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Comment: Re:Similar Performance to Nvidia (Score 1) 102 102

Did you contact Steam support? Because it sounds like you were having an issue, the question is WHY were you having the issue? Did you test the memory of the GPU with a stress test? You may have had defective cells in that particular card. I've seen that happen at the shop too and most never think to check that.

But I can tell you that I have the exact same game (got the Deluxe Edition) from the same place (Steam sale) and on a stock HD7750 I was getting consistent 30FPS+ with most settings medium or above. So if I was able to get those numbers and you weren't, despite having 2 generations more powerful hardware? Yeah I have to wonder if there was something wrong with your particular card, as you should have been getting 3 times what I was easily.

Comment: Re: Hate to be that guy, but Linux (Score 1) 512 512

Uhhh...he asked for a bunch of shit to be integrated into the OS which just FYI but NOBODY integrates into their OS by default (even your mainstream Linux distros don't come with an IDE and compiler in the base install) which was obviously designed to either 1.- Make it so the only OS which could fit his :criteria" would be Lunix, or 2.- Appeal to programmers, which again less than 1% of the population is a fucking programmer.

So if you are one of the above? The world does not care about you, sorry and I ain't gonna sugercoat shit for your consumption, that is the job of your mommy not me sweetheart. As I told the other dumbass quit your damned whining, get your cheap ass employer to pony up for a decent IDE and compiler because the other 99.2% of the planet? Has ZERO fucks to give about your needs.

Comment: Re:Why Firefox pisses me off the least (Score 1) 142 142

Actually talked to the oldest today....he went back to the last Presto version and disabled updates because of them pulling shit like that LOL, once a diehard Opera user always a diehard Opera user. BTW I hear some of the ex-Opera team are making their own browser, maybe the oldest will get lucky and they'll make a new port of presto.

Comment: Re:Why Firefox pisses me off the least (Score 3, Informative) 142 142

Luckily this isn't the bad old days where it was just IE and netscape, today you DO have options! There is Comodo Dragon (what I use, better security features and no phone home to Google) Chromium, SWIron, and Opera which my oldest boy swears is the greatest thing ever (boy is he still pissed they quit using presto) and on the gecko side there is Firefox, PaleMoon (the other browser I use, I prefer the UI over IceDragon and it seems snappier), SeaMonkey, IceDragon, if you need really low resource there is always Kmeleon which runs really well even on a P3 running Win98SE and if you want to avoid BOTH the Chromium and Gecko engines you can go with QTWeb which is just what it says on the tin, a cross platform browser that uses Webkit and QT.

Comment: Re:Demographics (Score 1) 254 254

Or maybe, juuuust maybe, I'm just throwing this out there....we should actually take the words of Dr King to heart and judge people by the content of their character instead of making quotas based on racism?

Remember boys and girls, reverse racism is STILL racism and two wrongs? Never make a right.

Comment: Re:The answer's simple... (Score 3, Insightful) 136 136

Exactly, why leave money on the table when you don't have to? Those that are care about gaming (instead of bragging rights) will pick up the AMD version and use the savings for increased RAM and SSD space which will make for a faster system overall (since games haven't been CPU bound in years) and those that want to brag "I got teh fastest of teh fastest!" can grab the Intel...and AMD gets paid either way, smart move.

Just remember boys and girls do NOT buy your CPUs based on the benchmarks because Intel came right out and admitted they rigged them (which just shows you how toothless the DoJ is these days, I have zero doubt the CEO of Intel could walk out on stage and drop his drawers and tell the DoJ to kiss his ass and the only response would be the DoJ asking what color lipstick he preferred) and this is backed up by Phoronix which shows that with GCC you "magically" get a 30%+ performance boost and their numbers match up almost perfectly with Tek Syndicate who has the $140 FX8350 trading blows with Intel chips costing more than twice the price.

