Discussion in 'Off-Topic Forum' started by Bolletje, Aug 5, 2009.
Isn't Overclockers doing free delivery on 970s and 980s?
I've had a few Nvidia cards in the past but I wish I hadn't lol.
yeah but not as standard lol you need the voucher code
"FREESHIPGTX9" in all caps is the code if anybody's thinking of picking one up
I'm looking to get the same card. The more comparisons I read the more the appealing the 970 is over the 980. The benchmarks are just too close to warrant paying $200 more. Unfortunately... we're talking end of this to next month before I can get it.
Yeah but just wait till the green team really unlocks the rest of it's potential with the drivers, even an (ex?) AMD fanboy like me knows that new cards are a little nerfed until the first few driver updates
I'd rather wait for ATI/AMD's response with the HBM and 20nm.
By the time it comes around it's gonna be too little, too late, AMD's response to the 9 series isn't coming until 2015 and with the decline of their interest in the enthusiast CPU market I can't really see the new radeons being anything special.
It came... Then i came...
@Mousey berry nice indeed
Asus Xonar U7 - Tired of to low volume with my headphones because of crappy onboard audiocard.
It works brilliant.
I honestly do not expect much from AMD right away simply due to how things went when they were building the xbox360's gpu (which was a very advanced form of a x1xxx + HD2xxx hybrid chip). With the playstation 4/xbox one being almost all AMD, cpu and gpu, add to that the wii u, (talk about monopolising on the console end), even though the gpus used in those aren't anywhere nearly as advanced as the one implemented in the xbox360 (a 2005 launch that surpassed most of that which was available on the PC side), amd's has had it's hands full.
The delay between gpu launches were slowed, advancements were dry. However once amd launched a new set of gpus, there was a rather rapid response.
After the HD2xxx's delay delay delay, and ultimately it's somewhat failure in the flagship department, the HD3xxx responded very well followed by the HD4xxx.
I view the R5/R7/R9 releases as kind of like the HD2xxx, however this time with the flagship actually doing very well. Add to the fact that almost all of the R7 and R9 stocked cards were sold out due to bitcoin mining. This should have resulted in a rapid jump start to the newer architecture, specially with the liquidation of their chips right off the bat, no need to squat and try and sell off the old stock when there is none. I think this contributes to the r9 285 launch as a more of a placeholder than anything (it's confused a lot of people as to "why" it was placed where it was).
Do I expect a R9 3xx before the end of the year? No, BUT it wouldn't surprise me if amd managed to dump either a midrange or flagship model prior to Christmas if they could do it.
Picked up a Crucial Mx100 - 128gb for 270DKR (45$). Special deal at a lanparty I'm attending, so picked one up for an upcoming media-pc
keep seeing epic SSD prices on FB, but mostly in US stores, no love for the UK
I ordered them yesterday evening and they arrived around noon today.
OK, it was just from Athens (about 500km away) but still, impressive.
Unfortunately the headset arrived with problematic cable/connector, but after calling them they are sending me another (should arrive tomorrow).
So far, the mouse and keyboard are very good.
I am confused with the software for the mouse though, in particular the DPI settings.
There is nothing to show what setting (exact DPI) I have chosen with the switch, since no matter what I have, when I run the software it always says 1500, even though it is clearly not that. And since there is no correlation between switch positions and software ruler/positions, I am confused and annoyed.
Sorry about the screenshots, I forgot to take proper photos so I had to use the screenshot option in vlc from the (poor) video recordings I made.
free photo upload
Some nice gear you got there Trusteft.
Building a new system anytime soon?
I will wait till the Broadwell chips arrive and see how good or bad they are. My 7 year old system is still relatively fine.
The purchases I made are necessary ones.
I need a new hard drive, a new mouse and I need to gift one of my friends a new PSU. Life is -expensive-.
Picked up a 256GB Samsung 850 Pro. I was going to wait for M.2 PCIe mode SSD's to get out on the consumer market, but that drags on so I felt like getting a speed boost now. Already pretty content with a Plextor M5 Pro I wasn't sure what to expect, but damn this thing is fast.
I'm so hooked on the speed of SSD that I'm somewhat considering to get a 512GB MX100 for "storage", lol. But I should stay sane and wait a little longer. Maybe SSD prices takes another jump downwards already this winter, though I'd guess on it taking a little bit longer.
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