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Re: Tech Corner

Postby Pol » Apr 27 2021, 15:15

If you don't see your preffered Firefox browser as an option, just do a reset. Hit "Microsoft" type cmd, right click, pick "Run as admin" and execute this:

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Re: Tech Corner

Postby Pol » May 24 2021, 15:01

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Myself I like more AMD/ATI approach for being more honest in propagating their products. Anyway, it's hard to judge these two competitors when no one is having cards on the market. So, let's choose the "best card" in better times.

For my needs I'm looking for new AMD APU, seems like next year could arrive at consumer market. This gives sense for me merely random playing some RPG or strategic game.

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Re: Tech Corner

Postby mr.hackcrag » Jul 13 2021, 17:09

With the shortages in GPU right now, they all cost double what they normally would in my area. It is not a good time to buy anything.

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Re: Tech Corner

Postby PilipHannah » Jul 20 2021, 10:16

Right now GPU prices getting lower
Hope in 6m i could buy a 3080 or 3070

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Re: Tech Corner

Postby Pol » Jul 20 2021, 14:08

Yeah, most thanks go to China and Elon, for blocking miners. What's not good for them, is good for us and anyone paying bill for elektricity. Including Mother Nature
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Re: Tech Corner

Postby Pol » Aug 4 2021, 19:11

One more hardware pondering, about APUs - which is processor with graphic card integrated inside.

Presently you can get AMD Ryzen 5 5600G which is having incorporated Vega 7 graphics.
https://www.amd.com/en/products/apu/amd-ryzen-5-5600g

CPU Cores: 6
CPU Threads: 12
CPU Base Clock: 3.9GHz
CPU Max Clock: 4.4GHz
L3 cache: 16MB
Slot: AM4

GPU Cores: 7
Graphic Freq.: 1900MHz


As the KB2 is built upon UE4 the game will run but most likely with pretty mediocre performance. Even if you pair it with a very fast memory in dual channel. At this mmt it's hard to determine, if that would be enough or not. But it's below minimum requirements.

But on the horizont there's hidding stronger sibling AMD Ryzen™ 7 5700G
https://www.amd.com/en/products/apu/amd-ryzen-7-5700g


CPU Cores: 8
CPU Threads: 16
CPU Base Clock: 3.8GHZ
CPU Max Clock: 4.6GHz
L3 cache:
Slot: AM4

GPU Cores: 8 (Vega 8)
Graphic Freq.: 2000MHz

Which ofc is also below minimal requirements. However in reality it could been enough. I have relatively sweet memories with my old APU A10-7850K, where if the game was optimized it was playable. So I could play King's Bounty (AP, DS, Legend..) all along.


As I see some benchmarks, the GPU performance is in a mid between Nvidia GT1030 and AMD RX 560.
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/amd-r ... 00g-review

Are these pose a usable solution for gaming? They can be but can't really match even medium discrete graphic cards. Even new generation with new RDNA2 archictecture which is coming soon tm. Though it will be nice leap. ;)
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Re: Tech Corner

Postby Pol » Aug 14 2021, 8:03

AMD RX 6600XT
https://www.microcenter.com/search/sear ... RX+6600+XT

Very interesting, still overpriced like a hell but available. These are new, with better performance than 3060 from nVidia. At the same moment it's a little pressing down nVidia prices. If they are in the stores, at all.
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Re: Tech Corner

Postby Pol » Aug 23 2021, 13:30

AMD - Ryzen 9 5900X 4th is in action at BestBuy only for $499.99

And when we are at it, Intel is planning to launch their own graphic cards, so they already reserved factories for it. Meaning AMD and nVidia will be out of luck for 3nm process. Currrent range Alchemists should be available in next year. And the newest one, with 3nm process they call Arc, enlisted names are Battlemage, Celestial :applause: and Druid, shall come 2023-24.

That's all true, if miners will be exoded to some other planet.
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Re: Tech Corner

Postby mr.hackcrag » Aug 30 2021, 3:19

All of those video cards you linked are sold out in my area. :wall:

Which CPU processor are you looking forward to most Pol?

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Re: Tech Corner

Postby Pol » Aug 30 2021, 7:59

I'm looking for next gen AMD APUs (top models only) and if the game won't be running on it, it will be out of luck. So, Song of Conquests or Master of Magic, we will see about Fanstratics :D
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