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#113461 eulogywerd21   Jesus wept CAGiversary!   3534 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

eulogywerd21

Posted 01 December 2019 - 07:53 PM

Somebody validate my spending, pleeeeeese! 

no



#113462 elessar123  

Posted 01 December 2019 - 08:05 PM

So I have a 970 Nvidia graphics card and decided to update to a GTX 1660 Ti Blower. That's a good card, and upgrade, right? *looks at MysterD*

 

Card was $269 at Rakuten, but I had $30 in points, so it was $240 (ish) plus I get $80 back in points via some offer or another...

 

Somebody validate my spending, pleeeeeese! 

Not at that price, no. I would have gotten a 1660 Super for $220 or less.



#113463 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   4685 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 01 December 2019 - 08:39 PM

So I have a 970 Nvidia graphics card and decided to update to a GTX 1660 Ti Blower. That's a good card, and upgrade, right? *looks at MysterD*

Card was $269 at Rakuten, but I had $30 in points, so it was $240 (ish) plus I get $80 back in points via some offer or another...

Somebody validate my spending, pleeeeeese!


You have brought shame to your family.

#113464 Zipomatic2   Really, Really Cheap CAGiversary!   575 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 01 December 2019 - 09:09 PM

Not at that price, no. I would have gotten a 1660 Super for $220 or less.

 

But... but, I got $80 back in Rakuten points....

You have brought shame to your family.

*hides credit card bill from wife*



#113465 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25101 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 01 December 2019 - 09:31 PM

1660 Super 6GB vs. 1660 Ti 6GB vs."4GB" GTX 970.

 

1660 Super is usually a fair amount cheaper (i.e. around $50 normally), for almost the same type of performance (i.e. around 3-5% less). 1660 Ti seems to draw less though, if you're into the power consumption thing.

 

How much was the 1660 Super going for on Rakuten?

 

Both 1660 versions (Super and Ti) seem to be a fair upgrade over GTX 970 on the VRAM factor - i.e. 3.5 GB of fast VRAM on 970 vs. 1660 Ti 6GB vs. 1660 Super 6GB.

 

In performance - yep, 1660's seem to top the 970 quite a bit:.

 

One site - https://gpu.userbenc...0-Ti/2577vs4037

 

Videos:

 

970 v. 1060 v. 1660 OC vs. 1660 Ti versions

 

1660 - Regular vs. Super vs. Ti:



#113466 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   4685 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 01 December 2019 - 10:14 PM

What can you tell me about AMD’s new midrange Pro 5500M card, Toaster-Man? Doesn’t seem to be a lot of information about that one out there yet.

#113467 Zipomatic2   Really, Really Cheap CAGiversary!   575 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 01 December 2019 - 10:30 PM

1660 Super 6GB vs. 1660 Ti 6GB vs."4GB" GTX 970.

 

1660 Super is usually a fair amount cheaper (i.e. around $50 normally), for almost the same type of performance (i.e. around 3-5% less). 1660 Ti seems to draw less though, if you're into the power consumption thing.

 

How much was the 1660 Super going for on Rakuten?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seems the price for a super was around $250, but I would have only earned 20% back in points (as opposed to the 30% I got from buying via Dell on Rakuten) so if you count the money back, it would be around $200, where as with the money back the TII was $190.

 

But on prices alone, $270 for the TI and $250 for the super. (could have gotten them a little cheaper elsewhere, saw a super for 230 the other day) but I have Rakuten points to spend.... still. Thanks for the info Mr Toaster! Now I can play "The Outer Worlds" without stutter.



#113468 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25101 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 01 December 2019 - 11:05 PM

@Zipo

 

Well, looks like all of your Rakuten gymnastics might've paid off then!

 

I was running The Outer Worlds at 1080p on my 6GB GTX 1060m at 60fps no problem, so...I bet you'll be running it quite a bit better than me. Enjoy the game; it's great!

 

And enjoy your new card, once it arrives!

 

1660 Ti running TOW vid:



#113469 Tibor   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   204 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 02 December 2019 - 08:34 AM

1660 Super prices have shot up a bit due to demand, the higher end cards starting at $239-249 with 1-2 cards hitting $270 (MSI gaming X with lights and probably the best cooler this generation so far). The best deal I saw on Newegg was a MSI vantus 1660 Super for $220. Given the Rakuten offers, not a bad deal.

 

The easy metric is this, out of the 1660 Super or 1660Ti, buy whichever is cheaper. The 1660 Super just came out and is popular because its the only card that Nvidia isn't completely trying to screw people over on price.

 

The 5500 cards, on desktop are a fart in the wind at this point. Announced 2 months ago, AMD hasn't released anything. The 5500m mobile chips seem decent so far but brand new in laptops. Likely equal to a gtx 1650/1650 Super.

 

https://www.notebook...s.442754.0.html



#113470 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25101 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 02 December 2019 - 05:22 PM

@Souf

I haven't been following AMD on their laptop GPU's, though looks like I should look.

 

@Tibor

Thanks for the look-out on 5500m. Interesting stuff.

 

That looks solid for a 1080p 60fps gaming laptop from Notebook Check. Any idea if performance improved w/ NVidia on GR: Breakpoint PC? I played the beta...and it ran "meh" on my 6GB GTX 1060 laptop at 1080p. Lucky if I could hit 40fps.



#113471 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25101 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 02 December 2019 - 10:47 PM

UbiSoft Store / UPLAY Version:

 

The Division 2:

 

Standard Edition - 75% off @ $15

Gold Edition - 80% off @ $20

Ultimate Edition - 80% off @ $24



#113472 TrumpCat   knows more about being a cat than anyone, believe me CAGiversary!   4708 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

Posted 03 December 2019 - 03:19 AM

Apparently Origin have been giving people who enabled two factor authorization a free month of Access. Got an email on the 29th saying a code had been redeemed on my Origin account and I now have a month of Access non-recurring. Tremendous! But also a weird way of telling people.  :-k

 

Who knows, I may even play something from the Vault. Doubt it though.



#113473 elessar123  

Posted 03 December 2019 - 03:51 AM

Wait, didn't people mention that like a month ago? Is there a second wave or something?



#113474 TrumpCat   knows more about being a cat than anyone, believe me CAGiversary!   4708 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

Posted 03 December 2019 - 04:00 AM

Wait, didn't people mention that like a month ago? Is there a second wave or something?

If they did, they didn't mention it in an interesting or even presidential style because I don't remember it and I am after all a stable genius.



#113475 Tibor   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   204 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

Posted 03 December 2019 - 04:22 AM


@Tibor

Thanks for the look-out on 5500m. Interesting stuff.

 

That looks solid for a 1080p 60fps gaming laptop from Notebook Check. Any idea if performance improved w/ NVidia on GR: Breakpoint PC? I played the beta...and it ran "meh" on my 6GB GTX 1060 laptop at 1080p. Lucky if I could hit 40fps.

Not sure. From my time in the betas for GR Breakpoint, it just doesn't run well overall (used my rx 570 4gb). Ubi actually sent me an email a couple weeks ago talking up about how they're listening to players concerns on the game and working on things to make it all better.

 

Apparently there is a early review on the 5500 desktop part. An OEM card meant for Dell/HP etc.. No Ghost Recon numbers but AC Odyssey doesn't look great at 25 fps 1080p, and that uses same engine as the last two GR games.

 

https://www.techpowe...radeon-rx-5500/



#113476 Insomniac_34   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   983 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Insomniac_34

Posted 03 December 2019 - 01:54 PM

Found on PSN:

 

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#113477 weretable   KLF is gonna rock you CAGiversary!   914 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

weretable

Posted 03 December 2019 - 02:14 PM

I'm so confused...


Anyhow, out of curiosity... Anyone play Path of Exile besides FissFiss? (And me.)

Played it a lot, deysnc drove me crazy and I quit.  Supposedy they fixed the horrible desync but I have never went back to check.    Fun game, loved the tree but I would have to start over if I went back.  I remember nothing.



#113478 INMATEofARKHAM   Looking for my padded cell CAGiversary!   5678 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

INMATEofARKHAM

Posted 03 December 2019 - 05:31 PM

Played it a lot, deysnc drove me crazy and I quit.  Supposedy they fixed the horrible desync but I have never went back to check.    Fun game, loved the tree but I would have to start over if I went back.  I remember nothing.

New league starts on the 13th.

But, yeah, I was gone 2 years in between characters... but even with a new character at level 50 I'm still mostly lost.

#113479 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25101 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 03 December 2019 - 10:48 PM

Hell yes @ RE3 Remake announcement.

