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Jezcentral commented on
2 Weeks ago
Why Left 4 Dead and its sequel are still the best co-op games aroundWhy Left 4 Dead and its sequel are still the best co-op games around
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I want L4D3 even more than HL3 (or Portal 3 or TF3 or Dota3).
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4 Weeks ago
Raytracing won't render your old GPU obsolete, it could have a second life as an AI co-processorRaytracing won't render your old GPU obsolete, it could have a second life as an AI co-processor
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That sound you can hear is PSU manufacturers rubbing their hands together....Reply
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This is why we need a like button on our comments :)

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Jezcentral commented on
1 Month ago
A developer is selling an empty folder on SteamA developer is selling an empty folder on Steam
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Another unforeseen parameter to add to your algorithms, Valve.
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2 Months ago
The PC upgrade gamble - the gaming parts to pull the trigger on and those to wait forThe PC upgrade gamble - the gaming parts to pull the trigger on and those to wait for
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So.... I'm not going to be getting any new PC parts until 2019, then? :(
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2 Months ago
Nvidia GPU, Intel CPU, and AMD tech prices will skyrocket as silicon costs continue to soarNvidia GPU, Intel CPU, and AMD tech prices will skyrocket as silicon costs continue to soar
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So, Moore's Second Law kicks in hard, as his First Law bites the dust. :(
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2 Months ago
Sapphire's Pulse RX Vega 56 is launching at the worst time imaginable for a GPU upgradeSapphire's Pulse RX Vega 56 is launching at the worst time imaginable for a GPU upgrade
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Surely this is the best time to be releasing a graphics card?
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2 Months ago
Nvidia's anti-miner retailer advice is just an empty gesture to PC gamersNvidia's anti-miner retailer advice is just an empty gesture to PC gamers
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While I would like to be able to afford a new 1080Ti, having said that I don't think Nvidia have the right to tell people not to use GTX cards instead of their Quadro range, it would be slightly hypocritical to demand they let me have that card for cheap when they are making hay while the sun shines. May either the crypto-crash come soon, or Nvidia's supply chain get a move on.Reply
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Main reason why they buying 1080Ti is performance per hash or something around that

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3 Months ago
Nvidia's updated EULA aims to kill GeForce data centres and cheeky cloud gaming servicesNvidia's updated EULA aims to kill GeForce data centres and cheeky cloud gaming services
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One the one hand, this is an egregious abuse of market position that is unconscionably price-gouging companies who don't want to overpay for a fancy piece of over-engineering and a warranty. (I mean, what do Nvidia care what they do with it, once they've paid for it, as long as they aren't clamouring for a free replacement when one dies?)

On the other, I'm kind of relieved that gamers might still be able to get hold of gaming GPUs.Reply
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nVidea care because they made the Quadro series GPUs for these large data-tech companies. Heavy investments go into the research for the tech of these cards (being much further ahead of their time than any GeForce card) resulting in higher premiums to bring profits to them. With consumer cards demanding more each year (and nVidea fighting to balance against AMDs offering) the GeForce series is progressing far faster than the Quadro series, leaving a far smaller market than they need.


I completely agree with you though, this is abuse of power, forcing datacenters to pay the premium so the rest of us to get more competitive/affordable GPUs down the line. The problem is when a datacenter sets up shop, they'll need hundreds of GPUs. It's kind of hard to get an order of such magnitude past nVidea without them noticing, so it's not like they'll have a choice but to either pay the premium or take a look at the less-competitive alternatives.


Most companies will probably opt to pay the Quadro premium, as it'll be better for them in the long-run to be able to compete with other Quadro companies (and out-do those who chose AMD instead) than it would to lose shares with smaller/weaker datacenters. nVidea are profiteering out of this, nothing more. Just got to love shady business practices.

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5 Months ago
AMD's next-gen EPYC server chips may have triple-digit thread countsAMD's next-gen EPYC server chips may have triple-digit thread counts
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At last, reading about CPUs is exciting again, and makes me feel like I'm living in a sci-fi novel.Reply
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This year has certainly shaken up the CPU market, it's great to finally see some competition back in the market. Let's hope it continues.

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7 Months ago
Making it in Unreal: how Tether takes from the best of immersive simsMaking it in Unreal: how Tether takes from the best of immersive sims
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Excellent work from the team there! (Note to PCGamesN, "keep Tether’s frame rate *low*"? High, surely?).Reply
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You've spotted our deliberate error! You are now a level 2 engine-wrangler.


(Buh, cheers)

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Jezcentral replied to a question on the XCOM 2 Review
1 Year ago
XCOM 2 review snippet Are the aliens in XCOM 2 scary?
Scary and unknown. The first time a Sectopod unfolds over you, or a Gatekeeper lets off a shot is like the first time you saw a Blaster Bomb explosion from the first game (the one with the hyphen).
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Jezcentral replied to a question on the Chime Review
1 Year ago
Chime review snippet How good is the Chime soundtrack?
It's a music game, so it needs to have a good soundtrack that works with the gameplay., and it does.
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