OOC 1 - Shared.   Posted by TheDudeAbides.Group: 0
Jada
 player, 30 posts
Sat 14 Jun 2014
at 03:47
Re: Shared OOC 1
Welcome to the game. :)
Lucinda Eravyn
 player, 99 posts
 Elf
 Alchemist
Sat 14 Jun 2014
at 03:48
Re: Shared OOC 1
More like Warhammer 40,000 or Warmachine.
Salinda
 player, 25 posts
 Elven Moon Priestess
 The light in the darkness
Sat 14 Jun 2014
at 03:50
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Fidelias
 player, 5 posts
Sat 14 Jun 2014
at 03:51
Re: Shared OOC 1
Gotchya. Never played the more involved board games (except Settlers of Catan but even then only recently). Always been more of a computer supernerd myself.

LOL at Hello Kitty 40000

EDIT: Whoops, thanks Jada!

This message was last edited by the player at 03:51, Sat 14 June 2014.

Lucinda Eravyn
 player, 100 posts
 Elf
 Alchemist
Sat 14 Jun 2014
at 03:51
Re: Shared OOC 1
Lol. That's a  pretty good one. I guess the God Empress rose.
TheDudeAbides
 GM, 173 posts
Sat 14 Jun 2014
at 03:56
Re: Shared OOC 1
Only miniatures game I ever played was... Hero Clicks I think it was called...
Pretty fun though... too bad I always feel so awkward in the shops that sell that stuff... just a bunch of dudes sitting around at tables that look about awkwardly when  my woman and I walk in... "my +7 helm of detection senses.... a woman.."
Fidelias
 player, 6 posts
Sat 14 Jun 2014
at 03:59
Re: Shared OOC 1
HAHAHAHA

I'll have to try that.
Salinda
 player, 26 posts
 Elven Moon Priestess
 The light in the darkness
Sat 14 Jun 2014
at 04:01
Re: Shared OOC 1
Shops scare me...at least the gaming area. I so don't fit in usually.
Fidelias
 player, 7 posts
Sat 14 Jun 2014
at 04:02
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For my fellow computer nerds, if there be any...



Braggin rights yeeeee.

Never really been in a gaming shop, except when I was like 10 or 11 and bought Magic cards. Gah so long ago. Kinda miss it though

This message was last edited by the player at 04:03, Sat 14 June 2014.

Devlin McCain
 player, 26 posts
 Devlin the Brown
Sat 14 Jun 2014
at 04:04
Re: Shared OOC 1
Nice, I've only got a 256 GB SSD, but I got SLI EVGA 3gb 680's (when they were first released). I so need to upgrade :(.
Salinda
 player, 28 posts
 Elven Moon Priestess
 The light in the darkness
Sat 14 Jun 2014
at 04:04
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I have a Lenovo Thinkpad yoga. That is all. And I teach online. I just love my couch too much.
Fidelias
 player, 9 posts
Sat 14 Jun 2014
at 04:10
Re: Shared OOC 1
In reply to Devlin McCain (msg # 63):

Pshhh no need to upgrade. 680's still rock man, especially if you put those mofos under water. Koolance makes AWESOME waterblocks, pumps, reservoirs and radiators. I bought this machine for 1200 (Shamefully it's an Alienware, so this guy paid like 5 grand for this sucker when it was new. Poor bastard). 6gb of VRAM is MORE than enough though especially if you OC, and 256 is also more than enough. Only reason I have 512 is because that guy happened to pay for a 512 lol. Ridiculous. What CPU do you run with?

The Yoga is sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet I'm jealous, want one bad. I'm leaning towards a Razor Blade instead due to the lack of significant GPU in the Yoga though. I'm a graphical snob and I do game a bit so the Yoga wouldn't cut it. Sweet screen resolution, build quality, size, and performance with that SSD built in though. And the flippy awesomeness. I don't mind Windows 8 honestly, people need to quit bitching and just wait for SP1 ffs.

This message was last edited by the player at 04:11, Sat 14 June 2014.

Salinda
 player, 30 posts
 Elven Moon Priestess
 The light in the darkness
Sat 14 Jun 2014
at 04:13
Re: Shared OOC 1
i don't game on the computer, so it's all good. But, I had to have a relatively anti-reflective screen. This is the first non-matte I've had in years and I like it okay but miss my old (dead) thinkpad. The SSD and speed are nice, though. At least for my job and my online habits. The Thinkpad yoga is way nicer, my partner has a new 11 and it isn't nearly as good in pretty much every way, but it was way cheaper.
Devlin McCain
 player, 27 posts
 Devlin the Brown
Sat 14 Jun 2014
at 04:17
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In reply to Fidelias (msg # 65):

Just a heads up as lots of people are under the impression that when you SLI two cards together that the Vram stacks, it doesn't. Your still stuck with only 3GB total :(.

I'm running my old as sin I5 2500k @ 4.5 ghz. If I can save the money I want to grab the new Extreme they are releasing here soon, and go ahead with the ridonculus 128 GB DDR4 ram as well xD.
Fidelias
 player, 11 posts
Sat 14 Jun 2014
at 04:23
Re: Shared OOC 1
In reply to Salinda (msg # 66):

Is it the Helix, or the Yoga 11?