 

I did start up RE2 Remake this past weekend. Man, that game's intense. And the graphics look great & the game runs great too.

 

RE2 Remake to me feels like old-school survivor-horror games w/ the inventory stuff, item combining, puzzles & scarce ammo (think early Silent Hill games like SH1/2/3 and probably all the early RE games - keep in mind, RE4 was my first RE game somehow); and the RE4/5/6 behind the character & over-the-shoulder view.

 

So far, RE2 Remake is awesome.



#113480 FissFiss   Meow CAGiversary!   8583 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Posted 03 December 2019 - 10:51 PM

Bolding game names

#113481 DD83   'nives 'n 'nades CAGiversary!   8745 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 03 December 2019 - 11:00 PM

Only sometimes though...



#113482 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25101 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 03 December 2019 - 11:27 PM

Halo: Reach PC version is out now.

  • Free for members of Xbox for PC Game Pass.
  • Halo: Reach is on Steam for purchase ($10) now.
  • You can pre-order the entire Halo: MCC package ($40) on Steam...and get Halo: Reach PC now.
  • They'll release more Halo games from Halo: MCC as they go along throughout 2020.


#113483 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   4685 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 03 December 2019 - 11:53 PM

Bolding game names

MysterD’s conversation algorithms are still trying to figure out how emphasis works.

Also I’m kinda worried that “MysterD” is one of my phone’s text completion suggestions these days. Is his program starting to infect other systems? That’s a scary thought.

#113484 MysterD   39 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th) CAGiversary!   25101 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 03 December 2019 - 11:54 PM

MysterD’s conversation algorithms are still trying to figure out how emphasis works.

Also I’m kinda worried that MysterD is one of my phone’s text completion suggestions these days. Is his program starting to infect other systems? That’s a scary thought.

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#113485 DaShaka   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2013 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2019 - 12:36 AM

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Halo: Reach PC version is out now.

  • Free for members of Xbox for PC Game Pass.
  • Halo: Reach is on Steam for purchase ($10) now.
  • You can pre-order the entire Halo: MCC package ($40) on Steam...and get Halo: Reach PC now.
  • They'll release more Halo games from Halo: MCC as they go along throughout 2020.

I have GamePass, but damn, $10 on Steam? That’s a hell of a price, good for them.

#113486 shrinerr   Are you software people ready to fucking party? CAGiversary!   1292 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2019 - 03:13 AM

 

 

BTW, didn't even realize that Phoenix Point is releasing Day 1 on Game Pass for PC this Tuesday. So that's something to look forward to after I get done shoveling a foot of snow.

where the Fuck is muh PP?



#113487 INMATEofARKHAM   Looking for my padded cell CAGiversary!   5678 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

INMATEofARKHAM

Posted 04 December 2019 - 05:01 PM

where the Fuck is muh PP?

I heard rumors that their might be a delay on the Game Pass side of things.. but that's coming from a youtuber and he didn't expand upon it during his review video.

#113488 sasquatc4   CAG in Limbo CAGiversary!   1751 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2019 - 05:09 PM

I heard rumors that their might be a delay on the Game Pass side of things.. but that's coming from a youtuber and he didn't expand upon it during his review video.

was confirmed by snapshot via their twitter, https://www.overcloc...osoft_s_fault/1



#113489 Insomniac_34   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   983 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Insomniac_34

Posted 04 December 2019 - 05:51 PM



was confirmed by snapshot via their twitter, https://www.overcloc...osoft_s_fault/1

FWIW, while this article places the blame on Microsoft, it seems more like it's the devs fault for getting the final version of the game to Microsoft so late. They had to have known there was a certification process that could take up to a couple days.

 

Also, more games coming to Game Pass this month:

 

Age of Wonders: Planetfall

My Friend Pedro

Europa Universalis IV

Demon's Tilt

Farming Simulator 17

Pathologic 2

Faeria

Human: Fall Flat

Metro: Last Light Redux



#113490 sasquatc4   CAG in Limbo CAGiversary!   1751 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 04 December 2019 - 06:02 PM

FWIW, while this article places the blame on Microsoft, it seems more like it's the devs fault for getting the final version of the game to Microsoft so late. They had to have known there was a certification process that could take up to a couple days.

oh for sure, I dont particularly agree with that part. By this point with as large as MS is Im sure they have this down to a science and snapshot probably missed their deadline, or had something wrong with the packaging or whatever. Just using it as a reference for the delay