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Started by sbr, August 23, 2012, 06:08:11 PM

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ulmont

Quote from: Tyr on March 27, 2018, 03:00:47 PM
Quote from: crazy canuck on February 22, 2018, 01:24:44 PM
This might be the worst time ever to upgrade your video card.
How so?

Bitcoin miners making rigs with nothing but video cards (the GPUs work well for the mining), driving prices up.

Josquius

Interesting.
Why doesn't someone make a specialised bitcoin mining card? Surely it must be better than something designed to be a gpu?
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Grey Fox

It kind of happen & then the software guys making GPU mining software stepped up their game & the GPU got back on top again.

Also, supply.
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frunk

Quote from: Tyr on March 28, 2018, 11:49:57 AM
Interesting.
Why doesn't someone make a specialised bitcoin mining card? Surely it must be better than something designed to be a gpu?

There are for Bitcoin, and gpus are not optimized for Bitcoin.  However other crypto-currencies can be effectively mined with gpus.

crazy canuck

Quote from: frunk on March 28, 2018, 12:05:12 PM
Quote from: Tyr on March 28, 2018, 11:49:57 AM
Interesting.
Why doesn't someone make a specialised bitcoin mining card? Surely it must be better than something designed to be a gpu?

There are for Bitcoin, and gpus are not optimized for Bitcoin.  However other crypto-currencies can be effectively mined with gpus.

Yep, this.

However, someone has now developed specialized hardware for Etherium so the GPU miners are going to drop out of that as well.  With that drop in demand GPU prices may come back to earth.
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Grey Fox

I think my gaming pc needs a new CPU. My 7 years old i5-2500 seems to be a bottle neck even with old games now.
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viper37

Quote from: Grey Fox on July 26, 2018, 07:19:30 AM
I think my gaming pc needs a new CPU. My 7 years old i5-2500 seems to be a bottle neck even with old games now.
Go for the Ryzen.  More cores, more speed for most games (DX12 and Vulkan; DX11 are slower than with Intel).

And one of those video cards that cost as much as a used car.  With some DDR4 memory similarly priced.

You might need to remortgage your house.
Ok, serious advice:Look at Newegg's Ebay Store, they sometimes have interesting deal on open box hardware.
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Berkut

Well, I am finally pulling the trigger on a new PC.

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Processor
MSI X470GPLUS Performance Gaming AMD X470 Ryzen 2 AM4 DDR4 Onboard Graphics CFX ATX Motherboard
16GB 3200 DDR4 Memory
GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 2070 DirectX 12 GV-N2070WF3-8GC 8GB 256-Bit GDDR6 PCI Express 3.0 x16 ATX Video Card

All to go with:

https://www.costco.com/LG-43UD79-B-43%22-Class-Ultra-HD-4K-IPS-Monitor.product.100378322.html
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Grey Fox

I am jealous of your budget.
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Barrister

Wait - you're getting an AMD processor and pairing it with a Nvidia graphics card?
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Berkut

Quote from: Barrister on November 26, 2018, 02:27:48 PM
Wait - you're getting an AMD processor and pairing it with a Nvidia graphics card?

Yes. Why not?
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Barrister

Because AMD makes graphics cards too?  I mean - I guess it should work, but it just seems like neither company would really try to optimize such a configuration.

Anyways - let us know how the build goes, and how it turns out!
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Grey Fox

AMD is going to be making the onboard graphics of intel chips, so who knows.
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viper37

Quote from: Barrister on November 26, 2018, 05:12:13 PM
Because AMD makes graphics cards too?  I mean - I guess it should work, but it just seems like neither company would really try to optimize such a configuration.
They tried it at one point, but it never really worked (Spider platform).  Too advanced for their time (FX processors), gaming APIs (DirectX) did not follow, so it was wasted potential.

With Vulkan and DX12, manufacturers are taking a different approach, so AMD gpu don't provide anymore benefits on an AMD cpu than on an Intel CPU.
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If Microsoft Excel decided to stop working overnight, the world would practically end.

DGuller

Quote from: Berkut on November 26, 2018, 02:14:16 PM
Well, I am finally pulling the trigger on a new PC.

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Processor
MSI X470GPLUS Performance Gaming AMD X470 Ryzen 2 AM4 DDR4 Onboard Graphics CFX ATX Motherboard
16GB 3200 DDR4 Memory
GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 2070 DirectX 12 GV-N2070WF3-8GC 8GB 256-Bit GDDR6 PCI Express 3.0 x16 ATX Video Card

All to go with:

https://www.costco.com/LG-43UD79-B-43%22-Class-Ultra-HD-4K-IPS-Monitor.product.100378322.html
Do you think 16 GB is going to be comfortably enough?  My Google Chrome right now is using 6.5 GB.  :rolleyes: