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post #1831 of 9059
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Originally Posted by lostinthesauce View Post

Bit of waste of money (1000 USD to be honest).  The Core i7 39*0 series, while being the proper socket, lack the QPI (uses DMI instead) required for multi-chip operation.  So you'd have one working properly and a very expensive paperweight (and that's ignoring the RAM that would be bought with the second 3970.

 

Actually Lynnfield, Gainsetown, Westermere and Beckton can all be overclocked; any of them that were designated "X..." and stuck in say an EVGA SR-2 (1366 board) usually had nice overclocks.  The current generation of Xeons unfortunately have locked multipliers.

Either way would be a paperweight on a desktop version of Windows lol, ultimate supposedly has 2 cpu support but the scheduler is terrible.  How many games were actually designed to utilize more than 2 cores?  Now, how many games actually support 2 cpus?  biggrin.gif

 

I think money is flashier than a second CPU, should tape $100 bills on the inside lol.

 

Can you change the voltages?  afaik you can't, maybe I'm wrong.  If you can't change the voltages, you're not going to be getting nearly as much headroom as the Xeon should be able to support.  The AMD special edition being released will be using top-notch silicon, base clock at 5Ghz

 

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Didn't like Metro. Not buying Last Light. I've got Neverwinter(the MMO, I've finished the old NWN and NWN2 before) preloaded on my PC for post-exams. Hopefully it's better than LOTRO.

I played the NW beta, as Perfect World likes to spam beta keys in my inbox.  idk, feels like your regular perfect world mmo, only with a different theme.  I'd much rather play a more polished mmo such as gw2.

 

The Witcher was awesome, has the d&d/neverwinter setting without the cheezy accents.  I played NW2 but never completely finished it, kept crashing >.<

post #1832 of 9059
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Can you change the voltages?  afaik you can't, maybe I'm wrong.  If you can't change the voltages, you're not going to be getting nearly as much headroom as the Xeon should be able to support.  The AMD special edition being released will be using top-notch silicon, base clock at 5Ghz

 

The Witcher was awesome, has the d&d/neverwinter setting without the cheezy accents.  I played NW2 but never completely finished it, kept crashing >.<

The AMD probably still won't be competitive, but I'd like to be proven wrong. Intel's price gouging is getting to me.

 

I liked the accents in NWN.

post #1833 of 9059
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The AMD probably still won't be competitive, but I'd like to be proven wrong. Intel's price gouging is getting to me.

 

I liked the accents in NWN.

Cheezy, too much cheeez.....  Can't play for 5m without someone hearing through my headphones and questioning my sexual orientation lol.

 

I don't think the special edition is meant to be competitive, they are using the finest silicon batches they can produce.  Performance won't be much better than a i5-2nd gen i7 even at max OC.  It is kinda cool to see a CPU running over 5Ghz on air lol!

post #1834 of 9059
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Games I bought recently:

 

Deus Ex Human Revolution + Missing Link DLC

Chilvary: Medieval Warfare

Fairy Bloom Freesia

Paranautical Activity

Mass Effect 2

Hitman Absolution

Napoloen Total War

Patrician IV

Roller Coaster Tycoon

ShadowGrounds

Shank 2

Slam Bolt Scrappers

Sleeping Dogs

Zombie Driver

 

Price paid for all this in total? About $22, or about $3 less than if I were to just soley buy Sleeping Dogs on Steam Right now.

post #1835 of 9059
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

Games I bought recently:

 

Deus Ex Human Revolution + Missing Link DLC

Chilvary: Medieval Warfare

Fairy Bloom Freesia

Paranautical Activity

Mass Effect 2

Hitman Absolution

Napoloen Total War

Patrician IV

Roller Coaster Tycoon

ShadowGrounds

Shank 2

Slam Bolt Scrappers

Sleeping Dogs

Zombie Driver

 

Price paid for all this in total? About $22, or about $3 less than if I were to just soley buy Sleeping Dogs on Steam Right now.

Did you find Deus Ex hard?  Everyone I recommend the game to give up between the first and second boss fights, even on the easiest mode confused.gif

post #1836 of 9059
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Did you find Deus Ex hard?  Everyone I recommend the game to give up between the first and second boss fights, even on the easiest mode confused.gif

dafuq? Is wrong with people?

 

Those boss fights were easy as f____

 

I didn't play on hard obviously. Normal. But they were in no way hard. It felt old school actually.

 

They have pre set attacks that then get elevated as their health drops. Low AI intelligence in terms of cover or anything important.

post #1837 of 9059
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

dafuq? Is wrong with people?

 

Those boss fights were easy as f____

 

I didn't play on hard obviously. Normal. But they were in no way hard. It felt old school actually.

