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1 hour ago, Fallows said:

 

 

I really need a PC for the living room. After the Christmas break I'm back to playing CP2077 on my 27" at 1440p and it's obviously not quite as nice as 4K on the sofa with a controller.

 

Hooking up my TV and playing Cyberpunk is pretty damn awesome. 4k with all the bells and whistles is going to punish everyone without doing some tweaks, but I've found that running the thing at 1440p, along with a little magic from the image sharpening slider in the nVidia settings (along with DLSS of course), and I'm honestly hard-pressed to notice much difference.

 

Plus...HDR makes a huge difference as far as I can see.

 

Well, it's doing something, and I like it!

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On 05/01/2022 at 18:26, Moz said:

 

Yep. You can also play as Zelda. Or anything you want really. 
 

 

  

 

I forgot to mention it now supports unlocked framerates, I'm getting about 75-110 also on a 3080 at 3840x1600. It does vary a fair bit depending on where you are and what's going on. They seem to have fixed all the niggling speed and ragdoll issues. 

 

The most important thing is to turn ASYNC on so you don't have constant framedrops as it builds the cache. It will simply do the unreal engine thing of taking a second to render the item in full detail when the scene changes or it loads in - much preferred. 

 

 

I had no idea the Switch could be emulated so well (I only came here to be surprised that 14 or 15 months after debuting these 30 series cards are still so scarce). Is it hard to make the emulator work (I do have a Switch and the game obvs)? I have no idea about emulation at all but 4k 60fps BOTW sounds amazing. 

 

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2 hours ago, JoeK said:

Hooking up my TV and playing Cyberpunk is pretty damn awesome. 4k with all the bells and whistles is going to punish everyone without doing some tweaks, but I've found that running the thing at 1440p, along with a little magic from the image sharpening slider in the nVidia settings (along with DLSS of course), and I'm honestly hard-pressed to notice much difference.

 

Plus...HDR makes a huge difference as far as I can see.

 

Well, it's doing something, and I like it!

 

I'm on a lowly 3080 so I had to drop the DLSS to Ultra Performance to hit a locked 60FPS. On a 4K screen you're not seeing any difference in image clarity from sofa distance (4m). It was just utterly sublime. We need a HDR OLED ASAP.

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5 hours ago, Uzi said:

Cyberpunk HDR is utterly brokenness isn't it unless they fixed it 


I honestly don’t know. All I can say is that it looked great on my tv when I gave it a whirl.

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1 hour ago, JoeK said:


I honestly don’t know. All I can say is that it looked great on my tv when I gave it a whirl.

 

Basically consensus at launch was that the HDR implantation was really poor. I played through the whole thing in SDR! Not sure if they ever fixed it

 

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I'm most definitely a bit of a luddite when it comes to the whole HDR thing :P

 

I mean, my definition of what 'good' means in HDR is whether the bright lights make me squint my eyes a bit, so I'm pretty sure I'm not going to be a leading authority on the subject any time soon!

 

 

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28 minutes ago, Voodoo-child said:

My brother told me he’s got a new build gaming PC. Then I played the “what GFX card does it have” game & the response was a 3090. 
Total PC cost was £3k - WTF!

did he buy it as a complete system?

 

as right now, buying a complete new pc is one of the most cost effective ways to get a gpu, especially if you get it from somebody like pc specialist where you can pick and choose parts!

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1 hour ago, alex3d said:

LOL at that Telegram group. You need to be faster than a bullet train to actually make it after the ping. Unbelievable.


This is why I bought a 3090 FE (18 months ago or whenever it was). A 3090 FE at retail is £1399 - yes ridiculous - but at least I paid RRP, got a VERY future proof card, and they stayed in stock for between 10 and 30 minutes back then from the Telegram ping whilst everyone was desperately trying to get the 3080s in 1-10 seconds.

Again, I understand £1399 is stupid money, but looking at what's still happening today and the 18 months of top tier gaming I've had, I'm not too mad about it. I also suspect it'll still be worth a fair chunk whenever I come to sell.

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1 hour ago, alex3d said:

LOL at that Telegram group. You need to be faster than a bullet train to actually make it after the ping. Unbelievable.

 

I actually managed to get a 3060 in the basket as a test when an alert came up.  Don't need one right now but probably in a couple of months I think I'll be trying it.