I know I've got to try just about every Intel and AMD chip at the shop and using real world applications side by side and testing them? Yeah....you'll be lucky to get 8% difference in real world uses, sorry. Now sure if you buy a $1000 Intel chip you might get 20% higher....for an increased cost of 600%+, in my book that math don't work so good. I can say I was impressed enough with the FX chips I grabbed the FX8320E and I'm loving every minute of it, its a multitasking beast and even after 6 hours of transcodes I have yet to be able to break above 118F and paired with an R9 280 I can play all the latest games with all the purty and never have a skip nor shudder. If you want to build a badass gaming rig cheap? Go with the FX chips, you will NOT regret it!

Comment: Re: Hate to be that guy, but Linux (Score 2, Insightful) 512 512

Lets see...don't care as I'm not a programmer,don't care as I'm not a programmer,Ninite has LO...yeah why don't you try a little harder to just list "shit nobody but Linux users gives two shits about" huh? Maybe you should add GIMP and those googly eyes or the rotating cube desktop crap?

NEWS FLASH less than 1% of the planet is fricking programmers, hence why Linux user base is so low its listed as "other". If this really bugs you so much may I suggest you try thinking different? And to suggest Windows should come with a fricking IDE and compiler...BWA HA HA HA, why should MSFT load up the OS with crap that won't be used just to please the 1% of the world that is programmers? Get your boss to spend a buck or quit whining and find a better boss, LOL!

Comment: Re: Hate to be that guy, but Linux (Score 1) 512 512

Uhhh...why would you do that? Windows can take care of drivers through WU, if you just have to have the ones that came with the board? Most come with a CD that has a "1 click install" option. As for third party...Ninite. All automated, NO ADWARE, just pick what you want and run the installer...you're welcome :-)

Comment: And yet you can still get the Nazi memorabilia (Score 1) 814 814

As you can see here...BTW when is everybody gonna wake the fuck up and realize they are using this trivial bullshit to get us to ignore the corporate fucking they are trying to sneak through the back door with the TPP fast track?

Comment: Re:Similar Performance to Nvidia (Score 1) 102 102

It wasn't the drivers dude, if I were to hazard a guess it was your OS, specifically the registry and Windows love of reinstalling drivers on reboot. The reason it didn't affect your Nvidia card? Because that would have written new entries in the registry.

Next time you have an issue like that? Uninstall the drivers and then use a good registry cleaner to blow out the registry along with removing the old driver from the driver store BEFORE you install another driver. All your driver switching simply added good code on top of bad code and just made the mess that much bigger. I've seen it countless times in the shop, this is one place where MSFT fucks it up BIG time.

Remember if you haven't removed the driver from the Windows Driver Store Windows will reinstall it the second you boot back up,so the only way to truly install clean on Windows 7 and above is remove the particular drivers from the driver store.

Comment: Re:Thanks but no thanks (Score 2) 85 85

Let me translate..."Wahh I don't like the laws as written because it hurts the OS I wave a flag for, so its "exploitation" to use the patents as the law intended"...is that REALLY your position?

If you don't like the laws? Form a PAC, do a ton of E-Begging, then bribe congress critters until you get the law changed.....but don't be surprised when you go to big Linux corps like Google and Red Hat and they tell you to pound sand, because the current system benefits them too by raising the barrier of entry to potential competition....or is it your position that GOOG and RHEL are "exploiters" too?

Comment: Re:What's the score now? (Score 3, Informative) 77 77

Citation please? Because the last press release I saw from AMD on the subject said they were releasing docs as fast as the lawyer could sign off on them and that they hoped to replace their binary blob in the future with the FOSS driver. To that end they had gone so far as to hire a couple extra devs to work on the FOSS drivers to help them get closer to release parity.

