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Re: Old Computer Quandry
« Reply #30 on: November 02, 2020, 09:53:47 AM »
That looks interesting.  If I do indeed get my hands on the GPU I will try it out.

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« Reply #31 on: November 05, 2020, 11:32:42 AM »
In theory, I was supposed to be able to pick up the GPU yesterday.  Contacted Best Buy today and the chat person made it sound like the inventory has not come in from the manufacturer yet.  I was told that I had actual inventory assigned to my order.  Nerve-wracking but I still have hope.

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« Reply #32 on: November 05, 2020, 04:32:29 PM »
In theory, I was supposed to be able to pick up the GPU yesterday.  Contacted Best Buy today and the chat person made it sound like the inventory has not come in from the manufacturer yet.  I was told that I had actual inventory assigned to my order.  Nerve-wracking but I still have hope.

Oof. Yeah, I know someone else who's also bought one from them, but no answer as to how far down the queue he is, or why Best Buy sold him one that they didn't actually have in stock.

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« Reply #33 on: November 06, 2020, 03:52:31 PM »
And here ya go, Bright Memory has a free "ray tracing benchmark" version to show off all the insane purties and test performance. :D

Ray tracing is just stupidly awesome. It's clearly the Next Big Thing that every PC needs to be built for.

Seeing this thread bit late to help, but I wanted to comment on this: the real revolution people seem not to notice enough is DLSS. This is pure magic, and an infinitely better solution to 4k support than raw power. DLSS frees enough power on your GPU to try tackling issues that seemed out of reach a few years ago.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gQ202CFKzA is a fun illustration.

But basically, it means you can render at 720p or 1080p, and get just as good or even BETTER image quality than native 4k by upscaling it, for a fraction of power. ALl that power you save, well... the mind reels at possibilities.

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« Reply #34 on: November 06, 2020, 04:22:17 PM »
Yeah DLSS is pretty cool too.

Still think raytracing is way cooler. ;)

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Re: Old Computer Quandry
« Reply #35 on: November 06, 2020, 08:08:08 PM »


*sbnvl*

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« Reply #36 on: November 06, 2020, 08:53:24 PM »
Yay!

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« Reply #37 on: November 06, 2020, 08:54:27 PM »
Just got it installed.  I checked out the tool you mentioned.  Very pretty.  Looking forward to seeing all this work.

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« Reply #38 on: November 06, 2020, 09:07:03 PM »
Hee hee, have fun!

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« Reply #39 on: November 06, 2020, 09:39:38 PM »
Witcher 3 looks awesome.  Runing it on Ultra settings. 

I am going to have to jump back into TR3 to see the ray tracing.

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Re: Old Computer Quandry
« Reply #40 on: November 07, 2020, 07:03:31 PM »
Congrats Geoff on actually getting it.

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« Reply #41 on: November 07, 2020, 11:34:46 PM »
I can't believe how lucky I got.

Witcher 3 is a beauty of a game with it.

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Re: Old Computer Quandry
« Reply #42 on: November 10, 2020, 04:34:06 PM »


:D

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« Reply #43 on: November 10, 2020, 04:42:00 PM »
WOO HOOOO!

Very sweet!  Faster than mine. Swap?!  :P

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« Reply #44 on: November 10, 2020, 04:42:43 PM »
Tempting and all, but I think I'll pass! Maybe next time.  ;D