 

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2 hours ago, 5R7 said:

did he buy it as a complete system?

 

as right now, buying a complete new pc is one of the most cost effective ways to get a gpu, especially if you get it from somebody like pc specialist where you can pick and choose parts!

Yes, a complete system. He has expensive tastes! 

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2 hours ago, alex3d said:

LOL at that Telegram group. You need to be faster than a bullet train to actually make it after the ping. Unbelievable.

 

It has 3-5X the number of patrons as it did back in Nov 2020 when I scored my GPU (judging by post views). I don't really fancy my chances at repeat success. That said I'm looking at a 3090 now, so that might make things a little easier.

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34 minutes ago, Voodoo-child said:

Yes, a complete system. He has expensive tastes! 


monitor, keyboard and mouse?


(I’ll easily have spent £1.5-£2k self build without monitors, keyboard, mouse, case, OS, and “only” a £650 3080 eighteen months ago: 3k built with a 3090 is hilariously now reasonable).

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4 hours ago, alex3d said:

LOL at that Telegram group. You need to be faster than a bullet train to actually make it after the ping. Unbelievable.

I had the phone in hand when I was pinged but still had to go out to bitwarden app to get my pword for the site, 

 

Didn't think I was particularly quick, still under a minute though

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On 06/01/2022 at 22:20, Mike S said:

 

 

I had no idea the Switch could be emulated so well (I only came here to be surprised that 14 or 15 months after debuting these 30 series cards are still so scarce). Is it hard to make the emulator work (I do have a Switch and the game obvs)? I have no idea about emulation at all but 4k 60fps BOTW sounds amazing. 

 

 

Wii U version via Wii U USB Helper, which somewhat automates CEMU and the download of game rips. I'm a bit unclear on what the rules around piracy are here these days, I don't want to get myself banned or sued by Bruce Everiss, please remove if not allowed. Being purposefully vague.

 

  • Download and install Wii U USB helper
  • When you launch it, it will ask for a ticket URL (that's the definitely illegal bit as those URLs host the game files, I will leave you to find one which works via Google, it didn't take me long)
  • From there you can simply search for Breath of the Wild in the list of game rips and add to downloads. If you've ever used an early 2000s P2P piracy app like Kazaa you'll feel right at home. It will automatically pull the updates and all the DLC. so make sure you legally own the DLC too.
  • When you first try and run any game, it will ask you to install the CEMU emulator which is a mostly automated process.
  • Within CEMU you need to download the community graphics packs to enable the various mods and fixes, this is mostly automated too. You can go through each setting and configure as you like, changing resolution etc.
  • You also need to configure a controller, I use a bog standard Xbox controller but you should be able to use a Switch Pro pad in order for the buttons to match up.

 

There are loads of video guides out there which go into a lot more detail than the basic steps I've listed here. If these vague steps are too specific for the mods feel free to zap this post.

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I think, to be more precise, the NVIDIA fulfillment partners it tracks (i.e. Scan in the UK) get stock approximately once per month. So it's a realtime, maximum frequency stock tracker, just with very infrequent stock to track.

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4 hours ago, Minion said:

I paid £2.5k for a complete build last xmas with a 3080 so £3k for a 3090 build seems very good. 

 

I always build myself and I'm up to €2,000 with my shopping list before we factor in any GPU whatsoever. I've not looked at any cases yet, but I want a special one that absolutely must have handles on it (In-Win D-Frame or similar).

 

:facepalm:

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I really need to upgrade my CPU soon to better use my 3080. Which will mean a new motherboard. And probably new RAM. And I kinda wouldn’t mind a new case I suppose. Leaves me thinking I’d be better off buying a full build with a lesser GPU and seeing if I can make a good second PC out of whatever leftovers I come out with. Prices are just silly. 

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2 hours ago, Moz said:

 

Wii U version via Wii U USB Helper, which somewhat automates CEMU and the download of game rips. I'm a bit unclear on what the rules around piracy are here these days, I don't want to get myself banned or sued by Bruce Everiss, please remove if not allowed. Being purposefully vague.

 

 

There are loads of video guides out there which go into a lot more detail than the basic steps I've listed here. If these vague steps are too specific for the mods feel free to zap this post.

 

 

Thanks very much.

 

I shall look into it and have copied your text there so cool to delete/hide that post given it's shady subject...

 

 

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