Now I can understand why you will never have certain features supported by the FOSS drivers, why? AMD doesn't own the rights and thus has no legal way of releasing that code, for example HDMI with HDCP is owned by Intel and I'm sure their codecs are covered by the MPEG-LA patents but from what I understood AMD has been releasing all their docs not affected by others patents including the APUs which I would assume to be of most benefit to Linux users. Have they changed their position?

Comment: Re:Similar Performance to Nvidia (Score 1) 102 102

Uhhh...except its bullshit? I know because I HAVE the same game, got it on the Steam sale same as he did, and on the HD7750 which is more than 3 tiers below his card? Yeah....never dropped below 35 FPS with most of the game set to medium or better.

If he bought it at release? Sorry but he is a beta tester, he should have known that the game devs are sticking to the "get it out now, fix it later" mentality, just look at Arkham Knight which runs like ass on pretty much every system no matter how powerful. I watched a YouTube vid the other day and the guy reviewing had SLIed Titans and the thing STILL dropped below 15 FPS! A smart player waits for 90 days at the earliest before buying a game, by then all the shitfits from players have born fruit as patches and the game should be playable.

But if my HD7750 could run it over 30FPS for the entire game? Yeah....he's doin it wrong..

Comment: Re:Funny .... (Score 1) 102 102

Unless you are pushing for serious OCing? Its really not needed as long as you have a decent case so it doesn't end up a hot box. You'd be surprised how many times folks spend all this money on CPUs and GPUs and slap 'em in some shitty old Dell box and then are shocked! that the thing is overheating and shutting down constantly.

And the bitch is PC cases that are good really aren't expensive and will last for many years so its just a dumb move to cheap out in this area. I built my PC using a Rosewill Thor as the case and with a Sapphire R9 280 along with an FX8320 using a ZALMAN CNPS11X Performa which is about as cheap as one can get when it comes to CPU coolers and the highest I have been able to get either the CPU or GPU is 118F, and that was after 6 hours of War Thunder booming and zooming. Within 4 minutes of stopping the game? Back down to below 85F.

So as long as you use a PC case with good airflow? Temps really aren't a problem at stock speeds. Sure if you want to crank up the OC liquid cooling will help but that is a pretty niche group and most of my gamer customers whom ask me about going liquid? After talking to them it turns out they stuffed all their parts into some uber cheapo shitty case.

Comment: Re:This is why I gave up PC gaming (Score 0) 102 102

15 yard penalty, FUD on the field! There is NO REASON to upgrade to the "latest and greatest" unless your PC is your ePeen and you are trying to reach the top of some benchmark board...that's it, because nearly every game will play (and look better than the console version) on even modest or ancient kit.

Take myself for example, from 2010 to 2014 I gamed on an HD4850 which I picked up for $100. I played all the big names, the Bioshock series, the L4Ds, the Just Causes and Crysis games...all played fine and looked great. From the same period up until 2 weeks ago the CPU they were running on was a Phenom II X6, which again cost me $100 at the time, I think with the board and 8GB of DDR 2 it was $170 something before MIRs and $145 after. Last year I upgraded to an HD7750 as I had a customer who was selling his for cheap and for nearly a year it played all the games I wanted just fine, I would still be using it if I hadn't come into a little money and my boys said "You spend so much on us, treat yourself for once in your life".

I ended up with an FX8320E with 16GB of RAM, a new 750w PSU, an R9 280 with 3GB of RAM, new Asus board, and to top it off a nice 27 inch Asus screen to replace my aging 20 inch....must have cost a fortune, right? Nope around $750 before MIRs, around $650 after (moral of the story kids, always take the MIRs) and more importantly those parts I pulled from mine? All still playing games for other family members, the oldest got the board and CPU, the youngest took the PSU, and the wife took the HD7750 so she can plug her tower into her TV as an HTPC.

So yeah PC gaming is REALLY not expensive, I could have not upgraded a thing and kept right on playing and I have ZERO doubt that this current setup will be playing the latest and greatest games in 2020 with little effort, and again looking better and costing less than the consoles.

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