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im back with another alpha. I got the alpha in a trade. Traded my Xbox one Elite controller for it. Its an I3, 4gb, 500gb basic model. I currently need to upgrade the ram because 4gb is just not enough. 

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Cheers!
On that digital foundry video, he mentions that the Alpha will treat standard desktop CPU's as their low power equivalents and down clocks them accordingly. So am I right in thinking that the Alpha will downclock an i7 4790K so it runs the exact same as the 4790T??
I've found a 4790T for sale, and wondered if it was worth selling my K version and getting that, but if the Alpha runs them exactly the same then there is no point, right?

Hope I make sense lol
That's not exactly accurate. It will end up clocking a full power part slower than a low power part. 4790k ends up around 2.7 IIRC. The S parts work nicely though. I'm having great luck with the 4590S I picked up at Microcenter for $160. I found a 4690T for $150 on ebay as well, but I didn't want to wait. thumb.gif I highly recommend the 4590S or 4690S.
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Very interesting....I really have to look into another processor as well. Keep us posted on how that works out. Also the windows store issue I was having, I resolved by reinstalling windows. Working now and Quantum Break is downloading again. Will let you know how it performs.
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well at least i know know matter what settings i use. the alpha hardcore struggles with Witcher 3

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Ye, you will need to upgrade.
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Ye, you will need to upgrade.

 

since ive been gone along time from pcs. have you guys figured out a way to run external GPUs yet? I have not read far back in the forums so im not sure. i did install 8gb ram but im not seeing the point in doing a full upgrade on this with a new cpu. seems easier to just build something new. maybe ill just use it for olderish games 

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since ive been gone along time from pcs. have you guys figured out a way to run external GPUs yet? I have not read far back in the forums so im not sure. i did install 8gb ram but im not seeing the point in doing a full upgrade on this with a new cpu. seems easier to just build something new. maybe ill just use it for olderish games 

Yes we did, You can run any of the current video cards with your alpha. I posted a tutorial on it a few posts back, I will post a link to my one drive if that is easier. I can tell you that you will need what is called an EXP GDC versions 8.0 [NGFF version] they are sold very reasonable on Banggood.com but you can also pick one up at amazon or maybe google to find where else maybe easier for you to purchase it from. For your graphics card you will also need a power supply, I am using a 600w. https://onedrive.live.com/redir?page=view&resid=3412BCF08B2A145C!424469&authkey=!ACPnTh1SXN0heds
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Hey guys, was able to unlock some new features in Nvidia Control Panel. A performance section that allows over clocking of your gpus. So I decided to play around a bit and I am glad to report that it gave me an average of 60 fps on rainbow six siege on very high settings and I kid you not a max of 400 plus fps lolol. I will post a photo of the benchmark results also the section of NVidia control panel. Oh and Quantum Break plays fine on Medium (with my card I guess it defaults to medium) I pushed up to high and it still played well but it felt a bit sticky in some places, I guess with a better card it would be better. Then I tried Forza Apex and that defaulted to medium and also played very smoothly, I didn't bother to change the settings.
Rainbow six siege


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i tried to run some of the later games like rise of the tomb raider and witcher 3. witcher 3 was an absolute no go but tomb raider i can do a stead 30fps playing with settings. besides those 2 games this thing as is runs all the games perfectly that I want it to with out any hassle. especially world of warcraft. thanks for the info on upgrading the GPU. looks like I will be trying it out. I have a power supply already so ill have to buy a gpu & that EXP which the GPU will prolly be a couple hundred plus 50 for the EXP.

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http://steamcommunity.com/id/dameyon/screenshot/441730428556327071

Just did a Benchmark in the division on steam. High and medium settings. Plays smoothly.
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