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  • Rogueywon 21 Jul 2021 10:39:38 12,260 posts
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  • Rogueywon 21 Jul 2021 10:39:45 12,260 posts
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    I can see an emergency Nvidia driver update coming very soon.
  • uiruki 21 Jul 2021 16:46:13 5,924 posts
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    All installed, I should have done this much earlier. Control's 80-90fps maxed out with quality DLSS in the quick fight I did, Nioh 2 hits 120 easily.
  • Rogueywon 21 Jul 2021 17:46:55 12,260 posts
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    EVGA have put out a statement that they're investigating the New Worlds issue. There are reports of Gigabyte cards bricking as well (and also possibly of EVGA 3080s). It does seem to be mostly the EVGAs affected, but I sure as hell won't be firing this up myself any time soon.
  • challenge_hanukkah 21 Jul 2021 17:54:34 14,313 posts
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    Too F*ck*ng Hot!
  • muddyyfunster 21 Jul 2021 17:57:19 1,276 posts
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    My PC is in my garden office which is 30C+ at the moment. Not that I feel like gaming much in this weather but I'm almost a bit scared to turn it on. Can't afford to melt the 3080 right now.

    Edited by muddyyfunster at 17:57:36 21-07-2021
  • Rogueywon 21 Jul 2021 18:02:56 12,260 posts
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    @muddyyfunster If everything's working ok, normal automatic throttling should mean you won't cook your card playing while it's a bit on the hot side in the room (though the heat from the card may make your room even more uncomfortable).

    What's happening with New Worlds almost certainly isn't a simple overheat. You can stress-test a GPU at full capacity pretty easily and it shouldn't brick the card unless something's very badly wrong. Reports now indicate that cards which aren't bricking in New Worlds are still seeing some pretty extreme power-spikes. Best guess at the moment is that the game's doing something unusual with power level fluctuations.

    No idea if it's connected or not, but some brands of 3080 and 3090 - including EVGA and Gigabyte - had (non-bricking) stability problems at launch under certain power-draw conditions. This was fixed via an Nvidia driver update, but I'm wondering if there's a more serious variation on the same problem at play here.
  • OnlyJoeKing 21 Jul 2021 18:03:10 1,282 posts
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    My 3080fe seems to hover about the normal temperature tbh. Which is pretty hot, but not too bad. Quite surprised really, my case is not exactly great, I've just got a big watercooler on the front for the cpu and, er, one fan at the back. The room doesn't quite hit 30C though.

    Probably helps that it has a kind of hybrid blower design.
  • challenge_hanukkah 21 Jul 2021 18:05:33 14,313 posts
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    The game's shit too
  • Rogueywon 21 Jul 2021 18:06:04 12,260 posts
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    challenge_hanukkah wrote:
    The game's shit too
    A very good point, from what I've heard. It's certainly had a cursed development cycle.
  • challenge_hanukkah 21 Jul 2021 18:08:15 14,313 posts
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    I watched a stream and it looked insanely dated. Like Assassin's Creed did a sex with Everquest and farted out something better aborted.
  • Rogueywon 21 Jul 2021 18:09:29 12,260 posts
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    challenge_hanukkah wrote:
    I watched a stream and it looked insanely dated. Like Assassin's Creed did a sex with Everquest and farted out something better aborted.
    Box quote right there.
  • Fake_Blood 21 Jul 2021 19:33:21 11,056 posts
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    Come on Roguey, test it out for us.
    It'll be fine.
  • THFourteen 21 Jul 2021 20:26:23 54,901 posts
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    I wanted to give it a go. I like MMOs in the early days.
  • MrWonderstuff 21 Jul 2021 21:26:54 3,610 posts
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    Is the beta open to all?
  • Frogofdoom 21 Jul 2021 21:35:38 17,851 posts
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    Doesn't take much to brick a gigabyte card, they are fucking awful which is a surprise as their motherboards are generally pretty decent.
  • Rogueywon 21 Jul 2021 21:48:22 12,260 posts
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    Frogofdoom wrote:
    Doesn't take much to brick a gigabyte card, they are fucking awful which is a surprise as their motherboards are generally pretty decent.
    My last motherboard was a Gigabyte and it was not good.
  • uiruki 21 Jul 2021 21:51:49 5,924 posts
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    Been playing a bit with voltage curves and itís good gains for not much work. Reduced power draw by 60 watts in Quake 2 RTX while keeping the same clock rate simply because the chip was running cooler and also not hitting the board power limit.
  • Frogofdoom 21 Jul 2021 21:53:13 17,851 posts
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    @Rogueywon used hundreds of them in builds and they have had excellent reliability, I wouldn't touch one of the gpus though.
  • neems 22 Jul 2021 12:11:25 5,608 posts
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    I had no idea, my Gigabyte gtx 1080 is 5 years old now. That said, the cooler broke after 2 years (just inside warranty) and I installed a water cooler, so yeah.
  • KD 22 Jul 2021 12:42:16 3,537 posts
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    My Aorus been fine so far, I didn't have a clue about the reputation tbh.
  • THFourteen 22 Jul 2021 16:23:25 54,901 posts
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    Frogofdoom wrote:
    @Rogueywon used hundreds of them in builds and they have had excellent reliability, I wouldn't touch one of the gpus though.
    What do you do for a job Frog?

    I've had a couple of Gigabyte Mobos which have lasted many years. Anecdotal evidence ofc.
  • MrWonderstuff 22 Jul 2021 17:27:34 3,610 posts
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    @Frogofdoom Dunno about you but my X570 Aorus Pro motherboard has behaved really well since I did my build in March of last year. In fact I really like Gigabyte stuff (my Windforce 2070s is great card and never goes above 65-70 degrees). Thing is for everyone who has shit experience there are many more with good experiences - they are just quieter about it ;-)
  • Frogofdoom 22 Jul 2021 18:24:24 17,851 posts
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    @THFourteen got 2 jobs, 1 as a delivery driver the other is as a consultant to a system builder. My main job of the last 20 years has been as a system builder and have built thousands of pc's and servers ranging from 500 quid boxes up to 100 grand. Unfortunately the way the hardware market has gone it has forced the smaller builder to struggle under the weight of HP and Dell.
  • THFourteen 22 Jul 2021 19:00:47 54,901 posts
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    @Frogofdoom

    Ah awesome. Something Iíve always wanted to do.
  • Frogofdoom 22 Jul 2021 19:27:28 17,851 posts
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    The novelty quickly wears off when you have to do 50 in a day :D
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