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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ieb7fG3Dqo
post #1872 of 2154
Something maybe wrong with my eyes but I don't see a real difference between running on Ultra and High. Zebular, yours runs beautifully with just that over clock on High.
post #1873 of 2154
Hey guys, I read somewhere or saw a video where someone said there is no difference between gameplay on desktop mode and console mode..i have seen recently especially with titles like siege,GTA and doom where fps is much more stable in console mode. Doom is a prime example...feom my YouTube video you can see how it moves off the mark but on console mode it hardly ever moves off and when it does its like a tightly fastened rubber band has it rushing back go 60 lol...by the looks of it..it never drops below 54 during battles in console mode...i have to get some kind of recording to work in console mode...nvidia share beta doesn't work in console mode...i am able to add it as a short cut and run it but when I launch game..the shortcut keys assigned to record do nothing sigh...so I have given up lol..anyone has ever been able to record from console mode outside of using a capture device? Really would like to show the difference running in console mode made for me.
post #1874 of 2154
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Originally Posted by Dameyon View Post

Hey guys, I read somewhere or saw a video where someone said there is no difference between gameplay on desktop mode and console mode..i have seen recently especially with titles like siege,GTA and doom where fps is much more stable in console mode. Doom is a prime example...feom my YouTube video you can see how it moves off the mark but on console mode it hardly ever moves off and when it does its like a tightly fastened rubber band has it rushing back go 60 lol...by the looks of it..it never drops below 54 during battles in console mode...i have to get some kind of recording to work in console mode...nvidia share beta doesn't work in console mode...i am able to add it as a short cut and run it but when I launch game..the shortcut keys assigned to record do nothing sigh...so I have given up lol..anyone has ever been able to record from console mode outside of using a capture device? Really would like to show the difference running in console mode made for me.

I have strictly just windows 10 on mine, granted I used Windows Manager (you can tweak everything with Windows on it) and turned off whatever services I don't need. Also don't forget to turn off battery boost and set your card to performance in video settings. By default the Alpha is seen as a laptop so it is set for lower power consumption.

As far as recording goes, alt+enter will let you use the nvidia record manually when windowed. You can expand it back to full screen once it starts.
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Also, wish you would of said something about getting it earlier. Could of saved you some money. Got my copy off of cd-keys for $32.

Oh and as far as getting better performance in console mode I can't imagine how that could be possible, all Hivemind is, is Kodi being auto ran as soon as windows boots. If anything all it is doing is taking up more resources. I got around the whole "console" mode by getting an app called Controller Companion (you can get it in the Steam Store and you really should!) lets you navigate all of windows with a game controller. I use my xbox one controller for everything. In fact, you can even type with it which is pretty cool.

Don't forget you are losing some frames too while using recording software, Doom generally runs at a fairly solid 50fps for me with the 860m OCed in High settings and yeah, I couldn't tell a difference in Ultra and High. Don't let PC elitist fool you when it comes to having stuff maxed out... if you have to take a screenshot to dissect better image quality from one setting to another you aren't going to notice while you're playing. I think a lot of that is from *******s trying to justify paying stupid prices for bleeding edge PC components.
Edited by zebular - 6/12/16 at 9:36am
post #1876 of 2154
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Originally Posted by zebular View Post

Also, wish you would of said something about getting it earlier. Could of saved you some money. Got my copy off of cd-keys for $32.

Oh and as far as getting better performance in console mode I can't imagine how that could be possible, all Hivemind is, is Kodi being auto ran as soon as windows boots. If anything all it is doing is taking up more resources. I got around the whole "console" mode by getting an app called Controller Companion (you can get it in the Steam Store and you really should!) lets you navigate all of windows with a game controller. I use my xbox one controller for everything. In fact, you can even type with it which is pretty cool.

Don't forget you are losing some frames too while using recording software, Doom generally runs at a fairly solid 50fps for me with the 860m OCed in High settings and yeah, I couldn't tell a difference in Ultra and High. Don't let PC elitist fool you when it comes to having stuff maxed out... if you have to take a screenshot to dissect better image quality from one setting to another you aren't going to notice while you're playing. I think a lot of that is from *******s trying to justify paying stupid prices for bleeding edge PC components.
I second Controller Companion. I did a clean Windows 10 install and use that and it's much better than console mode.
post #1877 of 2154
..damn, 32?...frown.gif....I would know next time to ask .sigh..
Edited by Dameyon - 6/12/16 at 7:43pm
post #1878 of 2154
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Originally Posted by zebular View Post

Also, wish you would of said something about getting it earlier. Could of saved you some money. Got my copy off of cd-keys for $32.

Oh and as far as getting better performance in console mode I can't imagine how that could be possible, all Hivemind is, is Kodi being auto ran as soon as windows boots. If anything all it is doing is taking up more resources. I got around the whole "console" mode by getting an app called Controller Companion (you can get it in the Steam Store and you really should!) lets you navigate all of windows with a game controller. I use my xbox one controller for everything. In fact, you can even type with it which is pretty cool.

Don't forget you are losing some frames too while using recording software, Doom generally runs at a fairly solid 50fps for me with the 860m OCed in High settings and yeah, I couldn't tell a difference in Ultra and High. Don't let PC elitist fool you when it comes to having stuff maxed out... if you have to take a screenshot to dissect better image quality from one setting to another you aren't going to notice while you're playing. I think a lot of that is from *******s trying to justify paying stupid prices for bleeding edge PC components.

You are so right lolol, it is possibly the processes running in the background on desktop mode. Gonna try to ditch the console mode.
post #1879 of 2154
New Alpha guys...comes with a 960 and has the port for the amplifier. Also skylake processor
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LykL_oNlWZA
Edited by Dameyon - 6/13/16 at 7:50pm
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R2 Alpha



EDIT: Damn it Dameyon, biggrin.gif
Edited by retroPhil - 6/13/16 at 8:09pm
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