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eggyolk
Nov 8, 2007



Amazing OPs. But just to be an rear end in a top hat...

Can we get any info on workstation graphics cards? I was tasked with putting together a CAD PC for my last job (which never happened sadly) and got lost researching the Quadro and Firepro cards. I know most of their differences are drivers, but the newer architecture seems to be able to do some really amazing things with regards to in-software rendering. Plus they always sport crazy numbers that are fun to nerd out on. I spent way too much time comparing the FirePro 4800 to the Quadro 600 in each program and application, configuring builds with absurd core counts.

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eggyolk
Nov 8, 2007



PhysX seems to only enable the cutting edge WDC feature (wafting-drop-cloth) in a few select games. See here and here. Pretty deal breaking IMO.

eggyolk
Nov 8, 2007



Agreed posted:

A hundred dollars for that level of performance is sort of a joke when the AMD 7750-900 eats its lunch for about twenty five bucks more.

Don't eat fast food one day, double your graphics performance for the current generation of cards.

Where did you find a small form factor version of the 7750?

eggyolk
Nov 8, 2007



Sorry, meant low profile.



There's never gonna be a competent low profile video card is there? The 6670 is about as good as it gets right now.

eggyolk
Nov 8, 2007



So putting the 660ti in SLI should make for a setup that blows away the equivalently priced single 670, shouldn't it?

eggyolk
Nov 8, 2007



Tab8715 posted:

If I recall correctly the 290X went for sale around 10:30CST. Maybe the 290 non-x will do the same tonight?

http://www.techpowerup.com/193497/r...ack-a-week.html

eggyolk
Nov 8, 2007



Can anyone explain what the deal is with the Tegra K1? It seems to be taking up a lot of headlines but hasn't been mentioned here yet.

eggyolk
Nov 8, 2007



Is there word on a single-slot 750Ti coming anytime soon? Would be a godsend for mITX builders.

eggyolk
Nov 8, 2007



Ignoarints posted:

Wait I thought the 750ti was single slot. At least, the reference card is?



The closest is the ASUS which still takes up two slots. There's gotta be something else out there.

eggyolk
Nov 8, 2007



m3monster posted:

I wish I had 90 bucks to burn (literally judging by that that heatsink ) just to see what these really are.

I dunno, I might splurge and get the 7750 they're offering. Almost double the performance according to price!

eggyolk
Nov 8, 2007



go3 posted:

AMD really missed their chance with Tahiti

eggyolk
Nov 8, 2007



Stuck with my GTX 460 and did not buy a graphics card today.

eggyolk
Nov 8, 2007



How long did it take for the 760 to arrive after the 770 and 780 were released? It seems like a 960 would be the perfect companion for a budget 1080P mITX computer based around the Pentium G3258. I'm hoping to upgrade to one around the release of GTAV.

eggyolk
Nov 8, 2007



1gnoirents posted:

Just got my evga $30 refurb open box GT 620 2GB, looking to get some real OC numbers out of this but I can't seem to get MSI afterburner to recognize it (?). Looking for 60 fps 1440p in BF4 minimum but willing to compromise a little

edit: incredibly this piece of poo poo is louder than a 780ti and im just on my desktop

e: nevermind

eggyolk
Nov 8, 2007



Stop buying so many 970/980's you guys, you delayed the 960!

http://www.kitguru.net/components/g...-graphics-card/

eggyolk
Nov 8, 2007



Would it be crazy to replace my GTX 460 with a GTX 970 without upgrading my 300 watt PSU? It's in a Shuttle so replacing the PSU would mean replacing half the system. Everything I can find online says the 970 will only use 4 more watts than my 460, which hasn't caused any power issues in 3+ years.

eggyolk
Nov 8, 2007



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16814125706

Looks like the mini 970 is available.

eggyolk
Nov 8, 2007



My i3 2100T has been amazing at every game thrown at it. I'm hoping to upgrade to a 970 and still don't expect to feel any slack on the CPU end. A 2500K should be absolutely fine.

eggyolk
Nov 8, 2007



In this review the i3 is 4 fps slower than an equivalent i5, but 10 fps faster than an FX-8350. Doesn't seem crazy in a budget gaming system. I'm holding out for the GTX 960, which will hopefully sip even less power than it's bigger siblings. Reports suggest it will have 4GB and a 256-bit interface with only shaders sacrificed. Should be the perfect 1080p gaming card.

eggyolk
Nov 8, 2007



Fajita Fiesta posted:



I need an upgrade

Go little i3 2100T go!

eggyolk
Nov 8, 2007



Any idea when the big Maxwell will actually be available?

eggyolk
Nov 8, 2007



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16814105036

Refurbished HD7990 for $300 after $10 rebate, whose gonna take the plunge?

eggyolk
Nov 8, 2007



Rastor posted:

So it sounds like the reason we can't have nice(r) GPUs is: "because iPhones".

