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So my Oculus Rift arrived with Touch controllers and my current PC isn't exactly a power house, I don't want to spend $$$ on it because I've spent so much money on other tech it's hard to keep justifying it to the wife. Current system: Core i5-750 OC 50% at 4Ghz (That is Haswell generation there) ASUS P7P55d-E Pro (16 lanes of PCIe 2.0, USB 3.0 and crappy SATA 3 implementation that runs at SATA 2 speeds) 8GB RAM (2 x 4GB @ 1600) 512GB SSD (Thanks to Atomic / PC Authority) Corsair 500W PSU Crossfire 2 x 7950's (so many problems with Crossfire) So I don't want to spend too much to get my Oculus Rift to work with games like Elite: Dangerous, so I was thinking of not upgrading the motherboard and CPU, which I know will hamper any new GPU I purchase but it would cost a lot and I don't think the price to performance is worth it, agree or disagree? I want an AMD GPU because I like to support the underdogs. So upgrade existing system to: 16GB RAM (4 x 4GB @ 1600) AMD VEGA 56 8GB or AMD RX 580 8GB Would that allow me to play Oculus Rift well enough to enjoy it and not to puke? Considering the CPU would limit the GPU, I was thinking of undervolting and underclocking the GPU a touch to dramatically reduce power consumption and heat generation, without affecting fps (due to CPU limitation). However VEGA architecture is supposed to offer improvements in optical recognition, which is something I am trying to play with in the past few months and failing miserably at.
Brad74 posted a topic in Building, Troubleshooting & ModdingHey guys, First of all, apologies if this post is in the wrong space. I was thinking the other day, now that the 10 series (1050, 1060, 1070 & 1080) NVIDIA graphics cards are out, the previous generation are dropping in price. At the moment, I'm currently running with an MSI GeForce GTX 970 Gaming. Most games I get nice performance but I'm starting to see the limitations of the card on newer graphics intensive games that are coming out. I'm not ready to make a full upgrade to say a 1070 but was thinking if I found another of the same 970 card, it might be worth picking up at a reduced price. What are people's thoughts on this. Is it worth running two of these cards in SLI? Will this really give me much of a worthwhile graphics improvement? My knowledge is a little sparce on this topic so any info would be of help. Thanks.
fabman_uk posted a topic in Processors, Motherboards & MemorySo the link below states that the architectural jump from Broadwell to Skylake is the same as Pentium 4 to Core 2: http://wccftech.com/intels-broadwell-skylake-uarch-transition-big-prescott-conroe/ Now I don't believe this yet because there is no source given also that jump was massive, that was a phenomenal increase in CPU efficiency and performance. Though, just because there is a large change in the architecture of the CPU it doesn't mean there will be as large increase in performance again, in fact, it could be a temporary step back. I just wondered what information people here know about Skylake and where those sources of information are. My main PC uses an overclocked 1st generation Core i5-750, it supports USB 3, SATA 6.0 Gb/s and up to 4 GPU's. Since then, I haven't seen a system worth upgrading too, so I haven't. If Skylake doesn't offer anything more, I'll still keep holding off.
Hi knowledgeable people of the PC world, I need some advice. So I've had my gaming PC for about 2 years now, and I'm beginning to notice my framerates to be not up where I want them to be with some newer games. My current graphics card is a Gigabyte Radeon HD7870 2GB. Along with wanting to run at the higher graphics settings on new games, I do a fair bit of modding in Skyrim and am noticing that it really starts to struggle at times. I've played with overclocking but without much noticeable improvement. So, time to upgrade I figure! I'm looking at a GeForce GTX 970, seems to be the best in my price range. Okay, questions. What sort of improvement can I expect going from my old card to new one? Will it be able to run all my pretty Skyrim mods and most newer games on ultra? Is there any issue with me swapping out my AMD card for NVIDIA? There are a few different versions of the GTX 970, such as GTX 970 G1 Gaming (Gigabyte) and GTX 970 Gaming (MSI). Are there any differences or are these just the different names given by the different named brands? My system specs are: CPU - Intel Core i5 3570 3.4GHz RAM - Kingston DDR3 8GB OS - Windows 7.1 Storage - 1 x 128GB Sandisk SSD, 2 x 2TB Toshiba HDD Power Supply - Corsair 600W Sorry for long post! Any help or advice would be awesome! Cheers!