Yeah the traditional ThinkPads are, unfortunately, difficult as all hell to find. Lenovo did a lot of great things with IBM's production and marketing, but I'll never forgive them for that.

Did you get the i7 or i5 version? The i7's screen is ridiculous, like 1920x1200 crammed onto a 13" display. Not quite up there with the Crapple Retina display, but hey, this is a full Windows machine we're talking here.

Devlin: Interesting, I didn't know that. I often find that 3gb is still enough vram to avoid a bottleneck. I never was a fan of SLI (I bought a 590 when it came out to avoid the need), and it looks like my dislike was more well placed than I thought.
Salinda
 player, 32 posts
 Elven Moon Priestess
 The light in the darkness
Sat 14 Jun 2014
at 04:28
Re: Shared OOC 1
I have the Thinkpad Yoga, she has the new yoga 11.

I have the i7, I figured that I could get the 3 year break protection and be good for a while.

And the apple, I don't dislike but I do touch my screen a lot now. For all kinds of things. It's surprising.
Jada
 player, 31 posts
Sat 14 Jun 2014
at 04:34
Re: Shared OOC 1
Once 4k monitors drop in price and I can afford a matching set, I'm probably going to pick up another gtx680. Until then I'll be content with one. I mostly play dota2 anyways, so it is plenty.
Devlin McCain
 player, 28 posts
 Devlin the Brown
Sat 14 Jun 2014
at 04:38
Re: Shared OOC 1
If you want to avoid SLIing in the future, you might want to avoid the x90 series as well, they are essentially two SLI cards that are in one brick. They have most of the same draw backs, though are usually cheaper than two cards purchased separately. If you want a good single card solution with more power than a x80 series, go with a Titan, one of the Blacks or Z, don't matter which... Though I'd just wait until the 800's are all out and see what they do with the Titans after that (I'm expecting another upgrade).

Yeah 3GB is able to avoid bottlenecking for 1080p for the most part (unless you heavily modify skyrim or something similar), but I'm gaming on a 1440p 144hz screen and need the upgrade.. I want one of them 8 GB 290x's from AMD... Or for Nvidia to release something along those lines xD.

@Jada

Yeah 4k monitors will require 4gb of Vram at least, mostly because of the fact it's literally 4 times the work on the card/cpu to push out that 4k resolution. Oh and you can get a good 4k monitor for like 700 shipped right now, which isn't too bad... Though it's 60hz only :(.
Jada
 player, 34 posts
Sat 14 Jun 2014
at 04:47
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I think I read an article saying they might drop to around 400 by the end of the year.
Devlin McCain
 player, 30 posts
 Devlin the Brown
Sat 14 Jun 2014
at 05:04
Re: Shared OOC 1
In reply to Jada (msg # 72):

Wouldn't surprise me, specially with them upgrading the connection allowing for up to 120hz 4k monitors... Which is really what I'm waiting on before I buy one.
Lynessa Crescent
 player, 34 posts
Sat 14 Jun 2014
at 05:46
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The gaming shop "near" where I live is a place I've always enjoyed visiting. Even made the drive weekly for about a month to play DnD with them. Which means either it is a high quality gaming shop, or I'm a weird-o too :P.

Also, welcome to the game anyone I haven't already welcomed! I'm afraid my nerdiness with computers stops at software... I'm sure that setup is super cool though, Fidelias ^^.
Fidelias
 player, 13 posts
Sat 14 Jun 2014
at 06:18
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Software's actually my strong suit, I program in C# and some C++. I just enjoy hardware, though (as is demonstrated by my not knowing SLI RAM didn't stack, gahh embarassment) I'm a software guru before a hardware guru for sure.

Under the hood the x90 cards mirror their ram as well too? So the 590's 3gb is really 1.5 useable? I figured that the two chips literally being on the same PCB would enable them to interconnect with both sets of RAM, though I guess it's too much to ask NVIDIA to develop software specifically for the x90 cards that is fundamentally different in its RAM manipulation, just for the small ass group of people that will buy them.

Interesting, nonetheless.
Lucinda Eravyn
 player, 102 posts
 Elf
 Alchemist
Sat 14 Jun 2014
at 06:20
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Heh! I'm a software engineer too. Well, I guess technically I'm still a student, but you know what I mean.
Jada
 player, 35 posts
Sat 14 Jun 2014
at 06:26
Re: Shared OOC 1
I am also a dev.. hmm.

Not an expert, but I think it is simply that SLI has two cards sharing a work load, so the same textures need to be loaded onto each card. So while you have 6gb total, each card is using its own 3gb for itself. Idk could be wrong.
Fidelias
 player, 14 posts
Sat 14 Jun 2014
at 07:20
Re: Shared OOC 1
If the GPU's are on the same PCB, they should be able to request the other's RAM content at the same speed that they'd be requesting their own. I think the problem is money--it would take too long, cost too much and have too little advantage to develop software that would have some sort of a management system to tell what areas are raw data vs intermediate calculations in memory and so on. It doesn't sound hard, but you're opening up a whole new area of testing and unreliability, along with problems that one could only have while using SLI/XF or a x90 or x990 card, thus reducing your card's reputation to shit.

Overall, I guess it makes sense to keep it the way they have it, from a financial standpoint.

Unfortunately.