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Old 08-22-18, 04:03 PM   #976
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They said it's twice as powerful as the 1080, so yeah.
I've seen a few articles and tech guys mention that consumers should wait a bit to see real numbers though, as a lot of the numbers Nvidia through out were regarding Ray Tracing Operations.


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Old 08-23-18, 06:40 AM   #977
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I'm trying, really hard, to just be happy with 1080p gaming. If I can do that then I may be able to call my 1080 card "the last one."

Separate point. I haven't been very excited about gaming lately, but this teaser video on new 18/19 post-apoc games has got me going again.
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Old 08-29-18, 12:06 PM   #978
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I think this is the year I pull the trigger on VR. I'll probably go with Oculus, since it's the cheaper of the two and it sounds like the controllers are better. I realize that it'll get pretty limited use, just some 'experiences' here and there, but it seems like there's enough out there to justify the purchase, especially if there's a discount around Black Friday.

If I could grab the bundle for ~$350 (or less), I'd be okay with that.
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Old 08-29-18, 12:17 PM   #979
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I think this is the year I pull the trigger on VR. I'll probably go with Oculus, since it's the cheaper of the two and it sounds like the controllers are better. I realize that it'll get pretty limited use, just some 'experiences' here and there, but it seems like there's enough out there to justify the purchase, especially if there's a discount around Black Friday.

If I could grab the bundle for ~$350 (or less), I'd be okay with that.
The bundles were going for $350 on Prime Day, I imagine they'll be about the same on Black Friday. There are also 20% off coupons that eBay has from time to time, you can buy it from Best Buy or sometimes NewEgg using said coupon via eBay.

I haven't regretted mine at all yet.
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Old 08-29-18, 04:01 PM   #980
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The bundles were going for $350 on Prime Day, I imagine they'll be about the same on Black Friday. There are also 20% off coupons that eBay has from time to time, you can buy it from Best Buy or sometimes NewEgg using said coupon via eBay.

I haven't regretted mine at all yet.
Just got an email from ebay for 20% off ($50 max), and I've seen at least two other ebay coupons this week. The discounts are definitely out there.
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Old 08-29-18, 10:32 PM   #981
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Just got an email from ebay for 20% off ($50 max), and I've seen at least two other ebay coupons this week. The discounts are definitely out there.
The 20% coupon right now is for only a handful of sellers (who probably all raised their prices before the coupon was sent out).

The 15% coupon for any seller expired yesterday. They seem to do general coupons once a month or so though.
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Old 08-31-18, 12:58 AM   #982
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Before I get too carried away and do something stupid, a question: My only experience with VR was with the Jurassic World VR thing they have at Dave and Busters. I think they use a Vive for that.

It was cool but the graphics/colors seemed flat, washed out, and the screen door effect was pretty obvious. Does that sound in line with typical VR visuals?
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Old 08-31-18, 05:05 AM   #983
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Not really, the graphics and color are pretty vibrant on everything I've played thus far. Screen door effect does exist in VRs current state tho. I had a PSVR before getting a Rift and that was a night and day upgrade.

The Rift intro demo with the Johnny 5 looking robot won me over immediately.
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Old 09-03-18, 01:20 PM   #984
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Cleaned out the piggy bank (literally) and found some extra fun money, and decided to pick up a rift yesterday.

Holy shit.

This thing is real neat. Real neat. All I've done is the robot demo, which was absolutely insane, and Google Earth, which is even more insane.

I'm beyond impressed, and have made the full 180 from hard skeptic to total believer.

I can't figure out, though, how to play games bought through Steam on Rift. I've read that it can be done but I can't seem to figure it out. Most articles online are from like 2016 and j have to believe the process has been streamlined since then.

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Old 09-03-18, 04:26 PM   #985
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I can't figure out, though, how to play games bought through Steam on Rift. I've read that it can be done but I can't seem to figure it out. Most articles online are from like 2016 and j have to believe the process has been streamlined since then.
Scratch that. I did figure out how to set up and run SteamVR, and I've been playing Superhot VR and

OH MY GOD THIS IS WILD.

This is really impressive...
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Old 09-04-18, 07:43 AM   #986
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Finally made it to Battletech, which is weird since I still have all the old technical readouts and House manuals from 1e. It's quite a deep game. I keep replaying the first two missions, much in the same way I can keep playing the first mission in Memoir 44 and still have a great time.
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Old 09-06-18, 02:31 PM   #987
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I'd love to see what Subnautica is like in VR.
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Old 09-19-18, 09:24 AM   #988
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Re: PC Gaming Thread

GTX 2080 Ti and 2080 reviews are out. A few...

https://www.techradar.com/reviews/nv...2080-ti-review
https://www.techspot.com/review/1701-geforce-rtx-2080/
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018...raphics-cards/
https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/19/1...mance-features
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...982.1528983985
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