people that put 500bhp in an XR2!!! I suppose that's like putting a Titan Black in a net book!!!!!!

Got to love those guys!!!
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Old 24-01-14, 04:51 PM
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300watts... Maybe they are shooting for the 790 to be usable in external solutions.

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Old 24-01-14, 09:38 PM
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i wouldn't say its greed, its more like what i say when i was building cars for people, 'forever chasing numbers'

having 300bhp(780) as a daily driver is more than adequate, its economical, comfortable to live with and fast enough to have some fun with when you feel bored.

400bhp(780Ti) this is where in the pub people shout numbers, I have 400hp, but the skimpy 15" wheels(screen resolution) don't get the power down properly, and its quite thirsty and uneconomical, im also afraid to give it full beans because if anything breaks its expensive to replace!

500bhp(Titan Black/Ultra Etc) this was stupidly expensive to build, and you cant fully see what its capable of because there isnt anything which allows you to no holds bar give it some (excuse my French), then in order to see what it can do, you end up paying for serious track days (more screens, psu, cpu etc) and you've just fully entered the world of a bottomless pit because from there 600hp is the next step (maxwell or what ever is next on the cards)

that's the best way i can describe it, and im actually victim to this, i have had my fair share of cars, turbo's, super chargers, ive driven alot of cars people only see in a car park, and the owners always say the same thing, i want xxx amount of hp, then you explain that the disadvantages outweigh the advantages 10 fold, and they respond with well i want it because i can, not because i need.

nvidia just keep releasing stuff, because they know consumers will buy because want it not because they need it. Forever chasing them FPS!
Why are we talking about Brake horsepower? Shouldn't it just be HP?

Nonetheless nice analogy
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Old 24-01-14, 10:36 PM
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Why are we talking about Brake horsepower? Shouldn't it just be HP?

Nonetheless nice analogy
BHP, measured at the crank on a dyno, pretty sure thats right so BHP is that context is the maximum power the GPU can put out. HP would be the FPS you see on screen, there's loses in power(bhp) due to quality settings etc etc, i think i explained it right

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Old 25-01-14, 09:05 AM
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BHP, measured at the crank on a dyno, pretty sure thats right so BHP is that context is the maximum power the GPU can put out. HP would be the FPS you see on screen, there's loses in power(bhp) due to quality settings etc etc, i think i explained it right

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Good way to explain it.

I think the worst thing for me is being on several enthusiast forums like OC3d you see a lot of guys who are older than you, work full time either in the Industry (therefore need the best) or have computer hardware as their main hobby therefore devote so much resources to constantly building such quality computers it sort of fuels people like me to always want to upgrade to that next best thing to be in that "enthusiasts" club.
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Old 25-01-14, 05:33 PM
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Good way to explain it.

I think the worst thing for me is being on several enthusiast forums like OC3d you see a lot of guys who are older than you, work full time either in the Industry (therefore need the best) or have computer hardware as their main hobby therefore devote so much resources to constantly building such quality computers it sort of fuels people like me to always want to upgrade to that next best thing to be in that "enthusiasts" club.
Lol many of us don't actually buy hardware constantly. We just buy the best we can afford and make small incremental upgrades over the years. Now some people are like that but most of us are not.

In reality its not all about the hardware you have, more of are you happy with its performance right now? If you are then no need to upgrade.
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Just looking at these Pics makes me feel unhappy with my 680´s. When does S*** hits the Fan?? Maxwell SLI or some of these babes?? Not that i need it for Computing or some Stuff but the "Upgrade Bug" is getting bigger then ever =)
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