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post #1411 of 2136
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Originally Posted by Rektifying View Post

Farewell my fellow Alpha friends. I will list my build specs:

Case: Silverstone FT03-Mini (I LOVE this case and have wanted it for a while now)
http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=333

That's a nice build you have. I did something similar, but I ended up purchasing (pretty much) my Alpha back and it sits in the living room running Windows 10 with Kodi.

On the case front, I'd like to use this one:

RaiJintek METIS MINI ITX
https://youtu.be/l3gmm6rjVKA

For a future build. So little and sexy!
post #1412 of 2136
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Originally Posted by WayTooCrazy View Post

That's a nice build you have. I did something similar, but I ended up purchasing (pretty much) my Alpha back and it sits in the living room running Windows 10 with Kodi.

On the case front, I'd like to use this one:

RaiJintek METIS MINI ITX
https://youtu.be/l3gmm6rjVKA

For a future build. So little and sexy!

Thank You.
I actually received the rest of my hardware for it today. I just finished building / setting it all up. It is 100% complete! I even re-pasted the PNY GTX 960 with some AS5. It was a good thing too. The factory paste job was horrible! I always tend to get a little nervous when buildings a full PC. All it takes is for one piece of hardware to be DOA and there you sit with a black screen, wondering where to begin. Everything is running great so far though! I definitely applied the paste well, as my idle temps are CPU: 38c GPU: 29c. The heat sink must be nice and flush as well being the temps on all 4 cores are either the same or within 1 degree of each other.

I created a "Rig" on my profile and uploaded some pics if you want to check it out.
Edited by Rektifying - 2/4/16 at 8:18pm
post #1413 of 2136
Is a alienware alpha i7 version graphically better than say a xbox one or ps4? Or just the same?
Edited by THEROTHERHAMKID - 2/6/16 at 9:47am
post #1414 of 2136
Come on options please????
post #1415 of 2136
They are about the same, in the end the processor model does not make a significant difference
post #1416 of 2136
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Originally Posted by THEROTHERHAMKID View Post

Is a alienware alpha i7 version graphically better than say a xbox one or ps4? Or just the same?

I can only assume that the Nvidia GTX 860M is a step up from whatever is in the Xbox One and PS4. Especially considering many games only run at 720P on the consoles vs 1080P on the Alpha.

At the end of the day, both consoles also feature Budget AMD powered graphics / processing. I doubt they are on the same level. Also, Windows 10 obviously stomps on both consoles OS / UI when it comes to functionality.
post #1417 of 2136
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Originally Posted by Rektifying View Post

I can only assume that the Nvidia GTX 860M is a step up from whatever is in the Xbox One and PS4. Especially considering many games only run at 720P on the consoles vs 1080P on the Alpha.

At the end of the day, both consoles also feature Budget AMD powered graphics / processing. I doubt they are on the same level. Also, Windows 10 obviously stomps on both consoles OS / UI when it comes to functionality.

I don't think that's quite right. Most Xbox games run at 900p or 1080p. Same with PS4. 860M might be slightly more powerful than the consoles, but not leaps and bounds. However, the cpu in the consoles is very weak compared to the Alpha.
Alienware Alpha
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-4770 Alienware Custom Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M 8 GB DDR3L 1600 Mhz 
Hard DriveOS
OCZ ARC 100 SSD Windows 10 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7-4870HQ Apple Logic Board NVidia GT 750M Intel Iris Pro 5200 
RAMHard DriveOSOS
16 GB DDR3-1600 512 GB Apple SSD OS X 10.10 Windows 8.1 Pro 
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Alienware Alpha
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-4770 Alienware Custom Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M 8 GB DDR3L 1600 Mhz 
Hard DriveOS
OCZ ARC 100 SSD Windows 10 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7-4870HQ Apple Logic Board NVidia GT 750M Intel Iris Pro 5200 
RAMHard DriveOSOS
16 GB DDR3-1600 512 GB Apple SSD OS X 10.10 Windows 8.1 Pro 
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post #1418 of 2136
From what I've played on alpha graphically looks better I have a ps4 and xbox one and same games like dead rising 3 looks a lot better in my opinion
I want a titan x or 980ti build next just got to work on the Mrs
Has anyone had probs Re installing hivemind on alpha? Won't Re install for me for console side? I'm running games from desktop at minute
Edited by THEROTHERHAMKID - 2/7/16 at 8:32am
post #1419 of 2136
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Originally Posted by ibanezbass View Post

I don't think that's quite right. Most Xbox games run at 900p or 1080p. Same with PS4. 860M might be slightly more powerful than the consoles, but not leaps and bounds. However, the cpu in the consoles is very weak compared to the Alpha.

From: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/156273-xbox-720-vs-ps4-vs-pc-how-the-hardware-specs-compare/2

Again, by virtue of being an AMD APU, the Xbox One and PS4 GPUs are technologically similar — with the simple difference that the PS4 GPU is larger. In PC terms, the Xbox One has a GPU that’s similar to the entry-level Bonaire GPU in the older Radeon HD 7790, while the PS4 is outfitted with the midrange Pitcairn that can be found in the HD 7870. In numerical terms, the Xbox One GPU has 12 compute units (768 shader processors), while the PS4 has 18 compute units (1,152 shaders). The Xbox One is slightly ahead on GPU clock speed (853MHz vs. 800MHz for the PS4).

In short, the PS4’s GPU is — on paper — 50 percent more powerful than the Xbox One. The Xbox One’s slightly higher GPU clock speed ameliorates some of the difference, but really, the PS4’s 50-percent-higher compute unit count is a serious advantage for the Sony camp. Games on the PS4 have considerably more graphics power available, and that shows up in real-world comparisons. Beyond clock speeds and core counts, though both GPUs are identical. They’re both based on the Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture, and thus support OpenGL 4.3, OpenCL 1.2, and Direct3D 11.2.
RAM subsystem and bandwidth

Once we leave the CPU and GPU, the hardware specs of the Xbox One and PS4 begin to diverge, with the RAM being the most notable difference. While both consoles are outfitted with 8GB of RAM, the PS4 opts for 5500MHz GDDR5 RAM, while the Xbox One uses the more PC-like 2133MHz DDR3 RAM. This leads to a massive bandwidth advantage in favor of the PS4. The PS4’s CPU and GPU have 176GB/s of bandwidth to system RAM, while the Xbox One has just 68.3GB/s.



Looked at some benchmarks and Sony's should be slightly faster than a 750Ti, though its hard to tell because its a different OS and still sharing system memory as graphics memory. It should be roughly equivalent, though the CPU in the Alpha is WAY faster and if you tried to game on the type of cpu theyre using in the consoles on a PC, it would bottleneck the GPU.

There is a drastic difference between the PS4 and Xboxone... on paper. Considering its using GDDR5 vs DDR3 and a better GPU on top of that, its a large difference but in reality the games are pretty close with xbox just using a lower resolution most of the time. I guess the point is that its pretty close, the alpha is better but not a huge difference. The biggest difference is you got Steam and all the other stores for cheaper and more variety of games than the consoles and of course compatibility with many older games.
post #1420 of 2136
Sadly, I have to confirm that the i3 can't run The Witcher 3 fluently on any graphics settings.

On 900p, I get 25-30 FPS with low post processing options and graphics.
Even on resolutions lower than that I can't run this game above or even AT steady 30 FPS.

Kind of expected, but still too bad.
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