Isn't this the same reason we haven't had decent (non-Korean) 1440p monitors?

eggyolk
Nov 8, 2007



I've been using a razor blade to evenly spread paste on the CPU since my first Athlon XP 1800+, never had issues doing it that way.

eggyolk
Nov 8, 2007



Paul MaudDib posted:

Given the 390X isn't coming out for a couple months, I'm probably just going to spring for one of those $600 295X2s to drive my 4K. The 295X2 is a real product that I can buy today, and I don't think a 390X-based setup will be able to touch the value proposition with R200 prices where they are today.

That new Titan benchmark chart made me think the exact same thing. The 295X2 is a really good value.

eggyolk
Nov 8, 2007



xcore posted:

Titan X is obviously pretty new but when is the "next gen" expected from each team?

Expect a 980ti whenever the flagship R390X arrives. It'll be a wait before the succesors arrive.

eggyolk
Nov 8, 2007



Sounds like a GTX 960 would be perfect for you. Gives twice the performance for an extra 40 watts.

e: nevermind you have a 600 watt PSU, get an R290 or GTX 970

eggyolk
Nov 8, 2007



If replacing your motherboard and upgrading your Sandy Bridge 2500K to a current i5 is worth the extra 1 fps in most games then absolutely go for it.

http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2389580

eggyolk
Nov 8, 2007



The low TDP of the 970 was a major selling point for me. A Zotac 970 replaced a noisy GTX 460 without having to upgrade my 300 watt Shuttle PSU. Runs noticeably quieter. The R9 290 wasn't a feasible alternative, and Wither 3 runs great with a measly little 35 watt i3 2100T.

eggyolk
Nov 8, 2007



Space Racist posted:

Did they announce if the R9 Nano uses HBM?

Isn't it implied?

eggyolk
Nov 8, 2007



R9 390X reviews went up a few hours ago. Doesn't seem to be worth the $50 premium at all, although it uses 30 less watts than the equivalent 290X according to one benchmark.

http://www.guru3d.com/articles-page...c-review,1.html

eggyolk
Nov 8, 2007



AVeryLargeRadish posted:

be quiet! PURE ROCK

Such a delightful contradiction.

eggyolk
Nov 8, 2007



Sapphire is the first to have R9 Fury (Non-X) up on Newegg.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16814202157

eggyolk
Nov 8, 2007



That makes me feel much better about building a $2,000 workstation PC from boxes to first boot in a little under 2 hours.

eggyolk
Nov 8, 2007



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16814127836

Wouldn't something like this work? It includes the low profile bracket (but isn't in stock atm).

eggyolk
Nov 8, 2007



For that money why not get a 950?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16820147467

We just installed one on a workstation PC, everything boots noticeably faster than the old 2.5" SSD based system. About 4x faster.

eggyolk
Nov 8, 2007



AMD is doing the right thing by sweeping the rug out of Nvidia's founders editions gouging bullshit. They could've priced the 480 at current GTX 970 prices (same performance, ~$300 price tag), but instead they're listening to the consumers and chipping away at Nvidia's monopoly.
Seriously, $800 for a 1080? Nvidia has had it too good for too long. And I"m saying that as a GTX 980 owner. Good on AMD.

eggyolk
Nov 8, 2007



Paul MaudDib posted:

The exception is VR, the 1070 has multi-perspective rendering which is a pretty significant boost to VR. I don't know an exact figure but I'd guess 30-50%.

How does this work? Is the videocard rendering less far-edge pixels on the users periphery?

eggyolk
Nov 8, 2007



If anything the RX480 is perfect for those with Freesync monitors. It's nice to have a 970 class alternative in that regard.

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eggyolk
Nov 8, 2007



It's a bummer that the 480 isn't better. I'd hoped it would compete with the GTX 980 to help push prices down. Now instead of paying $$$ for a replacement of my 970 or a new monitor, I sprung for a Vive headset. Honestly it's about the price of a 1080 or XB271HU and it'll probably feel like a much more significant upgrade.

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