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  1. Bluntwrapped

    A future proof CPU

    Have been weighing up the options, my old man needs a new workstation for after effects. Seems the Alder Lake chips are great for gaming but sustained rendering not so much 90c+. Can only imagine what it’d be like sitting in the same room as that during the summer months.
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    A future proof CPU

    Something around Intel’s Alder Lake absolutely stinks. It pulls a crap ton of power, runs stupidly hot, but don’t worry these things aren’t a concern - just buy one because it’s faster in some applications vs Ryzen. Aye right then..
  3. Bluntwrapped

    Well done to Nvidia marketing

    Forgetting about RTX for a moment, GSync and DLSS both carry a premium and folks will pay it. Dare I say it.. :D the AMD equivalents aren’t as good..
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    When the Gpu's prices will go down ?

    The inflated retail pricing makes little sense when the likelihood of some AIB cards being in stock is as likely as Nvidia dropping the founders editions via their UK competitor.
  5. Bluntwrapped

    RTX 3050 - starting at $249 (msrp)

    @Gibbo Was wondering about the Palit warranty Gibbo. A Google mentions it being upgraded from 2 to 3 years, back in 2018. Does this apply to the UK?
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    RTX 3050 - starting at $249 (msrp)

    It should let you upgrade individual components of the bios, including the CPU microcode. Fingers crossed :) Just topped the Time Spy Extreme RTX 3050 list with my overclock ;) Thanks again @Gibbo
  7. Bluntwrapped

    RTX 3050 - starting at $249 (msrp)

    Have you guys who are struggling with old motherboards tried the UBU bios updater, linked a few pages back?
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    RTX 3050 - starting at $249 (msrp)

    Don’t know if it’s possible to manually update an older bios for a PCIe 4.0 GPU? Maybe worth a search. https://www.win-raid.com/t154f16-Tool-Guide-News-quot-UEFI-BIOS-Updater-quot-UBU.html Have been playing with my Palit card this afternoon. Overclocks quite nicely. +1650 to mem +150 to...
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    RTX 3050 - starting at $249 (msrp)

    Does anyone know if PCIe 4.0 x8 is compatible with a PCIe 3.0 x16 riser cable? Will a GEN3 riser run in GEN4 x8 without errors?
  10. Bluntwrapped

    RTX 3050 - starting at $249 (msrp)

    Just got my £239 Palit card :) About to install it. How are folks getting on with theirs?
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    RTX 3050 - starting at $249 (msrp)

    DPD delivering today between 6-7. Happy days :)
  12. Bluntwrapped

    RTX 3050 - starting at $249 (msrp)

    Really pleased to get one of these @Gibbo - £239 great price by today’s standards :) Thanks again
  13. Bluntwrapped

    RTX 3050 - starting at $249 (msrp)

    Yeah was just thinking that. Last I looked the trade in place is offering a £240 voucher for it.
  14. Bluntwrapped

    RTX 3050 - starting at $249 (msrp)

    I’m tempted to replace my evga 1660 with one just for the HDMI 2.1 and DLSS.
  15. Bluntwrapped

    RTX 3050 - starting at $249 (msrp)

    It’s depressing when you look at the Nvidia site and see the £369 next to the 3060ti :(
  16. Bluntwrapped

    RTX 3050 - starting at $249 (msrp)

    Would def have one of these to unlock all the bells and whistles of my LG oled. If it’s around £200 anyway.
  17. Bluntwrapped

    Should I buy a £3000 GPU or ...

    Hear hear. If you could replace teraflops with a basic understanding of consumer psychology and remove the cancer that is youtube influencers then the PC gaming sector wouldn’t look so bleak.
  18. Bluntwrapped

    Should I buy a £3000 GPU or ...

    :cry::cry: If you don’t go for a few of the consoles do you have enough left over for an all inclusive holiday?
  19. Bluntwrapped

    Help to fix/diagnose Gigabyte GTX 980TI - repair[Solved]

    Sounds like pretty normal behaviour. Depending on which power profile the card is using (sitting idle windows desktop > 3D) the clocks will fluctuate. If while running the 3D profile (P0 if I remember correctly) I’d guess it’s a driver problem and potentially thermal throttling. If both core and...
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