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X58 + RTX 3080 Incoming!

X58 + RTX 3080 Incoming!


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Introduction


So as I was finishing up my RX Vega 64 2021 Review a package was delivered at my door. Inside was one of the hottest and hard to find GPUs out right now. I was able to snag one near MSRP since I refuse to pay crazy scalpers prices. Once I finished my first YouTube Review and the RX Vega 64 article I immediately installed the RTX 3080 on my 2008 Intel X58 platform. I thought I’d share a few of my thoughts and gameplay video’s with you enthusiasts just in case you were wondering what the X58 + PCIe 2.0 can do in 2021.

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Nvidia, AMD & Intel - This is why you should NEVER paper launch a product









Nvidia & AMD
This Is Why You Should NEVER Paper Launch A Product

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Introduction

What does Nvidia, AMD and Intel all have in common; at some point they all have paper launched a product. A very basic definition for a paper launch is showing a product with great specs on paper then launching the product before enough units are available to be purchased. Paper launching isn’t limited to GPUs since many industries have had to deal with paper launches over the years. A lot goes on behind the scenes and the technology industry is more competitive than ever so typically the first company to release a new product can start racking in the cash. Tech companies also want to be seen as a “leader” in the field and never a follower behind the latest trends. AMD has been on fire with their Ryzen CPUs and in the typical Nvidia fashion, Nvidia wanted to be the first to release their latest GPU architecture to gamers and prosumers. Once again we will get a very nice reminder of why paper launches are a headache.


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Analyzing Futuremark Time Spy Benchmark

 

 

Analyzing Futuremark Time Spy Benchmark

Time Spy

DirectX 12 has been the talk across the web for years and a lot of people have been waiting for Futuremark to update 3Dmark with a DX12 API. Last year we got a glimpse of the benchmark running and now we can finally get our hands on it and benchmark for countless hours. Time Spy is basically the same as older benchmarks from Futuremark except there is no “Combined Score” test. DX12 is the future and the future is here. There have been some issues surrounding the Time Spy benchmark.

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Analyzing AMD "Scorched Earth" Strategy

Analyzing AMDs "Scorched Earth" Strategy

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“A cornered fox is more dangerous than a jackal!”

Introduction

That legendary quote has never been more true in the case of the ongoing AMD vs Intel battle. I feel that AMD is using a "Scorched Earth" type of strategy during their battle with Intel at the moment. Throughout history AMD has had their ups and downs against Intel. Many years ago AMDs Athlons with much lower clocks were matching or outdoing highly clocked Pentiums. AMD Opteron was doing pretty well during those times as well. Long story short AMD was rising and Intel had to do something about that. Unfortunately, one path that Intel took consisted of “bribing” companies into not shipping units that contained AMD processors. Intel only wanted “Intel inside” literally because Intel figured that AMD can’t make money if there aren’t any AMD products on the shelves right?

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Analyzing AMD Mainstream Strategy

Analyzing AMD Mainstream Strategy

 

RX 480

  With the recent release of the GTX 1080 and AMD revealing the RX 480 at Computex 2016, there has been a ton of hype for both companies. Unlike Nvidia, AMD has many different competitors to deal with so their presentations usually never revolve around gaming and graphics cards only. AMD can’t put all of their talent into their GPU division. AMD revealed their highly anticipated “Zen” CPU as well. Zen is a big deal for AMD after previous desktop disasters. Price wise, AMD has always been a solid choice for gamers, even more now than ever with the DX12 increases for older CPUs. Intel still basically wiped the floor with AMD CPUs over the past few years across the board in the high end desktop market; which leads to Intel increasing their prices to this day. You’ll have to pay $1700+ for Intel latest 2016 flagship. Hopefully Zen can compete and give desktop users another choice at a competitive price.

 

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