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Lancebringer last won the day on June 8

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  1. Anthem, The new Bioware game

    If it was on sale and cheap enough, round 20$, id pick up a copy, maybe...
  2. Yea, Im just going to wait for the 2066 motherboard and x series 4.0ghz i5 at a cheap price to come out. Gaming really doesnt use too many cores, so this new i5 will be quite literally ground breaking for the pc gaming market
  3. Ryzen= Socket AM4, 1500X - 3.5ghz, 4 cores, 8 threads, 4x512kb L2 Cache, 16MB L3 cache, 65W. Intel= Socket 2066 (R4), Core i5-7640X, 4 core, 4 thread, 4.0 Ghz, 4x256kb L2 Cache, 6Mb L3 Cache, 112w Both Processors support 16 PCI-e 3.0 Lanes and both support dual channel DDR4 2666 Ram. If anyone is familiar with gaming, hyperthreading to 'synthetic' cores always brings a diminishing performance, as youre asking one core to do the work of two. I guess it comes down to cost eh? 242$ for Intel 189$ for AMD AMD's closest processor to clock speed is the 1600X or 1800X, and both of these cost more than the Intel Processor (even if by a few dollars) To top it off Intel is launching a new socket 2066 to go with it, and that brings amazing promise. Say the i5 7640X somehow gets outdated, I can assure you Intel will run with this new socket for years to come, and I can already tell you that I could just overclock the proc by a small amount, and switch to liquid cooling should the heat build up too much. Did I mention Intel works better with nVidia GPU's? Which still run the market as best GPU. New X Series Intel CPU's will be my next upgrade. Ryzen can stuff it with its slow clock speeds.
  4. Yea.. Ryzen has a lot of cores and threads. But Intel still has a 4.0 gig BASE clock speed in their 239$ proc If your gonna build a powerhouse to do other stuff sure, but the average gamer will not see a benefit from that many cores, most of the time you see a diminishing return with large core counts. 4 core, 4 thread, 4.0 ghz with 16 pci-e channels is more than enough for anyone with a single gpu (mind you, you dont see a real benefit with standard gaming with dual gpu) and looking to still get over 60fps. Ill stick with intel, they still have ryzen beat in the gaming market. All the tests with ryzen, by the way, use titan x gpu's to fluff these numbers.
  5. http://www.pcworld.com/article/3039552/hardware/tested-how-many-cpu-cores-you-really-need-for-directx-12-gaming.html
  6. I mean, this is a good watch and all, but this guy, like LinusTechTips, is ranting and raving about features regular gamers will never use. Most, if not all, games are single thread, single gpu designed games. So.. you can have a thousand cpu cores, but it wont do jack. Intels new $282 X series i5 will be more than adequate at 4 core 4 thread with 16 pci-e lanes. If you want to buy the i9, thats on you, but its really only for the 'enthusiast' who's going to use all that. Hell, even the RAID system is pretty much an add on. and no reasonable gamer should use raid, not with SSD's being here now. But if you're into the AV network, yea, go with the Ryzen, but gamers really wont benefit from the additional threads and lanes, especially if the motherboard isnt even designed for it. IF AMD pushes a mobo that supports nVidia, it will be worth it, but if youre a amd fanboy, go ahead. My only issue is that no one is doing these tests with run of the mill cards everyone has. They are running twin titans. Which... yea, is hyper unrealistic for the average joe
  7. Around the Verse - Upgrading Ships to Item 2.0

