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slowly started upgrading my rig though i had to take a few shortcuts because of current prices.

msi Z97 gaming 7 core i7 4970k 32 gb ram nzxt h710i case artic freezer 2 360 asus roq strix 1080 ti 1 tb samsung nvme.

the biggets hurdle so far has been the nvme drive because the z97 chipset was one of the first intel models to support the m.2 standard it is a bit on the slow side for an nvme (about 1 gb transfer speed). this is becuse the m.2 slot only operates at pcie 1x. besides that it runs pretty well and my new gfx card has no problems with current games either.

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On 6/20/2022 at 5:57 PM, datiswous said:

Why did you buy it then?

I like fractal's cases, great airflow.

This case has a non removable metal shield the covers the power supply for "looks". The EVGA power supply I bought has super stiff cables and getting everything bent around and into the modular power supply was such a pain, I still have nightmares about it.

It took me 8 hours almost to get the computer built.

I always assumed I'd taste like boot leather.

 

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  • 3 months later...

Laptop specs:

  1. OS: Manjaro Linux / xfce & i3
  2. CPU: Intel i5 6300HQ @ 3.2 Ghz (Underclocked 8%)
  3. RAM: 12 GB DDR3L, 1 x 4GB + 1 x 8GB Samsung DDRL 1666 Mhz
  4. GPU: Dedicated Gtx 960M 4GB (Propietary Nvidia Drivers)
  5. Storage: 128 GB m2 SSD + 1TB HDD
  6. Resolutions: 1080p / 900p
  7. Monitor: Integrated no glare FHD screen  @1080p 60hz / 5 ms, HDMI to MSI Optix gc27hq @1080p 60hz / 5 ms
  8. Audio: Gamdias P1A headset (via included USB DAC) / OpenAL + 48000 hrtf profile

Running TDM @ 1080p, medium-high settings, disabled post-processing effects and AA disabled, at 55~60 fps, dops to 45~50 fps on dense areas.

Desktop pc specs:

  1. Windows 10
  2. MOBO: MPG B550 GAMING PLUS
  3. PSU: Corsaie RM750 80+ Gold
  4. CPU: Ryzen 7 5700G + AIO Balamrush Hydrox
  5. RAM: 32 GB DDR4 XPG (4x8) @ 3333 Mhz (RAM Boost from stock 3000 Mhz)
  6. GPU: Gigabyte Rtx 1080 8GB Windforce
  7. Storage: 256 GB Xpg spectrix M2 SSD + 1TB ADATA green SSD
  8. Resolutions: 1440p / 1080p
  9. Monitor: DP to MSI Optix gc27hq @1440p 165hz / 1~2 ms
  10. Audio: Gamdias P1A headset (via 3.5 mm) + modded realtek SB Xifi MB5 drivers + OpenAL + Creative Alchemy + 48000 hrtf profile

Running TDM @ 1440p, high-ultra settings, with post-processing effects and AA disabled, at 145 fps stable, drops to 140 fps on dense areas.

Edited by Reoscachazos
Typo on Desktop CPU specs
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Oh yes, Indeed, thanks for pointing the typo.

I purchased the R7500G during the crypto-craze, when GPU's were 4x MSRP and most models unavailable for retail, the inegrated Vega APU helped me through the whole pandemic lockdown. it's a suprisingly capable CPU/APU combo, I could play most recent games at 1080p on mid-high settings with stable 80 fps.

I was considering a mid term upgrade to R9 5900x, perhaps now to the X3D series now that you've metioned it, and giving my R7 to my younger brother, he is still gaming on my ancient AMD Bulldozer 6300 build, which was never adequate in the first place for gaming... or any serious tasks tbh, it have always bottlenecked without serious OC.

 

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Got a used RTX 2060 6GB for Christmas!

It's pretty strange being able to run TDM at full renderscale 1080p, shadow maps at 1440 size, soft shadows quality 25, 4xMSAA, 16xAF (SSAO, Bloom, and Fresnel mod) and still have gas in the tank for 100FPS or more.

I found that Penny Dreadful 3 courtyard performance can be conquered by a better GPU and so can the opening area of Briarwoord Manor ( notorious outliers ) and the finale area of Written in Stone.

However, the tavern in BCD is still stubbornly stuck at 40FPS and Scroll of Remembrance is stuck at 37 FPS.

I went back to do a performance comparison between 1.07 vs 2.11 beta and found that even with my new GPU 1.07 runs the original Return to the City at sub 30FPS in the opening area. In 2.11 with equivalent settings I get 95FPS with the same map.

I was also saddened to see the Serengrove map running under Doom 3 Sikkmod still runs sub-20 FPS. On a lark I tried extracting it to RBDoom3BFG and it was locked at 60FPS with all fancy features enabled.

There has been a longstanding stance that Doom 3's CPU usage was a bit heavy but the biggest consumer was GPU fillrate. Based on my testing, throwing fillrate at the problem doesn't seem to be the magic bullet. Given how much better CPU optimization is for both TDM 2.11 and RBDoom3BFG I would guess that a smaller GPU upgrade and a better CPU would have been a better choice. I'm still overall happy with my upgrade and the i7-3770S is still holding it's own pretty well too.

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5 hours ago, nbohr1more said:

Got a used RTX 2060 6GB for Christmas!

It's pretty strange being able to run TDM at full renderscale 1080p, shadow maps at 1440 size, soft shadows quality 25, 4xMSAA, 16xAF (SSAO, Bloom, and Fresnel mod) and still have gas in the tank for 100FPS or more.

I found that Penny Dreadful 3 courtyard performance can be conquered by a better GPU and so can the opening area of Briarwoord Manor ( notorious outliers ) and the finale area of Written in Stone.

