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To bad BF4 blows right now.

I ain't gonna front... I want titanfall and i want it now. But i will be playing some metro in bf4 in the meantime, haven't turned it on since the last update, will be good to see if they actually fixed anything. Not that i think they can fix the issues, the very core of the game is broken from my perspective anyway.
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I ain't gonna front... I want titanfall and i want it now. But i will be playing some metro in bf4 in the meantime, haven't turned it on since the last update, will be good to see if they actually fixed anything. Not that i think they can fix the issues, the very core of the game is broken from my perspective anyway.

Yeah, I swore not to buy BF4 and ended up doing it anyway when it was $20. I enjoy it when I can play, but it has so many issues I haven't even bothered trying as of late. I spend more time trying to get into the game than actually being able to play.

I got in on the Titanfall beta and it is actually pretty fun. Again though, I doubt I will buy it unless I can get it really cheap. I really hate Origin and wish it was not required to play these games.
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i had fun with the Titanfall beta, but i can see it becoming stale once the novelty wears off. have to wait and see what the full release brings.
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i had fun with the Titanfall beta, but i can see it becoming stale once the novelty wears off. have to wait and see what the full release brings.
This^. Also asking $60 for that game at launch is too much imo. Why should I end up paying the same as a console user who can sell it to the highest bidder as soon as he deems the game as trash?
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then why are you arguing over measly core clocks that are completely insignificant in comparison?

why are you arguing over peanuts. Either get with the big boys now with 30-50fps increases, or take a seat
Read my previous posts in the thread.
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EVGA does not sell a card where they have max boost set to 1176 mhz.

Highest is Kingpin at 1137 mhz.
This is correct. But when temps and power consumption are in check, gpu boost 2.0 can go even higher than what the max boost is set at.

For instance, my Classified is set at 1085 MHz by evga but will boost to 1137 MHz on it's own. My SC is set at 1046 but does 1124 mhz. My base Ti are set for 928 but do 1006 and 1020 mhz.

GPU boost 2.0 is responsible for taking the core up and over what the manufacturer has set.
What nVidia and their AIB advertise as "Boost clock" is the minimum boost clock not the maximum boost clock, thats why your cards get higher.

You can read the maximum boost clock from the VGA BIOS.
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post #256 of 589
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What nVidia and their AIB advertise as "Boost clock" is the minimum boost clock not the maximum boost clock, thats why your cards get higher.

You can read the maximum boost clock from the VGA BIOS.

I should not have used the word maximum. I should have used guaranteed.

If there was a "maximum" boost clock set in the bios, it would not be possible to buy two of the same cards, plug them in and have them run at different clocks out of the box. It's GPU boost 2.0 that decides what the card runs at not EVGA, Asus etc.
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Why isn't there that much difference between in "Operation Metro" stage in Direct X and Mantle?
because there is no fog to put on, to mask increase in fps with tongue.gif but hey i am a believer that while there was fog on those mantle photos, gpu was drawing scenes behind the fog xD
i so believe, why should i not, when a company says so tongue.gif

anyway i want to see mantle in Star citizen and then we can talk, real performance. ou wait they got nebulas there ... xD

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i had fun with the Titanfall beta, but i can see it becoming stale once the novelty wears off. have to wait and see what the full release brings.

I agree but I could also see if there are some interesting/really fun game modes, that might keep me playing quite awhile.
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This^. Also asking $60 for that game at launch is too much imo. Why should I end up paying the same as a console user who can sell it to the highest bidder as soon as he deems the game as trash?

After checking out the beta and figuring out the game would be fun to "pick up and play" now and then, the smarter pc buyers grabbed the game at 20% off from GMG. I agree 60$ is a bit steep for a kind of simple (although quite fun imo) game, 48$ doesn't sting as much. The even smarter pc players bought from mexican origin with a proxy for 37$, I think that's a reasonable price given the blast I had playing just 2 maps in the beta.
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727Mhz is the unlisted base clock of the 290X. 1000Mhz is the max boost clock, which it generally can run at given no thermal throttling. AMD implements the boost feature differently from Nvidia. Nvidia sets known minimum, doesn't set maximum. AMD sets known maxim, doesn't list minimum.

Also, and sure enough, an AMD thread comes where AMD is doing well and here you come. Same thing as Alatar. Its quite hypocritical to say that to him. Not to mention it just ridiculous to be so inherently brand loyal in the first place (hence why I don't personally agree with Alatar's general AMD bashing too. But that doesn't exempt this sort of stuff you posted). That is a fact that MANY people in this board need to learn.

I agree. A lot of misinformations just to excuse some brands that they just want our money.We all know that nvidia reports the typical boost and they can boost higher based on silicon and temps and amd cards boost at 1000 mhz maximum. In the end i dislike boost clocks and i prefer the old school overclocking
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I should not have used the word maximum. I should have used guaranteed.

If there was a "maximum" boost clock set in the bios, it would not be possible to buy two of the same cards, plug them in and have them run at different clocks out of the box. It's GPU boost 2.0 that decides what the card runs at not EVGA, Asus etc.

So lets say the card TDP was raised to like 500W (%200), and it was under water, so GPU Boost 2.0 will continue to overclock the card to 1450MHz and over which will make it crash @ 1.212V??
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