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Welp, rumors are out. @Polygon you going to grab the 32 core 2990X?

I want one so badly -- compile times would massively improve and it would give an interesting coding challenge to keep all cores busy.

What kind of encoding do you do? From what I heard a bunch of the popular encoders have a relative thread limit?

Yep, I have been waiting for Threadripper+ to launch to build my next system. I already have the case. I would love to have the 2990X because, 32 cores... but I can't justify it at the potential cost of $1,700 and I don't think I'll get a $700 reduction in encode times between it and the 2950X. So, I'm going to opt for the 24 core. Sadly, right now I'm having a dilemma with what to cool it with. There aren't any good air coolers that allow for overclocking, yet. Though I am hopeful for the Dark Rock Pro 4. There's only one AIO that has a TR4 sized cold plate but I'm not sure I trust it after seeing a lot of corrosion issues. The other option is an open loop, which I'm not very apt to jump to right now.

For encoding, I'm using Handbrake and it seems to just eat up cores. It should cut my encode times significantly from my current overclocked 6800K. I also use Lame which I don't see really benefiting much, if at all. Not like it matters since encodes finish in 15 seconds on average right now. I've been using Power Director for some time now and I don't think it would benefit at all from the better processor becaise it's just a garbage program. Thus, I'm moving to DaVinci Resolve for editing. I thought about going Premier, but it would be a waste on an AMD platform. This should also last me longer than this 6800K has, which is about a year and a half at this point.
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Welp, rumors are out. @Polygon you going to grab the 32 core 2990X?

I want one so badly -- compile times would massively improve and it would give an interesting coding challenge to keep all cores busy.

What kind of encoding do you do? From what I heard a bunch of the popular encoders have a relative thread limit?
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I'm sure the 970 came about as something they could do if absolutely necessary, since the tech allowed it, and higher-ups decided that 4 > 3.5. Either way I'm sure you could turn some settings down from Ultra to High and it'd look just about the same and run tons better. Shadows especially, if you're already using soft shadowing, can benefit from lower resolution.

At home I'm mainly on a 144 Hz 1440p monitor with a 60 Hz 4K that I enable when I'm coding. At work I have a variety of 1080p and 4K monitors, but we're trying to bring some more HDR in so we have a better test bed.

As a graphics programmer I think my ideal for gaming would be some 144 Hz ultrawide 3840x1600 legitimate (Dolby preferred, legit HDR10 with the brightness to back it up) HDR monstrosity with GSync. Probably 34" at that point for appropriate pixel density. For work I think I'd still prefer 2-3 4K, ideally above 60 Hz since they give me a headache and ideally HDR since we always have late bugs that come in involving HDR.
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News / Leaks / Rumors / Re: EA Removes Pay to Win - Star Wars BattleFront 2
« Last post by trkorecky on July 15, 2018, 08:48:30 PM »
Is anyone still playing Battlefront 2? I picked it up at launch and played a little back then, but I just can't get into it anymore now since everyone's so wildly overpowered with their fancy four star cards. I still kind of want to finish the story though.

PC BTW.
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I like the new theme and would of course switch to dark ASAP, but is there a way to modify it so the left bar is anchored to the window and not the top left of the site? So it's always floating and accessible as we scroll down through a topic? Maybe move the hamburger "minimize sidebar" button to it as a left / right arrow?
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General Discussion / Re: Gaming Backlog Tracker - Idea
« Last post by trkorecky on July 15, 2018, 08:37:35 PM »
I've been tagged (and apparently don't have email mentions set up). I agree with @medataoh though -- the easier it is for people to just import all the information from somewhere (Steam API seems great) and have it populate as much information as possible would be best. Time played, most popular games, common games with other members, etc.

I guess a lot of that the Steam profiles already have, but coalescing console games as well into one group would be cool. Don't think Sony / MS / Nintendo have public APIs though, so might have to do some profile parsing if we wanted things to be automatic. I don't know if other PC vendors have APIs either (Origin, UPlay, Battle.net, Bethesda.net).

Would be cool if we could differentiate it somehow -- maybe add a "Looking for something to play" and other users could vote on the backlog. LFG could compare games people are currently playing that have online. Maybe some sort of genre weighting could be applied to the "Looking to play" category if someone's in the mood for a twitch FPS vs a comp stomp RTS.
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Retro Gaming and Hardware / Lime Green DSI
« Last post by retro junkie on July 15, 2018, 10:53:30 AM »
Saw this on Ebay for $9.89 from Japan. Something like $5 to ship. A lime green DSI. Listed with non working "L" and "R"  buttons. Received it yesterday. Very good clean condition. I got the buttons working by blowing air into the cracks around the buttons while working them a bit. It is the Japan version of course. I downloaded an app that translates. Was able, by using the camera on my phone, to turn off the wifi to extend battery life. Also to make other adjustments. The gui layout is different from the US version. Caught me by surprise. Makes a good little carry around for a lot of good DSI games. I usually use the XL version while at home. I have just one other small DSI, red. One that I purchased years ago that was open box, brand new, $30, free ship. I love finding these little bargains, makes my day.




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General Discussion / Re: Official Recent Game Happenings / Progress Thread
« Last post by retro junkie on July 13, 2018, 11:21:54 PM »
I've been playing Fire Emblem Warriors on my 3DS. Love the hack in slash style gameplay. Love wading into a crowd of those joy boys and creating havoc knocking everyone into the air. I am presently half way through the game. Started playing during the 4th of July Holidays.
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General Discussion / Re: Non-gaming hobbies
« Last post by Aya-Kun on July 09, 2018, 04:37:05 AM »
Agreed and so well organized too! I wish I can organize my music and headphone collection that nicely.
That's a really nice collection. :)

Thank you =3 After decorated recently I got to get a bit more space for figures by adding some more of the books cases however I seem to have run out of room XD

I'm quite picky with the way the go on the shelf to I like to try and keep series together, is a pain in the ass to clean them all tho =(
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General Discussion / Re: Post Your Recent Gaming Purchases Thread
« Last post by Aya-Kun on July 09, 2018, 04:34:35 AM »
@BLUEVOODU

Nier Automata is this, its kinda a squeal to Nier that came out in 2010 I loved the original, and I played the beta of this a while back but never had a chance to pick it up. It kept its price really well and only recently went down in the sale.


I love my VR no regrets on buying it, there seems to be some really good games out there and there pretty fun, was one of the VR games that made me feel a bit sickish but other wise no problems

Did play until dawn rush of blood and I love my horror films and games but even this freaked the shit out of me at times, especially when the creature is far away one moment and then 2 inches away from your face, gets the heart racing thats for sure XD

Recently purchased Attack on Titan 2: Wings of Freedom
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