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  1. Is your priority to have the system be as small as possible or are you willing to have a slightly larger ITX system to get better cooling? The NR200 is nice because it can use a 240/280mm AIO. Newer AIO's cool better than even the largest air coolers at the same noise level or offer the same cooling at a lower noise level. I think the NR200 won't fir a 162mm high CPU cooler. Also, you can usually put a pair of 120mm fans below the GPU in the NR200 to blow cool air directly into the GPU fans. You will need a new power supply with the NR200 and many smaller ITX cases.
  2. Utilities such as MSI Afterburner and Windows task manager show VRAM reserves and not VRAM in use. When you actually measure the VRAM in use, you see its a lot less than the VRAM requested/reserved.
  3. The blower style cards, stock clock cards, and some of the cards with lower end coolers were cheaper than the founders edition cards on release. I think many AIB partners tried to cash in on the market and most non blower GTX 1070 cards were in the $419.99-$499.99 range. The plastic shroud blower cards were $399.99-$414.99 upon release. I can't find the pricing on release date, but there was a mention of the MSI Armor cards that came with the inadequate GTX 970 cooler were under $419.99. I thought I had a screenshot of EVGA's prices upon release, but I can't find it. I found one mention of the stock clock version of the EVGA ACX dual fan model being $419.99 around release time. I think most GPUs are priced around what the market will bear. The 2000 series was higher priced for its performance and didn't sell as well as the 1000 series. I'm pretty sure the first run of the 3070 and 3080 will sell out quickly. You will even see the first run of custom PCB 3090 series GPUs sell out quickly even in the $1700-$2000 price range. People look at custom 3090's as a great performance bargain compared to the 2080 ti cards with custom coolers. AMD's advertising helps Nvidia. I think the issue is a large part of AMD's advertising and marketing is actually awful. I find half of AMD's social media stuff to have too much trolling, childish behavior, and immaturity if they are trying to advertise to people who can afford their more profitable products. They also have hyped up their products before release with half truths and that leads to disappointment. Their approach doesn't help their reputation. Basically it seems that AMD's social media side of the GPU marketing is aimed at people who usually can't afford their GPUs without financial assistance of others(teenagers). Other parts of their marketing almost seems to be misleading. For example, the pre release "Ryzen is for gamers" yet 1st gen Ryzen performs worse in most games upon release than the i5 and i7 CPUs available at the time. AMD marketing the Radeon VII as a gaming card, then a few months after release, when there was some disappointment, they change the marketing to it being a GPU for content creators. I understand that you have to appeal to a wide audience in marketing computer gaming hardware and that some humor helps sell products and you have to emphasize your best features, but it almost seems that some of AMD's marketing hurts them more than helps them. GamersNexus's recent video about AMD GPU marketing covered some of the same stuff I've said in the past. I want to see what Intel brings to the GPU market. I don't expect their first GPUs to be great, but I expect that their 2nd GPU series will actually be competitive. Noctua already has this cooler listed as incompatible with many x299 motherboards. This is nothing new. I almost feel that this is click bait because you run into the exact same issue with most 5700 XT cards that have back plates on the same X299 motherboard. Didn't Noctua already came out with a different NH-D15 version with more GPU clearance.
  4. I have the ds418play. I'm not sure if its still in production or was replaced by a newer model.
  5. I'm comparing the Nvidia "brand" founders/reference edition cards for price comparisons to keep things equal. There are too many differences in coolers and other hardware for different manufacturers models to compare them equally. No hardware manufacturers or vendors had a $379.99 card available at launch. The $379.99 cards weren't available until months later. They may have been advertised, but nobody had them in stock. Also the use of low priced models brings up another issue. People could argue semantics of lower priced models with inadequate cooling, such as some of the lower priced MSI models that overheated because they used a cooler originally designed for a lower wattage GPU. You need to actually fact check Wikipedia and not assume everything there is correct. Just because someone entered information incorrectly on Wikipedia, doesn't mean its a fact. https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2016/05/nvidia-gtx-1080-1070-pascal-specs-pricing-revealed/
  6. Jensen called the RTX 3080 the flagship. Also, Nvidia has been adding more lower end models than they had in previous generations. That basically moved the product stack up in Nvidia's lineup. Especially with the addition of the ti and super cards at the lower end. If Nvidia considers the RTX 3080 the flagship, then Its the card that replaces the 2080 ti and is the equivalent to the 1080 ti in the 1000 series 980 ti in the 900 series. So the 3060 series will be the replacement for the equivalent 2070, 1070, and 970. There is another way to look at it. I bought a Nvidia GTX 1070 new back when they were released. MSRP was $449.99 at the time. I had a BestBuy coupon and rewards points, so I ended up getting $50 off, but that's irrelevant. Considering the price of the 3070 only went up $50 from the release price of the 1070 that's not bad. Looking at the online inflation calculators, the $450 GTX 1070 price on release date is the equivalent of $490-$500 now. The 3070's price seems reasonable when you consider inflation. Eventually the, MSRP decreased to $380 for the GTX 1070 with the release of the GTX 1070 ti. $380 is about $415-$425 now when you account for inflation. The $350 price for the RTX 3070 you want is the equivalent of about $320 on the release date of the GTX 1070. I don't think you understood the chart Nvidia showed during the presentation if that's where you get the 86% number from. It was based on performance relative to the GTX 980 for 4K gaming over multiple games. I don't know how you are getting an 86% number from that chart or any other official info released by Nvidia. The chart said that the 2080 ti and 3070 are about 3.25 times higher FPS at 4K than the 980 and the 3080 is about 4.5 times higher FPS at 4K than the 980. If you are referring to