However, the tavern in BCD is still stubbornly stuck at 40FPS and Scroll of Remembrance is stuck at 37 FPS.

I went back to do a performance comparison between 1.07 vs 2.11 beta and found that even with my new GPU 1.07 runs the original Return to the City at sub 30FPS in the opening area. In 2.11 with equivalent settings I get 95FPS with the same map.

I was also saddened to see the Serengrove map running under Doom 3 Sikkmod still runs sub-20 FPS. On a lark I tried extracting it to RBDoom3BFG and it was locked at 60FPS with all fancy features enabled.

There has been a longstanding stance that Doom 3's CPU usage was a bit heavy but the biggest consumer was GPU fillrate. Based on my testing, throwing fillrate at the problem doesn't seem to be the magic bullet. Given how much better CPU optimization is for both TDM 2.11 and RBDoom3BFG I would guess that a smaller GPU upgrade and a better CPU would have been a better choice. I'm still overall happy with my upgrade and the i7-3770S is still holding it's own pretty well too.

Congrats on that upgrade, but you are definitely CPU bound now.
I'm going to be upgrading my 12700k to a 13700k/13900k in the near future. I think you have a new cpu in your future.

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I always assumed I'd taste like boot leather.

 

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updated my old machine also, turns out it blasts through anything with the upgrades :)

gigabyte gtx 1080 ti OC replaced my aging R9 290X (my electric bill thanks me...) one of the only gfx cards i know of with a white color scheme, it has a reputation of overheating a bit due to the cooler basically being the same as the 1070 variant but mine newer goes above 60" no matter what.

64 gb ddr3 kingston black edition upgraded from 32gb (they are OC ram and can pretty much run at the same speed as ddr4).

nvme riser with a 1 tb samsung pro ssd upgraded my old sata 6 ssd gave me more than 6 times the throughput from around 500 something to well above 3800 mb's woa...

cpu xeon 1680v2 8 core hyperthreaded old one was a 6 core hyperthreaded 3930k and a bit of a wattage monster (could hit more than 600 watt usage when things really got tough ouch).

asus x79 deluxe mainboard (best of the x79 mainboards old as f... but still going strong had mine for nearly 12 years).

soundblaster x-fi platinum (still a pretty good soundcard even though it is getting old).

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well turned out i had enough parts to make an ok third pc also.

ASUS P9X79LE board with an older lga 2011 xeon 4 core (no hyperthreading on this cpu).

4 gb samsung ddr3 ram (bit on the low side but it actually runs better than i imagined).

asus strix 970 gtx OC gfx card.

intel 256 gb ssd + 2 mechanical harddrives one 1tb and one 500gb.

dvd burner for those who still need that.

cpu cooler was an older scythe model forgot which but pretty big, fan replaced by a noctua fan (allmost completely silent).

case is an older coolermaster in good condition from back when pc cases still had both dvd and floppy cartridges (easy mount system with snap locks color is black).

im selling it cheap cause i dont really need another pc at this time and it is a good starting point for someone who wants to tinker with upgrading parts in it. It can take the same 1680v2 xeon my other pc uses which is the most powerfull cpu you can upgrade to with the X79 chipset anyway (it is also unlocked so can be overclocked quite a bit and the 1680v2 has hyperthreading). The board can take a max of 128gb ddr3 ram. despite its age it works really well with a 1080ti might even be ok for one of the lower 2000 rtx models like the 2060 but above that i suspect you will hit some bottlenecks. one downside to this board is that it is not really geared toward an nvme ssd build though you can use a pcie riser card you cannot boot from it as the factory bios has no boot block for nvme, there are bios modifications out there to enable that if you feel comfortable with a thirdparty doing it (some even have bifurcation mods to allow multiple bootable nvme cards).

the built in realtek soundcard is quite ok and delivers 7.1 channel sourund sound.

the board sadly only has 2 usb3 headers so if you use a lot of gear needing high usb speeds get a pcie usb 3.1 riser card or a hub.

the board has quite a few usb2 headers and also E-SATA outlets, it is also one of the few boards that still supports both ps/2 keyboard and mice, most only support one or the other.

EDIT: the cpu cooler was the grand kama 2 from scythe :)  it is actually quite good for a budget cpu cooler, only downside is that the copper heatpipes are not plated so they tend to get a dull look after a while.

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On 12/29/2022 at 2:17 AM, nbohr1more said:

However, the tavern in BCD is still stubbornly stuck at 40FPS

Huh, I'm getting 270 fps here.

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EDIT: I wanted to use hwinfo and rivatuner to see if I'm GPU or CPU limited in this situation but since rivatuner decided to stop displaying in game, I'll have to infer from other things.

And based on the coil whine from the GPU, I'd say I'm at 100% gpu usage in this scene.

I always assumed I'd taste like boot leather.

 

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On 12/31/2022 at 8:22 AM, AluminumHaste said:

Huh, I'm getting 270 fps here.

wiKXtev.png

 

EDIT: I wanted to use hwinfo and rivatuner to see if I'm GPU or CPU limited in this situation but since rivatuner decided to stop displaying in game, I'll have to infer from other things.

And based on the coil whine from the GPU, I'd say I'm at 100% gpu usage in this scene.

Hmm. Now I have to evaluate a performance regression. 2.10 gives me over 90FPS in this same scene...

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9 hours ago, nbohr1more said:

Hmm. Now I have to evaluate a performance regression. 2.10 gives me over 90FPS in this same scene...

HAH!

Now r_shadowMapSinglePass 1 is slower than 0 ( disabled ). I'm now over 70FPS in BCD tavern. Gonna verify further.

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