    Follow the Industry, Mining, and Exploration guys if you want to see too much action for one night Military guys
  8. good point, but as of right now the 2066 is very rushed, it may turn into the new 980/970 screwup. Time will tell. As of right now im running on 6+ year old hardware, and it was dated when i built it (budget build) and I STILL went with the AM3 pile of garbage. When I ordered my card it was more than a year before the new cards came available (everyone said wait for the 1000 series)
  9. Im going to build a dreamsheet for a solid and future resistant desktop upgrade for myself. I currently am running an ASUS mobo with an FX-6200 lodged into its AM3+ socket. I have some Gskill ram thats helping push the EVGA GTX 970 FTW+ with AXC 2.0. So my upgrade sheet will probably not include a video card, as I only play at 1920*1080. If I do it will be a future upgrade to add at some point. My PSU should be pushing adequate power as its a Thermaltake Black Widow W0319RU 850W. Modular, and I love it. So. Lets start with a Motherboard. Socket first? 1151. 2011v3 is great and all, but for multithreading and heavy cpu work, which I dont do. I'm a gamer, remember? Even then, I should be able to process any video/audio needs should that spark fly in my direction. Make? Asus. Always had asus, they have never let me down. Friends have had Gigabyte and ASRock, and have been let down. Form? ATX. So.. Wheres that put me? ASUS TUF Z270 Mark 1 LGA1151 DDR4 DP HDMI M.2 USB 3.1 Z270 ATX https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132934 The Z270 is not a completely necessary chipset over prior generations, but hey, 7th gen Intel is 7th gen Intel. The TUF provides a VERY similar spec sheet to the 40 dollar cheaper 270-A prime, but with a 5 year warranty, a stronger board, and more robust cooling, Ill take it. Better cooling=increased gaming duration and reliability. Now the Processor, this should be easy, do I need an i7? no. this is a gaming computer, until game makers actually start using more cores, its a moot point, Even then, I can upgrade a processor easy. Intel Core i5-7600K Kaby Lake Quad-Core 3.8 GHz LGA 1151 91W BX80677I57600K https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117728 Is it as good as the Ryzen that just came out? Not really. But Im going to back away from the AMD circuit, they tend to lean to better performance with the ATI cards, and I just cant stand them (its the way they render color). To be continued.
  10. https://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=-1&IsNodeId=1&Description=1080ti&bop=And&Order=PRICE&PageSize=36 $669. not bad https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487338&cm_re=1080ti-_-14-487-338-_-Product This would be the Ti to get. $779 isnt a bad price point
  11. Top end performance for mostly enthusiast reasons are a bit of a pain at this point. I felt it rather moot considering most of the people that will benefit the most will be hardcore gamers with a couple ssd's running a few select games. The raid key bit is a bit asinine if you ask me. not to mention the requirements for raid 5. I dunno. I think this will do great things for those of us building a SC machine, or even a machine for other games. I do wish Intel would spend more time polishing this turd, but we'll see. Hopefully this doesn't turn into another 970/980 debacle
  12. but poor performance compared
  13. http://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/Socket-2066 The stats look great. Now we wait for benchmarks and future revisions. These are all rev 1 http://www.anandtech.com/show/11479/gigabyte-launches-aorus-x299-motherboards http://www.gamersnexus.net/news-pc/2932-gigabyte-x299-gaming-9-motherboards https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.techpowerup.com/233949/gigabyte-x299-ud4-could-be-its-most-affordable-lga2066-motherboard%3Famp looks like we can see a sub 200$ x299 lga2066 and with a 300$ roughly i7 new processor. We should be able to upgrade for around 5-700 usd if we get ram as well. Still in the very much good price ranges. When I find them for sale. I'll post them asap.
  14. IRL drake dragonfly

    This is all I see
  15. https://unlocked.newegg.com/article/explainer-intel-x-series-cpus-i9-and-new-extreme-platform?cm_mmc=SNC-Facebook-_-Unlocked-_-Intel-KabyLake-X-CPUs-Explainer-_-053017 What Sorcery is this!? the new x chip-sets are the same price point as consumer models and provide better performance. What's more is the new CPU's allow for 8 channels of DDR4. Holy cr*p. I think I know exactly what my new chip will be. Caveat, the new chips aren't compatible with the old sockets. So you'll need a new motherboard to upgrade. http://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel-x-series-skylake-x-kaby-lake-x-x299-basin-falls-core-i9,34545.html http://www.anandtech.com/show/11463/intel-announces-kaby-lakex-processors-highend-desktop-getting-the-latest-microarchitecture We will see these up for grabs sometime in the next week or so. June is their official release date, as of typing this, I haven't seen any 2066 mobo's up for grabs.

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