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Re: The PC Thread

Post by One-armed dwarf » Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:59 am

Sonic is fucking garbage. Especially modern Sonic.

Everything to do with modern Sonic is a nightmare: https://www.deviantart.com/tag/sonicfanart?offset=0

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Re: The PC Thread

Post by maf-me-quick » Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:00 pm

But it's not Modern Sonic. It is new but not modern.
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Re: The PC Thread

Post by maf-me-quick » Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:01 pm

Buy Switch

Buy Zelda

Feel like my signature

Live happily ever after
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Post by One-armed dwarf » Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:05 pm

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Re: The PC Thread

Post by maf-me-quick » Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:07 pm

Your hipster-like satire is lost on me
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Post by One-armed dwarf » Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:10 pm

Do people say hipster still?

I work in Shoreditch I oughta know this but I don't.

Seems so mid-2010s for some reason.
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Post by maf-me-quick » Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:00 pm

Millennial?
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Re: The PC Thread

Post by maf-me-quick » Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:24 am

One-armed dwarf wrote:
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:10 pm
Do people say hipster still?

I work in Shoreditch I oughta know this but I don't.

Seems so mid-2010s for some reason.
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Re: The PC Thread

Post by shinymcshine » Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:28 am

Don't see how playing a Switch would be "Hipstery"

Surely the want to be cool crowd would be playing the original big Gameboy or Game & Watch

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Re: The PC Thread

Post by maf-me-quick » Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:24 pm

It isn't but I'm trying to get him to buy a Switch
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Re: The PC Thread

Post by sleepery jeem » Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:25 pm

Nvidia has finally announced its anticipated GTX 1070 Ti graphics card.

The card will launch on November 2nd with an RRP of £419, which reflects the spot it will be occupying in Nvdia’s line-up between the vanilla 1070 and the 1080.

The spec sheet shows that it boasts 8GB of GDDR5 Ram running at 8Gbps, providing bandwidth of 256GB/s. Furthermore, its 2,432 CUDA cores is only 128 shy of the 1080, so it will be interesting to see how close it can get to its big brother in performance terms. For comparison the normal 1070 has 1920 cores, so we can expect the Ti to boast big gains over that.

Clock speeds are reported at 1607MHz base and 1683MHz boost, which is the same as the 1080 and 1070 respectively.

The company has also quashed the rumours that the card will not be friendly to overclockers, stating: "We designed the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti to be an overclocking monster with plenty of headroom for gamers to crank up the clock speeds. And our partners have built cards with thermals and power supplies that allow gamers to push performance way past stock specifications."

All of which increases hopes that with a little work it’ll be able to push past the 1080’s base performance.

As is the way, Nvidia’s own Founders Edition SKUs will be the first to market, and can be ordered now. Expect third party cards to follow very shortly.

The release comes at a time where AMD’s new RX Vega 56 and RX Vega 64 have upped the competition at the high-end level of the GPU market, threatening the 1070’s position as the best bang-for-buck choice on the market.
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Re: The PC Thread

Post by sleepery jeem » Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:40 am

Elgato has unveiled the newest addition to their line of gaming capture cards — the 4K60 Pro.

According to the manufacturer, the capture card will launch on November 21 and is currently available for pre-order for $399 on Elgato’s official website as well as third-party stores, GameStop and Amazon. Personally, I think it’s an incredible price, especially for those looking to capture 4K visuals on their PCs, PlayStation 4 Pro, or Xbox One X especially when you consider that other 4K capturing devices can cost up to $1,000.

The 4K60 Pro features an outlet to plug into a PCIe x4/x8/16 slot and accommodates a maximum bitrate of 140 Mbps. In addition to recording 4K video at 60 fps, the product also supports higher framerates at lower resolutions, this includes running a game at 1080p with up to 240 fps and 1440p at 144 fps.

According to the product listing the product only works on Windows 10 software while the card’s PC configuration requires PC rigs sporting a 6th generation Intel Core i7 or AMD Ryzen 7 processor, and a Nvidia GeForce 10 series or ‘AMD Radeon RX Vega as the minimum graphics card.


Also...

This week, Intel announced that they would be partnering with long-time rival, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) to produce a new Core processor.

According to the press release, a new Core processor with custom Radeon graphics inside the chip package, with the primary focus on gaming performance. Additionally, Intel has confirmed that the new product will be designed to provide a thinner, lighter, and more powerful enthusiast mobile platforms with the goal to provide a premium experience to consumers.

The upcoming product will be a part of Intel’s 8th generation Core processor series, combining the Core H-series CPU with second-generation HBM2s. The company also stated that this new chip would be less than half that of standard discrete graphics components on a motherboard, this will enable laptop manufacturers to create more lightweight and thinner laptops without having to compromise overall product performance.

On top of that, this newly-formed partnership will also have Intel working with AMD on drivers for the Radeon series GPUs, with AMD writing the code and Intel packaging them, which will allow Intel to provide driver updates for new releases. Personally, this partnership is incredible and has to potential to positively impact the future of PC gaming and I am curious to see how Nvidia will respond.

Unfortunately, Intel has yet to announce when laptops will be sporting the new core processor.
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Re: The PC Thread

Post by sleepery jeem » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:16 pm

Gorgeous puzzle adventure Gorogoa hits Dec. 14

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyTOw8oDH-A

Jason Roberts’ illustrated, inventive (and long-awaited) puzzle adventure game Gorogoa will be released on Thursday, Dec. 14, publisher Annapurna Interactive announced today.

Gorogoa is part storybook, part point-and-click adventure. In each of the game’s hand-illustrated scenes, players are presented with four tiles, which they can move, stack and zoom in and zoom out of. The game’s story, described as a “subtle and complex fable,” unfolds as players explore Gorogoa’s visual illusions.
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Re: The PC Thread

Post by sleepery jeem » Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:27 pm

Here's some tech-porn for all you PC pervs out there...


My New Rig : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWMZ9Z3jTIY
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Re: The PC Thread

Post by One-armed dwarf » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:21 pm

Pretty big

Major flaw in millions of Intel chips revealed - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-42553818

The performance cost of the patch for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X could cost as much as 5-30%.

So keep an eye on the performance of your programs/games come next update. Intel have incredible dominance in the CPU market.

Tho tbh from what little I know it might not effect people except those who frequently see greater than 70% utilisation across their cores
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