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  1. RTX 2000 series GPUs

    From what I've been reading (example) the 1080 ti will keep you north of 4k/60 only in very well optimized games currently, like id tech titles (e.g. Wolfenstein 2). If you look at more difficult titles like AC Unity, Ghost Recon Wildlands, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, etc it is often in the 40-50 range (or lower). So yes, some 4k gaming at 60fps is certainly possible on the 1080 ti, but as far as I can tell it is far from consistent. I am willing to throw value out the window and pay a premium to get a more consistent 4k/60 experience. A bit of (limited) fiscal irresponsibility might be fun I am open to having my mind changed if you know something I don't about the 1080 ti performance however - I've not bought the 2080 ti yet.
  2. RTX 2000 series GPUs

    Yeah the lack of supported games day 1 is a real shame. I saw one reviewer put it along the lines of "it's like if a car company had reviewers test a new race car, but the track wasn't ready so everyone was stuck doing laps around the parking lot." I think it really doesn't make sense for most people to upgrade right now, given the very costly increase in performance compared to the Pascal lineup ($/FPS gain is very high going from 1xxx to 2xxx compared to almost any earlier generation). However, if you simply want to hit 1440/144 or 4k/60 it seems like you really don't have much of an option... you just have to pay a (pretty ridiculous and frankly unfair) premium to do so. Unfortunately for my wallet, I think I am in the latter camp as I have both a 1440/144 and 4k/60 display that my current 970 weeps trying to power.
  3. RTX 2000 series GPUs

    Has anyone been paying attention to the hubbub surrounding the RTX 2080 and 2080 ti? This ars technica review does a good job summarizing things without too much jargon, and this comment seems to boil it down to a single (if over-simplified) sentence. I am shocked by the price tag ($1,200 USD for the ti - a consumer-grade card), and I find myself wondering if there will be some consumer backlash that leads to a price-drop. However, nvidia has never been flexible on price-points in the past and it does seem like there is a fair amount of actual new hardware on the boards... so I am not holding out hope for that, personally. It seems like if you want to game at 4k/60 or 1440p/144 nvidia is the only game in town, and they know it. I will probably get one, and then feel like a bit of an idiot for doing so As an aside, I know this is not directly video gaming related, but I don't see a better board so here we are.
  4. I can't wait to hear more about the rankings system. My inner tryhard is excited Edit: Uh, what?
  5. Nice, that is great. This is the first weekend in ages I have no major commitments too. Awesome. I'm off to figure out how to get set for the open beta! I'll PM you my Battlenet ID and see you on there
  6. We've had tons of wins together Can't win them all. Somewhat related, has anyone been watching the various Call of Duty: Blackout (their Battle Royale) footage that has been popping up? The beta for that mode started recently, and reactions seem mostly very positive. I was initially extremely skeptical about the mode, and am still far from sold, but the reactions I've been seeing have piqued my interest a bit. I've not yet been able to find a good example of whether the game is hitscan or bullet modeling however - I really hope it is the latter. Does anyone know if it is hitscan or not, or if there are any free opportunities to try it (assuming you're not pre-ordering)?
  7. Man, this season continues to be just ridiculous. 11 games played, 9 wins (~82%). Good times.
  8. Hah, while I totally agree with you I also feel "betas" are just limited time demos & back-end server stress tests these days, as opposed to actually really testing the game in any meaningful way. I am also really excited for the practice range - I've not played since I posted that 5 game streak, but should have some time tonight and this weekend to give it a go. Even though I've got a lot of hours played at this point (800 or something) it is still damn near impossible to really test out how different attachments interact to change weapon recoil patterns mid-match. The practice range should finally make this possible
  9. Man, what a start to the season! 5 for 5 this morning. I really feel this is not sustainable, however...
  10. DOTA 2

    Looks like someone did the heavy lifting for us:
  11. DOTA 2

    What do you think the most outrageous interactions are? Can it target allies? Does it double item abilities? Obviously high damage single targets like Laguna blade or finger of death can be strong but I'm sure there are better examples. Chain frost could be pretty great. If you can target allies an agha time laps could be hilarious on your 2 cores. Or shallow grave. If you can double items then like double dagon or double Euls could be fun. I wonder about alch granting ages...? That'd be broken. What would happen if you used it with replicate? Sunder? Duel? I'm sure I'm missing a ton - this is just off the top of my head on the bus.
  12. DOTA 2

    Yeah I agree it was the best TI yet. I hadn't played dota in like a year before the event, but it got me to start playing again this past weekend. If anyone wants to see some really good games of dota I suggest LGD vs OG game 3 of the second last day, and games 4 and 5 of the same matchup in the grand final. All three were incredible, tense games.
  13. DOTA 2

    Did anyone watch TI8? I was actually in the arena for it, and it absolutely exceeded my expectations. Really well run event, and some amazing games played on the main stage. Spoilers below for who won.
  14. Dead Cells

    Circling back regarding switch performance, it has been pretty much totally fine for me through to just before the second boss (as far as I've gotten). If it gets bad later I have no idea of course. Once or twice I've noticed some minor slowdown, but nothing major (we're talking 40-50 frames instead of 60 for a few seconds) and quite rarely. I am pretty FPS-sensitive, so unless you are really tryharding this game I think switch performance is completely acceptable.
  15. Dead Cells

    It is also on switch, though it sounds like there are some mild framerate issues there. Some people seem bothered, others seem to not really mind. Either way, be aware of that if you're sensitive to FPS drops. Otherwise it sounds like the switch version is great. I am about to try it this evening, and will share thoughts once I've made some progress.