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General Gaming News / Info Thread
« on: Monday, September 07, 2020, 07:09:03 AM »
So, I'm going to do a general news on games and info in this thread. It could be about anything - related to games, gaming, consoles, PC gaming, etc etc.

Mostly, for small bits of info...that probably won't have a thread that would likely take-off like some other huge threads; or for say something that you're not sure where the heck to put it or if it's worth creating its own thread.

And you're welcome to post anything about gaming in replies in here, too...

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Re: General Gaming News / Info Thread
« Reply #1 on: Monday, September 07, 2020, 07:09:30 AM »
Less than 11% of Steam Surveyers use RTX 2000 series, as 73% users use NVidia, where most of those either use 1000 series (most popular series) or 900 series (right behind it):
VG247 - https://www.vg247.com/2020/09/07/steam-hardware-survey-nvidia-rtx-2000-gpu-share/

KOA: Re-Reckoning info on Very Hard Mode, Difficulty Mode, Zoning, Loot, Stash, Re-Balancing, Tweaks, Pricing, Release Date, etc etc...in Sept 7th update section, discounts on Steam, etc.
FAQ - https://thqnordic.com/article/faq-kingdoms-amalur-re-reckoning

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Re: General Gaming News / Info Thread
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday, September 09, 2020, 03:00:41 PM »
AMD will be revealing their new line of CPU's & GPU's for the PC in October:
https://www.gamespot.com/articles/amd-revealing-next-gen-gpu-and-cpu-lines-in-octobe/1100-6481964/

Zen 3 CPU's = October 8.
RDNA 2 GPU's = Oct. 28th.

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Re: General Gaming News / Info Thread
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Re: General Gaming News / Info Thread
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 10:21:20 PM »
I'm kind of tempted to build a new PC but everytime I check the newest CPU's don't have THAT much real world difference over the i7-4790 I free upgraded too from a friend's work station a few years ago.  Like, the 3600 is a 10% upgrade over that for most applications from the benchmarks I looked at a while ago but costs $250-300 CDN before you throw in that I'd have to upgrade the motherboard and ram as well and I'm not going to buy a higher tier CPU (although the next Ryzen in the same tier would be an option).

But then I think about it and the only reason I really want to do it is so that I could buy a 3060 when it comes out so I could get some raytracing effects and I could handle some games at 4k on my TV that my 1060 can't quite handle.  So, I guess the question is (and this may be the wrong place), is CPU bottlenecking really a thing here?  Like if my CPU isn't limiting Spyro (shut up) at 1080 or 1440, would it all of a sudden be limiting at 4k? Or is that purely the GPU pushing that?

Obviously, the question gets more complicated with newer/future games, but I'm less worried about that.