the "leaked" geekbench results, where the 3080 is 86% faster than the 2080 in some tests, well that has nothing to do with gaming performance. If Nvidia allows all the cuda cores to operate at the same time for processing different instruction types, then its possible that in certain math calculations the 3080 is 86% faster than a 2080 at those types of calculations because it could run more calculations per clock cycle. Is the 5700 XT even worth $350 or its $399 launch price considering it took AMD 6+ months to get properly working drivers for many people? Is 6 months of black screens, crashes, and games not running properly worth the savings? Also the launch price reduction that AMD did with the 5700 XT may have been a gamble to get more new customers to AMD. Basically, it sounds like it was a marketing ploy. Also, AMD may have had to reduce the price a second time to the $350-$380 range to get people to buy the 5700 XT after all the problems customers had with it when it was released. Every hardware forum, Facebook group, and reddit was full of people having issues with the cards. AMD officially posted on Reddit asking for feedback and info from customers having issues with the 5000 series GPUs so they could resolve the widespread issues. You can find non founders edition 2070 Super cards form EVGA and MSI for $449.99 and $459.99 on sale on a regular basis. It almost sounds like its worth it not to have to possibly put up with the widespread driver issues. I wouldn't worry about a CPU bottleneck unless you have a low end CPU. Even with a 2080 ti, the difference between a 3600X and 3800X when locked at the same CPU speed is minimal outside of a few games. Game engine developers are just starting to finally adapt their game engines to use more than 6 or 8 threads recently. There are games where a 9900K or 1 10900K overclocked still shows a significant improvement at 1440p over a 3800X or 3950X, but those aren't the majority. I actually hope AMD can make a competitive higher end GPU this time around and we can finally get some competition back into the market. I think Nvidia left that wide open space above the 3080 for a 3080 ti or Super card in case Nvidia has something competitive to release.
  7. My Synology NAS has the ability to backup online storage solutions such as Dropbox and Google drive. If they save everything important to a Dropbox folder then the NAS can also back it up locally. Also the Dropbox PC client has the ability to get files from other Dropbox clients with the same account over the local network. When you save something to a PC in the Dropbox folder, it gets copies to other PCs on the network logged into the same Dropbox account. Google Drive doesn't do this and gets uploaded to their server then downloaded to other clients. If you don't use a prebuilt NAS, It might be good to have a solution that saves to both local and online locations or saves to an online location and backs it up locally.
  8. I got the bourassque for 80% off with the marathon, but haven't played it much. The gun is unbelievably frustrating for me. Even when the tank is completely still and I'm fully aiming my shots most of them are missing by miles. I've watched YouTube videos where people have these amazing high damage games and they are hitting 70%+ of their shots where they don't fully aim, yet if I try that I'm lucky if 10% of the shots even hit the tank I'm aiming at. I'm using my 5 skill BC 25t crew in the bourassque and the gun handling and hit percentage feels worse than the 122mm on the tier 7 IS heavy tank .I've tried different combinations of equipment, but I'm struggling to have my shots even hit what I aim at. Meanwhile, one of the recent days I was having issues with the bourassque, I played a battle int he Lorr 40t, which supposedly has much worse gun handling than the bourassque, and that gun felt like it was shooting laser beams in comparison. My hit percentage in the bourassque is between 63% and 64% when I look at my stats. The lorr 40t is above 75%. I even tried the mod that shows both the server reticle and client reticle and wait until the server reticle is fully aimed before shooting and the shots are still going anywhere except where they are aimed with the bourassque.
  9. That's a bold statement about "lies." Nvidia has potential for actual competition thins time around, so I doubt they exaggerated the performance by much. You really expect a lot for the price. The leaked benchmarks so far show very little exaggeration about performance. You think 2080 ti performance(3070) should be $300-$350? That would be the PC performance deal of the century. I have doubt that AMD is going to be able to offer anything with similar performance more much more than $50 less than Nvidia. If I remember correctly from reading the documentation the day of the video Nvidia optimized the cuda cores for two different tasks, so you can't compare core count directly. Half the cores are optimized for one type of task and the other half are optimized for another type of task. A 2080 ti still struggles with many newer games at max settings at 3440x1440 100+ Hz and 4K resolution. So there is still room for improvement. I think that's where DLSS will help. The volume of sales probably helps make TV tech cheaper than high end monitors. We just need the high end TVs and monitors all to support the latest HDMI and Displayport versions to make the tech usable. WoT is still not very demanding on graphics hardware. Its playable at 4K 60 FPS with a 1050 ti on the medium or high preset. I was getting 180-200 FPS at 4K with the Ultra preset with my current cards. What has me excited about the 3000 series is newer games and also the reduction in video encoding times and 3D rendering times.
  10. 3070 has more cores than the 2080 ti and faster memory. If its not faster than a 2080 ti, many people will wonder WTF happened. More cores and faster memory making it slower would be really odd.
  11. Apparently they throw off a lot of heat. EVGA already confirmed all of their hybrid cards will have a 240mm radiator minimum and the kingpin card will cum with a 360mm radiator. The 2080 ti kingpin came with a 240mm radiator and the rest of the 2000 series hybrids had a 120mm radiator.
  12. Launch event video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKx-eMAVK70
  13. When I ground my way through the tier 9 430, I wondered what the hype was. I'm not sure if anything has changed on the armor model since then, but tier 7's seemed to have no trouble penning it frontally. Also, I agree the gun handling was awful, even for a tank that is suppose to be a closer range brawler/fighter.
  14. The recent changes to the Tiger I were a nerf, not a buff.
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