 

They have pre set attacks that then get elevated as their health drops. Low AI intelligence in terms of cover or anything important.

I guess new generation gamers are used to being spoon fed lol.  The first thing I did was throw emp grenades and explosive barrels, he died quickly in normal mode.

 

Here I have my friend, trying to shoot the guy to death in the head with a pistol, obviously not working.  Continuously gets grabbed and smashed on easy mode, rage quits..

 

Deus Ex did feel old school in this respect, controls were great as well.

 

I wish we could get a new Zelda, preferably 2D on the PC.  Nintendo has butchered the Zelda series after N64, why would anyone want to perform homo erotic sword spanking attacks on a monkey???

 

 

 

Yeah, good job Nintendo I'd really like to play this.

post #1838 of 9059
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Originally Posted by Yazen View Post

I guess new generation gamers are used to being spoon fed lol.  The first thing I did was throw emp grenades and explosive barrels, he died quickly in normal mode.

 

Here I have my friend, trying to shoot the guy to death in the head with a pistol, obviously not working.  Continuously gets grabbed and smashed on easy mode, rage quits..

 

Deus Ex did feel old school in this respect, controls were great as well.

 

I wish we could get a new Zelda, preferably 2D on the PC.  Nintendo has butchered the Zelda series after N64, why would anyone want to perform homo erotic sword spanking attacks on a monkey???

 

 

 

Yeah, good job Nintendo I'd really like to play this.

I AM a new gen gamer?

 

yeah, explosive and high power stuff is what I used

 

I can't get through the original Deus Ex. Now THAT is old school.

post #1839 of 9059
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Originally Posted by Yazen View Post

Either way would be a paperweight on a desktop version of Windows lol, ultimate supposedly has 2 cpu support but the scheduler is terrible.  How many games were actually designed to utilize more than 2 cores?  Now, how many games actually support 2 cpus?  biggrin.gif

 

I think money is flashier than a second CPU, should tape $100 bills on the inside lol.

 

Can you change the voltages?  afaik you can't, maybe I'm wrong.  If you can't change the voltages, you're not going to be getting nearly as much headroom as the Xeon should be able to support.  The AMD special edition being released will be using top-notch silicon, base clock at 5Ghz

 

I played the NW beta, as Perfect World likes to spam beta keys in my inbox.  idk, feels like your regular perfect world mmo, only with a different theme.  I'd much rather play a more polished mmo such as gw2.

 

The Witcher was awesome, has the d&d/neverwinter setting without the cheezy accents.  I played NW2 but never completely finished it, kept crashing >.<

I agree; if you're looking for a Xeon home setup you're best off using a *nix.

 

But like a lot of people, having a system that excels at more than gaming is a priority for me.  If you're gaming at a high enough resolution with enough eye candy then, similar to AMD's processors, the onus of the work is on the GPU and a much 'slower' gaming processor (that obliterates a consumer processor in real work) is not really the bottleneck.

post #1840 of 9059
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Originally Posted by lostinthesauce View Post

I agree; if you're looking for a Xeon home setup you're best off using a *nix.

 

But like a lot of people, having a system that excels at more than gaming is a priority for me.  If you're gaming at a high enough resolution with enough eye candy then, similar to AMD's processors, the onus of the work is on the GPU and a much 'slower' gaming processor (that obliterates a consumer processor in real work) is not really the bottleneck.

What do you use your PC for?

 

Office, Outlook, Microstation, Photoshop, and various editing / encoding software work great for me.  If I can encode my videos in 4m I'm sure the i7 3970K can do it in 2m..

 

AMD has increased their support for linux but it still lags behind intel/nvidia.  I think they have a hand in the Steam Ubuntu scheme as Valve specifically accepted my beta invite because of my AMD machine.

 

Not to mention AMD is practically the next generation console.  I'm no fanboy as I'm sure they would inflate prices if they were in Intel's position.

post #1841 of 9059
Thread Starter 

The story for Sleeping Dogs isn't anything new

 

But man, the gameplay and execution of it following the story is great.

post #1842 of 9059

Put on Mirror's Edge hoping to try out SGSSAA... But apparently it doesn't work. I did, however, take some screens of it with 16xQAA. It looks good, but I can't help but think SGSSAA would look better. Also, 16xQ starts to bog down performance. (When it drops, I mean completely bottoms out, it hits 30FPS. It's usually around 45FPS.)

 

Downsampled from 2160 x 1350:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #1843 of 9059
Are there any good graphics mods for ME or infinite? Infinite could've looked amazing-er with tessy.
post #1844 of 9059
Thread Starter 
Those shots look fantastic
post #1845 of 9059

I swear, every time I play this game it has more bloom...

 

 


Edited by Kukuk - 5/21/13 at 5:19am
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